Saturday, September 5, 2015

Personal Digest Saturday: August 30 – September 4

Life news this week: 
  • So the biggest news was Pitch Wars, of course, and as everyone who reads this blog knows I selected a mentee (Lynn Forrest) and began work on her book. Leading up to that choice was a lot of reading on Saturday. I was still trying to decide on Sunday and I only had until Monday to declare. I felt good about my decision once it was over, though.
  • My sister called on Saturday and I got to chat with her for a while.
  • My mom came over during the wee hours (I seriously mean like 4 AM) on what was technically Sunday and we made grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. It's funny that my mom is a weird night owl like me. And later on Sunday I got to chat with my dad on the phone.
  • I was back to work on Monday, and had to spend the first three days of the week folding more than three thousand fliers to send out for some workshop stuff. I had to put stamps, address labels, and sealing stickers on them too. I wore tape on my fingers so I didn't kill my skin, and it worked.
  • Tuesday I slept over at my mom's. We ate ravioli and spring rolls and she gave me a weird ice cream thing too. I watched the Pitch Wars video with the mentors discussing the contest and then the surprise at the end with the mentee announcement. It was fun celebrating with my new mentee on Twitter, even though I was distracted since I was at my mom's.
  • Wednesday was Jeaux Day and we ate at Flipper's, and then did our usual America's Got Talent watching and updated ourselves on the latest Night Vale.
  • I finally started sending the feedback out to the authors who submitted to me on Friday night/Saturday morning. Kinda disappointing because I had it all ready to go and then just couldn't scrounge up the time to send each letter to 91 individual people. Oh well. Doing it now!
      New reviews of my book:
      Places featured:
        • Dahlia's Guide to Bookish Twitter: Author and Twitter pal Dahlia Adler recommended people follow me on a list of worthy Twitter authors to follow, specifically if you want to learn about asexuality.
         Reading progress:

        New singing performances:

        Here I'm singing "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan.

        New drawings:

        Webcomic Negative One Issue 0538: "Names For Us."

        New videos:


        New photos:  

        Me with TINY COKE BOTTLES my mom got me!

        Relaxing on the air mattress where I sleep at my mom's.
        Social media counts: 

        YouTube subscribers: 5,024 for swankivy (22 new this week), 503 for JulieSondra (1 new). Twitter followers: 672 for swankivy (1 new), 1,168 for JulieSondra (12 new). Facebook: 288 friends (friended my cousin and another ace activist) and 185 followers (lost 1) for swankivy, 596 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 54 likes for Negative One (no change), 110 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,127 (lost 2, hmm, could it be because I reblogged something feminist? Maybe).

        1 comment:

        1. What a cool way to spend your days. I participated in Pitch Wars and fell in love with the amazing community. I've been drinking lots of Coke too. :D