"Get Out of The Water!"
Internet round-up for the week of April 24, 2022
I cannot believe it’s the end of April. (Insert whichever Justin Timberlake image you’re most likely to associate with this time of year here.) Chicago has been awash in what feels like a full month of “April Showers” and I’m really hoping May brings along some sun.
The weather has been a real downer. Every time it’s rainy for days on end like this my motivation goes to shit. All I want to do is lay on the couch and watch TikTok videos of someone scanning slowly over the pages of an early 2000’s dELiA*s catalog while an Avril Lavigne song plays. I’m honestly shocked I’ve managed to hold out on blasting through the entirety of the new season of The Great Pottery Throw Down. I’m trying to learn how to ration these things.
I still haven’t tossed my current Candy Crush addiction to the side yet (this happens for about 3-4 weeks after every time I fly and am desperate to keep my mind off the fact that I’m on an airplane), but I think the end is near. My carpal tunnel’ed wrist is filing for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. I’m going to give it a rest again after I share this week’s finds:
That Battery Research I Promised Last Week
Turns out there is no quintuple A (AAAAA) size battery. It stops at quadruple A, and then goes to an A23, which is smaller length-wise (and a little in circumference). Those labels and names indicate the number of cells, cell chemistry, cell shape, dimensions, and special characteristics of the batteries. I’m shocked by how incredibly detailed the standards are, and you can read allllll about them on Wikipedia.
I’m Gonna Have to Google This, Aren’t I
I kept seeing these tweets this week about people eating fruit dipped in the ocean and couldn’t figure out what the context was. At first I thought it was some random reference and let it go. But after a good three days of continuing to see tweets, my curiosity got the best of me. I clicked through a couple Twitter threads hoping to figure it out, but couldn’t. Embarrassingly, I finally gave up and Googled the best context clues I had: “rihanna ocean fruit”.
Rihanna put her mango in the ocean in Barbados, and then she ate it. I have no opinion on this, except that maybe it would taste good? 🤷♀️
Also, I'm so happy that this event created this week’s:
Headline of the Week
My hometown is right on Galveston Bay, and this hot tip from the Houston Chronicle is AMAZING.
The high school I attended was right on the water, and offered an aquatic science class. Our teacher, Ms. Ecord, had a certification that allowed us to catch stuff out of the bay to keep in our classroom aquariums for the semester. The day we went “fishing” (all buckets and nets), we all had to wear swimsuits in case anyone fell in. As we were leaving, one of the students asked if they could jump in since they already had their suit on. Ms. Ecord replied, “I don’t care what you do but don’t complain to me if you come out of that water with a tail!”
It was high school and after lunch, so you won’t be surprised to learn they definitely did jump in. No tail, though. At least that I could see.
Randomly Selected Animal Cutie
I cannot get over this sweet little bird! My husband and I will now be calling out “What’re doin? You bein good bayyyybee?” from across the house forever.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Please send some sunny vibes my way! ☀️