Hope Swann (coffeebased) wrote,
Hope Swann

Day 10-11: clearer eyes

I didn't feel up to blogging yesterday. I woke up with the weird mood I'd had the other day and it stayed until the afternoon. We did have to go back to the deli to pay for Sunshine's gift, and we also passed by the pharmacy for what I hope will be our last drugstore run.

My mood lightened on our way back home. Our barangay had closed its borders while we were away but we didn't have a hard time getting through. The next time we go out though, one of us will need to have a Quarantine Pass to get out, as well as to buy anything out there. If it were up to me, we wouldn't go out until mid-April, when the quarantine will be lifted.

Today, I tried to get back on my normal schedule and I'm mostly succeeding. I've managed to finish the second season of The Magnus Archive. Things are really building up and I'm finding it hard to pull myself away from it! I'm listening to the Season 2 Q&A episodes now, and I may keep on going to the beginning of the third season. I can't listen to TMA while exercising though, because the pace of the podcast ruins my cycling and throws me right off. Thankfully there are a million billion trillion videos on youtube that can help me keep the proper pace.

Cleaned the big kitchen shelves this afternoon and oh, that was cathartic. So very cathartic. And now! I was able to probably organise our stores without knocking things over all the time. It'll also help with keeping an eye on inventory because while I do have an Excel sheet to keep track of our usage it's just important to be able to see everything laid out so that nothing gets forgotten. It's really like being a quartermaster, to be honest. I dig it.

I've been trying to keep off the news these past two days so I'm in a little bubble of ignorance. Except for when mum exclaims about something on social and I HAVE to ask what's wrong this time. I'll be up to checking on the news by this evening, I think. I have to find out the context for the dribs and drabs I've been getting. Especially about that one senator who single-handedly led to the quarantine of the obstetrics ward of a hospital. Because he's apparently a selfish, entitled asshole. I hope he gets a vicious UTI that bothers him for the rest of his life.


Have you all seen Griffin McElroy play Animal Crossing: New Horizon? It's pure sunshine and I love it. I haven't finished watching all of it as it is over three hours long and I've been using my precious eyeball time on actually playing AC and my more precious ear time with TMA.


Sent some book recommendations to my friend Jmac as she's been bored and apparently drinking books down like they're water. Sharing them here in case anyone wants some quarantine reads. Links read to Goodreads so you can check the summaries if you're interested.

1. The Martian by Andy Weir

-Standalone, humour, yes the movie, epistolary, man stuck on mars sciences his way home

2. Kings of the Wyld and Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames

-Fantasy, on-going, imagine fighting bands were revered like rock bands, geriatric characters doing wonderful things, getting the band together for ONE LAST FIGHT

3. This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

-Sci-fi, short read, standalone, enemies to lovers

4. A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

- sci-fi, first book in an ongoing series, political intrigue

5. Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch

-multiple books, still ongoing, urban fantasy in London, first-person pov

6. Young Wizards series by Diane Duane

-multiple books, still ongoing, sci-fi wizardry, YA, pureness of heart

7. Thessaly trilogy by Jo Walton

-finished trilogy, philosophy, time travel, AIs, Apollo and the rest of the Greek gods, non-con warning but not graphic and written well

8. The Clocktaur Duology by T. Kingfisher

-fantasy, finished, they do the travel and solve a big problem thing, such a good paladin

9. Swordheart and Paladin's Grace by T. Kingfisher

- standalones, same world as number 8, but you don't need to have read it! fantasy novels with romance, deals with mental and emotional abuse and coming to terms with it

10. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan

-standalone YA, fantasy, snarky, bisexual male lead, child of my heart


That's pretty much it! See you all tomorrow. :)

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