juggling

Mar. 20th, 2019 10:50 pm
kaberett: Clyde the tortoise from Elementary, crawling across a map, with a red tape cross on his back. (elementary-emergency-clyde)
not braining content notes for this but There Are Some

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Stubborn positivity:
  1. A came home via the big supermarket the other evening, bearing gifts: specifically, cut-price nonsense geometric chocolates in a variety of flavours. I had in fact been eyeing that very box up every time I went past and feeling like I couldn't possibly justify getting it, so it was a Very Nice Surprise.
  2. Movement: my knee is still coping with increased resistance + cardio at gym, and I'm starting to feel like I'm getting meaningful exercise out of it, as well as increased stability/physio work.
  3. Kew is putting on a massive bullshit sculpture trail this summer, which I found out yesterday, and I am really looking forward to it. I am intending to make at least one evening-opening visit, along with hopefully multiple daytime visits. (Specifically, it's bullshit abstract glass sculpture by the dude responsible for the V&A chandelier, which I'm enormously fond of.)
  4. I have used up all the ravioli filling... and still have an eighth of the dough left, so that's going to get turned into another batch of tagiatelle, I think. (Dinner was ravioli. It was good.)
  5. M posted new fic and I spent Some Time rolling around in it and asking yet more questions.
  6. A is making great strides towards (i) sorting the Piles such that we can meaningfully get rid of them and (ii) putting things on Freegle (after Freecycle didn't bite). Order is emerging from chaos and it is doing my brain a good.
  7. I managed to leave the house today while it was actually still light -- down to the end of the road for a Pokémon raid (hiiii Shinx). AND on the way back from the gym we got a NEW SPECIES, which, yes hurrah good there had never previously been one of those spawned that I could actually get to.
  8. w8rose does a raspberry-and-passion-fruit cheesecake, it's currently cut price, and it's exactly what I wanted.
  9. I do in fact have a bunch of useful How To Humaning-related expertise, and I am in fact managing to help people make their lives better using it, and they are in fact learning principles and frameworks from me such that they can work more of this shit out for themselves independently, and I am pretty fuckin' proud of them.
  10. I am, very shortly, going to go curl up in a bed that doesn't actively hurt me, underneath an anger blanket, with a hot water Adam, and I am going to sleep.
kaberett: Photo of a pile of old leather-bound books. (books)
right, so, that pasta dough I was having a panic about the other day?

I'd intended to make 500g-of-flour's worth of pasta. I... ended up using the full kilo bag. (Next time I might try actually weighing the spinach, but also, I grew the spinach for the green pasta, I am very proud.)

Thus far I have made: ravioli for three on Sunday, tagiatelle for two plus... a lot... to dry... yesterday, and ravioli for two today. Along with 48 ravioli in the freezer to be future food, and... just over a quarter... of the dough... still left...

... along with some of the roast garlic/butternut squash/ricotta filling...

So tomorrow's food-job is to Finish Up Making The Damn Pasta

-- STOP PRESS THERE'S A NEW ERIN MORGENSTERN BOOK OUT IN NOVEMBER --

... probably some of which will be for dinner but most of which... will go into the freezer to be Yet More Future Food, hopefully thereby mostly finishing up the filling. (If not, that too can go in the freezer.) (If I do finish the filling and still have any dough left over then I... suppose... I make... lasagne...?)

I have tidied the kitchen... some. I had hoped to Finish The Pasta today so that the entire worksurface that is currently given over to the Pasta Production Line could be Emphatically Reclaimed but Alas I am Not There Yet and apparently I should go to sleep instead of just... pasta... forever.

(This is not the most exciting thing that happened today, honestly, but it's the easiest to write about, and comes with an accompaniment of "and yet SOMEHOW I have spent the past several days wretchedly anxious about how I am clearly An Indifferent Cook At Best and everyone is just humouring me", so, there you go, there is a vignette about my life that honestly probably gives you a better flavour -- see what I did there -- than the actual Events.)
kaberett: a watercolour of a pale gold/salmon honeysuckle blossom against a background of green leaves (honeysuckle)
Film/TV. The Dawn Wall! Free Solo! On the whole I found The Dawn Wall much more enjoyable and am seriously contemplating a near-future rewatch. This also means that I am grudgingly allowing as I do like documentaries, then, fiiiine, which maybe means I want to start making a list of things to watch that A Won't Want To for while he's away. (The to-watch fictional-TV list includes Sens8 and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and maaaybe The Good Place, once we've finished Orphan Black and Leverage, but A is actually interested in most of those so I'd rather watch with him for the first time in the interests of optimising for audiovisual processing.)

Reading. Still finding The Audacity of Hope a bit of a miserable slog, but I am also nearing on the end of the chapter on Opportunity, which mi-i-ight mean I'm about to get back onto topics I care about more than a deliberately centrist and anodyne appeal to the American Dream. (I'm being slightly unfair, but there we have it.) I've also been working steadily through [personal profile] rydra_wong's linkspam on Free Solo, along with digging through various comments over thereabouts for links to More Discussions About The Dawn Wall. I have also put a library hold on The Push, Tommy Caldwell's memoir, because actually I was sufficiently into that film to read an entire sodding book by a cis straight white guy. (AFAIK; there is precisely 0 indication in anything I've seen so far that he's in any sense An Queer, though I suppose it's not implausible that if he were he wouldn't notice.)

Growth. TWO PASSION FRUIT EMERGE. Read more... )

Cooking. Read more... )

Living space. We have a new internet connection! Via a new master socket! (We previously had a master socket for Virgin but not for BT; we have just moved to Andrews & Arnold in part because they're xkcd/806 compliant and A was thoroughly sick of Virgin Media's thoroughly aggravating tech support. This in turn means that I am making progress on rearranging bookshelves and the living room more generally, and hopefully fairly shortly the hallway (though we'll need to put a shelf up to finalise that). There is still A Pile in the living room but we might be making progress toward Getting Rid Of It For Realsies, maybe.

Movement. Read more... )

Language. I... whoops, I have done 0 on FutureLearn this week, but I have... kept Duolingo up? I have kept Duolingo up and I continue to Learn Things or at least Revise Them.

Pokémon Go. Wild-caught shiny Psyduck sodding finally (when I was racing from the allotment down to the middle of Enfield in order to do a legendary raid). Small blue sparkleduck yes excellent.
kaberett: Stylized volcano against a stormy sky, with streams of lava running down its sides. (volcano)
the context: [personal profile] rydra_wong has been telling everyone about The Dawn Wall and Free Solo emphatically and with great enthusiasm for Several Months at this point. I kindasorta tried to get my act together to see Free Solo in the cinemas but I... don't go to the cinema alone (at the moment I'm managing to leave the house by myself twooooo to three times a week, and only going to places that are super familiar -- making it as far as work is happening maybe twice a month?) and it turns out that A super did not want to watch it without being thoroughly spoiled by someone who is familiar with his twitches in this area, which as it turns out is Not Me because I... wasn't aware he had them until I was all "wanna go see this movie with me?"

Anyway.

He's currently up in the Lake District being idk a space orc or something, and I'm currently failing to remember how to make pasta (there is a lump of dough on the pastry board and I'm not thinking about it), so last night I watched The Dawn Wall & tonight I am curled up on the sofa with Free Solo, and in between I watched a bunch of related shorts.

([personal profile] rydra_wong, my questions so far are approx (i) do people... memorise the sequence of moves for lengthy pitches? is it like bellringing? (ii) was KJ not interested in the Fitzroy Traverse? what is the politics of who you ask to go to a climb with you??? (iii) MOUNTAINS)

Herewith I flail as we go along, starting fifteen minutes into Free Solo. (Did you know that VLC now has Chromecast compatibility? I DIDN'T and I am pleased.)

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Gosh that is some feelings.

And b'loved? Yeah I'm pretty sure you were absolutely correct that you did not want to watch this. xx
kaberett: Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson sit side by side, facing forward, heads slightly tilted towards each other. (elementary-faces)
Today is a good day to listen to Pokémon City Limits on repeat, I'm just saying.

!!!

Mar. 13th, 2019 01:31 pm
kaberett: a watercolour of a pale gold/salmon honeysuckle blossom against a background of green leaves (honeysuckle)
A passion fruit is hatching! I did not expect that to happen this soon and honestly I was not holding out enormous hope for it happening at all, so, !!!

My therapist is going to make slightly arch remarks about stubbornness and the desire to grow and the benefits of a supportive environment. And then ask me what I can to do make my own environment more supportive.

So: I've got a big vat of soup cooking up, and some bread gradually getting going. I've been hydrating and taking appropriate drugs and making sure I'm warm enough. I've set the dishwasher and the washing machine going. I've got somebody coming from freecycle to pick up some packing boxes, hopefully. I am gradually doing small tidying, and mostly nesting a bit blearily on the sofa.

And my passionfruit is hatching.
kaberett: A cartoon of wall art, featuring a banner reading "NO GLORY SAVE HONOR". (no glory save honour)
Content notes: political detention, possible denial of medical care.

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kaberett: A green origami stegosaurus (origami stegosaurus)
Reading. Read more... )

TV. Leverage Leverage Leverage. Aaaaaaaalmost to the end of this season, at which point we will switch back over to Orphan Black for a season.

Music. A concert! EChO's spring offering, as an audient rather than a player, as mentioned yesterday. Our Patron's latest, Mozart's second horn concerto, Beethoven pastoral.

Living space. Garage storage has arrived! Which was very helpful, because the bubble wrap et cet it was delivered in proved extremely useful for Transporting Greenhouse Bits. We haven't yet started filling it up but we are making progress on sorting the next box of charity shop stuff. Finalising bookcases is currently blocked on sorting out (i) where the new Internet comes into the house (which means I need to speak to a neighbour), and (ii) some bonus shelves for something that looks for all the world like an IKEA Billy bookcase but is 24cm deep and 68cm wide instead of... anything even remotely standard for the Billy system.

Growth. SO MUCH HATCHING (peep peep peep peep). Both kinds of pea (in an egg box in the bathroom) are determinedly Wearing Hats; several of the chillis are now coming up with visible leaves and all, and stems that are starting to be purple; comfrey continues enthusiastic in spite of today's actual literal snow; Passiflora edulis is not doing anything detectable, but then I wouldn't expect it to be. Infrastructurally, I've acquired scaffold boards and The Greenhouse (including water butt, gutter connection kit, and some staging). The compost bin is slowly heating up again (and I've got some more food for it to eat tomorrow); I've ordered some legs to arrive later this week, and at some point will get A to drive me over to B&Q to buy some concrete to anchor the legs with. (And dither over paving slabs. And whether to use cheap flower pots or cheap pipe to contain the concrete. And and and...) But: Adam's away next weekend, which means I can just spend the entire thing rolling around in the mud, which in turn means that hopefully I'll at least take steps toward getting it up then or thenabouts.

Cooking. First batch of bread since getting home (which reminds me, I need to get the tiny god out of the fridge so that I can cook with it again tomorrow). Spinach for ravioli outards prepared; butternut squash-roast garlic-ricotta-pine nut innards likewise prepared. Fingers crossed for scraping together the brain & cope to make a big batch tomorrow.

Language. I am... not getting on terribly well with the FutureLearn Irish 101 course so far; I find "here's a bunch of set phrases and we're not going to give you the grammatical background to understand how they're being constructed for an indeterminate time" stressful, so I've stalled partway through the first week. This is frustrating but, eh, maybe I will manage to scrape together brain and cope.

Board games. Read more... )

Pokemon Go. New-to-me species this week: Dialga (BLUE SPIKEY BIOLUMINESCENT DRAGON FRIEND, current legendary raid boss), Mantyke (oh NO it has a SMILEY FACE on its back), Happiny (I... am not sure about this baby Chansey). I caught my first wild Shieldon (having previously hatched one), along with A's first one full stop. I also hatched a shiny Budew and caught a shiny Mankey. (Hopes for a shiny Machop or Makuhita before the end of the current event are... dwindling.)
kaberett: Toph making a rock angel (toph-rockangel)
greenhouse: gutted, flayed, dismembered! to my astonishment we... did not? break any glass? we bent a strut but that! appears to be all! we managed to unload the glass at the other end and it was all still in one piece??? HURRAH for toughened safety glass.

we did not erect it again at the allotment for A Variety Of Reasons, including (1) it was 6.30pm by the time we'd finished unloading and was Getting Dark, but more pertinently (2) there are gale-force winds predicted this week and I need to buy the necessary aluminium brackets (... and some quick-setting concrete...) to actually anchor it to the ground. (... also I need to level the ground a bit more and probably dig up the grape vine, BUT HEY.)

So my allotment is currently... mostly... covered... in dismembered greenhouse but IT'S OKAY I might make people take me to a garden centre tomorrow morning so I can spend the next week stubbornly constructing it solo.

And then I made A dinner, very gratefully, and disappeared off down the hill to listen to the concert I wasn't playing in. There was a new composition by Our Patron including A Paean To Voyager, and the second Mozart horn concerto played by a kiddo from the local borough music service, and the Beethoven Pastoral, and I enjoyed all of it and AS A BONUS my godmother + her children were present (in addition to her husband), so I got to very cheerfully greet all of them and chat a lot and also! my godmother! signed a bunch of paperwork for me! including witnessing me finalising the application paperwork for SMI and also MY IRISH PASSPORT APPLICATION. FINALLY.

SMI paperwork is in the post; passport application I'm gonna finalise tomorrow and then take into the post office on Monday. It is good to feel in motion.
kaberett: Trans symbol with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
MY CHILLIS ARE HATCHING. Four of them showing signs of life, so far, of about 16; hurrah for the warm plant box.

(Today has been... A Day. I got up and put the bread in the dubiously-working oven and set a load of laundry going and un/loaded the dishwasher and set that going and was all "behold! I have spent 45 minutes acting almost like a normative functional adult human! ... can I go back to bed now?" to which the answer was "no, you have your first therapy session since DECEMBER, out the door with ye." Whereupon obviously a lift at KGX was out of service in a way that would have been trivial to route around if it had just been announced and given the givens would have made me late for therapy had I not gritted my teeth and braved the escalator, but I was on time for therapy, and we shouted a lot, and then I managed to trick [personal profile] alexwlchan into taking away an aloe when we met for lunch, and then I came home and wanted to nap but there was to be The Oven Repair Man, who I very bravely dealt with all by myself, and then I jittered a bit and then I managed a small amount of work and now I'm making dinner and I could? just go to sleep? but also I... will be a happier Alex if I Do A Sum And E-mail My Boss before same. TOMORROW: a greenhouse, and also some scaffold boards yielded by my tiny magic.)
kaberett: A birds'-eye view of an Aeonium tabuliforme in a blue ceramic pot. (succulents)
... it needs thinning out again, you see. (People I'm going to see in person probably best. I can provide pots and soil.)

([personal profile] evilsusan, this is still your aloe!)
kaberett: Trans symbol with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
1. I waited in all day, slightly fretfully, but shortly before 6pm UPS actually arrived with... ten... large... cardboard... boxes... of Stuff... for A. (Specifically, garage storage; two sets of three-by-seven Really Useful Boxes, in rainbow colours.)

2. In turn this means that (i) I am about to have WARDROBE SPACE (at least assuming A is as excited about filling the boxes up with stuff as he was about constructing them -- we spent a significant chunk of the evening in the garage...) and (ii) conveniently we turn out to have a bunch of Very Large cardboard boxes and an enormous volume of bubble wrap... just in time for them to be incredibly useful transporting a greenhouse across London. (Whereupon they will GO ON FREECYCLE and vanish fairly rapidly and be No Longer Our Problem, also hurrah.)

3. I finally remembered to actually cut a tag out of a shirt (by dint of hanging it up to dry inside out so that I'd have a shouty visual prompt when it came to putting it away) & suddenly I have an actually comfortable black button-up, instead of one that seems like a good idea until I've been wearing it for longer than about five seconds at which point it becomes Unutterably Wretched.

4. I am almost done wrangling an Enormous Spreadsheet. It is Large, and also Big, and if there is a way to usefully tell Calc "I want everything in this row to three significant figures" I haven't found it yet, but -- one of the big tedious data-wrangle jobs I've been stalling on for the current paper is NEARLY THERE.

5. Bodge-repaired oven meant we got sourdough breakfast bread, hurrah, and maybe I'll manage to deplete stocks enough that I can actually start feeding it again. (I took a small aliquot to Belfast, and ended up bringing back... a significant quantity, so I now have two healthily-sized household gods and it's A Problem and I might actually have a go at pizza dough.) (There was OVEN PHYSICS and it made us both laugh.)

6. TOMORROW I will LEAVE THE HOUSE and GO TO THE ALLOTMENT and SOW SOME NIGELLA SATIVA because having got The Wretched Spreadsheet mostly wrangled I will gleefully and with relief Take A Morning Off. I am really looking forward to this.

Bulletin

Mar. 5th, 2019 07:59 pm
kaberett: a watercolour of a pale gold/salmon honeysuckle blossom against a background of green leaves (honeysuckle)
  • The Enfield Poundland is selling 10l of coco coir (compressed bricks; volume once made up), which appears to be much better value that is achievable on eBay, so I am somewhat suspicious but We Shall See How It Goes.
  • I... accidentally a low-tech heated propagator from Robert Dyas in town... yesterday? Yesterday. It's got a 10W base, has in the last 24 hours made it up to 32°C during the sunniest part of the day (but is happily hanging out at 25°C even when it's cold and dark), and will hold two ex-dozen-egg-boxes if they're squished a little.
  • It therefore currently contains (i) chilli seeds, and (ii) passionfruit seeds. The chilli should germinate in another week or so; the passionfruit might... take up to a year, lolsob, but at least I've got them nice and cozy now.
  • Meanwhile, there's the first sowing of peas (two types) in the bathroom (which is the warmest room in the house; the chillis might even have managed in there, as it's routinely around 20-21°C, but they'll be happier in the Warm Plant Box.)
  • Today has been a day of A largely working from home, and also repair humans. The oven has been bodged so as to work provided one is careful, and will hopefully be fixed for realsies come Friday; I have got the first loaf of back-in-London sourdough going.
  • The other Repair Human was someone who was supposed to be hooking up our new internet connection. This did not In Fact happen, because the human in question wasn't qualified to do the necessaries (we don't have a BT socket inside the flat) and hadn't looked it up in advance despite having all of the necessary information (that there's an internal hub) so it didn't even matter that we didn't have the relevant keys (and everybody else in the building who might have done was out).
  • We... shuffled a lot of the furniture we hadn't first thought of shuffling around, a lot, in the process of confirming that things weren't where it would have been convenient to have them be, but in the process we have at least identified more tributes for the charity shop.
  • ... I want my plants to hatch.
kaberett: Photo of a pile of old leather-bound books. (books)
Reading. Still, slowly, The Audacity of Hope.

TV. Another couple of episodes of Leverage, in which Eliot was inexplicably bad at making sandwiches.

Growth. So many plant. So many upcoming plant. (Trying not to go "but greenhouse? D: D: D:" now that I have bought a different greenhouse, but also, GREENHOUSE.)

Living space. We! Are back in London! And slowly unpacking. (I say "back in London": actually we're currently both in Cambridge, my at my parents' and A at a LARP thing, where I have dropped some bits off and am gently sitting around on the Internet, talking about genealogy and occasionally being fed; at some point there will doubtless be Scrabble.) Additionally and furthermore, A has been shifting from Wunderlist to Trello, and is sufficiently convinced by it he wants to stick, so while I was procrastinating this morning I moved all of our shared house lists over and made Very Important Decisions about Which Succulents to have as backgrounds. (I'm in the process of moving my own lists over, too.)

And now that we're back for real, in a house that... is actually ours... that we're expecting to stay in for at least the medium term... I'm having a think about rearranging furniture for more efficient and pleasant use of space. Conclusions mostly reached; enactment blocked on garage storage arriving. Interestingly, I'm... actually not missing Belfast, yet. There was a lot of it that was nice! I miss having multiple bathrooms! I'm also really glad to be home.

Language. I took the "quite a lot of signage is bilingual" hint, my last few weeks in Belfast, and finally started learning Irish on Duolingo. On the one hand I'm finding adjusting to the orthography and pronunciation mildly interesting; on the other, I do keep... finding it gently amusing... that they're very earnestly explaining slender versus broad vowels, and the general concept of vowel harmony, Very Much For Anglophones: "broad" vowels, which (approximately) I know as "dark" vowels from German, these being the vowels that take umlauts, and as far as vowel harmony goes there are fewer vowels than Turkish okay. (Sorta, mostly.) I am gradually acquainting myself with consonantal conventions. It is not the Celtic I had planned to learn first -- I'd been aiming for the Brythonics, the Welsh-Cornish-Breton branch, rather than the Goidelics, on account of the mouldering ancestral pile being in Cornwall, our familial surname being associated with the Brythonics, etc etc, but nevertheless here is where I find myself.

On the topic of Brythonics, though, I was delighted that I did in fact manage to pretty much just parse "Sẃ Mor" on a roadsign in North Wales on our way home: apparently I can tolerably well work out that "Sẃ" is the loan of the Greek "zoo", and "mor" I am familiar with as "sea" because, well, Cornwall, innit. V pleasing.
kaberett: A birds'-eye view of an Aeonium tabuliforme in a blue ceramic pot. (succulents)
The post this morning brought my permit to erect a structure on my plot; I therefore headed over early this afternoon. I achieved using all the secateurs, and specifically:
  • got somewhere over half of the dead teasel into the compost bin (Dealing With the teasel is a prerequisite for setting the greenhouse up)
  • pruned the jostaberry and became reluctantly convinced that it really is going to take me several years to get it back into a reasonable shape, but Never Mind Eh
  • discovered a bit of jostaberry that I... need to layer, which DOES AT LEAST save me the angst about But Do I Like It Enough To Want Another One.
  • pruned the gooseberry a very little and decided I need to give it some protection some way or another
  • put out the misc pizza boxes as weed-suppression and weighted them down with wood
  • fed the bin A Lot
  • weeded a small patch under the cherry tree (slightly half-heartedly) and put most of the saffron corms in
  • ... put more saffron corms in around the bay tree in its pot at home


... which obviously means I have just as long a list of things to do, still, lolsob:
  • actually... locate and layer the jostaberry as desired, which means I need to decide where it's going
  • which means I need to measure up the space I want to put the greenhouse in and confirm it's large enough for the greenhouse
  • and then clear and level it
  • ideally by next Saturday
  • ... okay and also prune the redcurrant
  • and manure all the Ribes
  • mulch the saffron so they don't just drown in weeds (and/or decide to turn the patch into a tiny wildflower meadow and put the poppy in)
  • measure out the raised beds
  • make??? and fill in??? the raised beds???


... also I have hopefully got some chilli started at home, and need to think about starting some bell pepper, and have decided I do after all want to get the peas started at home in egg boxes (two varieties), and ahhhhhhhh suddenly Everything Happens.
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So I spent yesterday curled up on the chaise longue facing the river, and was at one point very startled by an Unfamiliar Birds. They were mostly black, and sort of pointy, and approximately coot-sized but rather more streamlined, and had some very dashing white patches on their flanks associated with their wings. After a bit of poking around, I am tentatively identifying them as white-winged scoters; by the time I'd scared up some photographs of same they'd vanished from sight.

Also yesterday: fun and games with uncommon suffices.
kaberett: a watercolour of a pale gold/salmon honeysuckle blossom against a background of green leaves (honeysuckle)
Reading. The Audacity of Hope. So far I like Obama better when he's doing personal reflections than when he's talking about How Unreasonable Liberals Are, surprise. (It's obvious that he is attempting to Reach Out To A Broad Base! I'm still finding it irritating.)

Growth. BOUGHT A GREENHOUSE OFF EBAY. \o/ Subsequently ordered the plants I was holding off on until I Knew Whether I Was Getting One (a cut-price lemon tree because I'm ridiculous; some Passiflora edulis seeds because I want passionfruit), and also some bonus seeds (two kinds of basil, caraway, Nigella sativa, some rocket). Hi [personal profile] ewt wanna grow some loofah in my greenhouse?

Additional point of excitement: I'm going to keep the compost bin in the greenhouse, which will (a) reduce watering requirements and (b) keep the frost off over winter provided I keep actually feeding it.

Things done: appropriate size of van identified and also hired. Things to do: apply for a permit for the structure (this is a formality), work out what I'm going to sit it on, find a paving slab to sit the bin on in its forever home, consider acquiring a Big Pot to put the passionflower in, aaaaand massage the budget sufficient that I can Acquire Some Edging For My Raised Beds during the weekend the van exists anyway.

TV. More Leverage! They're still all really incompetent! That is not how airports work and is absolutely not how international flights and fuelling thereof work. I continue to enjoy the Somewhat Useless Humans, though.
kaberett: Photo of a pile of old leather-bound books. (books)
okay so -- ego depletion is, broadly, the idea that self-control is a finite resource and if you do a thing that takes a lot of self-control you will have less of it left for subsequent tasks within [time-frame]; a recent-ish replication study found that it's not actually an effect that... exists.

what I am curious about, and lacking (ha) the focus etc to track down for myself, is: how does this conception of self-control interact with issues of decision fatigue and executive dysfunction? is self-control being formulated as meaningfully distinct from decision-making?

thank you in advance for indulging my idle curiosity <3

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