Saturday, September 18, 2021

Personal Digest Saturday: September 11 – September 17

Life news this week:

  • Saturday I made cheese biscuits for my mom and went over to her house to deliver her birthday gifts. She was asleep when I got there but she got up to hang out with me. :) She gave me a bunch of meat and lasagna to give to my friend Victor (and a lasagna for me and for Jeaux!). Hey, whose birthday is it?? Anyway it was great to see her and talk to her. Then she took me home and I did some walking, sending Polos, blogging, and posting on Amino. Long day.

  • Sunday I got up early and went to Sarasota with my dad. The band rehearsed and practiced our beginnings and endings. Then after band practice my dad bought us Panera food and we ate at his place instead of going out. He drove me home and I took a short nap, sent Polo videos, and did my laundry and trash. Got a karaoke song and worked on my short story, and then watched too many clips of TV shows.

  • Monday I had a not-too-stressful time getting a letter out with my coworker. I practiced some music in the evening and then played games with my friends online. Did some writing, then texted with some friends, and fell asleep early.

  • Tuesday was slow at the office. I got up to date with data entry and finishing some stamps. I bought my tickets to go to Cara's wedding next month! In the evening I did more music practice and worked on the short story.

  • Wednesday I spent most of the work day addressing e-mails and gathering plan requests, plus a meeting. Got some writing done. An interview with me was published in Geeks OUT. After work Jeaux and I saw Victor while dropping off his meat from Mom, and we even got to see his house. I finally got to see his fake leg. ("I'm a cyborg," he said.) Then we went to the grocery store and we didn't get to get sandwiches at the place I wanted to go to because they closed before we got there, so we picked up food at Five Guys instead. We watched Colbert and What We Do In the Shadows, and watched some silly reactions to Centaurworld on YouTube. I drank wine and got sleepy and fell asleep on the couch.

  • Thursday I worked on my data entry. Talked to my friend Jeremy about a possible project. Worked on the short story. Victor called at the usual time and I drew pictures and walked around the neighborhood. Got mad about the same old stuff.

  • Friday work was slow so I dove into a proposal that's due a while from now. Filed docs and filled in forms. Finished writing the short story finally. Right now its working title is "Her Experiment." Spent a bunch of time listening to Polos from my sister while putting away laundry. Got my drawings done and the comic posted. Revisited a few of the band songs to make sure I still know all the words to the tricky ones.

Interviews, Articles, Mentions:

  • Geeks OUT Interview: Discusses asexual identity discovery and coming out, the pressures of writing a book, the shifting environment surrounding asexuality’s reception in society and media, the evolution of the ace-spectrum community, and media/upcoming projects.
Health Plan Update:

  • Weight stuff: Despite a continuation of weird eating, my weight is really stable. I want to go back down about 3 pounds. Know what would help with that? Stop with the weird eating. High weight: 113.7. Low weight: 113.1.
  • Nutrition stuff: Slightly better this week than the previous weeks, but still too much candy and not enough veggies. I did manage to get more smoothies and fruit in this week, but there's been a lot of the bread-and-cheese kind of lazy eating going on, and I ate a bunch of my mom's lasagna.
  • Activity stuff: No missed goals at all this week! My low day was Saturday at 10,060, and my high day was Thursday at 12,833 steps.

Books Read:
  • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
  • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 165.
    New singing performances:

    This week's karaoke song is "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden.


    Stuff drawn:

    Webcomic Negative One Issue 0853: "Now That You're Big." 








    New videos:

    None.

    New photos:

    Just some collection photos!

    SU journals



    SU hair bows



    SU Dog Tags



    SU pins collection


    Social Media Counts:
    YouTube subscribers: 5,311 for swankivy (1 new), 669 for JulieSondra (no change), 17 for v & V Vids (no change), 133 for Not-So-Giant Women (2 new). Twitter followers: 932 for swankivy (1 new), 2,058 for JulieSondra (no change). Facebook: 298 friends for swankivy (no change), 632 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 79 followers for Negative One (no change), 230 likes for So You Write (no change), 86 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,453 (no change). Instagram followers: 238 (no change).

    Saturday, September 11, 2021

    Personal Digest Saturday: September 4 – September 10

    Life news this week:

    • Saturday I had friends over! Hasn't been much of that since the beginning of the pandemic. Yasmin and Arthur came over for tacos and living room karaoke. We had a good time and the food was super good. They helped me practice my band music and we all got to catch up and enjoy some cake for Yasmin's cat's birthday. After they left I did some writing, cleaned up a bit, and did my blogging.

    • Sunday I got a late start and had to take my coffee and breakfast with me to Sarasota with my dad. He rented a space at the Music Compound for us to rehearse, which was GREAT! We practiced all our songs and made some final decisions about our set list. Then my dad took me to a restaurant where I got a veggie burger, and we got to have time to talk in the car. It's great. I did my chores when I got home and did some writing.

    • Monday I had the day off for the holiday but I still did a couple hours' worth of work so I wouldn't be too overwhelmed the next day. Spent the day checking out videos of the band practice and doing some writing. In the evening I played games online with my friends and took pictures of calendars.

    • Tuesday I went back to work and dealt with a very tight deadline on a letter. Then after the usual work day was over I had to help put together a proposal that was due the next day so I worked until 9 PM and didn't get to do much else. Exhausting. Didn't have time for writing so I did a short story submission.

    • Wednesday things had calmed back down at work and I got to get some waiting updates done. After work I did more work on the short story and talked to Mom. I redid some blanket laundry that I accidentally left in the dryer but forgot to turn it on, so it was wet. Then Jeaux picked me up for Greek food and grocery shopping. We watched the new episodes of What We Do in the Shadows and saw Colbert and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    • Thursday I got writing done in the morning. At work I organized some marketing tasks and finished some data entry. After work I talked to Victor on the phone and did some drawings. Took some photos of wall art for my SU collection photos.

    • Friday I ate too many chips. Had a pleasant day making reports and organizing timesheet stuff. After work I got the comic done early and had time for writing, karaoke, and chatting.

    Health Plan Update:

    • Weight stuff: I haven't seen a major shift in either direction this week, but I did a lot of weird stuff with my eating this week so I'm surprised. High weight: 113.7. Low weight: 112.4.
    • Nutrition stuff: What with taco day (and tons of taco leftovers the rest of the week), two restaurant meals (with Dad, with Jeaux), and for some reason a bunch of candy, I did really awful on my diet this week. I ate a bunch of corn chips and cheese and only had spinach a couple times. Also I seem to be really hungry for fake fish lately so I've been eating a lot of that.
    • Activity stuff: No missed goals at all this week! My low day was Saturday at 10,459, and my high day was Sunday at 18,919 steps.
    Books Read:
    • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
    • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 165.
      New singing performances:

      This week's karaoke song is "Under Pressure" by Queen.


      Stuff drawn:

      Webcomic Negative One Issue 0852: "No Words." 








      New videos:

      None.

      New photos:

      Yasmin's famous plating

      Cake Yasmin made for their cat's birthday

      Yasmin, Arthur, me with cake


      Social Media Counts:
      YouTube subscribers: 5,310 for swankivy (1 new), 669 for JulieSondra (no change), 17 for v & V Vids (no change), 131 for Not-So-Giant Women (no change). Twitter followers: 931 for swankivy (no change), 2,058 for JulieSondra (4 new). Facebook: 298 friends for swankivy (no change), 632 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 79 followers for Negative One (lost 1), 230 likes for So You Write (no change), 86 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,453 (1 new). Instagram followers: 238 (no change).

      Saturday, September 4, 2021

      Personal Digest Saturday: August 28 – September 3

      Life news this week:

      • Saturday I got most things done early--finalized my plans for the podcast, got blogging done, got my walking done, and did my writing. Then I met up with Daria for two cartoon episodes: "Too Far" and the famous "The Answer." We had an epic talk and I was very tired.

      • Sunday I did my usual chores (trash and laundry) and I planned my next So You Write comic. Then I learned "Smoke on the Water" and did it for band and karaoke. Got some more writing done and made some Polos. Got comic photos taken for my collection. Argued with people who should know better.

      • Monday I had a very smooth ride working with my boss on a proposal. After work, I did my walking and drew a comic while playing games with my friends. Afterwards, did some more writing and sleeping, and read some of a new liveblog.

      • Tuesday I sent out a query and worked on my writing comic and posted it. Work was mostly data entry and organization. I did a new video for my asexuality channel and posted an Amino post.

      • Wednesday I had tons of data entry at work and it was a smooth day. Submitted a query. Then Jeaux took me to the store and we picked up Chinese food and watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I spent too much money because of planning to have friends over.

      • Thursday the database I use was having errors so I didn't get my work done! Got some other work done. Managed to practice the band songs and make some Polos. Did some writing. Victor called and he got a lot of stuff done since I last talked to him! I got ALL my comic drawings done. Made a survey for my bandmates to vote on a new name for our band!

      • Friday the database was back so I entered data all day. After work I finished the comic and put up my new mini-posters in the kitchen. Tried to memorize song lyrics. Did some writing. Made another survey to help narrow down the band names!
      New Reviews:

      Health Plan Update:

      • Weight stuff: I haven't really changed anything important this week, but weight is pretty stable. Hoping to go down a bit from this soon. High weight: 115.1. Low weight: 113.1.
      • Nutrition stuff: I did okay with vegetables and healthy food but also added in a bunch of stuff I don't need, so I'm thinking I could do a lot better than I did this week. Chinese food was very carby. :)
      • Activity stuff: I made my step goal every day except Tuesday (and missed it by less than 200 steps so that doesn't really count dangit). My low day was Tuesday at 9,814, and my high day was Wednesday at 15,534 steps.
      Books Read:
      • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
      • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 159.
        New singing performances:

        This week's karaoke song is "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple.


        Stuff drawn:


        Webcomic So You Write Issue 123: "Flip-Flop." 









        Webcomic Negative One Issue 0851: "What Didn't Happen." 






        New videos:

        Letters to an Asexual #83 is out. In this video, someone consistently conflates asexuality with lack of sexual responsiveness and insists I'm closed to the possibility that asexuality is "unproven." Apparently, anyone who claims to be asexual should understand that it is "objective" and rational for others to assume our presumed abstinence is equally likely to be caused by a disorder, and it isn't open-minded of us to expect to be left alone like straight people are when we say who we're attracted to.




        New photos:

        Garnet toys!


        Social Media Counts:
        YouTube subscribers: 5,309 for swankivy (lost 5), 669 for JulieSondra (no change), 17 for v & V Vids (no change), 131 for Not-So-Giant Women (no change). Twitter followers: 931 for swankivy (lost 2), 2,054 for JulieSondra (20 new). Facebook: 298 friends for swankivy (no change), 632 likes for JulieSondra (1 new), 80 followers for Negative One (no change), 230 likes for So You Write (no change), 86 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,452 (no change). Instagram followers: 238 (no change).

        Saturday, August 28, 2021

        Personal Digest Saturday: August 21 – August 27

        Life news this week:

        • Saturday I had a pretty nice chill day that was not productive but was probably needed. I got dishes and blogging done at least. I read a lot of my old comic issues and ate crap. Also did answer some messages I'd left unanswered. And I wrote a post on Tumblr after not doing so for a while.

        • Sunday I woke up on the floor with my head on a jacket and using my ace flag as a blanket. I'm an adult. Welp! I did some karaoke, drank coffee and a smoothie, and played on Reddit. My posts are getting blocked as spam for some reason so I worked something out with the mods. Worked on my merch post images. It's a lot of work even though it's fun. Cleaned my outside table and did laundry too.

        • Monday was slower than most Mondays. I worked on proposal stuff a bit and decided I'm tired of slacking off with my writing career–related stuff so I am going to do something that I consider writing-related every day (as much as I can anyway). I punctuated this decision by sending out a query for a fiction project. Also played on Twitter and did some Polos for the gals. And managed to get laundry put away. Played games with my friends and went to bed at a reasonable time for once.

        • Tuesday I had some complicated stuff at work to deal with. I tried to help my boss with negotiating staff hours for our new project! I have no experience with that though. I did database updates and worked on reports. Later made some plans with Yasmin and Arthur and took more collections pics. Sent a short story out.

        • Wednesday was kinda slow. I went to a meeting and worked on databases. I did some writing on a short story I started in May and didn't finish. Took some more collection pictures. Jeaux and I went grocery shopping and got delicious SoFresh bowls. We watched Colbert and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We also took a walk and I went to bed early.

        • Thursday I had a very long meeting for which I had to take the minutes. Then I worked on reports again. Later I did some prep for my podcast recording and sent out another query. Talked to Victor on the phone in the evening and drew my comics.

        • Friday I did my upcoming projects reports at work and did some other updates. Did some work in the garden and wrote some stuff on a novel. Did some epic tweeting. Finished my comics and didn't have enough time to get walks in until the tail-end of the day. Wah!
        New Reviews:

        Health Plan Update:

        • Weight stuff: I've gotten back to pretty steadily weighing in at a weight several pounds higher than I want to. Don't quite have a strategy to approach this yet. High weight: 114.6. Low weight: 113.1.
        • Nutrition stuff: Too much candy and carb-heavy stuff. I did not do well on the vegetables this week except that the restaurant food I got with Jeaux was quite vegetabley. I have brought better food into my house for this week so I should have less temptation going forward.
        • Activity stuff: Just like last week, I came in low on Friday, but that's the only day I didn't make my step goal. I was mad that I didn't quite make it on Friday. Should have made time for one more walk. My low day was Friday at 9,122, and my high day was Thursday at 18,917 steps.
        Books Read:
        • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
        • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 117.
          New singing performances:

          This week's karaoke song is "Don't Speak" by No Doubt.


          Stuff drawn:


          Webcomic Negative One Issue 0850: "Nest." 






          New videos:

          None.

          New photos:

          Mostly just silly photos of my SU collections that I've been photographing this week!












          Social Media Counts:
          YouTube subscribers: 5,314 for swankivy (2 new), 669 for JulieSondra (lost 2), 17 for v & V Vids (no change), 131 for Not-So-Giant Women (no change). Twitter followers: 933 for swankivy (1 new), 2,034 for JulieSondra (29 new). Facebook: 298 friends for swankivy (no change), 631 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 80 followers for Negative One (no change), 230 likes for So You Write (no change), 86 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,452 (lost 3). Instagram followers: 238 (no change).

          Saturday, August 21, 2021

          Personal Digest Saturday: August 14 – August 20

          Life news this week:

          • Saturday I put my podcast plans together early in the day, got my blogging done, and worked on the Not-So-Giant Women podcast's next episode. Daria and I caught up for like an hour and a half before we started on the current recording so the time ran really late and I didn't have any time to practice any music, but it was a great time.

          • Sunday was another band practice. Stuff is coming together and we actually got some really good recordings, but my dad hates using the drum covers that make his drums softer. We went to a restaurant after where I ordered a Beyond Burger but didn't have room for it because I ate the cauliflower appetizer and fries. I tried to take a nap after I got home but couldn't sleep. Did laundry and trash but not much else.

          • Monday I helped on a letter and found out we won a contract! Hooray for us, we came in first place. Did some more with my podcast and tried another unsuccessful nap. Wasn't feeling really great. Played games with my friends and it was a good time as usual! Decided against another interview I was invited to, but I think I'm making the right choice. Talked to Jeaux after the games so I could try to get my steps in.

          • Tuesday work wasn't busy and that was good because I was pretty sick with tummy trouble. Still managed to get a lot of walking done though. Sent some recordings from band practice to my sister and practiced singing. Talked to my mom in the evening and she paid me back all the money I lent her because the refinancing came through. Went out at night and stole some sand for my succulents.

          • Wednesday I still wasn't feeling well with tummy trouble and discovered maybe it's because I've been eating moldy bread. I tried to have an egg sandwich that morning and the bread I had was verrryyy moldy, so yeah that's probably why. Worked on transcripts for the office. I wasn't feeling up to going out for groceries so Jeaux went to the store for me! But I still had a bad night after he left. But we did get to watch Colbert and Owl House and the new Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

          • Thursday after a bad night I was feeling better. Spent the day on transcripts again. I ate too many potato chips. After work I talked to Victor and drew comics.

          • Friday I got up early and mostly felt okay. Finished the transcripts and outlined proposals. Dad called and canceled band practice for this weekend but that's okay. After work I procrastinated somewhat but got the comic done and also did a karaoke recording and some fun posts online.
          New Reviews:

          Health Plan Update:

          • Weight stuff: Strange week because I had tummy troubles and a weird appetite. But I still tracked because I guess you still track weird weeks. High weight: 113.1. Low weight: 111.2.
          • Nutrition stuff: I ate a LOT of fruit this week! And moldy bread but that probably wasn't good for me. But I was mostly just trying to eat things that I felt like I needed, and that was a really huge amount of fruit and occasionally salty things. And a lot of frozen treats (but at least the frozen treats I eat are mostly healthy--frozen yogurt and frozen fruit bars).
          • Activity stuff: I came in low on Friday, but that's the only day I didn't make my step goal. Which is actually weird because I didn't feel good and it would have been a smart week to take it easy, but I still managed to get the walking in during times I felt okay. I didn't feel like I was pushing it though. I don't think people should push to exercise when they're ill. My low day was Friday at 9,125, and my high day was Tuesday at 16,243 steps.
          Books Read:
          • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
          • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 102.
            New singing performances:

            This week's karaoke song is "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M.


            Stuff drawn:


            Webcomic Negative One Issue 0849: "Out Loud." 






            New videos:

            Not-So-Giant Women Episode 24: An Indirect Kiss. Join Daria and Ivy as they watch and talk about "An Indirect Kiss" and cover such topics as healing power theories, Connie's place in the series, Amethyst's relationship with her body and how terrifying it is to watch that break down, representation for eyeglass wearers in television, squishy drawings by Raven and Paul, Pearl's "thing" for Rose, and a digression about bad eyesight. Probing Question: Why do so many of Rose's magical places seem to want to harm Steven?



            New photos:

            None.

            Social Media Counts:
            YouTube subscribers: 5,312 for swankivy (2 new), 671 for JulieSondra (no change), 17 for v & V Vids (no change), 131 for Not-So-Giant Women (no change). Twitter followers: 932 for swankivy (5 new), 2,005 for JulieSondra (7 new). Facebook: 298 friends for swankivy (lost 3 - I unfriended one person for posting misinformation about vaccines, but I don't know who the other two were), 631 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 80 followers for Negative One (no change), 230 likes for So You Write (no change), 86 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,455 (lost 2). Instagram followers: 238 (2 new).

            Saturday, August 14, 2021

            Personal Digest Saturday: August 7 – August 13

            Life news this week:

            • Saturday I did the blogging, posted about new socks, practiced some music for band practice, cleaned up some house messes, and sent out a short story. I also tuned in for some drama explosion on Reddit, which ended up being really satisfying because someone who was lying got in trouble and it's always nice to see consequences.

            • Sunday I got to see my dad for band practice. He had to come get me early because our practice was early. We got to have nice chatting time while in the car, and the rehearsal went very well. We practiced a dozen or so songs and got the news that we have our first gig coming up next month, so we have to finalize a set list! After practice I went to Applebee's (outdoor dining) with Dad and Connie, and then he drove me home. We got caught in the rain and sat around talking about music until it wasn't ridiculously rainy and I could run into the house. In the evening I just did my typical Sunday chores (laundry and trash) and went to bed early.

            • Monday was a very busy day at the office because I had a huge submittal on a letter and a lot of it needed to be completed the same day it was due. I basically worked on that letter from the early morning until it was due to get it in. Also had a few other things scrambling for my attention and I had to deal with them the best I could. After work I blew off some steam and played games with my friends online.

            • Tuesday was much slower. I did some troubleshooting I hadn't been able to finish the day before and compiled some information that will be useful for the group. I worked on the set list for the band and came up with a good lineup. Also did a karaoke recording. I prepared an emulsion solution to help my azalea plants that are dying and I'm hoping this will revitalize them. Discussed some particulars about Mom's refinancing plans for the next day.

            • Wednesday was busy. I pulled up my succulent plants because they got waterlogged and now they're drying out. Had a lot of back and forth with coworkers over various issues and troubleshooting with a zip file. Dad called and said my financial adviser passed away, so we talked about that and about our band plans. Then after work Mom came over and we did the paperwork for her closing. The notary came to my house and brought all the documents for us. Jeaux showed up with pizza afterwards and we had some, and then Mom left and Jeaux and I went to the grocery store like usual. We came back and talked about work stuff and terrible people from the internet, and we watched an episode of The Owl House.

            • Thursday I got up super early for a meeting but it got moved. I got some work done but also wasn't able to leave early because people kept needing stuff late into the day. I wrote my storyboard for my comic and talked to Victor on the phone while drawing and putting away laundry.

            • Friday I was working on upcoming project reports for the boss so I got to practice singing while I was working. Got some work done on other reports and troubleshooting for various documents. And after work I drew the rest of my comic and didn't accomplish much else the rest of the day.
            New Reviews:

            Health Plan Update:

            • Weight stuff: Another average week. Still trying to get a little lower and despite the giant pasta meal I had with Dad and the pizza in the middle of the week it's working reasonably well. High weight: 114.5 Low weight: 112.4.
            • Nutrition stuff: I decided I am bad at being responsible with my eating if I bring chips into the house. I thought I could behave but I really don't, so this week I didn't buy chips. I've been really good with the spinach smoothies, eating apples as a snack frequently, putting healthy soups back into the mix, and varying the types of protein I'm eating.
            • Activity stuff: I met my goal every day this week EXCEPT Monday but I only missed it by fewer than a hundred steps so I think it still counts. Doing much better lately about getting my steps in earlier in the day so I am not trying to run around later in the night. My low day was Monday at 9,930, and my high day was Thursday at 22,600 steps.
            Books Read:
            • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
            • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 90.
              New singing performances:

              This week's karaoke song is "Sweet Surrender" by Sarah McLachlan.


              Stuff drawn:


              Webcomic Negative One Issue 0848: "Enjoy the Silence." 






              New videos:

              None.



              New photos:

              Dad's doggie Honey

              Dad's doggie Max


              My Tiny Floating Whale and Cat Steven plushies

              New additions to Vualá Prizes collection, still missing one


              Social Media Counts:
              YouTube subscribers: 5,310 for swankivy (no change), 671 for JulieSondra (no change), 17 for v & V Vids (no change), 131 for Not-So-Giant Women (1 new). Twitter followers: 927 for swankivy (no change), 1,998 for JulieSondra (lost 3). Facebook: 301 friends for swankivy (no change), 631 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 79 likes for Negative One (no change), 230 likes for So You Write (no change), 86 likes for Not-So-Giant-Women (no change). Tumblr followers: 2,457 (no change). Instagram followers: 236 (1 new).

              Saturday, August 7, 2021

              Personal Digest Saturday: July 31 – August 6

              Life news this week:

              • Saturday I did some of my blogging but also spent too much of my attention and time on weird internet drama. Nothing stressful but just stuff that made me want to rant about things. Later Jeaux brought me Taco Bus food and we watched The Owl House's latest episode and the entire Centaurworld series, which at one point made Jeaux laugh so hard he had trouble recovering. It was hilarious to see. After he left I had to rush to finish my So You Write comic.

              • Sunday I got my gardenia replanted in its new pot, and did my usual chores like laundry and trash. Also monthly chores like maintaining my water system. And I participated in more online drama stuff, because that's such a joy. I finally got the blogging done from yesterday, did some karaoke, and sent out a story again. Oh, and recorded a sorta crummy ukulele cover of the song "Full Disclosure." Went to sleep early after putting away all the laundry.

              • Monday was a little hectic at work putting together all the elements of a letter that was due, and I also had to practice and participate in an interview for our Orlando proposal under consideration. After work I cleaned up the house a bit, responded to some online stuff, and played online games with my people. Later I talked to Mom and did some bedding laundry. Exciting life.

              • Tuesday I just worked on some database stuff at work. Sent some Polo messages to my sister and Meg like usual and later I had an interview. Spent the evening goofing around inventorying some of my collections. Also started working on my responses to a print interview I was invited to participate in.

              • Wednesday I called Mom to make sure everything was okay with her appraisal situation and we caught up on stuff. I was really tired for no good reason. Took some pictures of my blankets for the interwebs. Then Jeaux and I shopped for groceries, got Zaxby's, and watched some episodes of Hilda.

              • Thursday there wasn't a lot of activity at work, so it was more background updates for me. I got involved with some online drama that was completely unrelated to the other online drama that happened earlier in the week. Not worth talking about except that liars who steal other people's art make me ragey and I end up going all Sailor Moon "I will punish you" on them. Talked to Victor on the phone in the evening and got some comics drawn.

              • Friday I had a lot to do at work helping my co-worker with a complicated matrix and coordinating some teaming, plus I had to do some research. I took a break to talk to my lawn care specialist Tony for a while but then I went back to work pretty late into the evening so I could finish. Then I did some more Polo stuff and finished my comics.
              Interviews, Articles, Mentions: 

              New Reviews:

              Health Plan Update:

              • Weight stuff: I think this was basically an average week, which I'm not so happy with because I wanted to go back down from my higher numbers, but so far I haven't gotten there. High weight: 114.5 pounds. Low weight: 113.1.
              • Nutrition stuff: I've been doing better about incorporating fruits and vegetables into my diet when I want a different snack, making better choices maybe half the time.
              • Activity stuff: I had a really low day on Saturday because I was marathoning a TV show with Jeaux all day. I also didn't get my steps in on Friday for some reason, even though I thought I was doing OK by taking breaks during work (so maybe the counter froze? but I didn't notice that it did). My low day was Saturday at 2,965, and my high day was Thursday at 20,251 steps.
              Books Read:
              • Finished Reading: Nothing this week. 
              • Currently reading: Six Characters in Search of an Author and Other Plays by Luigi Pirandello. I'm on page 90.
                New singing performances:

                This week's karaoke song is "Glycerine" by Bush.


                Stuff drawn:



                Webcomic So You Write Issue 122: "Any Time But." 








                Webcomic Negative One Issue 0847: "You Asked For This." 






                New videos:

                None.



                New photos:

                Blanket collection!

                All softlines!

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