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Random Interesting Links, July 2015 Edition

The whole July 2015 thing is less silly now because I have had more than one interesting links post. Right?

  • The Really Big One — The really big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is overdue! Scary, but actually, it’s worth reading because it’s a good read.
  • I, Racist — Powerful stuff
  • Men who harass women online are quite literally losers — “It’s also in keeping with the evolutionary framework on anti-lady hostility, which suggests sexism is a kind of Neanderthal defense mechanism for low-status, non-dominant men trying to maintain a shaky grip on their particular cave’s supply of women.” Haha. And also, *sigh*.

Breastpumped while listening to The Talk Show and checking email.

By the way, I think Mandarin is left to right when written horizontally, but right to left when vertical, right?

Only a Semi-Abandon Blog

I don’t mean to not post! I just don’t get around to it.

So instead of writing, I am:

  • Rewatching Star Trek: TNG on Netflix. Actually Leaf started it a year ago? And I thought it was a good idea! So yeah, rewatch. Season 1 wasn’t so great…like it hadn’t hit its stride and was a bit uneven. I think so far the second half of the second season has been on an upswing. Recently, we’ve met the Borg! “Q Who” was a Borg and Q episode, together! I was excited. Edited to add: Ben mentions that Star Trek: The Next Generation is also available (and in HD) on Prime Instant Video. I fell asleep last night after like 1.5 episodes!
  • Other shows I recommend watching: Orphan Black, The Wire (available on Amazon Prime), and Daredevil (fun, I thought, but not deep?).
  • Read Uprooted by Naomi Novik, which was so good. It’s fantasy, fairy tale style. Reminded me a little bit of Robin McKinley? Which is a good thing for me, since I enjoy Robin McKinley books very much.
  • I keep telling people about Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel because it was great. Post apocalyptic science fiction, but different. Not grim, but rather hopeful in a way? And I loved the “survival is insufficient” quote. Really resonated with me.
  • Hanging out with baby. What can I say, there’s much attention required.

Obvs. in no particular order. :D And there’s probably more but honestly my brain is not super high functioning right now. I mean, even when compared to normal.

Random Interesting Links February 2015 Edition

Haha I typed February 2015 Edition like I am good at posting up things on a schedule. Actually usually I note interesting links when Leaf sends me a “I ran out of internet and I’m bored” email which she hasn’t. But whatever. Here’s some things I saw around that I thought were interesting, if anyone is ever bored.

I’m adding another link:

  • How the Boxer Brief Got Into America’s Pants: I have to admit, I like them, but I had no idea they were so popular. I like to buy Flint & Tinder’s Trunk Briefs. Not sure what the difference is between Heritage and KS1. Also, I’m always happy to take suggestions if you think something is better!

I’m a Goofball

So this just happened:

Dial number, hear “Welcome, please enter your access code and press the pound key.” Enter the access code, absentmindedly press the red obvious button without thinking, hang up on the call. Oops!


Note how the # button and the red button are not easily confused. And yet. Thank goodness no one hears anything until you actually connect properly.

Ranking Every Episode of Every Star Trek

Some superfan, Jordan Huffman, ranked every episode of every Star Trek series ever. Seriously. I can’t speak to this, since I’ve only watched The Next Generation completely (but at least one episode of every other Star Trek except the animated series) but holy cow what commitment. In my opinion, TNG was the best, but if you’ve never watched any episodes, and start from season 1, there was a lot more inconsistency. It hit its stride by season 2 or 3 though. I think this is true in general of most shows? I mean, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a great TV series, and still it took a little bit for it to get amazeballs.

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