I’ll Need All Your Floppy Disks and 8-Tracks

How long has it been? Far too long. I keep saying I’ll write something and then I don’t. The last couple weeks have been, I don’t know, difficult? Like I haven’t been myself? I’ve felt down and anxious and I’ve had insomnia for the first time in *years*.

The thing is, life had been the same/stable.

Running has continued apace.

I’ve read a few books, like Gaiman’s Worlds End, and finished The Problem of Democracy.

Summer cooking has been on-point

Mojito-style Chicken Thighs

Eggplant Borek

Lamb tagine with Couscous

Tandoori Salmon with Cucumber Salad

Krystal especially enjoyed the cucumber salad. She said it tasted just like bread-and-butter pickles, which she hasn’t had in years due to her vinegar allergy.

I cooked burgers, too, but forgot to post about one and now can’t remember what it was called and forgot to take pictures of another. Maybe I can fix that this week?

I found out I’ve sold 80 copies of Stories in the End! But it’s only been reviewed a combined total of 11 times on Amazon and Goodreads. What’s up with that?

I found some interesting records at the thrift store:

Cosplays are coming together:

And I got this new kitchen utensil:

In fact, the only negative thing that comes to mind is that my mayonnaise broke on Saturday. I made a new batch today, no problem.

What have you been up to?

10 thoughts on “I’ll Need All Your Floppy Disks and 8-Tracks

    1. I understand that. What’s frustrating are those that will reach out to me and tell me what they thought but won’t put them down where it would help reach a wider audience.

      Then again, many of these readers aren’t necessarily online other than for FB.

      Patience is hard.


      1. I read Needful Things, which was excellent, with caveats.

        Flannery O’Connor is iconic. She writes shocking stories, stories that confuse as well as delight. She’s a champion of dark humor and exposing humanity in its least redeemable moments, while still carrying through a theme of redemption.

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  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been in a sort of slump, Jay. Must be contagious. I’ve had similar feelings. The world is an uncertain place these days. Wonderful Columbia records. I remember the artists and the music they recorded, which is still around. I have even heard Alec Templeton play in person. Cheers to you for better days.

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  2. I just saw that the folks from The Office are gonna be at Galaxy Con! I *so* want to go, but it doesn’t look like we are gonna be able to make it.

    People hardly ever seen to leave reviews. I think I managed 5 or 6 reviews on Amazon and maybe a dozen on GoodReads for my book, and that was less than 1% of sales or downloads from when I put it for free.

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