Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Trying to medicate with television

It's hard to stay positive when so much crappy stuff is happening in this country. I'm terrified about what'll happen in a month if Trump loses. I'm not saying when, no matter what the polls are currently saying. They were saying Clinton was way ahead at this point four years ago, and look where that got us. But after the news from Michigan, I wouldn't be surprised if there were similar groups dotted throughout the country, ready to finish what they couldn't. And still, Trump attacks Whitmer? I'm not surprised, of course. The man is trash, and those who have been enabling him for the sake of power and money for the past four years are just as bad. We watched the debate last night, but we started drinking when Pence started up with the lies. Like we're all stupid.


I don't mean to be such a downer. I'm just dealing with physical stuff on top of that, flare ups that I don't know how got triggered, a swollen eyelid when the stye I had over the weekend is gone, and a bad stomach because I've gotten lazy the past few days about drinking English tea. It makes it hard to keep from letting it all overwhelm me, even when I try to stay away from the news.

So what did Craig and I do over dinner? Watch Buffy. Wanna know what episodes we watched? Hell's Bells, Normal Again, and Entropy. I made him stop before Seeing Red because I'd had enough angst for the night. That being said, I actually LOVE Normal Again. I used to be in a minority about that. I wonder if I still am. But I love the way it all twists around to make it look like a schizophrenic delusion, as well as the way they leave the ending so ambiguous. Oh, and something else I was wondering about the non-wedding. Where was Giles?!? Why didn't he come back for it? I can't remember if an excuse is ever given.

Oh, and I watched The Great British Baking Show when I got home from work today. Because, and I'm embarrassed to admit this, I've never actually seen it. I miss English baking. I'm going to start doing more of it.

Today's meme question: What’s the most unusual or random item in your purse, bag, or wallet?

I actually went to go look to see how to answer this. My instinct before I did was to say Cetaphil wipes. I started carrying them when I went back to work. Masks make me sweat so much that I take them off during my break and clean my face to try and fight the acne that wants to erupt.

However, now that I've looked, I have to say the most random item in my purse is a pocket-sized, bound copy of the Constitution of the United States. Our adult services librarian got a whole stack of them for some reason earlier this year and gave us all one. So I carry it around with me now. Because it seems like I should.

9 Are you musically inclined? Do you sing or play an instrument?
10 Have you ever called someone the wrong name during sex or been called the wrong name by your partner?
11 What’s a form of entertainment that everyone seems to enjoy, but that you do not?
12 What three things are you most thankful for?
13 What is something you've never done but would like to try to do? Why don't you?
14 What is something you've tried but would never do again?
15 If, without being detected, you could spy electronically for the next month and watch anyone, anywhere, anytime like a fly on a wall, would you? If so, who would you watch and how closely? If not, why not?
16 If it were the only way you could remain with the love of your life, would you be willing for both of you to wake up tomorrow as native speakers of an unfamiliar language, knowing that within a week, you'd permanently forget the language(s) you now speak and largely be cut off from your friends and culture? If so, what new language would you want to speak and why?
17 If a movie were being made of your life, which actor would play the starring role?
18 Write the words that you need to hear today.
19 If you had to be obsessed with money, sex, sports, religion or food, which one would you choose?
20 What do you love most about yourself?
21 Ignoring all financial considerations, would you rather spend the next 5 years confined to an urban mecca (e.g. New York City, London, etc) or a beautiful, isolated coastal town somewhere?
22 How would you react if you learned that a sad and beautiful poem that touched you deeply had been written by a computer?
23 What is a character trait you despise in others, but you know you also have that same trait?
24 What is the most serious law you've broken doing something you thought was morally right, wouldn't hurt anyone, or was no one's business but yours? How bad would the punishment have been if you'd been caught and given the maximum sentence?
25 If you were on a jury, would you be willing to convict a person for something you didn't think should be considered a crime?
26 If your heart were damaged beyond repair, but you could regain your health for a few more years by getting a heart transplant from a genetically engineered pig, would you?
27 What is your favorite question to ask people?
28 What stage play is your favorite?
29 For $100,000 (or equivalent in your currency) would you put on 40 pounds/18 kg and keep it on for 3 years? How much money, if any, would induce you to put on 100 pounds/45 kg for at least a year?
30 If you were president/prime minister/supreme leader etc. of your country, what is the first thing you would do?
31 What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
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