I don't intend on dying anytime soon, or ever really. But if I do die in the next several years there are a handful of intersections where it will most likely occur. Most likely culprits include:

- 4th and I-35
- Springdale and Govalle
- 12th and Navasota

Favourite is probably Texas Eagle by Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band

Will be riding the Texas Eagle from Austin to San Antonio today. Super excited as I haven't been ridin since childhood.

Made a trains playlist to listen to while traveling If anyone is interested.


Dentistry is the most natural career path for sadists. I'm just glad they have a socially acceptable, productive outlet to put their dark energies toward.

This was empathy expanding for me and helped me better understand several previous discussions I've had.

He generally agreed but pointed out that there are many people who feel like much of what they built there identify around had been taken away and their culture was the only thing they had left.

By denying them that I was also dismissing that anything had been taken away.

Recently was having a discussion with a friend about cultural appropriation and how wrongheaded I thought the whole concept was.

Its common for people to be correct that they are being harmed but incorrect about the cause.

Often when we dismiss the cause we are implicitly dismissing that they are being harmed at all.

The world would be a slightly more whimsical place if we all started to started to make our business cards weirder and treated them like collectible trading cards.

There should be a service that lets you easily look up and buy the clothes you see in movies and TV shows. The owners would get affiliate money from the websites it send customers to. How is this not currently a thing?

Finally had an excuse to ride the red line today, the first Austin rail line in modern times.

One older lady showed me how to use the hooks to store my bike inside the cabin and another paid for my ticket when I couldn't get the metro app to work and had no cash.

If you're ready to take your bike rides to the next level but not sure how? Try bringing along a speaker and singing at the top of your lungs. Bonus points for dancing at every stoplight.

Single speeds are for sadists.
Fixies are for the secretly suicidal

There is a person I see on my bike commute a couple times a week. Always in the same general area and going the opposite direction. I often wave as we pass and have said hi once.

I feel there should be a word for this specific kind of relationship

There will be a companion app where your emoji use will be analyzed for what they say about your psyche.

Both apps will have a robot default or you can pay extra for a human.

Digital tarot card reading service. But all the "cards" are just emojis. An app will display random emojis and the reader, communicating to you through the app, will explain what the emojis portends for your life.

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