Fish Food: 5/31/2020 to 6/6/2020

This is an archive of my log posts from special.fish for the week of 5/31/2020 to 6/6/2020.
This is the final time I will be sharing the archive of my special.fish log. I'm staying on special.fish but am going back to resetting the log daily and not backing it up. Anything I deem worthy of saving will be written and posted here instead.


You can find my special.fish profile at https://special.fish/upinthisbrain/

**Friday 6/5/2020** * Thoughts go here. * It's oddly quiet around here this week which is disappointing since I would rather be here than on the usual suspects like Tw***er; etc. which is once again turning into a rage and gatekeeping cesspool. * I got two of my library holds within 24 hours of each other. I'll be doing a LOT of reading this weekend! * Vacation week is just over a week away. First vacation of 2020. * This morning has been a DRAG. Everything happened at once. Work stuff. Dog barfing. Etc. I really need some time off. I just noticed I have had no time off since Christmas except for school trips. I just need to make it one more week without melting down! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ * Updated my above description of Twitter to add gatekeeping. * Recorded and deleted two tries on 495 today. Haven’t deleted anything in a while. Just felt like they were adding more noise to noise. Will take the weekend to clear the mechanism and see what happens Monday.

**Thursday 6/4/2020** * It's 12:11am and I am out on the deck as the oldest dog does what dogs do at 12:11am. I thought, why not get out the Asus Transformer and update my special.fish log? Like it's normal to sit outside on the deck typing away right after midnight. It is humid, so humid that I can close my eyes and between the sound of the breeze going through the trees and the humidity, it reminds me of standing on the beach. It's really quite perfect out here. * @altmilan Yes, she is fine. The car will be getting some new parts. It was a slow speed deal, thankfully! I'll have to discuss on the podcast at some point. It's a hoot of a story. * First far off thunder clap of the day - 9:36am. ๐ŸŒฉ️ * Final report of the day. 9:21pm. Exhausted. Mopped. Cleaned bathrooms. Worked. Got dragged to Walmart to do the weekly shop to top it off. Did finish a book and start another so those are positives.

**Wednesday 6/3/2020** * Started the day around 5:15am with dog stuff and a fun sinus headache. * I’d like to read a bit more today than I did yesterday. * I have a lot of clothes to wash today. * Pictures on this page have been updated! * It’s 11:43am. Out on the deck. It’s hot. Dang hot. Humid. Gross. I’m caught up at work. Patched up a spot in the yard and planted new grass. Finally finished submitting my daughter’s insurance claim from the hit and run where she was hit and some idiot drove off. Took a week to get all of the needed documentation gathered and submitted. Now it is time for lunch. I am hungry.

**Tuesday 6/2/2020** ⬛️ 5:28pm: It’s crazy hot so let’s grill out. **Monday 6/1/2020** Today’s weather forecast: ☀️ Today’s mood: ๐Ÿ˜œ ((Check-in 7am - at the kitchen table - it’s only 51 degrees outside this morning! A crazy way to start June!) * I think the site is on GMT so a new day begins at 8PM Eastern @altmilan * I have pre-eye doctor appointment anxiety for some reason. Why I hype these things up in my mind, I don’t know. * I think of the start of each month as a chance to reboot and shed things off that don’t work. I’m always itching for change but have no idea what I want to change. * ➡️ You should be subscribed to 1000 Words of Summer : 1000wordsofsummer.substack.com/p/day-4-of-1000wordsofsummer-2020 ⬅️ ((Check-out 5:46pm)) * The eye appointment went well. No changes. No new glasses needed. * Today was the last spring-like day. Tomorrow, Summer looks like it’s coming to stay. **Sunday 5/31/2020** Today's weather forecast: ☀️ Today's mood: ๐Ÿ˜‘ ((Check-in 8:31am - on the deck with an Orange Gatorade and a Quaker Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bar)) * I have an idea to do things a bit different here on the fish this week. We'll see if it sticks. Fish sticks. * I just finished archiving last week's posts over to the blog. I moved links to the archive down to a list. * Goals today? I hope for a more relaxing day than yesterday. I spent a lot of the afternoon on yard work and then I watched another four hours of the protests and riots on television. I read this article yesterday which explains what is happening now yet was written in 1968. It reminds me of watching Driving Miss Daisy when I was in high school and Morgan Freeman's character saying "Talk about things changing. They ain't changed all that much." They still haven't. They tell us to vote and voting is not enough. What's happening now is not enough because it's all been done before and nothing has changed. * I want the things I do, this site, the blog, the podcast - to all be diversions, places to escape from the news like this and the coronavirus but that's just not realistic right now. ((Check-out 7:30pm - sitting in the recliner)) * I think I accomplished my goal of a more relaxing day. I spent most of the afternoon in this recliner doing as little as possible. * Eye appointment first thing in the morning which I always dread. Thank goodness it only happens once a year. I've been lucky and not had a real change in the last few years but I know I'm reading a tad worse now so I expect I'll need new glasses. I think I'll put that part off until later in the summer, though, if the change is not too much.

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