Make your own nasal spray = fun times with "new" (to me) migraine abortives.
The journey of a migraine sufferer, particularly a chronic sufferer like me, is the constant trial of treatments. I've tried every kind of triptan on the market, many different preventatives, a number of non-pharmaceutical treatments, and probably things I don't remember—because after this pharmacological journey, my memory is not what it once was.
Today's nose spray, a generic Migranal, is in effort to get me to work to teach today. I'm two minutes away from taking the final part of the dose (this is a really weird drug, definitely not designed for the person on the go). I think I'm writing off the day, and will try to let go of the guilt. Luckily, this course is team taught. But I spent so much time working on my lesson plan!
Instead, I guess I'll grab an ice pack and a nap.
A little movie @jmackespecially And I co-wrote (starring @itsanamack) just got into its first European film festival, Suburbinale in Vienna! WHAAAAT!
...and sometimes you find yourself at Metal Monday on a school night.
Today's #TV find: season 1 of THE GOOD PLACE. (Yup, the whole thing) After a long, stressful day yesterday (but yay, new work authorization!), my body decided that after a bit of admin it was time to REST. Since I'm finally learning to listen to my body, I didn't push through and instead curled up on the couch for some quality time with my good pal, Netflix.
THE GOOD PLACE just landed on Netflix within the past couple days, and had its first season on NBC. It stars Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, and it's a sitcom about heaven, hell, what happens when you die, morality, ethics, and philosophy. The TV writer in me, who aches to tackle big things in her work is extra stoked by this show, for putting it all out there, and the subject matter feels particularly apt given the current state of the government and who thinks they're "good." Beyond that, I PROMISE YOU, IT'S ACTUALLY FUNNY.
Created by Michael Schur, who ran the amazing and wonderful PARKS & RECREATION, I highly recommend TGP if you're at all a fan of that show. Or if you need to teach introductory moral philosophy. Or realize that you can easily have an awesome and diverse cast.
Seriously, just watch it, OK? Season one left off in a very interesting way, and I can't wait to see what season two brings.
How my values have changed from the start of #brandcrush to #31daystoflow. Nothing earth shattering going on, but cool to see how things shift over time!
Q&A with @jennyslate and @abbyjackwoman after the affecting, emotional LANDLINE yesterday. Together with Edie Falco and John Turturro, it's a very realistic feeling family comedy-drama with a great sense and use of the 1995 setting. This family is so action packed with issues that I found myself glad to be a viewer and not a peripheral cousin, getting all this gossip third or fourth hand, so that the details would be correct.
The female characters are so well drawn and fleshed out while the male characters are a bit thin. A refreshing switch, for sure, but still not ideal. I can understand why, though—the movie has a LOT of balls in the air, some of which could have been dropped to improve pacing.
Overall, it you're a post-Gen Xer, pre-Mikkennial who'd like a realistic trip back to '95, @gillianrobespierre, @bettyholm, and the aforementioned Slate have written the summer flick for you.
OH, and don't be like me! I incorrectly thought it was an adaptation of the Rainbow Rowell novel. It really super isn't.
One of these things is not like the others... For the record, I was typing "sneaky places to store books." Anybody got suggestions? Our #bookshelvesbeburstin