Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Summer Is Icumen In

Apparently it turned into summer while I was away. And, gaah, does New Mexico do summer! I think it got up to 100 yesterday. Probably about the time I was walking in to work; I actually felt slightly sick by the time I got there. Not that this is going to stop me from walking. The evil weather will not defeat me! Not even if the sun attempts to mummify me where I stand!

But, geez. Walking home at 11:30, and it was still uncomfortably hot. I think spending a week in Delaware turned me into a weather wimp. Well, at least my skin has now remembered how to tan rather than burn. My arms were pasty-pale when I got back (and then, briefly, slightly pink), and now they're golden-brown. And this despite the fact that I've actually remembered to wear sunblock a few days this week.


  1. Unrelated, but I just got "City of Death" for my birthday along with the novel of Children of Men.

  2. Ooh, excellent! That's a top-notch episode.

    Although, The Children of Men, personally, I wasn't very impressed with. But I read it quite a long while ago. Still haven't seen the movie.

  3. The film is more like a Philip K. Dick book - very different than the book. Theo is completely different so far from the film.
    PD James' book reads much the way I would expect from someone in Britain's upper classes. I think the film had a better grasp of the reality of the subject.

    Gavin loaned me "The Robots of Death", which was enjoyable, but I am liking "City of Death" much more. (watched up to where the Doctor enters LdV's studyin the TARDIS) Thinking of picking up "Invasion".

    ***SPOILER, MAYBE***

    One thing I may have done is to actually have made Scarlotti and LvD one and the same leaving out the ET angle. Maybe a bit ST:TOS, but...

  4. I've heard good things about the movie... It's on my Netflix queue somewhere, but so is half the output of Hollywood. (And I must finish watching the first season of Supernatural now... I've been far too distracted by Doctor Who lately.)

    As for your "City of Death" re-write, well, I'm not really sure how that would work, but I suppose it's an interesting thought. :) (You're thinking of "Requiem for Methuselah" on the TOS reference, yes? Kind of a different premise, really.

  5. I think so, yes. However, having watched Episode Three and how Scarlioni is split in time, I think I might be having a change of heart.
    Still, I am not one for giving aliens all the credit.

  6. Children of Men: I saw the movie but never read the book. I thought the movie was excellent, but then again I liked Episode III, so what do I know. Then again I was trapped on an airplane when I saw it(Children of Men).

    P.S. Love City of Death