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I've finally caught up with my viewing with the help of a day under a duvet with a hot water bottle :)

Suits )

I also saw white collar )

And then there was SPN )

I also had H50 )

And finally Lewis )

In briefer verdicts, Miranda was fun the past two weeks, very much liked the guy in the shop. Ripper Street was less so this week and I haven't watched Call the Midwife yet. (I know it looks loads, but these are the only shows I watch all week.)





*Rick Hoffman, I went and looked and he's only 6 months older than me! I thought he was in his 50s. Oops, sorry Rick Hoffman. Although that's probably a compliment to your acting, so actually you're welcome Rick Hoffman.

** Titus Welliver - yes he was, he was in Suits too - fancy that.
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We have snow, but not as much as they keep telling us we're going to have. Which, I don't even like snow, but I can't help but feel cheated.

Work has been weird - Monday started by going in and finding out that one of the receptionists had been sacked abruptly late Friday, which was unsettling. It's sad that all the expressions of sympathy were empathic in nature, frather than genuinely upset that the particular person had gone. Sad too that the reactions went from "Gosh, really why?" to "who's covering her work?" very quickly. She was an odd and not overly pleasant person though, so I guess that's been reflected.

Anyway, after that, Tuesday there were men on the roof making ridiculous amounts of noise. Removing some form of structure, which resulted in Wednesday, walking into an office with caved in ceilings, debris and muck and much water everywhere. (Thankfully not my office space). Much dispute has arisen between contractors and management as to the extent and cause of damage. (contractors are positing the theory that it was a coincidental ceiling catastrophe and naught to do with their removing roof tiles and failing to secure any cover...)

Friday saw confirmation that, once again, they are moving staff around, shifting people's desks and locations and general disruption. Have yet to have any real explanation as to why. Of course, we all have so much free time that a few more days wasted packing up and relocating is not going to be a problem. \sarcasm.

Anyhoo.

On top of that it's been a crappy week, I've been speaking to Debs around the loss of her mother and it's heartbreaking just on a compassionate level, but of course, it's bringing far too much to the fore about Dad - and as a consequence I'm dreaming horribly (or about my late boss*, which is equally disturbing if not emotionally distressing) On a lighter note though, I did dream that my bathroom taps were possessed by an evil spirit so I attempted an exorcism by singing Amazing Grace at them...

I don't think Sam'n'Dean ought to try that anytime soon (although it would be amusing to watch, perhaps less so than the current eps!)

On the tv front - I'm watching; SPN, this week's episode was good, but emotionally bleak. H5O which was, well, rather ridiculous of course, but enjoyable nonetheless. Ripper Street - similarly ridiculous, but managing to seem believable while I watch and I really like it and I have Suits still to watch. Oh and Lewis! I don't like it in two halves and I don't like where it's going but I'm enjoying the journey, and there was a dramatic moment when Hathaway looked sooo young and vulnerable and oh.

And my tummy hurts still and I've been feeling bleak all week, but I bought myself a new duvet cover and I won £5 on a scratchcard and I'm trying t hold on to the bright side.

*did I mention that walking into work a couple of weeks back I clearly and distinctly heard his voice? There was just me in the corridor and two women in the staff room. Strange. He would have found the concept of haunting the place amusing though, so I'm not perturbed.
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It's tipping it down with rain, which means staying in - which should mean doing lots of housework. So far it's meant sitting shivering on the sofa.

Yesterday I started housework and felt quite productive about it - I did the bathroom and most of the kitchen - then I found my Police voting thing and ended up on line researching the candidates. I wasn't overly happy with my choices, and probably voted for the wrong reasons, but I voted. So there's that. I don't think they should provide pictures of the people. It makes it very difficult. I didn't vote according to how they looked, but I did have to concentrate not to reject the creepy looking one just 'cos they looked creepy.

Then there was no more housework as I had to take Mother shopping. (note to self: NEVER enter a supermarket on a Saturday again.) And then we went to see Anita, who is now home from hospital and making brilliant recovery, but oh my goodness the scars! They'll fade wonderfully of course, but right now it looks as if someone has cut her half! She's doing really well though.

Friday I went to the theatre - went to see an amateur Production of Mort - I was really wary, because with the exception of Going Postal, I think the tv adaptations have been quite dreadful, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It was very well done, and Death - Death was done fantastically and his voice was spot on (although [profile] ugerchucker - I think your costume was better!)

Oh and tv... I watched Derren Brown's Apocalypse yesterday - did anyone else see it? I haven't seen any comments, only on twitter when I hunted them down - I loved it. I can't watch tv shows aimed to humiliate people, but it appears that I can watch them be tortured! I loved the second half, and got goosebumps a couple of times. And yes, I'll be honest with myself: I love h/c and so we got the torment and then at the end a good dose of comfort! I do love Derren Brown.

And finally SPN - I'm really enjoying this season - It's like we've clicked with each other again and I'm really enjoying each episode. And I'm really surprised that I haven't seen any Dean/Benny fic yet!

And now it's still raining, I'm still freezing cold (so much so it's affecting my typing!) and I'm still on the sofa.
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The sky keeps rumbling like it has indigestion.

There are neighbours on the corner of the street involved in an altercation. When I arrived home they were standing there in some kind of four way stand off. Then they made peace, then they started shouting, then they threatened to call the police, now they're yelling, then they stop. Someone is now alternating between yelling "F*ck you" and "I love you" and it's horribly unsettling. This is also the house with the person that I had to do an induction for at work, so I'm doubly disconcerted.

I've been feeling rubbish all week, very low - that kind of oppressive mist of melancholy and apathy.

So I've spent all week putting off booking a hair cut - which means when I did book, the only free slot was at 8.45 tomorrow. I hate mornings!

I had other plans for the week, diy plans, or cupboard sorting or... and all I've done is sit under my duvet reading, or sorting things at mother's. We got rid of a spare wardrobe yesterday, and two record players of Dad's - which makes me feel pointlessly guilty.

I watched tv too. H50 was ridiculous, having abandoned any degree of plausibility, but most of it enjoyably so. SPN )
Oh and that sitcom,is it Partners? I've deleted the episodes so I can't remember, but the pilot was awful (in a sweet and desperately sad way) and yet I've watched the subsequent two episodes and they've gotten better and it's working and yes. Oh and TBBT, I watched that too, but that's been a bit meh. It sounds as if I've watched loads of telly, but apart from GBBO, that's all I've watched.

I love GBBO, Everything about it (except Brendan), even the close ups of snails. Sainsbury's sell merchandise for the show, and GBBO looks rather uncouth, especially lain against bucolic countryside backgrounds as it is.

We went to Sainsbury's and bought cakes. They were on an offer and so we had three each (for the week not just one day.) Mum bought 3 of the same cake, I went for variety. Consequently Mum had three eclairs to eat, reliable and consistent. I had three different cakes, none of which were in the slightest bit nice.

The neighbours are still shouting.
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Oh now, I've just watched SPN - and I enjoyed it. Properly. To the extent that I was surprised when the end credits came up and I realised the episode was over. Goodness, proper engagement and enjoyment!

And now I've got to go finish chopping down the Lavender trees...
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First things first: [livejournal.com profile] kassidy62 thank you for my panda! So cute.

The window man arrived 90 minutes late and was here less than 5 minutes. I'm so glad I took the day off for that.

Trailers - trailers have been the theme of the day.

I saw The Hobbit trailer ) I know I'm in the minority in not really caring about LOTR and Hobbit. I know that's internet sacrilege but there it is. (it's not that I didn't like them. On the contrary I remember finally watching the dvds and being deeply impressed and I watched all three movies in quick succession - it's just that, well I don't remember it. Seriously, of the three movies I can recall the ending of the first, a visual image of elves talking near some water and the "I will carry you" thing. Yes I know it's a misquote, I'm paraphrasing and I probably only remember that because it was said in Dangerous Lady. I know it's shameful perhaps but, um, yes. So the trailer? Intrigued me in that Guy of Gisbourne is in it. Martin Freeman seemed very cute and appealing and I was filled with the feeling of recognition and homecoming when I saw old familiar faces. But that was it. Sack me from the interwebs now.

I also saw the H50 trailer ) and just. Ugh. I stick by 'my' shows. I remain hopeful, ever hopeful, so I will watch and I will hold out for the good bits, but watching that. Just made me lose any of the optimism I was clinging on to.

Surprisingly though the SPN trailer ) made me more intrigued and hopeful than I have been since midway through season 6. Pessimistically hopeful, if one can be that, but flashes of hope nonetheless.

And then I watched Lewis; Generation of Vipers and got to see )

From that you may conclude that I have had a lazy and you'd be right - although sandwiched between frenzied house cleaning (and litter changing!) this morning and the horrors of grocery shopping this evening.

And now work looms loomingly.
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Let me try and do a post of positivity:

I finally got around to reading the instruction manual for my new sewing machine - and anticipate getting it out of the box today or tomorrow. It still looks magical with regards some of teh things it can do. I want, for instance, to make something covered in buttons, simply because it can sew on buttons and MAKE BUTTONHOLES COMPLETELY BY ITSELF!

I don't know how to make things that require buttonholes however, so I shall focus first on the cable bag I am making that needs a fabric lining. But I have buttonholes in potentia!

***

I'm late to the party, but I saw MIRANDA for the first time Thursday. So funny. Round a friends and I was literally laughing out loud, loudly out loud. I'm about 3 years late to this party - how good is that show?!

***

Other things of funny. The Big Bang Theory - I like it, but normally just pootle along, but Amy's reaction to her gift from Sheldon? I couldn't stop watching it.

***

Other things of fandom:

I made myself watch Supernatural. Not *those* episodes. I can't face that right now, but I picked up at the most recent ep (I don't know what it's called )

H50 - was also on )

What I can remember (because I've watched it several times since it aired) is Sherlock )
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SPN )
lolabobs: (DERREN GUN)
I'm on leave and I'm pottering; this is of the good.

I remembered years ago, submitting poetry for publication and succeeding, so I knew that upstairs somewhere I had a book of poetry with me in it. Yay! Today I went looking for it and eventually found them. Yep, that's right them - Somehow, I had completly forgotten I did this more than once. Three books, therefore, with me within. Before anyone gets impressed, these turned out to be dodgy "accept everyone who submitted and ask them to buy a copy of the book" publishers; not a legitimate company. I'm disappointed that it took me three goes to realise this though.

And the poems? Well, one - one is okay, the rest - oh the EMO.

- -And the discovery of these books came hand in hand with my old writing journals and God, I was so unhappy. Obviously I know that (the breakdown was a clue!) but we do a sterling job of forgeting the finer details don't we? I was so flat, so very miserable and self loathing. I didn't read too much of it, didn't want to resurface it all, but, trite though it sounds, it does make me realise what a good place I am in now in comparison.

Anyway, I'm now off to root around some more and sort out more shit. I have a bagful of dvds I need to sell, and cupboards full of I don't know what.

Oh and SPN was renewed, I saw it on facebook this morning and my reaction was almost disappointed. I still watch and I want to remain hopeful, but it hasn't been the same this season - maybe the finale will be good? I miss *loving* it though.
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but just now, the thing I like best is that it makes me shout at the telly, or close my eyes, or pause the file to breath or gasp. I talk to the characters (usually something like "Nooooo?!!?")
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Salvation )
Swan Song )

And there it is. The changes wrought in Dean, made explicit. Someone elsewhere, probably many someones over time, have commented on the sacrificial nature of these boys over many series, so I'm not gonna try and top that, but I've just rewatched season 1 and the first exchange leapt out at me.

Spoilery comment re Swan Song )
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I watched SPN today - Devil's Trap - and there was one bit in it (amongst all the other glorious bits - in particular so many gorgeous Daddy bits, featuring the Gorgeous Daddy... )

Anyway! At one point the brothers were in a car and:

Dean: I'd feel happier if we were there to back Dad up.
Sam: I'd feel happier if HE were here to back US up.

And that little bit just seemed to sum up their dynamic. Dean is 100% in his role of protector. That's what he does, that's who he is. He has taken on the job of looking after his family and that's what he does. It's perhaps the only way in which he would disobey his father.

Sam, on the other hand, has grown up expecting to be protected, it's understandable and I'm not a Sam hater by any means, but from birth (well 6 months!) he has been looked after - Sam is the one to protect. So when he's sitting in the car, he wants his dad's protection, knowing he already has Dean's. I'm not saying he's not brave, or is in anyway cowardly, but I think he has a certain expectation.

I thunk that thought, then I went on to watch the rest of the episode and melted.

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