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Dept. of Labor Day Weekend

Lack of Labor Day

It's Sunday, and I still have another day of weekend ... oh, long weekends, I love thee ....

I am in Chanur withdrawal, having now re-read all five of C.J. Cherryh's novels of Compact space. I'm tempted to just start all over again. I did look for fic, and was sad to find only about six pieces on AO3. All were good - in a couple of cases surprisingly so, and very close in style to Cherryh's. But oh, what I wouldn't give for more! And if Cherryh ever decides, apropos of nothing, that she's going to return to telling tales of Hani, Mahendosat, Kif, Stsho, Knnn, Chi, and T'ca, I'll be first in line to buy the first volume I can get a copy of.

I have another thing I've had to say goodbye to; Defiance. BB and I watched the last three episodes of S03 of the show last weekend. I am hoping for a S04, since it ended with two of our heroes far, far across the universe from where they started, and I want to see Nolan and Doc Yewl get home to Defiance. And I want to see Erissa and Alac get to know each other better, and see Luke grow up, and see more of Datak and Stahma, those most admirable villains, and I want to see Amanda and Berlin again, and see how Defiance manages to deal with the Votanis Collective, and see if Nolan and Yewl manage to find a planet where they can drop the Omec (with any luck a planet from which they can never, ever, ever, find Earth) ... but if it does have to end, it did end on a gloriously cosmic note. Does anyone out there share my enjoyment of this show?

I'm well on my way to being legally in this country; the USCIS sent me word of my Sept. 16 appointment to have my biometrics taken - a needlessly fancy way of saying they're going to take my fingerprints - and after that, it should be clear sailing.

FB has a full-time job, hurrah! Upon coming back from his summer of theater touring, he applied himself diligently and found himself a decent job (salaried, ohmygoodness), and I can see the relief shining from him. I, too, am relieved, as is his father, for obvious reasons.

I've decided, quite foolishly, I'm certain, to have a Labor Day barbecue tomorrow, despite the heat and despite weather forecasts that include the chance of thunderstorms. Because, apparently, I like to make things difficult for myself. Up early tomorrow, clean the bathroom, find a decent recipe for grilling an Ahi tuna steak for one guest who doesn't eat red meat, see if I can make some bread, make sure to do my exercises (and I'm not even going to go on about the new exercises that I get to do to strengthen another weakened section of my body, except to say that I believe in physical therapy now in a way I never did before), and then, perhaps, sit down to catch up with people and possibly even do some plotting for Chapter 26.

And less than two weeks now until Series 09 (or whatever series it would be if I counted all the way from 1963)! It's going to be my birthday present!

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Sep. 7th, 2015 04:55 am (UTC)
YAY!! Such a marvelous post!! Makes me happy and bouncy!!

*Dances with you*

Sep. 7th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks, my dear - it's been good to be able to post anything at all; the last week or so apparently took my writing abilities away.

I hope your Labor Day weekend has been good!
Sep. 7th, 2015 01:06 pm (UTC)
Congrats to FB! And your plan sounds like the makings of a lovely day :D

I need to get better about doing exercises for sure.
Sep. 7th, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
I need to get better about doing exercises for sure.

I've never exercised as much or as regularly as I have since May. Although the last month or so I've ended up only exercising three or four times a week, I think I've gotten back up on the horse, and may be back to daily exercises. Right now, it's only 20 minutes or so a day, but once my walking boot comes off, I'm hoping to up that at least to 30 minutes per day.

I hope the day will turn out beautifully, which of course means I shouldn't be hovering around my computer. Heh.
Sep. 7th, 2015 01:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, well done to FB on the job!

And, yes, roll on S9! (S35? 26 + 9, right? Depending on what we're counting this week...)
Sep. 7th, 2015 03:57 pm (UTC)
Heh - I know, right? The seasons have always been a blur for me when it comes to Old Who. They were just always there, like mountains or other geologic features of the world.
Sep. 8th, 2015 11:56 am (UTC)
I started watching during S25, and though I didn't know the season numbers, I knew those two seasons, because I had to wait forever in between them for more Doctor Who. On the second occasion, I had to wait for 7 years, which was tough. ;-D

And each series of Classic Who does have a distinct feel, at least from the 70s on if maybe less so in the 60s, that I do remember it, even if I'm not always absolutely clear on some of the numbers without checking. (I mean, Season 7 is such a distinct thing, Season 12 = Sarah, Harry & Four, Season 13 is all the gothic horror, except what was left for Season 14, Season 16 is the Key to Time, Season 17 = Douglas Adams, Season 18 the end of Four and so on. S25-6 obviously = the best bit.)

But the question then is what do you count in that long gap? Do we count the TV Movie and as what?? Big Finish?? (If so, we're probably on Season 100 or something.)

... and now I'm taking this part of it far too seriously, aren't I? :loL:
Sep. 15th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
Eurgh - just getting around to commenting now? I am truly, truly behind the times ....

One should always take everything about Dr. Who seasons seriously; that is my considered opinion, and I shall stick to it like glue. Heh.
Sep. 7th, 2015 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hurrah to FB and a salary!

Just call the new series of DW "the new series" no need to work out which one it really is. Works for me! I never know what any of the series numbers are for old or new Who. I go by Drs, much simpler.
Sep. 7th, 2015 03:59 pm (UTC)
I generally go by Doctors as well, although when one is specifying a season number, then all those Old Who seasons suddenly become more important. Luckily, lost_spook reminded me upthread that there were 26 Old Who seasons, so this upcoming season is S35. Heh.
Sep. 7th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
Remember, S5 (Eleven's first one) was also named 'Fnarg' by Moffat, as people were arguing what number it ought to be. (Counting right from the start, or from the reboot, or from Moffat taking over...) I like 'Fnarg'. <3
Sep. 8th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)


I love that man.
Sep. 8th, 2015 06:19 pm (UTC)
Me too. ♥
Sep. 7th, 2015 05:47 pm (UTC)
Hope you have a brilliant barbeque! :)
Sep. 8th, 2015 03:17 am (UTC)
It was a most excellent barbecue - even the things I was cooking for the very first time came out well (or at least were declared very good indeed, which is wonderful!)
Sep. 7th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC)
Do you mind saying what FB got a job doing? I admit to idle curiosity. And you must tell us how the BBQ went! For myself, I'm working while my client's mom goes for a day at the beach and visiting her niece. (I really don't mind.)
Sep. 8th, 2015 03:20 am (UTC)
He's sort of a front desk/receptionist sort of thing, she said vaguely, having had to ask BB - and he's not clear on it, either. It's out in one off the 'burbs, and it's a two-bus trip until he can earn enough to get the brakes fixed on his car.

I shall endeavor to say how the barbecue went - it went surprisingly well, although it was hotter than fuck outside, and I think the shower I just took was the best part of the day. Heh. (Actually, that's not true; it was a lot of fun having friends over.)
Sep. 8th, 2015 03:16 am (UTC)
Hurray! So many lovely things all in one place.

Congratulations to FB and I hope your BBQ went deliciously.
Sep. 8th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC)
It's always good when I can be happy about things rather than constantly whinging. I'm actually too tired right now to do a separate post on the barbecue fun, but perhaps I can do that on Tuesday.

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