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"...another reason I'm intrigued with the hanged of Salem, especially the women, is that a number of them aroused suspicion in the first place because they were financially independent, or sharp-tongued, or kept to themselves. In other words, they were killed off for the same sort of life I live right now but with longer skirts and fewer cable channels." Sarah Vowell, The partly cloudy patriot.


Random bits, mostly about tv.

Does anyone still watch ER? I would be hard pressed to remember the last time I watched it regularly - I think it was after that one dude drove the car into the water with whatsherface in it?

Is anyone watching America's Next Top Model? Is it the last episode this week? I notice I am not exactly really rooting for anyone this season. I ws totally into Caridee last season - and the season before, I didn't care as long as Jade never appeared on my tv screen again. This season, I feel like all of my favorites were cut early on.

Are you still not watching Shear Genius? Cuz it is - shear genius, that is. It has got the best combo of talent and snark on relaity tv since season 2 of Project Runway.

My throat still hurts, and it only stops hurting when I am eating or drinking. I think I'll try to show a film in class tomorrow. The only one I can think of is the New School's video of Deborah Tannen and John Bly talking about sex differences in communication. It's kind of ridiculous, but it's funny - and it should hopefully get reactions.

I keep thinking it's wednesday. On wednesdays, I am always convinced it is thursday.

Tonight is the last episode of Gilmore Girls. I'm both glad and not. To me it has sucked for the past few seasons - I have always hated Rory's relationships - and sadly her acting has gotten worse and worse and more and more unidimensional. Plus, she is supposed to be not rich, but her clothes are always incredible. It annoys me as it has seemed like she is turning into a very privileged, spoiled young woman and it causes me to be completely unable to identify with her. Much of the show has really annoyed me - but at the same time, it is actually quality family television - so from that perspective it is too bad it is getting canceled.

When you get attached to television characters, the season finales can be sad. I will miss the cast of "How I met your mother" and the cast of "the office" this summer. Hmmm...maybe I should get my own life so I don't have to have relationships with tv characters? Whatta concept.

I learned last week (through the wonder that is wikipedia) that I have an uncommon version of eczema. I get these painful tiny blisters on my hands (on my fingertips, between my fingers, along the sides, etc). They get much worse in the summer, an take forever to heal. I had some on my thumb a few weeks ago, and it is still not healed. It's on the "pad" of my thum - so every time I touch something, it hurts. Grrr... I saw a doctor about it once and he just told me to let them heal on their own. But I pretty much get them constantly in the summer. I read that hydrogen peroxide can help - so I am trying that today.

Even though I am super excited to have a second interview - I do not enjoy interviews in the summer. First, my professional summer wardrobe sucks - it is just very hard to dress professionally in the summer. My good interview pants are wool. If I were to wear a skirt, I feel much more professional in boots and tights - and don't ever wear nylons or heels - and certainly wouldn't go bare-legged for an interview (if for no other reason than that I have horrible legs). Plus, the bulk of my summer skirts are from thrift stores (and are thus kinda crazy).

Second, invariably I will feel gross by the time I get there (since I will be walking an taking public transport), which is a bad way to start an interview. I may try to go there this weekend and see if there are places nearby where I could go early to cool down/calm down and collect myself beforehand.

So, everyone please keep your fingers crossed for a freak snow storm the first week in June.


At 10:11 PM, Blogger Kate said...

This may just be my current obsession with gluten intolerance, but I've read that certain forms of eczema are caused by gluten intolerance (and it's not the kind of thing doctors think of so you may need to see a nutrition specialist to be sure).

At 9:27 AM, Blogger Seeking Solace said...

I still watch ER, despite the fact that I think they jumped the shark a long time ago. Luka and Abbey are married now and have a kid. John Stamos (Uncle Jessie) is on the show now and he just annoys me. Why I still watch is beyond me. I just get sucked in.

My throat is sore too!!!

At 11:52 AM, Blogger Anastasia said...

haven't watched ER in ages. I used to love that show.

I'm watching america's next top model. most of my early favorites are gone. i used to like britney but she got weird. by now, i've decided i really dig Natasha. Jaslene seems very uninteresting and Renee--pardon me, Nene--just irritates me.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger Queen of West Procrastination said...

I'm pretty sure I haven't watched ER since George Clooney was on the show. Weird.

I am still watching ANTM. My sister and I have been placing gentlewomanly wagers on how it's going to turn out, but I don't really care who wins, as long as it's not Renee.

And ouch! That eczema sounds painful!

At 10:35 PM, Blogger BrightStar said...

I get attached to t.v. characters, too.

Good luck on your upcoming interview! I agree that it's really tough to dress professionally in the summer.

I have a month of Shear Genius to catch up on my DVR -- I've only seen the first episode!!!

At 4:00 AM, Blogger Ianqui said...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I still watch ER. Super G is even taping the end for me while I'm in AEC. Embarrassing. I wish I were watching Shear Genius, but I'll just have to make do with the marathon that'll come over the summer.


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