Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Well, I don't have a whole lot to report. Work is.... weird. Looks like I am being transferred to a new court. I have some mixed feelings about that.
Last night I didn't do a whole lot. I went out to dinner with Mandy (at the Central Market Cafe). Poor Mandy has had to listen to me vent about stuff an awful lot lately, which is probably just about the last thing on earth that she needs. I can't help myself. I just open my mouth and these rants come out. Last night she suggested working out to burn off some stress, so that's what I did. It helped a little. Maybe.
I've been watching The Wire by way of my Netflix rentals. It's an HBO series about a narcotics taskforce and an inner city drug syndicate in Baltimore. I like it. The depictions of the police and gangs feel realistic, the plot is interesting, and the characters are well developed. It's one of those shows that touches on a bunch of different issues during each episode, seemingly without really trying to (e.g., race relations, ethical situations which arise during the course of police investigations, the politics and dangers involved in working in a large, bureaucratic structure like the Baltimore Police Department). The show is good. It reminds me a great deal of Homocide: Life on the Street, another Baltimore crime drama which also had David Simon as a producer (along with The Wire). Anyway, I'm 3 episodes in, but so far, so good.
So that's it. Hope everyone's doing ok.


Anonymous said...

Steanso, prepare to become hooked on The Wire. I did the same thing a few months ago and got addicted. I caught up in time to see Season 4 (which ends this week). The Wire rewards viewership and is complex and novelistic. Enjoy.

Jim D.

Anonymous said...

New court ? Are they also going to break up the crime-fighting duo of Lastovica and Swaim ? Not since Batman & Robin, Ponch & John, and Ace & Gary have we seen such a dedicated and dynamic crime fighting team.

YOu can change courts Steanso, but you can't hide. I will find you, and I will try a case against you. It will be GLORIOUS.

J.S. said...

bring it

Anonymous said...

So what did you think about the new central market spot for dinner. I havent been there since before the renovations because I liked sitting outside and it doesnt look like they have that option anymore. Inside always reminded me of a school lunchroom. And was that peabo that threatened you with certain failure in court??? Come out from the dark and identify yourself!!/dk