29 March 2010

29 03 2010

Normally I would be spending today with Kes.  It is often his day off.  One of his coworkers got married, and got stuck in the airport, though, so Kes is at work and I’m watching Torchwood.  It definitely has a different vibe from Dr. Who, but I find it to be enjoyable.  I tried watching some of the earlier Dr. Who iterations (from before it was brought back with Chris Eccleston), but I wasn’t as drawn into it.  I enjoyed The Three Doctors, for example, but the experience of the show is so different.

I might actually go to sleep before the sun sets today.  I’ve been staying up until it’s dark, but that’s making me really tired.  Hopefully I can get my schedule straightened out so I will function normally.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is still coming slowly, even though relatively interesting things are happening.  I doubt it’s possible for me to finish reading that and/or Gateway by the end of the month like I planned, so I may move on to a different book for awhile.  Probably something I have on my Nook.

Happy almost Passover (the sun is still up).

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Dr. Who and PAX East

26 03 2010

I’m still devouring Dr. Who.  David Tennant is amazing.  I can’t believe he’s wanted to be the Doctor since he was 3.  Imagining that kind of dedication, to a goal, to his craft, is beyond me.  I admire him greatly (and am a bit celebrity infatuated).

Speaking of celebrity infatuation (I guess I’ve been having that a lot more lately), Kes and I are watching Repo Men tomorrow.  I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I would like to see what more Jude Law can do.  I’m pretty sure the only things I’ve seen him in are Sherlock Holmes and Gattaca, and I’d like to see more.

I’m slightly disappointed there was no chance of me being at PAX East this year.  I missed out on Wil Wheaton’s keynote (possibly more celebrity infatuation; geekiness is great and attractive, even if you’re “just” a geek), which I’m sure was amazing.  I also missed out on a chance to see wonderful friends.  I hope the experience is marvelous for everyone.  This past fall, I loved PAX, and I’m sure PAX East will be fantastic.





Picnic

23 03 2010

It’s always nice to be able to relax with Kes on his day off.  My dad suggested Kes and I have a picnic since it was over 70F today.  I thought it was a great idea, and suggested it to Kes, who pointed out that since the snow was still melting, the ground is all wet.  Whoops.  Instead, we had a picnic in my living room while watching Dr. Who.





Staying indoors

20 03 2010

It turns out it is snowing…  It rained all night and morning, and recently began sleeting and snowing.  With all the wet, my ceiling is leaking again, even after the roof was replaced.  Now it’s in my living room instead of just my kitchen, though.

Yuck, what a gross weekend outside.  Fortunately, I have Hikaru no Go and Dr. Who to watch.  (I’m watching the first season of Dr. Who that has David Tennant as the Doctor.)

I read a bit more Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.  I’m at the beginning of Book 2 now.  It finally feels like the book itself is beginning.  I’m not sure why it feels like such a slow read.