Apps I Have Paid For

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Spending money on apps is dumb. At least, on Android phones. There’s an app for you to essentially answer questions for Google and they give you credit to their stores, whether Google Play, Google Play Movies (I rented a lot of movies when I wasn’t paying for things like Prime Video), and in game app purchases. I got this app back when I had just started in my old job and the phone store, and it changed my app game. 

Since then, I’ve either spent all my credit on Pokeballs in Pokemon Go, or bought an app or two. The actual credit you get isn’t a lot, but living here in the Okanagan, when I can actually go downtown, I tend to get a few bucks (dollars) every time I go out for the day. 

We Put Midna’s crate up, and Shadow moved in

As For Apps I’ve Bought

Moon Phases are something I like to watch. I was using this app for a couple years before I bought it. The UI shows you the part in the moon cycle we’re in, when the moon and sun both rise, and the weather mostly. And there’s even a “golden hour” and “blue hour” section for photographers out there. I have my notifications turned on so I know the full moon cycles every time they happen. 

Rain Noises for peace, focus, and to help me sleep sometimes. Being able to customize whether I want only rain, some thunder, where I am and where the rain is, MMM! I love it. This app has been with me since I first got a cell phone back in high school. Thunder and rain has always been super peaceful for me. 

Photo Credits

Minecraft is well, Minecraft. Yes I own this game on like, four different platforms, but I didn’t technically have to pay for it. Plus it connects to the computer version, so I’m able to play with friends of mine while out and about. (To a certain extent, it only works on Wi-Fi). But yeah, I own it on my phone too.

Don’t Starve was a game that I picked up after it went viral on YouTube, only to fall in love with it and own three different versions of it now. This is a game that I can 100% get lost in, even by myself (since this is the single player version). I played this a lot riding the bus when my headphones were in for repair. I’m not very good, but I do enjoy it. 

I Haven’t Bought A Lot Of Apps

But there’s definitely a few. Most of my credit went to movies and Pokeballs for sure. Wow, I just went a looked, and I’ve made over $180 since I started. I bought way too many pokeballs dude... As far as I’m aware, it only works for stuff like that, but that’s honestly fine for me, it fits my lifestyle. That and it’s hard to find apps worth buying.

Percy Just Vibing

Thanks for coming with me today! Be safe out there, and we’ll talk soon!
— Deryn

Housing Differences

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I know and I’m sorry. But homes are fun to look at! I, yet again, fell in love with a house that I currently cannot afford. There’s a place up in the fancy residential area going for $675,000. I say fancy, anything under a million is the “standard” in my part of the world.

This particular place I’m looking at has a separate driveway even. A nice back yard, and the upstairs is about three of my trailers stuck together. That kind of space is nuts! Having a room just for my computer is like, a dream I never thought I could achieve, but running the numbers, I bet I could do it this year. Especially if I try hard enough, I could easy get a place this year.

Even looking from $500k to $600k is a crazy change a lot of the time. A lot of places in the five range don’t have things like a suite, or an unfinished suite. Whereas a 600 home has a full suite already and considered legal. My big thing is, for  me to afford a house and not be completely reliant on a co-signer is I need a suite.

Do I Really Need A Suite?

The average basement suite in my part of the world goes for like, $1200 to $1500 for a single bedroom a month. That’s like, half a mortgage on a home that’s $500k-$600k. See why I said I need a renter.

I Mostly Want Something New

So I have more space to grow. My trailer would be great if it were say, just me, or me and one other person, but two people, two cats and a decent sized dog… I want me family to live comfy, ya know?

The only reason I can do all of this is because of this trailer though. This place has been home for so many years, and I can’t really see myself living anywhere else, but this is something I really want to do. Plus like, unless the world dies, I own a house doing that. It just feels like the next step in my life I want to take.

But yeah, that’s my life today. Next to working out with my roommate. I’m going to go make lunch. Have a good day and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Habits Are Hard

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I’ve been trying to build some new habits in my life. General things like actually vacuum and keep up with laundry. Having ADHD makes that difficult as I kind of need to be praised CONSISTANTLY for doing basic things. Basic isn’t really the right word, more like, non-exciting. There’s an amazing guy on TikTok who has been teaching me how to do things like keeping a clean house, while having my brain be stupid. That reminds me, I need a whiteboard…

I suck at keeping things in my house clean. Talking with my wife, she was saying how the bathroom can be a bit of a problem sometimes. That’s fair, so I decided I was going to try and help as best I can. There’s the little sticky toilet cleaning things that stick to the inside of the bowl, which I bought. Clean toilet, get first step for me! I even bought refills for the thingy, thing. Next huge thing I did was buy those disposable wipes. The cleaning surfaces ones, because not every mess made in the bathroom requires a whole cleaning crew. Plus, if depression strikes and cleaning the bathroom no longer matters, I can kind of keep things bearable.

Percy

Besides Cleaning

I’m trying to read more. It’s not that I don’t like reading, because I love reading, I just, sit. I don’t know, it’s just, hard to stay focused. There was some “self help” post I read on Pinterest forever ago saying “you should read for 10 minutes before bed” or something like that, which isn’t a bad idea. Now, ten minutes is lame, so I figured, why not read a chapter at a time. That’s it. I’ve even got a cute lamp next to my bed, this has helped. I may actually finish some books this year!

Saving money has always been a weird one for me. As of late, I’ve been trying a new thing where I put the few cents left after a transaction into my savings account. That makes sense, haha, cents, sense? I made myself laugh again... I’d like to be able to do things like, go to England again, and maybe actually fix my damn trailer...

My big thing though is trying to remember to take care of myself, which shouldn’t be as hard as it is. I’ve been trying to workout more and even start eating better too. I was challenged with adding more colours to my meals, so kale and spinach or some neat green things to eat. Don’t judge me, I’m doing my best...

Shadow

No Matter What

I just have to remember to be somewhat consistent, and make sure I’m doing this for me, not because I was told to. Who doesn’t want thicc gains and a nice clean house? But yeah, that’s my life at the moment. Thanks for stopping by, and be safe out there!
— Deryn

Some Zombies and A Hedgehog

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I was watching a “7 Scary Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen” video, and this movie popped up. I figured why not, and put it on. A French movie similar to the 28 movies, we follow this guy, whose name I don’t know, try and survive while hiding in an apartment building in Paris is the whole plot really. 

The Night Eats The World, A French Zombie Movie

The zombies are weird, very 28 (days and weeks later) style, but they don’t have voices. The only noises they make are from running and their teeth clacking against each other. That is such an interesting concept I haven’t seen before! I can’t really say if that makes them more scary or not, since a horde of flesh eating monsters is scary either way.

Our survivor’s name is Sam, and we follow as he tries to survive not only the dead, but also his own mind slowly falling apart as the days go by. Out of the massive amount of zombie movies I’ve watched, this protagonist has the best sense of actual survival I’ve seen in a long time. Although, his loneliness and paranoia are probably going to kill him. 
I don’t know the actor, but he does a great job freaking out and losing his mind. I’m into it. 

Some “while I’m watching the movie” Commentary For You…

OH SHIT THERE’S A CAT! Oh no, he’s going to try and save it, but there’s so many zombies my guy, don’t be dumb. I love cats but the dead don’t seem to care about him. OH MY FRICK I’M SCARED! I hope the cat is okay! Sam, you did you’re best dude, but the cat isn’t going to come to you!
Yes, I take notes while I watch movies… Don’t judge me..

Final Judgements

Time passes so well, and the story moves at such a good pace, I really enjoy this movie. We got to see a cat for a bit, and I’m super glad the cat was okay. Too many movies decide the animal needs to die. So because of that and the fact the movie was actually good, I’d totally recommend it. The final shot alone of the cityscape is just beautiful.

The Night Eats the World Movie Poster

I Decided I Also Needed To Watch Sonic, You Know, To Calm Down

And like, that’s fine. I heard good things so why not? First impressions, SONIC IS SO CUTE! The art team did a good job with him. There’s almost too many lines though, like lines of dialog. I find the characters talk too much, considering the movie I watched prior to this, that isn’t a surprise though.

Jim Carrey is a treasure and I truly enjoy him and his personality more than I’ll ever be able to describe. Him as Dr. Robotnik was an amazing casting choice. 

I do have some questions though, such as, do speedometers actually go that high? Would that turtle have actually lived? How much of Jim Carrey’s performance was scripted? The tie to “Eggman” was brilliant. 

I Could Go On Forever, But Sonic Is

Actually just a lot of fun. I really enjoy how they made it come to life. The actors did a great job, and I hope we get the chance to see more video game movies succeed. I’m glad I sat down to watch it.

Sonic Movie Poster

But yeah, I watched some more movies finally. I recommend these both, 100%. I know they’re two very different movies, but they’re both totally worth it! Thanks for stopping by today! Be safe out there! I’m starting to feel a lot better besides this bastard cough by the way. Lots of Love!
— Deryn

How I Have Been Through This

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In case you didn’t know, my dumb ass got Covid. It’s been an odd week of feeling like death one minute and then wanting to go for a run the next. My roommate and I have been stuck at home, so I can share what’s been happening to me.

First Couple Days

Before we got tested, I had a bit of a headache. It was also New Years, so I assumed I was hungover. As my headache didn’t go away, and my roommate started to feel sick, I borrowed my dads car and took us to the testing center.

The people there are really nice and just making sure everyone is healthy and being taken care of. I did the saline swish thing, and that was a bad idea. I have a weak gag reflex, so I almost threw up everywhere. But whatever.

That night, I was kind of worried it was going to come back positive. If it did, there wasn’t a whole lot I could do besides get batter quick, right?

Spoiler, It Was Positive

For the first little while, headache and weak bones were my big symptoms. Advil made everything better though. At least, at first. Then it got bad. My bones felt worse, my head got stuffy, and I started getting chills. I can’t sleep very much right now either.

With my head feeling so over pressurized that it wants to pop, I’ve only been getting a few hours of sleep a night. Benadryl and Advil are my only saving graces right now. Plus, a lack of appetite and not sleeping, I just need to eat a frick load and sleep for about three days. That’s all I need.

I’m dizzy, dehydrated, and feeling like actual death, or at least, I am half the time. Sometimes, I’m fine. As of right now, I’m actually feeling pretty okay. I’ll have to maybe take some Advil just ’cause I can feel a headache coming back.

After Everything

I’m no longer considered “contagious” as of the 11th, but I’m going to do my two weeks and stay inside and quarantined. We’ll see how I’m feeling after that. But for now, I’m kind of hungry. So I’ll catch ya later! Stay safe out there!
— Deryn