Andy Carolan

He/Him

Illustrator and Graphic Designer | Vegan

Interested in #design, #creativity, #illustration, #remoteworking, and #sustainability

Catch me on social.lol

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Unicorn

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How it started : Bought Barbie Bath Bombs from Lush.

How it’s going : EVERYTHING is shimmering with glitter… The ntire bathroom, bedroom, face, hair, clothes, desk pad, trackpad, iPad, iPhone, food, parts of the neighbourhood.

I think I’m somehow leaving a trail 😂

3 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

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Still here… been a busy day, just having food, then back at my desk for more work this evening.

3 months ago Respond
Victory hand

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I probably won’t be around all that much today as I need to concentrate on my work + attend meetings.

3 months ago Respond
Taco

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It’s Taco Tuesday!

3 months ago Respond
Disappointed face

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That… was not a good sleep.

3 months ago Respond
Thinking face

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Thinking that I should use the status app more… that’s my status

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Face screaming in fear

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I’ve run out of Oat Milk

3 months ago Respond
Face with raised eyebrow

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Preparing for that ridiculous twice a year ritual of clocks going forward/back.

Can we end this stupid tradition please?!

4 months ago Respond
Lemon

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I know I'm not quite right when I can’t stand the taste of coffee and instead yearn for a herbal tea.

Who even IS this person?!

4 months ago Respond
Syringe

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It’s COVID jab day!

4 months ago Respond
Cookie

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So, it seems that the cookies I made yesterday were not immune to the effects of my lack of self control around snackfoods.

I'm glad that I froze half the batch or I would be in real trouble!

4 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

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Well, the coffee isn’t going to drink itself is it!

4 months ago Respond
Shopping bags

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Proudly part of The Canvas Tote Bag Generation™️

4 months ago Respond
Umbrella with rain drops

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Morning! It’s windy and rainy here, which makes it an ideal day for WFH!

4 months ago Respond
Heart with arrow

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I get so many messages from Urban Outfitters, I'm beginning to wonder if we are in some kind of relationship.

4 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

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I’m feeling a bit drained this afternoon.

4 months ago Respond
Grinning face with sweat

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This morning, I’ve somehow picked out a tshirt that is now the same color and shade as my now bleached, toned and silver hair.

4 months ago Respond
Clapping hands

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What is the trend of video ads with percussive clapping audio tracks?

There's nothing more annoying than a mid roll, volume boosted ad with a clapping soundtrack.

4 months ago Respond
Upside-down face

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I’m not going to update my status today

4 months ago Respond
Shopping cart

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I wonder how many baskets there are out there, abandoned at checkout because of high delivery fees.

Imagine if that happened IRL at stores 😆

4 months ago Respond
White heart

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I know it makes sense, but white hair really does reflect whatever colour is most prominent in the environment.

Daylight is fine, cool lights are great, but going into a room with a ‘warm’ light, and it kinda looks yellowy.

4 months ago Respond
Ear of corn

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This evening might be a barrel-aged distilled spirit made primarily from corn kind of evening.

4 months ago Respond
Zany face

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Is it too late for a coffee?

Never mind. I’ve got one.

4 months ago Respond
Upside-down face

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Is it just me or is MTV (UK specifically), the very last place you can expect to find music?

But, you want dating shows? Sure fam… they got you!

4 months ago Respond
Dragon

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I slept very well last night.

Bed about 2230 (after watching the last episode of House of the Dragon), and slept through to 0630.

4 months ago Respond
Mushroom

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I found a reduced price Mushroom Stroganoff at the supermarket, so am having that for lunch! #Win

4 months ago Respond
Face with raised eyebrow

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I’ve never quite understood why my son rejects new foods which are green, but is quite happy eating roasted Brussel Sprouts or a plate full of Broccoli?

4 months ago Respond
Unamused face

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I. Cannot. Sleep

4 months ago Respond
Pot of food

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I bought a new casserole dish today and I'm quite excited about it.

4 months ago Respond
Zany face

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My schedule is a bit messed up. I’ve just had Tofu Fried Rice and an Oat Milk Flat White for breakfast, at 11.30am.

5 months ago Respond
Thinking face

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There was just a book fair at my son’s school... I said that we wouldn't buy anything as he has loads of books here that he hasn't read yet…

..Anyway…

… He bought a Pokémon notebook/journal and an eraser shaped like a fire engine... And I bought a bookmark that makes my eyesight go funny…

… and I'm sitting here RN wondering what just happened lol

5 months ago Respond
Face with rolling eyes

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I received a notification that my local GP surgery is closed tomorrow because of sickness.

I’m getting low key restaurant closing for lunch vibes here.

5 months ago Respond
See-no-evil monkey

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My hyperopia is flexible - Today feels like a +1.0 kinda day.

5 months ago Respond
Smiling face with sunglasses

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Morning!

5 months ago Respond
Military medal

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Sonoma Achievement Unlocked!

MacOS #Sonoma

5 months ago Respond
Beverage box

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I love soy sauce so much that if Kikkoman released it as a juicebox with a little straw on the side, I would probably drink it!

5 months ago Respond
Broccoli

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Steaming veggies in my rice cooker while the rice is cooking… it’s the first time I’ve tried this, so I hope it works out ok.

5 months ago Respond
Red apple

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I'm waiting for Apple to release a pair of branded latex gloves that you can wear while holding your Fine Woven case, to protect it from scuffs and scratches.

5 months ago Respond
Smiling face

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Cancelled Disney +

Cancelled Curiosity Stream/Nebula

5 months ago Respond
Cooked rice

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Vegetable fried rice has to be the best meal ever.

It has everything… It’s cheap, it’s versatile, it’s easy to make, you can’t make too much because it’s so yummy!

It’s made even better by pouring a nice dark soy sauce on it.

I’m in love.

vegan

5 months ago Respond
Cucumber

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I’ve been on my Pickling thing again. Today, Zuccini in one jar and Bell Peppers in another.

The Zuccini were especially good value as I found 2 large ones in my local supermarket for 28p.

5 months ago Respond
Thinking face

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I'm considering reducing the length of my name to “And”

5 months ago Respond
Slightly smiling face

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My Oat Groats are arriving today. Looking forward to experimenting with them.

I’ve had success with Whole Oats (not steelcut) stopping me snacking in the morning.

Wholegrain Rice for lunch keeps me going until dinner.

5 months ago Respond
Relieved face

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Had a bath, nice and relaxed. Sitting on my bed surfing, and I think I could very easily fall asleep.

5 months ago Respond
Thinking face

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I ordered Oat Groats…

This is what comes from watching YouTube videos.

5 months ago Respond
Cupcake

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It’s nearly 3.30pm… I declare it to be coffee and cake time!

5 months ago Respond
Crayon

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Yes, I’m at my desk again for another day of designing stuff!

Already on my second coffee as dive face first into InDesign

5 months ago Respond
Face with open mouth

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Wait, it's almost 3pm?! How?

5 months ago Respond
Smiling face with hearts

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Happy iOS17 Day!

5 months ago Respond
Strawberry

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Bedtime… busy day tomorrow, so I’m going to drift off to sleep listening to a podcast about aliens, ufos and the paranormal because that’s my jam x

5 months ago Respond
Television

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So, aside from finishing Game of Thrones recently, we have started House of Dragons, and are also half way through Painkiller on Netflix.

What a time to be alive!

5 months ago Respond
Face savoring food

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I made more pickled carrots and cucumbers today. I nibbled my way through them so quickly last time, that I made separate jars for them this time, and added Garlic and Peppercorns.

SO looking forward to these!

5 months ago Respond
Sweat droplets

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How it started —

spills small amount of water on kitchen floor - That's ok, it's only me here... I will mop it up after I've eaten my lunch

How it's going —

Wet Sock

5 months ago Respond
Worried face

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Getting older sucks... I have to remember to take my glasses out with me now when I go shopping as I can't read the microscopic ingredient lists on produce if I don’t.

“Is this Vegan or does that say Milk?” squints

5 months ago Respond
Heart suit

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I ♥️ Pickles

5 months ago Respond
Crown

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Have just finished watching Game of Thrones… it was awesome… who knew!

5 months ago Respond
Star-struck

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26°C in my office today. I’m thankful for some slightly cooler weather!

5 months ago Respond
Taco

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TACO TUESDAY!!!!

5 months ago Respond
Face with rolling eyes

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TFW Amazon attempted to deliver your parcel at 5.21pm... to a locker in a store that closes at 4.00pm on a Sunday

5 months ago Respond
Zany face

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I don’t know… I seem to have a upper functional limit of 29.9°C environmental temperature.

Anything higher than that and things stop working properly.

5 months ago Respond
Hot face

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HOT!

5 months ago Respond
Bread

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In an effort to reduce consumption of bloat-causing-bread, I’ve eaten a wide selection of rice over the past few days.

No bloat, cheaper, tastier.

5 months ago Respond
Smiling face with hearts

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End of an era this morning. My son started walking to school with his friends instead of me. I'm glad.

5 months ago Respond
Melting face

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A midafternoon crisis can be solved with a large coffee.

5 months ago Respond
Cooked rice

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Out of curiosity, I bought some ‘cheap’ long grain rice. For clarification, this was something like 52p for 1kg. Normally, I pay £1.59 for 500g.

I used my YumAsia Panda Mini rice cooker and it turned out ok. Somehow it was stickier than what I’ve used before... not quite as sticky as short grain, but close.

Maybe less water would help. I need to experiment!

5 months ago Respond
Zany face

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Having got so used to USBC to USBC/Lightning, I just had to use a USBA to MicroUSB cable…

… it took me 7 attempts to completely plug it in. 1 to realise that it’s a MicroUSB and not a USBC that I needed, and 3 for each end of the cable I actually did need!

5 months ago Respond
Pancakes

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I didn’t know what to have for breakfast, and then I remembered that I had some pancakes that I made the other day in the freezer. I also found some tater-tot sized hash browns.

A bit of warming up and maple syrup later and I have food!

Vegan

5 months ago Respond
Partying face

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Just 20 minutes until I’m freed from the responsibilities of daddy day care!

5 months ago Respond
Frowning face

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It’s 630am… why is my son so loud?!

5 months ago Respond
Fire

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Vegan Crème Brûlées prepared and chillin’ in the fridge.

Yay, I get to use my flamethrowerrrrr…. cooks torch later!

5 months ago Respond
Grinning face

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So far today...

I've been shopping for ingredients

Batch cooked a HUGE Vegan Chilli

Distilled the Chilli into Prep boxes. Enough for 15 meals (three people)

Prepared a white loaf, which is about to go into the oven

Charged my Black Mirror scales. ♥️ USB C

Planned Vegan Hungarian Goulash for dinner

5 months ago Respond
Cook

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I plan to do some batch cooking today. First up, just a nice easy chilli that can bubble away for a few hours.

5 months ago Respond
Kissing face with closed eyes

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Emotion = Energy in Motion

5 months ago Respond
Person in bed

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I don’t understand why, but today has felt really long. It’s only 2135 and I’m in bed.

5 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

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… current status

5 months ago Respond
Taco

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It’s Taco Tuesday!

6 months ago Respond
Soap

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I’ve just ordered Body Wash, Shampoo and Shaving bars instead of the usual plastic bottle liquids in an effort to further reduce my #SingleUsePlastics

6 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

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Morning! I’m going to be spending all day at my desk, there may* be coffee.

*definitely will be lots of

6 months ago Respond
Grimacing face

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I definitely need to change the time that I take my anti-depressant. At the moment, I take it at lunchtime, and it wipes me out mid-afternoon with crushing fatigue.

At least taking it late in the evening, I am asleep through those effects.

6 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

I just had a lovely nap.

6 months ago Respond
Curry rice

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I’m planning to make Curry for dinner tonight. Even with very little in the way of ingredients, I appear to have nearly everything I need.

The only real question is Jackfruit or Tofu.

6 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

I wonder if it’s possible for someone who is self-employed to get a training grant in the UK. Specifically for a professional certification for Javascript on one of the online platforms like Codecademy?

6 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

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The sedative effect of an Anti Depressant and an Anti Histamine today sent me spiralling into a nap that even three coffees couldn't save me from.

6 months ago Respond
Grimacing face

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I just did my first GitHub PR.

6 months ago Respond
Person taking bath

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I’m in the bathtub.

6 months ago Respond
Non-potable water

andycarolan

Why do I always type “Dreamhost” as “Dreamhose”?

I can only imagine that would land me at some kind of gardening site.

6 months ago Respond
Popcorn

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Not at all hungry yet, so I’ve made some popcorn to nibble on instead of having a real lunch

6 months ago Respond
Curry rice

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I still can’t quite get used to Jackfruit. I’ve just used it in a Vegan Curry, and while everything tasted great, I don’t like the texture.

I would rather use Seitan or Tofu in it’s place… or even Butternut Squash.

6 months ago Respond
Glowing star

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I feel like I need to watch Dark Star for some reason. There's not enough Alien beachballs in my life.

6 months ago Respond
House with garden

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Today is roof repair day. There’s scaffolding and everything!

6 months ago Respond
Lemon

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27.5°C in my office now and I'm sucking a popsicle.

6 months ago Respond
Sun with face

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26.4°C / 61% Humidity in my office today

6 months ago Respond
Vulcan salute

andycarolan

I couldn’t sleep so I got up and watched ST:TNG Tin Man

6 months ago Respond
Bread

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Sometimes, you just have to throw caution to the wind, and have a nice piece of toasted white bread, smeared with thickly spread Marmite.

6 months ago Respond
Zany face

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Today I bought Pokémon cards, and a Garlic Press

6 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

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Morning. It’s too early.

6 months ago Respond
Deciduous tree

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Back from a park wellbeing trip which took the edge off for a while.

6 months ago Respond
Face with tears of joy

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I just discovered that “listicles” is a real word.

6 months ago Respond
Zany face

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So... I can remember having my breakfast Anti-Histamine, but I can't remember having my lunchtime Anti-Depressant.

6 months ago Respond
Lemon

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I adapted a Vegan Tarte Au Citron recipe to work in ramekins lined with the almond biscuit base and the lemon filling on top.

Three of these is enough, as one whole pie is a lot for just us.

Pleased with how they look. They are setting in the fridge and will be ready in time for dinner.

6 months ago Respond
Thinking face

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It’s quiet…

… a little too quiet.

6 months ago Respond
Popcorn

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Hey. I will be at my desk all day today, fuelled mostly by coffee and popcorn!

6 months ago Respond
Disappointed face

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Just under three weeks of the summer school break to potentially book a short holiday or at least a trip away, and sadly, it's not looking likely.

Oh. well, what's another year eh?

/lu

6 months ago Respond
Star-struck

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It’s raining, and I’ve just had my first PSL of the season! Mmmmm

6 months ago Respond
Jack-o-lantern

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I finally found all the ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Spice, so I’m all ready for Pumpkin Spiced Latte Season!

The one that took the longest to find was Mace. I couldn’t find it in small quantities for some reason, until yesterday.

6 months ago Respond
Keycap: 0

andycarolan

So, I’ve had a fairly severe reaction to cetirizine hydrochloride. It’s the active ingredient in some anti-histamines.

I effectively lost most of yesterday afternoon and evening, all night and am left with a medication hangover today, and zero spoons.

I’m tempted to go back to bed.

6 months ago
Zany face

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I thought I had an Anti Histamine with me when I went out, but no… so I had to buy some in a drugstore… which didn’t have any of my normal non-drowsy ones. So, I had to get drowsy brand ™️

I didn’t cycle home, I floated back about 50cm above the ground.

6 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

It’s Pokémon Obsidian Flames day today. As made obvious by my son who couldn’t get to sleep last night, and then woke up at 0500 this morning!

6 months ago Respond
Weary face

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I wish there was a button I could push to turn off, or at least pause my facial hair growth.

Shaving is a chore, and if I leave it, I’m fine for a couple of days until it itches, and then I have no choice but to de-fuzz!

6 months ago Respond
Sneezing face

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For some reason, and despite taking my anti histamine, I’m sneezing my head off today.

6 months ago Respond
Star-struck

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Today, I woke up at 2.45, got up at 4.10 and ate a bagel covered in marmite, then went back to bed and slept until 6.30.

It was awesome!

6 months ago Respond
🎮

andycarolan

I will be both at and not at my desk today as I am doing daddy daycare again.

Like some kind of Schrödinger's Desk

6 months ago
Television

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Smart TVs are a scourge!

Give me a dumb TV with lots of HDMI ports any day of the week!

6 months ago Respond
Spider web

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I just added Tinylytics to my site. Google Analytics was WAY too complex for my needs.

I’ve also added a reCAPTCHA to my contact form as its been attracting a lot of esseeooh spam lately!

https://tinylytics.app

6 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

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Morning! Back at my desk with a large coffee!

6 months ago Respond
Soft ice cream

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Sinus headache… it feels a lot like an ice cream headache, but without the enjoyment of a dessert.

6 months ago Respond
Hot pepper

andycarolan

I just made a HUGE batch of #Vegan chilli. There’s probably enough for 12-14 reasonable size servings.

Will be freezing most of it for quick meals.

6 months ago Respond
Umbrella with rain drops

andycarolan

It has rained most of the day, and doesn’t look like it is going to stop any time soon.

6 months ago Respond
Thinking face

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Rainy day ahead by the looks of the forecast. Unsure whether to risk a bike ride into town or not!

6 months ago Respond
Expressionless face

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3am and I’m awake

6 months ago Respond
Bread

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I’m very happy with how my loaf turned out today. I used 50% Spelt, 50% Very Strong White flour.

It rose better than any loaf I've made so far, has a nice crispy crust and a soft crumbly centre!

6 months ago Respond
Deciduous tree

andycarolan

I have a headache again. It went off last night, but it’s back again this morning.

Hayfever is clearly to blame. I need to move somewhere with no trees, like Enceladus

6 months ago Respond
Cooked rice

andycarolan

Due to a rice cooker timing miscalculation, I’m having lunch now.

Long grain rice with pickled red cabbage, cucumber and carrot with a lovely rich dark soy sauce.

6 months ago Respond
Pill

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I just added my medications into Apple Health. Most are supplements or as-needed remedies, but it's nice to have a reminder.

I may add Caffeine to it as it's one ‘medication’ that I consume the most 🤣

6 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

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Day on my own WFH today!

It’s quiet, which means minimal disturbances and a productive day… hopefully!

Now at my desk, drinking coffee and looking at my todo list.

6 months ago Respond
Star-struck

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Vegan breakfast cooked and consumed, coffee made… now at my desk!

6 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

My Tired Eyes by Soulwax really does sound very Depeche Mode-y.

6 months ago Respond
Bucket

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The window cleaner is here cleaning the windows as promised.

The birds are in the trees opposite waiting to strafe the place once he leaves.

6 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

andycarolan

Tuesday morning, and wow… August! This year is going super quick!

At my desk all day today!

6 months ago Respond
Anguished face

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TFW you run out of something you ‘only just bought’, then check on Amazon and it's three whole years ago.

7 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

andycarolan

Happy new week!

Fully fuelled with coffee and back at my desk for a week of work.

7 months ago Respond
Bomb

andycarolan

I just nuked my Twitter account, and when I get to my desk in the morning, I’m going to do the same to my Instagram profile.

7 months ago
Fire

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Sneezes abating, nostrils still on fire.

7 months ago Respond
Weary face

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⬅️ Today’s mood

7 months ago Respond
Cucumber

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I’m into pickles. It’s kinda my life now.

7 months ago Respond
Tired face

andycarolan

So, I set a reminder for an email in Mac OS which was fine, but it also did a separate reminder for every email in the thread.

ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping ping

7 months ago Respond
Smiling face with hearts

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FRIDAY!!!!!

7 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

andycarolan

0900 I think I should go grab a coffee!

I live for Oat Milk Flat Whites

Vegan

7 months ago Respond
Jar

andycarolan

I made more pickled veggies this evening. It’s becoming something of a bizarre, unsettling, yummy hobby

7 months ago Respond
Japanese castle

andycarolan

If I ever become ruler of a great empire, I’m going to make Autoplay illegal.

7 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

I wonder if I should invoice Virgin Media for storing their modem at my home for them…

… They appear to have zero interest in collecting it!

7 months ago Respond
Crayon

andycarolan

Late start today, and am only now having my coffee.

Where are my crayons?

7 months ago Respond
🎮

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Daddy Daycare today. Now that my son is older, he’s happy playing video game, eating fries and drinking smoothies…

… wait a minute, I’m happy doing all those things too! ROFL

7 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

It’s quiet… a little too quiet

7 months ago Respond
Deciduous tree

andycarolan

Would anyone mind if I covered myself in mud and leaves, and went to live in the woods?

7 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

I've just updated my Personal User Manual.

https://www.andycarolan.com/myusermanual

7 months ago
Zany face

andycarolan

Apparently I was snoring so loudly in the night, I woke EVERYBODY up.

If this affected you, I apologise.

7 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

I bought 6 cans of Coconut Cream and now I’m thinking that I need to make a kickass #Vegan Korma.

7 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

I wonder if there’s a singular moment in which we can pinpoint the triumph of wealth and performance over health and well-being.

7 months ago Respond
Smiling face with hearts

andycarolan

Back from a nice coffee/meetup with some friends.

7 months ago Respond
Weary face

andycarolan

I woke up at 3.30am. And if I wake up at that time, I usually can’t get back to sleep again.

It’s now 4.30am and I’ve been awake for an hour.

7 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

If any of my contacts here have or know a company who wants to hire an experienced illustrator/designer on a contract or part time basis, please let me know!

I'm always open to new opportunities and would love to chat!

7 months ago
Star-struck

andycarolan

I just had a Peanut Butter and Pickled Carrot and Cucumber Sandwich.

Don’t judge me until you try one yourself!

Experimentation #Pickle #Food #Weird

7 months ago Respond
Face with spiral eyes

andycarolan

Sore back flare-up. Laying on bed.

May contain ibuprofen.

7 months ago Respond
Waving hand

andycarolan

Morning! I’m likely going to be AFK today. Catch you all tomorrow x

7 months ago Respond
Grinning face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Bed?

Bed?

Yes… Bed

7 months ago Respond
Person in lotus position

andycarolan

2138 and I’m at my desk, drawing things, sending off assets for review and listening to Tokyo Walkabouts on YouTube. I find the street noise and talking oddly calming.

7 months ago Respond
Cocktail glass

andycarolan

Haz vodka!

7 months ago Respond
Curry rice

andycarolan

Epic Stir Fry with Terriyaki Sauce and all the veggies! Served with sticky Rice, Furikaki seasoning and Spring Rolls with Tonkatsu sauce.

Vegan

7 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

I need a vacation.

Anyone want to whisk me away? ROFL

7 months ago Respond
Link

andycarolan

I’ve slimmed down my social links and am going to concentrate on the ones on which I find the greatest engagement and actually upload content to.

So, I’ve deleted links to my Youtube, Behance and Artstation accounts.

My primary ‘home’ is Mastodon.

7 months ago Respond
Beans

andycarolan

I bought supermarket coffee beans. They taste like dark roasted regret.

7 months ago Respond
Open book

andycarolan

Bedtime… I’m going to read some more of my book.

Catch you on the flipside!

7 months ago Respond
Leafy green

andycarolan

I bought Cavolo Nero Cabbage today.

I’d never seen it in my local supermarket before and wondered if it might work as part of a Stir Fry.

7 months ago Respond
🇯🇵

andycarolan

I’ve been watching lots of lovely Japan walkabout videos on YouTube.

I’m not sure I would survive there for very long as every meal appears to be or contain meat.

Vegan

7 months ago Respond
Face savoring food

andycarolan

Air Fryer Teacakes are the best Teacakes!

7 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

andycarolan

So, I’ve adapted the Crème Brûlée recipe that I made yesterday into Espresso Brûlées. They are setting at the moment, but are looking a lot like ramekins filled with glossy Flat Whites 😅

7 months ago Respond
Leaf fluttering in wind

andycarolan

It’s so windy outside now. I think it’s blowing containments and pollen about because I’m super sneezy now!

7 months ago Respond
Bicycle

andycarolan

Anyone else go for a bike ride, then return home and almost instantly fall asleep?

7 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

andycarolan

Sleepy Andy is sleepy x

7 months ago Respond
Hot pepper

andycarolan

The home made chilli is defrosting in the pan and wholegrain rice is in the rice cooker and on a preset cook for 1730!

7 months ago Respond
Face screaming in fear

andycarolan

At desk, busy… poke me if you need something but don’t creep up on me, I’m easily startled!

7 months ago Respond
Frowning face

andycarolan

Sad times. I’ve just removed all links to my Twitter profile.

I’m not quite ready to delete my presence over there just yet, but I won’t be active there.

7 months ago Respond
Woozy face

andycarolan

Woke up, took an anti-histamine, fell back asleep multiple times.

wild

7 months ago Respond
Pencil

andycarolan

I’m at my desk today working on Profile Picture commissions.

7 months ago Respond
Upside-down face

andycarolan

I went downstairs for a drink, but somehow ended up eating a rice cake.

Seriously. What is my brain DOING!?

7 months ago Respond
Hot face

andycarolan

It's already hot here in Super Andy 3D Land!

7 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

Busy day ahead again. Thankful for the work, thankful for the coffee!

7 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

Another day and yet another example of me not maintaining my hydration.

I sometimes wonder if I’m on the wrong planet or something, I just can’t get the hang of human.

7 months ago Respond
Smiling face with heart-eyes

andycarolan

Mmmmm yes… Coffee in bed is the best

7 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

Morning!

7 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

I’ve just been listening to Tori Amos on Apple Music and it’s played nothing but 20 versions of Professional Widow and Cornflake Girl.

7 months ago Respond
Snowflake

andycarolan

I just put a hoodie on because I’m cold…

… is something I’ve not said in a month.

7 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

Pretty awesome sleep last night. First for a while.

7 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

I’ve discovered that my glasses work better when I actually remember to take them places with me.

Who knew?!

7 months ago Respond
Growing heart

andycarolan

Just updated to the new (1.3) version of status.log on ALL my devices. Still insanely happy that this iOS/iPad OS app works on my Apple  Silicon Mac.

7 months ago Respond
Melting face

andycarolan

Hello Wednesday my old friend. I see that you bought me Teacake and Coffee! Thank you!

7 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Lunchtime!

7 months ago Respond
Confounded face

andycarolan

In between working today, I decided to wash my desk mat, which is now outside drying.

My glass top desk is quickly reminding me why I bought the desk mat in the first place.

7 months ago Respond
Sad but relieved face

andycarolan

It’s now 5.00am… I’ve been awake since 3:30am again

7 months ago Respond
Smiling face with heart-eyes

andycarolan

I’m making Red Bean Bao Buns.

7 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

I woke up at 0530, got up and had a shower.

Made coffee + Pancakes (not IN the shower)

Then somehow I had a nap.

7 months ago Respond
Melting face

andycarolan

If I layed on my bed right now, I would probably fall asleep and wake up at 9pm.

7 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

Coffee + Stoßlüften!

7 months ago Respond
Partying face

andycarolan

Happy new month!

7 months ago Respond
Sleepy face

andycarolan

I may have fallen asleep*

*there’s no doubt that I fell asleep.

8 months ago Respond
Spoon

andycarolan

I finally picked up the ingredients to make Bao Buns this weekend.

8 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

I’m not sure if I had two breakfasts or two lunches…

… anyway, I’ve had three meals today already.

I have just cycled into and back from town, with some shopping and goodies.

8 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

I just had my lunch.

It’s not even 10.00 here.

8 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

Coffee number two

8 months ago Respond
Alien

andycarolan

Can I put my name down somewhere for the job of reclassifying all the Alien/UFO books and movies from Sci Fi and Entertainment to Documentary?

8 months ago Respond
Face holding back tears

andycarolan

Can haz day without negativity please?

8 months ago Respond
Cherries

andycarolan

I just popped my Parchment Paper Cartouche cherry!

cooking

8 months ago Respond
Partying face

andycarolan

Making Mushroom Dashi as an ingredient for dinner tonight.

My house smells of ‘shrooms now. Don’t judge me!

8 months ago Respond
Smiling face with sunglasses

andycarolan

Slept a bit better last night but still woke up at 3am for some reason.

8 months ago Respond
Frowning face

andycarolan

If I try to sleep during the day, I can guarantee that one of my neighbours will either start drilling holes in their walls, or get their lawnmower out.

Today, it was the lawnmower.

It feels personal when they start as I go to bed, and stop as I get up again.

8 months ago Respond
Weary face

andycarolan

Worst sleep ever. Woke up at 0100, 0330, and couldn’t get back to a deep sleep at all.

8 months ago Respond
Face with spiral eyes

andycarolan

0330… why am I awake?!

8 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

Would it be rude of me to have coffee number three?

8 months ago Respond
Person in bed

andycarolan

Bedtime. Catch you on the flipside!

8 months ago Respond
Face savoring food

andycarolan

Home made Hoisin Sauce… my house smells LOVELY!

There will be enough left to stick in a jar and use througout the next month.

8 months ago Respond
Grimacing face

andycarolan

This morning I bought Kombu to make some Vegan Dashi. I expected it to be a small pack like Nori, but the store owner handed me a huge green slab of the stuff.

I probably have enough to make a paddling pool filled with Dashi

8 months ago Respond
Crescent moon

andycarolan

It’s hot in the city, hot in the city tonight

8 months ago Respond
Sun with face

andycarolan

School run done! Stoßlüften, then closing all the blinds to keep the heat out!

8 months ago Respond
Melting face

andycarolan

28.7°C

8 months ago Respond
Winking face with tongue

andycarolan

Wondering if I should take a preemptive Andy Histamine as I can feel my left eye starting to itch.

8 months ago Respond
Hot face

andycarolan

It’s 26°C in my office already!

8 months ago Respond
Mushroom

andycarolan

I'm finding stock cubes to be way too salty now, effectively making anything I add them to taste the same, unless I overpower with other ingredients.

So, the past couple of weeks, I've been making up Mushroom Dashi as I need it. It's worked out far better, and leaves room for other flavours!

8 months ago Respond
Sweat droplets

andycarolan

Doing my best to stay hydrated today. Also, introducing electrolytes along with the increased water/juice in the form of Himalayan pink salt

8 months ago Respond
Melting face

andycarolan

I’m being very efficient, I just had my mid afternoon slump at 2pm.

8 months ago Respond
Spoon

andycarolan

I think I somehow started my day with two spoons, and I’ve already used three of them 🤔

8 months ago Respond
Maple leaf

andycarolan

I’m trying to remember if Agave Syrup is the one that I don’t like because it has a weird aftertaste 🤔

I think it is, so I’m not going to risk it… I will use Maple Syrup instead

8 months ago Respond
Sunglasses

andycarolan

I’ve ordered some red framed reading glasses (same brand as the sunglasses I bought last week). Hopefully, they will be ready to collect a bit later!

8 months ago Respond
Grinning face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Well, THAT was a relaxing 9 hour sleep!

8 months ago Respond
Lemon

andycarolan

I'm making a Tarte au Citron again. This time I am going to adjust the lemon to sugar ratio of the filling. Last time it was a bit overpowering!

8 months ago Respond
Melting face

andycarolan

I need to take a break from my office. It’s 28°C in here and my brain has turned to custard.

8 months ago Respond
Party popper

andycarolan

Hello Friday!

8 months ago Respond
Face savoring food

andycarolan

Sushi Rolls done! I marinated the tofu strips in the mushroom sauce I made the other day, cooked those in the air fryer, then added to the nori and rice with smashed avocado, chopped baby spinach, tonkatsu sauce and toasted sesame seeds.

Yummy!

8 months ago Respond
Ten oclock

andycarolan

I just started marinading tofu and cooking rice in prep for tomorrows lunch of sushi rolls…

… and then I realised it’s almost 10pm

8 months ago Respond
Smiling face with sunglasses

andycarolan

It’s lovely!

8 months ago Respond
Tropical drink

andycarolan

I’ve just discovered that the Ice Crushing setting on my blender + the cherry juice I bought makes for a pretty awesome slushie.

8 months ago Respond
Hot face

andycarolan

Temperatures of ‘up to’ 25°C today, although I imagine it will get warmer than that as it did at the weekend.

I’ve just put a dog bowl filled with water at the front of my house for passsing pooches to drink from. Hopefully, people won’t take their dogs out when it’s at it’s warmest though.

8 months ago Respond
Adhesive bandage

andycarolan

Happy that I found a band aid, sad that I couldn’t find a superhero one.

Where are the Avengers when you need them?

8 months ago Respond
Face with head-bandage

andycarolan

I just cut myself on the metal thingy that keeps caps on bottles, then somehow managed to get pickle juice in the cut.

Maybe I shouldn’t be left alone in a kitchen for too long

8 months ago Respond
Hot pepper

andycarolan

27.1°C in my office RN.

8 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

andycarolan

Morning! I think it’s going to be a Multiple Coffee Day!

8 months ago Respond
Rice ball

andycarolan

Once again, I overestimated the amount of rice needed to make Onigiri for my wife’s lunch tomorrow. Ended up with 6 large pieces, and 3 small ones. That’s enough for lunch for not only my wife, but me and my son too haha.

The large ones have some chopped, fried and seasoned Shitake Mushrooms inside (left from the Dashi infusion earlier), nori and toasted white sesame seeds.

The small ones just have toasted sesame seeds.

8 months ago Respond
Steaming bowl

andycarolan

What started as Dashi, ended as Tsuyu

8 months ago Respond
Mushroom

andycarolan

And the Mushroom Dashi is now infusing for about an hour

Shitaki, not what appears to be Fly Agaric shown by that emote 😂

8 months ago Respond
Grinning face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Well, the Kimchi is done, and now I just need to let it ferment for a week… a whole week…

8 months ago Respond
Leafy green

andycarolan

Today, I am making Kimchi!

8 months ago Respond
Sun with face

andycarolan

30°C outside RN

8 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

You know that thing where you forget when you went into another room for when you get there?

I just got that when opening a new browser tab.

8 months ago Respond
Face savoring food

andycarolan

Woke up early. I think my body was craving coffee

8 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

Let there be Vodka!

8 months ago Respond
Relieved face

andycarolan

Feeling equal parts mellow, and tired this afternoon.

8 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

I’m back baby!

8 months ago Respond
Partying face

andycarolan

Still staying off social media today, but am working on the last of my previous batch of commissions.

New slots to be added later today or tomorrow! https://ko-fi.com/andycarolan

8 months ago Respond
Sneezing face

andycarolan

I am working today, but because of poor sleep due to alergies, I’m going to avoid Social Media.

If you need me, please drop me an email.

Links at https://andycarolan.com/links

8 months ago Respond
Jar

andycarolan

I just collected my new glass jars for pickling and preserves, because that's my life now apparently.

8 months ago Respond
Grinning face with sweat

andycarolan

I'm trying the preset timer on my rice cooker.

I will either have plump, fluffy rice for dinner tonight... or breakfast tomorrow morning. I’m unsure

8 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Two Oat Milk Flat Whites in already… I have a feeling that there will be more!

8 months ago Respond
Partying face

andycarolan

I’ve just been onboarded to the new Discord naming convention.

Unsurprisingly, @andycarolan was still free

8 months ago Respond
Drop of blood

andycarolan

Blood type : Brazil single origin with caramel and chocolate notes.

8 months ago Respond
Red apple

andycarolan

Happy #WWDC

8 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Monday, and back at my desk for a day of illustration.

Also waiting in for a delivery of glass bottles and jars for pickles and sauces.

Have an awesome day!

8 months ago Respond
Lemon

andycarolan

I’m mid-flow in making a Vegan Tarte Au Citron.

If you can smell lemons RN, it’s probably coming from my house.

8 months ago Respond
Headphone

andycarolan

Apple Music’s recommendations are far better since I’ve been clicking “Love” on tracks that I like the most.

8 months ago Respond
White flower

andycarolan

Preemptively dosing myself with Antihistamine this morning… I sense that the flowers are out to get me today!

8 months ago Respond
Window

andycarolan

Stoßlüften!

8 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Happy Friday!

8 months ago Respond
Bread

andycarolan

Today, I discovered that my Air Fryer toasts toast, better than my Toaster toasts toast.

Buh-bye Toaster!

8 months ago Respond
Avocado

andycarolan

I spend all of my disposable income on Avocados.

8 months ago Respond
Broccoli

andycarolan

First meal using the Rice Cooker tonight.

Cooked Teriyaki Bowl with tons of Vegetables, Broccoli Peanut Satay, Vegetable Gyoza (shop bought), and short grain (sticky) rice.

I don’t think I’ve ever had better rice than this at home. 1.5 cups of short grain was enough as a side dish. Next, I want to try long grain as a main… I have a few recipes!

Vegan #YumAsia

8 months ago Respond
Pancakes

andycarolan

Pancakes, Sausages and Tater Tot sized Hash Browns for breakfast.

All #Vegan All #Yummy

8 months ago Respond
Yawning face

andycarolan

Awake at 0430

8 months ago Respond
Cooked rice

andycarolan

I have achieved ‘Rice Cooker ownership’

9 months ago Respond
Bowling

andycarolan

Bowling, Arcade, Coffee!

9 months ago Respond
Artist palette

andycarolan

It probably shows in my work, but my favourite artist is Dick Bruna.

9 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

Where is my coffee?

9 months ago Respond
Grinning face with big eyes

andycarolan

At my desk working on Profile Pic Commissions!

9 months ago Respond
Pancakes

andycarolan

Batch cooking vegan pancakes RN. Great time saver during the week when they can be warmed up from frozen in the microwave.

9 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

andycarolan

Has someone turned up the gravity? I feel very heavy this morning

9 months ago Respond
Steaming bowl

andycarolan

My favourite kitchen utensil by far is my tofu squeezer.

Also, why is there no tofu emoji?!

9 months ago Respond
Chopsticks

andycarolan

I finally managed to find a pair of training chopsticks for my son.

It will be interesting to see how he gets on with them.

9 months ago Respond
Face with raised eyebrow

andycarolan

I’m cooking Vegan battered not-fish in the Air Fryer, while steaming some heat-resistant potatoes on the hob.

We will eat the not-fish tonight, and the potatoes next Wednesday.

The baked beans were ready 20 minutes ago before I even started cooking them.

9 months ago Respond
Banana

andycarolan

Remember to never take someone’s frozen Banana without replacing it!

9 months ago Respond
Person surfing

andycarolan

Surfing in bed

9 months ago Respond
Monkey face

andycarolan

Andy has returned!

Hazzah!

9 months ago Respond
See-no-evil monkey

andycarolan

Andy is AFK

9 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

I’VE only had one coffee today!

9 months ago Respond
Cooked rice

andycarolan

Soaking Rice.

It doesn’t get much better than this my friends.

9 months ago Respond
Person in bed

andycarolan

Still in bed. Warm and cozy, don’t want to leave it.

9 months ago Respond
Melting face

andycarolan

Morning. Tired. Can haz coffee?

9 months ago Respond
Face with head-bandage

andycarolan

I have a dark carpet in my studio, and I recently bought some black Nikes.

I’ve tripped over those black Nikes 700 times today and it’s not even bedtime yet.

9 months ago Respond
Green heart

andycarolan

I made a really nice Vegan Hollandaise Sauce earlier which I served with Asparagas, and Vegan Bac*n on Toast.

9 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

Aaaahhh Monday, My Old Friend. Do You Know The Klingon Proverb Which Tells Us Coffee Is A Drink That Is Best Served Hot?

9 months ago Respond
Softball

andycarolan

I am back at my desk for a while finishing a commission, but as the weather is nice, I may be playing outside this afternoon.

9 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

Awake before 5am on a Saturday…

9 months ago Respond
Sunrise

andycarolan

Sun’s gettin’ real low.

9 months ago Respond
Grinning face with sweat

andycarolan

Client is 35 mins late… I’m feeling a bit unloved in Teams all by myself 😅

9 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

I have a Black Mirror Basic Pro scale arriving today as an upgrade for my coffee corner. I’m really excited about it!

9 months ago Respond
Slightly frowning face

andycarolan

Why did I wake up before 3am?

9 months ago Respond
Banana

andycarolan

Banana!

9 months ago Respond
Grimacing face

andycarolan

Coffee No2 is an Oat Milk Flat White with Nutmeg... which was very nearly Cayenne Pepper because I almost grabbed the wrong jar.

9 months ago
Leaf fluttering in wind

andycarolan

Wow, I’ve just heard the fan in my M2 Pro Mac mini. It’s the first time I’ve heard it since I got it.

9 months ago Respond
Partying face

andycarolan

Coffee Number Three!

9 months ago Respond
Man facepalming

andycarolan

I’ve done it again… I forgot to have breakfast.

9 months ago Respond
Relieved face

andycarolan

Going to be a busy day as I have lots of work on currently.

Trying to wake up now with the help of a large Americano plus a splash of Oat Milk.

9 months ago Respond
Person in bed

andycarolan

I really don’t want to get out of bed today.

9 months ago Respond
Running shoe

andycarolan

The sun is out, so it’s new shorts new sneakers and new tee day.

9 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

andycarolan

Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Coffee!

9 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

It’s been a productive day! 3 out of 4 tasks complete so far, and ready for the design review tomorrow.

9 months ago Respond
Wilted flower

andycarolan

The Anti-Histamine Hangover is real!

9 months ago Respond
Sneezing face

andycarolan

I’m having one of those hay fever days where everything from the neck-up itches, and I can’t stop sneezing.

Come on anti histamine… Do your thing!

9 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Going to be at my desk all day today as I have a design review deadline to meet on Monday.

Have a great day!

9 months ago Respond
Person taking bath

andycarolan

At about 4pm, I had a bath… then I felt drowsy and laid on the bed for a bit…

2 hours later I woke up.

9 months ago Respond
Smiling face with sunglasses

andycarolan

Morning! Back at my desk today, meeting later, work before and after.

Coffee first!

9 months ago Respond
Sneezing face

andycarolan

My son is unwell and home from school today. So, if you are waiting for replies from me, they may be slightly delayed.

Thanks for understanding!

9 months ago Respond
Hand with fingers splayed

andycarolan

If you see me wandering around today with yellow hands, it’s because I was chopping turmeric last night.

9 months ago Respond
Locked with key

andycarolan

I just watched Escape Room: Tournament of Champions. Was good!

9 months ago Respond
Face with raised eyebrow

andycarolan

There’s a disturbance in the force. It’s lunchtime and I’m only now drinking my second coffee.

9 months ago Respond
Taco

andycarolan

Taco Tuesday?

9 months ago Respond
Curry rice

andycarolan

Making a Chickpea Curry for dinner. It smells all kinds of awesome!

9 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

Working on the last of my profile image commissions. I will hopefully open more slots in the next few days!

https://ko-fi.com/andycarolan/commissions

9 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

andycarolan

Coffee in bed truly is an amazing thing.

9 months ago Respond
Man cook

andycarolan

My Vegan Tiramisu was in danger of delay as my local supermarket was completely out of the Chickpeas that I needed for the Aquafaba. Fortunately saved by the little 7/11 nearby! #vegan #desert

9 months ago
Avocado

andycarolan

I had an awesome green (Baby spinach, aocado, apple, banana and oat milk) smoothie for lunch!

9 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

So, my phone complained that it was full. So, I checked it out, and because settings, it had downloaded over 33GB of subbed podcasts 😅 - That’s 234 episodes apparently.

9 months ago Respond
Sleeping face

andycarolan

“Sleep Data… Sleep“

9 months ago Respond
Smiling face with sunglasses

andycarolan

It’s been a good day!

9 months ago Respond
Partying face

andycarolan

Profile picture commissions are now live on Ko-Fi! https://ko-fi.com/andycarolan/commissions

Illustration #Cute

9 months ago Respond
Star-struck

andycarolan

I’ve just finished updating my Ko-Fi account with my current details, and am about to start offering profile pic commissions.

Will update when then commissions go live, but here’s the page https://ko-fi.com/andycarolan

9 months ago Respond
Face with raised eyebrow

andycarolan

Spending most of my life waiting on emails. This is suboptimal for my productivity.

9 months ago Respond
Grinning face

andycarolan

Todays drink is this 5 ingredient green smoothie! https://downshiftology.com/recipes/green-smoothie/

9 months ago Respond
Tropical drink

andycarolan

Very much looking forward to the arrival of my new blender.

9 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

COFFEE TIME!

9 months ago Respond
Vulcan salute

andycarolan

Today, I have started Star Trek Prodigy Supernova on the Switch.

9 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

andycarolan

Slow start to the day so far, but looking forward to a relaxing Monday.

10 months ago Respond
Bicycle

andycarolan

9.9km cycled today! Average speed just over 17km/h

10 months ago Respond
Pleading face

andycarolan

Somehow, I woke up at 0300 and fell down a YouTube rabbit hole.

10 months ago Respond
Smiling face with hearts

andycarolan

It’s been a good day, but I’m in bed early because it’s warm, cosy and this is where my plushies are!

10 months ago Respond
Thinking face

andycarolan

Been looking into Tone Indicators recently. Going to try to use them where appropriate.

I feel that they have the potential to help remove ambiguity from posts.

Would be interested to hear other’s thoughts about this /gen

10 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

Slept pretty well, woke up feeling awesome. Had coffee and breakfast and now sitting at my desk with another coffee, ready for work.

On the agenda today, mostly continuing work on a logo for an engineering app.

design #logo

10 months ago Respond
Sleepy face

andycarolan

… tired.

10 months ago Respond
Heart suit

andycarolan

Today, I’m WFH as usual, but I DO have a pretty awesome Oat Milk Latte (It’s too big to be a flat white).

Have an EPIC day whatever you have planned!

10 months ago Respond
Alien

andycarolan

In a design review meeting!

10 months ago Respond
Headphone

andycarolan

I think I need to dip my head in talc or something… my headphones keep getting stuck to my ears.

10 months ago Respond
Sign of the horns

andycarolan

Positive start to the day so far. Still waiting to hear from a few people about design reviews, but I have things that I can be working on in the meantime.

Have a great day whatever you have planned!

10 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

andycarolan

Making another coffee because the energising effects of the ’White Americano’ have worn off.

This time, it’s an Oat Milk Flat White with a sugar… served with mini Oreos.

Ooh fancy.

10 months ago Respond
Smiling face with sunglasses

andycarolan

Waiting to hear back from three customers before I can make any further progress 😩

If anyone wants anything small illustrated quickly, ping me!

10 months ago Respond
Face with tears of joy

andycarolan

Today’s excitement so far. I just ordered 2 bottles of descaler for the Espresso Machine.

You’re worth it Espresso Machine… you bring so much joy.

10 months ago Respond
Rocket

andycarolan

Small update to andycarolan.omg.lol to include subheading for omg.lol for site, status and mastodon links (and any upcoming weblog etc links). I’ve also included my Pixelfed link in the main Connect section.

Does this all make sense? Would it be better to add pixelfed in the omg.lol section and rename it Fediverse or something?

10 months ago
Unamused face

andycarolan

It’s Monday again isn’t it.

Wake me up when Friday gets here.

10 months ago Respond
Face with raised eyebrow

andycarolan

Feeling more awake now it’s bedtime than I have all day.

10 months ago Respond
Face savoring food

andycarolan

Pancakes, Sausages and Hash Browns, with warm Maple Syrup for breakfast.

Being Vegan really doesn’t mean that you miss out on anything!

Vegan

10 months ago Respond
Zany face

andycarolan

4am and I’m awake.

10 months ago Respond
Television

andycarolan

Just finished watching “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

I’m not sure what I expected, but found it mildly entertaining.

10 months ago Respond
Face with spiral eyes

andycarolan

I sure hope that my weekend is more calm than the last 24 hours.

10 months ago Respond
Water wave

andycarolan

So yesterday, I had a house plumbing failure on my recently fitted bath. The past 18 hours have been interesting to say the least.

10 months ago Respond
Beaming face with smiling eyes

andycarolan

Having a lovely afternoon out, crawling coffee shops with Helen ☕️

10 months ago Respond
Pancakes

andycarolan

Late start to the morning and it’s been awesome. I’m going to make coffee, and pancakes with sausages and maple syrup shortly!

vegan

10 months ago Respond
Weary face

andycarolan

I’ve had a bit of an off-day today. Tomorrow will be better.

10 months ago Respond
Woman cartwheeling

andycarolan

That was a nice quick 10 minute slow-flow yoga session.

I’m trying to get back to practicing at least 10 minutes every day, just to help stay flexible. I found that it helped when I kept to this regimen last year, but for reasons, I didn’t keep going with it.

10 months ago Respond
Teacup without handle

andycarolan

Drinking coffee number four.

Three Oat Milk Flat Whites and one Decaf filter.

10 months ago Respond
Party popper

andycarolan

Happy to have discovered what was keeping my Mac from going to sleep.

It was the official Mastodon app for Mac OS. I’ve just uninstalled it, and will be continuing to use the browser version until Mac Ivory is released!

10 months ago Respond
Bathtub

andycarolan

Some game skill icons sent off for design review this morning, so I’m treating myself to a midday soak in the bathtub!

10 months ago Respond
Face blowing a kiss

andycarolan

My first WFH day on my own in two weeks. I’ve gotta say that in a way, I’ve missed the quiet.

puts on LOUD music

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Frowning face

andycarolan

My internet keeps going down today. This is sub-optimal.

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Rocket

andycarolan

Watching Space X Starship sitting on the pad, and hopefully a successful flight test launch in just over 20 minutes!

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Smiling face with sunglasses

andycarolan

Warm, sunny days make me feel much happier.

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Sleeping face

andycarolan

Busy day = “Early” night

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Pancakes

andycarolan

Batch cooked pancakes this morning for the freezer. Also made enough for breakfast of course. All served with those Heck sausages I bought yesterday, and Maple Syrup. #vegan

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Bicycle

andycarolan

Back from a lovely 10.4km cycle ride. Bought some yummy coffee beans, dd a bit of shopping and soaked up the sun.

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Person cartwheeling

andycarolan

Just completed a 20 minute Energetic Flow Yoga session on Apple Fitness +

Hopefully this will help my lower back as it’s been a bit tight there this week.

Apple #AppleFitness+

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Waving hand

andycarolan

Awake

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Partying face

andycarolan

I’ve just submitted another batch of game skill icons for design review and this week is done!

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Vulcan salute

andycarolan

Watched Picard S3 EP9 this morning…

Wow!

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Headphone

andycarolan

I’m listening to Kraftwerk - The Mix (2009 remaster)

Not my usual bag really, but I’m enjoying it!

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-mix-2009-remaster/726287427

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Hot beverage

andycarolan

Second coffee of the day… so far

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Zany face

andycarolan

For some reason, I woke up at 4am. This is what podcasts are for right?

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Sleeping face

andycarolan

Hey… the sun’s gettin’ real low.

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Womans clothes

andycarolan

I just put my hoodie on the wrong way. So, twisted it around while wearing it, and now I feel all weird and tangled up.

Is this my life now?

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Bathtub

andycarolan

Today’s progress so far: Logo work sent for review, emails dealt with, curry for lunch…

… and I’m now relaxing in the bathtub.

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Sun with face

andycarolan

MORNING!

At my desk again for the day! Going to be delivering a second set of logo concepts to a customer working in the rail industry, and continuing work on a banner.

Had a pretty awesome Oat Milk Flat White and a teacake for breakfast and am just looking through music to help get in ‘the zone’

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Sleepy face

andycarolan

Bedtime at 2300… this is wild!

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Bowl with spoon

andycarolan

My cereal looked too good to wait until the morning, so I’ve just had tomorrow’s breakfast tonight.

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Pizza

andycarolan

I just cooked two amazing vegan Pizzas. I used Schär Pizza Bases, Sacla’ Pesto (Sure, it’s tangy, but incredible as a pizza topping), Coconut based Mozzarella + Cheddar, and Squeaky Bean Chorizo.

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Growing heart

andycarolan

I’ve just bought status.log and this is my first status update using it!

Posting from my iPad, via Universal Control on my Mac 😅

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Curry rice

andycarolan

I've just been playing with the styling on my StatusLog bio, but rolled back a lot of the changes as I didn't like them lol.

I had an epic curry for lunch though, so there's that!

10 months ago Respond
Hot beverage

andycarolan

Back at my desk this morning! Today I have logo/branding work to do, and a pull up banner, and some icons for a Discord game!

Have a great day!

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Zany face

andycarolan

I wasn't going to buy any 'drink' this weekend, but I caved and picked up some Vodka. I don't regret this decision... yet.

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Sparkles

andycarolan

Playing Creative Cloud

1 year ago