September 12

A Few Things For Today

I just woke up so this is going to be a shoot from the hip kinda thing…

1. I’m happy with the phone I have. I’m happy with the watch I have. The upgrades aren’t enough to make me upgrade at this time.

I’m not huge on facial recognition. The one thing I miss from having fingerprint recognition is that I pick up my phone with a finger on the home button and it opens. I’m impatient. Waiting for facial recognition to open my screen seems to take forever. For me. In reality, it’s probably a second or two more than the fingerprint thing.

2. I love Henry Cavill as a person and as an actor. I even love everything he’s done too. Except Superman. That whole Cinematic Universe is fucked. It’s a mess of average-to-below average films. I think he’s going to have a fantastic career moving forward and that starring in really bad Superman films would hinder that.

FYI: I don’t see him as Bond but it doesn’t matter who I think should play Bond because they always choose someone I never thought could play Bond. Except Brosnan and he wasn’t very good at it which shows what I know.

3. Don’t form an opinion solely on what you read on social media. Most social media is a snapshot of what YOU’VE decided to have on your stream, news feed, whatever. Go out there, surf. Go to news sources you’d never think of visiting. I hate Fox News but I visit that propaganda website everyday.

4. Puerto Rico. Maria. Three thousand dead, a year without power. He calls this “an unappreciated success.” Wow.

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I learned after 17 years that my mind can’t take the mourning or the barrage of pictures of the day. It impacts my mood, my happiness; it makes me sick.

I don’t sleep much on this day. I haven’t since 9/11/2001. This year I have a prescription of Ambien but it didn’t work. It’s floating in my belly somewhere, slowly dissolving. The Xanax hasn’t curbed my anxiety either.

I was close but not that close and yet watching video or seeing photographs of that day make me physically ill. This year, I filtered my social media settings and it helped a bit but let’s face it, it’s almost impossible to avoid it.

I am respectful of the day and how people choose to honor it, whether it be posting pre-9/11 photos the World Trade Center (as I have chosen to do in the past) or photographs or videos showing their destruction (which I do not.)

Sometimes those photos/videos include the office building I was in shortly before the first plane hit. It brings every second, every moment of that day back to me. For an hour or so, I didn’t know whether the building was destroyed or if any of my colleagues were injured or killed.

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