for lunch i had some leftover baked drumsticks, then some hot dogs for dinner. my evening was interrupted twice by door-to-door solicitors. the first time was a young man for amnesty international, trying to get "end violence against women" donations. he grabbed my hand to shake it even though i didn't offer. i cut him off just when he was about to give me his prepared speech. "whatever it is you want, i'm not interested," i told him. "why? are you for violence against women?" he replied in an accusatory tone. that caught me off guard for a second and i almost slammed the door in his face. "i'm busy, okay?" i told him. i closed the door. later two young women were knocking. i'd already learned my lesson and pretended not to be home (i think they were canvasing for martha coakley).
mid-season replacement shows are starting to show up on the various networks. the CW had life unexpected, which has been compared to a hybrid between juno and the gilmore girls. it's about a teenage orphan living unhappily in foster care trying to claim emancipated minor status by getting the signature of her birth parents who end up reconnecting with their long-lost daughter. the premise is sentimental as heck, but i'm a sucker for this kind of unconventional family drama (is it any surprise that i used to watch a lot of gilmore girls?) and the show looks very promising.