The last time I responded in some length you never acknowledged
That, Sir, is just plain untrue. We talked about it at length on the phone if you will recall. Yes, it is true I never did comment you back on that comment, but there was so much to say and I thought (at the time anyway) that we had covered all the relevant ground via our phone conversation. I have not yet put up my reason for being unable to comment while I was away
I thought this was due to being on the Vaio UX280P, not having a full-sized keyboard, work and time spent with photogoot
and now just work. Is there something that I missed?knowing your propensity for childish ire
I don't know what the hell you mean. When you say, I will comment many times on this entry. When I have time
I expect that means you will do just that. Knowing you, you usually elaborate your thoughts on the blogs within 36 hours unless you are extremely busy. When you did not meet this timetable, I began to wonder what was going on as this was not the norm.
What I did get slightly perturbed about was the fact that you were leaving comments, but not the substantive, relative comments that I was hoping and expecting. However, I know they are coming in good time, so...I tire of mentioning this, I really do. If you posted more often, you could mitigate this issue. You lazy fuck.
Would you rather have a lot of shitty entries or a few great entries? Besides, do you really want to go back to "the dark days"? If so, I can repost a few entries from that time period to calm your nostelga.Much appreciated, sir. I am all a titter with anticipation.
And I am all titter with anticipation of your review of the movie. You might see a few other goodies come your way soon.
On another thread elsewhere, you mentioned you may stop watching DVDs. Is this due to upgrading to HD formats (which I doubt because you are not an early adopter) or are you going back to laserdiscs?I had more, but ran out of time. Perhaps tomorrow?
Or whenever you can.
P.S. I've noticed your use of the word "fuck" and its derivatives has increased exponentially of late. Am I really that much of a bad influence? Oh, and while I'm thinking about it (and maybe this goes to one of those "someday" topics that you promised we'd discuss) does your admonition still hold that I should take stock (I forget your exact wording) in what you say henceforth?
I thought this was due to being on the Vaio UX280P, not having a full-sized keyboard, work and time spent with [info]photogoot and now just work. Is there something that I missed?
I thought this was due to being on the Vaio UX280P, not having a full-sized keyboard, work and time spent with photogoot and now just work. Is there something that I missed?
Would you rather have a lot of shitty entries or a few great entries? Besides, do you really want to go back to "the dark days"? If so, I can repost a few entries from that time period to calm your nostelga.
...are you going back to laserdiscs?
Am I really that much of a bad influence?
So what the hell are you going to move to as you segway from DVDs?
But you said that you may stop watching DVDs in the same breath as "I'm not an early adopter." So what the hell are you going to do?
Stop watching movies/television altogether.
I had considered that possibility. What would posess you to do that?
Quieter mornings and evenings, better control of the children, the children not being distracted while we're speaking to them, forced meals at the dinner tables, family fun activities, more music throughout the house, less noise, more family time...these things usually foreshadow a change of lifestyle more than just the single event of removing the television. We want to get more involved with our children, instead of sitting in front of the tube after a long day. More reading in the house without a TV. More reading from us, more the children seeing us reading (which is good for them, developmentally). More reading to the children. More everything good. More walking and talking and interaction. Less commercials, less brainwashing less everything negative. One third of what I say you will understand, one third you will be aware of at an intellectual level, and the last third non matter what you think you know you really have no understanding of what I'm referring to and you never will until you find yourself in an identical situation.
When I finally went to be with the Franks (the family that I have been with for over ten years now), we never had TV and for a while we didn't watch movies. I was always a bookworm and ditto a love for music, but yes, by not having distractions around, it is easier to have control over your household and to do more things together as a family unit as well as provide for more traditional development methods such as reading. Furthermore, in this manner, you can make sure that your kids know how to use primary resource documents (dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, etc.) While I hate to see you miss out on a lot of great movies, I nevertheless applaud your move to put your family first. For this Sir, I can only say congratulations and good luck.
May I make a suggestion? Instead of getting rid of the boob tube all together, what about putting it in storage and bringing it out on scheduled and special occasions such as holidays and each Friday evening for Movie Night? Would this be an acceptable compromise?
No. We have a 33" CRT flatscreen. We're going to give it to my father and get rid of the large, solid oak entertainment center I've been carting around for years.
Eventually, we'll hang a 50" LCD hybrid on the wall, somewhere outside the focal point of the living room, and use it sparingly.
I couldn't help but chuckle at the idea of getting rid of the small TV for a bigger one when the goal was to abolish TV in the first place.
Again, my blessing and best wishes of good luck to you and yours as you write this chapter in your family.
Think of it more as getting rid of heavy, bulky technology and its associated support equipment and then moving into the next millennium.
You're right, that is funny!
I understood why you were doing it, it was just a comical follow-up to "We're not going to watch TV or movies any more [exaggaration mine], but we're going to get a bigger TV."