Afternoon people! Good news and bad – can't have everything I guess!
I've had to delay getting my new car now. For once I took the sensible option rather than being really impatient! Because I'm changing insurance companies I have to wait until the year is up in order to not lose this past year's no claims bonus. It's only 100 pounds different if I don't use it but I'd rather keep building it up. It's only an extra nine days and I've been driving this car for three years so it's not like I can't wait to get rid of it! The only problem the MOT on my current car runs out on the 22nd and I can't pick up the new one until the 26th. That means I have to go four days without a car as I don't want to put 12 months MOT on the old car as it's a waste of my money. Thankfully it's a college day so someone can pick me up once I've dropped it off. I'll have to bus it on the Friday but luckily I won't really need it over the weekend.
This weekend is going to be extremely busy as long as the weather's nice. After my good win last weekend playing for the fifth team, I've been asked to play for the fourth team tomorrow which is going to be a bit of a trek. It's another six set match and then Sunday is the start of the Aegon Team Tennis competition which is a national tournament. I had to choose between my better club and my home club and I had to choose my home club – especially as it meant I'd be captain. :) Unlike the other leagues I play in this one properly uses the ratings system whereas the others just let anyone play and in any order. At my home club things aren't looking too promising to have many members this year. On Wednesday night we went to the Indian (which was featured on the BBC show I talked about a while back) and last year there were 30 of us and this year just 7. 3 of them aren't even playing members!
In gaming, it's been another week dedicated to PES 2010. I really should get back to Ninja Blade but I really want to master the latest PES game first. I'm still playing on 4 of 5 stars difficulty which is still tough. Winning on this game though really feels like an achievement and for the first time ever I'm not either doing really well or really bad. I'm doing well in the Champions League but not so well in the main league. The problem is my subs are just not up to the job, especially if I switch out my first team to give them a rest. This weekend won't give me any extended periods of time to go on my Xbox so Ninja Blade is out of the question. PES is much better for shorter bursts so is always a winner!
On tv.com, I shall get round to any unreplied to PMs as soon as possible. I've barely had time to come on here for a few days so things are piling up – especially my sub queue!
As for TV, I've watched:
Gossip Girl 'The Unblairable Lightness of Being'. GG this season has got really good again. It just reeks with quality and sophistication which no other teen drama can match. Plus the episode titles are always, without question, just awesome. :P
Damages 'You Were His Little Monkey'. Only one episode left which makes me so happy! My loyalty to a show I've never really liked is really starting to drift away now and I might not come back for the fourth season.
Melrose Place 'Wilshire'. I've never known a show to have such differing half seasons. The first half of the season was truly awful but then they brightened it up and brought it back and it's been brilliant ever since. I now prefer it to 90210 which I never thought I'd say!
Chuck 'Chuck vs. The Other Guy'. Now that would've been a good series finale! Everything rounded off nicely and for once there's a happy ending in a TV show.
Human Target 'Christopher Chance'. For me this is the biggest surprise show of the season. There haven't been many new shows I've started this season which has been so solidly good throughout. I really hope it gets a second season but at the minute that could go either way by the looks of it.
Good – Melrose Place 'Wilshire', Chuck 'Chuck vs. The Other Guy', Human Target 'Christopher Chance', Gossip Girl 'The Unblairable Lightness of Being'.
Indifferent – Two and a Half Men 'Keith Moon is Vomiting in his Grave', Breaking Bad 'Green Light', 90210 'Another Another Chance', How I Met Your Mother 'Zoo or False', Family Guy 'April In Quahog', Legend of the Seeker 'Desecrated', In Plain Sight 'Coma Chameleon', Lost 'Everybody Loves Hugo'.
Bad – The Vampire Diaries 'Let The Right One In', 'Til Death 'Ally's Pregnant', Damages 'You Were His Little Monkey'.
My album for the day is Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls.
My shuffle song for the day is 'Steve McQueen' by The Automatic.
My thing to ponder for today is: Why is it when you get from here to there, you're still here and not there?