Cousin O’Love once said that when I loved something, I loved it 110% – there was no halfway.
This is true.
And when I’m done with something, I’m 110% done.
Presenting “Things with which I am officially done”
1. Hockey – loved it, lived it fiercely in 2004-2006. Once we moved out of the broadcast area of Washington Capitals games, I lost all interest. Now and again, we’ll go to a game and I remember why I loved it – the intensity you can feel coming off the ice, watching well-muscled young men do interesting stretches on the ice in warm ups, (hee!) and finding your own inner heathen when a fight breaks out. Even Lauren wasn’t immune from that and would be right there with me, cheering our players on during a scuffle.
But now? Not being able to follow the team on television (and my general disdain for sitting in front of same for hours on end) has led to my now ambivalence toward the sport. Duty will still watch the few times the Caps are on TV and hollers in the score but mostly? I just don’t care.
2. Those treats from the bakery in town – I think it was the time I went into a weird sugar haze and ended up there without intending to that did me in. It was outta control and one day – POOF! – I just stopped going. Like something that just washed over me and that craving was gone. So weird.
3. Politics – man, is it ever a sewer now. (I know, ever has it been and I’m only just noticing? hahhaha) I pretty much stopped going to sites that were clickbait-y (oh hai Huffington Post) and am very selective about what I read now. I stopped reading FB pages that continue to divide us by making fun of the other side (we know, each side dislikes the other and thinks they’re all wrong) – all of it makes me feel powerless to stop this precipitous slide into blatant oligarchy. Power is a helluva drug, to paraphrase the late Rick James.
What do you no longer care about? (Please don’t say me, mmkay?)