poetry, TWITL

TWITL – week thirty-six – this will never end

when I say always
to me that means forever
this will never end

I know you see it
this week’s nine

Even though it was only a four day work week, the week just seemed to DRAG. It wasn’t too stressful, just a little wearying. The weather stayed under triple digits, which is pretty much a win these days. Now if we can just get under 80F most days, I will be quite content.

Travels with My Father
The Whitehalls – Jack and his father Michael

Travels with My Father – The third series of this Netflix show dropped on Friday and it’s such a hoot! It’s only two episodes (my only complaint, really) but it was a great watch. I love how ridiculous Jack is, how sharp Michael is, and how the comedy balances with the touching moments. Jack is such a man child but he’s so sweet too and it’s heartwarming to watch him with his father. I definitely recommend the whole series and if you’ve already watched the first two series, you MUST watch this third one. Some of my favorite moments:

  • Naked yoga – The first episode starts almost immediately with this. When Michael tell Jack that the others are better endowed than Jack, I had a serious giggle fit.
  • Wrestling – Jack getting thrown around while wrestling was a sight. And lo, his outfit!
  • The senior living community – Jack and Michael stopped by to check things out. I giggled when Michael mentioned that Jack liked older women. He seemed right at home tap dancing with the ladies and then later calling the bingo game.
  • Old west – Michael looked pretty classy in his sheriff’s uniform but Jack looked so awkward in his cowboy gear. He didn’t look too bad in the hat but the shirt? Oy!
  • Magic Mike – Probably my favorite part of series 3. When Michael realized it wasn’t a magic show, he didn’t stay. Jack stayed and had to watch his mother Hilary get taken on stage for a more interactive experience. Mrs. Whitehall was livin’ the dream! It was FANTASTIC!
Travels with My Father
the Whitehalls

I came home from work on Friday and I watched Travels with My Father, had dinner, then watched the All Blacks score a whole heck of a lot against Tonga. Definitely a great way to start the the weekend!

Another Life – The hubby pressed play on this Netflix show and we finished it early today. The show ended with a cliffhanger so I hope they have a second season. What did I think of this season? I thought it was well produced and well acted. I think my favorite character might be the AI, William, but I thought all the characters were well done and complex. Plot wise, it fell like two different shows– on earthbound and one space faring and sometimes the disconnect between the parallel storylines was a bit disconcerting to reconcile. I read a review or two when the show first dropped and they put me off. Now, after having watched it, I don’t feel like it’s the waste of time some might have said. Still, would I recommend it? Mmmm, I don’t know…

Pearson – “The Political Wife” – This episode was light on Nick D’Amato (Simon Kassianides) but a compelling chapter nonetheless. The mayor’s wife threw down some harsh truth on her husband’s mistress and got a bit of it back as well. Jessica was amazing, as always, and her assistant had to face some truth as well. I really do like the show a lot, much of it due to Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson. The characters are infuriating and sympathetic at turns but I find that most of my frustration stems from the female characters (other than Jessica, whose journey is fraught with complications but she faces them in her awesome way). I don’t feel emotionally connected to the women of the show. Most of the time I want to smack them and tell them to get their shit together. Am I supposed to feel this way? Maybe I am. Will these women break out and claim their power? Maybe my frustration is how the female characters won’t HELP EACH OTHER. You have Jessica’s cousin who pushes her away because of her pride. You have Keri, the mayor’s side chick, who doesn’t need him yet sticks by him because of love. You have the mayor’s wife, who’s struggling with her illness as well as her husband’s infidelity who also stick with him because of what? You have Yoli, Jessia’s assistant, who won’t ask for help until it’s utterly dire. They’re all fighting against the system and each other and I have no sympathy for them because they frustrate the hell out of me. The one character who’s moved me the most is Nick and we don’t even know all of his backstory yet! I’m glad I’m watching the show because I feel like all of this will come together in the end. If it doesn’t, I don’t know what I will do…

Travels with My Father
Winston is kinda creepy, isn’t he?


“I’ll Dream of You Again” – I am so very close to 100K words on this story. I really don’t know how I’m going to have enough in me to write 50K or more words for November but I am determined so there’s that. As for this story, I’m still trying to figure out what kind of story it really is. Will I break it into three parts or more? How about short stories? I already know of parts that I want to either take out or flesh out. I adore the main characters and really love writing them…