Daily Archives: December 26, 2008

About Christmas

My fine parents with whom I am blessed to celebrate another Christmas.

Anna-Jessie checking to see if the sewing machine box really holds a sewing machine or if its false advertising.

Valerie snuggling with her beautiful new blanket.

Greg snuggling with his replacement GPS.

Joel holding up his new Ikea chair.

Eli anticipating the next gift, looking smooth in his new UnderArmor shirt.

Mom and Valerie posing with Val’s gift to me, the soundtrack from Fireproof and an advance copy of the DVD!

Kepler enjoying his new Magna Doodle.

Hooked on Gregory House, MD

A few years ago, I had occasion to watch the first episode of the first season of House. Decided it wasn’t for me, mostly because it was pretty explicit and I thought maybe I shouldn’t watch it. So, I didn’t for a long time. For some reason, a few months ago, I decided to give it another try. My lovely friend, Jean, loaned me Seasons 1-3 on DVD. Well, armed with the DVDs, a great program on my computer to convert them to ipod files, and a super-duper video ipod, I started watching, and got more and more intrigued by the characters, especially House.

He’s rotten, that’s for sure. But he’s extremely clever, and way smart, and you just have to believe there is a heart in there somewhere.

I think one of the things that drew me to this show was Hugh Laurie because I had seen him in Jeeves and Wooster, and I couldn’t imagine him playing an American. Also Robert Sean Leonard, all grown up, from his heart-wrenching role in Dead Poets Society. And it didn’t take me long to get hooked on the medical mystery side of things.

The picture I’ve posted here is from an episode where Dave Matthews played a musical savant, and at one point he finishes a composition House had started in junior high but never finished. The music is beautiful.

There are shocking things in some episodes. Heart-wrenching things in many episodes, and such excellent casting overall. I have really enjoyed this show, and am sorry that I have only 5 or 6 more episodes that I have not yet seen. A great show.