December 9th, 2006

little review

Poem for Saturday

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Ended up having a slightly less neurotic-insane day than it appeared that I would have this morning, though I got almost no work done and wrote a review of "That Which Survives" which I would call embarrassingly brief had it been about any episode with a modicum of quality, but we're really at the bottom of the third season barrel. My parents decided it made more sense to have dinner at their house than to go out given that they had time constraints at one end and I had time constraints at the other, so we had leftover chicken soup from Rosh Hashanah and the same chicken and potatoes we had, too...not the most exciting meal but it was good, and since I had taken younger son to the orthodontist in the afternoon, where he had to have two brackets glued back on, thus necessitating that he eat soft foods which would have made a restaurant a pain for him anyway.

Before that, however, I had lunch with the wonderful gblvr, who listened to me bitch and moan and brought me presents: a purple goddess pin and a pair of earrings made by women in Asia. And ribby, in addition to sending me a book that has been on my wish list for months (The Last Witchfinder), also sent me a card with a build-your-own pirate ship! My other book news for the day is kind of amusing: I had reserved a book to pick up through for apaulled for Chanukah, some paperback Batman graphic novel anthology that cost $16.99, but when I went to pick it up, they couldn't find it anywhere, even though I had a confirmation e-mail. The manager looked high and low and finally came down with the $40 hardcover DC Comics Encyclopedia and a hopeful expression, and when I said no, the book I had reserved was $16.99, he offered to sell me that one for $16.99. So I have gotten my husband a really lovely comic collectible at an absolute bargain price, and now I must hope he wants it and doesn't already have it. *g*

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Evening entertainment was, naturally, "Love and Monsters" and "The Passage", both of which were excellent. I think "The Satan Pit" will be hard to top, and an episode with a bare minimum of Doctor and Rose wasn't going to do it for me, but this one was still great fun and had Moaning Myrtle, too! Collapse ) I liked BSG so much better than last week's that it was almost like a different show, and this despite the fact that I knew almost nothing about Kat from prior seasons. Can't talk about it much as there are too many holes in my knowledge of the show but both the Cylon storyline and the Galactica storyline engaged me so much more than the boxing and flashbacks.

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And may I just say Johnny Depp and Alan Rickman in Sweeney Todd makes me *thud*. (Can Helena Bonham Carter sing? As well as Patti LuPone?)