Ugh. I'm so tired! And it wasn't even that I got to sleep super late last night -- although I did go to sleep at 11:01, which is still a bit later than ideal. It wasn't midnight, at least. The real problem this time was that I woke up around 4 a.m., strangely very warm, and it was after I woke up that I heard Guru barfing up a hairball. I then had to get up to pee, and since I was going to be up anyway, I figured I might as well clean up the hairball. I basically have a dedicated spatula I use for scraping up hairballs, though, which I then always put into the dishwasher -- and the dishwasher was still full after being run last night. Fuck! I could have just left the spatula in the sink, but I seriously hate just leaving dirty dishes in the sink, and so then I also went ahead and unloaded the dishwasher too. All of this right around 4:00 in the morning.
I peed and cleaned and scrubbed the carpet where I had sprayed the Resolve carpet cleaner and washed my hands, and then got back into bed. It was very difficult getting back to sleep, not helped at all by Shobhit getting up to pee literally seconds after I got back into bed, which itself would not have been so bad, except he kept on turning the master bedroom entry hallway light on, and then off, and then on again. I was like, "Why do you keep turning that light on?" He said he was making sure he didn't step in the puke. "I cleaned it up," I said; he just said, "Oh." Clearly he had actually slept right through my getting out of bed.
But it must have been another half hour before I finally fell asleep again, only to have my Sleep Cycle app alarm wake me up at 5:13. Suffice it to say, the quality of sleep I got last night was rather low, and I sure wish I could just lay down and go to sleep right now.
There's actually not much else for me to tell you today. My posts yesterday and the day before we all about Pride Weekend, which means I never actually wrote about Monday evening -- not that it really matters; I spent much of Monday evening writing the post about Saturday's Capitol Hill Pride Festival. I captioned just a few of the photos from the weekend last night, but not many -- just the ones I had already posted on social media, and the ones I had used in the email photo digest I sent out late Sunday evening.
Otherwise, my evening last night was spent watching TV shows with Shobhit. Countless people I either read on Twitter or hear on podcasts have raved about Fleabag, and so we watched the first two episodes of the first season on Amazon Prime Video. I enjoyed it, and fully intend to watch more, but there is little to go on based on just those first two episodes to illustrate just yet why the show is so loved. So then we moved over to the HBO limited series Years and Years, which has two episodes available so far, and we watched both. We were quite compelled by it, even though it feels a lot like a multi-part, extended episode of Black Mirror that is both subtler and more realistic. It's still unsettling, though, especially how it basically takes for granted that President Fuckwit gets elected for a second term and then in his final year nukes a disputed island territory of China. The show has its prologue set in 2019, then fast-forwards five years, and I just read the arc of the series ends fifteen years in the future. So basically the six episodes span the ten years between 2024 and 2034. I wonder what kind of weather it will be showing around the world in that final episode.
I finally caught up on my posts about Pride, I had one regular/standard DLU post today . . . and tomorrow is Independence Day. Shobhit works for nearly the entire day but he will likely come pick me up from Lea's place tomorrow evening, where I should be at to watch the Lake Union fireworks, from her living room! I am very much looking forward to it.
[posted 12:20 pm]