This weekend I've been working on fic, knitting Christmas stockings, and watching Foyle's War, which I got from Netflix. Can't remember why I'd added it to my queue, but I'm enjoying it far more than I'd expected. The plots and characters are almost archaic, as if I'm watching something from 60 years ago -- which, I suppose, I am! But it's also very lovely and soothing and makes me feel good.
And today? I'm finally going to take a solo drive up to the mountains. Every year I say I'll do it again (it used to be an annual event), but I never quite get around to it. While I'm not taking the looooong route, it should be lovely because the colors are peaking right now. Yay! A few things before I go:
-- I run hot and lukewarm (no longer cold) about Pushing Daisies, but I kinda adored "Birdhouse in Your Soul" this week. Cheesy but delightful.
-- I just discovered Gawker's tale of The Worst Person in the World, in which a jackass sends a woman from match.com a hilarious e-mail. But it gets better! Not only did several other blogs pick up on it and mock him mercilessly, but the man chose to "defend" himself to Gawker.
-- Slate has an ode to store-bought Halloween costumes. I always wanted those '80s plastic tunic thingies, but Mom insisted on making ours. Alas.
-- Mo Ryan has yet another article on the likely WGA strike, this time with quotes and some other interesting bits.
-- EW talks about Gay Hollywood and how Brokeback Mountain didn't change much. *sigh*
-- According to NYMag, someone might've finally cracked the case of DB Cooper. I love weird (un)solved mysteries.
-- In RSS feed news, Smart Money lists 10 things the DMV won't tell you. And Lifehack offers advice on common writing mistakes.
-- Speaking of that... while skimming through fanfiction.net, I was reminded of a few BSG fic tropes and errors. These two in particular have become so much a part of fanon that I can understand why many people take them at face value. I'm just really nitpicky, it seems!
1. Injured personnel in the original series went to Life Station. Our BSG has never referred to it as such. It has only ever been called Sick Bay.
2. Has Kara ever called Lee "Adama" -- one word, just the last name? Unless I'm forgetting something, she'll call him "Lee" or "Apollo". She uses "Adama" to refer to the Admiral. (But I'm quite happy to be corrected here!)
3. Okay, I've forgotten the third. Any suggestions? :)
BTW, the Wiki is great for all those little details. I rather enjoy reading the bios up there, just for the things I'd missed the first time around. Here's my girl's page: Kara Thrace. I'd forgotten about the Triton thing. Hmm.