Short and sweet, because I’m not in the mood to get bogged down sticking to a structure right now.
IRONS IN THE FIRE. One of the irons in the fire I mentioned last week was this: I was offered an interview for the graduate program I applied to. Yes, I’m finally taking advantage of a dayjob benefit. Look, I even wore a jacket and commandeered a conference room for it!
It’s been a long time coming–maybe too long–but I decided to shoot my shot anyway. Truthfully, I don’t know what I’m more scared of: not getting in or actually getting in.
I’m still waiting on the other iron in the fire I mentioned; I don’t want to mention it yet for fear of jinxing it.
NEW HOTNESS. I couldn’t really afford to upgrade my old Google Pixel, but with the deals going on right now for the Pixel 4, I couldn’t really afford not to. So I went for it!
My old man critique centers mostly around a lack of headphone jack and the removal of a fingerprint scanner. In the end, though, so what? I’ve got Bluetooth headphones and all things considered, it still does everything I need my smartphone to do in 2019. I even went back to the XL size phone because of my nostalgia for my old Nexus 6. That might’ve been a mistake, but I’ll deal.
FEEDING MY EARS. I’ve listened to this episode of the Ezra Klein Show podcast, “Neoliberalism and its discontents.” It’s so dense (or, I’m so dense?), that I couldn’t absorb it after one listen.
THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Harvey Pekar worked as a file clerk at the Cleveland VA in the same job, all through his AMERICAN SPLENDOR run.
Maybe it's a Cleveland thing… yeah, we dream of making money off our art. Until that happens, though… hang on, got a phone call. https://t.co/NZpIG1003l
— Don Pizarro (@DonP) October 23, 2019
Catch you all next week!