July 11th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

Much Pain


After I went to bed to read for a bit last night, I got sleepy and turned the light out and slept. I have a dim light on the bookcases that I use for everything but reading and I left it because I can sleep just about anywhere. Junie came in and woke me up and I figured I'd go turn that light out -- I could barely move in the bed and then only walk a couple inches at a time. I was stiff and hurt even more. I took some acetaminophen and went quickly through LJ and ML and then watched Eureka -- which was fabulous -- and The Bridge.

I had the narcotic with my meds and went to bed and read and turned the light out at 5:01am, but came awake at 8am with lots of pain. I took acetaminophen again and read for another hour, getting to sleep at 9am. I could have slept longer, but Junie was really working on me by 4:45pm so I got up.

I'm washing sheets and loading the dishwasher; the kitties are asleep. I still have some pain and have figured out what it is; I frequently have it alternate weeks and I get it the weeks I get the kitty litter boxes down from above my head in the store. I'll have to be reasonable and get an employee to do it for me next time.

A young woman is going to jail because she taped her boyfriend's dog to the refrigerator.
20111112, Marilee

Eureka's season premiere and The Bridge, new cop show


Eureka's first episode this season was really fabulous. They're setting up for Founder's Day and all of a sudden, five of the major characters are in the past, in Camp Eureka. The army officer wants to find and prosecute all of them, but the founder believes that they're from the future and helps make equipment to get back there. They're happy to be home until they realize that it isn't exactly like the former home.... I suspect the next episode will continue and they'll try to hit the right spot in time and universes.

The Bridge is swiped from Canada and then set in the US. It's not like L&O, there's a number of plots started in the first episode. There's a big difference between their officers and upper management. Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas, many BSG episodes) wants to try to fix it, have good things happen for the officers, and ends up being the new union rep. Poor guy doesn't realize quite how uneven that is -- can he be true and still get things done?

There's a metaphor in the show where the good side of town and the bad side of town (big town) are divided by a river, and a bridge goes over it. Here in Manassas, they're separated by a rail line and we have an underpass.

I liked this and will watch for a while, at least.