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Sunday 17th November 2013 8:36 pm

I suddenly look prolific this month, but in fact I only wrote one thing and it's only 600 words. Lose a Boyfriend, Gain a Degree, which is Rachel and Allison (from Counter-Measures)'s first meeting (if you define that as having an actual conversation). I still hate the title, but it took me longer to come up with that than it took me to write the whole story.

I haven't got to the last two Poirots yet. I am planning to watch the last one followed by the penultimate, so it's not too sad. I am up-to-date on all the rest of the telly, though, which makes a change.

I can't get excited about the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. This is because there are too many things before it, namely my sister's hen night on Thursday and her wedding on Saturday(!). We have literally been waiting years for it and now I can't believe it's so close. This is assuming I get there - my sister's advice on how to find it was "you'll never find it". Mind you, she asked about not getting bored advice on long haul flights and I a) still get excited about being able to watch films on a plane and being brought food and b) take travel sickness pills that knock me out, so I struggle to stay awake for long enough to watch a whole film in the first place.

I did, however, watch The Science of Doctor Who on Friday evening and liked it. It was basically a lecture on relativity, so what's not to like? Although Brian Cox does give an entirely inaccurate idea of what a physics lecturer looks like. They are nearly all old, fat and bearded.

I have re-read all the Jedi Apprentice books. I can't tell you how much I'm not tempted by Jedi Quest. But now I must return to the pile of books I ought to have been reading.

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The week’s TV
Sunday 26th March 2006 7:15 pm

I can't work out whether my room is hot or I am or both. I've worked out that I've got the sore throat bug, though. I've actually had a sore throat since Friday, it just took me a while to work it out. My brain's not quite working at the moment, unsurprisingly.

I'm all excited cos the Remix archive is up! I wasn't expecting it to be until after I went to bed. So far I've only checked that my story is there (it looks quite weird that thin!) and to see which of my stories has been remixed. It's slightly sad that I had to check back to my story to find out what the original was (see above re brain) but I'm really excited about what the remixer has done with it. I will give them more coherent feedback once I can work somewhere above 'squee'.

I have an idea for a B2MEM related post, that I will try and get in before the end of the month. But I decided to talk about the TV I've watched recently - because there's actually been some on!

I got round to Poirot last night. Usually they just do one at a time, at New Year, but there's another one tonight, which surprised me. I did enjoy last weeks but I was completely confused by the end. I don't know whether that was me or the program, though.

I watched Comedy Connections about Drop the Dead Donkey. It's been so long since I've seen any of it that I had forgotten loads of it. Like Gus's management speak. It must have been the first time I'd heard any of it. It was really interesting to learn all sorts about it as well. I'm really disconcerted by the way Neil Pearson doesn't seem to have aged at all.

Then there was a one-off drama called Best Man. Technically it was in two parts, I watched it in one (much better). I was a bit skeptical at the beginning because it seemed quite strange. It was about these two men who had a bit of an odd relationship. You saw how they became friends in flashbacks and their relationship was always a bit odd. The whole thing was pretty much about who was the more strange of the two. It was really good, though. Plus it had Zoe from Spooks and Jeff from Coupling in it.

I'm really missing the 'Mrs Peel, we're needed' bits from the beginning of The Avengers. Although that was probably because this week's wasn't that good. I'm still entirely confused what relevance the dog had.

And there was new Taggart, yay! And on a Wednesday, the most boring day of the week when there's never anything worth watching. I entirely failed to work out whodunnit, as per usual, but I did manage to start it just right, that I finished just after the actual program did, thus gaining me back 15 minutes of my life.

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