Friday Thoughts

So I’ve been thinking . . . about rainbows, kitties, sunshine, butterflies, fluffy clouds, and happy good things. Yeah, not so much. But I'd like to. I wish I didn't have to think about what I'm really thinking about.

So I’ve been thinking . . . about rainbows, kitties, sunshine, butterflies, fluffy clouds, and happy good things. Yeah, not so much. But I’d like to. I wish I didn’t have to think about what I’m really thinking about.

In reality, I’ve been thinking mostly about the bombings in Istanbul. I took it pretty hard.

I’m Turkish-American, and most of my family lives in Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir. Thankfully, they are all safe. This recent attack has really left us shaken. But that’s not what I want to write about here in Friday Thoughts.

It’s been a really rough week on a personal level. I spent a few days in my quiet cocoon, not wanting to talk with anyone other than my family. Work was a welcome distraction. So was the constant search for news about Istanbul. Then began the search online for something—anything–funny, happy, and mind numbing.

Finally coming out of my cocoon, and thanks to my friends for their support and care. (And I promise, back to humor next Friday!) In the meantime, I share with you some of my distractions from the week.

And another thing (or two or five or nine) . . .

I’ve been reading . . . Things Fall Apart. Going slow on this one. Been too busy reading about Game of Thrones online and the bombings in Istanbul.

I’ve been watching . . . GAME OF THRONES! Oh my god, what a satisfying season finale.

The Stark Sigil is back! Wildfire and little birds. Margaery knows what she is saying—for god’s sake, listen to her. Water boarding with wine. WTF Tommen?! Dang, now that’s a library! Jon and Sansa. Olenna and Elleria, that’s interesting. Wait, what? Varys! Oh yeah, this is getting good. Bye Daario, I don’t get it either. Queen of the Hand, nice. Anyone hungry for some pie? Damn Arya—you go girl! Never did like Little Finger. Don’t trust him! Tower of Joy and now we will have our . . . .wait, what? Speak up Lyanna. Stop whispering. I CAN’T HEAR YOU!!! You’ve got to be kidding me! Come on, that’s Baby Jon. With the same eyes and vacant look as big Jon. Lyanna Mormont kicks ass. King of North! I have chills. And fears. Oh shit, anyone who has been King of the North has not fared well. I love Jon Snow. You’re a great fighter but not so good at the political game. Don’t die on me again!!! Queen of the South—on a boat with some awesome people. Draaaaaaaaaagons! Now that’s what I’m talking about.

I’ve been listening to . . . the National because they soothe me. Peter Gabriel because he moves me.

Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!



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