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Merry New Year!

That reminds me, I have to see my favorite New Year movie sometime this weekend (Trading Places).

So... Merry New Year to all! We had a lovely party last night, with the whole gang over and the dearly missed framefolly coming in on Skype, so we could all open our presents together! It was much fun, and I made out like a bandit, with a brand-new carryall yarn bag for my knitting/crocheting, and the beautiful Red Willow vase I'd coveted at the antique market from my wonderful wife!






Also the usual toys and candy and just fun, and of course edgedancer brought fireworks, which are now legal in Arizona, so the entire neighborhood was setting them off willy-nilly (although TECHNICALLY, although they were declared legal in the STATE, most of the cities have civic ordinances against them, so it's still not really legal to set them off within city limits, but everyone's doing it anyway). It's a good thing it's been so wet around here lately, 'sall I'm sayin'! Then we feasted and feasted and drank the fruit of the vine (I mixed up some sangria with a mixture of Cabernet & Merlot, both from the Barefoot label), and shared Maggie's gift, which was a bottle of 12-year-old Glenlevit. Oh, yes.

Have spent the day cleaning (we took down a surprisingly dry tree), packing away Christmas things, and watching Twilight Zone. Many commercials for the upcoming American remake of Being Human, which I view with a jaundiced eye, but I AM willing to see if it doesn't totally suck (their George looks okay, but their Mitchell leaves a LOT to be desired). Also commercials from the next made-for-Syfy extravaganza, Behemoth. I'll have to make sure to watch this one, since I missed out on Mammoth.


At times they appear to almost be buddies:


Of course, whenever Cairo gets out he always acts like Bo is some horrible monster when he wants to come back in, and I have to make sure Bo's not at the door so he'll come back IN...

I really have to get a new card for my big camera, since it takes MUCH better pictures than this little one does.


I have made no real resolutions; there are some things I'd LIKE to make sure to do -- get back to the gym and a regular workout, eat better (yeah, I know), maybe read more; hopefully whip something back into publishable shape and maybe even submit some query letters to some people. I think my main goal of this year is to actually save a little money, which is going to be difficult but I am hopeful (knock wood).

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evil_little_dog
Jan. 1st, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
D'awww for Bo and Cairo.

I just watched the entire first season of Being Human on DVD yesterday and was compelled to write fic this a.m.

It's been a while since something like that happened.

I'm disappointed they just aren't bringing over the British version - what, we can't understand what they're saying? Geeze.
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
I've witnessed Cairo licking Bo's ears...

The UK Being Human was astounding-- the American version has a really high bar to aim for. I guess it's not so much the accents as it is the, um, high level of sex and violence, which American audiences love but pretend to dislike. I'd be very curious to see how they handle second season, which was REALLY dark and gritty in the UK version.

It's not like American audiences don't lap up other UK shows (and the original Being Human was shown on BBCA, I'm sure).
evil_little_dog
Jan. 2nd, 2011 07:09 am (UTC)
According to COM, it was shown on BBCA.

I very much enjoyed the dark humor in the first season and how George screeched and screamed at everything but we got to see him grow up. That was pretty cool.

But, you know, sucker for werewolves, and all.
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
I thought so. We, uhm, watched it un-cut in other ways (looks around guiltily).

George is my favorite character, but a lot of that has to do with how amazing Russell Tovey is; I am having a hard time coming to grips with someone else playing George. (Although I'm pleased that the SyFy at least cast a pretty geeky/gawky guy for the part, and not went with "All American Dude," as they seem to have done with Mitchell, ew.)

evil_little_dog
Jan. 2nd, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
I'm glad I got to see the original before the American version. Though I may not have picked it up at the library if I hadn't seen the ads.
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Do the DVDs have the original un-aired pilot on them? That was the first one we saw; it's basically the same as the "first" show, but the cast is slightly different (basically, everyone but Russell Tovey), and the fellow who played Mitchell was AMAZING; as much as I came to like Mitchell, I still think about that first fellow. I don't know why some of the changes were made that were made (the re-casting of Annie was excellently done).
evil_little_dog
Jan. 2nd, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
I rarely check out the extras, so I don't know if that was included on it or not. Sorry.
ljs
Jan. 1st, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
The vase is lovely!

Hugs and a happy New Year.
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
I love it! I have to get some flowers to put in it! *is happy*

Hugs!
cornerofmadness
Jan. 2nd, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
nice vase

we have similar 'resolutions'
wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2011 07:01 am (UTC)
I like it!

Yes... now to see how it works out for me...!
cornerofmadness
Jan. 2nd, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
nods nods, I'm with you there
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wildrider
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
YAY! Merry New Year!
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