A Distinct Lack of Skittery Things
It was while I was pondering these deep(ly disturbing) questions that I realized I haven't seen a single insect in all thirteen episodes. You'd think that the mouthy New Jersey cop who likes to complain about pineapple, sharks, flip flops, pidgin, and everything else Hawai'ian would have something to say about the ants, centipedes and cockroaches. Probably loudly, and at great length. But no. Not a word.
I'm going to blame corporate sponsorship. Hawai'ian Airlines probably wasn't keen on paying money to advertise Hawai'i's glorious insect population. They'll stick with shots of sea turtles, girls in bikinis, and sweeping shots of the Arizona Memorial. It's better for tourism.
Also amusing are the blatant Windows Phone endorsements, and the moments when it stops being a crime show and starts being a Chevy car ad. The "Bing it if you don't believe me" followed by a completely gratuitous shot of the Bing search bar was a nice touch. Couldn't even find a way to tie that one into the plot.
BUT! In the process of mainlining bad TV, I finished binding the Awesome Irish Cousin's quilt, AND got the accent hand quilting done on the remaining two skull appliqués. :D Which means I could be done if I wanted to be, but Jake kind of gave me a cool idea.... and now I might want to machine quilt the borders with a crossed-cutlass-and-grumpy-raven motif. Somebody stop me. o_O
Earlier this evening, the wind picked up - so much so I thought the leaves blowing down the street was heavy rain, for a moment. While I was wandering around the house closing windows, I saw lightning, which was kind of exciting. It didn't look like it hit anything, just crackled around up in the clouds. Like a good country girl, I went and found a flashlight, in case of power outages - and then laughed at myself, because I am in a major metropolitan area now, and power outages are rare beasts indeed. However, hot, dry wind and lightning storms is wildfire weather, though, and we really don't need more fires right now. I would imagine all spare California firefighters are down in Texas, at the moment, and I would quite like them to stay there.
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