It’s National Coming Out Day. I’m gay.
It’s National Coming Out Day. I’m gay.
Dr. Heimlich finally got to use his own maneuver! He saved a woman choking on a piece of hamburger.
In honor of this, we should all watch Eddie Izzard discuss this maneuver.
We were watching the Mythbusters finale ‘behind the scenes’ special and Adam said, after showing a duct tape trebuchet flinging a fireball, that it wasn’t a spoiler. My wife said it was and I said no.
A spoiler is not ‘something happened in the tv show/movie/book.’ A spoiler is something that happened and gives away a crucial plot point. Telling people that the ship sinks in Titantic is not a spoiler. Telling people that Rose lets Jack freeze and die in the water, and keeps the necklace, is a spoiler.
That’s why telling people that the Death Star blows up is not a spoiler, but the reveal of who Darth Vader is was a huge one. Similarly, it’s not a spoiler that the rag tag band of derpies blows up the Death Planet, but it is to reveal how and why Han dies. That particular plot line hinges on the build up and then the denouement is the choice, the action, and how the death happens.
Spoilers are the scenes that make the story. Everything else is a teaser to whet your interest.
I don’t celebrate it. I do wish it people whom I know to celebrate, however. And, all things considered, I don’t mind when people wish it to me.
This is true. You can send me holiday gifts under any guise (though I would prefer if you gave to a charity that you think I’d agree with instead). You can send me ornaments, even though I can’t use them myself.
The deal is this. I understand the meaning behind the gift and the words. You’re not trying to press your holiday on me, you’re trying to express that, for you, this is a thing you’re doing.
At the same time I understand why many people get annoyed that the default assumption is that everyone celebrates Christmas. It’s very wearing and draining to hear it every day for half a month or so. And it’s awkward for me. What do I say back when someone says “Have a good Christmas!” I’ve taken to replying “Thank you. I had an awesome Hanukkah. Have a good holiday.” I accept the words in the spirit they’re given.
But I do have a holiday I celebrate ‘around’ this time. There are a lot of people who hate the holidays for various reasons. People have nowhere to go and the constant barrage of Holiday Greetings wears them out. It’s like the entire universe is celebrating something and they have nothing. And they feel like shit. What do you do for them? Is there a greeting you can give them that won’t offend or dig up pain?
I’ve taken to using Taffy’s greeting: Have a happy happy and a merry merry.
I know it’s not perfect, but the one time someone snidely replied “A happy what?” I had an answer.
“A happy day, sir.”
If you wish me Happy Christmas, I won’t be offended, just like I know you won’t mind if I wish you Merry Hanukkah.
Have a happy happy folks, and a merry merry. And remember that every day is ‘Don’t be a dick’ Season.
I used to have a photo album thing for all my WordCamp type events. I since moved it into an old Moleskien so it basically looks like this:
And I really like it. It’s kind of cool this way and I’m happy I did it. I can flip through and see notes etc.
I’m going to try to start sketching in it. It’s already half filled, and that’s just from 2011! My first WordCamp was Montreal 2011 you see. I actually am missing a few stickers. I had most of them but I finally found out what the TSA took from my bag on my last trip. My WordCamp Europe stickers.
But hey, now I have a book to show off. If I meet you at a WordCamp and you can art, I’ll let you draw in it.
Every day! Love it!
Three to four times a week, depending on things. Love it too. I did learn that 100 degrees is a bit much to bike in.
Every week I can. It’s had the side effect of making my upper arms not fit in women’s shirts.
So far, still going. I liked Sense8 and Daredevil but also getting to catch some movies we’d missed and TV shows I never watched. It’s missing some great things, though.
Busy! I’m writing a lot more code at work now which I love, but it eats into support time. So I try to do quality vs quantity.
You bet! Every day. Also poetry. And now you’ve all run off screaming.
A lot a lot. Two overseas trips this year, multiple events, lots of WordCamps. Not as much for fun as I’d like, but I enjoy travel.
Because I run Jorja Fox: Online and I will miss the show a great deal.
It’s a little Sesame Street but I like it. I hate how it made the internet slow for a few days with everyone re-downloading all the branded images.