Skip to main content

November 18, 2020

My DRAWING course is done. I was happy to be learning it, but I am looking forward to not having graded assignments. After this, I will continue another course I started, which is entirely self-paced. I'll continue sharing my drawings on my Instagram: @thewritebuttons 

On the HOME front, I have made a lot of progress on my couch project. Really, it will be a loveseat. I finished the sewing portion of the seat section, the wood base, and have nearly finished the wood back for it. I've added wheels to it instead of legs because I want to be able to move it for easy cleaning. Today, I am working on the sewing of the back piece. I acquired all the hardware I needed for attaching everything. I will have a wood skirt to do, which will help everything stay in place. I also have the sofa cover for it, though I will still have to figure out the arms. I'm taking a break on the sewing until thimbles come later this week because I'm tired of pricking my fingers. 

As far as MUSIC goes, I've decided to focus on guitar. Most of the music I want to play is naturally made for the guitar and I don't really feel like spending time transposing right now. In other NEWS, I finally got all my domains and social media accounts set the way I want, so I got new business cards. 
My POETRY section was briefly lost, but I fixed that today. It can be found through the UNPUBLISHED section. I will be checking over my site as I also found some broken links that need repair. 

I've been planning my 2021 READING list. So far it includes: 
- Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden 
- The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe 
- Self by Barry Dainton 
- 1984 by George Orwell 
- Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw 
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 
- The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson 
- The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft 
- The Samurai by Jonathan Clements 
- 100 Best Loved Poems (Dover Thrift) 
- The Sandman Overture by Neil Gaiman 

On the RENO front, I have no idea when I will have a functional bathroom again. I hope it happens soon. There is some other similar work needed in the building and they are trying to get mine done right after that because that job is more of an emergency. 

As far as SKATING goes, I'm focusing more on cross-training right now than getting out as the weather has been iffy and I've been busy with other things. Now that my drawing course is done, I can get out more. I did make use of the unseasonably warm week we had and found a good place to go that is close to home. They've also put the boards up at the local park, so I'm looking forward to checking that out come winter.

In terms of my WRITING, I recently decided that NaNoWriMo is not something I enjoy beyond the pep talks. I'm not someone who writes around 2,000 words a day. I'd prefer to do around 500. That's my plan for the future regardless of which month it is. November is always hectic for me anyway.


Popular posts from this blog

The Gauntlet That Was October

I had a lot of things happen in October. I watched Frankenstein in the cemetery with friends. I had tea with a friend. I started a new sport: curling. This is really fun and I'm enjoying the level of activity it provides and all the strategic elements. I'll do a separate post on it soon. Unfortunately, soon after my first game, I came down with Covid and so did the friend who I had tea with, so I think we both caught it at the place we went to. That wasn't fun. I already posted about that. I was fortunate to be free of it in time to attend Can-Con where I took in lots of panels, saw some of the wonderful writer community, bought many new books, and volunteered to help out in the rooms. The following weekend, I went to the livestream for Danielle Allard's new album release, followed by the in person release. As part of this, she has a 6 video series that releases every Sunday on her YouTube at 1:15 PM EDT. Video number 2, Falling Into Place, is one that I feel fortunate

Under Siege

My city is under attack. I wish I was being facetious.  The so-called "freedom" convoy is here and so far this is what has transpired: 1. They parked on the war memorial. These people who call themselves patriots. This is where the Unknown Soldier rests. This is where Corporal Nathan Cirullo lost his life in October of 2014. The cars were towed, but who knows what actual repercussions they will face. 2. Later, when asked to move away from memorial, one stood and jumped on the tomb itself while others cheered.  3. Despite having port-a-potties provided for by the mayor, they've been defecating on Parliament Hill, in snowbanks, and on streets nearby.  4. Flags being flown include the Confederate flag of the United States, Trump flags, the Quebec equivalent to the Confederate flag, upside down Canada flags, regular Canada flags, Fuck Trudeau flags, libertarian flags, and ones adorned with swastikas. Yeah, this is totally about freedom rather than racism, white su

December 2023 Holidays

The drive to North Bay was pretty smooth until I was 30 minutes away and ran out of windshield washer fluid. That was the first time that ever happened to me. Luckily, about 10-15 minutes later, there was one last gas station where I could fix that. Since it's my busy season, I worked the mornings and took the afternoons and evenings to spend with family and friends. My brother stopped by with a special gift, a new ornament for the tree. My mom loved ceramic Christmas trees, so it's a perfect way to keep her with us at Christmas. His friend, Fawn, helped him get it made. She has a YouTube channel you can check out here: After that, I visited friends in the slightly rural part of Callander, Ontario. We were having a lovely time catching up and then the evening had a surprise in store. Someone in the area had hit a small deer with their vehicle. My friend's dad skinned and gutted it in around -20C (due to the windchill) weather.