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11 July 2021

 Song mood: Hunting High and Low by A-Ha. One day I would like to sit down and write a collection of short stories inspired by each song on the album.

The power came on at 7:29 this morning. It’s been a strange weekend because of the storms and power outage. Last night I was so tired that I feel asleep before 10:00pm. I read in the candlelight. I know I should have done some ideating in the candlelight, but I was tired and reading convinced me to go to bed early.


I got this weird email yesterday. It said thank you for registering with Zola. And that it’s okay to be excited for your big day. If you need help picking a venue, click on this link or if you need help with flowers click on this link. I looked up the website, the customer service number is a Californian number, a legit website. Anyway. 

I didn’t sign up for this website. I thought it weird. I checked the registries on the website and didn’t find my name. I thought, maybe someone is obsessed. Which would be a neat story to write. A guy in a relationship that he didn’t know about. And if I were writing a romance, the woman who signed up for the website with his email address would be someone he was upset with. There’s tension in that story with a bit of comedy mixed in.


So this next week, I will work on brainstorming out the rest of my Trevor mystery. I will write a couple of scenes. I will take some time to brainstorm ideas in general to see where that takes me. 

For exercise, I’ll work on getting more steps. Since I have had a lot of joint pain, I have stopped lifting weights. I will just have to walk more.


I think because of the heat, I probably won’t dress up for free comic book day. So at the moment, I’m thinking about what I’m going to do next year. I like the idea of varient Loki.

I discovered the idea of wigs. I can’t believe I haven’t thought about this before. Wigs are an easy way to look like certain characters without worrying about getting special haircuts or dying your hair different colors. I’ll probably dye hair again soon, but this time jet black. 

But with a wig, I wouldn’t need to grow out my hair. When I was in my teens and twenties, I had hair that went half-way down my back. It would be combed back and put into a ponytail. Then when I moved to Omaha the first time, I cut it all off. I wouldn’t really want long hair again, it would be a bit uncomfortable in my opinion.

I’m looking forward to FCBD. I’m hoping that I bump into people I know. Talk about comic books, talk about artists and just have fun being who I am with other people.

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