2021 Week #15

Apr 25, 2021

Day 21 of 100 Days to Offload

Zuko Picture of the Week

My black cat, Zuko, sitting on the back of a couch, behind my dad. They are both looking out the window.

What Happened

  • Continuing with FocusMate (virtual coworking). I use it for personal projects as well as work and it really has been working well for me.

  • My Habitica character is now level 13! I joined a couple of guilds relating to pomodoros (which I love doing) and mindful eating (which I suck at).

My little habitica level 13 rogue character, adorned with a flower helmet, dagger, shield and purple and green armor. A small cotton candy coloured panda sits in front of it.

Goals Review

  • Lose weight
    • Terrible at not eating out. I ran out of food mid-week from my Sunday meal prep. Thursday I have therapy right after work so I don’t have time to cook and I usually just order food. And then it goes downhill from there and the whole weekend is lost to takeout.
    • Plan is to meal prep some more chicken and broccoli again today. But enough to sustain me throughout the week, hopefully!
  • Read more
    • I’m really into Daughter of Fortune right now. I initially attempted reading it before and I’m glad I persisted through it this time.
  • Waste less time
    • The FocusMate and Habitica combination is going well!! I’ve never been so productive this entire pandemic. This Sunday was a little less productive than I hoped, I was dead tired and took multiple naps with Zuko, but it was nice being able to have a little bit of a break. I love napping next to Zuko. I love it when I sleep on the couch and Zuko curls up right above my head.

This Week’s Tunes by Playcount

Top Artists

  1. Joanna Newsom
  2. Mashrou’ Leila (+1)
  3. L’Arc~en~Ciel (~)
  4. Alexisonfire (~)
  5. FKA twigs (+1)
  6. CL
  7. downy (-5)
  8. MAMAMOO
  9. Daichi Miura (+1)
  10. Coheed and Cambria

I’ve been trying to use Spotify less and less these days. Joanna Newsom isn’t on Spotify, I just bought a lot of her songs, so I have to use my own client to listen to her. Hence, the spike. I find Joanna Newsom to be such a great storyteller.

Top Albums

  1. Ibn El Leil by Mashrou’ Leila (+1)
  2. Have One On Me by Joanna Newsom
  3. Divers by Joanna Newsom
  4. The Beirut School by Mashrou Leila (-1)
  5. 第七作品集『無題』 by downy (-4)
  6. Ys by Joanna Newsom
  7. Backwards by Daichi Miura
  8. 15th L’Anniversary Live by L’Arc~en~Ciel
  9. MAGDALENE by FKA twigs (-3)
  10. Lush by Snail Mail (-6)

Top Tracks

  1. Backwards by Daichi Miura
  2. STAR by BiSH (~)
  3. Because of You by AISHA (+1)
  4. Wish You Were Here by CL (+5)
  5. About You by Daichi Miura (-2)
  6. 角砂糖 by downy (-5)
  7. A-L-I-E-N by MAXIMUM THE HORMONE
  8. Satisfied by The Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton
  9. 19.10 by Childish Gambino
  10. Egotistic by MAMAMOO

A-L-I-E-N is such a banger. It goes hard. But the end is not the greatest. I would love a short version without the weird “Stop Winny Upload” verse. It’s just so out of place. I know that’s what the band intended but god damn does it ruin a good song. I bear with it anyway.