GLOW: Season 1
Set in 1985 Los Angeles, struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) ends up on a women wrestling TV show in this comedy created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch that was inspired by the 1980s professional wrestling league.
30 minutes in, I’m hooked.
Good morning! (Kanye voice)
It’s 6am, and the amount of multitasking is at peak volume right now: the washing machine is the ambient noise in the background, the cup of coffee is sitting next to me, a podcast is playing, and Game of Thrones is playing in front of me on mute. The iPad is what I’m working on (Things for task management and Ulysess for notes), and on the iPhone, the Soulver calculator is budgeting my bills. This is what I consider optimal, and that scares me.
Don’t underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering. — A. A. Milne
I’ve been really enjoying work lately. Time has been moving faster than usual, and I’ve been hitting sales goals easier than usual. It could be because I’m working at a new location, with new coworkers and customers, but I hope it’s more. I hope I’ve hit my stride and can maintain this even after this new location isn’t new anymore.
Twice now, with hot coffee inside, I’ve tried opening one to add more coffee to it, and because the lid is so tight, I spilled coffee everywhere. I love how sealed this cup is, but it’s obviously working too good, or I just need to learn how to open it. Either way, hot coffee spills suck.
Noise. That’s all it is. It’s a simplified name for many things, but in order to keep it vague, it’s just noise. The question is, how do I lower that volume. As I get older, that’s the common theme in my life, even more than the one I thought I wanted to be known for. Instead of remembering me for “Creating things”, If I can get ever get it right, when it’s all said and done, I want people to look back and say, “Through it all, he still figured it out. He cracked the code. He muted that noise.”
Tomorrow’s a big day for me. It’s payday for the commission check I’ve been working towards and focusing on (keep my head down and sale, and work extra hours, and it’ll pay off). When moving to my new location, I knew there would be challenges to overcome by relocating. I knew that the first two months would have costs that aren’t usually budgeted into my month. When making the decision to move, I knew that once the bills stabilized and didn’t have extra charges, deposits, etc. — then I’d actually come out saving money compared to my previous location. Tomorrow just brings balance to the Force again.
Paragraphs. Just write paragraphs. Put words on the screen. Not so hard. Some days it’s effortless. Some days it’s impossible. Just write.
I’m back at work. Weather’s supposed to get bad. But it was supposed to get bad last night too. I did sleep better because of the rain, but it wasn’t bad enough to wake me up.
I sold my iPhone 7 Plus last night, with the broken screen. I used Facebook Marketplace (the new easiest way to sell things), I tried selling it for $500 for over a month. Everyone refused that price and wanted it for a hundred cheaper. A month later, I raised the price to $600 and sold it a week later for five.