I’m busy, busy, busy at the moment, culminating in a weekend that just the mere thought of it makes me want to break out into a cold organisational sweat. I’m currently writing this on a Thursday, in the afternoon, whereas I should, by rights, be working on one of the many things that should be done by this weekend or any other of the miriad of things on my must do list, but in 40 minutes (I’ve only just dropped Boy Lacer off at nursery as I type), I have to return back to school for my first meeting of the school’s asd parent support group and I just can’t be bothered to cross the playing field that sandwiches itself between our flat and the school, yet another time, so I’m currently sitting, blogging, in said playing field, proving highly attractive to ladybirds it seems. I have quite a few blog posts lined up (and two projects on my work table that when finished will need blogging to), so let’s see what topics I can get through whilst sitting on a cold, hard, metal bench, whilst waiting, shall we? Either that of I shall commence a ladybird study (just had a really unusual looking one land on me) or get savaged by a dog.
Right, first up on my menu of ramblings, tv. Did anyone see Defying Gravity last night (episodes 1 and 2 on BBC)? I loved it, possibly because anything remotely sci-fi and spacey on TV I will love automatically, as you don’t get much sci-fi on British TV, let alone the BBC. I really liked it though, episode 2 had me virtually screaming throughout, what’s in pod 4! Plus there’s lots of good character set up. And it had, at least for me, that ‘it’ factor that lots of the new stuff that’s started on TV recently, just hasn’t had for me, notably Flashforward and True Blood, both, at least on paper, shows I should love. Flashforward has qualified itself for me, as something I’ll watch if I’m in the room, although I found last episodes revelation of who the bad guys were, interesting, if anything just because of their nationalities, I love me a nice English bad guy, I do, I know it’s a sterotype but we do bad guys well. As for True Blood, well I was really loving the interaction between the main characters and the supporting characters and the interaction between just the supporting characters but when the girl and the vamp get together, blah! it just reminds me of Twilight, and I like Twilight, it’s just been there done that, I can see now, as lots of people have been saying, don’t bother trying to sell a new vampire story (and unfortunately my ‘alternate reality’ story over there on the side bar is a vampire story in essence) as everyone is sick to death of them!
Oh and one last thing I saw on TV this week, even if it’d been on my DVR since last Christmas, Lemony Snicket’s A Series if Unfortunate Events, absolutely loved it! Makes me want to go and read the books now. I loved the Sunny character best!
So, that’s TV done, food next (and probably the last topic, I’ll have to go soon). I was going to write a post about this week’s adventures with my Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall book, I was on the bread chapter this week, but unfortunately I’m too busy to make bread, but I did make his pizza and ok it wasn’t like going and buying a Pizza Express pizza from the supermarket but for what it was it wasn’t bad, the base was easy enough to handle, that I managed to get it very thin, which helped and when cooked, the base seperated itself slightly, creating bubbles within the dough, which is always, I think the sign of a good pizza. It was also, a lot cheaper than going out and buying a Pizza Express pizza and probably, considering you’re the one with the control over the ingredients, healthier.