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YAY, no overtime tomorrow!

We had at first thought we'd have to work tomorrow, but as the day wound down the bosses decided that we had gotten enough done, and we could rest up for our big upcoming week (holiday weeks always put us a little behind). In the meantime, 3-day weekend!

The Doctor's Real Name Revealed!. Okay, it's just a funny. :D

Last night, as I settled into bed and Barb was still working on her computer, the lights wobbled in and out several times, darkened, came back, and then went out completely. As far as we could tell, there was a swath of darkness about a mile long (from Campbell to Osborne), maybe a block and a half wide (the buildings on this side of the complex across the street were out, but the ones in the back appeared to be on). It was out about twenty minutes or so, and in the meantime -- it was DARK.

As I blundered about the house with a candle, I was struck anew by how generally weenie our first-world generation is, in that we appear to be mostly helpless without electricity. Great men and women of the past created great art, learned great things, wrote great words, and all by candlelight. I am awed and humbled. And a huge weenie.


It really does have lovely flowers:

Although I can't think of which tree this is, it IS a variety of mesquite, in full bloom:

Okay, who are the three guys on the left end? I know the other ten.


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May. 28th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Bless you! I knew the first one looked familiar, but couldn't place it -- and I thought one of them might be Peter Cushing's Doctor, but I've seen pictures of him in that role and it didn't look right.

There were so many Doctors in Curse of the Fatal Death I'm surprised they only used two... (all I can remember of Richard E. Grant's take on the Tenth Doctor was he was manic and in love with his own reflection, and the only other thing I knew him from was Steve Martin's "L.A. Story")

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May. 28th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
That is funny! (He was also, I see looking at his IMDb entry, the voice of the Doctor in "Scream of the Shalka.") I'll have to see if I can find it.

May. 28th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
Aren't the first three from the "non-related" Doctor Who movies?

I think I have some of these comics somewhere. With Tom Baker and really bad art.

I think that every time we lose power.
May. 28th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
See Jenna's comment above. I should have recognized Rowan Atkinson's Doctor. (If I squint hard I can tell it's Peter Cushing, but it's tough.)
May. 28th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I can't remember which comic company put out the series I have (it wasn't British, but American, so it was DC or Marvel - I think?), but the art was soooo bad.
May. 28th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
I think I've seen some of the art, but I haven't read any of the comics.

May. 28th, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
A friend was buying them for me (his idea, not mine). I don't think I ever read them, either.
May. 28th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
Some of the stories sounded good (going over the timeline, etc.), but, yeah. I suppose it's enough I read the novels! :D

May. 28th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
I probably still have the books with the rest of my comics somewhere....
May. 28th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
I can't believe you almost had to work on the Saturday of a long weekend! I'm glad you don't. Enjoy!
May. 28th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
It came close (we wanted to be sure we started with a completely clean slate on Tuesday morning!), but we got everything done, so, YAY!

May. 28th, 2011 03:14 am (UTC)
that IS a pretty plant.

yay to no overtime work
May. 28th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Apparently it's called a Scorpion Plant not only because of the way it curls, but because like many plants here, it's got stingers... but I didn't touch it to find out!

May. 28th, 2011 03:35 am (UTC)
oh that makes it more special
May. 28th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Love the picture of the scorpion plant and the one of all the Doctors! Oh, my beloved Oncoming Beige... I might have to watch Black Orchid again.

Hugs and a happy Memorial Day weekend!
May. 29th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
I've come to love the Oncoming Beige a great deal, myself! :-) He managed to be humble and the perfectly arrogant Doctor, all at the same time!

Happy Weekend!
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