There are a number of things that happened today that I probably should write about:
- An interesting experience overhearing human conversations at the dog park
- Service-Dog Training with both Luna’s trainer and a new apprentice trainer at a grocery store
- An almost 2 hour emergency telecon with my boss and all her direct reports on what should have been a vacation day. And why I’m glad I gave the time to join the call, how I learned stuff I needed . . . without any actual work detail.
- An unexpected evening walk along the Jersey Shore Boardwalk followed by Surf Taco for dinner (Yum!)
However, all of that I put aside for perhaps a deeper dive on another date. . .
Because instead, I’d like to take a break to discuss pure escapist television.
I’ve been following @neilhimself and @GoodOmensPrime on all my social media accounts since learning in March that the masterpiece of a silly, wonderful, dark satirical novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was being made into a mini-series by Amazon Prime.
When I was at SXSW this year, the #GoodOmens publicity was everywhere. On the way from my hotel to most of the sessions, I passed a block wide installation every day. The busses in Austin all had Good Omens wraps on their sides. It was everywhere!
I had four chances while in the same city to meet Neil Gaiman or some of the stars involved and not a single instance panned out. <pout>
Tonight, I’ve had the chance to watch two of the six-episode mini-series. And, while I’m not sure if the average person will love it, I thought it was great quirky fun. I’m hoping for some longer Aziraphale and Crowley banter scenes. They could have stretched every single time the two are on screen together with a bit more dialogue. . . because they were so good together that I simply want more. Instead, they rely on the actors’ subtlety at expression, which is of course fantastic. (Edit on day 83: I totally got my wish with the episode three!)
Four more episodes to go. Even though I know how the story will unfold, I’m looking forward to indulging in each episode with laughter and mirth.
Most importantly, I have decided I have a new #writerslife dream:
I wish upon a star to be able to write
a science fiction novel worthy of
This is my wish.
263 Days to go.
PS – look at me, learning how to find and add a gif to my post and thanks to GIPHY.com for making that easy!