- This week was terrible, with exceptions at the beginning and end.
I made a comic and got a lot of housework done while chatting on the
phone with my friend Sarah, with whom I have not spoken in months. It
was great to catch up with her.
- Sunday was pretty nice
too. I got up early to hang out with Meghan! She took a nap and when she
got up we ate pizza together, and then we went to the play 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche
(which was directed by our college friend John). We had a great time at
the play and we got to see our old pal Jorge, and then we hung out a
little bit more before she had to go. Then that night I was playing with
a Cartoon Network app on my phone and saw some footage I hadn't seen
before from an upcoming Steven Universe episode, and I couldn't find any references to it online anywhere (!!!) so I put a crappy version of the clip on Tumblr
and it got over five thousand notes because people were flipping out
about it. I don't think I've ever been among the first to find new SU
stuff before. It was cool.
- Monday was awful. I woke up
to multiple texts about various health emergencies for ALL THREE OF MY
BEST FRIENDS. Meghan was in the hospital for pain that turned out to be a
cyst (the first guess was a kidney stone), Victor went to the hospital
for some um groin stuff (and as I write this six days later he's still
there), and Jeaux found out he has to have surgery for a polyp in his
sinuses that's way way bigger than they thought. I got a lot done at
work despite spending a lot of time texting with people to find out what
was going on. And then after grocery shopping I had some burritos with
Jeaux at Moe's and was useless a lot at home.
was kind of bad too. Work was okay and I ate potatoes with my mom in the
evening, and then I made jam muffins. Then my mom got mad at me when I
said the video she was watching had an excessive number of commercials,
and she packed up her stuff and left instead of sleeping over. I have no
idea why she was mad at me or why she did that, because like . . . we
bicker about stuff sometimes when we disagree, but in this case there
wasn't even an argument? I feel like I'm missing something that she
thinks I know what it is, but I don't.
- Wednesday I got
stuck at work an hour and a half past when I was trying to leave,
finishing up a proposal, and had trouble getting in touch with Jeaux
because his phone wasn't receiving texts for some reason. So I ended up
waiting ANOTHER twenty minutes after THAT before I got to meet up with
him after his phone started working again. We biked to Marlow's to try
to use a coupon, but it was too crowded, so we just ate at Panera. We
hung out and just talked about cartoons and stuff. After he left I
finished my comic drawing and talked to Victor on the phone, and helped
him with an application since he can't do very much from the hospital.
we got our proposal in without any problems, and at home I worked on
comics in preparation for Drink and Draw. And I found out my friend's
mom has breast cancer. I'm just going to drown or something, and kinda
feel like even with all the sympathy and support I give to other people,
I'm receiving silence and unnecessary hostility in other areas of my
- Friday was pretty okay. Work was fine and after work Belle came to get me for Mel's hot dogs with Eric (I had a veggie dog of course) before we headed over to Drink and Draw. The air conditioning was broken so it was VERY hot, but we had a good time anyway. And I got to see Joy! Yay. I drew next month's So You Write comic and had a little time for fan art afterwards.
New reviews of my book:
- Jessica gave it a four-star review on Goodreads.
Interviews, Features, Mentions:
- endergames-14 on Tumblr got my book out of the library and wrote a little about LGBTQ books.
- Finished this week: No books, but still reading.
- Currently reading: Living With Intensity by Susan Daniels & Michael M. Piechowski.
Here I'm singing "Man of La Mancha" from the play Man of La Mancha. I was just being a goof here though--this performance is silly.
Webcomic So You Write Issue 61: "Good Luck."
Webcomic Negative One Issue 0580: "A Faraway Voice."
|Blurry photo of my 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche playbook, wearing my "Deborah" nametag.|
|Sloppy chic from a slob day.|
|Partially finished Amethyst doodle I made at Drink and Draw . . . |
before realizing I had several shades of purple and none
that were appropriate to color the rest of her.
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