Lost Out There in the Stars

Totally how I’ve felt lately, so no blog entries. Let’s try to catch up, shall we?

Interview. I had one last Thursday. I think it went very well. There are four candidates, and quite frankly, I can’t imagine they were more qualified for the job than I am. Seriously, I do everything this job requires already, and I’m already with the organization. So! Good thoughts, must think good thoughts.

Movies. Saw “Fantastic Four” this past weekend. Kinda silly. I love Ioan, but, uh… Ioan? Honey? Could you make a few more Hornblower thingies for A&E? Please? Jessica Alba sucked any and all life from the scenes she appeared in. She’s dreadful. I’m sure she’s lovely in person, but… dreadful.

Does anybody else think the “King Kong” trailer is awesome? Dang.

TV. I’m so happy Sci Fi Friday is back!! Stargate and Stargate Atlantis are pretty decent, but I’m deeply involved with Battlestar Galactica. They boast it to be “the best show on TV” and I think they may have a point. The first two episodes of this season haven’t disappointed at all, I’m really quite pleased. I really enjoyed the Sci Fi Friday prelude-interview show they did, too. Everyone they interviewed seemed to be having a wonderful time making these shows. (Hearing Jaime Bamber’s real accent was worth the price of admission, too.)

On other TV fronts: Christopher Eccleston, the new Doctor Who, is being replaced. Note to producers of said show: Y’all are totally. Out. Of your. Minds. We are in deep mourning at our house over this development.

Comics. I ordered the first Serenity comic book the other day. I hope it comes soon, I am quite looking forward to it! I think it will be a series of… four? issues, which are naturally being released in advance of the movie’s release in September. And thus seals my entrance into the World of Geekdom. Geek on, bruthas.

Cthulhu. Go to tfaw.com and search for Cthulhu. In the pre-order section, they are listing a graduate Cthulhu plush. He’s dressed up in cap and gown, and HE WILL BE MINE. In October. Yeees. The cutest thing I have ever seen, I swears it.

Books. I finished Gabaldon’s “Lord John and the Private Affair,” which I enjoyed very much. I love that Gabaldon never flinches at introducing salacious, bawdy elements to her stories. I suspect that’s partially why she’s so popular. We all enjoy a little smut now and then, eh? Don’t read this if you can’t handle mentions of male prostitutes. That’s all I’m saying on that. I am totally NOT reading the preview of her next novel, which they stuck in behind the Lord John story. I don’t want anything to be spoiled, I want to open my copy and be totally ignorant. (Not a far fall for me, that’s for sure.)

I finished Alexander Kent’s first Midshipman Bolitho book, the title of which escapes me right now. Anyway, it was pretty good. The Hornblower and Aubrey books are better (at least the ones I’ve read) but it was a good read nonetheless. I still think Bolitho and his friend Dancer make a cute couple, but I think I’m the only one. I think the Lord John story must have put me in that frame of mind…

I am loving “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” and reveling in its extreme girliness. It’s unabashadly romantic at times, and very touching in places, too. I’m not totally sure where it’s going, but I’m happy to ride along.

Next on the reading list: “The Historian,” or maybe the Zorro book, and… yeah, I still have that Pink Carnation book to read, too. And I am rapidly running out of summer. Oh, and I wanted to read “Neverwhere,” too. Dang.

DVDs. The Husband bought me a DVD set of He-Man cartoons. WHEEEEE!!!!!! I have been waiting for He-Man on DVD forever! SQUEE!!

I think that’s it for now. Woosh.

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