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Aug. 18th, 2016

For the last couple of months I've woken up every morning at 7am and can't get back to sleep for some reason. Regardless fo what time I go to sleep.
I realized the other day it's likely because where I sleep, the sun comes up and shines through the window right onto me. It's a small window and doesn't have a shade or blinds or anything, so today I thumbtacked a towel over it. Hopefully tomorrow I'll sleep in. That would be great.

A couple of days into not having facebook and not using twitter and I'm finding that I only occasionally miss it. And it's not even that I miss it really but that I find myself drifting in that direction when I'm bored. So instead I play video games or I draw. I've been drawing a lot lately. Digital painting in photoshop specifically.

This is what I'm currently working on:

I surprised myself with the background. I'd never attempted anything like that and I think it came out really good. I need to straighten out that horizon a bit but otherwise I'm happy with it. The figure (Caprica 6 from Battlestar Galactica) I'm still working on, obviously.

Ugh that horizon is bugging me. I'm going to fix it now. Brb.

There. That's better.

I hate LJ's text box btw. There's no scroll bar thing and my scroll wheel doesn't work inside of it. Is anyone still developing LJ and adding features and stuff or is it pretty much the same as it was five years ago? The "identify music" button doesn't work on the web interface. I wonder if it's still linked to Winamp, which doesn't exist anymore.

I'd like to rename my journal to joehumphrey but if Livejournal thinks I'm going to give them fifteen dollars to do it, they can meet me in hell.

Been on a Bruce Springsteen kick lately. Mostly and almost exclusively the Born to Run album. I go through phases sometimes where I'll listen to the same album over and over and over again until I know it front to back. Sucks for other people riding in the car with me, but oh well. You can do worse than Bruce.

An old childhood friend of mine reached out to me on facebook a couple of months ago and has been messaging me off and on trying to get me to catch up. I've been avoiding him though. We were really good friends when we were 9-13 or so but I moved and that was the end of it. I don't have especially good feelings about my childhood and I find revisiting it troubling sometimes. I also don't want to be rude either, but that's what i'm doing. I just haven't been responding. He messaged my mom (who, you know, he knew when I was a kid since she was there too) and she said that I should really message him and I say hi.

It's weird writing here again. I forgot how much I unloaded and vented here. I believe that training myself to write in 140 characters for Twitter was good for me in that it forced my to edit myself down and figure out ways to write economically, but I also think it changed the way I think in a way that perhaps wasn't great. Also, Twitter isn't a journal, and writing in a journal doesn't have to be economic. I think there's theraputic value to just puking all the garbage in my head onto my keyboard and getting it out. I've missed that. Now, whether or not anyone wants to read that is another story entirely. People have trained themselves to take information in 140 characters and headlines as well.

Doesn't matter I guess. This isn't for other people.

I just realized I forgot to put the lightning back onto the background in the second screenshot. Oh well. Maybe it's better that way. 


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Aug. 18th, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
To me, the lightning is wholly (and accurately) foreboding. I love it!
Aug. 18th, 2016 06:22 pm (UTC)
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