Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove


Things of Note:

So, it’s supposed to get up to 105 today. This is a problem. See, the boy and I have tickets to a baseball game, as per usual for our anniversary. Baseball games are outdoors. And if I remember correctly, our seats are going to be directly facing the sun (until it goes down). Kind of thinking maybe we’ll just go long enough to grab a hotdog and soda (consumed in the shade!) and then take off? We did other fun anniversary stuff on Sunday, our actual anniversary, so the occasion was celebrated. It’s just… guys, I live in Austin and am used to some heat, but 105 is ridiculous!

This all caused me to look up average temperatures for our wedding date next month. Anywhere from 64 to 88. Hrm. Let’s aim for 75-80, sky, how does that sound?

Are you feeling the burn of climate change where you are?
 

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Taking Stock

Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot. Making: myself take deep breaths and consciously relax my tense muscles. Cooking: nothing. No energy for cooking. We are living in a frozen food or fast food land right now. Drinking: My usual morning French vanilla cappuccino. Reading: the various news email subscriptions I get. Wanting: to go back to sleep. I wasn’t ready for Monday. Looking: at my planner and my Trello boards, and kind of panicking at how full they are. Playing: lately I’ve been playing the Talos Principle via Steam, and I […]

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Book Review: Magonia

Magonia (#1) by Maria Dahvana Headley. Let me just take a minute to point out that gorgeous cover. Beautiful, no? And a good reminder on the importance of cover design. I had never heard of this book or author, but came across this cover on Pinterest or somewhere, and had to look it up. And then read it. And I’m glad I did, because it is a unique book. Aza Ray has suffered from a mysterious lung disease since she was 1 year old. The prognosis is not good- it’s gotten steadily worse over the years, and doctors are surprised […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Uber’s Phantom Cabs. I wondered about this, when I used Uber for the first time. It showed a lot of cars near me in Round Rock, which didn’t seem right. Scientists have synthesized a new compound that ‘mimics’ exercise. Sign me up. 7 Muslim-American Actors on Hollywood’s Terrorist Typecasting. What’s In A Namaste? Depends If You Live In India Or The U.S. One City Tried Something Radical to Stop Gun Violence: Paying the Most Likely Offenders to Stay Out of Trouble. This Report Suggests It’s Working. What justice for Cecil the Lion would actually look like. “When we all rush […]

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