Current Entertainment Sunday, Jul 15 2012 

Currently reading: Reading and re-reading my own fanfiction I’m working on; occasionally reading another fanfiction. I’m reading less of the others now than I was before I started writing mine and as I was starting it, because I realized there was the risk my story would be influenced by them and I wanted to stick very closely with canon (Thor and The Avengers in this case). Most recently read actual book was Tim Tebow’s book, I think the title is Through My Eyes. Good book.

Currently watching on TV: Oh my, nothing, except The Closer. Haven’t watched an actual TV show in quite a while now other than that. I watch more DVDs these days than TV, though the last few week not many DVDs either. Too busy writing/researching.

Most recently watched movie: Batman 1 and Batman 2, both tonight, ha! The more recent series. First time I ever saw any Batman movies. This will sound incongruent here but the superhero genre is actually not my genre. So, last movie seen in theater, the new Spiderman just a couple days ago. Before that, The Avengers…three times. Yeah, I admit it. This is why they call it obsession.

Currently listening to: At this very moment, The News Boys Adoration album which I just love-love-love. In my car is currently New Order, ironically the same thing as the last time I made this post like 3 years ago or something. It hasn’t been there that whole time. Actually I lost it for a while and just recently found it! Also in my currently is Lifehouse’s Smoke and Mirrors which I also adore. Lifehouse is one of my favorite bands, if not outright favorite.

Five Reasons Why I Love My Mother Friday, Oct 3 2008 

1. She kinda gave birth to me. Okay, she was also unconscious at the time, but still.

2. She took me to church. I’m not saying taking to church = becoming a Christian, but I think it helps! I thank God that I was born to a family that took me to church and exposed me to God’s Word.

3. She introduced me to music, got me piano lessons, and made me keep taking them after I wanted to quit…but not for long.

4. When I was in my teens and at the height of “I can’t bear to be in the same room with you” and she wanted to go with me to Lakeland for whatever reason, and I insisted the only way this was going to happen was if she promised not to talk to me at all for the hour-long drive…she actually agreed! (I’m still stunned by this.)

5. After giving her the address only about five times, she actually went to my blog, read an entry, and left a comment.

Maybe now she will leave a nice one!!  😉

Painting Stripes II Monday, Sep 15 2008 

If you’re a friend or family member and have wanted to see pics of the home improvement projects, checkout my Facebook page.

Togo Wins its First Olympic Medal! Wednesday, Aug 13 2008 

I’m a sucker for stories like this. In the US and I’m sure in other big medal-winning countries we take for granted that we’re going to win and win big. But for most of the world’s countries there will be no medals. When they win one it is BIG! Front page news! And a very first medal…? WOW! Go Togo!

I am watching the women’s (girls’!) gymnastics right now and it’s so painful — I like gymnastics a lot, but it’s all about catching every single mistake, and there have been some big ones for the USA. It’s stressful to watch! The first woman to go had a couple of big mistakes and she just clearly was fighting off tears afterward and the cameras followed her mercilessly, right in her face. I felt so bad for her. Can’t she just have a little privacy to deal with her reactions? Tough stuff. Chin up, USA women’s gymnastics! You are doing things I couldn’t dream of! Go USA!

Seven-Year-Old Not Pretty Enough to Sing for China Tuesday, Aug 12 2008 

And we thought obsession with looks was over the top in America!

The little girl who sang in China’s impressive opening ceremonies was actually lip-synching. The SEVEN-YEAR-OLD actual singer was not considered pretty enough. Can you even imagine?

Read about it here.

Why Aren’t New Tags Appearing? Saturday, Jun 14 2008 

On the off-chance someone reading this knows, why aren’t any of the new tags I’ve put on things I’ve published today appearing in the tag cloud? Have I like maxed out on tags or something?

Update: now that I’ve tagged two items today with the new tag “technology,” it has appeared…but did it bump off something else? And the ones I’ve only used once, like “Florida” and “Monterey,” still aren’t there.

You Might Be Surprised to Learn that I… Sunday, Apr 13 2008 

…went to a belly-dancing convention today.

Let’s Hear it for America’s Vets! Tuesday, Apr 1 2008 

I fought the Nazis — you think I’m afraid of you, punk?

Why Blogging Anew Today? Saturday, Mar 29 2008 

Because I’m so excited that Battlestar Galactica’s about to start up again!

I love-love-love this show, one of my very few remaining “appointment viewing” shows these days. And, actually, I haven’t loved it as much the last season or so, I guess, too much of the weird-o mythology stuff. The 2003 miniseries and Season1 was some of the most gripping TV drama I’ve ever seen. BG, for my taste anyway, is at its best when dealing with how these flawed, very human characters themselves deal with all the tragedy and trauma around them…not when having drug-induced visions or finding Athena’s (or whoever’s) arrow, etc. I am glued to the TV when it’s about people pressed in at every side and forced to make difficult decisions…the Cylons are interesting but I find the human characters much more engaging.

And, wow, the closer of the last season…like…a year ago already???!!!, season…3.46 or something like that probably…wow. Tori, Tyrol, Anders, Tigh, all Cylons?

Huh?

What?

I hope this is some kind of hoax, because it really sucks the believability right out of the show if this is really true. If there are only 12 models of Cylons, and presumably (?) there was no way to predict which ship/s might survive the initial devastating attack, how is at all possible that BG could be so thoroughly penetrated? Dontcha think somone would have noticed if the same 8 or 10 people were on every ship in the fleet? Not to mention the age issue brought up in someone else’s blog I saw — Col. Tigh served with Adama way back when, before there were human-model Cylons. So…how could he be a Cylon? Lest you say that maybe this has been a big part of a plan, and BG was supposed to survive all along, well, besides making most everything that’s happened on the series pretty much from day 1 essentially pointless (I guess if they’d really run out of water the Cylons would’ve had to secretly ship them some…?), recall also that the other Cylons didn’t know these guys were Cylons either, and were in positions to kill them (and nearly did in some cases) at various points in the series. I don’t see how it’s possible that there could’ve been any grand plan in getting Anders on the ship; that one was pretty darn fluky (and out of Cylon control).

Another problem with this is the issue of the babies on the show. So we know Hera is half-Cylon…and what a big hoopla there’s been over that. This would make Tyrol and Callie’s baby half-Cylon too. But there was no bizarre-o imagery of Six and Baltar and theaters and baby cribs involving that baby. Or could it have been that baby…?

This is the murky road I don’t like going down. Or could it be this, or could it be that? X-Files (one of my fave shows) went too far down that path, so that eventually I completely lost track of where the mythology stood. (Wait, was it really aliens kidnapping people, or evil government agents, or evil businessmen, or evil tobacco companies…?) At the point where I get too confused to follow what’s going on I also pretty much stop caring.

So…if this were all some kind of hoax, something done to these people while they were on New Caprica, that could be pretty cool. One week until we find out…potentially…yeah, probably not.

Venturing into Blogging Anew Saturday, Mar 29 2008 

I’ve given up hope of ever again being able to access my old blog (point-nine.blogspot.com). So I’m back…not that anyone has actually missed me here! But it was kind of fun. Oh, and the “import” into WordPress function? Yeah, gotta have a Google Account for that one too. Blast that Google Account baloney. I had no problems until that issue arose… ah well.

And, why .9 Repeating Decimal, should anyone wander across this who hasn’t already heard the impetus-for-blogging story? Check out the original blog, original post. My world has righted itself since then. = )

And BTW, can I just say, I don’t have a clue what half (more actually) the functions on this blog hosting site are. Maybe one of these days I’ll figure out. But, bummer, apparently I can’t type in color here like I could on my original blog. I like typing in color. Beats me what the point of a tag is, but color looks pretty.

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