Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- I’ve been going back through old posts and creating new graphics, and it’s been interesting to see the changes over time. I have a bad memory for that kind of thing, so I tend to assume that how I’m doing now is pretty similar to how I was doing a few years ago, but it’s not. From 2019 forward, it’s been a matter of slow brain, and there’s not a lot going on in there. But from the start of my blog in 2017 through 2018, there was a lot more emotional and cognitive messiness. Blogs make for such a fascinating historical record.
- When posting on topics like politics and religion, there’s always a good chance that some random haters are going to swoop in and rant in the comments. I was impressed by the comments on the post about my own soft atheism. Disagreement, but no hate. What a pleasant surprise!
- II have been trying to figure out how to use GIMP, which is sort of like an open source (as in free) equivalent of Photoshop. Just like I was dazed and confused when I tried out Photoshop on a free trial, I’m utterly dazed and confused by GIMP.
- I don’t usually do ranty book reviews, but I have a very ranty one coming up next week. Insert wicked laugh here.
- My sleep hasn’t been great this week. I had gone without dextroamphetamine (a stimulant) for a couple of months, and then restarted it a couple of weeks ago. I’ve now finished the titration back up to my old dose, and I’m guessing it’ll probably take another week to get adjusted to that before my sleep goes back to normal.
- I’ve been having respiratory issues, which feels like the onset of the stupid atypical pneumonia that I get every year. I don’t like you, mycoplasma, so please leave my body and find a new house.
This is Butternut hanging out inside the octopus beside me while I’m working on a jigsaw puzzle. The octopus is made for ferrets, but the guinea pigs like it too.
There’s a family of crows that nests in my building’s courtyard, and it’s baby season. The babies sound so silly when they’re being fed. The video below is rather long, but the first 20 seconds will give you a good idea of what I’m hearing.
How has your week been?