May 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm (politics, rant) ()

Not my  usual style but the decision to on Prop 8  by the California supreme  court was utterly  ridiculous and not worth waiting for.

So  Prop  8 stands –  no  same-sex marriage, BUT if you got married , you can still be married.

So a legal , state  recognized marriage is a matter of timing?

I don’t  care where you stand on the issue,  you can’t being happy  with a non-decision.

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May 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm (domestic life, garden) (, )

It happens every  year.  I have to burn  my  back  and shoulders.  Why  this has become a rule ,I don’t know.  and it always  happens on a day  like today.  It wasn’t that  hot  out, but we were doing hot work.  So  the long sleeve  shirt  came off and the tank  top was ll that  was covering me.   I didn’t even notice it until Dh saw  it.  sigh

But we  did clear 8 or  9  more square  yards of the front  garden.

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Things that have changed my TV habits

May 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm (domestic life, tv) (, , )

First :  Fandom.  BTVS was my  introduction to fandom.  Yes, I  knew  about Star Trek  conventions and fanfic.  But Buffy  got me involved.  Buffy started just before we  moved to CA.  My sister watched it  and I  talked about it with  them.  In CA, I  found on line discussion boards.  Quotes, meanings, predictions, and other people jumping  up and down  about things you were jumping up and down.  And people that saw things I  missed. So I paid more  attention,  and rewatched,  and had more  fun with TV than I knew  was possible.

Second:  TIVO.  Easy time shifting.  The ability to pause and have a discussion in the middle  of  a show.  ( I took DH  and I  well over an hour to watch  an episode of Battlestar)The ability to rewind and resee the OMGWTFBBQ moments.   But  mostly the joy  of turning on the tv and having something on that I want to watch.

Third: Hulu,  itunes, and all the otherways  I can watch tv  on  my computer.    Tivo cuts off a few  minutes– go find  the show on the computer.  Or  everyone  is talking about a show I didn’t see — catch  the first  episode on the computer to see if I  care .  Away from my TIVO– grab a computer and  catch up on my shows. I  know a number of people  that had to give  up cable due to cost — it really  isn’t that  painful anymore.  Sometimes  you have to wait a day — and one show I  watch show the episode on the computer 8 days after  the first airing.  For  someone that has  benn timeshifting, this makes  almost  no difference.

Looking  forwad to  more  changes

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4 things I hate

May 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm (diabetes, domestic life, garden, library) ()

1) Leaving a book behind at a place I technically  can’t get back into until Next week.

2) Watering.  I  know lots of people that talk about the zen of watering, but I just find it dull.

3) The  words ” well I was told you  can find it any any library…”.  Right.  As if all libraries had room  for everything. 

4)  the question “Should you  be eating that ?”  Seriously, unless you  are  a member of the secret food police, it is none of  your  business.

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Active for Life

May 19, 2009 at 5:40 pm (chronic conditions, domestic life, fun, library, resolution) (, )

I work for the County , and the county has just rejoined the Active for life program. It is set up to encourage people to become more active, and to recognize when they make better life style choices. In 2007, I did it and made 122% of my goal.

The idea is the you set up a goal X amount of activity 5 days a week. Two years ago I had a goal of 30 minutes. Which was easy for me to reach. Even when I was sick, I had plenty of time to make up for missed minutes. Plus I earned a bunch of bonus points for eating fruits and veggies, and drinking water. This year I am aiming for 60 minutes 5 days a week — but my real goal is to hit 122% of my goal again.

This is a 10 week program, which is just long enough. I don’t get tired of counting points, and I did establish some habits that stuck around for awhile. The library also ‘competes’ as a team. I feel just the tinest bit of pressure to not let my team down. Just enough to push me off the couch.

I work regularly at two of the smaller branches of the the library . Three at one branch will be involved, and maybe one other at the second.
Let us hope for a successful group.

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Just Ella

May 14, 2009 at 8:05 pm (book review, books) (, , )

just ella
Just Ella by Margret Peterson Haddix is the story of Cinderella after the ball. I always wanted to know what happened after the story ended . I might have been disappointed as a young child, but I think by 10/12 I would have appreciated this story. As an adult , I enjoyed the pokes at the Disney version of Cinderella and the pokes at the whims of fashion.

Hmm… I wonder if I have any books around that are meant for grownups

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