2020/04/21

Better to Laugh

Da Goddess @ 23:55

My frustration level has peaked. I have so many things I’d like to do, so many people I’d like to see, and many places I’d like to visit. Since none of that’s possible, it comes down to lots of tweeting, reading, TV, and movies.

Of course, now is exactly when shit hits the fan. My landlords have moved off the property and out of state. I have missed them a great deal when they drove up to Oregon to be with family. I miss their daughter’s little voice and adorable giggles. I miss hearing the baby fuss and then coo. It’s just so weird without them here.

And I now have to set up my own internet and cable. That was one of my favorite things about renting here: those were included in the rent. Now, they’re reducing my rent to make up for not providing it. But I’d rather just keep it the way it’s always been. I’m THAT horrified by having to figure it out for myself. When manlord was down to pack up the house, I got him to extend the service until they have someone move into the main house. Except, here’s the thing, internet works and cable doesn’t. I’m watching Netflix until they get it figured out.

And I’m reading a lot. Right now, my favorite site is McSweeney’s because I end up laughing for hours. Current favorite article is Frasier & Niles Tell Their Dad to Stay Home. Go read. You’ll like it.

Ta for now. I have to go look for ants. I had three extremely tiny ones show up earlier and I’m obsessed with killing any others that may exist.

4 Comments

  1. Sorry you lost your friends! That sucks. :(

    We only have internet, just subscribe to Hulu, Netflix and of course Amazon Prime. And there’s always PBS. Call the Midwife is in its 9th season right now.

    I’m off to McSweeny’s!

    Comment by pam — 2020/04/24 @ 06:55

  2. I refuse to pay Bezos a single cent. As much as I’d like to see some of the shows, he needs to pay his employees more. He can afford it.

    I already do Netflix and some Hulu. Good stuff to be found there for sure.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2020/04/24 @ 07:16

  3. I get your point, but if I started boycotting companies pretty much everything would go, including Disney.

    Amazon employees need… a union, maybe? A general strike? I’ve heard of their working conditions/pay, but in that case why do so many willingly work for them?

    The workers should do what they’ve done for hundreds of years – rise up and demand better. Or not.

    Comment by pam — 2020/04/24 @ 08:14

  4. You work where you can get hired. In a world where that expensive college degree doesn’t get you much more than a job as a barista, you gotta take what you can get.

    Yes, they should unionize, but that’s unlikely to happen until the pandemic has become little more than a memory.

    I dunno. I get what you’re saying. I’m just at the point where I’m tired of the very obscenely wealthy taking no responsibility for the care of those who work for them, who make that wealth possible.

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2020/04/24 @ 15:15

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