Yeah, it's been a while again. But I've been saving myself up for the
SOTU, what with the drinking and carousing and having multiple Bushes
on multiple monitors all around me. I know I was going to be in for a
media blitz, and I had to mentally prepare. Which is the reason I
shaved the ole noggin', though most people don't realize it. Had to
streamline the thing for efficiency. Hair just slows me down.
Actually, I suppose Sean said it best in his email to me, the body of
The Pre-Emptive Strike!
What can I say? We look to our leaders for behavior to emulate.
Sam and I canceled the cable, which was pretty huge in this house. It hurts to not be able to watch SportsCenter when I go to sleep every night, and it really hurts to not be able to watch Law and Order whenever I want to. On the other hand, it's definitely for the best, since I ALWAYS want to watch Law and Order, and so the satisfying of the craving isn't particularly, well... satisfying. So as of last week, the only channel we get is NBC. Which is huge, since it shows new episodes of Law and Order, and the West Wing. Between that and Sams episodes of the Simpsons on DVD (and the package from Amazon I have coming in with the first season of Twin Peaks), I'll be alright. It's Sam I worry about. Well, I was worrying yesterday, but now I'm kkind of scared. I saw him watching an episode of The Apprentice tonight, on a screen so fuzzy it could give my tummy a run for it's money. Really, I feel like watching The Apprentice on a bad screen is analagous to trying to get the last drops out of a tube of toothpaste. If toothpaste were a dangerously addictive dentrifice.
We are pretty heavily involved in winter these days. I usually hate winter. This year is no exception. Maybe even a little worse than usual since (a) Like a complete idiot, I shaved my head. Because I wasn't QUITE cold enough when it hit 2 degrees the other day. And (b) I have a quarter century of winters behind me now, and I know that not only will this one last just as long as all the other, next year it will come around again, inexorably. In fact, it's on it's way at this very moment, AND it's here already. Everything sucks.