I am very excited. Today is an Amazon day.
An Amazon day is a day when I get a package from Amazon.ca. This package usually contains a number of items that I will spend better portion of the next week or so devouring. Today’s package will contain a silly Nora Roberts book that I only bought because it’s the third in a series and I have to finish the series, a Sadie Jones’ ‘Outcast’ which I bought just based on reviews alone, and two Elmore Leonard books which feature the character pictured above – Raylan Givens.
Last summer I came across a trailer for a new show on FX that was titled ‘Lawman.’ That title has since been changed the show is now called Justified. The show features Timothy Olyphant (whom I love – he was great on Damages as Wes) as Raylan Givens, a US Deputy Marshall with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He’s also an old-fashioned lawman, one who actual tells people they have 24 hours to get out of town or he’ll shoot.
He’s terribly conflicted, mostly as a result of his past and his past, he has a gun on him at all times, and he’s not afraid to use it. Not to mention he has some anger issues. All of this makes for a rich character who straddles the line of the law on many occasions. Then there’s Boyd, his nemesis, a Southern con man whose recent conversation to Christianity is either a long con or sincere – we never know. The dialogue between Boyd and Raylan is about as good as TV gets, and that’s saying something.
But underneath all of this darkness is a sense of humour. And that is what makes Justified different from all of the cops and robbers shows out there. It also helps that the criminals are as well-developed as the main characters.
I haven’t fallen this hard this fast for a show since Friday Night Lights. Again – that’s saying something.
So tonight I will go home and open my Amazon box, and settle in with Raylan Givens. Sounds like a good way to end the day.
I picked this image since the series finale of 24 airs tonight.
It’s has been over EIGHT MONTHS since I locked down the blog. Crazy! I just wasn’t enjoying blogging anymore, and law school made me paranoid that someone would track down my blog and use it for evil. Well, maybe not evil, but not for good. So I closed the blog while I decided what to do with it.
I didn’t think much about it until final exams last month. Of course I would want to re-open the blog during finals. Why would I pick a more convenient time when I could restart blogging now as a form of procrastination? Luckily I realized I was simply trying to procrastinate and get away from studying in any way possible and put the thought out of my head.
So here I am. It’s nearly the end of May and I feel like blogging again. Why? Well, why not? I like blogging. If I could turn it into a job, I’d do it. Every once in awhile I try to think of something I could blog about that would turn me into an internet sensation and lead to a book deal, a la PostSecret, The Happiness Project, 1000 Awesome Things, etc. I haven’t though of anything yet – obviously.
Anyway, the blog is open again, but in private form – at least for now.
It’s actually rather amazing to look back at what I was writing about in September 2009 and see what has happened between then and now. My blog is like a time capsule of sorts. I can tell where I was in my life at certain moments and remember what I was thinking and feeling. I supposed that’s part of why I’ve missed blogging. I miss looking back and reading what I wrote.
Well, on that contemplative note, I must try and get some reading done before the 24 finale starts. I haven’t watched 24 at all this year; but there’s something about a series finale that makes me want to tune in. And yes, Thesis is still around. But I’m planning on ending that relationship very soon.