A few months ago, I was standing on the CTA platform looking at some @HEBRUBRANTLEY art, when I was instructed to “Keep Havin’ A Good Day” by the writing on the wall below. I’m havin’ a good day, and I plan to keep havin’ a good day. I don’t know the artist that’s putting these all over the city, but there are many of them. This fact probably has nothing to do with anything, but Rza just appeared as a new character in this episode of Californication, which I’m currently binge watching. Rza’s character is not going to keep havin’ a good day when he finds out Hank has already fucked his girlfriend. OK. See? When you binge watch things to this degree, the show becomes your reality and you relate everything to it.
“Blood is thicker than water.” I would expect it to be, with all those platelets and whatnot floating around in there. People misuse this quote, to imply how much family means to them. Like that time your brother fucked your wife and upon finding out, you stabbed her in the eye, but then recruited that same brother to help dump her body as you proclaim “blood is thicker than water!” OK. The thing actually goes “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” Relationships formed by choice hold more weight than those formed by birth. I don’t know why people use it when they are proclaiming the opposite, and I can only guess that people fear the word “covenant” because it causes them to think of witches burning, and the wicked one from Oz who gets crushed by a house. So violent.
“Sometimes, Just when we need them, life wraps metaphors up in little bows for us. When you think all is lost, the things you need the most return unexpectedly.” -Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness