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Posted on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Dave!The past two weeks have been a blissful whirlwind of not traveling.

I had thought that I would be starting up again next Thursday... but just found out I got the date wrong. It's the Thursday after that. Ordinarily this would be a good thing. I've been killing myself to get caught up with life, and now I can relax a bit because I've got a whole extra week. Except... now I've got to be in two different cities on the same day, so I've got to reschedule a bunch of stuff. That's always makes for good times.

Guess I'll worry about that on Monday.

Anyway... today was set aside for Spring cleaning. I took absolutely everything out of my bedroom so I can dust, wash, vacuum, and scrub. It's a lot of work, but it makes living with allergies a bit more comfortable. My intent was to put everything back after cleaning, but now I'm tired and don't feel like it. This means there's crap piled everywhere. Except in front of the television. I cleared a path so I could watch last night's episode of Fringe.

And, of course... NEW DOCTOR WHO!!

I never much cared for the latest incarnation of The Doctor until that wonderful, magical, touching, amazing episode with Vincent VanGogh, then I became pretty much obsessed with the show. Again. It doesn't hurt that Steven Moffat is running the series now. I've been a huge fan of his since Coupling.

They filmed some of the episode here in the USA and it was a very good... albeit slightly disturbing... season opener...

Doctor Who in the USA!

Something about aliens which you can only remember seeing while you're looking at them (then forget about them the minute you're not) is a frickin' fantastic concept. The cliffhanger ends with a question... "How can you fight an enemy you can't remember?" A very good question! I'll be watching to find out next Saturday.

And now I suppose now I had better go at least put my bed back together so I have a place to sleep tonight.

What a fun way to spend a Saturday night!

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  1. Stu has been trying to get me into Dr Who. I watched the first 1-2 eps of the first season and didn’t really like it but I’ve promised to watch more because apparently it’s really great once you get into it. I just don’t seem to get what everyone loves about it though. Maybe I really do need drug testing.

  2. Boo I don’t know why my gravatar never shows up!

    • Dave2 says:

      You have to leave a comment using the EXACT same email address that you created your Gravatar with. In this case, you are capitalizing the first letters, when it needs to be all lower case. No worries, I’ll fix them for you!

    • Dave2 says:

      Odd… I think this must be a recent change with Gravatar… or perhaps a bug? Because when I go back, ALL your Gravatar comments have capitalized first letters! But when I change them to all lower-case, they work again? It was the same way with Belinda’s comment below. I changed her email address to all lower-case, and suddenly her Gravatar worked.

      Hmmm… I don’t know if this is permanent or not. But I have conformed it. If I change back to having upper-case letters in the address, your Gravatar disappears again!

  3. Belinda says:

    That was exactly the point at which I was won over by Matt Smith. That episode was brilliant. I CRIED!

  4. eddie says:

    matt smith is an awesome doctor.

    loved the episode.

  5. Troy says:

    I love love love Dr. Who. We watched the new episode this morning – kind of like an easter present to ourselves.

  6. claire says:

    I like Matt Smith more than I ever expected to (because I *loved* David Tennant. And Tom Baker, natch).

    And River Song! What a fantastic idea for a character. Love her.

    I don’t like horror movies at all but Dr. Who sometimes rides the edge of creepiness I’ll watch. Last night’s ep was truly spooky.

    Also… best screen slap ever.

  7. I started reading your post, but had to stop because I hadn’t seen the Series 6 episode yet. Now that I finally have (at 1 AM this morning!), I feel free to read again.

    Tom Baker is still my favorite Doctor, with David Tennant a close second. But I’m giving Matt a chance.

    That was a great episode. But you know what would really be fraked up? Combining the aliens you forget when you stop looking at them, with the Weeping Angels who get you when you blink? How’s that for a quandary.

  8. shiny says:

    I’m extremely happy that this year BBC America is showing the episodes of Doctor Who on the same timetable as BBC in the UK. The only issue I have is that I don’t get BBC America in HD.

    Even so? This was an amazing series premiere! Should be interesting to see what the entire season holds…

  9. Avitable says:

    It was a great season premiere, and creepy as hell when they’d turn around and just say “Coast is clear” so nonchalantly.

    I’ve enjoyed all three Doctors in the new version – they’ve all had their pluses and minuses. Amy Pond, however, is my favorite companion by far.

  10. Invader_Stu says:

    I am such a big Doctor Who fan and yes I have been pushing Tammy to watch more to the point that last time she visited I forced her to watch videos of the doctors regeneration on my iphone while cake was being handed around… I am such a nerd.

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