📚 Currently Reading: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Yesterday, as I obsessively watched the news, my hold on this library ebook was finally ready. It is a challenging and necessary read. I am learning so much.

📚 Read: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

This is a well-constructed fiction from the #MeToo movement, and it reads like one. It didn’t land enough emotionally to disturb, and didn’t take enough risks to inform.

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

I looked up from my laptop and this was happening. (So stealthy, that Criminy!)

Doodling with Colorverse Gravity Wave. It’s a deep teal with red sheen, not visible on this paper, but I’ll do a real ink test soon.

Special delivery of a tiny bottle of Colorverse ink! Not pictured: the awesome friend who dropped it off.

Criminy is not sure how he feels about this.

Less than a week away now. #oregonvotes #vote

I inked up my vintage Esterbrook Dollar Pen today. My pens = my moods. When I ink up my 💵🖊, I mean business.

D got a birthday-gram from @theunipiper tonight! Our neighbors enjoyed it almost as much as we did. What a perfect Portland memory. 🥰

Yes, I did just use “embiggen” in a Zoom meeting. 🧐 How is your brain doing today?

I know nothing about classical pianists, but Spotify told me I’d like Víkingur Ólafsson and it wasn’t wrong. But I am listening to music by this Jean-Phillippe Rameau chap at entirely the wrong time of day. “Les tourbillons” is aptly named! 🌪

I’ll never be able to repay all of the tiny kindnesses that family, friends, and coworkers are winging my way right now, but I’ll be glad to spend the rest of my life trying.

Time to cook the anxiety away! My nonna’s Bolognese sauce is on tonight’s menu. 🍝 The store was out of tomato paste so I’m reducing some tomato sauce. This kitchen smells like my childhood.

I’m having a surreal and challenging week, and this episode of Reply All hit me right in the feels. 😭

I am finally attempting to make ramen eggs! In my Instant Pot! Wish me luck (and check in tomorrow after they’ve luxuriated all night in delicious marinade).

Following the great example of some Micronauts, I’m going to start sharing what I’m grateful for and what I’m looking forward to.

Today I’m grateful for another trip around the sun! 🌞 I’m looking forward to spending the day with @FunkyPlaid. 💑

Sometimes all I want to do is play Little Computer People (Activision, 1987). It made me so happy and no other game (no, not even The Sims) has come close to it, in my opinion. youtu.be/GlP80LQ-F…

Stopped off to visit family in a snowy place on my way back from DC. How I love winter weather when it is optional!

This is my life and I both can’t believe it and am so, so grateful and happy.

Crivens has hit kitten adolescence at full speed. We now must keep the bathroom door shut at all times; he is 9 pounds of muscle and determination.

It is difficult to resist Criminy’s sweet face while he dozes. Not pictured: the perfect splash of pink on his lower lip.

The Bottlebrush Brothers.

I forgot to post this when I made it: barbecue chicken and sautéed kale. 🍳

Morning bathroom patrol. 😸🚨😸

And just like that, the kittens were cat-sized. 😿 How did that happen?