November 4th, 2005

little review

Poem for Friday

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Another "not sure where today went" day! I wrote three articles early, which is a good thing because my power went out for two hours this afternoon after a transformer blew in my neighborhood. This gave me an excuse to take a walk in the sunshine all the way down to where the fire trucks and utility people were, though I probably would have enjoyed the weather slightly more had the air not been filled with smoke. Younger son got home in the midst of this, played outside since he didn't want to do his homework by candlelight in our not-very-well-lit kitchen which backs up to trees. Then older son got home, apaulled came home early because he had gone in so very early this morning, there was homework and more Halloween candy and panang curry for dinner...I feel like I skipped a step somewhere but I have no idea what it was.

Re: Smallville: I used to watch the last five minutes of The Dukes of Hazzard every single week waiting for Dallas to go on -- I was one of those people who cared passionately about who shot J.R., I was in love with Sue Ellen -- so my squee knew no bounds this evening, despite the tawdry torrid side of "Exposed" that made me really sorry I was watching it with my kids -- I had to define "pole dancing." Collapse )

Trek news for the day was Patrick Stewart being on both American Dad and Extras this weekend as well as in Chicken Little and on how Trekkies can get free tickets to see Linda Park as Clytemnestra in New York this weekend. And I watched "This Side of Paradise" to review -- here my squee knows no bounds and has no conditionals attached. The look on Kirk's face when Leila calls Spock to try to get him to beam back down! And earlier, when Spock keeps calling him "Jim" and smiling at him! Leila's actually a stronger character than I thought; she's less of a bimbo under the influence of the spores than most of the men, and since she was in love with Spock in the first place, her personality is less altered. I do wish we'd been able to see her for one minute as a scientist but would not have traded one moment of Kirk gawking at Spock in the tree for it. And did I not know before the memorial service arrangements that Michael Piller was Jewish?

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