Wednesday, April 29, 2015

there's so much you have to know

my life pre-cricket involved a lot of time sitting in front of a computer screen and wandering the internet. office hours, "study" hours, and those random in-between times when it's too early to leave the house yet but too late to do anything productive were all spent at a laptop. and because of that, i was pretty on top of everything that was going on from international big news stories to the latest tabloid news, from personal stories about friends i had never actually met in real life to stories about the fictional people that i felt i had known forever.

my life post-cricket, at least so far, has involved a significantly less amount of computer time. while there have still been hours staring at a screen, the screen usually has netflix on it. (anything that needs my hands to type or scroll just was not feasible at the time.) the times that i do have access to my hands, i am usually found googling baby-related stuff or playing candy crush. most of the time, though (and i cannot for the life of me figure out how to end this sentence. the past six weeks are just a hazy blur of feeding and rocking and changing clothes and diapers and sheets interspersed with interrupted sleep and i have no idea what i have been doing "most of the time," but i feel like i have been wildly productive and one hundred percent unproductive at the same time. on the one hand, hello, keeping a baby alive here, but on the other hand, what have i been doing with the past six weeks?)

this is all to say that, as i've been coming out of my first-six-weeks-of-motherhood daze (which is totally a thing), i find myself saying over and over and over again, "wait, what?! when did that happen?" things like zayn malik leaving one direction and that plastic surgeon that was parodied in the unbreakable kimmy schmidt committing suicide were thrown casually into conversations like of course everyone knows about this, what rock have you been living under? i didn't know about the bombings in yemen until a few days into them. and for the first year in as long as i can remember, i missed every single website's april fool's day prank.

i'm not sure i have ever been so uninformed about everything. starting from today, and until i feel like i have caught up as much as i can, i will start every conversation i have with people with "so what was your favorite piece of news/information from march/april?" feel free to catch me up in the comments.

*Father and Son - Cat Stevens


  1. anonymous hippopotamusMay 1, 2015 at 5:26 AM

    Your mention of april fool's pranks reminded me of how google pranked me two years in a row. Did they stop doing pranks or was I just too busy to notice?! :O

    In Saudi news apparently some big changes and changing crown princes and what not. Making simba the new prince and throwing scar in a cave..stuff like that. I'm hoping that means the younger princes might possibly hopefully maybe have more to say about women driving and maybe just maybe allow women to drive. Or at least mothers of children under 16 to drive...or something to get me behind the wheel of a car again.

    Aside from that...I'm not a news person. oh full house "sequel" coming to netflix..but I'm sure you knew that.

    1. oops i thought i replied to this.

      i'm pretty sure google never stopped their pranks. they probably stopped having so many people fall for them, though.

      and hate to burst your bubble, but one of the first things the king did when he became king was officially close the whole women driving discussion, so...

      and yes i heard about the sequel!