Pitter Patter, Paula.
How are ya, now?
Can you believe i’ve been doing this email blog/newsletter/journal thing for exactly a year now? What are the odds that i’d stick with it for this long? I’ve definitely done my fair share of weird ramblings but i definitely feel like my writing and/or how I feel about my writing is getting better. One of the coolest parts about my Substack Anniversary is that some of you have been here since I started this randomness a year ago. I’m so very thankful for you. You let me be accountable for myself.
Here’s seven stuffs I thought I’d share with ya this week, Ferda.
Happy Birthday to one of the dudes who first “sUbScRiBeD” to this blog. I love you, Junior. Thank you for letting me annoy you for all these years and just being the homie. Thank you for all the funnest sing along car rides ever. I hope we’ll continue to pop up in each other’s lives. I wish you the happiest birfmas yet. Cheers nerd!!
In the year that i’ve been writing openly online, I can say the one thing that i’ve learned is that starting a passion project has helped me remember where my center is. Sometimes i’m so tired from adulting that I ride the struggle bus for a week. I don’t have anything to complain about, but yet i’m moody and mopey. So then i sit down and write about whatever comes to mind. I’d read the first draft and think “yikes, is that me writing all whiney” lol I’d delete and try for another draft; the latter usually feels like setting down your feelings after carrying them for so long.
In Jessica Dore’s September Offering , she wrote, “It seems to me that what’s revealed in the moments of disappointment and un-belonging has some salt in it. When the thing you thought was for you isn’t, when what was once home is telling you “get out,” and when the hope of welcome gives way to the overwhelming bitterness of rejection, those things have something in them that can change you. It can stimulate the beating of a new heart, a new phase where new kinds of things are precious.” You can listen to it here as well. She’s a wonderful writer and I’d highly recommend looking into her if you’re into tarot, history and/or psychology.
Other than on Halloween, i have never been to a place where people cosplay. Until last week, lol. Bea and I went to the House of Dragons exhibit at the Natural History Museum and saw so many cosplays of Game of Thrones characters. It was so sick to be around other nerds. (P.s. my favorite part was watching a quartet perform the theme song to Game of Thrones lol)
Shoresy is my love language. Every scene where he starts with the whole “i swear i’d be good to ya” bit, I melt every damn time.
I didn’t know much about Mike Tyson, but according to what people have told me, he’s wild. I mean hearing it through conversation is one thing but watching the new Mike show on Hulu was something else. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a biopic of his life story and boy, I did not realize the extent of all his experiences. He was so young going through it and at that age, Bea was still picking her nose.
Here’s one of my favorite photos since the last time. I totally geeked out when I saw this dude’s fit.
Happy long weekend, folks! Be well, be safe. Have all the funs. As for me, i’m probably going to catch up on all the sleep i’ve lost this week. I’m currently reading What Makes Sammy Run? so maybe i’ll just finish it. It’s pretty good so far.
Until then -