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2022 Ottawa Pride Week

Overall, Pride was fantastic.

On Friday, I found out this woman I've had a crush on for months now is gay too! And of course I'm silly and didn't ask her out because she was at work... I have some friends who are very serious about their work/home life separation, so that was part of why. Maybe there was a little voice in my head reminding me that it doesn't mean she's into me. Thanks little voice.

Saturday brought my first ever live drag show. There were some acts with a lot of production value. They were doing things one might see at a pop concert. One of my favourites was Pythia, who did this three-breasted alien bit. There was another who did this puppet breaking away from its strings story, which I also thoroughly enjoyed. Ben Dover had some really hot back up dancers.

One of my lingering questions is, "What workout program do drag queens do?" Because damn they were fit!

There were parts on Sunday that weren't fun, like the standing around and waiting. I felt the planning needed improvement. 

It was heartwarming to see the moms offering hugs in the crowd. But it also had me fighting to keep the tears at bay. Since my own mother never got to know this part of me and it's too late for her to, it just hit me hard in the moment.

The afterparty I went to was a great way to cap off the week. I brought my keytar out and we jammed a bit. I feel like I need to find a way to dirty up the sound because a lot of it sounds bright and happy, which doesn't fit with a lot of the music my friend's play. I should try it out with my distortion pedal. I think I need more pedals, but I don't know what ones to get and looking them up doesn't necessarily give me the information I need to even know what ways they might change the sound.

I loved seeing so many happy faces united in a celebration of love.


GOALS

Declutter

Goal 1: Put items up on marketplace. [Moved to August - Started]

Goal 2: Plan next steps in the declutter. [DONE]


Finances

Goal 1: Get the tires changed/stored and the calipers handled on my car. [July - PARTIALLY DONE]

Goal 2: Book an appointment with my advisor to see if there is something I can do like take a small amount of my RRSP to wipe it all out, then get promptly back to contributing. [August]


Fitness

Goal 1: Finish the Paris challenge. [August - DONE]

Goal 2: Sign up for the next challenge. [August - DONE]

Goal 3: Purchase a rowing machine that folds up. [September - DONE]


Music

Goal 1: Continue researching the genre [July-September]

Goal 2: Come up with a practice routine. [August]


Twitch Update

Goal 1: Update the about list with your commands [July - DONE]

Goal 2: Get to Affiliate [?]

Goal 3: Install origami holder [July - DONE]


Writing

Goal 1: Add music to Popcorn Girl [July]

Goal 2: Edit 3+ chapters of Sparker [July-September]


Please check out my digital to-do list: https://trello.com/b/RM8yD3eq/rae-roy-general

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