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Not The First Day Of The New Year

I was planning on posting a quick impromptu blog at the end of the first day of this new year, just saying it started alright, but that day flew.

The days since then I haven't really been in my right headspace I think.
I've been falling behind on dues again. Haven't been doing what I should be doing most.

I started getting out into the world again last week - took a long walk in the sun and snow one day and felt truly invigorated, head clear with fresh air, and yesterday I hung out with Buddy Bear for a couple movies, sweet potatoes and a search for local Northern Lights, but for the most part I've been stuck in social limbo, and household dues when the folks were still sick and sweaty and with no sense of smell...

Almost had a moment of panic for... a moment.

Felt like it was all falling apart.

But it wasn't really.

Deja vu to the early days of the pandemic when we were all precautiously holed up at home too, and I was working from home, and everybody was worried about everything and going a little crazy, stocking up on oat flour and coffee and other things, but at least it was spring and sun and everybody got their daily dose of fresh air and mindfulness then.

Not so much now.

Seems the whole world's sick at the time of writing, be that in the particular pandemic strain of flu or in some of the many other currently in circulation.

But maybe they're really all one and the same. Undiscovered; potentially mutated strains.

It's a good thing I can actually get out on these walks again though. I need to take more. I need to get to bed earlier. I need to get back on track with everything; manage time and mind a bit better than I currently do.

In site-related news all Flash submissions (most at least - I might still be missing a few uncategorized ones) now run with Ruffle, automatically, no settings required! Added more old unposted audio flashes while I was at it.

I updated the anime sidebar counts a while back too - as you need to do each new year, reduced the number of yearly archive links in the main sidebar along with the latest addition and updated the archives page instead - I'll get that looking a bit better later, plus added a bundle of new acronyms, went through a line of old posts, combined a few movie review duplicates aaand that's about it for now. Site-wise. Alright guys.

Was voted most helpful user on NG in the end-of-the-year NG BBS Awards for the third year in a row last year btw, results here. Award Flash here. Always nice. :)

I promised to post here a bit more often this year so I'm posting, though have not much else to say at the moment. Have started going through my queue of overdue reviews too. Plan to put up a bundle of those every weekend until I'm caught up... which might take the rest of the year. Excluding summer.

Gotta run through some overdue dues this week but I'll see you shortly... and btw if anyone knows if there's an easy fix to the AC display in a SAAB 9-3 from 1999 staying on even after you turn off the ignition and potentially draining the car battery entirely lemme know! I'm a little preoccupied about that at the moment.

Hope to make a few calls and figure things out this week.

Toodles. Cheers. It's not the first but... it's a day of the New Year.

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