good things of late

2017-10-17 20:00
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Stunning views of Mt. Hood on the drive home on a couple of clear days lately.

Autumn leaves!!! The red-violets, the scarlets, the golden yellows, the lemon-lime yellow-greens, the rich bronzes, the purples and olive-greens! The chiaroscuro of wind movement, the ombre effect of different amounts of light on different heights, the subtle changes day to day!

Talked to my sibling B last weekend. They are doing well, being absurdly domestic with their adorkable partner, and in touch with our parents.

Noticed feeling unusually upbeat in car on the way home, compared to usual after-work blahs.

Food:

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A friend of a friend is looking for an apartment to share and/or a place to crash while apartment-hunting.

If this is not you, but you think you might know someone who knows someone, please boost the signal! You might save someone's life.

https://balsamandash.dreamwidth.org/107706.html


I mentioned a friend looking for roommates in California earlier this month. She's still looking, and it's getting bad -- the end of this month means basically be homeless in LA or come back to Florida, and both of those are gonna be really hard on her mental health. So I'm putting out the word again and hoping some kind of miracle comes through.

If anybody is looking for a roommate in the downtown LA/Hollywood/Wilshire area -- or knows somebody looking for, or knows someone who might be looking for, or knows someone who might know someone, or any kind of lead at all -- please, please hit me up and I can get people in touch with her. Or honestly, at this point, if anyone knows somebody in other areas of California willing to house a couch surfer for a month to give her a little more time to look, I can send that to her and maybe she can work things out. She's not good with dogs or cats but other pets are not a problem, and ideally looking to pay around $600/month.
EDIT: After some discussion, if there's anyone in the area of San Diego -- or possibly anything else within about that far from LA (so 2-3 hours, so not all the way up the state but a much larger range than before) -- that might be able to put somebody up for a couple of weeks to a month, that would be really appreciated as well, as it would give her more time to try and look.

Help seriously, greatly appreciated. I'm really worried about how this is going to end up.


Ask [personal profile] balsamandash for more details.

worky

2017-10-17 18:59
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there has to be a finite number of kids at our school

but sometimes it seems like eleventy zillion

ticky? ticky

2017-10-15 21:09
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This evening I hit almost everything on my work night self-care check list. Read more... )

spoony quote

2017-10-15 11:39
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Quote:

You are the only person who can define which activities take a whole drawer-full of spoons, and which ones only take a spoonful of spoons (and are therefore possible). And you already know that these definitions are subject to change without notice. Just take it easy on yourself. (by acelightning)


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so that is a thing that I have did

and soon I will go sleep

hi I made purple food

2017-10-14 14:34
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Purple pancakes! They are a thing that we made today!

ETA: Since people have asked after ingredients... Read more... )

ETAA: This is particularly important since S bought the ingredients and suggested it and it's the first time we've done Saturday Pancake Day since I went completely gluten free for health reasons last summer and it's historically been an important family bonding thing. So <3 <3 <3 thank you S and may the word of tasty pancakes made with loved ones reach everyone interested.

The Friday Five

2017-10-13 14:39
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 From [community profile] thefridayfive

 1) What is the first song you remember from your childhood?
The Way by Fastball. I think I was like... six or seven? And apparently it was The Whole Family's Favourite Song. I stopped liking it because back then we had a bunch of CDs in the car, which were the only things we listened to while driving, and that song was on one of the CDs, and everyone else loved it and played it over and over, and we drove to visit my dad's family three hours away a ton back then. Basically oversaturation ruined it for me.

2) What is the first music you purchased with your own money?
I feel like it was a Hannah Montana CD. Sometimes I just think about how many CDs I bought when the internet was right there and easy to pirate and just Regret all that money lost.

3) What's a piece of music that you know by heart?
I've been in choirs so long that I probably have a list a mile long. But for songs that I didn't learn in choir, or for singing lessons, or during musical theatre productions as cast or crew, or from Christmas production things with my singing/piano teacher (which, oddly, feel like an entirely different category for some reason), I realized a while ago that I'd memorized No Children by The Mountain Goats. Also Little Talks by Of Monsters And Men, Riptide by Vance Joy, and What'd I Miss from Hamilton.

4) What's a song that makes you turn off the music right away?
Lately, most pop songs.

5) And why?
I feel like it's probably some deep-ingrained superiority over those Basic People who like Popular Music™. Which makes me feel awful. But it doesn't really change the fact that 90% of current pop music (as in, the last two-three years) have made me cringe and immediately turn off the radio.


hi I'm okay

2017-10-13 14:46
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I'm okay

sorry I didn't post Thursday

back later

hi I'm queer

2017-10-11 19:47
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I'm pansexual. And poly. And autistic, which matters, because I process romance and attraction differently because I process everything involving people differently.

I also think more like (my mental construct of) a cat than I do like (my mental construct of) a generic neurotypical human in my society.

I'm genderqueer. I use they pronouns for myself when with friends. I'm not out as genderqueer at work because people are having a hard enough time with reconciling their mental concepts of me-as-autistic and me-as-competent-human-being. I'm out as queer basically everywhere because I am privileged enough to have a liberal family background, and live in Portland, OR, and be white, a young adult, and not visibly disabled.

I have lots more Words, but not the energy to Explain right now. But I wanted to participate in the whole Coming Out Day thing.

(PS: You don't have to come out if you don't want to. Or if it's not safe. Or if you've already done it 500 times and just don't wanna again. But if you want to there are sparkly rainbow balloons and people who want to chill with you and cheer you on. In fact, whether you are queer or straight or some other option, out or closeted or whatever, here, have a balloon. It's shiny.)

*still being a cat*

2017-10-11 13:39
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(because humaning is HARD)

*creeps out from under furniture*

*slinks around room*

*cautiously headbutts friend*

*startled!retreat*

*cautiously observing; paws now out from under furniture*

ETA:

*one paw*

*two paw*

*whiskers*

*whoooole cat*

*finds a comfyspot in room*

rrrrrrrrr

2017-10-10 20:35
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*this post emerging into cyberspace from the vicinity of a pair of cat eyes, glaring with ferocious defensiveness from beneath a sofa*

Hey there

So I actually had a pretty rotten mental health day today, and ended up calling in sick to work - which I HATE! - and staying home and sleeping all day because I wasn’t functioning in real time. Read more... )

still okay

2017-10-08 21:34
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struggling with juggling work life, chores, relationship, and the epic thing I am reading that is taking a bit of brain runtime

trying to kinda ... maintain?

I feel very warmly towards you my friends, and yet also wish to hide under furniture.

*catsneak*
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