Jun. 14th, 2017

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Oof.  Too much going on in the world today to keep tabs on it all.  Not going to complain that I'm overwhelmed, though...I can only do what I can do, feel what I can feel, and not wear myself out. 

I'm not even going to complain that things were better in the past, because they sure as hell weren't.  I remember the wild, weird, horrifying, bizarre, amusing and fascinating things from the 70s, 80s and 90s, thank you very much.  [It helps that music is such a lovely memory trigger, one of the many reasons I'm a committed music nerd.]  Different faces, names and events, of course.  But the message is often the same.

When A. and I got rid of cable/satellite for our TV, we'd long since stopped watching network television and relying on antenna (we'll watch PBS and the local morning news on the weekends, but that's about it), relying mostly on streaming setups like Acorn and Netflix.  (And recently BritBox, which is where all the Really Good UK Shows went when they vanished from Acorn.)  I do miss watching those home improvement shows they had on DIY and HGTV, but I believe I can stream those as well if I ever feel like it.

The end result is kind of interesting:  we have no idea what primetime shows are on nowadays, and those we have watched in passing, our reaction is usually "...wow, that's...a lot of crap."  Sure, there's some good stuff out there, but there's a lot of really bad work out there as well.

The fascinating thing is that I've kind of had the same reaction with Twitter and Facebook lately. I've been quite purposely passive on both platforms over the last six months (for many reasons, some glaringly obvious).  I've finally trained myself to shut down the browser when my shoulders start hunching and I feel my blood pressure start rising.  And not opening the pages every five fecking minutes.  [That, I should add, is part of my devious plan to provide myself with more time to write.  And OH HEY it seems to be working!  How about that?]

ANYWAY.  Lots going on, even today alone.  Going to keep my wits about me and keep it all calm and ordered in my head.  
I don't need the whiplash, thankyewverymuch.


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