Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thirsty Thursday Numero Dos: Vacation, Sherlock, and Kickball

Thirsty Thursday's back again! This is through Jenn at Going the Distance and Trish from Tales from Trish.

What's In My Cup?

My virtual drink of choice: Cupcake Moscato, given to me by the Lovely P!nky for my graduation from law school, enough for everyone to toast and join the celebration!

What's On My Mind?

Vacation, all a ever wanted, vacation had to get awaaay! 

Even though it's no place tropical or exotic, staying at my parent's house for the last week since post law graduation has been so nice! My grandparents were in town the first couple days this week.  I help Momma make dinner at night, I get lots of sleep, I FINALLY finish the book I started reading last summer, I go for nice jogs, oh yeah, and I do goofy things like this:

I'm also updating my vlog but am having trouble converting the files from RealPlayer to windows media for editing (supposedly RealPlayer does this but EVERY TIME I hit "Go" all I get is an advertisement to upgrade for $50, NOBUENO!), if anyone knows how to do this please let me know!


So we all know I'm an admitted anglophile, but don't think I'm only endorsing this based on my general love of  British things.  Not sure if any of you have seen the BBC production of Sherlock which is currently airing on PBS but it is FANTASTIC!  I watched last year's episodes last fall and was hooked.  Now they're not in a traditional format: three 90 minute episodes is all you get each season, but each mini-movie is so SPECTACULAR.  
While I enjoy Robert Downey Jr.'s action hero period Holmes, this one feels truer to the original books, partly because the mysteries are based on actual Sherlock Holmes plots.  What is REALLY innovative is that the whole thing takes place in modern times so they use text messages, skype, and instead of recording everything in a book, John Watson writes it all ON A BLOG  (and here I am blogging about it... woah this is getting meta)!  
Cumberbatch does a GREAT Holmes and Martin Freeman plays Watson just how you would like since Watson is the main way we experience and befriend Holmes in the books, he's kinda a projection of the audience, and I'd like to imagine myself as this Watson. The last episode to air, A Scandal in Belgravia, was seriously the BEST storytelling I have experienced in the last two years!

The next episode airs tonight at 8 and is based on the Hound of the Baskervilles, so be sure to catch it (or DVR it) tonight!

Kickball Kraziness

So tonight I brush the dust off my kickball cleats and take the field for the first time in 2012.  I'm not really nervous but I don't want to look too uncoordinated in front of people who have played a bunch of games already this year.  Wish me luck!


Jenn said...

Congrats (again) on graduating!!! BIG relief! And yay for time with the parents and family!
So glad you're enjoying your time off before the bar exam studies kick in.
You rock, as always :)

Trish said...

i envy your days of sleep and jogs and reading books. i want that life ;). it's good you get to relax now that school's done!

Blane181 said...

Congratulations on graduating and good luck at kickball tonight!

Jessica said...

Congrats on graduating!!! Enjoy your vacation!

buddy2blogger said...

Nice post about 'A Scandal in Belgravia'

For a critical look at this episode, check out my review .


Bitz said...

Thanks lady! You ba-rock also!!

Bitz said...

I think I may be starting to get too used to this schedule, gotta somehow kick my butt in gear soon. I downloaded the crochet grocery bag template you blogged about so maybe I can be a little productive =)

Bitz said...

Thanks so much! I scored 2 runs so I wasn't too rusty and it was fun to get back in the game.

Bitz said...

Thanks! I definitely am enjoying it so far!

Bitz said...

Glad you enjoyed, your review is definitely a lot more in-depth than mine (and you obviously know your Sherlock canon, where my own experience is limited to only a few of the novels).
Can't wait to see what you have to say about the rest of the series!

buddy2blogger said...

Thanks for the compliment, Bitz.

Here is my review for 'The Hounds of Baskerville'.