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.


Michele said...

Glad things are going well for you Kelli!

Hope you had fun at the tea party!

Kelli McBride said...

It was a lovely tea party, as usual. Though we did have some interesting treats. A lemon pie so sour that Ticklebug couldn't talk. We also had strawberry, cherry, blueberry, lime, banana cake. We then sang songs, including The Lord's Army in falsetto.

It was a great time.

Betty S said...

I'd wondered about that, but nobody had called and told me to send flowers so I'd assumed you were "somewhere out there."

Glad to read your voice again. (Can't exactly say "hear" now, can I?)

Michele said...

OK, Kelli, you were alive in October, but November is like, totally gone. Will you be alive for us blog buddies in December?

Throw us a bone, will ya?
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and got some rest from your work load!!