October 3rd, 2004


Whoa, Doctor!

Best. Bottom of the Ninth. Ever...

(Okay, maybe I exaggerate. Gibson's homer in the '88 Series is still probably the best. Still...)

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Man, this team is aging me...


Well, the muscle relaxants ran out days ago, and I'm easing back on the pain killers, and so far the stabby pains haven't returned to my lower back. It still hurts, but the pain is more achey than sharp. I'm still very stiff. Even so, yesterday I was able to trim the hedge on the north side of the house (it really needed it), inspect the brakes on the truck, do laundry, and haul some books down from the attic. Yeah, I overdid it a bit. Today I had to go into work for a few hours to continue getting ready for a lab quality system audit, then I came home and decided not to lift anything else. I did bake biscuits to go with dinner, though. Easy, mix-low-fat-Bisquick-with-skim-milk-and-roll-them-out ones. They turned out to be edible. Who knew? Now I have half a dozen left for breakfasts.

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Finally watched the first two hours of Lost tonight, and I'm just not feeling the love. Collapse )

The other new series I've tried are Clubhouse and Veronica Mars. Clubhouse has it's good points. One of them is that the kid is actually played by an actor of the same age, so he actually looks and talks like a kid. Dean Cain is an athlete, and looks good doing the baseball stunts. The adult casting is good. The big problem is that it looks like the theme of the show will be "Will the kid do the right thing this week?" To be fair, in the second show, he didn't, but I suspect that'll be an anomaly. To be honest, the biggest mystery to me in the first episode was what stadium they were filming it in. The ground level shots were clearly Dodger Stadium, but the overheads were of a stadium I didn't recognize at all. Turns out it was with good reason. The field in the wide shots is Long Beach State's college field, with the stands and backgrounds computer enhanced to make it look like a new generation major league park.

Veronica Mars has been good, although sometimes I roll my eyes. I'll keep watching it for awhile longer.