8:16a it’s been busy. the summers are always busy.
this week’s nosleep is pretty darned good so far. hftmt this week was also gold, paul f tompkins is always fun to listen to. i was ssssssstoked to hear the greatest disco music start. i could listen to them bullshit all day, mostly because they are funny. often at eachother’s expense, but man i hope that’s just in the spirit of comedy.
i can’t forget to go vote in the primary tonight. abbott’s gotta go. god i hope we can pull it together enough to get rid of him and his leutenant.
8:32p i finally figured out something for my temperature shawl. i adapted a pattern called flying fringe (i think??). after about 50 rows, i started knitting the increase section in eyelet instead of garter stitch. makes it a little more airy, and you can see the color changes just fine in the garter section. i think once i get to an even count of garter and eyelet stitches i’ll alternate between the two. or maybe something else. not sure yet. i’m happy with how this is turning out so far.
9:02a the black hole on the other side of jupiter is pretty fucking fantastic. i love sci-fi horror something fierce, and it’s sooooooooooooo hard to pull off. it’s easy to dive deep into off-brand velveeta and tell a story that just sucks.
10:18a i’m almost through another shawl i started to use up a bunch of this lion’s brand homespun i have. it’s the gray that’s varigated with black, pink and blue. i have another skein of it from years ago that’s got no varigation, but just the base gray that i want to use to finish out the shawl. i think i’ll make a similar one with the red homespun i have as well. i’m just happy i figured something to do with it. now i have like 12 skeins of lion’s brand mandala to use up as well. trying to figure out something nice to do with that.
10:21A it’s been so long since i’ve had grapes that i really want to go home and plow through the bag i bought. i put some in my bag for snacks and omg. they’re delicious. i guess there is something to only buying some produce when it’s in season versus year round.
11:37a i’ve been eating avocado toast for dinner, fuck. i just doomed myself to eternal poverty.
4:57p it’s that time of year where i start obsessively watching the NHC maps and the wunderground blog. i watch the comments on wunderground now because it tipped me off 2 days early for harvey. i think it’s the only reason we had enough food to last being trapped. i should have had us pull the vehicles up on the tennis court, but we have a better plan this year. either that plan or park on the big ass bridge next to the condo and hunker down. that bridge has seen more hurricanes than i’ll ever know.