If we were having coffee, I’d spend most of my time yawning, possibly mixed with a few by-now patented glassy stares. Week One of being on Lexapro hasn’t been unpleasant, necessarily, but being tired all the goddamn time has officially gotten old, and my motivation to do much of anything has been chopped to the bone. This is a bit of a problem; I have a final manuscript for Searching for Malumba due in a few days, and haven’t really found the will to do much of anything about it, and I literally forgot that I was supposed to write a recap of last week’s Fear the Walking Dead for Sourcerer today.
Forgot. Clean, completely forgot, until waking up this morning, well after it would normally have been published. And the way my mornings typically work on Saturday there’s not an hour and a half to go sneak away and watch the episode and recap it, so right now who the hell knows when I’m going to get that written.
(For those of you thinking “Why not do it right now, instead of the post you’re writing?”: Reasonable thought, but this post will take ten minutes. I have ten minutes. I don’t have ninety.)
This is also a big birthday weekend. Fun fact: my father-in-law’s birthday is the day before my mom’s, and my mother-in-law’s birthday is the day before my dad’s. Well, mom’s birthday is today, so FIL’s birthday was yesterday. Inverting the proper order of things, we saw my parents yesterday and we’re seeing my wife’s today. We’re going to go see The Martian tomorrow, too, which I’m really excited about, in a sort of Lexapro’d “yeah, whatever” sort of way– I’ve been looking forward to this movie since the day it was announced. There aren’t any superheroes in it! And I’m seeing it anyway! It’s like a miracle!
(Skylights is free today and tomorrow. I’m hoping to steal some Martian thunder. We’ll see if that happens.)
This is the part where I’d usually go “Hmmm, what else?” but the simple fact is all I’ve done all week is sleep and stare at the internet. There really is no more “else” here. So I’m kicking it over to y’all again: what have you guys been doing while I’ve been trying to alter my brain chemistry?