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Dear Diary,

So I quit drinking on April 18, 2021, and it was the most intelligent thing I’ve done in a long time. Still, in the back of my mind, I knew there were other vices that might not be as dangerous but were still vices. Mainly the three great evils of my life: eating fast food, sweets, and BREAD. I LOVE BREAD, YO! Biscuits, sandwiches, etc… but I always have to work out extra hard to not gain weight from it. During the COVID lockdowns, I quit caring for a bit and kind of slumped into a mild state of depression, but I have this weird thing where I can actually feel myself gaining weight, so I doubled down on my fitness… only to slip again because, you know, bread. 😄

So. I have already quit drinking. The next thing on my hit list? Fast food. Nowadays, eating out is expensive, and the food quality simply doesn’t justify the cost. And then there’s the attitude of the workers… I can’t even avoid these mofos because ordering through a food delivery app like Uber Eats, Grubhub, or DoorDash is insane. They have so many fees and inflated costs tacked on that it’s hardly worth it. Seriously. As an experiment, I went through the ordering page of all three for McDonald’s and showed my big brother just how much the prices for the same menu items differ. It was crazy.

Inflation sucks ass!

It’s also an excellent motivator. So, fast food is now out, and next in line (far down the line) is sweets. I am not looking forward to that battle, yo.

Writing of battles.

I finally finished the short story Haunted, which I originally intended as a Halloween release, but… well, you know how I am. I like to tweak/revise/dissect/chew on/digest/etc. every damn thing I create, so even a short story like this was bound to miss its deadline. However, since it’s (finally) finished, I released it to my Patreon/Subscribestar members a while back and a few days ago uploaded it to Amazon for the rest of the world. So go check it out!

I know this entry is a bit all over the place, but hey, this is a diary, right? I make no apologies. 😜



“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney


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