I've been having a rough time lately. My father's deathiversary coincided with the very very similar death of James Gandolfini; the mean girl at work is mean again; I have developed puketastic migraines; the Supreme Court did some great things and some really, really shitty things that will hurt a lot of people; Rick Perry; and now I'm in the middle of some sort of existential crisis. I suspect that the books about historical pandemics are largely to blame. What does anything matter if millions died in the Black Plague never to be remembered?!

So I need to update my reading list, find a gymless workout, and stop checking the news so much. Any other ideas? Is anyone else bummed after this shitty news week? (The gay marriage rulings excepted, of course.)