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2017-08-09 12:08 am

The L Word

Had no clue that the show is on it's way back. Will post more tomorrow.
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2017-06-19 11:24 pm

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After dinner, I got dessert. Cookies & Cream ice cream. Just a couple of scoops. Now I feel like I miscalculated that, and ate a bit too much. Haven't over eaten in a long time. :/ Not a  nice feeling to fall asleep on.

I've been watching a lot of baseball lately. My dear Nationals lost today. :( I kinda want to go to Game of Thrones night for the June 23rd game vs Cincinnati.
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2017-06-13 01:03 am
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Quick Post

Been in a rut lately in all aspects of my life. Also feeling a little bit down. For the past couple of weeks, it feels as though everything I do take a lot of mental effort. Pretty sure I read an article that said our heads weigh heavier when we're thinking or have a heavy emotional weight. Need to find it, but that's trippy, if true.

Haven't wrote much of anything either. Bummer. At least I feel better being able to write this entry though. So that's something. With the self-help book, I'm stuck at the part where I write out all my anger about how I was treated a child and not send it. It's silly, but I feel really disloyal if I point the anger outwards instead of inwards.

I've been watching House Hunters for ideas for building houses in the Sims 4. Someday I will have a house better than my Sims.
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2017-05-31 06:59 pm
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Bwahaha

 All of my favorite shows are on hiatus except for a few that have their finales coming up next week and a couple of weeks from now. Now I have no excuse to just sit down and write. Ha!

Still I need to catch up on Doctor Who and watch Class. I've been taking my time with those.

Deep conditioned my hair. My hair is a currently a ball of soft fluff. I love it. Thinking about brownish red highlights to show more curl definition.
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2017-05-26 03:05 am
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Late Night Post!

Working on some emotional issues using a book called "Healing Your Emotional Self". Usually self help books and myself are like oil and water, but everything is clicking with me on a deep level. Time to slay the dragon that has been hiding behind a lot of memories that I try to push out.

On a cheerier note, I started watching a British show called "Chewing Gum". I meant to watch one episode and ended up watching two from the first season. Michaela Coel and crew crack me up.
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2017-05-17 05:51 pm
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Stupid ole plot

There's an idea for a story that's been rolling around in my brain. Just thought of a title for it. (Usually the hardest part.) Now the potential characters are starting to form well.

The only thing giving me trouble is the plot. Cool setting and situations are just window dressing without actual substance. It's like having the itchiest mosquito bite known to man on your back in a spot you can't reach. That's how annoyed I am right now. Everything is just in reach except for the plot. Usually it's the other way around for me.

Thinking about messing around in a word processor until the plot works its way up to the forefront of my mind. Maybe reading a book will do the trick. Who knows. *sigh*
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2017-05-13 10:23 pm
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Fixed my internet!!!

After the Windows 10 Creator update, my internet connection had been spotty and annoying. Disconnects and extremely slow loading of anything. I ignored the issues for awhile. Which is a bad habit I have that I'm trying to weed out.

The simple answer? Using a driver for my USB wireless adapter. Everything went back to normal as soon as I restarted my desktop. It seems faster now that I enabled a setting in Device Manager for the adapter for multimedia/gaming. That was the bright side in all of this.
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2017-05-06 03:02 am
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Had a busy week. More like do chores and catch up on my shows.

Criminal Minds was great this week. My heart isn't sick for one of my babies on the team though they may have one hell of a season finale this year. So glad that they've been renewed for a 13th season.

The Flash finally had the Savitar reveal, and I was vindicated on my guess as to who the villain could be. 

Greenleaf shocked me. Like I wasn't expecting a situation to go down like that. Pure drama.

My Washington Wizards prevailed against the Boston Celtics a couple of nights ago. The series is 2-1 now. I'm just disappointed that Oubre Jr. was ejected and then suspended from the coming up game. He lost his cool, but I'm confident that he has learned his lesson. He's 21 and fired up.

My viewing life is pretty good right now.

PS- The WGA got what I'm wanted and I'm glad.
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2017-04-30 12:57 pm
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Sports, Legion, Doctor Who, Chess,

 My sports fan self is freaking out during the NBA and NHL playoffs. Both teams are in the second round of the playoffs. Both teams like to scare me at times. Yesterday my Washington Capitals got embarrassed by the Pittsburgh Penguins. The game started out strong. Kept attacking the Penguins. Then the free fall started. My inner sports fan curled up into a fetal position after the Penguins scored their fifth goal. It was a home game, too. They are two games down in this series. The Washington Wizards are playing their first game against the Boston Celtics in a few minutes. These two teams are extremely competitive against each other. Hoping that both teams keep their cool and let it show through their skill and athleticism.

Finally finished the rest of Legion! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't wait till next season. Short seasons leave out episodes that could be classified as filler, and I'm fine with that.

Finally saw the first two episodes of Doctor Who! I really like Bill. Doctor doing Doctor things. I also love Matt Lucas being added  to the show.

I got the chess bug again. This time around, I'm checking out lessons on chess.com. Chess is still fun.
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2017-04-26 11:07 pm
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So humid today! Had to break out the tank top today. AC isn't back online till May 1st, so I just have some days to go.

Just noticed that I lost some weight around my middle. Drinking water, exercise, and eating better is working pretty well right now. This has been my strategy for the past month and a half. I definitely feel better. Too bad my scale is broken. Now I just need to go to bed on time.

Saw the Tax Proposal today. Not a fan of losing individual tax credits. This is all I'm going to say about it.

Just signed up on chess.com to brush up on my chess skills. I remember when I used to spend my free periods before lunch playing chess in my home room. At first I was afraid to play against someone, then there was a sort of camaraderie between all of us. It was a couple of us girls and some guys. It was nice that no one really cared about anything else but playing. Only friendly smack talk, but no one was hurt by it. So great. I think I was more or less at around .500 win record at that time.

I meditated for ten minutes today! New record!
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2017-04-23 08:52 pm
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My aunt passed away a few days ago. Going to remember the good days and not some of the bad days. She chose to finish her days in her house. She had a debilitating stroke a few months ago, then had another one a few weeks ago. Sad, but at least she went the way she wanted. Surrounded by family and friends who made her comfortable at home.

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Starting the day with meditation is the way to go for me. My mind's more clear afterwards. Also mindfulness isn't that difficult to maintain. Good stuff. Yesterday I was off kilter.
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2017-04-19 11:24 pm

Washington Sports Update

Let me start with the Washington Wizards playoff game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Wizards won, but the Refs were making tic for tac calls and being inconsistent with both teams. It disrupted the flow of the game. It had the flow of a football game. Nearly had a headache coming on before the fourth quarter. I will like to thank Brandon Jennings for keeping the Wizards in the game despite the frequent and questionable calls. He kept the momentum up that enabled the win. So far the Wizards are 2-0 in the series.

Next the Washington Capitals also had a playoff game, but against the Toronto Maple Leafs. They had a great game from what I heard. Turned to the channel too late to catch the end of it, and I forgot to DVR the game. >_< They also won. Heard that Tom Wilson had a great goal save and then scored on the shift afterwards. Now they are 1-2 in the series. Rally back Caps!

The Nationals had two grand slams (Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman). They had a good night and won this game of the regular season. Hoping they can make it back to the playoffs later this year.
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2017-04-18 11:42 pm

Biggest pet peeve right now

I hate it when I'm trying to watch a show with someone, and all they do is badmouth the show. Most of the time I agree, but it raises my blood pressure. It shouldn't bother me. Really it shouldn't. But it does. What makes it worst is when I am trying to get back on my meditation and not letting other people get me down/annoy me too much. Tells self to breathe.

This is why I try to avoid watching Doctor Who or other shows that bring me joy with that person. The only shows that I can watch in peace with this person are The Leftovers, Fargo, and (oddly enough) Lethal Weapon.

Want to end this on a happy note. I decided to dedicate myself to learning how to read (and someday speak) French. I'm taking baby steps with learning about Web Development from Coursera. Nothing better than a free course and exercises to do. I just want to see if it's something that I may like. My Opendiary was all about that primitive HTML back in the day.  Need to pace myself with Learning How To Learn. It's pretty interesting.

Off to take a shower before bed!

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2017-04-17 09:22 pm
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The Leftovers

Just watched the Season 3 opener. Wowzers is all I can say about it without being spoilery. It was really, really good. All I have to say is, unconventional but committed to the banality of life Kevin.

A longer entry will be made after I digest the episode some more.
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2017-04-16 11:49 pm
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Coursera

There's a Coursera course about learning that I didn't think I would be too into. Well I was wrong. It's called Learning How to Learn. I thought it was just going to go cover different learning techniques and not really talk about the neuroscience of learning which is fascinating. 

Now I really want to improve my sleep hygiene!

www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn/home/welcome

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2017-04-16 02:58 am
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Something that gets on my nerves...

So I have tummy fat that's being stubborn and my butt is flabby at the moment. For the past couple of weeks, I have become more active. Things like getting on an elliptical and just general exercise that I used to do.

Then a family member saw me eating some cheese and crackers. And ranted to me about how I'm just going to let myself get fat and how increasing my exercise isn't going to work. Which is true. But it wasn't like I was going to eat all of it in five minutes then eat some more. The AC isn't on until May, but it's humid hot. When it's humid hot I just want something light and snacky to eat with water until dinner time.

I didn't say all that, but the little rage bunny inside of myself was getting angry. I never act out or say anything back to retaliate (lost cause). It's just annoying and condescending.

Grrr...
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2017-04-14 11:52 pm
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Stuck in One Place

The humidity wasn't out to kill me today, which is always a plus. I make it a point to remember the beautiful non-humid days with acceptable levels of pollen wafting about. Because soon it's going to flip to a humid, pollen mess within a week. We have such a short window for ideal weather.

I've been thinking about moving to another state. The DC area is getting too expensive for me, but I don't have the cash, on hand or saved to make a big move. Maybe it's because I'm the only one of my friends and family who haven't moved out of the area for a period of time. Right now my priorities are to save money, pay off my student loans, and move to a more affordable area. Someone told me about Phoenix, and I've been checking that out. Though I know in my heart of hearts that I'm just going to continue in this area.

Talked to Mom today. Just chatted about new movies coming out. Also struggling to understand what movie she was talking about that was coming out soon. It's the Girls Trip movie with Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish.
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2017-04-13 12:38 am
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Boring but red

Yesterday/Today was pretty boring.

I polished my nails Bus Stop Crimson by Orly. Did an okay job on it. Not perfect, but the flaws (slight smudging) aren't very noticeable.

No new Criminal Minds tonight. (Boo!) But there were two back to back episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. I'll probably watch those tomorrow evening before Riverdale comes on.

Still mindmapping and doing a little bit of research for the Criminal Minds fanfic.
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2017-04-11 10:48 pm

Good Day

I was totally feeling myself today. Bantu knot out wasn't perfect but delightfully messy. Finally arched my eyebrows correctly for the first time in a few months and it shows. No fragrance because I've come to terms with my nose don't like most of my favorite ones. So for right now my deodorant has to suffice. My makeup didn't look like it was going to melt down my face, though I want to try my other foundation. The foundation I used today oxidized a little bit, and I wasn't feeling it. I may try the other foundation tomorrow, and see how it goes.

I've been looking up different places around the country. I know for a fact that I couldn't move now or even in a few months, but it's nice to take a look at what could be. Since I don't mind heat, I've been looking at Phoenix, Arizona.

Made sure to update my income driven payment plan information. It was pretty easy on the Federal Student Loan site. It's way user friendly than the one they had up years ago.

Just finished refreshing some of my French skills in Duolingo. My goal is to finish that branch and move on to Spanish.
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2017-04-11 01:48 am

Plain Sight - Criminal Minds

Just realized that the unsub that read the hell out of the team plays the Reverse Flash on The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow. Blew my mind.