Do you ever think about how Musky Elmo basically killed the chances of “to tweet” ever genuinely entering the English language as a real life verb

Watching the sunset is one thing that always helps me remember that a bad moment, a bad minute or a bad hour doesn’t make a bad day, and a bad day doesn’t make a bad week, and a bad week doesn’t make a bad life. Everything is temporary, especially the shit moments. The bad day ends. A new day, a better day, is right around the corner.

In other news, Zeus turned 5 this week! Happy birthday to my son, my best friend, my ever-enthusiastic walking partner. Please stop barking so much. But also, please never change.

Accidentally ran my fastest 5k ever, today on my lunch break. 26:26 @ 5’20”/km. Wonder how fast I’d go if I was actually aiming for speed 🤔


A small sketchbook being held open to show two paintings, on the left a lit candle against a black background and on the right, a figure looking out over the sea on an overcast day

A friend mentioned that by using a smaller sketchbook they were able to get past their art block more easily, which is a great idea. It doesn’t take long to fill one of these pages and it’s been a great way to warm up each day before diving into some larger pieces I’m working on.


I went into this with low expectations but am surprisingly pleased with how it turned out!


Bye, 2023

On one hand it seems silly to mark the passing of a year, given how man-made the calendar is, but on the other hand, it is very difficult not to reminisce a little when everyone else is, and one time is as good as any to mark the “start” …
A boxed book set of the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

A post-Christmas gift to myself. I must have read Mistborn on an old Kindle or something because I definitely have read it once before, but I can't find it anywhere. Looking forward to getting through these.