14 February 2012

Oh my gods, that was so frakking good!

I barreled through 4 seasons, including the mini series opening, 2 movies, and 2 series of webisodes, in 2.5 weeks. These characters and their storyline have a permanent place in my heart, shockingly close to where the Star Trek uni/multi-verse resides. And I am a lifelong fan of Star Trek, having seen every episode of every series and every movie (let's not talk about how much Star Trek paraphernalia is in this house because that's just embarrassing) so that's saying a lot.

It may be because BSG had a beginning, middle, and end.  There's something about closing a show on the writers' terms instead of limping on for years on end until there's nothing left and it's forcibly canceled.  I mean, did we really need all 9 years of X-Files? Don't get me wrong, I watched every single episode of those 9 seasons--but I stopped caring a good number of years before it left the air.  I hope Fringe gets to end of its own terms.  But at least it's already gotten to play out more than Firefly ever did.

BSG's upside-down Planet of the Apes revelation wasn't exactly shocking to me and I do understand there will always be unsatisfied viewers.  My reaction to the BSG finale reminds me of how I felt when Lost concluded.  I wasn't fully satisfied with how the various plot points were tied up but I derived great relief from the sentiment conveyed.  There was really no other way to end BSG--or Lost, for that matter.

Totally unrelated shots of the boys making art:

13 February 2012

Joshua Tree - Visit #4

Yes, I realize that our most recent trip was just that: recent.  But we went back anyhow because the boys love climbing...and engaging in dangerous experiments of gravity:

I think we might just squeeze in a few more trips before spring hits.  It's better to don a jacket than try to climb in sweltering conditions.

I usually bring the 24mm lens but the 50mm proved very useful for getting tighter shots.  I like the change of pace it afforded.

02 February 2012

31 of 31: Things that drop away

The first thing that's getting scratched off the list?  Daily blogging!  I just can't do it (enjoyably, anyway).  I know that the boys have had a great time seeing photos of themselves throughout this month, but even this post is dated Feb 2.  Fail!

Next are my ridiculously unused, strangely taxing networking accounts.  I will not miss my Twitter and LinkedIn accounts at all.  I can't pull the trigger yet on my Facebook account, but its cancellation is definitely in the works.

The clutter is leaving.  I had a porch full of unnecessary stuff that got picked up today.  And there will be even more that I'll be dropping off later on.  I feel good about de-cluttering and great about the donation.  Some of it will be sold and those funds are going to a group of nuns toward their works and some of it (much of the infant related items) will head directly to a Vietnamese orphanage.  Seriously...it took *that* much to get me to let go of the unnecessary junk around here.