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Scored a goal at soccer for the first time today ๐ŸŽ‰

My clothes seem suddenly looser and I am suspicious.

The Shenzen I/O game looks cool but I already have so many unplayed steam games...

The cat is normally not allowed in my room but I'm letting her be next to me while I'm working from home today and she is acting like this is the best day of her life.

Lobster tails were on sale so I thought I'd be fancy and have lobster for dinner because I've never tried it before, but it turns out I don't like lobster. So then my dog had lobster for dinner and I had a bagel instead. We're both happy.

The packages from my stationery shopping spree on Ali the other day were waiting for me when I arrived home this evening and there is new kdrama I have been waiting for all week ready to be watched.

So even though my feet feel like meat stumps after the walk from the bus stop due to poor (but oh so fashionable) footwear choices, I am in a happy place.

I keep thinking about moving closer to the city, but then I'd miss being able to stare out the window at the bamboo grove

Yet another reason to love spiders (as if you needed another!)

Spiders are so awesome they can use electricity to fly:


There are a few books that I read as a kid that really stuck with me. One was 'Mouse Tales' by Arnold Lobel.

My favourite tale was 'The Journey' - a mouse goes to visit his mother, but first his car falls apart, then his skates break, and then his feet get tired walking, so he buys new feet from a random person by the side of the road and when he finally gets there, his mother says 'what nice new feet you have!'.

I'm not sure what it says about me, but I think about this story often.

I keep a list of talks on my blog but I am terrible at keeping records, and only started the list last year, so it's missing quite a few of them.

This evening something someone said at BrisJS triggered a memory of a talk I once gave, so I Googled for it and found a description of it here:

It's affirming to find evidence of things that I did and had forgotten -- even if I lose myself, on the Internet, I am interminable.

Trust my lizard brain to find the loophole

I love this project: a riverbed in Amsterdam was drained and the ~700,000 found objects dating from the 1300s to present were photographed and presented online:

Aliexpress will be charging GST from tomorrow so I've decided to allow myself to order the cute stationery I've had sitting in my wishlist for months/years

Played a bunch of Google Assistant games with @AnnaGerber this evening and they were all preeeetty average.

Stayed up too late watching drama last night, so getting myself to the gym was a Herculean effort this morning, but I did, so now I don't have a good excuse to skip the scary women who code social event this evening

Me trying to learn a new JS framework tonight:
* 3 minutes of reading docs,
* 2 minutes of coding,
* 2 minutes of reading docs for another framework,
* 3 minutes of setting up a new hello world project using the other framework,
* 5 minutes of indecision / debating what to do / existential crisis
* 45 minutes of giggling at silly things online

I really don't understand how anyone could like marshmallows.

I guess it must be one of those cultural things you have to become accustomed to at a young age - like vegemite.

I found "vitamints" on the clearance shelf at the supermarket a couple of weeks ago. I bought them for the pun, but they are surprisingly good.

I added them to the basket I keep on my bed so I've even been remembering to take them most days.

Signs I may be getting old: signing off with my name at the bottom of instant messages ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ