Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Not to worry

Thanks to Vickie for mentioning the hungryforhunger blog. I spent a fair amount of time there yesterday, and have concluded beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'll never be afflicted with anorexia nervosa. My brain hasn't, doesn't and, it's safe to say, won't work the way the writer's wife does. Like M@rla, my heart aches for them.

I watched commercial-sized chunks of Thin last night, but was more interested in and entertained by House and Nip/Tuck. Thin, being a documentary, wasn't designed to entertain, though. At any rate, I can't comment on it because I didn't really watch it. I set the DVR to record a later airing. This is the first time I've tried to schedule a recording session, and I don't have a teen-ager in the house, so I'll be surprised if it worked. Read the manual? Who, me?

Yesterday was a great day as far as food goes. I stayed within my calorie range and I wasn't hungry at all, thanks to choosing fruit for a snack instead of crackers or an English muffin, which is what I really wanted. And while I usually don't have to be hungry in order to eat something I want, after I ate an apple I just didn't feel like eating any more of anything.


Y'all know how often I have to clean my floor, right? Well, I recently ordered a Roomba, which was delivered Monday. While I cleaned the master bathroom yesterday, I turned it loose. It performed exactly as promised on my acre of fake-wood flooring. I haven't tried it on any carpeted surfaces yet, so the jury's still out, but the literature says it works great on pet hair. I have quite a stockpile of pet hair here, and I don't mind sacrificing any of it to my geeky domestic aide.

Unfortunately, it doesn't mop, and the only way to eliminate dog footprints is by mopping. I actually broke the mop yesterday – snapped the end of it right off the handle. Does vigorous mopping count as exercise?


PastaQueen said...

I thought about getting a Roomba for my apartment, but even if I classified it dually as a cleaning tool and a cat toy, it was still out of my price range. They look super fun though!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Never say "never". Growing up, I thought I'd NEVER be anorexic (didn't hit me 'til my 30's), despite being bulimic for a decade, or be in a (physically) abusive relationship. It's a good thing to have a healthy outlook, but even better to have friends who's opinions you trust.

How great was House, btw?! I love that show.

FoggyJPinSF said...

I don't have TV and can't comment on your shows, but I thought of you because there was an article in the NY Times about satellite internet services -- not as fast as wired, but supposedly much better than dial-up. So maybe one day you'll have broadband and I'll have TV. Or not! Somehow we both seem to be surviving the 21st century.

Besides, I'd rather have the extra cash for things like iPods and Roombas ;)