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End Of Days!

Oh hey, one more! Another day (another month too btw). It ends.

Mother's Day, to be precise. We celebrated with some lime and mint and chocolate RAW food cake; a little poetry with variable appreciation - much to my great aggravation my sister's no fan of complex word structures and intricate rhyme schemes, no matter the form, but good times still. Sunshine, champagne, miniature bite-sized quorn burgers with sprouts, sauce and butter on fresh home-made bread (I provided the latter two this day, minus bread) and a refreshingly lax moment in the sun, though my skin was burning and there was no shade to escape to around the table at which we sat... hopefully it's not more of a burn than that it'll turn into tan and make me be all like: woooo it's summer man...

I'm in a pretty good mood today, as maybe you notice by the post tip, since I managed to not only spend the Sunday in a refreshingly relaxed state of mind, plenty of sunshine walking amidst merry celebration, but polish up a couple of these, and another for collaborative purpose, and to reach the next step on a ladder of medal-related accomplishments I'm working on at NG. Maybe it'd be possible to actually put out music a bit more regularly, and to manage if not a few than at least one of many much overdue collaborations before summer sizzles in full force...

I've managed a bundle really. Refunds, rebates, travel plans, lodging for one night whilst driving North, support emails, affiliate programs, a new insurance card, phone calls to friends and family, etc etc. I don't know why I'm mentioning all of these in plural form when really it's more like one of each today, but nevertheless a multitude of single errands all done...

Why do I end all lines with ellipses these days though...

The main reason I'm in a good mood right now is probably because summer seems to be here though. The signs are in the sky. In the sunshine, and the warmth that lingers even at the end of days! And I know that in just one more week it's time to head up North, and hopefully later reap the benefits of an arduous but awesome first week by that lake house I mentioned in that recent interview.

And we might be launching a new platform at work tomorrow. It's been postponed so many times by now that I can't be absolutely certain, but at the same time the amount of times it's been postponed is almost a guarantee that it really has to happen now. Not only will I be on vacation the week after, but the contract for our current platform runs out in two days, so if there ever was an ideal time then this would be it.

Part of me is already breathing a sigh of relief that it's finally over. Over a year of prepping, and before that a few more of failures, before we finally managed to find the right people; outsource something that works all the way. It's not perfect yet, the development dues are still far from done, but it'd be a relief to at least finally get this thing off the ground.

Hopefully all goes well tomorrow, and there's time to troubleshoot whatever doesn't before the week is over, and after that the first little slice of one hundred percent authentic vacation life awaits. For tonight it's time to wind down with a little bit more of this. Just five books left until all is over there too...

The Great One Interview

I just got interviewed! :) It's a two part deep dive into my crude art over at Newgrounds, read them here.

Chutney Comic #3

Chutney Comic #3

Chutney Glaze ladies and gentlemen. Go check him out. Source here.

The Wonders Of Bathroom Lighting

Woke up this morning, walked into the bathroom, and the light was shining! What a feeling...

The fluorescent light above the mirror broke earlier this week. I started biting down on a flashlight each time I went, and assumed it'd be just a short-term thing. We had a spare tube in storage. I worked home for the first day, flashlight nearby, and we brought in the spare later on... it didn't work. Turns out it wasn't a spare after all. It was an old one.

So another day went by. We dug up a headlamp. I placed it strategically above the mirror as to light up as much of the ceiling as possible during my cold morning shower, and kept it in the hallway for the rest of the day. After work I took a ride to the local store to buy a new tube... they were out. Tried another place. No luck there either. Too late to embark anywhere further away.

And so one more night went by! I brought in a color-shifting LED apple for the morning shower the next day, night came again and finally: we got that replacement.

I'd grown accustomed to walking into the bathroom and flicking the light switch by habit, only to remember some fraction of a second later that it didn't work, then go grab that headgear instead.

Walking in now it's suddenly surprising to see the light evenly whiting the walls. Like magic illuminating the entire room. You don't realize how special it really is, in a room without windows, to totally eradicate the darkness with widespread electrical bearing, as we do each day.

The wonder of bathroom lighting... I'll never take it for granted again.

At least maybe not for a few more mornings.

Only The Dead...

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

At One Day's End

Was planning to write, record and review a bunch of stuff tonight, but I'm just too tired to collect my thoughts properly. Instead I write this, and if that's no paradox then what? How can I formulate a blog tolerably yet not take care of anything more worthwhile?

It's been a good day though. I took a walk with a buddy for the first time in a month or so - first person outside of the family in a month or so too. First person that I know, that I've interacted with during this lengthening self-isolation phase for real. Usually it's just cashiers and strangers.

The sun shone, the water glistened in a cold tone, the freshwater beach lay barren and inviting... but we weren't there for that. Just a quick mutual stroll in airy isolation, before the traditional Tuesday shopping round with a 5% pensioner rebate a the family. They installed the new washing machine this morning too. All is good.

It's fun to drive. I've started wondering how much of a risk of getting pulled over it'd be if you happen to drive twice the speed limit for just a while on the freeway between shop and home... just wondering.

I'm reminded of another buddy that's still home with corona; a cough and a tiredness that doesn't seem to seize. After three weeks. Jeez.

But that's all. This Corona thing... sometimes doesn't feel like a thing after all.

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