Saturday, October 19, 2019

Personal Digest Saturday: October 12 – October 18

Life news this week:
  • Saturday was pretty good! I spent the day drawing, cleaning up my Steven Universe display with my mother, and doing blogging and reading. I hadn't seen my mom for a while and she needed me to scan something, but she did a lot of helping with putting stuff away. Nice visit!
  • Sunday was a super productive day because I took it easy the day before! Made some lists for the upcoming week. Made creamed corn and silly can art. Did laundry and dishes. Cleaned out the fridge and made a shopping list. Posted my Inktober drawings. Paid some bills, bought a birthday present for Victor, did karaoke, took out the trash, redecorated for Halloween, and tested some makeup for my Halloween costume.
  • Monday I was supposed to meet my friend Steve for lunch but his daughter was sick so we couldn't and it sucked. Also found out we didn't win the project I helped on the interview for. Bummer!! We turned in a letter. At home I did Inktober stuff, cleaned up, took a nap, and posted some recipes.
  • Tuesday I woke up early because of a weird bad dream. Work was stressful--had to turn in some more letters, and I got really close to missing a deadline. Went to the health food store near me, bought some pretzel ingredients and a bag of lentil chips and I ate the whole bag. Made the cute "Nicey Spicey" pretzels and they were actually edible for me which shocked me because they were spicy. Fell asleep on the floor.
  • Wednesday I woke up early and baked cookies before work. Then at the office I had to jump right into my RCI data entry again which was fine. Day went by quickly! Worked on drawing after work. Jeaux came over and we ate at Best NY Pizza, shopped at Michaels and Publix, and watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After he left I baked a pie and finished my drawing.
  • Thursday was more data entry. I was again supposed to see Steve but this time HE was sick and we decided he might get me sick if we saw each other so ARGH. After work I talked to Victor and drew more pictures for Inktober and my webcomic. After we hung up, I got some projects done and slept.
  • Friday I took off work to do party prep. I started with coffee and a nice breakfast, and then I posted my webcomic, made a pumpkin roll while on the phone with Steve, did some drawing, made shortbread cookies and two kinds of muffins, cleaned up the house and the kitchen a bit, organized the dishes for the party and labeled things like I do, and worked on some blogging.
Interviews, Articles, Mentions:



New reviews of my book:



Diet progress:

Still paused on diet stuff until after my Halloween party.



Reading progress:
  • Finished this week: Didn't finish anything this week--very busy. I'm on page 195 of my current read.
    New singing performances:

    This week's karaoke song is "Once Upon a Dream" from Sleeping Beauty.




    Stuff Drawn:

    Inktober continues with Steven Universe drawings!


    Day 12: Dragon
    Day 13: Ash
    Day 14: Overgrown
    Day 15: Legend
    Day 16: Wild


    Day 17: Ornament
    Day 18: Misfit






    Webcomic Negative One Issue 0753: "When You go."









    New videos: 

    None.

    New photos:


    My purple lipstick photos:








    My "Nicey Spicey" pretzels:




    Social Media Counts:

    YouTube subscribers: 5,261 for swankivy (3 new), 679 for JulieSondra (lost 1). Twitter followers: 971 for swankivy (2 new), 1,338 for JulieSondra (lost 1). Facebook: 297 friends (no change) and 207 followers (no change) for swankivy, 654 likes for JulieSondra (lost 1), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 163 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,513 (lost 4). Instagram followers: 185 (1 new).

    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    Personal Digest Saturday: October 5 – October 11

    Life news this week:
    • Saturday I processed some photos and made french toast for breakfast (a cartoon reference). And then I did my blogging and drawing for Inktober and then worked on my "shrimp" appetizer and breadsticks (a cartoon reference). We all know my life is a cartoon reference, right? I have too much food now.
    • Sunday I ate garlic breadsticks all day. Like literally until late evening that was all I ate. Basically spent the day making food posts and working on Inktober. I also did a costume test for the makeup aspect of my upcoming Halloween costume: I'm going to be Amethyst, the purple Steven Universe character, so I figured I needed to be purple! The makeup came out all right. I took a shower after to stop being purple. Cleaned up a little bit of my display that I still hadn't gotten around to cleaning up and talked to my friend Steve in text messages.
    • Monday began a series of interview preparations with the office team. We're shortlisted on a project nearby and I was part of the interview team so I had to practice with everyone and most of the practices were early morning. I took Lyft to work so I could be on time and not be worn out from the trip. We practiced twice and I spent the day preparing more upcoming letters too. After work I finished a drawing and cleaned up the kitchen.
    • Tuesday was more interview practice and early Lyft morning. We practiced our interview twice with new questions. After the practices I had the day alone so I just did research. It rained really hard and I had no ride home so I stopped at a diner so I wouldn't have to walk in the rain. I had a good omelet! Still got wet on the way home because cars sprayed me! Read the new book The Tale of Steven and shared my review online.
    • Wednesday was interview day. We had treats in the kitchen provided by two of the team members! We practiced in the morning and then went to our interview site. I was dressed up all nice. There was actually no question for me in the list so we worked my part into a broader question and it was all fine. After the interview, which we felt good about, we ate at First Watch and I had a yummy egg sandwich. I was tired after so I took a nap once I was home from work, and then I went out with Jeaux. We ate at Panera, shopped at Publix, and watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
    • Thursday I was finally back to the bus! I had to do some data entry, some utility coordination, and some letters. Talked to Victor after work while drawing.
    • Friday was the bus again. I beat everyone to the office! Cool. Spent the day on proposal packages, upcoming project reports, and research. After work I finished my webcomic and went to sleep.
    Diet progress:

    Still paused on diet stuff until after my Halloween party.



    Reading progress:
    • Finished this week: The Tale of Steven by Rebecca Sugar, Angie Wang, and Elle Michalka. Five-star review. Also I'm on page 167 of my current read.
      New singing performances:

      This week's karaoke song is "Constant Craving" by k.d. lang.




      Stuff Drawn:

      Inktober continues with Steven Universe drawings!


      Inktober Day 5: Build
      Inktober Day 6: Husky
      Inktober Day 7: Enchanted
      Inktober Day 8: Frail
      Inktober Day 9: Swing
      Inktober Day 10: Pattern
      Inktober Day 11: Snow







      Webcomic Negative One Issue 0752: "This Routine."









      New videos: 

      None.

      New photos:


      French toast breakfast


      Breadsticks!
      Veggie Nugget Appetizer
      Recreated scene from "Fusion Cuisine"
      Amethyst makeup test
      Big Grin
      Interview day treats!
      Orange frosting donut!!

      Social Media Counts:

      YouTube subscribers: 5,258 for swankivy (4 new), 680 for JulieSondra (no change). Twitter followers: 969 for swankivy (lost 1), 1,339 for JulieSondra (1 new). Facebook: 297 friends (no change) and 207 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 655 likes for JulieSondra (3 new), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 163 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,517 (1 new). Instagram followers: 184 (lost 1).

      Saturday, October 5, 2019

      Personal Digest Saturday: September 28 – October 4

      Life news this week:
      • Saturday I got sick. I had a lot of stuff going on but I ended up not being able to do it. Spent a bunch of the day in bed, had a pressure headache, and threw up. Still don't know what that was about. Managed to get my blogging done but not much else! I received three packages: goodies from my sister, a safety vest for work, and a cool pin from a convention.
      • Sunday I wasn't sick anymore. I got up early, redecorated, and then moved furniture around to make my yearly display for Steven Universe merchandise! Also did laundry, did karaoke, took trash out, and did dishes. I made a huge display for my merch and it looked really amazing. Also froze pink lemonade into diamond shapes and ate it.
      • Monday I did a proposal package and a letter at work. I ended up not being asked to go on the field review so I don't need a safety vest yet. At home I tried to do a cool online post about my merchandise but Tumblr kept eating my explanations so I just contented myself with photos.
      • Tuesday I had to go to a utility meeting first thing. Nothing too stressful or eventful. I wrote up my minutes afterwards and sent them for review, and in the afternoon I had a meeting for an upcoming interview with the team. Cleaned up the house once I got home (though I left my SU display up because I hurt my back moving furniture so I wasn't ready to strain myself). Decided to participate in the month-long event INKTOBER and drew my first picture on the theme "ring."
      • Wednesday I mailed a package and went to work. Wrote up an interview statement. Did some letter stuff and deleted a bunch of mail. Planned some meals for fun cartoon recreations. Shared my second Inktober drawing on the theme of "mindless." Went out with Jeaux to eat at Five Guys, shop at Publix, and watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
      • Thursday was another practice for the interview. Shared my third Inktober drawing on the theme of "bait." Made a torta and ate it. Talked to Victor while drawing my comic.
      • Friday we had another practice at work. Wrapped up some letter stuff and some more minutes stuff. Shared my fourth Inktober drawing on the theme of "freeze." Found out that Steven Universe is having a revamped series called Steven Universe Future instead of a Season 6, and all signs point to it being discontinued after the limited series. WAAAAAAAH. I made a weird brunch with a face, and I finished my webcomic drawings and posted shortly before hitting the hay.
      Diet progress:

      Still paused on diet stuff. I am making a bunch of weird recipes for cartoons and eating them all.



      Reading progress:
      • Finished this week: Nothing. I'm on page 113 of my current read.
        New singing performances:

        This week's karaoke song is "Brand New Day" from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. 




        Stuff Drawn:

        Inktober begins with prompted drawings!


        Inktober Day 1: Ring
        Inktober Day 2: Mindless
        Inktober Day 3: Bait
        Inktober Day 4: Freeze





        Webcomic Negative One Issue 0751: "The Wildness."









        New videos: 

        None.

        New photos:


        Sick with my 7UP


        A medium vest is very big.


        New resin gems!


        Pink Diamond Shards
        Yum
        And my epic merch photos:














        another resin gems photo
        Cauliflower puffs!
        And how about brunch with a face?








        Social Media Counts:

        YouTube subscribers: 5,254 for swankivy (lost 2), 680 for JulieSondra (lost 1). Twitter followers: 970 for swankivy (lost 3), 1,338 for JulieSondra (lost 2). Facebook: 297 friends (1 new--friended another new SU friend) and 206 followers (no change) for swankivy, 652 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 163 likes for So You Write (1 new). Tumblr followers: 2,516 (lost 3). Instagram followers: 185 (lost 1).