Today's Mighty Oak

It only took more than two decades, but there’s finally some movement on queer protections in Pennsylvania (the only state in the Northeast without such protections). It passed the house, and is now waiting for a vote in the Senate. We’ll see what happens.

Of course, the same fear-mongering lies are being spewed by the right, but hey, at least it’s some progress!

“I think that’s telling,” Kinkead said. “We have had to affirmatively vote throughout the history of this country as to who is human and who deserves to be treated as such.

“Now we are having exactly the same debate about our LGBTQI plus friends and neighbors. And how dare we? This absolutely should have been fixed long ago,” Kinkead said, adding that she was angered that women are being used as a shield against equality for transgender people.

I’ve been hoping to do this project for a while now, and once I finally tracked down a copy of this map (from “Must: the Book of Ti’Anna”), I’m so excited to finally get this framed and ready to hang up in my office at work!

Everytime I watch Jon Stewart interview, I realize how much I miss him.

Yes, there’s of course some editing in this, for the format, and I’m sure for content and framing as well, but very few are as good as Stewart at tearing down the hypocrisy of the right.

One of the main reasons I subscribe to Misfits Market is to try new (to me) and unusual produce. Today, I tried a red pummelo

It’s not bad! A bit like a less tart grapefruit, but with a really thick rind, but generally pleasant! I’ve never seen these in stores before, but I’d certainly grab another in the future.

No use crying over spilling either. But of course, while excitedly trying a new tea (English afternoon), I spilled half of it.

Still great, and will have to find some more of!

New(ish) year, so why not a new start for this? Let’s play with this format for a bit. And since the demise of Twitter, might as well use what I have!

Anyway, this will be dangerous for me…

But look at how beautiful!

I’ll be back with my own video soon, but in the meantime, two end of the year videos to share.

First up, the Google Year in Search:

And DJ Earworm’s United States of Pop:

Alright, more fun things to share today! First up, the teaser for the limited Obi-Wan Kenobi series:

I love xkcd, but particularly enjoyed this comic of theirs.

I’m behind on my MCU watching (specifically the movies), but I’ll need to get caught up, this looks amazing:

Roe is very seemingly about to be turned over (and in effect, already is). Obegerfell and any kind of equal-rights are next up in the far-right’s crosshairs. SCOTUS is taking up a case to overturn non-discrimination laws.

The trailer for Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is pretty:

Texas Governor Abbott is cruel. (And thankfully his anti-trans policy has been, at least temporarily, halted) Chuck Tingle, famed writer, is a hero, who just so happened to purchase

Alright, let’s see what we have today. First up: Star Wars made an appearance at the Olympics figure skating!

Also from the Olympics: judging the fashion of the opening ceremony.

Also also from the Olympics, out skeleton slider Andrew Blaser raced with rainbow tape on his sled!

Randy Rainbow once again hits it out of the park:

Also, to no one’s surprise, gays and lesbians have the highest vaccine rate. It’s like we’ve lived through a plague before…

South Korea now has a walkable roller coaster as an art installation and place to stretch your legs!

That’s it for now, short update, but I’ll be bakc with more soon!

Oh boy, is this thing on? February was a rough month for training. Ice kept me off the roads and trails for quite a bit of it (and local COVID transmission still has me wary of going to a gym), although I tried to get as much in as I could.

Overall, I have to say I’m happy with this last week of training, considering how inconsistent February was. Looking ahead to when my races are, it’s daunting, to say the least, but I’ll go out and have a good time no matter what (and week 12 is the halfway point anyway).

  • Monday: 8 miles, tiny loops.
  • Tuesday: Rest.
  • Wednesday: 10 miles, tiny loops. I said it before and I’ll say it again: ten mile mid-week runs are the worst (but good time for me to think about things)
  • Thursday: 5 miles, tiny loops.
  • Friday: Rest.
  • Saturday: 22 miles on the trail. Started this run in the 30’s, ended up in the 60’s, so just a wild temperature swing. Was really good to get an actual long run under my belt after missing February, so I’m taking what I can get (and even for not being able to do speedwork due to ice, I wasn’t too unhappy with my speed, either).
  • Sunday: 5 miles, tiny loops.
  • BWF/Core work/Yoga/Meditation: Did the BWF routine once this week, so back to that!
  • Stretching: I stretched after each run except one of them, first one I’ve missed this training cycle!

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