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Friday, April 28, 2006

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M.: Sgt. Benton: "What are we going to do now?"
the Second Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?"

(author's note: this post can also be found at the Idiot's Lantern with more info on the second series.)

Series One (season 27) in the USA:
Fridays, 9pm EST on the SciFi Channel
Current episode:
8.
Father's Day

Previous episodes:
7.
The Long Game
6.
Dalek
5.
World War III
4.
Aliens of London
3.
The Unquiet Dead
2.
The End of the World
1.
Rose

Series Two (season 28) in the UK:
Saturdays, at 7:20pm GMT on BBC1
Current episode:
3.
School Reunion

Previous episodes:
2.
Tooth and Claw
1.
New Earth

Are you Doctor Who's biggest fan?
Scifi.com is running a contest and the prize is a 30 gig video IPod with the first series already uploaded! Sweet! Answer at least 3 out of 10 trivia questions from the classic series, and you'll get an entry form to fill out. (*heehee* if I win, it'll be like Foofy winning his iPod for being the fastest person to solve the Rubix Cube at Notacon!) Well, sort of. ;)
Click here to enter the contest. (There's a small catch-you have to be a registered member of Scifi.com to enter, but membership is free) The contest runs from now until June 9th, according to Outpost Gallifrey. I've already entered! Good luck to all. :)

U.S. Ratings: The Long Game saw ratings go up from last week-averaging a 1.20 household rating with an average viewing audience of 1.4 million. That's up by about one tenth of a million from Dalek, which is the series's lowest rating to date.

If you haven't already read about it,
Who's K9 gets own show. The animated, Jetix-ed, K-9! Whoa, doggie. ;)

from Outpost Gallifrey: Series 3 writers announced! Among them are Stephen Fry (yes, the Stephen Fry, who's episode was moved from series 2 to series 3) and Steven Moffat, who wrote 2 of my favoite episodes from series 1: the Empty Child and the Doctor Dances. Check out their news page for more on the series 3 writers.

and before I go:
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(YAY!!!) :) I know I'm being silly, but I just can't help it-I'm so excited!!
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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Chernobyl, 20 years later...

I first read about this over at Big Orange Michael, who was sent this link from another blogging friend of his.

It's
an interactive photo essay by Paul Fusco. It's about the children who were born after the Chernobyl disaster. It's a powerful, moving essay-but be warned, some of the images are quite disturbing. I was moved to tears at many of the images.

Each image comes with a caption-you have to slide your mouse over the arrow in the corner of the picture. The slideshow pauses while you read the caption.

Also, I didn't realize this at first because I didn't have my earphones on, but there is some narration along with the images-this also pauses when you choose to read the caption.
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Monday, April 24, 2006

you know it's spring when...

D.W.Q.M.: "You know, Doctor, I could play all day in my green cathedral." -Harrison Chase (from the Fourth Doctor Story, Seeds of Doom.)

Saturday was such a beautiful day, and today is turning out to be such a lovely day, that I thought I would do a post.

You know it's spring when...
1. Orion is no longer the dominant constellation in the northern hemisphere's night sky. The Big Dipper has stolen the show. ;)

2. They've shut the heat off for the year.

3. You start to hear the 'music truck' (I mean the icecream truck-but don't tell the kiddies that.)


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You see people running from their yards when they see what the winter months have done to them... (yes, I know, I used this before...)

5. ESS's annual picnic at the KSL oval.

6. Students lying around campus-shoes off, with their noses in books, studying for final exams.

7. Theta Chi's damage party!!!! hmm...do they still do that?


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Fabulous weather for brisk spring walks.

9. The sounds of birds, children playing, and lawn mowers. :)

10. The fresh smell of all the lovely flowers-just beginning to bloom.


and finally...

11. The 'wonderful' smell of fresh, manure-scented fertilizer, invading our nostrils.
*ssnnnnifffffff* brrrrrfffffff....

Ha-ha! Enjoy!!!

(screen captures are from the 4th Doctor Story, Seeds of Doom. Botanical Garden pics taken by me last year.) :)
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Friday, April 21, 2006

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M.:Sgt. Benton: "What are we going to do now?"
the Second Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?"

(author's note: this post can also be found at the Idiot's Lantern with more info about the second series)

Series One (season 27) in the USA:
Fridays, 9pm EST on the SciFi Channel
Current episode:
7.
The Long Game

Previous episodes:
6.
Dalek
5.
World War III
4.
Aliens of London
3.
The Unquiet Dead
2.
The End of the World
1.
Rose

Series Two (season 28) in the UK:
Saturdays, at 7:15pm GMT on BBC1
Current episode:
2.
Tooth and Claw

Previous episodes:
1.
New Earth

Ahhh, with tonight's episode, we have reached the halfway point in the first series of Doctor Who here in the US. For those new to the series, what do you think? I hope you're enjoying it!! :)

U.S.A. ratings: Unfortunately, Dalek experienced the lowest ratings so far in the series, with a 1.17 household rating with an average viewing audience of 1.3 million viewers. However,
Outpost Gallifrey points out that last weekend was a holiday weekend, which could explain the drop in viewership. (I know Perseph and I didn't get the chance to watch it until later, since we were both was busy with Easter related stuff all weekend)

Got an episode somewhere on tape that hasn't been released on dvd or video yet? Turn it in to the BBC, and you could win a full size replica Dalek!!! The BBC is currently looking for missing episodes of the earlier Doctor Who stories (hey, I'd really like to see Power of the Daleks if anyone has that episode lying around collecting dust! ;) )
Click here to read more about the story-there is also a link to the Blue Peter site which has all the details of the hunt. :)

Enjoy!!!
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Scrambles

D.W.Q.M.: "We're talking about one of the most powerful blokes in the cosmos. "Nobble" him?" -the Third Doctor

I find it sad that the birth of 'TomKat''s baby has made the front page of the Plain Dealer. Even if it is just a small corner-my thought is-who gives a flying frak? That's all I'm going to say about that.

Speaking of flying things-on to much cooler stuff. :)

Last night
Perseph and I attended our first Ladies Scrambles for disc golf at Sims, and we had a blast! Perseph found out about it from Scotty last week, so we thought we'd give it a try.
We get together then flip for partners (we were a little late, so they decided to let us be partners-good thing too-since we were new, we wanted to stick together. ;) ) Then when you play, you take the best shot. At first we felt a little intimidated, since most of them had been playing longer than us, but we were soon put at ease-everyone was really friendly, and gave us encouraging shouts. Whenever we hit a tree or threw our disc way off the fairway, they'd say, 'don't worry, we've all been there-and still go there!' LOL :) When I threw my disc right into a tree that was maybe 5 feet away at hole 6, one of the girls said 'that's okay-look at all the marks on that tree!' We had a great time-and can't wait to play with them again!!

Speaking of cool stuff, I meant to post about this earlier, but things got away from me. Besides Open that Box! day on the 8th, Perseph and I participated in a March for
Marfan on campus. Actually, Perseph was an official participient-I was along to keep her company (next year I plan on officially partcipating, too). She completed a 3K walk!! You go, Perseph!!! :)
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Friday, April 14, 2006

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M.: Sgt. Benton: "What are we going to do now?"
the Second Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?"

author's note: this post can also be found at the Idiot's Lantern, with more info on the second series.

Series One in the USA:
Fridays, 9pm EST on the SciFi Channel
Current episode:
6.
Dalek

Previous episodes:
5.
World War III
4.
Aliens of London
3.
The Unquiet Dead
2.
The End of the World
1.
Rose

Series Two in the UK:
Saturdays, at 7:15pm GMT on BBC1
Current episode:
1.
New Earth

U.S. ratings for the episode World War Three have turned around a slightly downward trend. With a 1.42 household rating (up two-tenths of a point from last week's episode), and 1.6 million viewers. Yay! So far, the End of the World has the highest rating here in the U.S..

Sorry this is so short! It's a busy day for me. :) Have a great weekend!!! Happy Easter!
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Whoaaaa!

D.W.Q.M.: "No, impossible-I'm fully booked for the next three centuries." -the Fourth Doctor

If you happen to see someone running around this week like a chicken with it's head cut off, that's probably me, getting ready for Easter.


*Ro, the chicken, running around...apparently with her head still intact.*

Why do I always manage to do this to myself? I'm not even having company over! I'm going to be the company!

The upside to all of this is that I get to hang out with some really cool people at the end of the week!! :)

I've been really slacking with decorating-the last of my St. Patrick's Day decos finally came down last night. (I already had the lights down and Easter lights up).

Lets see, Sunday I slept most of the afternoon (a short nap to get rid of a sinus headache ended up lasting 5 hours-D'oh!) Monday night I was babysitting Lil'K (she's soo sweet!) Her parent's team made it through the first round of the playoffs (Congrats!), so I get to hang out with her some more! Thankfully the game that was scheduled for tonight was rescheduled, otherwise I would have had to turn them down.

Last night was grocery night (thank you for taking me to the grocery store,
Perseph!) Then I had to tackle some handwash clothes-I always manage to forget about them until I want to wear the said items again. D'oh! My hands were so numb from the cold water that I didn't want to tackle the sink full of dishes that awaited me in the kitchen. (...will have to do those sometime this week...)

And that's just the beginning of my week...
Perhaps I should've taken a nap during lunch today...LOL. Nah, the conversation was way too interesting to nap through. ;)

I will be at St. Rocco's on Good Friday for the evening procession. This year it may still actually be light out when we finish! (Last year Good Friday fell before the time change-we weren't even halfway through the procession and we could no longer see our music.)

That's all for now-gotta run! :)
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Friday, April 07, 2006

Doctor Who news

D.W.Q.M: Sgt. Benton: "What are we going to do now?"
the Second Doctor: "Keep it confused, feed it with useless information. I wonder if I have a television set handy?"

author's note: this entry can also be found at
the Idiot's Lantern-with more info about the second series.)

Series One in the USA:
Fridays, 9pm EST on the SciFi Channel
Current episode:
5.
World War III

Previous episodes:
4.
Aliens of London
3.
The Unquiet Dead
2.
The End of the World
1.
Rose

Series Two in the UK:
Saturdays, at 7:15pm GMT on BBC1
1. New Earth will premiere on April 15th.

The BBC has confirmed that the second episode of series 2, Tooth and Claw will also air in the 7:15 time slot (just in case the live football match that proceeds it runs over).

U.S. ratings: from Outpost Gallifrey: Aliens of London had a 1.20 household rating with an average viewing audience of 1.5 million viewers. This is down from last week's episode, which had 1.55 rating. Over all the series has lost 21% in household viewers and 16% in audience average since the broadcast of Rose. 0.65 million views tuned into the rebroadcast of the Unquiet Dead at 8pm last week.
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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Open that box...

D.W.Q.M.: "Eureka" is Greek for "This bath is too hot". -the Fourth Doctor

This is my new favorite promo card:


I just love Stewie!

Have I also mentioned before that I really love the gift subscription that I got for
Non-Sport Update? Yes, it's freakin' sweet! :) No more stalking the local Border's stores for me! ;)

I meant to post this about a month ago when I got my last issue, but time just slipped away from me... Anyhoo, this coming Saturday, April 8th, is
Open that box! day The editors of Non-Sport Update came up with the idea for collectors who have unopened boxes lying around for awhile (or even brand new boxes!) to open them up and share what they have found with the non-sport community.

This is perfect-last year I won a box of Monty Python's Flying Circus cards off of eBay, but I promised myself I wouldn't open it until I cleaned and rearranged my bedroom. Well, I finished my room back in April (or was it early May? I don't remember-it was before Marcon though), but I never got around to opening my box. I'm excited because I normally don't put together sets by buying boxes-I just happen to have one-so I can participate!

Perseph will also be joining me on Saturday-I'm going to help her organize her sports cards. :)

(Jerm, get your mind out of that gutter! I know you went there!!)
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yay!

D.W.Q.M.: "Eureka!" -the Third Doctor

I said as soon as my blog was working I'd post this:

"CONGRATS,
PERSEPH!!! MSASS couldn't have gotten a better student. :)
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is it really back?

D.W.Q.M.: "Eureka!" -the Third Doctor

Is it true? Is blogger really back? Is it? can everyone see my new posts?

YAY!!!

I had been having trouble with blogger since March 31st-it looks like they may have fixed the problem (or at least part of the problem!)

Special thanks to
Jaya, who took some time off from studying to help me try to figure out what was wrong. You rock! :)

We now return to my regular (or irregular, as the case has been), journal posting. :)
*whew!
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Sunday, April 02, 2006

testing

D.W.Q.M.: "We still have our homicidal computer to deal with." -the Sixth Doctor

This is just a test post to see if I can trick either blogger or the server to start publishing my posts again.
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