Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Obsessions: Firefly, Dean Martin, and Orzo

Everything I was obsessed with this week.
Because I know you want to know.

1. Firefly.  Here's the blurb from IMDB, because I am tired and they do it better than I would anyway:
Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small, spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Basically, you guys? This is like cowboys - IN SPACE.

 I actually didn't think I'd love it too much the first time I saw the DVDs, but I watched it anyway because my husband and I were spending the summer in Israel and the apartment we were subletting only had Firefly and weird art films. Choice = obvious.

I am so so glad I did. Because, hello - COWBOYS IN SPACE? Not to mention the adventure, romance, and badassed, super-handsome men?
Well, hel-lo, Doctor Tam.
We first watched it five years ago, and I'm finally rewatching now. Even better because it streams on Doctor Tam. Er, streams on Netflix. (Excuse me.)

2. Dean Martin singing "Blue Moon."

There's just....mmmm. Something about it. Sophistcated and romantic and intriguing... just drapes over you like a big warm slightly tingly blanket.  

3. This orzo salad I made today. It has orzo, red peppers, onions, artichokes, green olives, and feta cheese. Warm or cold, it kicks ass. It's probably all I'm going to eat this weekend. Nom nom.

This week in WiP land - I'm finally nailing down the very last plot points, and I'm SO excited. Unfortunately it's my busy season at work, and I'm moving through at a slog. Also, I'm running out of things to share with you that aren't spoilers. (I'm sure you're crushed.)

Here's a sweet scene : Elias talks to Merrin a little bit about his twin sisters, who just moved away from home.

Elias raises his eyebrows at me. “A little thing like you can put away that much pizza?”

I don’t like being referred to as a “little thing,” but he looks at me with admiration, so I let it slide.
We sit in silence for another minute. Then he says, “It’s mostly the quiet, you know? They used to freak me out by teleporting into my room. Scared the hell out of me, and reminded me that I couldn’t do the same thing too. I just threw things at them, usually.”
I grin. That’s what I do with the boys when they cruise across the water - use them as targets for pool darts. I never hit them, but sometimes I get close enough for them to catch one and bring it back, dripping water all over me and my Reader. Punks.
“It’s weird, but I’m still kind of…I don’t know…expecting them to show up one night, you know? One reason it’s nice to have you around.” He looks at me, then puts his napkin on his plate, running his finger along the edge of it over and over. “I mean, Leni and Daniel too.”
I look at his face and I understand him. He’s jealous of his sisters, but he loves them more than the jealousy. Just like me. We’re the same.
Suddenly, I’m afraid to look at him, afraid he’ll see something in my face that I’m not ready for him to see. Fondess. Sadness instead of anger. I don’t want him to see that we’re the same, even though I think he already knows.


  1. I LOVE Firefly... I was so sad when stopped after one season. so so good.

    also, your WiP? uh, I want MORE!!!!

  2. I had to laugh when I saw Dean Martin. My family, being the Guineas that they are, are all obessesed with Dean Martin, and so is my husband. I didn't inherit that gene. Dom knows the best way to put me in a bad mood during a long car ride is to pop in the Dean Martin CD. :)

    BTW I would die if my sister could teleport into my room! It was the only place I could escape her, and even then she'd stand outside my door and cry and/or whine. I may have teleportation-themed nightmares tonight! (But I <3 the excerpt!)

  3. I'm just going to stop saying how badly I want to read ONE and let you assume that I'm sitting here simmering with frustration.

    Also: I still need to watch Firefly. I think I may have seen Serenity, though, which is weird...

  4. I just checked Firefly out from the library. I've see the first one, and I liked it. A ton of Chuck fans are Firefly fans, so I had to check it out. As always, love the snippet.

    Oh, and I gave you an award on my blog today ;0)

  5. I love Firefly! My husband saw it was on a list of the top ten most missed canceled TV shows or something. I think it was number 2 (Don't ask me what number 1 was, I don't remember.)

    Nathan Fillion is so amazing, and so grumpy. :-)

  6. I'm a Firefly junkie. Really. I have posters and t-shirts and lunch boxes and even a few toys (my husband calls them action figures). And a tattoo. I've even written some bad fan fiction--although I don't know where I saved it anymore.

    Or maybe I'm just a Whedon junkie, because I also have fan stuff for Buffy, Angel, Dr. Horrible and Dollhouse. I've actually got an Angel tattoo too--call me obsessed.

    And I'm so ready to be a fan of your WiP (although I'm calming it down on getting "fan" tattoos--so you don't have to worry about me getting Elias on my butt). I actually haven't been reading the excerpts--which has been really hard, but I don't want to influence myself when I get to read the actual thing! When is that by the way? You should stop reading this comment and type out a few hundred words.

  7. Ahhhhhh so many Firefly fans!

    ALSO - SO MUCH LOVE FOR ONE!!!! (squee)

    @Gina - I admit there is a weird old-timey creepiness about DM - but you can't deny it's a little sexy.

    @Chessie - SERENITY RULED. *Ahem* Thank you for agonizing over my WiP. It makes me feel really good. Really.

    @Jenny - Chuuuuuuuck.

    @Megan - I think the grumpy Nathan Fillon is awesome, but I like grumpy Simon soooo much more.

    @Heidi - I seriously squeed at your ENTIRE COMMENT. Possibly most at the fanfiction. But second most at your dedication to Team ONE. <3 you.

    You're right, I should quit reading comments and write a few hundred...but first I have to write soemthing for work. Womp womp.

    xoxoxxo to ALL OF YOU!!!!

  8. Oh man I love Firefly! My husband and I are still anxiously waiting for someone to wake up and put this series back on!

  9. Nice scene! And I loved Firelfy. That and Buffy!

    And who can resist old Dino!

  10. Darn it! I knew the comment I left on Saturday with my phone was about to get eaten! I don't remember what it said, exactly, but it was somewhere along the lines of...

    Firefly = BEST SHOW EVER.

  11. How did I miss this post!? Love everything here. :)


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