Have you ever seen those “coffee-date”-format blog posts, where you and the blogger are seated across a virtual table sipping on respective caffeinated drinks, and supposedly you’re talking to each other but really the blogger is just droning on and on about their lives while you stare at pictures of said drinks?
Well, aren’t you in for a treat.
Have a lovely, classy, monochrome cappuccino. It tastes wonderful; warm, smooth, and a bit bitter–and you’ve got a brownie to wash down too, it’s just been cropped due to Instagram’s weird photo shaping lens.
Firstly, I want to say, thanks for the responses to my last post! I really feel like I’ve been welcomed back with open arms. Muchas gracias!! (As a side note, though: wth are you people doing commenting at 6:30 AM?? Sleep, sleep, my children. We are on winter break! Am I the only proper teenager here? I myself only slithered out of bed at 10 this morning because I needed to get food in me and make sure that last post published. I’m quite sure I could sleep all day if I didn’t get hungry.)
And obviously, since I’ve been gone for so long, there’s things that have happened since my last post that I need to fill y’all in on. Not anything big or scary, just a bunch of mildly exciting pit stops on the road of everyday life.
- I performed my poem ‘The Professional Aimless Wanderer’ two months ago at the Washington State Poet Laureate’s reading. The last word you all received on this endeavor was that I was having a hell of a time trying to write something. I never succeeded, instead digging into my poem backlogs to scrounge up something suitable. It went over quite well, though, and it was fun and a good experience. Mother Dearest took a video…but due to her technological ineptitude, it’s mainly a video of the back of someone’s head with me off to the side, perched like a poetic shoulder-angel. It’s also sideways. 😀 You guys want to watch it anyways? Anyone know how to rotate it, at least..?
- Just 2 days ago we returned from a trip to see the extended fam in Klamath Falls, Oregon. At Crater Lake we got a very detailed and lovely shot of a bird’s butt:
- as well as this striking fisheye-effect shot of yours truly. 🙂 (NOTE, FOR CLARIFICATION: THIS IS NOT MY ACTUAL FACE.) We toured Captain Jack’s Stronghold (in Northern California), attempted to ice skate, and ate more hash browns than could possibly be healthy. Life was good.
- I got a new computer! Its name is Cecil, he’s my birthday and Christmas present and probably blackmail material for this year and next, and he is just…the sexiest thing. Seriously. So sleek and shiny and light and fast…I think I’m in love. Many thanks to the parental units.
- In way more recent news, today we took a day trip to Portland, Oregon, and visited the famous CITY OF BOOKS!! Is it a bit drastic to proclaim that, post-high-school sometime, I really want to live in Portland, just for the sake of Powell’s? Maybe I could work there as a supplement to the writing thing…I just really, really love this place, you guys. For some reason it’s extremely comforting to wander around alone inside a huge building filled with books–like being swathed in stories. Plus there was a cafe, with scones and chai lattes. (Upon bringing out the camera to snap a picture of the lemon-blueberry scone, Daddio exclaimed from across the table, “You must be back to blogging!”) 😉
My haul. Hyperbole and a Half is the…the greatest thing ever, you guys. I cannot even begin to express my love for this comic. If y’all aren’t reading her blog, get on it, stat. Her dog-themed comics are the only thing that will guarantee me a 10-minute, laugh-so-hard-I-cry session, no matter how bad of a day I’m having. I’m usually guffawing so loudly Citrus joins in (he knows how to mimic my laugh), and there’s no way my day can continue to go downhill from there. Hyperbole and a Half, guys. Seriously.
And now I hold the awesome concentrated humor in tangible, dead-tree form. Nothing could be better.
ohmigod I might be really dangerous with this book. 😉
Have a lovely day, y’all. I don’t know why I’ve slipped into saying “y’all” within this post. I don’t say it in real life. It’s pretty fun to type, though. I hope your coffee was enjoyable, and the brownie too! We should really do this again sometime.