Now that Downton Abbey Season 2 has wrapped, are you suffering withdrawals? You are not alone. Google "Downton Abbey withdrawals" and you'll get over a million hits. Entertainment Weekly did a piece on a reading list for fans of the series. Some of the titles sounded interesting.
As for me, I'm already onto something likewise compelling, the new series "Awake" on NBC, starring Jason Isaacs (otherwise known to Harry Potter movie fans as Lucius Malfoy).
Is it getting hot in here?
Hormones aside, this is an fascinating story line (click on the photo to read EW's synopsis, which says it better than I could).
In case you missed the premier on Thursday, the entire first episode is available to watch online at nbc.com (that link will take you directly to the video premier episode). You might also want to check your "On Demand" TV programming. My local cable company has it available through 3/5/12. I'm telling you, I was hooked within minutes.
What are you watching, reading, or listening to lately?
And Sew it Goes
There was a little bit of sewing yesterday, as I finished sewing together the wall hanging or table mat sized A Patch of Sun and made a backing for it too.
I decided to do a disappearing nine patch for the back from some colorful scraps.
Sort of looks like an Easter basket exploded, doesn't it?
I'm also working on a backing for the Hubcap Diamond Star Halo quilt, using some of the leftover kaleidoscope triangle cuts.
Every day, as part of my job, I listen to people summarize various types of business matters. As you can imagine, there is a certain amount of jargon involved. What is amusing to me (or annoying, depending on the day), is the buzzword phraseology that is bandied about, which essentially means nothing. For instance:
"At the end of the day, I told him we'd drill down and do some due diligence and then circle back and go from there, and then we should be good to go."
If you say so, Chief. Of course, what is actually meant may be more along the lines of, "We will investigate Situation X, call So-and-So back to discuss the information obtained, and then make a decision." I'm thinking a little more specificity might be appropriate in corporate America, but what do I know. In the meantime, I'm creating more Autotext entries.
Stevie Ray Vaughan doesn't need any stinkin' words, yet I understand him completely.