June 4th, 2005

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If you've ever wondered what a cave lion would look like--meet Hercules, a three year old liger. (lion/tiger crossbreed.) (via stillsostrange). There's a certain visceral "oh, dear lord, I'm lunch" quality to those photos, what?

After the Dangermouse, last night, we watchd the first two episodes of the new Dr. Who. I haven't actually seen any Doctor Who, except the Rowan Atkinson thing, since I was watching it on PBS in the 1980's, in the endless afternoon marathons. This felt much the same; it had the right blend of fast-paced action, wry wit, fluid and slightly mad characterizations, and off the wall creativity that I loved. It was a nice little chunk of childhood revisited, only better. I was rather pleased.

Also, the season finale of NCIS, finally, which is a bad show, but I watch it for the cast. I've heard some complaining about that ep, and to be fair it was heavyhanded and a little choppy, but... it's a bad show. *g* It's always a bad show. Not that that stops any of us from watching it, because we aren't watching it for the show. We're watching it for Pauley Perrette. Let's be honest. And Mark Harmon smacking around Michael Weatherly, which does my heart good (I really dislike Weatherly's character, though I will admit he plays him well). And Sean Murray. And occasionally, when he actually gets some screen time for a change, David McCallum.

(Anybody else notice how much office physical abuse goes on in that show? Boy, if that were a real government agency, these people would have each other up on charges (sexual harrassment, physical intimidation) every other week.)

And I was rather pleased that (spoiler) and how the (spoiler) was handled, although I'm going to state for the record now that Tasha Yar syndrome has claimed another character. That was the episode that (spoiler) should have had, and the characterization (spoiler) should have had all along.

Of course, I was up way too late, and that means I won't get started writing until after ten AM today, but I suspect I needed the break. So, all in all, more television than I generally watch in two weeks, all in one night. Oddly, I do not feel rejuvenated by the night off. TV apparently does rot your brain.

And between Penfold and the Doctor, I will be walking around going "Fabulous!" for the next three weeks. It was a good TV night.
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    Humble Pie - 30 Day in the Hole
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I would so rather be sleeping than working today.

Progress notes for 4 June 2005:

Whiskey & Water

New Words: 2,007
Total Words: 106,074 / 118,250
Pages: 473

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118,250 / 160,000
Reason for stopping: dinner break
Mammalian Assistance: Marlowe snuggled, and I was working on the laptop for a while and had a great dane head in my lap alongside the computer.
Stimulants: not enough tea, and a lot of water
Exercise: gothercise tonight. I swear it!
Mail: nomail
Today's words Word don't know: wasabi
Tyop du jour: n/a
Darling du jour: n/a
Books in progress, but not at all quickly: Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness At The Bellona Club;
Interesting research tidbits of the day: n/a
Other writing-related work: I have updated my web page. Oogly my virtue. It would be nice if this check I'm waiting for would show up, so I can afford the plane tickets I need to buy by the end of the month....
  • Current Music
    K.D. Lang - A Case of You / Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Somewhere in Africa