There’s a slight chance we might have some new participants today. Last Friday, I was the SITS Featured Blogger. That meant I was on comment and traffic overload, also known as blogging heaven. I made sure I mentioned good ol’ Stream of Consciousness Sunday and invited some new readers to come and join us. I would love it if you make an extra special effort to visit the blogs participating today, especially if it’s one you’ve never been to before.
And now, I better go read the SOC Sunday posts from last week. How did a week go by so fast??
I’m not sure what kind of sign it is that I could barely spell consciousness tonight. It’s the sad state of my affairs. I’m so wrapped up in changes in medication and the side effects (re: extreme fatigue) and cleaning my house every other day (including today because we have an open house tomorrow, that apparently I have no idea what is going on in the world.
I wake up and I check email. Then I check Twitter. Then I check Facebook. If someone isn’t talking about it there, I’m probably not going to know about it (at least not right away). I checked in with the local news this morning on my phone. Always the local stories make me sick. SIck people doing sick things and I realize I’m better off without it.
But what about the global perspective? I usually check out sensationalist sites like DrudgeReport.com every so often. I go to AP News when I’m bored or there’s a breaking alert. But I’ll be honest. It’s been a while since I’ve been immersed in current events.
Case in point:
My husband asked me what I was going to spend 5 minutes on. My response? “I don’t know. I’m tired. I don’t feel like writing.” He then tries to suggest I write about the Wall Street protesters (which he explained to me 3 times today and I still don’t understand). He suggests some drone attack killing two Americans. And I’m pretty sure he mentioned something else that has already fallen out of my brain.
I’m lost on all counts. I want to know what’s going on in the world. Then again, sometimes I like pretending that none of it exists.