This afternoon, I dropped by my school and picked up my $100 school supplies gift card, also known as "Sonny Perdue's attempt to buy teachers' votes". ;) That was the only smile, though, because the thought of going back to work is profoundly depressing. I do love my career -- I just love being completely lazy during the summer. Four more days. GAH. Tomorrow evening, chrisjournal and I are meeting for dinner and then hitting the computer stores to buy laptops. Gotta take advantage of the tax-free weekend. The nice thing about current tech is that the stores have dozens of laptops within my specs range and budget. The downside is that I'll have to go by brand - everything else being equal - and I keep hearing good *and* bad things about all the most popular companies. We'll see how that goes!
The commercials for Talladega Nights always make me laugh, even though I have no desire whatsoever to see the movie. I think it's a Southern thing -- I'm not a NASCAR fan at all, but I *get* the stock car-related humor.
My first yarn order from Elann.com has won me over -- I bought a ton of yarn on Friday night, and it arrived today. I'm making this awesomely-colorful baby blanket for my upcoming niece or nephew. Yay!
How fabulous was last night's Rescue Me? WHEE! I'm reposting my comments from TWOP.
At the start of the season, I hated Sean/Maggie. Poor little Deer in the Meadow will indeed be dead within three months. Now I'm thrilled, just for how adorable he is with the wedding plans. I should be disturbed by how much I love Sean Garrity-Gavin (hee!), but how could something so fabulous be wrong?
In the past, the broadly comedic roles have been spread throughout the house, mostly with Probie and Sean. I've noticed lately that Sean has shifted almost entirely to comic relief, with a few humorous scenes from the others. Fortunately, Steven Pasquale is so damn good that it works.
Since I'm only watching for Sean Garrity-Gavin these days, I almost forgot that other things happened. And this ep was actually quite enjoyable, perhaps because Tommy's dick did not make a very special appearance. In fact, this one differed from most of the season in how much was focused on the firehouse. The show really does shine when it's not dragged down into the Gavin family morass.
Also interesting that Tommy appeared to seriously consider Sheila's offer.
I really liked the way the Probie reveal played out, though his "I'm not gay!" protests rang a bit false. Given the way they've acted in the past, anger from the other guys would've been in-character. But, as Tommy said, they're a family, and I'm so pleased for Probie's sake that they were more or less accepting of this. The hug was just lovely, and exactly what Probie needed. Looks like he might not be going anywhere soon.
At first, I was taken aback by Johnny's sympathetic face as he told Tommy of the pregnancy. Then I realized it was all an act -- just another Gavin jackass strutting and proclaiming his territory. Ten bucks says that, as soon as he walked out of the firehouse, Johnny pumped his fists and shouted, "I WIN!"
Sean Garrity: Saving Rescue Me since June '06.
And some links....
-- blufr.com is addictive. Random trivia questions pop up, and you guess whether they're true or false. Fabulously fun time-killer.
-- NY Times profiles Baby Halder, an Indian domestic servant who has become an unlikely literary star in India. A highly recommended read.
-- The Stephen Colbert "On Notice Board" Generator! Thanks to sockkpuppett for the link.
-- LOLA! Maybe I'm the last to find out about Franka Potente's upcoming multi-ep appearance on The Shield. I've never wanted to watch that show (despite the acclaim), but I'm very motivated now.
Now I'm off to curl up on the sofa with a heating pad and Project Runway. Omigod, did you hear that someone's gonna get kicked off tonight?!? Bravo's incessant hype has taken away any potential scandalicious glee.