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8/27/13 8:44 P

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If anyone has gaps in their Stargate DVD collection, I noticed at Wal-Mart that they had some SG-1 and SG-Atlantis seasons on sale for $9.96 each. They aren't in fancy boxes,but just in plastic DVD cases (but each case has the entire season of each--5 discs, I think). My local Wal-Mart only had SG-1 season 8 and SG-A seasons 1 and 6 (I think). I didn't get any, because I have all of SG1 and am not sure about getting SGA. They also had scattered seasons of a lot of TV shows, many in the fancy box sets--all for $9.96. If you are missing other TV shows, check out your local Wal-Mart. I wish they had had some 'Eureka'. I don't have any of those.

(They also had seasons 1 and 6 of MacGyver for the same price, but that's another story. I might end up getting those if I could find all seasons. They are so cheesy, but hey, it's RDA!)

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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8/25/13 5:49 P

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The only SG-related item I have is a 'mint condition still in the box' figure of Col. O'Neil (only one 'l') from the original Stargate movie. I bought it for a couple of dollars when Suncoast Movie Co. was selling out lots of their movie stuff.

Not molded from plastic, but another item that I keep on the shelf with my SG DVDs is an empty cookie box--it once contained Jaffa Cakes--a British sweet that always reminded me of Teal'c!. I also have a paperweight/hinged box that looks like an Egyptian pyramid.

I do have a model kit for the original Enterprise, but I've never assembled it. Maybe one day.

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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8/21/13 9:11 A

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It was great! Amazing models, great, nerdy people. No SG models unfortunately.
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8/16/13 5:49 P

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Sounds like fun!

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8/16/13 9:31 A

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I'm going to my first International Plastic Modeller's Society national convention today. Should see some amazing models and have fun with an old friend.

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8/11/13 3:57 P

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I wish I could say that this is a lazy Sunday, but I'm doing some early fall housecleaning. I've been cleaning out closets, cabinets, etc. I hope to get every room except the kitchen and laundry room done by tonight (that's a major project in itself--I need to give the pantry a good cleaning and I have lots of shelves in the laundry room that will take a while.) Oh well, I'm sure I'm working off a few calories and the house will look nice when I finish. Then, it's yardwork time!

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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8/7/13 7:08 P

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I know what you mean about having the characters' lives 'continue' even between episodes. I read/post a lot on the televisionwithoutpity.com forums and everyone is always discussing their ideas and opinions about what is happening when we're not watching, just like these were real people! LOL!

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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8/7/13 11:41 A

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I enjoy how the show has the feel that it keeps going when we're not watching, between seasons, between episodes, even scenes! So many American shows & movies feel like they must hold the viewers' hands and make sure everything is spelled out neatly. I like shows (and it seems to me that sci fi does it more than other genres) where they assume the viewer is savvy and smart and paying attention so they can plow ahead with the story without exposition catching everyone up. It can be jarring, and I sometimes miss seeing what they don't show, but I love the style. Like when Tom went back to warn the farm family and yhe boys went on. Next we saw them all was back in Charleston with barely a line of explanation that the boys had finished the mission but not found what they'd sought.

I like thr idea they're getting back to being on the move. I hope they got to take more than one Volm gun with them, though!

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8/6/13 2:37 P

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At first I thought I had missed part of an episode. Where did they get the train? How did they learn to drive a train? How did they unbury the Volm weapon? But, I'm glad that the Volm aren't really bad guys--they just think differently than we do and wanted to re-locate humans because they thought it would be best for us (at least that's the impression so far). Loved how Tom took out 'Karen' without a thought (and Maggie finished the job), but I'm not too happy about the cliche of the 'rapidly aging child with special powers'.

A year is definitely a long time to wait. I'm hoping that next season will be a little different, since they'll have to be moving into an area that's not Boston OR Charleston. But, there had better be lots of Mechs! I love to be scared by them!

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8/5/13 10:04 A

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Ooo: what did you think of FS finale? I hate waiting a whole year for more!!

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8/4/13 10:03 P

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I enjoy my food more when I'm really hungry. I know a lot of people who eat out almost every night of the week (and most days for lunch). I think I appreciate eating at restaurants more because I don't do it very often--it's a treat for me.

I'll look into the 'Sherlock' team when I catch up. Right now, I'm going to go catch the season finale of 'Falling Skies'.

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8/4/13 9:56 A

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I did pretty well for eating out twice yesterday (a ver unusual thing for me). I'm getting myself back into the head space of : it's okay to be a little hungry, food tastes better when I eat when I'm really hungry. Even being low carb I have to make friends with that growly monster in my middle.

On another note, I recently visited the Cosmosphere in KS; an AMAZING space museum. Planning another trip there, and since the more you know the more you enjoy, I'm reading up on my biographies of various early astronauts and cosmonauts. I highly recommend that place for anyone who is into space science/history. Incredible collection of space artifacts, both Soviet/Russian, and American.

I joined the Sherlock team, dunno if anyone here is a fan, but figured one plug wouldn't hurt.

See you soon!

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8/3/13 6:39 P

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I didn't get back on track yesterday, but I'm doing well today. I had oatmeal for breakfast, a little lunch and I'm planning a really nice dinner. I'm mowing the yard in shifts (it's in the low 90s and I have to pace myself) and hope to get the rest done in a few minutes. That should burn off some calories and I'm drinking lots of water.

I've never been able to get a pedometer to work right with me. I don't know why. I have knee issues, so getting some weight off reasonably quickly is a good thing (and I have a doctor's appointment in November which is also an incentive).

I watched the first 3 'Sherlock' episodes, but haven't watched since then. I'll have to catch up. I've still got my DVR set to record all 'Stargate: Atlantis' episodes that SyFy shows, so I have one to watch now and then. I haven't seen 'Doctor Who' in a really long time. I don't get BBC America and I forget to look for some delayed episodes on my local PBS station.

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8/3/13 9:05 A

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I'm ready to be back on track to get the last 25 pounds off, so I'm back on Spark, tracking food, etc. this time with a back problem which makes exercise much more difficult. I'm on my feet all day at work, so I may go for my pedometer and track my steps so I have numbers and reassurance that I am moving around even if there's not as much of it as I'd like. I joined another team: Sherlock, since I'm currently on a major Benedict Cumberbatch kick, but following David Hewlett on Twitter keeps Stargate & McKay close to my heart.

For any Whovians out there: BBC is announcing the new Doctor on Sunday. As DH is currently moving from Santa Monica to Toronto, it's a safe bet it isn't him (I can still dream it, though!). Ah well.

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8/1/13 10:40 P

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Hope everyone is doing well. I didn't start off the month in a healthy way--I had one of Zaxby's Birthday Cake shakes this afternoon. It was really good, but I'd better stay far away from there from now on! Oh well, back on track tomorrow.

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