September 16th, 2008

Dead Dog Cat

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After a delicious dinner of bison on salad, we adjourned, last night, to the living room and played two Netflix discs. First was season two, disc one of Foyle's War, the continuing saga of murders in the south of England during WWII; the second was season three disc three of Battlestar Galactica, which only contained, to our surprise, two episodes. I didn't find the second one so satisfying, but I guess we get to have some more conflict...
Dead Dog Cat

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OK, once upon a time, my beloved forestcats went to England for a wedding, and happened upon Michael Palin, of Monty Python fame, who was doing a signing for his latest book sales. While picking that up, she also picked up a copy of Diaries 1969 - 1979: The Python Years, which he kindly signed as well. Well, I've tried reading this book since forestcats gave it to me, and though there's interesting tidbits here and there, the mass of material is just too daunting for me, and I had to set it aside. Now, since it's a nice edition, and signed to boot, I won't get rid of it (ever), but read it all the way to the end? Not for a long time.

I love it anyway, though, sweetheart. It's just too dense to try to read it all.
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Another quick read by Mike Resnick I've just finished is World Behind the Door: An Encounter with Salvador Dali, a tale that covers some of the Dali mystique. Nice, not too heavy a read.


We also finished another of the Young Indiana Jones discs from season one (lordy, it runs on and on). Most of what we watched were the post-show lectures on topics generated by the shows themselves, to educate the kids on what they saw; these are nearly college-level discussions. The first was on Russian authors, the second on Aristotle, and the last on philosophy itself. Very nice.