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Day 27 - Best pilot episode

I’m going to have to go with Wonderfalls. It was such a quirky show, but that first episode just delivered it all, and made you want more.



Today was the most beautiful day I can remember in what feels like forever! Temperatures in the mid 70’s, a good breeze blowing, and mostly sunny! What more could you ask for? I spent some time enjoying it out back with the girls, eating some crackers and reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea on my Kindle. (I still need to do a 50 book challenge post!)

After that Tigs and I caught up on Project Runway (Yay for Michael C!! Boo to all the people that keep being so down on him) and the Tim Gunn post episode commentaries.



Don't ask, don't tell is unconstitutional. Duh.
archmage: (Bookwyrm)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale

As far as season finales go, Star Trek has had numerous OMG! WTF? moments. The first and most stunning time they did it was the end of season 3 The Best of Both Worlds, and did that make for an unbearable summer for me, and I’m pretty sure for my mom, who I insisted on going over all my theories with. All. Summer. Long.



Alice’s last puppy agility class was yesterday and tonight was the club’s summer general meeting. Between them I did manage to squeeze in a few minutes of time to work on my statue, and do a little reading. I also got a gift from work – an old rusty horseshoe. Why is this exciting? Because it’s going to become yet another Halloween prop! This one will be a quick and easy one too.

In non-Halloween related news, I should be finishing up the banister this weekend. The weather looks like it'll cooperate, and I should be able to get it cleaned and stained Friday evening and Saturday, and hung on Sunday, between the various activities that are going on.

Also, next week is the primary election, and once again I'm serving as an election judge. So everyone in Maryland (and any other state with a primary coming up) go vote! Unless you've already done your absentee ballot or taken advantage of early voting.



Afraid of spiders? Would you blow yourself up to kill a spider? This man did!



Lucy thought that it should be pointed out that she is in fact awesomer than awesome.

Just in case you weren't aware.
archmage: (Cadfael)
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this t.v season)

I’m going to say The Guild, because I only just watched it, and season 4 is new.



Last nights electoral judge training went pretty well. Driving through the storm wasn’t exactly fun, but I gave myself plenty of time. Since I arrived early, I relaxed in my car and read. The book I brought with me I’ve been reading for a while, and it took a bit to really get going. It’s well written, and I like the characters, but the story just didn’t seem to really take off until about half way through. I finished it tonight, and I'm starting The Phantom of the Opera on the kindle.

Anyway, the training itself went well. There were only a couple of new judges, so it moved right along. Even still I wasn’t out of there till just after 9pm.

It's been such a long week, I'm looking forward to relaxing this weekend. Of course by "relaxing" I mean taking the dogs to a new park, going to a county fair, finishing my financial aid info, and I probably should mow the lawn again. At least it isn't supposed to be hot.
archmage: (Lucy & I reading)
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching

I can see this meme is going to be a little more difficult for me, seeing that I don’t watch many tv shows now, and I don’t actually watch any of them via broadcast or cable. So the one I am watching, the day after it airs is Project Runway, so that’s my answer.



Last night, instead of being able to really celebrate Lucy’s adoption day, I had to go to new student orientation for grad school. It is remarkably similar to every other orientation I’ve attended. First I had to check in. Then I was supposed to sign up for a parking pass. I got to skip that line because Tigs got it last year. The next line was for my student ID. Long line, slow line, and in the tradition of bad ID pictures I had some hair sticking up. The photographer could have said something…. After that I got to sit with a bunch of other bored adult students for about a half an hour. Just waiting.

Eventually the various administrators shuffled onto the stage, a few of them wearing unfortunately too short skirts. They all introduced themselves, and then proceeded to spend the next hour reading us a power point presentation. Was there useful info in the powerpoint? Yes. Did I need it read to me? No. Two hours after arriving, I was on my way home, with a quick stop at the grocery store.

This morning was incredibly gray. The sky was uniformly gray, without any differences in color or texture. It was honestly a little weird. About half way through walking the dogs there was a brief flash of light. A little bit later there was another. 10 minutes later, as I was getting ready to leave the house the flashes were more frequent, and I could hear thunder. Probably due to the fact that I work to the east of where I live, I managed to avoid the rain, but only just.

Tonight I’ve got election judge training. I actually have to leave now, even though it isn't till 6:30 because it looks like I'll be driving right through another thunderstorm.
archmage: (Elephant)
Day 25 - The most hilarious movie you have ever seen

Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail

Star Trek IV is probably the funniest one of the bunch.



I overslept this morning. Not so much that I was late to work, but late enough that the morning was rushed, and I had to skip a few things that I generally do in the morning. Things like breakfast. Now, I don’t have breakfast every day, but a bit of oatmeal or toast with peanut butter, or even with honey (a touch of indulgence, I know) really makes the day start a whole lot better.

The worst part is that rushed feeling just stays with you all day.



There was a local political campaigner that came to our door just as we drove up this evening after an outing with the girls. He rang the doorbell just as we were getting out of the car. I yelled up to him "I'm sorry, but we're not home right now. If you'd like to leave a message, we'll get back to you at our earliest convenience."
archmage: (Cadfael)
Day 20 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress

Well, this would mean having to pick a favorite actor or actress. I don’t know if there is an actor or actress that no matter what I would go see a movie they were in.

I’m gonna go with George Clooney and pick Oceans 11, and Amy Adams and Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.



I ended up not doing much of anything after getting home last night. Mostly I sat on the couch, watched DS9: The Emissary, and then got ready for bed. Not the most exciting, but I had been attacked by a vampire!

Giving blood was actually kind of interesting. I went and tried to give 2 units, using this machine that sucks out a unit, takes the red blood cells, and returns the plasma to you, and then sucks out a second unit. Unfortunately they didn’t have a good stick in me, so the machine wasn’t getting good pressure. Plus, when they tried to return the plasma it started to leak out of me. So they just took the unit they had and called it quits. I’m not sure I’ll try that again.

Adaptation

Jul. 29th, 2010 09:44 pm
archmage: (Cadfael)
Day 19 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc.

For this question, I’ve decided that I need to have read the book/comic for it to count. There are many movies that I love that I haven’t read the book yet, so those don’t count.

The Lord of the Rings is a series of movies that I loved way more than the series of books.

For comics, I’m going to have to go with the first Spider-Man movie, though both Batman (1989+2005), Ironman, X-Men, and Hellboy all get honorable mentions.

I also have to say how excited I am by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World , even though I haven’t read the comic.



I gave blood today up in White Marsh, and stopped by Chick-Fil-A on the way home and used a coupon for free chicken nuggets and waffle fries. For those not in the know, Chick-Fil-A is the “high end/upscale” fried chicken fast food place. I was told this, in complete 100% honesty by multiple people at work. That’s right, Chick-Fil-A turns its nose up at KFC and Popeye’s.

The chicken nuggets were actually pretty good, though the waffle fries we're of poor quality. They were barely cooked and had no seasoning besides a little salt.

As for the quality of Chick-Fil-A as compaired to KFC or Popeye's? The interior is a little nicer, but it's still just a fast food place.



Found this, thought it was cool.




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