Saturday, October 25, 2014

Personal Digest Saturday: October 18 – October 24

Life news this week: 
  • I had an interview on a Dublin radio station (that somehow happened at 7 AM instead of the 7 PM that was scheduled in my e-mail--dear lord), but even though it was on Saturday, I still have yet to gain access to the playback, so I have no idea what my pre-coffee interview sounds like. I followed up and the interviewer promised to send me the link when it's ready, but . . . nothing yet.
  • Had an interview on Sexperts on Friday. It was shorter than I thought it would be--about ten minutes. We had a somewhat longer pre-interview, so I thought I would have a slot more like twenty minutes. It was a decent interview, with none of the leading questions or judgy comments some other interviewers have made.
  • I have a TON of pending media now. Some of it is because Asexual Awareness Week is this coming week. So far the ones that have yet to print/air or that I haven't posted here include three electronic media/blog interviews/reviews, three interviews in print magazines/papers, one professional journal review, two podcast interviews, and one ongoing blogging opportunity that's been offered to me from a major magazine.
  • I finished up my award list for my book and it's out to my editor.
  • Have been helping my mentees with the last bits of their books and their pitches, but we're not quite there yet.
  • On Friday I went to see a local singing group perform because they were doing their performance at our apartment clubhouse. They also said there would be free appetizers from a local restaurant, but when I got there, every single option had meat in it, so I ate bread, whee. The singers were a ladies' barbershop quartet called the Ladybug Quartet. I enjoyed it.
  • Made a video about how to be a good ally to asexual people for Asexual Awareness Week next week. I did it on Friday after the interview and before the music show. ::faints::
  • I went to the doctor on Monday (agaaaaiiin) and now I have to get a CT scan. Blahhh. I have to drink something gross and go back next week. And I got X-rays, which they called about the next day and said whatever my problem is isn't being caused by my bones.
  • Went to my mom's on Tuesday and slept over again. We had spaghetti and Texas Toast, and in the morning she made me breakfast again. She's been really obsessed with Ylvis lately so we were watching funny videos of them.
  • I did early voting! Voted for Florida governor and some amendments (including one about medical marijuana).
  • Got to chat with Meghan about our upcoming trip to Disney in November and talked to Victor on the phone while drawing, like always.
  • I ate at Panera with Jeaux this week. Then we went to my place and chatted and watched the newest Legend of Korra episode.
New reviews of my book:

        Places featured:
        • Sexperts: My interview with Dr. Limor Blockman. It starts at about 41:00. The link is for the direct download of the mp3, but I think you can listen to an in-browser version here. It's episode 32: Different Strokes. Please note that the program topics before my interview are very explicit and involve some pretty detailed discussions of kink/BDSM.
        • The Asexual Agenda gave me a mention for my Pleasure Mechanics interview.
        Reading progress:

        New singing performances:

        Here I'm singing "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler.

        New drawings:

        Webcomic Negative One Issue 0493: "Just a Kid."

        New videos:

        Asexuality: How to Be an Ally

        New photos: 

        The Ladybug Quartet I saw performing barbershop!

        Social media counts:
        YouTube subscribers: 3,961 for swankivy (19 new this week), 392 for JulieSondra (3 new). Twitter followers: 571 for swankivy (6 new), 750 for JulieSondra (9 new). Facebook: 272 friends (no change) and 150 followers (1 new) for swankivy, 482 likes for JulieSondra (no change), 48 likes for Negative One (no change), 85 likes for So You Write (no change). Tumblr followers: 1,607 (12 new).

        1 comment:

        1. nice article and video! really helpful! since we all want to do something for the asexual community, and this video really give me some clue about how to be an asexual ally. thanks for sharing the video. ---M.Y