Why I still blog.

I’ve been blogging for like 18 years now. Although I’ve had some intermittent breaks, I still continue to do it. In short I still blog, because I enjoy it. Yep, there are definitely other reasons.
I also blog, because I like to keep a record of what’s going on. Twitter is too ephemeral for that. When I downloaded my archive last time, I had to look at code to actually find tweets. I’m not a fan of Facebook. the only “social media” site I like, which I don’t consider social media, is Reddit. It’s more like a forum, with different message boards, than anything.
I had all my content going back to 2009, but when you get to importing it more than a few times, things happen. For instance the post dates might be off. This might be a day or 2 at first, but then as you keep doing this, it gets to be more. I decided when I got this domain last year, that I’d not import all the content. I think it’s important to start over once in a while.

I went to church today.

It went well. Unfortunately the mask I was wearing gave me a headache. Wearing anything on my head for more than a half hour gives me a headache, so that isn’t surprising. I did take it off to sing though, hah. The service went pretty well. Our Pastor talked about how following Jesus is an adventure.
At one point he said, “this election stuff isn’t all that cool.” My thought was, nope, I’d rather be skydiving every day, and flying airplanes, but it’s an expensive hobby, so I can’t. I really wish I could though, because that would be lots of fun!!

It’s still not over yet.

Elections here in the US aren’t over, until the states certify all the results. There are many states that haven’t done that, and not only that, we haven’t hit the certification deadlines as of yet. On top of that, but in the presidential race, the electors have to vote. Yes, we still have the electoral college. This won’t happen until next month.
Even if the Libertarian candidate won, I wouldn’t want everyone in the media calling the election ahead of time. Our system gives us ways of declaring a winner that don’t depend on any sort of media. I think we should wait until all states certify all results, and the electors vote. In other words, we’ve done this before, about 20 years ago, and we have plenty of time left.

Yeah I skipped a couple.

I’ve had pretty bad headaches over the past couple days, so I skipped the last couple posts. I think I’m going to try to make at least one up, the other one though, not so much. I usually don’t like to skip posts.
However, last night I was extremely tired, and had the headache on top of that. I must have went to bed at like 7 something, because I woke up around 1:20. I went back to sleep around 5 something, and my caregiver was texting me. She wanted to come really early this morning. I didn’t expect it to be that early.

Before I fall asleep.

I thought I should post. I didn’t sleep that well last night. It was one of those things where I was tired before I hit the bed, and afterwards I wasn’t. The election results are still up in the air. We may not know for a while who wins.
I ended up getting a blazetv.com subscription for the election coverage. However, since I had to go to the community group meeting, I missed most of it. Good thing I only got a monthly subscription, and didn’t pay $69. It was $9.99.
I ordered myself some pizza before I left. Little Caesars is on Doordash now. They don’t deliver here, so I decided to get myself some. The pizza was pretty good. I ordered it around 4, because it said it was going to take 47-57 minutes, but it only took about a half hour to get here. We’ll see how things go tomorrow.

I almost forgot to post.

Yep, on day 2, hah!! Who knows how things are going to go from here? Tomorrow’s post will probably come later though because I have a community group meeting at 7:00.
Speaking of Tomorrow, it’s the day those of us who enjoy elections have been waiting for. For those who aren’t waiting for it, don’t worry it’s only one day, (hopefully it will only be a day or 2.) It’s kind of like Christmas, all that preparing for just a short time. The problem I have with Christmas is that it brings way, way too much drama in my family. Unlike the Christmas drama, and being lectured by my mom, I actually enjoy the electoral drama. It’s way more fun!!
Unfortunately I live in a vote by mail state. I’ve never stood in line at a polling place in my life. By the time I was able to vote in my first election vote by mail was already instituted.

I’m going to try the NABLOPOMO thing again.

I’m not sure if I’ll be very successful though. I was going to do Blogtober last month, but the Assange hearing ended on 10/1, and I had to recover from getting up at like 1 in the morning every day for a month. That took a couple weeks, then my sleep schedule had to readjust, Fun times!!
I ended up going to church today, we finally reopened!! Overall, everything went well. However the face shield I had didn’t have any padding on the front of the band part. This caused it to dig into my skin, and put pressure on the wrong place. Unfortunately, I had a pretty bad headache afterwards. I got a couple of these shields from a friend of mine. She works for a local charity here, and they were given to her by the health department. I’m going to order some different ones that come with padding.

The hearing of the decade has ended.

It ended on Thursday. I’ve just been trying to recover since then. Why is it the hearing of the decade? Because everyone who follows Wikileaks has been waiting for this for 10 years. In other words, we all knew it would happen eventually.
Recovery has been hard. Trying to readjust from something that took 4 weeks isn’t easy. I’m hoping my sleep schedule will get to a more American-like one eventually. Right now, it’s all over the place. Well it’s more like me going to sleep at 5 in the morning, waking up around 9, then going back to sleep around 3 in the afternoon, waking up around 9 at night. Yep, this is actually happening.
We expect the ruling January 4th of next year. If Judge baraitser doesn’t rule in favor of extradition, I’m not sure what my reaction will be. I can think of a million things I could possibly do. I could possibly cheer really loud, at 2 something in the morning, and wake the neighbors, I could start jumping up and down, and have the same effect. If she rules in favor of extradition, well there’s definitely going to be an appeal, and thousands of prayers will go unanswered.

Sliding into week 3.

Yeah, I’m still here. No, we didn’t have to leave. Our air quality is improving, although it’s done a number on my sinuses and headaches over the last week, which has made following hearings in the wee hours of the morning difficult, even though I’m fully adjusted timezone wise.
This was supposed to be the final week, however that will most likely not be the case. There have been way too many tech problems, and a Covid scare that caused a recess for 2 days.
On a completely unrelated note. Our church had an outdoor gathering this morning. I really wanted to go!! However, I woke up with an extremely bad, 10 out of 10, headache. . I felt fine yesterday, so I was definitely not happy!!
On a more related note, I spend last night catching up on indictments. I’ve finally figured out the stupid thing lol. We’re on indictment round 3, and superseding indictment round 2. I can’t believe it took me nearly 3 weeks to figure that one out hah!!

Here comes week 2.

I took the weekend to recover. Well actually I took about 3 days. The hearing was postponed Thursday over false Covid fears. I’m now ready for week 2!!
Let’s just hope I’m fireproof!! There are fires all around us, and we’re on be ready status for evacuation. We’ve been on this status since last week. Thanks to a lot of prayer, the fires have passed us over. Hopefully they’ll all be contained soon.
Last week the hearing was a combination of hilarity and disbelief. Hilarity because of the lack of technical competency of anyone in the courtroom. Disbelief because of all the ridiculousness that went on, and there was so much of it. The defense is limited to 30 minute direct examinations of witnesses. WTF? That’s something that would never happen here! The prosecution gets an hour for cross, and then the defense gets what seems to be about a half hour more for redirect.
Not only that but there was a lot of drama over superseding indictment round 3/4 Lol I’m not sure which one we’re on as of this point, including the original. The defense said they haven’t had time to gather evidence on this latest indictment change since it includes new allegations. Baraitser, (the judge, and Princess,) said who cares? She ruled that everything in superseding indictment round 3/4 would be allowed. After that the defense asked for a 4 month continuance so they could gather more evidence. Baraitser said no way, and we started calling witnesses. that was just the first day.
I’m retweeting those who live tweet everything during the hearing, as fast as I can. A lot of the times, I’m doing this with comment. If you want to follow that account, it’s right here.