Had our 10 year anniversary, started writing a new book, and hit episode 90 on the podcast last night after getting home from our trip. Thought I might tell you about that for a bit.

Please go to Achor.fm/DivergentMind to check out episode 90. Below is a a synopsis of the episode and you can only hear the music there.

So Nettios was able to get me out of the house for a couple of days for our ten year anniversary. I brought my podcast travel kit and the plan was to have a nice meal, a bath, and then do our commemorative podcast as number 90 for Divergent Mind – Insanity and Innovation. But Nettios ended getting ill that night from something we think she ate, could have been too much of a good thing, but it could have also been a funky mussel, not that there’s anyone to blame. The next day was nothing but vomit and and getting her teas and crackery things to keep her stomach as full as she could manage, which honestly wasn’t a lot—she almost hit the double digits around the toilet and we may have had to go to the docs really quickly to get her an I.V. So she didn’t get too dehydrated. This has happened before when we’ve traveled. She felt like she ruined the day, and I reminded her that we could still see the ocean, and hear it from the Arch Cape Inn, as well as the fact that we were together on our tenth meant that it wasn’t so bad. Plus I was there to take care of her, which I’ve been trained to do since I was a child.

On our last day I popped my headphones in and was able to make it into the lovely well run breakfast area before it got busy and have a wonderful breakfast almost in seclusion. I did make the mistake of ringing the attendance bell when it was just a walk in place. That part confused me. There were no signs to just walk in so I figured ring the bell, but was completely wrong. It randomly hailed for 5 minutes straight while I was sitting there and we ended up driving through roads misting through the heat of the morning sun and we saw one accident of someone up on the embankment on its side with a police officer helping them out. We even passed an suv mail truck which was sort of neat.

Nettios wasn’t a hundred percent but had to drive because of my busted foot and we made quick time to the local beach. We tried to both get down there but I got stuck on the stairs so had to come back up and try not to get ill as people walked by signing and doing random things. All very annoying. Nettios took that picture up above and a few other great ones, as well as a panoramic video that was darling.

By the time we came home she was able to eat something so we got dinner, and then relaxed before making episode 90 which has a sort of intimate flowing feel to it. We talked about exchanging gifts. Mine was a life book from our last ten years which goes great with the one my grand mother gave me on my twenty first of my birth up until that point. So now I have two books that cover my whole life basically, which is lovely.

Roughly ten years ago I bought Nettios a 60’s record player that had been put into working order by this older fella called the Music Man and so I made a hand cut single cut record of my piano playing that if you go to the link above is the last half of the podcast in it’s entirety as far as I know.

But honestly the vacation was great, even if it wasn’t what Nettios had envisioned for our day out—sometimes a Day Inn is just as okay, especially if you’re sick.

Also I’m writing a new book called Abashing the Underwhelmed, which I know needs work as a title but shall have to do for the time being. My first time writing in the first person (at Nettios request) so I think I’ll do that today instead of create more podcasts and just see how far I can get, since it’s just a short story and can fill in the remainder a chunk while I finish reading the first two books since they’re not evenly spaced.

Have a lovely day everyone.
Much Pleasure,

-J.

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