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2017-08-03 09:40 am
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library anxiety

I used to be that kid who'd check out twenty books from the library at a time and read them all before they were due. Now I can check out one book, get too busy to read it, and then get caught in a loop of "if I return it without reading it I'm a failure/if I keep it I'll rack up a fine" and then eventually the library sticks a lost book fee on it and the book, which I still haven't read, will be forever associated with feelings of shame and failure, and I probably won't ever read it.

So I've been buying more books, whether it be used or new. I can afford to do that these days and even if it takes me years to get to them, they're mine. The other day I bought Noumenon, a new space opera that I've seen getting hyped up on twitter, and Ninefox Gambit, which I already own on kindle, but decided to buy in paper because I've been having a hard time reading digital books without distraction. If I continue to remember that this blog exists, I may come back and post my thoughts on them.
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2017-05-17 09:56 pm
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I overestimated myself

...I only made one post and then disappeared.

It suddenly got very hot today. I walked with baby to the shop to pick up our car (finally, after it sat there for two months) and we had to wait an hour just for them to sort out paperwork. Fortunately the garage was semi-air-conditioned (ie, it was air-conditioned, but had a giant open door). All the mechanics were super excited to see a baby. Do not let anyone tell you that excitement at seeing babies is a gendered thing. Anyway, this is like...the fifth time the car has been in the shop for the same problem, and I hope it's really solved this time. If not, I give up.

Baby had a hard time falling asleep because of the heat. After she went to bed we installed one of the window AC units; we should be able to get the other one in this weekend.