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January 06, 2005

There will be time for dips later

on tuesday night juju came over for craftin. we've been talking about having a craft night now for months. but i'm not really good with this thing called FOLLOW THRU.

i called her up on my way home from work. i wanted to get some stuff done, but i didn't think i would do it if i just went home. and also it'd been a while since we'd hung out. so ta da perfect idea. have her come over so we can catch up and i can just end up accidently watching law & order all night long. only i honestly expected she'd come over and we'd tool around with knitting for a bit, and then just gab all night.

but something weird happened instead. i got stuff done.

at around 8:30 she arrived and i somehow even managed to pull the sewing machine out and finish up a few projects there (which i'll talk about later, i don't want to spoil surprises). initially we were listening to music, but i couldn't decide what to play, so we opted for the television as background instead. at first i was going to put curb your enthusiasm in, then i thought, nah, i'll put seinfeld in. then i said. "WAIT! SPACED! we should watch spaced!" i'd been craving it for a while and it was the perfect fit. it is this show i learned about while living in the UK. sadly it's never been released in the us (i mean it's barely been shown here, just 4 episodes 2 years ago on bravo) so the dvds are only region 2. but if you have a region 2 player, you should look for them. cottenham chris once told me "i can't explain it, it's just surreal."

when juju left (many hours later) i was surprised by how much i had accomplished (again, i'll go into detail in a later post). made me realize how much time i just waste.

sidenote: i ate dinner before juju arrived. it was chicken in coconut cream with some red curry paste and some water chestnuts. i was a little worried though. we took the chicken out of the freezer on thursday night...5 days ago. i think it made me a wee bit upset belly.

Posted by pocketpig at January 6, 2005 02:33 PM

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i recently activated a uk sleeper cell for this very same goal, and have, in my posession, episodes 1-7 in divx format. perhaps we should screen them sometime.

(player 2 has entered the game)

Posted by: jack at January 7, 2005 08:27 AM

Hello, this is cottenham chris here.

Glad you're still enjoying spaced -- it remains the best UK comedy product of all time ever. Will there ever be a series 3 though? Simon Pegg says yes, but won't say when.

Keep your eyes peeled for Green Wing -- the funniest show since spaced (Mark Heap [Brian from Spaced] is in it. it's MUCH wierder than spaced, not quite as good but still funny. Takes at least a few episodes to "get into" though.

http://www.british-sitcom.co.uk/green_wing/index.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/g/greenwing_999041229.shtml

PS unrelated news from the UK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4169075.stm

Posted by: Cottenham Chris at January 13, 2005 04:59 AM

"...around 8:30 she arrived and i somehow even managed to pull the sewing machine out and finish up a few projects there (which i'll talk about later, i don't want to spoil surprises)."

well, it's later now - tell us about your crafting projects!! *please*

Posted by: timberlubaby at January 25, 2005 08:59 AM

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