No One Wants to Let Stories End Anymore

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Being in this age of franchises, stories don’t end anymore. We're just waiting for the next installment, teasing the next installment, theorizing about the next installment. I think it's one of the major factors in my blockbuster fatigue. It's the never ending story and it is exhausting.

There is a beginning, middle, and end stories, and we've been stuck in the middle of stories for the last twenty years it seems. Constantly making sequels and spinoffs and reboots. Some new faces in the super suits, but the same heroes populating our screens. It would be easier to deal with if smaller movies were getting theatrical runs and not being squeezed out of movie theaters and onto streaming, getting lost in the shuffle. 

And this isn't just a movie problem, it's a problem in television, too. What with the Lord of the Rings show, all the Game of Thrones spinoffs in development along with House of the Dragon premiering soon. If there's actually a new take on the material or a story you want to explore in a prequel or sequel series, go for it. But a lot of these shows reek of having the intellectual property and a built-in fanbase and just needing something on the air. 

We need the finality of an ending as viewers. Because instead of excitement for these movies and shows, I feel nothing but obligation to watch, or maybe not. Maybe I won't watch them anymore, and I'll watch other shows and movies that aren't never ending. 

It's Been So Long Since My Last Massage and I Need One Desperately

Monday, June 20, 2022

I love getting a massage. But my last massage was in 2019 and I haven't been back since pre-pandemic. And I need a massage. Bad. 

Not only has just life been stressful the last few years, cause pandemic and all, but work has been stressful. Twelve hour days does something to a person, and you need all the self care you can get to make it through. And the burn out is very real. I have no time to really do it after work, and I try to use the weekends to get my shopping, housework, and laziness in. 

In the first year and a half of this pandemic that is not ending anytime soon, obviously very scared to be in an intimate environment. But now that I'm vaxxed, and it is much safer than it was, I really need to get one. And find a new salon. That's important. I'm also not looking forward to see the New York prices for an hour long full body massage. But that price would probably be worth it after three plus years without a massage. Sorry to the masseuse, because you've got your work cut out for you. 

My Sleep is so Messed Up Right Now

Saturday, June 11, 2022
I don't know why but my sleep is so messed up. I have to wake up at five every morning for work, and my brain decides to wake me up at two or three and usually keep me mostly awake until I have to start moving. 

I also don't want to try a sleep aid because the last time I took something, it did not help. During a bad spell of sleep in high school I took some melatonin and it didn't help me get to sleep or keep me asleep. Then the next day I was so drowsy it turned me into a zombie and I had to call out of work on a Saturday night, which meant I missed out on some good tip money. 

The fact I don't drink coffee isn't helping. That would just make it worse, because on top of the tiredness, I would have the shakes and I think that would be a bad combo. 

So now I'm just trying to my best to deal. But I'm getting easily irritated and irritable now so apologies if I'm rude. Unless you deserve it, then I'm not sorry. But also I am cause of my guilt complex. I have issues.
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