Happy belated Stanislav Petrov Day! One does appreciate the world still being here, however fubarred it may occasionally seem.
Today is my birthday, and also Google's. Every year I go through approximately 15 seconds of being creeped out by the "personalized" Google doodle until I remember this. Oh my god, this evening they do have a personalized doodle that says "Happy birthday Ruthanna" when I mouse-over. Happy birthday, Panopticon.
My family, chosen and otherwise, are an awesome family. I had mushroom leek tart that I did not have to cook, and chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting that I did not have to bake. And I am now the proud owner of a Tam Lin t-shirt (with Janet wrestling the lion), and a mint copy of the "Peter Principle" game in which the goal is to avoid promotion. I am also the even prouder owner of the 1983 Avalon Hill catalog that came with the game, including gems like Amoeba Wars and Empire of the Overmind, and a chart of which games can be played on which computers that also carefully explains how to read a chart. 1981, you had your points but I do not miss you.
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