Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Caprica Cancelled.


It did a lot of world building w/ great ideas about family, technology, artificial intelligence, culture, religion, the afterlife, politics, business and all kinds of possibilities. With compelling and complex characters, many of whom were women and girls. Things that i want from good drama and sci fi.

But, Caprica had no space fights so it got cancelled. Frak SyFy. I no longer have any reason to watch that channel. At least not until next year when they air the last episodes.

And what was the point of airing 9 eps, wait 6 months, air 3 eps, then cancel and air the last 4 or so eps yet another 3 mos later? No wonder the audience was shrinking.

eta: lots of great articles out there lamenting its end. I really like this one

Friday, October 22, 2010


Sister's wedding was lovely. I did say a few words at the ceremony, taken mostly from "On Marriage" by Khalil Gibran.

Husband hadn't been to the Washington, DC area since a kid while I go every year for work or to see Sister, so I'm glad he was finally able to visit. We went to the Udvar-Hazy air and space exhibit which he'd wanted to for a while. It's a huge hanger full of planes, helicopters, even the space shuttle. It. was. huge.

It was great to see all the family, and my parents and Brother One came back to Atlanta with us. I took the week off from work to hang out with them and that was very nice.

Coming down with a cold, on the other hand, was not so nice. I've been at a conference in Atlanta all week this week. So I've been out of the office 2 and half weeks but been in Atlanta for most of that time. It's going to be hard to go back to the office next week.

But first, tonight, Husband and I will go out to dinner and celebrate our 11th anniversary.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Check your passports!

My parents were supposed to come to the US last week, so they could hang out with us and recuperate a bit from jetlag before Sister's wedding on Oct 10, 2010.

However, my dad forgot to check the passports and it turned out they were expired. Doh!

The happy news is that they got the renewal expedited and got on a plane today. They should arrive tomorrow and everything will be fine.

The irony of it all is that my dad's the anxious one, always double checking things like this, and he was in charge of my parents' travel plans. For him to fall down on the job like this is just hilarious.

I'm sure my mom thinks otherwise.

Husband and I will be going to DC on Thursday for the wedding and I am so looking forward to seeing my family. I haven't seen my parents in a couple of years and happily they will be coming back to Atlanta with us for a week after the wedding.