Friday, October 13, 2006


Yes, though the activity on my blog might suggest otherwise, I am still alive and kicking. I can't say that my time has totally been devoted to work, but even the social events I've been attending have been with friends I work with, so we manage to talk shop. Since this is a public blog, there are many topics I cannot simply blog about because I wouldn't want some people reading my true feelings about some issues. Not that lots of people are watching my blog, but it gets around more than I would imagine. Something happened this year that showed me I have to be circumspect when it comes to discussing certain issues. I guess I could set up a blog under a pen name, let my friends know about it, and then let it rip. Hmm. I'll have to think about that.

Anyway, I'm excited because Battlestar Galactica is back!! I watched the new episode this week that was broadcast Friday night. Wow!! Blew me away. I've also been watching the new show, JERICHO. I really like it so far. I've been fascinated by the survival scenario ever since I read ALAS, BABYLON by Pat Frank in 10th grade. I wonder what place I would find in the aftermath of nuclear war. It's not like I have a lot of practical skills that most people don't have (e.g. cooking). And when survival is the primary need, the ability to reason, analyze a poem, and recite Shakespeare isn't necessarily something that most people would prize. I guess I could sing to people. ;-)

If you haven't had a chance to watch the show, check it out. It airs at 7:00 Wednesday evenings on channel 9. Which is an odd time. A significant demographic for this type of show, set in small town Kansas, would seem to be a Heartland audience and Christians. Most of them are probably at church on Wednesday evenings at 7:00. Don't these network people understand their own audience?

But don't get me wrong. The show is much more than small town Kansas and Christian. It, so far, is a very balanced show. It isn't too smalltown, or sentimental, or Bible-belt thinking. It's about people, with flaws and strengths, secrets and lies, fear and love.

So, I am going home to have a tea party with my dear niece and then watch hours of SciFi.