Just woke up - July 17, 2008

This is partly why I started this thing. Sometimes, I really don't understand what gets me worked up. My eyes are still gummy from sleep, though, and maybe that and a general grogginess are contributing factors...

I was just watching a time-shifted Colbert Report from last night, and as I was skipping through the commercials, I caught the last few seconds of a commercial for the new X-Files movie. As the announcer said, "I Want to Believe," I felt a flood of emotion and got teary-eyed. I never watched an episode until after the show had gone off the air, but I eventually ended up getting all 9 seasons on DVD and by now I've actually seen them a couple of times. A lot of positive memories associated with that show.

Then, after the commercial, it cut back to the Colbert Report just as Stephen announced the band Rush. I'm not a huge Rush fan, but like anybody who was alive for at least part of the 70s, I'd heard some of their stuff and generally liked what I heard. It was just that it was a bit before my time. Until my last year of high-school and one of my best friends made me a mix-tape that had "Trees," and "2112," and it entered my emotional lexicon a bit more deeply. I think that along with all the buildup to their appearance on the show, their announcement gave me another bit of a push and I got another surge of emotion and weepy-eyes. 2 hankies

Don S. Davis: 1942-2008

Don Davis passed away (the actor who played "General Hammond" on Stargate SG1). I was never a big fan of the Stargate TV show, but my mom was, and it wasn't bad so I ended up seeing quite a few episodes. And I did like his work in X-Files and wherever else I saw him (and he worked a lot). Hearing about his passing made me a bit misty. 1 hankie