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Dear Diary

diciembre 26, 2023

09:30. Got dressed. Got a cup of Sunny-D. Took my meds. Crossed off December 25 on the calendar.

11:50. Made tea and oatmeal. Ate oatmeal with hemp seeds and apple butter. Ran out of apple butter. Drank a cup of tea with soy milk. Added items to shopping list: Apple butter, watch battery, rock lamp light bulb, socks, Bubly, calendar.

Played a nice, long game of Mexican Train (dominoes). Drank two pots of tea. Drank hot cocoa with vegan marshmallows. Ate a ham and cheese sandwich.

22:00. Mom went to her room.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 25, 2023

10:30. Got dressed. Went downstairs. Got a Bubly. Took meds. Mom was cooking chicken.

Ate mashed potatoes and gravy with vegan chicken and green beans.

Mom and Aunt Sue removed the air conditioner from my window.

Mom went to her room.

19:35. Tried to make a contact card to advertise Snikket.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 24, 2023

08:00. Chatted on Cheogram. Fell back asleep.

12:00. Got up. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly Bounce. Took meds. Made a second brew of white Chinese tea. Brushed hair and beard.

14:00. Had a glass of Sunny-D, a cup of tea, and two cups of hot cocoa.

16:00. Mike and Vanessa left. Vanessa and Mike opened their Christmas presents.

17:10. Mom puts fries and faux fish in the oven.

18:00. Opened presents. I got popcorn, popcorn seasoning, and navy blue pajama set. Ate fish and chips with ketchup and malt vinegar.

20:00. Mom went to her room.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 23, 2023

09:00. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Got a Bubly. Took meds. Drank a strawberry kiwi Monster.

11:55. Installed Discord on mobile device. Checked email.

17:00. Ate four slices of pizza and three medjool dates.

19:00. Took a hit of weed.

20:30. Mom goes to her room.

21:11. I went to my room.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 22, 2023

09:00. Got dressed. Went downstairs. Helped Uncle Jim plug his USB battery charger into the surge protector. Brushed my hair. Made tea. Changed the telephone's label to the correct phone number.

12:00. Mom made me a big vegan ham, egg and cheese sandwich. I had it with a glass of Sunny-D.

Lit שבת (Shabbat) candles. Attended שבת (Shabbat) services online using Zoom. Rabbi talked about a vegan Jewish deli called Ben & Esther's. Ate macaroni and peas with a cup of Chinese white tea.

21:20. Mom goes to her room.

23:00. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 21, 2023

09:30. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Took my meds. Greeted Mom. Had a blueberry coconut yogurt with granola.

17:40. Got back home from Harrisonville. Went to Walmart and got Mom's food, and some stuff for me: Pringles, a Pepsi, vegan chicken tenders, vegan ham slices, vegan cheese slices. Went to Green Light Dispensary and got a cartridge for $36 USD. My card did not work. I had to go to QuikTrip and use an ATM to pay with cash. Went to Papa Murphy's and got pizza for everyone.

Ate pizza. Took a hit of cannabis. Munched on almost a whole can of Pringles.

20:09. Mom goes to her room.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 20, 2023

09:47. Went downstairs. Made tea. Took meds, drank the rest of my cherry Bubly from last night. Ate strawberry soy yogurt with granola. Drank a glass of Sunny-D.

12:00. Uncle John came over. Mom cut his hair. Mom cut my hair.

14:00. Ate a bowl of macaroni, half peas.

15:21. Amandius Køhler sent me some money for a cannabis cartridge! I checked my email. Transferred money to my checking account. Got a cherry Bubly.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 19, 2023

09:00. Put on pajamas. Drank tea. Got a Bubly. Took meds. Ate no huevos rancheros.

13:22. Checked email. Watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

17:33. Ate a bowl of macaroni with peas and faux chicken. Ate two hot mini apple pies with chocolate caramel cluster coconut milk ice cream.

18:46. Watching a terrible film about a young woman getting tortured, The Nest (2020).

Had macaroni, faux chicken, and peas for dinner. Had hot apple pie and salted caramel cluster ice cream for dessert.

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Christian Sayings

diciembre 18, 2023

Here is a list of Christian sayings, and their possible Jewish replacements.

Christian SayingJewish Replacement
Let your light shine. (Matt. 5:16)Be a light. (Is. 42:6)
Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. (Luke 11)Who is like you, forgiving iniquity and remitting transgression? (Micah 7:18)
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Dear Diary

diciembre 18, 2023

06:00. Chatted on IRC in toki+pona toki pona. Fell asleep again.

11:00. Got up. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Took pills. Took a shower. Made tea. Went to Walmart.

14:30. Came home from Walmart. Took in the groceries. Got water, Bubly, green onion, cashews, pimientos, lentils, pie, granola, a can of Monster. Gave Aunt Sue her Christmas present early - a massager. Ate a vanilla soy yogurt with granola. The pimientos were hard to find; we found them in aisle A11, by the Mexican foods.

17:09. Checked email.

20:00. Ate macaroni with faux chicken, and peas garnished with cashew parmesan. Also had two tiny apple pie pockets with salted caramel cluster coconut ice cream.

Macaroni, chicken, and peas.

21:43. Mom went to bed. I found a Ladino dictionary.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 17, 2023

06:00. Chatted on IRC in toki+pona toki pona. Fell asleep again.

11:00. Got up. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Took pills. Made tea. Ate a vanilla soy yogurt with granola.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 16, 2023

09:15. Checked IRC. Went downstairs. Reheated a cup of tea. Took meds.

10:00. I learned about nasin sitelen kalama (syllabic method) from https://mcmackins.org/today. It looks promising as a way to write less.

11:00. Mom comes out of her room. I ate strawberry soy yogurt with granola. I made oatmeal.

12:00. Ate oatmeal with maple syrup and hemp seeds.

14:00. Drank a small glass of Pepsi and got another glass of Pepsi. Finished the Pepsi.

17:08. Watching The Garden: Commune or Cult on Amazon Prime Video. Took vitamin B12.

20:30. Ate two servings of vegan huevos rancheros. Rinsed my mouth with mouth wash.

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Holidays

diciembre 15, 2023

January. Veganuary

February, first weekend.FOSDEM.

February 14. I Love Free Software Day.

March, last Wednesday. Document Freedom Day.

May 15. Straw Hat Day.

June. LGBT Pride Month.

September 1. International Primate Day.

September 15. Felt Hat Day.

September, 3rd Saturday. Software Freedom Day.

September 27. GNU Anniversary.

October 1. World Vegetarian Day/Month.

October 11. National Coming Out Day.

November 1. World Vegan Day/Month.

December. International Day Against DRM.

December 10. International Animal Rights Day.

December 15. Zamenhof Day.

December 25. Grav-mass.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 15, 2023

09:30. Got up. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Took meds. Made tea.

10:00. Had oatmeal with apple butter and hemp seeds. Had vanilla soy yogurt with granola. Drank Irish breakfast tea.

11:00. Took the trash out. Put a fresh trash bag in the trash can. The trash bags smell horrible with the strong wintergreen mint.

14:00. Had a bowl of Buffalo buttered popcorn.

16:30. Poured a glass of wine and lit שבת (Shabbat) candles.

18:12. Watched Jesus of Nazereth with Mom. Got a glass of Pepsi. Uncle Jim said the Jews killed Jesus. Ate two big burritos. Had a piece of chocolate.

19:00. Mom goes to her room.

20:12. mi wile lape. (I'm tired.) I went to my room.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 14, 2023

08:00. Chatted on mobile device. Put on socks and slippers. Went downstairs. Made tea. Took meds.

Chatted in toki+pona (toki pona) on IRC. Added toki+pona script to website.

11:00. Ate four slices of bread with apple butter. Ate a cup of strawberry soy yogurt with granola. Drank a glass of Sunny-D.

15:00. Returned from Walmart. Took the groceries in. Got soy milk, faux Mexican taco meat, faux fish, refried beans, sugar, soy yogurt, rooibos, caffeinated Bubly, guacamole, shredded lettuce, vegan shredded cheese, Buffalo popcorn seasoning, kettle corn popcorn seasoning, Spanish rice, tortillas, and vegan chicken nuggets. Made a pot of rooibos.

18:00. Lit the last of the חנוכה (Hanukkah) candles. Made popcorn. Finished my olives. Ate candied mixed nuts. Ate chips and salsa.

19:00. Ate two soft tacos with refried beans, plant based taco meat, vegan cheese shreds, lettuce, Taco Bell hot sauce, and guac. Finished off with Spanish rice and guac. Finished rooibos tea.

21:16. Mom went to her room.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 13, 2023

09:00. Put on pajamas, socks and slippers. Went downstairs. Made tea. Took meds.

10:00. Dogs whining. Got Mom out of her room. She took the dogs out.

11:00. Ate yogurt with granola. I made oatmeal and had it with apple butter, hemp seeds, and maple syrup.

19:28. Felt nauseous. Had two grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with a bowl of tomato soup.

22:00. Went to sleep.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 12, 2023

09:00. Chatted on Cheogram, got dressed, went downstairs. Made tea, combed my hair, took my medications. Got on laptop and drank tea with soy milk and sugar. Took meds with caffeinated Bubly.

10:20. Got a glass of Sunny-D and another cup of tea with sugar and soy milk. Checked email.

13:20. Aunt Sue came home with our pizzas. I switched my Mastodon's language to Ladino. I made a pot of tea with a tea flower.

Glass teapot with brewed flowering tea.

16:30. Transcribed a Ladino Wikipedia article to Hebrew letters.

19:32. Ate half a large pizza with vegan cheese, cashew parmesan, and red chili flakes. Ate half a pint of Ben & Jerry's Non-Dairy "Netflix 'n Chilled" ice cream. Made a cup of Sleepytime herbal tea. Put white tea leaves in the teapot for tomorrow.

22:04. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 11, 2023

09:15. Got up. Went downstairs. Made tea. Took meds.

11:25. Returned home from Love's. Got Aunt Sue's Christmas present from the Amazon locker. Made a pot of Irish breakfast tea.

12:00. Had So Delicious non-dairy coconut yogurt with granola. Had a bowl of chili Frito pie. Had another cup of tea with soy milk and sugar. Had a cup of hot cocoa. Took a nap.

16:50. Lit חנוכה (Hanukkah) lights. Got a glass of Sunny-D. Turned on the electric מנורה (menorah).

19:22. Had chili cheese fries with guac. Made chamomile tea. Watched Rick and Morty.

20:57. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 10, 2023

10:00. Put on pajamas, sockn asd slippers. Combed hair. Chatted on Libera. Went downstairs. Took meds. Checked Codeberg for pull requests.hwplayer1 sent me a pull request. I merged it. Got a glass of Pepsi.

11:14. Ate five leftover latkes from last night. Four with guac, one with apple butter. Also had a cup of vanilla yogurt with granola. Made a cup of English breakfast tea and drank a glass of caffeinated Bubly. Checked email.

19:46. Upgraded Guix on my Chromebook. Mom got me a glass teapot for חנוכה Hanukkah! I made a pot of Chinese white tea immediately!

Brewed tea in clear glass teapot.

20:00. Finished drinking a pot of chamomile. Installed LyX.

21:30. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 09, 2023

08:15. Put on socks and slippers. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Took meds. Took vitamin. Made tea with sugar and almond nog.

10:30. Got fully dressed. Went to Walmart. Got Fritos, vegan ice cream, mini pies, frozen seasoned French fries, Bubly, Sunny-D, salsa, tofu scramble. Went to Love's convenience store, got Amazon package. Dropped off some mail at the post office.

13:00. Came home. Took in groceries. Ate two boxes of tofu scramble and two pieces of avocado toast. Got a Bubly. Checked email. Watched Rick and Morty. Mom wrapped presents. I ate a bunch of mixed holiday nuts.

16:00. Watched How the Universe Works with Uncle Jim.

17:00. Watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and lit the חנוכה (Hanukkah) lights.

Menorah with four candles lit.

17:16. Turned on the electric מנורה (menorah) and turned on the Christmas lights.

19:37. Ate five לאַטקעס (latkes) and some Just Egg with Violife cheese shreds. Drank a beer.

20:18. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 08, 2023

08:00. Put on pajamas. Chatted on IRC. Went downstairs. Took meds. Got a caffeinated Bubly.

08:35. Got on laptop. Made tea and oatmeal.

09:50. Checked email. Ate oatmeal with apple butter and hemp seeds. Also had vanilla soy yogurt with granola.

13:22. Arranged tonight's חנוכה (Hanukkah) candles.

16:18. Mike, Vanessa and Rose came over.

17:00. Lit the חנוכה (Hanukkah) candles. Lit the שבת (Shabbat) candles. Had some wine. Reheated some chili with crackers and Violife cheese shreds.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 07, 2023

07:15. Woke up to my alarm. Got fully dressed. Combed my hair. Went downstairs. Took my meds. Made tea with soy milk. Rode with my case manager to my appointment.

The line to see the psychiatrist was long. Came in at 09:00. Took a drug test. Went to see psychiatrist. No medications changed.

10:55. Returned from Compass Health. Made tea and oats. Knocked on my mom's door and greeted her good morning. Ate oats with pumpkin butter and maple syrup, and hemp seeds. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Checked Mastodon and email. Mom put on Eight Crazy Nights (2002).

13:13. Ate boiled potatoes with boiled carrots, seasoned with garlic, Mrs. Dash, and soy sauce. Not very good, but it was something to help me wait until dinner.

17:00. Came home from Walmart. Lit the חנוכה (Hanukkah) lights. Came home with vegan yogurt, vegan cheese shreds, guacamole, granola, oatmeal, Irish Breakfast tea, apple butter.

19:00. Ate two bowls of chili Frito pie.

21:24. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 06, 2023

04:30. Wide awake in bed. Chatted on IRC on Snikket.

05:48. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Took my meds. Made tea with sugar and almond nog.

06:30. Checked email.

09:00. Uncle Jim came out to tend to the dogs. Turned off lamp.

12:23. Woke up. Went downstairs. Made oatmeal with pumpkin butter and tea with sugar and almond nog. Had a cup of strawberry yogurt. Got a glass of Pepsi.

16:00. Watched Growing Belushi.

17:11. Took shower.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 05, 2023

07:30. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Used the bathroom. Got a glass of Pepsi. Took my meds. Made a cup of tea with soy milk and sugar.

Got on laptop. Dino crashed. I tried reinstalling Dino to see if updating it might help. It didn't. I resorted to using the Snikket SDK Demo. Fell asleep on the couch.

10:49. Woke up. Watched Rick and Morty. Got some Cheerios with soy milk, and some key lime pie coconut yogurt. Made some more tea with soy milk and sugar.

11:35. Checked email. Emailed help-guix about Dino's segfaulting.

14:50. Bored. Tired.

16:00. Had a bowl of chili Frito pie. Made a cup of tea with almond nog and sugar.

17:10. I wrote a post on Mastodon to the Free Software Foundation about the sorry state of technology and our society.

Society won't change. They'll continue to conduct their business under the control of Meta and Google. The only solution is to reject technology and the society that is controlled by it. Eventually, the gap between digital society and offline society will be so great that free software users will have to start navigating the world like a Mennonite, using their worldly neighbors as proxies to buy groceries off Amazon. The future is terrible, and I have no reason to expect any improvement.

19:35. Ate a bowl of chili Frito pie and had a cup of tea with almond nog and sugar.

20:12. Emacs edits Fountain files very well. It can even export to PDF with nothing but GNU roff. Combined with Olivetti Mode, it's a delightful experience.

20:50. Mom goes to her room. I turn in for the night.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 04, 2023

07:00. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Used the bathroom. Got on laptop.

09:00. Converted system configurations to noweb. Fixed Atom feed link on website. Checked email. Got a Pepsi and took my meds.

11:28. Had a bowl of Cheerios with Silk Nextmilk, and a cup of Silk vanilla soy yogurt.

14:42. Returned from Walmart. Got vegan shredded cheese, malt vinegar, Fritos, vegan shredded hamburger, grapefruit, beans, chili seasoning, green bell pepper, vegan ham slices, Thai basil dumplings, vegan fried fish, seasoned fries, two 30 packs of Hamm's beer, a bottle of Lee Kum Kee sriracha, a jug of soy milk, a bottle of "Futuristic" flavored Coca-Cola.

15:13. Opened a Bubly. Showed Mom the type of pajama set I want to get sometime. Mom took the dogs out.

15:49. Made a mug of Twinings Christmas tea.

17:47. Had a big bowl of vegan chili Frito pie.

18:50. Played around with the Incompatible Timesharing System.

20:06. Helped Uncle Jim take his groceries in. Had another can of Pepsi.

22:31. Uncle Jim was puking. I went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 03, 2023

12:00. Grabbed dirty clothes basket. Went downstairs. Put laundry in the washing machine. Took my pills. Got on my laptop. Got a Pepsi.

Messed up my dotfiles. I have no clue what is going on. Org Mode is generating bad Lisp code. Parentheses are not matching.

(list <<Foo>>)

becomes

(list (foo))
(list (foo))
(list (foo))

15:30. Finally ate something. Had Cheerios with Silk Nextmilk, and a Silk strawberry soy yogurt.

16:25. Got my laundry from the dryer. Put it on the staircase to my room. So glad I have clean clothes now.

17:23. Made stir fry sauce with hoisin sauce, five spice, garlic, and a little rice vinegar.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 02, 2023

05:30. Woke up. Chatted on my mobile device.

07:30. Took pills. Took vitamin B12. Made tea with sugar and Silk Nextmilk.

11:16. Listened to EmacsConf 2023 and created Guix channel for SUPDUP and Chromebook audio config.

12:00. Had Apple Jacks with Silk Nextmilk and So Delicious blueberry coconut yogurt. Listened to EmacsConf.

15:47. Converted my dotfiles to a literate programming Org format.

18:26. Finally got my dotfiles built again, now that it's in a literate configuration file. Got a Pepsi. Having faux fish and chips for dinner tonight. Ate most of it. Had another Pepsi.

23:00. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

diciembre 01, 2023

11:00. Went downstairs. Took pills.

13:54. Returned from Walmart. Met Sue at Walmart. Scratched our car on someone else's car. Got cans of real sugar Pepsi, cans of caffeine-free Pepsi, vegan Thai basil dumplings, tempeh, stir fry veggies, rice vinegar, hoisin sauce, NyQuil, DayQuil. Mom lost her wallet. Aunt Sue had to pay for it all. Drank a can of Pepsi on the way home. Took the groceries in and put them up.

15:27. Mom went to Walmart and found her wallet, thanks to Customer Service. Checked email. I added my public key to my About page. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Made tea and oats. Had tea with sugar and Silk Nextmilk. Had oats with pumpkin butter and hemp seeds.

16:38. Made blessing over wine. Lit שַׁבָּת (Shabbat) candles.

17:26. Tried to packageSUPDUP for GNU Guix. Creating a Guix channel requires signing commits; I do not know how to do this.

18:00. Mom made my grilled cheese with tomato soup. I ate it and got a Pepsi and made some chamomile.

19:49. Added more Bible quotes to my terminal. This week is the תורה (Torah) portion וַיִּשְׁלַ֨ח (Vayishlach). Notable incidents include the renaming of Jacob to Israel. I finished my Pepsi. I watched Rick and Morty with Uncle Jim.

20:00. Mom went to bed.

22:00. I went to bed.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 30, 2023

08:35. Went downstairs. Took my meds. Fell asleep on the couch.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 29, 2023

11:30. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Took pills.

12:00. Made tea. Made oats. Put apple butter and hemp seeds in my oatmeal. Put soy milk and sugar in my tea.

15:00. Returned from Walmart. Took groceries in. Got a strawberry Bubly. Brought in Follow Your Heart American cheese slices, soy yogurt, Gardein faux fish filets, tomato soup, peppermint candies, tissues, paper plates, and bottled water. Might have tater tots and fish filets for dinner tonight, and grilled cheese with tomato soup the next day.

16:11. Emailed help-guix about trying to get Tor Browser running on Guix using the guide "The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Comes to Guix Containers".

17:00. Got another Bubly; this time, blueberrry-pomegranate flavor. Plugged my laptop in, as it was dying. It was getting dark; turned on the lamp. Put empty Bubly cans into recycling. Got a soft peppermint candy.

18:00. Mom puts my tater tots and faux fish in the oven. I ate the tater tots and fish with ketchup and P.F. Chang's chili hot sauce.

19:00. Had a cup of hot cocoa. Mike called Mom on Facebook Messenger. Got another Bubly. Made a cup of chamomile.

20:20. Mom went to bed. Turned on the radio on the TV to 101 The Fox.

21:28. Played with the Snikket SDK Demo that the Sopranica people helped to write. Uncle Jim took the dogs out; Blackey did not want to go outside!

22:14. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 28, 2023

10:12. Smelled something really awful coming from the kitchen. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Brushed hair. Got a Bubly. Took my pills. The smell was bad bacon.

12:35. Went to Price Chopper and Papa Murphey's. Got Silk Next Milk, a coconut and oat blend that's advertised as tasting like cow's milk; blueberry pomegranate Bubly; caffeinated cherry citrus Bubly; Califia Holiday Almond Nog, and a bottle of Dr. Pepper Strawberries & Cream. Picked up pizza from Papa Murphey's: Gourmet Vegetarian on regular crust, with regular sauce, with olives, and without cheese. Came home. Mom put my pizza in the oven.

13:18. Got a few slices of pizza with cashew parmesan. Dipped the crusts in marinara. Had a cup of hot cocoa.

14:39. Zerock showed me a video (yt-dlp U0UkiK8J-XY) about a NAS device. Zerock says I should use a NAS instead of manually mounting and unmounting my backup disk.

16:00. Drank a cup of Silk Nextmilk. It was so creamy!

16:30. Ashlyn from Compass Health checked in on me. I have been doing alright. I have a psychiatry appointment next Thursday and need to be up at 07:30.

Someone on IRC says that PGP is insecure. That's very bad news. Lots of free/libre software projects use it. There is a rebuttal to it.

18:49. mbsync is still taking forever to download my mail. It's annoying. Watched All In The Family.

19:25. Ate three slices of pizza with cashew parmesan and had a cup of hot cocoa. Made a cup of chamomile later. Had an argument with Zerock over GNU GPL license upgrades.

20:51. Mom went to her room.

21:38. Synced email. Checked email. Backed up.

23:00. Went to bed.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 27, 2023

08:07. Woke up. Stayed up til 01:30 last night. Had a dream that Dylan was with his friends and ignoring me; a vending machine tried charging my card $50USD and I could not get a lemonade. Went downstairs. Jim was asleep on the couch with a bag of popcorn. Mom was not up yet. I went into the bathroom and brushed my hair. Checked email. Went back to sleep.

13:00. Woke up. Aunt Sue came home. Went downstairs. Took pills.

14:53. Finished caffeinated Bubly. Got another (non-caffeinated) one. It lost its fizz. Had pour it out and get another one. Reheated the last of my green bean casserole and mashed potatoes and gravy.

15:38. The potatoes were bad. Had to throw out the whole bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy. Had six slices of bread and margarine.

17:14. Made stir-fry sauce for Mom. It used the whole bottle of hoisin sauce. Set up mail with Emacs. Asked the Notmuch mailing list about how to keep my mail sorted.

18:45. Ate jasmine rice with steamed vegetables and sesame seeds, and a sauce made from hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and five spice. Surprisingly, Uncle Jim ate some.

19:01. Backed up. Watched All In The Family. Mom went to bed.

22:15. Checked email again. Or tried to. mbsync is so, so slow. I hate it.

23:42. Fuck this. I'm going to bed.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 26, 2023

11:10. Woke up. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Took pills. Got on laptop. Mom watched The Making of the Mob again. I finished my apple pie for breakfast.

Had a vivid dream before I woke up.

12:44. Made tea. Got a caffeinated Bubly.

14:00. Mom put a sweater on Blackey and took the dogs out. It was very cold outside. There was snow and ice. The dog coat did not fit Blackey; Mom instead put a Christmas sweater on Blackey that fit him well. Uncle Jim took them out again, for some reason.

15:20. Could not figure out how to use /gnu/store inside a container. Aunt Sue went to bed. Mom started watching the Chiefs game. Emailed the Guix help mailing list, asking about installing packages inside containers.

17:18. Finished Bubly. Got a beer. My IRC disconnected.

18:30. Called Roey and talked about backups and VPNs and other tech stuff. Ate mashed potatoes and gravy with green bean casserole. Backed up. Finished my beer.

18:56. Mom went to her room to smoke.

20:10. Closed Dino. XMPP has been disconnected for at least half an hour. Emailed Snikket for assistance.

21:21. IRC reconnected. Almost got into an X vs. Wayland argument in #guix. Uncle Jim started puking in the bathroom and again in the kitchen. Someone on IRC says that Guix containers cannot install software and that all software for the container must be declared in the operating-system declaration.

22:20. Played with guix pack.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 25, 2023

12:00. Woke up. Went downstairs. Took pills. Took B12. Mom was watching a movie called Rushed (2021). A college boy gets killed by his frat president from drinking beer laced with Xanax.

13:30. Finished my last piece of pumpkin pie and ate some of my apple pie. Put Mom's laundry in the dryer. Aunt Sue came home.

14:17. Mom watched a documentary on the Mafia and Prohibition, The Making of the Mob.

15:10. Got a lemon sorbet Bubly. Made breakfast tea. Helped Mom take her laundry to her room. Enabled Rainbow Delimiers Mode in GNU Emacs. Changed to the Adwaita theme. It's better than the default theme, that's for sure.

16:19. Mom got us both a beer. It's so perfectly cold! The beer was sitting outside.

17:00. Mom took out the dogs. I fixed my home configuration file to stay within 80 columns.

17:39. Uncle Jim came home.

19:00. Ate a plate of green bean casserole, cranberries, and faux turkey. Learned that לאַטקעס (latkes) are great in peanut oil. Watched All In The Family.

19:54. Mom puts the dogs up and goes to bed.

22:43. Watched Rick and Morty. Set up a Guix System container with network access and persistent user home directory.

mkdir /home/caleb/.container
cd /home/caleb/.container
guix system container --network --share=home container.scm

23:10. Aunt Sue left.

23:44. Went to bed.

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noviembre 24, 2023

07:30. Got up. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Took my pills.

09:00. Emailed the LilyPond Users mailing list to ask whether there is a LilyPond module I can use in regular Scheme code. Got another caffeinated Bubly. Learned about Guix Packager.

11:11. Ate all but one piece of my pumpkin pie. Yum!

12:19. Experimenting with a format for resumes in Scheme. Went to Walmart with Mom to get beer. Napped on couch.

15:42. Woke up. Mom used the laptop while I was asleep. I had to log out so she could log in, to save RAM.

17:12. Can't get the G-Golfexamples to work. I tried running hello-world.scmwith the command guix shell guile guile-g-golf guile-gi -- ./hello-world.scmand it gave me an error. At least it did not complain this time of lacking GTK. I asked for help on IRCabout it. Hopefully I can get it running, so I can play with the Adwaita examples. Drank a cup of wine.

;;; note: auto-compilation is enabled, set GUILE_AUTO_COMPILE=0
;;;       or pass the --no-auto-compile argument to disable.
;;; compiling /home/caleb/Downloads/./search-bar.scm
**
GLib-GObject:ERROR:../glib-2.72.3/gobject/gbinding.c:899:g_binding_class_init: assertion failed: (gobject_notify_signal_id != 0)
Bail out! GLib-GObject:ERROR:../glib-2.72.3/gobject/gbinding.c:899:g_binding_class_init: assertion failed: (gobject_notify_signal_id != 0)
Aborted

17:56. I feel bad that I can't keep a job. Mom told me and Uncle Jim that Mike said I should be working, like my ex, Dylan, his son. Made a cup of chamomile. Watched All In The Family.

19:00. Ate Gardein turkey, green bean casserole, and cranberries for dinner.

20:00. Cannot figure out how to use Wisp in my operating system declaration. Asked the author on Mastodon about whether I could do such a thing.

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Thanksgiving 2023

noviembre 23, 2023

08:15. Got fully dressed. Went downstairs. Got a caffeinated Bubly. Took meds. Put the kettle on, made breakfast tea. Brushed my hair. Put soy milk and sugar in my tea.

08:39. Aunt Sue came in. I logged into SDF.Finished tea. Added Athens to World Clocks, so I know what time David Wilson is in. Also added Norway for Amandius, and Israel.

Learned how to write scripts in Scheme, thanks to attila lendvai. It's fun!

12:10. Hungry. Thinking of digging into the green bean casserole. Looks like we didn't get Stovetop stuffing yesterday.

12:56. Got into the fruit, the crackers, the veggie tray, and finished the French onion dip. Uncle Jim left. Uncle John came by.

14:14. Sean still has not arrived. I'm worried he got lost. I called him on both my phone and my mom's phone, and texted him. Hope he's OK. Hope he's not mad at me.

19:00. Sean's still here. I'm so full and tired. Ready to go to bed. Watched the game earlier. Ate green been casserole, faux turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, cheesecake, apple pie. Sean made coffee; I had it with soy milk. Looked up electronics and soldering projects, including how to make a telegraph.

20:13. Finally done with everything. Accompanied Sean before he left. He gave me the wine! I helped Mom and Aunt Sue put the Thanksgiving dinner up. Mom was very unhappy at the end of the night; nobody helped her put the food away. Took out the trash. The trash cans were so full, I had to put the trash bag on top of something next to the trash cans to keep it out of reach of animals.

20:22. We turned out all the lights. Mom went to bed. I went to bed.

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How to Write Scripts in Scheme

noviembre 23, 2023

It's easy to write scripts in Scheme instead of shell! Unfortunately, the first few lines of each script looks rather ugly.

#!/usr/bin/env -S guile --no-auto-compile -e main -s # -*- Scheme -*-
!#

But after that, you just have to wrap your commands in the system function, and the logic (if statemests and such) can be written in Scheme!

(define mount-point "/media/caleb/HUSKY")

(define (main args)
  (if (= (car (cdr args)) "unmount")
      '((system "umount" mount-point)
	(rmdir mount-point))
      '((mkdir mount-point)
	(system "mount -L HUSKY" mount-point))))
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Dear Diary

noviembre 22, 2023

10:00. Mom called me to wake me up to go to the store. Went downstairs, got some water, took my meds.

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Religions, Ranked From Buddhist to Baptist

noviembre 22, 2023

Warning: This is a controversial post.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 21, 2023

13:00. Woke up. Checked phone. It's one o'clock! Ugh... Oh well. I really need to get downstairs. And Mom needed my help at 11:00! I feel bad now...

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Dear Diary

noviembre 20, 2023

Woke up. I went to sleep at 05:00; I did not want to look at the clock or see what time it is. Got up, put some clothes on, went downstairs, took my meds.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 19, 2023

12:30. Got up. Put on pajamas. Went downstairs. Mom was already cooking macaroni. Got a can of Bubly. Took my meds.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 18, 2023

12:30. Got up. Mike, Vanessa and Rose were in the middle of leaving with Sweetie. Put on pyjamas. Went downstairs. Took pills. Took B12. Got a can of Bubly.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 16, 2023

Dreamt about my ex, Dylan. I miss having a lover.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 15, 2023

04:00. I submitted a post to help-guix titled Lenovo ThinkCentre: 1962 No Operating System Found.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 14, 2023

Got up at 09:00. Operating system installation failed, even with wired connection from my mini router.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 13, 2023

Got up at 13:00. Install from last night succeeded, but did not boot. Trying a standard free install today. Still no answer to my bug, "Failed to install".

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Dear Diary

noviembre 12, 2023

Got up at 11:30 a.m.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 11, 2023

Got up at 1:30 p.m. I am disappointed.

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Diary Entry for November 10, 2023

noviembre 10, 2023

Got up at noon.

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Progress In Food Plans

noviembre 01, 2023

A lot has changed in three months. I've stopped eating fake meats and cheeses. I now eat oatmeal for breakfast with apple butter and hemp seeds. For dinner, I have potato soup, sweet potato stew, bean burritos, breakfast lentils, and more. For drinks, I have Chinese white tea.

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Change In Food Plans

agosto 29, 2023

In the past few weeks, I've been eating a lot of rich food. Vegan ham and cheese sandwiches; vegan macaroni and cheese; full-fat hummus with bread. If I keep this up, I'll be one hundred sixty pounds again, which is in the overweight range, and makes my pants too tight.

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Dear Diary

julio 23, 2023

Woke up at 11 a.m. Got fully dressed. Did not make my bed. Took my medication. Had corn flakes for breakfast, with almond milk and soy milk. Used up all the milk. Had some coffee.

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Dear Diary

julio 22, 2023

July 22, 2023. I abstained from electronics and pens for 25 hours, for Shabbat. We went to Aldi; I got pies and hummus. I read the weekly Torah portion in English. I watched television with my mom and Mike. I napped. I ate Clif bars and coffee for breakfast. I had pizza for dinner, with pie and ice cream. Took out trash.

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Dear Diary

junio 24, 2023

I got up at around 8 a.m. I got a cup of water and took my pills. I packed hummus, bread and a can of Pepsi. Mom and I got in the car.

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Dear Diary

junio 16, 2023

I got up at 9:30 a.m. Mom was talking with her boyfriend Mike. I had a scary dream about my ex boyfriend Dylan. I punched him and got in a fight.

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Install G-Golf on Fedora 38

junio 14, 2023

Installing GNU G-Golf on Fedora is a little tricky, since you have to do the installation manually. This article explains how to do it.

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Update Libreboot

mayo 30, 2023

These instructions currently do not work. I have no idea how to disable memory protection, with grubby or otherwise.

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Memorial Day

mayo 27, 2023

Today is Memorial Day. We got up at 6:00 a.m. to leave with Aunt Sue to go down to Verona and Monett, to tend to Grandma's grave. I rushed to eat my raisin bran, as we thought Aunt Sue would be arriving at seven, not six.

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Dear Diary

mayo 21, 2023

I got up at five o'clock in the morning. I adapted Fedora's Sway config to Trisquel. It works quite well. I can lock my screen and handle volume, and other basic things one would expect. Hopefully I can stay in this environment for some time, and not need MATE.

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Dear Diary

mayo 20, 2023

Today is World Bee Day.

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Dear Diary

mayo 10, 2023

Mom woke me up at 10:00 a.m. for my interview at PetSmart. I quickly got dressed and combed my hair and beard. The hair did not stay down. I ended up having to use my mom's brush.

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Dear Diary

mayo 09, 2023

Got up at 10:00 a.m. Tried to get on laptop and configure SASL on Gajim. Singpolyma had to reset my connection, and now I can join #fsf. With Gajim, I have emojis and image uploads. I didn't have that in HexChat.

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Dear Diary

mayo 08, 2023

Got up at 8:00 a.m. Drank lemonade. Took pills.

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Dear Diary

mayo 07, 2023

I got up at 11:11 a.m. I took my pills. I took my B12 (I forgot to yesterday.) I drank some bubly bounce.

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Dear Diary

mayo 06, 2023

I got up at 7:00 a.m. and took a shower. I got fully dressed! I checked my email and loitered on IRC.

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Dear Diary

mayo 05, 2023

I got up at 2:30 a.m. I checked email. I checked IRC. I checked Mastodon.

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Dear Diary

mayo 04, 2023

Used phone in bed last night. Woke up at 7 a.m. but got up at 1:00 p.m. Took pills.

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Dear Diary

mayo 03, 2023

I couldn't sleep well last night. I ended up breaking my rule of no phones in bed by grabbing my mobile device to look at IRC until I fell asleep.

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Recipes

mayo 03, 2023

My mom makes these recipes for me regularly. All of them are vegan, low in fat, and follow the McDougall diet plan.

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Stop Cursing

mayo 03, 2023

I have made it my goal to stop cursing. Not only is it impolite, but it's something you can't turn on or off. You have to stop completely if you want to make sure the words do not slip from your mouth. Whether at work, over the radio, or around new people, you don't want to be caught off guard. Additionally, using curse words can often obscure our thoughts, attaching a strong emotion to something without actually describing what is happening.

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Dear Diary

mayo 02, 2023

I did not take my phone to bed. I awoke at 4:00 a.m. I went back to bed at 6:00 a.m. and finally got up (for good) at noon. I cannot say for certain whether keeping my phone out of bed has offered any improvement.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 09, 2022

Went to work, did absolutely nothing aside from pickups.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 08, 2022

Woke up, called into work. Too much to do today. Did not get any sleep.

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Dear Diary

noviembre 05, 2022

I got up.

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Dear Diary

octubre 26, 2022

Wednesday 20221026

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Dear Diary

octubre 25, 2022

Tuesday 20221025

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Dear Diary

octubre 24, 2022

Monday 20221024

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Dear Diary

octubre 15, 2022

Saturday 20221015

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Dear Diary

octubre 09, 2022

Sunday 20221009

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Dear Diary

octubre 07, 2022

Friday 20221007

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Dear Diary

septiembre 30, 2022

Tuesday 20220830

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Dear Diary

septiembre 27, 2022

Tuesday 20220927

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Dear Diary

septiembre 26, 2022

Monday 20220926

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Dear Diary

septiembre 24, 2022

Saturday 20220924 08:00 CDT Woke up at a decent time. Ate a vegan blueberry scone I got from David Russell Thursday (20220922) with some matcha tea that Mom got me Monday (20220919) while wearing a blue and white striped robe. Got dressed with my green and grey checked button-up shirt and my black broadfall "Amish" pants.

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Dear Diary

septiembre 22, 2022

Thursday 20220922 04:00 CDT Woke up early

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Dear Diary

septiembre 13, 2022

Tuesday 20220913

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Dear Diary

septiembre 12, 2022

Monday 20220912

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Dear Diary

septiembre 11, 2022

Sunday 20220911

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Dear Diary

septiembre 04, 2022

Sunday 20220904

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Dear Diary

agosto 10, 2022

Aunt Sue took me to work this morning. Uncle John picked me up. I bought Mom a pack of cigarettes. Yesterday (20220809), I bought myself a Missouri Meerschaum pipe, a pipe cleaning tool, and some Captain Black Dark for $18. Work today was very slow.

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Dear Diary

agosto 05, 2022

Friday 20220805

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Dear Diary

agosto 04, 2022

Thursday 20220804 - [Roey Katz's birthday ;)]

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Dear Diary

agosto 03, 2022

Wednesday 20220803

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Dear Diary

agosto 01, 2022

Monday 20220801

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Dear Diary

julio 14, 2022

Thursday 20220714

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Dear Diary

junio 14, 2022

I stayed home from work. I did not want to be alone for three hours while everyone else did the audit. Mom even got me to the parking lot.

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Dear Diary

junio 11, 2022

Saturday 20220611

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Dear Diary

mayo 25, 2022

Wednesday 20220525

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Dear Diary

mayo 19, 2022

Thursday 20220519

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Dear Diary

mayo 16, 2022

Monday 20220516

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Dear Diary

mayo 14, 2022

Took out the trash. Timed my morning routine—15 minutes.

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Dear Diary

mayo 11, 2022

Wednesday 20220511

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Dear Diary

mayo 05, 2022

Thursday 20220505

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Dear Diary

mayo 03, 2022

Tuesday 20220503

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Dear Diary

abril 21, 2022

Thursday 20220421

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Are You Amish?

marzo 23, 2022

No. However, there is a reason I dress this way.

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Dear Diary

enero 03, 2022

Monday 20220103

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Dear Diary,

enero 02, 2022

Sunday 20220102

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Dear Diary,

enero 01, 2022

Saturday 20210101 [note: file titled 20220101 but entry says "January1, 2021"]

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Dear Diary,

diciembre 13, 2021

Monday 20211213

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Dear Diary,

diciembre 12, 2021

Sunday 20211212

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Dear Diary,

diciembre 10, 2021

I forgot to change the date for the last paragraph.

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Dear Diary,

julio 21, 2021

Today was a good day. I made my bed, I brushed my teeth, I oiled and balmed my beard, I brushed my hair, and I made tea before leaving for work. ברוך ה', this was a su- perb day in my life.

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