Offering a psychiatric diagnosis of someone you have never personally examined erodes the credibility of psychiatry as a medical specialty.

I agree with this 100%! I had never heard about the Goldwater Rule until reading this article, but I think it definitely needs to be applied here!

“You can be a jerk without having a mental illness. It is actually demeaning to the many nice people who happen to have a mental illness to assume that when someone acts like a jerk, he or she must have a mental illness.”

I think “jerk” is a polite way of describing Trump, but I completely agree with the message here. We don’t know what goes on in Trump’s mind.

Sure he says a lot of things he shouldn’t (I’m trying to stick to the theme of being polite here), especially on Twitter, but none of these things on their own indicate mental illness. If anything they indicate what his personality type is. It indicates that he is probably self-centred and likes attention, good or bad, which I think is why the media needs to ignore him more. Problem is, for some reason, this man was elected President of the United States and the media cannot ignore the president because he is running a country! That’s kind of a big deal.

That still doesn’t give the public the right to try and diagnose him from afar. All you see is the public version of Trump. The private version could be very different, we just don’t know. We can’t know. We can assume, but keep in mind that people with mental illnesses are often very good actors and often come across very differently to the world than what is happening inside their minds. There’s just no way to know what is really going on in Trump’s mind and you cannot diagnose him my his public image.

I’m up to episode 5 of season 9 of Smallville. About an hour or so ago, I got past that threshold where I stopped being sleepy and became more awake. But now it’s gone and I’m super sleepy now. I have to keep getting up and walking around to keep myself awake. Another thing that’s helping is stretching a muscle I strained a couple days ago. The pain wakes me up a bit! lol

(I fell onto my aunt and uncles car from a shitty plastic deck chair  at our hotel in Kirkland Lake, that had clearly been left outside through multiple winters and summers.)

According to Google the sun will rise at 5:53am where I am. It’s 5:25 now, so I’m almost there!! Will probably get thought this episode of Smallville that I just started and then hopefully there will be enough light for my sunrise selfie, and then I am going to take a nice long nap!

The last couple hours have gone by slow. I’m tired!! If this was any other week I’d be fine right no use, but…..ahhh….

Here’s what I’ve been watching:

  • Arrow, Monument Point (May 11 – PVR)
  • New Girl, Dress (May 3 – Google Play)
  • New Girl, Return to Sender (May 3 – Google Play) – which was really funny until Schmidt’s dad said, “I’m a little OCD,”  and then I couldn’t enjoy it anymore. One of my favourite shows, ruined by one line.
  • Now I’m on Smallville, S9 E1

I thought maybe I would start logging what I’m doing to keep myself awake. So far, my plan is to catch up on some shows on my PVR and probably stream some Netflix and/or CraveTV.

I’ve been watching Smallville on CraveTV over the past couple weeks. I’ve got two seasons left. But because I’ve been so into that show, I’ve been neglecting my regular cable shows, so my PVR has been accumulating a lot of stuff.

After I got home from dinner with my parents, I started on my PVR. Here’s what I’ve watched so far:

  • Last night’s episode of The Big Bang TheoryThe Convergence Convergence.

I’ve got a few episodes of Arrow and The Flash to catch up on…

  • ArrowCanary Cry (April 27)
  • The FlashRupture (May 3)
  • Now I’m on Arrow, Genesis (May 4)

Once I’m caught up on Arrow and The Flash, I’ve got a couple movies on Google Play I’ll probably watch, and I’m going to catch up on Orphan Black. I’m very sad to admit that I’ve fallen behind on it. Before this season, the only episodes I ever missed were because I was away at Calgary Expo two years in a row when the show aired on Saturdays.

To be honest, I think the reason I’ve fallen behind this season of Orphan Black, and all my other favourite shows, is because I’ve sort of lost interest in a lot of things lately. I’m not entirely sure if it’s been due to stress or my depression acting up. It’s hard to say because my antidepressants are helping. Getting into Smallville was kind of the only thing I had any desire to do.

On top of that, this week has been especially stressful.

The company I currently work for, puts on a big industry conference every year, and that took place this Monday and Tuesday. However, late last week, my uncle Ted (technically my dad’s uncle) passed away after a 2 year battle with cancer. His funeral was this week. So, after helping with setup and the start of the event on Monday in Niagara Falls, I drove 8 hours to Kirkland Lake on Tuesday. Attended the second visitation that evening.

The funeral was Wednesday morning. The afternoon and evening  was spent hanging out with family. Thursday, I left to come back home to Niagara. On the drive back, I got stuck in traffic at Gravenhurst, where there were several grass fires.

Eventually, I did get home, and went back to work, completely exhausted, today. So, I may need some help staying awake tonight. I’ve stocked up on coffee and snacks, and I think I have enough stuff to keep me occupied, so we’ll see how it goes.

If I’m awake enough come morning, I might go on an early morning drive to take my sunrise selfie in a special spot. I’ve got a couple in mind, but I think one of them might be too long of a drive if I’m not awake enough. I’ll play it by ear.