Sunday, August 22, 2004

North of the Border

I will be heading to Toronto on Tuesday so I wanted to give you one last post for you secret blog readers that don't comment before I go.
If you like Julie Andrews feel good movies, I would recommend you go see The Princess Diaries 2. I saw it a while back and thought it was alright for what it was.
Stargate: SG-1 brought to mind a conversation I had with Deuce about how it and Andromeda both are filmed in Vancouver so crossover with the actors wasn't surprising then I made a comment about Smallville. Well, this week Erika Durance who will be playing Lois Lane this season guest starred! It was kind of freaky for me but also expected considering the above reasoning. Teal'c getting an apartment isn't too interesting nor is Carter's love life but merge the two plots and they had something there. I was very pleased.
Stargate Atlantis seems to be pulling out many "thinking man" episodes early out of the gate, no pun intended. What I mean is that they are not action packed shoot 'em ups that the original show seems to be pretty much doing now but they are episodes that make you think about our own society for instance the way Star Trek is probably best at (or at least used to be.) Not many new science fiction series show this much promise this early, it's quite an accomplishment.
On a more serious note, I really hope this job in New Haven comes through because I'm really to the point that I can't handle my current living situation any more. I'm somewhat surprised that it took this long. I wonder if going back to dorm life as I did is a factor or not. Granted, I am getting closer and closer to 30 every day but going to Boston and then coming back here is finally hitting me as a step or three back.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Not Sure Why This is So Complicated To Post

What innuendo from HP book 5 are you?
by Lunadeath
Fav. character(s)
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Sunday, August 08, 2004

Only a Few More Hours to Go

Smokey's family will be returning late tonight. I think he's ready too. I didn't think he'd ever go down for his nap which is probably more for my sake than his. Anyway, the past two days, he's been wearing me out. He has two walk routes a long one and a short one. He hasn't wanted to go the short way yet and I seriously doubt he will this afternoon. Eh.

I had brought more things to scan but I haven't yet and really am not in the mood to do so now. Has the novelty worn off?

I haven't told you all how I feel about the new Justice League Unlimited series that debuted a week ago last night. While the second episode was ok, the first was way better. That included three new characters while the newer one had just Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. At long last, we "see" the Invisible Jet and in this version, the people inside are also invisible so you won't have Wonder Woman in a sitting position seemingly floating around in the air. The first episode had them battling a nuclear monster in Southeast Asia. That was really good. This week's just had Superman forced to live in a fantasy world. That plot had been done on Batman: TAS. Once again, I'm sad they were forced to do away with the two part format. I'm anxious to see how the series progresses although I still want to know why Hawkgirl was dumped. I may do an internet search on that...

Saturday, August 07, 2004

New Digs

As you can see, I changed the template to my blog. I didn't see any way for anyone to comment but nobody has lately so I'm pretty sure it won't be a problem...

Stargate was really good for what it was which was a Planet of the Week (POW) story. Just as Smallville going back to a FOW story, this doesn't really satisfy me anymore but, despite that I did enjoy it otherwise. Daniel using Go'auld as code amused me.

My main problem with last week's Atlantis was the frequent use of the Wraith so early in the series. This apparently was done deliberately to set up this week's dilema. Two views on this week's episode. One suggests that suspecting a castmember is secretly an enemy spy doesn't work well this early in the series because the viewer doesn't know the charcter that well yet and it wouldn't come as a shock if the rumors were true. On the other hand, since the audience doesn't know the character well yet this may be the perfect time to do it because, in this case, Teyla perhaps hasn't earned your trust yet. I'm not sure which way my opinions lean and, perhaps not surprisingly, she was found innocent anyway so the point is probably now moot.

Friday, August 06, 2004

I So Missed Taking Quizzes

Take the quiz: "Which American City Are You?"

New York
You're competative, you like to take it straight to the fight. You gotta have it all or die trying.

Stare of the Dog

You're Eric!
You're Eric!

Which That 70's Show Character are You?

For some reason my beautifully written post yesterday wouldn't publish so I write again in hopes it works this time. Here's what I need to tell everyone: I'm back with Smokey the retired seeing eye dog this weekend. (Woo Hoo!) You know how he didn't usually walk for me on the first day? Well, he had three long walks yesterday. My knees haven't hurt this bad since those ridiculously long shifts at the Civic Center. We went out for an hour and a half this morning. I may be getting too old for this but at least it gets me away from the three Korean teenagers staying at my house...

To update you on my appplication process for that job in New Haven, I recieved the final letter of reference today so they should have everything by Tuesday or Wednesday. Since I'm not at home I can't check when the application deadline is so I'm praying it's not too late.

Before the new episodes tonight, let me briefly tell you what I thought of the Stargates last Friday. They were pretty good but I have a few nitpicks that I don't feel like sharing anymore. (If only that post worked yesterday!)

Recently, I saw both Mystic River and Tomb Raider 2. I thought both were good. Mystic River had some very good acting in it although Tim Robbins' Boston accent was a touch too Murder She Wrote if you know what I mean. Tomb Raider 2 was better than it's predecessor but, eventhough Deuce pointed out doing this would have been a Congo rip off, I think crazy gorillas would have made more sense then the creatures they had guarding the Cradle of Life. Congo was infinitely better in book form so I don't care.
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