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Hail Eris! She who brings chaos to my order; and order where I expect chaos. Especially on a Monday morning when trying to get one kid to school and the other one to Spain.

Spooky. S1E1 of Peaky Blinders and I'm characterising the major protagonists. "Ah so he's the Communist Agitator" I say to myself. Three seconds later they show his dossier and it reads..."Communist Agitator". πŸ€”

Kind of a painful night if sleep as I appear to have twisted my lumbar region quite uncomfortably again. I did spend a lot of time crashed out on an inflatable PVC soda yesterday (not like that you filthy-minded people).

Today I have to mobilise a teenager who is off to Spain tomorrow. They're also probably very hungover after knocking back the rum at yesterday's summer party.

For now: coffee and Peaky Blinders in the hope it'll inspire me to write.

Morning folks!

I'm shattered after a day in a tent drinking beer, eating street food and playing retro arcade games. G'night folks. ✌️❀️

I've baked bara brith and watched terrible TV all day. Not quite the productive day off I had planned but I get the feeling it's exactly what I needed.

Kids are gone to school and work. @Jo is on a training course. The house is cool and quiet, except for the sound of birds in the garden. Happy Solstice, folks (if that's your thing). 🌞

Can confirm. Writer's block. At least I made two awesome cous cous Bento boxes with veggies and salad for the boys to take to school and work, respectively. A net positive.

Off for four days now, first break this year. A few things to do over the weekend but I hope on doing some writing tomorrow.

So of course, I for one welcome the sudden onset of writer's block. πŸ˜•

Well, tonight's reading and quiet time time didn't happen. As @Jo came home from 12 hours at work and we talked about stuff on the sofa for an hour, pretty much non-stop. So that was particularly fucking awesome. πŸ’œ

2.7 million on a head shot from Nemesis after today's patch is nice. Up from 2.2 Mill before. πŸ˜‚

Blues on Radio 2 and psychology books. Guess I just started pushing out the other side of middle age. πŸ˜‚

The Happiness Hypothesis is turning out to be quite good. I like the author's writing style and so far it's a fairly deep comparison and analysis of psychology, neuroscience and Eastern philosophy. Particularly interesting to read about split-brain patients and experiments (not least of all as an epileptic myself).

It's going to be another week of muting (temp) and blocking (perm) toxic and unacceptable (to me) behaviour, it seems. This is typically manifesting in "all <noun>" bullshit generalisations. This sort of pernicious posting doesn't sit well with me. πŸ™

Biggest piece of advice I have: write for yourself. If people read it, that's a bonus.

Alt text doesn't match the image, sorry. But the quote is direct from my hardcopy of the book.

My Father's Day present: The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt. Looks to be interesting. You're not out and about in a village in East Cheshire today are you? If not, you have a twin who also has a beardy SO and a dog that looks like Ziggy. πŸ˜‚

When things are hectic, it's okay to say no or tell someone to ask you again later.

:WeAreNameless: Dear #WeAreNameless, do not forget that we have our monthly movie watching together here on Fedi tomorrow, Saturday the 15th of June!

:ameowbongo: We'll watch the #anime Akira (1988) at 18:00 UTC!

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