I watched 'Unforgiven' and was reminded how incredible it is. Thanks, Newlin, for mentioning it online as a reminder that I needed to watch it again. I'm not a big Clint Eastwood fan, but I love him in this. Of course Morgan Freeman is great as well. This is probably my favorite movie about friendship.
Speaking of friends, I have the best friends in the world. Funny, intelligent, empathetic pillars of greatness. I love joking with them. I love traveling with them. I love partying with them.
Speaking of friends, codependency is no fun. Neither is cutting off all communication with a best friend. But when things get toxic, heartless, and mindless, you have to go by my old saying, "when beset by the trials that love gets us in/ love and loves must be jettisoned."
The 49ers are on the brink of the Super Bowl, if they win at home vs. the New York Giants. I love sports, and I laugh that so many of my friends scoff at the very thought of sports. Some of the greatest, most intellectual, fulfilling conversations I've ever had have been sports-related. My favorite books have sports as underlying themes. Sports provide me with the healthy, manageable happiness/sadness spectrum. I'd much rather feel the crushing loss of my team's playoff troubles than go through another emotionally turbulent relationship with an unstable ex(I, too, being unstable).
I love being able to get a coffee & an Oreo McFlurry at McD's for the price of a coffee at a local cafe, while also proudly wearing a football jersey that'd otherwise be scoffed at at said cafes by the v-necked unwashed masses that have no idea that I could out-pretentious them at nearly any discipline they'd purport to hold dearly.
I digress. I'm happy, and getting to the good place I need to be at in order to get my life back on track, as I've been off the rails for a few years now.