June 5th, 2006

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I feel like I should do a weekend recap, but everyone else had a more exciting weekend that me.
Hoppie got home late on Friday and went out to help his sister paint on Satuday so spent much of my weekend by myself. I read a couple of books and designed some jewelry with my alone time.

Listening to the Sox game Saturday night. It's the 8th inning. The Sox are down by one run (3-2). Two men on, two men out. Manny DelCarmen gets hits with a line drive off his ankle. Francona makes the move to the bullpen. Julian Tavarez comes in. I say to hoppie, "What's he thinking: 'I don't want to lose a close game. If I'm going to lose, I want it to be a blowout.'?" Next batter knocks the second pitch out of the ballpark. Final score 6-2. I say to hoppie, "I hate being right."

I have a bunch of jewelry pics to take, and take them I will. I do have some updates, and I'm going to do a picture post this afternoon, I think.

As mentioned behing the cut tag, hoppie and I have started watching the Sharpe stories on BBCA. (finally!!) Hoppie is very clear on the point that he's not watching it because Sean Bean is crash hot, but rather because he's enjoying the story. It is a good story. Maybe this will finally inspire me to read the book I picked up ages ago.

I realized that I was watching my Worst Witch DVDs out of order. I apparently went Set 3, Set 4, and I'm now finishing up Set 2. They are poorly marked. The good news is I should have Set 2 finished this week and be able to lend (properly labled, of course) to Lanna for the kids to watch. I loved the books and I can't believe how well the series came out, particularly in light of how bad the movie was, (sorry Dame Diana. Even your Miss Hardbroom and the presence of dynamic actor Tim Curry couldn't save it.)
I liked the way they handled replacing Ethel's actress. The new Ethel and the glamour discussion and the daring the other girls to make fun of her "witchover" was classic Ethel. Miss Hardbroom contemptuous acceptance was brilliantly in character. It just highlights the excellent work they did on this production.

I have my mirror up now, but I haven't gotten back in the habit of using it. I'm sure I will. It's in roughly the same spot as my old mirror, should it be should be pretty easy to pick back up.