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king of waffles

I need to work on having some consistency and decisiveness.  Several times this weekend I caught myself in conversations saying one thing, being told "but what about..." or just "no, I don't think so." and then saying, "Good point."  Well, a lot of times I said it, a couple times I caught myself when the argument I was saying "good point" to was "No, that's not right."  The past few days have been me in extremely-agreeable mode.  I laugh even harder than usual at any joke, I agreed, I roll over, play dead, and have no will.  What's going on?

As for the weekend, watched Hellboy on DVD, saw Arcadia (the MIT Community Players were outstanding - probably the best performance I've seen in Kresge) (I didn't get to bike there after all-couldn't get out of the house in time to make it happen), ate at Outback, Zaftig's and Mary's, saw Manchurian Candidate (don't bother if you remember the original at any level of detail; the things they changed will just irk you.), and saw the pilot episode of Stargate: Atlantis.

Even though I agreed that it kinda sucked right after watching it (forget who was saying that), I now think Atlantis shows promise.  It's got the standard sci-fi setup, and the introduction of the elements they're using was well-handled; it had less pilotitis than most shows do (want to compare to "The Gathering" or "The Emissary," anyone?)  The academic in Atlantis reminded me of the academic in Arcadia, but only vaguely.  Just the exuberance, not the misplaced priorities.  Oh, and a little of his jealousy.

Anyway, that's what's up with me.  What up wid joo?


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Aug. 9th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
- doesn't seem to work in LJ. Hmm, < em > worked for me in preview, but not in your post on my screen.

- Not arguing with people you don't agree with isn't necessarily a bad thing. And "good point" is a pretty good way to not argue, because it doesn't give that much bad data back, it just doesn't lead to argument. No idea why you were in agreeable mode.

- I agree that the people who make Stargate are pretty good at what they do and seem to be having a good time (important for me). I also agree that it will take a while to see if the series is any good. Several of the episodes I've seen so far had writing that struck me as painful. But they were still watchable. And they've done several clever things that let the plots develop interestingly. No significant arc sighted so far beyond the big baddies.

- I've taken today easy after a pretty busy week behind me and in front of me. Thanks again for your suggestion to take the good side of my flight snafu; I've now rerouted to come home via LA, and will get to see California Adventure with DH and hang out with a good friend for several days because of it. Need to get more exercise, though.

In case I don't see you today, let me take this chance to wish you an enjoyable week!
Aug. 9th, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC)
I forgot I was in WYSIWYG mode in Semagic. I meant Ctrl+I, not <em>... it turned those into &lt; for me.
Aug. 9th, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
Mind you, I've never watched a full episode of SG-1 (something I regret). I have seen and loved the movie, though. Anyway, I thought I'd give Atlantis a try - mostly because I'd missed out on SG-1 - and I thought it was pretty good. The Wraith had me genuinely freaked out - not often that tv does that. And I think the acting has been at least par. And I agree, it seems like they're all enjoying doing the show. It's not hard to pick up on cast chemistry, and they've definitely got it. So I'll hang in for a while and see what they can do.
Aug. 10th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
i spent the weekend with my elderly parents. good to see them, good to be home again. now, to pack!
Aug. 10th, 2004 02:45 pm (UTC)
Well, at least you've got the right candidate
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