July 9, 2021

1. "Can I Go On" by Sleater-Kinney
2. Pretty Parlor vintage shop, especially their darling resident kitty, Minz
3. Boston Legal
4. Being reminded by real progress on my Camp NaNoWriMo novel this week that this is a thing I can actually do
5. My continued preperation for and excitement about future rollerskating adventures

June 18, 2021

1. This collection of (real!) pulp covers of classic literature
2. Vanilla orange cream truffles from Seattle Chocolate
3. The Father's Day show from The Roadhouse on KEXP
4. Chula, the little dachshund (owned by Errol Flynn) who appears in The Lady from Shanghai
5. Being fully vaccinated and able to see people again

January 1, 2021

1. The start of this new year!
2. The Flash Forward podcast
3. The witchy shop Seagrape Apothecary and their excellent newsletters and events
4. The Last Unicorn
5. All the great virtual friend dates I've had the past couple of weeks

June 27, 2020

1. The fabulous rainbow dress I got at a thrift store yesterday
2. Walk Hard
3. My new KEXP debit card
4. John Flansburgh's most excellent new indie radio show
5. My homemade strawberry lemonade

June 21, 2020

1. The amazing summer solstice workshop put on by Seagrape Apothecary I attended yesterday
2. The arrival of summer itself
3. The Far Flung podcast
4. The really good Northwest dark sweet cherries I've been snacking on
5. Getting excited about getting back to work on one of my work-in-progress novel for Camp NaNoWriMo next month

May 30, 2020

1. How nice my messenger bag looks after I sewed some pretty fabric and some patches onto it yesterday
2. And how that's making me feel excited about doing more sewing and other crafty projects
3. My new strawberry plants
4. All the good ways I'm figuring out to rearrange stuff
5. The weather being warm enough to wear a skirt

May 22, 2020

1. The really good tomato soup I made using stock from vegetable scraps I've been saving
2. Goose from Captain Marvel
3. Getting back to my Duolingo German lessons
4. Cat Video Fest
5. Longer days

May 15, 2020

1. Tonight's concert livestream by cool local band General Mojo's
2. The warming weather
3. The Atlas Obscura virtual lecture I attended this week by Zack Davisson, the author of Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan
4. The regular weekly check-in phone calls I've been having with both of my parents
5. Giving my most recently acquired typewriter a test run and discovering it's in much better shape than I expected

May 8, 2020

1. My new amazing Knot Genie detangling brush
2. The really excellent Cowtown this week, including some of my good pals who don't usually come making it and a great soundtrack of stellar Flans songs for his birthday provided by Ant
3. Flans's own DJing for a radio show on a Catskills radio station
4. Having nostalgic fun watching classic Disney movies on Disney+
5. Continuing to make lots of new zines, including a couple of new ones of graffiti photos earlier this week
5. This newspaper done by a West Seattle second-grader

May 2, 2020

1. My new Pusheen headphones
2. The various projects I'm continuing to make good progress on
3. Finally having some money to work on paying people back, saving, and other things
4. Having lots of fun playing with my sweet kitty Smokey

April 25, 2020

1. Rewatching The Dana Carvey Show on Hulu
2. Doing lots of cooking, especially hearty comforting soups
3. Working more on zine stuff really seriously for the first time in quite some time
4. Sleeping a lot better the past few days
5. Finding new ways to feel in touch with people

April 4, 2020

1. Rewatching The Bob Newhart Show on Hulu
2. Playing and cuddling with my sweet kitty baby Smokey, who's doing such a great job keeping me company right now in these strange times
3. Being excited about my Camp NaNoWriMo project
4. The springtime flowers that are becoming more and more ccommon all over my neighborhood
5. The extra care people are showing each other right now, even strangers

March 28, 2020

1. The industrial musicals documentary Bathtubs Over Broadway
2. The TV show Too Cute, which very much lives up to its name
3. All the fun I had yesterday with my great TMBG pals watching their streaming concert
4. All the snail mail letters I've been writing
5. Working on making a new zine for the first time in far too long

March 20, 2020

1. The acts of kindness and solidarity that are happening during this difficult time
2. My building's new free washers and dryers
3. The arrival of spring and all the potential for growth and change within it
4. Celebrating Mr. Rogers's birthday today by watching the documentary about Mr. McFeely, Speedy Delivery
5. Feeling generally very motivated and energized and ready to use this unexpected time being cooped up inside to get a bunch of stuff done

March 13, 2020

1. Tagalong/Peanut Butter Patties Girl Scout Cookies
2. Daylight Savings Time and the extra light it brings with it
3. Actually being able to get a good night's sleep
4. The Lost at the Smithsonian podcast
5. Starting to get ready for Camp NaNoWriMo next month

March 6, 2020

1. My purple Kit-Cat clock
2. Bob's Burgers
3. Feeling inspired to write again
4. 3:15 PM Rose Milk Tea
5. The satisfaction of managing to accomplish things without help

February 28, 2020

1. Meet Me in St. Louis
2. The longer days and more regular sun we're starting to get
3. The screening of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and live appearance by Paul Reubens himself I went to a couple of weeks ago
4. All the beautiful springtime flowers (crocuses, daffodils, tulips) that are suddenly appearing
5. The Guilty Feminist podcast

February 15, 2020

1. The three completely amazing TMBG shows I just saw
2. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum
3. The kindness of strangers
4. The Easter candy that's already in stores
5. Being back home with my sweet kitty baby Smokey

January 31, 2020

1. Waterfall Garden Park
2. Last Resort Fire Department Museum
3. Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine by Emily Bernard
4. The good conversation, good food, and companionship I'm finding in the Seattle Smith Book Club
5. Discovering interesting little surprises and being reminded that there are all sorts of bits of magic and wonder hidden in the world if you just look for them

January 17, 2020

1. Cafe Solstice on the Ave
2. The mint-green Chucks I got at Red Light today
3. All the new zine ideas percolating in my head
4. The satisfaction of being able to make a schedule and to-do list and stick to them even when I'm tempted to do other stuff
5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

January 11, 2020

1. The interesting exhibit I saw at the Frye Art Museum today
2. The possibliity of snow sometime in the next few days
3. Sweet surprise packages from friends
4. All the old episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 available on The Shout Factory site
5. Writing poetry again for the first time in way too long

January 3, 2020

1. The infinite possibility of the clean slate provided by a new year
2. All the fun times I just had visiting my dad in San Diego
3. San Diego's Balboa Park
4. Santa Claus vs. the Devil
5. The very cozy reversible scarf/wrap I got at the library shop yesterday

November 22, 2019

1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
2. Simone, the adorable dachshund on #1
3. The couple of days of actual sunshine this week
4. The momentum of its own my NaNoWriMo novel has now taken on
5. The fact that I came up with a title for it even though I'm not quite sure what it means yet

November 9, 2019

1. Cameron's Books in Portland
2. All the exciting ideas I'm having about this year's NaNoWriMo novel, even though I haven't actually written too much yet
3. The two kickass shows I went to last week of one of my favorite bands (Sloan) playing one of my favorite albums (Navy Blues)
4. Getting to be around my kittybaby Smokey again after mostly being out of town the past couple of weeks
5. The sweet Levi's jacket I just got and am planning to sew lots of cool patches onto

October 12, 2019

1. My pretty new felt-tip pens
2. Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Express tea
3. The fun I'm having making cards for people
4. How much my kitty Smokey loved the new treats I got her for her birthday a few days ago
5. Being able to figure things out on my own

October 5, 2019

1. My new purple Patagonia rain jacket
2. The fun I'm having doing research for my idea for this year's NaNoWriMo
3. Maple and sea salt kettle corn from Trader Joe's
4. John Flansburgh's new cat
5. My fancy new graphic punch for making buttons

September 13, 2019

1. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. The ever-increasing activism I've been doing with Planned Parenthood
3. The real thunderstorm we had a week ago (my first in Seattle)
4. All the fun I've been having exploring mail art
5. Seeing Harold & Maude, my all-time favorite movie, in a theatre with a good friend

September 6, 2019

1. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
2. The fact that I've been regularly writing for the first time in some time with the help of StoryADay
3. The NPR podcast Hidden Brain
4. Random sweet surprise packages
5. How much fun I had at the Shonen Knife concert I went to last week

August 24, 2019

1. The fabulous Weird Al concert I went to last weekend
2. Getting to appear in a press conference with Gov. Inslee on behalf of Planned Parenthood a few days ago and briefly meet him
3. All the good poetry I've been reading lately
4. The fact that I'm managing to get necessary things done even if I'm not feeling well (most of the time)
5. Actually having a working printer again

July 26, 2019

1. All the awesome people I got to talk to and cool new zines I acquired at the Portland Zine Symposium last weekend
2. The collage I made for one of the new zines I was selling there, reminding me that collaging can be fun
3. The adorable new portable typewriter I acquired on the trip at Village Merchants
4. The fact that it's finally starting to really feel like summer after the gray and chill and rain were hanging around way longer than they usually do
5. Finding new ways to organize things

June 29, 2019

1. How good it felt gathering signatures to help pass a comprehensive sex ed bill for Washington at Pride today
2. ...and also feeling really emotional seeing all the beautiful happy people there, especially people with puppies and/or kids
3. The Last Picture Show (film)
4. Being excited about my trip to British Columbia with my mom next week
5. Working on sewing some patches on bags to jazz them up

June 21, 2019

1. Summer starting today, and all the exciting and happy possibilities that entails
2. How powerful and magical I'm feeling after the witchy ritual I did for it
3. The new volunteer program called Action Councils Planned Parenthood just launched, which is giving me an opportunity to get even more involved and have a leadership position
4. My swell new to-do list notepad from Graphique
5. Getting better at analyzing my own feelings

June 9, 2019

1. Citizen Kane
2. The fact that I'm finally sorting through boxes of papers and mementos that I've had sitting around for years waiting to be put into scrapbooks and otherwise dealt with
3. The fact that I'm doing a better job being social and making plans with friends in real life
4. My new rainbow-striped glasses from Zenni Optical
5. Seeing all the other rainbows everywhere celebrating Pride

May 25, 2019

1. The delicious chunky tomato soup I made today
2. The card catalog drawers I got at Goodwill yesterday
3. Making art
4. The encouraging postcard I sent myself from this site
5. Getting lots of good ideas for re-organizing my place

May 18, 2019

1. Trader Joe's dried chile-spiced mango
2. The annual Planned Parenthood Women in Beer fundraiser at Pike Brewing Co.
3. The book club for Seattle Smithies
4. Messing around making art even though I'm not very good at it
5. Zine trades

May 12, 2019

1. How good my sweet kitty Smokey is at taking care of me when I'm not feeling well.
2. The morning walks I've been going on most days
3. My fancy new sewing machine
4. Being confident enough in my cooking to be able to figure out how to recreate expensive packaged dinners as recipes I can make from scratch
5. Sparkly gel pens

April 29, 2019

1. Thelma and Louise
2. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
3. The flowers that are exploding everywhere
4. Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
5. Learning new words

March 1, 2019

1. Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs
2. Managing to get things done even when I'm not feeling great
3. Getting really into trading postcards again
4. Deciding today that I'm going to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo next month
5. Spring coming soon, making me feel hopeful

February 21, 2019

1. "The Stones" by Sylvia Plath
2. Cary Grant
3. Meeting and having a good conversation with my state senator at the capitol in Olympia on a few days ago
4. My fancy new button maker
5. Easter candy

November 15, 2018

1. Trader Joe's Wintry Blend Coffee
2. Picking back up my high school German on Duolingo
3. The fact that I'm feeling more motivated about my NaNoWriMo novel again today after being discouraged for some time about being behind
4. The fact that in the election last week Democrats took back the House and also both the Washington candidates I did canvassing for with Planned Parenthood won
5. Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

October 18, 2018

1. The trip I just took to Vancouver, which included one of the most spectacular TMBG shows I've ever been to and also lots of deep conversations with an old college friend
2. Seeing my kitty Smokey again when I got home today
3. My new Canon G9 Mark II camera
4. Having an idea for this year's NaNoWriMo that I'm really excited about
5. Having another trip to look forward to next week

September 6, 2018

1. The Power by Naomi Alderman
2. Cherry pie
3. Jeff Goldblum
4. Having a new website host that will let me have a lot more space for cheaper
5. The fact that there's still a little bit of sunshine left here in Seattle

August 30, 2018

1. Pencils that write in multiple colors
2. Preachin' the Blues on KEXP
3. Rainbows
4. Phrenology models
5. Mail art

August 16, 2018

1. Sorry to Bother You
2. The tarot card Judgement
3. Tacocat
4. The Catcher in the Rye
5. Grocery Outlet

July 19, 2018

1. Feeling really productive lately
2. Postcrossing
3. The restored 50th-anniversary print of Yellow Submarine
4. The frozen chile relleno from Trader Joe's
5. Pusheen

July 12, 2018

1. Steamer trunks
2. Crater Lake
3. My sweet new computer
4. Being a Planned Parenthood volunteer
5. Stripey socks

June 29, 2014

1. The Envoy - Warren Zevon
2. These 50 Shades of Grey recaps
3. My Sprocket Rocket camera
4. Cheese enchiladas
5. Art cars

May 13, 2013

1. These Great Gatsby comics
2. Party Cat

February 26, 2012

1. The baby otter at the Seattle Aquarium
2. The Long Winters
3. The Sims 3
4. Nile Soup Red Beans and Rice
5. Starting to feel like spring

October 16, 2011

1. TMBG's album Join Us which you should all buy
2. Pumpkin spice lattes
3. My Holga camera
4. Getting postcards in the mail
5. Doing research for NaNoWriMo

February 12, 2011

1. My sweet new kitty Smokey
2. Egg creams
3. Using My Photo Index to organize all my TMBG pictures
4. Finding awesome CDs in the bargain bins at Everyday Music
5. Glittery pens

October 16, 2010

1. "Dark and Metric" by They Might Be Giants
2. Amy's frozen dinners
3. Still having some sunny Seattle days left before winter gets here
4. Getting my apartment organized
5. My kitchen being almost free of fruit flies

March 23, 2010

1.Being with my dad
2. "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again" by Bob Dylan
3. Seattle's Best Henry's Blend Coffee
4. J.D. Salinger
5. Black olives

August 9, 2008

1. Self-publishing my novel on Lulu
2. Elvis Costello and the Attractions
4. The University District, my neighborhood in Seattle
4. Etsy

December 2, 2004

1. SNL reruns on E!
2. Winter break
3. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Avengers on BBC America

November 4, 2004

1. Site updates!
2. Jones Soda Fufuberry
3. The Animal Rescue Site
4. Volunteering with the puppies at the Houston SPCA
5. Napoleon Dynamite

January 25, 2004

1. Knowing how to sew
2. Eels
3. Having so many penpals
4. Being around my puppies again

November 19, 2003

1. Having my TV hooked up so I can actually watch things again
2. My TMBG bootleg collection
3. The fact that it's not too cold yet
4. Simply Vintage
5. XTC

October 30, 2003

1. The crunch of leaves under your feet
2. Odwalla juice
3. Dorothy Parker
4. Picture frames
5. My spiffy new layout

October 24, 2003

1. Snapple Lime Green Tea
2. Autumn in New England
3. The Velvet Underground
4. Cafe Press

July 14, 2002

1. Being home alone
2. They Might Be Giants' new album No!
3. Mystery titles that are bad puns (e.g. A Penny Urned, A Hearse of a Different Color, and my personal favorite,You've Got Murder)
4. Summer

March 15, 2001

1. Sloan
2. The fact that I'm two months away from being out of high school
3. Tacking "like a fox" onto everything
4. The Friendswood Reporter News
5. Everyone I've talked to in the past month for putting up with my endless discussion of the fact that Dave Foley is naked in Monkeybone.

May 31, 1999

1. Bill Murray
2. The NBA play-offs
4. Being able to drive legally
5. Bruce "The Man" Hornsby

January 6, 1999

1. Northern Sun
2. Sports Night
3. Actually having something to look forward to next vacation (visiting my buddy Karen!)
4. My close close friends
5. Being done with the holiday season

December 5, 1998

1. A Bug's Life
2. U2
3. One Angry Girl Designs
4. "Nifty."
5. The fact that, it's supposedly the Christmas season, and I'm still able to wear t-shirts because it's not getting below 76 degrees.

July 2, 1998

1. The Houston Comets
2. The word "arse"
3. Semisonic's "Closing Time"
4. The Kids in the Hall
5. The number five
6. As Good as It Gets
7. My microwave
8. Baseball caps
9. My dad's bookstore
10. KSEV's Sportsday