Captain’s Log 5,165
It could have been so much worse! It turns out my big issue with the computer was a bad battery connection. Our IT guy did something with a pencil and everything was hunky punky monkey again. I love our IT guy. His name is Porter and he is a total sweetie heart. I don’t even know his last name. He is just Porter. He makes me smile every time I see him, because he can always fix stuff. I suppose he would look silly wearing a cape, but he certainly deserves one.
He also installed some software so I can access my work computer from home. Why on earth would I want to do that? But hey, we have the license so he put it on. Not that I will ever use it. When I leave for the day, I LEAVE for the day. Why would I want to catch up on stuff at home? I don’t even want to do email when I leave. Having a business cell phone is bad enough.
So I just heard that Bates Motel is going into another season next year. EEEK! I binge-watched the last three episodes with Friend Pam on Monday night. It just got creepier and creepier. It’s becoming as suspenseful as Game of Thrones because you never really know who is going to be alive at the end of the episode.
Game of Thrones has presented some of the most despicable characters I have ever seen on television. Ramsay Bolton is the latest that everyone wants to kill by sticking bamboo skewers into his eyes, wanker, eardrums, throat, heart (if he has one), liver, etc.
Evil little son of a bitch. Get the skewers!
Martin does write really strong women characters. That’s a very nice change. Yes, women are depicted as the spoils of war because that is historically accurate, but he gives his major female characters a lot of strength. It might not be strength headed in the right direction, but they are strong, strong women. The most noble of the lot is Brienne of Tarth. She has assumed the role of knight who pledged fealty to Sansa Stark. Very cool.
Brienne of Tarth. Strong and loyal. She is also a killing machine. Bad guys, watch out! I even switched my cable plan so I can watch this in real time now.
Bates Motel will be introducing the famous shower scene next year. Norman has deconstructed into something macabre and frightening. I love the show. It’s set in Oregon and has a distinctive Twin Peaks vibes running under the surface. There are lots of strange secondary characters that sort of pop in and out – keeping it all very interesting.
Norman gets a little too cozy with his mother.