Liz' s Musings's

Liz's musings on life – mostly her kids though.

01/26/07 BSG Revisited January 26, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 2:57 pm

Ok, I’ll admit it … I am hooked on the new Battlestar Galactica. Thomas & I have been catching up with the DVDs from Netflix. We have one more episode from season 2.5 and we’ll be on to season 3. Well we would be on to season 3 if the TiVo didn’t dump the episodes we recorded. It would have been nice for TiVo to flash a message that it was getting full. I could have offloaded some episodes to DVD. So we have a couple of season 3 episodes saved, but not the whole season.

The new Starbuck is better than the old Starbuck. Actually the new BSG is better than the old BSG. The old BSG is sort of a hollow shell compared to the new one. And I’m liking the fact that the toaster Cylons are just drones and that the thinkers are in human form. While the new Baltar is rather insipid his British accent gives him a minor reprieve. I think Dean Stockwell may never die. He just showed up in the second to last episode of season 2.5 as Brother Cavil. He had some of the BEST lines … too bad I can’t remember any of them. Despite the fact that he’s a Cylon, some of what he says is scarily true … at least to me.

They are changing some of the key details between the old and new. Sharon-who-had-the-baby becomes Athena because she’s not Sharon-Boomer. Well Athena was Apollo’s sister in the old BSG. They must have run out of Roman goddesses. They killed off Jammer in the new one. You can’t kill off a major character.

And why are there multiple copies of each Cylon model? We don’t understand this? How does Sharon-who-had-the-baby have memories that Sharon-Boomer experienced? Sharon-w-h-t-b was reminiscing with Starbuck about how they met. But it wasn’t Sharon-w-h-t-b who was a newbie pilot who met Starbuck, it was Sharon-Boomer. That confuses us.

Here are a few for the “What were they thinking?” category –

  • Porcelain toilets on Cloud 9? They have an FTL drive, but can’t come up with a better toilet design than the trusted old porcelain model with the black seat???
  • Why do they fire just regular bullets. Again with the FTL comparison – they figure out how to fly faster than light but can’t come up with a bullet that will pierce a toaster Cylon?
  • We have digital cellular technology on Earth, but the Colonial fleet’s wireless transmissions are more static-y than Ground Control to Major Tom. One of the phones looks just like a pay phone. Was the props department that desperate?
  • What’s with the paper? Does chopping off the corners make it more futuristic or different? How do you ‘dog ear’ a book page if you don’t have a corner? They use fraking porcelain toilets. Use normal paper!
  • Speaking of paper – where did they find the secret stash of paper to use for the political campaign fliers? They have to ration food and water, but have reams of paper to waste for a presidential campaign?
  • Where does all of the booze come from? They’ve been on the run for 9 months. You’d think at some point even the Cloud 9 would run out.
 

01/23/07 National Soup Swap Day January 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 12:53 pm

I did not know this but …

For those of you who live in the United States, the 23rd of January is National Soup Swap day (via Not Martha).

In winter soup is good.

I learned a new thing just now … how to make a phrase a link with the button on the toolbar. That was fun.

 

01/21/07 Budding artist January 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 9:52 am

Christopher drew his second picture today. His first was a couple of months ago but it was just with ballpoint pen. Today’s artwork was done with washable crayon markers. He seemed to want orange the most. He also likes to hold the pen by the tip and gets marker all over his hands. The sign of a true artist! What’s art without some ink???

 

01/20/07 18 months old … and I forgot something … January 20, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 7:20 am

… I forgot to send Julie birthday wishes. I remembered at one point at work yesterday, but I couldn’t stop what I was doing to send an e-mail. So I sent her one this morning.

Today Christopher is 18 months old. He had his 18 month well-baby visit. He weighs 27 lbs and is 33 inches long. So he’s in the 50th percentile for combined height and weight. He is still in the 95th percentile for head size, but I didn’t get the measurement. He had to have 3 shots as well. That was traumatic for everyone, Christopher, me and the nurse! I feel bad for her! But after sparkly band-aids and a cookie he settled down. The doctor officially declared that he is adorable.

I got an A- in my Auditing II class. That was a nice surprise. I wasn’t expecting that. I’m in my ‘capstone’ class. We’re discussing personal and professional ethics this week. I have to do some sort of ethics inventory assignment and it’s due today. I’m also in week 2 of my art class. I have a generic assignment (multiple choice and short answers) on Greek art & Roman architecture due on Monday.

Other than needing to go to the grocery store, I don’t know what our plans are for this weekend. No plans … nice 🙂

 

01/18/07 A. A. Milne’s 125th birthday … January 18, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 2:20 pm

… and the day before Julie’s birthday. But she’s not 125. I didn’t know it was A. A. Milne’s birthday. I read about it here …

http://kiddley.com/2007/01/18/winnie-the-pooh-day/

We should all have some hunny in honour of this auspicious occasion.

 

01/12/07 Sunny and frozen January 12, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 12:26 pm

My poor brain cannot grok sunshine and freezing temperatures. It is not even 30 degrees outside but it is a beautiful sunny day. I must admit it is a nice change from the usual January grey days we get here in the PNW. But it is still strange.

The schools had a late start day and so did I for work. It is nice to have a leisurely morning after getting Thomas and Baboo off for the morning. It was nice and quiet. I really appreciate no one talking, especially after the whiny day Christopher had yesterday. There is a reason I am not a stay-at-home mom. I would kill my children. There are those people who can deal with children no matter what their temperment and there are people like me. People like me take their children to daycare to those people who can deal with children no matter their temperment. I like being appreciated for the hour in the morning and evening not taken for granted. Yesterday Christopher was not overly interested in me being in the same room with him yet he did not want me in another room. He was whiny and cranky. Yes I know there was probably a perfectly good reason for his temperment but that does not make it easier to deal with.

I am at work today, Christopher is at day care today. We are both happy.

 

01/11/07 … and today is a Snow Day … January 11, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Liz @ 10:23 am

Christopher is napping and I am reading. Whilst reading I came across this … most excellent …

Unfortunately Yahoo 360 won’t let you embed youtube videos … here’s the link … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VskbxuehP3I