What to muse about today?

January 10, 2014 ~ First!



So, I actually did finish one of the onesie/t-shirt conversions. This post had been sitting in my draft folder since Thanksgiving.  Crazy.  I’m so behind on writing things up.

Anyway.  On y va!

This is the one that jammed the machine a few times, at least once with bobbin vomit. It’s not the prettiest thing, but it is done. I decided not to convert the others, Ashlin is growing so fast, she really won’t wear them too long. Though there is one Halloween one that I may do anyway. It’s too cute not to.

PS.  We’ve been watching the Returned (les Revenants) on Sundance.  It’s fantastic! And in French too!


October 15, 2012

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English: Intertitle from the AMC television program The Walking Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gah!  Today I realized that the DVR didn’t record the new episode of “The Walking Dead.”  While Stu was putting Teagan down, I hunted through the timers, through the on-screen schedules.  No luck.  I found the timer, but no shows.  Turns out, that Dish isn’t carrying AMC any longer.  Poop!!  So frustrating.

At least American Horror Story is on FX, so we won’t miss that!


March 4, 2012

It’s been a long day, although somehow I was able to sneak in not one but two naps, and I want to get to Once Upon A Time on the DVR before the baby cries again.  She’s been bizarrely cranky tonight, and just doesn’t want to stay down.  She’s also started biting again, so I think there may be teeth working their way out.  Not that I’m complaining too much, 11 months and only two teeth so far has been a dream.  It wasn’t this easy nursing Teagan, who had many more sharp bity teeth much, much earlier.  Still, it would be nice if Ashlin didn’t bite at all.  Because, damn!  Those teeth are sharp!

So, we spent the weekend up at my parents, for my dad’s birthday.  LaLa, of course, did her shopping magic and had fun new toys for the girls…  My little Irish Princesses.  Princesses who worship their grandparents.

Beautiful Irish Princess

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February 24, 2012

We’re six episodes into Lost Girl on Sci-Fi.  I’m enjoying it.  Sort of campy, not serious, little bit of sex.  It’s fun.

Tonight’s episode has cannibalism and hemorrhagic fever.  You know it’s going to be a fun time when there’s foot soup and bleeding eyeballs.  And a basilisk.  And bonus references to Narnia.

Previous episodes had Luck Eaters, a college sorority (the horror!), a love triangle, a Will ‘o the Wisp and an Oracle.  Kenzi, the human sidekick, is a walking animé character with a wry sense of humor.

The writing could be a bit tighter, and maybe a bit less cliché, but it’s better than a lot of shows on broadcast TV.  Grimm, for example, is a show I’m still watching, but I’m not quite sure why.  Maybe I’m too lazy to delete the program from the DVR…  Maybe I do enjoy the werewolf character – Monroe – just a little bit.  Maybe I’m hoping it gets better.

Anyway, I’m glad I found Lost Girl, and found room on the DVR for it.  I hope to enjoy the rest of the season as much as I have the first half.

Now for Stu and I to get caught up on The Walking Dead



January 17, 2012

Last night I watched Lost Girl. It was the series premier on Sci-Fi.  (Yes, yes, I know.  It’s syfy.  Stupid).  I thought it was a bit interesting.  Or interesting enough to watch a second episode.  And it was on after Being Human, which for one reason or another, I didn’t see. Maybe it was Alcatraz? Eh.   It’s on the DVR though.

Looking around today, I find out that it’s a Canadian series, with two seasons aired, and has been renewed for a  third season.  Then, I stopped looking.  It was enough to know that it may really be worth a second episode viewing.  Maybe even a third.

Anyway, the premise – a fae (succubus) in the world, not knowing what or who she is – was right up my alley.  Fairies, supernatural, sci-fi, blah blah sort of shows pique my interest.  While watching the pilot,  I did get these mini-flashbacks to reading Laurel Hamilton‘s “horny fairy books“, though.  But nothing too concrete, more like dreamy impressions of “wasn’t that like it was in the book?”.  Maybe it was just the strong female lead and two warring sides of the fae world.

The episode also reminded me a bit of The Dresden Files, a show I did enjoy, even campy as it was.    It could have been the lighting, the mood, the subject matter.  I’m not sure.  I haven’t read any of those books yet – not available on kindle at the library – but I will.  Soon. I’ve heard they’re better than the tv show was.

So, next Monday, I’ll have the DVR tuned into SyFy, for the second episode of Lost Girl.  I probably won’t be able to stay up to watch it.

I need to find time to watch Being Human.  Too.