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I thought Friday's BG episode had a lot more camaraderie than the others I've seen so far. I'm still not sold on Gaius Baltar, and still wonder when they'll start "fleeing from the Cylon tyranny," but otherwise, I'll keep watching.

I looked at a couple of Galactica 1980 episodes over the weekend that I'd taped from the SciFi channel. Critics have really slammed it (even more so than the original BG), claiming that the plots were ridiculous. Perhaps I just have a soft spot for shows that were filmed in the LA area when I was younger, or I'm just a BG junkie, but I don't think it's that bad. Incidentally, I didn't watch Galactica 1980 regularly when it first aired. It was my freshman year at the 'tute, and I didn't have my own TV until late that summer. I sort of vaguely remember it being on. (I do remember once accidentally popping in on The Return of Starbuck, which critics have actually praised, equating it with some of the best episodes of the original series.)

Piano practice is going ok. I can play the first couple of pages of the first movement of Sonatina Romantico at 108 bpm (target is 144 bpm). My teacher loaned me her copy of performances of Keith Snell's Level 5 repertoire, which prompted me to increase the tempo of The Avalanche. Tonight, I'll see if my teacher can guess which of those pieces I want to learn next.

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