The train at my stop was messed up today ‘coz someone committed suicide by jumping onto the tracks. That shit sucks. And while I don’t support taking one’s own life, I definitely feel that end of year pressure. Nevermind that its about to snow and bluster like it did in Lord of the Rings when the fellowship traversed the mountains, it’s the advertising!! I mean, this machine really works at its best over Christmas for sure. They push your buttons just so, making that little panic feeling rise into your throat. I’ve had a strict “no presents” rule for pretty much all my life but even I begin to question my dependability as a human being around those commercials. I think it’s best not to watch TV, go outside, or listen to politics until January at least. I think it takes a special kind of robot to survive US Holidays unscathed and I’m determined to figure out how to be that robot…for this month at least. Wish me luck!