There's a guy that regularly watches Friday Night Lights on his laptop in the lounge, within hearing range of the squishy couch I usually sit on. He has just now started watching this week's Heroes. I, of course, can only watch this show when the SciFi Channel reruns it on Friday. Dammit. I would go over and ask to join him in his viewing, but I have to go to class in less than half an hour. So I am doing the mental equivalent of covering my ears and singing "lalalalala" to avoid being spoiled (concentrating on the Foosball game occurring directly behind my head helps). :( I wish it was Friday.
I shall now talk about my weekend. Normally I consider Tuesday the cutoff day for talking about weekends, but I've been busy, and it was a really great weekend.
For me, the weekend officially starts with Friday night, mostly due to the massive amounts of TV I watch on that night. I must say that the Tenth Doctor is really growing on me. I was trying to keep the Ninth as my favorite just out of sheer contraryness, but much to my dismay David Tennant plays him with all the things I like about the Christopher Eccelston version (he really is the same character, even with a different actor), plus he has hyperactive eyebrows and wears scruffy Converse with a snazzy suit/trenchcoat combo. Plus, this week's episode had Anthony Stewart Head being quite evil, and Sarah Jane Smith & K-9. It's weird how much I enjoyed the nostalgia of Sarah Jane's appearance. I never watched any of the earlier Dr. Who incarnations, at least as far as I can remember, but that "Oh, wow!" sensation that comes with the return of favorite character still hit me. Never mind that it was a very well-written and acted episode (loved the bickering with Rose!), you can expect those factors to make you understand that this character is an old friend of the Doctor, but actually feeling
like an old TV-friend has shown up on screen? That's very, very impressive.
BSG, Heroes, and the Night Stalker reruns (which I keep missing the first 15-20 minutes of, now that it's on at 5), in order from greatest to least on the coolness scale, continue to be excellent, but for some reason I've never felt compelled to post much on the content thereof. Although I do think the new developments in Cylon download/reincarnation are interesting.
Now, on to Saturday. moss6886
and I went shopping. Normally, shopping is not considered one of the fun things to happen on weekends. We drive an hour, go to Sam's Club, the grocery store, etc., and it takes the entire bloody day
. The main reason I go is to keep her company, and maximize chattering time. But this time? Was different. Because we were On a Mission. As the school audience knows already, there is going to be an on-campus screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on Halloween, and I was without the proper clothing (and I use that term loosely).
We didn't get home until 6pm (that's nine hours of Questing).
Then Sunday rolled along, and how did the day start? Why, with a summons to party, of course! Michael Perry (http://www.sneezingcow.com/
. Go! He's funny, and just started his international book tour!) was doing a reading, signing, and music event at the Masonic Temple in Eau Claire (lovey proscenium theatre!), and a couple of our friends were being his band. The call came from the wife of one of those friends, who had decided to invite many people over for dinner afterwards. As we don't see said friends nearly often enough, I finished my Sociology paper (kind of) and we (me, my dad, and my grandmother) piled into the car to get there by two o'clock. We got the new book (signed, and two days before the official release date) and his CD, and generally had a great time!
Yes, it has taken roughly 27 hours to write this entry. What of it?
ETA: Gah! It's the 19th and I still haven't carved a pumpkin yet! No!