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Morning Seditionists

Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on June 30, 2011
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Shortly, I’ll be faced with a major life decision, and it’s all the fault of the collusion of those sneaky marketing executives from Dish, Showtime, and HBO. I’ve had Dish for almost 3 months now, and my package of freebies is set to expire. And last week, there was a free preview of HBO, so I got to watch the Season 4 première of True Blood (hooked, once again, right from the opening theme). And I did record the most recent episode of Treme, but I haven’t watched it yet. To make matters worse, Monday was the première of the news seasons of Weeds and The Big C. I can live without Weeds, which peaked a couple back, but I do love me some Laura Linney (not that Mary-Louise Parker is any slouch – just make sure you pass on dinner at her place). So, anyhow, now (before Sunday, really), I have to decide whether or not to cancel Showtime and add HBO instead, keep SHO, or get them both. As if my life wasn’t complicated enough, I have 3 PPV certificates to use up, too. It’s a hard, hard life.

Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on June 29, 2011
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Well, the dentist wasn’t horribly painful yesterday, except to my wallet. I’m done until after Christmas, though, so that’s a good thing. Now I just have to get through the rest of this week, which, thanks to some great foresight on my part, means just today and tomorrow. Maybe I can call in sick.

Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on June 28, 2011
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A couple of weeks ago, I went to see my friends at the dentist’s office, and got my teeth cleaned. Frankly, it hurt like a son-of-a-bitch. The hygienist wasn’t one I knew – though I’ve seen her around; hell, there’s only two of them – and she was not in amy way, shape, or form gentle with me. I don’t mind it a little rough, but golly. Anyhow, she said I was doing OK, no bleeding, not much plaque, but some “staining” (which feel vaguely ashamed of for some reason, but it would have to be either coffee or Newman’s Own™ Balsamic Vinaigrette, because that’s pretty much the only stainy-type stuff that makes it past my lips these days – at least until SSM takes effect next month).

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on June 27, 2011
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So I’m kind of wondering about something. When it comes to what has become Republicans’ biggest problem ever (after having been relegated to the “what, me worry?” status since the day after Clinton left office) – the “deficit” – the GOP says we’ve gotta cut, cut, cut, and they won’t even consider increasing revenue. Yet when it comes to our reliance on fossil fuels, that same single-minded conservation crowd wants nothing to do with reducing consumption, and says we’ve gotta increase production. If I didn’t know better, I’d think that was inconsistent.

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True Sunday

Posted by pjsauter on June 26, 2011
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The good news is, today is Sunday. Bad news is that means tomorrow’s Monday. However, there’s good news in that tonight is the première of True Blood on HBO. Unfortunately, the bad news is that I don’t get HBO anymore. Although, there is good news, in that it appears that we’re getting a free HBO preview this weekend (which I only just found out about), so I can watch it. The bad news is that I’m not sure I actually want to watch the first one if I can’t watch the rest of them. However, there’s good news, in that tomorrow are the premieres of Weeds and The Big C on Showtime, which I do get. Of course, there’s also bad news, because I only get Showtime as part of my three-month new Dish subscriber package, and I’ve only got a couple of weeks left of that. The good news, though, is that, in the end it’s only teevee (except for HBO, which isn’t teevee, it’s HBO, but, what the hell, it’s “only” HBO, and if I can give up Bill Maher and Treme, I guess I can give up True Blood. 🙁 ).

Gayest Saturday *Ever*!

Posted by pjsauter on June 25, 2011
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So, as you may have heard, the NY State Senate actually managed to do the right thing last night, and Gov. Snotball (to whom I will grudgingly give props, because, for whatever reason, he really pushed for it) signed the bill, which is now law. The big surprise is that something like three Republicans simultaneously did the right thing, which I’m pretty sure is a new record (at least a post-Civil War record). Only one Democrat – Ruben Diaz of the Bronx – voted against the measure. And having heard him speak, it might just be that nobody could figure out what the fuck he was saying, so they put him down as a “no”.

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Friday

Posted by pjsauter on June 24, 2011
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Today is payback for my having worked too damn long on Monday, so I get to end the week a little bit earlier than usual. This, of course, means the weather will suck. Or should I say, continue to suck. As has been the case in every year I can remember (which is pretty much just this year, ‘cuz I can’t remember shit), huge spring snowmelt and rain that led to fears of flooding have turned to a monthlong drought leading to fears, of um brown grass or something, which has now turned to heavy rain leading to fears of flooding. Or something. Oh well, better the weather should suck while I’m at home, I guess. Well, no. Actually better the weather be better whether I’m home or not.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on June 23, 2011
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I watched the President’s speech last night (not that I watched it last night; I watched it because it was thrust upon me at the start of my recording of KO). Well, I watched for a few minutes. Then he started sounding like the teacher in a Charlie Brown cartoon “wah-wah-wah-wah, wah, wah, wah” so I skipped forward. I think I missed some stuff about baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on June 22, 2011
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Another early day for me (at least, it damn well better be), and between that and watching KO and the DS/CR hour recordings, I ran out of time this morning. In fact, I’m already at my desk and wondering why I didn’t just stay in bed this morning. Oh well, back to paying the bills.

Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on June 21, 2011
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Yesterday sucked. Normally, Monday and Wednesday are my early days – I go in early and leave early. Yesterday, I thought I’d go in even earlier than usual, and leave at like 2:30. Sadly, I’d forgotten that I was supposed to cover for somebody else. So I went in way early and had to stay way late. Sucked. Oh well, at least there was Countdown w/ KO to look forward to. Not that I watched it last night (eight o’clock PM? I don’t think so). I recorded it and watched it this morning when I got up at 4:17. It was nice to see it – and Keith – back on the air, and I’m glad I get Current on Dish (though it’s in SD, not HD, and it was set to stretch the image; Michael Moore really doesn’t need to be stretched horizontally). Sorry to those of you who don’t get Current, and can’t find Countdown on the Internet.

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