||[Feb. 25th, 2007|12:22 am]
The muffin man. wait, no, i'm the croissant man.
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Salsa dancing is fun.
It is interesting to me how watching TV is taken for granted. I have a very different viewpoint/perpective on it because I grew up with no TV at all, and don't have one now. I was reading someone's comment about how they would rethink their TV-watching habits in view of Lent, and it reminded me that many folk have not developed a particular TV-watching ethic; they just do it. I have a number of friends who spend in excess of 3-4 hours daily in front of the TV on weekdays, and more on weekends. that's as many hours as a part-time job, friends. I guess when you see it from a different angle you see how odd it is to spend an 1/8 of your day on it. And many of my friends are quick to defend the virtues of "their" show(s) (they really only watch Scrubs and 24, anyway, right?), which isn't really the point. the point is that we, as a people, make it a point to include a relatively mind-numbing form of entertainment in our daily ritual. So mind-numbing that there are over 500 channels of it. so mind-numbing that they're just coming up with crap to put out there because they know someone will watch it ( Shocking Moments 2!!! is a great one)
moving on. i'm tired. this week was killer. If i lifted weights, i bet that i would have increased my max lift by about 25-30 lbs this week alone, just because i worked so hard and did so much carrying, throwing, lifting, catching,etc of things weighing in excess of 150lbs, from above, below, sideways, lying down, 30 feet off the ground (literally), unloading 150 sets of scaffolding, setting up 120 sets of scaffolding( 3 stories high), and just in general physically strenuous things.
off to bed.