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I’m back!

The whole “global death virus” thing put a bit of a kibosh on our planned holidays this year, so instead we redirected internally and spent a week at qualia [sic] on Hamilton Island, now that Queensland has opened its borders (to us). Activities at qualia involved:

  • sleeping
  • drinking
  • drinking in the pool
  • sleeping by the pool
  • eating
  • watching the US election
  • fishing in Final Fantasy XIV while watching the US election
  • watching my husband play Dota Underlords by the pool
  • playing Dungeons and Dragons via Roll20 while watching sunset over the ocean1 and also drinking
  • getting hot mud oil rubbed into my hair/face at the spa.

We were supposed to do a couple of other activities—getting dropped off to a private beach for a picnic, going to look at the Reef before it all dies off—but various scheduling conflicts-slash-getting rained out for three days prevented these so, like. Next time, or whatever.

Overall, I still hate the tropics (humid heat no thank you), so big shout-out to the weather for bringing the rain (I love rain). The ocean is still a giant death hole. Golf buggies (there are no cars on the island) are terrifying. Also there were way a lot of Americans at the resort? Like, of the sort that kinda looked like they were the ultra-rich sitting out the virus there full-time which is, uh. A Thing, I guess.

So yeah. qualia. An Experience I Have Now Had.

  1. Two of our other players dialled in from the maternity ward, which I really feel Says Something about our friend group. The lady who was there after literally just recovering from a c-section the day before also saved my character from falling into lava and dying so, like. Big ups on that one. []
2020-11-16T08:45:06+11:0016th November, 2020|Tags: |

Crystal water.

So the other week I admittedly on Mastodon that I secretly kinda like those ridiculous Glacce water bottles Goop sells with the rose quartz spars up the middle. Not because I think they’re magic or whatever, but just because I like shiny things and crystals. But even I (yes, even I) have some limits on how much I will pay for a joke item and, more importantly, Goop will get my money over my dead goddamn body.

A helpful soul pointed out people totally sold “knock-off” versions (i.e. versions-sans-logo-but-that-let’s-be-honest-almost-certainly-come-from-the-same-factory) on eBay for $20 and. Well. I am very weak.

Fast forward and I am now the proud owner of one amethyst crystal water bottle! It is both completely ridiculous and everything I could’ve hoped for… and also surprisingly better quality than I’d be expecting. The one thing that weirds me out is how the bottom screws off because, like… what if the water falls out?1

All that aside, I can now drink water like a True Rich White Lady™, mess with fishslappers and, most importantly, my water bottle now matches my bracelets like nature intended. Perfect.

  1. It’s actually dripping on me right now as I write this, which honestly I’d be pissed about for $80 but at $20 is just kinda lol whatevs. []
2019-11-01T14:55:46+11:0031st October, 2019|Tags: |

Spring snow!

(Note: it’s actually seeds from the poplar trees and FLOATING DEATH to anyone with allergies. Also apparently a huge problem in China!)

2019-10-22T09:13:19+11:0015th October, 2019|Tags: |

Me: … and yeah it’s totally the little things that throw you out. Like I was reading this one fic where a character put his shoes in the washing machine and everyone acted like it was totally normal.

Literally everyone I know: It’s totally normal to put shoes in the washing machine! I’m washing my shoes right now!

Me: … wtaf?

Everyone: How else do you get clean shoes?

Me: … w t a f ?

2019-07-16T09:32:48+10:0015th July, 2019|Tags: |

I just purchased and hung up a three-in-one clingfilm/paper towel/alfoil dispenser for my kitchen, and I think it’s literally the Most Adult thing I’ve ever done.

Like, it’s so adult I remember when my mum bought her original three-in-one dispenser and hung it up. It’s like some kind of… inter-generational homeowner tradition thing or something.

2018-09-10T15:00:26+10:0011th July, 2018|Tags: |

Yo, protip, random dude: If my dog shies away from you patting him, stop coming after him. Particularly when you’re scaring him onto the road! When there’s a car coming!

Seriously this happened last night and I’m still mad about it.

2018-09-10T14:58:11+10:006th July, 2018|Tags: |

Scenes from the gym.

Me: [Walks into our apartment building’s gym. It’s usually empty this time of day, but this evening there’s an older guy watching TV.]

Him: [Noticing I’m holding an iPhone and a portable speaker.] I can turn the TV off. I’d prefer to listen to music, anyway.

Me: Um. Actually I was going to listen to an audiobook about corporate sponsorship of the rise of ultra-conservative Christianity in the US.

Him: … oh. [Leaves the TV on while I read on my iPhone instead.]

2016-11-24T08:39:32+11:0024th November, 2016|Tags: |

March madness.

So it occurs to me that, by the end of the month, I will have:

  1. Submitted a manuscript.
  2. Bought a new apartment.
  3. Moved into the new apartment.
  4. Adopted a dog (probably).

That… is a pretty busy 31 days.

2015-03-10T08:47:21+11:0010th March, 2015|Tags: |
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