The sun came out today. I’m not sure when because I was tied up inside (not literally, mind you) most of the day, but I felt almost gleeful turning down the visors in the car on my way home this evening. The rain has been good for the garden, and hopefully, some of it is getting down for some of those deep tree roots that must have been needing it after the long dry spell in the fall.
With the cloudless sky and the days getting just a bit longer, this was the first evening that Annie and I got to make the rounds and back home again before it was completely dark. Walking a dog when it’s already dark is just that–walking a dog. But when there’s still some daylight, there a chance to take a look at what’s growing, or not, in people’s yards, and maybe even say “hello” to a neighbor that’s also outside.
Speaking of “gleeful” (I think that word is coming back), Tuesday is my night to watch Glee, so it was a bit disappointing to find out that tonight’s wasn’t a new episode. Still it was a good re-run, with Kurt’s bully getting kicked out of school and all the underlying weirdness going on because the bully had kissed him. Then there was Kurt’s dad’s wedding with all the guy-guy dance preparations and actual wedding dancing.
Last night was 90210 night. This second rendition seems much lighter on storyline than the previous 90210 of a number of years back. But Teddy, the rich boy tennis player-slash-surfer, is coming out, and even though we only get a couple minutes of that–if any–per show, we’ve gotten to see him put the lip-lock on cute-boy Ian, who is already out. And last night’s episode was a new one, with lots of teasing the viewers about who will be involved with whom during the rest of the season.
I don’t want to lament about the past. But I wouldn’t have minded growing up and being able to watch shows like these. The best that I could do when I was in high school was The Monkees and Flipper, and you can bet I wasn’t watching that last one just to see the damn dolphin.
Just as a side note–if it’s even that–my DSL has been so crappy the last couple of days. It was getting worse than early dial-up. I was thinking that all the rain had affected some lines somewhere. Good grief, don’t we just panic when our computer is out-of-whack for even a little bit? Last night I just gave up; everything was so slow, but tonight I decided to call AT&T.
Well, don’t ya know it. I had barely started playing with the recorded message man, when he gave me the suggestion that I needed: disconnect the modem for it to reset. That and a restart of the computer and voilà! Here we are, almost like the sunshine after too many wet, cloudy days.
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