Author of the Queen City Boys books

cool for cats


Work has been hell. It’s too boring and stupid to even go into. But hey, there is good in the world. Like the little mini-break I just took to Philadelphia.

Philly is a pretty awesome city. It’s a little like NYC and SF combined in some weird way, but better because it feels, not smaller, but maybe tighter? More comfortable. Surely not exactly safe, but it felt urban in this completely comfortable way that feels safe to me.

I got to hang out a bunch with JL (autumnyte) which was great. I wish I’d had more time to see her, but hopefully there’s a next time. She took me to the excellent Mutter Museum and out for lovely food and we went a saw an excellent show.

Mostly I hung out with SH and was goofy and silly and swoony and all. He’s brilliantly funny and charming and cool. (Yes he’s the “fixin’ to court” boy). I met lots of people, saw a bit of the city and ate well. It was a perfect a few days though now it sort of seems like a fantasy break that happened to someone else. A fairytale story slightly removed from my own life. I expect a next chapter int he story though, so there’s definitely something to look forward to.

I came home to some tragic news for K, and now she’s gone for most the rest of the month. Work is disastrous (though I find I care less after being out for a bit). The house is is in need of some fixin’ up. Over all things are good, just busy and little more stressful than I’d like.

I did get two new purses yesterday! One so cute I can barely stand it. Seriously, is there anything better in the world than surprise gifts for no reason from friends who love you? Miss Sparkle also got me playing cards shaped like candy corn because she remembered it was one of the only candies that I really like. So being back in Nashville instead of fairytale Philly isn’t the worst thing ever when my girls are around.

It’s fall!!! FALL!!! I took a hot shower this morning to warm my toes. I slept in real pajamas last night! The high temp might not break 70°F today.

What’s new with you all? Tell me good things! I’ve barely got time to breathe, but I swear I’ll catch up on all y’all’s post sometime. In the meantime, tell me about your weekend.

Author: Ajax Bell

Seattle author. Stops to smell the flowers. Amateur nerd (I wanna go pro but I haven't found anyone to pay me). Humble hippo enthusiast. queer/bi. they/them.

2 thoughts on “cool for cats

  1. I went home and hung out with my dad (and other various family members)! I had to give up my car, of course, which sucked but I watched a lot of hockey, so I guess it evened out. 😉

    I have added Philly to my “To Visit” list. Apparently, it’s not too bad of a drive from DC. I went there for a conference a few years ago but didn’t get to do much more than drive past the Liberty Bell and see that horrendously depressing Holocaust memorial.

  2. It’s nice you got to see your family! I miss mine. 😦

    I didn’t see either the Liberty bell or the depressing memorial. Go me! Heh.

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