Hi jolly ranchers! It’s been a week! We’re all here! We made it! Come on in there’s kettle corn and a fleece blanket on the couch for you.
Do you live in a part of the world where the sun is going down at approximately 4 pm already? I do! So far I don’t even mind that much — today I successfully did one of the things I know helps me with the seasonal change, getting up early even when I don’t have to so that I get as much sunlight as possible — but it is definitely DARK OUT THERE. Added to this is the fact that we just had a three-day power outage where I’m living on the East Coast — three nights of lighting candles and camper lanterns. It was annoying! But I realized I had vague memories of blackouts as a kid that were fun — lighting a fire if we had a fireplace and telling stories and playing games with my brother. For a while in my early 20s I was living somewhere with regularly scheduled rolling blackouts, and they were actually kind of nice — time to read and write and enforced quiet time.
This dark season can be really rough (Heather has some tips for you if that’s the case!) but sometimes it can be fun too. What are your favorite things about the dark? What sleepover games did you play as a kid? What sleepover games do you play as an adult (?)? Did anyone else bring in pots and pans full of snow from outside to melt in front of the fire as a kid in the winter and now feel deep regret as this was probably unsanitary? Did you tell ghost stories in the dark as a kid? Wasn’t Are You Afraid of the Dark actually really scary? What’s your favorite blackout episode of TV (Heather Hogan’s is the one where Bette and Tina fuck in the elevator, for reference)?
Tell me about all of it! Show me a picture of your pet! Actually show me a video of your pet with the new Superzoom thing from Instagram, I’m obsessed with those and I’m never going to get over it!
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