Anyway, so Piper and I watched a few episodes of season one. I definitely liked what I saw. It is a little odd, for me, in how different Jack O'Neill is in the show versus how he was in the movie, but I get it. Back then, characters as dark as Kurt Russell's Jack were seldom if ever main characters in a tv show. It took years before they got there. Nowadays, having a show with a dark and tortured character is no big deal, but back then, it simply wasn't done. Plus Richard Dean Anderson didn't want to play him that dark either. So while the character differences are odd for me, I understand them, and they don't bother me. Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson versus James Spader as Daniel is no difference whatsoever. They did an amazing job keeping that character exactly the same. The additions of Amanda Tapping's Samantha Carter and Christopher Judge's Teal'c are great. Sam is shaping up to be one of my favorite characters. I *love* her. So I am very glad we are watching the show this way, avoiding all the bad episodes, and just focusing on the good ones.
On Saturday, I went in to work to help with my library's Mini How-To Festival. I did a "How to Write a Silly Story" table. And I had a few people, so it was definitely worth it. I had Story Cubes, two storytelling card games, plenty of paper, and pencils for children to write their stories. I had fun doing it, and talking to the children who enjoyed it. One really little one who wasn't quite ready to tell a story just had fun rolling the dice into my hand, then telling me what the picture was on the dice.
That night, we went over to hang out at Neptune's. Her child is utterly adorable! Though she did throw a few tantrums when we were there. I think I'm a horrible person, since I couldn't help but laugh when she started her tantrums. That's a leftover aspect of my childhood. My aunts and uncles did not take tantrums seriously, which is probably good since I threw them a lot when I was little.
Yesterday, hubby and I pretty much did nothing. I did do two decent-length posts in the long term online roleplay board we're doing. I was quite proud of them, especially since in one, my character is acting completely stupid, though she doesn't know that she's being completely stupid, which gives everyone else a lot to post to. While I was posting, I watched the first two Halloween movies, since I'm tired of fighting with my internet over getting Netflix. Then I switched to The Hobbit movies. They're not nearly as good as the Lord of the Rings films, but I still enjoy them. Harley made me laugh while trying to watch them. I would pick her up and cuddle with her. As soon as I let her go, she would run away. Only to return two secondds later, curl up on my lap, and go to sleep. LOL! So she likes to be cuddled, but *only* on her time. Of course.
I woke up this morning, and read Facebook. *sighs* To paraphrase a comic I saw last week, "My need to be well-informed is at war with my need to stay sane." That is all I will say about that.