what is the first thing you would google?
I have some wee pots that I wanted to give a dipped look - this might be the way to do it. I also really think these letters are super cute.
We had a retreat today. At the end, we stood in a circle and very earnestly sang and swayed. It totes reminded me of the movie “Us.”
Tell me about your newfound loves. I should be clear - I don’t want to hear about romantic relationships - I want to hear about your newfound loves for things.
When you feel like you don’t want to, don’t feel like you are capable, when you feel too emotionally overwhelmed to keep persevering on a task - how do you get yourself to keep going?
It’s been a slow day here so I thought I’d do an OT so those of you without authoring privs and those of you who have stuff to say but are hesitant to do a whole post can talk about what’s going on for you!
Red is the best, green is the worst. Yellow and orange are only good if the flavor collection is atypical (like tropical!). Pink is always good, but super rare. Green is NEVER good. Purple tastes like despair
What’s on your vagenda for the day? How are things going for you? What’s good? What’s bad? What’s stressing you out - and what is buffering you against life’s stresses?
It is freezing here. I am working from home but am too cold to work at my desk, so am under the covers with my heated blanket!
So my roommate will be moving our at the end of May, and I will need a new roommate. My landlords are letting me be the sole person on the lease - which is great as I can sublet the room for less than a year. If my NIH grant gets funded, I may be making enough in 6 months to afford the whole apartment by myself,…
Talk about whatever you like - but here’s a a few probes:
I was talking with some researchers last week about my childhood extra curriculars, and I guess they were kind of unusual (I think in the type and amount)? I was surprised because I definitely didn’t do an unusual amount compared to my peers (I grew up in silicon valley - definitely super competitive, so everyone…
“As he took the stage, he hugged Lonnie R. Stephenson, the union’s president. “I just want you to know I had permission to hug Lonnie,” he said, and the largely male crowd burst into laughter.”
My 14 year old kitty got sick this week and the vet costs are painful. I keep meaning to get insurance for my younger cat (pictured above) and this is a good motivation to do so. I’m looking at the ASPCA plan, PetFirst (cheapest), and HealthyPaws (middle). Does anyone have any experiences with pet insurance? Any…
What skills do you have that are basically useless - just random skills that don’t help on the job, don’t help around the house - just random things you have picked up along the way? Maybe they amuse at cocktail parties? Or maybe not.
For newbies to groupthink, OT = open topic - so post what you like!
MSNBC has been breathlessly reporting that they think the Mueller report is dropping today. Jill Wine-Banks and others keep saying, “Yeah - I think we’re a ways out still” but still every host seems to be on tenterhooks. In a lovely nerdly mashup of theatre and politics, Ari Melber likened waiting for the Mueller…
I’ve been sitting on this post for a week - ugh.
Has anyone (besides me and PumpkinSpies) watched this documentary on Netflix? If not, go watch it (tw: sexual abuse of a child; parental denial) and come back here and talk about it.
The Aurora, IL shooter this past week had previously spent time in jail for beating his girlfriend with a bat. The media seems to focus on how this should have kept him from being able to own a gun, but the real focus should be on the fact that intimate partner violence/violence against women is intolerable. It…