I know it's so ridiculous to complain about the weather, because a) it's not exactly as if 58º is an oppressive temperature in any way, b) there is way worse stuff worth complaining about, c) it's probably a sign of me being a boring person, and d) there's no use complaining because it's not like anyone can do anything except get tired of my complaining or bitch with me, but man...I'm sick of this weather. We had a nice warm snap that lasted all of like two and a half days here in NYC, and it's been reminiscent of March for over a week now. Cold (compared to where I believe in my heart of hearts it should be in May), gray, rainy, windy. I just want to not wear a coat. I just want to not mind that there's no heat in my apartment. Is that so much to ask?! Of course I know I sound like a spoiled jerk, because at least I have shelter and blankets and hot water, but you guys. My spring/summer clothes are so much more fun to wear than winter clothes. And also, I'm cranky as hell when I'm cold.
I was recently reminded of this beautiful roundup of creatives' headaches. I've always said that to work successfully as a creative you have to be omniscient too. Non-creatives don't usually have the language to describe what they want to the artist, which results in a necessary system of trial and error and hilariously headachey comments like these.
I finally took my digital declutter to a whole new plane. Unfriending and unfollowing is a pretty frequent exercise for me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but in the past couple weeks I've gone hog-wild. I finally went into all my Saved and Favorited tabs on Facebook (almost exclusively Tasty cooking videos), Reddit (all sorts of crap that has no rhyme or reason), Instagram (again, Tasty videos, pretty quote graphics, etc.), Twitter (comments I had no reply to but wanted to show appreciation for, links I thought I'd get to later, arguments I wanted to remember), Pinterest (god what a disaster), and my Chrome bookmarks (some useful things I don't want to forget exist, mostly articles I want to read when I'm taking a break). Cleaned, sorted, and properly filed into appropriate places where they won't be forgotten. Hooray! I also did an audit of the apps/sites that had I had made permissions for on Facebook, Chrome, and my Google account (highly recommend this) and deleted what wasn't necessary. (This was definitely prompted by this news about Unroll.Me.) I didn't do this for a day-to-day lightening like a physical declutter provides, but I definitely feel better knowing that I don't have all sorts of random apps having permission to my Google and FB accounts, which I only did in the first place because it's so much easier than creating a new username and password for every site I want to use once in a while.
I finally got my tail to the NYC Public Library and got myself a card. Since I almost exclusively use the library for digital titles for e- and audiobook, I was still using the online account for my old library in my previous town. (I know, shame on me.) But you guys, I should have switched sooner. NYCPL's selection is roughly 8 trillion times better than my old one, and my aggressive to-read list might actually shorten now that some titles I've wanted to read for ages are actually available to me. Suddenly not hating that it's supposed to rain all weekend and that, aside from a load of laundry, this gal has no plans.
Have a good Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, gang.