I'm overdressed for my wife's company party, but I look good, so fuck it. Not pictured: red/blue/dark blue argyle socks and red Chuck Taylors. The suit is very subtly pinstriped with pink, green and light blue, so the socks and shoes pull those out more. cybre.space/media/-Yx8UfEecJAI cybre.space/media/XHmYRmlf3jQ3

Taking a survey about some park stuff Austin is considering downtown and in the demographic section of the questionnaire, they did a good job on the gender question.

If you live in , you can fill out the survey, too: surveymonkey.com/r/BrushSqMP

The picture doesn't really do it justice, but the draw distance in Austin today is terrible. I think our portion of the simulation got scheduled onto some REALLY old hardware. cybre.space/media/qqOAZuq7Vv38

Good morning, bits and bytes. 🌇

I spotted this Pride bus today. I think it was in our parade and they left the decorations on, which I appreciate. 🚍🏳️‍🌈 cybre.space/media/TeRf1DLRsPOO

An it's-been-wet-for-a-week-and-everything-is-green selfie. Eye contact.

Periodic reminder: Write image descriptions for our visually impaired friends. cybre.space/media/OEB7sE2NlRpg

New lock screen on my phone. This was taken by the 7yo (who is, recently, a 7yo). This is one of the, like, 2 or 3 firewatch towers still in use in the US.

I might be a biased parent, but I'm just really impressed with the composition of this one. And several others taken that day. The 7yo was clearly super into it and trying really hard to get a good shot every time. And was super interested in taking pictures of lots of different stuff. I was really proud, watching.

So… is it FOR ghosts? Is it MADE OF ghosts? Does it turn you INTO a ghost?!?!

Next up is The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. I don't know much about it, but I really like several of her other books, so…

I also got issue one of volume two of Catalyst in the mail today. That might be up after. IDK.

Next up is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. I had this recommended at my Unlearning Racism circle. But I won't start it here on the bus. It's rainy and I don't wanna risk it getting wet.

After that, I read Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt by Chuck Wendig. This is a book with too many colons in the title. I read the first one way ago and had a hard time getting back into the swing. Also, I feel like Wrndig is better at writing outlines than actual text. There's a bunch of cool shit in here, but I wish they'd gotten some else to flesh it out.

A flying fren banged into the back window and scared the dog and me. Say them hanging out on the back of a patio chair. Went outside to investigate and found it was a smol owl. Tried to get close for a pictured and it flew up high. Took one anyway. Flash didn't seem to bother it. Only when I got back inside and looked at the result did I spot it's friend.

I have realized that these shoes look good almost no matter which argyle I wear. If it's bright colors, they go well together.

Most of y'all don't know this because you don't know me IRL, but I only wear argyle socks. So this is a very exciting discovery for me.

In related news: Writing the image descriptions for these pictures takes forever because there's much going on. But it's good to do it. Gentle reminder.

New shoes: Deploy! (This message has been in draft mode since this morning).

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