I am watching “House Hunters.” Odie calls it my real estate porn. As a Southern Californian, I am stunned by what your housing dollar buys elsewhere.
I just finished reading Compendium 1 of “The Walking Dead” graphic novel. I clearly wasn’t depressed enough lately, but now I’m there. I love a good catharsis, but bleak drama that explores the darkest crevices of human nature hasn’t been the best medicine for my ongoing struggle with depression.
Nor has my worsening binge eating. If I had to run for my life from zombies, I’d die. Luckily, the science of that genre is so patently absurd, I don’t suffer haunting “what if” scenarios like I have with “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law and Order:SVU,” or “Dinosaur Train.”
I can’t get the song out of my head.
Watching AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” I’m struck by how much physicality zombies borrow from toddlers. Pringles lumbers after me with a decidedly zombie-like lurching. She grabs onto her sister’s hair, making gutteral sounds in her throat while Viva shrieks. When she decides she wants to nurse, she comes at me, stumbling over anything you kick into her path, relentlessly driven by id.
I’d love to tell you everything about work, but other teachers before me have paved the way, teaching us nothing if not how stupid it is to write about our students. I will say there is a lot of good there. Mostly good. And yet the challenges are daunting.
You probably want to know what I think about Kelle Hampton growing a tiny penis in her lady-cave. I knew she was pregnant and I knew it would be a boy. Her brand is like a novel with a predictable plot. But most people like those.
My kids are doing great in day care. I almost wish they missed me a bit more. Although, Pringles has started refusing kisses. I say “Kisses for Mommy?” and she used to give me those amazing open-mouthed baby kisses. Now, she shakes her head solemly and says “No, no, no.” There are no mouth kisses allowed at day care. It’s like she’s saying, “You put me in day care, you’ll live by day care rules, bitch.”