Or musings, or observations. Here it is Sunday again, one week since my last "bitch" post.
Yesterday, as you can see, I wrote about why I don't watch the Olympics.
- Too many commercials
- Too much one sided coverage of American athletes
- Too many profiles of the hardships the American athletes had to go through to participate in the Olympics
- Too much taped (not live) coverage
- Too many commercials
- Too much talk
|The Olympic Snowboarding medal winners - what? No buzz cuts? Looks like snowboarders from Central Casting.|
It's only a little over a month until the Bloggerpalooza. It looks like we're going to have about the same number of participants this year (20) as we did last year. A few will not be coming and a few new folks will be coming. It looks like a wash. This week and next week I'll review the "prizes" and get in touch with Marshall Manlove, our hypnotist to make suggestions for his show. Anyone still wanting to attend contact me by e-mail and I'll give you the details.
|Wild and crazy bloggers at last year's Bloggerpalooza|
Yesterday I talked to my brother Isaac in Pennsylvania. He just got his power back after being out since last Wednesday. Mother of God, can you imagine? I am SO GLAD I moved from PA, and not just because of the all too frequent power outages. We lived on a beautiful piece of land (6.875 wooded acres) but with all those trees, every time there was a heavy wind, the power went out. DONT.MISS.THAT. In fact, right before we moved down here (Delaware) in 2006 the power was out most of the week in the heat of summer after a heavy wind storm. That was just another reminder to get out of Pennsylvania, and their ever increasing confiscatory taxes. And especially now, since they have a Republican governor and Republican controlled state legislature that is trying to suppress the vote with the bogus voter ID law and their war on women. When I heard of those shenanigans I was doubly glad to get out of that state, no matter how geographically beautiful it is. And they're also anti-gay. No marriage equality in Alabama north of the border….er Pennsylvania.
More doctor's appointments this week. Not too bad, I go to the dentist on Wednesday. Bill pointed out to me the dried blood on my shirt that I didn't know was there. That was as a result of my dermatologist scrapping a keratosis patch off of my left torso under my arm. Always something folks.
I did a preliminary run on my taxes. First time I'm filing jointly. Bill and I are officially married which means we will now enjoy and benefit from the same marital protections that straight couples have had since the beginning of time. So far, instead of owing over a $1,000 like I did last year, it looks like I'm getting back $985 this year. Hey, feels good to be EQUAL and not Less Than.
Is it me or has this winter seemed like it's going on forever? Wow. I am SO READY for spring.
By the way, I'm watching some really good TV now. I rent Netflix DVD's which I find is the best way to watch TV. I can't stand all the commercials on TV, that's why I mostly don't watch TV. The only TV I watch is MSNBC and the daily lineup of Ed Schultz, Rev. Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell. I don't watch any other TV except for my Netflix rentals, which I'm binging on "The Good Wife" right now. Oh SOOO GOOD. I binge on those DVD right in my home movie theater, which is my oh so comfy bedroom.
I used to watch shows like "American Idol" but stopped watching when Simon Cowell left and was replaced by the ciphers like Jo-Lo (still can't believe they're paying that giggling phony 15M a year for what?) and Mariah Carey. What am I missing here? And they wonder why their viewership has gone down. Make it interesting folks and get the phonies off.
Okay, enough bitching from this quarter. I feel better now.