January 9th, 2005

Asta 2

The Icon Says it All

Very boring weekend. On the plus side, I got a bunch of cleaning done including putting the Christmas decorations away....except for the M&M tree. ;)

I also did a bit of shopping for myself which I prohibited myself from doing during the holidays. I picked up the Beyond the Sea soundtrack because my mother was raving about it. I have yet to listen to it so no reviews yet. And Oceans 11 because it was only $8.99 and I adore Brad Pitt in that film. Most of the time I can take him or leave him.

The shopping trip was somewhat marred by Stacey's annoying cousin Andy tagging along. She even wanted to slap him. And he was practically begging me to see Oceans 12 with him. Go to a movie alone with him? I'd rather have a cavity filled thank you.

Instead I went home and watched the Battlestar Galactica mini series. My new friend Christine (I have to state "new" because I don't want the other Christine to have to desperately try and recall a conversation we never had ;) recently sent me an e-mail raving about the new series - calling it one of the best sci-fi shows in years and comparing it in quality to 'Farscape'. (Apparently it's aired in Europe and she's downloaded the first ten eps.) With a recommendation like that I decided to put aside me previous reservations and give it a shot. The only downside is the mini was origanlly four hours and trimmed to three by NBC. But, it was enough because, damn it, I liked it. I still have a couple quibbles, but I'm more than willing to give the series a try. I have to say this, the new Apollo is a hell of a lot more appealing than his predecessor. ;)

Speaking of 'Farscape', I'm trying to get back on track with my rewatch. I squeezed in 'Taking the Stone' before Desperate Housewives came on. I had forgotten just how bad that episode is. One wonders if the writers were actually stoned while writing it.

Has anyone seen the commercial for the new Debra Messing/Dermot Mulroney film 'Wedding Date'? Normally I wouldn't pay any attention to an ad for another generic romantic comedy, but I heard a line that just stopped me in my tracks..."I think I'd miss you if we never met." What the bloody frell? That makes no sense! And they're choosing to use one of the worst lines I've ever heard written as a selling point?!

Gosh, for having nothing to say, I certainly went on. Off to watch Carnivale now. :)
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