annundriel: (SG-1)
There was nothing on TV tonight, so Mom and I finally watched The Ark of Truth )

Meanwhile, you know what I love? I love that scene in "Hide & Seek" where John pushes Rodney off the balcony. Do we ever see him smile like that again? He's just so excited and eager and gollygeewhizwow open as he runs down the steps. Not to mention how adorable Rodney is. Plus, there's the whole, "Oh, believe me, that's not the first thing we tried." "I shot him. In the leg." Then the little "in-vuln-erable."

Oh, man. See? This is what I was talking about with SG-1. I don't watch SGA for a while and I forget how much I love them. Which is maybe a good thing. Distance myself and then come back and enjoy it all again.
annundriel: (SG-1)
Seattle was lovely. Didn't do much, but it was marvelous to have sun and blue skies without the 95 degree weather of central WA. Or the mosquitoes. And now I'm back home until next Friday when Mom and I will once again make the trip across the Cascades. I'll be house- and dog-sitting (added birds and fish - hey, remember when I took care of the crayfish? And cleaned its home? That smelled awful.). Mom will be there until Monday. And then the fam will be back July 5, but I don't think I'll be going home until the weekend. Which is fine by me.

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Friday was the series finale of Stargate SG-1. Before I say some stuff about that, however, I'd like to get some general issues with the SciFi Channel off my chest concerning their handling of both SG series as well as spoilers. Putting it all under a cut because it does concern some casting spoilers and I don't know who is and isn't avoiding those anymore. Though I'm pretty sure everyone knows the one I'm going to talk about. )

Now, as for SG-1's finale...

SG-1 - Unending )

As for SGA's finale, well I'd already seen that. But I stayed up and watched it with Mom anyway because I still love it. Now, if only they would cut because I don't want to spoil Kasey for the end of season three )

No good Mom quotes from last night, though when "Sunday" aired I told her the good bits, avoiding actually watching it for the most part, which included Sheppard and his previous married state. The marriage didn't work out, as Mom said, "because of other men's husbands." Which isn't a phrase I, or she, can take credit for because a classmate of mine is writing a book by that title ("other men's husbands"). It just pleases me whenever she says stuff like that and sort of nudge, nudge, wink, winks at me because it means she gets it and it's all good.
annundriel: (Default)
Heroes Finale )

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SG-1 - Bounty & Bad Guys )

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Over the weekend, Kay and I watched Little Children. Excellent. I recommend it. The inclusion of Madame Bovary was interesting for me, as well as the parallels to the novel.
annundriel: (Hace Mucho Tiempo (pl))
The Poetry Grand Slam on Friday was amazing. For me, it was completely thrilling in a geeky literary kind of way. There is something about an audience on their feet, exploding with cheers and applause after a poem that makes me so very, very excited about words and what people can do with them.

I'd love to go to something like that again.

Because the poetry slam started late, I missed the first half of SG-1. After getting involved, I wasn't going to leave without finding out who made the team in the end.

SG-1 - The Shroud )

It's interesting that they have their great big season plot episodes that they'll stick seemingly unrelated episodes between.

Also watched SGA. Because how could I not? Oh, Rodney.

Then I spent most of the weekend reading Madame Bovary and the John Donne Journal. Fun times.
annundriel: (Lost in Space (fs))
How is it that I got, like, three and a half hours of sleep last night and yet I am still fairly awake now?

SG-1 - The Road Not Taken )
annundriel: (Hace Mucho Tiempo (pl))
The Medieval Poetry Reading was today. I had a lot of fun. Languages included: Old Norse, Old English, Medieval Latin, Medieval Polish, Middle High German, Medieval Gaelic, Medieval Castilian, Middle English, Early Modern Spanish, and Early Modern English. When Dr. Bullon made her opening comments, she said that it always amazed her that the mouth could make so many different sounds and still make sense. (She was a bit more eloquent than that.) And it really was amazing listening to everyone contribute. Quite beautiful.

The highlight for me was probably Dr. Bean singing selections of Shakespeare.

I haven't gone back through and read the English translations that were provided, but I really enjoyed one of the short Medieval Polish readings.

O szanowaniu ksiqg

Który ksiegi otwierasz, nie len; sie ich zawrzec;,
Zawieraja madrzy, niemadrzy nie zawra.
glupcy zawzdy plugawie sie z nimi obchodza
Ten wszak, kto zna litery, dotyka ich jak perel.

On Respecting Books

You, who open these books, don't delay to close them;
Wise people close them, the unwise won't.
Fools always handle them in a foul fashion,
But one who knows letters, touches them as if they were pearls.

My own reading went well. I made them laugh during my introduction, so that was good. :)

Today in 19th Century French Novel, I started writing some of my notes in Middle English.

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SG-1 - Line in the Sand )

What's with SciFi calling Sam "Amanda" in the preview for next week's ep? It's weird.
annundriel: (SG-1)
Am now reading George Sand's Indiana for 19th Century French Novel. So far, through part one, the hero drives me nuts. At least, I assume he's the hero. I will say that I'm interested to see exactly how it all plays out. Something tells me it's not going to end well.

Whenever I see the word "April" now, my mind immediately goes, "Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote."

*

I find it a little embarrassing that the SciFi channel can't spell Ronon's name correctly.

SG-1 - The Quest, Part 2 )
annundriel: ([sga] In the Tall Grass)
Last weekend I went to Kay and Greg's just because I hadn't been there in awhile. It was nice, but Friday and Saturday Tris and Callie had sleepovers, so there was a lot of loudness while kids ran around.

Watched Transamerica. Really enjoyed it. Felicity Huffman was scarily good. And I mean that in the best way possible. The only other thing I've really seen her in is Sports Night and this is so very, very different from that. Talented lady.

Let's see, what else have I been watching? There was Heroes last night. Let's just say that I'm intrigued.

Still working my way through the second half of BSG 2.

SG-1 - The Quest, Part 1 )

SGA - The Return, Part 1 )

So now the Stargates are on hiatus or whatever and Sci Fi will start doing BSG and Doctor Who. Both of which I enjoy, but I'd really rather have a full, uninterrupted season of Atlantis sometimes. When will the show be back on TVs the US? January? March?

Thank god for Canada and the internet, that's all I can say.
annundriel: ([sga] These Words of War)
SG-1 - Company of Thieves )

SGA - Phantoms )

Next week they'll show their season finales. By which they mean they're going on break until whenever they return in 2007, at which point they'll finish season three. They always say finale at hiatus time, which is ridiculous, a lie, and confusing.

I was supposed to pack today and I've only been partially successful. It was just a lazy day. Luckily most of my stuff is still packed from moving home, so I'm really not in bad shape at all. Woo. And now my eyebrows are freshly plucked and my hair is newly dyed so the day wasn't a complete waste all things considered. :)
annundriel: ([sga] Across the Universe)
Before I do the SciFi Friday thing, I have to share what I found on MuggleNet. A clip of Daniel Radcliffe
on Extras
. I'm traumatized. And amused. Will I be able to watch Harry Potter and not think of flying condoms? Probably not.

SG-1 - Memento Mori )

SGA - McKay and Mrs. Miller )

EB comes tomorrow! YEA.

OMG I just realized that on this recording of Annie Get Your Gun Frank Butlet is played by Tom Wopat, aka Luke Duke from The Dukes of Hazzard. Um. Whoa.
annundriel: ([sga] Another Day)
And Never Let Her Go was on Lifetime the other day and me, being the dork that I am, stuck around waiting to see if DH would show up. He didn't. But imagine my surprise when Donald from Traders shows up instead. I was left sitting there going, "Was that-?" And now it looks like he's in a few eps of Angela's Eyes. Am I gonna have to check that out too, just to see what Rick Roberts is like in something else?

Also, I should have watched all of Psych on Friday instead of watching a bit and then changing channels. David Nykl was on! Now I'm going to have to go guide surfing to find out when they'll repeat it this week.

Thoughts on SciFi Friday are less than organized or thought out. It was a long-ish weekend. And I just spent two hours raking hay, so I'm allowed some laziness.

SG-1 - Counterstrike )


SGA - Common Ground )
annundriel: ([sg-1] SG-1)
Didn't go with Mom to Seattle this weekend so I could stay home and chill out and tape the 'gates. All I'd do in Seattle is the same thing I'd do here anyway: sleep in and read. However, I'm kind of regretting that now because it means I'm the only one left with my brother and the idiot cousin and that just sucks. These boys are gross.

Random SGA fandom question: Why is Sheppard/Weir called "Sparky?" I'm not a huge fan of cutesy names for couples (in real life or fandom), but it's usually fairly obvious where they come from. But Sparky? What?

Anyway, on to how I spent my Friday evening...

SG-1 - 200 )

SGA - The Real World )

They showed several commercials for BSG during tonight's episodes and, huh, Tigh really looks like an old sea captain. Half expected him to go, "Yargh! Ahoy, mateys!" and chew on a pipe.
annundriel: ([sga] Length & Breadth of Sky)
So, next week is the 200th episode of SG-1. I'm mildly annoyed that they keep showing special previews for it during Eureka. I mean I understand that they want to advertise it because it's a big accomplishment for any show, but I would have liked to have gone into it without seeing some of the stuff they're going to pull.

Comments for SciFi Friday this week are particularly blah and not really thought out. I'm lazy and have got nothing.

SG-1 - Uninvited )

SGA - Progeny )

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The clouds tonight were really interesting.

Pictures )
annundriel: (You Are a Runner (sga))
Going to Seattle in the morning. I should be in bed, but there's some music stuff that I want to take care of first. I was going to add stuff to my MP3 player, but just as I was typing up the Stargate stuff I could have sworn I heard a scream from some place outside. Dad, asleep in the living room, suggests it was a coyote. I hope so, but I think I'll limit my time in the kitchen with my back to the window.

I didn't get to watch the episodes as they aired because Heather came over and we spent the evening chatting. It was really nice. I don't know what my problem is the rest of the time because I really do like her. Hmm.

SG-1 - Insiders )

SGA - Sateda )
annundriel: (Dork Recess (sga))
Dear Stargate,

I don't care what anyone else says, I love you.

Love,
Me

Neither of these have any real order. Mostly due to the fact that I can't remember half the stuff that happened because of general excitement and because, well, there was so much I enjoyed and those bits are overshadowing all of the other bits.

SG-1 - The Pegasus Project )

SGA - Irresistible )

I would probably have other things to say, but I don't feel like focusing that much right now. Lately I've had trouble sitting still reading and writing, and there's only so much sense I can make out of my shiny jumbled thoughts.

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As I said in my last post, I went to Wenatchee with Grandma so she could see a man about her macular degeneration. Spent, hmm, over an hour and an half reading in the waiting room. Someone was studying to pass a gun safety test. Someone else was discussing trapping animals in Alaska and Missouri. It was air-conditioned and that's good enough for me. had a late lunch at Sharis and had an actually really good salad. Mmm, feta. All of the reading about Greek food is making me long for a gyro.

Meanwhile, the sky's the only interesting thing I have to take pictures of. )

ETA: Hugh Laurie is going to be on Inside the Actor's Studio this Monday. There are clips up online. He plays the piano and sings. Oh, Hugh Laurie. ♥
annundriel: ([sga] Atlantis 1 v.2.0)
Apparently it's supposed to be 108 on Sunday. I plan on sitting in the living room with the air-conditioner and not moving. Because, ew, 108.

SG-1 - Morpheus )

SGA - Misbegotten )
annundriel: ([sg-1] SG-1)
Yesterday was a good shopping day. I got three of the four things I set out to get: the soundtrack to Superman Returns, the new Muse CD, and the first season of the new Doctor Who. Wasn't able to find the soundtrack to PotC2, but the trip would have been worth it for the DVDs alone. A little pricey, but anyone who knows me knows that I don't really care. I mean, I did buy all four seasons of Farscape and those are worth an arm and a leg. If I want it, I'm going to get it. Anyway. Also got some really neat earrings and a new bag from Target. Yea Target.

Had Chinese food for dinner and talked about Captain Jack (not Sparrow) and then came home and watched the final two episodes off of the DVDs. So now I'm caught up with last season and rather sad I don't have more with me right now.

Luckily, SG-1 and SGA started tonight to distract me.

Anything under a cut is going to have spoilers.

SG-1 - Flesh and Blood )

SGA - No Man's Land )

Randomly, a visit to the set of Neil Gaiman's Stardust. There's even a picture! (Exciting, I know.)

Cheers!
annundriel: (Darker than Light (sg-1))
SG-1 - Camelot )

Going to have to watch it again. Luckily, Mom taped it. I would d/l, but with finals week starting, I should really try to focus more on those than on anything else. Also, I'm too frazzled to watch anything on my laptop and focus on it.

Plus! I have a cold. Joy.

Oh, Kay and I watched a truly awful Tori Spelling movie on Lifetime Saturday night just because we were flipping through channels and I was like, "Hey! It's Helo!" So it looks like Tahmoh Penikett is going to have to go on that list of "Actors I Will Watch Crap For." And, well, it was better than flipping through channels over and over. I am a little concerned about the fact that so far I have seen him in two very different things and yet both times he has had baby problems of some kind.

Went to brunch and had my very first mimosa. Also blueberry crepes. Yum.
annundriel: (Daniel Smiles (sg-1))
It's after two and I'm still wired and it's really okay because the only thing I absolutely have to be prepared for tomorrow is work at seven. PM that is. AM and I'd be screwed right now.

Watched SG-1 on Friday. Kay's big question regarded Daniel. "What's with the doorag?" (Is that even how it's spelled? Yea phonetics!) She hasn't seen a lot of episodes, because she's not into it and I am *so* lucky they let me take over their TV for an hour. Daniel's always been a fan of the doorag. Although Friday it was crooked.

Anyway. Ben Browder continues to be hot. Funny, too. But I'm feeling shallow.

Maybe it's just because it's been awhile since I saw this season's beginning, but it felt like there was a better handle on Cameron and Daniel. What I mean is that I don't *really* recall getting a sense of how they were going to act/work together at the beginning of the season. But now I like the dynamic that they seem to be developing/cultivating. I loved the back-and-forth thing they had going, very in-tune. More on a level, I think, than Jack and Daniel. (And I don't really mean "more," just in a different way.) Which isn't to take down that relationship at all, but Cameron and Daniel seem slightly more equals in some way that I can't quite pin-point. There's just an easy lets-make-fun-of-people thing going on with them that's slightly different than what was going on with Jack and Daniel. And I really shouldn't compare the two, but it happens. Anyway, I like where I see them going with it. I think they're gonna be fun. :) Yea, Sci-Fi Friday!

I tried to get better pics of Kirby this weekend. They're not the best pictures ever, but they'll do. The dog just will not sit still. He is kind of, hmmm, endearingly crazy.

Puppy Pictures )
annundriel: (SG-1)
I must have a brain like a sieve. It's only been a couple of hours and already I can't really remember anything I had to say about tonight's SG-1. Not that I ever *really* have anything to say.

SG-1 - Prototype )

SG-1 - The Fourth Horseman )

And now we have to wait until late January. Damn.

I want next week's SGA, like, now. Don't know when I'll actually get to see them.

In other news...omg. Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney split! Gasp! Shock! ::eyeroll:: ::not surprised::

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