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Fri, Mar. 18th, 2005, 10:49 am

I'm leaving today a little after noon. There is an all-hands meeting at noon with free pizza and soda, so I'll have to stay long enough to get some.

The Incredibles arrived last night and I watched it. I have not seen the alternate ending/beginnings/special features yet. We've been cruising though the Coupling season 3 episodes as well. There are only 7 episodes, on two discs, in season three, while there are something like 24 episodes, on 6 discs, in CSI season 2. Maybe the years are shorter in England. Maybe they like more re-runs. Who knows.

The lottery... Powerball odds of winning 1 : 120,000,000. Wow... I like some other other statistics... only one winner per month, 12 per year, on average. Odds of being killed in a car crash... 1 : 6,200 Ouch! Odds of being killed by a dog bite.. 1 : 18,016,533 Do I play? Not really. I will get one or two when the jcakpots get really really big. For the most part it is a tax on stupidity. You do get something for your money... You get daydreams. You get to think... 'wow, what if I won... what would I do with the money?'. Is that worth a buck?

I woke with a headache and I've had a pain in the neck for the whole day so far. I can't seem to get to a comfortable temperature either.... too hot, too cold. :(

Fri, Mar. 18th, 2005 05:06 pm (UTC)

The thing about British TV...

Their series (they don't refer to them as seasons, really) usually run about 6-8 episodes. Case in point: Red Dwarf ran 6 eps for the first 6 series, then went to 8 eps for series 7 and 8.
Reasoning? More variety on TV. The actors can do multiple projects in a year (including more than one show). We Americans find that strange, but there are times when I find it refreshing.
Look at USA and Sci-Fi Channel. They run series (okay, they still call them seasons) of certain shows like Monk, Stargate SG1, and Stargate: Atlantis at like 12-13 episodes at a time, and then take a break with them. This means new episodes of shows when others are in reruns, like during the summer. That's one thing I like. I don't know why we (as Americans) have to run everything new from fall to spring. Why can't they stagger things? Actually, the networks are starting to pick up on that... maybe start a new show in mid-winter and have it run all its episodes until summer, instead of starting in the fall and having to mix in repeats during the season.
Just my observations on the differences in television.

Mon, Mar. 21st, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)

Yo, can I borrow the Incredibles? Pretty please...

Mon, Mar. 21st, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)

Sure.. no problem. Just need to stop by.

BTW... a gang of us from work are going out this friday. Seeing as you aren't catholic anymore you might want to come. Waltham, Watch City Brewery, 7pm.

Mon, Mar. 21st, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)

Who's on the guest list?

Mon, Mar. 21st, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)

um... Mark Friend, Serey+Sang, Debbie, Emily+Kyle, Bill+Jill, Seanna, Todd Kitterman, Norm

Gina wants to go but they sent her to Beale.

Tue, Mar. 22nd, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)

Hm.. make that Bill+Jan