megotelek: (picard squee)
So...

I got back last night from my San Diego weekend excursion, and it was fantastic. I flew in Saturday afternoon, got my rental car, and drove to the Holiday Inn (my *awesome* aunt and uncle were down there already, and they let me crash at their hotel), dropped off the car, and headed over to the convention center. I picked up my Comic-Con badge for Sunday, and headed up to the House of Blues, where the Battlestar Galactica concert was going to be.

On the way, I passed the replica "Cafe Diem" that SyFy had set up in the Hard Rock hotel:



Yes, those are cardboard cutouts of Allison and Carter outside. There was also one of Fargo, on the other side of the picket fence.

I got to the House of Blues and sat down at the bar to have dinner. Pleasant surprise: it was happy hour, so I got a burger and a few drinks and I only shelled out about $14. Score! Then I headed outside and got in line. The doors opened at 7, and we rushed downstairs. I managed to get front and center, which was awesome. At 8, they opened the show with Brendan's Band (Brendan McCreary is Bear's brother), who played for about an hour. Grace Park (Boomer/Athena) was the MC for the night, and when she came out she introduced Edward James Olmos and Tahmoh Penikett (Adama & Helo) who said a few words. Eddie did the whole gravely-voiced Adama thing, leading us all in chanting "So say we all!". I may or may not have nearly had a seizure from all the awesome at this point, and Bear and the orchestra hadn't even come out yet!

Concert details -- click if you want to know just how obsessed I am... )

Sunday morning, my aunt and uncle and I headed over to the convention center and got in line for the Doctor Who panel (I told you they were awesome). We got in, and I was probably more deafened by the fangirl shrieking for David Tennant than I was in the front row at the concert the night before. Well, I was shrieking too (on the inside).

David Tennant! And...other things )

I left the convention center at about 3, returned my rental car and headed back to the airport and home. Now, off to work! I'm exhausted and my feet are killing me, but it was definitely worth it and we are planning to go experience Comic-Con in full next year!
megotelek: (iRead)
So...at work today, Tony mentioned BookSwim to me. It's like Netflix, but with books. Really. You search their library, add books to your queue pool, and they ship you three at a time (or more) and you read them and ship them back. And get more books. And you can buy a book and keep it if you really like it.

So. Awesome.

Also awesome: Bear's blog post on the BSG finale. Warning: VERY spoiler heavy, as it basically details every minute of the score in relation to the episode. It's things like this that make me love the show even more.
megotelek: (two vipers)

What.

The.

Frak.

I love this show, even as it pummels me for an hour until I surface and wonder what the heck just happened...

SPOILERS! )



I don't know where it's going, but I know it'll probably hurt a lot more before we get to the end. And it'll be awesome.

megotelek: (roslin gigglesquee)
So excited!

John got me seasons 2.0, 2.5 and 4.0 on DVD for our anniversary (completing my collection) and we watched the 4.0 special features last night. My personal favorite: Inside the Secrets of the Behind the Making of the Music of Battlestar Galactica: Revealed, a hilarious little mini-mockumentary from Bear McCreary on the music of BSG (including such gems as Edward James Olmos growling like a bear and James Callis improvising his own Baltar theme music). Priceless!

So help me, I will not be at work late tonight, I can tell you that! Oh, and if you're DVRing it tonight, remember to set it to go over, because it's supposed to run long.

Only 10 hours left and counting...

megotelek: (lorelaisnow)
Okay, here's where my confusion came from. In my mind, an apple tart looks like this:



And what I had always pictured Lorelai stuffing in her purse was something like this (what I would consider a turnover):



I suppose I could (gasp!) improvise something like a cross between the two, kind of like the no-pan apple pies where you fold the crust up over the filling but it's still open in the middle -- so it could be theoretically wrapped up in a napkin and stuffed into a purse. And make them itsy and personal-sized.

I'm really overthinking this, aren't I?

megotelek: (nothing but the rain)
Oh. My. Gods.

I'll come back and edit later with somewhat of a recap....but...

SPOILERS )

Can't think...brain broken...

Oh, here's Bear's entry on the episode. Major spoilers there, too, of course - if you haven't seen the episode yet, stay away!
megotelek: (six)
Okay. Bear McCreary is my new TV boyfriend. No, he's not an actor. He's the composer for Battlestar Galactica.

When I realized that part of the draw for me was the incredible and complex music in the show, I did a little looking, and found Bear's blog - in which he musically dissects each episode. Complete with snippets of each musical theme. Check it out.

And thus, I was obsessed. And immediately purchased the soundtracks for seasons 1-3.

*starts counting down until 10pm tonight*

Grr...I wish I had time to watch it on SciFi's website! They're showing it right now! *whine* But since John's not here...he'd kill me for watching without him.
megotelek: (starbuck grin)
After five years (five years?!) of being on the fringes and occasionally watching an episode here or there, I've descended into full-on BSG madness.

Madness which caused me to watch the miniseries plus 3 seasons in a 1-week time period. Madness which found me on my sofa watching the end of season 2 and all of season 3 last Saturday. That's right - I was watching BSG from 8am until 11:30pm. Just so I could watch the season 4 premiere as close to Friday as possible!

John was happy for the opportunity to catch up (he's been watching from the beginning) but I left him behind somewhere around New Caprica.

I won't go into the premiere now (except to say...OMG!) - just...I'm on the bandwagon now (late, as usual), and I'm with it to the end!

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