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tv, shopping, and other things
Saturday night, Seth ran an errand and I was still dealing with the Migraine From Hell (tm). When he got back I decided that my head couldn't possibly hurt any more so I asked if he wanted to watch some TV with me instead of cleaning up the kitchen. Well, duh! So we started watching the first season of Desperate Housewives. We watched 7 episodes. It's an odd, but entertaining show. Sunday we watched a couple more and last night we watched another couple more. This is not good. We will need something new to watch.

The odd thing about us (well, one of the many odd things about us) is that we don't watch TV. Which is to say, we don't watch broadcast TV. We watch TV shows on DVD only. But we tend to watch shows after they're off the air, so it doesn't matter if we watch all four seasons of a show in a month (it usually takes way longer than that), because it's not like we'll catch up or anything. But with DH, this is a problem. If we finish this season too quickly, we can't get the next season for a LONG time! And it's not like we can start watching it on TV because the 2nd season is already in progress. We'd have a gap. So... DRAT! It's extremely rare that we manage to have 3 nights in a row that we can watch TV, so I suspect we'll slow down really soon.

Sunday we got a bunch of errands done. Seth went up to Owings Mills to pick up some things at the Menswear store he used to go to. They are going out of business, so he picked up four shirts at a good discount. Then he went to BJs. Yay for him! I hate BJs, so I love that he's willing to go.

Meanwhile, my mother came over, I got a phone call and found out that Seth and I (together) are chairing this year's synagogue banquet committee. Ummmmmmm......... Right. My mom came over, I made Julian some pasta, Seth came home, and we went to White Flint Mall to SPEND MONEY! Seriously!

Seth went with me to Talbot's. I thought he would be bored out of his mind, and I was surprised he didn't want to just wander the mall while I spent money, but I'm SO glad he opted to come in with me. He let me parade in and out of the dressing room to see my selections. And, by and large, he approved. Even after I showed him the price tags. I spent a helluva lot more money than I would have if I had gone by myself. But I got things I really needed... two business suits and three sweater sets. And a fuzzy orange sweater I didn't need but I LOVE IT. It is soft and snuggly and it hugs me and keeps me warm.

The best part? I've gone down a jacket size (still freaking huge, just not unbelievably freaking huge) and two skirt sizes (still huge, just not freaking huge). I suppose there's an upside to being off the Depakote, despite the migraines. Sigh. In case you're wondering, yes, I'm still fat. But I'm happy that my size is going in the proper direction. For the moment...

In other news... wait, there is no other news!

Current Mood: awake awake

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cellio From: cellio Date: November 2nd, 2005 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait -- isn't this the synagogue banquet about which you said "never again" (or words to that effect) last time? Don't let them stick you with it if you don't want it; they have plenty of time to find someone willing.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 2nd, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sort of. I specifically said I would never again chair the banquet JOURNAL. And by never again I meant "I've done it two years in a row, I need a break for a couple years so someone else can share the joy."

And, actually, they don't have plenty of time to find someone. We are several months behind schedule.
cellio From: cellio Date: November 2nd, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Remember this mantra: "Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." If you want to do it then go for it, but if you're just bowing to pressure because they didn't start soon enough, well...
osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: November 2nd, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Listen to a Pelican on this one. Really.
kmelion From: kmelion Date: November 2nd, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
why not DL the current episodes of DH?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 2nd, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Can we do that??? We don't need them yet, but we WILL!
magid From: magid Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was going to ask what Cellio asked. And, um, new job, and toddler, and all the stuff you have going on...

Congrats on the smaller sizes (which is to say, if you have to suffer more migraines b/c off Depakote, at least there's a silver lining).
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, I did the journal last year with a relatively new job, a newish house, and a brand new toddler. I have always said I'd much rather be the banquet chair than the journal chair. Careful what you wish for, right?

yes, hooray for smaller sizes. But more importantly, hooray for new clothes that don't have toddler goo on them yet!
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
We also only watch TV on DVDs. We are currently working on Carnivale and then Lost...then Deadwood when it comes out.
Hurray for your new clothes! New clothes are always exciting.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
the only one of those that I've heard of is Lost.
bluejeanjexy From: bluejeanjexy Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The other two are HBO Shows.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: November 2nd, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: WTF???


Last year you told me I couldn't do the JOURNAL again.

I am not doing the journal. We are chairing the banquet committee. Not the journal.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: November 2nd, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know my husband loves me because he ordered "Felicity" from Netflix and watches it with me! We tend to watch series on tv that we missed or that we saw and want to see again. Lately it's been "Jeremiah", "Babylon 5" and we also watched some "Sherlock Holmes" with Jeremy Brett.

We have "Buffy" on dvd but I cannot seem to get into that anymore. I loved the "X-Files" but have no desire to watch that now, either.

Congratulations on the clothes. I must take you to their outlet store in Timonium, it's awesome!

osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: November 2nd, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

I didn't know Jeremiah was out on DVD

Must go rent . . . .
yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: November 2nd, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay for Talbot's! They have great, if a little pricey, threads. There's one on the bottom floor of Greg's office building that tempts me each time I drive by. I usually like Ann Taylor, too, but the sizes seem to run small, so I do less shopping there than I'd like.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: November 2nd, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ann Taylor is evil like that.
osewalrus From: osewalrus Date: November 2nd, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)


Man, I can't believe you and Seth got suckered into this!

What do you mean I just volunteered to help?
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