"I get a little bit closer to feeling fine"
The Affirmative Action Report is gonna be the bane of my existence. And Nicole's going to California to be in a wedding, so I'll have to help more than usual with Monday's class (a six-way in-class negotiation). And there's other (non-work) stuff (I'm fine, don't worry). I would like an easy life (though I feel lame complaining as plenty of people's lives are *actually* hard/er).
Plan to make myself feel better: gym, comics, junk food, porn.
I did a half hour on the elliptical (interval program) and then a half hour on the rowing machine. As I was finishing up on the elliptical, NBC news had this thing about "porn in public places." It was about how easy it is for your kids to access Internet porn at public libraries. It kinda made me seethe. They opened it saying that there's inexpensive filter software, and I was immediately worried that they would be all "Why don't libraries use them?" but they finished the sentence by saying that they don't always work, and then they said that librarians also say the software often blocks legitimate information sites -- breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. However, the segment was still all about how easy it is for people to access porn on library computers, complete with examples of URLs they pulled up from the Address bar drop-down (how many people you think immediately pulled up those URLs on their own computers?). They said that lots of libraries have posted policies saying viewing porn on library computers is against the rules and that if they see someone doing it they kick them out (they even mentioned an incident of catching a sex offender, which totally made me think of the various notices we have posted at circulation in MML with photos of people who are sex offenders or have been banned from area libraries) but one librarian said you can't watch everybody, especially when it gets busy. There was also mention (I think more with the porn-blocker software) of the fact that "What about free speech?" is also a concern that gets raised.
A friend of mine lent me a porn DVD, and I started watching it tonight, and I was critting it and was also just so bored
. I recall this from when Les' boyfriend brought porn, too. I get why the porn industry is so successful, but when I actually encounter it I just find it so un-erotic for the most part. (I know, I know, I am no one's target audience.)