During the last few days, I've made a few X Files references. People think I'm a nerd, but after some other folks had ridiculously long conversations about which characters are lovable and intolerable on 'Lost', it doesn't seem quite as ridiculous.
I don't remember what the first one was, but it was while several of us were chilling at this little beer garden in Pskov, which is about 4 hours south of Petersburg and quite beautiful. Maybe it will come to me later. This was right after the original and during the reprisal of the aforementioned 'Lost' conversation. I've never seen 'Lost' and now have a little more appreciation for how people feel when we go off on Mulder and Scully tangents at the Hammonds'.
I'm ashamed to say I can't remember the episode that the second one was derived from. I thought of it last night when we went on an excursion to the Mariinsky Theater to see an opera (Nikolai Gogol's The Nose). The nose was often portrayed as this man in a sheet. Not like a bedsheet, but like a stretchy sheet that he was enclosed in. Then, during this really odd part where there was a lot going on that I didn't understand (and I'm not even sure it made much sense to anyone), there were several multicolored noses in similar stretchy sheet constructions. A rainbow of them. An orange one. Which looked almost exactly like that orange thing in that behind-the-scenes clip from (I looked it up) Fallen Angel (1x10). Except without the blue flippers. It was awesome.
The third occurred not more than an hour. My friend Emma was using this computer to check her email, and her dad had sent her a news story about a little dog (a Dachsund, I think) that ate its owner's toe while she (the owner) was sleeping. Apparently, the owner didn't have feeling in that toe, which is why she didn't feel it. It brought Queequeg to mind. In the pre-Scully days of his life.
That's all for now, folks.