I went to the Nook class at the local Barnes & Noble. I've been many times. I have learned some things, but it's partly to get out of the house and socialize with people. I came up with a good question. I lent out Jet Mykles' Reindeer Games to someone, and, months later, when the loan would have expired long ago, it's still saying "lent" and I can't do anything with it. The teacher, V., tried a couple of things, and said that the answer was often to erase and deregister the Nook, and then download books again. I said that I'd sideloaded probably a hundred books onto the Nook, and didn't want to lose them. I'd already read Reindeer Games, so it isn't like it's urgent. I'd gotten it from Fictionwise, then had it converted into a Nook book when Fictionwise was bought out by bn.com.
I read some of Mourning Heaven, by Amy Lane. TallCR lent me that. He said there was a lot of angst in it, that it was the kind of book that would make Uly cry. Uly seems to cry much more readily than I do. So far I'm good, but I'm sure there's a lot more angst to come.
I went out to get egg drop soup and sesame chicken for dinner. It wasn't really cold today, but it was cloudy and threatening to rain much of the day. It seemed like a good day for soup. I would have gone to Longwood Gardens if it had been nicer out. I would have gone sometime in the last three days if I'd woken up earlier on those days.
The colchicum is in full bloom. It's a single-flowered one. I don't think it's the species, or one of them, but I think it's fairly close in appearance to a species variety. I've seen the cultivar called 'Waterlily', which is very double. I think that one's pretty. I like the one I have, but I'd be happy to get more cultivars.
Binaohan's Glee Season 3: Meta and Commentary will be out soon. I had a different viewpoint than she did on some of the topics of discussion, but figured there were many she knew more about than I did. We discussed sometime during season four how some people who do meta say that some of the show's critiques of racism, for example, are very subtle, but there. I said that most were so subtle that I missed them, and that I missed a lot of the racism from characters like Will until it was carefully explained to me. A number of the characters being homophobic was not lost on me, but that was for the most part considerably more obvious. I got when Sue said offensive things, but she's generally pretty obvious.
The show became much more overt about racism when it was one of Jake's storylines in the fourth season. It was shown as equal to Black characters being prejudiced against Jake because he was biracial, though their comments didn't have institutional force behind them. Phil asked Jake, "Are you an Oreo or a lightly toasted cracker?" That wasn't lost on me, but that was an obvious one. Sometimes Jake got into fights, and sometimes he just showed a reaction face. Like Kurt, Jake has a very expressive face. They get a lot of their points across with reaction faces.
I got a lot out of Binaohan's meta and commentary about Blaine. It made sense of many things for me. There's much talk about Blaine's body language being feminine from some of the bloggers I follow, and I miss that. I don't think I'm very good at noticing when it comes to body language. In canon, Kurt can't pass for straight and Blaine can. I understand about coming out over and over again.
I just finished a marathon of season three, so it's fresh in my memory. I'll be able to relate to the reactions at the time.