I’m coming at you from
my apartment in DC, that has still not
been furnished. So I got sworn in on 3 January.
Today is April something and I still don’t own a chair. Until today, when I got a folding
chair delivered to my apartment. [Unclear] says wine and popcorn
are almost all I eat when Daniel is gone.
We have something in common! I’ve been living, like, a completely
depraved lifestyle. I’ve been sleeping on a mattress
on the floor but it’s like the mattress and then under
the mattress is the plastic wrap that the mattress came in. I’m just spilling all
the secrets right now. Someone asked me a similar
question earlier today. Just, like, how do you stay
grounded and focussed on issues when there’s so much nonsense
and craziness and personal insults and bullying and concern trolling
and “this isn’t realistic” and bla, bla, bla going on? I try to look at this present moment
through the eyes of my grandchildren. Or I try to look at this
present moment through the eyes of people
70 years from now, looking back at today
and saying: “What did she do?”
Or “what did this person do?” Or “what was going on?” And that helps me put
things into perspective a lot and it helps me take the pressure
off of the present moment. Alright, I am putting
these things together. Apparently these go round
like this. We got the frame up here. Boom!
I did it. There’s something very satisfying
about putting together Ikea furniture. OK, what flavour popcorn? This is just normal
butter popcorn but I have a secret. I put ground pepper
over my popcorn and it adds a little, like,
savoury dimension. It just makes, you know,
like Pop Secret but gourmet.