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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 07:27 am
There's been a weird malaise in me recently, which is amusing given how busy I've been -- my motto for June was "Survive June" and I seem to have done fairly well, though June's not quite over yet. I had two conferences bookending a week in Texas, and I survived all of that, at least. Mostly productive work, though towards the tail end of conference #2 I was dragging a lot, and that hasn't passed off yet.

I'm running a 5K not this weekend but next, in Chinatown, and while in theory I'm capable (I did the Color Run a few weeks back, at the start of Survive June, and broke my personal best pace/time), it's been rough going on the running front lately. I was meant to get up and run this morning and somehow managed to just straight-up sleep through three alarms. Fortunately alarm #4 is the "Get up if you want to get to work on time" alarm and that one got me up, but that's very unusual for me. Usually I wake up at four regardless of alarm.

I know googling medical symptoms tends to cause Google Hypochondria in a lot of people, but does anyone else ever feel super-relieved when they google what they think they might have and it becomes immediately obvious they don't? Like I did google mononucleosis, just in case, but I don't have enough symptoms other than "Man I'm tired" to qualify, and anemia is out since I had a blood test for it relatively recently. I'm just effin' tired.

But there is a three-day weekend coming, and at least the weather's nice for running; tomorrow I'll try again. I have a new route I want to try, which is 5K itself with a turnaround at a 24-hour hot dog stand in the middle; I'm considering the French Fry Invitational....
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 08:28 pm
What haven't you read this week?

We all have things we mean to read, but never quite find the time, whether it's a bunch of unopened tabs, or an ever growing pile of books by the bed.

What's on your to-be-read list this week
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 11:52 am
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoken to young people about Brexit and vote differences between old and young people
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 11:59 pm
Why is Hillary Clinton so often associated with the word "bitch" - and how offensive is it?
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 12:00 am
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June 29th, 2016: This comic is a sequel to this comic AND this comic! It's so crazy I've gotten to make two sequels to that comic. Thank you all so much for reading my comics; making Dinosaur Comics was and is the best job in the world, it's changed the course of my life, and it's all thanks to your support. <3 <3 <3

– Ryan

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 07:04 am
First off, my name is Tom. To most people I'm a 30 year old bisexual genderqueer trans man currently in the middle of transitioning. Which pretty much means I pass sometimes and sometimes not. I'm a mix of a Slavic/Norse Pagan because nothing about me seems to be simple. I don't use the Heathen label because reasons.

Politics: My politics are on the left )

Mental Stuff: I'm on the autistic spectrum with the original diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, so I'm pretty neurotypical passing except when I'm not. I also deal with depression and anxiety. Neither are fun. Right now my current job is exasperating these issues, so I'm a bit of an overwhelmed mess and am trying to find the spoons to find a new job. I also am dealing with some kind of trauma from past abusive relationships, so there's that.

Hug Policy: Virtual hugs are a weird thing for me. I'm okay with them from some people and not okay with them from most. Please offer a hug in a comment if you feel the need to give me a virtual hug. If you ever meet me in person, please ask me before you hug me. I will probably ask you first as well, which I know most people find odd, but it's how I'd like people to treat me.

Hobbies/Interests: writing original fantasy fiction, jewelry making (currently focusing on off the loom bead-weaving), fiber arts (mostly cross-stitch with an eye to start knitting and spinning), being a history nerd (I want to actually make this into a career), reading (both fiction and non-fiction)

Fandoms I dabble in from time to time: Sailor Moon, Harry Potter, various other ones as they catch my eye. Lately I've been mostly just consuming content and occasionally reading fanfic though I am dipping my toes a bit into Harry Potter fandom on tumblr.

Things that make me happy: Shiny things. Dinosaurs. Birds. Snakes. Strawberries. Other things I can't think of at the moment.

Relationships: Currently single. Slightly unhappy with this fact, but it's better than being in a bad relationship. I don't do poly (because it means I'm always the secondary) and I don't do friends with benefits. Don't say you love me unless you actually mean it. If I ever confess a crush to you, /don't offer to be friends with benefits/. I am demisexual, which for me means I only am sexually attracted to people who I am romantically attracted to in the first place.

(Other things will be added as I think of them. Just needed to have an intro sticky again.)
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 01:01 pm
* ordered laptop case
* ordered laptop case modifications