Data entry makes you want to do anything besides type at your computer when you get home.Cooking
So I've cooked a bit, learned some new recipes. I attempted Crepes, and besides me not mastering the skill of getting them off the pan before being singed, I was successful. I've also attempted some of my childhood favorites mom used to make- which is easy to get right since I have her cookbook with it's various notations and edits.
Next on my list are some of the various potluck casserole dishes in a cookbook compiled by my mother's family before I was born; its a neat way of being to pick out what to try ("oooh Great Uncle Ron liked that alot, I share his tastes..."). Some of the recipes were out of the paper, some off of brand name cans and boxes, others from various cookbooks, and a select few from my Great Grandmother were handed down from the distant past. Many recipes have variations with separate reviews (potatoes instead of carrots, turkey instead of chicken, etc.). Basically everyone brought a dish to a sort of family potluck and the dishes were reviewed by the diners and cooks over a period of about 8 years.
I've also discovered a restaurant chain's recipe for guacamole; its a bleeding pain to make without a food processor/blender though. I'm coming closer to replicating another's General Tso sauce.Gaming
Limited to a Wednesday night roleplaying session, which cycles between 3 GMs, campaigns, and game systems; and a handful of hours spent playing "proper" computer games, for the past few weeks mostly Demigod. I spend those spare minutes (waiting for something to cook or download) playing the "Tales of..." series of JRPGs in various emulators; this has supplanted playing flash games of late.Sleeping
New pillows are helping that alot; control over my new place's thermostat helps a hell of a lot to. Lack of bathroom contention also makes this easier. Thursdays are the only day I don't have to wake up on time though, and this is slightly stressful after years of making my own schedule.Work
I got rehired at work for 227 days after the end of my current appointment. Since that is what I was shooting for, "yay". I'll be free for 5-10 days starting 10 or 15 June, depending on if I burn vacation time.Car
I may or my not be using this period of time to have a proper fuckload of work done to my car to make it last another 2-5 years (my car turns 15 this year so this is dubious even though its in fine shape save the engine...). This is a necessary step due to the absolute impossibility of me getting a car loan (my own bank won't give me a $3000 loan on $4000 cash collateral).
Either way I can't take a long trip as I don't trust my car to complete a long journey at this time (burns a lot of oil, needs power steering pump and a few other gadgets)."Life, the Universe, and Everything"
Not a whole lot of time for existential conundrums. That might be described as "healthy" by a therapist type.P.S.
I've been experiencing way to much British stuff lately, here I am saying things like "10 June" and "bleeding".