Life news this week:New reviews of my book:
- This was kind of a blah week. Saturday I got to see my mom, at least! It's been forever. But I had to go through a bunch of mail for her and deal with stuff. With her 65th birthday around the corner, she was getting a lot of Medicare spam! Gotta figure out what to recommend since it's pretty overwhelming for someone intimidated by paperwork, so my sister and I are going to help her. We hung out and tried some cake. :) Later I went home and finished my blogging and posted a singing cover.
- Sunday I finally got back out to my outdoor table! It wasn't in bad shape at all even though I hadn't been out there to clean it off for the past few weeks. I sat outside and relaxed with coffee and finally got an e-mail out to a friend. Mostly besides that I did too much sleeping and obsessing over cartoons.
- Monday it was back to work. I did some bank balancing and research and spent the evening tired after eating cake. I joined a new Steven Universe group for adults and shared my party pics. They were well received. I made some fun GIFs and practiced ukulele and ate cheese puffs.
- Tuesday I did some productive stuff with data entry at the office and I read a letter and sent it in. I texted with my mom and Steve. I managed to get a decent cover of the new Steven Universe song "Drift Away" (from the movie). And I also talked to Jessie on the phone--it had been too long. I got some laundry folded finally. And even did some overdue dishes.
- Wednesday was some weirdness at the office. I did some more RCI data entry and got annoyed over one of those "remember when we were all So United after September 11, 2001?" e-mails from a marketing person. What I actually remember is a lot of war rhetoric, a lot of kinda scary nationalism, a lot of chest-beating over being Amurrican because you had a flag on your car that was made in China, and an awful lot of violence toward black and brown people (especially anyone thought Muslim). I hate to be a jerk about stuff like that but that time was awful and I don't believe that it's a glorious time for "us" when we work together to hate a "them." Anyway, Jeaux and I had a delicious meal at Vallarta's and shopped for groceries, watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and enjoyed each other's company as always. Oh yeah, and my cover for "Drift Away" got a front-page feature on Amino which was cool. Lots of compliments on my voice!
- Thursday was my mom's 65th birthday. She told me not to come over so I listened. I did some more RCI data stuff and had a slow, sort of annoying day. At home I got some art done for my comic and didn't get much else done.
- Friday I did more RCI data and updated our company materials to reflect that one of our engineers left the firm. At home I drew the rest of my comic and was tired. I felt like I was coming down with a cold.
- Amazon Customer gave it a five-star review on Audible.
I'm abstaining from tracking for a bit because there was so much weird food in weird quantities surrounding the dispatching of leftovers from my party. We'll see when I jump back in again.
- Finished this week: Didn't get anything done this week.
- Currently reading: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene.
I didn't get around to karaoke this week. :(
|Cotton Candy Garnet!|
Webcomic Negative One Issue 0748: "Decency Obsession."
I have a few singing videos.
"Escapism" from Steven Universe. My first song where I don't just do straight up chords! There's a little sorta finger-picking here?
"Escapism" from Steven Universe again, but this is just the straight-up karaoke version with the professional backing track (not played by me), and I added my own singing harmonies!
"Drift Away" from the Steven Universe movie: Literally the saddest song from the film. Don't let my looks fool you.
|Being a clown at work|
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