My countdown widget say two days until the movie, but this year I put my delay-of-gratification skills to the test by taking in an early show on Saturday the fourteenth. It's a bit like the one marshmallow/two marshmallow test given to preschoolers, but instead of 'preschooler' it's me, and instead of 'marshmallow' it's Richard Armitage. … Continue reading The Desolation Fast Approaches
Midweek Geekiness: Hang in There, Spring is Just Around the Corner
Once the weather warms up my body and psyche feel a little lighter. The blustery cold recedes, and I trade in my long winter coat for something shorter, yet just as warmer. I have an idea for the Milestone Widget, but this time will not involve a show or movie. In the mean time a … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Hang in There, Spring is Just Around the Corner
Midweek Geekiness: Through the Looking-Back Glass
Like many blog writers, I looked over my posts over this almost-completed year. Technically, this blog has gone on for over a year. I had reflective posts, fumbling posts, and Book Talk posts. Midweek Geekiness came after getting stumped for ideas. Using the adage 'write what you know', I read all things sundry and nerdy. … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Through the Looking-Back Glass
Midweek Geekiness: Prepping for The Hobbit
Two days until The Hobbit premieres in theatres. Right now people watch their extended editions of The Lord Of The Rings, while critics lament this latest film as 'too long'. All the clips, interviews, and red carpet events basically resembles the time-honoured words, "People start your engines." Me? I take a different track to prepping … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Prepping for The Hobbit
Not Going to Waste a Sunny Day
People's biggest complain about blogs and social media involves the weather. Food either comes in first or second, as in what the writer/tweeter had for lunch, but weather seems really close. I could be wrong. I ponder the question as this post keeps up a streak about weather-related things. I am from Winnipeg. We watch … Continue reading Not Going to Waste a Sunny Day
Midweek Geekiness: Some Expected Hype for An Unexpected Journey
When I got home, I checked on my precious. No golden ring here, but two tickets to see The Hobbit in IMAX 3D at Silver City, on its opening day. Assured the tickets existed, I hunted for interviews over a glass of wine. The hype was expected for something like this, and no surprise some of … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Some Expected Hype for An Unexpected Journey
Mindful Sitting and Hobbits
I graduated from 'in pain' to 'discomfort' in the back department. The injury forced me to sit fully in a chair, rather than on the edge. Everyone sits on a chair's edge, I am no exception. I just have to commit my ample rear-end fully to a chair. My back will thank me for it. … Continue reading Mindful Sitting and Hobbits
Midweek Geekiness: Is It December Yet?
The Walking Dead premiered to huge ratings. (No surprise.) It means choosing another new countdown to grace my side bar. What will it be? I thought. I remembered the Thorin Oakenshield wallpaper on my work computer and iPod Touch. Therefore a countdown to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey begins. It's mostly due to imaginary boyfriend … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Is It December Yet?
Every so often something comes along to make you laugh out loud, yet at the same time say ‘amen sister.’ This is one of those times. Thank you M for the heads up about this post. Mind you I am more of a Richard Armitage girl than a Benedict Cumberbatch groupie. No matter what leanings, this is a love letter to British TV fans everywhere.
Dear British Television,
Why are you trying to kill me? Between the anxiety you induce by making me wait forever for a new series of a show and then the heart wrenching you compel when the show finally comes back, I’m convinced you want me dead. Maybe I’m being a little paranoid and this should only be addressed to the shows you send my television all the way across the pond and not all of British Television… and I guess I can exclude the comedies, although some of them have made me laugh so hard I’m pretty sure I’ve stopped breathing for a second, but still. It’s like you know what you’re doing to me and every other fan out there, and I can just picture some of you (ehm ehm Moffat) sitting in a dark room somewhere wringing your hands while you laugh evilly about what you’ll do to us next.
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Midweek Geekiness: Two More Ponderings About Those Blue-Eyed, British Boys
One Comic-Con Baptism for Mr. Armitage It's official: The Hobbit will come to Geek Prom San Diego Comic Con. The movie itself wraps principal photography on July 7th, meaning the cast will barely have time to breathe before they touch down in California. Aidan Turner attended Comic Con once as part of the BBC panel … Continue reading Midweek Geekiness: Two More Ponderings About Those Blue-Eyed, British Boys