Category Archives: my growing obsession with TV

A little better today

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Today was better.  I slept to a non-offensive hour of 8am and felt better for it.  I got up, expecting the cable folks to arrive before noon; only to call and learn that they’d entered the ENTIRE day as the window.  *sigh*  He finally arrived around 4pm.  Oh well.  He was very nice and he hooked the cable up in about 20 minutes. 

I have TV again!  You never really realize how much you’ve grown to love the incessant drone of bad tv until it’s gone.  *laugh*  I mean, I totally missed the season finale of “America’s Best Dance Crew” and I have NO idea who’s been eliminated from the house on “Rock of Love 2.”  Sheesh.  I hate admitting I even entertain that second show.  It’s SO stupid.  The only thing I could even stretch to imagine I have in common with the people on there is that we are all HUMANS (although there is enough silicone to really push that on their part). 

Anyway, back to today…  We went to IKEA this evening and picked up chairs for my dining room table and shelves for my bedroom.  Hopefully, before the end of the weekend the boxes of books will be empty and broken down; their contents resting peacefully on the newly installed shelves.  God help us – I’m going to assemble something. 

Dating is stupid.  Have I said that?  *laugh*  On again, off again.  I think my enthusiasm for the project waxes and wanes with the cycles of the moon.  Right now, on a scale of 1-10 on the dating enthusiasm scale, I’d say I’m at about a 4.5.  Not quite enough to throw my hands up and commit to old maid-dom, but not enough to really shake the trees to see what kind of apples fall out. 

I’m tired.  I am not prepared for sunday school tomorrow and I think I’m teaching the entire dang lesson.  Which, had I found out BEFORE today would have been great but I only read her email (sent at 4pm yesterday) today.  I know she has my phone number.  So, now I’m scrambling to come up with more activity and structure for 12 rambunctious 1st graders. 

*YAWN*

I quit – I’m beat.  I can barely keep my eyes open to type and I still have to take a bath and figure SOMETHING out for sunday school tomorrow.  ‘night

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Icky Outside

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The weather this week has been, for the most part, rainy and miserable.  Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad it has finally gotten cold.  The rain AND the cold has been a little icky, though.  It’s that drizzle that just soaks into your bones and leaves you chilled all day. 

I’ve got a terrible show called Man vs. Wild on in the background as I fold clothes and straighten up my room.  I’m biding my time until Good Eats comes on and trying to ignore the tv.  This show is awful – he is a survivalist who makes his living jumping into horrible situations in the total wild.  He eats terrible bugs and sleeps in caves and mud and all kinds of dirty ickiness.  YUCK! 

Anyway, it’s a quiet night in Crazyville.  If I had a fireplace, I’d light it.  Then again, I’m getting sleepy and a lit fire and a sleepy fridaynightgirl is probably not a good combination. 

Went to visit my alma mater today.  I had been wondering if I romanticized my high school days in light of “today’s high school” experience.  Turns out, I really didn’t.  The high school that served as a second home for four really fun years of my life is a LOT bigger but other than that it’s the same place.  Except for the fact that the beloved choir room is in the same general place as it used to be, there is very little about the high school that is recognizable.  It’s well lit and warm and remarkably clean.  The kids are clean cut (mostly) and seem to be well-behaved.  (side note: they did look oddly at me when they saw my nametag from the competing district – they had no way of knowing that I was a Tiger, Class of ’94)

I was excited to get back to work.  My mind is tossing around ideas that have almost NOTHING to do with Public Relations but more with creating a culture.  It’s a lot of sociology.  Ah, a research project.  I have a theory that “urban” societies may not foster the same kind of nurturing culture that children need in order to thrive because they are consumed with survival.  Keeping the children alive is an accomplishment in itself.  Survival takes everything the adults have and the children are otherwise left to fend for themselves for whatever they need.  Education becomes an afterthought.   

I’m sure I’m not the first to think of this, so I’m on a hunt to see if I can find others who share my thought and provide some ideas how to create a culture that not only accepts but loves ALL children; regardless of skin color.  Only once these children feel accepted, cared for and CHERISHED, will they feel safe enough to take the enormous risk that is the learning process. 

What does this have to do with MY job, you might ask?  Afterall, I’m the Public Relations Director – isn’t it just my job to spin the news in our favor?  Yes, but the motto for the Office of Public Relations is “Creating Community.”  If we can’t all get along (come on – this is real life), I can work to create a community where we identify something in which we believe very strongly – children.  I may not care for you and you may not care for me but we both care about the kids and that gives us a starting place from which we can work. 

By understanding this need for a culture that cherishes children – even those that aren’t our own – I can help the educators sustain this culture through communication – now that IS my job. 

*rubbing hands together*

This is going to be AWESOME!

Oooh… I like that!

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A friend of mine called me testa rossa today.  That’s italian for redhead.  

Did you know that the Ferrari Testa Rossa is the second most valuable Ferrari ever made and is valued at $8M?  WOW!  I knew I was special but $8M is pretty fancy.  *laugh*  Now, that would be a car we wouldn’t eat snacks in. 

Things are good here.  We’re beat because Munchkin was up several times last night.  She’s got a doctor’s appointment today and then we are planning an early bedtime tonight.  It’s nothing serious, but she’s probably got a little infection and I want to get her looked at before it gets to where she is truly sick.

You know, the other day I was feeling the pangs of mommy-hood; wishing for another baby and freaking out marveling at how quickly my baby is growing up.  So God, in His infinite wisdom and humor, gave me a reminder last night by getting up three times with a cranky baby.  Guess what?  I still want another one.  Maybe even two more. 

All in good time…

Oh! Speaking of…. I’ve discovered a mini-series on Sci-Fi Channel that I am COMPLETELY digging.  I think I’d like to have this on DVD when it’s over.  I wonder if they’ll release it on DVD.  It’s called Tin Man and it’s an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.  It’s pretty amazing.  It’s darker than the L. Frank Baum story but it’s really neat.  I’m enjoying it immensely.  Part 2 is tonight. 

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Well, y’all have a happy afternoon.

Oooh… I like that!

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A friend of mine called me testa rossa today.  That’s italian for redhead.  

Did you know that the Ferrari Testa Rossa is the second most valuable Ferrari ever made and is valued at $8M?  WOW!  I knew I was special but $8M is pretty fancy.  *laugh*  Now, that would be a car we wouldn’t eat snacks in. 

Things are good here.  We’re beat because Munchkin was up several times last night.  She’s got a doctor’s appointment today and then we are planning an early bedtime tonight.  It’s nothing serious, but she’s probably got a little infection and I want to get her looked at before it gets to where she is truly sick.

You know, the other day I was feeling the pangs of mommy-hood; wishing for another baby and freaking out marveling at how quickly my baby is growing up.  So God, in His infinite wisdom and humor, gave me a reminder last night by getting up three times with a cranky baby.  Guess what?  I still want another one.  Maybe even two more. 

All in good time…

Oh! Speaking of…. I’ve discovered a mini-series on Sci-Fi Channel that I am COMPLETELY digging.  I think I’d like to have this on DVD when it’s over.  I wonder if they’ll release it on DVD.  It’s called Tin Man and it’s an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz.  It’s pretty amazing.  It’s darker than the L. Frank Baum story but it’s really neat.  I’m enjoying it immensely.  Part 2 is tonight. 

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Well, y’all have a happy afternoon.

A Good Weekend

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Had a fun day with Mom and Munchkin yesterday. Mom called and said she had some “holes” in her cool weather wardrobe and she needed to do a little shopping. Well, color me happy and count me in.

So, we went shopping, we ate a really great meal at the new restaraunt in town and we had a really nice day.

Last night, Munchkin and I went to see Barrage at the CAC and it was fun. I wish they’d played more of the world music that they advertise on their website but, apparently, that was at the second show. The music they played was excellent, just not as varied as I would have enjoyed. I wonder if they set the playlist to be deliberately more palatable to a younger crowd. Unfortunate. I don’t think the selections, although played well and very entertaining, stretched the imaginations of anybody there.

Today was a church day and it was great – as always. I really like this new church. The preaching is really solid without resorting to shock value – just to prove he can be edgy. He’s doing a sermon series on the book of James and it’s pretty edgy all by its little self. Today was about the tongue and how our words can evicerate those we claim to love if we cannot tame it. It was a really powerful sermon.

This afternoon, we laid around all lazy, like cats. Then, after a little nap, we played around in the house – Munchkin drawing pictures and writing notes while I just sat by, watching her creative little mind. We made more cookies – most of which, I’m sure, we’ll give away again. There’s just no way we’ll ever eat 3 dozen cookies.

Have I mentioned that I have just completely gone nuts over the show, “So You Think You Can Dance?” Well, I have. I’ve watched the 2nd and 3rd seasons and I just LOVE the dancing! I know, I’m a complete geek. Yes, I know.

I’m going to bed. Well, actually, I’m doing laundry and am going to sit in a hot bath until I can’t keep my eyes open.

‘night, folks!