May 23rd, 2012

Laundromat Reaper

How is it already Wednesday?

I watched the House, M.D. finale on Monday, and hit the "I reject this canon! Reject it!" point and then arrived at "Fine. I can live with that..." by the very end of the episode. I really don't like what they've done to Wilson—it feels unfair and it frustrates me—and I'm sorry Foreman got stuck being an administrator (I liked him and his interaction with the team/life better as a doctor). Taub was one of the more interesting characters for me at the end. His romantic life is just awful, but he has real clarity on other relationships, and can be an amazing friend. Who knew?

Over the weekend, I worked on my Idol entry (what else is new?) and Christopher's costume. His toga wound up being the entire bedsheet, because a single layer wasn't thick enough. I sewed up loose pieces and tacked it here and there, mainly so it would not fall apart onstage and also so he could find his way in and out of it on his own. :0

I also did the wings for his head and feet (he's Hermes), and then redid them Monday night after the paint came off the gallon milk-jug panels I'd used. Guess those are better for reinforcing under fabric, etc. (they're rigid, lightweight, and slightly flexible) rather than being actually visible. The play is tonight, so I'll try to post pictures of the costume result this week.

My husband and I had our 23rd anniversary on Sunday, which we'll celebrate this weekend when it's not Pancake Breakfasts and other wall-to-wall chores. Wish we could get out of town, but there's no one to look after both kids. Someday! Meanwhile, I guess a nice restaurant will have to do.

I read The Song of Achilles this weekend, mainly to preview for whether there'd be too much sex for it to be appropriate for Christopher. It was good, really captivating and readable, though the author took certain liberties with Patroclus' age, his early background, and attitude toward being a warrior. Achilles' mother? Scary. Really scary. As were most of the Greek gods, really... Now I've started an Agatha Raisin mystery, and Zombies vs. Unicorns< both just for fun. :D

Venus

Step right up...

Well, my LJ Idol reading and voting is done, and I've got a little downtime. So you know what that means:

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