11:59 p.m. - Thursday, Jun. 18, 2020
Painting is flowing a bit better now. Pleased with my last abstract, luckily they extended the 4th review deadline by a week so I can catch up on my bedridden time.
I started using Tinder and have a date tomorrow. Though we said we both hate dates and I got him some weed so it will be a drug deal and see where we go from there. We seem to get on really well via chat. We talked about music and audio gear. He’s an audiophile so that’s a big tick from me. I had a 4 hour conversation with him last Friday after we matched. I was happy because I’d been feeling really low that day thinking I’d run out of men on the dating apps and scraping the bottom of the barrel, then he popped up as I was about to give up and seemed cool. Amazing English, using colloquialisms too. We’ll see... I don’t expect to fancy him. I already know he’s 3 inches shorter than me but that’s a big improvement on Vinnie (who has disappeared off the Internet again).
So I joined a weed club last night and it’s pretty cool. You can just hang out in a dark smoky room with other stoners if you want, but more interesting is the owner. He’s a friend of my socialist ex housemates and he’s basically a Russian American activist hacker who is on the US Watchlist and now banned from the US. He was heavily involved with the Wall Street protests and 15M here. He’s using tech to fight fascists. Pretty fucking cool.