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Three nice moments noticed and lived in

January 12, 2017 - 17:58 -- Admin

It's easy to dwell on shitty crap. One way to break out of it is to notice nice moments when they happen then live in those moments. So here are three.As I waited for the bus I watched a pair of galahs in a tree.I caught a bendy-bus to the shops—and I was the only passenger.After an exhausting pain-wracked walk home I had a shower then hopped in the blow up pool. I sat for 10 minutes with my eyes closed and just blissed out.Moments grabbed, lived and loved for the win.

Fail to strangle a baby in its crib then watch it strangle back

January 10, 2017 - 13:11 -- Admin

As a confirmed wikaholic and a nerd I spend entire days lost in Wikipedia following interesting wikis. I've read a lot about revolutions of late and how those movements govern themselves and others and it very much seems to be a case of baby see, baby do.Each of the big revolutions such as Russia in 1917 and in China from 1911 onward until 1949 when the communists won saw these revolutions countered with foreign actors supplying materiel and money to do so.It turns out revolutionaries take th

Book nasties

January 7, 2017 - 13:04 -- Admin

As a short fat kid unable to do sport I read a lot of books. I read books to transport me out of the real and horrible world into worlds of magic and wonder where even a short fat kid can forget he's those things.

Risked a chicken run

January 7, 2017 - 12:14 -- Admin

I had to enter the pen to collect eggs and face off against the duck. This time I went on the offence and when I entered I grabbed the duck and put it on the compost bin. It's about four feet high so the duck can safely hop off but it takes a while for it to leap to do so.As it was dazed by my bin-relocation and unable to attack me I checked the new hutch for eggs and finding none then checked the old, seeing five.

Sounds of the Australian summer handled ... for now

January 6, 2017 - 13:43 -- Admin

With PTSD some sounds are murder on your soul; depending, that is, on how fired up your PTSD is.The Australian summer in the suburbs is blessed with pleasant noise like birdsong but infested with the unpleasant like mower or blower noise.With much rain there is much mowing and in a street in the suburbs that happens a lot.It happened at our house. But as part of exposure tolerance I didn't hide with ears covered. I acted normally as if the noise was not there.

Ping #11 is away

January 5, 2017 - 14:48 -- Admin

I spent four an a half hours on a proper job application. So that's ping #11 away—and sent early too. I sat down with the mission to do it and then actually did it in one fell sitting.I didn't print but I did read aloud before I sent it and caught some shockers. At least this time I invested in quality management. I got prompted to go for the ping and I didn't let it pass; that was my mission and it's therefore mission accomplished.