What is it they say?  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  But what comes next?  Fool me three times and…what?  I need to know because, despite the obvious history, I’m going down THAT road again.  It’s like that friend who always shows up late to the party despite the fact you told him you have to leave at a reasonable hour because you have to work the next day.  The last time, he phoned ten hours late to tell you he wasn’t coming.  This time, he initially put his E.T.A. at around 7:00 p.m., then said he meant 8:00, then revised that to 9:00, and now is saying 10:00…but you really know he means 11:00.  I’m always one to offer the benefit of the doubt but, technically, he’s still maintaining he intends to make the very first party…that was thrown two weeks ago!

In other cryptic news – how does that other saying go?  When one door closes a window is left partially open for you to attempt to squeeze through but, when you do, it closes a little further, trapping your ankle and, as you struggle to disengage yourself, you glance over and notice that the door isn’t closed after all but actually slightly ajar and if you don’t find your way over soon, that busybody neighbor is going to waltz over and close it for you, thereby locking you inside with your eccentric aunt’s pet chimpanzee, Nippy McFaceChew.  Or something like that.

Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Whispers!

1Ouch.  In retrospect, not one of my favorites despite the great time we had on set making it, and our wonderful guest stars.  On the bright side, there were a few moments that made Akemi jump.  Mission accomplished. 🙂

Ultimately, she didn’t have much to say about this episode.  She’s NOT a fan of horror but IS a fan of Beckett: “Nice to see doctor.  But very scary.”

She was quick to point out parallels between the mutant hybrids of this episode and flesh-eaters of The Walking Dead: “Like super aggressive zombies!”.

After 65+ episodes of the franchise, she is now able to recognize familiar locations: “The same forest as The Hunt.  I liked that episode better.”  Hmmm.  Come to think of it, so did I.

Tonight, we move on to The Queen.  It’ll be interesting to see how this one stands up to our my critical re-watch.

Today’s entry is dedicated to blog regular glowyzoey.

19 thoughts on “April 11, 2014: Cryptic update! And our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch continues with…Whispers!

  1. ugh…I hate when that happens. That’s why I’m determined to learn how to do all components of my project myself.

  2. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. But what comes next? Fool me three times and…”

    Never again. Period. And if they whine about it in the future, remind them why.

    I liked Whispers. Just didn’t like that Ronon wasn’t there. But, I guess if he was, he would have killed all the suckers within the first 10 minutes and then you wouldn’t have had a story.

    @ Tam Dixon – From yesterday…, what is the appropriate response when your Aunt says to you, “My daughter’s a floozy”. You take one giant step closer, sly grin on your face and say, “Tell me all about it”. 😉

  3. Nippy McFaceChew? How on Earth were you able to guess the name of my fish? That is really quite impressive. Nipsters will be flattered. And I think the third time is called Just Walk Away Because the Answer Is No. Good luck.

  4. An extremely cryptic and not very happy sounding post. And it think it goes: “Fool me three times and the next time you are within arm’s reach I will whack you upside the head.”

    I went to the movies tonight. I saw Captain America: Winter Soldier. It was fun. If you go, stay to the very, very end of the credits. There is more.

  5. @Joe:

    Sorry, I didn’t have the bandwidth to re-watch this episode at the moment…I’m hoping to join in later in the week. From the first viewing I remember liking it more than the usual zombie storyline, and since I don’t have the zombie gene, that is saying something!

    @Denise and glowyzoey:

    I’m sorry for your loss and I’m sending prayers and condolences your way.

    As for me, it’s been a bit crazy. On Tuesday I learned that my uncle Ray, who has been sick for a long time, was near death, so we packed up and drove to Georgia to be with the family. My uncle Ray has been like a father to me since my dad died in the late 80’s, so I wanted to be here for him. Last night he passed away at 11pm, so I spent today with my cousin Mark and aunt Mary doing funeral and burial planning. The planning is all done now, so we have a little breathing room before visitation tomorrow night and the service on Sunday. Then it’s up to Twin City for the burial on Monday.

    Fortunately we’re past the initial shock and now we’re in the fond memory story telling stage. But I’m sure there will be more tears as we go through the funeral and burial services. I hoping for smooth travels during the next few days.

  6. @Jeffw
    My deep condolences for the pass of your uncle Ray.The fond memory story telling with the familly is the best way to deal with it.

    @Joe
    The Parsley was not dried yet, So you will receive interesting proposals.
    Fool me thrice and I refuse to lose hope and optimism. 😉

    I hope Akemi feel better. 🙂

    Whispers Playback

  7. Whispers was one of my favorite! I’m not really a zombie fan but the all girl team rocked!!!!!

    Ponytail: You are so bad! 😉 My Aunt’s Statement completely stumped me. From what I know about her children, there are valid reasons for Auntie’s distress. Once those flood gates opened……

    JeffW: Condolences on the passing of your Uncle. Safe travels to you.

  8. @Joe Thank you.

    Having to wait on someone else in order to finish something drives me crazy. You must be bonkers by now. 😉 Re: Whispers. Yeah, not one of the better eps Watched it once. That was enough.

    @JeffW Thank you. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Uncle Ray. At least you got to see him one more time before he passed.

  9. @Denise and gloweyzoey sorry for your loss, and Jeff, sorry to hear about your uncle. We just drove back Wednesday from a trip up north to attend the funeral for my husbands brother, so sad, and you are right memories and stories, whether they are animal or human. {{{hugs}}}

  10. Fool me three times and I punch you in the throat. 😀

    I think you’re a very kind person. I don’t put up with a lot from people. I used to. And I wasn’t happy. Now that I take fewer antics for people I’m much happier. I do know that sometimes you’re not in a position to do much about it. And honestly what you’re describing isn’t really being fooled. You KNOW the person is going to do it. If you point me in the right direction I can have Ziggy go slobber on someone. 😀

    As for Whispers.. I do like this episode. It’s creepy and just scary enough to make me feel brave for watching it. I think Akemi may like The Queen.

    @Jeff I am so sorry for your loss. 🙁 Your Uncle sounds like a wonderful person who made the world a better place. I’m sure he’ll be missed.

    ~~Trish

  11. Thank to everyone for the condolences and prayers! I have to be quick, but please know it is all very much appreciated!

  12. @JeffW

    Sorry to hear about your loss. It’s never good losing someone who means a lot to you, I’m sure he’s in a better place now and while I’m not sure if heaven exists for sure, I’m sure there’s something. Best wishes to you and all your family etc.

  13. @ JeffW – Sorry to hear about your Uncle who was there for you when your father passed. Sounds like a special relationship. Prayers go with you.

    @ Tam Dixon – Whaaaat? Whad I say??? (So. Why is she a floozy? Do tell. [What is a floozy?]) I can’t help it that your family is very entertaining…um…I mean… interesting….

  14. @arielle Thank you. My condolences on your brother-in-law’s passing.

    Such a sad week for so many of us. Enough already.

  15. Mmm…”Whispers”.

    Christina Cox, Janina Gavankar, and Nicole DeBoer? Please and thank you! 😉

    I love the way you guys would always write for women, lead roles or otherwise. You never over-butched them up, and you never made them too dainty and flighty. They all had their own strengths and weaknesses that made them unique, but they all came across as very normal people. Well within the realm of believability.

    Plus, most(if not all) of them were gorgeous. But that’s another story… 😉

    -Mike A.

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