Sunday, July 1, 2012

"You know my methods, Watson." - Sherlock Holmes

Ive been rather lackadaisical about posting of late (if you haven't noticed). Ive stopped doing YouTube Fridays because 1. I ran of cool videos to share and 2. It didn't seem like anyone cared. Through some prodding by a friend, Ive started watching the BBC series "Sherlock" a week or so ago. Ive got to say that its been one of the best produced shows that has come out of England Ive seen in a very long time. The acting and writing has been superb. Sherlock is a Highly intelligent prick, Watson is quite likable, and Moriarty is the weirdest, most unstable bastard that Ive ever laid my eyes on. He WILL cut you if you meet him in a dark alley. The stories originate from the Arthur Conan Doyle stories, but with modern flourishes, which I approve. For instance, in The Hound of the Baskervilles, their whole case is centered around a Top Secret Government compound that was into genetic experimenting and making weapons. Each episode is 90 minutes long, which is kind of nice actually. It allows for a better story, so don't be dismayed about having each episode being the run time of a short movie. I don't think it would've been as good if they did it a shorter amount of time. If you can track it down (I think its on Netflix), I highly recommend watching it. Last year I started a Pharmacy Technician program at my local Technical college. The school hours wrapped up the begging of March, and since then, Ive been busy with doing Internship hours. The culmination of all this is that I had to take a National Exam so I can be "Certified" as a Technician. Ive never been a strong test taker. I get really bad test anxiety. I signed up to take the test this last Saturday but since I like to worry about tests, I didn't sleep good that Friday night. Plus, I had to be up at 5:30 in the morning, because the nearest testing Center is about 80 miles away from where I live, and I had to be there at 7:30. I didn't feel like I was going to do that well because honestly, I didn't really prepare all that well for it. But apparently I remembered a lot more information from the class than I thought I did, because it said I passed at the end of everything. I wont know what my finally score was for a few weeks (because it takes them that long to process you and ship things out). Either way, Im happy.