|Happy Birthday To Darren, 2021 Style (Taken 2.24.21)|
I think I figured out what had me all rankled yesterday and it wasn't just that my lady time was harshing my vibe. I was just starting to feel like everyone was demanding things of me. I'm unemployed but it doesn't mean I'm just sitting around all day looking for something to do. I have a family, I have plenty of projects to keep me occupied, I have this site, which makes no money but keeps me alive inside, and I still get hundreds of email a day to sift through. I'm more of a recluse than I project and sometimes I just wanna be left alone. Last night once I got offline and everyone was asleep, I watched United States vs Billie Holliday on Hulu and it is so super intense and tragic and forces some hard looks at racism, government, sexism, domestic abuse, and opioid abuse, all in one life.
Today, the construction next door was non-stop from 7am to 7pm, but I made the best of it by getting into the studio and cleaning out my closet which felt like a good step in getting it more cleaned up and livable beyond our 'speakeasy' it has been. I'm listening to Barack Obama's book on audio so it was peaceful to just get into cleaning mode while playing it through the stereo.
Today is Darren's actual birthday and we didn't do anything really special besides making amazing poke bowls using the yellowfin and shrimp from our Know Seafood order (use my referral code for $25 off!) Now he's on a nighttime bike ride, and hopefully that will shake his anti-birthday funk. Either way, I'm going offline for the night. Stay safe out there.