Like so many of us I've been thinking about Hurricane Katrina pretty much non-stop for days now. Unlike my feelings over the disengagement in Gaza my feelings on this situation are not at all mixed. It is simply devastating on so many levels.
I thought maybe I'd be able to focus my mind elsewhere over Shabbos but it was not to be.
I heard two speakers talk about the situation (both very good) and said tehillim with two seperate groups (in addition on davening Shachris and Mincha with the victims in mind.)
On a less tragic note, perhaps in tribute to their seafaring brethern on the Gulf Coast, all my tropical fish dropped dead within 24 hours this Friday/Shabbos.
So tonight I need a break- just some kind of distraction for a bit to refocus my thoughts and clear my mind.
And then I found it!
Two words... OK three words... Ok two words and a four digit number:
DOCTOR WHO 2005
How did no one tell me that show is back on the air?!
For those of you who don't know it "Doctor Who" is an impossibly long running Sci-Fi television series broadcast by the BBC which has been off the air for a decade at least!
It's great and crazy budget sci-fi with British accents, what's not to like!
How much of a Doctor Who fan was I way back when?
I like to tell people that Doctor Who is the way I knew my husband was the one for me.
My husband and I were on one of our very first dates, in fact we weren't even dating yet- we had gone to a movie as friends. After the film we were both hungry and went to a pizza place for something to eat. My (future) husband was wearing a very nice warm sweater and the pizza shop was boiling hot and crowded. Within minutes my husband was starting to sweat. Finally and with great reservation he pulled off his sweater to reveal a black T-shirt with a huge glow-in-the-dark Doctor Who logo.
This guy's alright with me I thought!
And the rest, is history!
I'm downloading the first episodes now...
I hope I won't be disapointed.