noasi on a smaller scale

Some day, I will not be an asshole.

Today is not that day.

conversation screenshot where a woman refers to a mixed gender group as "guys"

Nope, I think I’m good with this. Thanks, airline, and no.

screenshot of email letting me know my airline frequent flyer account is going to close

I swear, the coldest winter I’ve ever spent has been this summer in Portland, but the flowers make up for the weather.

purple artichoke flower viewed from the top

Flowers seen on today’s training walk delighted me with their colors.

You’d think we’d all be used to disappointment by now. Yet here we are, disappointed again.

Uh, Chrome, I’m sure “here” is a word.

As I watch a fit guy run past me pushing a jogging stroller, I think, “wow, he is attractive,” and my ovaries hiccup a little bit, I am simultaneously amused and mortified by my brain and body.

Not a fan. Of the. Apple Speaking Style™. 🤯

It is. One short step. Away From. The Ted Talk. Speaking Style™.

Also, an aversion to Ferengi.

And back.

Next up, a week of quarantine.

Good night, not-great day. Hello, better day tomorrow.

Have a picture of Andy’s new family member, Luna.

Tried a new white tea today, one less processed than usual. Was surprised that the instructions read, “steep up to 10x.”

To my delight, the fifth steeping was still delicious. I’m curious the caffeine levels of these later brews.

top down view of infuser with green white tea buds

Yeeeeeehaw! Another 2020 bingo square achieved!

Anyone know where @smokey went?

I miss their insights.

Things they don’t tell you at tea school: the tea patina that helps flavor your next tea is actually clogging the water flow in the infuser.

tea infuser held to light, showing clogged holes

No one needs a lecture first thing in the morning, or upon greeting.

So don’t give one.

I do not need another domain name. I do not need another domain name. I do not need another domain name.

Though has some possibilities….

“You know how some people like to burn their marshmallows when making s’mores?”


“Well, today we have s’mores Brussels sprouts.”

“The climb requires use of ascenders and fixed lines between Camp I and II over a 40-degree slope for 1,800 ft., and you can expect a long 12-hour summit day, during which you will gain 3,600 ft. of elevation to reach the summit.”  


Every. Single. Pole. And. Tree. Was. A. Stop. And. Sniff. Point. For. Beagle. Today.

Annoying until acceptance, then an opportunity for meditation.

One of those days (and look at that filter!).

PSA: put your mask on first, before helping others.

Hello, Monday. 🍋

Day 7 of book recommending: The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher. The first two are okay, the series starts rolling at book 3. Dead Beat, Changes, and Skin Game are my faves, in that order. 📚

What a day! 🍋

Do you use the Brave browser?

If so, have you signed up for the Brave Rewards thingy?

For day 6 of MB’s Book Challenge week, I’m suggesting William Irvine’s A Slap in the Face: Why Insults Hurt–And Why They Shouldn’t, a book about (not of) insults. I am thankful Irvine wrote this book, as his writing it meant I didn’t have to write my version of it. 📚