I watched 'The BSG: Ten Things You Need to Know Special' which, as usual with these specials, was almost a total waste of time. One bit of information did stand out for me. Ron commented that when they find earth it's been devastated for thousands of years. The thirteenth tribe left Kobol somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago (depending on the episode). So did they settle there, build cities, and destroy themselves in record time? This timeline coupled with Kara's discovery of earth matching only four of the twelve star patterns (according to a deleted scene in 'He That Believeth in Me') is still making me suspect the earth they found is is not the earth they are looking for.
I also caught up on Friday Night Lights: Underdogs.
The X-Men comic next to Tim's bed cracked me up. My screen is too small to tell, but my guess is Gambit was on the cover.
I'm really perplexed by Tami not wanting to report Joe McCoy beating up JD. Putting aside that by law, as the school principle, she is required to report the abuse, it's just beyond me that she wouldn't feel personally compelled to report it. She pressed Tyra into reporting the attempted rape because it was the right thing to do and best thing for her so why back off here? More disturbing is Katie McCoy was devastated by her husband's actions in the previous episode and now is pissed off at Tami for calling children's services. Though, sadly, I know there are mothers like her.
Tyra using Applebee's as a metaphor in her college essay - hee!
I was angry at Matt's grandma for dismissing his dream of being an artist until I realized she has the belief he desires and can achieve a career in football. She's so proud of his accomplishments on the field, she isn't able to see he doesn't quite have the talent to be a professional.
I loved Lila telling Buddy it's OK he blew her college fund because now she can go to San Antonio State with Tim. I thought he might have a stroke right there at the restaurant.
I made two predictions about Matt. As a wide receiver he'd have his moment to shine - and he did on a nationally televised game - and/or JD would crumble at some point and Matt would quickly have to shift back to the quarterback position. Either I'm brilliant or the show has become a little predictable. ;) If it's the latter, I don't care because I adore Matt and I loved that the last game of his high school career was an awesome one for him and, because of him, they almost grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat. As Eric gave his speech about that championship game being the best damn one he'd ever seen, a game that people will be talking about for years, and Tim just smiled I had to smile along with him.
My To Do List for the weekend:
* Go through auction catalog
* Reply to comments
The fic I beta'd was beccatoria's awesome BSG AU fic from 'The Hub', The Body is a Myth. It's epic. It involves nearly all the characters on the series. It deals with life, death, rebirth and the cycle of time. It's even a teeny tiny bit shippy. And it's one of the most ambitious, complex, and thought provoking fics I've read. I actually wanted to mention some aspects of her fic in my episode recaps, but I didn't want to steal her thunder. ;) So, go read!
Oh, and good news/bad news. The good news is think I figured out what the mystery rash is - Keratosis Pliaris - and it's the result of really dry skin. The bad news is there is nothing much I can do for it accept moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize until it clears up.