Friday, September 25, 2009

I haven't been on the computer much the past week. There's been something else in the house occupying my time. This whole summer, Marshall has been entered into a drawing at work every time he sells a certain thing (I never found out exactly what); the drawing was held on Saturday, and he won. A Wii.

Marshall won a Wii!

So, yeah, that's all we've been doing. I've mostly just stuck to the Wii Sports, especially tennis and golf; Marshall and Laura bought the Metroid game together, and I started it, but it's going to take a while to get used to coordinating two remotes and pointing to shoot and all of that; just 20 minutes gave me a rather sizable headache. I looked at Wii Fit in the store, but I definitely don't have almost a hundred dollars to spend on a video game, unfortunately.

My quilting class is going well. Yesterday I sewed all my strips into blocks; next week I'll start sewing my blocks together. I was really worried about the sewing process since I've pretty much never used a sewing machine before - we sewed costumes for Odyssey of the Mind when I was in middle school, but to say that we actually knew what we were doing is a profound overstatement. But the women running the class were very helpful and showed me exactly what to do, and by the end of the class I was zipping right along. There's something very rewarding to crafts in general, watching something come together right in front of you. I'm glad I decided to do this.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

August new media.

Books
35. Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer. 8-1.
36. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume II, Alan Moore. 8-13.
37. Caesar, Colleen McCullough. 8-16.
38. The Romans: From Village to Empire, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J. A. Talpert. 8-31.

Movies
50. Cabaret (1972). 8-10.
51. Caprica (2009). 8-26.
52. Inglourious Basterds (2009). 8-26.

Television Episodes
346. I, Claudius - E07 - “Queen of Heaven.” 8-1.
347. True Blood - 2x06 - “Hard-Hearted Hannah.” 8-2.
348. I, Claudius - E08 - “Reign of Terror.” 8-2.
349. True Blood - 2x07 - “Release Me.” 8-3.
350. Dollhouse - 1x13 - “Epitaph One.” 8-3.
351. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 5x09 - “A Matter of Time.” 8-5.
352. How I Met Your Mother - 1x01 - “Pilot.” 8-7.
353. Deadwood - 2x06 - “Something Very Expensive.” 8-8.
354. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 5x10 - “New Ground.” 8-8.
355. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 5x11 - “Hero Worship.” 8-8.
356. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 5x12 - “Violations.” 8-9.
357. How I Met Your Mother - 1x02 - “Purple Giraffe.” 8-9.
358. How I Met Your Mother - 1x03 - “Sweet Taste of Liberty.” 8-9.
359. True Blood - 2x08 - “Timebomb.” 8-11.
360. How I Met Your Mother - 1x04 - “Return of the Shirt.” 8-11.
361. Deadwood - 2x07 - “E.B. Was Left Out.” 8-13.
362. I, Claudius - E09 - “Zeus, By Jove!” 8-13.
363. Deadwood - 2x08 - “Childish Things.” 8-14.
364. Deadwood - 2x09 - “Amalgamation and Capital.” 8-15.
365. True Blood - 2x09 - “I Will Rise Up.” 8-17.
366. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 5x13 - “The Masterpiece Society.” 8-17.
367. Deadwood - 2x10 - “Advances None Miraculous.” 8-17.
368. Star Trek: The Next Generation - 5x14 - “Conundrum.” 8-18.
369. How I Met Your Mother - 1x05 - “Okay Awesome.” 8-19.
370. How I Met Your Mother - 1x06 - “Slutty Pumpkin.” 8-19.
371. How I Met Your Mother - 1x07 - “Matchmaker.” 8-20.
372. M*A*S*H - “The Bus.” 8-20.
373. Dexter - 4x01 - “Living the Dream.” 8-21.
374. How I Met Your Mother - 1x08 - “The Duel.” 8-22.
375. How I Met Your Mother - 1x09 - “Belly Full of Turkey.” 8-23.
376. True Blood - 2x10 - “New World in View.” 8-24.
377. How I Met Your Mother - 1x10 - “The Pineapple Incident.” 8-25.
378. How I Met Your Mother - 1x11 - “The Limo.” 8-28.
379. How I Met Your Mother - 1x12 - “The Wedding.” 8-28.
380. Deadwood - 2x11 - “The Whores Can Come.” 8-29.
381. How I Met Your Mother - 1x13 - “Drumroll, Please.” 8-30.
382. How I Met Your Mother - 1x14 - “Zip, Zip, Zip.” 8-30.