Self-promotion, link to writing
Where I'm gonna put up PDFs and ODTs of short stories, probably all set in the Colonized Earth universe. Maybe more organization will come later, IDK.
Stages of me being drunk:
Stage 1: Drinking, this gonn' be good
Stage 2: Buzzed, fun and fuzzy
Stage 3: Wheeeee!
Stage 4: So, like, you're great
Stage 4.2: Like, OMG how are all the people I know so awesome? u.u
Stage 5: Gosh I hope they know they're awesome. I should tell them. Am I being sappy? SAP IS HOW MAPLE SYRUP IS MADE THEY NEED TO KNOW
COVID-19, work, thoughts, (---)
I guess Im going to work tomorrow. Commercial pilot of small aircraft where Ill be sat next to people who travel a lot for 90 minutes at a time and touching the same stuff on embarkation/disembarkation.
I have to get all the work I can if I dont want to be homeless by May.
I hope I dont already have it. I hope I don't become an unwitting vector. Half the people we fly are older smokers.
I hate that I'm forced to make this calculation.
I'm gonna buy gloves and hopefully some cloth masks. I have a homemade one just in case. Hopefully work has gloves if I can't buy those.
uspol, mockery, gaslighting
Trump: "The fact that we only have 10 deaths in the USA is because of my leadership. Why, if it wasn't for me taking early action, these 100 deaths wouldn't have happened. Aren't you glad we only have 5000 deaths here? Just think, if I weren't president, we'd have way more deaths than the 30,000 we currently have. Just imagine how much worse than our current 75,000 it would be if I weren't here?"
Fucking gaslighting fuck.
Republished from: https://twitter.com/hourlyFox/status/1245486123050295300
RL Stuff, COVID-19, finances, (--)
Since, for 2 months in 2019 I worked for a company illegally paying me not enough for the work I did and stealing my taxes, tax payments this year took a hit out of my savings. One I hadn't fully prepared for or expected.
I'm down to 1 more month of savings. Which was expected, but that was prior to COVID-19. I just found out that my company (I'm on-call 7 days a week, and only go in when called) has had 0 demand lately. Planes just sitting on the tar-mac. Nobody going anywhere.
If I don't get at least 25 hours of work a month I can't pay any of my bills after next month.
I'm gonna be looking into welfare options, but since I still have a job I don't expect anything substantial.
Game rambling, TES 3 and 5
Just finished / around to finishing / endgame sorta stuff in Morrowind. Figured I'd do a run in Skyrim, cuz why not. And hey, I've never tried being a monk before. Unarmored, hand-to-hand combat. That could be lots of fun!
Skyrim: You should probably pick kahjit cuz they do a bonus to unarmed combat
Skyrim: Alright, you've already peaked
Skyrim: You can be anything you want, but your unarmored damage is the highest it'll go, unless you wanna wear armor.
Me: I'm level 1
Me: And monks are typically unarmore—
Skyrim: Nah, I took out the unarmored skill. Weapons are better anyway nwn
US Pol, thoughts on the DNC, (-)
I think the most frustrating thing about this primary for me is that I'm pretty sure the DNC know Biden will lose to Trump. The op-eds about how it's all The Left's fault that they propped up a sundowning candidate have already been written, just waiting to be published for exactly 31 seconds after Bernie suspends his campaign.
So, like, either the left campaigns for a republican to elect a republican who openly pines to elect more republicans, thereby showing the DNC that the left doesn't matter. Or we don't, and they can blame us for Trump's 2nd term, and they can still argue the left doesn't matter.
COVID-19, personal, pessimism, death (---)
Talked with a close family member yesterday, who's an elderly asthmatic. Now I can't help but wonder if, by the end of the year, I'll never be able to talk to them again.
I'm also lightly asthmatic, and don't know if ICU treatment is covered under my insurance. Or if there'll even be room in hospitals when I do contract it.
Is this also my last few months of life?
COVID-19, Wealth thoughts, US pol
After hearing that whole foods won't be providing more paid sick leave, and that it's owned by Bezos, I tried to find how many people work under him. I couldnt find a number quickly, but I did find an article that around/over 500,000 work for Amazon.
So, let's say 1 million people work in companies Bezos owns. And each person has a family with expenses at $10,000/mo.
Jeff Bezos could personally give each of them 10 months of fully paid sick leave, and hed still be in the top 1000 richest people on Earth.
Writer, pilot, current boring person. Asexual nerd furry. Non-binary or genderfluid, potentially? Still working on that.
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