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For anybody who ever imagined Paul Bettany as Aziraphale in "Good Omens"... - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
April 3rd, 2008
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For anybody who ever imagined Paul Bettany as Aziraphale in "Good Omens"...
... apparently Paul Bettany is currently filming a movie called "Legion", playing a character called Michael, and this is the movie synopsis:

"When God loses faith in humanity and sends his legion of angels to take care of business on Earth, humankind's hope lies in a group of misfits holed up in a desert diner -- where the archangel Michael happens to be as well."

Whoooooooot!!!!! Paul as an angel - it had to be! *G*

p.s. Been absent for a while again; started when I went to Sanibel, FL the middle of last month to rekindle that little flame of hope that there really was life out there, that spring would come, and all was not snow-covered and bleak (i.e., not everything looked like Chicago in winter). Whew, it has been a long, tough winter. But the snow is almost all melted, and I may even be able to clean up the yard this weekend, and put some stuff on the lawn. Yay!

When is the next new "LOST" going to be on?

For ELIJAH WOOD FANS IN BRITAIN: TORN says they're looking for EW fans for a TV show audience for a taping on April 10. Details here: http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2008/04/03/28599-uk-fans-needed-for-the-audience-for-elijah-wood-interview/

Oh, tootsiemuppet! I have a theory about midshipman Ellis! See, I recently re-read "The Colour of Magic", and it said that when people move between alternate universes, the receiving universe changes to fit them in, giving them identities, past histories, etc. and making the people around them think they've always been there. Then, an episode of "Futurama" stated that, whenever you time travel and accidentally create an additional "you" (by going into the past and meeting up with yourself in the present), the additional "you" is doomed to die.

So here's my theory: Ellis discovered a rift in time and space that allowed him to go back into time, via an alternate universe. He meets up with himself when it gets to the present, and he and his extra self trade off watches, so they can get sleep. But the new Ellis is doomed, and falls overboard, drowning. The old Ellis is afraid to come out of hiding, because he doesn't know how the crew will react. After a day or so, though, he comes out, and... the crew automatically adjusts their memories, such that they forget that "he" died!!!

There... now wasn't that simple? *ggl*

The brilliant part of all of this is that they do mention Jack having to have dinner with his parents, but it doesn't explicitly say that it's because their boy died... so it still works!

*is a mad genius and proud of it*

p.p.s. Did anybody in your reading club come up with clever explanations for Midshipman "Lazarus" Ellis? And how many noticed it?

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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:April 4th, 2008 12:48 pm (UTC)
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I want him to be Az.
K
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From:iknowitsmad
Date:April 4th, 2008 01:31 pm (UTC)
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Wasn't Sanibel pretty? I went there last Summer (even though I already live in Florida, lol).

Lost comes back April 24th at 10 PM EST.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 4th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
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Ah, but Sanibel is what everybody thinks Florida looks like... but, sadly, not all of it does look that way! *S* I wasn't a fan of Florida until I went there. Beautiful beaches, gorgeous wildlife, and lots of pretty shells!

April 24? Thanks! BTW, I'm reading comments backwards and somebody else said it's the same week, but on April 23, and at an hour later than usual. So make sure you check beforehand to see if they're right, or you might miss it.
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From:iknowitsmad
Date:April 5th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
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No, it's April 24th at 10 PM. ABC.com says so. *shrugs*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 6th, 2008 03:56 am (UTC)
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Cool - thanks for checking!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 4th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
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*L*! Waaaay wrong...

What about a younger Alan Rickman? After all, he's played an angel before. *G*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 4th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Ooops! You're right... although demons were angels, once.

It'll be interesting to see Shia in the new Indy Jones movie; here's hoping it's a good one.
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From:deej_1
Date:April 4th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
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No new 'Lost' until April 23rd - not only is it moving back to Wednesdays, but also to 10pm! Not happy about that.

I could absolutely see Paul Bettany as Michael, and as Aziraphale - LOVE that book!

And i'm still trying to find someone to sponser me so I can fly out to the UK for that interview with Elijah. :D

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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 4th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Back to Wednesdays??? Thanks for the headsup on the date and the changes; I hadn't seen any of that.

*L*! Good luck! *G*
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From:lavendertook
Date:April 4th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
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OOooo, Sanibel! LOoooves Sanibel Island. (-: Was last there 2 years ago mid-March. Where did you stay? We stayed out toward the north end at some cottages way out by the State park--it was lovely.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 4th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Mid-March! Exact same time that I went. I usually stay at the south end, away from the people, at Blind Pass (the bridge between Sanibel and Captiva). This time I was a little more in the middle of the island. I try to stay away from the top of the island because of the traffic coming off the causeway, and because I spend a lot of time at Ding Darling, the nature preserve. Did you get some great shells? What place did you stay at? My places have been:

-at Blind Pass: Castaways (cheap and small and good location, but not great rooms, window A/C)
-on Captiva: Tween Waters (expensive and hotel-style and good location, nice rooms with central A/C)
-middle of Sanibel: West End Paradise (cheap and small and moderate location, cute but small rooms with window A/C, nice owners)
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From:lavendertook
Date:April 4th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
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I think you have the directions turned around in reverse in your head. Captiva is to the north of Sanibel and the southeast end of sanibel (the island is an upsidedown comma) is the populated side that you enter onto from the mainland. mererid and We stayed here because I had an interstate coupon book with a coupon for it. It was still a bit pricey, but worth it. It is located at the little blue marker here, on the ocean side of Ding Darling park. Though it was a long drive into town to get food, I think it was a perfect location and cabins are lovely and a little up from the beach but you could see the ocean from our window. We lucked out with the cabin closest to the beach. Not very populated, and yes, great shelling. One of my favoritist things to do in the world!

My family stayed on Sanibel once or twice when I was a kid--I think we stayed at the Holiday inn.

Anyway, in 2006, mererid and I drove up to see Captiva and I think I remember seeing the Castaways--were they the tropical hut looking cabins? I thought that would be a cool place to stay. I didn't see many shells on the beach we went out on in Captiva--is there good shelling up there? How was the shelling at the Castaways and the place you stayed on Sanibel? So spill--I want all the details--you can't say too much about Sanibel for me--I love that place!(-: I think we've talked about our mutual love of the place once before.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 5th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)
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*smacks head* Yep, you're right - I always end up turning it around in my head!

Oooo... I like the place! Yes, that's similar to the last place I stayed at, only you were actually on the beach. I made my reservation very late - only a couple of weeks beforehand - so all that was available was a little ways away from the beach, but there was still access.

Yep, the checkin room at the Castaways is like a tropical shack - *G*.

The shelling is very interesting. Let's see... I'm going to work my way... south... from Captiva.

Tween Waters had excellent shelling, with a larger number of conch shells (although still not big) and olive shells that any other places I've shelled.

The little public beach right at the start of Captiva (Blind Pass, where you cross over from Sanibel), with the little pier of rocks that people fish off of, is actually the best! The shells collect in a deep pile right where the beach meets the rocks, and you get a great mix, as well as it being very easy to shell.

The lighthouse beach was surprisingly abundant, with deep piles of shells all along the beach, and a lot more debris (eggcases, driftwood, etc.) than I've seen elsewhere, so it's interesting, but also a bit junky from all the stuff. So, tons of stuff, but messy. And tons and tons of LIVE scallops; so you actually had to try to avoid them, which was a pain (although they didn't smell).

I think, however, that it depends a lot on the weather, season, etc. Of course, I tried to pick my dates this time based on the tide charts. Low tide seems to almost always be at night; the best I could do was to find days when low tide was closest to dawn. Seemed to work great!

I'll probably post some Sanibel pics (mostly of birds/animals, but one or two of my pile of shells) some time.
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From:lavendertook
Date:April 20th, 2008 07:19 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry I've taken so long to get back. Still not adjusted to new schedule at work and not getting enough sleep during the week.

I think Fighting conches (strombus alatus) are the biggest you're going to find out on Sanibel--they don't tend to get bigger than 3 or 4 inches. I don't think you find the Queen Conches (the big pink ones) above Key West and the Bahamas. I love the smooth shiny olives with theri cuneiform-like patterns.

Cool--I'll keep that shelling spot on the Captiva pass in mind.

Good for you to plot the tide patterns in advance!

I'll look forward to the pics. I still need to post pics from my trip their 2 years ago.:-P

What airport did you fly into, and did you rent a car to get onto Sanibel?

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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 21st, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
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Still haven't posted my pics - so slooooow!

I flew into Ft. Myers and rented a car to get in and get around. Of course, you can bicycle, but since I'm into photographing, I like to be able to get around quickly in Ding Darling, so I drive.
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From:tootsiemuppet
Date:April 5th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
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Ahaha that is brilliant! XD XD That explanation is now canon in my mind!

And the news about Paulie B made me so happy you have no idea. :D
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From:rosamundeb
Date:April 6th, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
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*G* Glad you liked it!
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From:grace_poppy
Date:May 1st, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
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I had a dream that made me think of you!
http://grace-poppy.livejournal.com/190683.html
From:tamara79
Date:May 19th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
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It was fun.
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:May 28th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Roooooos! Where have you been! I miss you!!!
K
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 10th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
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Somebody misses me! Somebody misses me! Whooooo hoooooo!!!!!

I swear, every other day I think of getting back on LJ... and then find I have something else to do. Between gardening and working on the photos from my niece's graduation and enjoying nature in spring, I just haven't. I really hope to find a way to get back on again - I miss you all!
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From:onecheekyhobbit
Date:June 10th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
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Well, Spring is nearly done... maybe the heat of summer will drive you back to the ac, and the computer.

*fingers crossed*
K
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 10th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Considering they're predicting a hotter than usual summer...!
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From:anonypooh
Date:July 4th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I came looking too!!!!!
s'been aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages woman!!!

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From:rosamundeb
Date:July 15th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
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Sorry for the long delay....!

I wanted to try to catch up on your LJ entries first, but haven't done so. Didn't want to you to think I forgot about you, though!

Aaaaaaaages is right. I'm not quite sure why that is. I think I'm just afraid of spending too much time on the internet, so I stopped going on, and now I've been gone so long, I'm not sure I can get back in again, you know? Seriously, I haven't really been on in a year more than a handful of times. Yet, at the same time, I can't tell you how many times I hear a song, or see a movie and start thinking automatically of what I would post about it, or think about somebody. For example, they're doing a tribute to The Who this Thursday which will include an appearance by The Flaming Lips... so, of course, I thought of Gayalithiel. Billy Boyd's band was described in an article as a blend of certain other bands and... wait for it... Robbie Williams! So, of course, I thought of you. Happens every day.

Plus, I really miss everybody, even more so now that the woman across the street, that I became friends with when I moved to this house a year and a half ago, retired and moved away. So, maybe when the weather gets too hot to stay out, I might put a toe in again.

What about you? Are you on LJ as much as you were a couple of years ago, or are you either off-line more, or at another site? How's your job, your rentals, and your sweetie? Been seeing a lot of theatre or bands? Tell me all! *G* ((((((hugs)))))
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From:anonypooh
Date:July 15th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
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hulllllllllo *blomp* tell you what my little chickadee .... assuming you are still burning up the forest ;) I'm going to jump to email then!
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:May 29th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
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Oooh, Bettany as an angel, that's perfect!

Hi! *hug*

Well, needless to say, I think I can relate on being gone from LJ for a while. ;) Thank goodness for the Friends List Filter, so I can first catch up with folks like you who have been there from the beginning. :) (and not get overwhelmed by the many posts in communities I've recently joined...)

Glad you got a chance to visit warmer climes! I think I permanently turned into a polar bear this winter. And just a couple nights ago, right after I'd bought my petunia and geranium, I had to put them in the garage because we had a frost forecast (heehee, & the "f" key on my computer has started popping off again... any suggestions for fixing it?)

OK, long rambling comment. I'm just so glad to "see" you. If we go to Chicago this summer, can we look you up?
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From:rosamundeb
Date:June 10th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
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Well, that was April 3, and I don't think I've posted since then (sadly). I really miss you guys, wonder what you're up to, and think of thing I want to post on LJ all the time.

I know - the late cold around here can really drive you crazy if you garden. Luckily I was farther south, so I didn't have any damage.

Sure - just call me or send me an email first. If you have my number on your phone, it's probably still my current one. I haven't changed it for years.
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:June 10th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC)
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eeeeeeeeee Ros!! *blomp*

Seems like we went straight from unseasonably cold to unseasonably hot/humid (though that was just the last week or so, with a few thunderstorms thrown in).

I do still have your number on my phone! I'll get in touch when we get ourselves organized.

Good to hear from you!
Hugs,
d.
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