I’ve written 476,526 words on this blog, according to an online website wordcount checker. I thought it’d be more, to be fair. I’m not sure what I’ve accomplished, other than simply enjoying the process. A lot’s happened. A lot’s changed (lie).
Len’s on her way back from the hospital. I tidied the living room. I know! I was surprised, too! Well, hopefully she gets back soon, so I can cook us some nice dinner. I’m sipping Pepsi and watching First Dates videos on YouTube. No idea why (lie).
I’ve got thirty cans of John Smith’s coming in tomorrow’s shop. I spent a good £215 on the shop, but it’s so much because of tobacco and booze. We eat well. I can say that.
I think about all the domain names I’ve owned over the years. It’s a lot. I think of all the blogs I’ve had, and wonder how many millions of words I’ve written since I first started blogging. I deleted all those old blogs, but I can still see some of the content using the Wayback Machine on Archive.org.
I never read back what I’ve written, unless it’s been a significant amount of time since I wrote it. I write to be in the moment. I read through and adjust each blog post straight after it’s written. I do that about six times with each post.
I’ll listen to the song I link to at the bottom of each post, about five times. I like to emotionalise the message, give myself end credits to engage my mind fully. Writing’s a process, rather than a showpiece.
Nan’s just had an episode. Luckily she was with my cousin, at the time. They’re testing her to see if it’s another mini-stroke. I’m (obviously) hoping she’s got many years left. It won’t matter to me if she can no longer drive. I’ll get up to see her by other means. I’ll catch a taxi. I haven’t been on a bus or tram in years.
I’ve thought about staying over at the weekends at my Mum’s and Nan’s when Len moves out. I did that before I met Len. Mum, Steve, and I drink beer and watch Netflix. Nan and I watch educational shows and dramas. I don’t know if I’ll do that every weekend, but I’ll definitely stay over at theirs from time to time.
I’ve been watching gaming videos, about hardware and software, on YouTube for hours. I don’t have many hobbies, but keeping up with gaming’s definitely one of my main interests. Right now I’m going to drink this Pepsi and await Len calling me. It’ll be good to have her home.