Ahh, how nice! I got a good night’s sleep (I only waited a half hour before moving to the spare room, rather than the hour+ I usually wait, lying awake listening to my partner snore) and went to the gym to do easy yoga this morning. It took my brain a while to settle, but (thanks Fovea Hex) eventually it did and I had a good practice with a restorative shavasana at the end. I feel much improved.
Last night I watched the first episode of Orange Is the New Black. I knew a bit about it, since it’s been all over tumblr for a while now. I was surprised at how much I disliked that first episode. Piper is an awful POV character, I want to punch everyone in her life, and I can’t decide if there will be enough side plots without her stupid face to justify continuing to watch. (I know, we’re probably not supposed to like Piper.) And I felt that the amount of close-in boob shots and sex was super gratuitous, as if they had to keep a bunch of it in that first episode to convince men to watch what’s basically a show about a bunch of women– "please stay, there will be boobies all the time"! (Plus the bit with the guy in the office after Piper uses the phone was horrifying; it was supposed to be but knowing the stats on guard-on-prisoner sexual violence…) Anyway, at this moment I don’t feel like bothering with the second episode but my partner probably wants to keep watching.
I tend to be overly sensitive to media, in a way that keeps me from watching a lot of things. So I might be having a stronger reaction than most people would. But still.