Today is the first day since my surgery that I can honestly say I feel good.
At least, nothing surgery-related hurts. My eyes are killing me because yesterday I watched about 10 hours of Mythbusters, Auction Wars and Penn & Teller's new show, which is basically Mythbusters, only a sucky version because it's Penn & Teller and not Jamie & Adam. We have a projection wide screen tv that Rob's mom gave us, and that thing kills my eyes, but I couldn't read or mess w/the computer much at all yesterday, and I definitely couldn't embroider, so it was tv zombie day. So now it feels like someone tried to repeatedly pull my eyes out of my head.
We did get another Deadwood from Netflix, so that was also thrown in. I wasn't sure if I'd like Deadwood. I like Westerns, but Western series have been kind of meh for me. The only 'Western' series that I've really enjoyed was The Lone Ranger, and I was 5. It had intelligent horses. I liked the Lonesome Dove books, the mini-series was good... but the actual made-for-tv series was just tedious. I hated most of the characters by about the middle of the first season, so it became one of those things that Rob watched & I barely paid attention to.
Deadwood, though, is good. The story line is relatively simple - it's basically a retelling of the history of Deadwood, S. Dakota; but characters are complex, and there's a good mix of humor, drama and action in every episode. The last couple we've seen revolve around Al Swearengen's kidney/bladder stones, and I am thoroughly sympathetic to that. I even figured out exactly what was wrong with him when his symptoms first appeared. Rob kept saying it was the clap, but I'm like, noooo, he's got a blockage. Swearengen has surprised me - he was set up to be the villain in the first couple of episodes, but he's become a very likable anti-villain. He commands a lot of loyalty from his employees/friends/henchmen, and I've loved to see the relationships develop, especially between Al & Dan. It's not often that you get to see actual male friendships evolve. There is a lot of dick-waving between Al & his rivals, primarily Al and Bullock, but it's respectful dick-waving - and I think they just love to fuck with each other. I know I really should despise Swearengen & the other brothel owner, Cy Tolliver, because they are abusive to the whores, but my brain has willingly suspended judgment on that aspect of their characters.
We've been savoring it, one episode a night with dinner. I know it's another canceled series like Carnivale and I will be soooo pissed off when we get to the last episode.
It looks like today may end up being another rainy day, too :)