So. In the last 6 weeks, my workgroup went from 7 people, to 8 people, to 5 people. So. Yeah.
I’ve got a lot more going on now, and in the last 2 days, I’ve completely taken apart the inlet system of our GC trying to figure out why we’ve got a 4 minute later retention time shift on two different columns, using two different methods/samples… But it’s most likely a pressure controller issue that has actually been causing problems for a while. It’s just been misdiagnosed. /techspeak
Actually, one guy who resigned from our group would like to come back. And I really want him to. But HR is making things difficult. And he’s only been gone a week. Stress is definitely present in my life – even though I don’t feel really stressed, I know that I am. I’m figure I’ll just get more grey white (my hair doesn’t do grey – it goes straight to white) hair out of this.
But it’s fall here in South Kak, and things are starting to look up in other ways. A friend of mine just emerged victorious from her doctoral defense, a god-daughter of mine will turn 2 this week, and next week I’ll use up my last 2 vaca days before I get 3wks. Nice. [I just hafta keep reminding myself not to think of those folks in our European sister company that start with 6 wks of vaca.]
Of course, fall also means new shows to be watching for. Several have intrigued me enough to watch, with varying results.
Nikita ~ I watched the Peta Wilson show on USA, so the story has a soft-spot with me. I like Maggie Q and am overall digging the show – although I’m not sure if it really shoulda been called “Nikita”.
Undercovers ~ Hello, Kodjoe. And a lady lead with hair like mine? So far, so good. Or maybe so far, so super-sweet. I like this show, but I’d like a little more from it.
No Ordinary Family ~ Live-action Incredibles. Why didn’t Disney think of this sooner? Heroes has been crappy for three seasons! And where is the sequel to the first movie already???
The Event ~ Seriously. Does everything Blair Underwood is in have to suck SO bad?? Maybe the Losties are filling their void with this, but I have to pass. I don’t have the patience to wait for it to get good. This is no MSCL. Or even Firefly. Or even Dollhouse. (I might watch Mike and Molly now that I won’t be wasting my time on this…)
Running Wilde ~ I have waited this long to see Felicity again, and she’s a mom now? With a daughter named Puddle?? Even though I have to suspend all disbelief to watch this show, I like it. Or maybe I just liked Felicity. But I’m still watching.
Hawaii Five-0 ~ I skipped this at first, just cuz I’m tired of sequels. But when I saw Mick St. John (isn’t that the coolest name? Moonlight was hotter than anyone gave them credit for – and ahead of its time) I had to go ahead and check it out. Good action, nice Daniel Dae Kim. Really bad choice on the Caan boy though, IMO. He’s ugga-mugga in my book. Gives me the skeevy heebie-jeebies. And there’s not enough pidgin for me to wax nostalgic about the island.
Hellcats ~ Now. I lurve cheer. I can listen to cheerified words – a la cheer-tocracy, cheer-ific, cheer-tastic, etc. I have seen (and most likely will see) every Bring It On movie ever made. Some more than twice. I even like Sharpay from HSM. I’m a freaking fan of interracial relationships on TV! And I can’t watch this show. Sad. Really.
So my newly acquired shows will join the standbys of Bones, Castle, and the Mentalist. But mostly Bones. Because I love the Deschanels. And Angel. In the next few weeks we’ll see if I stick with any of the newbies, or kick them all to the curb when i get tired of them. Right now, I’m just tired.