Archive for January, 2019


Thursday, January 31st, 2019

It is very cold today. That’s all I’ve got. Wait, no, one more thing — so *of course* the polar vortex has me thinking of the movie ‘The Day After Tomorrow,’ which *of course* got me thinking about Knocking Over the Table, by astolat, and that is my recommended reading for the day! “Man, what […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

I have a coworker with a habit of disagreeing with everything, and it brings me immense joy when I can completely baffle them (speechless being typically the closest thing to consensus we ever reach) with some statement about my life. Last week it was “I eat breakfast sitting on the floor,” which makes perfect sense […]

from 4 to 3

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Got back from work last night, was startled to realize the hallway looked different. Holiday Sports Flag: GONE! (Now the regular sports decoration is back. It’s the default, clearly.) I’m a little surprised. I feel like if you’re going to leave your Christmas decorations up a month past the holiday, you should consider REALLY committing […]

  thanks, internet!

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Ever since I got Josie, the little botvac that could, I’ve been living and loving the robot vacuum cleaner life. (Yes, it would be even more effective to also clean some areas with the upright vacuum. But consider this: not doing that.) But I was concerned, because the ‘full power’ vacuum mode that used to […]

2019 in movies

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

What’s on the movie list for 2019?  Last year my January guesses were way off.  But that will not stop me from guessing again for this year! Movies I Might See in the Theater *Avengers: Endgame (April 26th) (IDK — I skipped the last one.  Probably I’ll wait to read the summary for spoilers, and […]

what does that even mean?

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

At my job, managers are supposed to have a weekly check-in with their team members, which is not at all the point of this story. The point is that after rescheduling my check-in three times this week, my manager finally admitted (on Friday, at 5 pm) that it looked like we just weren’t going to […]

one month

Friday, January 25th, 2019

It’s been a month since Christmas! (I mean, approximately. The 25th just seems like a good anniversary marker.) So far all four contestants are still going strong in the ‘whose Christmas door decoration will stay up longest’ contest. Two of them are at opposite ends of the hall, so in theory (depending on which door […]

movie review: Oceans 8

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

I liked it?  I think?  I liked some aspects of it a LOT, although I ultimately found it somewhat underwhelming.   Stuff I Liked: *Basically all the stuff that showed their community — the interactions with Veronica and Dina, the ‘sorry about your’ exchange between Debbie and Amita, the start of the diner conversation between Debbie […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

It’s only been four days, but it feels like it’s been approximately a year since I was last at work. How do I get there? Where’s my desk? What’s my job? Really hoping that past me set up some quality notes about what I’m supposed to be doing today. Based on past experience, I can […]

happy birthday to me!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019