Author Archives: Ian

Office Jobs Are Weird

Having an office job is weird. And I’m only like a week and a half in! “But Ian, haven’t you worked in an office before?” Not really. If you go over my extensive (and vaguely entertaining) employment history, none of … Continue reading

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Raining

It’s raining hard out here tonight, so I recorded some awkward laptop mic audio of it to share. It’s mostly just rain hitting the leaves of the trees outside. I hope everyone’s having a good night out there. <3

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10 Seattle Biking Impressions

A quick list of 10 impressions/lessons/moments from bike commuting in Seattle for the last couple days: The current state of the Burke-Gilman trail is a bad joke at the waterfront area (think the aquarium, ferris wheel, etc). With the viaduct … Continue reading

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Biking, Working, Biking Again

Today was my first day at my new job, which went nothing like I expected. I was expecting to, you know, learn how to do my job. Instead, I ended up in a classroom-esque conference room with almost 30 other … Continue reading

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Week Wrap-up: 29 April 2019 – 05 May 2019

Just a quick weekly wrap-up because boy howdy am I sleepy and tired. XD Got a job! At Trupanion! I am excited to pet all the dogs and also do work in exchange for pay, because while I’m living under … Continue reading

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Evening

I’m out on my balcony, watching the last light of the day fade away and feeling the chill of evening coming on. Back in the kitchen, I’ve got rice going, but brown rice takes forever, so I figure I’d take … Continue reading

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The Best Cons Require a Team

All the best cons require a team. I mean, just look at Leverage. No one of the characters could have pulled off the heists they did without help from the others. Same with Ocean’s 11 and its sequels, and Ocean’s … Continue reading

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Essay Recommendation: How To Build A Fire

Short post today. I wanted to recommend a beautiful little essay that floats back up in my mind frequently, and that I reread about once a year, I think. It’s called “How to Build A Fire” by Jessie Singer, and … Continue reading

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Adrift Without a Paddle

Today feels like Spring, specifically the good parts of Spring. My California poppies are slowly sprouting, the birds are singing, there was a gorgeous rain this morning that made lovely sounds on the new leaves on the trees out back, … Continue reading

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Unexpected Shutdown

I did my taxes yesterday. I know, I know, hold your applause. It really beat the shit out of me, though, and not only because the new way business deductions are handled for 1099-MISC work is confusing as heck. (I … Continue reading

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