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Several Geektastic Reasons to Smile

I'm up to my eyeballs in work, but there are so many geeky reasons to smile at the moment, I just had to share the happiness...

* Yesterday was one of my favorite personal holidays, made all the more enjoyable because I never know the exact day it will occur. It was the first Starbucks pumpkin latte of the season. Autumn is on its gorgeous way! Come soon, dear fall!

* Today is the seventy-sixth birthday of the late, great Buddy Holly. Here, enjoy a song on me...

* Tonight, while lecturing on Edgar Allan Poe and his C. Auguste Dupin, I'll get to point out one of my happiest geek-girl moments of this year: spotting the apt genre tribute Moffat-n-Gatiss worked into the Sherlock episode "A Scandal in Belgravia." Whose portrait hangs on Sherlock's bedroom wall? Edgar Allan Poe's, fittingly enough. (Screencap or it didn't happen.)

* Tomorrow, Rupert Graves guest stars on Doctor Who. Enough said.

* Sunday, I'm to be interviewed by the kind folks at the MuggleNet Academia podcast. This will be difficult to do if I spontaneously combust the night before thanks to the Graves-on-Who goodness, so I'll try to keep it together. It won't be easy, though, I suspect.

“It is simple enough as you explain it,” I said, smiling. “You remind me of Edgar Allan Poe’s Dupin. I had no idea that such individuals did exist outside of stories.”
- Watson to Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet


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Sep. 7th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm betting you'll survive to tape the podcast, but, frankly, it's a nail-biter! :)
Sep. 12th, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
It was a near thing. ;)
Sep. 7th, 2012 11:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you are just about to have a geekgasm. Hope you survive. Very interesting the Poe reference and the quote you used, because I recall Holmes was pretty pissed off to be compared to Dupin. Might have been jealousy though.
Sep. 12th, 2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
Geekgasm's a good word for it. ;)

Oh yes, Holmes had to point out that Dupin was inferior to his own good self. LOL. But he certainly knew who he was... lovely hat tip, there.
Sep. 8th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
You're hilarious, Amy. Exciting for you about all your publications and interviews & whatnot. I also didn't know that Mugglenet has an Academia podcast. I'll have to give it a listen. Also, I hope you don't spontaneously combust; that would be rather unfortunate...for you and whoever else happens to be close by. :)
Sep. 12th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
LOL! :)

FYI, my MuggleNet Academia podcast episode is up now: the details are here. It was great fun. Keith Hawk and John Granger interviewed me, and a lovely student from the UK (another Amy) also participated in the discussion. I've been really impressed with how they put together this podcast. If you listen, I hope you enjoy!

Fortunately, I stopped shy of combusting. But it was a near thing. Ha!
Sep. 8th, 2012 01:18 am (UTC)
Mmmmm, pretty Rupert...

Oh man, now I need to wipe the drool off my keyboard again.
Sep. 12th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
The drool. It's an ever-present hazard when contemplating His Gravesness.
Sep. 19th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Buddy Holly still has a timeless voice, even after all these years.

Seeing Edgar Allen Poe in Sherlock's bedroom makes me smile.

I hope the podcast went well!
Sep. 22nd, 2012 11:57 am (UTC)
Buddy Holly still has a timeless voice, even after all these years.

Well said indeed! :D

Seeing Edgar Allen Poe in Sherlock's bedroom makes me smile.

Aw, I'm glad. Me, too.

I hope the podcast went well!

Thanks so much! I had a fantastic time.
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