Pop Culture Wasteland

For quite literally decades, my loving children have called me a Pop Culture Wasteland because I don’t watch television except rarely and go to the movies about every other year.

Since coming to Hawaii, I’ve now probably seen more movies than I have in the last decade. They often watch movies during and after dinner, and are happily showing me things they think I MUST see. 🙂 It’s been very fun. What my normal habit had been in the evening was to sit out with my critters and drink zin.

Here’s what I’ve seen so far: Galaxy Quest, Devil’s Advocate, Shrek, Jungle Book, Pitch Perfect 1 and 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Highway Men Documentary and now Wonder Woman!

Speaking of which, Lili and I went to see Wonder Woman yesterday and it was great. She wasn’t really interested but was humoring me, I think, but she ended up calling Megan on the way home and telling her to see it with me, asap.

It was a little weird smelling popcorn in the theater but not eating any. Instead, I munched on salted mac nuts, and it worked out fine. It was oddly delicious, smelling the popcorn and eating the nuts.

Sushi wrapped in cucumber

We had sushi before the movie, and I just had things like crab and shrimp wrapped in cucumber, plus cream cheese and avocado. I didn’t miss the rice at all.

I feel pretty good today. No headache so far. Keto dieting has been going well. I’m not weighing myself because I become even more obsessive, but I am tracking my food and I need to eat more, not less, but I don’t have much of an appetite. Sometimes smoking dope helps with that, I’ll get the munchies.

Adding additional fodder to the Twilight Zone I’m living in, Megan gave me basically an entire summer wardrobe in exactly my size, except now they are falling off of me. So I don’t recognize the world around me yet, and when I catch a glimpse of myself in a reflection, I don’t recognize who the hell that is. The clothes are really cute! I’m quite enjoying a change of wardrobe.

So my kid was joking with me on the phone and I remarked that everyone here is getting to know me without my husband, my kids or my dogs. Who am I, even? What do you mean that I exist as an individual?!

Lili just downloaded “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” on my request. I’ve read everything from Sacks, but that one in particular has a lot of relevance to my life right now. I love how he respects every single patient like the actual human that they are. I wish I could ask him questions about my own tumor, and I definitely want a doctor who respects and knows him at least as much as I do.

She is going to have Chris get “The Awakening”, which I’ve read but not seen, for a future movie night. I’m very psyched, especially because Robin Williams is in it.

Look at me, not being a pop culture wasteland. Who am I, even?

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