July 10th, 2010

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Poem for Saturday and Frontier Farms

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I spent this morning writing a review of "Timescape", a much more enjoyable episode than I had remembered -- I am appreciating Next Gen's sixth season so much more this time around, I wonder whether it's because I'm not six months pregnant as I was the first time I watched it or whether it's because I'm not simultaneously watching Deep Space Nine's first season, which I absolutely adored when both were new. In other entertainment news, I don't have a lot to say about this year's Emmy nominations -- I don't watch enough television, so other than hoping that a couple of favorites from Doctor Who and The Tudors might get nods (they didn't), I didn't have a lot invested...but even though I don't always like Kurt on the show, I love Chris Colfer after reading what he said about how proud he was to be nominated alongside his TV father Mike O'Malley ("I honestly couldn’t do what I do without him...I'm more excited [about his nomination] than I am about mine").

We had a busier evening than afternoon, starting with an early dinner with my parents (eggplant parmesan, which was awesome) so we could take Daniel to work on his summer research project with vertigo66's husband. So I got to see her and her family for a bit, then we stopped at Kohl's sale on the way home so I could get a black sleeveless blouse that I keep realizing I desperately need. When we got home, I was having a craving for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl -- really for the whole series, but one at a time is fine. It's funny, I remember how I enjoyed it a lot but didn't love it the first couple of times, either -- the intensity of the fandom confused me. Of course, a lot of that is because the fandom was all about Jack Sparrow then, and I didn't realize the franchise would end up being all about the education of Elizabeth Swann, Pirate King. She is one of my favorite film characters ever and I can overlook a lot of flaws and irritations because of her.

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