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Someone called me "stubborn" and "a bit overconfident" today.

To which I responded "You mean I'm experienced, have expertise in this field, and I'm not afraid to speak up. Seems like that's exactly how I need to be as a woman in the current climate"

The only response was an uncomfortable chuckle. I'll take that and the fire I currently feel in my belly as a win. 🔥 🔥

In a world of email and push notifications, calling people really can be the best way to reach out and get what you need.

Apparently all it takes is hearing the opening of Mister Rogers Neighborhood to overwhelm me with capital F feels.

The stop motion Google doodle about him for today is beautiful.

I don’t think I ever cackle so much as I do when I listen to Thirst Aid Kit.

Half a dozen years ago I saw Roscoe Mitchell do a show and a talk in Seattle. He was incredible to see perform, but the thing that still reverberates in my head on a nearly daily basis is something that came out of the Q&A. An audience member gets a mic and asks Roscoe how he did so many amazing things in his life. His response:

"We just went out there and did it."

I think about that a lot. Especially when I feel the most stuck.

Also super TW on that Highline article I just boosted. It's a good and important read, but also heartbreaking and hard.

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fat stigma kills Show more

Every bad podcast I listen to brings up two specific feelings:

- How do they still have a following?
- Why aren't you doing it, you're way better than this.

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Morning, beautiful people.

Don't spend too much time on yesterday and don't sweat tomorrow.

Set your intentions for today and go forth and flourish. You can do it. I'm cheering for you in the front row...

And suddenly it is the middle of the night where I am and I've been updating spreadsheets and looking through scans of illustrations in old books uploaded to Flickr by the British Library for a couple of hours...

What a sexy Wednesday this has been.

In case you were wondering... I am doing a lot of adulting and playing with spreadsheets right now.

Very successfully I might add. :muscle_hmn_g1: :muscle_hmn_g1:

Realization: my favorite people tend to be those with whom I can share snacks and stories.

Watching my friend take a literal math test to apply for a job, and I'm the one who is getting stressed out.


selfie, eye contact Show more

Finished my 10Q and ended up writing a letter to 2019 Amanda in answer to today's question.

I hope she appreciates it.

I need to risk more and fail more.

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At this point my phone and computer are just filled with photos from the internet that amused me at some point in the past.

Prime example- this product that I absolutely don’t understand which I had to screenshot just to prove to myself that I wasn’t imagining it in my state of sleep deprivations

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

It’s gross fake cinnamon-scented crap season already!?!?!

I have three words in response: fuck that noise.