August 24th, 2012

Paul Neyron rose 2

Friday so far

I tried to go to sleep at 2:30 a.m.  I'd gone through periods of tiredness during the day Thursday, but at 2:30 a.m. I wasn't feeling tired at all.  I think I ended up falling asleep at 4:30 a.m.  I woke at 12:30 p.m., so I got eight good hours of sleep in once I finally fell asleep.

I went out to see the flowers.  The lantana has probably tripled in size from when I got it at the church yard sale.  It's covered with bloom.  One of the red geraniums has several stalks of flowers.  I took pictures of them.  The bud of 'Marchioness of Londonderry' has color showing, and the sepals are perhaps loosening slightly, but they're all still up.  One of the sepals is foliated.  I took pictures of the bud of 'Duchesse de Brabant' that was showing color.  I think that will bloom soon.

I have a little beta reading I want to do.

I'll probably watch more Glee episodes.  I'm up to "Blame It On the Alcohol," which is actually an episode I like a lot in some ways.  I like some of the songs, especially "Don't You Want Me."  That was a favorite of mine long before Glee covered it.

I wasn't thrilled that Kurt said that bisexuals didn't exist, perhaps especially because I am bi, but I don't think I would have appreciated that viewpoint on it anyway.  It was wrapped up in such a pat way, too.  Not that I would have wanted Blaine to change sexual orientations.  I was relieved that he said he was "100% gay."  It seemed like they were saying that Kurt was right about bisexuals, though the show has Brittany to prove otherwise.  That was before Brittany was saying she was bi, and had "fluid teen sexuality."

Slightly later: I talked to J. for about twenty minutes.  We caught up on various things going on in each other's lives.

A few hours later: I went to the grocery store, and then to a Wendy's (fast food restaurant) to get dinner.  I brought my e-reader with me.  I was in line behind a family that ordered a number of meals, with a girl translating from Spanish for women who probably were her mother and grandmother.  I read a couple of chapters of The Englor Affair, which I'd read a few times before.  I prefer to read books I've read before while I'm in a line, because then I can put the e-reader down when it's my turn without trying to finish a page or paragraph.

Not long after that: I did the beta reading I wanted to do.

Much later: I watched "Blame It On the Alcohol," "Sexy," and "Original Song."  "Original Song" was the first Glee episode I saw as it aired.  I was watching TV in a room with a man who used many homophobic slurs when he was ranting about things.  Whenever I heard him say those words, I confronted him about it and told him not to use them.  He asked, "Is that two boys kissing?"

"Don't say anything," I snapped.  He shut up.

I've watched the episode many times since then.  When I watched the previous episodes, I could see the progression of Kurt and Blaine going from being allies to quickly becoming friends, then best friends, and in "Original Song" becoming boyfriends.  Blaine was a great addition to the show, with his performing charisma along with the friendship and romance with Kurt.  Teenaged girls (and some boys) swooned.  People past their teenaged years swooned.  Kurt was beloved in a number of circles before he met Blaine, but they became very popular as a couple, too.

Added: In "Sexy," Blaine says that his father has made "many attempts" at bonding with him.  We're not told why Blaine only counts them as attempts, but it sounds like his father is trying.  I haven't seen reference to "many attempts" in the fan discussions of it that I've read.  Blaine talks about rebuilding a car with his father.  I can't remember the exact quote, but it was something like how Blaine thought his father thought that getting his hands dirty might straighten him out.