We don’t get a lot of snow here in middle Tennessee, but that norm doesn’t seem to apply today. Today has been providing a pretty consistent “holiday feel,” dusting everything with just enough snow to look nice without getting crazy. That being said, roads are fairly hazardous for any area that doesn’t commit a sizable budget to winter-weather solutions. Does that bother me? If I really needed to go out, probably. With work looming in the morning and this possibly foiling that obligation, it’s safe to say I’m glad salt trucks are a scarce commodity in the metropolitan area. In hopes that there is no untimely heatwave overnight, it’s time to relax. Jack and Ginger in the glass. Some winter-themed tunes queued to go. Even a few topics to kick around!
d[-.-]b o O (Carol of the Bells by Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Today marked the finale of the fifth season of Dexter on Showtime. To be honest, I can’t imagine that anyone that is a fan of Dexter was expecting this season to stack up fully to season four. Without exaggeration, I would consider the fourth season of Dexter to be one of the greatest sets of television programming to ever be crafted. Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow treated everyone with several weeks of maniacal battles of wits and psychoses. This time around we were given the actress Julia Stiles as the guest support role, and overall I believe she did very well! Without spoiling the season for everyone, I really felt like this season contained multiple mini-arcs in lieu of one, strong plot line. Yes, I know there was *one* defining plot, but it just wasn’t as grandiose as past endeavors on the show. That being said, it was definitely something I’d recommend watching! A short stretch (counting only twelve episodes) may have limited what could have been done with this season, coupled with the appearance that it was separable from others in an “episodic” manner. Then again, that’s just how it felt to me. Looking forward to next season! Showtime, please don’t go firing writers like AMC…
d[-.-]b o O (Over the Ice by The Field)
As you may know, my wishlist for this year’s gift-giving stretch has a beginner-level digital tablet on it. A Genius 8″ x 6″ MousePen, to be specific. I’m super looking forward to it, but I also happened to be kicking around the interwebz looking for unobtainable versions of the same thing. I’ve found *it.* The pinnacle of my developing digital drawing desires: the Wacom Cintiq 21UX. Oh. Em. Gee. There is absolutely, without a doubt, no justifiable reason for me to drop $2,000 on this piece of nerdgasmic beauty. But I want it. I’m fairly sure the second I connected it to my laptop, said geek-on-a-budget rig would bow down in shame then swearing to never disgrace Sir Cintiq with its reprehensible rendering ever again. Maybe one day (eon) I’ll be able to find some sort of redeeming investment value in the Cintiq 21UX. Until then, I’ll just look on it in total awe. Don’t you just love technology?
d[-.-]b o O (Jingle Bell Metal/Silent Night by Psychostick)
I’ve talked about Fallout: New Vegas quite a bit lately. Let’s keep that up, shall we? I recently found out that there was an introductory graphic novel titled Fallout: All Roads. If you have a chance to pick it up, I suggest it! I’m still in the middle of it thus far, but if you’re a fan of the game world already I’m sure it will be a treat to flip through. Only a short way in, it already has heavy association value with Great Khan characters such as Chance and Jessup along with Chairman Benny! In fact, I think I’ll go read a bit more of it now. Have a good night, everyone! Please feel free to comment, like and share! 😀