Archive for Life Updates

That was the week that wasn’t

I’ve been off work this week. Which has been really nice, but I’ve done very little of what I planned to do with my time off. And that’s fine; rest and relaxation are good. I don’t need to be productive all the time. But even so, it does feel a little like the week slipped […]

Book review: _The Subversive Copy Editor_

I just finished reading The Subversive Copy Editor, a book about copyediting by Carol Fisher Saller, one of the people who answer questions for the Chicago Manual of Style Q&A page. (Or at least she was in 2016 when this edition of this book came out.) I’m not a regular reader of their Q&A, but […]

Better mood

Yesterday morning, after I posted my latest old-family-letters update, I unexpectedly fell asleep for about two hours. But after I woke up, I spent most of the rest of the day in a much better mood than I’ve managed lately. I think there were a bunch of reasons for that, but here are a few […]

Time flies

Over the weekend, I learned yet again that time flies. For example: I thought to myself, Huh, it’s been a few months since last time I talked with [specific friend]. Then I saw something that indicated that no, it had been nearly two years. I decided it was time to change my electric-toothbrush head, so […]

On shaving my head

(This is a post about intentionally shaving my head. I know that a lot of people don’t have a choice about not having hair; if reading about someone choosing to temporarily remove their hair will bother you, then you may want to skip this post.) Many years ago, a friend and I discussed the possibility […]

Life updates

My return to work has taken up most of my brain and energy and time for the past three weeks, but I’m gradually getting back to a state of being able to do and think about other stuff too. Some assorted updates: I joined the Alphabet Workers Union. I haven’t done anything as a union […]

Status update

Status update for my first week of being on leave from day job: Feeling a little more relaxed already. Getting more sleep than usual, though that may be related to going to sleep earlier than usual. I made a list of things to do every day—some of them are ongoing long-term open-ended things, like piano […]

Some assorted life updates

Learning Piano: Have made significant progress recently. Pleasing. Continuing to get noticeably better. Currently doing the “Slash chords” course in Simply Piano, which is less scary than it sounded. Duolingo: 43 consecutive days (except for one day that I missed but they gave me a streak freeze). Getting noticeably better there too. Who knew that […]

Long day

Had an early-by-my-standards meeting this morning, so of course I stayed up too late last night and then woke up extra-early this morning after too little sleep. I attended or watched five hour-long meetings or presentations today. Four of those were for work. (The other one was Apple’s new-Mac announcement.) I actively participated in three […]

Stuff I’ve been up to lately

Here are some things I’ve done lately, in no particular order. (I wrote most of this a week and a half ago, but failed to finish and post it, so have now updated it.) About a third of these items are things that I want to write full posts about, but it seems unlikely that […]

What I’ve been doing lately

Assorted abbreviated notes on some things I’ve been up to lately: Formatting the ebook version of Cyrano de Bergerac. Done with Act 3, started Act 4. Writing an intro for this coming week’s special issue of Strange Horizons, about chosen families. Sewing a headband, and working on how best to improve the way that my […]