Really, though, how dare they take Queen Elizabeth 1 and turn her into another lovesick woman waiting for her beloved Doctor?
Queen Elizabeth 1 who did not marry because she considered herself married to her country. Queen Elizabeth 1 who did not marry because she had seen what became of her poor half sister Mary who lost the support of the people and almost suffered a rebellion when she married a Spanish royal. Queen Elizabeth 1 who did not marry because she believed that to be a fair and just leader, she could not let her heart rule her head. Queen Elizabeth 1 who did not marry because was abused by a man she was supposed to be able to trust in her early teens. Elizabeth 1 whose mother was brutally slaughtered by her husband and so did not trust in love.
It’s insulting and poor sexist writing to disregard that important choice on her behalf. It’s upsetting, and predictable, and everything I expected from Steven Moffat, who cannot seem to write a significant female character who isn’t in love, obsessed with, or entirely reliant on the Doctor.
This makes me really want Donna back. Best. Companion. Ever.
ESPN Video: Major league baseball’s schedule affects the lives of millions of Americans. For 25 years, the masterminds behind the massive undertaking were The Stephensons. A husband and wife duo working with a computer, a pencil and a great deal of cooperation.
This made the rounds a few days ago, but if you haven’t watched it yet you should. It’s a pretty unbelievable story about how the most adorable couple in the world beat out the best minds from both academia and corporate America to create the MLB schedule for a quarter of a century. Makes me wish spring were here already.
So I’m staying off Tumblr since I haven’t seen the latest episode of Breaking Bad. My first thoughts are with those that were lost today in DC. Such a tragedy. I was/am up here for the Braves game, which was delayed to tomorrow because of the shooting.
I was a bit sad to see the game delayed, but I completely understand the reasoning. Luckily I will be able to stay and see the game tomorrow, but my Dad was not as lucky (he flies to FL tomorrow morning).
One cool thing about today, however, was that I found out we are staying at the same hotel the Braves stay at. I met Fredi Gonzalaz at the 18th floor club, which was AWESOME. Also met Frank Wren, the VP and GM of the team. He’s a great guy and spent a TON of time talking with both me and my dad. Seriously loved the conversation.
Highlight of the day, though, was meeting Tim Hudson. Basically cornered him as he was waiting for the hotel elevator, but whatever - I got a picture and an autograph. He was so friendly and really just a class act.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s game. It’s hard to root against the Nats after what happened today. I’m just hoping for a good game.
Yesterday really wasn’t that bad until about 3:00. Then I just wanted to sit. I (mostly) powered through it. Today I feel good, but my legs are definitely a bit tired. I’m trying to take a sit break no more than once an hour and for just a minute or two.
Got an anti-fatigue mat today and it honestly doesn’t feel like it will make a difference. Maybe it’s because I bought the cheap one.
The best part is the reaction from coworkers. They universally think I’m crazy.