I’m having a zombie day. I didn’t sleep well last night. I probably got about two hours of sleep. This insomnia streak has reached the point where I can only comprehend simple commands in real time. The Depression Monster is peeping in the windows, but I’m just waving the bird. M. is going to Puerto Rico and a few other islands to help out. On his way out the door, instead of blowing me a kiss, he released the Kraken of all farts. It was at least three Mississippi’s long.
I had to use my dwindling supply of Febreze. He’s all mine, girls. 🙄😂💜 I’ll admit I laughed while Febrezing. Mostly because the sound made Amelia Bedelia run for cover. I finished reading, Sleeping Beauties, by Owen and Stephen King. I enjoyed it immensely. It never ceases to amaze me what King can convince me to believe in. (Good thing he’s not a cult leader.) I won’t mention spoilers because I think everyone should read it.
This is the second author team that wrote so seamlessly together you can’t tell there’s more than one author. James S. A. Corey is the other. I’ll be thinking about Sleeping Beauties for a long time. It’s a thrilling tale, a reminder, not all men are evil, another reminder that an awful lot of them are, and an ethical conundrum. I’m going to have to reread it, probably as an audiobook, because I don’t retain information as well when I’m not sleeping.
When I read his book about a walking contest, I was simultaneously trying to pull off four hours of cardio per day. It made the story so intense to have sore legs and feet while reading it. It’s the ultimate novel to read after completing your first marathon, assuming you have a wicked sense of humor. It’s called, The Long Walk, by Richard Bachman, (Stephen King’s nom de plume.)
I took down my Halloween decorations, (creepy window.) It blocked too much light during the day. I’ll reinstall it the night before Halloween. I went to work at 4:30 AM because I was up. I work 5 hours a day, 4 days a week. I sought this job to give me time to work for The Resistance. I spent far too much of that time trying too hard to be neurotypical. Habits are really pissing me off this month. I’m going to think of another one and abandon it out of spite. (I rarely pass up the chance to behave like a five-year-old when it hurts no one.) Wish 45 used that stipulation.
I’m not missing Prozac in the least. I had no idea there was a connection between being creative and being strong. It’s an all-encompassing strength. I think I finally get the Suzuki Method. I thought I got it before, but this is a more profound understanding. I guess lots of you already knew this, for me to pick up on it while so overtired. I’ll say it for you. Duh, Alison! You’re welcome. 🙃
I have an idea building as a creative outlet, but it will require some new skills to realize. Yay. I should probably retake English 101. It’ll be the fourth time. I have a grammar retention difficulty. (Only 1 duh per post, sorry!) I should just resign to taking the course biannually. I enjoy it, so there’s that. I don’t retain grammar because it doesn’t interest me, which is odd, considering how much I long to be understood. And that whole thing about the written word being my preferred method of communication. Sigh. Yep, biannually it is. I’m confident J.K. Rowling would approve.
I’m not going to build another startup company. At least not this year. I’m going to use my time to teach violin to four-year-olds. I got an excellent deal on 1/4 and 1/2 size violins. I buy most of my stuff directly from China, these days unless it’s food, (direct from local farmers.) I’m boycotting everything touched by the Koch brothers. My food bill is more expensive, but everything else is usually less. Pistachios are costly. I should look into growing them. They’d make a good flour, I bet. I can buy them from Turkey if necessary.
I’m not a member of the “Buy American” movement. I don’t want most manufacturing brought back to America because I like breathing and clean water. I love them, in fact. I also concede to the point I shouldn’t be able to own more than one computer, television, or so many electronic gadgets. The reason I can afford them is that they’re grossly underpriced. They’re grossly underpriced because the people manufacturing them are indentured servants, and China thinks anti-suicide nets are a better investment than a livable wage and health risk reduction and compensation. (Short-sighted as Americans, eh?)
I buy from China because they’re moving forward (however slowly) from a horrible place in history. I can’t say that about America. They’re stepping up quality and design one small company at a time. They’re out-innovating Apple and copying their design philosophy. They’re also valuing sound design more than in the past. I have a hand-held computer that looks like a Nintendo 3DS and functions as well as a mid-range laptop. (I’d best not say what I recommend them for¹.) 😇
(¹I just said that to make you imagine.) 💜✌🏽