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Quick Update and Fall Pilots

It’s been a crazy busy summer with very little time online.

We bought a house! Weren’t even looking, but an amazing piece of property came on the market for an even more amazing price and we couldn’t turn it down. The land (several acres worth) is beautiful! The house: let’s just say it has good bones, but needs lots of work. There might be a home renovation blog popping up soon.

A while back I posted a few times about training for a triathlon. This summer I stepped it up a notch and signed up for a few events, which culminated in finishing my first half Ironman triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike 13.1 mile run) earlier this month! I definitely did not break any speed records, but I did it and it’s something to build on. My ultimate goal is to complete a full Ironman a year from now. (I’ll link to my tri blog once it’s updated for those who might be interested.)

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What’s everyone else watching? Any recommendations?
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Has anyone been watching "A Game of Thrones"? I'm HBOless right now, but that might need to change. It's tempting...
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Colonel Jack

I was channel surfing Saturday night in the midst of a massive snow storm only to run across Mr. Garber dressed as a colonel in army fatigues working desperately to save the world from a methane explosion in the midst of the Alaskan wilderness. The made-for-TV si-fi holiday disaster movie (honest!) Ice Quake will not be winning many accolades, I fear and yet I was not to be deterred. I sheepishly admit I've set the DVR to record the next showing so that I can view the first 90 minutes in all its glory. (To be fair Ice Quake is Oscar worthy, or in this case I guess, Emmy worthy as compared Yeti the gem that followed it.)

Whatever crazy-ass roles he takes on, VG still puts in a fine performance. Here's more evidence if you don't want to take my word for it.

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I've watched little TV the past several months, the exception being Rubicon. Sadly, it has already been axed after a single 13 ep season. :( The series was not for everyone – but I'll miss it dearly.
Snowflake

New AMC series

Is anyone else watching Rubicon? I'm two episodes in and I'm hooked.

I'd describe it as a cross between Mad Men and Three Days of the Condor: genius code breaking analysts caught up in a deadly conspiracy, filmed with slow, deliberate pacing. It's complex and cerebral and addicting.
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Book Rec: Once A Spy by Keith Thomson

I'm about midway through listening to the novel Once a Spy by Keith Thomson. So far it's a keeper.

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This is not your typical espionage novel. It's much more tongue-in-check than the average fare. Fascinating, well-developed characters, twisted family relationships and a rollicking, action-packed plot: it's Alias! Sort of. If you're a fan of the Bristows consider giving this one a try.

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The current fanfic/profic debate continues like a train wreck across the internet. Collapse )

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We spent the weekend in the garden and have sore muscles, sunburn and lots of beautiful flowers to show for our efforts. We've had such a beautiful spring -- we're two weeks early with planting, but it seems like we're nearly a month late. Please, please, please, no late May frosts this year. *crosses fingers*
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