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I write short journal entries about everything and nothing, unedited and raw. They're collected here.

A good night’s sleep does wonders. I even got some things done this morning, before coffee. Yes, that’s utter madness, I know, but I am like that sometimes. There was a time when I suffered headaches until I had two cups of coffee in the morning, something that surely can’t be good for you. No more, although I still enjoy coffee every morning.

I’m sorely behind on sleep, and the battery’s running low. These are busy days, good days, but busy. Managed to sort some things out today at least, however mundane they may have been, and hid from the scorching sun in what felt like a box. Then that got hot too. A proper drink feels like the way to wrap things up, so I’ll enjoy that, and let you be on your merry way. Toodles, as Salomé said to me once, which means it is now her catchphrase. You’re welcome.

I’m in a box

Drinky-poo

It’s been an admin day. I wish I could trust one of those book-keeping services, because I utterly loathe that crap, but I also want to know what’s going on. So here we are, a Friday that feels wasted, but probably wasn’t.

Working from home today, trying to check off some things that I’ve been neglecting, and treat my stiff neck. I really should get a better pillow… Anyway, that’s about as exciting it gets today, so move along, nothing to see here just yet. Have a great day!

Prepping for launches, even if it’s just a pre-order or Kickstarter campaign, is hard work. I’m not even particularly involved in this one, just getting ready to promote it. Yes, it’s a Conan thing, and yes, you should keep your eyes open if you’re into that sort of thing.

We got an early start to the work week here at Divide & Conquer. There’s always someone working over the summer, but this week has us all in the studio, so we’re making the most of it.

Also, Divide & Conquer is officially 1 year old today! There will be bubbly stuff this afternoon.

Going through my things is just as agonizing as you would imagine, but it does come with its perks. I’ve sent three bags of clothes to goodwill, cleaned out my bookcase, and decided what to do with some gadgets. The problem is when you get to the small stuff, the clutter in the drawers. On the one hand, if I didn’t remember a thing existed, why keep it? But on the other, hey, I got it for a reason in the first place. The does this make me happy? method doesn’t apply to everything, because if I’ll need an item in the future, it sure won’t make me happy having to buy it again just because I trashed it due to lack of foresight.

Organizing things today. My wardrobe has shrunk by 40%. I had a lot of clothes that I wasn’t using, that goes to goodwill now. Still have way too many items in there, but I’m bored with that now, so I’m moving on to the next thing. Baby steps.

Saw the Power of Grayskull documentary on Netflix, about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. I grew up with those toys, comics, and the cartoon of course. It was interesting.

New sticker!

It’s a rainy day in Stockholm, perfect for taking the time to fix proper workspaces in the studio for me and Helena. We haven’t had the time to do that after she came back from her maternity leave a couple of weeks ago. It turned out well enough for us to treat ourselves to a wine lunch. We’re blasting through todos, listening to Elton John, and enjoying the fact that it’s a somewhat calm Friday.

Being away for a week, albeit while handling some emergency work and regular correspondence, certainly gives you a hefty todo list when you get back. With that in mind, it feels like a stroke of genius to do some early morning laundry, because that means that I’ve been checking of todos since 7am. I’ll surely regret this later in the day, but getting a head start on a day like this isn’t without its merits.

I used to do get up early, make coffee, and hammer out 2,000 words on whatever project I was working on, but last year’s back and forth to Stockholm, from the house I had down south, killed that proper. That, and the stress attached to that whole situation, and its eruption. I’ll get back to that daily routine, or some version of it, soon enough. That’s the idea at least. Got to keep your goals in focus, both short and long term, which is something I told a friend recently, but have been failing somewhat myself the past six months. It’s hard, but most good things are, in the beginning. Just pick up a guitar for the first time, and you’ll see.