August 2016 recap
Well…August definitely happened. I survived my old phone and my six-year-old laptop, the latter of which died from a simple water spill. I’d really like to know why it died from a water spill when I’ve spilled broth from soup and sauce from pizza rolls and sodas, like ginger ale and Pepsi, but the moment water comes in contact with it, it freaks out like there is no tomorrow…and then there is no tomorrow.
Maybe I should have paid more attention in science class. I would have known water is a current and might’ve unplugged it before it had a chance to short, and then I’d have a laptop still. But I can’t soak in the regrets of that night or else it’ll eat me up.
Highlights of August
Georgie designed for me a new theme.
I’m really proud of it. Maybe it’s cliche, but I would like to brand myself and my blog, and I feel like one way to do that is through a theme.
The idea is hot vs. cold, hence red ? and turquoise ?. Er, the latter is supposed to represent Earth because #aquamarine, but I guess it’d be more fitting if it were water. ?? It’s like a sweet vs. sour thing. It’s my personality. Turquoise is my fave color, as is red. Aquamarine is my birthstone. ?? The dark grey is a neutral point.
I also have post series fitting in with this. They might be rocky at first, especially without my own laptop, but I’ll get there eventually. ?
I organised some of my room.
I don’t care what your favorite organisation blogger says: organizing is a process. I come from a family of hoarders, tbh. We keep all the things. We’re sentimental, and it rather sucks, but just selling certain things would be utterly wrong. Giving them away would be even worse. ? And most of it is paper stuff, and I’m recycling it left and right, but I can’t just throw everything out.
I cleaned off my dresser/thing, though. I also got through three boxes of papers and a stack equal to one box of…wait for it…papers. A lot of the papers were from the expos I’d gone to. I was disappointed in the things I’d forgotten about, and this year I’ll definitely know what not to pick up. I don’t wanna just wind up recycling it a year from now. ?
I forgot about my plans to launch the podcast I mentioned sometime earlier this year, so that’s not happening now. It’ll have to wait ’til next year, which sucks because I was excited. I just can’t now because #nolaptop, and even if I got one in time, I’d be stressing myself to get caught up. I don’t need that.
I was also going to try launching a virtual book club, but such won’t be happening, either.
I am hoping, however, to start up an interview series. ? I have a list of people to send questions to so I can get a few in and scheduled up.
The GFAF Expo is this weekend. I’m already starting to freak out, but am also excited about it. I really like how I covered it last year, so I am looking forward to that method again—but with a few minor adjustments.
Q&A, survey info
I probz won’t share survey results until I have a new laptop, but the idea of a Q-and-A is so enticing, and I wanna answer some questions. ? So! #AMA. I don’t promise to answer every question seriously. ?
My laptop may have broken, but I’m still here. I don’t typically get religious on my blog, but considering the timing, I feel like God made sure I had a working device so I wasn’t completely disconnected from the world. My old laptop was having so many problems, so maybe it was just time. I don’t know. I’ve just accepted shit happens, and this ridiculously unfortunate, annoying situation has surprisingly inspired unexpected creativity in me.
(This, by no means, means I am more productive or whatever other slack I’ve received from select family members about my time on my laptop. I cannot, for example, answer support tickets on HostClearly. I actually need my laptop to get stuff done. I’m looking for one, funds are just hard for me.) ?