This article brought me joy this morning. I hope it makes you smile too.
Customer Service Hall of Fame Show more
I work at a place that sells stuff online. One of the things we sell is ice cream (it ships with dry ice to keep it frozen).
Email this morning from a customer says they ordered 3 gallons of black licorice ice cream (the flavor only a handful of people REALLY LOVE and everyone else hates) and they received the package with our label and everything, but the box had a weed whacker instead.
Can you imagine being the poor bloke that ordered a weed whacker and got 3 gallons of black licorice ice cream instead?
Friday funnies for you.
No journey is complete without the perfect soundtrack! As we prepare to send the first woman and next man to the Moon in five years, we want to know what space jams you’d add to our #NASAMoonTunes playlist. Discover how to submit your song picks: https://www.nasa.gov/moontunes?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=68875022
The Raven Tower spoiling ~20% Show more
I very much like the narrator and the 1st person/2nd person narration happening.
Allusions to the character Eolo being transgender have me excited. Bindings but male pronouns? Yes please! (Did Eolo run away as a girl and join the army as a boy? Is that why he was nervous when he met Dera?)
Please let him hook up with Tikaz.
Plot feels like it's deliberately taking it's time. And I appreciate that this is a book you should probably devote a significant portion of time to get anywhere. My whole evening tonight will get me about a quarter to a third of the way through.
What does everyone else think so far?
Today, a friend introduced me to the show "Killjoys" about a trio of bounty hunters in space. Its got a great cast, a woman showrunner, smart storytelling, and I am now addicted. Oh, and the soundtrack is amazing. If I can find a way to listen to the entire soundtrack all the time, I will be a happy one.
Spoilers: #TheExpanse #TiamatsWrath Show more
Finished reading Tiamat's Wrath by James S.A. Corey last night. Book 8 of #TheExpanse.
I love this series, both the books and the TV Show. Part of me finds them almost conventional but a bigger part of me appreciates the care the authors put into telling their story and the complexity of the characters. Loved the return of Elvi Okoye. To me, Teresa Duarte didn't feel like a teenager but her problems were atypical for someone her age, so I let it pass.
Amos Fucking Burton continues to be indestructable. And I will miss both Bobbie Draper and Christjen Avasarala. I love those ladies so much.
finally, news that matters
"Researchers strapped video cameras on 16 cats and let them do their thing. Here’s what they found"
longpost (+++) Show more
Once upon a time, there was this church. The old bell ringer retired, and so the pastor hung a sign in the window.
One day, a man with no arms and no legs hops up to the church and asks for the pastor. "I'm here for the bell ringer job." He explains. The pastor is skeptical, but they go up to the top of the bell tower.
The man hops back against the wall and hop hop hops at full speed towards the bell. His smashes is face into it, and the whole town can hear the bell ring. It's gorgeous. Nobody knew bells could sound this good.
The pastor is shocked. "That's incredible." He says. "But that looked like it hurt- can you really do that every week?"
The man nods. "Oh, sure thing. Watch." He backs up again and charges towards the bell. He misses and goes flying out the window. The man tumbles to the sidewalk below, killing him instantly.
The pastor rushes outside. There's a cop there looking at the body. "You know this guy?" He asks.
"No, but his face rings a bell."
To anyone who is interested, I am currently writing recaps for the MCU movies on my personal blog. CA:CW went live this morning. If you'd like to read my critical analysis of superhero movies, please check it out!
(I write about other stuff too, but the MCU Rewatch is the current big project).
More solo travel stuff Show more
Most of this happened yesterday but here goes. Went to a nature reserve and did some hiking. Or "hiking" since I normally don't go too intense. Got my newer sneakers all muddy (sarcastic yay. I'm a city girl at heart but I try the nature thing when I can).
Leaving the reserve via car, I ended up getting lost, found myself on a map, and did a road trip. Followed part of the Mississippi for some of it from one biggish city to another. Got a burger from a burger stand. Then drove the hour back to where I was staying.
Picked up a Culver's salad for dinner part deux and watched #WineCountry in my room before bed. Entertaining but not mind blowing.
Solo Travel Stuff, kinda long Show more
Spending my weekend in the Driftless region of #Wisconsin because it's a part of the state I rarely see. #TravelingSolo because I like the freedom of doing that I want, when I want, and changing plans at the drop of a hat.
Saturday (yesterday) I spent the day walking around Viroqua, where I got a room via AirBnB. Nice room. King bed. Very clean. Friendly host. Anyway, the shops are nice and I spent a surprising amount on random things. This is an artist's town and I was surprised how much #geek related items I saw. (A shitload of Magic cards for sale at the public market. A novelization of the movie #YourName).
Highly recommend #DriftlessBooks. Spent maybe 2 hours there just browsing and then returned for a musical performance in the evening.
Will write a longer travelogue in my blog and post here later this week.
For now, I'm still deciding what I want to do today. 🌻
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Writer person who's been places. Tell me what you're currently reading. 📚
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