Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What's going on...

If I post bullets mid-week, two weeks in a row, does that make it a "thing"?

A brief list of what's going on around here:

  • I've finished the knitting on Scout's Christmas New Year MLK Day Sweater.  There's still work to be done, and then I have to wrestle her into it and make sure it fits and attempt to take a picture.  Imagine it in your head.
  • I have another box of yarn on the way for my next project, so I'm hoping to keep up the momentum.
  • We are considering cutting our cable.  We lived without cable and with basic dial-up internet for 5 years before we moved into our current house (I got into a fight with the cable company, only they didn't know we were fighting, over a monopolistic rate increase, and took the high road by boycotting their services.)  If we keep our high speed internet, we'd be able to watch just about everything we wanted (which honestly isn't much) just not in real-time.  Admittedly we are a bit reluctant to go back to antennae, wire hangers, and aluminum foil to find local broadcast channels.  But the other night we watched 10 minutes of the 10 o'clock local news and remembered why we never watch local news.
  • We think the cable company is bugging our house because just as we were having these discussions, we discovered they'd given us free premium channels.
  • On Monday night, I stayed up way too late watching season 1 of Girls.  I'm always late to the party on shows like this (seriously, I haven't even started Downton Abbey yet).  I like it, but honestly, it makes me feel old.  Some of the nudity and explicit stuff felt a bit forced and gratuitous.
  • Other than Law & Order reruns and The Daily Show, there isn't much else that I watch on television.  Although I do really like the show New Girl.  And I used to like 30 Rock and The Office before they jumped the shark.  That being said, I can sometimes get sucked into mind-numbingly stupid reality tv like the Kardashians.
  • Watching the Golden Globes reminded me of a time when we used to go to movies, lots and lots of movies.  This year, I think the only nominated movies we saw were Les Miserables and Lincoln.  We are still hoping to see Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.  But we used to see literally every best picture nominee.
  • Scout refuses to sit in a highchair (or booster seat or cute child size chair at the dining room table) for dinner.  So sometimes dinner is consumed at her play table in her play kitchen and sometimes dinner is eaten while walking around the house.  I've decided to pick my battles, and that's not one of them.
  • On a related note, Scout will eat just about anything that is put in front of her at day care, but eats very little at home.  More evidence for my growing theory that manipulation is a truly innate human characteristic.  A few weeks ago day care served tuna noodle casserole for lunch and she had TWO servings.  Two servings of something that (a) was not cheese based and (b) was not a hot dog.  As an experiment I made tuna noodle casserole for dinner tonight, despite the fact that I absolutely do not want to eat it.  Perhaps in a parent/toddler role reversal, I'll refuse to eat it and have cereal instead.
  • I'm toying with a new blog project idea.  It's fiction.  I'm not sure I have the time or energy to devote to it, but maybe.
  • The Elmo balloon has amazing staying power and is still lurking around our house.

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