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January 1, 2012

super morbid

Happy New Year everybody!

I spent my morning engaged in an old tradition of mine. On new year's day, I camp out in front of the television and watch tv shows about fat people. Apparently, they no longer do a 'Biggest Loser' marathon (or if they did, I couldn't find it). Instead I watched tales of the super morbidly obese. Which was fine by me. The only other interesting thing on was a show on optical illusions. It had some nice demonstrations but for some reason, watching people who had to be carried out of their homes by teams of EMS to get to a hospital won the battle for my viewership.

I don't know what the official criteria is to be classified as 'super-morbidly obese' but apparently being anywhere from 600 to 1000 lbs will get you there. In the case of the people I watched, some doctors won't even perform a gastric bypass on you if you are more that 500 lbs because there is an insanely high chance that stress imposed by the surgery will cause you to drop dead. or roll dead... or something... settle dead? ( i know that sounds like a tacky joke, but these people can't even sit up on their own and i feel a need to get this image right in my head)

I had given up on watching this kind of thing for a couple of years. A short time after I realized that I was deriving a mean satisfaction from knowing that I would never be like these people, I also realized that wasn't how I wanted to spend my time. So I stopped watching.

So after all that time, why now, why today? Why did I spend an hour watching these miserable people attempting to lose weight just so that they could qualify to get a gastric bypass?

hah - well. it turns out that I am just like those suffering fat sacks of humanity. i was trying to stay off the internet. I waste too much time consuming content of low nutritive value. All these ridicuouls websites were like shovin mcdonalds value meals into my brain. But like any counselor will tell you, applying a treatment while failing to address the root cause of an issue will only result in moving the unhealthy behavior elsewhere. So in attempting to avoid my usual trashy surfing habits, I instead wound up with a crappy tv watching session (though honestly, given the quality of today's programming - I seriously doubt there is anything I could have watched this morning which would have been ok, but maybe that's denial talking, eh?)

so tell me (and that's rhetorical, given that I've disabled comments), is there any such thing as dramatic entertainment that is 'right' for the mind? is 'jeopardy' ok due to its academic content? or is it a question of quantity? If I only watch one episode of 'jersey shore' a week, then maybe my brain won't get too whacked out? is 'ace of cakes' any better, really?

Does my mind look fat on this channel?

Is there such a thing as a metaphor gone too far? or did I lose you when I made the fat joke?

sigh. These are the moments when I wish there were more shows like "Community" out there.

Happy New Year, and remember...
I love you all, very much.

January 11, 2012

am i resolute yet?

Based on my previous entry, one could be forgiven for thinking that my new year's resolution was to stop reading junk on the internet (i know the loml wishes it was) but no. I am not that strong. I may not have any alcohol, narcotic, nicotine, or caffeine dependencies but man - do I NEED the web. and since i'm still a functional human, I'll just keep on with my internetting ways.

My actual new year's resolution was to 'listen to the loml'. And by 'listen', I actually mean 'obey' kind of like how they use it in those old fashioned wedding vows (oddly enough, that word was no where to be found in our vows) but here I am resolving to try it for this year.

There was a nasty break in period the first few days. Lots of moments where the loml would say something and I would be all like "but what about ?!" and then he would give me the "you said you were going to listen to me, woman!" face. And then I would make the scrunch "awww - man... really? ok" face back at him. but then i would do it.

and I must emphasize, the loml is a wonderful father and a good husband. but I've never been so great about following directions so that's what I'm trying to do here. and I have to admit, after awhile, we did hit a pretty neat state of marital accord. I stopped interjecting with objections, and after a few days, the loml actually seemed to listen more. WEIRD!

Though I must confess - there was one crazy night in there where, seized by what I must assume was a massive backlash against the new policy, i did implement a few hours of "ok honey, you are going to listen to ME. NOW."

So, hope all y'alls new year is going well. I'm going to try swimming at the local community center tomorrow morning during open swim. This should be interesting because every time I think about the phrase "open swim" I am inevitably reminded of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim and my favorite show, which was Sea Lab 2020. Wow - did I love that show. and the awesome theme song! "underneath the seaaaaa lab.. under neath the water! that is where you'll find meee! seaaaaa laaaab"

oh - good times.

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