STODGEY. — This week, I started the PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey and enjoyed the first season… in one day. Next, I enjoyed the second season… in one day. The show is so immersive and I’ve very much become a fan. The dialogue is well-written, the “sets” are gorgeous, and the clothing and character presentation is fabulous. It’s such a breath of fresh Hampshire in the stagnant, poisonous stench of reality shows and other current television offerings.
I also hosted a Walking Dead get together with my deployment room mate, Amie, for the season three premiere. As it was invite only, we asked only those in the squadron who had see all the first and second season episodes to attend. Lastly, Mad Men is starting up next month, but I’ll only be able to watch the premiere or so, as I will most likely be returning to the ‘States around then. Larry and I don’t subscribe to cable at home, and rely on Netflix. For such an internet rat, I am surprised I don’t come across more spoilers for everything.
My commander borrowed my Skyrim to try out, so it’s good timing that I’m currently downloading the Mass Effect 3 demo. See you next month…
COPE NORTH. — Currently, I am in the middle of a gigantic exercise here on the Air Force base. There are three countries involved, and four if you count Canada. We have Japan, Australia, & the U.S. Below is an official photo taken this week of all the participants in this exercise, including aircraft. Notice the B-52 is front and center.
Last night we put my co-pilot’s bike on his house’s roof. Housekeeping got upset. Not sure if he ever noticed where it went.