Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Not much news from the Boonies, today

We're going to have to skedaddle to get ready for kiddo's Spring Band Concert, shortly, so just a quick post to share a few little tidbits. In honor of the band event, the teenager has just combed his hair! I just love it when he does that.

I'm still reading slowly, but hope to finish up Rises the Night (#2 in the Gardella Vampire series) and A Spoonful of Humor (tongue-in-cheek essays by an octogenarian - very fun), in the next couple of days. Reviews will follow as soon as possible, after I finish, and I'll be giving away a copy of Rises the Night later on, to coincide with the release. More on books when I finish one. Foreign Fruit, my other current read, is a chunkster! Yippee!

The laundry mountain was out of hand after My Weekend as a Total Slug (sounds like a great story title, doesn't it?), so I was in desperate need of preoccupation. Meaning, I needed to watch a video or I never would have managed to sit still long enough to fold everything. Since I enjoyed Firefly so much that I rank it the #1 Best Series that Was Canceled Without a Decent Chance, I think it's worth watching repeatedly. So, back to watching Firefly from the beginning. Naturally, this meant I had to also stop periodically to take photos off the TV screen. Guess what happens when you forget to change your shutter setting and overexpose a photo off the television? This bit of utter coolness is the result:

Funky, eh? Kind of looks like an Andy Warhol painting.

Off to get ready for the concert! Happy reading!


  1. Ah, I miss high school band concerts! What does he play? I used to play the sax. I loved it!

    I love the title that you've bestowed upon Firefly! The best I've heard yet :)

  2. He plays the trombone. :)

    I loved being in band, too (played the flute) but when it ended I didn't miss it a bit. Strange.

    I'm still convinced Firefly would have been a hit if the network had given it some time. I tuned in to see Nathan Fillion in Drive, last week or the week before. Oh, gag. It's the worst excuse for a series that I've seen in ages. Now that's worth canceling. Somebody need to hire that fellow for a decent show; he was the only actor who was convincing (but I felt for him - yucko show).

  3. I have to admit I'd never heard of Firefly before you mentioned it recently. What's the premise of it?
    Hope the concert went well.

  4. Neither had I, Nat. I just happened across Firefly on the library shelf. It's about a group of people who fly an independent transport ship around the universe, just trying to make a living (but not very honestly). Earth has become overpopulated and there are a lot of small, start-up civilizations which typically have an old west feel to them. They have some seriously nasty bad guys to deal with and a "companion," a trained prostitute, flies with them. I loved the fact that each character has a story and they're slowly revealed. The movie Serenity wrapped things all up, a couple of years after the series was abruptly canceled. It's just a fascinating series with lots of action.

  5. Oh, yes, the concert went well, Nat!

  6. Angela,

    Kind of gives you an idea why he might be an easy hire, eh? LOL He does have a great face. And bod. Ahem.

  7. I've seen a few episodes of Firefly and enjoyed it very much. Wash CRACKS ME UP! And a good friend of mine got to meet the actor at a convention last year. *jealous*

  8. Oh, neato burrito, Andi! I would love to meet any of the actors from Firefly. I thought they were all terrific. Yep, Wash was hilarious, a great role; he had a lot of terrific wise-crack lines. :)

  9. Neato burrito?? That's a new one for me. One of my latest faves is "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy" (from the British kids cartoon, Charlie & Lola).

  10. Les,

    "Neato burrito" is what we used to say in the 70's. Did that little phrase not make it your way? I'm shocked! :) I'm also stunned that I can't seem to tear myself out of the 70's. Seriously, I've been saying that forever. There was actually a brief time it was revived in my college dorm and it was sort of my fault (blush) because someone overheard me, thought it was hilarious and passed it on. Yes, for a few short weeks I was a trend-setter; I was also the first in my dorm to wear a sailor shirt, that year. LOL



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