... and it's falling.
Today, the newscasters were calling for light drizzle and occasional fog patches.
When your intermittent wipers are steaming from working too hard, it's not a light drizzle.
When you feel your tires hydroplaning, it's not a light drizzle.
When cars are going 5-10 mph slower than the posted speed limit... it's called driving in Podunk.
My point is, weather sucks in my neck of the woods and I am still disappointed that the "colorful" fall we're due is turning into murky brown and black. There are few reds, not enough yellows and the greens are still in greens. Mark my words, we're going to have a late winter this year. I won't be surprised if we still have snow on the ground by Easter.
Anyway, day 2 of the long haul hasn't been that bad. My monthly maintenance on my insturment today went without a hitch, completing the 25 minute maintenance on time for once! God, I love it when things work to my advantage.
Then, while I was chatting with A, I got a call saying that my Philo class is right on track. The new Prof is a tenured and retired prof (of course, came out of retirement to 'edumacate' us CC students) that would be teaching the course until the end of the semester. Woot! I guess it means I am back to reading text that makes absolutely no sense at all. But, on the brighter side of things, that means that I actually don't have to retake the course unless I fail it!
The topping on my cake? The new EW magazine arrived in the mailbox. This time it's not torn or look like it had been leafed through. It's actually in pristine condition! Anyway, I just want to point out the "good stuff".
1. Page 21. A Butt Shot of Chicken Little. Just too cute.
2. Page 37. Secrets of Star Wars. Now, before y'all smack me on the head, check out the Ewan and Hayden photos. I think it's awesome.
3. Page 75. Logan VS Logan. I think EW was eavesdropping on out chats, chicas! EW does a split screen comparison of the Logans on GG and VM. Honestly, I still lean toward snakalicious over the cheesy grin. Hey K, why didn't you tell me that Shira was a DOOL alum?
Same page on the Soundbite box, we have Bright's soundbite on Everwood. Read it. I thought his delivery on this line was a definite roll on the floor.
4. Page 96. The Fright Stuff by Stephen King is an absolute read. From a man that hates Holloween, I love how he puts in his 2 cents' worth of ideas to make the ghoulish day pass with enough creepiness you'd realize why it's only celebrated once a year in the US. Bonus points to him: he gives the Red Cross a shoutout and a free advertisement to donate blood. Please, be a hero and donate.
Lastly, more spoilers for you to read. I've found more crap on GG and VM so enjoy!
Episode 6.08: Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out
Airdate: November 8, 2005
Rory is pleasantly surprised when her old flame Jess (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) appears at her grandparents' house and reveals an amazing development in his life. Rory agrees to go to dinner with Jess, and when Logan unexpectedly joins them, an ugly confrontation develops, leaving both Rory and Logan to face the choices they have made. Emily is concerned about Rory's sudden evasiveness and tries to exert some parental discipline. Meanwhile, Luke agrees to sponsor a local girls' soccer team and Lorelai channels all her concerns about Rory into caring for her dog, Paul Anka. Source: The WB
10/21 - Rory's former boyfriend Jess Mariano (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) shows up to tell Rory about an impressive accomplishment that leads her to a revelation about her own situation. Source: The WB
Episode 6.09: The Prodigal Daughter Returns
Airdate: November 15, 2005
A surprise phone call from Christopher (David Sutcliffe, who does not appear in the episode) brings up issues of trust between Lorelai and Luke. Later, when a person from Luke's past shows up in Stars Hollow, he has no idea how to tell Lorelai about it. After months of estrangement, Lorelai and Rory make their first move toward reconciliation, and Rory takes major steps to change the direction of her life. Source: The WB
Episode 6.10: He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?
Airdate: November 22, 2005
After a long absence, Christopher (David Sutcliffe) reappears in Lorelai and Rory's lives. Luke struggles with what the new person in his life will mean to him and his relationship with Lorelai. Lorelai and Rory enjoy their first Thanskgiving at the Dragonfly Inn, and Rory receives surprising news about Logan. Meanwhile, on the eve of an important gig for the band, Lane has to deal with Zach's jealousy over a song Brian wrote about her. Source: The WB
Episode 2.06: Raw Saw Dog
Airdate: November 9, 2005
Veronica comes to the aid of Abel Koontz, the man originally convicted of Lilly Kane's murder, who is now looking for his missing daughter. One of the girls from TOP MODEL makes a guest appearance as does Joss Whedon, and Harry Hamlin returns as Aaron Echolls. Source: UPN
Episode 2.09: My Mother, The Fiend
Airdate: November 30, 2005
Veronica stumbles upon her mother's high school records and finds an intriguing, troubling report that leads Veronica to investigate the past. Alyson Hannigan returns as Trina Echolls and Charisma Carpenter guest star. Source: UPN
Be cool, Soda Pop!