A Little Coffee And A Little Reading โ˜•๐Ÿ“š

Finally I’m able to read Nobody’s Boy after finding a reprint of the original by Scholar Select. It’s not a great quality reprint… but it’s serviceable enough. The book doesn’t disappoint so far –I’ll post my thoughts on it properly when I finish it.

Also made myself a hot coffee using a Starbucks Christmas blend, but man… I really don’t like hot coffee very much. Unless it’s a Peppermint Mocha at an actual Starbucks.

How Old Were You When… [MEME]

Stolen from Luring! Gosh remember when memes like these were all over the place on FA?

(If I enter years instead of age don’t give me a hard time.)

๐ŸŒˆ Lost your virginity? 27

๐ŸŒˆ Lost someone close to you? I forget the exact year, I think it was 2005 when my Grandma died in Argentina (we couldn’t be there.)

๐ŸŒˆ Consumed alcohol? Does sidra (Argentinean cider) count? It has very little alcohol, but it definitely has some. All children in Argentina have a sip of sidra on New Year’s Eve at midnight if they manage to stay awake. I was too young to remember the first time. Other than this I was a teetotaler until my late 20s.

๐ŸŒˆ Received a kiss? Surprisingly, I don’t remember most of my first kisses in relationships. But I remember the first kiss I gave someone. I was 12 and he was 15 or 16, maybe even 17, but back then, you really were treated as a child even at that age. I broke his heart about two weeks later. I still have many of his love letters, so many years later. He was a sweet boy, his name was Claudio. I think in this day and age such an age difference horrifies people even though we were both minors, but there was nothing perverse about it. It was the most innocent kind of “puppy love”. When I look back as a middle aged adult, I see him as a little boy. Perhaps partly because he was so short, and had such a sweet and naรฏve disposition.

๐ŸŒˆ Went to the hospital? Probably 10 or so. They thought I had appendicitis, I didn’t. Horrible experience all the same.

๐ŸŒˆ Had a broken heart? May of 2018. I used to think that my heart was broken whenever I was dumped or lost a pet. Having your heart actually really, really broken is a very different thing to being simply “deeply sad” and it takes years to put back together. And in a way it never goes back together as before. I guess mine is mostly back together now but a lot of things will never be the same. It’s funny the things that can break your heart, sometimes more than losing a parent or grandparent or beloved pet. The things that will genuinely shatter you forever tend to take you by surprise.

๐ŸŒˆ Lost a pet? 26, I think. It was December 2010. Well, not exactly. I lost hamsters before this. I remember being well-versed with pet death from a young age because I liked to keep small animals, so I wouldn’t remember exact dates of those (even though I still have a bit of my old hamster Pat’s soft fur in my memory box. I must have been 11-12 when he passed away.) But I was 26 when our cat Stimpy died, and that’s the first pet death that really left a massive hole in my life.

๐ŸŒˆ Got arrested? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Broke a bone? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Got your first job? 16, at a comic book store.

๐ŸŒˆ Got a boyfriend or girlfriend? 12

๐ŸŒˆ Went to a concert? This may or may not count but I was really small when my Grandma took me to see Beauty and The Beast (the Broadway show). Maybe 7? My life would never be the same again. Definitely a before and after moment. I went with no idea what I was going to see or what a Broadway show was.

๐ŸŒˆ Met someone famous? 11 or so. I met famous people before this but it didn’t matter very much. However this was when I met Sendra, creator of Yo, Matias. I still have a sketch he drew for me.

๐ŸŒˆ Got in a car wreck? 2018. SUPER minor, it was barely a bump, not at all a wreck. But it was memorable, because that entire weekend had been.

๐ŸŒˆ Dyed your hair? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Flew on an airplane? 18

๐ŸŒˆ Went to another state? 2014

๐ŸŒˆ Went across the country? The farthest I’ve ever gone is PA in 2019, unless you count my first flight in 2001 (Argentina to USA.)

๐ŸŒˆ Went to another country? 18

๐ŸŒˆ Got a tattoo? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Had a piercing? When I was just a few months old, thank heavens my mom had it done then lol.

๐ŸŒˆ Smoked pot? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Smoked a cigarette? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Went to Disneyland or Disney World? 2006 (WDW)

๐ŸŒˆย Had a long term relationship?ย 2009 (it would end about 6 months later. 2010 wasn’t a great year for me.)

๐ŸŒˆ Dated somebody of another race? Never, but the first human I was ever attracted to was Chinese. And oh, I had it bad for him. He was a waiter at the Chinese buffet next door to where I worked.

๐ŸŒˆ Passed out from drinking? Never.

๐ŸŒˆ Became a furry? I think I fully embraced my furry trash status somewhere around 2014.

๐ŸŒˆ Went to your first non business / work related convention? That would be YasumiCon, but I don’t remember the year. It was so long ago. Anime convention. My first furry con was Megaplex 2013.