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Some random mental lint that's accumulated over the past couple of days:

I made it through most of the two-hour premier of The Starter Wife last night in hopes of seeing something entertaining. I don't recommend it, although Joan Davis is wonderfully over the top and I find it hilarious that Pond's is a major underwriter. (Like Hollywood plastic people would use a drugstore brand.)

Our local CBS affiliate announced a partnership with The Weather Channel on Friday. As the meteorologist started talking to Jim Cantore on a satellite linkup, my first thought was "Does this mean I'll get to hear jrsonday more?".

Thursday's "use what you have" sewing project was assembling a padded cover/carrier for one of our 25-lb helium tanks. Fender has been breaking in Wednesday's pillow slipcovers and would probably give them a thumbs-up if he had opposable thumbs. I slacked off Friday, finishing the tie tabs for a large birdcage cover I started a few weeks ago. Total fabric used from my stash for the week: less than ten yards. And I have an extra swim bag in a Dora the Explorer print. Whee.

Sunday afternoon is reserved for packing and sending out one last nag-mail on needed items (confirmation of a quick online training from a couple people, one kid's immunization dates) for day camp so I can eat ice cream and screw around on Sunday night before getting plenty of sleep before our airport shuttle pickup window of 0800-0815 on Monday morning. We'll be eating lunch in Denver, weather in Dallas permitting an on-time departure.

Yay vacation.


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Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
Is it radio or TV?

That's cool!! We are on WBAP there (I think I already told you that).
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
TV, callsign KTVT.

You did tell me about WBAP! I listen to them sometimes in the morning, but rarely in the afternoon because that's when they run Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. If I listen to too much of those two, I loose bad words at the radio.
Jun. 3rd, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
I watched the Starter Wife, too, and found it difficult to get through. I didn't like the rude young love interest for her, I found the storyline with Cricket's husband "accidentally" cheating obnoxious, and the storyline with her gay friend just wasn't working.

I guess I'll watch another episode, but if that sucks, too, I might give it up.

Have a great trip!
Jun. 3rd, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Being presented as a miniseries basically kills any chance I'll watch it as it's first aired. The Starter Wife is based on a chick-lit novel of the same name and I can't imagine reading one of those in once-weekly hourly chunks. Even my slow reads get "indulged" whenever I feel like it, whether that's twice a month of every day.

Apparently I picked a good week to be out of town, since the allergy outlook for this week looks unpleasant -- 40% chance of rain this evening and tomorrow morning, winds picking up throughout the week and muggy.

If we wind up with more than an hour to kill in the airport tomorrow, I'll drop the $10 for a T-Mobile HotSpot day pass and split screen time with the kiddo. It'll be less traumatic for everyone than the time I let her listen to a CD during a late evening connection and she started singing along.
Jun. 4th, 2007 02:37 am (UTC)
So, when and where should we be getting together?
Jun. 4th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
I'll be in Denver until the 16th; feel free to call my cell or my parents' house (number that ends in 4391) while I'm there.
Jun. 11th, 2007 05:29 am (UTC)
I have a long time friend who's been on TWC for several years now. As we flipped channels, we'd cross TWC and call out "Hi Warren."

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