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Things here continue to be hectic. It doesn't help that I'm at 37 weeks, and have no energy anymore, so I have a very lax definition of "hectic". The eeee! only wishes I was nesting, but so far, nothing.

  1. MICHIGAN FOOTBALL! Oh my god. I was cautiously optimistic after they blew out Western Michigan last weekend, and I also thought that Notre Dame was totally overrated this season. But that was such an exciting game, and Michigan actually has a freaking quarterback this season! Hooray! Now we just need a functional pass defense.

  2. Between the Steelers and Michigan, it's been a good football weekend for me. And a really mean part of me is smirking at how bad a football weekend it's been for the state of Ohio. (The end of that Denver-Cinci game was really the nail in the coffin, damn.)

  3. We watched the latest Futurama movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder last night, and eh. We were underwhelmed. The Futurama movies remind me of the last season of Arrested Development -- there are some good bits here and there, but overall they're both rambling messes without a good, coherent storyline. I think the problem is that both shows were wrapped up very well (particularly Futurama, but also the end of season 2 of AD), and the writers underestimated how hard it would be to start up again. (Also see: Mostly Harmless, by Douglas Adams.)

  4. We made our first real trip to Costco for things, and it was only mildly terrifying. I must say, though, we would have joined years ago if we knew they had beer! Good beer! Beer we drink on a regular basis (Newcastle and Firestone), for much cheaper than even the sale prices at the grocery store!

    pregnancy rambling )

    Hope you're all having a lovely weekend! Even if you're a fan of Ohio football teams (sorry about that).
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Lately I've only had the patience to re-read books that are in either diary or epistolatory format. This might be partly because I haven't paid my big library fine yet. But apparently I can watch plenty of TV.

  1. I am so into LOST this season. I'm not sure I entirely know what the hell is going on, but I love the time traveling.

  2. I'm getting tired of Chuck. Partly because I think Jeff and Lester are more likable than Chuck and Morgan, and partly because the preview for next week gleefully promised lots of "TORTURE!" If I wanted to watch "TORTURE!", I'd watch 24. But I don't, and I don't.

  3. I must confess to watching The Real Housewives of New York City. In my defense, last year when Doc was very ill and the eeee! was out of town, a marathon of it ended up being a good distraction. So I have a bit of a soft spot for the show, even though I don't particularly like anyone on it.

  4. I think the field pieces on The Daily Show are pretty uneven -- maybe even more than they were ten years ago when no one knew who they were. But the latest one, with Jason Jones and the Antichrist and Hitler, was awesome.
    Jason Jones: Do you think before you speak?
    Pastor: I think very carefully and long about what I'm gong to say. I even thought long about whether I was going to do this interview with you.
    JJ: I don't think you thought long enough.


  5. Top Chef Spoilers )

  6. Edited to note that I'm unsure about the possible return of Futurama. I adore Futurama, but I think the series ended on a high note, and I'd hate for it to come back only to die out slowly. I've been underwhelmed by the two movies since then, mostly because the writers can't seem to put together a 90-minute plot. Maybe they still have some good 22-minute stories in them?


On a non-TV note, I really enjoyed this essay by Zadie Smith on language and Obama and Shakespeare. Obama's family could have stepped right out of a Zadie Smith novel, so I really loved her perspective on him.

Random!

Aug. 24th, 2008 11:30 am
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Things here are going well again!

  1. We watched the latest Futurama movie last night -- The Beast with a Billion Backs -- and it was pretty funny. Definitely better than the first one, mostly because they'd managed to write a 90-minute plot, rather than two 45-minute plots shoe-horned together. Also, it had the line, "Less invasions, more equations!" Awesome.

  2. I am feeling pretty upbeat about Biden as VP! At the very least, the VP debates should be entertaining. But the eeee! had signed up for the text message alert (and boy, was that an epic fail -- glad I wasn't on the east coast), and on Thursday night, while we were sleeping, he got a text message about a gamma ray burst. The noise of his phone receiving a text message made it into my dream, and so when I woke up Friday morning, I was convinced that the VP announcement had been made, and that it was Chris Dodd. I was even trying to have a conversation about it with the eeee! -- "That should be an interesting statement on civil liberties!" -- and he had no earthly idea what I was talking about.

    Mostly, I want to know why my subconscious picked Chris Dodd. How random!

  3. My dad is a Scranton native, and apparently spent all day yesterday watching the Biden coverage. Awesome. Hometown boy makes good!

  4. A bunch of my cousins left birthday greetings for me on Facebook, and when I was listing them off to my mom, she thought it was really nice and sweet that they had all remembered my birthday. I had to explain to her that any time you go to Facebook, it tells you whose birthday it was. But that did not deter her.

  5. My parents are not particularly fazed by me turning 29 ("Next year I'll be 30!") because my dad turns 60 in three weeks. Eeep!



So! I'm painting my toenails and LJing and blogging and we're going out to lunch and there's a cookout tonight and Newcastle was $12.99 for a 12-pack and work is going well. Not bad for a birthday.
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We finally watched the Futurama movie tonight (Bender Gets Bent), and it was on massive, massive amounts of crack. There were some cute references to previous episodes, and Al Gore was awesome, as always, but other than that, eh.

(And when I say "massive, massive amounts of crack", I mean, "Suddenly, last night's 30 Rock makes perfect sense." And speaking of last night's 30 Rock, at the end of the episode, the eeee! turned to me and asked if "Midnight Train to Georgia" was a real song. I was speechless. This is an issue that couples should address before getting married, I think -- where do you want to live, do you want kids, have you heard of Gladys Knight.)

Other than Eli's complete and utter disinterest in all things Motown, things here are going quite well. I have found Indian food in Isla Vista that is . . . well, it's barely passable, but it's cheap. I bought some clothes, so that I don't have to start repeating shirts on the fourth day of class. We went out for drinks with a bunch of ecology people we know in town (and there was a roughly even gender ratio, oh my god), and we have all sorts of other fun things planned for the weekend. Best of all, tomorrow's Michigan hockey game will be on actual, live TV. Hooray! Go Blue!
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I had a crummy day today. No reason, but it was one of those days where I just couldn't even get out of the house until nearly noon. It happens, but only about once every three months or so, so whatever. I ran a few errands after work, and at Target I decided I should treat myself to something small -- a good red nail polish for the toes, or some super-fine-point blue pens, or some Lorna Doones, or something. I couldn't find anything. There wasn't anything in the whole goddamn store I wanted. Okay, fine. Whatever.

Meanwhile, I'd been trying to find a good Futurama wallpaper with Calculon on it, for my shiny new work computer. I wanted to name the computer calculon, but my advisor had naming rights, so I had to settle for Calculon on the background. Okay, fine, but I couldn't find any wallpapers with Calculon. Whatever.

The eeee! knew I hadn't found a wallpaper, so he took a frame capture from a Futurama DVD and touched it up, and it happened to be exactly the scene I wanted. It totally made my day.

(And damn, that's a scary mood icon.)

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