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  1.  (10507.21)
    Going bloody mental trying to hack my Wordpress theme into shape for the new site, and being frustrated that a perfectly straightforward process (setting up an email account on my new domain) has turned into an ongoing pain. Bloody thing just WILL NOT accept a password from me. Checked every setting, reset the password multiple times, still no dice.

    In good news though I got my hands on a c.1910 wax cylinder Dictaphone. It needs restoration but this I shall do, and thence fulfill my ambition of releasing a recording on wax cylinders, because it's the age of Bandcamp and Soundcloud and I'm fucking perverse.

    I've also gone my first 9 days without a drink in a few years. Vitamins, sleep, exercise, good food, daylight, plenty of challenging work, hopefully it'll stick this time. By way of an object lesson my stepmother's sister died during the week. In her last days, unable to use her legs, she had convinced a cab company to bring her a liter of whiskey a day from the local off-license. When I met her in the early 1990s she was drinking like I have been - at the end of the day, to take the edge off it. The new rules: never on a school night, never alone, never more than 3 beers. So far I have preferred not to drink at all. Hopefully that's the new normal.
    • CommentAuthormbakunin
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    Working on installing my boss's smoking new workstation to replace his dying 11-year-old POS one. Then working on creating a new web site for my attorney. Then working on a web database consulting project. Then updating my work on 5 local campaigns for 5 different candidates. Then eating. Then going home to my wife and Little People. Then sleeping. Then waking up tomorrow for the second day of my "vacation week off".....
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
     (10507.23)
    Fuck this. It's 430pm. I've been awake for a little over an hour and other than using the commode I haven't left the bed yet. I don't get it. I don't get how to fix it. I don't believe myself when I say I'm going to change this wasting my days shit, I don't pay attention to the multiple alarms I have set in the morning. I dunno. I can't get to sleep any sooner than dawn. Does work happen, then, between evening and dawn? Not precisely. Well, sort of. But not the work that is most pressing. That's why fuck this.

    Tomorrow is Mardi Gras. Eat all the cookies, drink all the wine... day dream about all the sex I don't get to have. Today I'll settle for some basic food and coffee and just not hating myself. Next after writing this is studying Japanese for a couple hours, cleaning my room and a shower somewhere in there.
  2.  (10507.24)
    Just finished watching La Femme Nikita. Trying to distract myself from potential worries. And reading stuff on twitter and here. Will probably be going home soon and making tea, and drinking it, and then some more tea. And then some apartment cleaning/tidying?

    Yes, my life is truly exciting. Well, I've been petting Watson and he must be annoyed because he keeps trying to bite me, but I'm wearing a sweater and a hoodie, so he's not been too successful. My hoodie is covered in cat fur.

    @Alastair: I've noticed that the contrast is different on different computers/screens. So you're not the only one. It's just one of those things?

    @glukkake: Anxiety and depression can really do a number on ya. Hugs? I hope you work out what's been bothering you soon. :)
  3.  (10507.25)
    Just finished watching "Jeopardy", and gonna resume watching "John Adams" on DVD. Apply for another paralegal job, that I'm not going to get after that.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012 edited
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    Working out stuff for the (newly confirmed!) apartment, running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get money together, mixing rum and soda together, and getting ready to run a D&D game online.

    So... basically, I'm living 14-year-old Alan's perfect vision of what my life would be like. It's a weird emotional mix of nostalgia, satisfaction, and tiredness.

    EDIT: And my god, Squirt and Kraken just TASTES like being 14 again.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    I am contemplating a nap.
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    I've been asked to run a chocolate-making stall for Mother's Day. I'm still thinking it over and deciding whether or not to do it.
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    Reading old rejection letters and realising that nearly all of them are quiet complementary of my script writing but find the concepts to be... unfundable for want of a better term

    I need to write a different kind of thing...

    or have a rethink of all things...

    or...
  4.  (10507.30)
    Writing down the events of my just-finished trip to the UK and France for personal consumption, to keep the details alive. As memorable as it was, I never doubt my mind's ability to fuck it all up. Also catching my breath from said trip.
  5.  (10507.31)
    Just got back to Phoenix from LA. Unloading pictures and video from the Edwardian Ball and will upload them over the next few days.

    Also probably going to make a pizza.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
     (10507.32)
    Just put in the paperwork for volunteer employment to teach a class at the university I attend. The more I talk to my advisor about it, the less hands-on he seems. The letter of rec included (paraphrased) "Also yeah I'll be around if anything goes wrong I guess." Looks like I have free reign.

    I'm excited about something for the first time in............................................
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
     (10507.33)
    Writing bits and pieces of this goddamn story I've been working on for ages. Sleeping too much.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012 edited
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
     (10507.35)
    Samurai Champloo is the bomb. Great on every level and even made me discard the idea that I don't like hiphop. }:>
  6.  (10507.36)
    new job is eating my sanity and face (somewhat literally on the face part....) working ungodly hours. Also found out a co-worker is apparently jealous of me (after two weeks of working there?!) I have a seeking suspicion that i do not want in my mind- that she is sabotaging my work via the oven. Let me tell you that ALL of the programs in the oven shouldn't be set at 980c working out what to do about that....
    I keep telling myself it is worth it to pay sexy ladies to get nekked for me.
    Danced around the room for a little bit having no time to go to the gym has really gotten me down and grumpy.

    Still working on hats and still working for my New York photographer and being paid a rather large sum of money to do a whole lot of not much make-up and hair.
    • CommentAuthordnewling
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    I'm experimenting with my PhotoImpact (or Corel Draw as it is called now) for Budgie's new challenge.
  7.  (10507.38)
    reading comics and putting off doing anything, ever.
    • CommentAuthorarcaner
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    Just got off work, eating homade apple pie, conducting research for a short story.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2012
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    Coloring comics, drawering comics, doing layouts/design for comics, and NOW watching Blade Runner.