I left work at 5pm today and it felt fantastic. Right now I'm sitting on my couch with a delicious honey porter* watching the SG-1 episode, "The First Commandment." Season 1 SG-1! I know that a day full of meetings means I'll be at the office pretty late tomorrow so tonight is MINE. I'm also going to run before work tomorrow morning. I'm taking my life back, folks!

Tomorrow is the release of The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. \o/ It's book 5, the final book, in the Percy Jackson series. I highly recommend this series. It's Greek gods and demi-gods and an awesome group of kids running around saving us all from the forces of Kronos. Good times.

There's some great news in the DVD world: After 18 long years, the hand-wringing, self-reflecting, yuppie Philadelphian boomers of "Thirtysomething" will enter the (legal) home video market: Season 1 of the seminal drama is scheduled for DVD release Aug. 25. WHOO HOO! I loved this show. LOOOOOOOOOOOVED. I'm so excited at the thought of watching it when I'm thirtysomething. I can't wait to revisit Hope and Michael and Elliot and Nancy and Gary and Ellyn and Melissa. I'm even excited about Miles Drentell. thirtysomething! On DVD! Oh, how I hope the show lives up to my memories. Don't we all need to indulge in a little yuppie narcissism every now and then?

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( Sep. 4th, 2008 08:02 pm)
I rewatched the season finale of House on Monday night and, while it serves its purpose as an EMOTIONAL NIGHTMARE, I have two complaints. Read more... )

I'm so far from prepared for this TV season to start. A two hour season premiere of Bones? Too long even for Booth & Brennan! I don't want to watch many shows and I'm having a difficult time choosing. Currently on my definite list:
- Bones
- Criminal Minds
- CSI (until Grissom leaves)
- Supernatural
- BSG (in January)

Toss ups are House, Sarah Conner Chronicles, Heroes (until Bruce Boxleitner is confirmed), Brothers & Sisters, Big Bang Theory, and Dollhouse. I want to watch all of those shows but the thought of watching that much TV every week stresses me. Maybe I'll just need to binge on those shows via my DVR every few weeks.

In other news, this week's favorite pastime at work is discussing the ever nuttier Sarah Palin. Now [livejournal.com profile] between_names reminds me why no one does it better than Jon Stewart:

Last night was my date with the guy from the market. Beforehand I met up with my friend Anne at her house for a drink and then headed out for a late dinner. Seriously, I can not go for dinner at 9pm. I need to be getting ready for bed at 9pm. But the date was great! He's interesting and good looking and smart and ambitious and he followed up today with an e-mail. Confusion abounds, my friends!

Dinner time. I'm starving!
  • I'm very much in the mood to read a long, meaty McKay/Dex story and I can't find one to dig into. Clearly I'm doing something wrong because people must be writing the pairing more than I'm noticing. Does anyone have recs?

  • The Guardian reviews Hamlet. ([livejournal.com profile] kiffle - it looks like that's the costume after all!)

      "The big news from Stratford is that Gregory Doran's production is one of the most richly textured, best-acted versions of the play we have seen in years. And Tennant, as anyone familiar with his earlier work with the RSC would expect, has no difficulty in making the transition from the BBC's Time Lord to a man who could be bounded in a nutshell and count himself a king of infinite space. He is a fine Hamlet whose virtues, and occasional vices, are inseparable from the production itself."

  • Sides from Dollhouse leaked and io9 takes us through the pilot. I love Joss Whedon but I'm a bit cautious about this show. I'm reserving judgment until I see the pilot (and how the male "agents" operate).

  • It's storming like crazy and I love it. Even aside from the fact that my lawn is a dying mess and needs the rain, I love a good summer storm. A downpour plus thunder plus warm weather = joy.

  • SYTYCD finale tonight and my tour tickets arrived in the mail today! 4th row!! I didn't expect it but my votes went to Katee last night. Without Chelsie to focus on, I decided I've enjoyed Katee the most of the final four. The girl can do anything. I probably won't watch the finale until the weekend, though, because I'm going to want to ff through all of the usual bs that accompanies reality show finales.

  • Oh, right! Hi. I'm not in Chicago at Terminus. I had more issues with my basement so here I am still in Ann Arbor. [livejournal.com profile] aleciamasters was kind enough to step in as my proxy for my presentation and I'm reevaluating my weekend plans which, sadly, won't involve [livejournal.com profile] carta or an introduction to Farscape. (They will, however, include an Olympics opening night party!)

  • I finished The Black Hole War last night and, on the recommendation of a friend, started Candace Bushnell's new book, One Fifth Avenue. I got about 5 pages in and literally threw the book across my room. WOW. BAD. I'm not a fiction snob. In fact, I'm the opposite of a fiction snob. I hate reading fiction that makes me search for metaphor and symbolism. I just want a good story. But I also have standards and One Fifth Avenue is about 8 bars below those standards. WOW. I have The Quantum Ten in front of me but I'm itching for fiction so I think I'm going to dive into The Fall of Hyperion. I read Hyperion for the first time in February and I've been meaning to get to the sequel for months.
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    ( Sep. 23rd, 2007 05:12 pm)
    I woke up and got ready to go into the office today and then, as I was walking out the door, said fuck it and went to see Eastern Promises instead. Viggo is fearless. So fucking fearless. And then there's David Cronenberg who creates films that make you uncomfortable, force you to think, and leave you breathless with the raw intensity of it all. There's so much communicated behind every shot. He creates scenes that I don't think could be done with anyone but Viggo. ETA: Vague spoilers in comments.

    If you're looking for a laugh, check out this Viggo-David interview. It's from CalTV and it was the reporter's first interview. I use the word "reporter" lightly. I'm guessing the men will laugh about this for a long, loooooooong time.

    So I'm a little bit twitchy (anxious, really) about not getting work done today but it felt damn good to skip the office.

    Someone stopped by my office last week with Justin's 2008 UK calendar. It is hot. I have no idea why he's not releasing this here. It would decorate homes and offices and dorm rooms the country wide.

    With TV season starting, I'm making a concerted effort to limit the amount of tv I watch. One of the things I love about the summer is that I don't feel like I'm tied to my TV or DVR. Here's what I plan on watching this season:

    Journeyman (Monday)
    Cane (Tuesday)
    House (Tuesday)
    Bionic Woman (Wednesday)
    Criminal Minds (Wednesday)
    CSI (Thursday)
    Supernatural (Thursday
    Stargate Atlantis (Friday)

    Battlestar Galactica (January)
    The Sarah Connor Chronicles (January)
    New Amsterdam (January)

    I'm a little unsure about Criminal Minds now that Mandy Patenkin bailed. He was the leader and the emotional core of the show but I love the rest of the cast enough to hang in for a while. And I don't know what my issue is with Heroes. It's right up my alley and I started watching it when it premiered last season but it didn't take. I can't explain it but I'm also not forcing it.

    Besides these new shows, I have to get through ~64 more episodes of SMK and then I'm moving on to Babylon 5 if I can figure a way to get my hands on the DVDs without buying them or renewing my netflix membership.
    List your six favorite TV shows.
    In no particular order...

    1. House
    2. CSI
    3. SGA
    4. BSG
    5. West Wing
    6. Criminal Minds

    The questions... )

    I love TV. A lot.

    (Did you already do this meme? Did I miss it? Link me!)
    My health insurance contribution is more than doubling in 2006 and, for that, I get a POS program rather than a PPO program. Wheeeee! Ain't health care grand?

    Share with me...

    [Poll #627604]

    I discovered NYPD Blue on Court TV and one of my favorite episodes, "Lost Israel," is on now. Part I was Thursday and part II is today. I loved this show. Bobby Simone/Diane Russell is one of my favorite TV love stories (mostly because I want a man like Bobby of my own and Diane had great hair). I still haven't recovered from Bobby's death. The show never did, either.

    Today's Boondocks comic... )

    Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] cruisedirector, for the holiday card! My first of the season. :) I'm still laughing! It's wonderful!

    I really don't want to go to Cincinnati tomorrow and it's mostly about the flying. Can someone promise me that transporter technology will be a reality in my lifetime? Or side-along apparition?


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