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Random Thoughts, Vol I, issue 2

  1. Catching up on Torchwood. Liked 2nd season a lot more than 1st. Last night watched parts 1 & 2 of “Children of Earth” – so far so great.
  2. Still have the Christmas tree up. Probably should take care of that before progressing to “Children of Earth” part 3.
  3. Bought Peebs a copy of Susan Boyle’s CD for Christmas, per her request. We both had the same reaction: eh. All the arrangements kinda sound the same. Boyle’s rendition of Madonna’s “You’ll See” is very good – but who suggested she perform “Daydream Believer” as a slow piece? YIKES. (Although the opening track is “Wild Horses” and it actually works.)
  4. At work: too much to do, not enough time. As always. But the to-do list thing has helped some.
  5. Actually had a disagreement with Peebs earlier. She called asking when the next full moon was. I looked it up and told her. “No, that can’t be right.” I guess she’s actually having a disagreement with my wall calendar. Which, by the way, she bought me.)
  6. Except now I looked at the calendar again and the symbol I thought represented the full moon is actually the new moon symbol, and vice versa. So I was wrong.
  7. Trivia: the date of Easter is often said to occur “on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox.” However, the realities of what is meant by “full moon” and “vernal equinox” in that calculation are not the obvious things you think they are – in other words, it’s Way Too Complicated.
  8. Danged if there wasn’t something else I was going to include that has totally slipped my greasy little mind.

Poking my head out…

Quick update:

  1. Yes, I’m actually cleaning my office. Or at least my desk, which is the most important thing. I went to Office Despot(TM) and bought some stacking inbox things and I’m *gasp* actually making myself to-do lists again.
  2. Been playing the beta test version of Star Trek Online. I doubt I’ll have the time or money to invest in it once it goes gold and hits store shelves, so this may be the only chance I get.
  3. The boy has finally started waving bye-bye. Mind you, he waves at himself rather than the person who’s leaving, but, you know, baby steps. Speaking of which, oh yeah, he’s officially toddling.
  4. I hate my sinuses so much I’m considering stealing a milkshake spoon from Steak & Shake and sterilizing it.
  5. I’m still proud of myself for changing my own car battery. (With helpful advice from a co-worker – thanks Brian!) Laugh if you like, but somehow I’ve never had to do that before. Changed plenty of tires, but never the battery.
  6. The end of David Tennant’s reign on Doctor Who was everything we’ve come to expect from head writer Russell T Davies, whose approach to emotional content is somewhere between Titanic and Moulin Rouge – completely over the top, bang you over the head with it, figuring something’ll stick, but then, just when all the sturm und drang is over, there’s a little quiet moment that hits you hard. (Everyone who saw the episode will know what I’m referring to. Tap tap tap tap.) I’m going to miss Tennant & Davies. Might even pick up a copy of Davies’ book, The Writer’s Tale.

That’s all for now.

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