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Disappointed when I see Tiffany trending on Twitter and it’s Trump.

Handed in my vacation cash to the bank and lunchtime and got a panicked call from them later “20 pounds were North Irish pounds, so we have to adjust the amounts”

Remember laughing at this before when I saw it on a bank screen, but Northern Ireland notes have their own exchange rate here. At least they take them.

Computerized elevators in our high rise office building are borked. There’s no way I’m climbing a dozen flights of stairs again. I say a dozen but that’s just a guess because developers pander to the most inane superstitions and skip a load of numbers.

Was watching Ready Player One again with the kids, now that the 11YO has finished the book. The book is really bad but the movie is disposable fun. The 80s nostalgia hits too close to home.

Pronounces. You know what I mean. I’m too lazy to repost.

Realized something important: no one pronounced cube like coob. Suck it, North America.

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#HappyBirthday to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who continues to show us a universe beyond the stars by encouraging everyone to “focus on the journey, not on arriving at a certain destination.” #ThursdayThoughts

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11YO went off to his first summer camp this morning. I miss him already even though I’m not even home from work yet.

It’s a camp specifically for kids with autism, so it’s a big deal for most of the kids… and their parents. Letting go is harder when you’re so intensely On It all the time.

Keep thinking I should watch Hackers again, for the zillionth time. Its anniversary is rolling around again in a few weeks.

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When you and your buddy have different tastes in fashion and music but you still get along and make each other laugh at the end of the day :)

This week felt so long and yet it’s all a blur. At least I feel less of a jet lagged disaster today, after taking yesterday off.

Then there’s the wacky proto-80s new wave, electronics, art pop, pomp rock, and… stuff that I like: Meatloaf, Billy Joel, Kraftwerk, Kate Bush, Queen, Blondie, John Prine, etc.

Think of all the punk and post-punk: Joy Division, Misfits, Stiff Little Fingers, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Devo, Buzzcocks, The Undertones, The Clash, Tubeway Army, The Damned, etc.

Almost impossible for me to pick one favourite song from the year I was born (1978) because most of my favourite music was from around then.

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What's your favorite song from the year you were born

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