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11:23 AM - SUN 08.20.23

"The Failing Health Of Jim E. Hoffmaster" And Other Minor Tragedies

Realizing, as I start this, that I could "lose it all" in an instant - we're getting rain from tropical storm Hilary, and word on the street is that we should "expect" to lose power - but I'm taking a "nothing ventured, nothing gained" attitude here...)

I've been "waiting" for the rain, but apparently, it's been raining for a while now (My windows basically give me a view of the outside hallway - which means anyone in the outside hallway gets a view of me - so I live with my shades drawn. It's the second-worst thing about my apartment, the first being that it gets very hot).

Started getting storm warnings about Hilary a couple days ago, taking it seriously enough that I did my shopping yesterday with a particular focus on nonperishables (Not sure I did it right, but I think I'm good if/when the power goes out, just so long as it comes back within a day or two).

Other than that, I think I'm good. There's nowhere I have to be, I have candles (And batteries for my little flashlight), and - if I can find the cord for it - a power bank so my phone will stay "juicy".

Just texted with Jane...

Talking about the storm, she said, "As if you need another excuse to just hang out".

And it's true - If I don't have people to do things with, I can have a hard time motivating myself to get out of the house (Which makes me wonder - Will GenSpace be open tomorrow? If they are and the streets aren't all flooded, I'll go).

But in my defense, I've been kind of unwell the past couple days (WARNING: TMI approaching) - My bowels have been in an uproar at least since Thursday (I've had one solid bowel movement, otherwise it's been The Diarrhea and Constipation Show).

And while I'm not exactly a dynamo at the best of times, my energy levels of late have me thinking "Is this what it feels like to be really, really old?" (I struggled to get through my movement classes on Wednesday, And at the store yesterday, I thought I was going to fall over just waiting in line for the cashier).

I've got other stuff going on as well - for example, I have two cold sores going on my upper lip - - but I don't know if one thing has anything to do with the other, beyond a general sense of being "run down", and I don't want to turn this into an essay on "The Failing Health Of Jim E. Hoffmaster".

So, moving on...

Since I wrote about my "silly problem" - my action figures are at risk of going from a "collection" that is fun to a hoarding situation that is less fun - I have taken steps to address the issue (I've boxed some figures up, found extra display space for others, and when there was a "payment problem" with some pre-orders, rather than try to fix it - I had the money, so the problem was something on their end - I just let them cancel the orders).

But more work - and more consideration as to whether this is a hobby I should be engaged in right now (It's not) - is needed.

(I'm hesitant to write about the action figure stuff in here, for various reasons - mostly because I don't give a shit about other people's hobbies, so I don't expect you to give a shit about mine - but I may dedicate an entry to it at some point. Then I can write about it, and you can just ignore it if you're not interested.)

Nothing very interesting is going on with acting, what with the strike and all.

I'm having trouble with casting websites on both the commercial and theatrical front - I think I fixed one situation. But rather than fix the other today, I've chosen to do this instead.

It doesn't seem like a big deal now, but that's kind of the point, to address this shit before the strike gets settled, and all those big offers start rolling in.

Other than that, some medical appointments are approaching, a colonoscopy is in my future, and Albuquerque awaits me toward the end of next month.

And with that, I think I shall leave you, so I don't watch my literary efforts go down the drain when the power goes out.

Till next time...



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