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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New things in my house.

Last time I was in Los Osos, a kind person lent me a box full of videos of old Community Services District meetings. You can imagine how impatient I've been to watch those! Butcept, I can't, 'cause I don't have a tv or vcr. I mentioned that to Margie and she offered to lend me a little joint tv/vcr that they never use. Then she brought it over, and now I have a tv in my house.

I am very skeptical. A tv. In my house. I haven't lived in a house with a tv since I went away to college. What will it do? Right now it is on a table in the living room. It isn't plugged in, so I don't think it can hurt anything. Still, I give it a wide radius, walking in a cautious circle, never turning my back on it. I will have to plug it in to watch all these years-old public meetings, but I suppose it is worth it. I expect it to come alive at night and strangle me in my sleep. If they find my strangled body, it was the tv.


I decided that I am tired of being an ignorant peasant; I am ashamed of my poor knowledge of geography. I decided to solve my ignorance about countries of the world in the most classic manner. I bought a map-of-the-world shower curtain. I will study the shower curtain as I lather my breasts (you're welcome) and I will no longer miss the geography questions at Pub Quiz.


Ali goes away to Peace Corps on July 23rd and I will be despondent. Nothing could cheer me. Nothing at all. Nothing but a really hot new roommate. Rebecca is moving in for five weeks before she too moves away. That gives me until mid-September to figure out the rest of the move to Oakland. It looks like I'll rent the place to a couple of guys from Ultimate. Wow, I have a lot of work to do to get ready for that.


Blogger Noel said...

I'm very worried. I'd see if some of your geek friends can burn those videos to DVD for you, 'cause, you know, TV is a gateway drug.

As for the map, well, cool (or, err, hot). Best thing I got from a National Geographic subscription was maps of the World, Europe, and the US. I love how in the US the states start off 7uuuuuuuy

12:07 PM  
Blogger Noel said...

Sorry, the cat(s) interjected. Better sort them out.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

TV is a gateway drug

And a midnight strangler!!!!

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep accidentally flagging your blog as having objectionable content.

The flag is right there at the top near all of my browser tabs.


12:50 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Accidentally? All my foul language and diatribes against libertarians don't get me a deliberate flagging for objectionable content?

1:22 PM  
Blogger Jacqueline Passey said...

You should also get a DVD player and watch the boxed set of all the episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

1:32 PM  
Blogger jens said...

As much as I would enjoy seeing you drill in geography with your chosen method, the puzzles at
might be even MORE effective.

1:49 PM  
Blogger justus said...

The best way to learn geography is to play Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Also: the Christian Scientist mother church in Boston has a three-story stained-glass mapparium. The best part is it was originally built in 1935 so 80% of the country names are wrong. But at least you'll know where Siam and Romania are.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I know where Siam was! I'm not that ignorant.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous D said...

don't be afraid of the TV, miss... it's the stone-aged banging of rocks compared to the capabilities of your fine personal computer, and best of all, not even remotely addictive.


not even a little.

Also? While a map shower curtain is an interesting thought... map sheets would be a far more interesting way of learning the countries and their relationships... after all, there are worthwhile places to visit all across the map...

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with JP on the Buffy thing.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Francis said...

what's this about moving to Oakland?

(your newest fan hoping to meet you in Sacto during Delta hearings sometime in the next year or so)

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Thelonious_Nick said...

You'll know the shower curtain has worked when you can name the world's two double-landlocked countries (i.e. countries that have at least two other countries between them and the sea in every direction).

6:59 AM  

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