Hello! Happy Saturday! I'm on a roll this weekend. Friends got me an hour session with the trainer who runs our boot camp so I did that last night. This morning I got up early to run and tomorrow is regular Sunday boot camp. I want Michelle Obama arms and Jillian abs. Please and thank you.

I got a hair cut after my run and then spent way too much money at Victoria's Secret. It was an accident! Last night I bought some bras on their website to avoid going in the store itself but the panties lured me in. They're so pretty and lacy and perfect. I even got this hoodie from their Pink Collegiate Collection. Forget that I'm not a U or M graduate. Living in A2 is apparently enough for me to drop $50 on a sweatshirt. Victoria's Secret is like crack. Seriously.

After the shopping splurge I went into work for a couple of hours and headed to Borders to spend my "40% off a book" coupon. I left with "Einstein’s Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe" by Evalyn Gates. Right now, I don't know much about dark matter/dark energy beyond it's abundance and importance. I came home to find a borders.com delivery: "In the Zone: Epic Survival Stories from the Mountaineering World" by Peter Potterfield.

Both of those books have to fall into the queue, though. Today I'm going to start "Star Trek Countdown" - a graphic novel prequel to the Star Trek movie and, after that, Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story is on the docket.

So, life is busy lately. I'm working a lot and wish I had just a bit more free time and bit less stress. I've had to walk away from some tv shows. There's just no time. By and large, I'm left with Criminal Minds, House, SPN, and Bones. At this point that's all I can manage and I miss reading fic more than I miss Kings or Dollhouse.

It seems, this week, I'm self medicating with my credit card. In addition to everything I already mentioned, I also bought Amy Ray's three solo albums: Stag, Prom, and her newest, Didn't It Feel Kinder. They're awesome. I can't believe this is the first time I've ever listened to her solo stuff.

There's a fantastic NPR interview with Amy here. It's from February and includes a long interview and three song performances. I wish this was available via podcast so I could take it with me. Even more, I wish that the songs were available to download. I'm sure there's some way to rip the audio but it's well beyond my skill level.

Moonshot is updated with the 7 stories I loved in April:Moonshot is updated for April with 7 recs:
2 SPN
2 Criminal Minds
1 SGA
1 Bones
1 SPN/Watchmen

And there's a finally a release date for The Road! October 16th!! FINALLY!

Now I'm ready to tackle the Star Trek GN before heading to a friend's house for dinner. This is a nice weekend.
After a week of running around like a crazy person, I stayed in bed yesterday until FIVE PM. It was glorious. I watched the first to episodes of Kings, and the last two episodes of Supernatural and Dollhouse. I also read Sheppard's Law and took a 2 hour nap. It was GLORIOUS. When I finally got out of bed, I continued to laze about reading the entirety of Shiver and finally watching Little Children. (My goodness, Patrick Wilson is handsome when he's out of Dan Dreiberg's glasses.

  • SPN: I loved "On the Head of a Pin" but, reading comments here and there, am I the only one? more on 04x16 and 04x17 )

  • Kings: I watched the first two episodes on the recommendation of [livejournal.com profile] carta and other and, for now, it's a keeper. I love the premise, Ian McShane is deliciously terrifying, and I'm compelled to see where the story goes.

  • Dollhouse: I was one or two episodes away from ditching Dollhouse but the last two episodes were enough to keep me for a little while. )

  • The entire cast of ST:TNG is reuniting on Family Guy tonight! (Clip here.) AWESOME.

  • I can't believe I haven't mentioned this yet. The new Indigo Girls CD was released on Tuesday! Oh, I love, love, love them and this CD. The 2 disc edition has a 2nd CD of all acoustic versions. Just 24 days until they're here in Ann Arbor!

  • On 3/25, [livejournal.com profile] carta did, "one year ago today, two years ago today, etc." memes and "two years ago today" was the reveal of four of the final five cylons. I remember that like it was yesterday. I missed the original airing of both parts of Crossroads arriving home from a week in London just after part II aired. I woke up at 5:30am Monday morning to watch both parts before work. Good grief. Crossroads BLEW MY MIND like few episodes of TV before or since. My original reaction from 3/26/07 is here. Also? Always and forever a Roslin/Adama shipper.

  • More on BSG: Here's a roundup on Daybreak Part II reviews

  • More on het OTPs: I love me some Rossi/Prentiss on Criminal Minds. I wish more people would write this (obviously perfect) pairing instead of the more conventional, "prettier" Hotch/Prentiss.

  • A friend took a trip to Tanzania and sent these 44957349579 photos of giraffes! After my late summer trip to Greece with [livejournal.com profile] kiffle (!!!), I need to get myself on an African safari.

    I have limited plans for today. I'm trying to decide whether or not I'll actually get employee appraisals completed if I do them at home rather than at the office. I'd also like to get in a run before fitness boot camp. THAT'S IT. Lazy weekend for the win.
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    ( Jun. 16th, 2005 11:37 pm)
    Tonight was the Indigo Girls concert at Roseland and OH MY GOD I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!

    I don't even know where to start. They came out and played with their opening band. They did all of my favorites...Joking, Closer to Fine, Galileo, Land of Canaan, The Wood Song, Hammer and a Nail, Get Out The Map, Shame On You, Virginia Woolf, Power of Two, Least Complicated. The show was incredible. They were incredible. And so humble. They were shocked at how many people came out to see them and said they were expecting a much smaller crowd. And the energy! Shit. During "Land of Canaan," which was the final song and their second encore because they loved us so much, they place was crazy - almost more so when they were simply playing together because the chemistry between them is electric. Oh! It was an acoustic show so it was just Amy and Emily on the stage. The love! Each of them did a song on their own and Amy dedicated hers to "the right week assholes." It was in your face and perfect and I think that was the moment I officially fell in love with Amy Ray.

    I want to bottle this feeling and uncap it whenever I'm having a bad day. I'm fucking high on the Indigo Girls.
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