Happy birthday to my beloved Adam! Remember, what he wants most is for you to sponsor him
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Worn to a frazzle.Walk for Change!
Team Venture is currently in sixth place, but we're less than $100 from fourth place!Sponsor a walker today!
... due to illness, I don't think the other two are walking, but you could sponsor them anyway. :)
This is our last push! The walk is THIS SUNDAY!How to get me to carry cash
The baristas at the Central Square Starbucks have picked up a habit that I am sure is corporate-engineered to manufacture a sense of connection and cheery rapport - when they swipe your card, they cheerily then refer to you by name.
Getting my name legally changed has been low on my priority list. So I get the fingernails-on-the-chalkboard of the mispronunciation of my legal name with my coffee.
Which does lead me to ponderings of "when do you correct people?" It depends on how casual the exchange is, I guess.... but also, "how long will correcting this person take?" In the case of my name, it takes a minimum of five minutes and sometimes up to half an hour - depends how aggressively the person insists that if they just mangle my name over and over and over they can totally say it*. Generally it also involves me giving a miniature linguistics lecture about Proto-Indo-European
language bases and why you can't say my legal name properly unless you grew up with Finno-Ugric
instead of or in addition to PIE, because the vowel in my name does not exist in PIE-derived languages. And then explain how, yes, I have actually changed my name just because hearing it mangled all day every day is that annoying
Basically it's a lot to go through to get one's damned coffee.
So I'll carry cash.
* Yes, many of you have done this. No, I don't harbor malevolence toward you for it; just don't do it again. Daily ScienceScientists theorize Titan shaped by weather, not ice volcanoes
: French blue button-down shirt and jeans; stripey green-and-blue socks.Reading
: Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By
by Leslie Blume.Writing
: My exhaustion this week has kept me from doing so. Which cannot be allowed, dammit.Knitting
: Green scarf for Elayna.Planning
: Need to do writing this afternoon! Birthday dinner with Adam tonight, and we're seeing Super
tomorrow. And Sunday is the Walk!