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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: (Lucy Agility)


Our dog club decided to try having a single CPE run tonight, and I think Lucy and I did pretty well out there.
archmage: (Elephant)
Day 05 - A show you hate

The Jerry Springer Show, or anything on Fox News that isn't actually news, and anything played in the waiting room of a car dealership/garage.



Took the girls to Calvert Cliffs State Park today. The rain held off till we were on our way back to the car, which was nice, but we didn't get to make it down to St. Mary's River Park. The cliffs are unfortunately off limits due to landslides, but it was still very cool. The temperature was nice too.
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: (Lucy & I reading)
Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

Most of the people I know would say Firefly, and I agree with that 100%. But it isn’t the only show: Wonderfalls, Earth 2, American Gothic, Farscape, and Futurama are all on that list. These last two at least got some reprieve. Farscape got a movie, and Futurama got several movies and was just renewed.

Star Trek Enterprise was finally hitting its stride at the end of the 3rd season and all of the 4th season, even with its reduced budget for that last season. What Star Trek could really use, to be a really successful TV show, is the freedom to write interesting stories that can’t be found on broadcast TV or basic cable. Star Trek needs to be on AMC or HBO and to have the ability to tell stories the same way Mad Men or The Wire does.



Happy adoption day Lucymonster!
archmage: (Lucy & I reading)
Day 26 - A movie that you love but everyone else hates

Ok, I'm just gonna have to pass on this question. I can't think of a single movie that I love that at least one of my friends and loved ones don't also at least like. Sorry.



Thunderstorms rolled through last night. They were really stunning, brought some much needed rain, and a bit of a reprieve from the heat. Sadly that didn’t last. Today we’re in the mid 90’s and it feels like the mid 100’s. I am SO ready for autumn. We were supposed to get more rain today, but it looks like only to the south. :-(



On top of the heat, or perhaps because of it, everyone at work today seemed at least on edge, and too many were well over it.



Last evening we took the dogs over to Dogma and used their self serve dog wash to was both Alice and Lucy. We've never used it before, but it was so much easier than doing it in the shower at home. No crying, screaming, attempted suicide, and Lucy and Alice handled it pretty well too.
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Day 13 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure

I'm going to have to go with the Dungeons and Dragons Movie, which in all honesty is terrible. I mean not just as a D&D movie, but completely. From the Wayons brother (Damien?) to the elf's breastplate, to beholders doing guard duty it was just bad. Yet, I still enjoy it. It's campy, and it doesn't take itself seriously.



Here is a picture of Lucy snuggling with Tigs and a pink hippo.

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