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elizabeth  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 4, 2022

Got my 2 art projects approved! 500$ for a sunflower poofer and 1000$ for a spinning seesaw. Now I actually need to build it before the end of june.

Our broken trailer-room at the countryhouse is worrying me a little, because I don't see when we have a spare moment to go fix it in the foreseeable future. Took that antisocial pandemic life for granted I guess. Same with my garden i've been meaning to start for the past week.

On the plus side, got a cute side piece with a cool truck. Things have been simply, easy, pleasant. Just what I needed in my love life.

I've also told my boss I will quit come the end of fall. While I enjoy a lot of my work, certain things have been a problem from the start and I don't see them getting better. I don't think we'll ever agree on the exact source of our frictions, but Iet's just say my boss is a demanding and hard person to work for. All my dedication to the project is not enough to compensate for the emotional toll it's been taking on me. Maybe I'm a bad employee, but I don't have that workaholic drive to keep pushing. And my boss is a great person, I feel our friendship could recover significantly once we're not working together again.

elizabeth  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 20, 2022

Had an epic birthday party for my boyfriend last weekend at the country house. A highlight was the fried whole turkey, with a heavy duty chain running through it that we ended up suspending in the sauna. My shibari friends were pleased, it looked absolutely ridiculous.

elizabeth  ·  30 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 13, 2022

Thanks, I’ll check it out!

elizabeth  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 13, 2022

My friend Jerome that got me into my first burn event reached out the other day saying he wanted to build his first fire poofer project with me. It's gonna be the perfect occasion to use my welding skills and learn the basics of poofing. We've been on a little workshop a few years ago, but we'll need a little research to build it out. He graduated as an electrical engineer and is an amazing researcher/planner so I feel it will go well. We're meeting this weekend to brainstorm an idea. He's also a world traveling minimalist nomad so I'm pretty sure I'll get to keep the piece when we're done. And we'll get it mostly financed with an art grant, i'm certain. Exactly the kind of thing I was looking for!

Excited by this project, I've been trying to think of cool ideas. Maybe a motorcyle with the poofer out the exhaust activated by the throttle? Or a sunflower (ukraine's national flower) - with the yellow petals being the flames? I wonder what ideas Jerome has got, he's pretty creative too.

elizabeth  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

Space really isn’t an issue on my end, but for sure I’m not in the market for those rusty junk blobs I see in front yards that people call « art »

My pile of junk welded together will look cool - if I manage to come up with something worthwhile. The metal coat rack we did in the class turned out alright :)

elizabeth  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

So far mine has been like symptom-lottery, changing every day:

Day 1. Extra low energy

Day 2. Muscle and joint soreness

Day 3. Sore throat

Day 4. Congested nose and snot

Day 5. Gross wet coughing

We'll see what tomorrow brings, but yesterday felt the worst, while I feel mostly recovered today apart from the coughing. I hope it's not one of these long sicknesses yall are talking about, it does feel like i'm cycling through the symptoms pretty fast. It's just sucky because today and yesterday were probably the nicest spring days we've had yet, would have loved to enjoy it more. I did go on a 2h walk with my mom this afternoon. But it's all rain going forward for the rest of the week. Supposed to be biblical tomorrow.

elizabeth  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

Got a stupid no name flu. Still never had the covid for some reason.

Work has been fun - lots of new members at the makerspace, things are activating with the spring energy, planning all the summer projects, we have more and more training offerings and are slowly building up local notoriety. I feel things have evolved quite a bit since I joined a year ago. The daily dealings have been almost entirely in my court since my boss is busy with a grant application with a 5mil$ cap to develop 5000 squarefeet of new artist spaces. If we get it, we should start construction by next winter. In the meantime, we're also looking at buying out the whole building while real state prices are still affordable(ish). They have already increased by a few mil since we've started renting about 4 years ago...

Did my first MIG welding class this weekend - and I was actually pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. I somehow expected it to be a LOT tougher. My welds are not the prettiest, but that's just practice. Maybe I'll do the TIG class later too. I need to think of a fun little sculpture or something I can build up from scrap metal at the space and can display at the country house - just for the practice! I bet I can even get it financed by our local burning man regional if i bring it over for the event.

I need to get my ass in gear about actually learning the skills i've been talking about learning the past few years. I think I've been talking about the welding for the past 4-5 years! Can't believe it took me so long to pull the plug. Next up would be sewing! I also want to do a little bike touring, but have no idea where to start. I think the cost of the gear is what is stoping me right now, but I have never even researched if it's something I could rent.

elizabeth  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 23, 2022

Oscillating between feeling stressed, overwhelmed and not productive after coming back from vacation with all the accumulated work and big things starting to shape up for spring time and summer. But also sometime feeling recharged, happy social life is coming back. But then with the house sliding into a state of complete messiness. I think one thing to blame is my completely erratic schedule lately, where I've been finding it impossible to find a groove. Even my sleep cycle is fucked, which is usually a constant for me. It's like even the thought of starting a new project is stress inducing right now. I need a break, but I can't quite figure out from what because my off life work is just as project focussed, and I've already detached myself from a bunch of responsibilities I've had last year. How can I be so over my head, with only 30h on the clock per week? Something's not right... I feel better, but have been trying to motivate myself to get up, clean and take a shower for the past 24h. WTF. This is embarrassing and I should be better.

elizabeth  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Signs of Lviv

Yup, good translations confirmed.

It's less puns, that cultural context people could be missing - like the whole "in" and "on" Ukraine semantic difference, where people still say "on" Ukraine in Russian (Like when people say "the Ukraine" in english) - like it was grammatically correct during the soviet union. Since it became an independent country, it's an offensive way to refer to the country that denies it's sovereignty

elizabeth  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 2, 2022

Rook to H7, pawn to f7?

One of them threatened to “sue me into the ground” if I quoted him


elizabeth  ·  74 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 2, 2022

My partner of almost 10 years moved to Canada from Ukraine when he was 14. His dad and many cousins still live there. I've been there 3 times, and loved every visit. Once in 2014 with the Khreschatik still a mess with tires and army tents after the Maidan protests. That trip showed me the strength, resilience, convictions and nationalism on these people. By some strange life circumstances, I've gone to a tiny Ukrainian sleep away camp since I was 7, singing the Ukrainian hymn twice a day and learning songs. That's actually where I met my current partner, when I came back as a young adult to be a camp counsellor. And where I met who I consider my best friend Vlad, amazing artist that we do fun build projects at the dacha with. The camp has been cancelled the past 2 years because of Covid, I don't know if we'll ever bring it back since it's all on our shoulders at the moment. I'm personally only tangentially Ukrainian, from my mom's mother's side - but we don't know very much about it since she was an orphan. My mom still has cousins there on the Belorussian border. Needless to say it's been a hard week, it's a people close and dear to my heart.

War sucks, Putin Huilo, Slava Ukraini, Smert' Voroham 😡

elizabeth  ·  87 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Worldle
elizabeth  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 2, 2022

Gracias! Is ahijic the place to go when visiting Chapala lake? I had the lake on my places to visit list, but it’s huge with many towns around. Also planning a day trip to tequila like any good tourist too. We’ll be there almost a week so looking for many activities :)

elizabeth  ·  99 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 2, 2022

Nice! Added the library cafe to my list! I’ve been to the pyramids as a kid once already so I’ll look for more off the beaten track stuff this time. I remember it being crazy hot, but not as bad as the Angkor ruins in Cambodia

elizabeth  ·  102 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 2, 2022

Leaving to Mexico tomorrow! If you have off the beaten track suggestions around Sayulita, Guadalajara or MX city, let me know!

Got a rough plan and some ideas, but I like to leave it open to play it by ear a little. My partner wants to spend the first few day at the beach, so I might take a one day class and try out scuba diving for the first time to keep occupied!

It will be a good time to reflect on my work situation, I'm quite torn about it at the moment. It's been an emotional roller coaster since I've started and it's hard to get the perspective on wether it's the work, the environment, my personal mindset at the moment or my incompatibility with work in general. Time away might help me see it clearer. I feel I've only been sticking it out lately because I don't want to let down the project and my colleagues and because I don't have a more appealing alternative.

But then the funk has been omnipresent. Not feeling the vibe with friends either. It's easy to blame it on the fact that i'm unhappy at work and it's permeating everything - but it could also be a wider feeling shitty thing that won't be solved by switching occupation. Damn i need some perspective right now...

One good thing has been my newest fling with a super caring chill dude. Where things are simple and we're just having good times together without any complicated bullshit. It's a breath of fresh air and a welcome distraction from everything else.

elizabeth  ·  112 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 19, 2022

Booked a 3 week vacation to Mexico. Hopefully it will turn around my mood and dissatisfaction with the workplace environment at the moment. I like the work, but the seasonal funk coupled with a toxic environment has pushed it to the point I was crying on the metro home most days and talking myself out of up and leaving every morning.

The dude I can’t stand in the project has his little workshop right outside the office door. Which means he’s always eavesdropping and butting in with opinions on shit that doesn’t concern him. Or just walks in Willy nilly to tell us about how he hates going to Michael Coors while I’m trying to get shit done. And I’ve been too wiped to have a productive confrontation. Having booked some flights, I have newfound energy and optimism. Maybe I’ll tell him to fuck off and leave him the 3 weeks I’m away to recover. Because any confrontation will only lead to a pissy attitude and no real improvement from what I’ve previously seen. Would love to not be around for that bit.

My boss being a depressed insomniac and going through a hard breakup has not helped the general office mood. Especially since I’ve told him he’s been a shitty friend and we’re on a strictly professional interaction type of relationship at the moment where we don’t even ask each other about our weekends. It sucks, but I’ve told myself I won’t invest any efforts in repairing that friendship because I’ve tried and failed too many times before. He’s not a bad person, but I feel I’ve been dragged into some emotional turmoil and suffered some collateral damage from the aforementioned breakup, so I had to step away until things settle (if ever).

Can’t wait to eat some tacos.

elizabeth  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 12, 2022

Feeling like shit, don’t think the seasonal funk ever hit me this hard. But we got a curfew and a gathering ban in place, while a good party would make me feel better. Most my energy is going towards not up and quitting my job to fuck off to Mexico for 3 months and wait out the winter there. I think I’ve been crying once a day lately. I’m not exited about seeing anyone or doing anything, including my friends. Everything sucks. While “objectively “ everything is fine and I’m crazy lucky compared to many people around.

elizabeth  ·  144 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 464th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Love this performance more than the music video:

elizabeth  ·  148 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: EVERYTHING WILL FINALLY BE GOOD AGAIN

A recreation of this tradition has actually caused a massive controversy at the Boston Burn regional, including some event board resignations. Talking about “the goat” is still taboo in some circles I hear. Glad to see it on fire 🔥 There is something so visceral and enjoyable about big scale fires for me, even before I got into the burn scene. It’s literally my favorite thing.