Weekend Open Bar: One-Year Strong!

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March 5. It’s officially been one year. One year since I went to my last movie, one year since I went to a fitness class, more than one year since I’ve seen a cadre of my friends. I’m trying not to hyper-fixate on all I’ve lost in these Fallen Times, especially since I’ve gotten off relatively light. You know? Like, on one hand, it’s only a year of my life. But on the other hand, it’s an entire year of parties, trips to the movies, and watching sports with friends. Considering that nothing’s promised in life, particularly your persistent existence, it’s a bit of a heavy bummer.

Blessedly, the vaccine gets closer and closer to my arm, even as my anxiety has me spiraling further and further from a comfortable existence. The dichotomy between the intellectual realization that the End of coming, and really the fractures in my battered psyche deepening is really a case study waiting to happen. S

That said, what can you do, you know? Just persist. Find joy in the small things. Eat pizza, watch horror movies, look forward to the seemingly-receding but literally-approaching day when I’ll be vaccinated and sitting in a restaurant with sSam. Or in Rendar’s backyard for a BBQ with shared comrades. It’s the only choice, and when you evaluate it, it seems a solid one.

Anyways, so that’s where I’m at emotionally. Why not keep your maudlin Captain company this weekend? Here, at the Open Bar! Physically distant, but emotionally resonant hanging!

What are you up to this weekend, friends? Let’s spend some ttime.

‘Party Down’ Season 3 Limited Series revival coming to Starz. I’m not sure if we’re having fun yet?

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New Nintendo Switch with 4K Support and an OLED screen dropping this year. This is it, this is my time!

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Hit the jump to check it out, and gleam some details!

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‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series casts ‘Game of Thrones’ star Indira Varma

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‘Superman’ movie reboot coming and being written by Ta-Nehisi Coates with J.J. Abrams producing. Fucking hell yes!

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Fossils of a Car-Sized Turtle were found in South America. Nature is fucking wild, dudes.

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Hit the jump to check out the fossils and for more details.

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Weekend Open Bar: Cynthia Rothrock and Roll

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Pizza! Martial arts flicks! Dead Cells! Diarrhea!

Seriously though, you sublime bitches. Let’s gather! It’s time, my fellow Degenerates of the Round Table! The Bar is Open, my mood is good thanks to sunshine and a 48-siesta, and my heart throbs for you! Yes, for you!

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