"A good gambling day"
Like I said, you make your choices and you live with them and in the end you are those choices.
-Battlestar Galactica: Razor
As Gnome puts it, it's been a good gambling day, as Georgia lived up to its ridiculously low-priced line of -4 in beating Georgia Tech and congrats to Fuel for making the money in the BC Poker Championships. I was also happy that knowing UNC wasn't a 14-point football favorite over Duke was profitable.
Tonight was also the airing of Battlestar Galactica: Razor, which was important enough to leave Manuel's early to catch. It was a treat to watch Michelle Forbes again as Adm. Helena Cain, especially after missing her Ro Laren days on Star Trek: TNG. Just as in her guest parts on the Bionic Woman, Katee Sackhoff enlivens the TV movie with her scenes in Razor and it's clear she's a franchise player.
It was neat seeing the Pegasus' perspective after the attack on the Twelve Colonies but I feel like the TV movie skimped on things that counted -- the strength of Cain's relationship with Inviere and even the mission that the backbone of the storyline was built around. I thought the resolution was predictable and wasn't all that original.
I like the overall theme of the movie, to become a razor, you have to make difficult choices that you may have to pay for down the road. It's the kind of thing that you think about when you have "good gambling days," with the time away from regular life that being good at taking calculated chances requires.
It only takes drive and focus to become a razor, but it requires something totally different and perhaps twice as much energy to return back from that again.