||[Jan. 18th, 2006|12:01 am]
We did laundry tonight at the laundromat.|
There was a television there.
TV is stupid and annoying.
Also: leeks are expensive.
The town where I went to college -- pop. 5000 -- had 3 launderias.
One of them was kinda dirty and fairly sketchy, but had a huge TV with satellite service, which I always found amusing.
But they also had an old beat-up Ms. Pacman machine.
I mean, the game itself was old and beat-up.....not as in 'Beat-down Ms Pacman' or 'Ms Pacman: Desperate Housewive'.
I *heart* the PalmOS TVRemote apps.
My favourite feature about the laundromat that I used in Ithaca (aside from the Mormon missionaries, who were often very yummy) was its lack of tv.
And yes, leeks are expensive; I think I paid $2.50 for three of them last weekend.
Oy. I think I'd switch to squash soup at that point (assuming you were making potato/leek soup...as in fact I did last weekend).
A slow-cook brisket recipe. A daube, I think? Fortunately I only needed one (big) leek.
Although we left out the split calf's foot.
Hmm. I think at that point, I probably would have just used an onion...
!?! $1.50 a pound here in California.
At that price, I'd say just go straight to onions.
I'm not sure I'm willing to go so far as to label all TV 'stupid and annoying' but I'm w-a-a-y over TV in public spaces.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the point of public spaces the opportunity to interact with other, live, humans?
Oh, there's some TV that's fine -- although, having gotten out of the habit of sitting through commercials, man are they obnoxious!
I need to get me one of those "turn off everything" secret remotes.
Those are evil. And totally awesome.