13 april 2019
My blue agave is flowering!
On tildes, not in real life.
I have no flowering plants in real life.
I was tired a lot today.
I think I didn't have enough calories for most of it
and was maybe a little dehydrated as well.
Feeling better now though.
It was a beautiful day today even when it rained.
It was tiring though.
I had to work most of the day,
or rather after 11, meaning if I'd been able to wake up
and do stuff earlier I had plenty of time,
but I didn't do that.
I have to do laundry.
02 april 2019
Made it to Hattiesburg today for a conference.
I met some other of the librarians who work in other departments.
I felt kind of generally awkward but I think maybe they're the type of people
who are also so. So maybe it's okay and maybe I wasn't being weird.
The drive was alright.
I had some of that nodding-off thing that happens on long drives sometimes
but I did just fine.
Had a veggie burger from BK, not bad.
Honestly I'm doing this form of journaling and my notebook
and I'm not sure if that's too much or just enough.
Is there anything different between this writing
and that writing? I'm not sure. Sometimes it seems so
and sometimes it doesn't seem so.
Maybe this is the stuff I'm okay with someone finding out,
and my notebook is for other stuff,
more personal stuff.
Even though there's not really an audience here,
I'm writing for one.
01 april 2019
I began napowrimo today.
It felt good.
I was going to do a sonnet every day
but I might instead just do a poem every day.
30 march 2019
Just opened this up.
Haven't eaten yet today -- even tho it's 9.30.
Don't really have any plans to do anything.
Trying to think of what I can do
to pass the time today.
I'm going to be on my own most of the day...
I got an account at tilde.institute
so maybe I'll work on that,
but I don't really know C so
I'm not sure.
Maybe I can go learn C somewhere.
I was a real jerk tonight.
I'm not 100% sure why and I'm
28 march 2019
I forgot to write about yesterday in my diary, so I will here.
It was nuts.
First I ran into two dogs who'd got out, I guess,
on my way home for lunch.
They were having a great time but I was worried they'd get hit by a car
or something terrible like that,
so I called animal control.
I wish I could've got them myself and helped them
but I hope they're okay.
I forget what else happened.
Is that because I'm forgetful or am I avoiding something?
I did have a bad tutoring appointment
because the teacher is no good at all.
He doesn't teach and it really bums me out
and makes me angry.
We got a puppy today.
He is super cute and named Cronk
but we might change his name to Popeye.
Stormy is being really whiny right now
and I don't know why.
I'm not sure what else to say here.
I guess I won't say anything.
OH yesterday I called 911 for the first time
because a man came on the bookmobile
claiming he was having a heart attack.
My partner M said he'd probably just been drinking
and mixed it with the nitroglycerin,
but I'm glad I called the ambulance
because I don't want someone to die on me.
26 march 2019
I factory reset my phone today.
I'm trying to keep it as un-googled as possible.
So far, so good.
I'm also not installing any time wasting apps.
Or trying not to.
So far, so good.
Here we go.
24 march 2019
I lost my wallet today.
It's really frustrating because I'll have to cancel all my cards,
but I'm glad I didn't have any cash in it.
21 march 2019
Huh, it's been a few days.
What happened that caused me to quit updating my feels?
Maybe I just forgot yesterday.
That can happen sometimes.
I'm pretty forgetful.
The past couple of days have been really beautiful
if still a little chilly.
The moon has been so full it casts shadows.
My favorite time that happened was one time on my birthday,
all my friends came over and we stayed out all night
playing yard games
like Ghost in the Graveyard
(renamed Tooth Fairy in Cloudland because I was scared,
and I wasn't young -- I was like 14)
and talking about who knows what,
I finished Cain.
I liked it a lot.
I wrote a little something about liking it
but I'm not sure if that's all I should say
or if I should say more.
I think it's okay if I only say that I liked it.
It's my website.
I can do what I want.
19 march 2019
The foster dog attacked Stormy last night.
And by attacked, it's complicated.
She started the tiff, but she's all bark and no bite,
and he was freaked, so.
But we separated them for a second and then
he lunged at her and latched on and drew blood
and she could've died, I think.
Part of me feels overdramatic because she didn't die.
Part of me feels bad for him because we're taking him back
to the shelter where he very possibly could be put down.
Part of me is very angry at him,
for doing what he did, for betraying my trust in him,
for hurting our girl.
Part of me wonders how much him being a pitbull mix
plays into the feelings of the other parts of me.
This morning I let him out and he and Stella played.
Stormy came to check and he came up to her and I thought,
maybe this'll be okay, then, but she immediately
growled and I had to restrain her.
So that's not going to work.
Not that it would, not that we'd keep him around
even if they were fine,
because now we know what he can do.
But I was hoping they could patch things up, I guess,
before he goes.
And they couldn't.
Which I don't blame Stormy for.
But it scared me so much, all over again.
I don't know what I'd do if she were killed.
There's just a lot of complex and competing emotions right now
swirling around in me.
I was hoping by writing them out I'd work through them.
But they're still there.
The shelter opens at ten.
17 march 2019
Happy St. Patrick's day!
Still very early -- I'm actually up late from yesterday.
Went to the parade , had a good time.
Our friends are cool and we always hang out with them all day,
and always have a good time.
I'm now tired.
I hope I didn't screw up my sleep schedule again.
Woke up at about 8:30, stayed in bed til 10
reading Reddit and wasting time.
I need to not be so hard on myself for reading Reddit,
but I need to not read so much of it either.
It's generally unhealthy I think.
I've got a book right by the bed,
I could read that when I wake up.
I cleaned out the sink drain this morning.
It was absolutely disgusting.
Oh right, feels.
I don't think much about my feels.
This is probably a problem.
Right now I feel okay.
I have a slight headache, I think
from being up too late and not drinking
enough water yesterday.
We're going to the store today to get groceries.
I want to make something.
I'll work on my comic.
15 march 2019
I slept really poorly last night.
I think part of it had to do with this thunderstorm,
but I'm not sure.
I'm up really early this morning, too,
but I'm not tired right now.
Maybe I'll be okay today.
The dogs were freaked out by the storm
so we let them on the bed.
It made me wonder what having children will be like,
how there will be this little package
containing all of my life and R's, how
we'll try so hard to protect it, because that's
I don't think it'll even be a choice.
I did that instead of dream.
I also thought about this idea for a novel I have.
I don't know if it's the best idea in the world.
I don't know if I could write it.
Bored at work.
What else is new?
I made it home, I'm exhausted.
I can't really get to sleep though.
I mean it's only 7:30 so I'm not too concerned.
I'm worried about the dog pacing around, he's nervous or something.
Or just bored.
I just don't want to entertain him right now.
It takes a lot not to assume kids are like this.
Did some changes on my tilde.town site
and in these feels.
I think they look pretty good.
I'm trying to decide if I want to host pictures I take here,
or if that would even be okay.
I'm not sure what file size limits we have here.
I think it's maybe just a computer somewhere?
Maybe I can ask on irc.
14 march 2019
I read some others' feels before starting these feels and I am feeling feels.
There's just so much.
Maybe it's a problem with that limit to the number of people
you can keep relationships with?
Like all these people on the Internet
I want to have a real relationship with
but that won't happen,
not if we don't meet face to face.
And I don't know if I want that either.
What if everyone is lame or thinks I'm lame?
I could probably organize a meetup on Reddit
but there's this voice in the back of my head that's like,
You don't want to do that, that's for losers.
Which is absolutely not true.
In my head I know that we all are people
and we deserve connection, etc. but in my body
there's this fear and disgust and I don't know.
I don't like not knowing I think.
I was going to write about something else tonight.
But my notebook is in my backpack is in
--- no wait, I have it here.
Anyway it's not important.
But I do want to mention that I joined another Jabber server today:
chat me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want, if you're reading this.
It's part of that reaching out for communication thing.
It's what we do as people, right?
Wow, I wrote this after midnight last night.
I'm definitely feeling not sleeping today.
Other than that, today has gone okay.
I got a haircut.
I got some work done at work.
R got her dress in so that's exciting.
I think we're going to go get pizza later
for Pi day -- it's 3.14 a pie,
which is incredible.
Found out our favorite bar downtown is closing,
which especially sucks because we were planning on our wedding afterparty
to be there.
We'll have to find a new venue now, I guess.
I wonder why they're closing --
maybe not enough profit?
Or maybe something else.
12 march 2019
I wrote some in my (paper) journal today.
I hadn't really written in it since the fourth.
I was busy fixing this site up and writing in it.
I'm not sure which is better.
I'm so tired but not at the right times.
I woke up and was very tired,
but after that it really wasn't soo bad.
But I could tell I wasn't thinking straight.
And then I had a lot of coffee
and I want to quit coffee but I don't know
if that's a thing I can do right now.
I need a vacation of about a week
to quit coffee.
11 march 2019
Just got home from work.
It was pretty good today --
my new partner is great at storytime
and she wants to help doing everything.
I spent most of the afternoon writing
a new vim colorscheme, or rather rewriting it.
I like it -- it's cool and easy on the eyes,
with just enough color.
Maybe even too much color.
Now I'm home, I got to play with the dogs.
R texted me a conversation she overheard two yahoos
making in the doctor's office about politics.
Real good stuff.
I need to make dinner and do dishes before going to work.
First, I need to get off here.
I started reading CAIN by Jose Saramago tonight during tutoring.
It's quite good so far.
It's good satire on the whole notion of an Abrahamic god.
Reminds me: I need to write my review of PEN15.
Anyway, I don't have a lot of feels today, I guess?
OH here's one:
I sort of meditated on the bus today.
I stared straight ahead and tried to look at the plug on the wall
(I was sideways)
and let thoughts and feelings wash over me.
Not bother me.
10 march 2019
We're about to head to the shelter to get another foster dog.
He's apparently very high-energy,
like so high that it's the reason he's been returned twice.
When we had Fil,
he was pretty high energy,
so I don't think this guy is going to be much worse.
He can't be.
Or at least, I hope he's not.
We cleaned today in anticipation.
I went to church and did the RE thing,
then listened to the sermon.
It was interesting because I had a sticky name tag
and I think some people thought I was a visitor
and were more talkative to me because of that.
That made me feel kind of weird,
like I haven't made much of an impression.
Or maybe they did know me
and I was just more talkative and interactive than usual.
09 march 2019
I got my timezone right on ~.
I had it set as UTC -- 6 hours ahead!
Oh boy, did I have it wrong.
Started watching The Wire today.
It took me a minute to get the hang of what was going on
but finally I got it.
It's really a good show I think.
A bad show is this Netflix thing,
The writing is poor and the animation is not good.
I think the problem is animation for me
If it's good animation, great.
If it's bad though, I'm not interested.
Like Watership Down.
but the new show is terrible animation.
The dishes are nearly clean now.
There were some from the party two weeks ago.
I think they're all clean now, at least.
I was going to write earlier,
when I had a fresh page,
that I was going to clean today.
(I didn't write because of the timezone issue.)
I did clean, but not as much as I wanted, I think.
Tomorrow I am teaching RE.
I should go to bed.
I'll get one hour less of sleep tonight
because of DST.
It's really 12:48 right now,
which is really quite late.
But I'm filled with a sort of restlessness
that makes me not want to sleep.
I want to do more,
maybe with the family website I set up
or with my personal one.
I do need to get a new plugin for Hakyll,
the image processing one.
I suppose I can do that tomorrow.
08 march 2019
I'm writing again today.
It's been some time, hasn't it?
But that's okay.
Therapy went alright yesterday,
but it was frustrating.
I've had a frustrating week:
there was a 2-hour seminar for work
that was a waste of time,
I couldn't get through to my tutee
about her paper,
and even therapy wasn't as good as it could've been?
We talked about --
what did we talk about?
I feel like anxiety-ridden forgetting
of words or concepts is happening more,
or maybe I'm noticing it more,
Anyway, we talked about
how I can be very critical of others
and that leads me to being critical of myself,
or I'm also critical of myself,
But it felt like we were talking around each other.
I think I need a new therapist.
Today, I balanced my ledger
and didn't really talk to R.
She was at work until she got home for 15 minutes
and then went to gymnastics with her mom,
which they love, and I sat at home
and putzed around on Reddit, mostly.
I need to get off of that site.
Mastodon too, probably.
Is tilde.town a good one?
There's another, you know,
tildes.net, that's okay.
I just read some feels on here,
and I'm reminded how wonderful tilde.town is.
It's a nice little space.
I think I want to make friends here.
18 october 2018
the future anniversary of my wedding
I'm getting married a year from today.
I'm very excited.
How was the day a year before my wedding?
I am almost finished with tuppence,
a pandoc-y bloggy thingy I'm going to use for my main site.
I finally uploaded files to tilde.town,
which is where I'm writing this.
The weather was quite bad earlier this week,
worrying me about next year's weather
for the wedding,
but today has been very nice.
So I think we'll be okay.
I have something like a headcold and I don't like it.
But otherwise, I feel very good!