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Me being weird 

What if I just casually dropped it into conversation online that the "wife" I have been referring to for years was actually a real doll.

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George R.R. Martin, at his word processor, before sending a draft to his editor:
> YA KNOW, IT'S GONNA BE WINTER BEFORE YA KNOW IT!!!
"perfect"

God damn I just got reminded that Halt and Catch Fire was a thing and I am SO sad it is over.

I'm not sure why I slept on Thom Yorke's Anima back in 2019 - probably because I was in a medication-induced fog most of that year - but damn, that's some Real Good Music.

Successfully migrated to a bigger VM! Had a few hiccups but it went better than I anticipated.

Me, pretending to be an optometrist: Which is better, number 1 or number 2?

FULL DISCLOSURE: We were gifted a giant bag of leftover Halloween candy from last year that I've been stress eating through during the power outage + crunch time at work.

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Calling it now: Top linked articles starting October 1 - "Is it safe to trick or treat this year?"

Arguments in favor: Kids already wearing masks. Keep your distance while outside and it should be alright.

Key questions: Should we sanitize the candy? How can candy delivery be no-contact?

Wildcards: Stories about quirky community efforts to keep trick-or-treat with creative alternatives, a la drive-by birthday parties.

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Reading this story makes me think of an alternate reality where slice-of-life stories about living in the time of covid would be the predominant thing we hear about in our news. It's pleasant.
npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/

Talking specifically about the music, movies, tech, games and such. I'm sure politically etc. there was a lot of stuff that can get fucked.

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My nostalgia for the 90s has such a wistful element to it. I sort of wish I had been an adult back then, but then again, it wouldn't have that magical sheen to me if I had.

The Arcade Fire is what happens when a musician listens to They Might Be Giants and thinks they're being 100% serious.

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