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Stopped off in Tim Hortons this morning and almost everyone in front of me was getting the new Beyond Meat breakfast sandwich.

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Found out two things this morning: tetherball isn’t exactly the same as swingball, it’s a variant; and Amazon is charging 3x as much for a swingball set here in Canada compared to the UK.

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At the pictures with the wee guy to see Detective Pikachu.

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Told the folks in work and they asked what bike I have. “I dunno. A normal bike.”

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Started cycling for the first time in over a decade and really enjoying it.

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After 11 years, I finally made the effort to figure out the combination and find the key for my double-locked bicycle down in storage.

The handlebar grips had decomposed into a blue sludge so I managed to replace them with the MEC grips I must have bought 5 years ago.

Now I’m wrecked and I haven’t even pumped the tires. Who will pump my tires?

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Google Cloud is down, so the half of the internet that isn’t hosted at Amazon is out of action. Sometimes it goes the other way.

I only have internal tools at Google Cloud (so far) so I’m not in a panic, but at least when Google or Amazon have problems customers hear about it in international news.

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So tired this week.

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Emboldened by @erinbee to try some of this craft mead I’ve had my eye on for a while. I went for the saffron and orange flavour, and it tastes a lot like a nice dry, sweet cider not dissimilar to Lonetree.

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Had to laugh when a colleague was telling me about a 3-day coaching workshop that was basically teaching nihilism.

It was that moment when I realized that I’m missing out on a career as a life coach.

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Kids keep mentioning some crab rave and apparently it isn’t The Fat of the Land.

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Saw a pair of literal neo-nazis at our local thrift store today. The bloke had an actual swastika armband and the dame had some runic shirt. I was shoulder-to-shoulder with him at one point—and figured he was just a typically furtive addict—but only noticed the armband on the way out.

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Was at the library and realized I’ve only got ten years to go before I can do the over-50s classes on how to use an iPad or a self-driving car or whatever it will be in 2029.

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8YO: “Emo and goth are basically the same.”

Me: Hissing and receding into the shadows.

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Came out of the bathroom at home and saw four origami caltrops placed neatly in a line in my path.

8YO: “Did you step on my spike traps?”

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After he got off, about 10 PADS dogs in training got on at the next stop.

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There was a knob in a MAGA hat on my train this evening sat beside an exhausted-looking hijabi. You don’t see many of these bell-ends in Canada—for obvious reasons—but they usually fall into two categories itching for a confrontation: edgelords and the mentally ill. At a glance, this guy was the latter.

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I’d do the colour meme but the correct answer is black, so I’ll save you the bother.

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Rare white shirt appearance.

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Ah, here comes the illicit television for the week.