Red

August 1st 2021 Today I started a new thing. I ran again. That’s not inherently a new thing, but it does bring with it a new thing. The last time I ran was June 20th. That was also the last day of my 413 day streak of running 5k every day. I caught some kind of illness that wiped me out for the whole of June 21st, and because my streak was over, I completely lost motivation to run. And I haven’t been since. Until today. As I’ve grown older I have come to learn more about myself, and accept … Continue reading Red

Medicine

July 31st 2021 Today was a day for Domino’s. After a night of nausea, you need shit food, sugar, and a cuddle. You can prescribe all the drugs you want, take all the homeopathic remedies you need, rest as much as you can, but Domino’s is also good medicine. See also: Lucozade Sport energy drinks. See also: a cuddle. Also if you’ve got any dogs lying around, take them for a walk or something. If you can stomach it. Do whatever you need to feel better, and allow yourself to be looked after. Until tomorrow, you can do this. Jacn Continue reading Medicine

Nausea

July 30th 2021 Today it turns out I was wrong yesterday and the covid vaccine is, as it turns out, bad. Just only temporarily. I’ve spent my evening being sick and shivering. Apparently nausea and a fever can be a side effect of the vaccine. So if you were to ask me today if, knowing this, I think it’s still a good idea to get the vaccine… I dunno, I’d probably call you dumb and say or course it is. Get vaccinated. It’s worth it. We’re almost there. Until tomorrow, I sleep. Jacn Continue reading Nausea

Magnetised

July 29th 2021 Today I had my second dose of the covid vaccine and after I was done and had driven home, I couldn’t get out of the car. You see, I had become magnetised. The vaccine had turned my blood cells into tiny tiny magnets, and my body was stuck to the steel frame of my Ford Fiesta. Or, at least, that’s how this blog would have begun if I was a fucking crazy person conspiracy theorist. Is “crazy person conspiracy theorist” a tautology? Yes. I learnt today that there are genuinely people on this planet who believe that … Continue reading Magnetised

Considered

July 28th 2021 Today I almost went for a run. And by that I mean, I was invited to go for one but chose not to. Still, that’s progress. I considered it for at least 3 seconds before deciding not to go. But I took ten minutes to reply to the message just to give the appearance of seriously considering it. I’ll get there. The jo will return to my mo. I just don’t do things by halfs. I either don’t do anything at all (pros: preferable most of the time, no effort. cons: kinda depressing) or go full on … Continue reading Considered

Dreamy

July 27th 2021 Today the Dreamy Vibes Spotify playlist is going on in an attempt to help me sleep. I’m in a bad cycle of late nights which lead to late mornings which lead to late nights which lead to late mornings. Last night I tried to aid that by listening to some music to fall asleep. I told Google (my Google Home mini) to play some Bon Iver, and she did, and I fell asleep okay, but then I woke up when that song with Taylor Swift came on. I assume I woke up because I was confused as … Continue reading Dreamy

Angry

July 26th 2021 Today I got irrationally angry and threw a cup in the sink. I’m not an angry person, really. I get sad, or morose, or introspective, or sarcastic, but I don’t tend to get outright angry. So what caused my sudden outburst? Well, tiredness probably. But also my coffee machine. It spurted air out unexpectedly and sprayed ground coffee all over the kitchen side. That was it, really. So I threw my cup at the sink. Dunno why. Seems daft now I think about it. I even followed it up by slapping the tap. I don’t know in … Continue reading Angry

Repeatedly

July 25th 2021 Today we had a family barbecue for the first time in what feels like years. It probably feels like years because it has been years. That is how time works. Grandad seems worse. He has Alzheimer’s, and maybe it’s just because I’ve not seen him in a while, or maybe he’s just not used to being around people, but it seemed worse today. He asked me 6 times in 20 minutes whose the black car was that was parked outside. He repeatedly asked my sister why she wears her watch on her right arm. On top of … Continue reading Repeatedly

Audience

July 24th 2021 Today, as I often tend to do, I thought about the Truman Show. I wondered whether, if my life were part of some Truman Show-style experiment, anyone would still be watching. If I were the main character of a manufactured TV show of my life, would the audience have sat and watched me flop around my flat for 12 hours today, mindlessly browsing the Internet and playing Football Manager for hours and hours? Surely today’s viewing figures would have been low. There are aspects, and facets, of my life which would be, I’d imagine, at least somewhat … Continue reading Audience

Stethoscope

July 23rd 2021 Today was my sister’s last day as a doctor. Instead of trying to do her justice with a speech of my own, I will let her speak in her own words below. Though what I will say is this: Kirstyn, I am so proud of you. I am proud of you for becoming a doctor, and I am proud of you for deciding to put yourself and your mental health first in deciding to give it up. Here’s what she said: Today I hang up my stethoscope for the final time. After working as a doctor in … Continue reading Stethoscope