I closed the site, moved to Tumblr, moved to a jekyll static site, moved back to Tumblr, tried a couple of other blogging options, went back to Jekyll (and GitHub) and over the last few weeks decided that I wanted to re-open this site. It’s been here since Jan 2004 so why not.
Apart from the grieving, crying, depression, getting used to but still hating the silence, losing weight and some other things I’ll never write about here, what’s happened then?
Been to Birmingham to meet up again with the very wonderful UK Bodyart bunch and to wish Claire – that’s the Claire in the tagline up top – a fab time in Boston where she moved to.
Been to Bristol twice to see Jennifer and Matt
Been to Gdansk and met the brilliant Team Neptune who I work with at Automattic (Gdansk is beautiful. Really cool place, one I’d love to go back to)
Started volunteering at the local library and I’ll be sorting out their website for them.
Started a Widows/Widowers Meetup.com group. We’ve had 3 meetings so far and more will happen.
Got a VPS on Ramnode so I can learn more command line and play with interesting things I find on Github.
Started learning CSS properly (for work)
Started learning python (to exercise my brain)
Now the PS Vita is discontinued bought another and implemented the Trinity exploit so I can load a stack of different games onto it.
And I’ve done a few things to my body:
– retired venom piercings done in January and have since had another tongue piercing. Centre tongue stretched to 5mm.
– Was suspended by two hooks in my back.
– Had a magnet inserted into a finger
– Had my chest tattoo touched up
– Got a leg tattoo
– Had a chip implanted into each hand
– Got a bright semicolon tattoo
(More pictures on Smugmug)
Next month I get my left arm finished (or very close to) before the Automattic Meetup in Florida.
And on the 27th of this month I am in Bristol to get hung up again – this time with hooks in my back and my legs.
I find the world without Jacqui to be a very different place. Very lonely, very quiet. It’s hard sometimes. Rattling around in this house with only the dogs to talk to still feels weird. It’s only in the last week I’ve finally got all the paperwork sorted out following her death.