This week has been one giant clusterf*ck. I can’t, for the life of me, figure out how it’s already Thursday. But before I get ahead of myself, let me start at the beginning.
I went to the Women’s March on Saturday (plus, good soup and a few great books!)
1. I went to the Women’s March on Cleveland on Saturday. It was amazing.
The Women’s March was an amazing, incredible, empowering experience. I wasn’t feeling 100% so I didn’t have the energy to shout and participate in the group back-and-forth calls, nor did I plan ahead and make a sign to carry. But just being there was so raw and uplifting. If you marched, I’m sure you experienced the same sense of power and pride. And if you didn’t, I wish I could explain more fully just how amazing it felt.
Here are some photos from the Women’s March experience.
2. Noodlecat is delicious.
After the Women’s March, my friend and I hit up Noodlecat downtown. I had never been but it’s one of her faves. If you’re ever in the Cleve, head to Noodlecat. The service was terrible due to the influx of people all at the same time, but the noodle bowl was amazing. It was particularly awesome since I wasn’t feeling well. Soup always wins!
3. On Tuesday I took my husband to urgent care for garden variety “random symptoms.” I loathe urgent care.
We sat in the waiting room for a good 45 minutes. I was not pleased. You better believe I wore the mask. Luckily someone else put on a mask, too. I felt less ridiculous after that.
Also, not to worry, nothing’s wrong with my husband! Phew.
4. I don’t know what this means but I’ll just leave this right here…
5. Every time I sit down to do something with my blog, I get extraordinarily sidetracked re: current events.
There are so many words to describe how I feel right now. A few that stand out: perturbed, unsettled, enraged, furious, seething, horrified, terrified, petrified, befuddled, confused, anxious, distraught, mournful, scared, and just plain old sad.
I can only surmise the worst is yet to come. And I fear that we’re not going to be able to undo what will be done. Every time I log into social media, something more ridiculous pops up in my news or twitter feed than what was most ridiculous the day before. I have so much more to say on this topic but I worry once I start, I won’t be able to stop. And this is a running blog, not a poli-sci/Constitutional law/op-ed blog. Though there may be one of those in my future soon. Time will tell. (To be clear, THIS blog will not be that one.)
6. I’m currently reading And the Mountains Echoed.
It’s so incredibly sad. But I can’t put it down. I didn’t read the Kite Runner (I saw the movie) but now I’m thinking it might be on my reading list soon. I have two more books on deck before that, though. One is 11/22/63. The other one is Those Who Save Us.
7. Speaking of books… 1984 is hitting record sales.
Apparently, and this should come as no surprise to anyone given the current state of the Union, sales of 1984 have increased by 10,000% since January 20 with a significant spike since Sunday (“alternative facts” will do that). 10,000% people. Wow.
Good thing I have a copy from high school. And no, I won’t let you borrow it. 😉
I used to joke that I was born in the wrong decade. I was an angst-ridden teen (weren’t we all?) and all I wanted to do was argue with authority and take down the man. Over time I started to believe social injustices weren’t happening on a grand scale and that my voice was too small and too alone to be heard. But I was wrong. I wasn’t born in the wrong decade. I just hadn’t gotten to the right decade yet. Now I’m here, it’s here, we’re all here. And every post, every article, every executive order is churning up that long-forgotten angst. There is definitely something boiling inside. Just needed a little fuel for the fire, I suppose.
I apologize for getting all heavy and whatnot in this post today. I couldn’t help it. This stuff, these atrocities, have been weighing so heavily on my mind. Come back tomorrow for a FUN Friday Five/Runfessions post. I promise it won’t have the weight of the world attached to it. 🙂
TALK TO ME!
Did you march on Saturday? Why or why not?
What book have you read recently that you’d recommend?
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