August 27th, 2007

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

No Shower

I really miss my morning shower. Well, my achy muscles miss it more, I suppose. Sewer backed up into tub last night and was still backed up this morning.

Not a good omen for the start of the week!

What's Left - Danger Kitten

Yeep!

The trip to Philly is a little over a week away! Crap. And I remembered I forgot to order the tickets for the Tippler Tour. Must do that today. Also need to put together we need for Sparrow for Jen's house while we're gone. We're driving the cat up to Fremont since we don't know anyone here that can look after her while we're gone.

Speaking of cats... talked to mum, and they've taken in another stray. Father found him at the market. He was skin and bones and the side of his face was black and he couldn't even meow. They took him to the vet, and she said he was clipped by a car and the inside of his face was all infected from the blow. He couldn't eat because of the damage. So she gave him antibiotics and vitamins and said he's around ten but in very good shape considering. Mum says he's starved for affection too. They're keeping him in the back bathroom for now, till he's stronger, and when they go visit, he climbs into their lap and promptly falls asleep. He's already put on weight and started meowing a few days ago.

Japan - Lips

Go Watch

So one of my oldest internet friends (As in oldest in length of time I've known her (12? years, I think) (We won't talk about that week in Cape Cod where we wrestled for the last Chumbawumba CD) , not in age. I think I'm older [g]), the ultra fabulous aka_arduinna, and her very awesome friend, therienne, have created a very cool Dresden files vid! I loved it to pieces! You can find it here. Go! Shoo!

Japan - Charcoal Drawing

Did You See the Sunrise?

Yes, I'm still on my Magnum kick.

I didn't realize that "Did You See The Sunrise?" was the first two episodes of S3. For some reason, I thought it was much later. so I wasn't expecting it to show up so soon on the Sleuth reairings I've been watching. Damn! It's been many years since I've seen the episode, but it's still one of the best episodes of television ever. Two moments: when Mac turns the key in the ignition and the Ferarri explodes, and that last moment when Thomas asks Ivan if he saw the sunrise that morning. He replies, yes he did, then the camera pulls in close so all you see is one side of Magnum's face, and then the flash as his gun fires. I was totally shocked the first time I saw it on its first run, and it still holds a punch now, more than twenty years later.

On a related note, I was telling 'V' today at work that I realized Thomas Magnum is the man I always wanted to marry. He's funny, and annoying, compassionate and a bit dorky, a loyal friend, and an officer and a gentleman in the truest meaning of that. And yeah, he's easy on the eyes, but that really is secondary. 'V' said he could see that, and then offered to loan me his Magnum DVDs!