It is commonplace to see multitudes of people praising the arrival of a weekend. Even more so when it’s an extended holiday weekend like for Memorial Day. This year, I’m no different.

It’s been a long week with a handful of trying moments and frustrations with my day job. Some days didn’t feel too bad, others felt like I couldn’t do much right.

This is largely in part to internal changes and processes that we’re trying to move towards, and rightfully so, to help streamline as much as we can for our clients. However, it seems like I inherently, though not necessarily intentionally, fight against that proverbial current at least a little bit. This has caused undue frustrations for some people.

Even with the long weekend, I know they end quicker than ever desired, and I will once again be back at work, in the same potential situations, fighting my same struggles.

There’s only so many times one can apologize and say “I’ll do better!” before it’ll invoke reactions of “Uh huh, sure, heard that one before.” and start to mean nothing. I know it’s legitimately on me to actually do better. Actions speak louder than words, and whether I like it or not, sometimes I seem to have action laryngitis.

This is by no means definitive, but based on what I’m managing to curate mentally and on my own by the time of this posting.

The list is created by a combination of Spotify and Last.FM but by no means dictated by it. Both may track what I listen to, but they can’t track emotional connections.

  • Talking Heads
  • Pronoun
  • Faith No More
  • Fluttr Effect
  • LPX
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Sonic Youth
  • Soul Asylum
  • Best Coast
  • Eurythmics
  • James Horner
  • Howard Shore
  • John Williams
  • Jeff Buckley
  • James
  • Anyone on the “Crazy Ex Girlfriend” Soundtrack
  • Cocteau Twins
  • Moonpools & Caterpillars
  • The Muffs
  • Haim
  • Local H
  • Miss The Occupier
  • Queen
  • Juliana Hatfield
  • Noe Venable
  • Marina and the Diamonds
  • Julia Nunes
  • The Lovemakers
  • The Dresden Dolls
  • Big Star
  • Blood Red Shoes
  • Cyndi Lauper

I’m sure I’ve missed musicians and I’m also sure I’ll forget to update this in the future, but you will see a pretty diverse list of musicians. I’m hard to pin down.

Parked purple Honda Fit
My new Honda Fit, punnily named “Ness”

On March 9th, 2020, after about 12 days since my fated car collision, I am once again a car owner.

After some research, car gazing, and a quick trial run, I settled on a 2015 Honda Fit. At a time I had considered naming that Honda Civic but never settled on anything in official capacity. However, given my hobbies and the type of car this one is, I had to give it a name of “Ness”. Fit…Ness…get it? 😀

Thanks to the payout from my insurance claim, my new car loan is considerably lower than my first one, and I should have no problem getting it paid off in a 3 year window.

Here’s to hoping I can actually fully pay this one off before I have to get another new vehicle. I want to actually hold a car title for a little bit.