March 19th, 2018
It’s a warm and sunny morning. I am having a luxurious sick day. Just a sleepy twenty-three-year-old in a Winnie the Pooh onesie. (it looks like this and I got it from Target and they probably still have them if you also would like to fulfill your childhood dreams of wearing your favorite characters)
I had two boys over in two nights. And realized that I don’t need a boy to be happy. I can figure out my happiness all on my own. Probably.
I also ate a cupcake that was meant for someone’s birthday…. Oops.
- I swear, this blog is becoming a job (and I’m okay with that)
- I DID find a potential family for the summer. They’re a Spanish family that lives in England and I’m almost certain they’re the perfect family for me and I can’t even believe this is happening but yes yay yes. We’re having a Skype session either today or tomorrow to hash the details out.
- I submitted the application and am waiting to hear back on being a reading teacher.
- Museum of Pop Culture volunteer interview was A+
- I am rebooting Midnight comics.
That’s pretty much it for now. I should probably brush my teeth, take a shower, and pretend to be a full-functioning human being.
I’ve given up on pretending. I just finished reading 13 Little Blue Envelopes. My next read is The Good Luck of Right now.
One last night in this empty house. I am about halfway through the novel. My eyes burned and I had to stop. But decent progress was made –Speaking of progress, I was able to complete the cover page for Midnight. Many more pages remain…
Things coming up for this week:
Friday is the Gonzaga trip with Katie.
Tomorrow (Tuesday) is dinner with Charlotte and Levi. Potentially Doctor Who trivia but probably not.
I feel like Thursday is something but I can’t remember. I should probably buy a calendar. Let’s play a game called dissecting the innards of Rachel’s purse. One of my favorites…
- Menu from the Husky deli
- Small paper placard that says “Keep Listening.”
- Business card of Dirk Manning, writer.
- Business card of Silas Lindenstein, agent.
- One thick black hair scrunchie (to be worn immediately)
- Brown paper sack that says “Vintage Sci-fi flip book (2-in-1)?
- Dark Horse Comics red lanyard with Thursday Comic Con ticket attached
- Dark Horse Comics red lanyard with Sunday Comic Con ticket attached
- a small golden wallet from Starbucks, paint peeling, a whistle attached
- an unattached Friday Comic Con ticket
- Business card of Abdella Photo-Art Cosplay Photography
- Business card of Chrissabug, character illustrator.
- Business card of Mostafa Moussa, professional inker and artist.
- Orca card for riding the bus
- One lighter that says ADMIT ONE
- Little Mermaid pocket mirror
- Generic white-and-blue colored contact case
- NYX liquid suede amethyst cream lipstick
- Seraphine guava lip butter
- MAC matte blue lipstick
- Alice in Wonderland matching wallet that came with the purse
- 2 ginger mints from Florida – they say “Trust me.” I don’t.
- Starbucks wallet that says “coffee” and holds a two-tailed mermaid with a coffee cup
Now, it is merely a matter of sorting and determining what goes back in and what stays out. Astounding that such a myriad of objects could all exist simultaneously in one space.
I want a filing system for business cards. I head to my bedroom for a solution to this problem. I found a perfect place for them – my small red magnetic box. “Keep Calm and Carry On,” it says in smart white capital letters, stamped with that regal British crown.
The beauty products I delicately restore to my purse. I receive yet another Rapid recommended trailer on my phone. The contact case – to the bathroom. The ginger mints – in the little red box. The little gold wallet – back in the purse. Alice – back in the purse. Orca card – to main mermaid wallet. The lighter – transition to small black backpack. All three lanyards – back in. A crumpled Museum of Pop Culture sticker – garbage.
My curiosity simply cannot control itself. I delicately rip the packaging off of my secret question mark book, my little paper bag from Pegasus Book Exchange. It reads “vintage sci-fi flip book, (2-in-1), in thick splotchy red lettering, as if the writer scrawled it in great haste.
My treasure: the Communipaths, by Suzette Haden Elgin – which was the true path – loyalty to self or service to the stars? Other side is The Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy, by Louis Trimble – the problem of the invincible weapon and its invisible hijackers. Both are from 1970.
But my fingers are heavy and my eyes tired from reading, lots of reading. I have set a personal goal for myself to read 100 books this year, this 2018. I am keeping record in a journal and writing down favorite quotes for myself.
#1 was 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson.
#2 is The Good Luck of Right Now, by Matthew Quick.
#3 and #4 might be the Communipaths and the Noblest Experiment in the Galaxy.
March 20th, 2018
I retreat to the solace of a book. This one, specifically.