You're like a picture on the fridge that's never stocked with food

My answer to how to respond to an interview question asking how you would handle it if your boss gave you a list of tasks for today, which cannot be finished in one day:

It surprises me how quiet I've been here. I used to have opinions about everything. Nowadays, avoiding thinking too much about most of the world's most important issues feels like self-care. But I know that if everyone did that, it would be disastrous.

Finished my masters in Creative Writing, got a Distinction. If you need any writing doing (fiction, nonfiction or screenwriting), I'm open to commissions.
Probably everyone who mastodons can already write, but you never know, right?

Gosh, I see that it's already over a year since I joined here. It's the future now. I'm disappointed to see that not much has improved.

I am still here, BTW. Just not tooting daily any more.

I've tooted every single day for the last 3 months.
In that whole time, I've had less than a dozen replies.
In a way, it's liberating, knowing I can say what I like because nobody is listening.
But it's a waste of my time, so it's time to call a halt now.

Today’s plan: reading, essay writing, lunch, dog walk, family meal, gaming, maybe a wee dram, bed just after midnight.

Reading "The Art of Memoir" by Mary Kerr - such vivid writing. There's a short chapter on the importance of telling the truth. It was written in 2015, just before the big Russian onslaught against truth of 2016. I bet the chapter will be expanded if the book ever gets revised. It's the biggest problem of this decade, if not this century.

Just came across the phrase ‘tractor beam’ in a non-sci-fi book. What a weird notion to have passed into the cultural consciousness. A beam is made of things you project away from yourself, and the idea that this could cause a high mass object to go in the opposite direction is patently magical-realism.

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