Links & Accomplishments, 10/15/2017 to 10/21/2017


Being Organized Is A Gift I Give Myself And Other People, by Rachel Wilkerson Miller. This was mentioned in the SMNTY episode I listened to this week, and it resonated strongly with me. I’ve been told I seem like an organized person, but honestly a lot of the time I feel like a total flake who’s just barely keeping it together. Viewing organization as something that requires effort — loving effort, emotional labor-type effort — felt like a paradigm shift for me. I’d pull-quote the whole article if I could, but this stood out to me:

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that being chronically, perpetually disorganized sends a message to the people who are always on the receiving end of the excuses: “I don’t value your time.” “It’s OK if I inconvenience you.” “I didn’t really consider how this might affect you.” “Your needs are not a priority to me.” Being flaky isn’t cute; it’s disrespectful. This isn’t the intention, of course. (And, in fact, most of the disorganized people I know are actually trying to make too many people happy.) But the reality is that being close to someone who is consistently all over the place requires a tremendous amount of emotional labor — reminding them to please take care of that task; making adjustments to your own schedule to accommodate their last-minute changes; worrying that you’re nagging them; having to say “it’s fine” and “no worries” every time they drop the ball, because god forbid you are anything other than a chill girl with no feelings.


– Did 30m editing on Lioness

– Finished Timeless, by Gail Carriger

Other Media
– Watched RiffTrax of Kill and Kill Again
– Listened to Stuff Mom Never Told You, “The Surprising Benefits of Journaling”
– Listened to Happier with Gretchen Rubin #135
– Listened to Stuff to Blow Your Mind, “Six Ghost Stories”
– Listened to several episodes of Stuff You Missed in History Class: “The Green Children of Woolpit”, “The Motherhood of Mamie Till-Mobley”, “SYMHC Classics: Voynich Manuscript Update”, and “The Mysterious Disappearance of Theodosia Burr Alston”

– Wrote and submitted Mad3 PEL
– Attended Fifth Gate Silverfire event 6 (the final SF event!)
– Did a fuckton of printing for Tales event 2

– Had an appointment with the hand specialist
– Had my annual physical
– Got a flu shot
– Zombies Run! S2E3 (2.71mi in 43:15)
– Zombies Run supply run (0.83mi in 12:20)
– Did some freeform core exercises: 10 x jackknives, alternate heel touchers, crunches, dead bugs (was going to do Ninja Fitness, but apparently it doesn’t work with iOS11!)
– ZR S2E4 (2.44mi in 38:54)

– Completed a developer self-directed day on CSS Grid Layout, building a dummy version of one of our homepages.

Rejection Log

– 9 day rejection from FFO for “Granny Hubbard vs. the Giant Slime”
– 11 day rejection from Uncanny for “The Mirrors of Her Eyes”

Author: Lise

Hi, I'm Lise Fracalossi, a web developer, writer, and time-lost noblethem. I live in Central Massachusetts with my husband, too many cats, and a collection of ridiculous hats that I rarely wear.