Mama Deb
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Mama Deb [userpic]
Maybe I'm paranoid?

Was there a reason that the sign-ups for Yuletide were announced on a Jewish holiday?

Seriously - it was hree days ago. If someone on my flist hadn't said something this morning, I'd never have known. Add to that the fact that nominations were done during the week of Yom Kippur and Sukkot, so I had NO time to do it.

A girl could get a complex.

Comments

I'm not exactly watching tv on Shabbat or Yom Tov. I've resigned myself to not catching up on what I've missed. There's a lot of fun I've given up in the name of religious observance.

I objected to the NAME. I've never done more than object to the NAME. And, yes, I *do* feel like a hypocrite for taking part in this. Not that I think I can this year.

Could you get a DVR to automatically record tv you miss or would that be cheating?

I understand your frustration with the name, but honestly, I don't think changing just the name changes the context of the event itself. I used to work in an office where we held a lot of potlucks and birthday parties. One of our co-workers was a Jehovah's Witness and she couldn't participate in anything due to her religious prohibitions against birthdays and holidays. So we changed the name of the Thanksgiving potluck to the Fall Potluck or something so she could lie to herself about what the event was celebrating, but for the rest of us? We were still celebrating Thanksgiving. A rose by any other name is still a, well, you know...

I have two VCRs and many of the shows I watch are also on streaming video. It's also matter of finding the time. (But I'd love a DVR. I'm going to call my cable company about getting one.) I decided to not worry about it - they'll come round again. I'm happy I'm actually watching my tape of SGA.

It does come to the choices that you make. Sometimes, it comes down to a moment of deciding to post something stupid.

We've all done that when it comes to posting something stupid. This will all blow over in a few days. Don't worry yourself too much. There's been some interesting and illuminating conversation around it so sometimes saying something stupid leads to better discussions.

Alos, DVRs Rule!

It will all blow over with half of Livejournal thinking I'm this awful bitch who isn't satisfied with eleven days to sign up for a ficathon, and whose friends won't even say good things about her. (I understand why, but that doesn't make it hurt less.)

And I can't even set the record straight.

Of course you can set the record straight! While you've responded to comments, you haven't made any kind of follow-up clarifying post in your LJ that addresses the situation in general, but there is no reason that you can't and it is how most people handle things when they get caught out like this. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and take some meaningful action. If you're afraid of more blow back as a result of a new post, just turn off comments.

It's a good idea, but that should wait until I'm calmer. Posting when I'm emotional is a *bad* idea.

I agree. Good to give yourself a little distance first. Take care!