A blog by an artsy craftsy, penny pinching, party planning, playdating,
fashion finding, sci-fi loving, stay at home mother of three little
girls *and one little boy who always keeps her sewing machine plugged in and loves all
If you've read my profile you know that in addition to sewing I am a HUGE sci-fi geek. And I know it may seem like a weird mix but I sometimes write about a show or two that I watch here on TumTum Tree in hopes that someone else out there shares my excitement about these shows. Because for some reason in real life there aren't that many people who like sci-fi....or at least in my life.
So, Lost ended last year. It was bittersweet. I loved the show and wanted a big finale but now there was this huge hole in my short list of shows I look forward to watching. They come, they go....they go on hiatus for like....ever....sometimes over a year. With all that coming and going, there's usually about one show every week that I look forward to. Recently, it's been Fringe. But it's always nice to have two. So when a new show that I actually like begins I'm actually quite excited.
And I've just found one. Now oddly, I've not entirely been into the Twilight series. I don't know why. I'll watch it and enjoy it but nothing has really pulled me in. Maybe it's something about the actors that missing for me, maybe it's the directing. Maybe it's because the characters are on the really young side? I can't quite put a finger on it. But on the surface it definitely would seem like something I'd like. I've been into BTVS when I was in college and when it's on I'm definitely watching True Blood. So the whole vampire saga/drama is something I can get into.
Okay, so I've found a new really good vampire saga/drama I think I can really get into. Syfy has a new original series (based on a UK series) called Being Human. I watched it on a whim last night and not since Battlestar Galactica have I been into a SyFy original series as much as I am this one.
I am in love with it. Mostly, the characters are what drew me in, but I also like the way the director plays with soundtracks at certain key cliff hanger moments. It's good. I definitely recommend it to those out there who share my love of sci-fi.
And if you liked Lost there's a familiar face you might not have noticed if you saw the premiere. Even I had to go on IMDB and double check to make sure my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. He's clean shaven and sporting a different do but it's definitely Jacob (Mark Pellegrino). He plays a central villainous character in this show and it's weird seeing him as a bad guy. I keep associating his emotional cues with his Lost character which I think might be a good thing. In my mind, it gives his character more depth which he doesn't have much of yet (only two shows in).
Anyway, I love the show and wanted to get the word out there to anyone else who might like it too. If you have Comcast Cable or Verizon FIOS TV you can watch it on demand 24/7. But if you don't have on demand it's on the SyFy channel Mondays at 9pm/8central.
Here's hoping I'm not the only sci-fi nerd out there:)
I LOVE vintage Fisher Price toys. The new "throwback" versions don't hold a candle. They lack a lot of the gadgets and gizmos which made the originals so appealing.
I'm always looking for these at thrift stores and despite the fact that I go every week I never find any. How strange! They were so prolific in their day you'd think they'd be lying on the side of the road.
I actually did see one on the side of the road once and considered pulling over and putting it in my car. But I just kept driving.
I think I could find an old armoire at the thrift store for cheap and paint it white. But I wonder if it would be hard to get a glass company to cut a piece of mirror in a specific shape on top? Maybe could just get a rectangle one? Anyway, I'd like to try this in my room.