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19 January 2019 @ 01:10 pm
Out? Out!  
I finished the final episodes of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series while biking in the garage yesterday. I've had the DVD set for years, but never re-watched the show until now. I loved it, and still do. LOVE it. Except the last season, because No. But overall yes—deep, mad love.

I thought I was going to be biking outside yesterday, but we had some early morning rain (we've been in a wet spell), and the pavement was just too damp. So, my last outdoor ride was last Sunday (because Monday's rain came early. Suckage). I can see the sun right now. SUN! And there may be some dampness on the bike path from overnight condensation, but I'm riding outside today anyway. Because it's going to rain again tomorrow—which was supposed to be Monday. /o\ I mean, theoretically there's a dry spell coming, but in reality, things are in flux.

For future (tomorrow?) garage biking, I expected to be starting Elementary, which I got some of on my birthday and at Christmas. I missed the first few seasons, so they'd be new to me. But HalfshellHusband started watching S1 in the house, and he's verrrry slow about getting through the episodes (it's like reading—he nods off a lot). So, I have to pick something else that I haven't seen or rewatched too recently. This eliminates a lot of favorites like Reaper and Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls, and the half-hour comedies are out because watching four of them back-to-back is just too frenetic. I could rewatch Six Feet Under or The Shield (except HalfshellHusband wants to see that last one). I've thought about Prison Break, and I have Supernatural but I'm kind of pissed off at it? *sadness* What I miss is that brief year or so when I was able to stream TV on my computer in the garage. I have multiple Netflix shows I could be watching! But not on this PC. So I suspect it's going to be Burn Notice.

Tomorrow, I'll probably be working on a new Idol entry. My story for this week is here. We definitely need more readers and voters, so please check it out and the link to the poll at the bottom for all the entries!

Years ago, this weekend would have been spent taking our daughter out on neighborhood rounds to sell Girl Scout Cookies (this is the kickoff date in our area). I don't miss selling cookies, but the holiday weekend always brings pangs of longing for when the kids were younger. I dream of them as babies or little kids from time to time, and oh, how I wish I could go back in time and just spend a day with the younger versions of them now and then. *sigh*

And now, back to finishing reading this week's Idol entries so I can do my own voting! Will I be able to hold off lunch until I'm done? It's after 1:00 already...

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Muriellemurielle on January 19th, 2019 11:51 pm (UTC)
I'd love to watch Elementary from the beginning. I was ticked at the show in the beginning because I'm a huge fan of the British version with Cumberbatch and thought it would be a rip-off, but I love Lucy Lu and broke down and watched it, and I love it!

Have you been watching the more recent seasons? Did you see the latest season?

I love that series!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 20th, 2019 07:11 am (UTC)
I originally passed on Elementary, in part because I though that making Watson female was a cheap way to dodge the issue of sexual tension between Holmes and Watson in the BBC series and the Robert Downey Jr. movies. Much like making Starbuck female in the Battlestar Galactica reboot.

But when I finally watched an episode, it won me over completely. The Homes & Watson relationship never veers into the territory I feared, and in their own modern ways, both characters are very much who they're supposed to be!

I think we've been watching from about S3-onwards together? Definitely S4 onwards, so yes-- we saw the current season to the end. :)
Muriellemurielle on January 20th, 2019 07:36 am (UTC)
I'm pretty excited about where they're going to be taking (pun intended, absolutely) the series next season. :-)
passing_through: good things are going to happenpassing_through on January 20th, 2019 03:52 am (UTC)
I looooved Six Feet Under and was a huge fan of The Shield (although some of the violence bothered me).

I went nuts over Burn Notice about five'ish(?) years ago and watched all five season on Netflix and then kind of burnt out on it and didn't finish the series. I loved it when I started watching it, though.

It's funny you mentioned Girl Scout cookie time. It's kicking off today in our area as well. While Alicia and I were out this afternoon we saw several girls and their moms setting up tables. I remember spending hours in the cold and wind and a few times misty/rain weather with the girls selling cookies. I wish I could buy cookies from every girl that asks but I can't and I hate saying "no" to their hopeful little faces :(

I, too, wish I could spend time with my girls as babies/toddlers again. There are things I would do differently but for the most part, I just miss them being little people.

I forgot to say thank you for directing me to the poem about the girl who took ballet. It was absolutely beautiful.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 20th, 2019 07:38 am (UTC)
The Shield was kind of like Oz-- phenomenal writing and performances, and some of the violence you just look away for because it's too much. But we were hooked just by the idea of Michael Chiklis going from The Commish to playing someone so edgy and because it was on the SYFY network and was not in any way Sci-Fi. Basically, if they were willing to turn their backs on their mission statement and run a straight-up police drama because it was too good to pass up, we should take notice.

And the rise of C.C.H. Pounder's character was everything I always thought that actress deserved, so awesome \o/

I'm so glad you liked that poem! It was impressive, wasn't it? Such spare language, but such a development of imagery and ideas, and the way they come full circle again at the end was both unexpected and also really, beautifully satisfying. :)
cindytsuki_no_bara on January 21st, 2019 03:39 am (UTC)
girl scout cookie season starts in december around here. i see girls in harvard square, mostly in the t station where it's warm. :D (they're not dumb.) i didn't see any on saturday but there's always next weekend.

is rewatching burn notice such a hardship? i mean, sam!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Burn Notice Flamingohalfshellvenus on January 21st, 2019 06:27 am (UTC)
Wow, December? That's not only cold, it's also during Christmas season. Who wants to buy G.S. Cookies during the holidays, when there's already so much fantastic home-baked stuff around?

You're right, rewatching Sam is never a hardship. Oh, Sam. Always my favorite. :)