What have I been doing lately besides work? Well, I've been enjoying Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, especially the extended Editions. I'm a massive fan of those being a lover of Tolkien. I know some fans hate the films. Don't count me among the haters. i love the LOTR films and I like the Hobbit films. To be honest, besides Sherlock, The Hollow Crown, the new Star Wars films and the Captain America and Thor films I haven't been that interested in film or TV.
I used to watch Game of Thrones. I gave that up after the third season. It's too brutal and violent and grim for me. In fact the show goes beyond the books in gore, rape and violence and I'm sorry but I don't have the time or patience for stuff I don't find entertaining. I have been revisiting Farscape and I'm thinking of revisiting Babylon 5. Stuff I find fun and emotionally fulfilling to watch. besides that I've been working on my pie making skills - yes I do have a life outside of books - and I'm planning a trip to Vienna, Austria. It will be my first trip to Europe. I went to the Seattle jazz festival last month with my mom which was great. I'm looking forward to traveling extensively in the future. Vienna will be my first stop, the beginning.
One of these days I need to get to a fantasy/scifi convention. really. Just to see what it's like. I haven't been before. Meanwhile I'm looking forward to the last Hobbit film, The Battle of Five Armies ( I hate that Jackson isn't calling the battle by it's true name!). And I am going to enjoy watching the extended editions of The Desolation of Smaug this weekend when I have some time. I am currently watching this reunion of most of the Babylon 5 cast. it was fabulous and hilarious! I loved seeing these guys again and they were having so much fun with this! I hope you enjoy it too. meanwhile I have to get back to the grindstone. . .