Shannon Stacey

Got power?

Apparently, a power line explicably decided to commit suicide and throw itself into Lake Winnipesaukee yesterday. That’s the story, anyway. What really sucked about this outage was the power coming back on. I reset all the blinking clocks and rebooted things and whatnot. Then it went out again. And stayed out until after three this morning.

We missed 24, which is not good. While I think this season sucks and only continue to watch because the husband insists, the show doesn’t even make sense when you do watch it. Now I’ll be more lost than usual. We also missed The Black Donnellys. I have mixed feelings about that show. While it’s different and I like the setting, I find it unrelentingly depressing, and I think there’s so much they could have done with it. I’m still pissed about missing it, though.

Speaking of the Irish, we watched The Departed this past weekend. I’m normally skeptical about Oscar movies, but this one was wicked good. I mean, wicked good. Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg (yum), Leonardo DiCaprio in the first role in which I “got” his hotness, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone (who played Bors in King Arthur) and more. The dialogue is insanely good, and I loved the story. (Umm…if you don’t like obscenities in your movie dialogue, this one’s not for you.)

Yeah, I’m rambling. I’m not in a professional happy-happy-joy-joy place today, so rambling about TV’s less likely to get me in trouble. I’ll probably lie low today, reprogram all the damn blinking clocks—four in the kitchen alone: under-cabinet CD player, stove, microwave, coffeemaker. Hopefully the power lines are done swan-diving into the big lake today.

(ETA: I feel better now. It’s freakin’ exhausting going through life with a half-empty glass, you know? Especially for my friends. Who I love. They fill my glass.)

5 comments to “Got power?”

  1. Jaci Burton
      · April 3rd, 2007 at 10:29 am · Link

    Omg omg omg I LOVED The Departed. Best movie I’ve seen in ages! Loved Leo in that movie, and I am not a Leo fan. Damn, he was hot. All the guys were fantastic. Scorcese is a genius. That movie deserved the Oscar. :cheer:

  2. Heather Rae Scott
      · April 3rd, 2007 at 10:50 am · Link

    I feel your pain about the power. I’m still waiting on the electric company to send me a check for the two tv’s, dvd player and brand new programable coffee pot that shit the bed thanks to their transformers dying in a melodramatic way that woke the whole freaking town up. We thought we were being bombed.

    Loved The Departed and thought of you. We watched it the weekend before last. Adored Leo in this movie and HATED Matt Damon. But, pretty sure that was the point of the movie. ;)

  3. Charlene
      · April 3rd, 2007 at 11:27 am · Link

    Haven’t seen The Departed! It’s on my list now. :nod:

    I feel your pain with power outages. ARGH. Argh, argh, argh. :rant:

  4. Alison
      · April 3rd, 2007 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Don’t get too attached to The Black Donnellys. (link removed, no longer working)

  5. Shannon
      · April 3rd, 2007 at 2:05 pm · Link

    My husband swore The Black Donnellys would make it, but it just can’t keep on the way it’s going. Tough time slot, too. You know what’s ironic, is that it probably would have cleaned house as a mini-series during repeat season. It’s good, it’s just…

    I know this sounds bad, but if it was on HBO without the language and sex restrictions (or FX :rofl:) it would probably be awesome!

    And I’ve got all the clocks set but the coffeemaker. I hate that one. And I need to check the am/pm on the husband’s alarm clock. He always switches them.

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