Nice things.

Jul. 18th, 2017 09:31 pm
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1. The summer weather's been really nice here lately. For me, that means when I step outside after dark, there's a bit of a chill to the air and it's not too smoky. Summer nights are really the reason to live around here, even if I don't take as much advantage of them as I should.

2. One thing I've been enjoying lately: video games. Spending an hour or two in a game is a nice way to achieve some flow and decrease my stress levels a bit. I've even been streaming because if there's one thing nicer for me than playing games, it's having an audience for it (or pretending I could have one, since I keep it pretty under wraps). I have some unlisted videos on YouTube, so I'll link those in a locked post later.

3. I've been having a nice time with the niblings lately. Dosling is enjoying watching me play Portal 2, and I'm hoping, since he's really into the Lego Batman movie lately, I can play some of those games with him. And earlier, Nibling and I watched his favorite part of Home Alone (the traps, of course) while cuddling, we watched a YouTube video from his favorite channel, and I read him some Calvin and Hobbes and Animorphs. It's really nice.

4. We have Mickey's Halloween Party tickets again! Early October is our annual trip to Disneyland during Halloween season because the niblings both have October birthdays, and this year, Team BFF is going too! BFF went with us last year because we insisted, basically, and she got to see how great the season is, so she wanted the spouse and kiddos to experience it, too. I'm really excited to see their reactions - BFF's spouse is really into Nightmare Before Christmas, so I'm expecting they'll really enjoy the Haunted Mansion overlay, for example.

(I'm also interested to try the new Fastpass system, which was set up but not going the last time I went. And there's going to be some major changes soon - Paradise Pier is turning into Pixar Pier/there's probably going to be some Avengers expansion in DCA in the not-too-distant future, and the train is reopening soon in Disneyland, and they're reopening a lot of the lake stuff around Tom Sawyer's Island. The only constant in life is change, right?)

Wednesday Reading.

Jul. 12th, 2017 09:35 pm
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I've got a bit of a backlog here, so let's see if I can do some short takes on the books I've read. (I'm at nearly 60 books for the year! And I've been getting 50 books a year normally. It feels good.)

Books! )

A confluence of events.

Jul. 12th, 2017 12:05 am
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Even though it just happened a few minutes ago, I don't remember exactly how I came up with the idea. I don't know that I came up with an idea specifically, but I was sitting around not doing any of the things on my to-do list and just...thinking, and this is where I've landed, downstream.

Mental health talk. )
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1. I just got back from the dentist. Dental/tooth/mouth stuff. )

2. I've watched a couple Barbra Streisand movies recently: Hello, Dolly! and Funny Girl. I wasn't much taken with the movies themselves, but I found it interesting because she's such an important piece of both musical culture and gay culture (not to mention American Jewish culture, although I have less experience there), and a lot of what she did's been replicated over the years, so a lot of the reasons the movies themselves did nothing for me is because it's a point of origination. Anyway, I'm still enjoying them a lot because she's so great to watch. I really want to catch Yentl, so I hope it's streaming somewhere I can watch at some point.

3. Do I have a point three? I always feel weird when I post without at least three points. Hmm. I'm tired? I don't sleep well if I have to set an alarm, and I was having a stress dream. A little about the dream. )

Also, after about five am, I kept waking up every fifteen-to-thirty minutes to check what time it was. I finally woke up an hour before my alarm because I was sick of getting back to sleep JUST to get back to the dream I was having. Hopefully, I'll sleep better tonight.

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