Friday night. Sitting in my apartment (back in the city, Finally!) waiting for my roommate and our friend Eve to get back from Connecticut so the Kylie Weekend of Madness can begin. (We're seeing her on both Monday and Tuesday.) 

My activities for the evening included my first attempt at making my great-grandmother's famous mac and cheese. No one besides my self has tried any yet so I can't confirm, but I thought it was pretty good. 

Anyway now the things you all actually care about. Watched Game of Thrones and Fringe just now. 

Game of Thrones )

Fringe )

Last, but definitely not least...Look what was waiting for me when I came home yesterday:



ALL MY RECORD STORE DREAMS HAVE FINALLY COME TRUE!
It seems like I always start to write up posts and then something happens and I never end up finishing them and/or posting them.

  • First some TV notes:
    • Finally caught up on the last three episodes of Merlin. This series has really been boring me. I find myself skipping through episodes or being completely distracted during them. I'm hoping the final episodes will turn into something and bring me back, but at this point I'm really in it to keep up with fandom, which I still love, and for the boys. 
    • And I'll be honest...instead of actually watching Episode 10, I just read [livejournal.com profile] frantic_allonsy's recap. I don't like the Arthur/Gwen relationship at all. I have nothing against the canon of it. It's just that the way it's written doesn't really make any sense. I have no idea why those characters would ever want to be together. They have the least to do with each other out of anyone on the show, except maybe Merlin and Uther and even that makes more sense. Not to mention the lack of chemistry just makes their scenes painful and unwatchable. A whole episode of it was a bit more than I could take.
    • FRINGE. Last week's episode was MINDBLOWING. At least for me. I love the mythology on this show and in this episode in particular. As much as I love our Olivia, I don't find the episodes in the alternate universe as compelling. I appreciate what the show is doing with the every other episode scenario, but that universe just doesn't work for me the way it seems to for others out there. 
    • For all I'm not a Castle fan, which is to say I don't actually like the show, this season seems to be a lot weaker. I usually can get through the episodes no problem. It's a distraction, but this season I'm finding it very hard to get through them at all. Just wondering what actual fans think of it. 
    • A couple weeks ago I spent my days re-watching episodes (okay seasons) of Roseanne on youtube. This week it's Wings. I kind of have this idea to do a where are they now? type of thing for those characters. Because I've always wondered. 
    • I am DYING for that Simon Amstell DVD to come out so I can get my hands on a rip of it. I'm pretty sure it will complete my life. 

As for RL, it's been kind of up and down lately. Ranty rant rant.  ) 

I'm trying to ignore all of that insanity and focus on other things. Tomorrow we have to bring Davey to the vet to get fixed, but then it's HARRY POTTER at midnight. Saturday Eve and Dan are coming to stay and then Sunday we're going to the Brooklyn Bowl to see the McLovins play the song they wrote with a couple of the guys from Phish. And then I think we're going to go on a stoney cupcake tour of Brooklyn. Monday I go back to Connecticut for a dentist appointment and Thanksgiving. 

I need to stop typing now. And do something productive. Like stare at my desktop, which makes me smile like a loon. :DDDDDD
I thought it was time for something resembling a real update. 
  •  I suppose the biggest thing is that my roommate/friend Ashley and I adopted a cat. I'm not a huge fan of cats, I really prefer dogs, but she loves them and they pretty much take care of themselves so whatever. I think we're still planning on getting a dog around Christmas time though. Here are some pictures of Davey, the 5 month old kitten. 
  • Fandom business:
    • MERLIN: I don't really have much to say about the last few episodes, or really about the season in general. I fear if I think about it too deeply my brain might aneurysm and not in a good way. I generally overall did like Gwaine and Elena though. And the boys bantering is also amusing and adorable. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the back half of the series. 
    • FRINGE: I've said it before and I'll say it again. THIS IS THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION. ANYWHERE. One of the things I really love about this season is the difference between the two universes and when we're in the AU you can really tell how amazing the dynamic was the first two seasons. How those characters really related to each other and allowed them to work together. It doesn't have the same feel to it with those in the AU. I'm sure there's parts about that sentence that I could talk about for days, but it's not really that important. On a basic level it's still the best show you're probably not watching. 
    • THE BIG BANG THEORY: Zazzles? Really Sheldon? Really JIM? If I didn't think/know either of you were gay before that certainly sealed the deal. Thursday's episode was kind of weak, but I've been loving this season so far. 
    • RAISING HOPE: I have a really hard time with American comedy shows. In that I don't like them. TBBT is the only one I can watch and really get into. Even Community, which I sort of liked, I only watched 4 episodes of. But for some reason I'm into this one. I don't know if it's the concept, or that the guy is ridiculously adorable. Or it could just be Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman. Something. Anyway. 
    • OTHER SHOWS: I've been keeping up with Bones and House this season, just for something to watch in the morning really. All I have to really say about them is WHERE IS ALL THE REACTION TO THAT FUCKING JERSEY SHORE EPISODE? Where!? It was quite possibly the most ridiculous thing I've ever sat though. Unless I actually watched Jersey Shore. WTF. Never again Bones. Never.
  • Cat pictures (never in my life did I think I would type that, at least in relation to myself):

He's vaguely rabbit like, no?
 

Okay, either going to spend some time reading The Liar or start watching Rubicon.
  • Went to see Iron Man 2 today. In a word, it was AWESOME. Movies based on comic books are one of my favorite things ever. Scarlett Johansson was surprising good and held her own in her fight scenes. Mickey Rourke may turn me off men completely. If you see it in theaters make sure you stay through the ridiculously long credits. Especially if you're a Marvel fan like myself. 
  • I want a fic of Brad's reaction to Hammer's version of the Iron Man suit. It was all I could think of during that scene. 
  • I'm still pissed off Alex didn't get cast as Thor. I mean seriously who ELSE could play that part? He IS Thor. At least we get some Stellan. Wonder if he'll manage an ass shot. LOL
  • I've been catching up on Fringe and Stargate Universe. Fringe is still insane but insanely awesome at the same time. I still hold in my assessment that it's the best show on television. SGU is still awful.
  • As is Castle. Beckett? STFU & FOD. kthx
  • Is there some kind of wank going on in the Merlin fandom? I haven't been paying attention since like February. 
  • I will never get sick of Generation Kill. EVER. Brad and Nate will break me and put me back together forever. ILU BOYS. 
  • Don't get jealous Ray. I love you and Walt too. 
  • Saw Angels and Airwaves on Saturday night. Tom Delonge will blow my mind forever. And I need to either start going to concerts alone or finding new friends. Ones who actually care and want to be there. 
  • CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE GRADUATED/WILL BE GRADUATING! 
I have a bunch of comments to respond to and a couple entries to write. Perhaps I'll get to them tomorrow. 

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