A Day in the Life: September 2015
I’m not sure how interesting or accurate this will be, considering I awoke sometime around 5pm. I haven’t been sleeping well lately, given the time of the year and my recent allergy experiences. Allergies affect my sleep, as does the heat, and Texas weather is unpredictable at best.
I also tend to “stay up late” and “sleep all day”, which I genuinely predict will actually be a thing for me on my “normal schedule” when I live on my own, because I function better at night.
Surprised at the time, I awoke. My alarm was set to ring at 12:35pm, and then again around 2pm just in case I did not wake. I withdrew myself from my bed and went to find clothes to wear for the rest of the day, brushed my teeth, and all that after-waking-up process jazz.
I contemplated making one of the Pasta Sides packets for dinner, but then I realised I needed milk for those. We don’t have rice milk, and I need to buy some seeds to make milk from in order to have some allergen-free milk on hand for instances like these. After weighing the consequences and considering the fact that I would taste the milk in the product1, I decided to wait until some allergen-friendly milk is obtainable and made a SunButter sandwich with my new Italian white bread instead. I ate it with Magic Brand barbecue chips, which are literally $1 at whatever store2, but taste much better than Lays any day.
Welcome to the mind of a person with allergies. Yes, every food decision is as complex as this one.
On the way to my room3, Grandmama was coming down the hall, so I stopped and waited; I showed her the Italian bread was smaller and shaped like an oval, which I thought was cool. Right after I set it down and held the plate, once again, with my left hand, I had to cough—so naturally, my right hand must raise up to cover my mouth, which ultimately resulted in me losing 1/4 the amount of chips I’d put on the plate.
Her reaction felt more along the lines of shock, because all I did was stand there and cough. “I had to cough, so I just had to let it happen,” I explained.
Whilst eating, I looked over the layout of Wild Thing, which I worked on a bit last night. Wild Thing is an upcoming science fiction/supernatural television series trading card game. I missed TCGs too much and have recently buried myself back in to them. I really like the deck-making aspect of online trading card games, but I dislike the additional responsibilities some TCGs have for deck makers. I’ve been MIA from the scene since late 2013, and TCGs have changed a bit since… in some ways, it sucks, but in others… meh. I can make my own laid-back one. No big. 😉
I went back to working on my post for the Dallas 2015 GFAF Expo event, which is a requirement as a person covering the event, then stopped, because Yoast is getting on my last damn nerve. I went through the hassle of disabling every single plugin, only for JetPack to still have issues connecting to the Sharing page for the Twitter cards… thus, I researched ways to implement Open Graph tags manually.
I despise having to use plugins where I can use physical code, and Yoast’s grading system is shit. If you don’t know how to optimise your blog for search engines, maybe it works great for you; it guides you along the way. However, for me, it’s screwing up my other things. Pinterest, for example, will no longer follow the ALT value if you choose to Pin an image to your account, and there is no way to disable it. I’ve hated Yoast from the start, and using it for the first time only makes me hate it more. The grade shit only annoys me beyond necessity, and once I sort out how to add Open Graph meta tags manually, the plugin is being removed from the installation. I like using as few plugins as necessary, and…
eh, Yoast is just fucking up everything for me, so it can go. I found a tutorial I will be following.
My rule of thumb with plugins is to use manual code where possible, because I rarely need all the features plugins use, and I dislike having to rely on others for plugin updates, which typically add features I don’t even want.
I went back and worked on the post for the event, only that’s two posts—because I’m writing one for Charlise, too. I wound up starting a load in the laundry, because I’m about two weeks overdue on laundry… I have been low on energy lately.
Additionally, I’m looking for ways to simplify my online life, starting with my domains. I have too many and want to decrease the number to at least ten. I really want a .nu domain, as I have for quite a few years now, and decided I could host many of my projects there as subdomains. The four-character .nu domain (seven characters if you include “.nu” to the count) is still available and has been for three years now, so that’s awesome.
(Yes, I’ve been watching it.)
circa 9pm to present
I typed this. >.> I’ve had an off day, but meh. Second load of laundry is in, I’m really hot, and I could do without this blahness.
How was your day? 🙂
P.S. A Day in the Life is a series linkup hosted by Georgie.