October 2nd, 2005


Battlestar Galactica

I watched the Battlestar Galactica mini-series on DVD last night after I got back to the hotel. I really liked this version. The personal conflicts dovetailed nicely with the overall story, although they were pretty cliché. But they were still well done. I loved how the makers weaved the theme of sin and retribution throughout the plot, both the personal interactions as well as the overall human/Cylon circumstances. Being the first in an eventual series, it would have been nice had the explained why the Cylons revolted and why they exhibited such savagery in this war. Rymer also did a nice thing with Baltar's guilt and attempts to save his own skin. How he accuses someone else of crimes to cover his own. I thought they might be leading up to the result that happened, but I wasn't quite sure.


I swear Seatac's luggage handling is the slowest in the nation. I landed in Pittsburgh and they had my bag on the carousel before I even arrived at baggage claim. Seatac, I had to wait 20 minutes before it showed up, and I shuttled in from the north satellite and also took a lengthy pit-stop to clear up some sinus pressure.

Also, someone needs to tell people, especially those at Seatac, that getting luggage from the carousel goes much more smoothly if everyone stands 3 feet back from the belt and only steps forward when their luggage goes by. Gives everyone a better view of the luggage. Means less jostling for space. And for god's sake, set your collection of luggage back away from the edge. Next time I'm just gonna start moving it out of my way.