Tuesday, February 2, 2021

positivity journal 2021:1

not gonna lie: this was the month it almost didn't happen, and i think it shows. what a seething hellscape.

anyway! onward!

jan 1: najah @ 20
jan 2: spotify shuffled three straight clare dunn songs and that feels right 
jan 3: i sorta burned some pumpkin seeds and they kinda taste like unpopped popcorn kernels, which are my favorite, and now i will only sorta burn pumpkin seeds
jan 4: watched video for billy joel's angry young man for the first time in years. i still can't believe how fast his hands move
jan 5: petsmart clerk told me to say hi to my cats, plural, based on how much cat food i bought. i didn’t tell him there’s just one. i know this one is a repeat. it happens every time


jan 6: the good bourbon. lots and lots of bourbon. and cherries. also the good ones. also lots. 
jan 7: calmed down before going to bed by queuing up three deliciously sedate sara bareilles songs: gravity, st honesty and orpheus. it worked 
jan 8: i love watching the charter buses leave town
jan 9: walked the mall from the capitol to lincoln memorial to reclaim it
jan 10: while walking, woman asked me about ucf shirt. said she graduated in 2012. which means she was probably not born when i graduated 

jan 11: bill ... bellchick? wait, really? (checks notes). yeah, bill belichick. huh. weird. who woulda guessed
jan 12: i burped out loud while waiting at a crosswalk because i forgot about being around other people 
jan 13: had potato chips and onion dip for lunch, then tortilla chips with bean dip for dinner. no matter how you look at it, that’s 4 servings of vegetables 
jan 14: started planning the fruit tart i hope to make tom rhodes for his birthday next year
jan 15: while walking, i met a 3-month-old pupper named rocco and the best way i could describe his general shape would be spherical

jan 16: stuffed crust pizza

jan 17: i did regular grocery shopping at publix in richmond just because i could and so i could write here that i did
jan 18: helped make 800 sandwiches
jan 19: helped make 1,100 sandwiches
jan 20: super quiet day. didn't see that coming

jan 22: it was 30 degrees, so wayne and i were able to leisurely eat our ice cream outdoors without fear of it melting
jan 23: listened to tom rhodes' "around the world" while cleaning the apartment. putting the ha-ha in housework
jan 24: the round trip to the krispy kreme shop is about 9,000 steps
jan 25: did not love the premiere of the second season of zoey's extraordinary playlist, but it reminded my how much i love the song "carry on" by fun

jan 26: drove three hours to sit in a restaurant. there was no food, but good, masked, distant conversation. baby steps

jan 27: accidentally got two story ideas in one conversation
jan 28: quality writing time
jan 29: it was a long day at work in which i barely left desk for almost 11 hours, but it eventually ended, and felt productive
jan 30: had probably best gyoza since i moved to DC. i made them (it was a recipe test, but still)

jan 31: watching snow out the window