494. Almost Done

This blog is taking a one-week break, and shall return on December 12 with its final round of new posts.

This blog is almost done. Today is December 2. Typewriter Monkey Task Force shall end on December 30. Four weeks remain.

Obligatory Majora’s Mask reference. (I can’t help myself, and I’m not sorry.)

Before TMTF staggers ignominiously to its end, I must make a few quick announcements.

TMTF is taking a one-week break

December is a busy month, and I need some extra time to catch up with personal commitments. TMTF shall return on December 12. There will be no updates until then.

My plans for post-TMTF projects are not yet clear

I have not yet decided whether to start a personal newsletter after TMTF bites the dust. I will definitely work on my story project, but may possibly write a couple of short stories first. Speaking of which, I never did get around to writing that last Gabriel Green story for this blog. I apologize.

If you’re interested in following any of my future projects, you can find me on Twitter, on which I plan to share any future news or announcements; my Twitter handle is @coffeeologian. You can also reach me via this blog’s Contact page. It will remain active even after the blog ends.

December is a great time for charity

Around this time every year, I give a shout out to the Advent Conspiracy.

The Advent Conspiracy is awesome.

This Christian movement encourages everyone to spend a little less on Christmas consumerism, and to give a little more to charity. The Advent Conspiracy has a particular emphasis on clean water projects, which save lives, prevent disease, and improve quality of life in impoverished areas.

If you can spare two and a half minutes, I recommend this video explaining the Advent Conspiracy. I don’t even like churchy videos, but this one is rad.

It’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to support the Advent Conspiracy. It’s a cause near to my heart, and you probably have a cause near to yours. Please consider supporting your cause this month. Christmas is a time for giving.

Besides, to quote my favorite video game that I’ll never actually play, the world could always use more heroes. You can be someone’s hero this month, and I hope you will be.

Coffee creamer makes a great hair product

A couple of days ago, I had a little accident at work, and it’s too funny not to share. I spilled some coffee creamer on my head—long story—and tried to wash my hair with a wet washcloth, spiking it up on one side. However, I couldn’t wash out all of the coffee creamer. When my hair dried, the spikes remained, stiffened as though with hair gel, and smelling pleasantly of caramel macchiato.

It was quite a look: business on the right, party on the left. The incident amused me so much that I, upon returning home, did something I don’t recall ever doing before: I took a selfie.

Spiky.

I’m too lazy to style my hair; I keep it short so that I don’t even have to comb it. My one day of accidental style was neat, but I don’t plan on ever buying hair gel… or coffee creamer, for that matter. (I prefer my coffee with milk, thank you.)

Well, I think that wraps it up. Speaking of which, I still have a gift to wrap… and blog posts to write… and other stuff to do. Bah! Humbug!

Thanks for reading. We’ll be back.

5 thoughts on “494. Almost Done

  1. AWESOME selfie! WELL worth the passing shame of having given in to popular culture, heh. I haven’t forgotten your map and monkey drawing. When do you need them and which do you need first? Ian sorry for the delay…that folder accidentally ended up in baggage left at the Walters during our period of homeless mooching while living out of our carry-ons, and I’ve only just recovered it. I AM, however, now in a posish to give them my full attention. Loves you’se lots. Hope to have internet in the house sometime next week…remains to be seen if it’ll be fast enough for SKYPE

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    > El dic. 2, 2016, a las 8:45 AM, Typewriter Monkey Task Force escribió: > > >

  2. LOVE this post and the Sonic the Hedgehog look. I’ve been waking up most nights and end up praying, which is always a good thing. Anyway, I literally think of you day and night.

    You are my most favorite son. (Wait for it) #2 What? You knew I had to say that so that your brothers wouldn’t have life-long sorrow. It is true that you are deeply loved and that I’ll never stop loving you, whether you coffee cream your hair or not.

    💕💕💕 Mom

    > > >

  3. Awesome pic, man… Sad to hear that it’s actually happening at last, I really did enjoy this blog. Will you actually just stop writin then or will you make one last sprint to reach post #500?

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