meta politics grousing 

Big shout out to my neighbor for playing an enthusiastic game of catch with her dog at 7am on a Sunday. Now that my kid is finally old enough to get up and watch cartoons on his own, it’s good to know that other people are there to pick up the slack and keep me from getting any extra sleep on a weekend.

3 lanes of traffic stopped because we thought the man with the backpack was running to catch the bus, but it turned out he was racing to assault some other guy who was just sitting at the bus stop.

I live in a giant sprawl of 2.5 million people, but last night I was kept awake by owls. 🤷‍♂️

So many of the Household Needs involve daddy not being able to sit down for minute or so.

I live for Amazon reviews that say "I didn't read carefully enough and this product isn't designed to do what I want it to do! 1 star!!!!"

There are so many people in California driving around in off-road vehicles that have never been off-road and that are equipped with $50,000 worth of off-road after market accessories that are all pristine.

Attn people buying things on TV and elsewhere:

“Price” is the specific amount of money a specific thing costs.

“Price point” is a marketing/econ term for a spot on a scale of prices for which a thing might be sold.

This has been Today in Pointless Quibbling.

10x engineers are a stupid myth.

There's just 1x engineers and 0.1x engineers.

Oh right, small children are not down with time zones. I guess we have to get up at the crack of dawn now.

My kid just barfed on the plane. Vacation is completely over now.

Lake Vacation Day 10: in the aluminum fart tube. 😕


“Nearly a third of top VPNs are secretly owned by Chinese companies, while other owners are based in countries with weak or no privacy laws, potentially putting users at risk, security researchers warn.”

Lake Vacation 2019 Day 8: there are boathouses here that are nicer than any apartment I’ve ever lived in.

Lake Vacation Day 7: we are starting to lose steam. It’s supposed to rain this afternoon, and no one seems terribly bothered by the prospect of staying inside and reading.

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