Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Saturday Pete came over with a load of wet laundry because their dryer broke down. It reminded me of the period when I was doing my laundry at Pete and Donna's house every week, because the facilities at my apartment weren't maintained very well and I was tired of watching machines that didn't work eat all my quarters. Pete also helped me string up a sail shade over the south yard that's now walled-in. Actually, he did most of the work after I smacked myself in the nose with the wicked hook-end of a tensioner. It bled spectacularly, but after I washed the blood away the wound itself was unimpressive.

The tomatoes are doing famously - after a number of crappy years due to late planting and early onset of hot weather, it looks like I might get a decent crop this time 'round. The important thing is that they flower before the temperature hits 100, because that heat kills the pollen and they won't set. The Sunmasters are doing well; however the plants getting the most unfiltered sun are the ones that are doing the best, regardless of variety. That may sound like a big duh, but in Phoenix it's often the opposite.

Oh, and the artichoke is turning into a Mesozoic monster.

Last night while channel-surfing, I happened across the new version of Battlestar Galactica. Holy cats, this could get me watching series television again! Halfway through the penultimate show of the season, no clue what was going on, and still I was hooked. Whoda thunk the Skiffy channel, the folks who brought us that limp version of Lathe of Heaven, could've come up with something this engrossing? Seriously, Skiffy should leave the classics the hell alone and concentrate on what seems to be their forte: breathing new life into cheese from my childhood. Howsabout an updated, gritty My Favorite Martian? Or Mr. Ed? Ooh ooh I know - The Ghost and Mrs Miur!


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Except, would it be The Ghost and Mr. Muir? And Mrs. Ed? Or would they just change Wilbur's gender? "Oh, Willllllllma!"

-Anonymous Gerbil

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:28 AM  

Huge BSG fan here. If you go to Scifi.com, the BSG section has deleted scenes from each episode that you can watch online. They also had (not sure if it's still there) the entire first ep of this season that you could watch on your computer too. I believe they're showing the last 3 eps of this season back-to-back this Friday night.

Debora Kerr

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:24 PM  

Galactica: Agreed. And to think I thought it'd be bad. Though I hope they're not showing 3 in a row tomorrow night. Must check. I'm looking forward to catching the first season on reruns. Chris is looking seriously at Tivo.

Artichoke: Uh-oh. Back. Away. Slowly.

By Blogger Patrick Connors, at 1:28 PM  

What I haven't been able to figure out from the on-line episode guide is why Baltar has Number Six stuck in his head. And why isn't she wearing a penny-farthing bicycle badge?

By Blogger Nancy, at 7:33 PM  

We're not dissing "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" here, are we?!? The main reasin I watched "Knight Rider" was that Edward Mulhare was in it!!!

I hate the fact that Starbuck is now a girl. But getting to drool over Edward James Olmos makes up for it.

By Blogger brianna, at 8:46 PM  

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