Here Goes Wordle

Just as I started enjoying Wordle. . .

Let’s place bets on how they will wokeify and destroy the game.

Hitler vs Rogan

Amazon sells Hitler’s Mein Kampf (as well it should) but it’s kind of weird that a finicky old musician would see Hitler as a more acceptable companion on an online sales platform than Joe Rogan.

I don’t think this particular virtue signal was thought through extremely well.

Trucker Protest

I already received 6 text messages from different people (not Canadians) super excited about the trucker protest. And yay, cool, I guess.

The problem is, there have been mass protests in Canada for over a year. I was very excited about the first half dozen. Hundred thousand people! A great symbolic value! Dishonest media reporting! I shared photos and felt hopeful.

But nothing ever happened. People had a chance to vote for something different and they didn’t. They returned Trudeau with the same mandate.

It will be great if protest number five million turns out to be less impotent. I’m kind of jaded about symbolic gestures, so I’m not jumping up and down until it does.


There’s an 800-page new history of Spanish feminism that I’ve been eyeing and then, bam!, and I get a request from a journal to review it. Which means I’ll get the book for free.

Only this morning I was thinking that I’m not working on any book reviews at this moment, and what’s up with that?

The universe heard me and sent exactly the book I wanted.

Cushions of Pleasure

People are asking about my productivity strategies, and I want to share one my favorites. I call it “cushions of pleasure.”

When I plan my day, I stick large chunks of time dedicated to stuff that brings me pleasure all over the schedule and then squeeze the necessary but not enjoyable stuff in between. These are the cushions of pleasure which make everything else very bearable.

Plan the fun stuff first and then let everything else mold itself around it. Remember: your goal is to enjoy, rest, take it easy, treat yourself gently.

Stretchable Saturdays

Today I did the following:

  1. Slept until 10 am
  2. Made pea soup from scratch
  3. Played with Klara outside
  4. Took Klara to her art lesson
  5. Took Klara to the children’s museum
  6. Worked on my article
  7. Went to the gym
  8. Marinated chicken for tomorrow (the pea soup has magically evaporated)
  9. Had a very long bath
  10. Read half of a book
  11. Spent time romantically with my husband

I also won today’s Wordle and played my video games for an hour.

Saturdays rule.