Friday, February 09, 2007

Random Thoughts

Yesterday, I had an e-mail in my inbox with the subject "Christian Reits." Since "reits" is a misspelling of "rites," I thought it might be referring to Sam telling the priest in last week's Supernatural that his seance was based on early Christian rites.

It wasn't.

So I'm pretty pathetic.

I've been infected with adware in the past, but I have never, until yesterday, been hit with a virus. Ever!

How is that possible, you ask? Well, for one, I don't use Outlook, which is where most of the vulnerability lies. I also don't use IE unless I'm updating software. I use AOL for my e-mail, so my mail is not downloaded to my computer unless I specifically save it, which has kept attachments or hidden attachments from being activated.

So yesterday morning I fell victim to my need to find out what sour grapes Kate Bosworth is chewing about Orlando Bloom (he snores??? so does half the world!) The National Ledger in NZ loaded a trojan that tried to launch Outlook automatically. McAfee caught and deleted the file, but I had to shut down AOL 'cause it was stuck in a loop.

I have read 9 books so far this year, and tried to read 14 but put them down. Nine of those were over a two-day period.

There was nothing really wrong with any of them. I even rated three of them an 8. But all had a fatal flaw--one was too depressing, one was first person historical and made me feel like I was in history class, and one had me hooked until the guy randomly murdered his wife, and I couldn't pick up the book the next morning. I think I didn't want to be in his head.

LOST is back. And wow. The tension was high the whole episode, and though I saw a lot of things coming, it didn't lessen the impact. Like, I knew Juliet's ex was going to get hit by a bus, but I still jumped and yelped when it happened. I knew she was going to say she could go home, but the knowledge that she was a prisoner there puts a new perspective on things. She's an excellent actress. There was a huge difference between who Juliet was Before and who she is Now.

I think LOST has regained its top spot on my TV list. Supernatural still has a slight edge, but I'm putting them both at #1, the shows I would most hate to lose.

Joss Whedon is no longer attached to Wonder Woman. It's interesting that regular media is announcing that HE has dropped THEM, while the fans are blogging that he was dumped. Either way, it makes me sad, and I am not looking forward to the movie as much.

You know those Mac/PC commercials? I could watch those all day. If all commercials were that ingenius, I'd never fast forward through them. We always go back to watch them, even if we've seen them a dozen times already.

Today's Boot Squad day, where I have lunch with my writing support group. It's one of the best days of every month. You know what it's like when you connect a group of people that just clicks? We click in all the ways that matter, and make "success" in this business more than just a goal.

And today, thanks to a propane tank delivery issue, we got to rewatch Supernatural! Squeeeee!

Jared Padalecki deserves an Emmy.


Trish Milburn said...

I thought LOST and Supernatural were both great this week. I bet Jared had a great time filming that episode. And here's a second to the Emmy. :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I bet it wrung him out, though. He was in even more scenes than a normal show, which is hard enough.

Maybe we should start a campaign! LOL

Victoria said...

Yep, Emmy time for Mr. Padalicious! :)

MJFredrick said...

NINE books? I've read 5 and put down 2.

And YES on the Emmy! I heart Evil!Sam!!!! He was like Angelus! I guess I've only seen him in Gilmore Girls and this, and both are kind of "aw, shucks" characters, so this!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I'm a pretty fast reader, Mary, and I refuse to sacrifice reading for anything. I often, in fact, get less sleep than I should for reading. :)

I never saw Jared on anything that I realized I was seeing him. I guess he was in Flight of the Phoenix, for example. But yeah, I doubt anyone would have seen GG and expected THIS! LOL