Saturday, October 30, 2004 - 10th Planet

Oh, look! It looks just like Doctor Who, but for grown-ups!
Oh, and I missed last week's episode of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, too, which also frustrated me. This, in addition to having no time for anything because I'm always out canvassing the neighborhood for Kerry supporters. (Although I did watch Disney's Haunted Mansion tonight, which was as much fun as The Country Bears. Which, if you recall from my post way back when, I loved. So take that, movie critics!)
Okay, I had written a fairly long post at work, and emailed it to Blogger. But it appears to have not materialized. And I can't just copy and paste it, because it's at work, where I won't be until Wednesday.

The jist of it was this: I haven't been posting regularly lately, because I allowed myself to be talked into volunteering to go door to door in my neighborhood, trying to get the vote out for John Kerry. This isn't something I'm comfortable with at all. In the past, I've mentioned how I hate to leave the house and how I hate to meet people. No exaggeration, no hyperbole. And now, I'm forcing myself to do just that. And it's not terribly easy for me to do. I mean, I seem to be managing it, but every day when I finish, I've got a bad case of the shakes, because this is so far out of my comfort zone.

But I can't not do it, either, because then I feel like I'm not doing enough to try to defeat the Criminal Bush. And if I deliberately don't do everything I can, and he wins, then I'll feel somewhat responsible. So the thought of not going out, not drumming up support for Kerry, or for anti-Bush, or whatever, is also pretty stressful.

So I've got these two stressors pulling at me, and it's really getting me edgy, depressed, and upset. And this has been pretty much my state for the past week, and will continue to be until after Tuesday. Plus, I have to choose between two landscapers: one with a much higher bid, who has trouble making it out for appointments, but who I feel more comfortable with, or one who has a lower bid but just got fined $1000 this past summer by the Nevada Contractors Licensing Board for, among other things, failure to comply in an investigation. Plus I just put down a big deposit on a Honda Civic Hybrid without even test-driving one (although I get to drive one this week, so we'll see). So, yeah. Stressed. And when I feel this way, I don't feel so much like writing.

So I'm going to stop now, and go read comic books.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Support Tru Calling - News

And it now appears that Fox won't even be showing the truncated second "season" of Tru Calling, a show I had really enjoyed. Screw 'em; I'm buying the DVDs of the first season, and of the also-canceled-too-soon Wonderfalls just to spite them. And I'm still not watching anything they're currently showing...

Monday, October 25, 2004

Real quick: there's a big discussion about the banning
of A Child's Life here.
And what's really irritating is the most pigheaded
"it's the librarians' fault" person is named Kaplan.
No relation. Seriously.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 "Council targets library material"

Welcome to the New America. And one of my worst nightmares.
Okay, this should come as no surprise, but I'm going to say it anyway: I am a sap. I watched Secondhand Lions today (the HD recording had been sitting on my DVR taking up tons of space for about a month; it was time) and loved it.

And I seem to be suffering from a bit of writers block today, so that's all I'm going to write right now.