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I got my hair done yesterday! I love it. I took a picture, but it doesn't do it justice in the artificial light so I'm not even linking to it.

I continue to be too cool for school, if by cool I mean the giant nerd who has an A++. I have to hide the grades on my paper as she hands it back because the other students will berate me volubly. What is the secret to my success? I, you know, read things, and have been for a good 28 years. I am convinced this is the main or only difference between me and my classmates. They appear to just have not read things. Every fact I know or concept I grasp that is tangential to class but constitutes a ++ knowledge of the subject is something I learned from reading it somewhere. Imagine that.

TV updates:
Heroes - I am slightly bored by this at the moment. Too many stories, too fractured, too many characters being too stupid. You know it's bad when I most enjoy the Sylar scenes. But, I know there is probably more fun to come and will of course keep watching - I just might play DS at the same time.
Beauty and the Geek - I am far less sure that most of the geeks were faking it (still confident that the male beauty is playing dumb, however) but most of the nicer people have been kicked off. I have decided that Shay is a saint, because she is so nice to Joshua and he is so clearly the "off the charts, unhelpable" geek this season.
Pushing Daisies - The Halloween ep was fantastic. I have been reserving comment because things were a little too twee for even me so far, but I am warming up to it. Also, Lee Pace has my undying affection. Move over, Milo!
Moonlight - Jack says: "I don't get it, his hand is made of vampire too, so how does holding it up to shield him from the sun help?" This show could not be more reminiscent of Forever Knight if it tried, though it does kind of need a Schanke. Alex O'Loughlin has a certain charm which brings the whole endeavor just over the 'watchable' mark, plus: Mo' Dohring! Mo' Dohring!

This weekend I spent a bunch of time being lazy, but also attended the Patterson Park lantern parade (dressed as a cowgirl - I am waiting for freakscout to post pics!) and Sunday Jack convinced me to sit still long enough to watch A Few Good Men which was about as good as everyone said.

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snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
I have seen a few episodes of Life which I enjoyed. I think we added it to the DVR... I'll have to check when I get home.
bizarrojack
Nov. 1st, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
thanks :)
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snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't worry too much about missing either of these things. I am just lucky (this is debatable) that my busy season ended right about the time the fall TV season got started.
bizarrojack
Nov. 1st, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
There has been approximately 1.5 good episodes split over the course of what feels like a million. Getting someone to recap it would not be sacrificing much.
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bizarrojack
Nov. 1st, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm still convinced it will get good again, and the good parts are still good now, but you know. Maybe I'm just being too optimistic.
rakin
Nov. 1st, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
But the Sylar scenes were always the best!
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Why is this comment not posting?
Not in my mind. Season 1 I just kind of hated every time he was around.
rakin
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Why is this comment not posting?
I got the post twice :)
peregrin8
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
his hand is made of vampire too

...most excellent!

And thanks for the confirmation of my breakup with Heroes ;-)
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
I am largely still in it for social reasons. I get to hang out with my friends to watch it.
peregrin8
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
That is cool. I would do that. Plus, then you can heckle...
mistervimes
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
The first episode of Moonlight made my spleen hurt. I couldn't make it through a second one.
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
I have a spleen of steel.
mistervimes
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
They have medicine for that :-/
pseudotheist
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
'Jack says: "I don't get it, his hand is made of vampire too, so how does holding it up to shield him from the sun help?"'

I would assume it's more along the lines of "if something's gonna burst into flames, better my hand than my eyes"; like putting your arms up to protect against a baseball bat. Or is there something particularly nonsensical I'm missing?
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
I actually offered that much like humans, some parts of vampires must be more resistant/tougher than others.

Nevertheless, I promise if you saw any scenes of this guy running around in the sun like he's a delicate flower, you'd laugh your ass off.
bigdaddygoat
Nov. 1st, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Having just gotten Lasik done last week, and Mick's explanation of how Vampires can walk in sunlight, it will just drain them over time, I can see why the sun would be a major problem and he would put his "somewhat more resistant" hand to guard his eyes. To most people the sun is about three inches wide, but to Me right now, and I assume Vampires also, the Halo around the sun is about ten feet wide. Even with the very dark sunglasses the Docs gave me I have to turn my head away whenever the Sun breaks through the clouds or I come out from a shadow. And talk about pain if I don't take a break and rest my eyes when I am out in the sun for more than an hour or so (remember, I work outside). Don't get me wrong, I have my own problems with parts of the show (the 400 year old friend of Mick's drives me crazy when he speaks because he has a deviated septum and it whistles right before he speaks), and I do think they over dramatize the sensitivity a bit, but I like the interpretation of their powers to a large extent. I do hope, however, that the writing gets a little better as the show progresses.

I don't know how squeamish you get about movies, but Alex O'loughlin wrote and Stared in a movie called Feed, filmed in Aussieland, that Mickey and I watched last night. It is a low budget movie, and extremely gross, but has a good plot, if a bit far fetched in execution, and Alex is very convincing in his role.
examorata
Nov. 1st, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
The Halloween ep of Pushing Daisies damn near made me cry. I'm still really, really enjoying it.
esperanzazine
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Dohring! Love him!

Also, love "few good men." Did you know Aaron Sorkin wrote the movie, based on his first Broadway play? Love it!
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was watching the beginning and it said it was based on a play and I was like, no shit! Plus I like anything with a Sutherland in it EXCEPT 24.
professorbooty
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
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I watched about an episode and a half of Moonlight on a friend's recommendation...

Man, that show is just terrible.
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Oh, I was definitely not trying to say it's anything apart from terrible.
eeedge
Nov. 1st, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
I *like* Moonlight. Of course, it's popcorn, but I find him terribly watchable popcorn.
Re: ... - snidegrrl - Nov. 1st, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
mountainwitch
Nov. 1st, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
Dear Heroes: ENOUGH CLAIRE. Seriously. Can we go back to Parkman's Daddy issues? That Nathan vs. Matt scene was fantastic. More of that, less teenage drama? Hell, it's not even teenage drama--it's like something PRE-Buffy, like the superhero cousin to Teen Wolf. If Claire starts surfing on top of a van, I'm out of here.

Seriously, I'm still catching Heroes because of Journeyman. Because, sadly, I'll watch Kevin McKidd in just about anything. That scene with him in a tux, seducing his wife in a coat closet . . . *fans self* My, it's getting warm in here.
snidegrrl
Nov. 1st, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, Nathan/Matt/Mohinder are chewing through some scenery and being compelling so much more than characters that have... well... more obvious complexities.

We shut the TV off after Heroes, sad to say. We watched one or two Journeymans but just didn't get into it. McKidd notwithstanding.
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Nov. 5th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
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snidegrrl
Nov. 6th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Re: fencing
Who are you? :)
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