April 13th, 2020


Riding The Storm Out

It's another day of telework (or lack thereof *grins*). The past week has been an emotional roller coaster. I usually have a "mental breakdown" just before a full moon which was last Tuesday. I can usually prepare myself and just let waves of depression wash over me without concern since I know they will pass. The same thing can be said for my physical/health status. I will feel like shit with no discernible cause, and then *poof* I will feel better. It all just seemed to hit a bit harder as of late. Gee! I wonder why! I kept hearing that last weekend was going to be the worst, so I just hunkered down. Only Kitty made a foray to the store for bread and milk. We also helped out our local Mexican restaurant and ordered some take-out for Saturday lunch. Green chile is definitely a mood booster! The weather also cooperated. It was so nice and warm and sunny that I spent most of Saturday playing in the dirt of the garden. Today, I shit you not, it's friggin' snowing! I'm hoping the fruit trees don't lose all of their potential bounty since everything just finished flowering.

So for future reference...what is the Bear watching?

"Schitt's Creek" = I mentioned this in the last post. We're both really digging the quirky series. It just keeps getting better and better.

"The Good Place" - It was a recommendation from dexter_fox. I was a bit skeptical, but I gave it a shot. Dex has taste! Funny and very well done. It's from the people that brought us "30 Rock" and "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" so the comedy is spot on.

"The Kominsky Method" - Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are outstanding in this show about 2 aging friends in L.A.

"The Tiger King" - Yes. We watched it. It's a shitshow about a trainwreck. In other words it's hard to look away once you've seen it. I told Kitty that, like it or not, it will probably become a touchstone of the the whole Covid drama as people hunkered down and watched this to the point where it became part of our collective culture.

"The Plot Against America" - An alternative history where FDR loses the election of 1940 to Charles Lindbergh who promises to keep us out of war by making a deal with Hitler. I'm digging it so far. I'm definitely liking it more than "The Man in the High Castle."

"Homeland" - I think this is the last season. OK. I've enjoyed the show for it's run (some seasons more than others). A good political thriller that has run its course.

In the "battle" between HBO late-night shows, now with no studio audiences, Bill Maher has been swinging and largely missing. John Oliver, on the other paw, has been consistently good. You can tell that Bill needs an audience to feed off of and stumbles without the feedback. John just keeps delivering his schtick successfully.