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I mostly had a shitty childhood but my memories of Halloween are all good ones. :)
I hope I get the end of the month $$ in the mail without it being ripped off. In addition to the usual putting someone else's mail in my box the stupid idiot mail person left a bunch of the boxes unlocked again. I got invited to a Halloween party but it's all the way over in Sunnyvale and I can't get there without a car. Someone kind of sort of offered me a ride but they might not be able to go themselves which really isn't helpful. I emailed them back saying please let me know as soon as possible. If I can't go to this party I at least want to go to live Rocky Horror like I did last year but I don't have the $$ right now. The second I get that $$ in the mail I'm going over to that theater and get a ticket if they're not sold out. If they are sold out (god I hope not) I'll find something else to do. I refuse to stay home and do nothing on Halloween. I hate that.

Oct. 21st, 2018

Not much going on here today, just sitting around watching Star Trek Next Gen.
What would it be like knowing what you were meant to do with your life?

Oct. 20th, 2018

I want to say that one reason I'm happy and proud to live in Oakland is it's one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States. Not just California. (P.S. I'm white.) Part of what makes this a great country (and my neighborhood a great one to live in!) is our diversity.

Here's what women's magazines are like:
page 17--You're beautiful the way you are
pages 18-289--See how perfect these models are. You should be as much like them as possible.
(my roomie's take on this: why spend thousands of dollars on plastic surgery when you can just pay some photoshop guy 20 bucks?)

Oct. 19th, 2018

I live in a rather unusual voting district. Lots of people live here but very few of them can vote because a lot of them are kids or immigrants who haven't been naturalized yet. (That being said, I want to emphasize how much respect I have for the fact that pretty much every immigrant I've ever met took voting extremely seriously.) Because of this, I have to vote by mail ahead of time rather than go to a local polling place on Election Day. I don't like this because I don't trust the mail so I go to put my paper ballot in these boxes that are just made for that. There are some near the county assayer's office which is in another neighborhood in Oakland so roomie and I filled out our ballots and it was a nice night so we decided to walk over there. Because we accidentally took the wrong bus trying to get back home we wound up having to walk for about two and a half hours all together. (It was, at least, an interesting walk.) This was compounded by the fact that I'd taken a walk yesterday morning and spent about 45 minutes on the exercise bike that afternoon. My legs feel like somebody used a sledgehammer on them. I took a very hot shower earlier this morning which helped a little, not a lot. Roomie's boyfriend is coming over later today and I had already agreed to go out to give them some privacy. I normally go for long walks on these occasions and look forward to it but I think I may mostly hole up in the library and some cafe or bar or something this time around.
I am very happy for roomie and his boyfriend though. Apparently this is their anniversary and roomie's boyfriend's parents are taking them out for dinner at this French restaurant I've heard is really good.
I heard a line from a song by the Who "jump on a lorry" so OF COURSE I thought "I wanna jump on a Laurie", heh heh.
Had a nice conversation with my mom this morning, I may be visiting my parents between Thanksgiving and Xmas again this year, hope they don't decide I'm not losing enough weight for them or anything fubar like that.
I have almost no money, men don't like me, I don't want to go to the fucking diet class tonight because I think I gained more weight despite exercising like crazy so my legs hurt ALL THE TIME, people ignore me or condescend to me and some moron cut on line ahead of my at the grocery store with way too much stuff in his cart and when the checkout lady told him politely that he couldn't do that he rammed his cart into a wine display and knocked bottles over so there was wine and broken glass all over the floor and nobody even said anything to him about it and he didn't even have the class to seem embarrassed and I never want to see or hear another ad again as long as I live.
When roomie got home last night he mentioned something about our friend who took me to the Ren fair being interested in going for a hike in one of the local parks possibly today or tomorrow. Roomie's sleeping right now but I may call our friend later and see when he wants to do this.

Oct. 14th, 2018

Roomie's out today and I'm enjoying having the place to myself and just relaxing.