Just a quick ramble, not more of the rambling I’ve been doing the past few days.
I’ve been spending most of the day finding things to do other than write my essay. This is partially because a cluttered house is a cluttered mind, but mostly it’s just avoidance. Our last set of shelves arrived this morning while I was out getting our car serviced, so when I got back I set them up (Mickey had to go to work). After building the shelves and setting them in place came the fun task of getting all the devices onto the shelf and plugging them in appropriately. This involved much craning around and contorting myself into a pretzel to get behind the tv, a place which at this point is fairly inaccessible.
I finally gave up being a contortionist and did what I should have done in the first place: moved the TV away from the wall and hooked everything up, then moved it back into place (I also moved it a few inches to the right, per Mickey’s suggestion/request).
Of course, this all left the living room a mess, what with packaging and such lying about, plus the previous foo from other endeavors. I finally had enough, and decided I should clean (shocking!). I cleaned up all the cables, the random papers (junk mail that had not yet made it to the trash, et cetera), and even vacuumed.
Still not satisfied (ie, still trying to find ways to avoid doing my essay for a while longer), I organized my DVD collection (Mickey’s is on a separate shelf, though her copy of Dark Crystal seems to have made it into the larger collection, despite it being hers… this will either be corrected or not, doesn’t really matter — it’s all OURS, anyway).
And now I sit here writing into my blog, rather than write my damn essay.
Before I go rummage a late lunch and maybe (perhaps) finally get back to work on the essay, I would like to make a glowing recommendation for a particular radio station out here in Seattle. I realize that most of my readership (there’s only maybe 10 of you, realistically) isn’t in the area, but it’s worth noting anyway, because they simulcast over the internet.
So if you have some spare bandwidth and want to check out a truly ecclectic station, head over to http://www.kexp.org. I’ve yet to be disappointed with them, and I’ve listened at this point at nearly every point of the day. For those of you in the Upper Valley area and remember, the programming reminds me vaguely of The River, in particular when their show “The Holistic Circus” was on.
Another thing to note about the station: they don’t really have advertising, per se. They occasionally announce a sponsor, but don’t have the normal ad space. At the same time, they aren’t an NPR service. How do they do it? Well, they are the official radio station run and funded by the Experience Music Project, which is a multi-corporate-sponsored effort to continue to push the boundaries of music and chronicle what has come before. They have a museum down in Seattle Center, if any of you feel like learning more about it while you’re visiting us in Seattle (HINT HINT).
And with that, I’m spent. Off to find food!