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09 February 2010 @ 05:22 pm
Still behind, still more absentee than I'd like...  
I just can't seem to get caught up on my f-list, and I'm flunking the fab_feb_friends completely! I'm sorry to be so AWOL—I hope to be tuning in more often than just to post fic.

And yes, I have one of those that should go up a little later. And no, it is NOT one of the two remaining drabble-meme offerings I still have left to do. Those have never taken more than about 7-10 days before, but I'm out to a month now! However, they VILL get finished.

We're mostly caught up on our weekly TV shows, except for last week's Fringe. I still don't see why this year's network schedule has so many holes with _nothing_, and then the few shows we watch are in collision. Seriously, The Mentalist and Fringe AND Supernatural all have to be on Thursdays at 9pm? Imagine if we were watching Grey's Anatomy too (though thank god we're not).

I think The Good Wife is no longer head-to-head with L&O:SVU, though it's hard to tell what with the pre-emptions and repeats. How about putting that one back on at 10pm, now that Leno's bomb has been defused?

I really enjoyed last night's House, which was all from Cuddy's POV for a change. I'm surprised she hasn't either fired House or buried him in a basement—he adds way too much drama to her life. I still need to re-watch part of last week's show, because—get this—I was out of the room during the "possum-in-the-tub" part of the episode! Though I'd only be traumatizing myself, I'm sure. Possums are like bigger, more evil, more vicious versions of rats. What kind of animal needs that many spiky teeth? Yick!

The kids watched the Superbowl, while HSH got groceries and I went running and then did yardwork. Part of that was because Sunday until 1pm was the kids' basketball stuff. Saturday, Lauren had her first "rec-league" game, in which she played better than she ever has. She not only dribbled, she backed into a defensive player and pushed for position while dribbling, AND she had a two free-throw opportunity and made both. She hasn't shot free-throws in a game since 5th grade, so that was a shocker. Her team's situation was awful—only 4 players, and the coach was sick so a players' father stepped in (although he was awesome, so no loss there). The other team insisted on playing 5 players to our team's 4 all the way through the game, and ran through her bench of substitutes too. 10-4 at halftime, 24-8 final score because by the time our girls were tired. But poor sportsmanship aside on the part of the other coach... that's a situation that forces you to really bring up your game, and our girls more than met the challenge. All of the parents were very proud. :)

Let's hope there's at least a fifth player this weekend, though. :0

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mercurybard on February 10th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
I don't normally watch House, but I wonder if the "possum-in-the-tub" scene is up on YouTube...no.

Though there was a fanvid set to "Love Me Dead" by Ludo, which was strangely appropriate...

I thought the Fringe episode was a strong one. Just not the one I would've wanted my mother seeing as her intro to the show.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: TVhalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2010 04:01 am (UTC)
Guess I'll have to go to Hulu and weed through the episode. There's about a week's delay for House, so it should be up soon.

I'm looking forward to seeing Fringe now! Really, I'm just watching for Walter and the weirdness, and the fact that I like Olivia. The mytharc (or whatever you might call it) doesn't even matter. It's all pure cracktastic entertainment, with moments of real pathos.
Chat Noir: purr b w umaster_chatnoir on February 11th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Yeah! Somebody else on my flist watching Fringe! I just started and got caught up right before it came back from break.

And the coach playing all 5 girls against 4? Nice example to set there for the kids, coach. {shakes head} But at least it sounds like they learned a *good* lesson from it anyway.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 11th, 2010 02:33 am (UTC)
:D Thanks to that December fic-meme, I wound up WRITING some Fringe fanfic, which was a huge surprise. Walter's voice is very distinctive, though. ;)

The other team's coach set SUCH a poor example with that game. Even in the fourth quarter, she still played 5 on our 4. Was she that afraid of losing, if she'd done 4 against 4? It's a rec league, for crying out loud!

I'm not sure we'll have 5 players this weekend either. There were 6 at one time (one of whom never brought in her paperwork, and I guess her family decided the $80 was too expensive). Our missing 5th player last week, who'd been out sick and didn't know about the game schedule... was out because she'd had appendicitus. Yipes! I very much doubt she'll have recovered by this weekend, though at least it's out now and can never come back to threaten her again. :0