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2016: Week One


I want to blog more this year.

I don’t want to blog for the sake of it, without having anything to say but, on the other hand, I have a feeling that the more I blog, the more I’ll find to blog about.

Soo… yeah. This week I…

  • Bought a new computer. My parents each (very generously!) gave me all the money they were planning to give me for Christmas and my birthday at once so that I could FINALLY get a new computer, something I’ve been talking about doing for literally years, without accidentally spending all the money on food. There was a whole year when I was just using a Chromebook – which, for those of you who aren’t familiar with them, allow you to use Chrome (the browser) and nothing else. It’s amazing what you actually can do with one, but there are a lot of things you can’t (i.e. anything that involves installing software). I particularly wanted something that I could use to edit videos (like New Year’s Eve’s drunken antics) and images. Yeah, I’m planning to change Faustina‘s cover AGAIN, but not until I’ve finished writing it. (Hopefully.)
  • Took down my Christmas decorations. The lights got hopelessly tangled with a beaded garland thing but I just threw them in the box like that on the grounds that I’ll probably be in a better mood when putting them up than I was when taking them down. You’re welcome, Future Me.
  • Played too much Sims 3. You can create a Sim that wants to be a writer and then tell it to sit down and write and get frustrated when it keeps playing video games instead. Meta.

5 thoughts on “2016: Week One

  1. Hooray for the new computer and for more blogging and more Faustina!

    Also, next Christmas, I’ll refer future you back to this blog post.


    • I’m sure Future Me will be cool with it. Future Me is relaxed and refined and lovely.

      Not like Past Me. Screw that bitch.

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      • I just snorted my tea really hard.

        Present me is clearly not at all refined. Present Me doesn’t feel terribly hopeful that Future Me will develop these traits any time soon. Present Me is, however, looking forward to what will surely be Future You’s unparalleled virtuousness. Especially during the holiday season.


      • Funny thing about Future Me: I never seem to become her. And yet I am dogged constantly by the poor choices and dirty dishes left by Past Me…

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      • Past Me is also the worst. However, one day, I discovered that she’d hid a box of dark chocolate truffles in the cupboard for me. Every once in a while, Past Me comes through.


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