Sunday, July 8, 2007

A Mounds is NOT a Sprinkle.

Once again, the date flaked. I was geared up for mini golf and go kart racing but he was a no show. Family emergency. Um. Ok, can't really argue with that.

So I snatched a book club friend from her apartment and made her go with me to the Kwik-E-Mart for Slushies and a (very fresh, right off the truck) donut with pink icing and sprinkles (jimmies for you Boston folk). Thanks go to my friends in, ahem, Seattle, for letting me know about this event near where I live. If I get less lazy, I'll post my own pics, or you can follow the link and imagine a line of humanity out the door to the right. I was kind of surprised that the security guard keeping the number of people in the store to some pre-set maximum wasn't wearing a badge saying "Wiggum", but my check out clerk was Indian and had an accent. Well worth bopping over to see for any Simpson's fan.

Took a lazy day today and enjoyed it. Read by the pool, swam a bit, and watched another few episodes of Firefly. People told me I'd like this series, but I was skeptical of the glowing reviews based on previous experience with glowing reviews. But it's fantastic. Excellent characterization, the relationships are wonderful, plots and situations are fun, costuming is great, well acted by a cast who worked as a whole... I don't know why it's not more popular than Star Wars (by which I refer only to the original 3 movies). So to everyone who said I'd like Firefly, yes, you told me so. I have seen the light. And for the record, I'm going with the savoring plan, at least a little.


Anonymous said...

I need to get dh the set... or is it for me??.. B5 first. Serenity (the novel, not the movie since I really am not a tv fan) was EXCELLENT.

Wonder if they'd consider bringing the series out in book format?? Fox cancelled it, IMO.. says it all.

Wade said...

I'm glad your are enjoying Firefly. It is a most excellent show. It died far too young.

As for your date, my advice is to leave the ball in his court for now.