May 26th, 2010

Adventure before dementia

TV MEME - Day 22

Day 22 - Favorite series finale

I first started watching M*A*S*H when it was aired in England in the mid 70s ... then it was running late on a Saturday evening, and even thopugh only a young teen, I was always baby-sitting at my neighbours house - so it was something to watch just before they got home!

I was soon addicted - and when it moved to mid-week I got the whole family watching it (well pre-videos and with 1 TV I had to!). When I was at college I had to miss some of the episodes as we had lectures till 9pm one evening a week - and friends learnt to cope with my moans. So, when the final episode came I couldn't wait - I bought a video so I could record it ... and then the date came as to a day I had arranged a post-college Christmas dinner. Later that day I had a phone call form a friend to say all the plans had been changed - just so I could see my episode - I did!

And even now it still affects me! I wept buckets.

It really rang a lot of bells ... about a group of people thrown together to fight a war - when peace came they are happy but sad. They have to say Goodbye to frineds, and know that they may never meet again. I had just gone through this at college - it really hit home.

The episode centres on Hawkeye (my icon today) and how he didn't want to face that. Strong emothions are hard to cope with - he, like us, didn't want to face facts.

This YouTube is a general set of clips, but containing the signature tune.

This is a set of clips from that final episode - "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen"

M*A*S*H Wikipedia
M*A*S*H Web Site

Spike - ever changing

Just Catching Up

Hi - How are you all?

I suppose everyone in Britain is feeling a bit cooler - and maybe more human, as the temperatures have dropped.  I love the sun, now.  I used to hate it when I lived in East London, but living in the west Country and then learning to ride has given me a love of the outdoors - and the sun.  It was great to be out in shorts, as you saw on my picture on Sunday.  It used to be, the only time I had free to be out I was riding - so wearing long boot/chaps and jodphurs ... plus gloves!

Mind you, by Monday afternoon I ended up with mild sun-stroke, so didn't go to orchestra practice ... hadn't been looking forward to the post mortem, as the concert hadn't been brilliant, so was glad of an excuse!

No news on the work side - but I am still positive, and the support I have had has been brilliant - not just from you lot, but (for example) I had a phone call from my "aunt" last night wanting to know how I was - she has never, ever phoned me before.

I needed that boost as sadly my day started off with a 7.30am phone call that a friend had died suddenly ... he was 70, but sadly there were hospital blunders involved.

But overall life is good - I have taken this time to scribble here - I was going to add somepictures I took on ... but PhotoBucket is down at present ... so will return later ... and to do a meme, as well!

Hope you are all doing well - group hugs you all.

The Interview Meme

I snagged this from jaded_jamie  ... so he was the one who asked me the questions listed below ...


1 - Leave a comment, saying you want to be interviewed.

2 - I will respond; I'll ask you five questions.

3 - You'll update your journal with my five questions, and your five answers.

4 - You'll include this explanation.

5 - You'll ask other people five questions if they want to be interviewed


I did wonder what he could find to ask, seeing as I'm pretty honest ... but ...

1: What scares you the most?
2: What gives you strength?
3: Apart from Buffy, what are your favourite top 5 TV programs of all time, 1 being the most favourite.
4: What is your outlook at life on a good day?
5: Who has hurt you the most in your life (you don't have to name them)

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So, if you want me to ask you 5 questions - then just mention it in the comments ... I'm pretty open in my LJ which is why Jamie had to ask difficult ones for me!

DJ - plaited!

A DJ Update

Sorry about the copywrite signs ... from a pictorial point of view, but thought you would like to see the picture I have just been sent.

May 2010 

Glad he still has his long mane!


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