When I informed her that one of my friends had been feeling a little down lately, Akemi’s response was: “Maybe she misses you.”. Well, yes, I suppose that’s a possibility – but I kind of doubted it. She doesn’t seem like the “miss you” type. Akemi, however, would not be dissuaded from her theory. “You always cheer me up,”she insisted. And: “It makes me happy to see you eat oatmeal.”
Eat oatmeal? Really? Hunh. I guess so. In retrospect, yeah, I can see how the sight of me eating right, enjoying a nice healthy breakfast, could fill someone with joy.
And then I reflected on this blog and its many readers, any of who, on any given day, could be feeling a little down themselves. What could I do to help lift their spirits?
Well, the answer is obvious. If you’re bummed – or simply want to file this away for future perusal when you’re feeling a little blue – here is me eating oatmeal. Enjoy.
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch with…The Defiant One!
Another solid episode following the spectacular mid-season two-parter. Sure, the bugs were a little silly, but this one had plenty of suspense, that trademark Stargate humor, and dose of the classic western, culminating in an explosive finish. Savor this one, folks, because we have the Hot Zone and Sanctuary to look forward to next.
So, what did Akemi think of The Defiant One?
The moment the team approached the down wraith ship she remarked on the guest stars: “Those two will die. Not important actors.” And, when they did: “See?”
When the wraith makes his first appearance: “Wow. Dirty hair. Need shampoo.” An unfair critique. The poor guy has been without a proper conditioner for some ten thousand years.
After Sheppard does this weird lip-licking move as he prepares to face off against the wraith: “His tongue. So gross.”
Overall, not as enjoyable for her as The Eye (she found it “too scary” at times) but she did enjoy: “The energy bugs and the black angry birds bomb.” Whatever that means.
So, what’d you all think of The Defiant One?