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Oct. 3rd, 2007

There is a howling gale here, it was a northerly but now it is a southerly. I drove Christy across town to J'ville, and on the way back I desperately needed to go to the bathroom! I stopped at one of the loos around the bays - they are rustic looking wooden constructions that serve as changing rooms for the bathers and they stick out into the bay a little on piles - and I sat down, then looked down - the tide was so incredibly high, the dark green waves, buffetted by the wind, were splashing right below my feet between the widely spaced floorboards!! It felt surreal, being just inches above the waves, little splashes spitting up onto the floor!! I felt like I was on a boat, sure I was moving! It was an amazing feeling!

And I called into another school to see about sending Finn there...

And I saw about ten minutes of Brothers and Sisters the other night (I told Finn I thought Rob was in it so we had to take a quick look), and man, it looks worrisome. So dramatic and... patriotic! I guess if you get into it it'd be okay, but the minute we saw Rob, Finn and I just shrugged. Sally Field in high drama? And the toast scene at the Thanksgiving table at the end? OMG! I'm kind of glad now that I gave up watching Rob.

And tonight, we'll finish reading HP for the last time!

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greenpizzazz6
Oct. 3rd, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
And I called into another school to see about sending Finn there...
What's going on with that? I must have missed something...

And I saw about ten minutes of Brothers and Sisters
I enjoy it, my parents watched it before Rob, so I was already exposed to it before him. I do find it very dramatic and practically a soap opera. I like the general themes though, the family togetherness and support.
natesmountain
Oct. 3rd, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
-I do find it very dramatic and practically a soap opera. I like the general themes though, the family togetherness and support.
Well, that's a good thing. I guess it's good to have a show like that instead of more killing and violence!

-What's going on with that? I must have missed something...
Nope, I probably haven't shared anything about that here. It's just what we think we need to do, but it's a huge step because it means leaving the safe little community school and going to something much bigger and completely foreign to us and leaving his very best friends. But I think he really needs something better than what his school has to offer before he goes to high school. And my other children have spent five years in the one senior classroom between them, and it really hasn't done a lot for them. I'm looking for more for Finn, because he won't go looking for himself like Christy would, or just get on with the work as Asher does now.
vivh
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
So which school are you thinking about sending him to? - I assume that you will make the change for the start of the new school year in January? Is Finn keen? Is Asher off to college in Jan, is he going St Pats town? - too many questions!!!!
moth2fic
Oct. 3rd, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
I hardly ever stick with actors unless the roles they choose are superb. I think it's the combination of actor and role that appeals to the fan in me - if a good actor is in a series I can't 'get into' I don't bother! I read the previews for Brother and Sister and decided to give it a miss!
natesmountain
Oct. 3rd, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
-I hardly ever stick with actors unless the roles they choose are superb.
I think you have it there.
-I read the previews for Brother and Sister and decided to give it a miss!
Heh! I didn't hear a word about it here at home, but I'd seen the odd mention of the show in other places. I think Sally Field won an Emmy or something. But yeah, I don't think I have time to get into that sort of thing just now. And as for Rob, I dearly loved Sam Seaborn, as I loved The Outsiders, but not an awful lot in between or since, and not for want of trying and hoping beyond hope...
vivh
Oct. 3rd, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
I've said it many times but I just love it so much when the sea is wild... can't imagine watching it from the loo though!!!!
suilven
Oct. 3rd, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
I watched B & Ss from the start. First episode I was a bit appalled but stuck with it. By about the fourth or fifth I began to care about these characters. Can't remember why I started watching or whether I knew RL was going to be on it when I did. I don't think I did.

Anyway, I can understand why you thought yuck but I am actually quite enjoying it. Not the greatest TV in the world but certainly not the worst. I am finding it quite fun.

the tide was so incredibly high, the dark green waves, buffetted by the wind, were splashing right below my feet between the widely spaced floorboards!!
Must be interesting on neaps! Hope they got long enough legs... :)
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