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I got caught up with rushing to finish my planned blackout for [livejournal.com profile] love_bingo the better part of August (due date was last weekend) and found myself doing nothing but reading this last week since I just couldn't be bothered to make anything - wether it was a post, writing something (well, I did that at work!), making icons or replying to comments/posts. I hopefully will get around to doing that over the weekend.

You never stop learning... )

And really, I meant to make this a short post with one single question and a promise for a more detailed one later... I guess I can just keep on going!

But first my question. While I was on vacation with my parents, I had to watch various crime shows/films with my parents. They love them and I used to watch a lot several years ago, but my interest has vaned some - I don't mind watching them, but don't seek them out either.

One of the series we watched (because it tagged onto another one and none of use wanted to go to bed yet) was the British show "Silent Witness" which Amazon labels me under various different names (I guess German TV initially gave it a different name and when the lead character left they changed it to the original name) Not to mention that there are 16 seasons so far... Does anyone know the show and can offer me advice on which season to start with?

The episode(s) we watched was "Shadows" from Series 13. I really liked the characters, but they weren't part of the show since the beginning. At least not in this combination. If I go by the Wikipedia episode guide that would be Series 8.

I think a post about my birthday / vacation can wait until I'm back later today and worked on my to do list a little (there are several things I've just been avoiding! - even if they should be done pretty quick)
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I've been meaning to write a little something for the past week or two. Time flies by too fast for me to keep track of it!

cars & computers )

TV Shows )

In other news, after a very hesitant start, summer has finally arrived with roughly 30°C (86°F) this past week(s) and it's zapping a lot of my energy. Especially when it comes to making icons. Most of the time I find myself reading fanfictions. Most of it is Harry Potter fanfiction which leaves me more or less satisfied. After reading fanfictions for years, I've come to have high expectations - especially when it comes to plot. I've gotten a taste for stories in which the characters read the books, but it's hard to find well written ones that aren't Harry/Ginny. I would prefer Gen (outside of those already dating) since that type of story just doesn't really lend itself to get people together. In most of them there's simply no plot/relationship developement since all they do is read (and comment on) the books.

on character bashing and shipping )

Other than that, I'm on my vacation countdown! 2 1/2 weeks left until my vacation. Should I be unable to work on my icons for [livejournal.com profile] love_bingo until then, I'm hoping that the first week of vacation will give me plenty of time. The second week I'll be in Bonn with my mother - shopping, sightseeing and the Beatles musicle. By chance we even got tickets for the opening night! I've also got to decide what to do (or not to do) for my birthday. My grandmother is good at making me invite my aunt and uncle as well as my cousin and her boyfriend. I know that their schedule tends to be rather full and they've grown tired of family birthdays. To be honest, outside of my grandmother most of my family have grown tired of it (unless it's a significant anniversary) because it's just another day filled up in an already busy schedule (especially in summer). I'm turning 29 this year (as the oldest of my generation) and my cousin turned 24 last December. I dare say that until there's a new generation this will stay that way. Not to mention that I live too far away from everyone to really celebrate at my place (which is too small anyway) and I'd have to celebrate at my parents' house. The main idea is to possibly simply go out for dinner and inviting my grandparents along. Just them aside from my parents and brother (+ girlfriend).

I think this will be my first 29th birthday of many ;)
(Does anybody know the secret to eternal youth/life? I'd like to see the future while remaining young. Although I can't imagine wanting to live for several millenia!)

Added: So, I wrote this two days ago at work... the heat combined with my period starting has given me the rest and I've done nothing more but making my dailyicons, reading and playing the DOS games Keen 4 or Colonization. I might write that meta post today at work though.
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So, I figured I might list the TV shows I've been considering to try out and what I'm thinking about what I've read so far. Maybe some of you also know the shows and can tell me if it's along the lines of what I suspect and if any of my possible worries about the shows (i.e. things I don't like to watch playing a large part) or if you just want to discuss any of these. I don't mind spoilers at all! I also reference similar shows that I've previously watched and pulling them out as a reference for my expectations. The similar goes by my expectations from what little I've already known and not actual similarities (which might or might not be present)

List of random TV shows I wouldn't giving a go )

In other news, I'm rewatching Pushing Daisies. Well, the second season at any rate. I really felt like watching it again and decided to claim it for [livejournal.com profile] season20in20 and since I went with Season 2, I decided to watch that first. From the episode summaries I've seen the episode I don't really wanna see (with the food inspectors coming) isn't in this season so it must have been in the first.

List of 90s TV Shows )

And those are just the shows I watched as I moved beyond my childhood TV shows. I was pretty addicted to watching TV back then. Well, by now my addiction is the computer :D

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