July 25th, 2004

ice cream

Lurkers? Reveal Thyselves?

I notice there are quite a few people who have me as their LJ friend... and yet I don't know who you are! That's fine with me (and I almost never do friend-only posts) but I'm curious... WHO ARE YOU? Some of you have come from other friends of mine (like malibran) and some probably from communities (like raythoo) but others I'm not sure about. You can lurk all you want, just wondering if anybody will say hello.

I don't bite.
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Midnight Randomness, Catching Up

Whoah, I made it to midnight without somebody else telling me I was stupid. I figured it would come in threes like most things.

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Meanwhile, just read a neat book synopsis sent to me by a friend, got my head going. Good stuff! (Dear ccoyle: I will send comments probably tomorrow.)

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Caleb and I went for a walk tonight to check out the Madonna crowd around Philips. Saw some truly enviable 80s style outfits. Way to go, girls!

BTW, in case I didn't mention it here, thanks to his employer being VERY generous in the freebie department, Daniel is taking Caleb to see Madonna tomorrow night. (Ai yai yai, they are so luccccckyyyyy!)

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Speaking of music, it finally occured to me that now that I have a pop-up blocking browser (Firefox) I can get back to enjoying Bollywood music online. All the good ones I'd found (esp. Smashits.com) have a major problem with pop-ups, to the point where I dropped off using them. But now I can enjoy Bollywood to my heart's delight. I'm finding myself getting really sick of my CDs, 80s music and Classical. There are like 100 genres to explore and it's fresh stuff I really enjoy because I haven't heard it 1000 times. And I can dance to it too! Right now I've got on a WebCD I made ages ago, of the whole Taal soundtrack.

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I was "bad" in England as far as eating and I've been that way since I got back, mainly because I had horrible headaches (required chocolate) and then got sick (don't care, needed comfort food). I don't feel too guilty or frustrated by the fact I have probably gained like 8 lbs. As soon as I'm 100% recovered from this cold (Monday) I will get back on the wagon and then in 2-3 months I'll get back down again. I mean, it's not irreversible damage and exercise and eating right wasn't really hard, plus it saved me money. (Though twinge of frustration: being a woman sucks. How the hell can I gain like 8 lbs. in 3 weeks and then it takes 3 months to lose it????)
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I am so lazy. I should be working now but instead, I'm watching car overhaul show. Me. Watching. Car. Overhaul. Show. I think I want a 1964 Corvette now. LOL.
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My pigs get smarter all the time

My pigs aren't too bright but I think they have made some progress over time. For example, this afternoon Caleb and I were having fun with them on the kitchen table, watching them around the Sunday paper, making cute noises, eating pieces of parsley. Well, Abbie didn't want her fun interrupted by getting all wet from her pee (which she would from being so furry and being only like 1/2 inch off the ground), so what does she do but back up so her rear end is off the table and then quirt all over the floor. LOL. She looked smug afterward, which doesn't surprise me since she always looks annoyed if she's got wet from anything.
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Insight

Even though I've donated time & effort to Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the local feminist health center, for the past year I've been having sort of ambivalent feelings about abortion. I didn't really change my opinion (and I still support those orgs) but I examined my understanding & opinion more. For example, a recent article on abortions subsequent to newly available genetics tests really freaked me out. Anyway, today the local paper ran an opinion piece by Barbara Ehrenreich that I thought was quite insightful in bringing up the various contradictions and doubts among women today. If you're not interested, skip, but otherwise I've put it behind a cut.

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B&W Movies

I found this bit from Roger Ebert's "Movie Answer Man" collumn really touched a nerve with me.

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Personally, although I as born in '74, I am an old movie nut. People I know are often disappointed by how many "recent" movies I've seen, but I can spout of on Erich von Stroheim or Greta Garbo or Clark Gable or Trevor Howard or Hitchcock any old time. I was totally obsessed with Buster Keaton at one time. I've seen a myriad old films and can describe the plots and importance and stars of a lot of old movies I've never even SEEN, just read about. I grew up on that I to me, when I run into the whole phenom of people (my age) who DON'T know, I too find it weird, jarring. And the idea of people not LIKING B&W movies is really freaky to me. I can SORT of understanding people not wanting films with subtitles, since it might be hard for them to follow and be distracting, but not liking B&W movies seems like a complain an 8-year-old would make. Anyway, I know that is the prevailing attitude, it is odd though to be reminded of that.

And as a side note, I was also raised listening to 30s and 40s radio shows. Raise your hand if you're familiar with The Shadow, Great Gildersleeve, Edgar Bergan, Inner Sanctum, etc.????? Once again, the fact I know all of those is proof, once again, my parents were conducting some kind of let's-raise-Wendy-in-the-Depression-even-though-it's-the-70s experiment.
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