Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Starbuck Alert 

No, not the coffee - the Katee Sackhoff, who will be making a guest appearance on tomorrow night's pilot episode of Bionic Woman. She's stepping into Lindsay Wagner's shoes and playing "the original" bionic woman. I think they needed some flashbacks and using clips of the original when Lindsay Wagner was younger just wouldn't cut it in today's high tech production world. Probably easier to age Katee than to try to make Lindsay look like her Jaime days.

But I'm not going to miss it!

I have high hopes. Please, please, please let this show have better writers and directors than Tru Calling had.
UPDATE (1:39 pm): Okay, after reading a little more, I see that the new bionic woman is Jaime Sommers. So who is the "original" bionic woman that Katee Sackhoff is playing? I'm so confused. Guess I'll just have to watch it - like I haven't already scheduled a season pass on Tivo...

Posted by Beth Henderson at 12:48 PM

Heroes - Four Months Later 

Well, except for Hiro. We drop in on him just as he's dropping in on 17th century Japan, right where we left him at the end of last season. I know what you're thinking - well, he's time traveling so it doesn't really matter, right? From what I've seen, he experiences his time travel through a linear time lens, so even though he's jumping around, he experiences everything in forward moving hours and days. He could pop out and pop back to the same time, but have experienced a day or a year or whatever in the meantime. At first I thought maybe he was caught in a loop and was dropping into the middle of this pre-battle setting over and over, but apparently it was just that for him we're picking up where we left off. I guess now the big question is - will he be educating his hero in the way of the samurai, or will he take up the mantle of Kensei himself, thereby becoming his own hero? My feeling is that he'll try to reform Kensei but will end up being Kensei. Sort of like Commander Sinclair and Valen and Delenn (more recently known as Lost's Crazy Daniellen). Maybe he and the sword-maker's daughter will have a child with a mutation and that is what started the whole thing.

When new guy was hovering outside Claire's window, I thought for a minute it was Peter, somehow rejuvenated by his up close brush with the radioactive. But since he's locked up in a trailer in Ireland with the creepy mutant death symbol around his neck and no memory, guess not.

And who is Hoodie Man? Is it someone we've seen before or is he a new old guy? Whoever he is, I don't like him because he dragged Sulu off to a bloody, pulpy death. And that's just not cool.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 9:42 AM
Friday, September 21, 2007

My pirate name is:

Bloody Bess Flint

Every pirate lives for something different. For some, it's the open sea. For others (the masochists), it's the food. For you, it's definitely the fighting. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 2:47 PM


I received my first, "Are you losing weight?" inquiry today.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 12:19 PM
Friday, September 07, 2007

WW Update 

I had the first of my Lake Champlain truffles after weigh-in last night...

Posted by Beth Henderson at 6:38 AM
Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Par-fect Ending 

So we were up in Maine for a golf weekend, with a group of just under 20 people. I golfed once this summer, so I'm not exactly the golfing machine The Girl is. We played an orange crush tournament on Sunday, where each team has one orange ball that gets rotated among team members from hole to hole. So I would play that ball every fourth hole. On the score card we have 5 scores - one for each player and one for the orange ball. While I had played really well on Saturday, my play Sunday was erratic. Until the end.

I had the orange ball on the last hole, and we were the last group coming in. As we rounded the corner to the tee, I spotted The Girl tooling down the path from the clubhouse in her golf cart (teams were drawn out of a hat, and we were on separate teams), so I said to my playing partner, "There's my girl!" and I gave The Girl a high five as we passed carts in opposite directions. She stayed and drove along the hole with us, and was joined along the way by a number of others from the group, so by the green we had quite an audience!

I nailed my drive, which landed in the middle of the fairway about halfway down.

I nailed my 3-wood, which initially landed in the bunker to the right of the green with a very large explosion of sand, but the sand was firm enough from recent rains that it bounced out onto the grass!

Then, with many people watching from a few feet away, I chipped it up onto the fringe and then putted it about 12 feet into the cup from just off the green for par!

I'll have pictures later, but right now I have to go to work. Boo hoo.

Posted by Beth Henderson at 6:42 AM