thief of time

Friday, May 28, 2004

Getting even older

I remember when I was younger that I would stay out to the early hours of the morning—not often, but occasionally—and then be up at the crack of dawn, or thereabouts. Those days sure are no more.

I had a fairly light day yesterday work wise and even though I had to go up to the office at the end of the day and then to a school meeting later that evening, neither lasted particularly long and I was at home in plenty of time to relax. Maybe that was the problem. Maybe there can be such a thing as too much relaxing?

One of the few shows I make an effort to watch nowadays is Angel, but because it mustn’t be doing terribly well in the ratings, I’m sorry to say that it’s been shunted from a bearable 10:30 to 11:30. And that’s not the worst of it, because we poor fans have to sit through some of the ghastliest television known to man to make sure we don’t miss our programme. Once it was some dreadful island dating thing. Another time, it was some celebrity unmasked rubbish—and you don’t dare leave, as Channel 7 is likely to put the programme you’re waiting for on at any time when your back is turned, because a starting time of 11:30 doesn’t actually mean 11:30, it means 11:40, or 11:50.

I managed to last till about 11:20 when I was gone. I remember waking up in a panic and asking my husband if it had started yet and he told me it was half finished, whereupon I settled back down and went promptly back to sleep. I’m glad one of us has clung to their youth and was able to make it to the end of the show. He knows that one of the reasons I married a younger man was so that he could look after me in my old age. I just never expected it to come so soon.

At least I have something to look forward to tonight and I’d better enjoy it, as there aren’t too many shows left, since the last episode has just aired over in the States. It’s going to leave a hole in my life, I’m afraid.

Still, I suppose I should be able to catch up on some sleep. Since Buffy finished last year I did gain one night’s rest. Soon Channel 7 won’t have us Buffyverse people to kick around any more and they’ll have to foist their rubbish on some other poor late night group.


  • Lucky you don't watch Bernie Mac.

    By Blogger Gregory, at May 31, 2004 at 1:03 p.m.  

  • Or at last you don't have to sit through a myriad of reality tv programs on Fox 8 whilst waiting for good stuff to come on lol - Fox 8 the old home of Angel, Buffy, and all the goodness of shows like those two.

    By Blogger Ash De La June, at June 1, 2004 at 2:35 p.m.  

  • Will try this commenting again and see if I can get it posted. If it shows up twice, I'm not getting forgetful and repeating myself, it's just that I'm technologically backward.

    I don't believe I've seen Bernie Mac and I don't know if it sounds if I want to.

    As for sitting through Fox 8--that's where I got hooked on Buffy. Go their weekend marathons! I started the new season Buffy partway through Season 3 and I've been caught ever since.

    Now that Angel's coming to an end, I'll have to find something else to fill the massive void that's going to be left. The new show will have pretty big shoes to fill--great writing and characters, humour as well as drama, exciting plot twists and enough relationship disasters to make you totally despair.

    By Blogger Bee, at June 1, 2004 at 7:14 p.m.  

  • Yes! the marathons. Aren't they just fantastic :-)
    Although, I started to get into Buffy again when one of the ex-housemates of my bf bought Buffy DVD boxed sets for seasons 1, 2 and 3 and J and I just sat there watching all of them in a month or so - and then we started hiring Angel boxed sets, and right now we're up to watching Season 7 Buffy on dvd (when it finally comes out on dvd!) and then Angel season 5 sometime late this year/early next whenever it comes out. I watch the repeats on Fox 8 of course, but cannot ever beat the dvd.
    In between I'm watching (naughty, naughty me!) dl'ed episodes of Roswell, Charmed, Coupling, Stargate SG-1, Dark Angel, MacGuyver, Space: Above and Beyond, and others. I do that because you can't rely on free to air tv to show episodes in order, and I can never sit around and wait a week to see another new episode of something, plus some things aren't aired anymore.

    There's always something for me to watch. Anything in that genre of tv program is good for me :-) I hear Eliza Dushku (Faith) has a new series called Tru Calling, that I'll have to start watching, as well. Aren't I sad ;-)

    I certainly know what you mean by other tv series' having to fill big shoes - but I've managed so far. Its a bit scary, though, I seem to be coming to the end of all the shows I love.

    By the way, glad I'm not the only one who had trouble doing the comments thing with blogger... it kept returning it hadn't posted my comment. I'm glad it only did once!

    By Blogger Ash De La June, at June 1, 2004 at 9:14 p.m.  

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