mistletoe: (don't shut me off)
Gah. There I was footling about making icons last night, watching the Spanish football, recording the skating when poof! all the lights went out. Gallingly, the lights over the road and up the hill were still on, but to the west: total darkness.

9.45, I went to bed where a very aggravating discussion about religion and homosexuality was going on on Radio 4. What a bunch of apologists the panel was. They were so busy bending over backwards to respect each others views I never found out what each of them actually believed. Phrases like secular theocracy were bandied about. Pah. Posers.



Friends *gathers you all to my ample bosom* One hour (as it turned out) without online communication and I had to go to bed! Anyway, I divined when the electricity came back on by some 6th sense and got up again. 10.44. I had to set all the electric clocks again. Of course, now I was awake, so I watched Baking made easy which I recorded because it had a glam mac and cheese recipe. Why do outrageously skinny people have to present these shows? The recipes featured were strawberry and mascarpone swiss roll - all sugar and eggs; the aforementioned mac and cheese with 1/2 a pint of double cream and parmesan and dolcelatte in it and then a pavlova with more cream and sugar. She looked anorexic. Grrrr.

To pull myself together I watched the Men's ice skating final which had fortunately finished recording before the lights went out. The winner was a French youth who was extremely flashy but a very good skater. His trainer, who is Russian and bears a passing resemblance to Billy Joel, was clearly pissed off by his antics in the kiss and cry area where the results are given out. Still, the lad is only 19. Plenty of quadruples in evidence, among them Brian Joubert who pulled himself up from 7th to finish second. A Czech skater who danced to An American in Paris looked disappointed to finish 3rd which was frustrating because he knocked a Belgian skater down to 4th who had skated out of his skin and showed real skill dancing to music from The Mummy. This after years battling injuries. Ah the way of the world.

After that I watched Glee which was the Grilled Cheesus episode and was poor. It was somehow a holding pattern episode in spite of Kurt's trauma. Two gripes, and I know the show is satirical, but Rachel really needs to get over herself and her Barbra Streisand impersonation and why does Chris Colfer get Golden Globes for basically playing himself? Anyway, I found the religious theme in poor taste, satirical or not. I think it can be dangerous to mock people's faith unless it is handled well. How come Kurt was able to wear his hat in church? Yes yes it was making a point about why he went, but it felt wrong to me. Maybe you don't have to take your hat off if you are a man in American churches? Petty of me I know, but meh.

And so to bed (again).
mistletoe: (don't shut me off)
Gah. There I was footling about making icons last night, watching the Spanish football, recording the skating when poof! all the lights went out. Gallingly, the lights over the road and up the hill were still on, but to the west: total darkness.

9.45, I went to bed where a very aggravating discussion about religion and homosexuality was going on on Radio 4. What a bunch of apologists the panel was. They were so busy bending over backwards to respect each others views I never found out what each of them actually believed. Phrases like secular theocracy were bandied about. Pah. Posers.



Friends *gathers you all to my ample bosom* One hour (as it turned out) without online communication and I had to go to bed! Anyway, I divined when the electricity came back on by some 6th sense and got up again. 10.44. I had to set all the electric clocks again. Of course, now I was awake, so I watched Baking made easy which I recorded because it had a glam mac and cheese recipe. Why do outrageously skinny people have to present these shows? The recipes featured were strawberry and mascarpone swiss roll - all sugar and eggs; the aforementioned mac and cheese with 1/2 a pint of double cream and parmesan and dolcelatte in it and then a pavlova with more cream and sugar. She looked anorexic. Grrrr.

To pull myself together I watched the Men's ice skating final which had fortunately finished recording before the lights went out. The winner was a French youth who was extremely flashy but a very good skater. His trainer, who is Russian and bears a passing resemblance to Billy Joel, was clearly pissed off by his antics in the kiss and cry area where the results are given out. Still, the lad is only 19. Plenty of quadruples in evidence, among them Brian Joubert who pulled himself up from 7th to finish second. A Czech skater who danced to An American in Paris looked disappointed to finish 3rd which was frustrating because he knocked a Belgian skater down to 4th who had skated out of his skin and showed real skill dancing to music from The Mummy. This after years battling injuries. Ah the way of the world.

After that I watched Glee which was the Grilled Cheesus episode and was poor. It was somehow a holding pattern episode in spite of Kurt's trauma. Two gripes, and I know the show is satirical, but Rachel really needs to get over herself and her Barbra Streisand impersonation and why does Chris Colfer get Golden Globes for basically playing himself? Anyway, I found the religious theme in poor taste, satirical or not. I think it can be dangerous to mock people's faith unless it is handled well. How come Kurt was able to wear his hat in church? Yes yes it was making a point about why he went, but it felt wrong to me. Maybe you don't have to take your hat off if you are a man in American churches? Petty of me I know, but meh.

And so to bed (again).
mistletoe: (michael jackson)

So after yesterday's desert I have to make three posts today at least.

First I got a mod's choice win at [livejournal.com profile] bones_stills for this icon.



That was a nice way to start the day. There are some really great icon makers in there so that was a real joy.

Next I caught up on Got to Dance which is my current crack viewing. It was the last of the auditions last night, followed by narrowing down the 200 shortlist to 28. That was so difficult they had to have a dance off between 8 acts for 4 places. Everyone was good and it came down to two body poppers who had to go through as a duo because they couldn't pick.  My favourite was a bollywood dance group. Such energy! I know nothing about dance and can't do it so it really is just mindless drivel to me, but I always cry when someone goes through.

Talking of mindless drivel I finally watched Ghost Writer. OMG. Alan Cumming was clearly mentally challenged when he directed this film and David Boreanaz had nothing better to do.Suffering Succotash or The Ghost Writer )
 


It's a lovely sunny day and I am about to have a sandwich before embarking on my Seeley in Season 3 post. Wheeee - the energy she is with me. Or is that the Force? Also out for a meal with friends again this week and I have posted a card to the daughter of even more friends whose birthday is tomorrow. I even remembered to put a stamp on.
mistletoe: (michael jackson)

So after yesterday's desert I have to make three posts today at least.

First I got a mod's choice win at [livejournal.com profile] bones_stills for this icon.



That was a nice way to start the day. There are some really great icon makers in there so that was a real joy.

Next I caught up on Got to Dance which is my current crack viewing. It was the last of the auditions last night, followed by narrowing down the 200 shortlist to 28. That was so difficult they had to have a dance off between 8 acts for 4 places. Everyone was good and it came down to two body poppers who had to go through as a duo because they couldn't pick.  My favourite was a bollywood dance group. Such energy! I know nothing about dance and can't do it so it really is just mindless drivel to me, but I always cry when someone goes through.

Talking of mindless drivel I finally watched Ghost Writer. OMG. Alan Cumming was clearly mentally challenged when he directed this film and David Boreanaz had nothing better to do.Suffering Succotash or The Ghost Writer )
 


It's a lovely sunny day and I am about to have a sandwich before embarking on my Seeley in Season 3 post. Wheeee - the energy she is with me. Or is that the Force? Also out for a meal with friends again this week and I have posted a card to the daughter of even more friends whose birthday is tomorrow. I even remembered to put a stamp on.
mistletoe: (wow!Booth)
I have been hard at it all day, yes all day, making icons. Nearly done after a great deal of faffing about. I have 2 that I am not happy with out of 15 which isn't too bad and 5 Artist's Choice still to decide upon. Leaving them overnight was a good plan as it allowed me to look with a fresh eye. Plus I was able to mull ones I hadn't settled on so that they turned out quite well. I have had two slices of toast and a mince pie and that is all. So I am making spag bol in the next hour. At least I remembered to get the mince out first thing this morning because the next time I looked at the clock it was 12.40. What?!? Where did the morning go? Well now you know.



Have you seen the new pictures from the Fox do of David? To be frank I don't think they're very flattering. He looks tired and his hair is wrong.
Observe:



Some were better.

 

Thanks  to [livejournal.com profile] setje at The Boreanazists.

Sunderland have a new signing! David Milliband the Labour Party leader's brother has joined the Board. Niall asked him. Hmm. Well he is the MP for South Shields and he does have connections abroad, so Quinny is covering as many bases as he can. Derby day soon. I can't wait. And Bones day next week. Squeeee.

In the meantime I gave No Ordinary Family a go. I can't decide what it is trying to be. It's not funny; the special powers are uninspired and the supporting cast is irritating. I watched two episodes and already I want to strangle the daughter. The lab assistant is Daisy with dark hair. They even used the rooftop from Judas on a Pole as a setting.  It needs to settle on a specific route. There's a DA who wants to live life vicariously; a suspicious lady cop (who immediately got killed off); a nefarious Scientific Company with a dodgy CEO; a nasty teacher who belittles the hero's son and a couples counsellor. Oh and the mysterious assassin. All in just two episodes with a bit of bitchy PTA thrown in.  At the moment it is too scatter gun and derivative: The Bionic Woman meets Superman the non-flying version. At least he leaps tall buildings with one bound.  Incidentally, how likely is anyone to run from wherever to Arizona without hitting a car? She did have a close encounter with a bike in her housing development but no one was hurt. So that didn't last long.

Lie to Me starts from the beginning of Season 3 again this week, but it has lost its charm for me. Has it been cancelled? Last I heard it was mid-season and on hiatus. So that means I have nothing to watch.

Off to cook now.
mistletoe: (wow!Booth)
I have been hard at it all day, yes all day, making icons. Nearly done after a great deal of faffing about. I have 2 that I am not happy with out of 15 which isn't too bad and 5 Artist's Choice still to decide upon. Leaving them overnight was a good plan as it allowed me to look with a fresh eye. Plus I was able to mull ones I hadn't settled on so that they turned out quite well. I have had two slices of toast and a mince pie and that is all. So I am making spag bol in the next hour. At least I remembered to get the mince out first thing this morning because the next time I looked at the clock it was 12.40. What?!? Where did the morning go? Well now you know.



Have you seen the new pictures from the Fox do of David? To be frank I don't think they're very flattering. He looks tired and his hair is wrong.
Observe:



Some were better.

 

Thanks  to [livejournal.com profile] setje at The Boreanazists.

Sunderland have a new signing! David Milliband the Labour Party leader's brother has joined the Board. Niall asked him. Hmm. Well he is the MP for South Shields and he does have connections abroad, so Quinny is covering as many bases as he can. Derby day soon. I can't wait. And Bones day next week. Squeeee.

In the meantime I gave No Ordinary Family a go. I can't decide what it is trying to be. It's not funny; the special powers are uninspired and the supporting cast is irritating. I watched two episodes and already I want to strangle the daughter. The lab assistant is Daisy with dark hair. They even used the rooftop from Judas on a Pole as a setting.  It needs to settle on a specific route. There's a DA who wants to live life vicariously; a suspicious lady cop (who immediately got killed off); a nefarious Scientific Company with a dodgy CEO; a nasty teacher who belittles the hero's son and a couples counsellor. Oh and the mysterious assassin. All in just two episodes with a bit of bitchy PTA thrown in.  At the moment it is too scatter gun and derivative: The Bionic Woman meets Superman the non-flying version. At least he leaps tall buildings with one bound.  Incidentally, how likely is anyone to run from wherever to Arizona without hitting a car? She did have a close encounter with a bike in her housing development but no one was hurt. So that didn't last long.

Lie to Me starts from the beginning of Season 3 again this week, but it has lost its charm for me. Has it been cancelled? Last I heard it was mid-season and on hiatus. So that means I have nothing to watch.

Off to cook now.
mistletoe: (ice hockey Dave)
 Pouring with rain, windy; the only thing we haven't had is the promised thunder and lightning although my headache says otherwise.

Another injury for the lads; Carlos Edwards had his leg broken in a heavy challenge on Saturday so is out after just coming back for another 6 weeks. It never rains but it pours. Hee hee. The fantasy team is another crocked group at the moment, 5 injuries or suspensions. Not good timing at all.

Won the quiz last night on a tie-breaker of the year the first jigsaw was sold. My trivia knowledge is ridiculous!

New icon, hope it shows up thanks to [profile] setje  over at Boreanazists.net. 

Is Bones not on this week? Have they done a Prison Break and stopped for Christmas? Mummy in the Maze is on Sky this week anyway so I'll cope.

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