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Attributes of a TimeChaser: Witty, sarcastic, opinionated, loyal, sometimes spaztacularifically geeky.

Chasing Time for: 32 years

Nicknames, Aliases, Pseudonyms and Nom de plumes: TC, Toki, Times, Chase, Timey Boy, Old Man

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Major Fandoms: Doctor Who, MythBusters, Top Gear

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Grandma in the hospital

Today is not a good day...

My dad found my grandma face down in her swimming pool. We think she was only that way for a few minutes but she's in emergency right now in critical condition.

I'll update when I know more.

Right now I'm just trying not to think about it...

UPDATE:

The doctors decided to chill her for 24 hours, bring her body temp down to protect her brain. But they can't do an EEG until tomorrow after they bring her temp back up. So for now it's more waiting to hear any news.

UPDATE 2:

After waiting a few days for grandma to warm up and then for all the sedative to leave her system, they finally did an EEG on her. Unfortunately it showed no activity, just a flat line. Any movements she showed were just reflexive. After a family phone conference last night, everyone agreed to take her off the machines today (as per her wishes)....

But Ma's always been stubborn. Her lower brain functions are still going. Heart's still beating and she's breathing on her own. So now the talk has shifted to bringing her home. I feel very awkward about this. I'd rather she go peacefully now than just lay around unable to do anything... I don't know how this will end at this point.

Oh yay, political ads...

Although November is still far away, its primaries right now in Florida, and I've already seen a few political ads. I'm not really looking forward to the mudslinging and finger pointing, this year especially. My mute button is going to get a work-out for sure.

Doctor Who Film Tonight

It may be too late to point this out to anyone interested, but tonight at 1:15 AM EST on Turner Classic Movies is the 1966 film Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 AD. This is one of two films from the 60s based on early Doctor Who episodes, starring Peter Cushing (of Hammer Horror fame) as an eccentric scientist named Dr. Who who invents the TARDIS.

This is, as far as I know, the first time this film has aired on this channel. I'm pretty psyched. I've seen the first film, but not this one.

A Doctor Who-y Christmas

This Christmas has been chock full of Doctor Who in one form or another for me.

I got some books from both Raina and Ichigo (although I told them what to get). Thanks to both of you. 8D For some reason though, the books I ordered myself well before Christmas still haven't arrived... *pokes the mailbox*

Last week I bought three classic series episodes - The War Machines, Colony in Space, and Remembrance of the Daleks: Special Edition - while dad got the Season 6 box set for me... Which my sister had also got me. Derp. So, dad took it back and exchanged it for a gift card of the same amount. I had also found an old gift card that still had some money on it when I was cleaning out my room. So today we went to the bookstore and I splurged on four more dvds - The Rescue/The Romans, The Monster of Peladon, The Horns of Nimon, and Black Orchid. And the guy at the bookstore said next week on Jan 3 they'll have a Buy-2-Get-1-Free sale, so I'll have to go back and get even more Doctor Who. P:

Now all I need to do is get a new DVD or Blu-Ray player to replace my old and ailing DVD/VCR.

Better than TV Land

While my uncle was visiting this weekend, he told me of a digital channel he discovered called Me-TV, that plays a lot of classic television shows. I checked and sure enough, we have it to (up at 486, where I assumed was nothing but subscription and pay-per-view channels).

I have to say, Me-TV completely pwns TV Land for classic television. There is so much more variety on this station: besides some things you would expect like MASH (uncut, which is awesome) and Bonanza, there are also comedies that I don't think have been played on TV in ages, like Car 54, Where Are You? and Doby Gillis. They have a lot of crime shows too, from Perry Mason to Hawaii Five-0, The Untouchables, Kojak, Columbo, Canon, Naked City, and fantasy/scifi stuff like The Wild, Wild West, original Star Trek, Svengoolie (a proto-MST/Elvira style show), Lost in Space, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

I think I'm really going to enjoy watching this channel. Frankly, TV Land sucks compared to this.