We’ve made it to week two of culture bits (these are fun!), and I was so jealous of Timo and Melle that I took the week for myself. Sorry about the fairly dark turn it takes at the end though… I’ll force next week’s author to be more positive.
Chris - currently under-caffeinated dad writer guy
Daily grumble: For months I’ve been planning to pre-order the Nintendo Switch, but I woke up this morning in a waffling mood. Should I do it? Is it worth it? When I finally got around to it, they were all sold out.
Daily good: After not getting my pre-order, I went out for some coffee and chilaquiles. Instant satisfaction.
Latest book: It’s hard to get a lot of reading done with a baby crawling around the house, but I’m almost through with Imbibe! (the exclamation is in the title). If you like your cocktails served up with a heaping helping of history, this is your book.
Music: A lot of Run the Jewels 3. It’s been on repeat for a few weeks now.
TV Show: I wish I was cool enough to say I’ve been binging a Netflix drama, but the only show I’ve been keeping up with lately is The Good Place. I get a good laugh every episode.
Internet thoughts: I read a post yesterday about time-saving technology that ended with a good quote: “When generating information becomes cheap, finding the information that matters becomes correspondingly more expensive.” I’ve been thinking about that a lot today.
Internet thoughts 2: Sorry for adding more Trump weight, but this gave me a shudder: “Don’t expect any camaraderie. They (other journalists) are your rivals in a fiercely competitive, crashing market and right now the only currency in this market is whatever that man on the stage says.” Readers eyes are spread so thin that getting attention seems to require A. ridiculous headlines, B. stretched truths C. playing “The Man’s” game. None of the options are especially good for society.
Instant happiness: BarkShop poop bags (I know… gross) have the best copywriting on the planet. They make the best things.