I don't really have time for this.
Jamie went out of town this weekend, and I was supposed to be working on The Fortress of Nerditude (aka: my office) as Phase I of a sort of re-do the house plan. I'm boxing up a whole lot of action figures in order to get rid of them, and I'm kind of mentally having to say good-bye to the past fifteen years' worth of hobby, in a way. It's not that the office won't remain Super with a capital S, it's that the downstairs living room is going to get de-Supered to a great degree. My call, not Jamie's.
I wanted to (a) kind of move on from the days when DC Comics was pretty much all I had going on in my life and (b) there's some really fragile and expensive stuff right inside the doorway, and over the years, I've just cringed everytime someone has passed the front door with everything from a ladder to a backpack.
Thursday night I was up til 2:00 AM watching the news about Boston.
Friday I was the guy who could barely work as he kept his eye on the news, waiting to see what would happen, and I was home again when Suspect #2 was captured. Then Juan came over with a pizza, we watched a documentary and then Drive (2011)
as Juan missed it in the theater.
Saturday I worked on my office, walked the dogs, etc... and then Juan (apparently my girlfriend when Jamie is out of town) and I went to see CarlaBeth in a show she had put together for a local multi-arts festival called FuseBox. It was a sort of sketch program entitled Failure
, and was about the concept of "failure". Apparently, from concept to performance was about a week, but it included songs, dance, sketches, monologues, games and a cake.
Today I have done nothing but watch about 1/2 of Police Academy
on basic cable (I really don't even like that movie, but...) and work on my office.
I slept really late into Saturday. I was exhausted, and I have to believe part of that was partially due to news fatigue. It seems the folks in West are coping as well as can be expected and Texans are doing a good job of donating and reaching out to our neighbors. I sent a guy from work to donate blood on Friday, but I'm waiting to see if there's a second round needed. I never really know what to do in these emergency situations, so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for opportunity in the coming weeks.
Honestly, I am glad the Boston PD was able to capture Suspect #2. Already it seemed like Facebook and the mainstream media had turned into places for pundits and amateur pundits to roll out their personal axes and grinders to ascribe motive they couldn't possibly actually know. Not only will we see the American Justice System (something I firmly believe in - warts and all) play out, but we'll get some legitimate information at some point from the FBI.
Sure, everyone will spin that information to suit their needs and agenda, and we can count on Alex Jones refusing to believe any of it and likely believing the suspects were framed (it's what he does- and if anything Jones does surprises you at this point, I cannot help you).
Here's to next week being a better week. I have to go clean the house before Jamie gets home.