The main thing on my mind this week is, of course, work. Thursday was my last day at the old job and Monday will be the first day of the new job. The new job sent me a computer days before my start date, which might not sound that exciting but I’ve had some jobs where it took a whole week to get any equipment, so I think this is a good start.
Books and Other Words
I recently finished A Passage of Stars by Kate Elliott. It was good but I didn’t like is as much as some of her other books. Still, I’ve started the next book in the series so I clearly liked it enough. I thought the world and characters were interesting but the plot went in an unexpected direction. Girl leaves home and ends up being a revolutionary: a tale as old as time?
Meanwhile, on the internet:
- On Technology: Self-loathing and social media via Alicia Kennedy. I liked this piece about how we relate to social media in these internet-saturated times.
- All the King’s Women: The Fats via Fantasy Magazine. I have never liked Stephen King and here’s someone defining part of the problem.
- The Brilliance of Charo via The New York Times. Everyone else has already shared this because it’s great but I want to share it too.
Last Sunday, I cleared out my closet of everything that doesn’t fit or that I don’t like to wear and now I feel like I have no clothes. The fact is I still have the same amount of clothes that I can wear but it feels shitty getting rid of a bunch of clothes that I spent money on and got minimal use from. I am caught in a loop where I realize I have nothing to wear for whatever it is I’m doing, buy clothes in a panic, then the clothes only kind of fit (if at all) or I don’t like the style and now I’m stuck with a closet full of stuff I don’t want because it’s so hard to find plus-size clothes, let alone clothes that align with my sense of style and comfort. I’ve decided to slowly buy nice clothes I really like, that fit well, and, ideally, are from more sustainable companies. This probably sounds really basic if you’re a thin person but it’s a big deal for me.
It’s a short post today, but here are some cat photos for your nerves.