Friday, February 28, 2003

Blogging has so far involved staying up later than intended and, for some reason, reading more of other people's opinions on the Web.


Tonight I read an article at Salon about the percentage of pregnancy-associated deaths that result from murder (Murder Most Foul). I had to click on an advertisement to read the full story, which I was glad to be able to do because I don't have a membership and because the ad was for HBO - I figured I might get lucky with a promo for Six Feet Under. And I did... lovely shot of the cast amongst roses (I think... the ad didn't last too long and I am a bit blind after all).


Then a part of my brain kicked in to remind me of and possibly prepare me for the death scene that begins all episodes of Six Feet Under. A weird collision moment - where the intriguing and factual feature article I was about to read became superimposed as a potential basis for another episode of my favourite TV show. Sometimes I don't like finding life darkly humourous or ironic.


Nevertheless, I read the article, read some more and clicked on another ad for Six Feet Under. One of the few times I've supported a site by visiting an advertiser and actually wanting to know more about the product. I completed the Six Feet Under (really long) trivia test. Didn't do too badly... only I seemed to be able to remember inconsequential moments and details and then not recall scenes that you might think would be memorable for the impact on the characters or for their sheer shock value. I suspect I miss a lot of the visual developments in the episode - or maybe I tune the more full on moments out.


If it's because I'm missing visual content, then I hope that more audio-described television (that is, television programs that are available with a spoken description of visual elements for people like myself who are blind or vision impaired) will be aired.


So, what did I do today? Worked at Doonbanks, listened to music and started to update my Web site, sifted through heaps of old RPList digests that I had left to a day when I had time and saved some of the more useful information, and started to update my Web site. Oh, and of course, went to my regular IRC chat!


Ohhh, and ate the most delicious piece of rhubarb pie!

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Thursday, February 27, 2003

Best happening today receiving a copy of a radio show a friend hosts on Canberra's community radio station 2XXFM - 98.3. Along with all the cool music and my friend's lovely and soothing radio voice, was some music/comedy by his former housemate's band, cosmic egg.


Also went to lawn bowls tonight to get some pics for the Warren Blackwood Post and Rail, a small local paper I write for. My Dad and, it seems, half the residents of Augusta, Western Australia, are in a corporate bowls team. Cheap beer, hot dogs and a sausage sizzle is on offer too. Took a few shots, had a hot dog and a cup of tea, chatted to Mum and others and came home before it rained.


Fixed up the background of the blog to match the rest of my Web site too. Took forever cos I have to disconnect the computer whenever a customer here at Doonbanks wants to pay electronically. But you get that...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Hi!


Dee's Wonky Window is the name of my Web site, which can be found at http://www.netserv.net.au/doonbank/dee.html. I've decided to write more regularly to move more of my thoughts out there rather than hiding behind a collection of links.


I settled on 'inattentive' for my blog name after entering words like 'tangential', 'purple', 'splash' and 'vexatious' only to discover that some of the million members of Bloggers have already chosen them. And a lot of those people... who I guess have a moment in common with me... haven't blogged in ages, if ever beyond their first attempt. Why I'm going ahead with this after midnight when my eyes are aching to close... eeaaaaggghhh.


Maybe I'll write about all the weird stuff that happens as a result of me having Retinitis Pigmentosa... like being stranded in Freo, waiting for a taxi and getting a hug from a parting punter I've shared the waiting with at the taxi stand. If I could see I'd probably arrive at the party in a funky small car, or maybe a clunky old car with personality. But not this particular party... cos I wouldn't know the hosts because I only know them because we all have impaired vision.


And I guess I should share any interesting sites I've visited seeing as how this is a Weblog... today I visited

Films involving disabilities:

http://www.disabilityfilm.clara.net/ .

A huge collection that offers reviews of films featuring characters with disabilities.


Anyway, better cruise off and hopefully remember I started a Weblog in the morning.


Too roo,


Dee



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