You go, girl!

“The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Cecilia Fire Thunder, was incensed. A former nurse and healthcare giver she was very angry that a state body made up mostly of white males, would make such a stupid law against women. “To me, it is now a question of sovereignty,” she said to me last week. “I will personally establish a Planned Parenthood clinic on my own land which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Reservation where the State of South Dakota has absolutely no jurisdiction.”

(continued at Indybay)

…does House have Blackadder on his TiVo? Ah, Hugh Laurie!

And I sympathize with him re: stuffed pepper. Ko loves it, and my room is connected to the kitchen, so the smell lingers. Blegh. But she made me a delicious pasta dinner to thank me for the backrubs I gave her during performance week (she calls it “guilt pasta” or “blood pasta”), so all is forgiven. Mmm, pasta a la Ko. *drools at the memory*

Innards, rejoice! Vegetables, nutrients, and vitamins other than C!

Yay weekend! Friday night, I saw Ko’s dance show, which was awesome, then last night, I went to Upper Darby for a housewarming party for Courtney and Ryan, a couple I met at the PA shindigs. Also in attendance were Kristin and her brother Paul, hosts of the Shindigs, and the fannish family of Suze, Bob, and Sami. We almost outnumbered Courtney’s relatives!

Today, I’m going to work my hiney off on my Algorithms homework, then go see “Joyeux Noel”. And later this evening, I’ll finally be able to see the episode of Veronica Mars I missed! Hurrah!

TV meme, ganked from Indy! List 6 of your favorite television shows, then answer the questions.

1. Firefly
2. Buffy
3. Veronica Mars
4. House
5. The Daily Show
6. Lost

I wish I could have included Wonderfalls, but I wanted to limit myself to only one show that lasted half a season. Frankly, I like Wonderfalls a heck of a lot more than I like Lost, but for some reason it felt forgiveable for my to exclude it, and it felt wrong for me to exclude Lost. Go figure. Um… go rent Wonderfalls.

1. Who is your favorite character from #2? (Buffy)
Spike, duh. :D

2. Who is your least favorite character from #4? (House)
House has such a small core cast that it’s hard to find someone to dislike. Cameron can be annoying at times, but maybe that’s a result of the viewers being immersed in the Gregory House Morality Zone too long. I didn’t care for Stacy much, I guess.

3. What would a crossover between #1 and #5 include? (Firefly + The Daily Show)
Oh, wow. Now I’m imagining a 500-year-old robot/hologram Jon Stewart covering the story of Miranda and The Signal. The title of this segment will be “Reaver Madness.” And then when the Alliance realizes holo!Stephen Colbert is actually making fun of them as opposed to supporting their regime, he is promptly disposed of by the Hands of Blue. YoSaffBridge pulls a scam on Samantha Bee and Jason Jones’ great-great-great x15 grandson. John Hodgman’s cyborg clone attacks Badger, thinking him a space hobo.

4. Who is your favorite ship from #6? (Lost)
Jin/Sun. There are no words. In addition, I’m fed up with Charlie/Claire, which had so much cuteness potential, only for Charlie to turn into a gutless weasel, so now I ship Hurley/Blonde Chick (Lyddie? Oh, Libby!) and Sayid/Me.

5. If you were to set one person from #3 and one person from #6 on a blind date, who would they be? (Veronica Mars and Lost)
Kate and Clarence Weidman. I think the outcome would prove most satisfactory.

6. If you could meet one person from #4 and spend the day with them, who would it be, and what would you do? (House)
I’m coming up blank. House himself would just make fun of me, and I don’t feel I have enough in common with Cuddy or Wilson or the Ducklings that would lead to us hit off as buddies. Plus, it would mean I’d be hanging around the hospital, and hospitals have blood in them, on the outside of people’s bodies. I strongly believe that blood should not be on the outside of people’s bodies.

7. If you could change one thing about #2’s plotline, what would you change? (Buffy)
I would get rid of that idiotic OMG MAGIC IS TEH CRACK!!! plotline in Season 6, and have the characters realize that it’s Willow’s personality that’s causing the problem. Intensive therapy would be involved. Then I would make Season 7’s villain not suck.

8. Explain a relationship between two people (not necessarily romantic) from show #5, and why you like the relationship between them. (The Daily Show)
This conveys all I want to say. :D

9. If the lead title characters (first name in the credits) from #1 and #3 were both drowning, and you could only save one, who would it be? (Firefly + Veronica Mars)
Gah! Veronica would be more likely to sceme some brilliant way of getting out alive and Mal is the kind of hero that could drown, mostly because I’m not sure he knows what water is. On one hand, Mal would be heavy and I would be more likely to drown with him, but on the other hand, there would be gratitude. *grins*

10. If you could change the title characters’ order in the credits for #4, what order would you choose? (House)
Fine by me as-is.

11. If you were able to add a new character, any kind of character you wanted, to the storyline for #6, what would the character be like and what would their role be? (Lost)
Someone to arrive on the island in a puff of Mary Sue glitter, then smack all the characters upside the head for being stupid. Then she would shake Ana-Lucia’s hand for snuffing Shannon.

12. What happens in your favorite episode of show #2? (Buffy)

13. If you could kill off one of the characters of #1, who would it be and how would you do it? (Firefly)
Dude, we’ve lost enough characters, thankyouverymuch. Instead, I’d bring back Wash as a zombie. Space zombies would be awesome.

14. If you got the chance to visit the set for either show #3 or show #5, which would you choose? (Veronica Mars + The Daily Show)
I’ve already visited the set of The Daily Show, so I’d definitely visit the set of Veronica Mars.

15. If you could date anyone from any of these shows, which show and which person?
The problem is that most of my favourite male characters aren’t really what I’d consider dateable, most often because they’re too old for me. Contenders: Wallace (VM), Dimitri (The Daily Show), Beav/Cassidy (VM), and Oz (Buffy).

In the wake of all my annoyance over petty, trivial things, I will take a moment to show my appreciation for other petty, trivial things, like the crisp, clean feel of a new mouse.

My brain just transplanted “computer mouse” for “rodent” to hilarious effect.

It’s a five-button optical mouse, because that was the only option that wasn’t a weird shape or wireless. I don’t trust wireless mice. Of course, until now I didn’t trust optical mice, because the optical mice we used at my high school were junk. Clearly, the past four years have been kind to optical mouse technology, because this baby points to things like a dream.

If only the two extra mouse buttons weren’t so easy to press! I deactivated them this morning, because I kept clicking when I didn’t mean to and losing LJ comment entries and whatnot. So now I have a three-button mouse with safety bumpers.

Why on earth am I writing about mice? If you’re still reading, I simultaneously love and fear you. Shutting up now.

To stop this entry from being completely useless, here’s the most useful Lost fansite ever: Thanks to Indy for the link.


We wanted to let you know that UPN announced today that they are moving Veronica Mars back to her original time period on Tuesdays at 9 PM. Starting April 11, tune in to UPN on Tuesday nights to catch all new episodes of Veronica Mars through the season finale on May 9. Repeats will air on Wednesday nights at 9 pm ET/PT for the first couple of weeks.

And neither of them is available on iTunes, so after the “first couple of weeks” I’ll be at the station’s mercy, praying that one of them will replay the episode before my entire flist has spoiled it for me.

On the plus side, VM will no longer be competing against Lost, but still. Not cool, UPN! That’s two strikes in two days! Not that anything will happen regardless of the number of strikes, because as long as you’re airing Veronica Mars at all, I am but your humble servant. Still, House! Grrr.

My crime cinema linked to a video on on the course website. My day just got a little happier. On the other hand, This clip from Tuesday’s The Daily Show makes my life a LOT happier.