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Morning Pages: March 23rd, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of partial lockdown. To alleviate fear and stress, my writer's group has put together a daily “morning pages” get-together on Zoom in order to touch base before starting the day. Here's some of my brief thoughts.


This week was the first week I forgot to submit my Pioneer weekly update on time. At least, that's the email I woke up to. Pretty concerning because most people probably need less than 9 weeks in order to get somewhere. I managed to submit something and keep my progress, but it was spooky that I could lose progress.

On a more positive note, I did manage to create some IFTTT applets for my sleep log. I can register certain phrases with my Google Home, and then send myself emails for sleep log events. It's not my full routine, because usually I fall asleep to Calm's Sleep Stories that I play on my phone, and since Calm doesn't have a public API, I can't wire it to the Google Home (would have to scrape media assets and send them instead), but now if I locked my phone up until past midnight I wouldn't be worried I don't know the time.

I also added a new cooking website @ https://cooking.yingw787.com. Hopefully this spurs me to cook more because having only one recipe is a bit lame. Also appreciate how much effort went into hugo-minimo-theme, the theme I'm using (and a good number of hugo themes besides) weren't all that great.

I sense my mood fluctuates with the weather. Today, it's gray, cold, and rainy, and I feel lethargic and unmotivated. Strangely enough, it's actually a great day to go outside. Any virus in the air should be caught my the rain, and the sidewalks should also be fresher. I shouldn't let this opportunity go to waste.

I found this picture this weekend, but I couldn't get it because I blocked Reddit on my laptop and locked up my phone. Look at this puppy! I love everything about this picture.

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