Trying to make another effort to do stuff on the Internet again.
The last time I posted in here was September. September was a very eventful month for me. I took a week off from work, and sometime during that week off, I managed to go off and get pregnant. 😛 I discovered I was pregnant at the end of September, but I wound up having a miscarriage about a week and a half later. I am still going back and forth from handling this well and being a total fucking mess, which I think is normal, but…yeah.
I am finally starting to draw again. I kind of stopped after the miscarriage, but I stopped kind of functioning altogether outside of work. I have begun watching loads of Youtube videos on various interesting topics, though, and that has reignited my desire to do stuff. Namely, I’ve been updating my Flickr a lot. Uploading to Flickr feels like a really lazy form of blogging. I think it’s similar to using a platform like Instagram, but with less of that “hey-look-at-me” vibe to it, so that works for me. I’ve been too lazy to, ya know, post the photos here with captions, but I want to do that eventually. But the most interesting album in my Flickr is probably my thrift store stuff. We also took a trip to the mostly-empty Sears in State College a week before it closed, so there’s that, too.
My other interesting-ish thing is that I’m actively listening to music again. I got a record player for Christmas, and I got to dig through my parents’ records and take whatever I wanted. My dad made me promise to bring back his Beatles records, but a) he’s never going to play them again and b) all of the discs I’ve played either skip quite a bit or are damaged to the point of being unplayable in spots. I also have a couple Beach Boys records (Pet Sounds, which is wonderful, and Smiley Smile, which has its moments) and a bunch of early Dylan, which I haven’t listened to yet but want to give a fair shot to. The surprise of the lot was mom’s Laura Nyro records, which I had never listened to before and grabbed on a whim. It turns out that I adore them, and I’m working on getting more of her stuff.
I have also been getting back into my old CD and MP3 collections. I still like some of it, but a lot of it is….not to my taste anymore. 😛 I downloaded Spotify, too. I’m using rateyourmusic to catalog my collection and dusted off my old last.fm account for shits and giggles.
So that’s where I’ve been. 😛