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A General Feeling of Anxiousness

I have this general sense that I need to hurry and get X done by a certain time. Or that we need to arrive at X location before a certain time. That there is some giant clock ticking in the background, and we need to finish whatever we’re doing before some alarm goes off.

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Why You Feel the Urge to Jump

“The French explain it as L’Appel du Vide, or call of the void. Are they just French, or can the void really beckon you to kill yourself? New science on balance, fear, and cognition shows that the voice of the abyss is both real and powerful.”

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Double Flop

Liz and I were talking at the kitchen table (which was in the dining room, adjacent to where these two were at). I guess our voices lulled them to sleep because we looked over, and both of them were flopped to the side.

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Remembering I. M. Pei

I was very taken with the way Pei approached architectural problems, and really enjoyed hearing him describe his various buildings/designs. It’s interesting to compare his critics (in France, at the time) versus now. I wonder what percentage of the Frech still view the pyramid with disdain.

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Pop Culture Paranoia

At first, I didn’t think much of it. Maybe someone’s cologne or perfume. But then I kept staring at it, wondering What type of liquid would someone need to carry around in a vial that size?

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Team Outing at MassVR

Here’s the super interesting thing: while we were all in the same physical space and all in the same map, we were each seeing very different parts of the map.

Someone could be next to you, physically, in the real world. But in the VR game they would be two floors above you, maybe 30 feet away.

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Post Work Planting

Looking at the week, there was a lot of rain in the forecast (at least, there was when we looked on Sunday night). The best day to get the remaining plants in the ground looked to be today, after work. So Liz and I got our grubby clothes on after work, and tried to get as much as we could with the last of the day’s light.

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Old Coupon

Found this while cleaning yesterday. I don’t think this was ever redeemed, and I have to say I’m grateful to past me for putting an actual expiration date on this thing.

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Racing the Rain

Liz and I had big plans for the day, and we got an early start. With rain in the forecast, we were trying to get as much done as we could, as early as we could.

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