Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

I've been very busy at work, and I'm on call presently, so keeping up on my journal has been on the back burner. Let's see if I can recall everything I wanted to comment on...

First off, we finished watching the second season of Veronica Mars; still quite good. Netflix should have had the first disc of season three in our hands yesterday, but the USPS didn't deliver it. I expect to see it Monday.

We also were streaming a documentary series called Prophets of Science Fiction; it dealt with eight different authors of importance in the field. The show was solidly good; off the top of my head I recall that there were shows devoted to Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, P. K. Dick, Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, one more that escapes my recollection, and finally George Lucas. Overall, it was a good piece of work. Find it on Netflix, I guess.

Friday night was my Dad's yahrzeit (anniversary of his death). I lit a candle before we went to our friends' place for services, and I said a prayer for him; when they heard that it was the specific (Jewish) date of his death, one of our friends chanted another prayer as well, which I appreciated. It was good to be with folks at the time, because it was our youngest member's birthday celebration, and the contrast was comforting.

I got up ridiculously early on Saturday, because we were having a BBQ for the cast of Dungeonmaster to celebrate the attendance of Bruce A. Young, the man who created the original show. I got home from the hospitals about half an hour after folks started showing up, and I immediately went out to the grill (in temperatures over 100 degrees outdoors!). We had about a dozen or so guests, chatting and having a good time; people hung out with us until sunset. Very pleasant.

And so, later today is the Classic Dungeonmaster episode, where we are resurrecting an old script from a dozen or so years ago, and replaying it for an audience that hopefully will include special guests of former cast members brought back for honor. It's going to be a great show! But now, I have to get myself out of the house to get my work done, first...
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