Veni, Vidi, Ventus --
The randomly chaotic and crafty scribblings of a deranged, wannabe artist allowed too many colours in her Crayon box.

Surgeon General's Warning: Some content of "From Pooka's Crayon" may not be suitable for: work, blue-haired little old ladies, the politically-correct, rabid moonbats, uptight mothers, priests, chronic idiots, insurance claims agents, Democrats, children, small furry quadropeds from Alpha Centauri, or your sanity.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New Addition

Gratuitous Pet Pic --
Our latest addition to the [s]zoo[/s] family:

This is Zoe, the newest member of our household. They THINK she's about two years old or so, but they're not sure. She was a rescue dog, and was really scrawny when they got her. She had some weight back when the husband found her through the rescue group. Of course, we immediately had to toss her into a tub to deal with the fleas and ticks that were making the poor baby suffer.

Zoe is a Corgi/Blue Heeler mix. You can't tell in this shot, but she's got a lovely pure black saddle over her back, and she's got quite a curled fluffy fail.

She's an angel. A loving sweetheart. A few loyal and loving and DETERMINED sweetheart. The cats aren't so sure about all this. Now, they're reacting better to her than they did to us bringing our last cat into the house for the first time. They all went hostile on Largo, and stayed that way for some time. With Zoe, they only seem to hiss and get defensive and make warning noises if she gets into their faces. Doesn't stop Zoe from trying to give the kitties baths anyway. She really seems to love the kitties, hell, she loves anyone that will pay attention to her, and when the cats give her the "hiss off" routine, her ears droop and she gets puppy eyes and WHINES, looking to me like I can explain to her why kitty doesn't want to snuggle.

She's always following one of us. Usually, it's Thing 2, who has decided Zoe is HER dog. But really, anyone wanders off, and Zoe goes to find them. Anyone on the constant move, Zoe is right there at their side.

Once the cats adjust, I'm going to have to sleep in my chair -- there won't be enough room for me on the bed with everyone snuggled around the dog playing protector. Sigh. At least my chair is comfortable.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Okay, I'm a Sci-Fi geek. I admit it freely.

Eureka was a TV show that was just to be used as filler last summer, when all the other shows were in reruns. It rapidly became a runaway hit with a large fan base. And I can see why -- Eureka was fantastic. Intelligent, snarky, great characters (even the bad guys), and a sharp writing team, the dialogue was Real and quite funny.

It survived, unlike a lot of other filler shows.

The new season of Eureka started this week, on the Sci-Fi channel, Tuesday nights. Like last year, the DVR is set to record every episode. I haven't watched this one yet (the DH is a fan too, and since he's in OKC until the weekends, I'm saving the watching for him being home), but from what I've seen and read, this season is going to be just as good as the last one.

It helped fill an empty little hole in my heart, the one where Firefly used to live. Sure, it's not in the future, or in space, but it's just as smart and funny, and the characters just as Real. Nothing will ever replace my beloved Firefly, but Eureka definitely helps.

If you haven't given it a watch, I highly recommend it. That, and Sheriff Carter and 'bad guy' Stark are both fabulous eye-candy.

Mourning SG-1

SO, the final episode of Stargate SG-1 has come and gone. The end of a wonderful 10 years, and I'm not particularly happy about it.

This kills my Friday night TV viewing. Sure, Atlantis is still on, and some of the cast will be moving to that show, and they ARE doing SG-1 movies to finish out storylines that weren't tied up by the final episode, but darnit, this is killing me.

And poor Ben Browder and Claudia Black -- they seem doomed to be on cancelled TV shows. First Farscape, now SG-1.

So, does anyone have any recommendations on what the heck there is to watch on Friday nights now