Oops we did it again

Apparently the Britney Spears classic “Oops I did it again” turned 20 over the weekend. This time next year the song will be old enough to drink in the United States! In other music news, a Taylor Swift concert special aired yesterday and should be streaming today so I’m excited about that. My boyfriend will not be excited but that’s his burden to bear. What news have all of you? We’ve been watching Fortitude on Amazon, it’s creepy but good. We’re into part 3 of Money Heist and I like it better than the first two parts. Does anyone want to talk Survivor finale???

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11 Responses to Oops we did it again

  1. welcometocostcoiloveyou says:

    I’ve been listening to the My Favorite Murder podcast. I’ve also been watching Mindhunter and Insecure. A lot of the shows I’m interested in are dark and depressing. I need some comedy recommendations! Or easy watching, like Making the Cut. I’m very excited that HBO Max is coming out because I have missed being able to throw Friends on as background noise.

    Work has been stressful and busy, and I’ve been kind of down about how I’ve handled myself during this whole quarantine experience. I hope I can use that feeling as a motivational tool moving forward.

    I hope you are all doing well!

    • gnidrah says:

      I won’t tell you not to learn from this, but I will say, don’t be too hard on yourself! No one could say how they would have handled this! It’s definitely been an ‘experience’ for many… I’ve seen and done things I never would have expected, and I will definitely take a lot away from it – but I also haven’t taught myself the violin or baked any sodding banana bread (I hate bananas, why would you ruin cake by adding one?!)

      I haven’t watched a lot of TV this past week. I did finish a French police/drama series called L’Autre Maman, which was a little hammy but I did enjoy it. Got a few shows lined up that I will probably start next week when my unemployment really kicks in.

    • Tracey says:

      If you have Hulu, check out Happy Endings and Superstore. HE is my all-time favorite show, I’ve watched it at least 30 times (it was my happy place following the 2016 election). My boyfriend and I have been watching an episode of Superstore every day while we eat lunch and it’s hilarious. Every now and then they have some physical comedy that we have to watch 5 times because it’s so funny. I didn’t think the pilot was great but a few episodes in I was hooked.

  2. hotspur says:

    So far, so good on the lockdown. I’m rewatching X-Files, from S1E1 — which actually is a lot of territory I’ve never seen before. In real life (in the 90s) I came in at S2E2, and didn’t 100% commit until S2E25. So you can imagine.
    I also have taken to watching silent movies. Here is a short lunatic comedy:

    In other news I am writing a bunch and I have a flat tire. Did rats eat my tire? It is one possibility. Rats are desperate for food since restaurants aren’t in full swing, and they are eating the tires and hoses of cars. I looked in the trunk and didn’t see any rats. But also, I didn’t look carefully, because I didn’t want to find any rats. Then I walked to Pep Boys and bought an air compressor, which currently is charging in my kitchen.
    I have been invited to a social distance BBQ tomorrow. If the compressor works, I might go. It is an unnecessary risk to my life and to America, but if I don’t go, will my friends think I am taking life too seriously? These are confusing days. What should I do?

    • gnidrah says:

      Seven days on… what did you do?!

      • hotspur says:

        I did not go! I tried to think through things like, is there a common cooler that people are reaching into, and where were the cans before they went into the cooler? How many of the dudes will insist on rolling their eyes at “unnecessary” precautions? What happens when everyone uses the same bathroom all day? What are the odds I lose my awesome parking spot and have to park three blocks away when I get home? And mainly: What is the maximum amount of fun I will have versus the maximum amount of pain I could suffer as a result? It did not seem likely I would have an organ-failure amount of fun. Also I was in a funk when the day rolled around, so I was trying hard to stack up reasons not to do anything.

        The next day I inflated my tire. Probably tomorrow I will check on it to see if the air stayed in.

        • gnidrah says:

          Yes, I can see for a bigger gathering like that, it could be difficult. I went to my cousin’s daughter’s birthday picnic in the park yesterday, and we had three households joining together, obviously tried to keep our distance but some of the passing of snacks/drinks was probably not textbook.

          Luckily I don’t think we have quite so much eye-rolling here (yet), but then of course, we do have a chief government adviser who thinks it’s OK to drive 500 miles (many of them to test his eyesight to see if he could see to drive), so who can even say which rules people will soon be adhering to…..?!

        • hotspur says:

          Of all the stories in all the world in 2020 — and obviously this is saying A LOT — I think the one that I am least able to wrap my head around is the one where the PM’s top advisor drives 500 miles to test his eyes. Are there no eye doctors in London? No… windows?

          (Please understand I am not throwing stones at the UK’s government. I live in the glassest of glass houses right now. I just mean, on a basic human level… I can’t. Understand. This guy.)

        • hotspur says:

          EDIT! I read up on the eye test. And now it makes more sense. Turns out the advisor, infected with covid, drove 250 miles to put other people at risk, then felt better, but worried the illness had ruined his vision, so THEN he went for a shorter drive to test his eyes before making the 250 miles back to London.

          It does seem like a person who would break public safety laws should be in jail (gaol in this case) or if he only broke guidelines then he should be ostracized forever (meaning jobless and without in-person or internet or phone contact for 2-3 years by everybody inc. wife/child; maybe he can send postcards?). But what do I know, in my country the president just decreed a law (not how we do laws) that says he can investigate internet-based companies that fact-check his lies (because facts are illegal now! If against him!). What country am I in, you ask? HINT: I am NOT in Communist Romania and my president is NOT Nicolae Ceaușescu. It is weird that is actually a valuable hint.

          Anyway, the eye test has dropped in position from Most Unfathomable to Top 1000. STILL SAYING A LOT, but now I sort of get that part, at least. You’d def want to test your eyes if you felt like they were damaged after you broke all the rules to put a whole other town at risk of death.

  3. Tracey says:

    I’m torn on putting up a new post. Maybe next week.

    On Friday my job of over 10 years ended. It was bittersweet because we handed the organization to a reputable company that will continue to run it for a long time, and that’s better than going under for lack of funding. I’m fortunate that my old boss agreed to employ me through the end of the year so at least I didn’t have the fear of immediate unemployment to contend with.

    Now of course the world is burning and I don’t know how to help. I donated to some bail/legal defense organizations. Staying silent feels like complicity, but posting on social media feels performative. I don’t know what the answer is.

    I hope you guys are doing okay through all this.

    • hotspur says:

      Yeah, it’s tricky. I’m retweeting a lot of things that seem informative, to me, about what’s going on (and that are not making the news). The protests were right under my window yesterday afternoon. I went outside to observe as a conflict brewed — the police surrounded a guy who wouldn’t move on. Basically one guy vs fifty cops. If the cops dispersed, the guy would have just wandered off. So I’m not sure why they focused so hard on him. I will say, to everyone’s credit, both sides just waited it out. The cops did not attack or even make an arrest, as far as I could tell. I was relieved. But generally speaking I feel stress all the time and am clenching my jaw like crazy and have a nonstop headache. I probably will until institutional racism is torn down and replaced with full equality. So, 4-6 more weeks?

      I’m so sorry to hear about your job. It had its ups and downs but you did cool stuff there. I hope your next adventure is even better.

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