The Further Adventures Of Doctor What And The Andalusian Dog

…with a guest appearence by Terry Gilliam

January Ends

January is just about over and I have to say, I won’t miss it. Daisy dying kinda put me into a strange place.

1: It has taken until last night before I could take much of a walk at night. It still doesn’t feel right, but it’s easier than a couple of weeks ago.

2: My LJ posting has been pretty sparse and not terribly creative. I seem to be getting my stride back, tho.

3: Our dire financial situation hasn’t helped my emotional state much. The day job is only slightly (like, $12.00 a week) better than collecting unemployment.

4: I have not been able to remember most of my dreams. For me, that is quite unusual.

I suspect things will improve greatly in February, especially after Dundracon. See, Dundracon helped me deal with my dad’s death, 25 years ago this Feb. 19th. The next year, 1985, with the first anniversary of his death coming up, a friend dragged me to the con (before that, I had only dropped in for a few hours at Dundracon 3 or 4…can’t recall which, cos I was intoxicated) and I had a good time. By the next year (when I missed the con due to…a more interesting gig), things went easier. From 1988 on, I have not missed a Dundracon. So this year, at the con, when I take my annual few minutes to think of Dad, my Uncle Robert and Roscoe, I’ll add Daisy to the list…and I’ll be ok.

But I’m sure as hell glad January 2009 is history.

The 32 Things You Can Do With A Cup Of Soup And A Norfolk Terrier

…assuming the terrier knows how to sit and roll over

That Top 50 TV Show Meme

As always, I mock all of the bolding, underlining and strikeovering and insert my pithy comments.

50. Quantum Leap (Watched it semi-regularly. Pretty good show)
49. Prison Break (I’ve never seen it.)
48. Veronica Mars (Never watched it)
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (I watched the first couple of seasons religiously, then watched it semi-regularly)
46. Sex & The City (I’ve seen maybe two episode)
45. Farscape (Watched maybe 8 episodes spread out over 2-3 seasons)
44. Cracker (Nope)
43. Star Trek (Oh yeah, you betcha. I remember seeing the first episode back in the ’60s)
42. Only Fools and Horses (Huh? Never heard of it)
41. Band of Brothers (nope)
40. Life on Mars (Nope. Doesn’t even sound interesting to me.)
39. Monty Python’s Flying Circus (Oh hell yes.)
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm (Nope)
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation (Watched it every week. Liked it better than TOS, especially once Roddenberry was out of the picture)
36. Father Ted (Nope)
35. Alias (Nope)
34. Frasier (I think I saw 3 episodes.)
33. CSI: Las Vegas (Watch it every week, altho now that Grissom is gone…)
32. Babylon 5 (Saw maybe 4 episodes. Thought it was a yawnfest.)
31. Deadwood (Saw 4 episode. Not a bad show.)
30. Dexter (Nope)
29. ER (Saw the first episode)
28. Fawlty Towers (You betcha. John Cleese rules!)
27. Six Feet Under (Nope)
26. Red Dwarf (Watched 3 episodes. Was not impressed.)
25. Futurama (It was ok, but it was no Simpsons.)
24. Twin Peaks (Watched it and liked it, tho the ending kinda blew.)
23. The Office (Nope)
22. The Shield (Nope)
21. Angel (Saw a few episodes. It was ok.)
20. Blackadder (Oh yes. First couple of series were the best)
19. Scrubs (Nope)
18. Arrested Development (nope)
17. South Park (Used to watch it every week. Very funny.)
16. Doctor Who (Watch when we get the Sci-Fi Channel. Watch DVDs of older episodes.)
15. Heroes (Have yet to miss an episode, but they are beginning to bore me.)
14. Firefly (I have now seen 4 episodes…and I still think it sucks.)
13. Battlestar Galactica (Have never seen it. Not really interested, but might try it on DVD)
12. Family Guy (Watch it once in a while. Pretty funny)
11. Seinfeld (Saw maybe 7 episodes. Was unimpressed.)
10. Spaced (Never heard of it.)
09. The X-Files (Watched every episode. When it was good, it rocked. When it was bad, you could hear flies buzzing.)
08. The Wire (Nope
07. Friends (Saw about a dozen episodes. It was ok, I guess.)
06. 24 (Have never watched it)
05. Lost (Watched all the first season and half of the second, then said fuck it.)
04. The West Wing (Nope)
03. The Sopranos (Saw maybe 6 episodes, but I liked them.
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Watched first 2 seasons, then slowly lost interest.)
01. The Simpsons (Don’t watch it like I used to, but it is still a very funny show. DOH!)

Pink Pigeon Parade

…with dancing ducks

Ok, for all but one of my regular readers (or even irregular readers), this post will make no sense. For one person tho, it will. See, a friend has found themselves in a situation where sending or receiving email is…not advisable. Additionally, they are (or will be soon) arriving in a foreign land for an extended stay. Thus, the following…

First off, cheer up. All told, you are in good shape all the way around and young to boot. This problem will sort itself out faster than you think. We have top people working on it.

That said, you might as well either dig in where you are or travel about for a couple of years or more. I would advise seeing Australia, since you are close. I’ll get an address or two to you. You might also check out that place we used to talk about, but go only during the fall or winter. Spring and summer are miserable.

I’ll send you a couple of books to read, along with a helpful letter. All through our blonde friend in The City, of course.

Remember the bit from Watership Down? “All the world is your enemy, Prince of a Thousand Enemies, and if they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, and that will not be easy.” (cut short to remove rabbit only stuff)

Don’t forget that you are a free range human and they are merely citizens, kid. You’ll win in the end.

Gorgonzola Cheese Golems

…terribly dangerous, but very tasty

So, earlier tonight, I was singing “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to Winker and I happened to glance at the calendar and notice that a week from today (the 29th)is my birthday. What the fuck? I just had my 54th birthday like, what, 3 months ago? Well, it feels like only 3 months. I mean, time is going by too fuckin’ fast. I was only 40 a couple of years ago.

So, to whatever asshole is fucking around with the spacetime continuum, I say: Knock it off!

Oh, yeah…more Subjectivity 2008 tomorrow.