I haven’t done this in a while, since I haven’t had a lot of time or motivation to finish uploading all the backed up posts I’ve wanted to do (which I know I shouldn’t be pressured to put up, and I’m not—hello, Taiwan visit 1 and visit 2, you are still nowhere to be found—but some part of me feels like I have to go through the year’s “planned posts” in chronological order and this is likely going to be the death of this blog; kidding), and so I haven’t been posting at all. But anyway, just so it’s not all backlog, and because there are just times when the mood strikes you to just write out current goings on, instead of waiting for other things to get sorted out before you catch up to the present day. Or something.
Anyway, it’s not that deep. Here is a list of current things.
I’m trying to read through the books I started this year (or at least the ones I did, towards the end of the year) and currently, I’m in the middle of A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit, and The Gay Teen’s Guide to Defeating a Siren by Cody Wagner.
If I finish these in a “timely manner,” I’m hoping to get started on a couple of titles in time for Holiday Booktubeathon. I have also finished my 2016 reading goal, so I’m taking it easy right now, with the books, though, again, I would like to finish the three ones mentioned, at least, before the year ends.
Not writing anything currently, but I’ve been wanting to write a lot more investigative or research-based pieces. I don’t know. I feel like I want to tell better stories… or tell stories better. You know.
Currently in the middle of writing out my Top 10 albums of 2016, and I’ve filled in about 7 spots, so I’ve been going back to albums I listened to a bit in the year, too, like Bon Iver’s 22, A Million, to see if they fit my Top 10. I don’t know if that’s weird, but there you go. Listened to Touché Amoré’s Stage Four last night, too.
Just finished catching up with Teen Wolf (surprisingly invested this season) and Younger, which I have been enjoying immensely.
I also just finished watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story twice in a span of 24 hours (IMAX Midnight Screening and office blocked screening!) and I am very, very emotional about it.
“This year is about to end!”/”This year can’t end fast enough!”
Nothing, my nose is being a bitch.
I had enough money for my love language to be me giving people gifts. I’m too poor for that, and yet.
Something comes up so that I can fly to Chicago/Milwaukee and watch Ben Gibbard play with Julien Baker. Because of course I want to cease existing.
Clean clothes, despite opting out of a shower for the last two days. Don’t worry, I will get around to it tonight.
Getting super into my planning system for next year. I’ve narrowed it down to something I’m comfortable (ish?) with, and just to divulge my EDC (or Everyday Carry), it’s going to be the Hobonichi Techo (A6) and a Field Notes insert. I’m going to have a bunch of other planners/notebooks for projects or specific notes. I mean, let’s see how long this lasts, but I’m pretty happy at the moment.
Hobonichi 2017! Couldn't decide on a cover so I tried both (dumb). Free toast plate! pic.twitter.com/i47y9Isrzh
— carina (@presidents) November 3, 2016
Clarity… and a new pair of the navy gumsole Vans I left behind in Copenhagen because they had been too tattered and hole-y to keep bothering with.
To stick to my guns, etc. I’ve been very waffle-y lately.
Very, very defeated, but we soldier on.
— Mitski by Jenny Zhang at Yours Truly
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