Quick Monday Check-In

Hi, friends!

I didn’t really mean to disappear for two weeks, but c’est la vie. I was feeling exhausted and rundown, Vera wasn’t sleeping well, and then Ben’s spring break was last week, so I decided to spend my time doing other things.

Break was lovely. We spent lots of time together as a family, and got a ton of projects done around the house. We also have had fairly decent success with dropping overnight feeding and getting Vera to sleep through the night. And by success, I mean she only cries for forty minutes a night versus three straight hours. Fun times.

Now Ben is back to work and I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee, trying to get back into the swing of SAHM life. My race is in a little less than two weeks and I’m looking forward to that. I’ve been keeping up with running, though not really with strength or yoga, but I’m ok with that.

And on a completely random note, I unfriended someone on Facebook last night for posting GoT spoilers. Yeah, really. He posted literally moments after the episode ended, with a charming little note to the effect that if one hadn’t yet seen the new episode, one wasn’t really a true fan and therefore too bad.

Granted, I had already seen it, so he didn’t spoil anything for me. But that casual “fuck you” attitude for other people’s feelings really pissed me off. Ever heard of time zones, buddy? Ever heard of responsibilities like jobs, travel, and children that might prevent someone from watching immediately?

I’m the first to say that expecting everyone everywhere to avoid posting spoilers for all time is unrealistic, and if you really don’t want to see spoilers you probably should avoid social media. HOWEVER, I think a respectful 24 hours is due. And maybe a little sympathy for your fellow fans.

Has anyone ever spoiled a show/movie for you? How did you handle it? Am I overreacting?

9 thoughts on “Quick Monday Check-In

  1. Britt Drehobl says:

    As a Harry Potter fan who went to every midnight book and had the luxury of avoiding social media and the internet at large until I was done reading so I wouldn’t be spoiled, I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU SPOILERS ARE AWFUL AND PEOPLE WHO SPOIL WITHIN A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME ARE EVEN WORSE.
    Sorry for shouting, but I have a lot of feelings about it. And hope you never regret the unfriending :0)

    • Rae says:

      Haha thank you for your support! Honestly, if you really have to talk about it, go find a subreddit or fan group or just a friend who already watched it and leave everyone else alone.

  2. txa1265 says:

    Agree with Britt – we did the Harry Potter books as read-alouds with the kids, even to the last one when they re-read all of the others in preparation for the final volume. As a result it took a bit to get through things, so I definitely avoided social media & internet spoilers.

    We have not watched Game of Thrones or Avengers, but it is really disheartening to see people who are intentionally spoiling stuff just to be mean or whatever.

    The one I really remember happening was a friend of my brother talking about Jaws (yes, 1975) and saying how he loved it when the head popped out … which was one of the biggest ‘jump scares’ at the time.

    I managed to avoid Empire Strikes Back spoilers … partially by seeing it the day of release 🙂

      • txa1265 says:

        It is funny – there is a joke about having the ending of Titanic spoiled, but I never thought about someone spoiling what happened to Leo … that is a crappy thing to do.

  3. Fallon @ Slacker Runner says:

    I hate spoilers when it’s about something I’ve waited for- it was so hard to avoid Avengers spoilers for 3 days. I almost just took a break from social media. In other ways- tv shows- I sometimes seek out the spoilers- I get bored. 🙂

    • Rae says:

      Haha yeah, I get that. This is the first time I’ve ever been up to date on GoT, so I’ve seen my share of spoilers. But this guy was just being a jerk.

  4. veryrach says:

    That is a complete asshole move. Good job, you don’t need people like that on your FB feed! PS – missed ya, but glad you had fun on Ben’s spring break lol! Your babah is so cuuuteee

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