I used to like Love it or List it. It’s a show on HGTV. There’s always a couple who are debating whether to move or not, and a designer gets a budget from them to try to fix their house while a real estate gets a budget for a new house and tries to find a place they’ll want to move to. Usually there’s a list for both on what it would take to move or stay. The houses usually have some sort of problem with the wiring or the plumbing or the basement or zoning and of course not everything can get done (raising the tension on the will they/won’t they) and the couple usually hates all the potential houses (also raising the tension) and finally the realtor finds something that’s out of their budget or out of their location.
I personally like seeing the renovations. That’s pretty much why I watch. But I think I’m going to have to stop, because increasingly, the people whose houses are being renovated are rude and flat out obnoxious. No attempt at civility and no acknowledgement of their own asshattedness at the end. What I don’t know is if the producers encourage that sort of behavior. Maybe it comes from the reality TV where there are blowups and rudeness and really boorish behavior. I don’t know. What I do know is that I don’t care to watch it anymore. What I can’t figure out is why watching people be rude and mean to each other is worth watching.
In other news, I stayed up too late reading and did not get much done today. Tomorrow I go speak to a bunch of 7th graders about writing and I’m a little bit terrified. Or a lot. Hopefully I can finalize a good talk that’s also fun and entertaining.
I’m still waiting to hear from my lovely agent on my revisions and hoping they work. Also I’m still working on the synopsis. I like what’s happening with it, even though I hate writing synopses.
My dog is back to licking his armpit raw. I wish I knew what the trouble was. He was doing so well. It had healed and hadn’t been bothering him, and now it is again. Gave him some pain meds and he’s stopped. So I do think it’s a pain thing.
Getting ready for Norwescon. It’s at the end of March. It’s my first time going and I’m looking forward to it. Anybody here going also?