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I'm turning 38 this month and I am going to my first-ever out-of-town conferencey-type thing in July. Somehow those two things are connected in my mind.

You know what they say, in like a lion out like a lion

Oh god the next holiday isn't until May :oh_no:

Going to a mechanical keyboards meetup in Bloomington after work tonight. Making myself go, because I'm stupid about these things.

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Made it to work in 35 min by leaving 1.5 hours early. Take that, freeway death trap! Just in time for the companywide safety meeting that should have been cancelled

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I have had so friggin many of these little tiny oranges today

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Testimony earlier this week in favor of a traffic stop moratorium in Mpls: "Eight times. Two years. One actual ticket. I'm just getting frustrated... The interactions are gruff, they're not respectful... And I can sense that at any moment I can lose my life in the interaction."

Remote work good: no driving today, of all days

Remote work bad: peculiarities of today’s assigned tasks means actually having to do most of it over a remote desktop session with my work computer, and everything is sooo sloowwwwww

Ok no snow yet, where’s this storm?

Disclaimer, I got the ok to work from home tomorrow if the roads are bad so now I selfishly want them to be bad

Two hours being the brave capable captain of my own little death trap on Hwy 100 tonight.

Related, I can see the top of my podcast feed again.

Meanwhile whose head(s) need(s) to roll due to this accessibility trash fire? No sidewalk, no road treatment, no way to walk to the bus without major risk of injury. Total BS

We have a friend who lives in apartments near the Menards in Fridley. She just had back surgery 4–6 months ago She does not own a car; takes the bus to work every day.

The only way for her to get to her bus stop is to walk downhill on the street (there are NO sidewalks) to Central/65. For several days now this street basically been an inclined skating rink.

Today I got up 1.5hrs early and drove her to her work downtown so she wouldn’t end up in the hospital…

Got the kids outside to play for two hours, easily more fresh air than they (or I) had had all year.

I want to read a thinkpiece about a recent Beck music video.

Regional natural gas monopoly unprepared for cold snap, 150 homes lose heat in -26ºF weather.

When do investigations and fines start? This is criminal negligence at best!

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