Anja: “Hey Siri, set alarm for every fifteen minutes tomorrow.” What now?
I keep googling “how is Fr. Dan Hastings not the killer in ‘Mare of Easttown’?!”, to no avail.
Super excited to have booked tickets for Hannah Gadsby's new show "Body of Work"!
As God is my witness: I love my job so much.
For posterity: people are sealing yellow star patches that say “not vaccinated” online.
Sometimes I wonder how many centuries it will take before I’m ever able to watch Elisabeth Moss as someone other than June Osborne again.
Hiring someone to clean our house is one of the best self care decisions I've made in the last decade. I can't remember the last time I was this relaxed.
The fact that a) I'm googling "can you live without a", b) the first ten search suggestions are all organs, and c) the word I was looking for was "to do list" should indicate ho...
Thinking about the difference between boycotting and cancelling. I personally have been feeling uncomfortable about cancelling for a while now. I don't like that it seemingly le...
It's amusing how one can go so long without giving a damn about the Eurovision Song Contest, and how dramatic the difference is between that and what happens when one is fifteen...
To my list of tiny revenge plots, I can now add "I hope [Person X] one day drinks the water from the jar they use to regrow scallions." As God is my witness, I did not know keto...
Swam 29 50-meter laps today, saw a rainbow
There is nothing like rewatching “Desperate Housewives” as a queer adult in a post-Trump world and really, truly, fully understand how triggering it is to watch Bree van de Kamp.
How is “swimmer’s bliss” not a common concept, like “runner’s high”? I just did 27 laps and I assume this is what LSD feels like.
I cannot, for the life of me, understand why there isn’t a drag queen named Mary Nada.

finished Vallen is als vliegen by Manon Uphoff

reading De Avond is Ongemak by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld

I got a season pass for our outdoor pool, and we’re going for a morning swim. I expect the water to be seriously cold.

In reply to a post on twitter.com:

@patrickfweston I'm syndicating notes on my website to Twitter, it helps me own my content! Check out https://indieweb.org 🤘🏽
Us at the beach. Me, holding a soft-serve ice cream cone in my mouth. Anja: “you look like a Picasso unicorn.”

In reply to a post on calumryan.com:

At this point I’m hesitant to even call myself the tech crowd without this Star Wars badge, but 🙋🏽
Spotted one European Robin and a Eurasian Jay on a hike in Bergerbos.
I’ve been using a composition notebook lately, it’s nice.
First time having an early dinner with outdoor seating since the start of the pandemic. The waitress told us she wouldn’t serve tap water because the restaurant chain that emplo...

In reply to a post on twitter.com:

No length of sobriety will ever make me forget how drunk I was through every single one of these.

reading New American Stories by Ben Marcus

As a person whose body equates the scent of a pillow with immediate sleep, reading before bed is hard. I’m giving this book a try. So far, the first page of the introduction is ...
Not not enjoying girl in red's debut album, yet I'm sad to hear that, like so many other bedroom pop artists who "make it", everything's just a little too… polished?
I just accidentally said “This American Horror Story” and you’re welcome. Go make a show.
Aside from the feeling that I deadlifted 100 pounds with only my left arm, I'm feeling great after this morning's vaccine.
When @anjawaleson asked what my fav meme was I spent the first 20mins explaining the significance of “Chocolate Rain” and then I quickly became nostalgic. The web has changed so...
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Working file: how I'm using Omnifocus

Like so many others, I have a real talent for fiddling around with productivity products more than I am able to benefit from them. I’ve cancelled my Omnifocus subscription thric...
Got vaccinated this morning, feeling great so far.

In reply to a post on aaronparecki.com:

Really pleased with this guide, Aaron! Glad I was able to use it to send my first manual webmention.
Anja’s Apple Watch just alerted her that the sound levels has exceeded 90 as she was laughing loudly. Just leaving that here for posterity.

Hello again, The Handmaid’s Tale

In honor of the arrival of season 4, we decided to give ourselves a nice and immersive recap of season 3. We’ve learnt that, when it comes to “The Handmaid’s Tale”, that’s just ...
Added myself to an IndieWeb Webring. Pretty pleased with that.
Someone I interviewed yesterday told me about a secular Jew who let him know he tries to hold off on feeling guilty too much by pausing his guilt for a number of years. That way...
2003: me and a fellow obviously closeted classmate are in my bedroom, bickering about who’s hotter: her obsession Angelina Jolie, or mine, Shania Twain. I wonder if she has come...
Just realized that, in wondering where God ends and man begins, I never thought to incorporate the discernment of spirits. Parks are not God-made, but they may be God-inspired
I may write about this more in-depth at some point, but I’m experimenting with loose leaf journalling. It’s something I did for a while a few years ago, and it worked quite well...
I had been incredibly tired the past few days, to the point where I wasn’t even able to concentrate during meetings. Went to bed a bit early and put away my phone, which seemed ...
Today is my favourite day at Leeruniek yet. Nothing special happened, just the calm security of a good cause, space to shine, and quiet time to do good design work.
Someone pulled one of our beautiful tulips from the garden and broke its neck. The older I get, the more surprised I am by how poorly some people tolerate the innocent beauty of...
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The week on Sunday 15/2021

I am on a 33-day streak picking my teeth before bed. I’ve designed a temptation bundle, pairing the activity with a few minutes of garbage television. During these days, I’ve ma...
There’s a foggy area in my brain where talking just enough about why I’m not on speaking terms with my family results in me dreaming about them. I continue to scale it for size ...
Today may have been the first real day of Spring. I spent the afternoon at the park with my in-laws, and laughed until I was tired. Amsterdam is such a great place to live. Even...
Kids are so amazing. I just spent an hour looking at an outdoor circus class, and the fact that they have zero fear of falling is what I miss most about childhood. More than not...

The Life of David Gale

I didn’t know until today that Kevin Spacey had a trial run of being on the receiving end of rape allegations in the 2002 film The Life of David Gale. I explicitly don’t mention...
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Morning habits

One thing I appreciate is my growing ability to understand how small choices affect the quality of my day. I have a history of struggling with doing things that are good for me,...
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Call me 'she'

The world beyond the gender binary is vast and diverse. As a queer facilitator, I’ve come to appreciate the value of writing my pronouns behind my name when it shows up in a vid...
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I may be going to your hell

Earlier today I mentioned on Twitter:
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Aging: part one

When I was a child, no physical activity brought me more delight than inline skating. I had a wonderful pair of skates; silver, neon pink, and teal, snuggly fitting my feet. I f...
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Forgery or oldest manuscript?

I enjoy casually following research on Biblical manuscripts, and so this piece in the New York Times immediately caught my eye this morning:
My partner Anja is aware of the vampire-cough best practice of not sneezing in her hand. Yet when a sneeze comes out, she doesn’t quite make it to the elbow, and instead she spr...
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Films about white people

Sometimes Ifeel that I ama badBlackgirlbecause whenevermy white girlfriendand I sift throughNetflixPrime Videoor anythingwith a reasonable trialperiodand she says ‘let’s watch t...
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Is the Pope gay?

As a personal rule, I do not engage in queer Catholic apologetics. I am making an exception, however, to share some of my thoughts on the matter, and it’s only because I’m now a...
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All the Trump insults* you need to voice opinions while hate-watching 'America's Got Talent'

“He’s a mental basketcase”Originally tweeted to criticize conservative commentator Glenn Beck about his love of super PACs, this statement would work just fine to describe a mid...
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The week on Sunday 2/2021

I’m terrible at keeping it a secret: my favorite time in the week is when Anja1 works from home. We spent the past month building a home office in a one-bedroom apartment, and I...
My favorite instance of someone saying “just Google it” was my brilliant linguistics professor Jacomine Nortier, who once famously spoke these words during a lecture on multilin...
Did my first Apple Watch-prompted breathing exercise. I’m dizzy.
The greatest benefit to switching phone operating systems every few years is delight. On the surface, I find myself scoffing at iOS 14’s most basic features (wow… widgets…), but...
Vis-à-vis noise-cancelling headphones, when do you stop hearing, over any sound they could produce, the noise of your own heartbeat?

Pretend It's a City

One can only look at Martin Scorsese be unfunny next to Fran Lebowitz for so long, but their Pretend It’s a City sure is a total gem.

Pieces of a Woman

Pieces of a Woman is the first film that made me feel like someone was actually giving birth on screen. It’s also a really wonderful way to get to know the work of Vanessa Kirby...
This performance of On The Floor by Perfume Genius is giving me the feels, the very deep feels.
Do countries with a shortage in health care professionals ever experience a midwife crisis?
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The end of cute

I have a friendwho is so madat the pandemicthat he went ona six-day crack benderto prove it“I’ve deleted the numbersof all my dealersas well as theman who changed my mind”he tel...
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33 things

Working from home does wonders for my productivity and mental health
Last month, Radiolab broadcast an excellent episode on deception, and the science and consequences of lying. You should listen to it. I was mildly surprised by the hypothesis of...
After five years as a lead designer at travel technology company Airtrade I’m joining the team of Leeruniek to learn a thing or two about education technology.
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The pan

I have been sitting in a saucepan for the past few weeks. The water is scorching, peeling away layers at a rapid speed, its damage becoming more and more irreparable as the seco...