I’m currently writing this under four blankets and I’m debating if I’m strong enough to venture out and get a fifth. It’s entirely too cold for me to function. I’m from FL for Heaven’s Sake, and I didn’t like February back then.
I’ve been writing a lot of fiction lately and I’d like to get back to it, but as I’ve said before… cold.
For the last two months I have been trying some productivity methods and gotten really good results from them. What are they? I’ll probably be getting into that in the next month or so, but I don’t really like it when people sing the praises of their productivity tools before really letting them settle in.
So why am I talking about this now? Like I said, I’ve been getting some great results out of them and I wanted to do a quick check in post because I realized I haven’t written here in a while.
Read one news article today and burned right the hell out. However, I’ve decided on a new project for the last few weeks of the year: I’m going to clear out some of the pending books in my “Currently Reading” folder on GoodReads.
A lot of them are on audio book so I’ll probably be reading them while playing video games to give my hands something to do while I listen to the story.
I’ll hop back on here and let you know how that goes. Currently, I have six books that I’m “Currently Reading” and more that I actually want to get to before the new year.
So as I’ve noted before, I’ve been playing a lot of Hades. One thing that I’ve found is that if the gameplay is receptive enough, I can sort of mediate and think about other things.
So I’ve been thinking a lot about TTRPG’s lately. And while I said I was going to wait to go back to my home-brew D&D world, I find my mind wondering back there often. That said, I’m not going to use D&D for when my players return to it. I’m currently still shopping around for a new system.
Fate looks pretty interesting right now for the way I like to run games.
Still in the notes phase of things, but some test games are on the horizon.
In the meantime, however, the AC is getting switched on. Summer has returned to Witch City.
Today was a very slow morning for me. Felt like I was in a tank struggling to move. However, I forced myself out of the house and down to my local library to finally pick up a library card. I had one at the hight of the pandemic but it was a temp card and has since expired.
It’s been a while since I’ve had access to a good library and my head is swimming with all the things that I can check out. It’s a cliché for a reason, but libraries really are magical places. The problem is that we live in Late Stage Capitalism world and I forget that there are just free media warehouses just sitting in every neighborhood. And of course now, they have digital lending components as to be even more powerful.
Not really sure where I’m going with all this but to say this is a PSA for libraries: please don’t forget they’re out there.
Decided to make myself go for a walk today whilst New England pissed rain. it wasn’t too bad and food needed to be had. Spotify decided to play Ministry’s excellent Every Day Is Halloween.
It’s September 1 and while we still have 21 more days of summer, damnit, it is most decidedly the spooky Halloween season. I fought the impulse for as long as I could, but as of now it begins.
Horror movies will be watched, dark beers will be had, and general magic will be in the air. The spring is always an empowering time for me, but this time of year feels like coming home. I think I need a little of that right now.
So it would seem that any algorithmic traffic that was coming from Facebook has stopped. According to WordPress, I haven’t had a page view in a few days. That’s okay because that’s not why I do this. In fact, I didn’t even have a way to track views for the first year that I ran this version of the blog.
I do this to have a public facing record of what I’m up to in case anyone who knows me is interested. And so that I know what’s been going on when I look back over it.
Going to be taking it easy this weekend. Had kind of a stressful week for reasons I don’t feel like writing about. I’m taking the rest of the weekend off. So there won’t be any more posts from me until afterwards.