Politics and Peru - "South America! It's like America, but SOUTH!" - Up (2009)

I wrote out this whole long political post. I had been working on it for a while. And then I hit the wrong series of buttons on my keyboard, and it all deleted.

Which is okay, really. I haven't posted in a month, but I think you can all guess generally what my post was about if it was political. And frankly, I don't have anything new to say. It was mostly going to be an advocacy for using logic, even when it doesn't benefit the immediate point we're trying to make, because if we can't be simultaneously filled with humanity and logic, then our beliefs are based on nothing. (I don't know about your Facebook feeds, but I've noticed that a lot of the people using #notmypresident are the same ones who were pissed when President Elect Trump said "your president" during the debates about President Obama. Saying that President Elect Trump, who won based on rules that we agreed to beforehand, isn't our president is a glaringly obvious double standard.) So really, most of what my post was can be summed up with the Your Logical Fallacy Is website. (See also: Logical Fallacy Referee!)

So I guess I'll just do a quick catch up here from the past month instead! I meant to tell you guys at the end of October that I wouldn't be posting for a couple of weeks, but, if you read my last post, you'll understand why I was distracted.

The reason I knew in advance I wouldn't be posting for a couple of weeks, though, is that I went to Peru! BOOM! Surprises everywhere! I know, I know, I had just been to London. But I always wanted to see Machu Picchu. So I did.

 I really like ruins, you guys.

I really like ruins, you guys.

I've also moved over the course of the past month! Still in Manhattan, but now I'm in a new apartment in a new neighborhood. That involved having to go through all the stuff in my childhood bedroom and throw out/donate almost all of it, but the discussion about dealing with that is a post for another day.

I also went up to Boston to shoot the indie feature Tales From Shakespeare!

 You should check out that Tales From Shakespeare link to see why I'm such an angry bride. Just sayin'.

You should check out that Tales From Shakespeare link to see why I'm such an angry bride. Just sayin'.

In addition to shooting, Ingot to visit with friends I haven't seen in a while, and see my old college campus, and it lowkey highkey ripped my heart out. But, like, in a good way.

It feels weird to think about things that I'm doing instead of freaking out about how an anti-Semitic man who thinks that only property owners should vote is going to be the new chief strategist. Has anyone else noticed that? You'll be in the middle of something totally unrelated, and then you remember that we've elected someone supremely unqualified to the highest office in our country, and you wonder what the hell you're doing?

But also, life goes on, and we have to go on with it. I have to pay rent on this new apartment, after all. Keep calling your congresspeople. Keep protesting. Keep researching all of President Elect Trump's cabinet picks. But a month into it, this is the time to go to work. In every sense of the phrase.