And...number 1...best bami all time...
it's friday, which means my first week back to school after spring break is almost over. thank god. school is eternally exhausting. ap exams are coming up and i am not looking forward to them :/
today was the first day of the local comic con, and i went with four of my friends!!! it's been cancelled for the last two years, so i'm glad it was finally happening again this year.
started watching serial experiments lain finally, really enjoying it so far ( ᐛ )و
i spent all 70 of the dollars i brought with me, and got a signed photo from some guy who apparently was a klingon actor in deep space nine! (haha i've only watched 2 episodes of dsn but i managed to almost hold a conversation) i got a really nice steven universe fan zine too, along with a bunch of stickers and a couple art prints.
for lunch, we ended up walking downtown to get burritos my favorite restaurant that i haven't been to in forever, definitely worth the mile walk down but the mile walk up was a pain--
two of the previously mentioned friends ended up coming home w me because my neighbor is having a late birthday party, so i ended up spending over 12 hours with both of them,, kind of exhausted (socially, physically, and mentally) now!!
not looking forward to that :/ because i've been spending more time studying this last week, i've had less time to draw/game which means my bad moods get worse
a pretty chill day. been working on going through the ap daily review videos in preparation for my upcoming ap european history exam. may 6th, babyy--
almost done with this week! joined a study group discord which has been helpful in motivating me to keep up with my assignments and studying, though i have yet to have a proper conversation there.
finally bought a new thing of boba pearls, it's been over two weeks since i've last had some which was an uncomfortable change from my nearly daily boba (i like being able to chew my tea, just drinking liquid is boring)
finished making the button for my necities, not quite sure if i love it but it's not bad. gotta actually finish up my button page though so i can post it there.
only a week left until ap exams!!! working hard ⊂(=_= ；
decided to make myself a nice lunch today instead of just packing some leftovers from the day before, and i'm really excited for lunch now. it took almost an hour to cook the rice and the soup, but i think it was worth it, actually doing stuff when i get up helps me keep my energy high throughout the day.
*~*~ procrastinator v. workaholic ~*~*
I read an excerpt of this book about just how strange eels are. The excerpt made a big impression on me. For hundreds of years, nobody had any clue where eels came from. They just thought they were kind of magic? Eels live in rivers and streams as adults but swim into the open ocean and all the way to the Sargasso Sea (the current-free middle bit of the North Atlantic) to lay their eggs and die. So that's where they're born, too, and live their young lives. Strange, toothy-grinned beasts. I want to read the whole book.
I love how the grocery store sells these tomatoes as "TOMATO GRAPE CHERRY".
Why not tack a few more on?
TOMATO GRAPE CHERRY PEAR LEMON CANTALOUPE STRAWBERRY
Part of me wants to work 14 hours a day, to always be going. Then there's this other part that says, No. You can't do anything else today. You are a slug. A happy slug.
Sometimes I just go lay in bed and look up at the ceiling fan, spinning around, pushing the air down, spinning too fast for me to see the blades as more than a blur, unless I blink my eyes open for just a split second. I lay there and stare up at the fan in lieu of thinking or acting or sometimes even breathing. It's very predictable.
Lately I've been writing 1,000 words in my journal every night. Which seems to me like an odd perversion or at best a compulsion. Maybe it's the weird number-counting. But then I was explaining it to my therapist, and she was like, "Wow. It's hard to get people to write, like, a paragraph." Which just reminded me how much our society codes certain things as "good" and "virtuous" and somehow my favorite things of like, reading books and writing down bullshit are now placed in the same category as other supposedly unpleasant but socially virtuous activities like exercising or eating organic or volunteering. Which I basically like all those things, too! But when they have the veneer of a certain social class, and a certain desire to be seen a certain way—it gets hard to tease out where the pleasure lies. For me, I try to approach the journal as a total indulgence, like eating ice cream from the carton or doing your eye makeup just so.
News outlets like a never ending tale. They break one story one day and build up a bunch of unanswered questions and then move on to the next thing the next day, never closing the book on the previous story. The story dies and is forgotten without any real resolution.
News Trails is an effort to follow the meta story that the news is telling, across different articles, in a day-by-day fashion, and closing out the story when it's done.
A News Trails post will be continually updated until the tag in the caption says [Closed].
[Closed] America-Russia Tension
Anthony Blinken says that the main goal is a weakened Russia, not a liberated Ukraine
Moscow accuses the USA of a proxy war in retaliation to the above comment
Note: This is a Trails post, and was/will be updated until closed.
Russia releases an American prisoner as part of an exchange, easing tensions
President Biden asks for $33 Billion more in funding for Ukraine. Reiterates that the USA is NOT at war with Russia
What started off as a premonition of relations advancing towards even more brinksmanship concluded with a prisoner exchange, and a clear declaration that the USA and Russia are not, and don't intend to ever be, at war.
hi i just came back from spending over 8 hours working on a drum n bass jungle type song and let me tell you i feel very delirious. do not do that if you don't know what'll end out for you.
but......like........ what i've made so far turned out pretty secksxy but me spending way too long of time repeatedly relistening to the same track over and over had it start sounding wrong.
aside from that i also found out i dont have school till tuesday.
a relief and a blessing really
hope u guys are doin well!!!!!!!!!
lately I've been listening to Rhythm Future Quartet.
lots of acoustic instrumental jazzy vibes.
here's one of their songs, 'Treetops':
what's up folks, I'm M-dash.
where do I start?
– cats are great!
– dogs are fine.
– 24 years old
– I play mainly nintendo games
– I read a lot of webcomics
– I'm quite fond of fonts
– I play piano and some guitar
– my music tastes are complicated, I'll go into more detail about them later
– I work in IT
– Illinois resident
– I draw stuff ⟶
Hi it's me, your local unlabeled (both gender and sexuality-wise) human being Besto. Pronouns are all except they/them. I'm a Mexican mixed person of color! I'm about to be 18 in a few weeks, also I do comics sometimes here's one I really liked from a few days ago
I don’t know how this site works but it seems so cool I like it so far. I have a tumblr where I post most of my stuff (bestomato.tumblr.com if you’re interested lol) and also a spacehey account you can find me like Besto.