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19 July 2013 @ 12:51 pm
Feels like beyond Friday, like I've dragged halfway into next week...  
Today is the last day of voting for the current round of Idol, and any and all votes are appreciated. My pieces are here and here (two this week). The poll numbers on the first one are really making me nervous. :(

So, last day of training, but my brain was fried back on Wednesday. It's been a long week with very little sleep, though the class equipment is behaving better. Just a few more hours... I've been trying to catch up with my f-list today over lunch (now), and periodically checking the hourly weather forecast all day in some sort of stubborn denial mode. Still on target for 100o at 5pm, which means I cannot bike today. But surely, if I keep refreshing the web page, that will change. Right? :O

Did I mention that my daughter got us hooked on the BBC Sherlock Holmes series? We're 1 1/2 episodes in, but really liking it so far. I don't find Benedict at all attractive (apart from That Voice), but he's really well suited to the role. And even my daughter thinks Martin Freeman is adorable (and he does look like a Hobbit, somehow). We're watching Doc Martin with our son (who finds Bert as hilarious as I do), and Sherlock with our daughter. Meanwhile, the stuff on the DVR is piling up... though HalfshellHusband and I finished S1 of Homeland, which was quite a ride. Plus, Mandy Patinkin has once again won me over. Apart from Criminal Minds, where he irritated me, I have some kind of ungodly weakness for that man's soulfulness.

So, weekend. No camping. Probably packing for vacation, though. What about you?

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on July 19th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
The role of Sherlock is a difficult one, in that the writing surround it needs to be entertaining enough that Sherlock himself is not entirely insufferable. I love the movies with Robert Downey Jr. (and Jude Law is just a wonderful Watson). There's a lot of humor in the story to counteract the fact that a lot of the time, you just want to smack Sherlock for being such a jerk. ;)

I'd only caught part of a Sherlock show from another room a year or two ago, where the modern setting got my back up. Much better to watch it from the first episode, because you get over all of that stuff pretty quickly then.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too. It's sure to be lovely this time of year where you are. :)