I think this is going to be the last one of these for the year. Maybe I’ll throw in another one if I’m feeling like it but with only 2 Fridays left (!), it might be time to finish these series off and figure out what to do for 2018. I like the idea of a weekly recap but I really hate the name. I’m open to any suggestions.
I actually don’t even know where this week went. It’s been batshit bananas in the news, Hanukkah started, and it was my daughter’s birthday (and my grandma’s is today and my future brother-in-law’s is tomorrow). The days have just bled into one insane long day that I’ve somehow managed to fill with some things.
Reading. My Absolute Darling. I picked up nothing from the library, requested nothing from NetGalley, and bought nothing. Thanks again to everyone who participated in Show Us Your Books and we have a special year end one on 12/26.
Watching. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All the hype about this show? WORTH EVERY MINUTE YOU’LL SPEND WATCHING IT. This is probably the best show I’ve watched all year (or tied maybe with Godless, Ozark, and American Vandal) despite the fact that it didn’t make my list. To be fair, I wrote the list before I watched it.
Raging. Where to even start? With the unfit, deranged, sexually harassing piece of shit still occupying the Oval Office? Or the horse riding homophobic racist monster who won’t concede an election he legitimately lost? Or the FCC threatening the first amendment more than the aforementioned unfit deranged piece of shit? Or the fact that 5 years after Sandy Hook and the deaths of thousands more, we still have no decent gun control laws? Or the fact that CHIP still doesn’t have authorized funding? Or the tax bill that still might pass? My head is actually about to explode from frustration because I am flabbergasted that this country is devolving and people are starting to act like the frog in the water. I don’t understand how rational thinking people are okay with this sheer and utter bullshit. We deserve better. Our kids deserve better. Our country deserves better. Which actually leads me to…
Celebrating. Doug Jones’s victory in Alabama. To be fair, it’s bizarre that we were even at the point where an alleged pedophile who believes you can’t be sworn into office with anything other than a Christian bible and that the US hasn’t been good since slavery had a fighting chance but yet here we are. I was nervous as fuck watching the returns and never have I been so vested in an election where I didn’t vote. And Alabama had me nervous for awhile. But good sense and decency and morals prevailed thanks to black women and other common sense voters (but white women, we need to talk). And, just to add about the net neutrality, my representative (our first female black representative, whose election was one bright spot in the 2016 shit show) publicly denounced the vote and my state has joined a bunch of others to legally block the repeal. Delaware isn’t my first choice of places to live but I’m happy with the fact that our elected representatives (in the Senate and the House) are actually representing our best interests.
Loving. Speaking of Delaware, Joe Biden is everything. You saw that video of him consoling Meghan McCain, right? THAT represents everything we should be.
Hope you guys enjoy your weekend. Mine will be full of cheerleading (showcase night AND a practice!) and sitting on my couch avoiding the cold (and people) and NOT seeing Star Wars.