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my favorite monday

book club! it was a success again. yay. next we're reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X. also noteworthy, everyone unanimously liked the book. cool. the uber-important topic: are girls who wear ankle bracelets slutty? was not completely put to rest. i'm thinking of starting to wear ankle bracelets this summer just to prove a point! ;)

add to my important longish/shortish term to-do list: go to the dentist.

i hate my lack of willpower in regards to the television. i have been considering how i feel that there is a significant amount of time watching it that i could spend doing other things, again. i go through this i guess every six months or so. since cold turkey is not an option, i have to figure another strategy. chris has been sitting here playing devil's advocate to my anti-tv rant and it's not helping!

what else... probably not going to heaven this thursday as i thought. between not being able to call out of work and it looking like it's going to snow, yeah... probably not. i should never say i'm "going" to attend some fun activity on LJ because it seems to be turning out to be a jinx. only post when it's over is my new policy!

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cheetahmaster
Feb. 25th, 2003 05:53 am (UTC)
the uber-important topic: are girls who wear ankle bracelets slutty? was not completely put to rest. i'm thinking of starting to wear ankle bracelets this summer just to prove a point! ;)

1.) Me too! Wait.
2.) Ah, but *which* point would you be proving? :}

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i hate my lack of willpower in regards to the television ...

Make a list of the shows you want to watch. Only watch those. No flipping channels to see what's on after that, no killing time between two others, even if they are a half hour apart.

Oh, and for shows that are *always* on (Law & Order, Trading Spaces) limit yourself to new episodes only, or only once a day or whatever you are comfortable with.
snidegrrl
Feb. 25th, 2003 06:16 am (UTC)
2.) Ah, but *which* point would you be proving?

Oho... I didn't say, did I! I'm so mysterious.

Make a list of the shows you want to watch.

Here is the problem: define want. Sure, I want to watch Buffy or L&O reruns, because it's entertaining. But I want to educate myself by reading feminist literature, and I want to finish my craft project. The problem here is that TV is easier than those things. So I end up doing that. And say it takes me 1/2 hour to eat. I like to watch TV while I eat, because it's hard to hold a book or what-not. But then... after I am done eating, I don't get up from the TV and stop watching, I sit there for another 1, 2 hours. Because it's easy. Don't worry, I am not blaming the TV. Clearly the blame lies squarely here on my shoulders. I just haven't figured out how to get more motivated.
examorata
Feb. 25th, 2003 07:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I need to get back into knitting during the TV stuff, 'cause otherwise it does really start to feel wasteful. Yep. I empathize, but yeah, can't take it cold turkey. Really can't. Just have to keep focused on the stuff I really want to watch.
snidegrrl
Feb. 26th, 2003 12:46 am (UTC)
I mean more that I can't because you'd be a little ticked if I threw the thing off the balcony. ;)

Which I promise not to do of course.
geniealisa
Feb. 25th, 2003 09:54 am (UTC)
Tivo changed my life (I know I sound like an infomercial). But I found I watch less television now and only the stuff I care about as opposed to whatever drivel is on. Plus, I skip commercials etc. and can stop it and come back to it later that day if I get inspired to do something else. No more "aw, I'll do the dishes after Law and Order is over"....
omphaloskepsis
Feb. 25th, 2003 03:41 pm (UTC)
I'm right there with you!
Tivo really changed the way I watch tv. Alot of it is about not watching commercials and not watching anything that isn't interesting to me, but it also removes the element of "having" to watch at a certain time to see what you want, it puts you less at the mercy of the tv schedule.

Also, I'm a huge fan of crocheting while I watch tv, it makes me less guilty about the time spent - cause I have something to show for it.
snidegrrl
Feb. 26th, 2003 12:54 am (UTC)
see my post below about tivo... my problem with it was that it gave me an overabundance of things to watch, instead of limiting my tv desirability.
snidegrrl
Feb. 26th, 2003 12:53 am (UTC)
I know it's supposed to be so great, but my experience of TIVO was that I always had SEVETEEN HOURS of things I enjoyed watching, instead of being like, "oh there is nothing on TV, I'll just turn it off". Add that to wanting to spend my cash elsewhere, and alas, TIVO is not the answer for me.
thecapm
Feb. 25th, 2003 10:50 am (UTC)
book club! it was a success again. yay. next we're reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X. also noteworthy, everyone unanimously liked the book.


White Guilt is a powerful thing, indeed



I KID!
snidegrrl
Feb. 26th, 2003 12:55 am (UTC)
I meant we unanimously enjoyed the book we just read, Atonement... we have yet to see if we all like Malcolm X. :)
thecapm
Feb. 26th, 2003 10:34 pm (UTC)
okey

White Guilt
and
Time Travel
is a powerfu-

oh, fuck it
dragonwyn
Feb. 25th, 2003 04:31 pm (UTC)
are girls who wear ankle bracelets slutty?

that's so weird- i have a friend whose mum considered anybody wearing an anklette to be a Jezebel . . . but personally as a wearer of anklettes (& toe-rings too, when i'm not wearing boots) i've never really understood the whole fuss with them . . . maybe it's an old testament thing or at the very least an older generational thing?? *g*
snidegrrl
Feb. 26th, 2003 01:06 am (UTC)
hmmm... it was actually an older-generation person who made the original statement... i will have to ask my dad what he thinks of the ankle bracelet...
dragonwyn
Feb. 26th, 2003 02:12 am (UTC)
Re:
ahh the infinite wisdom of dads. excellent. heheh. hopefully he can shed some illumination upon the matter . . .*g*
mcoletti
Feb. 25th, 2003 06:31 pm (UTC)
I think ankle bracelets are hot. In fact, if you wear them, make sure Jack is around to fend me off!
snidegrrl
Feb. 26th, 2003 01:04 am (UTC)
Uh oh... watch out... Piper on the prowl. ;)
salami_salome
Feb. 27th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
I love ankle bracelets. But none of those slender, gold sorority girl type ones for me. The best ones are ones that clank or jingle. I have a pair of those cheap silver-toned Indian bell anklets, and I wear them to death when it's nice out; I also own some Indian dancing bells, which are basically giant clusters of those Christmas-ish bronze jingle bells. Those are cool but /very/ heavy, and don't really /go/ with anything but Indian clothing.

In Tunisia, women wear bangle-style anklets called khuul-khaal that indicate their marital status!
snidegrrl
Feb. 27th, 2003 11:29 am (UTC)
There are so many ankle bracelet options!! My problem with them is that I fear that when I do not wear socks, my feet get really, really stinky. So usually socks get in the way of my lascivious ankle-bracelet freedom. I always end up wearing socks with my sandals which I guess probably labels me less as a loose woman. Of course, I think socks with sandals are sex-ay baby!
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