Year end round up

Wrote Alexios the Murder Hobo song 

Wrote Elephants in my living room song

Got a weighted blanket and increased my sleeping time each night

Wrote Pardon Me Is That Stool Taken song

Got my taxes done and got enough back to live on for a year

Convinced the landlord to replace the roof

Wrote the Ambien Walrus song

Wrote the Cry for My Pack song

Hosted housefilks in February and March and April 

Delivered a homily and got paid for it

Froze like a prey animal when confronted with anti-Indigenous racism in a local restaurant and realized I have to role play this shit

Committed to not being an ableist fleshwad going forward

Filked “This Brain” to the tune of This Train

Donated three units of blood

Hosted an ace activist for a conference and got a mountain of very cool literature and ace and trans pins!!

Started buying and reading anarchist works again

Saw my first muskrat since moving to the lower mainland


Acquired a two thousand dollar two seat la-z-boy from a neighbour’s yard

Introduced four year old grandson to Chelyabinsk meteor videos

Welcomed our first trans woman to the family tree

Got an updo and my companion referred to my appearance as ‘smashing’

Started going to genre writers meetup

Wrote ‘Spread ‘em up to Heaven’ song

Got kicked off of twitter for calling a misogynist on his bullshit

Wrote Shitposter to the tune of Goldfinger

Transferred almost two years of blog posts into the wordpress site

Finally posted a love letter I wrote ten years ago

Went to a podcasting seminar and now I know I’m not doing that

Wrote I em snek poem

Went to the Climate March and stole acorns from City Hall

Gave all the money I could to trans women of colour, Indigenous activists with housing problems, broke gamers and people burying children killed by police and by heaven I wish it was more

Wrote the song “Way up in the Sky”

Wrote 200000 words of fanfic and Upsun fiction

Wrote “The Wind Will Bear Your Name” song

Practiced guitar, mandolin and dulcimer virtually every day of 2019

Saw a lynx in Deer Lake Park


sauna and footrub

I got a sauna and a footrub for Christmas! I was experiencing tremendous arch pain in my right foot (wearing the wrong shoes for a walk plus standing cooking for parts of the day on Monday) and I slept without pain and woke without pain and now I’m at the Aerie looking at the slab of fog resting on Sto:lo.

Christmas Dinner was Halal food takeout from Anatolia’s Gate. I’ll reheat it for breakfast – levash and mixed kebabs and lamb shank oh my, pickled cabbage and rice and salad and pickled onions and what not.

Later today Die Hard and maybe some other movies. Right now I’m basking in being pain free.