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Google Knows Me All Too Well

This weekend I downloaded Google's new (?) sidebar feature which provides one with up-to-date weather, news, e-mail (if you use gmail), movies (I added that), and a steady rotation of pretty pics (my icons :-) amongst other useful tools (To do list!) . Anyway there is a 'Web Clips' section which I hadn't paid much attention too assuming it was just recently visited sites. Accept tonight I realize I'm getting a steady stream of BSG related links off of a BSG feed I've never heard of. Yes, it's official, I am THAT obvious. :/

Yesterday, I had a bit of a freak out with the photo feature when in the rotation of pics I started seeing DS9 icons. I've never saved a DS9 icon. Turns out something was checked in options and it was pulling icons from LJ's I had visited.

In TV viewing this weekend I watched five episodes of American Gothic. I had forgotten how much I loved the show and am once again lamenting CBS pulling a FOX with it leading to it's untimely demise. It least, if I'm remembering correctly, it had a semi-resolution. My Gary Cole lust is also back. The guy knows how to do evil. And while I like Jake Weber on 'Medium' I still find his portrayal as Dr Matt here about as interesting as watching paint dry. It probably explains why he got the ax about half way through the series. I may or may not do a lengthier write up later, but I must recommend you Netlix this one people.

Last night I watched Part 1 of Bleak House. I loathe Charles Dickens. As far as I'm concened he was the soap writer of his time. And not a particularly enthralling one at that. However, I found myself enjoying this production much more than I expected to. Since I've basically washed my hands of 'Desperate Housewives' this seems like a good alternative.
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I go backwards and forwards on Dickens; there are novels I absolutely loathe (Hard Times, Great Expectations) and then others like Bleak House which I loved. I remember reading once that Dickens was simultaneously the best and worst of English writers: he could write scenes that just gripped you and then follow up with the like of Little Nell's death scene. I only caught part of the adaptation myself, but it looks great.
The mini had a very interesting look to it which I'm not sure how to describe. There were moments that seemed very realistic, but others that had a dreamlike quality to them. And I couldn't spot a bad performance in the bunch which is rare in any kind of production. I also found myself wondering where Jamie might be in this if not for 'Galactica'. ;)
I dl'ed BH last night and hope to watch it sometime this week although God knows when. I seem to continue to be ridiculously busy. When will it end?!?

Also? I remember loving American Gothic and since I haven't seen it since the initial airing, I believe I will Netflix that sucker.

And finally, YES, you most definitely are that obvious. ;-)
Also? I remember loving American Gothic and since I haven't seen it since the initial airing, I believe I will Netflix that sucker.

Once again, you bow to my will. ;-)

And when you find time to de-busify yourself, call me! Or tell me when I can get a hold of you. :)
While I missed Bleak House my parents were planning on watching it.

Let me know how much the Google thing goofs up your PC (Spyware goooood, fire baaad).

Raoul (New and improving)
Spyware? What's that? ;) And you've certainly dropped me a rung on the pessimism ladder.
I downloaded the series when it aired on BBC and made DVDs for xmas presents (Mir got one); I enjoyed it a lot, especially considering the incompetence-fest of most UK tv (do they even have film school over there?).

Esther Somerson has to be the most ridiculously well-balanced and competent character in all of literature. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.
Oh, the guy playing Guppy was also on a short-series "Funland" that aired at the same time, playing this Jim Morrison type rockstar. The contrast was hilarious -- not that I'd recommend Funland to anyone.
especially considering the incompetence-fest of most UK tv (do they even have film school over there?)

Well, I said to someone recently that it seems most of the British talent pool desires to come to Hollywood to make it big...and then ends up filming in Vancouver. It seems that 'Bleak House' managed to find the best available people to work in front of and behind the camera.
Thanks. I actually found a listing of the correct runnng order and have been following it. I just can't believe Universal was that sloppy. Even FOX knows how to do a DVD set right!