I can’t believe tonight is the night Justified comes back on! Definitely going to check my DVR to verify it’s going to record for me, as Raylan never leaves a stone un-turned (or a bullet un-fired for that matter!)


Season 1 of Justified began with marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) coming back home to Harlan County, Ky., from Miami. He took some detours early on–to L.A. in one episode–but the show hit a new level in season 2, in which Givens investigated the marijuana-dealing Bennett clan, whose history was knottily entangled with his own and his family’s. Season three brought in a criminal element from Detroit, but again came back to Harlan, fleshing out the African American community of Noble’s Holler and returning to Raylan’s long feud with his criminal father, Arlo.

As much as Justified has richly expanded over three seasons, in other words, its great theme has always been returning to where you came from. So it’s intriguing and promising that season four (beginning tonight on FX) kicks off with another detour–this time into the past–that connects to Harlan County here and now.

I won’t…

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New Years Resolution Revolution!

So it’s a new year, obviously (hello, 2013).  The last two days I’m proud to say I’ve gone to the gym and done my cardio and my strength rotation.  Tonight will be more gym-time, cardio only.  Tomorrow will be a skip, then it’s time to start morning gym time.  I’m a morning person, or so I like to say.  Here’s the problem; the reason I’m switching to mornings is because the gym is PACKED at night.  By packed, I mean circle-the-parking-lot-6-times, can’t-find-a-locker, don’t-bother-with-a-fitness-class-it’s-a-can-of-sardines kind of packed.

After careful consideration, I determined that more than likely, the culprit is everyone’s New Years Resolutions.  They’re revolting and sending everyone to the gym that normally says “eh, I’ll go next week”.  My goal is to just hold out long enough for the tide to recede so I can get back to my normal routine.

Until then, it’s going to be a “get ready for the day after working out”, otherwise I’ll have to learn to pass through all the people I stumble around on the track (as the treadmills are ALL full), must lift random items that weight the same as my dumbbells, and do pullups from a free weight bar.