24 and the weekend

I'm watching the Day 5 season of 24 on TV, which is being shown on A&E Network 5 times a week, and recording the current season, Day 6, on FOX so I can watch it when I'm finished with the 5th Season. *whew* Anyway, the reason I mention this is that I just finished watching this past week's episodes and the tension is really mounting. That Jack Bauer is just something else. LOL

I'm sure it's no coincidence that both Season 5 on A&E and Season 6 on FOX are both ending on the same day, Monday May 21. Season 6, which started with two double-episodes last Fall is also ending with a double episode. So I guess I'll be spending all that week catching up on the 24 hours I've recorded of Season 6. 3 episodes a night during the week and then 9 hours on the weekend. Perfect! It really is quite a show though two people have told me that Season 6 isn't as good as Season 5. Damn.

I'm operating solo this weekend since Ren is bonding with her kids what with Mother's Day and all. I don't have any solid plans but if I can get some motivation going I'll visit Sarah Duke Garden as soon as they open on Saturday (9am) and take lots of pictures of the flowers. Since a lot of schools are graduating this weekend, and the Gardens are quite popular, I want to be out of there fairly early before it gets really crowded. It's also supposed to be raining on and off today so that might complicate things. If the rain holds off, I'll go hiking in Duke Forest afterwards. On the other hand, if it rains early--or I'm feeling too lazy--I might just sleep in.

The picture to the left is Sarah Duke back in March. I suspect there's a lot more color in the gardens now. And it'll be a lot warmer too. It's supposed to be in the mid 80s tomorrow whereas back in March we were wearing coats and were quite chilled by the wind. Brrrr.

Sunday I might go back to the NC Zoo but that's not a strong plan. The weather is supposed to be really nice and between that and it being Mother's Day I suspect the Zoo will be swarming with people. I don't like crowds so...

I also should be painting my garden shed. It really needs a refresh on its paint job and I have some red paint I bought a while back for just that purpose. Add that to the mowing I need to do and that would take care of much of Sunday--but not be as much fun as the zoo.


Nikki-ann said…
I'm glad you're enjoying 24. I love it (got all the DVDs)... but I'm a big fan of Kiefer Sutherland. Season 6 is another fantastic season. You'll love it!
Nancy said…
I have only watched the first season of 24.

Have fun taking pictures. I will be going to the beach soon and doing the same.

I moved and renamed my blog!
rennratt said…
We visited Duke Gardens a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

I can not imagine the upkeep, but it is an incredibly beautiful - and well maintained - place!
kenju said…
Considering all the rain today, I doubt you went to the gardens - but maybe. What DID you do?
utenzi said…
I could have gone early this AM but I stayed up too late and didn't get up until 10am. It wasn't raining here but it might have been in Durham. It was certainly very overcast all day.

I did some gardening and a lot of mowing done today, Judy. Between that and reading it was a quiet day. I almost went to Wal-mart in the evening to get some burrito wrappers but decided to watch Casino Royale instead. And the Braves game, of course.

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