Monday, February 17, 2020

Personal Digest Saturday (but posted Monday!): February 8 – February 14

Sorry, very late posting because I've been sick this weekend!

Life news this week:
  • Saturday I got up late and checked out some opportunities online, and I made a funny hoagie based on a cartoon and did some blogging. Also had some fun arguing on Reddit, hooray. And I watched some more of a playthrough I've been putting off.
  • Sunday was another late day. Cleaned up the house a bit and watched Eizouken's latest episode. Posted some more recipes and asked Facebook groups for suggestions. Did my usual Sunday chores.
  • Monday I got hit on by my rideshare driver so that wasn't cool. At work I printed brochures and did data entry and sent a qualifications package in. Took a nap after, got up and drank an entire can of wine, and talked to my friends in texts.
  • Tuesday I was very tired because of the previous night. Spent the day entering data. Made a fake turkey leg at home, which was novel. Chatted with friends and ate cherries.
  • Wednesday I finished my data entry at work. Made a fun quiz for Amino. Hung out with Jeaux, ate at Marco's Pizza, went shopping, watched Owl House.
  • Thursday I made some progress on e-mail, did some updates on a database, and made weird food at home (as well as an omelet to use up egg whites!). I made some delicious Ruby Jewel Cookies for Valentine's Day and talked to Victor and drew some comics.
  • Friday it was rainy in the morning. I spent the day doing reports and timesheet stuff, and then I also got some groceries and updated my lists for the last few recipes I have not made for cartoon stuff yet. Had a really hard time getting home--buses were wonky and I had warming groceries so I called Lyft and it took forever to come. Argh! But I made it home, finished the comic, made a cartoon post, and made a funny meal that was meant to look like fast food.
Reading progress:
  • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. I had to take Lyft a bunch of times and the one time I rode the bus and had time to read, the guy next to me was talking to me.
    New singing performances:

    This week's karaoke song is "I Need to Know" from the musical Jekyll & Hyde. (Sorry, I can't sing this in the originaloctave.)




    Stuff Drawn:






    Webcomic Negative One Issue 0770: "Stealth."









    New videos: 

    None.

    New photos:


    Wine selfie
    Next day's coffee
    Dressed as a bird with a fake turkey leg
    Making Ruby Jewel Cookies
    Cookies on a nice plate!




    Social Media Counts:

    YouTube subscribers: 5,270 for swankivy (lost 5), 680 for JulieSondra (lost 1), 18 for v & V Vids (no change), 82 for Not-So-Giant Women (2 new). Twitter followers: 971 for swankivy (1 new), 1,354 for JulieSondra (lost 1). Facebook: 296 friends (lost 1, dunno who left or deleted this week) and 212 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 648 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 162 likes for So You Write (no change), 25 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,505 (1 new). Instagram followers: 196 (no change).

    Saturday, February 8, 2020

    Personal Digest Saturday: February 1 – February 7

    Life news this week:
    • Saturday was a pretty lazy day! I got up late and hung around the house drinking coffee and watching anime (I have a new show to like called Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, which Tumblr would not shut up about). Beyond that I texted with my friends, updated my blog, opened a new hair bow for my collection, and negotiated about trading cards.
    • Sunday I did laundry and cleaned up the kitchen. I even cleaned the outdoor table but it was too cold to sit out there. And I made vegan marshmallows from scratch. I did karaoke and downloaded a document I was gonna need for my mom's taxes, and I got someone banned from a Facebook group because she was mean to me. Wheee.
    • Monday I brought marshmallows to work! They weren't popular though. These guys and their sugar. I spent most of the day working on a County proposal and had to stay late to finish it up. Got it done in time though. My mom was supposed to come over but she canceled. I just ended up talking to Jeaux and Meg on the phone, putting away laundry, and working on processing my latest podcast episode. I also made spicy fries, which is unlike me, but I blame cartoons.
    • Tuesday I had a day off work because I was helping Mom get her taxes done. We went to an appointment with a tax professional and we were very pleased with the outcome even though we had to pay a fee. We then ate breakfast at a diner and went home. She took a nap and I worked on the podcast some more after she left. Then talked to my friend on Facebook and went to bed.
    • Wednesday I went back to work and did some database updates. Then spent too much time arguing with a jerk on Reddit. Hung out with Jeaux and we shopped at Hot Topic, ate at Red Robin, and shopped at Publix. Then watched Owl House and I told him about the jerk I argued with.
    • Thursday I took the bus to the office. Almost missed the bus because of a lady bogarting the ticket counter to complain about her driver. Spent the work day not doing the proposal I spent the last day on and trying to knock out a transcript. At home I made a Cherry Man meal and talked to Victor while drawing my comic.
    • Friday I got up kinda late but went on in to work. Did a bunch of data entry. After work I procrastinated and talked to Jeaux on the phone and drew the rest of my comic. And made tea sandwiches.
    Reading progress:
    • Finished Reading: Nothing this week.
      New singing performances:

      This week's karaoke song is "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof.




      Stuff Drawn:






      Webcomic Negative One Issue 0769: "Hold Back."









      New videos: 

      Not-So-Giant Women Episode 4 is out. Daria and I discuss the episode "Together Breakfast."




      New photos:


      Making homemade marshmallows!


      Marshmallows made!
      Toy kids holding marshmallows
      Just roasted a marshmallow in my fireplace


      Social Media Counts:

      YouTube subscribers: 5,275 for swankivy (3 new), 681 for JulieSondra (lost 2), 18 for v & V Vids (no change), 80 for Not-So-Giant Women (1 new). Twitter followers: 970 for swankivy (1 new), 1,355 for JulieSondra (1 new). Facebook: 297 friends (lost 1, dunno who left or deleted this week) and 211 followers (no change) for swankivy, 648 likes for JulieSondra (lost 1), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 162 likes for So You Write (no change), 25 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,504 (no change). Instagram followers: 196 (lost 1).

      Saturday, February 1, 2020

      Personal Digest Saturday: January 25 – January 31

      Life news this week:
      • Saturday I did some picture editing in the morning and then my mom came over at noon. She brought me cookies and late birthday presents. I fixed her computer and we chatted, and then she got tired and napped while I did some blogging. Then later after she left I had a podcast recording with Daria--we recorded "Rose's Room" and "Coach Steven." Awesome time!
      • Sunday I had to finish the blogging I didn't finish on Saturday, but got it done. Did laundry and did a So You Write comic so it'd be up before the end of the month. Did karaoke and a recipe. Didn't get much else done.
      • Monday I worked and answered messages. Then I hung out with Steve after work. We made vareneky and ate it and just caught up and talked and shared a bunch of perspectives and thoughts. It was super nice. Then he had to leave to travel for like over a month, arrgh.
      • Tuesday I prepared some proposal forms and helped my boss with letters. I made some food lists and talked to my sister on the phone while putting away laundry. I made fruit leather with apples and blueberries but it took forever to cook.
      • Wednesday I took Lyft to work because I had to finish preparing my fruit leather properly. I made little fishies out of it. It was cute. Did some work for a County proposal. After work Jeaux and I ate at Five Guys, shopped at Publix, and watched The Owl House.
      • Thursday I did more proposal stuff and helped my co-worker with utilities. After work I hung out with Victor and let him take a test for a job possibility. We made and ate mozzarella sticks and I tried to get him caught up on the latest Steven Universe episodes but he was too sleepy so we went to bed.
      • Friday we took Lyft to our respective places we needed to go (he went shopping, I went to work). I worked on reports and proposals. After work I had to draw all of my webcomic because I didn't get any done the night before. After I posted it I didn't have much time to do anything but go to bed.
      New reviews of my book:
      Reading progress:
      • Finished Reading: Nothing this week.
        New singing performances:

        This week's karaoke song is "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon and Garfunkel.




        Stuff Drawn:






        Webcomic So You Write Issue 104: "Hawking."










        Webcomic Negative One Issue 0768: "Not Like Us Guys."









        New videos: 

        Letters to an Asexual #75 is out. It's about a guy who thinks women and men can't really be friends unless one is grossed out by the other.




        New photos:


        Fruit leather fishies!


        Our mozzarella sticks!


        Social Media Counts:

        YouTube subscribers: 5,272 for swankivy (2 new), 683 for JulieSondra (lost 2), 18 for v & V Vids (no change), 79 for Not-So-Giant Women (1 new). Twitter followers: 969 for swankivy (lost 1), 1,354 for JulieSondra (lost 2). Facebook: 298 friends (no change) and 211 followers (no change) for swankivy, 650 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 162 likes for So You Write (no change), 25 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,504 (lost 1). Instagram followers: 197 (1 new).

        Saturday, January 25, 2020

        Personal Digest Saturday: January 18 – January 24

        Life news this week:
        • Saturday Meghan was staying with me. We had breakfast and hung out; I did my blogging and she did some studying. Then we drove to Sarasota for Connie's party, where I got to see my dad's band play for the first time. (They even invited me to sing with them!) Meg and I got a bunch of good food and had a lovely time. We went home and had some more cake and zonked out.
        • Sunday Meghan and I went shopping and ate at a Japanese restaurant for lunch, and we watched Space Ghost to bring back old memories. After she left, I got a bunch of stuff done: learned and covered a song, made lemonade, did laundry, did a karaoke song, and made protein bars and pine tea.
        • Monday it was cold but I rode the bus. Finished my reports and timesheets at work. Wrote a letter to a friend and scolded people who suck on the Internet. Spent a lot of time just huddling under an electric blanket because I was too cold.
        • Tuesday I took Lyft to work because it was cold. We did two letters. I also discussed trading cards with others and made a very weird meal that was made to look like a dead purple alien. (It was made of Tofurky and plantains. With purple gravy.) Definitely the weirdest cartoon dish yet. I finally put on the heat and fell asleep early.
        • Wednesday I took Lyft to work because of coldness and lateness. Did business development stuff. Reviewed Steven Universe ongoing comic #36. Went out with Jeaux to eat at Bob Evans, grocery shopped, and talked about jerks. We watched Owl House and I slept early.
        • Thursday I took Lyft to work because of laziness. I did marketing stuff and a bit of utility stuff. Argued with people on Reddit. Talked to Victor on the phone after work and drew my comic. He had an interview!
        • Friday I did Lyft again. I need to stop being lazy. I made a huge sandwich in the morning and took some to work with me. I did business development stuff and research. Came home and finished my comic. Didn't get a lot else done.


        Interviews, articles, mentions:
        New reviews of my book:

        Reading progress:
          New singing performances:

          This week's karaoke song is "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Chantal Kreviazuk.




          Stuff Drawn:






          Webcomic Negative One Issue 0767: "Big Wild Girl."









          New videos: 

          A wonky cover of "Other Friends" is posted on my unlisted YouTube. It's a ukulele cover. Listen to "Other Friends"!



          New photos:


          My dad's band!
          My selfie after recording a Steven Universe ukulele cover
          Homemade protein bars!
          Tofurky alien with purple gravy. Was delicious!


          Cold at work with a cute hat
          Autographed card collection COMPLETE!!!

          Social Media Counts:

          YouTube subscribers: 5,270 for swankivy (no change), 685 for JulieSondra (1 new), 18 for v & V Vids (no change), 78 for Not-So-Giant Women (3 new). Twitter followers: 970 for swankivy (no change), 1,356 for JulieSondra (no change). Facebook: 298 friends (1 new--friended Luke, a trading card friend) and 211 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 649 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 162 likes for So You Write (no change), 25 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (1 new). Tumblr followers: 2,505 (lost 2). Instagram followers: 196 (no change).

          Saturday, January 18, 2020

          Personal Digest Saturday: January 11 – January 17

          Life news this week:
          • Saturday I went to help Mom get a new phone and things went pretty well. Then I did my podcast recording with Daria, which also went well. I did some blogging and made some cartoon food.
          • Sunday I had a nice lazy day. Made some cartoon food, did some singing and some laundry, updated recipes on Tumblr, and finally answered a few messages on OKCupid. My air conditioning died. Also a big tree branch fell on my house!
          • Monday I worked and tried to coordinate repair of my air conditioning but they wouldn't send a tech out until I checked a few things. So after updating some utilities at work, I hung out with Victor in a house with no A/C. The windows were open and we were sitting in front of fans eating pizza. We also made a video eating snacks from Spain. He gave me my birthday presents. :)
          • Tuesday we took a shared Lyft to my work and Victor's home. I worked on utilities and helped with a presentation. My air conditioning got fixed because my mom went to my house and let the AC guy in. (And she told me the tech was hot and she flirted with him. Mom will be Mom.) Went home and did silly recipes, including fresh donuts. Ate too much and washed dishes.
          • Wednesday my co-workers had an interview but we came in second. Boo. After work I went to Vallarta's with Jeaux and shopped at Publix. We watched some Colbert sketches but mostly just talked to each other. After he left I discussed comics and trading cards with nerds online.
          • Thursday I worked and did some proposal prep. Cleaned out my mailbox somewhat. Went home and drew my comic and got it posted before going to bed. Also made a giant bowl of ice cream for cartoon silliness.
          • Friday was MY BIRTHDAY! I'm 42! At work one co-worker got me lil cupcakes and my boss bought me a cake! I did reports and timesheets. After work I went out to Japanese food with Meghan, who came for our birthday, and we had Jeaux over so he could give us birthday gifts. We ate some of the cake my boss gave me.


          Reading progress:
          • Finished this week: Nothing.
            New singing performances:

            This week's karaoke song is "Speeding Cars" by Imogen Heap.




            Stuff Drawn:






            Webcomic Negative One Issue 0766: "Present Time."









            New videos: 

            The latest podcast episode for Not-So-Giant Women is released. It's about episode 3, "Cheeseburger Backpack."



            New photos:


            The branch that fell on my house
            Universal Yums from Spain

            Homemade fresh donuts

            A very large bowl of ice cream
            Birthday King eats ice cream




            Cupcakes from coworker

            Birthday girl eats cupcakes
            Cake from boss!
            Birthday girls with cake

            Social Media Counts:

            YouTube subscribers: 5,270 for swankivy (2 new), 684 for JulieSondra (1 new), 18 for v & V Vids (no change), 75 for Not-So-Giant Women (2 new). Twitter followers: 970 for swankivy (1 new), 1,356 for JulieSondra (2 new). Facebook: 297 friends (no change) and 210 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 649 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 162 likes for So You Write (no change), 24 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,507 (1 new). Instagram followers: 196 (5 new).

            Saturday, January 11, 2020

            Personal Digest Saturday: January 4 – January 10

            Life news this week:
            • Saturday I slept late and didn't get a whole lot done. I had plans to do podcasts but my partner had to cancel due to extenuating circumstances surrounding her country being on fire. I bummed around all day and did my blogging and photo updates, and I made a ridiculous cartoon-inspired platter consisting of clams, peanut butter, and grass. (It was all candy though.)
            • Sunday was much better. I slogged my way through cleaning up the kitchen after my chocolate adventure, and then I ordered a pizza and watched cartoons with Kari! We watched the beginning of Season 5--episodes 129 to 140. After she left I just ate more pizza and zoned out.
            • Monday I had to update stuff for my boss and went to the store. After work I had no Internet for most of the night! It was annoying. I made a replica of another SU food display and fell asleep. Then I got up in the wee hours and made a weird smoothie and some fruit juice stuff for more cartoon recipes.
            • Tuesday I took the bus to the office and brought a bunch of fruit with me. We abandoned one of our projects so I didn't have to do forms like I thought I would. I had to investigate some utilities. Then at home I did drawings for my webcomic because Friday plans mean I have to finish comics early. I also had to help my mom update her paperwork and argued with people on the Internet about their unnecessarily edgy theories.
            • Wednesday I rode the bus to work and worked on a proposal. Did some doodles, bought stuff for more upcoming recipes, and looked at some job opportunities to help Victor. Went out to Beef O'Brady's with Jeaux and we shopped at Winn-Dixie, where I was able to get free ice cream because it's my birth month! Then Jeaux made me watch a hilariously absurd but way too gross for me anime. After he left I answered some questions online about one of my recipes and went to sleep.
            • Thursday I worked and did research. More people online were sharing wrong opinions about edgy theories so I ended up arguing some more. Talked to Victor on the phone and did some home cleanup and laundry folding. Went to bed early after posting my comic.
            • Friday I had more proposal stuff for work, and after work I hung out with my friend Steve! We made vegetarian shepherd's pie and talked, watched some cartoons, and enjoyed each other's company. After he left I stayed up too late making a star-covered egg (yes, cartoons again) and did some planning for my podcast.

            New reviews of my book:





            Reading progress:
            • Finished this week: Nothing.
              New singing performances:

              This week's karaoke song is "Like a Virgin" by Madonna.




              Stuff Drawn:






              Webcomic Negative One Issue 0765: "How They Play."









              New videos: 

              None.


              New photos:


              Chocolate Clams!


              Grass, Peanut Butter, Clams!
              Chocolate Clam




              Thick smoothie!


              Cup collection: Updated

              Giant pineapple

              Giant egg for Amethyst

              Star eggs!
              Can it fit in the fridge?


              Social Media Counts:

              YouTube subscribers: 5,268 for swankivy (lost 3), 683 for JulieSondra (no change), 18 for v & V Vids (no change), 73 for Not-So-Giant Women (3 new). Twitter followers: 969 for swankivy (1 new), 1,354 for JulieSondra (1 new). Facebook: 297 friends (two new friends from Steven Universe groups joined me!) and 209 followers (3 new) for swankivy, 649 likes for JulieSondra (lost 1), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 162 likes for So You Write (no change), 24 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,506 (no change). Instagram followers: 191 (1 new).