things to do while waiting for a video to load

I love dodgy streaming video sites; they let me keep up with TV shows old and new despite the fact that I don’t actually, you know, own a television.  (Gasp!)  Sometimes, though, they can take a really, really long time to load.  I am currently sitting here waiting for the fourth season Buffy episode “The Harsh Light of Day” to be ready for my viewing pleasure, and it’s taking forever.  So, to pass the time, I decided to compile a smart-ass list of things to do while waiting.

  • Write a smart-ass blog post.
  • Get caught up on email and Facebook.
  • Start packing for my trip next week.
  • Study for my exam this afternoon… nah.
  • Sudoku.
  • Reorganize my music collection.
  • Sudoku.
  • Sort the towering pile of mail on the corner of my desk.
  • Sudoku.

Is it done yet???  I just want to enjoy me some Spike!

angel vs. spike

Today is Joss Whedon day, it would seem.  Roomie and I were discussing last night’s episode of Dollhouse, and we got on the topic of Joss’s habit of killing off major characters and how long it will be until someone on Dollhouse bites it.  This led to talk of the first important character to die on Buffy: Jenny Calendar, in season two.

I watched some Buffy last summer, but I only got through the first season and the first few episodes of season two – not quite to the whole Angelus storyline.  So I went back and watched “Passion,” the episode where Jenny dies, on Hulu, and now I’m following it up with the two-part season finale.

Buffy is definitely entertaining, in its cheesy way.  All the little pieces of Giles’s heart, when Jenny dies!  The relationship between Giles and Buffy is obviously the direct precursor of Boyd and Echo from Dollhouse.

Long before I ever sat down and watched my first episode of Buffy, I knew about it from hearing my friends talk about it.  Roomie and another friend are both big Buffy fans, and their conversations about it often centered on the debate over who’s better – Angel or Spike?  They’re both Spike fans, and on reflection I think I am as well.  I love me some David Boreanaz in Bones, but he was just so incredible awkward in his Buffy days.  Spike, on the other hand, is freaking awesome.

What’s the verdict, Buffy fans?  Angel or Spike?