So yeah, it was definitely a nice vacation from the constant, “Hi! I’m Dan, and I’d like to get to know you, so let me just start by saying that I have Parkinson’s disease.” We all need days apart from the nonsense we’ve been dealt. Thinking about it 24/7 just keeps us from being people first.
Just be. Ignore it and get on with the living. Turn off their mics, and do what needs to be done.
As for my book, this is my supernatural tale of ghostly adventure that seems like a mix of The Walking Dead meets Season1 of Heroes, though truth be told, I’d like it to have a feeling of interaction and togetherness like This is Us, but that might be trying for too much. That said, my wife and I finally binge watched the season (save last week’s episode and tonight), and I must say that it really was that good. The characterization is incredible (like TWD at its best) and the audience level of compassion for the characters is also really good (William and Jack are my favorites). Granted, all of the dialogue is significant and meaningful, and it seems impossible to have a show about someone who is obese without making weight the central struggle and conversation in their life (as opposed to just letting them be "everyday"), but yeah… so many good episodes and characters. It’s definitely worth the time spent watching it, even with minor annoyances.
Prior to this bonus lottery winnings snow vacation, I was off in Florida on a real vacation, which was also a nice distraction from my work, my Parkinson’s, and winter despite the fact that I felt like I had so much to do otherwise (though I was happy not to do it). On this trip, my wife and I went there to see our friends Will and Heidi from my Air Force days (now over 21 years since I signed the papers to make myself a civilian again).