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May. 11th, 2007

Satisfying office moments are few and far between for many people, but I've just had one of the good ones: using up a pen. It's kind of a sad parting, particularly since it takes 6-8 months to use up a pen. Farewell, teal Pilot G-2 0.7mm. For the next 6-8 months, I will be taking notes in green Pilot G-2 1.0mm. Makes you feel like you've accomplished something when you have a job that doesn't have significant milestones, you know?

I'm feeling a little divorced from LJ and unable to write. It sucks. The past few days have sucked due to digestive distress. I hope this weekend proves at least a little relaxing.

The current to-do list:
- pick up dress at David's
- drum practice, then lesson
- firm up next weekend's hen party plans
- get car's 15k service
- finish ZAMM, go to book club
- band practice
- go to a WW meeting for the first time
- drink more water
- file shit

I think that is as far forward as I can think. I finished up 1900 House which completely rocked my world. That was really excellent television, to my mind. The first two parts are stellar and do a good job of establishing, the last two eps are just good reality TV. Yes, I just put those three words in a sentence. I only wish they had spent a little time exploring what the cleaning help, the lower class, would have lived like, since they made such a big deal about how hard it was to clean then. Jack and I also watched The Last Picture Show last night which was as depressing as I expected. I didn't realize Bogdanovich directed one of my favorite movies, Noises Off!

Guilty pleasure, American Idol thoughts: I had so hoped for an all-girl final three, but Blake's unstoppable hair made this impossible. Next week: America decides whether breathy white boys trump extraordinary talent or plucky youth. I didn't mention it here, but Lakisha's performance on Bon Jovi week: OMG. Stunning. Final words: Barry Gibb, American Idol? Really?!?


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May. 11th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
I thought this week's elimination made the next few weeks seem almost inevitable: Blake will finally hit the end of the road next week, leaving Jordin and Melinda in the final, with Melinda OF COURSE winning.

But God only knows, with AI.

Barry Gibb: you'd think he'd have enough money by now to afford better dentures.
May. 11th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
I wish I could take all that for granted, and I am totally with you that that's how it SHOULD go, but I fear!

Barry Gibb: Who knew his speaking voice would match up with Sean Connery's.
May. 11th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
If you want to see the lower class life, try Manor House. Same idea, Victorian England era and it was the family and all the servants, so it made for interesting watching.

I didn't really NEED to watch AI to know Lakisha was going. Unless one of the other three were bad in a forgettable way (because even a BAD performance would mobilize a fanbase) it was a foregone conclusion.

What remains to be seen is if Melinda has become too "boring". That's what will make this week interesting. If she doesn't pop somehow she could actually go this week.
May. 11th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Manor House is also on the netflix queue!

I am a tad worried for Melinda that way myself. Jordin has movie-star looks, and that's a big draw, I think, for Idol voters?
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May. 14th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I felt like I might have been able to deal with gross hair... But then I might have shaved it all off which would have been a whole other problem.

Idol: I am still rooting for Melinda. But this week will really be they key indicator because if Blake doesn't go, something is very wrong.
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