Dear Diary

A 1839-post collection

Friday, Day Zero, Bread and Business

One new case today, and the total's at twenty-three. One patient in the ICU, which is worrying me a bit.

Restrictions are easing, and the most important part, government sponsored daycare schools are allowed to remain open. Huzzah. Even better news from my perspective - I scrolled most of the way down my phone's news feed this AM and only saw that saggy orange canker sore once. Bonus - he didn't look happy.

I'm still breathing sighs of relief over here. It's post-stress lassitude that still has me feeling "heavy" and "soggy" and worn out. Like that fuzzy feeling after a big cry or the difficulty in moving after a long time in the bath or the pool. I've been stressing for a long time, so de-stressing afterwards is going to take a bit of a while, too.

Heck, I'm even getting ideas for a First Sentence for a novel. The sequel to KOSBOB, Kingdom of Sand: The Shining Spires I don't know about that title because "SS" is problematic. I like alliteration, too. Crystal Castle is probably copyright Hasbro. Suggestions welcome. Silicon City would give too much away for the bombshell...

I'm going to be spending some time in The Saurus for this one.

In the news:

  • Biden in charge might boost the global economy
  • Tennis star who whined about quarantine is revealed to have the plague after all. Is she glad she didn't infect anyone else now? It's unclear
  • Biden's press secretary is the centre of some crushes, apparently
  • Muppet's in major financial difficulty
  • Biden's first act was to undo some of the disasterous decisions of the Muppet
  • The world's media loves Biden more than Muppet
  • QLD mum discovers home intruder had been living in her roof
  • WA pushing to leave Australia once more, and I predict that it'll cause more problems than it solves, just like Brexit
  • Plans on where to put incoming quarantiners is still a matter for active debate, as nowhere is actually good
  • Muppet's kiddies now left high and dry because dad's bad rep
  • Student dies suddenly, sparking some concerns over expected workload for the young
  • NSW finally records no new local cases
  • Man demands nudes before date, sparks internet outrage
  • Dead whale on beach in Victoria causes shark alerts
  • Rejoining Paris Accord is going to cost the USA $2 trillion say experts - how much did leaving it cost the USA, you moist drongoes?

I've made The Bikkie, I have Wilson growing on my desk. I'm going to make bread and unfuck the house today. At a later point I may look into adding random ideas to my wiki - untouched since... ::wince::

I might reserve that for Thursdays in future. Thursday or weekends. This Saturday, I hope to get my sunnies back from the shops. I'm working on a better routine for mental health benefits. We'll see what works.

Thursday, Day Zero, Wonderful Things!

First - the bad news. There's two new cases and the total's at twenty-five.

Now the great news:

I Found A Reader!

::confetti and curlytoots: Wooo!

The very nice guy is Darius Marley and has decided they like my writing and is willing to read it out loud to listeners like you.

Spread the word.

We both need income and hopefully, touting each other on the interwebs will lead to greater things. Go visit. Go listen. Spread the word.

You can listen

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Wednesday, Day 0, Seeking Return Policy

There's three new cases today, and the total is at twenty-six. All from overseas and so forth, but still concerning. I have my new glasses and I have to go back to the place I got them from because the magnetic sunnies that came with are chockerblock full of bubbles, rendering a coherent view of the world - and therefore their purpose - moot.

I'll see what can be done about that ASAP. I need my sunnies.

The good news is that

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Tuesday, Day 0, The Shuffle On

Not only do I have Patreon nonsense to organise today, but I also have my new glasses ready and a Miss Chaos to outfit for the school year ahead. Also a new episode of Critical Role dropped on YouTube so you know I'm going to binge me some D&D.

Currently, waiting for the shops to open whilst getting my mandatory creative nonsense done. Soon on my agenda is a lot of copy-pasta to get the Patreon stuff out there at

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Monday, Day 0, need to get wriggling

School holidays are coming to an end, so Miss Chaos and I need to make some decisions. Undies, lunch box arrangements, water bottle nonsense, pants, but shoes are a MUST.

Last year's shoes should really be found and tossed. They were three breaths from falling apart anyway.

But not today. Today, I am unfuckening the house and cleaning away the bread mess of the weekend, and then slobbing for the rest of the day. Perhaps working on the prompt from Tale Foundry.

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Sunday, Day Zero, Lazy Day

Twenty-nine total cases, only one of which is new. I'm still nervous about the high number of cases. Paranoia is fun.

I got a LOT achieved yesterday, mostly on the "while you're there" principal. Let's see. In order:

  1. Start bread thawing
  2. Fetch parcel [I now own two copies of the TAZ board game and I don't know how that happened since they didn't ship to Aus when I ordered it]
  3. Cash in bottles and cans at the recycle place [something close to
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Saturday, Day Zero, PLNs

I have another parcel waiting for me, and the creeping realisation that I need more stuff than I thought. Today is going to be expensive.

Two of today's three cases are from overseas and the third is "an historic case" according to the QLD Premiere. The news there doesn't say how it's historic and I couldn't see anything about it in the headlines.

The young lass in the news for potentially spreading the plague in Queensland is actually NOT a trouble. She

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Friday, Day Zero, Bread

Four new cases, taking the count to twenty-seven. They're all overseas cases and the authorities are looking for the daughter of a case who may have been infected during a hospital visit. She might have somehow missed all the PSA's all over the place with pictograms and simple language as part of their design features.

The Repugnicans left their spines at home during the Impeachment vote. Only ten of them actually stood up and admitted their alleged leader was a sack of

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Thursday, Day Zero, Arts and Farts Time?

Two new cases from overseas, taking the total to twenty-six. We're approaching critical mass for the One Arsehole Theory. There's also a potential for a Karen from across the waters to find a way to bypass security and bring an even more virulent strain into our sunburned land.

Last I heard about things, Queensland -and then the rest of Australia- is reducing the number of people from overseas allowed to come in.

I am enacting some PLNs to get back into arts

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Wednesday, Day Zero, New Anthology Who Dis

What I thought of as the last story of 2020 was actually the first story of 2021. At least I was only one story out. And I only had the fail towards the end of the year. Huzzah. My footnotes on the other hand...

I have one hundred and sixty-something footnotes. I've checked them up to the 80's and the count is already out by two. I might have closer to one hundred and seventy-something footnotes. Time will tell.

By the way,

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Monday, Day Two, Dictator's Fallout

This week, we are watching the debris from 2020 coming to a close. 2020 itself is the debris that is a direct result of 2016. My alarm this morning was We Didn't Start the Fire by Billy Joel and... yeah... Today is the consequences of yesterday. And on and on it goes.

Social media platforms all over the map are cutting off the gigantic orange canker sore living in the Whitehouse. Even the Repugnican party wants to oust him from office. Well.

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Sunday, Day One, Sigh

Twenty-one active cases, but no new infections. Huzzah? Meanwhile, the USA narrowly avoided being on fire by today. The Repugnicans in office attempted to identify the rioters as "antifa", which makes in now officially code for "anyone the right wing finds currently inconvenient". Whoops.

Several arrests have already been made. Turns out that the Capitol police who were off duty were in the rioting crowd. No firkin wonder the ones on duty treated the rioters with kid gloves.

There needs to be

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Saturday, Day Zero, Hiding a lot

Queensland is now in mega lockdown for three days. There's nine new cases, all apparently from overseas and caught in quarantine. There's twenty-three total active cases and... yeah... not going very far from home because of that.

Fun times.

It's four in the morning and I have been awake since the late hours of the evening previous, so I'm going to take a nap and then get on with today's tale.

The Muppet's rolled over and pleaded for his minions to go

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Friday, Day Zero, Lost that bet

Turns out the Proud Boys and company are not nearly as dedicated to their "cause" as any other protestors in the US. Nothing was lit on fire, but plenty of property was wrecked and the federal crime of MAIL THEFT was committed and confirmed with selfies by the idiots posted online. With the local police just letting them in and one confirmed tear gas grenade, they were treated with kid gloves all the way despite being worse than any given agent provocateur

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Thursday, Day Zero, USA imploding live on YouTube

The Proud Boys and other racist x-phobic shitholes are rioting in Washington DC on the insistance of the Lame Duck a'Lorange in the Whitehouse. People have been shot. Bombs have been found. The Muppet has told them all that he loves them. It's a clusterfuck in a dumpster fire and I knew this was going to happen.

It's been a long time in coming, but it's come. FBI and SWAT teams have entered the Capitol and it's a coin toss as to

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