Catching up with the other parents on how their summers were – they did a lot of out-of-the-country traveling. We just stayed local cuz husband didn’t have enough PTO accrued. Also, we don’t plan very well.
…never sounded so sweet.
The last few weeks have been T-O-U-G-H. The rain-battered flower above best expresses the state of my soul as the husband and I juggled work, facing the consequences of failing to sign the kiddo up for extended summer camp options and then – to top it all off – the kiddo contracted a virus and bacterial infection a couple weeks before the start of school. He may have missed the first few days, but he recovered in time to make the week.
Tiktok told me that if you listen to the Interstellar soundtrack while you work, then you’ll be more focused and…it’s true. Enjoy this 10-hour loop.
So why have our immune systems suddenly gone haywire? One theory notes that we (mostly) eradicated hookworms by the 1980s in the United States. And tapeworms. All the classic parasites are mostly kaput. Without those actual threats, our immune system downshifts to tackle the biggest possible threat on the horizon. Which, these days, might be cashew butter or Camembert.
“It’s looking for stuff to do and it’s staying busy,” Warren said. “But it’s busy doing stupid stuff like reacting to walnuts and birch pollen.”The Washington Post
These Coco Gauff New Balance shoes. I like this colorway as well as the white.
“Thank you to the people who didn’t believe in me … To those who thought they were putting water on my fire, you were really adding gas to it.”Coco Gauff
More e-commerce shops need to start adopting this way of showing product images on a range of body types so that we, as consumers, can better gauge how the item will work for us. I just wish the team incorporated this into the actual product image gallery instead of via email newsletter.
The first time I noticed this was actually with Moment backpacks. I really appreciated how they showed the bag’s size relative to folks of different heights. A bag that is a perfect fit for someone who is 6 foot is not going to be perfect for someone who is 4’11” – ahem, like me.
Can I categorize this under user experience?
Give this a listen:
A couple years ago, as the writer Sarah Elizabeth was working on her book, “The Art of Fantasy” (out September 12th), a particular illustration kept popping into her mind’s eye. It was the cover for the 1976 Dell/Laurel Leaf paperback edition of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic sci-fi/fantasy novel “A Wrinkle in Time.”Endless Thread podcast / wbur.org
It used to bug me that 95% of the designs + illustrations that I work on never see the light of day. But now? I appreciate them because there are worse tasks I could be doing….like, updating a spreadsheet or having to sit through meetings that could’ve been an email.
As long as I am doing design concepts and being creative, all is well.