November 8th, 2012

Paul Neyron rose 2

Thursday

I went to bed at two-something a.m., I think.  K. called at midnight Wednesday/Thursday, and we talked for a while.  She had various things on her mind, and I gave "Do what I say, not what I do" advice.  She's going down to Annapolis to spend a couple of days with A., Z. (the toddler) and D. (the baby).  D. senior is an underwriter, and is in Delaware for a couple of weeks doing assessment of damage there, or whatever underwriters do.  It's a lot for A. to look after a toddler and a baby by herself, so K. is going to help out a little.  I told K. to make sure she got some rest, too, that her sister would probably just appreciate having moral support and an adult to talk to, and anything else was a plus.  The sisters are close.

I woke around 11:30 a.m., and made it to an appointment.  Presumably S.M. had garden club after all.  She was going to cancel if it was snowing this morning, but it turned out to be a pretty nice day.  Garden club was having a Master Gardener show slides of her trips to gardens in England.  The next garden club meeting is the holiday gathering in December.

The lantana and the geraniums that were outside seem to have had it.  I'll get more geraniums in the spring.  I like geraniums.  I collected scented geraniums for a while, and may do it again.  My obsession for the last couple of years has been for collecting e-readers, which is a more expensive hobby than collecting roses.  Collecting roses is fun, though.

I'm sure I'll have much to say about Glee later, in a separate post.

Around 8:00 p.m.: I put more flower pictures on my Tumblr.  I broke down and reblogged another social justice post.  I think I'll put pictures of butterflies on my Tumblr next.

Slightly later: I reblogged a picture that reminded me of Syd McGinley's story "What Worse Place Can I Beg in Your Love?"  I feel better now.  So far I've got flowers, butterflies, reblogs of a couple of social justice posts, and a reference to cage kink.  I'll have to mention the Dr. Fell stories soon.  I wasn't expecting to post about kink on the Tumblr.
Maiden's Blush rose

TV watching - The Role You Were Born To Play

It was the long-awaited episode "The Role You Were Born To Play."  Blaine's part was sappy.  At least he seems genuinely regretful.  He could have had any part in the school play that he wanted.  The only new kid I was really interested in was Unique.  Finn was a mix of his usual and actually being decent about standing up for Unique.  He used the r-word, though.  He realized it was wrong right away.  Sue was very transphobic [Edited: I was corrected that this should be "transmisogynistic."], and most of the other students were clueless.  I suppose they would be.  Sue said she'd had gay students, "male and female" on the Cheerios, which is true, and talked about how she'd defended Kurt.  That made it all the more puzzling why she was so vicious to and about Unique.  Sue has gone from villain to relatively good guy to villain again several times now.  It doesn't make all that much sense.

I missed Kurt.  Apparently he's back in the next episode.

I had missed Mercedes.  As I saw someone point out, she finally got to say that she didn't get the part of Maria because she was black, which seemed to be true in canon.  Jake was called "half-black"  by Kitty. It looks like they'll be doing a fair amount about race this season.

I liked Marley and Unique bonding.  At least Unique is making some friends.  Finn was remarkably understanding.  Finn learned his lessons at considerable expense to Kurt, but apparently he learned.

I wasn't too interested in the Will and Emma parts.  I thought Ryder's introduction was awkward.  They already have a character with dyslexia: Sam.  He said it once, and it was never brought up again.  Of course Finn would recruit someone like himself, although Ryder seems to be kinder.  I still have the memory of Blake Jenner's poem in my head.  He said something about being the "whitest half-Cuban" you'd ever see, or words along those lines.  "Whitest half-Cuban" was in there, though.

I'm still not clear on why Sue was so transphobic.  She didn't seem to have a reason to be.  At least Unique was presented sympathetically.  I was picturing some of what Sue said as being triggering to some viewers.  Sue said that Unique was "gender-confused."  Unique doesn't seem to be at all confused.