Monthly Archive: June 2009

In Defense Of Television: Part #9,448,502 18

In Defense Of Television: Part #9,448,502

I used to have a KILL YOUR TELEVISION bumper sticker on the back of my car. And I meant it. I used to openly proclaim my lack of cable and my disinterest in anything on television. I used to give my son “TV TOKENS” (Poker Chips) that would allow him the opportunity to watch certain video tapes we had, but in limited doses. I was, essentially, anti-television in all forms. Needless to say…that is not me anymore. A little over a month ago NikkiZ and I saw our first commercial for the movie, Princess Protection Program movie on the Disney...

Welcome Back, Zoot! 22

Welcome Back, Zoot!

So, the last time we spoke I was in Knoxville, right? Well…that was an educational trip. And by “educational” I mean “confusing and frustrating and very overwhelming.” Luckily, the people at each bank I had to deal with were very wonderful. And by “wonderful” I mean “patience and understanding and not irritated over my questions.” For the most part I got everything done I needed to with the banks. There’s still an entire house to deal with…but that can wait. Or at least it will wait because it has no choice. I had taken a four-day weekend to deal with...

Live! From Knoxville! 19

Live! From Knoxville!

LilZ and I hit the road last night (after So You Think You Can Dance of course) and made our way to Knoxville. I have been needing to schedule a business day trip here to take care of some things I can’t do on the weekends, and coming in today gives me two days to play with if I need them. Although I’m hoping to get most done today. MrZ called me just now to let me know how the daycare dropoff went and he had a great story. On the way to school, NikkiZ was chatting away like she...

Finding The Joy. (But Not In Dirty Diapers. I’m Not That Joyful.) 11

Finding The Joy. (But Not In Dirty Diapers. I’m Not That Joyful.)

I recently read Superhero’s take on the To Do List. This is a common topic in the blog world and often I walk away from the entries I read commiserating, understanding, but rarely enlightened. But this entry? Got me thinking. Is this TRUE? Am I stuck in this To Do List cycle forEVER? Oh my. I think I am. I think she’s right. There will ALWAYS be something new on that list. ALWAYS. I don’t mind the To Do List so much. (I act like I actually have one organized, which I don’t. But for the sake of this entry...

Getting Out Of The Blog Dumps 11

Getting Out Of The Blog Dumps

For about 4 months, or so, surrounding my Dad’s sickness and death – I was in the blog dumps. For the first time since this blog was born in January 2004. It was a combination of things, but even as those things faded, I still found myself in the dumps. I just couldn’t get motivated to write. Now, for me? That meant instead of twice a day I was posting once every few days, which isn’t a huge deal in blog land. But for me? I felt like I had become the World’s Suckiest Blogger. I told Marilyn that I...