Binge Watching Mighty Futuragalactica

Avey wrote about how her and her husband watch TV series’ together instead of movies. And I thought…hey, me and my husband are the same.

When we were first hanging out we watched the first three seasons of the Mighty Boosh, which was one of my favourite shows coming back from England. It’s so weird.

I was happy with my man-friend took a liking to it, and even happier when we finished the Mighty Boosh and moved on to…Futurama!

Season by season we worked our way through all the episodes and movies and then H went back to work. He went back to work for a long time, so I found myself watching regular TV again…by myself.

But then he came home again, and we got married. And then we started watching the most intense, weird, poorly written/acted, and AWESOME series YET. What is it? Scroll down if you dare.


Honestly most of the time I hate it. Hate it! Nothing makes sense and stories start and stop abruptly. Oh, and the good guys always become bad guys and then they die and then more good guys become bad guys. But…I can’t help but keep watching. A lot.


Some nights we’ve stayed up till three in the morning binge watching to be continued episode after to be continued episode. And my dreams are pretty confusing.

And the best news is I think we’re going to finish season four, plus the movies, and maybe even the spin off series (although I hear that’s actually worse than this one) by the time the MOVIE comes out in 2012. Oh man.

Knitted Brain Slug (spoiler alert) Project


Every now and then I browse around for free knitting patterns and every now and then I strike gold.

A knitted brain slug!!!

I’ve never made a toy before, nor knit anything needing stuffing (actually that’s not entirely true). And I’ve especially never followed a pattern so exactly. But… well it’s a brain slug!

What’s a Brain Slug?

Here’s the Wikipedia definition (with a bit of tightening…hey! I’m an editor):

Brain slugs are small, one-eyed, vaguely sluglike aliens who attach themselves to the people’s heads to control them. Brain slugs apparently use this as a method of trapping more “prey,” since those under brain slug control are driven by the desire to place brain slugs on other beings.

The brain slug can be seen in numerous Futurama episodes.

Not only was it a fun-looking project, but I had three other reasons for taking it on.

  1. A co-worker lent me all five seasons of Futurama so I could see every episode and I wanted to thank him
  2. There was a stitch in the pattern I didn’t know!
  3. My bf thought it was amazing, and boys and knitting projects don’t generally go hand-in-hand so it was big encouragement

Well, the project went so well I actually made two brain slugs and they’re both long gone so I’m glad I had the wherewithal to take at least one photo of my handiwork. I might want to work on my stuffing abilities next time, and the eye is a bit big, but I won’t be too self-critical. It was really fun and easy.

That said, here’s the Brain Slug pattern I used. You know, just in case you’re curious and would like a knitted brain slug of your own.

Top Five Things I Haven’t Been Doing

This week at work I’ve had to generate a lot of content—radio scripts, magazine articles, blogs, update articles, and (of course) tweets.

As a result, my creative bursts are at an all-time low, my grammar fanaticism is in high gear (we just got the latest Canadian Press style guides and I’m practically glowing), and my personal blog is…pretty neglected. As is the rest of my life, really. Since most of my hobbies include being creative, I haven’t been up to much.

Top Five Things I Haven’t Been up to This Week:

  1. Knitting
  2. Blogging/Computers in general
  3. Taking photos
  4. Reading
  5. Filing my taxes

Top Five Six Things I Have Been up to This Week:

  1. Slo-pitch
  2. Trying to get curtains (why is it so much work?)
  3. Bottling wine
  4. Playing Skip-bo
  5. Watching Futurama
  6. Drinking tea

It’s a whole other side of me, really.