Saturday, December 06, 2008

Saturday Night Musings

- I only like the red skittles. All the others are gross. I have no qualms about rummaging through the bag with my grubby hands, picking out the red ones, putting the rest back and giving them to some one else. DO NOT ACCEPT SKITTLES FROM ME.
- Have mentioned how much I love the television in my bedroom? I do.
- The cable box in the bedroom causes a problem. When I watch something in 4:3 resolution, the bars on left and right side are gray. This is very distracting, but there is no way to change it. All DVRs from Time Warner have gray as a fixed color (so they tell me). Grrr...
- I have been sick. It has sucked. My throat has been sore and clogged. My nose has been stuffed and my sinuses too sore to blow. I'm starting to feel better in time for Eagles vs. Giants tomorrow.
- I recently bought a bag of caramel creams. I loves me some caramel creams.
- Apples have replaced bananas as my favorite fruit. I prefer Fuji, though Harley likes Macoun. If anyone knows the whereabouts of some Mutsus, please let us know.
- I love my new toaster oven the same way I loved my new lazer tag kit when I was 12.
- Lilah's newest phrases: "I crying!" (when she needs attention or is upset) and "No hair wet" before the bath. Both phrases are sadly ignored by Mommy and Daddy.
- Had a bad meeting at work on Friday afternoon and now it's all I can think about. Supposed to be on vacation on Monday but now have to go in to deal with it. It's times like these I must remember that I always have stress about something and must try to deal with it. Maybe that's why I like weed.
- I've been wondering, am I a good parent? I think so, but who knows? Am I doing this right? Do I let my kid watch too much TV? Do I read to her enough? I'm pretty sure I'm doing alright. She's happy and healthy. But it makes me wonder if my parents asked the same questions. I'm guessing yes. This whole thing is a guessing game. It's nice to have some sense of connect with what my parents must have gone through. Now I understand why my dad had a panic attack when he heard he was having twins.
- I loved the last few posts on Mary's blog. They seem to be having some similar thoughts as my above comment.
- I handed in my first draft of my final paper. It's about how television is making oral communication more powerful, as it was before TV and Print. For instance, ancient Greeks communicated primarily through orality. Politics, news, everything had to be oral because there was little writing and no electronic media. Writing came and changed how people perceive the world, more analytical and objective. Today, TV is instantaneous and everywhere. The spoken word is once again the powerful medium it used to be. This still needs work.
- I spellchecked but did NOT proofread this blog. Let it be, let it be.


mkpt said...

Dude -- thanks for the shout out! Parenthood manages to make us insane in about 10 different ways all at the same time, doesn't it? Also, I want you and Harley to know that for some reason, I spent a solid 10 minutes last night trying to decide what your son's name is. 'M', huh? I've got some ideas... remember, my parents gave all 4 of us 'm' names, and I have 3 brothers...

TheMediaDude said...

Minnesota Mary,

We've abandoned the M name. We couldn't decide on one. Harley's grandmother was an A, so that opened the whole "which person to honor" issue. In the end, we went with something we both love.

We've decided to use Brian II.

mkpt said...

How could you that to us? That was what we wanted to use for #3! Fine, we'll just have to go with Boy Wonder Tomback. But couldn't you have shared the whole no-M thing with me sooner? Seriously, 10 minutes of my life I'll never get back. Now I'll need to start my analysis all over with the a's. damn it Andrew.

Don't Be So Dramatical said...

Never fear, his 2 Hebrew names will still begin with "M." Got another 10 minutes to guesss those??? xoxo

mkpt said...

Matt's Hebrew name is "Micheyal", but he unfortunately has no idea how to spell that correctly. He's such a bad Jew. But we vote for that one.

TheMediaDude said...

Anyone with a Christmas tree who has spent time making a wreath is probably not up for a scholarship to a Yeshiva.

(No offense, pookie bear.)

the boywonder's wife said...

FYI: our TW HD dvr allows us to change the color and darkness of the sidebars. It came in grey and I changed it to black because I found it distracting otherwise. Ours is a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HDC - let me know.

pookie t. bear said...

The scholarship to Yeshiva boat sailed a long time ago (and has since been hijacked by Somali pirates and sunk after they realized that ransom demands would be futile), my friend. Way before I was setting up the Lionel Christmas train under our Christmas tree decorated with Hannukah-themed ornaments (now THAT's being a bad Jew).