Okay let's see, the weekend...
First off I don't know if it was just my meds or if I was sick aside from that but I had the tummy from hell. As in hubby was asking if I thought I'd need the ER or if I thought it was like appendicitis or something. Yeah, I was sick.
But I was sick on Saturday night. What happened Saturday night. Hm. Oh yeah the Zimmerman verdict. Now I am no legal genius. I know probably a LITTLE more than the average person but only a LITTLE. Never worked in the field but do have a 2 year degree in paralegal studies. Why I didn't go to work in the field is a whole big mess about what was available in my town then, followed by a divorce, then the illness kicked in. But yeah... I watched as much of the trial as I could. I didn't think they could get murder, but I did think Manslaughter was a no brainer. We were about to leave the house when -- Verdict. Oh hell. I live in Los Angeles. Honestly, I have to say despite media uproar I was NOT expecting a race riot BUT I was expecting the possibility of out of control protests. So, well, we did need groceries and dinner. Went to get that but skipped the other stuff we were planning to do.
Also it wasn't til we got home that I got REALLY sick and the protests began, so I just sort of decided to see how the tummy went. Realized nope, it's bad but not ER bad. So I climbed into bed and started to watch my local Twitter feed. Hmm. Protesters on Crenshaw shutting down trains and a freeway onramp - 11:30 news should be on. Know what our local news had on? Pretty much nothing of memory. Yeah. Okay shutting down trains and the freeway is disruptive but that is still relatively peaceful, a pain, but peaceful. So... I guess you don't cover it. Not even to say "Oh hey train service is stopped and you can't get to this part of the LOS ANGELES freeways". Seriously, I guess if you get all races on one side, and no riot, it's not news?
Then as I am sitting there trying to get my tummy under control, watching to see if this a peaceful protest or not, and oh c'mon CNN let's add to my bad night -- a star of glee has died says a breaking news alert on my phone. What what what? Yeah, Cory Monteith, aka Finn was dead. Tragic. Way too young.
So I spent the rest of my weekend being lazy. Went and picked up some Gaviscon since Jamie said it works better with this med than what my neuro's office recommended. Read a bit. Actually started two books: The Monsters in Your Neighborhood
and Heroes in the Night: Inside the Real Life Superhero Movement
Today? Still being lazy, though I managed to cook dinner. Feeling a bit better, almost no tummy issues today. Saw one of the jurors on AC360 (she also apparently already has a deal inked with a literary agent despite being locked away from the world until late Saturday night unable to talk about the case - feel free to cry my real author friends). Then saw Rachel Jeantel on Piers Morgan - I love her, most real thing about this trial.