Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Counter-programmed! "Who" in the Couve

I braved Vancouver at night tonight. And made it back safely. And got to re-watch some Doctor Who in the meantime.

A friend of mine, Heather T., works part-time for Odyssey Comics and Coffee in NW Vancouver, and since I have a car and don't have to rely on buses to get there, I've gone there a few times. (Not yet to get coffee, though I'll rectify that one of these times. HAVE bought comics, though, and wandered around appreciating the many many Star Trek toys on display.) The store recently started viewing parties, often of Who, and tonight as Super Bowl counter-programming showed the 2011 episodes "The Impossible Astronaut" and "Day of the Moon."

It wound up being counter-programming for three people: Heather, a fellow employee named Collin who set up the screen, couch and projector, and me. So the Seahawks reaching the Super Bowl for only the second time was a REAL draw in our area (plus one or two other potential audience members had to stay home due to illness). Heck, the showing might not have happened if I hadn't popped by. So the Doctor (Matt Smith version) and his partners in crime save the world (they're good at that, which is good, because the Doctor would be a pretty rubbish doctor otherwise), as Vancouver settled into dark and a gentle rain began raining. We visited after the shows, and it was nice visiting; Heather and I hadn't seen each other in a while, and Collin and I had never even known that the other existed -- HEY, I CAN'T KNOW EVERYBODY. But that means there could be a lifetime of catching-up one can do. It wasn't that in-depth, but it was fun and amusing. And getting home went quickly, which is nice since Vancouver-Portland traffic can be unpredictably busy. Not tonight.
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