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Apr. 14th, 2004

I've been really lazy about updating lately. Nothing of real interest to mention.

Sunday, we invaded Feren's house for the weekly Babylon 5 viewing and demolished an entire disc (Some 4-5 episodes). Wow. All I can say is wow. Without giving spoilers, this series is just... amazing, and so underappreciated. It is very linear, and I think that's why so many don't care for it. Others, I think, are put off by the first season's shoddy graphics and set design. (It was originally released in 1994. Let's cut them some slack, mm?)

I knew something happened to a character I really loved, but watching it happen, and the WAY it happened just... really really tore me up. That was the final episode (The ultimate sacrifice, for those that are familiar with it) we watched, and I was quiet the entire way home. I just... couldn't get over the emotional punch in the gut I had just received.

The evening was wonderful, despite the drama of the tv, and I think we all acheived some much needed decompression.

The rest of the week... well.. My days have been extremely stressful at work. My immediate supervisor was offered a promotion some weeks ago, and there was talk of promoting me to her position, then there was talk of putting someone else over me... then there was talk of scrapping the project all together.. Amongst all of this were whispers that people were being fired and laid off left and right. The company has just done a major reorganizational effort, and all I've heard is that they're condensing as much as possible. The client I work on has been sold, so we're losing a large chunk of revenue. This has lead to very very tense days, wondering if I'm going to be called into HR and given a pink slip. I hope not- I need this job. But if I am... I am. There's nothing I can really do about it. They've shown that they're not just trimming chaff, they've fired some high up managers as well as good, solid employees with tenure. So.. yeah.

But as Roho mentioned, things at home have been extremely nice. We have company coming in this weekend, and I came home from gaming Saturday night to find the floors swept, mopped, and vacuumed, my kitchen was sparkling, the laundry was all neatly folded, all the furniture was dusted... and one very special little fennec was tucked into bed. He's pulled the 'Surprise' cleaning job on me for the past several weeks running, and I wish I could convince him to let it go, that I will get to it eventually. That being said, I do feel incredibly blessed to have him.

Taxes were ouchy, and I lost some future income that I thought was assured. This is put quite a crimp in my summer plans, although I don't anticipate it interfering our trip to Maine in July. It just means I can't bring as much spending money as I'd hoped to.

My best friend from South Carolina arrives tomorrow and will be here til Sunday. Sunday afternoon, we're going to be cleaning cages and helping Kim from AFA tidy up her house in preparation for some fundraising she's doing. Sometime next month, I'm returning to AFA to get pictures of a new baby fennec and a baby raccoon for a new section of the website. I know there were baby genets, but I don't know if they've already been fostered out. I hope not. :)

Anyway.. time for a meeting. Have a good week folks.



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Apr. 14th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC)
I did not know you like B5! Wow! I thought I was the only one. I was given some of the 1 season episodes for a gift a while back if you want to borrow them.
What I love about the series is that it was loosely biased on Tolkien. I was so bummed when them pulled it off of Network and put it on Cable. I missed almost all of the last season.
Apr. 14th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
What do you mean it's biased on Tolkien?
Apr. 15th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC)
B5 has a lot of awesome references to other great Sf books, shows and the like. This link http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~sis00aaa/B5.Ref.html

goes into a little more detail. I just found the Tolkien references the most interesting.
Apr. 15th, 2004 05:58 am (UTC)
We're just about done with Season 4, and will buying the entire dvd set eventually. Right now, we're borrowing a friends. :)

I'm seeing the series for the first time, so it's been really cool to see it all at once, a few episodes at a time.

And I'll have to check out the references!
Apr. 15th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC)
I really miss the show. I think one of my favorites was Delen Kicked Ass by telling off the Earthforce Fleet: "Babylon 5 is under our protection. You will withdraw! Only One one human commander has ever survived an attack from a Minbari Fleet. He is behind me, you are in front of me. If you value your lives...be somewhere else!"
Apr. 14th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
Heh... Brian and I are eagerly awaiting the release of Season 5, which happens very soon. I forget exactly when.

Perhaps we can all get together for a day o' Babylon 5 in the near future? It sounds like we're at the same place!

And I know what you mean about taxes. I got hit a little, myself.
Apr. 14th, 2004 01:31 pm (UTC)
It appears Season 5 was released yesterday, actually.

I so need a job so I can afford to buy all five seasons now.
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