Week 2441

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My mother’s sister, aunt Helen, has been moved to hospice. This makes me sad over being so disconnected from my cousins.

I’ve been meeting (via video, natch) one-on-one with every member of our program team. I’m learning a lot but the intention is to open up communication and help people feel recognized. It can be exhausting, though, to “meet” so many people in rapid succession!

On Friday we attended a party for Shannon’s workplace. It wasn’t too crazy, masks were usually worn, the space is large and well-ventilated, etc. Still, it ranks as one of our most incautious moments of the pandemic, and ended in excitement when the authorities arrived and everyone scurried away. Caught up in the thrill of being hunted, I ended up hiding in a dark alley but still got questioned by the police after later finding Shannon and beginning to walk home. No regrets, but it will be a long while before we take risks.

3 Notes

When we return to offices I will have to learn how to use “rooms” and “walls” instead of Miro boards.

What’s a word like “mansplaining” but for veering beyond the lane of your expertise? Currently visible among “computer guys” talking about AI and doctors talking about epidemiology. https://twitter.com/ID_AA_Carmack/status/1340369768138862592

My pitch to the streaming services: reboot Love Actually and then spin off countless additional films in the Romcom Cinematic Universe.