Three Good Things

Since July 2022 I've tried to make a habit of noting three good things that have happened throughout the day. This has done good for my mental health, and serves as a nice little diary of my life too!

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I'm calling my shot, aiming for a sub-40 Celeste any% run this year. So expect a bunch of Celeste notes and links in the near future.

  1. I got Olympus running on my laptop and installed Arphi's D-sides, made it to Hotel ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. My partner and I played games together in the evening and ate ramen ๐Ÿœ
  3. I got some really positive feedback on work I've been doing, and had a great call with someone quite senior ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Church was lovely today, the people doing music tried something a little different and it really worked in my opinion โ›ช
  2. I went for a run to ease up my legs a little after muay thai, and ended up doing 50 minutes โ€” my longest run in years! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€
  3. My partner had a date in the afternoon so I played some Celeste and got a 46:XX โ€” good to know I haven't lost it too much ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. Woke up to coffee which my friend had made โ˜•
  2. The three of us went to get lunch at a food market nearby ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. I went to muay thai โ€” haven't been for a while, but I felt really strong ๐Ÿ’ช


  1. Today was the wrap-up to a productive week at work, I feel pretty good ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Did my back exercises, they really are helping ๐Ÿ’ช
  3. My girlfriend came round โ€” I cooked pad thai for the four of us and we watched some Inside the Factory ๐Ÿšš


  1. I went for a run pretty early in the day, which felt great ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€
  2. My friend has been staying with me for the past couple days, so she and I went for a walk around the park ๐ŸŒณ
  3. My girlfriend and I went to see Past Lives, excellent movie ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I did a workout routine that really helped my back ๐Ÿ’ช
  2. I paid the solicitor, so they're now progressing with the flat for me ๐Ÿ 
  3. I made dinner for my friend, chickpea curry with some roasted sweet potatoes ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. I got up and went for a run before work, which always feels disgustingly virtuous ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€
  2. I filled out a bunch of paperwork for the solicitors, making progress! ๐Ÿ“
  3. I ate a delicious breakfast, eggs on toast with some hot sauce ๐Ÿณ


  1. I had an offer accepted on a flat! Fingers crossed everything else will go well ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ 
  2. Did some strength training ๐Ÿ’ช
  3. My partner's brother came round โ€” we ate mac 'n' cheese and caught up ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. A lovely church service this morning โ›ช
  2. My partner and I had a picnic lunch ๐Ÿซ’
  3. I did some yoga and stretching ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€


  1. Went for a run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€
  2. Had a flat viewing ๐Ÿ 
  3. Went to a Barbie birthday party ๐Ÿ’–


  1. My partner was feeling a bit better today, I'm so glad they're recovering ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. Partner and I got pizza for dinner ๐Ÿ•
  3. I watched 365 Days, which was absolutely terrible โ€” but quite fun! ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. My partner and I had a really lovely, productive conversation about our relationship ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. I got takeout for us from a local community kitchen, and the food was so goddamn good ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Started learning French in earnest, with a bit more seriousness than in the past. I got a copy of Colloquial French to work through ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท


  1. Ate some really good sushi for dinner ๐Ÿฃ
  2. Today was the first session of the new book at my church's book club. We're reading Attached to God ๐Ÿ“–
  3. Partner and I watched an absolutely appalling Hallmark movie, Sweet Autumn โ€” I love watching trash with them ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ


  1. My partner was ill today โ€” bad โ€” so we hung out on the sofa working and watching Scooby Doo cartoons ๐Ÿ“บ
  2. I went to the park with my girlfriend and her friends and enjoyed the evening sun ๐ŸŒž
  3. Girlfriend and I hung out and got dinner together, and watched more of Dead Ringers and The Bear ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. I went for a really lovely run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ
  2. I watched Fifty Shades of Grey which โ€” to my shame โ€” I really had fun with ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  3. I cooked pasta with pesto and peas ๐Ÿ


A day spent relaxing.

  1. I finished Acts of Service, which was not terrible โ€” although it wasn't great either โ€” and began The Society of the Spectacle which I'm loving so far ๐Ÿ“š
  2. My partner and I played Stardew Valley together ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. I spoke over text with my close friend about what we've been reading, doing, thinking โ€” it's always a joy to talk to her ๐Ÿ™‚


Reader, I am once again unwell.

  1. My partner had a very early start today which meant I was awake around 6:15 this morning. So I watched the first episodes of a few animes โ€” I enjoyed the Rurouni Kenshin remake a fair amount, and loved both Chainsaw Man and Salaryman's Club ๐Ÿ“บ
  2. I played a bunch of OlliOlli World, which can best be described as a "build-a-queer" simulator: every player character has an undeniably trans quality ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. I finished Eileen, which I actually quite enjoyed โ€” although not as much as Rest and Relaxation โ€” and have started Acts of Service ๐Ÿ“š


  1. It was my partner's day off today, so we got to spend time together in the house and I got to make us both lunch ๐Ÿฅ˜
  2. I ran our second D&D session, which went well and was really fun ๐ŸŽฒ
  3. My partner and I got takeout vegan chicken for dinner, delicious ๐Ÿฅฌ


  1. I set up my digital garden and got FreshRSS running again โ€” a good day for small parts of HD-DN ๐ŸŒณ
  2. I went to see Scrapper with my girlfriend, which was excellent: highly recommend it ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. I looked through some of my old bookmarks and ended up doing some puzzles on Daily Deductions, nice little way to pass time ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Right now as I'm writing this, I can hear a cricket ๐Ÿฆ—
  2. My partner and I are going out for dinner tonight ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. I went running in the sun, in the park ๐ŸŒณ


  1. I played some Blasphemous yesterday, it's a good midpoint between challenging and too challenging for me ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. Had a really fun date with someone, we hung out in the park and had dinner together. It was super cute โ€” and we also had productive chats about what we want and need from relationships, which is always good to do ๐ŸŒณ
  3. I got home from my date and did the first day of a 30-day yoga course online. I don't know if I'll finish this (SOFA) but we'll see ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. I got out of the city and went for a walk in the forest with a couple of women from church. It was such a beautiful day, loads of beech and oak trees. I was also very happy I'd downloaded Organic Maps before going, because we did end up getting a litle lost and it came in so handy having the trails mapped out ๐ŸŒณ
  2. I listened to Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers. I've never really taken the time to listen to Phoebe's music, despite loving boygenius, but it's really growing on me this time round ๐ŸŽง
  3. food difficulty I didn't eat much today, so my partner made us a big pasta dish for dinner with pesto, tofu, green beans and olives: it was so good! ๐Ÿ


  1. I ate pie for breakfast, drank coffee and watched some of an hbomberguy video ๐Ÿ
  2. My friend, girlfriend and partner all went to the cinema, we saw Fresh Kill which was a fantastic slice of lesbian '90s cyberpunkiness ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
  3. I had some fun in a bookshop with my partner, and started reading Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh ๐Ÿ“–


  1. My partner and I went to look at a flat this morning โ€” it wasn't really for us, but it was lovely to be taking steps towards where we need to be, and I think we both now have more of an idea of what we do want from a house ๐Ÿ 
  2. We went and got breakfast from a lovely cafe nearby: I had a bagel and they got some french toast, and we drank some coffee and listened to the bangers they had going on the radio โ˜•
  3. My partner is on a date so I've written up a couple of book reviews, done some maintenance on the site, and now my plan is just to chill out. I've had a busy couple of weeks, it's kind of refreshing not to have anything to do other than relax ๐Ÿ˜ช

I updated all my old notes with links and emojis, as well as adding content warnings to some posts that contain potentially triggering shit. They look like this:

example trigger warning Potentially triggering content.

I'm using Linter with Obsidian, which happens to include custom regex โ€” so just wrote some regex that makes these super easy to insert.


Today I wrote an extra function for lark to handle conversion to markdown, and then used that to move all of this over to markdown. So moving forward this is going to be markdown โ€” I'm using Obsidian to write all of this stuff so it makes more sense, IMO.

I also revived moku to process the RSS feed โ€” a full evening of using my weird little tools ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. My mentoring session was incredibly helpful. We chatted about the diagnosis, my needs from work, when I should adapt my behavior vs. changing my environment ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I went skating at lunchtime with a local trans group, which was fucking awesome ๐Ÿ›น
  3. Partner and I had easy dinner and watched Cunk on Earth โ€” funny chill evening ๐Ÿ“บ


Still unwell with โ€” whatever the fuck this is. I hate being unwell!

  1. I booked a flat viewing for me and my partner. Super early stages but we're hoping to get some idea of what we're looking for, where works for us, that kind of thing ๐Ÿ 
  2. I had an ADHD medication appointment which turned out just to be the pre-appointment โ€” that wasn't communicated to me. A little frustrating, but it's a step towards where I want to be ๐Ÿ’Š
  3. My partner made this super delicious stir fry with spiced lime vegan meatballs that was just so fresh and delicious ๐Ÿฅ˜


My laptop is finally on her last legs and has started making the BAD suspicious noises, so there may be a brief break in my posting these while I get a more stable computer setup.

  1. mh- A pretty bad mental health day today, for a number of reasons โ€” not least of which I've slept poorly. So one of the my good things today is the lovely nap I took after work that lifted my mood substantiall ๐Ÿ›Œ
  2. I finished We Had To Remove This Post, which was really very good if horrifying and tragic. I've started Count Zero next: a different kind of cybernetic horror, maybe ๐Ÿ“–
  3. My partner has been as amazing and loving as they usually are in helping me when I have been having a tough time recently. So, them! ๐Ÿ’œ

Want to be somebody who knows how to cook, or code in Lisp? Or somebody who knows how to rollerblade, or only eats plants, or worships the moon? Just start doing those things and then, poof! Now you are that person.


  1. Made plans to go to the cinema with a friend this weekend ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  2. I did a legitimate "no walking" run today and am feeling strong ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ
  3. Went to a friend's for dinner, which was lovely. We hung out and chatted and watched some Old Enough!, the Japanese show where kids do errands for their parents ๐Ÿ


  1. Ate lunch outside today and enjoyed the sun ๐ŸŒž
  2. Played some more SSX Tricky, that game is so good ๐Ÿ‚
  3. Had a really cute date โ€” we hung out in the park for a while, met some dogs, then went to see Barbie ๐Ÿ’–


  1. I went and got breakfast with my partner from a nearby cafe, played some table tennis and went for a walk by the water for a while ๐ŸŒณ
  2. Partner and I refreshed our undercuts โœ‚๏ธ
  3. My partner and I went to see boygenius play at Gunnersbury Park. It was basically a cool queer festival: good vibes, great music, nice food! A significant percentage of the polycule was there but signal was pretty bad. We managed to find my girlfriend though! ๐Ÿ’œ

I took a Kodak Ektar half-frame camera so, expect some more black and white photo nonsense once the roll is finished.


I was ill again today and stayed in, which was a bit trying but for the best. Hopefully I'll be well enough for a gig tomorrow.

  1. I did some more work on the D&D campaign, including watching some videos on Hitman's level design. It's a shame they're all good-aligned, I kind of want to do assassination ideas now ๐Ÿ˜…
  2. I got PCSX2 working โ€” completely legally, of course โ€” and spent the evening playing THUG and SSX Tricky ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. My partner and I got takeaway ramen for dinner ๐Ÿœ


I was pretty unwell today unfortunately, which derailed my plans a little. I had to cancel seeing my girlfriend โ€” that felt pretty shitty.

  1. Went to see a friend in the morning, and while I ended up having to leave early because I was feeling unwell we did have some pastries and coffee together โ˜•
  2. I started learning about COBOL and wrote a 2th-inspired calendar CLI in it ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. My partner and I got pizza and watched Game Changer ๐Ÿ“บ


  1. I ordered some more film and it has now arrived! So I went for a lovely photo walk with a cheap half-frame camera ๐Ÿ“ท
  2. My friend and I had our first book club session โ€” we're reading Calling Bullshit. I started making notes and ended up writing about 1,500 words of character assassination on these authors so, good choice ๐Ÿ“–
  3. Two friends came round for dinner and hung out. They're not in the city for long so I'm trying to make the most of their proximity while they're here ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Had a super productive day at work today, including getting VSCode actually working on my laptop and skating to the shops to pick up coffee โ˜•
  2. Started reading the latest issue of Branch from Climate Action Tech. I've been doing lots of good reading recently ๐Ÿ“–
  3. I went on a wonderful 2nd date with someone. We went to a metal bar, got food, chilled in the park: blissful ๐ŸŒณ

I'm going to be posting photos to there โ€” Pixtagram seems like a chill little community.


  1. My partner was home ill today, which was obviously not pleasant but it did mean that I got to spend more time with them in the house ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. I went for a run, which was great โ€” and started putting together a more robust set of training notes for the marathon ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€
  3. I had my ADHD assessment today, and ended up with a diagnosis. I'm honestly still not sure how I feel about it โ€” I guess I'll know more when I've spoken to specialists and prescribing doctors โ€” but it's never a bad thing to have more information about my own brain ๐Ÿง 

Perlite doesn't look great in surf. I'm also not sure what the advantage of publishing my notes is, beyond what I already write up. I understand the advantages of personal wikis โ€” I don't see the advantage to "writing for an audience".


This week is my partner's four-day working week, so they were at home. Working from home is so much nicer knowing they're around.

  1. Made plans to go see Barbie tomorrow with my partner and girlfriend ๐Ÿ’–
  2. I did a lot of preparation for my D&D campaign (which ended up being postponed for a few days) ๐ŸŽฒ
  3. My partner and I had burgers and watched old Monster Factory episodes. I played some No Man's Sky. Just chilled out, living a weed-free stoner lifestyle ๐Ÿ“บ

I'm finding Obsidian to be excellent for the kind of work that D&D campaign preparation involves, particularly the canvas view. It's also a lot more performant than Standard Notes or logseq were on my phone, which.In principle I really like logseq, in practice the mobile app wasn't super usable. It's a shame. I much prefer how it organises to-dos and handles daily journalling.


  1. Church was super chill today. A surprisingly large number of people: we had an interesting preach and took communion together โ›ช
  2. My friend met me after church and we went to the park together to eat galettes and catch up. We chatted about what we were reading, how life is going, work ๐ŸŒณ
  3. I cooked for myself, my partner and girlfriend, and my friend and her boyfriend. It was lovely to just hang out with everyone, cook for them, chat and laugh. A beautiful evening ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. I had a first date today with someone from the apps and it went so well. She was so cool! We went to a cute cafe and hung out in the park petting dogs โ€” chill times โ˜บ๏ธ
  2. Had delicious lunch at a nearby cafe and chilled in the sun ๐ŸŒž
  3. My partner and I watched They Cloned Tyrone: hilarious and super socially conscious, with fantastic performances. It also looked incredible. Highly recommend it ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ

I finished the introduction to Seeing like a State today. It's exploring an idea that I've heard a lot about before โ€” legibility โ€” in much more detail than I've ever thought about it.


  1. I went skating after work and landed some BS shuvits, which I must have last done like 6 years ago or something ๐Ÿ›น
  2. My partner had a date, so I watched stuff they wouldn't be in to. Ended up going through the first episode of The Rehearsal, and the third instalment in the God's Not Dead series, which honestly was kinda watchable compared to the first two ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. I ate dinner in the park and chilled in the sunset ๐Ÿฅ–

Obviously I think Christianity and anarchism have a lot to share with each other, it's nice to read that other people do too!


  1. I went skating at lunch. It was baking hot but super fun ๐Ÿ›น
  2. Partner and I had friends over, we played Catan and ate arepas ๐ŸŽฒ
  3. I implemented some seasonal stylesheets on my website ๐Ÿ–ฅ


  1. Had a day in the office with my team today, which I had organised. It went really well, we got a lot done and it was nice seeing everyone in person ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Went for a drink with work people afterwards, which was fun ๐Ÿป
  3. Watched some TV and had delicious Mediterranean vegetable pasta for dinner pasta ๐Ÿ


  1. I completed the prework for my ADHD assessment next week, looking forward to having that conversation ๐Ÿง 
  2. mh- I had a panic attack โ€” bad โ€” but this motivated my to build a JS-free tool to do breathing exercises โ€” good! ๐ŸŒฌ
  3. My girlfriend and I saw Oppenheimer โ€” it was pretty good! She described it as "physicist Avengers", which is entirely fair ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. In polyamorous news, I'm back on the apps and possibly have a date! Early dating is so fun and exciting and new, turns out people are pretty cool and interesting โ€” who knew? ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. needles I got my injection sorted. The practice nurse at my doctor's is such a friendly person ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ
  3. Made plans to go see Oppenheimer with my girlfriend, and to see my friend this weekend. Busy social times! ๐Ÿ“†

I'm also acquired a copy of Calling Bullshit for my book club. It's interesting: I think there's influence from David Graeber's fantastic book, but a lot more politically toothless based on the first couple of chapters.


  1. Church was super relaxed and chilled out today, which honestly I needed โ€” I'm so tiredโ€ฆ sang some songs and caught up with folks โ›ช
  2. I went to the park and got lunch from a great food stall, chatted to the person who works there for a bit then sat in the sun and ate ๐ŸŒž
  3. I went to see my girlfriend! We had a lovely dinner and started the new season of The Bear ๐Ÿป
A Jersey Tiger moth, quite large with bold black and white stripes, chilling on a doorframe.


  1. Partner and I did a kind of big house tidy, it looks so lovely ๐Ÿ 
  2. We went to a nearby cafe, I had a really good bagel and a pistachio pain au chocolat ๐Ÿฅ
  3. We went to our social sibling's birthday party, which was a costume party! I was Lara Croft and so were they ๐Ÿ”ซ


  1. Made plans with my friend to start a book club, and suggested a couple of things for our first book ๐Ÿ“–
  2. Knees and ankles are both absolutely wrecked so no skating or running today, but I did bike to a nearby green space to eat my lunch and listen to Trashfuture ๐ŸŒณ
  3. My partner and I got pizza for dinner from a place that does cheesy garlic bread with olives ๐Ÿ•
A close-up photo of a squirrel taken through a window. The squirrel has its paw up on the glass and is leering in.

This friend was trying to get in while I was working, which โ€” I admire the energy, yeah. Took some self-control not to make a friend with a squirrel. I kinda regret it, really. Squirrel-friend would be cool.


  1. My partner and I got almond croissants from a coffee shop nearby for breakfast ๐Ÿฅ
  2. I skated a lot today: chatted to someone I knew at the park, hit some rock to fakies for the first time in a while, and rolled into a quarterpipe for the first time ever ๐Ÿ›น
  3. My partner came to meet me at the skatepark and brought some drinks, so we hung out in the park enjoying the evening sun and chilling ๐Ÿป


  1. I cooked a pretty great aubergine and chickpea curry with chapatti โ€” a couple days of cooking in a row is doing nice things for my mental health, so I might try to keep that up for a while ๐Ÿฝ
  2. I made plans for this weekend with my girlfriend ๐Ÿ’œ
  3. I went for a run after work. Running around the park through mud and with a slight chill in the air has me excited for autumn ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€


  1. I went skating at lunch, chatted to a couple people at the park and got talked into trying out some roll-on grinds. Those are insanely fucking fun! It's meant to rain for the next few days, so it was good to get some skating in before then ๐Ÿ›น
  2. I baked some tofu until it was super crispy and served it with a roasted pepper vegan mac & cheese. Turned out really nicely ๐Ÿซ‘
  3. I started trying out anki and spaced repetition as a general note-taking system, a way to reinforce patterns and practices. I'm interested to see how it works ๐Ÿ™‚
A red sweet pointed pepper roasting on a gas hob.


  1. I got my markup language lark to a releasable state, so โ€” it's out! A couple changes to how blocks work, and a much cleaner implenentation ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. My parents brought me a guitar so my partner and I have been singing โ€” mostly boygenius, but I sang some Pat the Bunny songs too ๐ŸŽธ
  3. My partner made this gorgeous green bean and pasta dish with cooked lemons ๐Ÿ


Today marks a year of Three Good Things, so โ€” happy anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I got up and made nice coffee, and had some of the peanut butter snacks my parents brought โ˜•
  2. My partner and I went to London zoo for the day โ€” we saw loads of cool animals, including some cool glasswing butterflies. I'm not the biggest fan of zoos but today was really lovely ๐Ÿฆ‹
  3. We watched What's Love Got To Do With It? which was pretty good, and some very chill youtube videos by tanks for nothin setting up fishtanks ๐ŸŒ


A green lizard climbing out of the water
A glasswing butterfly on a leaf, next to a bright orange flower
Three orange pigs rooting around in the dirt


  1. My parents came to see our house and brought some lovely peanut butter snacks, then we went and got brunch together and walked through the park ๐Ÿƒ
  2. I got lark implemented on the site (I'm writing in it right now!) and wrote up a little post about the design ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ
  3. My partner and I went round to see our friends' new place โ€” we helped them paint the front room and all had pizza together ๐Ÿ–Œ


  1. Made some really good progress on the markup language (we're calling it lark), to the point that it can read three good things entries ๐Ÿ’ฏ
  2. I saw some really cool 70's Glaswegian skate pictures on Mastodon ๐Ÿ›น
  3. I'm meeting up with my parents tonight for dinner and drinks ๐Ÿ’‘


  1. I skated to the shops and back, which I always love doing ๐Ÿ›น
  2. My partner and I made an aubergine and tofu dish on rice which came out super nicely ๐Ÿš
  3. I started work on a light markup language that I'm planning to implement three good things and other parts of my website in. Will link when it's usable โœ๏ธ


  1. Album today was Be by Common, which I loved! ๐ŸŽง
  2. Partner and I watched (all of) We Are Lady Parts, great show ๐Ÿ“บ
  3. I went for a run and felt really strong โ€” training is going well ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ


  1. I went skating at lunch and did a bunch of shit, including dropping in for the first time in probably 5 years. Fuck โ€” it feels so good to be doing this again ๐Ÿ›น
  2. Talked my partner into watching the first Spiderverse, which they loved ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  3. Partner made a gorgeous roasted vegetable pasta for dinner ๐Ÿ


  1. My partner and I watched Stay On Board, the Leo Baker documentary. It was gorgeous and sad and hopeful, and had us both crying. Now I wanna go skate ๐Ÿ›น
  2. We watched Catch That Kid โ€” which was pretty terrible, but a good conceit and Kristen Stewart was great even back then ๐Ÿ“ฝ๏ธ
  3. I made plans with my friend to start watching cyberpunk films together, like a little film club ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Church was lovely today, surprisingly busy too. I hung out with some folks afterwards โ›ช
  2. I went for a run and talked to my friend on the phone due to some mental health ๐Ÿง 
  3. My partner and I got burgers for dinner and watched The Family, which was fun but pretty bad ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I spent a lot of time working on the website: ended up creating a format for photography entries, meaning my photography section is now slightly more populated ๐Ÿ“ธ
  2. Album of the day was รgรฆtis byrjun by Sigur Rรณs. I've not listened to Sigur Rรณs before โ€” super atmospheric and dramatic. Loved it ๐Ÿ“ป
  3. My partner and I had peanut butter noodles and started watching The Mummy, fun flick ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I made progress of the Forth-ish language and got to a point where I can check for primality ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. My partner and I got Indian food and watched Rye Lane, which started out amazing and overall was pretty good ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. I felt pretty good today. Emotions have been kind of a wild ride recently, but today was good ๐Ÿง 


  1. Started working on a Forth virtual machine in Go ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Listened to the first half of Ghosteen by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, so gorgeous ๐ŸŽต
  3. Partner and I had pasta with broad beans from the garden for dinner ๐ŸŒฟ


  1. At lunch I got a really great coffee from a coffee shop near the office โ˜•
  2. My partner and I have been listening to "classic" albums together for the past few days โ€” today was Rush! 2112 was pretty good! Decent! Underwhelming in parts! But it's been fun to have those discussions with them ๐ŸŽธ
  3. Church book club today, it was the chapter of Low Anthropology on politics. So, a lot to talk about. Afterwards someone reached out to me to say how nice it was to have diverse voices and opinions in those conversations ๐Ÿ“•


  1. I made a really good breakfast of scrambled eggs with hot sauce, some pickled onions my partner made, and a bit or coriander from the garden ๐Ÿณ
  2. I went skating at lunch, rode around a little loop at the skatepark and chatted with someone else riding the same loop ๐Ÿ›น
  3. Girlfriend and I went out for an absolutely gorgeous meal before she goes abroad for a while ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. My partner and I watched some more Game Changer ๐Ÿ“บ
  2. We had burgers ๐Ÿ”
  3. I listened to Rage Against The Machine, absolute bangers on that album ๐ŸŽง


  1. Church was very mellow and contemplative today, we sang three songs I'd not heard before and had some slow and thoughtful chats โ›ช
  2. I went for a walk in the park with someone from church and got a tropical juice ๐Ÿ
  3. One of my partner's old house mates came round for dinner. I made butternut squash pasta with some fried sage from the garden. It was so lovely to hang out with him and catch up ๐Ÿ


  1. Went skating with my partner and landed a legitimate ollie while moving, absolute win ๐Ÿ›น
  2. I had dinner with my girlfriend before she goes away on a trip, we played some Netrunner and watched TV. It was so lovely ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
  3. My partner made us pancakes this morning, they were so good! ๐Ÿฅž


  1. I DM'd the first session of our new D&D campaign. It seemed to go really well! Excited to see where it leads ๐Ÿ‰
  2. Partner and I got pizza and watched Game Changer ๐Ÿ•
  3. I went for a bike ride at lunch, it was raining so I ate under a big oak tree ๐ŸŒณ


  1. Partner and I went to the theatre for their birthday. It was a comedy, one of those "it's a play but it all goes a bit weird" things. I honestly didn't expect to like it as much as I did ๐ŸŽญ
  2. alcohol We went to a really great restaurant afterwards and had some excellent food and wine ๐Ÿท
  3. I got my iPod working with Libre.FM and music logging and everything! There's still some issues with syncing music to the device but it's all very solvable ๐Ÿ“ป


  1. I got a charging cable for my iPod, so hopefully I can get back to using that as my main music driver more regularly ๐ŸŽง
  2. I skated to the shops and the cool coffee shop nearby to pick up some beans. I am loving getting back into skateboarding and how closely cruising maps to carving in feeling on my feet ๐Ÿ›น
  3. I got the emoji picker on Linux Mint working (as you can tell ๐Ÿ˜…) โ€” and just generally feeling more comfy in my computer and tech space again. I've had a long time of my only interaction with technology being either my work laptop(s) or my phone. It's easy to forget how fucking good a personal computer is ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ


  1. I recorded a podcast for my work about queer history, very proud of the content I put into it and excited to see the outcome ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ
  2. I replaced the inner tube on my bike and went for a ride to a nearby quiet, green place for lunch ๐ŸŒฟ
  3. I chatted on the phone with my friend while we both got some work done โ€” love to "co-work" ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Skated to the shops to get lunch today and felt pretty confident in it โ€” although, I did lose the cross pendant I made ๐Ÿ˜…
  2. Partner and I had a gorgeous pesto macaroni cheese for dinner ๐Ÿ
  3. I went for the first run of my marathon training plan. It was really, really tough but I feel good for having finished it. I'm proud of myself ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€


  1. Church today was welcomed. The worship music was awesome and there were a tonne of interesting questions and conversations coming up in the preach on John 6 โ›ช
  2. Partner and I went to a market and ate momo. I had a chat with the guy running the stall about spiciness ๐ŸŒถ
  3. I wrote a color of the day thing for the website, just a neat little friend ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Partner and I redid our undercuts, love that DIY freshness!
  2. I wrote some golang to implement this very thing you're reading! It's a super simple spec for an ordered list of three items, combined with a template โ€” and it works! ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. mh- Big depression-y day today so I stayed in and watched Treasure Planet with the partner, it was nice. Not the massive fun-filled evening I had planned, but I think it's what I needed ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I went to a WatchHouse for coffee, which was just superb. So peachy and fruity โ˜•
  2. I made a really delicious satay tofu and pasta dish ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Partner and I hung out, watched some TV and ate ice cream. Just a relaxed chill night ๐Ÿ“บ


  1. Partner and I went to Kew Gardens via a Gail's and had some of the most delicious feta and sesame seed parcels โ€” they seem so makeable ๐Ÿฅ
  2. Kew was gorgeous, and I'm so proud of my partner for going up on the treetop walkway which I know was absolutely terrifying for them ๐Ÿ’œ
  3. alcohol A few of us went out for dinner at a taqueria then went to a great cocktail bar in Soho ๐Ÿธ


  1. I had a really lovely call with my friend which I think both of us needed ๐ŸŽง
  2. I picked up my partner's birthday tart from the bakery, absolutely gorgeous ๐Ÿ“
  3. Partner made the most delicious mushroom-y pasta for dinner ๐Ÿ


  1. Managed to skate to the shops and back with no ankle problems! ๐Ÿ›น
  2. Girlfriend and I watched the second episode of Dead Ringers, as well as Ze Frank videos ๐Ÿ“บ
  3. I cooked arepas again for myself and girlfriend, and they turned out really good! ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. mh- I had a very sudden and bad depressive moment, but my partner stayed with me while I worked through it. I'm so glad they're in my life ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. Partner got out their crochet hook and I started learning based on what someone had told me at church camp. Loving it so far! ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. I had scrambled eggs on a bagel with some hot sauce for breakfast ๐ŸŒถ


  1. Baptisms were so beautiful. Everyone picked a song that we all song together, then prayed for them before they got dunked. One of the most powerfully emotional, spiritual and community-affirming things I've been part of โ›ช
  2. On the train home a few of us had chats about city planning, urban renewal and how to improve our own environments a bit more ๐Ÿš†
  3. Partner and I got pizza and watched the pizza Chef's Table โ€” which is about right for us ๐Ÿ•


  1. I woke up and made some coffee, then went for a walk around the grounds. This whole estate is absolutely gorgeous โ˜•
  2. Morning worship was super interesting, we worked together to build a table out of a table. A couple of us went foraging for greenery to put in it! ๐Ÿ
  3. A group of us went for a lovely walk together through the countryside, and I had a really meaningful chat about faith with one of the other people there ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Partner and I went out to lunch, I had charred hispi cabbage ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. I got packed and went away with my church for the weekend. Got there safely, listening to some TRS Presents the Bible ๐ŸŽง
  3. I had some pretty lovely chats with church folks, and we played Monopoly Deal ๐ŸŽฒ


  1. Did some spin bike, it felt good to get back to working out after injury times ๐Ÿšฒ
  2. Girlfriend and I went to see Asteroid City, what a banger! ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. Started working through SICP again, which is always fun ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Spoke to my friend on the phone โ˜Ž
  2. Did some D&D planning ๐ŸŽฒ
  3. Watched Neptune Frost, cool flick ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. Had leftover arepas fried with the toppings for lunch which was great ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Went to girlfriend's place for dinner and we cooked something from a recipe book she got me ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. We played a couple of games of Netrunner, as well as Dominion which I hadn't played in forever ๐ŸŽฒ


  1. Chatted to one of my work colleagues for a bit over teams, I miss just shooting shit with people in the office ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Someone sent through questions for a potential podcast appearance I might be doing, about LGBTQ+ history! ๐Ÿณโ€๐ŸŒˆ
  3. I made arepas for dinner, which I've never done before โ€” and roasted my own red peppers, another new thing! ๐Ÿซ‘


  1. I gave myself a tattoo! ๐Ÿ–ค
  2. Listened to a Christian metalcore playlist that honestly went off โ›ช
  3. I injured my ankle on holiday, but it's already feeling a bit better ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Went to the shopping mall and bought bikinis, I feel so hot! ๐Ÿ‘™
  2. I went for a walk in a park nearby and got caught in a thunderstorm downpour, which was a gorgeous moment in the rawness of nature โ›ˆ
  3. Partner and I made a picnic dinner together ๐Ÿฅช


  1. Church was lovely. We did a sort of adjusted examen, then the sermon was on Numbers 5:11-29 which no-one was happy with โ€” but it led to some interesting chats โ›ช
  2. I hung out with someone from church, we watched a brass band play in the park ๐ŸŽบ
  3. Partner and I explored the island in Stardew! Never made it this far before ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. I tried boxing for the first time โ€” very challenging and different to what I'm used to, but super fun ๐ŸฅŠ
  2. Girlfriend and I had a date to see Reality, which was absolutely fantastic ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. We cooked burgers together, they turned out great ๐Ÿ”


  1. Partner was home from work today so we hung out during my breaks ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. We went out to a local pizza place and I once again got a compliment on my dress! ๐Ÿ•
  3. alcohol We chilled out, had a beer and played Stardew for the rest of the evening ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. I cut the sleeves off my Crab Museum t-shirt, some gay excellence there ๐Ÿณโ€๐ŸŒˆ
  2. I got everything ticked off of my work todo list ahead of holidays ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Partner made a lovely carbonara-style dish ๐Ÿ


  1. Wore my new black dress out to get coffee, and the barista gave me a little compliment! ๐Ÿ‘—
  2. I made a really lovely aubergine and pecorino pasta sauce with tagliatelle for dinner ๐Ÿ
  3. Partner and I went for a walk together in the evening and then played Stardew Valley, so lovely ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. Bought a cute black linen dress, perfect for summer ๐Ÿ‘—
  2. Finished Harrow the Ninth โ€” it was amazing, very interested to see where the series goes ๐Ÿ“–
  3. I got my laser redone, which is going to help with things ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Went skateboarding and did some kick-turns on a slope โ€” frontside & backside! ๐Ÿ›น
  2. Girlfriend and I went to the new Spiderverse film, it was awesome! ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. illness+ My partner showed me a lidocaine-based mouthwash thing that was incredibly helpful with my mouth ulcer. I have had those whenever I've been sick, like, my whole life โ€” gamechanger! ๐Ÿ’Š


  1. I worked from a cute little cafe near my partner's place. I had a couple of espressos and a vegan croissant, and was surrounded by mums, babies and dogs โ€” a pretty lovely way to work! โ˜•
  2. I had a date with my girlfriend, she made some really delicious dinner and we rewatched John Wick before the new one comes out ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. I got a Bell & Howell Dial 35 loaded with film โ€” and hopefully working? Guess we'll find out! The shutter and aperture controls seem to be working correctly, although the light meter is busted. But I'm used to shooting fully manual by now ๐Ÿ“ธ


  1. I got lunch with a friend in the city. I hadn't seen her in ages, and it was really lovely to just catch up about each other's lives ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. I made pizza with my partner and helped them move some furniture around the place before our move ๐Ÿ•
  3. We watched Saved!, which was hilarious and a cool teen flick. Definitely some jokes that didn't age well, but overall I feel like its heart was in the right place ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I got FreshRSS working and set up on my domain, which is cool and interesting. I'm going to be looking for more RSS feeds to follow, recommendations welcome! ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I went for a photo walk, mostly taking pictures of churches and other buildings. They came out really beautifully โ€” this was the first roll from an Olympus XA that I hadn't tested yet ๐Ÿ“ธ
  3. My girlfriend and I went on a date to see the new Antman movie, which was visually pretty spectacular โ€” although I think the last 4 movies I've seen from Disney have been about fathers struggling to relate to their kidsโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I went for breakfast with my partner at a cute vegan cafe, we had a "salmon" bagel and some pancakes โ˜•
  2. I got lunch with my family and my girlfriend. It was the first time they'd all met, and it went really well โ€” the food was great too ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. I went to see Cocaine Bear, which was pretty much exactly what I was expecting ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. I made a really lovely cup of pourover coffee using some beans I got for Christmas โ˜•
  2. I went to a muay thai class which was great, super fun and nice to go for a drink with them all after ๐ŸฅŠ
  3. I got my undercut refreshed, had a good chat with my barber and picked up a queer zine while I was there ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€


โ€ฆ and we're back!

  1. I am leading on some internal work at my day-job, which is super exciting! ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. My partner and I cooked kung pao cauliflower and Sichuan aubergines from the book East by Meera Sodha ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. I listened to Left at London's Shrek rave DJ set, which is about as chaotic as I expected ๐ŸŽต


  1. Went bouldering again! My hands are shredded a bit but it was really good fun! ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€
  2. Great day at work today, I went into the office and was very productive. Made good progress on a couple things and got lunch with one of my colleagues ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Had a lovely phone call with my mum โ˜Ž


  1. I went to the opening of a photography exhibition, which was wonderful. Beautiful pictures, some utterly devastating ๐Ÿ“ท
  2. Good spin bike session. I'm trying to do more exercise at the moment, and it's definitely helping with my mood ๐Ÿšฒ
  3. Had a really lovely dinner with someone I'm dating at a Thai restaurant ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. I went bouldering today! Was really fun, but my hands are kind of tired now! Definitely going to go again ๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€
  2. Rewatched Jennifer's Body for Hallowe'en: fuck me that's a good movie! ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. alcohol Had dinner with someone I'm dating, which was really sweet, and a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate ๐Ÿท


  1. Went and got brunch with my friend and someone I'm dating, lovely start to a Sunday โ˜•
  2. We went to the cinema to see The Banshees of Inisherin, which was absolutely wonderful. Very darkly funny meditation on masculinity and loneliness ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  3. Watched the latest Jacob Geller video on Sekiro, which was really interesting ๐Ÿ“น


  1. Really chill day! The party finished quite late so I slept in! ๐Ÿ˜ช
  2. Went to the farm with someone I'm dating โ€” and saw some piglets! ๐Ÿ–
  3. My friend came to visit, I don't see her too often so it was really nice just to catch up ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Nice day at work, quite busy but generally productive and not too stressful ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Cooked dinner with someone I'm dating, we made vegan fajitas! ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Went to a Halloween party, which was really lovely! ๐Ÿ‘ป


  1. I did a spin class today, always makes me feel strong after! ๐Ÿšฒ
  2. Went and got a pizza with someone I'm dating, very chill, good vibes all round ๐Ÿ•
  3. Went to a WARGASM/Scene Queen gig, supports went hard too. Great night! ๐ŸŽต


  1. Another productive and fun day at work today, got some good stuff done ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Had dinner and watched TV with someone I'm dating, really lovely time! ๐Ÿ’œt
  3. Went for a walk at lunch and got some air. It was lovely to take that time out of my day ๐ŸŒณ


  1. Lots of progress made on my visualisation piece at work, things are coming along nicely there ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I made a delicious dinner, oven-roasted vegetables and beans with a mustard dressing. I love taking the time to cook for myself ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Watched the first two episodes of the new season of Chucky. Very gay, super fun. I love this show! Also free on YouTube for anyone in the US/with a VPN (the first two, anyway) ๐Ÿ“บ


  1. Very relaxed but productive return to normal work, I made good progress ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Had dinner with someone I'm dating. It's nice to just relax and take stock after a long busy week ๐Ÿ’œ
  3. mh+ Counselling today was extremely emotionally taxing, but overall pretty positive. I feel like I got one new understanding out of it, which is good ๐Ÿง 


  1. Went to the Turner Contemporary, which was an awesome space with some interesting exhibitions going on at the moment ๐ŸŽจ
  2. Had a great breakfast and watched a storm rage over the sea. Beautiful โ›ˆ
  3. Now I'm home, having some dinner and watching TV. It's been a great busy week and it's been lovely to just relax tonight ๐Ÿ“บ


  1. Day 1 of my lovely holiday, went and got delicious seitan satay for breakfast with someone I'm dating. Great start to the day ๐Ÿฆ€
  2. Walked on the beach and saw a crab! ๐Ÿฆ€
  3. Went to the Margate Crab Museum, which was such a cool queer anti-capitalist space full of funny little displays and chill people ๐Ÿฆ€


  1. Completed my residential training and got some really positive feedback about my presentation skills, as well as things to work on ๐Ÿ’ช
  2. Spent some time with the other attendees talking โ€” I feel like I've met some really cool, smart people these past three days ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Travelled home and to my holiday destination! ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. Day 2 of the residential was super productive. We completed a pitch deck together as a team, I had some moments to try my presenting skills, and I had some good snacks too ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Breakfast was really chilled and relaxed โ˜•
  3. I had an early night and relaxed after a long day of work. It's good to take time to actually recover ๐Ÿ˜ช


  1. Day 1 of my residential course at a beautiful chateau in France. The people are lovely, even if the material is super challenging ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. I took an hour to walk around the lake here and take some photographs. It's so beautiful, especially in autumn ๐ŸŒณ
  3. Had a call with someone I'm dating in the evening which was really lovely ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. Productive morning at work, not much to say other than I got some pieces wrapped up and communicated some needs to my team. They're really helpful ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I travelled to Paris for a residential course, which is really exciting. Can't wait to get started ๐Ÿš…
  3. alcohol Had a drink and got to know the people here. Everyone seems really friendly, no big egos or rudeness, just genuine and authentic ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Good day at work preparing for a big course ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Continued BSL course, going well ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Lovely date with someone, went to see Decision To Leave ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. Breakfast, pancakes, with someone I'm dating and my parents โ˜•
  2. Travel home was lovely โ€” more crosswords, and some podcasts ๐Ÿš†
  3. Started a British Sign Language course ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Travelled down to see my family, and did crosswords on the train ๐Ÿš†
  2. Lovely day celebrating my nephew's first birthday ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. A walk and dinner with someone I'm dating ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. alex jones Chill morning, had some coffee and toast and listened to the latest Knowledge Fight about the Alex Jones judgement โ˜•
  2. Had a work event which was really fun, got to meet some new people and hang out with folks on the project that I rarely see in person. Good times! I don't think I've ever enjoyed a work event before! ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Heading home to one of the people I'm dating, chill evening in and some dinner ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. Super productive and fun day at work, doing some kinda boring stuff but with nice people. Honestly it makes all the difference ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Had a chill evening in, tidied round and got packed for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. An intense, sweaty and kind of emotional spin ride โ€” it's important to remember that my body has so many positives, including power and endurance ๐Ÿšฒ


  1. Pretty good day at work, made a good start on quite an involved task and did some training that needed doing ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I cooked dinner with someone I'm dating, then we played boardgames and chilled out. Lovely evening ๐ŸŽฒ
  3. alex jones Alex Jones got hit with $1B in damages. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Get fucked.


  1. I did a cardio boxing class, which was really fun and different, and did my back stretches too. Feels good to move my body around ๐ŸฅŠ
  2. I listened to a bunch of good music โ€” including the Hedwig soundtrack because I'm gay โ€” and got some housework done ๐ŸŽต
  3. Today was a pretty challenging day at work, but I got through it and feel pretty good. I don't have to absolutely crush every day โ€” it's okay just to get through it sometimes ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Had a pretty good day at work, got some pieces done that needed doing ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Used my spin bike for a bit โ€” trying to get in the habit of regular exercise at the moment ๐Ÿšฒ
  3. Had a really nice long chat with someone I'm dating on the phone, which was lovely. We finalised some plans. Just a lovely way to spend time ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. Had a lovely lunch with someone: went to the park, chill little walk ๐ŸŒณ
  2. Cooked dinner with someone I'm dating, really delicious food and lovely company! ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Watched Hedwig and the Angry Inch for the first time, gorgeously weird and queer movie with great music and some of the most beautiful cinematography. Highly recommended ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. Had a chill day with someone I'm dating, hanging out and making plans for the month ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. Lovely dinner, sushi, as well as leftover soup turned into noodles for lunch ๐Ÿฃ
  3. Watched a bunch of Pottery Throwdown with someone, which was lovely ๐Ÿ“บ


  1. Tough but good day at work, got a difficult and awkward piece finished off ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Lovely evening with someone I'm dating ๐Ÿ’œ
  3. Made a really delicious Thai butternut squash soup for dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. mh+ Had my first therapy session today, the psychologist was really nice. Kind of tiring and difficult, but positive ๐Ÿง 
  2. Went on the exercise bike for half an hour! Let's go! ๐Ÿšฒ
  3. Chatted with someone I'm dating on text, which was lovely post-counselling ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. Went on a date with a lovely person โ€” we had dinner and saw Flux Gourmet, which was excellent ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  2. Work was good ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Offered some support to my friend who's struggling at the moment ๐Ÿซ‚


  1. Got my medication sorted out, which has needed doing for a while ๐Ÿ’Š
  2. Cooked a delicious tandoori aubergine curry with rice and some spicy pickle ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Watched some TV, had a chill evening tidying round and sitting on the sofa ๐Ÿ“บ


  1. Had a very productive day at work, still feeling capable and like I know what I'm doing ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Finished early to get a haircut. My last haircut was a pretty crappy experience but the hairdresser was really lovely and welcoming, and I feel really confident about how I look ๐Ÿ’‡โ€โ™€
  3. Had an evening with a lovely person, just hung out, listened to music and had dinner together ๐Ÿ’œ


A quick note: I'm writing these every day, but I spend so much time at a screen at work that I won't be updating them every day.

  1. Had a coffee and a chill little morning with someone I'm dating, really sweet way to start the day โ˜•
  2. Put on some eyeliner ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. I replayed ANATOMY by Kitty Horrorshow today to get in a Hallowe'en mood, and that sure is still a video game. Geez. My poor mind. ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. Had a really chill morning having breakfast and coffee with a lovely person. Great start to the day โ€” so chill my brain thought it must be Sunday! โ˜•
  2. My friend is celebrating a big milestone in their sobriety, so we had a really fun party and I hung out with and got to know some cool folks. We also went to see some stand up, which was hilarious ๐ŸŽค
  3. I had an Almdudler, which I haven't had in probably five years. Reminds me of being 12! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Super productive day at work, I got a lot done in a short span of time. I'm definitely susceptible to imposter syndrome but today was not one of those days ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Had a really chilled out day with a lovely person, we pet some animals and had lunch together. Just an all-round pleasant time ๐Ÿ–
  3. Went out to dinner with my other lovely person to an Indian restaurant: the food was amazing, one of the best meals out I've had this year and that's saying something ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. Had a lovely date evening in a queer space, one of the most pleasant and supportive places I've been. Genuinely wonderful ๐Ÿณโ€โšง
  2. Good day at work, got a lot done but still took time for a nice lunch ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Listened to some chill music, including the new DCFC album ๐ŸŽต


  1. I started The Turn of the Screw: I'm not really a "seasonal reader", but I make an exception for Hallowe'en. I love a ghost story. I had seen a little of The Haunting of Bly Manor โ€” it's interesting to see what they chose to change ๐Ÿ“–
  2. I had a really nice lunch. There's a university cafรฉ that I've been going to semi-regularly: they don't always have vegan food, but when they do it's usually excellent ๐Ÿฅช
  3. I did my meditation, something I'm trying to stay consistent with. It makes me feel better, more centered, disproportionately often: [investor voice] it has high positive EV ๐Ÿง 


  1. Had a phone chat with a lovely person, I love talking on the phone. So underrated โ˜Ž
  2. Reading some Borges, who I've discovered is a silly weirdo who writes funny stories. Why did no-one tell me this? This often happens with authors I perceive as "hard" โ€” Moby Dick was the same, just a fun book about a silly gay whaler ๐Ÿณ
  3. Had a pretty good day at work, mostly calls and organisational metawork but still very important ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. I finished In The Dream House today โ€” brilliant and utterly devastating. I also started Fictions, I haven't read Borges before and I'm loving his style. Good book day today ๐Ÿ“š
  2. Went to get laser hair removal, and had a lovely walk home afterwards. The city looks so lovely in this weather. I love this time of year ๐Ÿ‚
  3. Called to arrange my first counselling session, very positive ๐Ÿง 


  1. I had a very productive morning, did some house and food shopping then meditated. Lovely morning walking weather ๐Ÿง 
  2. I had a really nice lunch, roasted vegetables with kombucha tofu sausage. Have a lot of left-over veggies in the fridge now ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. I went for a really gorgeous autumnal walk and took some cool photos of my old church. Lento 10/10 camera app ๐Ÿ“ธ


  1. I got Tetris Effect on sale and played a bit of that โ€” very cool, fun sound design ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. I went for a walk and found a little cafe that I might go to tomorrow morning โ˜•
  3. I did some meditation, which turned into a nap. Today was really difficult, but I am trying to allow myself space and time to recover ๐Ÿง 


  1. illness I am feeling really ill today, but put my physical health above obligations and stayed in tonight. Not gonna pretend I'm not disappointed but it was the right thing to do ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Got a new City PB, I'm still having so much fun with Celeste ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. Work was really good today, we wrapped up a big section. Time for something new ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Despite the stressful start, work was really good today. I got some interesting little bits of coding done and delivered some value ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Had breakfast and coffee with a lovely person. Starting the day with people you really care for is such a pleasant experience โ˜•
  3. Went out for a work meal at a really good Spanish place, everyone was lovely to be around. Just a good day all round ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. Super productive day at work, I got those two pieces finished up and handing in. Also had some good conversations about the next things I'm working on ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Lovely evening with a lovely person, we made dinner together and watched TV. I have a very social week so it was nice to just chill out. We also had a good talk and I was honest with myself and them ๐Ÿ’œ
  3. Did some more self-care-type tasks: body stuff, tidying. Things that improve my mood long-term but that I don't enjoy doing in the moment ๐Ÿง 


  1. Got a new any% PB, I'm having such a fun time just working on little bits of the game ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. Had a really productive day at work, completing two pieces that needed doing. I feel very skilled at the moment ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Did some self-care tasks, including things I always skip and always help my mood ๐Ÿง 


  1. Made some tentative plans to see lovely people this week ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. Started playing the Arphimigon D-Sides, super fun and challenging. I'm going to work my way through those ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. Due to national holiday I ended up shopping somewhere I don't normally, and I got a baguette which was actually really delicious! Had a great lunch and dinner ๐Ÿฅ–


  1. Took the day to rest and recuperate, something I should try harder to prioritise more. But I guess "prioritisation" goes against the point of "rest", huh? ๐Ÿ’ช
  2. I've been really getting back into running Celeste recently โ€” got a new PB on City and spent some time working on Chapter 6 & 7 any% routes. I think I'm making progress! ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. Chatted to some friends on messaging apps for a bit. Today was a very "inside" day, which isn't my favourite, but it turned out pretty good ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Got a 44:54 today, sub-45 achieved! What next?! Who knows?! ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. I fixed the flush in my bathroom, always feels rewarding to do house maintenance. Something to remember ๐Ÿช 
  3. Made a really nice broth for lunch ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. I decided to go for a sub-45 in Celeste any%, and got a new PB of 45:43 on my second serious run. I've completely got this ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. Made plans to go on holiday in October โ€” and to see a lot of people next week! ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. I had a sinus headache today, so trying be kind to myself. Ate good food, wrapped up warm, and rested. Making a conscious effort not to shame myself for resting and recovering. On the plus side โ€” I got a cold, it's officially autumn! ๐Ÿ’Š


  1. Had breakfast with a person, coffee and chill times in the morning. Great start to the day โ˜•
  2. I started learning the spike jump and double wall bounce in 4A โ€” wow, spike jumps are easy! I always thought they were way outside my skillset! ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. I bought a really cute fancy jumpsuit for a work do next week. I'm not the most "trad fancy clothing", but it's nice to dress fancy sometimes! ๐Ÿ‘—


  1. Had dinner & a chill night in with a lovely person โ€” we made broth and dumplings and watched National Treasure ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  2. My in-person counselling was signed off by the insurer, so I'll hopefully be starting that soon! ๐Ÿง 
  3. I learnt 2 new skips in Celeste: a spike jump in 5B that I probably won't use in runs, and another spike jump in 7A that I definitely will! ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. I had a nice oat milk chocolate bar at lunch ๐Ÿซ
  2. My work have sorted out a laptop for me, it's taken them a while but that should make my workflow a lot easier ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Had a really fun evening, got dinner with a lovely person, met some of her friends and went to a stand-up gig ๐ŸŽค


  1. Got a lot of work done, including some stuff that I don't think anyone else would've looked at yet. Hopefully has value ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I "did self-care": meditated, went for a run, and did my stretches. I had a good lunch, too. Trying to make time for myself ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€
  3. I'm going to eat some pizza and watch videos, just relax tonight ๐Ÿ•


  1. Had a nice relaxed late breakfast โ€” cooked vegan breakfast with coffee and lemonade โ˜•
  2. I had a phone call with one of my friends, it was good to just chat and catch up ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Went round for dinner and boardgames with someone, really lovely evening after a pretty busy weekend ๐ŸŽฒ


  1. We got donuts and coffee for breakfast and hung out with some animals! ๐Ÿ–
  2. Went to a street food market and got arepas and sushi โ€” odd combo, but both really tasty ๐Ÿฃ
  3. Went to two parties: a housewarming/birthday that was so lovely and chill and welcoming, and a birthday at a cool metal bar where I did some dancing! ๐Ÿ’ƒ


  1. Good day at work โ€” long but all positive. Got some stuff done ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Went out for dinner and had a delicious thali ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Went mudlarking with a lovely person โ€” we found some bones and pottery fragments ๐Ÿ’œ


  1. Met a bunch of people from my project in person, and went for coffee with the person I work most closely with โ€” everyone is so nice โ˜•
  2. mh, insurance Spoke to my medical insurer about in-person counselling, which they've signed off on. Hopefully a positive step for my mental wellbeing, despite how much the initial call shook me ๐Ÿง 
  3. I went to my self-defense class, which was really fun โ€” we did a takedown and lots of punching! ๐Ÿ’ช


mh- Had a positive but taxing conversation last night that led to me not getting much sleep, so today I've been focusing on self-care and self-worth.
  1. Got a couple of cheap USB thumbsticks and loaded them up with files to share with friends and loved ones ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I've had a stiff back for a couple of days, so I took time to do stretches and that's really eased it off โ€” maybe something I should do more often? ๐Ÿ’ช
  3. Read a couple of zines/essays on anarchism and polyamory, Polyamory and Queer Anarchism is a good theoretical primer to go with the emotion and practice of Nordgren. I've been loving the Anarchist Library recently! ๐Ÿ“š


  1. Good day at work today, got some positive feedback on what I've done so far. Lots of calls though so I'm pretty tired! ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I went to the post office to pick up coffee for this month โ€” excited to try a cup tomorrow โ˜•
  3. The first three months of prints from Ritual Dust's print club arrived today! They're each absolutely gorgeous, I hope they inspire me to find beauty in my day ๐Ÿ–ค
Three linocut prints by Ritual Dust displayed next to a mirror. The top one is a mushroom growing out of a hand. The middle is a snake and a key, representing the goddess Hekate. The bottom is of the plant henbane.


  1. I got the grade back for the second data visualisation, and I passed! ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Had a moment where I was feeling quite low, but I spoke to a friend and it really helped ๐Ÿง 
  3. Read a bunch of cool pamphlets and zines, including Towards the queerest insurrection ๐Ÿ“š


  1. Got brunch with one of the lovely people in my life and had a super pleasant chill morning ๐Ÿฅ˜
  2. Went to the anarchist bookshop and picked up a ton of cool zines ๐Ÿ“š
  3. Had a fun evening at a queer housewarming/BBQ with the other lovely person I'm seeing, met loads of cool people ๐Ÿ™‚
A stack of anarchist zines and flyers.


  1. I watched the latest Jacob Geller video, super interesting โ€” it reminded me of conversations I had about therapy, productivity and work with a friend ๐Ÿ“น
  2. I took time to do some chores: prepped some lunch for tomorrow, tidied and dusted, and wiped down the kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. I'm going on a date tonight, we're seeing Three Thousand Years of Longing ๐Ÿ“ฝ


  1. Played some more Thumper and got to the last stage โ€” this and Celeste are the perfect combination for me: high difficulty, lovely gamefeel and quick feedback ๐ŸŽฎ
  2. I got the first piece of actual work done for my project! ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. I finalised my weekend plans with lovely people! ๐Ÿ’œ


dysphoria I was honestly very dysphoric this morning. So I tried hard to be kind to myself today, and I feel like I did a good job.
  1. I had a delicious lunch, went for a walk, and bought some cursed chewing gum (raspberry and vanilla flavour) ๐ŸŒณ
  2. I opted for more old-school tech today: neon pink F91-W over a smartwatch, and my iPod for music. It did really well! Couple of minor memory problems but nothing a reboot couldn't fix ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป
  3. I went to my queer self-defense class and got a drink with them after โ€” everyone is so lovely and fun ๐Ÿ‘Š


  1. I got a really pleasant big day planner, which hopefully should help me function a bit better day-to-day ๐Ÿ“”
  2. Played some more Thumper, finished level 6 which has some really tough sections at the end ๐ŸŽฎ
  3. Made some time to read after work โ€” I've started reading The Tao of Pooh as part of my intermittent Le Guin-inspired Taoism reading ๐Ÿ“–


  1. First day of my new project at work โ€” had loads of intro calls with people and went through some handover, it went really well! ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. I went to a farm for lunch and said hi to all the animals ๐Ÿ–
  3. Watched Carrie Carrerium speedrunning all cassettes at Flame Fatale, which was a super fun run โ€” resisting the urge to learn a new category! ๐ŸŽฎ
A sheep sticking its head through the bars of a five-bar gate.


  1. Went for a ride on my bike and chilled in the park for a bit ๐Ÿšฒ
  2. Went round to my friend's house and made pizza! ๐Ÿ•
  3. Started playing Thumper which is fantastic, tough and immersive in like the real meaning of the word ๐Ÿ’ป


  1. Went out for breakfast with the family before I got the train home, had lots of coffee and some OJ โ˜•
  2. Hung out with my baby nephew for a bit and ate some carrot cake ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Listened to music on the train home โ€” the new Muse album, some Slayer and Bimbocore by Scene Queen ๐ŸŽต


  1. Had pancakes for breakfast with someone lovely ๐Ÿ’œ
  2. Went out for dinner for my mum's birthday, Thai food ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Hung out and played Mario Kart with my sister and her husband, saw my little nephew ๐ŸŽฎ


  1. Had a great day at work ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Lovely date, very chill night in ๐Ÿ’œ
  3. I fell over on a run and got a juicy bruise, but a couple lovely people came over and checked I was okay ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Ate really well today, lots of fruit and fresh foods, and I had tofu fried rice for dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜
  2. Really productive day at work, I got the first assignment for my Python course submitted ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Chatted some toki pona today and started expanding that part of the site (including a journal) ๐Ÿ—ฃ


  1. Had a good day at work, got a lot done in the morning then had some intro calls for my new project ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Went and had dinner with a friend who I haven't seen in a while, which was lovely ๐Ÿฅ˜
  3. Made plans with someone lovely to go swimming ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Had a lovely date, went out for dinner then saw NOPE ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  2. Started the next module on my Python course, which dives into data visualisation (and ethics!!!) ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Re-downloaded Discord and wrote some toki pona for the first time in a while ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Did some yoga this morning - my back is almost back to normal! ๐Ÿ’ช
  2. Got out pens and paper to do some drawing ๐Ÿ“
  3. Organised some social and date nights for the rest of the week ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. I went for a walk through parks and churchyards, saw some anti-fascist art and interesting buildings ๐ŸŒณ
  2. I did some yoga to ease my back off and re-centre myself, it really helped. I should do it more often ๐Ÿ’ช
  3. I had a coffee and a read, starting the Tao Te Ching and the Air Issue of the Cunning Folk zine โ˜•


  1. I went for a walk to ease my back off and picked up some cool zines from an independent bookshop ๐Ÿ“–
  2. Started watching Revolutionary Girl Utena ๐ŸŒน
  3. The weather was really nice today, it's finally started to cool down ๐ŸŒž


  1. I finished the final assignment for my Python course and got started on something else ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Listened to some really good music including the new Mountain Goats album, think I may need to revive the shortly lived music zine ๐ŸŽต
  3. I did some stretches for my back and made a lot of time to rest ๐Ÿ’ช


  1. Had a super productive work day, got lots of required stuff done and some more Python learning ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Played some badminton and met up with friends (and tweaked my back ๐Ÿ˜ญ) ๐Ÿธ
  3. surgery+ One of my family members had some minor surgery and it went well, just wonderful news! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Had a lovely date, we ate dinner, plantain and vegan BBQ, and went to see Bullet Train ๐Ÿ“ฝ
  2. Work was long but good, I got a lot done and learnt some new pandas tricks ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. My hair looked good! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Did week 2 of the Python course โ€” sea legs, got ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Met a couple of the other newbies and had a chat. It was really nice, what I missed out with online induction ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. I went for a walk and had a good lunch ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€


  1. mh- Tough mental health day, but called a friend: talking to her helped take my mind off things ๐Ÿง 
  2. I did the first week(!) of a Python data science course to get my sea legs again ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Made a really nice dinner ๐Ÿฅ˜


  1. Reached out to someone to tell him I got a lot from an article he wrote ๐Ÿ“–
  2. Picked up my medication, which is lucky because I just ran out ๐Ÿ’Š
  3. Logged in and did a bit of the CBT course ๐Ÿง 


  1. Bought some gorgeous art and had a chat with one of the artists about demons ๐ŸŽจ
  2. Went out for breakfast, pancakes with some coffee and OJ ๐ŸŠ
  3. Messaged some people and started making social plans ๐Ÿ™‚
A cyanotype print of a succubus lounging in a throne. There is text saying 'from Chaos to Order 2022' at the bottom.


  1. Made quesadillas, they turned out really well considering I've never made them before! ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
  2. Played some Terraforming Mars and got my ass absolutely handed to me ๐Ÿ˜‚
  3. Did a bit of work on the website ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ


  1. Went for my laser appointment, it's going well and the tech was really lovely ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Nice busy day at work ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Got Syncthing working, backing up my photos out of the Google environment ๐Ÿ‘


  1. Had a really nice breakfast with fresh strawberries and strong coffee ๐Ÿ“
  2. Spoke to my sister on the phone ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Took some time out of my day to do yoga, which was very centering ๐ŸŒž


  1. Got a lot of the rote mandatory training done so hopefully the rest of my week will be more interesting ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Went to a life-drawing class with a lovely person ๐ŸŽจ
  3. I ate really good vegan food, peanut butter vegetable curry and a burger with rosemary fries ๐Ÿ”
A pastel drawing of a person lying on their back with one knee bent


  1. First day at my new job, I got started on all my induction tasks and met my new manager ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Went for a walk in the evening before the sun set ๐ŸŒ‡
  3. I cooked a good dinner, roasted veg and spicy tempeh ๐Ÿฅ•


  1. Started moving my website over to handwritten HTML, including a journal page to hold my Three Good Things ๐Ÿ’ป
  2. Finished my lemon painting ๐Ÿ–Œ
  3. Saw a friend and got delicious food together ๐Ÿ”
An acrylic painting of a bowl of lemons


  1. I dialed in the new coffee and had a couple of espressos - really tasty with a strong strawberry smell ๐Ÿ“
  2. I moved my website over to using Atkinson Hyperlegible, which I really like the look of and is allegedly very readable ๐Ÿ’ป
  3. Started an acrylic painting of my lemon bowl ๐Ÿ‹
An unfinished painting of a bowl of lemons


  1. I ordered coffee from a local roaster that I believe to be a more ethical bunch, and it arrived today! Can't wait to try it โ˜•
  2. Did some impromptu testing of the NHS gender identity clinic's self-referral page and submitted a bug report for dead links ๐Ÿ˜‚
  3. Made plans with friends and dates for the next week, and updated my diary and calendar too ๐Ÿ“†


  1. Went to the library to return some books, and got out The Word for World is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin ๐Ÿ“–
  2. Had a friendly and helpful chat with my mental health supporter about the CBT app I'll use ๐Ÿง 
  3. Got the IT kit from the job I start on Monday, as well as a snazzy little backpack. Someone on the team reached out too!


  1. I'm feeling even better than yesterday, on the mend ๐Ÿ‘
  2. Made some plans with a lovely person for when I'm well ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. Had a lovely call with my parents. I wasn't able to see them recently so it was nice to just chat


  1. I watched some of the Alex Jones trial, the parents' testimony was deeply moving. I'm glad they get to hold him accountable.
  2. I feel way better today, still not 100% definitely but moving in the right direction ๐Ÿค’
  3. climate- Had a cathartic sob listening to She/Her/Hers, Planet of Weeds. Beautiful sad track about the fear and dread of losing everything beautiful in the world ๐ŸŒณ


  1. I'm feeling really run down, but people have sent get-well-soon messages ๐Ÿฅฐ
  2. I started The Haunting of Bly Manor which is excellent ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ
  3. I checked in with my friend who's moved, I really miss them ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. I have a lovely date โ˜บ๏ธ
  2. I figured out why my water pressure wasn't great and fixed it, then had a shower ๐Ÿšฟ
  3. I wore an outfit that made me feel hot ๐Ÿ”ฅ


  1. Breakfast and coffee with a lovely person, deeply pleasant start to the day โ˜•
  2. I bought a fruit bowl and filled it with lemons to put in my water ๐Ÿ‹
  3. alcohol I opened a really nice orange wine๐Ÿท