I had a good week. I don’t think I cried the whole time. (Probably a record.) I did smash my fingers in the sliding doors, but I’m fine now. I’ve been cautious about closing it ever since. Before this, I cleaned the track and put WD-40 on it, but my muscle memory didn’t get the memo. It was crawling around on the floor, making up new swear words, painful, but it didn’t leave a mark the next day. (Based on the pain, it seems like a finger should have fallen off or something, but I’m not complaining.)
I got a new vacuum cleaner, recently. It’s so much better than the last one I killed; I enjoy using it. (Shark Navigator DLX.) I think it might survive at least a year, which is impressive for a home with a cat. Amelia B is a fur factory. I didn’t know I was a cat person until I got one. (In fact, I was quite convinced I was not a cat person.) I’ve decided it’s because my cat thinks she’s a dog. (
She’s great at fetch except for bringing it ba nm.)
I loved listening to Loren Bouchard on 3 Questions with Andy Richter podcast this week. I’m even more a fan now that I’ve heard him share his passion for his craft. He’s fascinating and did an excellent job of answering the questions and expounding on them. I watched the first few episodes of Home Movies again recently on the Adult Swim app. I also love Bob’s Burgers, and Lucy, Daughter of the Devil.
For a long time, I could only watch animation or anime TV shows. Anything with suspense, graphic violence, sirens, etc. was too triggering, but I was okay with shows like King of the Hill, Family Guy, The Simpsons, The Boondocks, etc. Adult Swim and The Cartoon Network helped me get through some tough times and lots of insomnia. Loren Bouchard mentioned it’s because cartoons enter our brains differently than live-action.
It explains why I can play World of Warcraft, but don’t enjoy hyper-realistic, violent games. I love Blizzard for creating a playful world where I can feel powerful without harming others, or go fishing or fly around looking at the scenery. When I struggle in an area of the game, I go back when I’m several levels higher and lay waste like Daenerys Targaryan over King’s Landing. (Harmless retribution feels fabulous when the monsters that used to kill your toon die from a single blow.)
I discovered listening to audiobooks is perfect for me. I cleaned my apartment yesterday while listening to a new novel, and realized it was even more satisfying than reading. I don’t have to worry about staying in a weird position for too long while engrossed anymore. Yay. (It will also be useful when depression overwhelms, and I can’t hold my head up long enough to read.)
I figured out the camera flash, this time. 🤭 I followed The Office Ladies podcast, of course. I love podcasts that talk about TV shows with which I’m obsessed (InsecuriTea podcast for insecure and Jade and XD for several shows.) I’m thrilled I’m able to watch live-action TV shows again, but more so when I can listen to people also invested in the story discuss what took place. (Geekster paradise.) I’m off to wind down for the day. ✌🏽💜