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06252017-091


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Not too much to report today. I biked home from work. I watched the first episode of the Netflix original series that is getting rave reviews, GLOW, starring Mad Men's Alison Brie, 13 other women, and Marc Maron is the director of the women's wrestling TV show they all star on -- and I really liked it. Shobhit couldn't get into it and literally fell asleep, although frankly I think it's just because he made the decision beforehand that he would be disinterested and failed to give it a chance.

There was a bit of miscommunication, though, as sometimes I forget the kind of cultural background Shobhit lacks in an American context, having grown up in India. A large number of American cultural references from the eighties and nineties are blank spots for him, and entertainment wrestling would be one of them. He told me after the episode ended that when I said it was about women wrestlers, he was imagining more legitimate wrestling, like wrestlers in the Olympics. This, obviously, would be something very, very different.

But then we watched two more episodes of Orange Is the New Black -- which, incidentally, was created by the now-executive producer of GLOW. Admittedly these were better TV, but it's never fair to make final judgment of a show based solely on the pilot, which has to spend a lot of time establishing characters and world-building. And besides, Shobhit's disinterest notwithstanding, I found the writing and structure to be very good, right from the opening scene. And I'm a big fan of Marc Maron, who is great on the show; although admittedly even his involvement did not pique my interest in the show until the reviews started pouring in: the show has a "universal acclaim"-category rating of 81 on MetaCritic.

After that we did the New York Times crossword, which took us nearly an hour. I was in bed soon after that, although not before a near-argument with Shobhit about finances. We finally agreed to ask Ivan to start paying for 1/3 of the water and electricity bills, something I have resisted doing for months because the original agreement was that those things would be covered by rent. But, those things did go up "drastically" (as Shobhit put it) after Ivan moved back in; also, I never had Ivan sign a lease for his second move-in anyway, so there's nothing even close to legally binding about what had heretofore been the status quo. Ivan seemed totally fine with the request anyway; I'm just the one who frets about whether it's really the right thing to do. But if Ivan doesn't give a shit, then why should I worry about it? That money will come to me anyway, and help keep me from going over budget so frequently every pay period. I was always the one who paid the utility bills, through every single one of the roommates I've had. I'm going to benefit from this far more directly than Shobhit will, so I was rather pointlessly resisting it, in the end.

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06252017-088


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Today and tomorrow I'll see very little of Shobhit, as he works evening shifts both tonight and tomorrow. I'm going to take myself to a movie tonight. I'll likely spend the evening at home tomorrow. I can watch a bunch of episodes of GLOW on my own, maybe.

Shobhit actually has no work over the weekend. I've made dinner and movie plans with Ivan for Saturday, and movie plans with Laney on Sunday. The weekend won't be near as busy as it was last weekend for Pride, but that's plenty. I like that I've got something social planned on both days, in any case.

It's the Independence Day holiday next week, inconveniently landing on a Tuesday. The office will be closed that day only, so I'll have two days for the weekend, work on Monday, and Tuesday off again. It sounds like Shobhit and I are likely to be down at South Lake Union for the fireworks display. I pretty much figured that to be the case. I do love that we have our blanket totes now; that makes things a lot easier in situations like this. I sure as shit want to avoid GasWorks Park, as that will be crazy crowded and much too far for getting back home in a timely manner. We can relatively easily walk from South Lake Union.

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