Few cases of eye strain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
Friday, August 20, 2010
FRIDAY FAST ONES
1.) It may not have made a big splash on the national news, but there was a stay placed on the Proposition 8 same sex marriage ruling in CA by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. This means there will be no marriages performed for the time being. The court will hear the arguments in early December.
If you are interested in supporting same sex marriage throughout the country, the Courage Campaign has a petition which you can sign here.
2.) I spent and hour on the phone (I am not exaggerating) with Comcast trying to figure out why I could not log in to the e-mails they occasionally send offering credit for free movies. They never did fix it. I got switched to a recording about downloading Norton and the guy never called back and I was just exhausted from the whole thing and gave up.
Then The DVR started acting up, so I hoped for the best and called again. This guy couldn't seem to make a connection with our DVR and promised to credit us for the month and told me to take it in and switch it out for a new one. He also upgraded us *free* to add 3 premium channels, HBO, Starz and Showtime.
I can't believe how much TV has been watched in the week since! You would think we were shut-ins. I was excited because I could watch the mini-series they have made of Pillars of the Earth (a book I loved!) but Ally and Tom have been glued to the set!
Ok, I admit I also watched the new season opener of Weeds instead of having to wait for the DVD and I enjoyed the new series called The Big C with Laura Linney.
3.) Speaking of TV. There is apparently a new show in the fall lineup featuring the beloved Betty White. Someone had the brains to hire her but not the brains to know not to airbrush her face for the publicity photos! This is really getting ridiculous - no one looks real anymore. Or should I say no women look real any more.
4.) Sad but true fact for many women of this country, not just actresses...
Actress Kristin Bauer from True Blood was asked "Is there a lot of pressure to stay thin?"
"The other day I realized as long as I'm in this business, I'm going to be hungry."
5.) I am taking Ally shopping today for some back to school clothes. I never understood why this was necessary in CA since the weather stays summer like until October or so here but I did notice at registration the other day that many of the girls were already walking around in their winter boots and scarves ignoring the fact that shorts and sandals were more weather appropriate.
As a life long California girl happy in cotton and flip flops pretty much year round, I just don't get it. But I know not to say so in front of my 16 year old while she is shopping...Peace.