I’ve kinda been a 24 hour woman of late, between sessions, Dungeon West, maintaining media, my growing mainstream popularity and my cats–I have been extremely busy in an extremely good way! Thus, I have been forcing myself to take “days off.” I work almost every day and have been only too aware of industry burnout. Is life just one endless rotation of fake eyelashes, sadistic beatings and gorgeous gifts? Gosh, sometimes it seems that way!

So on Sunday, I decided to take a day off. Not only was I going to not take any sessions, but I was going to attempt to–gasp!–not look at Twitter!

It was the perfect day to lounge about, opening with a gray morning. I got up still pretty early considering my late supersexyshiny night.

ForYourArt hosted an event entitled Around the Clock: 24 Hour Donut City, a 24-hour event from noon on Saturday, March 24 to noon on Sunday, March 25, where every two hours, you got a free donut! Clearly, I am one who eats very well and exercises almost daily, but I have a terrible sweet tooth, and also have this amazing ability to eat whatever I want and still stay slim. So I got up early to sin again, and have the infamous Bacon Maple doughnut from the Nickel Diner. I know, I’m the worst vegan/vegetarian ever–but bacon is SO delicious.

I also checked out Christian Marclay’s The Clock: 24-Hour Screening. “The Clock is a twenty-four-hour single-channel montage constructed from thousands of moments of cinema and television history depicting the passage of time. Marclay has excerpted each of these moments from their original contexts and edited them together to create a functioning timepiece synchronized to local time wherever it is viewed—marking the exact time in real time for the viewer for twenty-four consecutive hours. The sampled clips come from films of all genres, time periods, and cultures, some lasting only seconds, others minutes, and have been culled from hundreds of films, famous and obscure, into a seamless whole” (Courtesy of LACMA site). I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this was absolutely amazing and thought provoking. It blew my mind for coming up with the concept, making the film, how it managed to be funny, dramatic, artsy–but not so far reaching. While I tend to favor intellectualism and creativity, I thought this was something many people could enjoy. I wish I had more time to enjoy this masterpiece–unfortunately, it is not available on Netflix, and only screens at museums.

Later I went to the Farmer’s Market; much to my delight, I put on my hot pink Hunters rain boots and gleefully stomped out into the rain to get my fresh vegetables and pesto. I know the farmer’s market pesto is too expensive, but I can’t help it. The Mediterranean sellers look straight into my eyes, and say, “I know what you need, miss.” And I get all weak in the knees, and buy the pesto which is much more amazing than what I would find at my local friendly grocery store and put it on everything from eggs to pasta. I also bought these beautiful red peonies and pink carnations . . .

Homeward bound with all my produce, I began to tackle my laundry–do you understand how many dirty panties I generate in a week? Call me old-fashioned, but I just can’t have a slave do my laundry, rifling through my dirty panties and sheets is a privilege!

I settled into my red leather couch, watching a marathon of Storage Wars–a show I find fascinating not just for the show’s characters, but there is something so intriguing about the modern finding hidden treasure. For those unfamiliar with the show, when a storage unit has not been keeping up with payments for a certain amount of time, it gets auctioned off–you can’t go inside unit and look around, and sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes you get really lucky, one of my favorite episodes was when a couple found a few bins of old comic books and action figures, including a super rare Spiderman. When they brought it in for assessment, you could just see the comic book nerd spraying his shorts in excitement.

For dinner, I enjoyed some FUCKING AMAZING HOMEMADE fettucini alfredo. I splurged on two desserts: chocolate cake and biscuits with berries and whipped cream. What, I couldn’t decide.

I ended my evening, taking stock of my closet and house, deciding what I needed and adding those items to my Wishlist. Perhaps that’s a little like working, but I enjoy picking out pretty things for you to enjoy gifting Me. I really truly appreciate what people give me, whether it’s gifts, cards, flowers or letters. Thanks for making my life so wonderfully busy and letting me enjoy my “day off.” I hope you enjoyed a little vanilla look into my life as well.