1. The Telstra technician has, hopefully, fixed the problem with our phoneline. So we're back online.
2. Is it horrible to dislike the partner of a friend? A wise person once said to me 'you can choose your friends, but you can't pick their partners'. In the case of this couple, this is very true. The guy has been a friend for 20 years or so - he's recently remarried, and I've tried to like his wife, but I just can't warm to her. I have nothing in common with her, and this is exacerbated by the fact that she doesn't watch TV, so that can't be used as a common ground for conversation. In fact any time that I am engaged in conversation with someone else about Veronica Mars or Lost or Buffy or whatever show, she gets this supercilious tone, and says 'well I don't know what you're talking about, because I don't watch TV - I'd prefer to play patience on the computer'. I feel like saying 'Back the fuck off bitch', but of course don't, because, again, husband long time friend. Oh well, I shall keep making nice with her, and rant to BM and LJ has needed.
3. My mum and brother have sent me a heap of photos so I can scan them for the Powerpoint presentation I'm making for my brother's 60th birthday. It's been fun looking at them, but also a little sad. My dad is in a lot of the photos, and even after 22 years I still miss him. It's bittersweet to see his face. On the other side I can't believe some of the hausfrau frocks my mother wore in the seventies - it really was the decade of bad taste (and apparently the colour shocking pink) in fashion!
4. Ben Browder wrote an episode of Farscape - I missed this how? There was a VW on eBay awhile ago, and the ad said "VW used in Farscape", and I went 'what VW in Farscape'. After watching John Quixote last night, I now know why. I'm seriously going to have to rewatch S4, because I suspect when I watched it the first time (it never aired on TV here, and the dvd set was only released late in 2004), I just watched the John/Aeryn bits, and wanted to get to the Peacekeeper Wars which I had downloaded a few months before, so it was a really skimpy watch of S4 with the finger firmly on the Fast Forward button. Oh dear, what a bad little fan I am.