I have returned from London! I do plan to make a proper entry about my trip when I get a chance, but I just wanted to pop online today to mark my birthday and re-introduce the epic poem of birthday brilliance that I have sadly neglected for the last few years...
It was pretty cool being thirty three
(Like the pilot episode of BSG)
But thirty four is also neat
A Miracle happened on that Street
I have a lot of awesome presents, including a hedgehog house that I'm going to have to find a place for out in the garden, and the Dr Eleventh Mr Man book, which is really the story of River and Eleven on a fun- and danger-filled date and I love that!
So now I shall sign off and enjoy the glass of cava I am currently drinking to celebrate the occasion of my birth. Cheers!
I have to say, based on the adverts and all the build-up, I expected Downton Abbey to have been a bit more wrapped up last night than it turned out to be. I suppose Mary getting married was something, even if it did happen ridiculously quickly, but all their declarations of love fell a bit flat cos Henry's left no impression on me whatsoever and it felt like their wedding came out of nowhere. I know their romance has supposedly been building all season, but it hasn't felt like it. (In fact this is the first time all year I've actually remembered his name, which says a lot about how invested I've been in this storyline!)
At least they finally acknowledged that Mary might have some issues being married to a man who races cars when her first husband died in a car crash. Of course this only merited a short scene and then it was all forgotten again, but still. That's probably the best you can hope for with Downton now.
And I still think Bertie's going to go back to Edith. That's going to happen in the Christmas special. It has to.
Anyway, onto the November meme. Topic 5 is Favourite Romantic Pairing:
Now, I know I've been saying that pretty much every single topic so far is a tricky one, but this is definitely the hardest yet. Shipping is such a huge part of my fandom life and, as with TV shows, I usually go through stages of being super obsessed with a ship for a while before finding a new one and becoming super obsessed with that, but just because my super-obsession has moved on doesn't mean that I don't still love the old pairings or ship them any less. So rather than trying to pick one, I'm going to go with a top
ten eleven in no particular order:
1. Eleven/River (Doctor Who)
2. Roslin/Adama (BSG)
3. Sydney/Vaughn (Alias)
4. Willow/Tara (Buffy)
5. Michael/Sara (Prison Break)
6. Chuck/Sarah (Chuck)
7. Xena/Gabrielle (Xena)
8. Castle/Beckett (Castle)
9. Max/Logan (Dark Angel)
10. Mulder/Scully (The X Files)
11. Brennan/Booth (Bones)
Even this was difficult and I keep thinking of other pairings that I could have put on the list. I may have a bit of a shipping problem...
From my 2010 Questions Meme: 6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010? The Lego Hogwarts Castle. (lol, easily pleased!)
Today I built the Lego Hogwarts Castle. This year is already awesome!
Although not for my brother. He's halfway through a skiing holiday and today he phoned us from an ambulance! He'd fallen badly and called again later to give us the news that he's dislocated and fractured his shoulder. Ow.
In completely unrelated news, there's now a Battlestar Galactica Online game. I tried it yesterday but gave up after five minutes because it was so unbelievably boring. Maybe it would have been better if I'd been a Colonial. (I chose Cylon, not because I have a preference for them but because after being a Cylon almost every time I've played the BSG board game I've now accepted the inevitable truth that I am in fact a total frakking toaster.)
But maybe that's a good thing. I don't need another distraction!
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: WOOHOO! FOUR DAY WEEKEND!
And today being Thursday, that means Bones is on tonight! Yay! Of course there's also a new episode in America too and I'm going to have to be good and resist spoiling myself for it. This wasn't much of a problem before because I didn't have any other Bones fans on my flist, but that's changed now (yay!) and it's going to take more of an effort from me to avoid reading about it. Of course if I get really desperate I could
always never even consider downloading the episode off the internet. Because that would be wrong.
Speaking of TV, I've also started re-watching Dark Angel on DVD. I was a bit worried that it wouldn't be as good as I remembered but it so is. Unfortunately season two sucked monkey balls so I probably won't be buying that. As I mentioned in my Ships of the Noughties list, Dark Angel was one of those shows where season one was absolutely amazing and almost turned me into a complete wreck over the summer waiting to see what happened, only for season two to be a bitter disappointment.
AND AND! While I was watching the pilot I caught a glimpse of a guy and went "Is that Gaeta?" and it was! He looked absolutely ridiculous!
On the ear-front, I still can't hear properly and it is still very annoying and sometimes awkward. But the antibiotic drops seem to be doing their thing for the infection and my ears are nowhere near as painful as they were before, which is a Very Good Thing. On Monday the nurse took a swab of one of the ears to send off to see what the problem is and if we'd have to change the treatment and she told me to call today for the results. So after a lot of anxiety about having to use the phone, I called up only to find the results aren't back yet. Great. So I'll have to call again some time next week.
But for now I am going to enjoy the fact that it is Thursday and I don't have to work tomorrow. Which, considering how busy it was today, pleases me greatly. =D