I got off on the wrong foot in two ways this morning:
1. I was sure, SURE, it was the weekend. I woke at 4:45 and thought about it happily. I woke up again when Paul got up, and I thought, "Ahhhhh, now he will take care of any kid that wakes up, and I will get sleep." Then Paul came back from his shower and turned on the light, and I was first outraged ("WHY IS HE DOING THIS TO ME ON A WEEKEND??") and then appalled ("IT IS IN FACT TUESDAY AARRRRRGGGGGGGGG NOOOOOOOOOoooooooo").
2. I was dreaming that I was packing up to leave someone else's house after a stay. It was that part of packing where it's like, "WHY did we think it made sense to bring so much STUFF?" and "Oh no, MORE shoes??" and "Shoot, I forgot this pile of dirty laundry. I need a plastic bag or something to put it in," and "This is never going to all fit back in the suitcase" and "I just know we're going to forget something." It went on like that for an hour or so of dream time.
I think I am going to have to rewatch Thirtysomething (Netflix link),
now that I am in my thirties. The last time I watched it, I was in my
EARLY TWENTIES. I was not married, I had no children, and I was watching
it in reruns on daytime television, or on videotapes (VIDEOTAPES) after work. So. Things have changed a bit since then.
think I might have a different feeling about how EXOTIC it is, now. Maybe it'll be like magazines, where a magazine called
Seventeen is actually aimed at 12-year-olds; and where Cosmo, which acts like it's a magazine for grown glamorous professional single women living in the glamorous city, is actually aimed at high school and college girls. Maybe Thirtysomething is
for earlytwentysomethings who want to feel like they're getting a peek into
their own future---but maybe it would be depressing and unrealistic and eye-roll-y for thirtysomethings
who have already seen that future.
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