The Dresden Files series premier was last night. And I, for one, was not disappointed. The actors are well-cast, particularly Paul Blackthorne as Harry Dresden and Terrence Mann as Bob the skull. They play really well off of each other. For those that missed it last night, the SciFi Channel will be airing the pilot again today and tomorrow.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve started several books but havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t finished anything lately. The Spy Who Loved Me, by Ian Fleming is a bit unlike his other Bond books, as this one is written from a womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perspective. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m about halfway through this 172-page book, and so far it has just been VivienneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s back-story Ã¢â‚¬â€œ who she is and how she views men. So far, it has been masterfully written and engaging. I found the book with the cover to the right at Half-Price Bookstore. Continue reading Currently Reading→
Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m heading to Georgia early Thursday morning with some family for the weekend. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be back on to posting on MondayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ with a few book reviews, I imagine. (And hopefully, another addition to the gallery.) IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been lax with drawing lately. Apologies to Colleen! IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m hoping I remember to print off all my reference material so I can do some sketching this weekend. And even if I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m taking Monday off just to recoup. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have no excuse then. Also, hoping to see Casino Royale again this weekend! (Dad hasn’t seen it yet… that’s my excuse.)
On another note, I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t decide if I want to see The Fountain which releases today. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gotten booed in Venice and hissed in Canada. People have gotten up and walked out. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so bad about it, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to wait to see what friends say about it.
Let me know if you see it, and what you thought!
I started reading DC Universe: Last Sons over the weekend. This is going to be a fun, quick read. And Battlestar Galactica: Redemption, Richard HatchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s latest in his continuation saga. Right now, on sale at Amazon for $2.99! I wonder if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a mistake. But a hardback book for $3, man I wish I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bought this 2 months ago! I feel ripped-off.
I started watching the first few episodes of Simon and Simon yesterday. Now I remember why I loved this show as a kidÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and why I had such a crush on A.J. Simon (Jameson Parker). In fact, I think I have a bigger crush now. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve always loved detective shows, and wish they still made them like they did in the 80s: Simon and Simon, Remington Steele, Murder She Wrote, Moonlighting, Hart to Hart, Magnum PI. Though with shows like Monk and Psych on USA, I can still get my fix of new and fresh quality private detective shows. Meanwhile, between seasons, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m re-watching the classics.
I finished another commissioned drawing this weekend, and started working on one for fun of Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Inara (Morena Baccarin) from Firefly. As you can see, I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t finished. Mal and Inara look like they’ve gotten in a fist fight and both have black eyes.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll, hopefully, be posting the finished version tomorrow.
And I started reading Dean and Me this weekend. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m already loving this book. Emotional and heart-felt, Jerry Lewis wrote a loving memoir of their time together.
1. What is one thing you always have with you?
A paperback book in my purse. Currently, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Spider Stone.
2. What are two things on your night-table (or next to your bed)?
A cup of water and my alarm.
3. What are three things you learned in the last seven days?
Heinlein isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t my favorite author.
I have some really great friends that would do anything for me.
And that I need to lean on God more.
4. What are four things parents always have to tell you?
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only money.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t burn any bridges.Ã¢â‚¬Â (My motherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favorite phrase when talking about guys I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to date.)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Do you need anything?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Call me when you get home, so I know youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re safe.Ã¢â‚¬Â
5. What are five things you paid for in the last month?
Car loan & college loan
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re bored, check out this site for some fun pumpkin carving ideas: ExtremePumpkins.com
And Dirk Benedict in Battlestar Funtopia!
Fans of the classic Battlestar Galactica will love this.
Saw this YouTube video on a forum that I visit. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s is very funny, but just to warn you (if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re watching at work) there is a little swearing. It looks to be a TV pilot for a show called Paine Management. This episode stars Dirk Benedict and Corbin Bernsen.