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Simplicity

Television, Movies, Family and Stuff

Yesterday ended up being an uneventful day as we lazed around the house and watched movies online.  My daughter enjoys Webkins and Funbrain, while I enjoy seeing if I can locate and watch new releases online.

Found a good one online yesterday, though at times I end up watching whatever when my searches don’t pan out, but sometimes I get lucky.  To watch a current movie we would have to drive almost thirty miles one way and close to forty miles the other way.  So add gas, wear and tear on the car, plus the expense of tickets and treats, and movies are priced right out of range of this frugal soul unless I find something interesting online.

And no, we have no cable here.  I could get cable, but between the garbage they show and the commercials that leave my daughter drooling, it simply is not worth paying money for.  I refuse to spend money on a medium so hell-bent for me to spend even more money.

I guess I should lump certain web sites on there, with their clicky ads, but you can choose to click or no, and that is a huge difference in my opinion.  I don’t mind their being available for me to choose to pay attention to their advertising or not, but resent being forced to watch something when I’m already paying for the priveledge by subscribing to a service.  

Hulu doesn’t bother me, cause I know those ads are how they are able to put the content online.  Pandora and their occasional ads don’t bother me either for the same reason.  

My daughter is in the stage where she thinks she can question every decision that I make, so this morning I had to get firm with her.  Hate it, but such is life.  I don’t answer to anyone in this world, I am not going to answer to a spoiled ten year old!

Our mutt is hyper this morning!  She is a chihuahua crossed with what we guess to be Jack Russell, and while she is adorable to us, she really dislikes strangers!  Guess I ended up with a dog as antisocial as I am, but I love her.  Rescued her from the local shelter.  They said she had been there around a month or so, and she wouldn’t have much to do with anyone because of lacl of socialization.  However, when we sat down on the floor she crawled right up in my daughter’s lap, and so I think it was more an issue that she hadn’t found anyone she wanted to socialize with.

It was chilly last night, and sometime early in the morning one of my neighbors had difficulty getting a vehicle out of someplace it was stuck.  Took them over an hour of revving the engine and spinning the tires to finally escape whatever they were stuck in.  Figure when we get out and about this morning we’ll see the tire marks in a yard somewhere…

Time to get ready for church this morning.  While I love my church family and agree with the doctrines, part of me really hates mingling with the crowd, especially knowing that I can’t really be me while I’m there…  Guess I’ll go early so the kid can visit (she’s a social butterfly) and leave just as soon as it is over.  

Talk to you later!