Thoughts and other Miscellany

Booking Through Thursday – What else?

Btt2 This week’s Booking Through Thursday:

What’s your favorite hobby OTHER THAN reading?

Well, I’ve recently got back into cricket, which I had loved playing as a teenager, and then totally gave up when I left university. I’m having a great time playing for a team based about half an hour from my house – a really lovely, welcoming, happy group of people.

The Physicist and I are keen TV watchers of selected crime series – CastleWhite CollarMurdoch Mysteries. I’ve started watching West Wing again from the beginning – I’d forgotten how good the writing is.

Flight Attendant: Sir, I’m going to have to ask that you turn off your cellular phone.

Toby: We’re flying in a Lockheed Eagle Series L-1011. Came off the line twenty months ago. Carries a Sim-5 transponder tracking system. And you’re telling me I can still flummox this thing with something I bought at Radio Shack?

Leo: Of course it’s not good. There is no good. It’s what there is! It’s how you behave if you’re the most powerful nation in the world. It’s proportional, it’s reasonable, it’s responsible, it’s merciful! It’s not nothing. Four high-rated military targets.

Bartlet: Which they’ll rebuild again in six months.

Leo: Then we’ll blow ’em up again in six months! We’re getting really good at it…

I’m quite a keen baker/cook with nowhere near enough time to ever do any – and not all that much natural talent. But it’s the enjoyment that counts, right?


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