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I wanted to get on here last night straight after watching The Eleventh Hour, but I couldn't be bothered to start up the laptop (and also, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for Dorothy came on so I sat back and cringed inwardly as some of the hopefuls butchered my favourite songs by Snow Patrol and Amy Winehouse, and got praised for it), and so I've had to postpone my squee till now. And squee I did. After the disappointment that was Ten's farewell, I was a bit worried that Eleven's introduction might be tainted by it, but thank heavens it was not. The new Doctor, "definitely a mad man with a box", seems full of energy and brilliance, and none of that world-weariness that Ten increasingly carried with him. Perhaps that's because he's "still cooking", as he put it; but I liked that he didn't have time to stop and think about what sort of person he might be now, or fall asleep to recuperate from regeneration, but had to stay awake to focus on the matter at hand which was saving the world in 20 minutes instead. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series on the strength of this episode, and I want to commend Matt Smith who's already made the role his own. I think I'm going to love his Doctor unreservedly.

Last Friday also saw the return of Ashes To Ashes to our screens, which started off strongly as well; all in all I think it means that television-wise, this spring at least there'll be much to stay in for...which is a bit of an inconvenience as I'm planning a short break in Paris next month (though I've no doubt that shopping for shoes in the French capital of fashion will be its own reward).

I've started on a bout of spring cleaning, and it's amazing how much stuff a person amasses over the years...and then forgets about completely. I've just thrown out every Buffy-related item that's ever appeared in print and that I've kept for no good reason that I can think of, esp. since I've not been actively involved in the fandom for a number of years. It's allowed me to take back three shelves in my bookcases and fill them with books that until recently have had to be stacked on the floor of my study (which I've also reinstated, having finally taken the computer and desk out of my bedroom). I've also bought a new dresser and dedicated it to the housing of my dvd-collection, so that's another mess cleared up. Now all I need to do is find a solution for the storing of my footwear (the boxes are currently stacked knee-high in my bedroom), but this will require some real thought, I'm afraid.

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suze2000
Apr. 5th, 2010 12:47 am (UTC)
I did love the new Who. Love. Never loved Ten like I loved Nine either, but I think a lot of that has to do with RTD and his angst-pain journey. Prefer a less tortured Doctor.

My f-list is full of Northerners who are Spring cleaning. It's getting cooler here and I'd like a bit of decluttering as well! Never mind, I might settle for sorting through all the magazines and tossing all the old ones out. :)

As for your shoes, I think you may need a cupboard of shelves for them? Then you can leave them in the boxes, and stick a photo on the outside of each box showing what's in the box, so you don't have to sort through all the boxes. It will also mean you won't forget THAT pair because you've lost your mental image of it. It does depend on what sort of space you have though. Good luck!
gamiila
Apr. 5th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
I think you may need a cupboard of shelves for them?

The problem is finding a big enough cupboard, and then finding the space for it. But maybe if I clear out the cellar...
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