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2018 one thing a day

Day 43: My cats are at war

Pretzel now hisses back. That’s right. She’s grown up (and sideways) now and ain’t takin’ shit from no diva cat.

Interestingly, she looks like a snake when she bares her fangs. Maybe because her mouth looks so much wider than it usually does.

There goes any sleep I’m ever getting in the next two weeks.

2021 edit–
I miss monkey so much 🙁

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2018 one thing a day

Day 42: I stay indoors to escape festive music

You can’t go anywhere without your eardrums being assaulted by Chinese New Year music.

And of course it has to be especially loud during the weekends. It’s like they need to make sure the masses KNOW it’s just around the corner.

THERE IS NO ESCAPE.

2021 edit–
If there was one thing I don’t miss at all, it would be this. I AM SPARED THIS YEAR.

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Day 36: Invasion of sorts

Today I learned IKEA sells mandarin oranges (no assembly required!).

Talk about designer oranges.

2021 edit–
I’d literally kill to be able to walk around in IKEA again. And bringing home that random piece of kitchenware.

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Day 33: Global warming

The weather is all sorts of fucked up. I can’t be elegant about its turbulence because it’s causing my immune system to go COMPLETELY HAYWIRE.

Is simply eating healthy, sleeping enough, and getting regular exercise just not good enough these days?

2021 edit–
Given that I’ve not fallen sick at all in the past year while a pandemic was (and still is) raging on, I was clearly doing something wrong back then.

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Day 32: That first month disappeared real quick

Where did January go?

How am I still stuck trying to work on a site that’s so poorly built?

Why is my crpyto portfolio still sideways?

Why does my water percentage keep dropping each time I see my PT? How much water do I realistically need to drink to have an okay reading? AND DON’T EVEN SUGGEST CUTTING SALT.

I probably have to reduce my salt intake, sigh.

2021 edit–
2021 AND STILL SALTY AFFFFF. Also laughing at in 2021: concept of “time”.

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Day 29: Writing for myself

This blog is a lesson in discipline–one that I’m slowly failing.

And to think writing used to come so naturally. I’m not sure what happened. Self-censorship? Fear of failure? What failure? Bad grammar?

I had an English teacher who used to say my stories sucked, because she wasn’t quite happy with the endings I wrote.

“It could’ve been a better one,” she’d used to say.

If you think about it, does that mean I was doing a good job all the way up until the very end of my story? Like she was invested enough in the entire story to frown upon the ending she thought had not done my characters justice?

Or was it really something along the lines of, “Goddamnit you motherfucker, GIVE ME BACK 30 MINUTES OF MY LIFE.”

I mean, we’ve all been there. Ending of Starcraft 2 (I felt SO cheated). Ending of Mirror of the Witch (I still can’t believe I subscribed to Netflix just to finish the last five episodes, for shame). I could go on, but that’s not exactly the point.

What if I’m just unable to deliver closure? Does that mean I’ll be sitting on piles of unfinished garbage until the day I die?

But they’re my stories. Shouldn’t I get to decide how they end? How affected should I be by choruses of dislike? Does it count as constructive criticism? Or just really a difference in opinion? I mean… I WILL KILL THEM OFF BY WAY OF DROWNING IN MARSHMALLOWS IF I SEE FIT.

2021 edit–
I’m a freaking nutbar.

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Day 25: Putting up with bad millennials programmers

Especially the ones who talk so much smack but have nothing to back their shit up with when everything starts falling apart.

Trash.

2021 edit–
I still love telling this story about the shady techbros (words like shocking and appalling come to mind).
Something you’d have to hear in-person purely for the hand gestures and facial expressions.

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Day 20: It’s been a long time since I’ve missed weekends

After the week I’ve had, I just want to roll around and do absolutely nothing.

That literally translates to, “I’m going to roll around and compulsively check Delta and cry over all the potential mooning coins I don’t have fiat to buy.”

Such is life.

2021 edit–
The beginning of my crypto affliction.

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Day 19: I don’t remember launch days being so panicky

I don’t remember any of my past site launches being so chaotic.

But yesterday’s site launch has given me an important/amusing insight: everyone, and I mean EVERYONE COLLECTIVELY, is afraid of the IT guy.

Mental note to have a scary Russian chap man the servers in the future.

2021 edit–
Putin people in their places, eyyy.

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Day 16: The one thing nobody tells you about intermittent fasting

If you’re interested at all in intermittent fasting, let me just be the first to point out one of its more honest, less publicized, and not-so-stellar side effects: EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA.

Get ready to hold onto your toilet seat and ride that upward fluid acceleration.

You’ve been warned.

2021 edit–
I don’t know why I like experimenting on myself. 2018 was also the year I tried keto.