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06:37 pm: Sleeping More and Errands, Lesbians on the KissCam
I slept nine hours last night, and I may have figured out why I'm doing it. People keep waking me up with phone calls (and I need to answer some of these) and I keep waking up at night with pain and having to move around. I'm going to try Tylenol #3 tonight and see if that helps.

I took the trash and recycling out today and dropped a DVD and an ER copay at the post office today. Some of the ERs and the hospital don't want to spread out payments; they want them all now. I'd have to use a credit card for that and I'm trying not to use those.

Mike Wise, a WashPost sports columnist, pointed out that the Washington Mystics (WNBA in DC) don't use a KissCam, and the owner and some players don't want one because a large part of their audience is lesbians. (Usual bigoted comments in the column thread.) There was a very nice, slightly snarky comment in the letters to the editor this weekend.

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From:skwidly
Date:August 5th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
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I was all "WTF is a KissCam?" Now that I know...boy, is that a dumb argument...
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 5th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
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I hadn't heard of a KissCam (I think professional sports is an oxymoron), but when I saw the term, I figured what it was. It just seems weird that they wouldn't use it at all teams/games if they're going to use it at all. Then again, Sheila Johnson doesn't want to lose Exxon as a sponsor. Maybe I'll boycott Exxon.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 5th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Makes perfect sense to be tired if you get woken up from a deep sleep too often.
There is a KissCam at the Sharks games occasionally (I don't go often at all) and it's always great fun and very popular. The most fun was when they had two (unrelated) security guards on camera and she tried very hard to get away :-)And the two players on the opposing bench were fun to watch, as well.
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From:mjlayman
Date:August 5th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, apparently people like it. The closest I get to games is the beginning and end of the sports section of the TV news, plus skimming the front page of the Sports section every day. The WashPost has a new Sports columnist, though, and I'm reading all of a lot of hers.
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