One line that just completely pulled me out of the whole story.
There are very slight spoilers below if you haven't seen it yet.
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This weekend I finished reading Lonesome Dove and was utterly blown away by it. It truly was an epic book, and I never wanted it to end. ::sigh:: I picked up the sequel from the library today - I'm looking forward to another good read. I also finished a story called St. Agnes' Stand. It was also a western, and it was a good action-adventure story with two interesting characters (a loner and a nun - yes, really!). If you are ever inclined to read it, fair warning on some gory moments; I admit to being pretty squeamish, and I lost my appetite a few times while reading. Luckily, it only took me a day and a half to read (or not so luckily - I could stand to eat less!).
Tomorrow morning, around 1:30 AM Eastern time, there's a shuttle launch scheduled that I plan to try to stay up for. This mission is STS-128, and for those keeping track, it's the one that's going to carry the treadmill named after Stephen Colbert to the ISS.
Finally, good luck, Discovery crew!
In other news, there's a nifty Eagle Cam that you can watch. Situated in New Jersey, it's a Ustream.tv video of nesting bald eagles. There were three eggs in the nest this weekend, and one of the eggs hatched yesterday. So far I've been able to watch the parent eagles take turns sitting on the nest and feed the baby. They had dragged a huge fish up to the nest yesterday, and this afternoon it looked like there was a squirrel. And the baby eagle is an adorable little fluffball, if you get the chance to see it. More often than not, one of the parents is sitting on it. It'll be interesting to see if either of the two eggs that are left end up hatching.
Oh, and look at that. I can embed it:
Of course, it's dark out now, but be sure to check it out tomorrow, East Coast time (GMT -4).
I loved how during last night's Heroes episode there were cameos made by Skip Johnson and Fernando (two Buy More workers from Chuck) in the comics shop. It was as good a geek-out moment as the night both shows played Talking Heads songs.
Yep, that's all. :D
I really hope we get another season of Chuck next year. :)
Also, I plan on getting caught up on Heroes fic and the like hopefully beginning this weekend. After last night's show (which was a heck of a lot of fun, too), I'm kinda feeling the love for fannish things again. :)
But what I'm more excited for is tomorrow. I'll be up early for a long work day, but the payoff is going to be oh-so-good. Of course, Heroes volume four is going to premiere, and that's going to be all kinds of awesome, but there's also Chuck! I love that show to itty bitty bits. It doesn't even matter that it's going to be in 3D, but it's going to be cool to see like that, anyway. My family picked up 12 3D glasses from ShopRite yesterday, so we're going to be set!
I was on imdb the other day, and there were all of these negative reviews for Chuck, and I was like, what? Really? How can you not love a show that's funny, has plenty of action/adventure, adorable characters, and an on-going storyline that isn't so deep in mythology that if you miss an episode, you're not going to be totally lost when you pick it back up again? ::raspberries:: :D