More Thoughts from My Empty Head

I have been supremely cranky lately and decided to spare you.  Unless of course you follow me on Twitter, in which case you were subjected to a lot of ranting.  At least those rants were in 140 characters or less.

~ I’ve had no hot water for 2 days now, and the plumbing/heating guy can’t figure out why.  Everything appears to be working, except the hot water.  He’ll be back today after fixing other people’s furnaces.  They think they need to heat their homes for some reason.  Hopefully he’ll find the cause and fix it today, because washing in freezing water might have worked for pioneers, but not so much for me.  I think my scalp has freezer burn now from washing and rinsing my hair.  Thankfully my mother lives nearby and I can hit her up for a shower if hot water isn’t restored today.  At least I have heat, unlike those other folks.  Life isn’t so bad.

~ I’m worried about my sister.  She’s hanging out with old friends who used to push drugs at her and treat her abusively.  She’s also posting a lot on FB about partying with friends.  I confronted her about it yesterday and we talked.  We’re going to try to spend more time together.  Did I mention I’m worried?

~ I like the show “House of Anubis,” despite the fact that a lot of the acting is terrible.  There’s a show I absolutely loathe, but that’s the post I’m holding in reserve.

~ I’ve found and reconnected with some college friends from the first college I attended when I was 18.  Reconnecting wasn’t all that I hoped, but it’s still nice.

~ I finally started watching Glee, and have almost caught up with the present.  It’s as good as I heard it was.  My only gripe is that it’s on Fox.  So are some other good shows, like Bones and House.  I resent being forced to watch anything on this channel, but some things can’t be helped.  I’ve started watching Supernatural thanks to Netflix, but am far less certain about this.  I think this show is going to fall by the wayside.

~ I’ve read, and then reread, Fire.  It’s not for everyone, but it is for me.  Now I’m rereading the companion novel, Graceling.  Graceling was published first and is meant to be read first, though its story takes place 30 years after Fire.  Fire is also set in a neighboring country.  It can stand alone, but has a crossover character.  Reading Graceling first makes some of Fire a little creepier and more suspenseful.  I wish Kristin Cashore would hurry up and finish Bitterblue, the next book in the series.  Why can’t authors write and publish on my timetable??

~ Actual commercial: “Want to do something special for your woman on Valentine’s Day?  Examine yourself for testicular cancer.  Why give a diamond when you can give the family jewels?  CBS cares.”

And that’s the (non)news.  Have a splendiferous day.

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5 Responses to More Thoughts from My Empty Head

  1. carla says:

    Hi Connie! I love the photos you posted below. Even though I’m pretty sick of winter, I must say it’s very beautiful, and seeing such lovely images captures its silence and muted colors.

    We watch Glee and House, and I have the same distaste for watching it on Fox. Oh well…

    That stinks about your hot water! I would be cranky too if I didn’t have hot water – hope yours is restored very soon!

  2. Becky says:

    I love Glee. Its a show that Tay and I get to enjoy together.

    Hope everything is ok with your sister.

    And I can’t wait to hear about the show you can’t stand ;)

  3. i sure do know your pain with the hot water. we once lost our plumbing for over a week and used to have to run to the local 7/11 in the morning. You can imagine how awful when it was 20 below for months on end.
    it is good that your sister has you!

  4. Jandy says:

    Yes, I saw that commercial. My jaw dropped and I couldn’t decide whether to laugh at the absurdity of it or shake my head in a “what next?” attitude.

  5. Tony LaRocca says:

    I love hearing your thoughts and cranky rants :) It’s always good to know CBS cares about my family jewels!

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