Saturday, November 08, 2008

Saturday Miscellany

One day in November...  ONE day in November, I will post something thought-provoking and extremely well-written.

This is not that day.  (I think that's a quote from a movie, but I can't remember which.  Any ideas? Ooo, I remember now.  Aragon makes a speech before the big battle in The Return of the King.)

Today, I have one hour and one minute to get my post in.  I've been procrastinating.  Well, not really procrastinating.  Procrastinating is what I do every day when I manage to put off school work.  I am like the proverbial teen who keeps getting reminded by her mother to clean up her room.  

"I know, Mom!  I've got plenty of time.  I'll get it done.  Gosh, get off my back!"  

Only I'm both the teenager AND the mom.  I think the mom needs to get crackin' with the corporal punishment.  The teenager is out of control.


The reason this post isn't officially procrastinated is because I was actually doing worthwhile things (most of the time).  Marley and I ate breakfast with Paul--he did a lovely job of fetching chicken-fried steak, hash browns, and sourdough toast--and we watched the first episode of Crusoe online.  Later, I took her to gymnastics, took her to Target to buy Disney's Scene It 2, fetched dinner, played Scene It, and cuddled on the couch while waiting for Daddy to come home.

Marley has been very affectionate lately and has wanted me more than Paul.  Mommy is better at going to gymnastics (because she knows what is going on). Mommy is better at reading prayers (who knows why).  It is really quite nice, except when her internal settings have been turned to "Ricochet Off the Walls and Be Very, Very Loud for Hours at a Time."  Paul and I should record it sometime because it is quite the sight (and sound).  

In other Saturday news:

  1. Colin received his first offer for a platinum Visa today.  Seriously.  What list is he on that doesn't recognize he is a junior in high school?  I feel like having Paul call up and pretend to be Colin to see if he would actually get the pre-approved card.  Of course, the worst insult would be if he got a higher credit balance than Paul and I have!
  2. I've been Facebooking a lot lately.  I'd had an account for ages and then some friends started.  Now, you can find practically hourly updates from me.  I noticed something in the last few days, though and I have some advice for single people.  Don't put your relationship status on Facebook.  Twice in the last few days, I have gotten the update--noted with a little, pink, broken heart--that So-n-So is no longer in a relationship.  I don't know, I just think that is sad.  As much as I run on and on online, I'm not sure that I would want people to find out about a break up that way.  I guess that is one more reason for Paul and I to never get a divorce--so I won't have to change my marital status on Facebook.  (Got that, Paul?  No divorce--if only for that reason.)
  3. That Crusoe show is pretty awesome.  I wonder about myself sometimes.  I think I am one part teenage boy.  I love sci-fi and comic book heroes, and now, Crusoe.  Of course, I'm wondering if the actual demographic for that show isn't actually middle-aged men.  I say that because while watching the show online, the one commercial repeated during the playback was for Viagra.  "Help this couple find their way to happiness."  I think I'll let that couple find their own way to happiness.
  4. I'm still conducting my Twitter experiment.  The good thing is, it allows for a different glimpse of my blogging friends.  The bad news is, the "conversations" are very disjointed.  There is some back and forth, but it is just a little strange.  I don't know.  I'll keep at it for a couple more weeks and see what happens.
  5. I spent some time watching clips of one of my new favorite shows: The Chocolate News.  David Alan Grier is simply a genious.  I've always enjoyed him, especially in his collaborations with Bonnie Hunt.  On the premier episode, he did an impersonation of Maya Angelou that makes me laugh whenever I think about it.  In fact, I saw Maya Angelou being interviewed a few days later and I burst out laughing.  It is on Comedy Central and has that cable edge, so if you watch it, keep the kids out of the room.  I can guarantee you something inappropriate for children will pop up.

Well, 30 minutes to spare!  Goodnight everybody!

8 down, 22 to go


Kristi said...

Hey - thanks for your NaBloPoMo comment on my post! I know what you mean about Twitter - I gave it a go and couldn't get past all the disjointedness. I kept thinking that anything I Tweeted (gah! that is so NOT a verb!) was like walking into a room where everyone was talking all at once and noone was listening to anyone else. I purposely kept myself FAR FAR away from Facebook, knowing I would get sucked in with no hope of return.

Good luck this month - I like your countdown at the end of your post.

Anonymous said...

I've only just realized that I can't watch tv shows on line. Stoooopid copyright laws. I can't watch old episodes of Star Trek at

Canada sucks.

Have to go -- husband just bought Dr Horrible singalong blog on itunes. And I MUST watch the lovely Fillion creature sing.

AJU5's Mom said...

Facebook eats up a lot of my time! I am addicted to some of the "applications" (games). I have some teenagers as friends (church people), and it is interesting to see their relationship status change REGULARLY!

Mel said...

Well, I'm glad I made the decision that one weblog is more than enough!

If you're in need, I gave you material for a posting:

I'd hate for you to run out! ;-)