Yes, sometimes shopping is like the closest thing I’ll ever have to giving birth. Instead of suffering for 9 months and crippling labor, I get it right away then sometimes spend 9 months paying for it with crippling interest charges.
But still, it’s OH so nice when things arrive. My new speakers (that
I’m eyeing a standalone VCR/DVD/DVR unit, but only if I can swing it cheap on ebay, then I won’t feel so bad if it turns out to be a piece of crap.
We watched Century City last night, it was ok, but nothing particulary spectacular. A legal drama that takes place in the year 2030, so it’s sort of a big deal in that a major network is doing a somewhat sci fi (though more fantasy) series. But it still suffers from the usual major network and television flaws. It’s only 25 years from now, but as usual there’s a major leap in everyday tech, and the show mostly plays out like “L.A. Law: 2030” I’ll give it one or two more weeks, but it doesn’t bode well for their anticipated success that they’re already playing a new episode at a “special” time this Saturday.
And I love the psychological scam of the synopsis for the next episode, “The firm argues that a young man with a bionic eye, who is being barred from playing baseball, should not be considered enhanced, but rather, disabled.” I immediately thought bionic to mean functioning prosthetic – like what Geordi said he’d never get, but eventually did, on a normal human scale – but you know people are gonna think “6 Million Dollar Man.” Then again, maybe that’s the angle they’re going for.