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21 April 2009 @ 05:28 pm
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Anyone have one to spare? I'm not leaving LJ, but I like to cover my bases and parallel posting is something I could work with.

Thanks! *smooches*

I'm still trying to shed this stupid cold (before it starts up a sinus infection)—it's hanging around longer than they usually do. We've had a sudden temperature increase around here, really typical for Sacramento spring. The week of April 5, the highs were 62-64o. These last couple of days? 94o! However, it's supposed to rain on Friday and things may back off for awhile. I've learned not to put away the sweaters/comforters until May.

I'm an episode behind on Reaper still (thanks, failure-to-record-DVR), but I'm caught up on almost everything else. We'll probably watch last week's episode on the computer while DVRing this week's, and get to it later (because "Fringe" is on tonight too).

Both of us have bailed out of Bones. I was never a major fan (HalfshellHusband liked it better), mostly because of the whole maggots/slime/etc. component. I really hate that kind of thing—I don't watch CSI either, for exactly that same reason. In fact, I could really use LESS graphical medical realism on TV in general. Even in the needle in the arm is too much!

But this season... Bones has gotten "zany," and that doesn't really do it for me. I don't really care for Sweets, I hate how Zach's storyline ended (totally OOC and unbelievable) last season, Angela's a decoration, and the plots are now tending to resemble CrackFic to me, week after week. Whatever I used to sorta-like about the show seems to be gone, and I've added 2 or 3 new shows this year so my time's getting booked up.

New Supernatural Thursday night (*is worried*), and RDJ's movie opens this weekend AND we have a babysitter already lined up! (*is so there*)

What's new with all of you?

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The Huntresshuntress69 on April 22nd, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Those DW invites are like goldbricks LOL, and I am going to just claim my name, like I have done elsewhere. Feel better soon, and weather has been psycho here in Fort Lauderdale too. Oh, and SPN is the day after tomorrow LOL.

What's new with me?? I counted and I have 25 days of school left before graduation and I have more work now at the last minute than I have since I started LOL.

Edited at 2009-04-22 12:51 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 22nd, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
Eek-- I'm condensing time! *rushes off to edit post*

You're almost done! Granted, the work load will try to kill you on the way out, but I have faith you'll conquer it! \o/
brigid_tannerbrigid_tanner on April 22nd, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
I tried really hard to like Bones, cause I loved the books, but it just didn't grab me. And I loved David Boreanze(can't spell his name). In the books, she's closer to my age and much more mature and "normal". I can't see the character in the tv show growing into the woman I enjoyed reading about. I worked for a long time in hospital labs, so the gross part doesn't really bother me, but I know lots of people who can't stand it.

I'm trying really hard NOT to think about this week's episode. Other than a very few things, and the preview, I'm spoiler free.

Sorry about your cold. Keep an eye on it. This winter it seemed like people who just had colds one day had pneumonia a few days later.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 22nd, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
In the books, she's closer to my age and much more mature and "normal".

The literal-mindedness of the character is both amusing and excruciating, depending.

On the religious front, I share many of her same opinions... but do NOT go about them the same way. Watching her belittle someone's faith makes me cringe, and it's as if even the concept of that being rude escapes her. I imagine "rude" is not of much interest to her.

On the "sleep with whomever you want, because love is simply a society convention"... grrrr. Couldn't disagree more, and I hate that the other characters encourage her in that instead of trying to help her grow up and become emotionally mature. Which isn't to say I dislike the character at all, but she definitely isn't as mature as you'd expect.

I want my cold to go away so that it doesn't mutate into some secondary infection. Christopher had a classmate whose stubborn cold turned out to be pneumonia, and then of course there's my MIL. No symptoms of anything until she woke up dizzy and confused one day, and already had the pneumonia by then.
Shainalady_shain on April 22nd, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Feel free to ignore unsolicited 'medical' advice, but...

Surefire feel better mix for me is:

* Hot Black Tea with Honey and Lemon
* Mega Doses (2,000 mgs minimum) of Vitamin C
* Echinacea in caplet form (don't use a tincture; Alcohol makes the herb less effective).

NOTE: avoid the Echinacea if you're on other medications; it's a great immuno booster but can interact with some prescriptions.

Feel better soon, and do keep an eye on your breathing to make sure it doesn't develop into something more nasty.

Bones - I still love this show. Weird; since I loved the books and Tempe on screen is so not Tempe in the books. I was annoyed early on by the over use of "What's that Mean?" and "I don't understand", but they've scaled back on that. The last episode I watched was definately zany and yeah - hated Zach's exit - he was one of my favourites, so I'm starting to head that way. Haven't given up yet though.

I'm terrified of the rest of this Season of SPN - and frankly, of the next season in total. I'm hating the Dean/Castiel show and I'm hoping against all hope that they don't do something stupid and betraying like Killing off Sammy... *crosses fingers*.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 22nd, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
I do take the Echinacea-- with Goldenseal, to ward off the illness (worked the first time, but not the second!), and then by itself to shorten the duration. Hasn't shaved any time off this cold, unfortunately. It keeps changing form every few days, and I'm at about 10 days now-- that's much longer than I usually have symptoms. If the one side of my nose were less stuffed-up, I'd have more success in a saline rinse there.

I HAVE seen some evidence that Echinacea may interfere with birth-control pills, which I'm always careful about. Most people forget to consider that with herbal medications, so I'm glad you brought it up!

I kind of got a kick out of the last two prior seasons of Bones (until the end of last season), but this one seems to be mocking its own characters, and that's never fun for me. Tease them once in awhile, sure, but if it looks like you HATE the characters then the show isn't fun anymore.

I haven't cared much for S4 of Supernatural (the disconnection between the brothers drives me crazy, and the Apocalyptic arc is a big "no" for me-- I really wish they hadn't gone there). And I'm terrified of having it become the Dean/Castiel show, or the "Golly gee, look at little brother learning the ropes" show (or wherever this week's dreaded episode is heading).

I feel as if Kripke's lost his love for his show and his characters, and just doesn't know what the hell he's doing anymore. And while what's happening now is usually entertaining... it's not why I watch, and it's SO far away from what I LOVE about the show. I don't want to feel "meh" about a show I once adored! Why would the producer want that either? :(