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05 October 2010 @ 03:46 pm
Some days I just can't think of a title.  
I'm in the kitchen, helping my mom start cooking dinner.  She has Little House on the Prairie on.  She asks me what Melissa Gilbert is doing today.  I say I don't know; TV movies or something.

"I wonder if she's still married to what's-his-name."

I cannot let her see my secret and embarrassing crush!  "Um, Bruce Boxleitner, right?  I think they are.  Still married.  Um.  Yeah."

I do not set off any of her alarms.  After a minute or so: "Wasn't he on that show you like?"

"Yes.  Babylon 5."

"No, the remake one."

"Yes, he's in TRON.  The new one, too."

"No.  The show they did a remake of."  I don't answer her, because I have no idea what she's talking about.  Another minute passes.  "The one with Mary McDonnell."

"Battlestar Galactica?  He wasn't on that."

"Are you sure?"

"Mom, that was Edward James Olmos."

"No, the original."

"That was Dirk Benedict."

Five solid minutes pass.  Then: "Buck Rogers!"

I came down and got on IMDB.  I don't know if I have the heart to tell her that no, Bruce Boxleitner was not on the 1970s remake of Buck Rogers.  I do not even know what she was thinking.  Still, bless.  ♥

This morning I helped my Grandpa run some errands.  We took his dog in for shots and his annual check-up; we did his bi-weekly trip to the store to buy two specific items (juice and milk today); we finally used the gift card he got for his birthday back in March to buy him some fleece-lined jeans.  We stopped at Wendy's for lunch.  Now, I have not eaten at Wendy's in a powerful long time.  I saw that they had a new salad, and that it looked tasty - apples and cranberries and pecans and grilled chicken.  I'm not a fan of salad dressing, and to enjoy a dry salad I need a lot of flavor.

So I bought that salad.

Then I went back to Grandpa's house to eat lunch with him.

Then I opened up that salad.

 
 
 
Holly: Disquiet kisshollywobbles on October 7th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely have to check out B5 at some point if you guys are having such a hard time deciding. I can't imagine anything topping A/R. (I think Bill Adama has ruined my chances of ever falling in love with a real person.)
Shannon: b5 darkness and lightkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
YES. CAPITAL PLAN, CHAP. Seriously, John/Delenn are amazing and perfect. I mean, seriously, Holly, I started writing fanfiction. What more do I need to say?

Haha, I used to feel the same way about Fox Mulder, back in the day. How can I fall in love with a real person when someone like Mulder exists! I want a neurotic, paranoid conspiracy theorist of my very own!
Holly: A/R Schnuggowshollywobbles on October 7th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
I totally make up fanfic inside my head, although I've never actually written any down. But oh, my current if the cylons had never attacked fantasy inside my head. Epic, Shannon. Epic.

Or, well, actually boring and lame if sort of sweet. But it's epically sweet, dammit.
Shannon: bsg goodbyekungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
I love the fanfic inside my head! Your idea is intriguing me. Feel free to tell me more.

;)
Holly: Billhollywobbles on October 7th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Lol, this is going to be the skinniest comment ever.

I was getting sick of imagining things inside the normal bsg world (I like cannon pretty much the way it is and don't feel much inclination to mess w/it), so I started to think about what would have happened to Bill & Laura if the cylons hadn't attacked. If I'm going to be honest, I don't think anything would've happened between them if they'd not been forced to interact and given a reason not to hate each other. But I like to imagine they'd run into each other in the park when she was out jogging or something and were maybe both feeling at ends w/themselves and their finished careers, and more open to connecting with someone they'd otherwise not care much for. With her resigned and him retired, so maybe they'd be a little less aggressive and defensive. But no matter what, in the end she'd be dead in 6 mos w/out the cylon blood transfusion, so it's sort of a short lived idea. And he's a slightly less dashing figure if he's not off saving humanity, if still infinitely loveable. It'd certainly be a quieter story. Not much plot. More "Terms of Endearment" Caprica style than anything else.
Shannon: bsg exodus baltar sixkungfuwaynewho on October 7th, 2010 10:39 pm (UTC)
I like AUs! This one seems like it would be an interesting character study. You wouldn't have to go clear to the "and then she dies from cancer" conclusion; just a meeting in a park, a first date, that kind of thing, could be really interesting.