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Dept. of Saturday Night

A Day in Which I Got Gin

That's really all I can title my day, or my post (why is it that I insist on titling my posts, I wonder?) For I did little more today than a) make my holiday card list, b) rewatch the Zygon Invasion and Inversion, and Face the Raven with my First Born, who'd specifically asked me to help him catch up with the season - and go out to get some meds, and some gin. 

Note that I have, quite manfully, resisted making some sort of bad joke about meds and gin being sought on the same trip. 

Also, I went to see Mockingjay, Part Two, with my friend Rose and two of her friends. Rose and I ended up sitting very close to the front, which is really the only way I can actually see movies these days, while her two friends ended up several rows behind us. One of the two gentleman was actually a friend of Rose's friend, and she said she actually wasn't very fond of him. After we met up following the end of the film (which I found engrossing, well done, and well acted, contrary to some reviewers), I got a hint of why she didn't like him. On the other hand, it was the first and undoubtedly only time I shall ever have to deal with him, so it didn't bother me. He made some disparaging remarks about the Black Friday/Black Lives Matter marches in Chicago yesterday, and I found it quite satisfying to - briefly, relatively politely, but pointedly - suggest that he was a privileged asshat. Age is so very freeing, I find....

And now I'm back home, with Bob. I note with something akin to slightly uneasy amusement, that I realized upon return home that I immediately relaxed, as soon as I knew I was within physical reaching distance of Bob. There is surely some mental health professional who would be glad to tell me (were I to pay them) that I have an unhealthy connection to my Best Beloved. Which is undoubtedly why I wouldn't bother going to such a mental health professional, let alone pay them. 

I sacrificed being able to see Heaven Sent tonight; we shall see it tomorrow, and then I'll click on everyone else's comments. I've started reading elisi's meta on Face the Raven, and am once again impressed, even though I'm only about three or four paragraphs down, with how much she sees that I completely miss. 

And with that, I bid you all adieu until sometime Sunday morning. 
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Nov. 29th, 2015 01:01 pm (UTC)
I hope today is being good for you and that you enjoyed the ep. (I did, but then I've enjoyed most Twelve eps more than you, I think.)
Nov. 29th, 2015 11:01 pm (UTC)
Today has been rather good - I still haven't seen the episode, which we'll probably want to watch after supper.

Oh dear; have I been sounding critical of Twelve? I actually like Capaldi, and this season has been really a strong one, one that I like quite a bit, with the exception of Sleep No More. Even The Woman Who Lived was good, except for some construction problems that I looked at from a writerly point of view. And I've like Clara steadily more as the seasons with her went on. I shall miss her quite a bit!
Nov. 30th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
Not really, I don't think, but I'm rather cautious about reading reviews because they can set me off in weird ways & make me stressed about watching things I enjoy, so I'm going by headlines mostly.
Nov. 30th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
Well I have absolutely no wish to stress you out - because I know at least a little bit of what stress can do when it's centered around something you love.

At least I can tell you that when it comes to Twelve, Capaldi, and this season at the very least, you can rest assured that regardless of my post titles, I will always have a strong base level of support for the actor, the character, and largely for the writers. (That even goes for Mr. Gatiss, whose work in Sherlock I've really liked; he just doesn't seem to connect with Who - for me, and me alone - in a way I'm comfortable with.) I will never stop loving Doctor Who, and I never want to be mistaken for one of those people who gets put off their former love, and thus gets rather rude about it.

And now I'm rambling on. It's more enjoyable talking to you than it is writing about a flood control system in one of the towns I cover. Which is what I'm doing right now. Sigh.

Nov. 30th, 2015 09:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know you always love DW! I'm not expecting you of being mean under the cut; I've just learned to be super-cautious lately, because it's not funny when it happens. Sometimes it can't be avoided, and sometimes I can cope, but it's silly to chase trouble. :-)

And I hope your story is going well, even if it isn't as exciting as D (Which is probably as well for the local inhabitants, really...)
Dec. 2nd, 2015 12:47 am (UTC)
but it's silly to chase trouble.

Heh - that's what they pay me the (not so) big bucks to do. As a matter of fact that's what I'm doing right now; waiting for the start of what will undoubtedly be a very unpleasant meeting. Talking to you is much more fun.
Dec. 2nd, 2015 02:52 pm (UTC)
Well, when you don't have to - if you get paid for it or it can't avoided, that's not great, but life. I see you did not have a good meeting. At least it's over for now? ♥
Dec. 2nd, 2015 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is indeed over, and I killed no one. I did have to school my face to concrete-like stillness whilst talking to one person after it ended, but I do have experience in that, so she did not know what I thought of her comments. And I came home, and had a good sleep, and am about to look for a picture of something fluffy to post, to remind people that I am not always a grumped out stress-monkey.
Nov. 29th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
I remember having normal flu at Christmas and drinking gin, it was interesting. Don't do it kids!

This week's ep is not for casuals.
Nov. 29th, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh my; flu and gin (or any type of alcohol, I suspect) could really do one in!

This week's ep is not for casuals.

Then I suspect I shall be very, very intrigued by it, since I am far from a casual viewer!
Dec. 1st, 2015 12:15 pm (UTC)
Can I hug you for this post?

Dec. 1st, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
Heh ... my dear, you can hug me at any time; thank you!
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