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[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.

From: iamthequarry
2006-01-17 11:10 pm (UTC)
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'.
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[User Picture]From: ocschwar
2006-01-18 12:32 am (UTC)
I *heart* the PalmOS TVRemote apps.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-01-18 08:31 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-18 09:30 am (UTC)
$3.50 a pound!
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-01-18 10:32 am (UTC)
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).
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-18 11:14 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2006-01-18 11:24 am (UTC)
Hmm. I think at that point, I probably would have just used an onion...
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[User Picture]From: thedragonweaver
2006-01-18 08:34 pm (UTC)
!?! $1.50 a pound here in California.

At that price, I'd say just go straight to onions.
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[User Picture]From: rlegters
2006-01-18 12:56 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2006-01-18 01:07 pm (UTC)
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.
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From: toosuto
2006-01-18 01:14 pm (UTC)
Those are evil. And totally awesome.
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