16:01 – Barbara and I have started watching One Tree Hill, which revolves around two high-school basketball players and their extended families in small-town North Carolina. It’s set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, NC, which is apparently in the extreme northeasternmost part of the state–somewhere around Essex, Massachusetts if the 01928 zipcode is to be trusted. So far, the series seems decent, and there are multiple cuties for me to watch.
We rotated this series in to replace Glee, which we dropped a couple episodes into series three. Barbara thought it was getting repetitive. I thought it jumped the shark midway through series one. Finding out that the late Cory Monteith, the male lead, had been not just a doper but an actual junkie pretty much sealed it for me. I had no desire to watch a dead junkie. And, like most straight guys, I don’t particularly like show tunes, which it seemed was all they were doing for the last several episodes we watched.
Science kit sales are picking up, although not to the extent I’d expected. We’re shipping kits at a 15 to 20 per week rate, which is accelerating. I’d hoped to be at a 30 kits/week rate by late July or early August. Still, I guess I should be careful what I wish for. Shipping 15 or 20 kits a week is sustainable; shipping twice that would get very hectic very quickly.