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Writer by trade. I makes da words purdy.

My #meetHubski interview is here.

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I love everything Vi Hart does. She has such a great gift for explanation, as well as graphical, video, and mathematical skills!


goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: REUNION

Wow. Love this.

Thank you for finding and sharing it.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

Thank you.

We can get lost in the daily stresses of life and social media and the manufactured outrage. Sometimes we need to step back and see the whole picture, to re-ground ourselves.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

Cheers, my friend!


I came here to post this, but since you beat me to it, I'll just post a link to the Vox article that includes some excellent illustrations:

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

Hey 'ski.

Anniversaries. Two of them: our date-a-versary was on Sunday. 9 years. Our wedding anniversary was on Monday. 2 years. Things just get better and better. And they started off great! So am happy and in love. As usual.

Rugby. The Seattle Seawolves won the inaugural season of Major League Rugby last Saturday, in San Diego, against the Glendale (Colorado) Raptors. My wife and I were there, and it was AMAZING.

Old Friends. Caught up with old friends in San Diego. One of them I hadn't seen in close to 30 years... and we picked up the conversation right where we left off. Like we had never been apart. The other friends have been in my life since before I was born: my Mom's old college roommate. Like my aunt and uncle. Fantastic people, retired, and living a life of luxury on the beach in La Jolla. (We got to stay with them. It did not suck.)

Job. This job slowly degrades, as the company attempts to catch up with more nimble johnny-come-lately competitors. So I am looking around. Turned down a job at Vulcan. Wasn't the right fit, unfortunately. I would love to work for them. Interviewing at the "Big A" for several roles, mostly because they are ridiculously high-paying. And just had another come across the bow for a groovy company doing actually groovy legal shit. Not shitty legal shit. Good legal shit. For good organizations. My inside-man is married to a dear friend of mine, so things look good there.

Renovations. Holy crap have I got Projects planned for the home! Replacing the appliances in the kitchen... the ceiling in the downstairs... putting in a hot tub... replacing the back deck... building a garden wall... and probably a couple other things I am forgetting. I think I am digging this whole "home ownership" thing.

Raspberries. Are not on my diet. But my yard is full of them, so I spend half an hour a day picking and eating warm raspberries off the bushes in my garden, while watching the sun set. It does not suck.

Weight. I'm down 40lbs after switching to eating in a keto-friendly way. I haven't even started exercising yet. People notice every day, smile, and comment on how good I look.

This is awkward for me. I have never actually lost weight before in my life, so I am trying to thank them for the compliment, receive it gracefully, without imploding. It's mostly working.

Oh. And I am making cold brew coffee at home, and invented my own version of Starbucks' "Bacon Egg Bites" that are PHENOMENAL, and so am saving $10 every morning.

Life? Its good.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

I know a really interesting dude in Chicago. Lemme know if you need a contact there.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 11, 2018

So glad to hear the tours are working!! That's fantastic!!

Being a successful tour guide is also a ticket to almost anywhere in the world. Anyone can remember facts. Few people can be engaging and interesting in person, and relay those stories in a way that people like and respond to.

To what purpose? I used to live in LA, and people commonly call the place "Hollyweird" because it's a weird place.

You aren't a local, and decided to harp on one word that you didn't understand.

Really not much more to be said about it than that, really.

That's all they have in the Greek islands, IIRC. Every time I flown island-to-island, or from the mainland to an island in Greece, its been on one of these thangs.

Workhorses. Definitely not fancy.

And, yet again, whoooooooosh over tacocat's head.

Well, I did say cast the right person for the role.

At the time, of John Wayne playing Genghis Khan, it didn't matter what the movie was about... it was a John Wayne movie. They just grabbed the next script off the pile, and put Marion in the starring role.

In that case, if you wanted a John Wayne movie, then he was the "right person for the role".

If you wanted a Genghis Khan movie, then he was the wrong person.

Again, Linda Hunt.

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