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Random things.

  • Why is it acceptable to watch a lot of movies, but not t.v.?  I hate it when people are like, “Oh, I don’t watch a lot of t.v., it rots your brain.”  I enjoy t.v., and I fail to see how being longer and having a bigger budget automatically makes something less of a time waster or more worthwhile.  I’m pretty sure that I lose a lot less brain cells watching 24 than I do watching Undercover Brother.  Which is a hilarious movie, by the way.  I don’t like watching t.v. mindlessly, though.  I have certain shows that I follow religiously, some I watch when they’re on and some I record just so that when I feel like being a couch potato I have something that I actually want to watch instead of having to watch  South Park reruns or the latest special on TLC about that family with 17 kids.
  • Y’know what I hate?  Heat.  Yes, heat.  Winter comes, and I turn on my heat and I start wearing socks (gasp) around the house.  I try not to blast it because of money and energy and blah blah blah, but if I have my heat on 72 I shouldn’t feel a cold draft in my house, especially when it’s not even that cold out yet!
  • I can’t fold my laundry.  Every time I go to the laundry basket, there is a cat in it.  Luckily there’s a towel on top for them to shed on.
  • In the Opry Mills mall, there’s this store called the Apple Barn.  In addition to their many household items shaped like apples, they have an incredible selections of fruit butters.  Not just apple butters, oh no.  They have apple cherry, cherry, apricot, pear, pumpkin, sweet potato…i’m forgetting some, i’m sure.  We tried the apple cherry and pumpkin this morning.  I think i’m going to have to bake something with the pumpkin.
  • Fatty, my oldest cat, is snoring really loud.  I’m going to poke her until she stops.

posted: 07 November 11
under: lists

  • i also think that the anti-tv bias is pretty dumb. yeah, i watch some dumb tv shows, but i also watch some dumb movies. and i watch some smart tv that has more thought, time, and energy put into each episode than half of the movies that are made. so. bite me!

  • I hear you on the heat. The air is sooo dry. Suddenly I have to have lotion and chap stick stashed all over the house.

  • I hate turning the heat on, too. And walking around the house in socks? Ugh. Don’t even get me started.

    Now you’ve made me want to make fruit butter!

  • Those tv haters always bug me, too. I’m one of those nerds that loves to watch the Discovery channel, or when in the states, the National Geographic and Science channels, etc. Yeah, I also love stuff like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dexter, but hey, it’s a good balance. And I’ll betcha I’ve learned more from a season of Mythbusters than those movie-only people have watching just movies all year.

    And my cats always beeline for my laundry basket also. Silly girls.

  • beck

    oh god, i AM one of those movie-only people.

    also this blog is great and all, but i need more pictures of bonny.

  • I never watch TV. I don’t think I’ve turned the tv on for over two months. Now, don’t get me wrong and think that I watch films a lot or that I do useful things instead of watching it. Instead I spend my time mindlessly browsing the internet, or playing videogames. I think all those tv haters would be just as appaled about that.

  • “Why is it acceptable to watch a lot of movies, but not t.v.?”- this occurs to me all the time! Clearly the consensus (from these comments at least) is that tv is just as acceptable 🙂 And the cats in the laundry basket thing- ugh! My one boy cat loves to dive into my warm, just-dried laundry, which does sound nice and cozy, but results in cat hair ALL over my clothes. I hear ya.

  • Having to wear layers while the heat is on annoys me too! We just bought a 100 year old, basically uninsulated house and its crazy drafty so we’ve been weather proofing as much as we can, as fast as we can. I’d rather not be paying to heat the backyard, thank you!

    And my oldest cat Nicki snores too, loudly, a lot. its kinda cute in an annoying sort of way.

  • Susan

    I walk around the house with two pairs of socks and two thermal shirts while the heater is set on 72. I guess I’m a summer person at heart.

    I recently found this blog and find myself becoming addicted to it.

  • yeah, tv’s educational a hell of a lot more often than movies are! especially the food network, lol.

    btw, I got your zine and it’s awesome! I’ll be posted about the zucchini muffins soon. 🙂

  • I’m glad you said it. I am always immediately turned-off by people that tell me the don’t watch TV or a lot of TV. It often comes with a snob-like tone, as if they feel they are better for it! Everything in moderation I say.

  • Everything in moderation is good like Megan say.

    i order this night the zine #2, i cant wait to get it!!

  • I totally agree with what you said about the TV hatin’ people. I understand if you just don’t like TV, and therefore don’t watch it. But, to say that watching movies is somehow better for you than watching TV is a crock of shit. Unless, of course, you are really only just watching really boring documentaries. But then you might as well just pick up a book.

  • Amy

    I don’t get the anti-tv bias at the moment. There is some really interesting and smart tv around – but the more popular tv doesn’t tend to be as intellectual.