Happy August 1st everyone! Although I am certain for many of you the beginning of the new month was yesterday. Time speeds on. So I heard back from the publisher, and they've extended me a contract offer, which I've looked over very carefully. I raised a few questions to the production manager, which I have yet to hear back from before I sign anything over. There's also a matter of my book being edited, once again apparently, which I am not thrilled about, but I have a solution in the wind for that potentially. I really want to get the ball rolling on this so I don't have to split a ton of time when I am in graduate school come September, but knowing how the publishing system works, I don't know how likely that will be. Here's wishing for the best. Work has been so much better this week since my supervisor has returned from vacation. We can manage without her, but she brings something to the workplace which makes it oh so much better and easier to deal with the various situations that come our way. I began watching the 5th and final season of Damages, and I have to admit that so far I am really impressed with this season. Usually shows get progressively worse after the 3rd season or so, but Damages has continued to get better, and more twisted and dynamic with each passing season. It has excellent and compelling characters and storylines, and the writing is truly astounding. Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are amazing actresses with an immense amount of talent. It should be interesting to see how the show finally ends. It you haven't seen it yet, then you should highly consider watching it. I do have to warn you though, it is very, very intense. Apparently Russia has granted Mr. Snowden temporary asylum until his case is completely reviewed. I'm not entirely certain why the administration is shocked about this; after all, the enemy of my enemy is my friend, right? I believe someone once said that once in the KJB always in the KJB, and President Putin was in the KJB. Fascinating little historical anecdote. It sucks when there isn't really a whole lot of good news to share; the Syrian civil war is deepening and worsening, Egypt could be plunged into a civil war as well too. Meanwhile the United States and Europe are completely on the sidelines keeping their hands off. That should even be a far more interesting historical anecdote. Well I must be off. Take care world, and goodnight.
Damages Season 5 trailer
Glenn Close on the Final Season of Damages
Ian McDiarmid discusses playing the Emperor (I thought this was a lovely bit.)