Apparently, if you’re in the United States, this week is Marriage Protection Week 2003 thanks to George Bush. It really is just plan silly – a knee jerk reaction to fear and prejudice. The hypocrisy of the line, “And we must continue our work to create a compassionate, welcoming society, where all people are treated with dignity and respect” is not lost on me. The overtones about marriage and good parenting are the scary aspects to me. Please support Marriage Equality Week instead (thanks to Eric for the pointer).
I have been away on holiday for a week and am moving into catch-up mode.
As a child I frantically wrote letters the week before going on holiday so that I would have a nice pile of unopened mail upon my return. Yesterday, there was, of course, a mass of mail on the doorstep but most of it was corporate mass-mailings or junk of some description. My email inboxes were the same but where are the communications I actually want?
Back in the office, most of the mail is not junk and has to be dealt with but, as ever, procrastination gets the better of me. I’ve read it all and acted on the urgent. The rest is delayed for the “catching-up” excuse can last another 24 hours. Shameful, wasteful and it will be – ultimately – frustrating for me but that is the spirit of putting-off.
On this day…
So it’s all getting a bit spooky. There I was on Friday night remembering the songs from the TV series of Fame (I preferred the TV series as it was much fluffier. Being so young, the grittiness of the film version didn’t hit me for several years) and remembering Danny as one of my childhood lust-objects (download your Danny wallpaper here).
I spent yesterday doing all the boring things you have to do around the house occasionally. Cleaning. Paying bills etc. At some point I switched on VH1 to find it was their 100 Worst Videos day. And the song I switched on to? No 62 (I think) which was Starmaker, by the Kids from Fame (OK, it would have been a better story if it was Friday Night, but still).
So let’s see if I can tempt fate – I want to see more about the following: Play School, Rainbow, Harley Hare, The Clangers, Trumpton. How spooky would it be if this actually works?
It will aid my aching bones. I’ve been in the garden all day cutting down bushes and pruning. I was outside for the grand total of seven hours and it rained for most of them. Strangely, I feel invigorated by having spent the day outdoors. No doubt I shall ache tomorrow.