Monday, April 27, 2009

A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

A Vote Of Confidence

Zondervan (April 2009)


Robin Lee Hatcher


Robin Lee Hatcher discovered her vocation as a novelist after many years of reading everything she could put her hands on, including the backs of cereal boxes and ketchup bottles. The winner of the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (Whispers from Yesterday), the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Patterns of Love and The Shepherd's Voice), two RT Career Achievement Awards (Americana Romance and Inspirational Fiction), and the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, Robin is the author of over 50 novels, including Catching Katie, named one of the Best Books of 2004 by the Library Journal.

Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies. She is passionate about the theater, and several nights every summer, she can be found at the outdoor amphitheater of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, enjoying Shakespeare under the stars. She makes her home outside of Boise, sharing it with Poppet the high-maintenance Papillon


In A Vote of Confidence, the stage is set for some intriguing insight into what it was like during 1915 to be a woman in a “mans’ world.”

Guinevere Arlington is a beautiful young woman determined to remain in charge of her own life, For seven years, Gwen has carved out a full life in the bustling town of Bethlehem Springs, Idaho, where she teaches piano and writes for the local newspaper. Her passion for the town, its people, and the surrounding land prompt Gwen to run for mayor. After all, who says a woman can’t do a man’s job?

But stepping outside the boundaries of convention can get messy. A shady lawyer backs Gwen, believing he can control her once she’s in office. A wealthy newcomer throws his hat into the ring in an effort to overcome opposition to the health resort he’s building north of town. When the opponents fall in love, everything changes, forcing Gwen to face what she may have to lose in order to win.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Vote Of Confidence, go HERE

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Robin Hood - Prince John arrives!

Because I have no patience when it comes to BBC America deciding to air Robin Hood season 3, I've been watching it on YouTube. It's a complete pain, but since I started I'm hooked. Episode 5, "Let the Games Commence," introduces Isabella (Lara Pulver), Gisborne's sister - who's promising to be a MUCH more interesting character than I'd ever dreamed. So far I like her better than Kate (Joanne Froggatt), the girl from the village (though she's much less annoying this week than she was in her previous episodes). I found the trailer for episode 6 online...and people I am so happy to announce that Prince John FINALLY arrives in Nottingham. And Toby Stephens looks to be every bit as bloody brilliant in the role as I'd hoped he would be! Watch while you can for the first glimpse of Toby Stephens as the Prince.

Edit: Video removed from YouTube, post updated 8/18/11.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Woo-hoo! Primeval series 3 news!

FINALLY there's some news about Primeval series 3 - it starts on BBC America on May 16th. That's less than a month away, people!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Elisha's Bones

(Bethany House March 1, 2009)


Don Hoesel


Don Hoesel was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but calls Spring Hill, TN home. He is a Web site designer for a Medicare carrier in Nashville, TN. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Taylor University and has published short fiction in Relief Journal.

He lives in Spring Hill with his wife and two children.

Elisha's Bones is his first novel.


Every year, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne looks forward to the winter break as a time to hide away from his responsibilities. Even if just for a week or two. But this year, his plans are derailed when he's offered almost a blank check from a man chasing a rumor.

Billionaire Gordon Reese thinks he knows where the bones of the prophet Elisha are--bones that in the Old Testament brought the dead back to life. The bones of the prophet once raised the dead to life... but they vanished from history in a whisper.

Bankrolled by a dying man of unlimited means, Hawthorne's hunt spans the globe and leads him into a deadly conspiracy older than the church itself. A born skeptic, Jack doesn't think much of the assignment but he could use the money, so he takes the first step on a chase for the legendary bones that will take him to the very ends of the earth.

But he's not alone. Joined with a fiery colleague, Esperanza Habilla, they soon discover clues to a shadowy organization whose long-held secrets have been protected . . . at all costs. And he soon discovers those sworn to keep the secret of the bones will do anything to protect them. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Elisha's Bones, go HERE

Monday, April 20, 2009

Little Dorrit, Part Four

I have to admit, last night’s installment of Little Dorrit dragged just a little for me. I think it’s because this segment of the story is very heavily focused on Mr. Dorrit’s mood swings and mental decline and the Merdles and their questionable investments. Amy (Claire Foy) really felt relegated to the background, and I suppose since she is by far my favorite part of the show and the most sympathetic character (tied with Arthur, of course!), I didn’t “connect” with the action on-screen as well as I have in previous weeks. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I am really looking forward to watching this show in one marathon sitting, without PBS deciding where to break the episodes. Plus, I cannot stand Mr. Dorrit. I can apparently tolerate him for about ten seconds now before I’m ready for him to DIE ALREADY and disappear from my television screen.

Anyway, without further ado here’s the summary of episode four from the Masterpiece Classic website:

As Mr. Dorrit and Mrs. General get closer, a dismayed Fanny Dorrit schemes to remove herself from the situation by pursuing Edmund Sparkler, stepson of the famed banker Mr. Merdle. Her one obstacle is Mrs. Merdle, entirely opposed to such a union.

Mr. and Mrs. Meagles receive a disturbing visit from Henry Gowan's mother. Concerned for their daughter Pet's reputation, they venture to Venice to be with her.

Arthur Clennam runs into Rigaud at the House of Clennam and immediately wonders about his intentions. Soon, Arthur receives the shocking news from Mr. Pancks that Rigaud has vanished, and Mrs. Clennam is now under a cloud of suspicion.

Mr. Dorrit meets Mr. Merdle. So taken with his lavish lifestyle, Mr. Dorrit seeks investment advice from Mr. Merdle. Arthur, investing the money from the business he has with Daniel Doyce, soon follows suit.

One of the bright spots for me about the Dorrit family’s extended stay in Europe is that it’s afforded Fanny Dorrit (Emma Pierson) the opportunity to repeatedly steal the spotlight. She’s definitely got some rough edges, and the way she treats Amy occasionally makes me cringe, but at the end of the day I have to say I’ve really been surprised by how much I like her character. Fanny has a lot of moxie and sass, and while I certainly don’t necessarily approve of the means Fanny uses to attain her goals, I have to appreciate the way she’s not going to go down without a fight. And while she’s nauseatingly pretentious, I like the occasional flashes of sisterly affection that shine through in her interactions with Amy. Plus, she’s just really, really funny.

I also really like how Amy and Pet Gowan (nee Meagles) have become friends. When Pet (Georgia King) was introduced in episode one, I took an instant dislike to her because she seemed 1) vapid and silly and 2) was Amy’s rival for Arthur’s affections. However, being stuck in a marriage with a selfish, immature husband has seriously done wonders for her character. Plus, I like the fact that Amy genuinely cares for her – she’s not just trying to be Pet’s friend because she knows Arthur’s carried a torch for her, she really cares about her well-being.

Speaking of the Gowans, I’m still confused about why Miss Wade sent Rigaud to stalk them in Italy. While this episode took several steps forward as regards the Rigaud/blackmail mystery, particularly in how it relates to the House of Clennam, there are still so many loose threads, I’ve yet to figure out how they’re all connected. I have to give kudos to Andy Serkis for making Rigaud creepier and more inexplicable by the week. I’m eager to have all of Mrs. Clennam’s secrets revealed. I have to say though, that even though Rigaud is a formidable foe, I don’t have a great deal of sympathy for Mrs. Clennam. When Arthur goes to visit, expresses his concern for his mother, and his desire to “heal the breach” as it were and is soundly and rudely rebuffed, let’s just say I was less charitable in my thoughts toward Arthur’s dear mama.

Last night’s episode finally started to give us more information about Mr. Merdle (Anton Lesser) and his legendary investment skills. Merdle strikes me as a guy who knows his success, his bank, is quite literally a “house of cards” apt to topple at any moment – but he’s so far in with his shady dealings that he either doesn’t care to turn back or doesn’t know how. I’m inclined to say his personality weighs towards the former category after watching the smarmy way Merdle convinces the clearly incompetent Mr. Dorrit to entrust him with his fortune. I was thisclose to feeling sorry for Mr. Dorrit (then I remembered how ANNOYING his whining is).

This installment to me was a giant set-up for the payoff to come with next Sunday’s conclusion. That’s what I hate and simultaneously love about this Masterpiece serials…I get absolutely hooked but I hate, hate, HATE waiting a whole WEEK between episodes. The highlight of last night was watching Arthur read Amy’s letters (so sweet – and yes, I know I’m a sap!), and witnessing Fanny’s shenanigans. I cannot wait to see this story conclude next Sunday night – and then I’ve got to say, I’m looking forward to the DVD release and spending a lazy Saturday afternoon having a Little Dorrit marathon.

Click to read my reviews of episode one, episode two, and episode three.

Catch up on episodes of Little Dorrit online at the PBS website.

Pre-order the Little Dorrit DVD from Amazon.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Little Dorrit, Part Three

If you’re wary of spoilers, stop here.

Click to read my reviews of part one and part two of Little Dorrit if you need to catch up on the action from the last two weeks. Here’s the brief summary of episode three from the Masterpiece Classic website:

The villainous Rigaud (under an assumed name), begins an extortion scheme against Mrs. Clennam. Pancks uncovers information that dramatically alters the future for the Dorrits. Now able to move beyond his shameful past, Mr. Dorrit enlists the help of Mrs. General to instruct his daughters in etiquette. Disquieted by all the sudden changes, Amy continues her connection with Arthur through letters, and forges a closer relationship with Pet Meagles.

As I mentioned in part two’s review, I missed Mrs. Clennam’s (Judy Parfitt) cold presence and I couldn’t wait to see her interact with the murderous Rigaud (Andy Serkis). Happily, episode three starts off by gratifying both desires right away. Rigaud’s introduction to the House of Clennam was actually pretty funny. Poor Affery (Sue Johnston) may be constantly beaten down, but she’s still smart enough to recognize that Rigaud is not to be trusted. Her reaction to Rigaud climbing into the house, monkey-style, was priceless. All of Rigaud’s screentime in this episode really served to once again drive home Andy Serkis’s incredible versatility as an actor. Where Rigaud was just inexplicably creepy before, now Serkis layers on some darkly comic overtones to his presentation of the character (seen when he latches on to the Gowans), which make the murderous Frenchman seem even more threatening (and who thought that was possible?!).

Mr. Pancks (Eddie Marsan) continues to provide some welcome moments of comic relief. His joy over his success in discovering Mr. Dorrit’s lost inheritance is genuine and heartfelt. I also appreciated the dichotomy between the joy and fulfillment he finds in detective work versus his “day job” as a rent collector for the slumlord Mr. Casby. Pancks is definitely one of the “good guys” who’s stuck in the difficult situation of working for an unscrupulous landlord – perhaps this explains, at least in part, his happiness in being able to help someone who has been wronged by the system like Amy Dorrit. And Amy returns the favor by passing on her new-found blessings. In Amy, Dickens gives us a character proving that riches don’t make a lady – instead, in the right hands, wealth merely enhances a person’s character, as it does in Amy’s case when she shuns opportunities for self-aggrandizement and helps deserving friends like the Plornishes instead.

Speaking of the Dorrits, I am so over Mr. Dorrit by now. After his mini-meltdown last week, I was willing to give him the benefit of a doubt and cut him some slack. Last week, Tom Courtenay did an excellent job of portraying the cost imprisonment in the Marshalsea inflicted on William Dorrit’s mental and physical health. However, there’s a point where people need to take responsibility for themselves and not act like complete jerks when their fortunes change. After Arthur – out of the goodness of his heart, for pete’s sake! – takes it upon himself to “adopt” the Dorrits, investigate their situation, and show the family multiple kindnesses, he’s unceremoniously kicked to the curb as soon as Mr. Dorrit learns of his pending inheritance. It was positively painful to watch poor Arthur get treated like crap by the pretentious Dorrits (excluding Amy, of course, as well as her uncle Frederick), when they owe their good fortune entirely to the fact that he took the initiative to investigate their history! The behavior of Mr. Dorrit, his son Tip, and daughter Fanny is just plain awful – extraordinarily distasteful and selfish. I’m so over the whole lot of them!

This brings me to one of my favorite subjects to discuss…the character of Arthur, and by extension Matthew Macfadyen’s mad acting skills. LOL! Now that Arthur has no hope of marrying Pet Meagles (Georgia King) since she became engaged to artist Henry Gowan (Alex Wyndham), he’s left to nurse crushed hopes and, wonder of wonders, loosen up a bit and start to show some genuine appreciation for Amy and her constant friendship (when he carries her out to the coach after she faints – wowzers, that moment was fantastic!). One of the things I loved about Macfadyen’s portrayal of Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice 2005 was how he became a completely different person when he smiled – the storm clouds broke and the sunlight shone through. Arthur’s flashes of happiness had the same effect on me during last night’s episode – only perhaps they were a bit more poignant, because Arthur is really a criminally under-appreciated guy, and with his family background he clearly wasn’t given much to smile about. Watching Arthur journey from a place of emptiness and un-fulfillment into increased confidence, joy, and self-worth has been a rewarding experience thus far. He’s an easy character to cheer for – he’s not entirely a doormat, and he’s not a perfect, heroic ideal. He’s an everyday guy who’s taken more than his share of knocks who has this unshakeable desire to do the right thing, and be a decent human being, that makes him wonderfully relatable.

Once the Dorrits are freed from Marshalsea Prison, Mr. Dorrit engages Mrs. General (Pam Ferris) to prepare his children to take their “rightful” place in society. It was a real treat to see Pam Ferris in this role (you may recognize her as Aunt Marge from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban or as the sinister Grace Poole from Jane Eyre 2006). She’s hilarious being all fussy and proper and mercenary, all at the same time. Mrs. General encourages Mr. Dorrit to take his family on a “grand tour” of Europe – and while abroad the Dorrits meet the Gowans. Here is where the Rigaud mystery gets even murkier – Rigaud knows the seriously whacked-out Miss Wade (Maxine Peake), a.k.a. the corrupter of Tattycoram. She sent him after the Gowans, encouraging him to ingratiate himself with the easily swayed Henry, and to take advantage, if he can, of any encounter with Amy Dorrit. Some of the pieces of the puzzle are coming together. Perhaps Rigaud’s targeting of Mrs. Clennam isn’t a mere “lucky chance” - I think there’ s a history that’s yet to be revealed, involving more players than I’d ever dreamed (i.e. Miss Wade).

One of my favorite aspects of episode three was how Amy & Arthur’s relationship developed through letters during the latter half of this episode. There’s something so incredibly romantic about a relationship forged through the written word, isn’t there? There’s a couple of things going on here, but perhaps the most important being Amy’s subtle defiance of her father by refusing to disown Arthur. Amy is blossoming into a true lady, developing a backbone, and proving again and again that she’s the most genuine, honorable member of her rag-tag family. She even shows admirable compassion towards her rival for Arthur's affections, Pet. Claire Foy adds depth to her portrayal of Amy with each succeeding episode. Primarily she has achieved the delicate feat of being a perfectly sweet heroine who’s not annoying - and that is quite a feat in my book. LOL!

Needless to say, I cannot WAIT for part four this coming Sunday!

If you need to catch up on episodes of Little Dorrit, you can watch online at the PBS website.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Little Dorrit, Part Two

Here there be spoilers...

So I know this recap of Little Dorrit, part two is long overdue, but what can I say - it's been an insane week. I came down with a NASTY cold Tuesday which really knocked me out of commission until yesterday, and then today has been all about tornado dodging.

Anyway, we'll dive right in...if you need a refresher, here's my post covering episode one. Here's a the short summary of episode two from the Masterpiece Classic website:

Romance and heartbreak are in the air. John Chivery proposes to Amy Dorrit, while Arthur Clennam's aspirations for Pet Meagles become deflated after meeting another suitor, Henry Gowan. Meanwhile, Flora Finching, concerned that Arthur's attention is being distracted by Amy, brings Amy to work for her. Opportunistic Fanny Dorrit leads on smitten Edmund Sparkler, stepson of famed banker Mr. Merdle.

Cavalletto arrives in London, only to discover he has been followed by Rigaud. Learning of a box that contains Mrs. Clennam's secrets, Rigaud senses an opportunity.

Mr. Pancks continues his investigation on Arthur's behalf. He recruits John Chivery and a lawyer for help.

Tattycoram, outraged at what she considers poor treatment, declares she is leaving the Meagleses for good. Mr. Meagles watches with great concern.

The events set in motion in part one begin to gain momentum with this installment. First off I have to give a nod to Russell Tovey's positively heart-rending performance as assistant turnkey John Chivery in this episode. We start off with his preparations for proposing to Amy Dorrit, and then in a mere few minutes we're (well, I was, anyway) crushed when Amy turns him down. He is so stinking adorable!!! I LOVE his character!! It takes quite a guy to have his love rejected and still want the best for the woman in question, even willing to still go to great lengths to try and help her family situation. I so want his character to end happily, but I'm very much afraid his broken heart is going to stick around... *sigh*

I thought the fallout from this proposal provided some really interesting insight into William Dorrit's character. Honestly, he was really getting on my nerves a bit last week with all of the airs and pretensions he insisted on putting on while in prison. He seemed like he was burdening Amy unnecessarily, and perhaps even purposefully. However, William's mini-meltdown was packed with more emotional punch than I was expecting, quite honestly. You really see the awful tragedy of William's character, and how his imprisonment was dually a prison and a sort of emotional shelter. When he's given the opportunity to simply step into the street, but can't because the open, chaotic space frightens him - that scene speaks volumes as to the toll of his imprisonment.

Arthur's infatuation with Pet Meagles was dispatched a little quicker than I was expecting. However, the pacing is part of what makes a show like this such engrossing viewing. I am hooked on the show and the characters the same way I was when watching Bleak House when it first aired. The scripting, and the way the show is filmed forces you to pay close attention - you literally can't look away because every scene and every character ends up being interconnected in some way that proves critical later on.

Andy Serkis's character Rigaud is perhaps even more menacing in this episode than previously (and he was pretty cold-hearted last week). Rigaud's scenes this week really drive home the fact that he's a completely lethal, amoral, opportunistic loose cannon. I may be reading the scene wrong, but when he kills Flintwinch's brother I don't think he was targeting him on purpose - I think he saw an opportunity and took it. If anyone reads the scene differently, let me know your perspective. He is one scary guy, and I cannot wait to see his interactions with the glacial Mrs. Clennam.

I absolutely LOVE Matthew Macfadyen in this series. I can't imagine another actor playing the character of Arthur with a better mix of sweetness, uncertainty, can I say it...upright, moral resolve. Poor Arthur is so clueless about his affect on Amy...I just want to smack him upside the head. And give him a good, teeth-rattling shake to boot - especially when he tries to get Amy to rethink her refusal of John's proposal. (Why are men so clueless? WHY? LOL!) However, I have to give Arthur some credit for stepping out and establishing himself in business away from his family in this episode. It will be interesting to see how Arthur's business ventures develop, especially with the introduction of Mr. Merdle (Anton Lesser), the fabulously wealthy banker - when he appeared on screen there was practically a neon sign flashing "Ponzi scheme" over his head...okay, so I made that part up, but you just know that's where the story is going to go!

Likewise, Claire Foy has continued to impress me with her nuanced performance as Amy. This episode gives a little more insight into Amy's character and her interactions with her family - particularly with her dancer sister, Fanny, who's not above using her feminine charms to get her way. By contrast, seeing Amy so hopelessly, nobly pine away for Arthur is heart-breaking. I mean when she throws his stupid button into the sea...I was ready to give her a hug and say "girl, I understand." LOL!!

There is some priceless comic relief in this episode, supplied by Arthur's ex Flora and the aspiring detective Mr. Pancks. Also have to mention Flora's aunt (or aunt-in-law might be a more precise way of describing her) - Annette Crosbie may not have a lot of screentime, but she steals the show every time she opens her mouth! And I'm loving Pancks's character, but the man needs to work on his social skills - when he's being cryptic he comes off a tad creepy. LOL!

Needless to say, I can't wait to find out the next chapter of the story. I hope we see more of Mrs. Clennam in episode three - I rather missed her creepy, icy presence in this last installment. I'm also ready for Arthur to start to realize that Amy's nuts about him... There's a whole slew of other minor characteres I could mention, but I think I've hit the high points. Does anyone have any thoughts to add?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Review: The Robe DVD

Just in time for the Easter, 20th Century Fox offers up a newly-remastered, special edition release of the 1953 Biblical epic The Robe on DVD and Blu-Ray. This is a review of the DVD release. Based on the novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe is the story of Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton), a Roman tribune who is sent to Palestine as a punishment for antagonizing Caligula (Jay Robinson) and threatening to rival the volatile emperor-to-be for the affections of the beautiful Diana (Jean Simmons). He arrives just in time for Passover, and within days he is ordered to oversee the execution of the recently tried and condemned teacher Jesus. After the crucifixion, the soldiers cast lots for Jesus’s clothing and Marcellus wins the robe. Acquiring the robe sends Marcellus into a downward spiral of fear and paranoia, and fearing he might destroy the garment, Marcellus’s slave Demetrius (Victor Mature), interested in Jesus’s message, steals the garment. Marcellus begins to believe the robe itself is cursed, and recalled by the emperor, he reports on Jesus’s teachings and followers – it’s a new doctrine of freedom that the emperor finds threatening. Marcellus returns to Palestine to find and destroy the robe and to ferret out the seeds of rebellion that might grow with the spread of this new “Christian” faith. As Marcellus gets to know Jesus’s followers, he finds his life transformed by the truth by the life and legacy of the man whose execution he oversaw. Becoming a believer brings the power of the Roman political establishment to bear against Marcellus, and soon he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in order to follow his new spiritual king.

When given the chance to review this new DVD release of The Robe, I jumped at the opportunity – after all, it’s what you might consider the “grandfather” of all Biblical epics. It’s the first film that was released using CinemaScope technology, which completely changed the way films could be conceptualized and viewed. Suddenly there was nearly twice as much space available in which to visually tell the story. Long before widescreen was the standard, The Robe paved the way by taking every advantage of the new technology. Every frame of The Robe is filled with eye-popping color, detailed sets, and gorgeous costumes. Thanks to a superb remastering job, The Robe has probably never looked (or sounded) better. The DVD is padded with a handful of special features, including a brief introduction by Martin Scorsese, an isolated music track highlighting Alfred Newman’s sumptuous score, a commentary track with David Newman and three film historians, and still galleries. Personally I found the thirty minute The Making of The Robe featurette to be the most interesting. It gives an excellent overview of The Robe’s ten-plus year journey to the big screen, touching on the filmmakers, studio changes, casting process, and the film’s legacy. It also gives the film some historical context by discussing how the Black List, McCarthy trials, and the general politically volatile climate of the time as a whole informed the way the story was brought to the screen.

If you’re a fan of big, splashy epics The Robe is definitely worth checking out. Sure, it’s not without its shortcomings – the dialogue is occasionally a little clunky and the whole introduction of the robe as a sort of talisman comes off a bit contrived – but it’s an absorbing film, especially fascinating to view in light of how it informed later film classics like The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur. The real strength of the story is in Marcellus’s transformation from a hardened secularist to a man of faith. That journey is handled with a deftness and grace that makes his story timeless and authentic over fifty years after the film was made. And if you’ve only seen the film, it’s worth checking out the novel which is still in print. It’s highly readable, and over the course of 500 pages Marcellus’s character and faith transformation are given even more room to develop and grow.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Little Dorrit reminder!

Just a reminder that part two of Little Dorrit airs on Masterpiece Classic tonight! Can. Not. WAIT. You can read my thoughts on part one here. I may not get a review of part two up until Tuesday - my book club meets tomorrow night (we're discussing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein), plus I have to finish (well, really I'm no where close to finishing, argh!!) a review of the new release of The Robe for to post on Tuesday. The Bridge is also hosting a giveaway contest for one of ten copies (I think...) of either the DVD or Blu-Ray copies of the film, so once the contest link is up I'll post it on here. I didn't get nearly the amount of stuff accomplished this weekend that I wanted to get done, due in no small part to the fact that my living room was torn up because my sofa broke and Dad and I spent a good chunk of the weekend fixing it. That was a fun project, let me tell you!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Something to look forward to...

Excuse me while I crow for a minute...I got my tickets to see Keith Urban this summer!! I am so flipping excited!! This will be my third KU show - and people if you haven't seen him live, he is so worth every penny. (The above picture is from the Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing tour in 2007. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G show.)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


New preview for Primeval series 3:

And a trailer for the 2nd of David Tennant's last 4 Doctor Who specials: