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More days in flux

Since everything is still in boxes piled all over my house, I haven't unpacked or attempted to set up my new computer, much less get my important crap off my old one (which includes my entire iTunes library--I cannot change or update my iPod, I'm stuck with what's loaded on it now--a whole LOT of Classic Dr. Who episodes, and, most importantly, ALL MY FICTION--fortunately some of that is on my jump drive). I have no space to do anything or plug anything in, so none of the new stuff has been tried.

My foot is gaining mobility, although it still hurts and I can't put on any shoes other than sneakers, so I'm rather glad I have three pairs of Chucks and two pair of Baby Phat tennies. I can't, however, cram my foot into my new, not-broken-into exercise sneaks.

If I didn't already enjoy Pushing Daisies, I would give them props for actually giving the Tony-award-winning actress they hired a chance to sing on the show. If you have Kristin Chenoweth, give her that spotlight. Awesome.

Not to mention I could listen to Jim Dale talk forever. Plus writers who know what to do with Chi McBride (unlike the folks at House). I expect, though, like Wonderfalls, there's only about four people watching it, because it's WAY too weird for the normals, and I'll be lucky if it lasts until the Holiday break.

But at least Lost and Jericho will be back by then.

Sure signs of winter in Arizona: they came and stripped off all the summer grass and planted rye grass at the office. Yes, we plant grass seed in the autumn. As well as most other plants, although Barb and I won't be setting any flowers this year because there are workmen tromping through our flowerbed all day long. The vinca are all smashed. But it will be worth it. Oh, yes, it will.

The windows are in, insulation is going up, the wiring is in, most of the plumbing done - oh, joy, water pressure! - and they say it should go pretty fast from here on. I'm past ready to get out of boxes!

I have a buttload of things to do and I can't get up the energy to do them in the tiny spaces we have for doing things (like setting up computers)...


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Oct. 16th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
I'm actually enjoying this season's shows quite a lot. True, nothing quite replaces Angel, but I'm madly in love with Chuck and I still love Ugly Betty - on the whole, I have something I enjoy watching pretty much every night during the week, with many of them falling on Monday and Tuesday.
Oct. 16th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Oh, and I was gonna say - I fell madly in love with Jim Dale watching, of all things, Pete's Dragon (the reason I love that movie still); when I was in high school we did a production of his play Scapino! and I just loved all the pictures in the main playbook. I even bought one of the Harry Potter books on tape just to listen to him read it.

Oct. 11th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
I first caught Pushing Daisies last week and fell in love with it. Then I did some research on it & discovered the writers from Dead Like Me and I'm totally hooked.

Of course, I agree that it's too offbeat for the normal TV audience and so won't last nearly long enough to satisfy. Pity.

So... will we get to see pictures of the new kitchen? Have you been taking WIP shots for posterity?
Oct. 13th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yep, from the same folks who gave us Wonderfalls, as well - plus Barry Sonnenfeld. Hard to go wrong, for the quirkily inclined, that is.

We have been taking WiP photos; Barb has the camera loaded on her computer now (playing musical computers around here); we'll get 'em all downloaded and posted, maybe when it's all done.

Oct. 11th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Pushing Daisies will certainly get more time than Wonderfalls simply because it's opening night ratings were pretty darn good. But that doesn't mean the ratings will hang in there.

I've got too many things I'm watching at the moment. Unfortunately, the ratings gods will probably solve that problem for me in the most unsatisfying way possible.

Oct. 11th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)

Dang it! I hate it when I make that typo!
Oct. 12th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
Well, there's nothing on Wednesday right now except Pushing Daisies (at least, not at that time slot), so it's free. Everything I watch is on Monday and Tuesday.

Oct. 11th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
Pushing Daisies is a delight!

But I'm all annoyed because I missed part of it last night (answered the phone) yet was feeling all secure in the knowledge that I could watch the episode today online here at the library, with HD-quality sound and wide-screen picture and everything. Except that this morning, the entire episode at ABC was only 17 minutes long! Later in the day, it got up to 29 minutes, but it's STILL lacking the Kristin Chenoweth section! WTF??? (And now it's back down to 17 minutes again. More WTF.)

So I'm fairly annoyed with ABC at the moment. I even sent 'em a polite (for me) enquiry as to when we can expect to see the WHOLE DAMN EP. Haven't gotten a reply yet. Why am I not surprised?

Oh, and my sympathies on living out of boxes (for the time being). Been there, etc... and would have had a t-shirt but it was packed away in a damn box! ;)

Oct. 12th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
I hope they get it downloadable soon! That's the trouble with the ABC "watch it later" site - we had that trouble when we missed the finale of Lost last year - ended up having to find a bit torrent site and downloading the thing 'cause ABC's website was so annoying!

Admittedly, the song she sings is the sappy "Hopelessly Devoted to You" (hastily written for the movie Grease, not in the original score), but she's still got such a powerhouse voice it comes off awesome.
Oct. 13th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, I'm happy to report that by 5-ish Wednesday afternoon, the entire episode was FINALLY available and I got to watch the bits I had missed. (I like to think my nasty note to ABC was at least partially responsible!)

Actually, now that I think about it, until this incident, I've had great luck with all the on-line shows this year. *crossing fingers, knocking on wood, and feelling all grateful for the library's 1Gbps connection!*

The only show I've not seen yet is "Reaper" which for some unknown reason isn't available on the CW's site. But I live in hope... ;)

And I rather enjoyed "Hopelessly Devoted" (which normally I just find annoying) but as you said, it's to the singer's credit. And dancing with the janitor and Digby was so adorable! I'm just grateful that they're making Olive a fairly sympathetic character rather than the more predictable "heinous bitch" type.
Oct. 13th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
Duh. By THURSDAY afternoon... sorry, had a "senior moment" there. ;)
Oct. 13th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Good to hear it. Maybe it was just because so many people were watching Lost that it was so tough.

Reaper is largely worth watching for the Devil, otherwise it's so far a very one-note show. Enjoyable, but not with much delving. But given a chance to expand, it could do very well.

I like Olive - in fact, I rather like all the characters so far on Pushing Daisies.

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