got my hair cut yesterday so I no longer look like my avatar.

*knocks on neighbour's door*

Hi I'm baking a baseball game and I'm short on an ingredient. Do you happen to have any EXTRA INNINGS??!

Today is (Publish Your) Drafts Day.

If you have any draft blog posts you must publish them. You can give them a quick edit of course first. But by the end of today all of your drafts must be published.

Here's one of mine, more coming later:

It's my foolproof technical interview process (N.B. not tested).

got home just in time to watch the bottom of the 5th inning of this Blue Jays game.

Pretty sweet.

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The more the world ZIGs toward fascism the harder I shall ZAG.

THAT'S why I'm not washing my hair, mom.

OK back from an extended intense set of curling games. They concluded on Sunday but I am still psychologically recovering.

We came in second which is totally the worst. THE WORST. I almost wish we had not made the final. We lost 4-3. I might not ever get over it.

My kid just had a "hot piece of bread" for a snack. That was the request. I microwaved a piece of bread.

The colony of compost worms survived for years in my new home.

The sourdough starter, though, did not last. I think local microbes identified it as an intruder and murdered it.

I once brought a bucket of compost worms, and another container with my sourdough starter in it, on a commercial flight as carry-on. This was in 2003.

Even I have trouble believing this story now. But I did it.

Music today: the classic country stylings of Patsy Cline.

Just back from the Lego Store.

I learned that the plural of Lego is Lego (employee was insistent about this in a joking/not joking way) and I also became a Lego VIP.

I'm reading "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart and it's freaking me out.

"For an observer on the ground with eye level at h = 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m), the horizon is at a distance of 2.9 miles (4.7 km)."

This fact freaks me out a bit. Not even 5km.

surprisingly weird: large, perfectly spherical balloons. a bunch in my office today.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.