January 6th, 2020

Twin Peaks: Snoqualmie

Booking time with myself

The only thing I dislike about Dreamwidth is that it lacks an Android app. This is a surprisingly big hindrance to posting regular journal updates, because it means I have to be sitting in front of my home PC to do so. My time at home is pretty limited, so this is a significant hurdle.

However, I think it's important to make time for myself in this way. In the past few years, I've made New Year's resolutions to read a certain number of books and/or watch a certain number of films of my choosing, and I've succeeded. While those do qualify as personal enrichment, I think having a space just to process my thoughts is even more important, so keeping this journal up-to-date is my resolution for 2020. Social media like Twitter really doesn't get it done: there's a lot I can't say there. It's for quick conversations, rather than deep analysis. I feel like the world has gotten away from long-form composition to its detriment. It's like we can't even think in anything but sound bites anymore.

And most people are just so thoughtless and inconsiderate . . . it's like they either don't know or don't care about the fact that they're broadcasting to everyone.

Anyway, enough ranting.

Yesterday, I finally got to finish The Mandalorian.I thought it was decent; perhaps a tad overrated. I found some plot holes. I do think it felt more like Star Wars than The Rise of Skywalker, although I didn't detest that movie the way so many did. I thought it was okay - better than some of the previous films; not as good as others. Mostly, however, I'm simply grateful to have had time this past weekend to binge watch a little TV. I have had zero down time since the beginning of November. It was meaningful to just have some personal space.

I'm not looking forward to driving in to work tomorrow. There are a ton of things to be squeezed into the first week back, and mine is shorter than everyone else's because I have jury duty on Friday. It couldn't have come at a worse time in terms of scheduling. I'm in Group 1, so there's no way in the world I won't have to go downtown.

It's funny - I feel like I need to relearn how to journal.


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