Anyway, I went to my parents' in Norfolk this weekend, in an attempt to chill out (turned out more literal than I meant it) and remove the blues that didn't totally work. I mean it was nice, but now I'm back here and I feel about the same as I did. So that's frustrating. I did manage a day off work becuase of it though, since I got stuck there! The snow hit there before it hit London, so I missed the last train Sunday night due to poor planning and more snow in the forest than anticipated. I planned to come in Monday morning but then the REAL snowing began, and (as we are unused to such conditions) the transport networks shut down. The trains from the southeast of England to London were CANCELED in the AM. Like, wtf? Anyway, I finally braved it (after time on the phone and on the much abused national rail website) and got the adjusted train times sorted and left the house around 7. It took me over 4 hours to get back to my house in London. It's a journey that usually takes 2 at the most. Also I had Nimbus with me, as it was the weekend that I decided to try out his new duffel-bag-like carrier case (which is great btw). He's actually an awesome traveler, he mostly just sleeps and kind of mews at people inquisatively from time to time, but STILL. Either way, at least it got me a day off that I wouldn't have gotten if I was in London, since the Northern line was one of the few that was actually running. On the other hand, I wasted a day of holiday on it, so make of that what you will.
On the subject of holiday, I just found out today that the one trip we actually have sorta kinda planned (but which I didn't yet mention to my boss) which is Serbia for Exit in July, intersects with a planned holiday of his. So that's a problem yet to be solved. Erg.
In TV news I randomly dipped back into Friday Night Lights this weekend since the rest of season one was sitting on my ipod. For reasons unknown (considering how long it's been there unwatched) I flew through the last five episodes and now can't wait to watch more. I'm so fickle with catching up with shows. Perhaps I needed some gritty realism after all the Buffy and Angel we've been watching? COncerning the (considerably) less gritty, I'm excited to go home and get this week's Gossip Girl. At the moment I just can't get enough of it. Also, can I just take a minute to (once again) praise Jacob's fabulous Gossip Girl recaps on TWOP? They make me love the show on a higher level. I don't read very many TWOP recaps anymore (I used to be so addicted) unless I want an answer to a specific question or I miss a part. But really, those GoGi ones are not to be missed.
This is apropos of nothing, but what's with all the Aretha hat icons and graphics? I'm missing something here, humour-wise, because instead of making me laugh they are just really really starting to piss me off. They make no sense! It was just a hat! Why are people so strange?
I will leave you with this article about why we should give Heroes another (ANOTHER) chance. It's worth it just for this quote:
"Worst come to worst, Heroes' failure could affect NBC's parent company GE, and that could cause your toaster to rise up in rebellion against you. Yes, failing to support Heroes could directly lead to the Cylon civil war. It's happened before, after all."