While I've been confined to prevent infecting everyone I know (and even then I'm fairly certain I've passed that onto at least three people) I did have one fannish upside--I had plenty of time to watch Battlestar Galactica! I asked for the DVDs for Christmas (I got the first two full seasons plus all the movies) and after starting them on Saturday, I hunted down the other two seasons at a local Best Buy and ordered them Monday. So, in the past 11 days, I've finished three and a half seasons, and will be completed by Sunday of the entire reimagined series. I can totally see the fannish attraction to the show, especially mainlining it while in a feverish haze, and now I can see the comparison between BSG and SGU. The show is fabulous, but I'm not sure its got my fannish heart like Stargate won it over.
I also managed to plan my birthday today, with tickets to American Ballet Theatre's Romeo and Juliet at the Kennedy Center!! I'm already getting girlishly squeeful over the performance coming up. I don't think I was able to take advantage of any programs last year, and that is certainly something I plan to change this year.
I also am trying to desperately catch up on all the movies I missed in the theatre in November and December. I saw a 1030pm showing last night of New Moon, which was actually not that bad. The whole sparkly vampire bit is just ridiculous, but it was explained in the book reasonably so I'm just going to let that go. But seriously, half naked buff native american men running around in the forest? Totally a very valid reason for seeing the movie, even if it is otherwise lacking. I have the strong suspicion that New Moon won't make it past thursday in the theatres here in MD, given that its down to a single showing a day, late at night. I'm seeing "The Blind Side" with Sandra Bullock tomorrow evening, which I expect won't last more than a week or so longer, though it currently has a theatre all to itself and showings throughout the day. It'll be eventually cut down to one and then it will disappear altogether. All I need to do is catch up with Sherlock Holmes and I'll be pretty much caught up (unless anyone can think of an amazingly awesome movie that is still out for me to see?)
Lastly, I want to send a shoutout to stargazercmc congratulating her and D for bringing home Baby Thor from the hospital!! Colin is seriously too adorable for words, ya'alls. She has some current pictures on her LJ for you to aww and squee at.