Sunday, August 4, 2013

Things I am excited about.

(Organized from most to least geeky. The best is last, so feel free to skip the geeky parts if you're not into them. ;) )

First of all, this guy.



Oh, I will sorely, sorely miss Matt Smith, whom I think made a better Doctor than David Tennant. But I am glad that we're seeing someone in the role who's over 50. It's about time. Although I like all the individual actors who have played it in the new series, I haven't liked the trend of the Doctor being played by younger and younger men. Our culture's need for actors and stars to be young and attractive all the time is immature and problematic; and while I've loved the whole 900 years old/young element that Matt Smith brought to the role ... I'm looking forward to seeing what an older actor like Peter Cafaldi can do with it.

Apparently he has played a minor role in the show before, and has also been in Torchwood. The latter fact I couldn't care less about. I hate Torchwood. I hate Russell T. Davies's writing. I hate Jack Harkness when he's not in Doctor Who. So whatever. But I'm looking forward to seeing what Peter Capaldi has in store for us as the Doctor.



Second of all, Bernie Su and Hank Green (of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries) have announced their next adaptation:


I am so flipping excited. I love Emma. I love Mr. Knightley. To be frank, everyone always gushes over Darcy, and with good reason, but I have always thought Knightley was better husband-material. (Although perhaps not for Lizzie. I will grant you that. Lizzie and Darcy are particularly suited to each other.) I also think this novel is particularly well-suited to adaptation as a vlog-style webseries, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do with it. I already like what they're doing with this logo--it captures Emma's personality and well-intentioned meddling so perfectly! I have high hopes.



Third of all, as you can see, this kitchen has ugly pink and yellow tile and matching cabinets. Even the chandelier is pink.


What you can't see is that there's a big hole in the wall behind that cabinet where the insulation is now hanging out. (At least it's pink?)

But it has tons of cabinets and counter space, two ovens, a dishwasher, natural light ... and God willing, if things go smoothly with the inspection, mortgage, and whatnot ... this incredibly awesome and hideously decorated kitchen will be ours.

YAY!

If all goes well we should be able to move in mid-September. And then I can get all crafty and nesty and it's going to be great. We are excited and nervous as heck. Pray for us!


Oh, and Michael wants you to know that he is excited about his brand new spiky green ball.


10 comments:

  1. Hooray for the house! I hope all goes well for you, and I can't wait to hear more/see more pictures! The kitchen is... interesting. ;-)

    I just finished re-reading Emma. Definitely not my favorite. It took me a looong time to get through, and while I completely agree with you about Mr. Knightly, I think I just dislike Emma's character for too much of the book to fully enjoy it.

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    1. Emma drives me a little crazy too! She just makes you wince too much. I think my enjoyment of the series will depend a lot on how the actress chooses to play her.

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  2. Hello! It was so nice to officially meet this morning! :)

    Mr. Darcy isn't my favorite either. I actually prefer Mr. Bingley to him!

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    1. It was good to officially meet you too! :) And Austen does have quite a few good heroes to choose from, hehe.

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  3. I'm not complaining about the new Dr who. I have an opened mind and no expectations so I think I will be very very happy. Michael looks so grown up!!

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    1. With each new Doctor I have a hard time adjusting, but so far I've always come round and liked all of them. :)

      Michael is growing up super fast, it feels like! He is basically a toddler now; it is probably good I am having more babies soon, I am already missing that stage. :)

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  4. Ok, the decor is ugly, but that kitchen is HUUUUUGE! I would love a spacious kitchen like that!

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    1. It is huge!! You can't even see all of it in this picture. To the right is a huge closet/pantry, and to the left is MORE cabinet/counter space. (Including a built in ice maker...? I would rather not have a hole in the wall, but whatever, lol.)

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  5. Ahh, congratulations on the house, if it's not too premature! I can't wait to see more pictures!

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    1. Thanks! We are sorting through mortgage stuff now which is a TON of work, and are getting the inspection on Monday. So I guess theoretically something could still fall through, but as of now, nothing foreseeable. :)

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