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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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