February 6th, 2009

little review

Poem for Friday

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I woke up very early -- can't even blame the cats, I was just awake -- yet I completed pretty much nothing today except the half a laundry that can be done without a dryer (which is getting replaced in the next 48 hours, but some things just had to get done). I got some toiletries but otherwise did not even accomplish any shopping. perkypaduan and I were going to have lunch but we decided to postpone till Tuesday. In other words, yeah, I have nothing to report, except my kids' report cards were pretty good and my cats like to spend chilly days moving from vent to bed to lap whenever possible.

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You know, Smallville was so good for the early part of this season, though I found it odd how the somewhat large regular cast came and went and actually wondered whether they had signed everyone but Tom Welling to half-season contracts. Now I'm sure of it; we haven't seen Lois or Jimmy in weeks, we only see Tess every other week, and Oliver, who was AWOL much of the early part of the season, is now around and shirtless regularly. The latter should be a good thing, but...Collapse ) As much as I did not enjoy that show, however, I loved Treasure Quest's "Return to the Legend" on Discovery -- how the Odyssey team identified and began to salvage the 1744 HMS Victory, "the Death Star of its age." I know there is controversy both over who should own the naval artifacts and the methods used by private salvage companies to look for valuables in shipwrecks, but it's still amazing to watch them bring up the cannons from this long-lost ship.

Oh, and I know everyone on LiveJournal has already linked to the Torchwood miniseries trailer, but man does it make me wish that show would be on for 13 weeks instead of just the one!