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wasoxygen  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 3, 2018

Got a free shirt!

I often record my commute with the Charity Miles app, getting a corporate sponsor to pitch a few coins to Habitat For Humanity while I enjoy riding my bike. (The Hubski team has recorded 1790 miles so far and could use some help!)

Now and then there's a promotion. The t-shirt is cool, but a free hormone test kit was an unexpected surprise. I haven't overcome my reluctance to jab four fingers with needles, but I'm curious to see my numbers.

For the new year I am following veen's example, avoiding distractions and aiming to read more. First book finished this year was The News: A User's Manual, and was about as expected, though it got me to delete a bunch of apps, including some foreign newspaper apps that were supposed to help me practice language but just bugged me with headline alerts I had already seen in English.

The Road to Wigan Pier is wholesome misery literature that makes frozen toes on the way to work seem like no big deal.

AnSionnachRua  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Road to Wigan Pier is often overlooked and - as you say - a real snapshot of misery. All the moreso because it's nonfiction.