Saturday, April 9, 2016

Post 3233 - Saturday

Nearly 10pm.

Did not a lot today. We watched a bunch of episodes of "Mom". I have been ignoring this show since it started in 2013. But I had heard increasingly good things about this show, and decided to start at the beginning. Not hard to do that, in this day and age.

We have plowed through the first 12 episodes of season 1. Episode 16 of season 3 was broadcast two days ago, so we have a ways to go.

It is funny, and honest. It's about a woman in her thirties who's a mess. She was a teenage mother who did every drug and slept with a succession of men. Her mother is also a mess, having done drugs and gone through men like tissue paper. The daughter, played by Anna Faris, chided her mother, played by Allison Janney, that she once caught Janney's character licking cocaine crumbs out of a shag carpet. "It is not a sin to be thrifty!", she reminds Anna Faris.

Anna Faris's character's daughter is pregnant, which will make her a grandmother. The show confronts these issues, plus ones like homelessness, death, drug addiction, and so much more, with humour, which makes the whole thing easier to swallow, until you realize that while the pill was sugar coated, it was bitter inside. You have to see "Mom". Shame on me for not seeing it sooner.

We did a bunch of laundry today as well. Clean undies for the week. Woo hoo. And, even better, we no longer have to ignore the Surgeon General's warnings about using dishtowels for two weeks in a row. We now have a drawer full of clean ones. Can you say party?

Tomorrow, we will decide what of our two tons of clothing we will keep, what we will discard, what we will donate to Value Village.

The lives we lead. The excitement. The danger. The intrigue! How can we stand it, anyway?

See you tomorrow.


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