Sep 232009
  • Hooked on Veronica Mars.  First season is incredibly smart and engaging.  Tina Majorino (“Mac”) is adorable.  Started watching season two.  Have heard that seasons two and three are not as good as the first, with the third even breaking with the format of the previous two seasons.  Will stick with it as long as it remains interesting.
  • Glad to be back to the regular TV season with the debuts of House, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, and Castle on Monday.  House, in particular, was interesting for breaking its traditional format.  Only regular cast member (other than Hugh Laurie) to appear was Robert Sean Leonard, and only for a few moments.  Awesome appearances by Franka Potente (Bourne Identity) and André Braugher.
  • Lots of work to be done in the kitchen, with a hard “due” date of Saturday evening, when we’re hosting a birthday bash.  The list includes sanding the walls, washing them, taping off the edges of areas we don’t want to get paint, priming, and painting.  I’m hoping to hit the first three items tonight.  We shall see.
  • Started watching Defying Gravity at the suggestion of a friend.  Excellent show thus far (two episodes in).  It’s amazing to see a hard sci-fi TV show (with the exception of that one thing, which I won’t mention for those of you who haven’t seen the show yet).  “Alive” by Edwin was in the first episode. I haven’t heard the song in years, and recognized it at once (though I mis-identified it as Bon Jovi at first).  I love that song.
  • Started reading Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds last night.  Been meaning to read this for a while.