A look at what Southeast Psych clinicians are enjoying and looking forward to doing this week. Maybe you’ll find something you would enjoy as well.
Dr. Lauren King
SPEED READING: I’m going to try to read the novel “The Help” this week before seeing the movie version.
YUM: Going to Firebirds Wood-Fired Grill with the folks from The Renfrew Center.
SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE: Hanging out with the teachers at Metrolina Regional Scholars’ Academy for some training and discussion!
SUPER TEXT: Reading “SuperGods” by Grant Morrison. It has a great subtitle: “What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human.”
BAD TV: Watching “Breaking Bad” on AMC. Season 4, Episode 6 titled “Cornered” airs Sunday at 10 p.m.
LEND ME YOUR EAR: Listening to the audiobook, “A Game of Thrones” by George R.R. Martin. It’s the first of an American fantasy series of novels that HBO has turned into a series.
SEE AND BE SEEN: Saw “The Change Up,” a ridiculous raunchy movie. Still want to see “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
OF ZOMBIES AND KINGS: Very excited about the fall TV season – especially AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and finishing HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” An amazing book series and the TV show is equally good.
SUPER HOME VIEWIN’: I was sorry to miss the 2010 indie film “Super” featuring Dwight (Rainn Wilson) from the TV show “The Office.” I’m very curious to see this dark superhero comedy, which was released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Aug. 9.
MUSICALLY INCLINED/RECLINED: Although I believe it’s been out for a short while already, I’m looking forward to downloading the chillwave sounds of Washed Out’s new album, “Within and Without.”
SUPER GROUPER: Looking forward to attending my monthly group meeting with fellow young professionals to support one-another and decompress.
GUILTY PLEASURE, PART I: Okay … embarrassing admissions of my reality TV addiction. I’m excited to watch the season finale of “Celebrity Rehab” and to see which patients decide to accept Dr. Drew’s aftercare recommendations and which ones think they can continue their recovery “on their own”.
GUILTY PLEASURE, PART II: I love my Tuesday night dose of “Teen Mom.” I could stretch the truth and say that I watch it because many of my young female clients do as well, and it offers content relevant to things happening in their lives (other than teen motherhood). But the truth is, I tune in because Farrah’s entitlement, Caitlin’s amazing coping abilities, Maci’s super southern accent, and Amber’s ongoing run-ins with the law are really riveting.
BACK TO SCHOOL: Can’t wait to join the students at Trinity Prep School on their first day back from summer break for a day of teambuilding. Awesome way to start the year on a positive note for the students and for me to get to hang out with cool kids.
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