Morning Pages: August 22nd, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I've been locking myself down until I think it's safe to go out again. 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.

I wish there was a party parrot like the one in Slack, but I don't think the GitHub flavored Markdown supports it, so here's a parrot:


and a true party parrot:

I'm not quite sure what TV show I'll watch next, or when I'll start watching it, or whether I really want to keep watching TV. I think when I asked for recommendations for shows, he brought up Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, and Veep. That's a lot of airtime, airtime that I might spend better going outside or reading books or doing other stuff. I do think it's a good fallback in case I get sucked down a YouTube binge though. A TV show binge is finite; a YouTube binge is eternal. It's nice to know that I'm not too attached to any one TV show, and that I enjoy watching it and that it's something I'm learned to look forward to at the end of the day. Now that I have that in my back pocket, I should probably look for other things to do with my time. Like stretching, I don't think I've stretched for a few months, it's pretty crazy.

I'm looking at this bank of 100 AAA batteries that I purchased. I originally thought that there would be no way I could avoid using up my batteries for my headphones, then I discovered the volume dial on my cable and that was that. So I'm not sure what to do with these batteries. I have hundreds of them unused in my apartment back in Virginia, so I might as well bring it back with me when the time's right.

Nice thing about this purchase is the NVMe mounting screw set I purchased in order to get free shipping. I'm running out of disk space on my laptop due to the amount of node_modules/ I need to install, and I purchased a second, 2TB NVMe drive in order to complement my existing 256GB NVMe drive. Hopefully it's not too difficult to attach a second drive.