Patton Oswalt, actor and comedian, William & Mary
To the graduating class of 2023, I say three words: you poor bastards.
Democracy’s crumbling, truth is up for grabs, the planet’s trying to kill us, and loneliness is driving everyone insane.
I breezed into a world full of trivia and silliness and fun. You are about to enter a hellscape where you will have to fight for every scrap of your humanity and dignity. You do not have a choice to be anything but extraordinary. Those are the times you’re living in right now.
Patton Oswalt ‘91 | 2023 Commencement - YouTube
Finished reading: Lockwood & Co. The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud 📚
Enjoyed this a lot. Hopefully the school library has the second in the series.
Started collecting a few of the books I’ve bought, mostly non-fiction, with a view to creating a small library at work. I much prefer a physical copy but dislike them just sitting around after I’ve read them.
I mean, this is the plan. I feel like I’m an ideas person, execution not so much… I get stuck in my own head and often don’t follow through.
Are you or do you have a Doesband? I can’t even imagine not doing my fair share.
“A doesband has his own hectic job, but still does his fair share at home Without Being Asked,”
Do you have the tooth fairy where you live? We definitely did in the UK but apparently it’s not a thing in China.
Side note: Elise made a wish that the tooth fairy left more than 20rmb. The tooth fairy left 21! What are the chances?!
Am I doing this right? Lots of small weights weigh less then a few big weights! Front squats today get good. Happy with my form.
2-3-5-10 @ 80kg 2-3-5-10 @ 82.5kg
Feel like Digits (for Uk people, it’s the Countdown numbers game), the NYTimes games where you make a number using other numbers is easier than when it first came out. Or maybe I’m getting better?!
Technology aids productivity.
But only if you allow time for the brain (still your most precious productivity asset) to reflect on the results produced by your devices.
Up at 6. Had breakfast. Got Yumo riding his bike. Went to the shop. Found the first temple I TotK. Got Elise started with her homework. Having coffee. Sunday.
Avoiding all Tears of the Kingdom online info and trying to do it alone. In contrast to Breath of the Wild which I did in tandem with the IGN website. Ultimately more satisfying.
Best job in the world! I teach primary (elementary) not secondary but I feel some of this.
“The single most important component of a camera is the 12 inches behind it. The camera you use is important, yes, but your brain, ideas and imagination are what really matter.”
Maybe this is it. That I like taking photos with my tiny camera more than my phone. The Guardian
Sticking with Silo but I’m eager to find out more about outside and the big picture. Maybe I’m being hasty. 📺
I like taking photos but don’t need a fancy camera and I’m happy not to editing too. Looking through my old Flickr photos and I use photos I take with an old Canon point and shoot and the photos just feel different. In a way my iPhone photos don’t. And I like them more.
Lyra got her UK visa today so we can finally book tickets and see my parents. It will be 3 years since we last saw them and 4 years since I saw my brother, sister and anyone in the UK. Which, I don’t feel too strongly about as I sit here but is actually a huge deal isn’t it?
So to order the new Zelda, my friend sent me the contact details for someone I don’t know. I added them. Sent them the money, in the app, and my address and then they’ll send.
It’s just strange, I wouldn’t do that in the UK but such behaviour is perfectly normal in China.
Finally ordered Tears of the Kingdom. So strange that the last couple of months I’ve been playing Breath of the Wild, a 6 year old game. Easy enough to pop online and find answers to everything. Brave new world coming up with the new game!
You’re not here are you?
Your mind is in the future!
How can you be whole?
I’m not here. I’m at work 10 hours from now. Writing an email. Time travel!
This couple post house mixes from different, often beautiful, locations but they also show them cooking food as well. Which sounds bizarre, and is, but somehow is really watchable.