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A random post in no particular order:

I had heard good things about the show Leverage, but missed the first season, so ordered the 1st DVD, and started to TiVo the 2nd season. Little did I know what I was opening myself up to. This show has become one of my guilty pleasures, as just a joy to watch. The part that shocked me, is [livejournal.com profile] ebmeyer has become almost totally addicted to them, and could not stop watching them almost back to back to back all the way thought all of the TiVo shows. It is like Visual/Story crack cocaine to her. She likes all the characters (parker being her favorite with her crazy smiles), and she loves the fact that is always has a happy ending at the end. So few shows we watch these days always end with a happy ending, and are also equally entertaining and fun to watch.

I get my Drama from other sources (BSG, House, Grays Anatomy, Terminator, Doll House, ext), and sometimes it is nice to just sit back at a show and just enjoy it. The fact that is has some of the cast from Coupling was just a bonus.

Tonight is part of the season finally of SYTYCD. I am looking forward to it, even if I feel this season has been a lot weaker that last season. Only 2 to 3 of the dangers every really connected with me, and that is just sad. I liked all of the top 10 from last season a lot more, and my two favorite dancers made it to number 1 last year. I am also soooo tired of the judges trying to put down some dancers to control the top 10, but I have enjoyed them failing to some extent. The question is how that will affect the final. I know the girl I want to win it all, is too low in the polls to have a chance. I have supported Evan all the way, even if I am not a fan of Broadway, because I like him has a dancer and as a person. He has never put down the other dancers, he seems to truly love to dance, and he is not a cookie cutter contemporary dancer. I think the judges failed badly putting no hip-hop dancers into the final 20, as the hip hop this year has sucked badly. I wanted Melissa to go home a few weeks ago, but that cancer dance saved her and Adi, even if the dance was just “ok”. I think any of the dancers would have been safe being in that dance.

In other news I am burned out on all of the games I currently have and I am not sure what to do. Thus I have been watching a lot more TV than normal, even to the point of watching BSG from the mini series toward to try to catch up to the current season. But since I am watching it with [livejournal.com profile] ebmeyer and she can only take so much drama at once before needing a mental break, it might be a long time getting though them all heh.

I am kind of bumped I have not been able to get the government jobs I have been trying for. OPM sucks on their review of resumes and making lists of qualified people. Never before have I had a government agency try to hire me so many times, and fail each time because OPM keeps screwing up. I guess I will keep being a contractor for my current company until they run out of money (in a year and a half), or the stars align and more jobs open up in the part of government I want to be in.

We are approaching the dead zone in TV (no not the TV show, but the time between the end of summer and the start of fall shows). This is always a bit of a strange time to watch TV. Then on the other hand I am a bit weirded out with season 6 of SYTYCD starting up in 5 to 6 weeks. .. too little time.

A few of you know I have been a hermit of late, and not getting out as much as I would like. It is a whole combo of many different issues, but it is still hitting me from time to time.

One of my friends (D) has been diagnosed with diabetes (it runs all though his family), and that has gotten me a bit worried, as it also runs though parts of mine. This has kicked me into trying to get a check up, to make sure my blood sugar is not doing to bad (or if it is, how I can fix before it hurts me). I know the prelude to diabetes is hypoglycemia which I think I might have in me, as my mother and a lot of her family all have it, before diabetes.

Amazing how fast middle age sneaks up on you, as these are all things I kept thinking “when I get older”.. well I guess I am constantly getting older :p.

Hmm… this has gotten long, and I am guessing only a few will even get to this point (IE the wall of text problem that anything longer than a paragraph gets ignored on the internet in blobs of casual friends).

I am still here :p

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Date: 2009-08-05 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arashinomoui.livejournal.com
While I'm younger than you, I've hit one of those milestones, and thinking, "You know, I should probably go in and get checked out..."

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Date: 2009-08-05 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadeofnight.livejournal.com
Can never hurt, and might help...

an article [livejournal.com profile] vvalkyri sent me :
http://www.malehealthcenter.com/p_check.html

to help me adjust my thinking and figure out what is best.

Time for me to kick my tired and get an experts thoughts.

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Date: 2009-08-05 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arashinomoui.livejournal.com
Mine is doctor fatigue of hearing the same things that were "long-term issues" so I stopped going - trying to get back into the habit.

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Date: 2009-08-05 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petrona.livejournal.com
I have the opposite opinion of SYTYCD; I think that they have all been so tremendously strong that I haven't been able to pick favorites at all. I have no one that I rooting for (ok, I really like Brandon) but by now there would have been people I was dying to have gone and that didn't happen because I think the talent pool is larger this year. I think the judges have been harsher and that is fine with me too. More talent; less leniency. I do agree that the hip-hop has been lackluster. Hopefully remedied in the Fall.

I get through the dead zone with Netflix online movies and series. It passes the time and gets me caught up.

Sorry you are feeling gloomy and hermit like. Are you getting enough sun and vitamins?

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Date: 2009-08-05 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadeofnight.livejournal.com
I do think Brandon is very strong, but after watching Will come back from last season, I think Will is a better dancer than Brandon.

I guess while a lot of them are good dancers, I expect more from them than just dancing.

I felt a connection with Katy and Joshua last season from almost their very first dance together, and I was sold on them hook line and sinker from that point. Then you have the door dance with Twitch and Katy that was so much fun. I do not think any of the current dancers could have pulled off either of those dances to be honest.

The only time I saw Brandon connect with another dancer was last week when him and kayla danced. That was the first time I have seen Brandon shine in a couple's dance (yea, his audition solo was amazing, even if he did it again).

I did at first think it was just "nostoliga" for the past making me think this way, but then I think back to season 3 (my first season), and I did not think that season was better than season 4. I would rate this season as about the same as season 3, but with the choreographers falling down on the job.

I think the choreographers are burned out, as they "best" this year is about equal to their average or worse the last two seasons.

[livejournal.com profile] ebmeyer thinks I am addicted to this show as I follow 3 to 4 blogs on it, and know a LOT about this show, but I like to think of it as just being well educated on the show LOL.

I do watch netflix from time to time, but I have a lot of junk in my queue.. need to clean that up :nods:

I do not get that much sun (must be the programming geek and computer/gamer user syndrome). I do try to take vitamins one or two times a week, but it is a bit random these days. I did get a bit of a sunburn on my shoulders from trying to swim on Sunday.. wow.. I am out of shape and could not even do a lap, while my girl is swimming laps around me.. her and her dang dragon boating endurance :p

It is a bit of that cache 22.. if I was not gloomy I would have the energy to do the things that make me non-gloomy... LOL... but I hit the gym with PT tonight, and hopefully will get to the pool again later in the week for more swimming of laps (even if it is the UofM pool with all under 24 years of age, male and female hard bodies swimmers just hanging out and swimming, making me feel WAY self aware).

on SYTYCD.. I would like to see kayla win it, but I think it will be brandon.. if not Brandon... then it might be Evan... As a side note.. people keep picking on Evan for being small, but Brandon is the same height.. never thought that was fair.
Edited Date: 2009-08-05 07:00 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2009-08-05 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvalkyri.livejournal.com
drive up here for lunch and a walk?

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Date: 2009-08-05 07:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadeofnight.livejournal.com
The is a time issue. I have not the free time in the day. I would rather skip lunch and get out after an 8 hour day than waste 15 min * 2 walking too and from my car before I even get to drive to food, let alone eat.

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