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My version of that one (super true) cat meme:

Super super true.

Also, kitty needs a new bed.

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While chatting with my father about a sci-fi book he’s reading, I remembered this short bit of free fiction from John Scalzi. Now I share it with you, too.

When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story | Whatever

When the yogurt took over, we all made the same jokes – “Finally, our rulers will have culture,” “Our society has curdled,” “Our government is now the cream of the crop,” and so on. But when we weren’t laughing about the absurdity of it all, we looked into each others’ eyes with the same unasked question – how did we ever get to the point where we were, in fact, ruled by a dairy product?

Enjoy!

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Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash

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Photo by Thomas Despeyroux on Unsplash

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I may have mentioned that I am entertained by maps, clever science jokes, and not-too-scary pirates. This xkcd comic ticks all the boxes.

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Photo by Hatice Yardım on Unsplash

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To Whom It May Concern,

Enclosed please find an updated version (below) of my recently-submitted action matrix. I am happy to report that it encapsulated a number of actionable tasks, and allowed me to pivot in order to capture value from low-hanging fruit, as well as formulate a plan to circle back for future forward-facing goal-setting opportunities while absorbing a number of critical learnings.

Translation: some stuff was done, some stuff was not done. I might get to it later, but yeah, that’s not happening now. Now it’s time for lunch!

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I want ramen. I don’t have it, but I want it. Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash

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We’re not fully protected yet; we got our second shots today and need to wait a couple few weeks for full potency. (We were given Moderna because they’re saving all the Pfizer for the younglings. I am 100% down with that.) 

Of course, we’ll still be following all health department guidelines. Plus, yeah, stupid variants are out there throwing a stupid wrench into things. 

That said, this kind of progress feels oh so good. While at the vaccination center, it was really quite touching to see my fellow Canadians doing their part, for themselves, their families, and their community. Here’s to keeping us all safe!

(I still don’t want to clean, though! 🙂

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The key word here is “temporarily” … Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash

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Good to Know

Recent chat transcript with my father (note the time stamps):

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Photo by Frank Busch on Unsplash

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So I’ve spent most of today neck deep in Excel, working out some data processing issues and building an archive. My inner librarian was happy:)

That said, my brain is just about frazzled. So much code! This is about my level of humor/maturity at the moment:

xkcd.com

He he.

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After almost a week and an estimated $60 billion in lost trade, the Ever Given has finally been freed from its unplanned docking site in the Suez Canal. What’s next for this disruptive container ship? Imagine it anywhere in the world with this nifty new map adaptation.*

Ever Given Ever Ywhere

Why should the Suez Canal have all the fun?


Oh look, the boat is trying to run the Rideau locks at Parliament Hill!

nope nope nope

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My only regret is that I can’t sail this ship through the canals on Mars;)

A Short History of Martian Canals and Mars Fever

Historical map of planet mars from Giovanni Schiaparelli, 1888
Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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* The site’s very busy as of this posting, so if at first you don’t succeed, try for 6 days, 3 hours and 38 minutes;)

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