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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.

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.

Next up is Head On by John Scalzi. I expect it to take about 10 seconds since he's such, as the cover says, an accessible writer.

The top of in Firefox Focus (my first try browser on my phone) on iOS. Wild website design.

Next up is The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. I've liked plenty of Stephenson in the past, but not read any Galland before. I'm hoping maybe this book will have an actual ending thanks to it being a team-up? Stephenson is so bad at endings.

Next up is (and actually I'm already half way through) Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer, the third book in the Southern Reach trilogy.

Next up is the sequel to the previous book I read: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Given how much I liked book one, I'm really excited about this one.

Next up is Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck by Amy Alkon. I didn't react that title. The asterisk is literal.

This was mentioned in a book I read a while ago: Awkward by Ty Tashiro. And it seemed like it would be fun and funny. And it's shortish, so I can get back to the next Illuminae book quickly when it comes in.

Next up is Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I don't really remember much about it. Someone in here mentioned something about it so I bought it. It might be YA? And told via scraps of in-world documents like chat room transcripts? I might be confusing it with another book, though.

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