October 16th, 2005


A Serene Blitz

I had a really great weekend. It was so cool seeing my Blitz buddies, at least the ones who made it this year that is. It was mostly all guys. Well, entirely all guys, except that the one fellow brought his daughter to a couple of meals. That was nice, so I wasn't the only girl the entire time at least.

On the plus side, I got a cool crown braided into my hair! On the minus side, braids don't last very long. A few photos were taken, not with my camera, but hopefully I'll get some links in a few days. The braids look nifty right now, even though they're a bit windblown. I'm guessing they won't look nearly as nice tomorrow, and I'll have to take them out.

So anyway, guess what I finally saw? Oh you'll never guess, I'll just have to tell you. Firefly!! I've been listening (and reading) to people talk about this show forever, without having any idea what it was. I'm always a little bit behind the times, of course, so I never saw it before it got canceled. I'm not sure why I didn't see it -- maybe I don't get that channel? That would be my guess, because I don't get any pay channels.

Either that, or I just wasn't informed that I should be watching the show until it was too late. I just never realized! Or I wasn't paying attention. Any of those are entirely possible.

So it turns out I liked it auite a lot! I'm not surprised that I did, since value the opinions of many of the people I saw raving about it. One thing did suprise me about the show though: I knew it was science fictiony, but I had no idea that it was also a western! What's up with that? Cowboys iiiiiinnnnn spaaaaaaace! Crazy, but fun. I have seen four episodes so far, or maybe five. It's pretty cool! I'm looking forward to seeing more episodes, and then checking out this fancy-schmancy Serenity movie that everyone's talking about.

I just discovered that I get the Science Fiction channel, and it is showing episodes of Firefly right now. Unfortunately it's probably further into the timeline than I am, but I'm still going to Replay it and watch some. I have a lot to catch up on.

Aside from watching the cowboy/spaceships, we did a lot of feasting. LOTS of good food! I brought fresh Astoria baklava to contribute, and I enjoyed baklava for breakfast each morning. Yummy. We had a potluck on friday, and went out for several meals also. We did a bunch of walking, and a lot of socializing.

All and all, an excellent weekend. Now I just need to get some sleep, because I've got that darn work thing coming up early tomorrow morning.