Thursday, Nov. 02, 2006
Eau de Thursday
Over dinner tonight, I was bemoaning the fact that we don't have television here.
I don't watch a lot of television, even when we've had cable. WildRosie commented that she'd resent the time watching television, thinking, "I could do thus, and so, and so on..." Whereas for me, I just dream and think, "Damn... if I watched a TV show even once a week, I'd have a whole hour to sit down and NOT WORK!"
Plus, in a few more months it'll be time for the new season of Doctor Who. First time ever, I think, that I've been glad the BBC has such a protracted hiatus period.
Of course it's all purely hypothetical, since there's no television signal here and we don't have cable. I am disinclined to hook up cable when we're just staying short-term. Ditto for the high speed Internet, particularly since it costs so much to get set up here and then extortion payments following monthly thereafter. I keep glancing furtively for the Internet godfather in some darkened corner of a local cowboy bar, holding court and volunteering to make you an offer you can't refuse.
For the folks who asked, we've been halfway thinking of a Christmas wedding, or at least somewhere in the vicinity. It'll obviously depend on when MC's divorce goes final, though if his ex hasn't filed a formal answer by Thanksgiving weekend, the decision is a default and goes through no matter what she asks after that point.
I personally would love a Christmas wedding. We're not going to go over-the-top formal or anything, but some terrific things have happened to me in the month of December - like the birth of my baby sister and the birth of my youngest son. There are other reasons to want a December wedding, but of course we won't know the particulars until we file the default and get a final hearing date.
I've been surprised to find how many people have gone through similar experiences to ours - especially folks here on Diaryland. I guess I shouldn't be so shocked; there are probably a thousand nuances of personality that draw us to one person or another, even when we may not know the degree to which they parallel our own lives. A few times it's been downright spooky, the extent of overlap.
One more day to endure and I get a short couple of days to try and decompress. I've got web-related work to do and laundry and so on, but it's not in the same league as the "day" job with the paper.
All I can say is, thank God for upcoming holidays. By the time this part of the year rolls around, I'm just hanging on by a thread, waiting for more than one day off out of several months.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )