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Gerontius

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  • I love how much simpler bicycle maintenance is than car maintenance...
    Luca
    Luca
    I saw the picture of you transporting the organ on the stairs, I think :)
    That’s so fun!!
    I had a film camera for a long time but now I have a DSLR. I have a Polaroid too though.
    I haven’t seen a camcorder in years lol… I don’t know what happened to mine :( But it was not digital, this was like 2003. Lol.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    I have a couple cameras -- my dad's old Minolta SLR, a 1929 Agfa folding camera, and an old 8mm Mansfeld. Haven't tried the movie camera out yet but it spins when you turn the crank.
    And yes, the picture of what almost became a catapult-launch was real. You'd think I'd go buy an electronic keyboard.

    I like the newer Sony camera as the micro SD card works in most computers--
    Luca
    Luca
    Omg, I’m so sorry I didn’t see your last message! I didn’t get much sleep though. I have some vintage cameras too! Love the old Minoltas. I’ll have to upload photos of my vintage cameras… sadly I don’t think they work :(
    Where do you find all your antiques/vintage things? I can’t find anyplace that sells them around here. That picture was epic lol. Makes for a much more interesting story than a keyboard!
    Spent three whole days hunting for my car keys, called a wrecker truck, all well-- walked inside & found the keys in front of the fridge :)
    tree
    tree
    On the floor??
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Yep! Right there on the floor. I guess they fell out of my pocket.
    Better there than in the yard!
    Luca
    Luca
    I sometimes think I lost my keys, but they’re in the front door! Happens to most of us :)
    I have to admit today was completely overstimulating.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Isn't that weird that we both have short attention spans but do artwork stuff for hours?
    I had an awful time hand writing until I started the 1894 "Palmer Method" again--which is why I cannot reliably use a ball point pen. I have been using typewriters for a number of years now and "collect" them so there is a spare machine in case one breaks.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    The novel itself is more of just a book about people doing normal human things--I like writing about peoples' characters & letting that carry the action.
    Luca
    Luca
    Yes! I have no attention span for “regular” tasks but doing artwork or anything with dogs has my complete focus for a virtually unlimited amount of time.
    What is the Palmer Method?
    Are typewriters expensive to collect? How many do you have?
    I used to write a lot and I love writing characters too :)
    I just decided to wash 2 and a half greasy old manual typewriters in the showerbath & pour myself a glass of Irn Bru. Cracking evening!
    Grocery run tomorrow. I'll see about getting the Corolla fired up and go early. I also am going to go to the typewriter cave if I can.
    I went to a coffee shop today & wrote until I ran out of paper, and one of my fountain-pens had run entirely out of ink. A good day.
    The landlady must never know I am autistic. I wish I knew how to make an effective boundary.
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    But the whole dynamic upstairs bothers me; I feel like they want me as a temporary family member or a sort of exotic pet? Or at least the landlady. Worst of all she's faculty at the college so -- I have to avoid any ruffling of the feathers on Minerva's owl here. So you can guess this is weird
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Anyhow @crewlucca_ good luck concealing all the sensitive stuff from neighbors. It can be tricky. Let's keep on keeping on & I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. (Solstice is the 21st; I shall keep it by standing in the moonlight and frightening unsuspecting motorists with an unhinged stare.)
    Luca
    Luca
    It is hard to hide… So far most of them have assumed I’m male, so I don’t bring up that I was ever otherwise. But some of them seem suspicious :/ Or they just don’t use pronouns at all.
    Your landlady doesn’t seem very nice :( Her unsolicited gifts sound kind of creepy.
    I wish you good luck too. And Merry Christmas to you too!! :) I enjoy talking to you on here. - Luca
    I want to go outside and stand on my head for awhile.
    tree
    tree
    That made a picture in my head of a person whose head is on the ground and he's managed to place both feet on his head. I believe you were talking about doing a headstand, though....
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Oh! That's what it's called.
    If I managed to roll up into a hoop like that though---I'm not that flexible.
    Signed up to enter counseling/therapy. If I don't maintain the brain then who am I to blame when it quits? Time for fixing it.
    Luca
    Luca
    Yes, I get that… I don’t like feeling like a burden either :(
    And the paperwork is a huge pain in the rear. Do you have anyone who can help you with it?
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    I will see. I think the paperwork won't be too bad once I get the knack of it.
    Luca
    Luca
    I think so! Glad you were able to give yourself that confidence boost :)
    It's almost 2 AM and I'm up listening to Franz von Suppe and writing about Indians in the Rockies. I should sleep more!
    Working like mad to wrap up finals & listening to old marches & band records on the Edison cylinder phonograph -- chaotic productivity lol
    Luca
    Luca
    That does sound chaotic lol, but if it helps you focus, that’s a good thing :)
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    It was very chaotic but I was writing fast. I then ran out of cylinders & fired up the big Edison Diamond Disc phonograph on the other side of the room--which was full of jazz records from the '20s. Kept on going.
    After months' worrying--I found out I can get a buttonholer for my sewing machine for less than $20. Looks like I finally get good shirts.
    Luca
    Luca
    Do you sew your own clothes?? That’s amazing!
    I can’t sew without stabbing myself lol. :p
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    I'm working on teaching myself to do a better job. I like old styles you can't get any more, have little money, hate fast-fashion and sweatshop labor, and can fix machinery. Hence the antique sewing machine.

    It isn't too hard to sew really. It's fun.
    Butterfly88
    Butterfly88
    Cool!
    Within the last week I've ended up with a girlfriend and an offer of a $20/hour job. This will take time to process.
    Luca
    Luca
    I’m sorry :( What do you think is not right with the situation?
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Mostly my mindset @crewlucca_ -- Nothing to do with job or girl but everything to do with my complete, debilitating fear of asking for help.
    Luca
    Luca
    :( I know asking for help is hard. I’m here if you need support
    Trying something different today & going to mass at a different parish. It'll be nice to maybe make friends
    Gerontius
    Gerontius
    Update. It was nice. Didn't make any new friends but it was in a great town that's definitely bicycling distance and I am going to heaad down there & try socializing more as soon as college & bicycle repairs permit.
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