Saturday, November 9, 2019

Personal Digest Saturday: November 2 – November 8

Life news this week:
  • Saturday I enjoyed a nice opportunity to not deal with anyone in person. I got my NaNo writing done and my blogging done, and spent a lot of time putting out small fires on the Internet (though I haven't managed to get back into the swing on any of my e-mail). I also hit my 1000th post on Steven Universe Amino so I made it about my new Rebecca Sugar variant comic. :)
  • Sunday we got an extra hour! I thought I kinda ruined it by sleeping late and eating up the hour overnight, but then the day still felt really long and it kept feeling later than it really was. I had a potato, cleaned up the kitchen and living room, wrote some of my book, did karaoke and laundry, and discovered Mercari (an eBay-like secondhand site where I bought 3 new items I didn't have for my SU collection).
  • Monday was back to work on the bus. I updated some District 4 project manager data and went to lunch with the new guy, who told me his very interesting life story. At home I talked to Daria about podcast stuff, talked to Jeaux on the phone, and just barely got my word count up to date on time.
  • Tuesday I slid into work on the bus after listening to two women fighting over who touched somebody's baby. Did some proposal work. Got an unusually high word count for NaNo. (Well, unusual for the program. It's been a long time since I was writing regularly enough to get writing streaks like I used to.) Got laundry folded while talking to Mom about Medicare stuff--good chat. Ate a bunch of junk and drank wine for no good reason.
  • Wednesday was more bus and more proposals and more database info collecting. Got my writing done and went out with Jeaux after work. We ate at Five Guys, shopped at Publix, and watched Season 4 of She-Ra. I took a weird nap and got up to take photos of my new shirts.
  • Thursday I was lazy so I went to work in a Lyft car. Got a proposal worked on for a local city. Talked to a counselor about Medicare for Mom. Got my writing done, did a podcast equipment test with my podcast partner Daria, and had Victor over. He was supposed to do an assessment for a job that his computer wasn't fast enough to handle, but it was a bust because I sent him to a site that turned out to be a scam and when we figured that out and went to the right site, they didn't have jobs he could qualify for. We still had a good time with our Yum box with snacks from Greece, and we ate shepherd's pie for dinner.
  • Friday Victor and I left the house in the morning together and took the bus to where we needed to be (me: work; him: Walmart). I did reports at work and organized some paperwork. Struggled with some prescription stuff for Mom. Did some digital errands. Had to scurry through my webcomic drawings after I got home and then tried to get some words in for NaNo but I was pretty tired and ended up with a lower-than-recommended word count. (I'm still ahead overall but still, frustrating.) I was tired so I fell asleep early.
New reviews of my book:




NaNoWriMo progress:


  • Saturday, November 2: 1,696 words.
  • Sunday, November 3: 1,704
  • Monday, November 4: 1,831 words.
  • Tuesday, November 5: 2,262 words.
  • Wednesday, November 6: 1,882 words.
  • Thursday, November 7: 1,786 words.
  • Friday, November 8: 894 words.

Reading progress:
  • Finished this week: No books finished.
    New singing performances:

    This week's karaoke song is "Letterbox" by They Might Be Giants.




    Stuff Drawn:




    Webcomic Negative One Issue 0756: "The Wrong Sugar."









    New videos: 

    None.

    New photos:


    What a winer
    53 shirts
    Universal Yums Greece

    Social Media Counts:

    YouTube subscribers: 5,254 for swankivy (no change), 681 for JulieSondra (1 new). Twitter followers: 980 for swankivy (4 new), 1,354 for JulieSondra (1 new). Facebook: 295 friends (1 new, a person from a SU group thought I was neat and asked to be my friend) and 209 followers (2 new) for swankivy, 651 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 163 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,509 (lost 1). Instagram followers: 187 (1 new).

    Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Personal Digest Saturday: October 26 – November 1

    Life news this week:
    • Saturday I finally got some rest. I also organized with my friend Daria about a podcast we want to do about Steven Universe, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time--find someone who hasn't seen it and podcast about our thoughts as we watch each episode! I slowly did blog stuff and Inktober drawings too. I did photo updates and spent too much time just eating and reading blogs.
    • Sunday was slightly more productive than Saturday. I did dishes and laundry, wiped the patio table, drew for Inktober, talked to Meg while putting away laundry, organized some more with Daria, did some karaoke, and found the missing Rebecca Sugar variant comic that's missing from my collection FOR SALE ONLINE! So I bought it! Aiiiieee!
    • Monday was back to work with resume updates and letters. I thought I had a dentist appointment but it was actually the next day. After work I just did drawings and more coordination with Daria.
    • Tuesday I went to the dentist first thing. I don't want to admit in public how long it's been since I went to the dentist. Yikes. But! They said my teeth were in good shape after they took x-rays! I just had one cavity that needed to be filled, and I was aware that they would say that. (It hadn't been painful, but I could see the spot.) I got a cleaning and my very first filling! It was a really gentle and good experience and I'm relieved that it's done. I also went back and forth to work in between the procedures, haha. Then I did some utility coordination and signed up for an event in a couple weeks about utility design. Went home, talked to sister P on the phone about Medicare for Mom, and fell asleep early. Also, one of my Inktober drawings got an Amino front-page feature. Yay!
    • Wednesday I had to start compiling some project manager data for my boss so I drove in and did the District 2 PMs for Florida. After work Jeaux and I went to eat at this restaurant called East! and I got something that sounded like a terrible idea but was delicious: a sushi burrito. It was rice, cucumber, avocado, and fried tofu wrapped in seaweed. I loved it and was sad when it was gone! After that we shopped at Winn-Dixie, watched some Stephen Colbert and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and chatted. I went to sleep early.
    • Thursday I worked on my PM database for District 3. I wore my witch hat and carried my Pumpkin plush! It was funny. I posted my very last Inktober drawing and was very pleased that I drew 31 drawings in 31 days and did not miss any! At home there was a frog in my toilet. I caught him and put him outside. I drew a So You Write comic and talked on the phone to Victor. I barely got my Negative One started. I had NO trick-or-treaters at all! So sad. I'll have to eat the candy. Fell asleep pretty early. Happy Halloween.
    • Friday began November so you know what that means: NaNoWriMo! That's right, National Novel Writing Month! Come buddy me! At work I finished up District 3 and started District 4 PMs. After work I sped through my comic, made a post about my new Rebecca Sugar variant comic that had arrived, and wrote enough words to be on task for the writing program. I'm continuing my novel from last year, In Bloom, and keeping track of the words separately. So excited already!
    Interviews, Articles, Mentions:




    NaNoWriMo progress:


    • Friday, November 1: 1,685 words.


    Reading progress:
    • Finished this week: Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko. Five-star review.
      New singing performances:

      This week's karaoke song is "I'm a Believer" by the Monkees.




      Stuff Drawn:

      Inktober continues with Steven Universe drawings!


      Day 26: Dark
      Day 27: Coat
      Day 28: Ride
      Day 29: Injured
      Day 30: Catch
      Day 31: Ripe





      Webcomic So You Write Issue 101: "Marketing."








      Webcomic Negative One Issue 0755: "Vigilant."









      New videos: 

      None.

      New photos:


      Sushi burrito??


      Happy Halloween!
      Toilet frog! Oh no!
      Released toilet frog.
      Rebecca Sugar comic variant!!
      All the #1 variants


      Social Media Counts:

      YouTube subscribers: 5,254 for swankivy (lost 1), 680 for JulieSondra (no change). Twitter followers: 976 for swankivy (lost 1), 1,353 for JulieSondra (lost 1). Facebook: 294 friends (lost 1, dunno who) and 207 followers (no change) for swankivy, 650 likes for JulieSondra (lost 1), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 163 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,510 (no change). Instagram followers: 186 (lost 1).

      Saturday, October 26, 2019

      Personal Digest Saturday: October 19 – October 25

      Life news this week:
      • Saturday was two huge events for me! One was getting to meet my first Pitch Wars mentee, Ben, in person, and he brought along his very nice wife Emma whom I'd never conversed with. We had a few hours to chill and talk and it was great. Then they had to be on their way to catch a flight. Then I threw a party! I had been weirdly efficient with my preparation the night before so there was almost nothing to do. I had a checklist, though, and started getting ready a few hours before the party. It took more than an hour to do my makeup for my costume because I had to paint myself purple. I had a good crowd for the party and they ate my food, talked, and enjoyed good company. Four people slept over (three were planned) and several stayed past 3 AM. And I was delighted to have my friend Steve meet my friends as he was able to attend after he got off work.
      • Sunday I saw my friends off and then spent the day recovering. I didn't do much (though I did do some laundry and cleanup); mostly just ate delicious leftovers and relaxed. I did some karaoke and did the dishes. Was nice to have some down time.
      • Monday I did some data entry for our project and worked on a letter. I also got to see my friend Steve for lunch and that was really nice! We had Thai food. Also, we found out we won a project! Great news! After work I did some ace stuff for Asexual Awareness Week and drew for Inktober. And I tried to help one of my friends with a website.
      • Tuesday I helped with file transfers and did a transcript for my boss, then edited a letter for the office. My photos of my Halloween costume got a feature on Amino so that was nice! I talked to Jeaux on the phone after work and did some drawings for Inktober. Stayed up late to review the latest SU comic.
      • Wednesday I plotted some intersection boards, did some file stuff, and made business cards for people. After work I took a quick nap and then Jeaux came over. We ate at Denny's and shopped at Winn-Dixie. Came home and watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Jeaux ate the last of my pumpkin pie. I drew a picture for someone I'm trading with on the Internet and went to bed.
      • Thursday I sent a package in the morning and went to work. Did some updates and some preparation for an upcoming letter. We hired a new guy! After work we all went to the Supersession which was a thing for transportation professionals. Did some networking and got to have a delicious dinner and a great presentation on road safety for vulnerable road users. Went home and finished up my webcomic.
      • Friday I did some updates, reports, and timesheets. After work I posted my webcomic and did a livestream for Asexual Awareness Week. People could ask questions or chat in the box while I made a video and discussed how media handles asexuality awareness.
      Interviews, Articles, Mentions:



      Diet progress:

      Still paused on diet stuff until after I eat the leftovers from my Halloween party.



      Reading progress:
      • Currently reading: Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift, Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko.
        New singing performances:

        This week's karaoke song is "There's a Fine, Fine Line" from Avenue Q.




        Stuff Drawn:

        Inktober continues with Steven Universe drawings!


        Day 19: Sling
        Day 20: Tread
        Day 21: Treasure
        Day 22: Ghost
        Day 23: Ancient
        Day 24: Dizzy
        Day 25: Tasty
        Lapis and Peridot and Pumpkin: Present for trading card friend







        Webcomic Negative One Issue 0754: "To Say No."









        New videos: 

        An Ace Evening with Swankivy was my very first Livestream event shown in real time with chat available for viewers to ask questions or add comments. I discussed asexuality in media and answered questions from subscribers and pals.



        New photos:


        Amethyst costume!
        Full costume!
        Gem!
        Jeaux as Jamie as Garnet (with Amethyst Mop)
        Jeaux as Jamie as Pearl
        Meggie as Minnie
        Benjamin as Future Luigi
        Katelyn as Ariel
        Victor as Sponge Bob
        Joy as a Nightmare Hospital Doctor
        Arthur and Yasmin as a Floridian and a Lesbian Soccer Parent
        Amethyst, Amethyst Mop, Jamie Pearl
        Who wore it better?


        Social Media Counts:

        YouTube subscribers: 5,255 for swankivy (lost 6), 680 for JulieSondra (1 new). Twitter followers: 977 for swankivy (6 new), 1,354 for JulieSondra (16 new). Facebook: 295 friends (lost 2, dunno who) and 207 followers (no change) for swankivy, 651 likes for JulieSondra (lost 3), 63 likes for Negative One (no change), 163 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,510 (lost 3). Instagram followers: 187 (2 new).

        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).