Finished Imperium by Robert Harris, which ends at the high point of Cicero's life, when he is elected Consul. He foils Crassus and Pompey, and Caesar is indeed the man behind the curtain. Went to Wiki, and checked the 'rest of the story.'
Cicero met a bad end.
He was 'Proscribed.' His head lopped off and displayed on the gates of Rome.
So much for the 'Republic' of Rome.
I was told that when you got older that you 'needed' less sleep. I don't know about needing less sleep, but I certainly get less sleep. I can't seem to sleep past 7 hours....
Watching less T.V. this year, partly because they've put all the shows I want to watch on two nights; Mondays, House and Castle. Thursdays, C.S.I Las Vegas and the Mentalist.
Oh, and Dexter. My favorite.
Castle is pretty weak, but has it's moments. The Halloween episode had Nathan Fallon dress up with six shooters and a long brown coat; "What are you supposed to be?" his daughter asks. "A Space Cowboy, of course." "There is no such thing as Space Cowboys!"
The Mentalist is pretty formulaic, but still enjoyable.
Everything else I used to watch has either been canceled or finished (Life, Dollhouse, Battlestar, etc.,) or isn't currently shown (Lost, True Blood, Law and Order; Criminal Intent).
Shows everyone else seems to enjoy just seem really mediocre to me; NCIS, Bones, C.S.I. New York, Criminal Minds, and most Law and Orders.
C.S.I. Miami is excreta.
I seem to be missing the gene that enjoys either situation comedies or 'reality' shows or evening soap opera's (under which I include E.R. and all it's spawn: Traumatic Limb Removal, Falling Helocopters, Nurses Falling Apart, Doctors Screwing in Operating Rooms, and Desperate Anything.
Fringe is not X-Files. The promo's always look so promising, the shows are always so bad.
V -- Is NOT science fiction. I'm a snob about my science fiction.
If I go for the Big Screen T.V., it will be time for Netflix.
The word "Won" keeps popping up in connection to Tami Sawyer.
I think Avoiding Jail is a pretty strange definition of "winning."
Tami has Won -- she's still breathing? She's Won -- she's still walking around?
Pretty low bar, if you'll pardon the expression.
A forty acre soccer park at the north end of Juniper Ridge?
Have these soccer buffs really taken a good look?
Man, that's really in the Out in the Tulies....
It would be funny if it wasn't so sad that all Bend's mighty efforts have so far managed to attract three businesses that were already in Central Oregon, and acres and acres of soccer fields.
The Elephant had a long and difficult pregnancy, and finally produced...a little mouse.
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