It was really beautiful outside today but it took me until 7 PM to muster the energy to leave my apartment. Brad has friends in town for their annual biking extravaganza so I was excited to have some time to myself. I was planning to write this post, work on that song, go to the gym and possibly even get my nails done. But that was overly ambitious, I should have known. I think deep down I knew it was overly ambitious because when I don’t have a hard schedule for the day, sometimes I can’t get myself to go outside. On days like this, the thought of going outside becomes this scary, stressful, impossible thing. I guess the fact that I was able to leave my apartment at some point and even go to the gym is a small victory. For today.
Here’s what I really did today. I opened WordPress, wrote a few lines and then I:
- compared vacuum cleaners (I wish I could spring for this one but will more realistically spring for this one)
- checked for Bughead updates from Wonder Con (guys, I love Riverdale)
- made a playlist for this blog post
I’m trying to make this “digest” post a weekly habit. With that, here are a few more pieces of media on my radar:
Oxenfree – I’ve been getting into indie games and so far Oxenfree is my favorite. It’s a choose your own adventure game that’s like Stranger Things meets Freaks and Geeks. I should say that the game is creepy not scary. If it was legitimately scary, I wouldn’t be able to play it (for reference I watched The Shining in highschool and had to pee with the bathroom door open for a month). Gorgeous art direction, music and dialogue. Even if you don’t play video games, you can enjoy Oxenfree because it’s all about how your actions and conversation affect those around you. It kind of feels like taking a personality test if you’re into that sort of thing.
Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race at a gay bar – This season is mine and Brad’s first time watching RuPaul’s Drag Race live with a bunch of other screaming fans and now I feel like I didn’t really watch the other seasons because I didn’t watch them like this. It’s LIFE CHANGING and LIFE AFFIRMING. And I don’t have a favorite queen this season! They’ve all been so lovely except for the one that got the villain edit.
This post from Molly Wizenburg blew me away. It’s one of those pieces of writing that could’ve sprung from a writing exercise where you pick an object and write about the first thing that comes to mind. This one starts with a chair from Molly’s teenage bedroom and a specific memory of her late father. From there she goes on to address big themes like change, separation and happiness.
Hope you enjoy the playlist. Until next time!