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Time for one thing

I can either prune the trees outside or my eyebrows and then it's off to errands. What one will I pick? Trees, of course.

Charity Start-up

My experience working at a charity start-up was that I was used for free labour while hoping to land my first real job in an office. I never did land that job. Looking at the WE scandal makes me reminicent of when my eyes were first opened. I know there's tons of good places out there, but I suspect that we don't want to run our charities like corporations or else they start hoarding real estate and creating non-taxable bank accounts like holding funds, etc. Lame. I wish academics studied corporate structures like this. Not the most fun confession, eh?

Bad person

When I think of people who I used to be friends with who gradually kind of dropped out of my life, my first thought is that it must be because I'm a bad person and no one likes me. Truth is, I'll never know the reason.

Things to be happy about:

1) I've never been this connected to my home, and what I choose to have in it 2) I've learned how to cook some pretty decent meals for myself, and for others who appreciate / need it 3) The people who love me have hung around: the people who didn't have f*cked off (thank god) 4) I've really cleaned up those music playlists 5) My houseplants are happy 6) I got off social media and all it's trappings 7) Guilt-free day-long Netflix binges 8) My neighbours have stopped fighting, and I'm glad that means they're happier now too 9) In all this time, I may not have written a novel or gotten into shape or learned a new language or how to bake bread, but I try to do one small thing a day that makes me feel good about accomplishing (today was writing a 'nice' Confession) 10) I have 9 small things that have kept me going so far. Tomorrow, maybe I'll have 10!

Sex Ed

It is sometimes both extremely entertaining and horrifying to hear teens discuss sex and related topics, when they don't think there's any risk of being overheard. Case in point, I heard my teen cousin describe a Christina (piercing) as "Isn't that like a ring through your vagina!?" My thought: Hahaha, WTF! No, honey, that sounds more like a freak accident. I certainly don't know everything, but at their age I was looking up and reading everything! I guess I have an idea of what I could get them as a gift: An illustrated dictionary of erotic piercings and a 1st year university biology textbook. One should at the very least know the difference between a vagina and a (part of the) vulva.

What happened to the 7pm thing?

Did everyone give up? Well, they'll be back at it in no time given that the pandemic is resurfacing due to a lack of social distancing. Good old teenagers and young adults.

Roommate is gone

I am going to make popcorn and watch a movie with my headphones on anyways.

It just feels like a wonderful time

It's actually really nice to be a fully grown adult male in their early 30s. You have this weird adult figure that is quite attractive if you keep good care of yourself. It's a good day :)

Hard to find

In other countries, I can find politically moderate goth girls... but not in Canada... at least Vancouver. Dating is brutal for the alternative folks here.


It's been 7 months since I've seen my friends, and I'm a calmer, happier more positive person for it. When we wouldn't hang out I would always hear about work and relationship problems, that was basically it. I don't think even those people realize how unhappy they are. I feel so much better for the isolation.


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