I bought a cat apartment!

There was a bunch of stuff in the box, but I'll figure that out later.


texas government: won’t legalize cannabis

texas government: offers $10,000 bounty to individuals that take legal action against anyone that helps a woman get an abortion past 6 weeks (before many people even know they’re pregnant)

I just "discovered" that my TV remote, through CEC, will control my Fire Stick.

I don't feel old, but I'm obviously not as young as I once was.

It seems like the closest I can get is "We gave this to X for $holiday and they love it"

which will never be a review of any worth, simply bc of politeness/social graces

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I want to buy a cheap soundbar for my TV. Only two things stand in my way:

audiophiles and technophiles.

Both groups tend to have strong opinions on soundbars, no matter the price, aaaaaaand I really don't care about most of the complaints that make something "unbuyable" for them.

It's darned tough to find J. Average's opinions on these things, and that's what I want: "Sounds great, but it turned off a lot until I changed this setting." That's all.

But nooooooo.

@benhamill I'm happy that Karen Gillan and Lena Headey seemed to become fast friends working on it, but that's about all

@benhamill It was VERY much about aesthetic and about showing off the names they signed.

Everything beyond those two ideas felt very "well, I guess we should...", very trope-y

This Is Pop, S01E02:

I love T-Pain, and I love the relationship he and his wife have

It's almost time for the fastest two hours of every week, AEW Dynamite!

life path observations 

I really wish I weren't an outlier.

I want a world in which everyone can say their existence justifies their being cared for. I want to live in a society where being is enough, where everything we do for each other is a welcome and appreciated lagniappe. (6)

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life path observations 

The world is such a strange place. These are both reasonably successful paths. My buddy's seems defined by what he wouldn't do; mine was always defined by Pasteur's idea that "[...L]e hasard ne favorise que les esprits préparés."

And a desire to exist as nothing more than myself, offering no value beyond my inherent value. To be me, and have that be enough.

It's wild that I succeeded. It's wild that my biologist friend is out working on my lawn. (5)

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life path observations 

I'm 42 now; I've essentially been a kept man for 23 years.

For almost as long as my friend has been alive, I got by on my skills at connectin', listenin', & fuckin'.

It's such vastly different work.

But every time I hear Danzig sing "Got a light, shines on me," I feel it in my marrow. (4)

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life path observations 

Me? I took my decent looks and offbeat sensibilities, worked on emotional intelligence (for A LONG TIME, I still feel like I'm just getting "there"), and started throwing myself at older, accomplished women when I was about 19.

I've worked since then, but maybe once for more than six months. The type of job never mattered; that it had few requirements and that I could arrange a quick, in-person interview were my guidelines. (3)

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life path observations 

Or he could've gone into oil & gas—the bread and butter of the Houston area for ages—evaluating new drilling or pipeline environments, writing impact reports whose details would largely be ignored in every single case.

I wish he didn't have to work so hard to find a niche he can live with in his field. I'm glad we can pay him, because I know the background we're getting for it. (2)

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life path observations 

My buddy who has a degree in biology chose not to go into medical research. He had a job at the Houston Arboretum for a while, and is now trying to get his own plant service off the ground. He's in my yard with a weed trimmer right now.

I greatly respect his choice to not pursue a career in pharmaceuticals, likely to be fifteen years of tweaking some sildenafil-based compound. He chose a far tougher road. (1)

executive dysfunction morning 

@maloki Awareness is nice, certainly. I already had few responsibilities today, but recognizing this, I can let the household know it is *not* likely I'll take on additional stuff, either.

executive dysfunction morning 

• decide to eat breakfast
• 3-4 out-of-order moments while getting breakfast sandwich to throw in microwave
• "huh. this doesn't feel like a 'high executive function' day"
• look up to realize I'm microwaving my sandwich incorrectly
• "aaaaaaand the first reports are in" 🙄

@oneoddfrog @tyler Lemme know! Last week was a real A+ show; really hoping tomorrow night is, too.

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