The other morning, waiting in the world's most crowded Starbucks, I was distracted by a woman who was displaying some rather unusual habits. There was nothing apparently unusual about her otherwise but she caught my attention when I realized she was picking up her coffee cup wearing a small plastic bag as a glove.
She kept going that way, handling her sweetener and grabbing the door handle through her makeshift glove. I'm not germaphobic, per se, but I do like to avoid touching certain questionable things. I wondered if that was something she did often or if there was something about this Starbucks making her uneasy? It stands to reason that if this was a routine practice for her she might have considered buying something like an actual glove rather than using a small bag.
It also struck me that had a rather panicked look on her face and I found myself feeling sorry for her. Panic is an awful feeling and it occurred to me if that if ordering a coffee was an intimidating experience for her, she must lead a rather stressful life and for a moment, I felt really sorry for her.
A TOTAL LACK OF BLOGGING
My job has been rather over-demanding lately. I spend all days and many nights working and consequently, less time on my laptop for personal projects. I am not complaining, mind you -- I love my job -- but the last thing I've wanted to do lately is blog. I much prefer couch time and napping while I watch TV. I think a lot, believe it or not; I just sit, stare at the TV and think. I've been very fixated on being close to 40 lately, and it's a thought keeping me up at night sometimes.
I'm actually not the type of person who dwells on things out off her control and certainly turning 40 is something I can't control. Mind you, it's still three years away and I'm still focused on it.
Anyway, I'm trying to blog more, I swear! This is the start.
ALL OF THE MOVIES
I've seen almost every movie nominated for an Academy Award at this point, as I try to do every year. I'm still really obsessed with how amazing Mad Max was/is (it's playing on my TV right now, in fact). I loved Brooklyn. I really liked The Revenant and think Leo will finally get his Oscar this year. I didn't really care for Carol, actually and I didn't like Steve Jobs.
Other movies I enjoyed: Inside Out (SO MUCH), Star Wars The Force Awakens (of coure), Ex Machina, Straight Outta Compton, The Martian, Spotlight, Joy (which surprised me because I'm like one of five people who didn't like Silver Linings Playbook), Trumbo, The Danish Girl
The last one I need to see is Bridge of Spies but every time I start it I immediately get bored.