neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday so far

S. called, and we talked about some Glee viewers wanting an equal amount of same-sex kissing as opposite-sex kissing.  S. thought that there were more important gay rights issues than that.  I figured he would.  (For any new readers, S. is a twenty-two-year-old gay man.  I call him my secret love child.)  He said that as far as Pennsylvania went there had been an employment bill around for a few years that hadn't made much progress, and that there was a bullying bill.  I talked about how Pennsylvania was backwards among the Mid-Atlantic states when it came to GLBT rights.  S. said that Philadelphia was very progressive.  It seemed almost like it made him forget a little that large parts of the state are not.  I never forget that.  Honestly, I don't think he'd ever forget that, either.

I ran a few errands.  I went to Barnes & Noble, but didn't get anything.  The romances are way off in a corner now.  They have so many toys and other non-book items in the store.  I don't mind the non-book items like chocolate, but I'd like more actual books in the store.  I went to the movies and CDs section, and the associate there asked if she could help.  There were only a few stacks devoted to CDs, and pop and rock were mixed.

I also went to Wal-Mart.  I looked around electronics and CDs, but again didn't get anything.  I resisted my e-reader obsession, though I eyed the Sony 300, which was $79.  Oddly, I don't really have a desire to get a Nook.  I remember being very curious to look at them and see how they worked last Christmas season or a couple of Christmases ago.  I'm sure I posted about it at the time.

Anyway, at Wal-Mart, I saw Janet Evanovich's Explosive Eighteen, which I didn't think I'd read yet.  It was in paperback, so it's been out for a while.  I got that.  I got paper for the printer, too.  When I got home, I looked at my bookshelves, and only had up through the seventeeth of the By-the-Numbers books.

I looked at "big life, small space" and was spoiled for the top two of the AfterElton Hot 100.  I thought RM's commentary was way oversimplified, but I'm on AE all the time.  I was not unhappy with the results.  I voted one day out of the voting days, for ten men.  Several of them made it onto the list.  Although I haven't watched Verbotene Liebe for some time, I still voted for Jo Weil and Thore Scholermann, and was happy that they were in the Hot 100.

I was reluctant to read the comments on the AE list, because I figured the #1 of the Hot 100 and the people who voted for him would be getting some hate. That was the situation. It didn't make me as anxious I thought it would. I suppose it was because I expected it. At this point, I'm trying very hard to make no comment and not do thumbs-up or thumbs-down for any comments. I'll very likely send some private messages and quite possibly say things on people's feedback. One commenter said, "Once again the number one guy is a person of color. That is very good. He would not be my choice, but I like that it shows the diversity of attractive people."  I sent him a message saying that I appreciated that comment.  The hating seems to have nothing to do with color, which I suppose is a bright spot in it all.

Added: I read through the Hot 100 comments again, and it did make me anxious this time, in large part because there were so many thumbs-up from members for sexist comments and hateful comments.  The haters are getting to me.  I don't regret voting as I did.  I really don't want to be confrontational about it there on AE, and I don't have a problem with myself because of that.
Tags: books, glbt, shopping, tv

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