Tabitha and I spent the day together yesterday and it was a lot of fun. We did pretty much everything we could think of, even in spite of the rain.
Today has been very different. Very difficult. I've been in a terrible mood and I spent a little time drawing and writing and messing with photos and felt a little…not better but…different and not so negative. But now it's Sunday evening and I feel like I wasted the afternoon being a grumpy piece of shit.
I did finish my book though. I am really into ebooks at the moment but I can't get used to the fact that they end 40 pages early. The last pages are always ads or the first chapter of another book. Not cool.
Charlotte bought some strawberries. I don't really like strawberries but they do look nice.
Charlotte and I love to watch food shows. A little late to the party, we have been enjoying them on a website called YouTube. Perhaps you've heard of it. YouTube is a brilliant platform for food shows. I don't know why I'm telling you this; you probably already know.
We especially like Binging With Babish, Jun's Kitchen, The Pizza Show on Munchies and Hot Ones (linked the Vince Staples one because he's the best) on First We Feast. I also like Matty Matheson. I do not like Action Bronson, and I don't want to hear about how brilliant he is.
In spite of the network, we've been watching a show called Worth It on Buzzfeed where two guys and a cameraman (3 guys, really - the cameraman's cameos are some of the best bits of the show) try a cheap, mid-priced and outrageously expensive version of a food.
Last night, we watched one about bagels and it made us both really want bagels, so we went to Bagelman and got some bagels (we didn't eat them all - there's 3 left for breakfast so don't give me any shit) to dip in olive oil za'atar. It was really nice. For a while anyway - I found za'atar to be quite unpleasant after a short time. But dipping good bread in olive oil is always a win.
I realise this has been all food the last few posts but this is essentially all I've had time for the last week, unless you want to see pictures of me cycling in the dark or staring at my laptop screen.
We went and did some food shopping and the cheese twists at LIDL just looked so chaotic I had to take a picture. Not exactly remarkable, I suppose. I take photos of most things.
After many years of being against board games, for some reason board games appeal to me right now. We've been playing Jenga, Connect 4 and Guess Who as a family and I've enjoyed not having a screen in my face. We have Ticket to Ride but I don't even know what it's about. I am also tempted by the Dark Souls board game. Amusingly, I don't have the requisite 2-6 friends for most board games. That's always the most difficult bit.
I've always wanted to play chess. I'm never the right sort of smart for the things I want to do most. I can't beat my phone at chess when it's on the easiest setting. It is sorta the ultimate procedurally-generated game though. I should put some more effort into learning. I probably won't put enough in, though. We all know how I am.
Charlotte is amazing at making pizza. She's brilliant at making food, but she has a specific flair for pizza. Today she made a base that was so thin and so soft that I would literally write a letter to everyone I know to tell them just how damn good it is.
There was a time when I would easily be able to smash through two pizzas, but for some reason that doesn't happen any more. Now there's a pizza left in the kitchen for tomorrow and every now and again I get up and go and look at it because it's so beautiful.