I got an email from a coworker the other day that said “Pls finalize this”. Is it really that much more time consuming to add three more vowels and come off as a professional? Maybe it doesn’t bother other people but when someone I am not friendly with at work sends me an informal email it drives me crazy!
After the aquarium visit in Mystic we drove to the coast to enjoy a lobster dinner. I grew up eating crab and had never had a full lobster before so this was an exciting experience for me. I have always associated lobster with fancy things (probably because of the price) so I was a little surprised when we drove up to Abbot’s.
We ordered our food and picked a picnic table on the waterfront. It was also BYOB which Taylor smartly picked up on right before we drove by a package store.
Our number was then called and we got our food. Our delicious delicious food.
I learned that lobster isn’t fancy because there is no way you can eat a lobster and look classy. But why be classy when you can eat lobster?
I was reading an article on our local news site and noticed the location of the story described as “The Disney Streets”. I immediately Googled it and saw this on Google maps (click on it for more clear text).
This is a mid-century neighborhood in Dallas with all Disney-esque street names – Snow White, Pinocchio, Elfland, and many more. This is a real thing. And I’m torn between being snarky about it and being delighted for the child in me.
While in Connecticut we went to the Mystic aquarium which was really neat because it was half outside and half inside.
They had a lot of animals which I was surprised by as Mystic is not a large town. One of the best parts of our visit happened when we first arrived and went to the beluga whale tank. Two of the whales were nipping at each other and a kid said “Oh look mommy, the whale is biting the other and playing with him!” Under my breath I said to Taylor, “You know what that biting really means”. Not too long after that an incredibly long beluga whale penis made an appearance. All the families around us got very quiet as our entire group broke out laughing. They were all trying to look anywhere in the tank besides the penis which was very difficult as it was very in your face. You guys, I don’t want to live in a world where it is not okay to acknowledge that there is a beluga whale penis and that it is funny. So I continued to laugh for a very long time.
Luna tried to keep us company while we watched our disaster of a football game on Saturday.
I thought about getting closer but she has the most evil stink eye if you disturb her sleep.
Taylor has loaded all of our music onto a server at home that I can remote into from work. This has been great for me to have something to listen to at work, especially albums that I may not have listened to in awhile. I discovered Damien Rice my sophomore year of college and loved the emotion he conveyed through his songs. His Irish accent also seemed to help. The first song I heard was “The Blower’s Daughter”. The use of the cello is really beautiful.
“I can’t take my eyes off of you.”
Another Irishman Taylor and I discovered while we were dating was Glen Hansard who is part of the duo The Swell Season (which was the basis of the movie Once that won an Academy Award in 2007). They manage to create a wide range of music with just a piano and a guitar (and sometimes only use one instrument). One of my favorites is “In These Arms”.
“You are restless
I was somewhere less secure
So I went running to the road
And so now that the longest of places I was
I quit my rambling and come home
Cause maybe I was born to hold you in these arms”
I found this quiz “How many slaves work for me” a couple of days ago and took it. It factors in all of these industries where human-trafficking and slavery is prevalent and there are a lot. You can even get super detailed and rank how often you eat certain foods and types of technology you have in your home (I’m assuming ones that come from more slave-heavy areas). I apparently have 40 slaves working for me. The main factors that contribute to my number include our technologies, medicine, and clothing. Take it and see where you come out. I think a lot of this can be remedied by knowing the origins of the product you buy. But that can also be difficult when you are talking about something as complex as an iPad.