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(( June 21, 2021 ))
I get asked occasionally to attend raids with my Destiny 2 clan on XB1, and I am typical a never-raider, so instead of just saying no I've decided to get a little more creative with it and give an silly/funny excuse for why I'm unable. For example, "I have to catch a flight to Antarctica that day or else I really would." I've made up a list of silly excuses of that nature to have at hand. Sometimes they ask me if they have 5 and need a sixth, other times it's on our clan Discord and I get a few lauch reacts from them.
(( June 14, 2021 ))
I have been painting a kind of impasto pointilism style in the form of little spike-like dots, and recently took over one finished product and another work in progress to show a relative who had come in town, and I got a few cool ideas in the discussion of it. The next day, this morning, I woke up with a new idea about how I could paint a particular feature the painting was missing, thinking previously it would be more problematic, but realized the feature would be far easier to complete..
(( June 6, 2021 ))
I've been drinking a lot of rootbeer lately, in the form of a cup or glass about 3/5 filled with it and then frozen, and chipping away at it to gradually spoon out frozen shavings, and decided I'd had too many sodas lately, so I resolve to stop for a while; I used to get kidney stones fairly regularly and drinking sodas is one thing urologists like to say is one way to avoid them.
However, I was visiting my mother's mother in her retirement place, and an upcoming event there was a root beer float party. I wasn't tempted to go for a rootbeer float since I had already decided I'd had enough, but then my mother apparently had been tempted and bought a bunch of Braums ice cream. Turned out she bought 2 cartons and decided to give me a carton for fear of messing up her own diet, so at that point I decided to buy one last 2liter of root beer to go with the ice cream =)
(( June 4, 2021 ))
I've started doing something I'll call sleep-scrolling, which I think may be a result of several factors. I tend to scroll tiktok until I fall asleep sometimes, but have GRRR'd myself awake a few times recently with my hand out in the position it would be to scroll them. I am near-sighted and take my glasses off when in bed and hold the device up closer to my face, and use a popsocket thing so I can hold my hand more limply so the socket will wedge between fingers and just rest there. I also keep a list of links to tiktok I want to share, and all those things come together:
I set the device aside on a little shelf when I'm ready to sleep, and I will dream that I'm scrolling tiktok in the dream and find one that I want to share, so I'll kick the button to share in order to copy the link, but for some reason my brain can't render the sharing option, and it won't work. I get frustrated I can't share it and will bring the device closer to my face to see what the problem is, but will detect that my hand is too lightweight to be holding a device, and enter a more wakeful state enough to realize I'm not holding anything, with my fingers parted so the socket could wedge there if it actually were there, and that my thumb will be scrolling air.
I laugh that I'm scrolling nothing, but also kinda bummed that the thing I wanted to share wasn't real =)
(( June 2, 2021 ))
Ever since March 2021, I have been dabbling into pointilism abstract painting, with an emphasis on spike-shaped dots in an impasto style sometimes using modeling paste. I haven't had many completed works and trying to build up a portfolio, but one instagram account I follow and has been a big influence on me, is @paulrobertsart, whose styles are very "me" and I aspire to become more like. I'm also a big fan of Atron.Studios and credit his efforts on tiktok with really fanning the muse-flame to get started :-3
(( June 1, 2021 ))
I had my job interview, and they would allow me to not be a cashier, and I even got thru the stage of filling out paperwork, but when I read the information system policy I ended up turning it down almost completely because of that.. their info security policy was to monitor all personal comm devices and delete anything they didn't like. Not happening!
(( May 31, 2021 ))
I have an interview tomorrow for a side jorb to make the month a little more comfortable budget-wise, but I hesitate to think it will go well. I'm looking for a simple one/twice weekly part timer that doesn't involve being a cashier or sacking. Will this place let me?
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