My #introductions post is coated in dust, so hi! I'm Pamela, I'm in my 30s, I have a pet turtle who is almost old enough to vote, some kitties and a sysadmin sweetie. I like trying to master obsolete skills, and I paint.
I've started trying to open up about #mentalhealth, most notably #agoraphobia, and I would love to meet new friends! I like #openbsd and #gameing and ecology and books and I left my STEM career behind but still enjoy learning about it.
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I got a really nice compliment on my hair yesterday. It's super long, though much shorter than it had been, and I'd considered chopping it because a lot of people comment "oh, your hair is so long" but I don't think I've ever had someone say "your hair is so pretty."
The ladies at Tai Chi have requested I work out with it down so they can admire it and that may be the most flattering thing anyone's said to me in years.
Except for Kurt, but he's contractually obligated.
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We went and worked out after a month's break and it was really nice. The yoga studio being used for Tai Chi class has mirrors on three walls so I could be horrified by the full impact of three straight years of stress eating. Not feeling great about that reality check, but I guess I was in the right place for it.
On the way home I bought some Choward's Violet mints and yeah, it's like eating a violet-scented bath tablet. I need to stop being so curious about random things on that shelf.
I wish we talked about the energy used by Google's AdSense network the same way everybody talks about Bitcoin.
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I think I'm starting to understand why so many people get takeout every night. I've been sick of doing this work before (and have left it before), but this numbing, utter exhaustion is more like what I used to get working on my feet all day than what I expect from a desk job.
I need to work harder and get some good vitamins or something. Or..... hey, maybe it's SAD lamp time?
I ate a thing
I cleared garage/charging space for the car before the snowstorm
I cuddled both cats (separately, of course)
obligations discharged. video game time!!
"TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 14 INCHES ARE EXPECTED."
what? no! stop shouting at me; I'm not clearing all that!
I'm hip-deep in an engineering study examining potential signaling methods of autonomous vehicles for communicating with pedestrians whether it's safe to cross, car is about to move, etc.
Yeah, if those were actual communication methods being considered, we're all going to get mowed down in crosswalks. 🤷
I have no plans.
Whole weekend, no plans.
This is a lovely thing.
It was a little disappointing to discover that apparently like five other people have already zoomed by my starting system in No Man's Sky.
But the planet I'm exploring now has only ridiculous animals that bounce everywhere, which is great.
There's one that looks like a hopping houseplant in a pot, one like a giant green rubber glove, one like a bouncy sandworm in miniature... 6/11 found, so far all hopping around.
It gets better:
It takes more than 20 minutes, you must be a manager, and apparently they've screened at least one person out AFTER they invested the 20 minutes.
(first day of diet)
It's a slow morning. I'll switch to surveys and see if better work comes around.
"Rate Chocolates $0.50."
I finally picked up No Man's Sky for $10 (and let it patch) and apparently that's where I'll be living from now on.
I have removed the terrible kitchen chair from my home office and now have a real office chair!
Next I plan to put my monitors on an actual desk instead of TV trays. FANCY.
(Eventually: office-based furbabies! I am still undecided between rats and a ferret. Also, office planted tank. Possibly with cute shrimp).
Serving no purpose other than to delight us does not disqualify a thing or experience from a list of priorities.
I managed to buy a non-vegan curling wand because the beauty industry is very strange sometimes.
sure, it COULD be Monday
or we could all get cozy and warm and watch old movies together?
Current mood: exploded pen, failed to deposit car payment
Also current mood: awwww, kitty 🤗
It's fun when people expect deep thoughts from me and I'm over here like "do cats have conscious control over purring?"
(But do they?)