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Well, we did finish watching the old "Lost" in time for the new "Lost" and I was pretty glad we did. It appears that we stopped watching right about the time the show started improving. And god knows there's not much else to watch right now, anyway!

Partly in service of improving the "nothing to watch" problem, I finally went onto netflix.com and reported the "House" disk that disappeared while we were moving as lost. (Heh, maybe it'll turn up on the island!!) It gave me a message when it went through that you can return the lost disk for a refund if it turns up within a year, which is nice - especially since I keep expecting it to turn up any day now. I know I saw it when we were packing, so unless we accidentally gave it to Goodwill, it ought to be here someplace! The problem is the boxes full of papers - mostly my mom's stuff - that we haven't gotten around to scanning/shredding yet. If it's in there, no telling how long it will be! The next thing we need to do, Netflix-wise, is either watch or return the two X-Files disks we have had out for ages.

This weekend is Mardi Gras (that is, the Galveston version, which is largely confined to the two weekends prior to Fat Tuesday), and the weather is supposed to be pretty nice for the Momus parade, which in turn means the traffic in Galveston, and especially getting in and out of town, will be horrific. We don't ever go to the parades, mostly because neither of us is big on crowds. One of these years I need to buy us grandstand tickets so that we will obliged to go to the big parade. It's supposed to be pretty nice, and I know that a good many people I know are probably actually in the parade, since it's a big deal in certain circles here. (Mostly the kind of circles that have money. Krewe membership is expensive.)

My sinuses are still making me crazy. It probably has to do with the ever-changing weather we get this time of year - one day cold, the next day warm. Quite literally. Yesterday morning it was pouring down rain; yesterday afternoon I got out on the porch and watered the plants barefoot. But this morning it was cold again.

I got my hair colored again yesterday even though it'd only been about six weeks, I think. But my bangs were way the hell down in my eyes and the gray was already visible in my roots, and I thought, well, if I'm going to go get my bangs trimmed I might as well do the whole shebang and get it over with. But I can't make a habit of doing it that often, it costs too much. I did make sure the guy trimmed the front shorter this time. Last time we were chatting madly about something-or-other and I forgot to pay sufficient attention to the haircut. I need to watch that. The haircut as a whole looks good, anyway, and so does the color. I look about 10 years younger with my hair colored and cut right, I really do.


I have to quote[personal profile] ursulahitler because this cracked me up - from a political discussion the other day: 'Look at this way: whoever wins, we'll be trading way, way up. The mayor from "Buffy" would be an improvement! Pre or post ascension, either way, he'd be better than W!'


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There's going to be a carnival on the Seawall this weekend. I don't just mean Carnival-with-a-capital-C, as in Mardi Gras, although there's that too - but there's also a real carnival with rides and everything, which is a new thing, or at least, in this location it is. There's a big empty two-block stretch of Seawall where they tore an old crappy motel down last summer, and they've been putting rides up all week. It's sort of interesting to watch, since I drive by it twice a day. The other morning the frame of the Ferris wheel was up, but there were no cars on it. When I came back that afternoon the cars were on. I'm curious to see what else changes.

It will also be interesting to see how Mardi Gras goes this weekend. The weather's supposed to be bad. (I think freezing rain was mentioned.) They were expecting a larger-than-usual turnout, I believe, what with things in New Orleans still in flux, but this might keep it down again. I imagine that anybody with hotel reservations with probably still show up, but I would think bad weather would cut into the day-trippers from Houston a good deal. At least this is only the first weekend; the Momus parade, which is the big one, isn't until a week from Saturday.

(Not that I normally go anywhere near Mardi Gras, you understand. For me it exists mostly as a traffic annoyance. We probably won't go further than the store or the movie theater on Saturday.)

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