December 23rd, 2008

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Oh dear.

Sarah has succumbed to the lurgi. She seems to think she'll be better by Christmas day, but even so. I always worry about her when she's ill. She always tells me not to, but I can't help it. I wish I could do more for her. *prays* *sends good vibes down the ether*
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Sort of day 2 of the happiness meme...

Just got in late from work after a last-minute shopping trip (Sainsbury's = v. busy; couldn't get everything I wanted, so a trip to Tesco by the bus station will be necessary). Don't know if I'll have much time to do anything this evening, so by way of my contribution to "posting something that makes you happy every day" meme, have some Christmas songs.

Okay, I know it's not terribly fashionable to like this one (Tim hates it, which is my usual barometer of what's cool and what's not), but I love it - Mariah Carey singing All I want for Christmas is you.

Won't embed, but the link's here.

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A bit early to be wishing happy Christmas, but hey, happy 23rd of December.

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Christmas meme

Gacked from r_scribbles

Who would you most like to find waiting for you underneath the mistletoe?
Sarah. No question.

It never feels like Christmas until....
Hearing a Salvation Army band playing all the traditional carols does it for me.

What is your favourite Christmas song?
See my previous post for the Youtube links!

What are you hoping Santa is bringing you this year?
In terms of presents, I know that I'll be receiving a random assortment of miscellany from my wish list. Beyond that, as long as Sarah gets better and the various family gatherings (at mum's on Christmas day, my dad's side of the family on Boxing Day, and up at Sarah's mum's over the weekend) go well, I'll be happy.

The greatest Christmas moment on TV or film is....
I'm quite fond of the ending (by which I mean roughly the last half hour - "Wandsworth! The dodgy end!") of Love, Actually, which is one of my favourite films. And The Box of Delights is special too. And the Quantum Leap Christmas episode (the name of which, I'm ashamed to say, escapes me), and Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion just for David Tennant being wonderful. And of course The Next Doctor will be ace. I just know it will.

What do you have on top of your tree?
I don't have a tree.

What’s the best present you’ve bought for someone else this year?
I don't know, but I think I'd say the present Sarah and I have bought for her mum. Which I won't say exactly what it is just on the really vague off chance that she reads this ('cos so far we're keeping it a surprise, and it'd be a shame to let the cat out of the bag with only a couple of days to go...)

It’s midnight, Christmas Eve. Where are you?
Tomorrow, hopefully at Chelmsford Cathedral with my mum for the midnight service.

Christmas crackers: fun as long as you don’t have to wear the hat, or always a disappointment in the gift department?
Not bad, but I tend to avoid wearing the hats 'cos they're too small and give me a bit of a headache, which is not a good way to spend Christmas!

What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
Being with friends and family. Receiving nice presents. Seeing the looks on people's faces when they see the presents you've bought for them. Time off work. Roast turkey with all (or at least some of, me being such a faddy eater) the trimmings, then mince pies, Christmas cake and Christmas pud. And - to get all spiritual - I find it good to think about Jesus and maybe go to a service or two or three. IMO.
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Things that made me happy today - addendum

Okay...just watched the Chuck episode Chuck versus Tom Sawyer, in which successfully completing Missile Command saves the world from possible World War III. Although musically the episode revolves the music of Rush, specifically the song Tom Sawyer, another song featured, which I recognised. Having read that Rush featured heavily in the episode, I assumed it was them. Tim said no, it wasn't. So I thought, hmm, why do I recognise it?

Oh yes, that'll be it... *g*

huntingospray and blazingskies, you really have to watch Chuck - I suspect you'll both get a lot out of it. This episode in particular, but it's all chock full of lovely geeky references.

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...more video recs before I go to bed for the night.

This absolutely wonderful Doctor Who/Star Trek TOS mash-up - they've put a lot of time and effort into this...

And andrastewhite's multi-fandom vid to All I want for Christmas is you (what isn't in there? There's some B5, some B7, some Doctor Who (old and new), some Press Gang, some Star Trek: TNG, some Lord of the Rings...pick a fandom, it's probably in there somewhere...