March 10th, 2014
March 9th, 2014
Work, work, work.
Office yesterday morning, followed by hospitals. Today hospitals followed by nursing homes.
Once home, i stayed there, rather than try to go to a bar to celebrate a birthday. Sorry, Bradd, but happy birthday anyway.
However, we did watch the remainder of disc one, season four of Downton Abbey. We also finished all of season two of House of Cards via Netflix streaming. Both very good!
This morning, I finished reading a new comic; Tales of Honor #1. It's the first foray into putting the Honor Harrington series into a comic book. I like the artwork while the story mixes two of the novels. I gather that there's a production company looking to put the saga into movies, which could be very cool. I'll be watching this one closely.
March 8th, 2014
March 6th, 2014
March 4th, 2014
Saturday was restful. Sunday, forestcats cooked up a bison chili for the cast, and we left a bit early for the show. We arrived during rehearsals, and the actors grabbed a bowl when they could. I have to say that the bison gave the food really good flavor.
The episode of Dungeonmaster was chaotic, unsuccessful (in terms of completing their quest), and utterly delightful. I laughed and laughed and laughed. The party did well, until they started flinging spells, and each one made things a little worse. I can't wait to buckle down and see how we're going to work with the situation as the episode left the world...
The month begins, long hours at nursing homes this week.
Over the last several weeks, I managed to find the time to read a couple of comic books. First was Fables #137, a solid addition to the storyline. The next was Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2; I've liked the comics from Firefly, and I'm enjoying the direction this series is taking.
Now, to work...
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Several days ago, I finished reading Osprey Men-at-Arms #31: 30th Punjabis, a mildly interesting piece about a regiment of the British Army. Not the best thing I've read so far this year.
March 3rd, 2014
March 2nd, 2014
Yesterday, a day of rest and recovery...and laundry...
Anyway, some time ago I watched via Netflix streaming a movie Stand Up Guys, a gangster film in the same sense that The Expendables is a war picture...i.e. several older actors play roles that they were known for where the old guys show the young guys what for. Not the greatest film I've ever seen, but mildly amusing.
Last evening we finally watched The Wolverine. For some reason, the disc wouldn't play in our Blu-Ray deck, but would in my laptop, so that's how we did it. I was disappointed, except for the scene in the middle of the credits which hints at the next X-men movie.
We also watched Monsters University, a very credible Pixar flick. I liked it better than Monsters, Inc., to be honest. It's worth seeing.
At one point last evening, my beloved was in a creative mood, and she pulled out fillo dough, sugar, and cinnamon, and next thing you know, she's got some overwhelmingly delicious and addictive desserts. Not exactly cookies, certainly not brownies, and not baklava either. Whatever they were, they were divine! I'm still full from them, 14 hours later...
March 1st, 2014
So this week is done, and thank goodness. Only once home as early as 6:30, usually after 8; last night 9PM. It doesn't help that Thursday night I twisted my ankle, and by the end of Friday it was really aching (and how much of that was due to weather conditions?). I intend to laze today away.
I'd like to apologize to rameymj; yesterday was a mess, and I missed wishing you a happy birthday. I hope you had a good one!
February 27th, 2014
February 26th, 2014
February 25th, 2014
With the research assistance of my beautiful wife, in the middle of my workday yesterday, I stopped at America's Tires and got four new ones, in light of my blowout Sunday. I saved the best remaining tire as a spare. Guess what? The spare WAS the best one...
February 24th, 2014
Leaving the first hospital, yesterday, I had a blowout; I pulled into a gas station that had a car wash, and one of the final wipedown guys gave me a hand with it, using their jack to help me get it off. Then their jack, old and rusty, jammed, and it took nearly an hour before we finally got my car down. In the meantime, it turns out that across the street the night before, there had been a killing at a minimart, and so the whole strip mall was cordoned off as a crime scene and surrounded by police and TV vehicles. Oy.
By the time I finally got back to work, I was tapped out, so I wasn't able to get all the work done that I'd planned to do. Then, today, I'll have to get some new tires. More oy.