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Weighty Wednesday: Week 2~Marathon Queen

Published May 21, 2014 by ia84

I’m the queen of the marathon…the movie marathon that is.  As they say on How I Met Your Mother, if you don’t marathon Star Wars at least every three years, the Empire wins.  Personally, I think if you don’t marathon Lord of the Rings (the extended editions) at least once a year, then  Ring might as well have survived Mount Doom and be back on Sauron’s finger.  (I agree with the boy, there should be a statute of limitations on spoilers.  The books have been out over 50 years, and the movies have been out over a decade.  I refuse to put up a spoiler alert).

Here’s the thing, much as I’m into the couch potato marathon, everyone else in my age group seems to be into the marathon that requires actual running.  I’ll be honest, I don’t get it.  Everyone I know seems to constantly be going on an on about exercising and preparing for races and actually running races.  What’s really weird?  They actually seem to enjoy it.  It seems to make them feel good.  Now, I do get up and exercise five days a week.  I do it because it’s good for my health, and I’ve found that when I don’t exercise, joints start to hurt (I know that’s an old person thing to say, but it’ true).  However, I don’t enjoy exercising.  I don’t get any kind of high from the experience.  It’s just one of those things that must be done and so I do it.

So, I head into my second week.   I’ve worked on really keeping an eye on what I’ve eaten (helped that I had to have more dental work in the middle of the week.  Nothing like pain to make you eat less), and I’ve been exercising faithfully.  And…I’ve gained weight.  On the bright side, my t-shirts feel like they’re fitting a tiny bit looser (not my imagination, they totally are), so I’m going to rule this as a week where the scale doesn’t matter.  (Otherwise, I’ll start feeling super depressed and give up, which would be stupid, since I’ve only been at this a week).

Weight to Lose: 111.5 lbs.

Weight to Mini Goal: 12.5 lbs.

Spoilers!

Published November 25, 2013 by ia84

If you’ve not seen the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, slowly back away and go watch it.   Seriously, I’m not going to hold back.  I’m about to spoil it with so many spoilers.

If you’ve seen it, or if you just don’t care, keep reading.

I was one of those fortunate few that got to see the episode on a really big screen, and it was even more fantastic than I hoped it would be.  I just got home a bit ago, and the feels are still really fresh, so I’m just going to fangirl for a few minutes.

One of the most fun parts of going to see it in the theater was being surrounded by hundreds of other Whovians.  Even better?  Some of those Whovians were in costume.

Oh, and K9 was there, too!

Then, there was the episode…which was amazing!!!!!!

First, there was a “Please behave yourself in the theater” video presented by Strax and his fellow clones.  Then, to tell us it was time to put on our 3D glasses there was this whole bit with Tennant and Smith do a back and forth bit of banter.

A list of amazing things from the episode…

1.  The return of David Tennant…and his hair!

2.  The return of Rose, even if she was only a computer interface.

3.  The screwdrivers!

4.  Clara pointing out that 3 geniuses didn’t bother to check to see if the door was locked.

5.  The opening credits.

6.  Peter Capaldi’s eyes.  Seriously, the man has amazing eyes.  I’m so excited to see what he’s going to do with the role.

7.  The Daleks.

8.  The line about kissing the Bad Wolf Girl…and Bad Wolf Girl’s response.   And Ten’s reaction to the exchange.

To me, there are two things that stick out more than anything else.  First, the constant image of Rose being right next to Ten, but he was unable to see her.   Knowing their history, it was really heartbreaking, and yet so perfect.  Second, however, is what made it all worth it: The Curator.

I had really hoped that Tom Baker would be in this episode, but knowing his age, and that they can just add some make-up to make him look like he did in the 1970’s, I had my doubts he would truly be there.  When he showed up, I cried.

This episode really was the perfect gift to us fans.