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Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

My sister came home from NC for Thanksgiving. I had taken off all the days she was in town without prior knowledge of the days she was going to be here. Boy was I glad I did. It was so much fun to be with both of my sisters. One is still in Rochester, and the other is in Chapel Hill. Get two of us together and we’re pretty freakin cool. But get all three of us together and there is NO STOPPING US! It was too much fun, and I wish we had more time together. Unfortunately, I know that Chapel Hill is doing a world of good for my sister, since she is very smart and gets to go to school for free. Oh well. We always have DISNEY! How many days away? How about 33! Yippee skippy!

Oh Thanksgiving was lovely by the way. We brined the turkey, which wasn’t as much work as I thought it would be, and I tried to do side dishes that wouldn’t stress me out too much. My family really liked everything, and they were greatly impressed that we managed to clean our kitchen really well. Overall, I’d say it was a good time. Of course, our kitchen is a disaster again. Oh well.

And yea! Saturday I get to see Olivia‘s new house!

Trip in the way back time machine.

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Okay this dates me… or not. I’ve been feeling melancholy lately. The melancholy like this: sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness. Not this: the condition of having too much black bile, considered in ancient and medieval medicine to cause gloominess and depression. I’ve been thinking about all the shows I watched and toys I played with as a kid, although mostly the shows. Growing up in the 80’s and in the city (southwedge) of Rochester as I did, you didn’t go outside to play too much, especially when both of your parents had full-time jobs. Instead, you stayed inside and

  1. beat your sisters (I have two younger Jen and Sam) up
  2. played imaginary games having to do with your imaginary things
    1. boyfriend
    2. apartment
    3. job
  3. make weird food substances that you wouldn’t eat in a million years if an adult prepared them, but when you prepared them, it was okay
  4. create “houses” out of sheets, pillows from the couch and chairs
  5. beat your sisters up some more
  6. dance like ballerinas (there were three girls, no boys) to classical music on WXXI
  7. Listen to the funky record collection your dad has, but only when he’s around because
    1. he’d kill you
    2. you don’t know how to work the record player anyway
  8. watch Nickelodeon and PBS

I will only speak about 8 tonight. The 80’s had some really funky stuff out there. And I think they may be even funkier in my eyes because I was six in 1985, so some of the shows are sort of vague memories at that.

Some of these shows include:

  1. Today’s Special
  2. Pinwheel
  3. Dangermouse
  4. You Can’t Do That On Television
  5. She-Ra, Princess of Power and He Man
  6. Fraggle Rock
  7. Sesame Street
  8. RANGER BOB! (on WUHF, before it became Fox 31) There’s even an honest to goodness fan website dedicated to Ranger Bob!

Just thinking about them, I long for the days when I was young and free. All this thinking has gotten me tired, and I didn’t even get to talk about any of the shows. ( Ah well. BTW, if you look on youtube, you can find snippets of most of the shows. Because I know you want to. LOL! Double BTW. I’m glad that people are trying to improve the Southwedge, because its a really great area. And that’s not just because I grew up there, although it helps!