No More Auto-Play (ETA: The Racialicious link is fixed. Finally.)
I just took my music player thingy off of auto-play. I wanted it to play These Are the Days automatically in honor of our anniversary because that’s what I walked down the aisle to, but it’s back to same ol’ same ol’ now. Because it’s not our anniversary anymore. Everything’s back to same ol’ same ol’. Well, almost everything. We’re dragging it out just a bit longer because Bryan and I are going to Studio 35 to drink hard cider and watch Run Fat Boy Run. It’s just a big ol’ 3-night anniversary extravaganza! Saturday night, we stayed close to home and watched Dan in Real Life together. Last night, we ate ice cream and watched 30 Rock and The Soup on TiVo (enough links already, look it up on your own if you don’t know what those shows are. Sheesh.) We like to watch tv/movies and eat snacks. Don’t judge us. You guys probably do boring stuff, too.
Anyway, now I’m going to the grocery store without my kids because I spend less money that way. Also, if they don’t come with me, I don’t have to undo all of the damage that the magazines at the checkout line do. This article (ok, one more link) at Racialicious talks about one kind of issue that needs to be undone, but I also have to work really hard to undo the images caused by headlines like, “Stolen in the Night! Why Your Child isn’t Safe at Home,” or “What You Need to Know about the Dangers of Breathing Air!” or “What Would Your Child Do if You Died Right Now? It Happens EVERY DAY! You, Yes You Reading This…You Could be ORPHANED!” My kids don’t like that crap. And I’m not good at assuaging fear since I’m a Fearful Fannie, too. It’s likely that we could very well end up huddled on the floor, crying and holding each other after a trip to the checkout lane. If they’re not with me, I don’t read the headlines and I can go on living in my little bliss bubble. Ta-ta!