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01162017-01


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I had to eat my frozen Amy's vegetable pot pie half an hour later than usual today. Some woman from Marketing needed the oven to bake a pizza for a photo shoot. My life is so hard!

On the other hand, I did get a sample 16oz jar of apparently super fancy vegan mayonnaise that typically retails for six bucks. (The Follow Your Heart Vegenaise that I usually get? $4.85. w00t.)

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My Twitter feed is far less fun now than it was before the election. The difference between that and my Facebook feed is striking, and I really think it's because of Facebook algorithms -- that and the fact that I have conservative Facebook friends but don't follow any conservatives on Twitter. I do see a fair number of political posts on Facebook but it's not at all relentless, like it is on Twitter.

I'm pretty sure I know the reason for it, too. The people I follow on Twitter would say it's because the world is on fire with President Fuckwit in office and we should all panic accordingly. I, on the other hand, would say it's because I follow way too many comedians on Twitter, and these are people already prone to insecurity and anxiety. So, feeds that once had a lot more humor in them now have a lot more alarm in them.

And don't get me wrong -- I think there is plenty of cause for alarm. But I also accept the things I cannot change, and merely do what I can do promote the change I'm looking for in things I believe can be changed. I wish I could step into a room filled with these people and assert, EVERYBODY CALM DOWN. I'm not sure how effectively we can fight fascism with panic attacks anyway. I don't wake up every morning hyperventilating, as countless far-left liberals seem to.

Thus, I have mixed feelings about it. People I follow on Twitter share news that I would not get elsewhere and that I do think I should know. I can't read every single article in the New York Times or the Washington Post. And I still love Twitter. It just got less fun. I suppose I could consider revamping my follow list yet again. Actually did recently unfollow one account just because I got sick of its innate negativity -- and that one wasn't even a particularly political account. I just realized I had thought while reading his tweets, Oh, shut the fuck up, one too many times. Ironically, he was a very liberal gay guy.

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1062017-01


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Pretty standard weekday evening last night for a week with no good new options for movie-going: walk home from work; eat dinner; watch television. Shobhit's still burning through the 19 seasons of this Midsummer Murders series from Britain on Netflix. Or is it on Hulu? I can't remember.

We finally used the two leftover cornbreads I brought home from the lunch provided at work last Friday, and put Trader Joe's vegetarian chili on top of it. Shobhit chopped some vegetables to put in with the chili; I added shredded cheese on top of mine. I only mention all this because it was a very unusual dinner to have at home (I almost never eat cornbread) and it was fucking delicious. Yay free food!

I watched most of another comedy special on Netflix. Bill Burr. The special was recorded just before the election, and he shit on Trump and Clinton in equal measure, which drives me bonkers. Hillary Clinton is not perfect, far from it, but equating those two is the biggest false equivalency of the 21st century. I really believe that. But once he moved on from that, some of it was pretty funny. I had to turn it off and go to sleep somewhere around 10:30 though because I had a sudden attack of the sleeps and I literally could not keep my eyes open.

I could have finished it if not for a break for a FaceTime call from Danielle. I was watching the comedy special on my desktop iMac so I took the Facetime call there. Danielle was calling on behalf of Rylee, who wanted to sell me some Girl Scout cookies. I promised to buy two boxes and I still need to do that. Oh look, here's the link for Rylee's very own page, complete with a video of her adorably failing at hiding the fact that she's reading her text off camera. You should go there and buy some too!

I told them last night that I would buy two boxes but I did not want to actually get them. I'd never stay on my plan to get my weight back down with fucking Girl Scout Cookies around. Turns out you can donate them to military personnel, so that's what I'm doing. Or rather, it's what I just did!

Shobhit came into the room and turned the discussion political and went off on more of his ranting, which is frankly getting old. But then we hung up and I watched more of that comedy special until I fell asleep.

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01122017-01

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positive energy please