Where are we at, how are we doing?
I’m doing, meh, I’m alright. Summer is properly here (it actually hit 30° C here briefly yesterday), and as nice as it is, I am still not a fan. We did a lot of various chores around the house and yard, which was tiring but worth it.
Mowing the lawn with one of these babies is a special kind of workout. Especially when you have a lumpy, rock-strewn lawn thanks to some earthworks, and four or five different breeds of grass, one of which I think is actually wool.
Writing is slow, but I’m not getting super depressed about it. Current story is shaping up to be a neat one, and the yard work gave me some time and oxygen to think about it.
I just posted up Episode 12 of Grendel’s Grief, which has been interesting to put in podcast format but mostly painful. Recording and hearing my own voice, clearly not my thing. Oh well. If you want story, that’s where it is. I might post up something else from the anthology in text form sometime but things are slow right now.
We’re trying to train our bunnies, Blackie and Snowflake, with … varied success at the eight-day mark. Snowflake is getting better, while Blackie seems to be consistently feral. Hopefully she’ll come around soon. I’ve talked to a variety of experienced bunny-owners and bunny-rescuers, and they all seem to have had the same sort of experience I did with bunnies up until these latest ones: that they’re cute and cuddly and basically fine from day one. Well, not these ones. I don’t know what the fucking pet shop did with them before we bought them, but Christ.
We’re watching Jupiter’s Legacy on Netflix, which is a quite interesting show. A bit like Watchmen meets The Umbrella Academy. We’re also re-watching the Harry Potter movies on DVD. I know the author turned out to be a bit of a sore point for the liberal netizenry in general, but oh well.
For this and more lukewarm takes, follow Edpool on Twitter. He doesn’t really care about movies.
This weekend is going to be a bust, at least Saturday we are spending at the in-laws performing a long-overdue empty-out of the farm sheds in preparation for finally repairing them. Gonna be a day. I’ll try to get some pictures but can’t promise anything because I will be depending on people with functioning cameras. My phone has been rooted for some time.
It’s my birthday on Monday. My parents were good enough to wire me some cash, so I guess it’s fair to say my birthday present this year was a month of not having to worry about having zero money. Which is a constant source of depression and rage. Like Mordeth and the Dark One, those two poisons tend to lock themselves off and feed on one another unless one gets the upper hand for a time. Still, we have enough money to pay bills, buy food, and go out to dinner a couple of times, for mother’s day and my birthday respectively. So that’s deeply and humbly appreciated.
I mean … I’m a very grateful and extremely fortunate Xennial, and clearly I just need to work harder. Like they did.
That’s about it. Oh! Because I promised I’d make a post, let’s throw it open to the readers (all … three of you? Yeah). What’s new with you? I know something’s new with Aaron because he sent me some pics. Which I will place in the comments.