March 31st, 2010

character

Television, Télévision, Fernseher

I can watch tv again! We got a new digital TV and an antenna-ish thing, so now, for the first time in months, I can watch television while I putz around the house. And you know what I found out? You can see Aljazeera on Channel 12. I think a lot of people think that it's something it's not. It's like BBC, only centered around Northern Africa. Interesting. I also watched the Tyra Banks show, and I was surprisingly moved.
I don't know if we will get cable, because I really don't like Comcast and I am opposed to their efforts to "acquire" MSNBC. But, hey, I've got public television, Big Bang Theory, and all the Spanish channels I could want.
Some might ask, why watch tv when you could read a book? And I'll tell you why. Because I don't read books; I fall into books, which makes it impossible to get anything else done. If there were a Readers Anonymous, I would be a prime candidate. But I feel comfortable having the tv on while I do chores, homework, etc. It's like a friend that you can ignore, who will always keep talking to you, and occasionally tell you something funny or informative.
Today, for example, I started a project to build modular storage in my closet and get my dresser our of our bedroom. So far, so good, and I think Alex will really appreciate an eensy bit more space, poor dear.
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character

It takes courage...

So, this evening, I finally screwed up my nerve and rode my bike over to the King Soopers to get some detergent for darks. It was hard! Nobody rides out here in 'Burbia except for preteens. Nobody. So I've been intimidated. But I needed to do laundry, so I put on my helmet and strapped on my lights and rode half a mile. And I didn't get hit by a car, because 4 years of riding in Capitol Hill traffic have honed my instincts, and now I feel ever so slightly more confident. I'm from Denver, okay, deal with it!
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