(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.
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.