Friday, January 13, 2017

What I'm into this week: 1/13/17


I'm currently reading the third book in the Outlander series, Voyager. It's along the same lines and just as long. I'm not super excited about this book or the series in general. It's pretty much porn set in a historical setting. I read it because it puts me to sleep fairly quickly, yet is also entertaining while I'm still awake. Not exactly a ringing recommendation there, I know.


"Is depression funny?"
Not usually, but it is when you listen to The Hilarious World of Depression. This new podcast is amazing. The premise is John Moe talking to comedians who suffer from all kinds of mental illnesses. A friend pointed me towards this and I'm so very glad she did. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to scream "Me too!" during almost every episode. Aside from tackling a tough topic with humor, it's incredibly relatable, sensitive, emotional, and, above all, hopeful. In episode 3, when Sam Grittner talks about his blog post on his suicide attempts and the response it got, I had to pause to wipe tears from my eyes. In episode 5, when Andy Richter talks about people always asking when he'll be able to go off his meds, I screamed "Yes! Why do they keep doing that?!". Why do people do that? There really is such a stigma around mental health and getting care. Is it just like that in the US or is this a world wide thing?


I'm getting ready for the local Women's March, so I need to make my pussyhat. It looks like a quick knit, thankfully, because I haven't even purchased yarn yet, so I'm a bit behind. This weekend will be full of frantic knitting. Also, I really hate pink, so it's going to be hard to find a color of yarn that I am willing to wear.
On deck is a sampler stitch shawl for my friend Alisha. I'm super excited because she is so excited to get a shawl and the yarn she's picked out is amazing.


We did our Christmas gift exchange with my immediate family in January this year. Mom got us both this First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and I am loving it. The scent is pleasant but very faint. It's not greasy at all. I think it's going to be great for healing dry hands this winter.

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