It was a hard week, and I meant to end it by curling up with a glass of wine and my newly made mashed potatoes several hours ago. Unfortunately, the mashed potatoes somehow ended up taking two and a half hours to make. It's not worth discussing here. The important thing is that I have a glass of wine now, and the mashed potatoes taste good, even if it took me much longer to obtain them that I ever imagined. And now I am going to watch episode two of Torchwood. I gather that I will find the series finale bitterly disappointing once I finally get there, but for now, I am vastly intrigued by how the main conflict is not merely fighting hungry aliens but also each characters' internal avarice. It also makes me happy that I am mostly looking through the eyes of a female character who appears both tough and vulnerable, which is my favorite kind of woman. Now I am off to episode two - no spoilers please!