November 14th, 2013

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Thursday so far

I went to bed around 1:00 a.m. or so.  I was very tired.  It probably took me about half an hour to get to sleep.  I woke at 9:30 a.m. and went back to sleep for an hour.  I got up at 10:30 a.m.

I went to Trader Joe's and got melatonin, among other things.  I went to the one just on the Delaware side of the Pennsylvania/Delaware border, and considered going to Longwood Gardens on my way back.  I decided not to, with groceries in the car.  Maybe tomorrow.  S.M. and I are supposed to get together.

I sat under the sunlight-effect lamp and read a bit of Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop by W.T. Lhamon, Jr.  It was published in 1998.  I'm only in the earlier part of the 1800s in the book so far.  It's concentrating on New York so far.

Later: I read a little of Just Before Jazz: Black Musical Theater in New York, 1890-1915 by Thomas L. Riis.  It was published in 1989.
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TV watching -- "The End of Twerk"

I thought it was a good episode, although I'm sure I'll see objections.  It addressed so much fan wank.  I could practically hear Sam (Tumblr name: bespectacledcolfer) screaming from Boston when there was a scene with Kurt shirtless.  It wasn't just his shoulder, but a generally good look at his chest and his back.  He's in good shape.  I'm sure there will be gifs, just like I'm sure there will be gifs of Blaine twerking.

Unique's issue with which bathroom she was allowed to use was addressed relatively well, I thought, but I'm coming from a cis perspective, so I'll defer to the opinions of trans/genderqueer folks.

Marley found out Jake cheated.  I even kind of cared.

Kurt got a tongue piercing, and said maybe he'd get "cyber-lucky" with Blaine.  I'm sure fan fiction writers were screaming.  But there was so much given to fans in canon this episode.  So much.

Added: I read Tumblr for a while after the episode.  There were plenty of gifs and photos of Kurt and Blaine.  One of the F Yeah Glee Podcast folks asked black-john-lennon -- who I think was Killerqueen-80 -- if she'd want to participate in a podcast on Glee and ethnicity.  They might as well call it "Glee and Race," because that's what it will be.  Actually, they asked her who else she thought might like to participate, and one of the people mentioned was Colton.  Colton got a lot of love.  I would love to hear his thoughts on Glee and race.