Friday, November 28, 2003

Happy Thanksgiving

Though it was questionable at one point (an argument over defrosting in the microwave was avoided -- don’t ask), yesterday turned out to be a wonderful Thanksgiving day. My mother, sister and I enjoyed a selection of side dishes instead of a big, old turkey. We watched the Macy Day Parade, Miracle on 34th Street and then Shogun on DVD. Unfortunately, our RCA cables went kaputt on us today, and so the Shogun DVD was viewed on the Playstation 2 machine. :-)

Thursday morning I was awoken with a phone call from a friend in Texas wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving. She always remembers, no matter where she is. *g* I need to plan a visit out to Austin before she moves again. ;-)

Wednesday was a lovely visit from my little niece and a phone call from daddio. Another sis was supposed to come for Thanksgiving, but she had car problems and couldn’t make the drive. *sniff* Of course, had she come Wednesday, she would’ve only had to rush back the next afternoon because she had to work Thursday! (poor Sherbert)

I hope everyone had a good day. Gobble, gobble ...

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is playing at the Wang Theatre until the end of the December, and then the annual tradition will be no more! The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will be at the Wang for the next five years (or something like that). I have to make sure I get my family there this year. I don’t think many of them (if any of them) have seen Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker!

Friday, November 21, 2003

Shelly Awards

The Shelly Awards are the first ever Farscape fan video awards! Nominations are being accepted until December 20th. After that, the voting will begin. :D

Nominations for the Sparkys (fan fiction awards) continue until January 10, 2004.

Unless you haven't been online much (or you don't read TV Guide, the Chicago Tribune, or USA Today, or you don't watch CNN HLN), you know that the rumors of a Farscape miniseries are true! You know what that means? We did it! More Farscape! Woo hoo! :D Of course, we're still waiting on the official announcement from Jim Henson Productions, and there are no further details ath this time. This is fantastic news, and in conjunction with the Corporate Sponsor Announcement on, it's generating a lot of excitement in the campaign. One of the goals (other than more Farscape) has always been to grow the viewing audience. Between the Military Project and other efforts, when the miniseries airs, there should be some noticable Neilsen ratings! :D

I *had* hoped for more mainstream press and entertainment news re: Farscape recently, but maybe it'll come with the Henson announcement at some point. (Enough with who was voted off "Survivor" and who "The Bachelor" is going to marry! I want to see some mention of John and Aeryn! D'Argo and Chiana! Moya! Rygel! ... )

There were some non-Farscape news I wanted to impart, but I've forgotten it! (let's blame it on my age starting to show)

Well, I'll leave you with the following. At you can register to play a virtual game of Trivial Pursuit against others online. At there is a wonderful Soap Talk report on an outing of Ty fans to the show during the same weekend of the Farscape Creation Convention in Burbank. I'd really love to get Ben Browder on Soap Talk (which is on SoapNet). I think Ty and Ben, onstage together, would make an interesting combo. Having met Ty, I can honestly say he is as down-to-earth, intelligent, caring and genuine as he appears. :D ... Plus, Ben guest starred on both Melrose Place and Party of Five, so there *is* a Soap connection. *g*

Monday, November 17, 2003

What a Weekend

Well, I missed the VP at Katya's on Saturday! My niece sitting and grandma duties ran late. I heard, though, it was a fun time by all, and Sean narrowly missed major spoilage. *g*

Sunday was interesting. Ella came for a visit, and Tigger ended up licking the top of her head. It was fascinating to watch and maybe a bit nerve-wracking for my sis. lol I would give more details, but they probably aren't very worthwhile to anyone but us. *vbg* Sunday also found us watching For Me and My Gal with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. That was a first for me; I'd never seen that movie before! This put us in the mood for some Fred and Ginger fun, so we popped in Shall We Dance. It's a hilarious movie! or at least I think so. We laughed out loud at Cecil Flintridge trying to explain where he was to confused manager Jeffrey. *g* Such a great movie! and it has one of my favorite scenes, roller skating in the park during "Po-tay-to, Po-tah-to" (hee hee)! Can't say more just in case you haven't seen it! Of course, we followed that with The Philadelphia Story! Fantastic performances all around! :)

My mom showed me a dollar bill full of little "love notes" scribbled on it that she found. I'd forgotten that people sometimes write messages on their money. lol So, of course, I wrote various Farscape-related things all over mine before I went to bed. ;)

Speaking of which, FS rumors are readily becoming reality. Supposedly there's a press conference by Henson later this week. No news was leaked at the con, but plenty was hinted at. *g* Head on over to FMD, Kansas, or the Dom for con reports of all kinds. :) Sounds like the con was a success and everyone, including the guests, had a good time. :)

On another note, my grandmother went into the hospital last night, but all's well. She should be home today. ;)

Saturday, November 08, 2003

You are starch. You are rigid, opinionated, hard-
willed and not too friendly about it. You keep
people out of places, or you keep them in, and
without you a lot of things would collapse.
hopefully you'll never have the authority to
burn people at the stake. Sir. Ma'am.

Which Biological Molecule Are You?
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But I don't want to be starch! ... This is actually funny because sometimes I do feel like I am "starch" as described here. *sigh*

Tuesday, November 04, 2003


When I returned home from work Saturday, I found out my grandmother was finally home from her six month ordeal in hospital & nursing home limbo land. I didn’t have a chance to visit because we were off to see my niece (and new mom & dad, too, of course!). My sis had been kind enough to download an mirc client to her hard drive, so I wouldn’t miss the FWA meeting. =) ... When we arrived, they were watching another baby, too. So, there was a 4 1/2 month old in addition to the 2 1/2 week old. *bg* Unfortunately, the meeting went over two hours long (I signed off after two hours). I didn’t get as much play time with my niece or the other baby as I would’ve liked. :( Also, my brother-in-law’s brother and his fiancee were visiting from out of state, and I felt very rude because I was online the whole time they were there! They left, and I was still online in the meeting. :( Babies were needing to be tended to, so I signed off. *sigh* At least, after a few weeks of trying to attend, I finally made it to a meeting, and some things were decided, so I was happy about that. ;-)

By the time we returned home, it was too late to visit with my grandmother, so I saved that for Sunday. My aunt and her family came over for awhile as well, and I was lucky enough to see my cousin’s babies -- 4 1/2 month old twin boys. They were so cute. I hadn’t seem them yet. *g* My grandmother was thrilled to be home, and she seems much better though she’s not able to really care for herself on her own (not yet anyway). Hopefully the visiting nurses have been set up. I’m a little worried about that, but I don’t work too far from home (within walking distance actually), so I can always check up on her or hurry home in an emergency. She was so relieved to be in familiar surroundings and was so excited to be visiting with the twins. =) Her dog was in over protective mode because she missed my grandma, too. *g*

All went well.


Deadlines for the con books are approaching! It’s your chance to tell the Farscape cast how much you appreciated all their hard work on the series and anything else you might want to say! Jot down a short note, write a poem, send a recipe! Whatever you want, just send it!


Work should not take up so much of my “free” time. Off work hours are fleeting. I feel drained.

Halloween Night

The final count of Trick-or-Treaters was around 20 ... or 23 if you count the return visitors. *g*

Besides candy from our house, I was also handing out a second round of candies from the neighbors (well, my uncle’s acutally) ‘cause no one was home. *g*

The initial two groups were followed by a scary witch (hee hee), a cowgirl “riding” her inflatable pool-float horse (*g*), a group of seven (assorted witches, pirates, a flower *bg*), Harry Potter & two Scary Movie guys (“no, no, we weren’t here before,” they insist). They were adorable! and polite! =)

Then there was the final group of five little girls dressed as witches or whatever who seemed to be overly excited by the sugar (note to girls: you’re supposed to wait ‘til you get home before sampling the candy!). The most obnoxious of them proclaimed, “Don’t you love me?” then quickly added, “Can we take two pieces?” as she snatched a handful of candy. “Everyone says Yes, ‘cause we’re such good kids.”
Another one asked, “Are they home next door?” (keep in mind that I just told them the neighbors weren’t home) One of the youngest piped up with “Why not?” when I answered “No.” Still another spoke up and said “because they don’t want to be.”
Well, at least they said Thank You.