WO: Weekly Obsessions
The SF Giants blew a big lead last night, ending their postseason aspirations and the (admittedly annoying but fun-to-use) #BeliEVEN streak. A close friend is leaving my company. Another close friend is leaving California. I started my day explaining sexism to a stranger on Facebook, who — of all weeks to do it — made a chauvinistic comment about me on a friend’s status.
What’s the best way to get out of a slump? I find it helps to help others. It provides perspective and reminds me there are MUCH bigger problems in the world than mine. Here are some ideas:
- Help Devastated Haiti: Hurricane Matthew spared most of my friends and family, thank God, but the impoverished Haitian nation was deeply affected. While I’m not the biggest fan of all of these charities, The Weather Channel’s site lists a bunch of ways to help send relief to a country still recovering from a 2010 earthquake.
- Walk to End Alzheimer’s: You may recall my plea back in January to #BringDuaneHome, as my friend Dierdre’s family fought for custody of their longtime foster child. While they’ve made leaps in that struggle, Deirdre’s dad is now fighting Early Onset Alzheimer’s. Her family will walk on October 29 and raise money to help find a cure. I can’t imagine the pain of a parent not remembering, and I can’t think of more selfless people than Deirdre’s family. You can click here to help.
- Ken Bone Needs a New Suit: If you have any money left to spare, throw a couple coins to Sunday night’s debate hero: Ken Bone. His snazzy red sweater became the talk of Twitter, but it wasn’t his first choice for wardrobe. Turns out his olive suit split in the pants on his way to the debate! Help Ken Bone get a new suit, won’t you?
- “Welcome to My House” – Flo Rida: My mom’s house — and countless others — were on my mind a lot the past week with Hurricane Matthew on his way. Naturally, this song came to mind. Bonus points because Flo Rida’s name on its own calls to mind many memories. Who doesn’t hear this and just automatically want to dance?