My left ear hurts. I’m running a low-grade fever and just spent several minutes trying to remember why I entered the kitchen. I also sound like Peppermint Patty, so I think I have an ear infection or something. I’ll run it off tonight. I didn’t sleep well last night. I had stress dreams I forgot immediately after awakening, but the anxiety lingered. I converted it into hyperactivity. It’s better than feeling anxious, but the cost will show up tomorrow when the bruises appear. I’m stuck in walking like I just learned how mode, so I’m bumping into everything. I’m moving like my toon in World of Warcraft. (I suspect I hold some sort of server record for most times dying from accidentally falling off shit.) I’d better burn this off while running outside. Staying on the treadmill while running is out of reach today.
I prefer running outside. However, the mosquito situation sucks when you run on bike trails that hug a river. I have repellant, but it reeks. I guess that’s better than skeeter bites. My imagination usually suggests I may have bed bugs when I’m covered in skeeter bites and itchy while falling asleep, (despite my weekly linen rotation and daily bathing routine.) My imagination is an asshole. As an African American, I’ve never had head lice, but I’ve heard all about it. (Most African Americans have square hair follicles. North American lice affect round hair follicles.) I guess it’s worth having hairs so thick they can defy the wind. My imagination fucks with me about lice, despite this. Hell yeah, I rub oil on my scalp to prevent itching from dry skin. Still, my imagination has the gall to suggest I may be suffering from trichotillomania. Ass. Hole. 🤣
I’ve been painting on my new iPad Pro with the Apple pencil. Dear Wacom, thanks for everything, but I’ll no longer be needing your tools. My iPad Pro made your company obsolete. I’ll always remember our time together over the years before this innovative smack-down occurred. Buh-bye, now. P.S. Microsoft Surface line, too. Tut tut. There’s an app that utilizes the iPad Pro as an outstanding wireless drawing tablet for your Apple machine. Other apps allow you to use it as a standalone drawing tablet that far surpasses existing (consumer) drawing tablets. As an Adobe Creative Cloud user, the Photoshop app was free, (included in rental.) I got an outstanding drawing/painting app for $4.99. (In the App Store, look under featured apps for the iPad Pro.) I’m donating my Wacom to a public school art teacher. (It’s still an excellent learning tool.)
I’m going to purchase another iPad clamp holder like the one I got for my drum kit. It will allow me to adjust the position of the iPad as I paint, so it’ll replicate an easel on my desktop. Actually, I think I’m just going to use the one I have now, and add a Bluetooth adapter to my drum kit. I only use it to play along with music, so a dedicated resting place (for my phone) is unnecessary. I forgot how easy it is to spend several hours painting. I have a quirk that won’t allow me to listen to music while I paint. I’m starting to think it’s a feature rather than a quirk because it prevents me from painting for too long. Yep. Going with a feature. I’m having caffeine withdrawal. (It took an embarrassing amount of time to figure out why I’ve had a headache for two days.) I might have to do something I never thought I would do. I might have to start drinking coffee. (It’s the only non-retail source of caffeine I can acquire.)
I like the smell of coffee beans, but I don’t like hot beverages. (Not even hot chocolate with a gazillion marshmallows.) It means I’ll have to acquire a taste as an American. This is against everything I stand for! It doesn’t make sense to repeatedly imbibe something that isn’t immediately delicious in a first world country! Why have taste buds at all?! (Calm down, Alison.) Iced sugar water with enough coffee to prevent headaches, it is. Sigh. Dear Mountain Dew, I’ll always remember our time together. You should divorce Pepsico and buy back all your stock. Employee owned businesses are edgy. Peace, out. I should make a cape with my remaining Wonder Woman fabric. Yep. This is happening. I’m off to make the ultimate empowering playlist for my run later.