katernater: (parks • (boom))


Spoilers for the 'Castle' season finale under the cut )

In other, comparatively less interesting TV scuttlebutt, Lisa Edelstein is leaving 'House'. Oh fine.
katernater: (castle • (smarty))


'Wow, I’m glad my stupidity is predictable.' )

Now, on to House. I don't care what anyone else says: I've seen the preview for next week and I think it looks awesome. I have come to terms with the fact that the show has grown and evolved into a different direction from the first two seasons and, as nostalgic for those years as I get, I doubt that there's really anything that will make me stop watching at this point.

That being said, let's see if "really anything" extends to a song-and-dance routine.
katernater: (castle • (intrigue))


I've been watching this show since the very beginning and have been consistently impressed with the level of storytelling, especially for a prime time show on the ABC network. But the last three or four episodes? Have been phenomenal.

I don't even know how I'm going to be able to wait until next week.
katernater: (misc • (groan))
So, we start every Japanese class by saying the month, date, and day of the week out loud. I still haven't gotten the hang of Japanese numbers yet (yes, I know I have a final next week, shut up), so I have this handy little chart of Japanese numbers from the book store, which I refer to a couple of minutes before each class begins. Today I was all set to answer that it was the 4th of December when I looked at my phone and was surprised to discover that it was actually the 7th. I guess I've been living under the assumption that the last three days were a consecutive string of December 4ths.

I really need to get out of here.

In other news, last night's episode of Castle was wonderful and I had fun texting [livejournal.com profile] austen throughout. An OOM will surely follow. :D

Now I'm off to my final ESL class for the semester, where I will eat free cupcakes and try to forget that my Japanese final is cumulative. D:
katernater: (house • (moving on))
...because I am tired of being heartsick.

1) Comment to this and I will give you 3 people (I will pick only fictional people for you)
2) Post this meme to your LJ with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of the 3 people.
4) Label whom you would shag, marry and cliff.


[livejournal.com profile] antiquitea gave me :
Dr. Gregory House | Richard Castle | Charlie Crews

These answers are really a study in personal values, you know. )
katernater: (castle • (nom))


(Originally spied on [livejournal.com profile] verucawerewolf's journal.)

Also. I caught a gigantic spider under a cup in the living room, but I am too scared to go back in there with a notecard so I can scoop it up and put it outside. Every so often I will stand up, go to the doorway, and look out to make sure the glass is still upright. (I SAW SPIDER-MAN AND SPIDER-MAN 2, OKAY? I KNOW HOW SPIDER STRENGTH WORKS.) I am going to have Todd take care of it when he gets home from work.

katernater: (castle • (intrigue))
First. Somebody vidded clips from the first series of Sherlock to the tune of "I'll Make A Man Out of You" from Mulan. Fandom, when not crazy, can be a magical, magical place. ♥

Second. I think that this is quite possibly one of the busiest semesters I've ever had. I begin student teaching on Thursday. I will be collaborative teaching with another student from my program, and we've been assigned a class of seven Chinese undergraduates. Part of last week and this have/will be spent coming up with icebreaker activities and a needs analysis; it makes sense that we find out what they want to learn/are currently struggling with before we plot out any extensive lesson plans. I'm excited and quite a bit nervous. The atmosphere is meant to be relaxed -- these kids are coming in voluntarily; they want to improve their skills -- and my partner and I are not expected to keep formal grades. Still. I'm so fortunate in that my practicum adviser makes herself available to field questions/give suggestions pretty much whenever we need her. I really appreciate having that support system, especially my first time out. I have a follow-up meeting at the VIC on Wednesday. I will prepare a rough strategy for where I think the Center is capable of going, but I have decided not to exhaust myself with preparations. I honestly think that this is going to be a situation where I have to sit down with this guy and tell him that, based on the parameters he's given, his expectations for a new ESL program are just not practical. I'll be happy to suggest ways in which I think the program could be expanded and initialized. Whether or not those plans end up including me remains to be seen.

Third. I'm so happy with how my first scarf is turning out. You can't tell from the picture, but the read-out on that tape measure is a little more than two-and-a-half feet. It's not the prettiest thing, sure, but it's mine and I made it and I'm for sure going to wear it.

Fourth. MY SHOWS ARE BACK TONIGHT. Todd and I are going out for reuben sandwiches when he gets back from class. He also suggested we try to write a murder-mystery novel while we're at it. I told him that, while I'd love to write a novel, handcuffing him to the car would probably be more feasible. (Gah. Just look at how gorgeous they are. I can't even deal.)
katernater: (holmes ♚ deductive reasoning.)
Holy smokes, Beckett really does have a Palm Pre:


I had no idea. Or, I did, but it was subconscious. That's rather unsettling -- the idea that fandom might secretly be influencing my buying habits. Next thing you know, I'll come home with a motorcycle and a box of bowties.

And now, for funsies, a picture of Castle in a dashing hat:

katernater: (busy ♜ multi-tasking.)
This because it is this.


I'm writing my paper, too, I promise.
katernater: (dubious ♜ seed of doubt.)

I mean, it's definitely more upbeat than the House/Stacy wangst I posted last night.

This one is for [livejournal.com profile] austen and her absolutely extraordinary KB.


Are you here to annoy me? )


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