Then there are the Friends reruns. The writing is great and I didn't see several seasons because I didn't have a TV from 1998-late 2001. Of all the things I sacrificed to move to New York twice, that's probably the thing I missed the least. It was bizarre, the reaction when someone tried to strike up a conversation about a TV show and I said I didn't have a TV. It seemed oddly upsetting and offensive to them. It's not like I was all self-righteous and anti-TV. The way I saw it, we tend to watch a ton of TV in the U.S., but most importantly, I was enjoying the city of my dreams everyday. My life was very full.
On my deathbed, I doubt I'll regret not watching enough TV. If anything, there are many things I didn't get around to in New York. Or, for that matter, San Francisco, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Besides, there are still so many places left to see!
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If nothing else, I can document further evidence of Hello Kitty World Domination (HKWD), from boo-boos to bon-bons. The fruit snacks photo (above), was taken today, these in the past few months.
This isn't the first HK car wrap I've seen, just the first one I caught!
Showing extreme allegiance to our mouthless, feline
overlord: decal, medallion, license plate frame.
Wonder if they have the steering wheel and seat covers?
Here's a vintage one, from 2004:
HK microwave cake mix & pan
This one, of the Sanrio store in Times Square, was taken in July 2001, shortly after I moved to NYC for the second time. So much changed, so fast.
Wanted the TV, cordless phone, toaster, wafflemaker, sleeping bag...