Friday Five for September 17, 2004

I’ve written several posts this week …

Where I’ve done what I always do,

Punch out my feelings, emotions or thoughts at the moment.

Except this time,

When it came to sharing them …

Instead of publishing them immediately as is my tendency,

I’ve chosen to hold off for a bit,

Revisit the post later, and …

Then either store it in draft oblivion, post as it is, or analyze what I was feeling at the time I wrote the post and reflect on that.

I’ve been doing such a delay and review because I’m concerned the contents of some of these posts would be offensive to some,

And I’m not about being offensive.

My posts are simply exempletive of me processing experiences …

That’s all.

They are definitely not criticisms or judgments of others.

Now I know,

It would be a logical guess that the attitude I am currently exhaling is the direct result of the shock I have felt as a result of some of the individuals I used to hang with on Wednesday nights no longer wanting me around,

And granted,

That is what broke the camel’s back;

However, as I alluded to earlier …

I’ve got a few other things popping in my life that have certainly had an impact on me and been the focus of my thoughts at times,

Which are reflected in some of my yet unpublished posts this week.

So over the next few days …

I’ll be publishing much of that previously unpublished krap that was written earlier this week,

As I was processing feelings associated with being disposed of,

In a variety of different ways.

Please keep in mind,

These posts to follow in the next few days are not an indictment in any way of those whose acts have incited my current feeling set …

They all are good, kind hearted people.

The posts are more about me,

My hurt, frustration and processing.

So please,

Take them only for what they are worth …

Just junk goes through the head of your average, girl-next-door transsexual from time to time. 🙂

But before I get to posting that stuff,

I figured I’d toss out something a little more light-hearted !! 🙂

1. How much TV do you watch?

Wow. Let’s see … I think the actual unit of measure is called “a shitload” (sorry Mom, I know it’s a word you don’t approve of me using, but really, it’s an industry term, I had no choice !! :)). Seriously, I watch more television that you can possibly imagine and I know my television schedules backward and forward … I’m a television programming guide with breasts. As far as watching television, TiVo and similar such devices have been the best invention since XM Radio. Currently on a daily basis, the following are recorded by default for me to view during the hours I am not sleeping between 2:00 am and 5:00 am: Two episodes of That 70’s Show, Family Guy, Futurama, at least one – sometimes two – episodes of CSI, Profiler, Fox Report With Shepard Smith, On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and Catherine Crier Live. Depending on the day, I also record Enterprise, Joan of Arcadia, The Simpsons, Survivor, American Idol, Stargate – Atlantis, 24, American Chopper, In a Fix and While You Were Out, MythBusters. I love golf and football, so I’m usually watching or taping that on the weekends.

Now kids … don’t you agree? That’s a shitload of television viewing !! Kind of makes sense now that I really never sleep, huh? !! 🙂

2. What is your favorite type of programming?

I really like watching any true crime analysis type show, the do-it-yourself shows certainly attract my attention, as do most reality television programming and football game coverage. But after all is said and done, when it comes to picking my absolute favorite type of programming …

I’d narrow it down to a good hour-long science fiction/speculation show … my all time favorite was Quantum Leap, or …

A classic, topical sit-com … Seinfeld still carrying the day for me, but Cheers remains a very close second.

And if I had to pick just one type of programming …

I’d go with the sit-com.

At its best,

Television is escapism for me.

3. What is your favorite TV show?

Hmmmm … right now it’s a bit too early to tell, because we’ve been in the midst of summer reruns here …

Though I’d probably still go with Joan of Arcadia. Yeah, I know, it’s a pretty chick-ish type of show to have as a favorite, but it really is a good show, nice weekly themes, intriguing overall story arc, excellent casting and acting, plus they have just darn good music intermixed.

I really do like 24 also, though last season’s finale disappointed me.

And as far as favorite, older show that’s still on the air goes … nothing is better than Family Guy.

4. Do you watch a TV show from beginning to end, or are you a flipper?

Depends on how I’m viewing the show at the time …

I consider myself an efficient television viewer, maximizing my viewing while minimizing my efforts and …

Rarely ever watch commercials.

If I’m viewing something TiVo’d, I just zap through the commercials, which is how I can watch an hour long show in about 40 minutes.

If I’m watching something live …

And have to leave the room to go to the bathroom or get something to eat or drink,

Then I’ll just leave it on the channel I’m watching and not flip around.

But, if I don’t have to leave the room during the commercial break,

Then I’m a major league flipper.

I’ll hop around until my internal timer tells me that the commercial break has ended on the show I was originally watching and I”ll flip back to that. As networks tend to time commerical breaks about the same time, it takes a bit of creativity to hop around to find something that’s programming, not advertising …

But with a little effort, you can do it !! 🙂

5. Could you give up TV for a month?

Sure … just as easily as I’d be willing to have my penis cut off.

Oh wait, bad example. 🙂

No, I really couldn’t give up television for a month.

And trust me,

The world wouldn’t want me to either !!

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  1. Hi Amy, being dismissed by friends has always been a difficult one. I can certainly relate to the feeling. It would be wonderful if everyone could understand each other and accept each other. However, there are aspects of us that others may not be able to deal with right away and it is always easier to make the problem go away then to process the feelings that accompany radical change. Some will adapt and others won’t… I wish you the very best in being accepted in your long overdue life change. Heck… you one hot looking gal and I’m sure you will be admired and appreciated for the cool chick you are.
    Hang in there sweetie, Aleta

  2. Knowing that you’ll write about your emotions with honestly and with compassion for your friends, I sincerely believe it will be theraputic for all of you. I have a lot of hope that you all will find a way through and beyond this traumatic and challenging time.

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