Stick to the Phattro
Internet round-up for the week of August 28, 2023
Okay so I guess it’s just September now?? Is that what we’re doing?
I truly cannot believe how quickly this year has passed. We’ve just got one month left of our ridiculously expensive California lease, and are officially moving back to Chicago the first week of October!
You know, we just wanted to take a quick jaunt halfway across the US hot-dog style for 15 months. 🙄 One thing we’ve both agreed on moving forward: we do not plan to move for jobs again unless it’s to a city we really want to live in. We’re both looking forward to being settled again, especially in a place where the rent is 1/3 of what we’re currently paying and there are really good steamed bagel sandwiches.
More to come on that, I’m sure.
Otherwise, our trip to Disney was great!
For all my grousing, Disney ended up being much easier to navigate than I expected. We were able to use the Lightning Lane passes to ride everything we wanted to ride! Plus, we had a blast hanging out in Galaxy’s Edge (honestly this was my favorite part of the park — I could have spent the entire day in there).
The worst part of dealing with getting on the rides was just them randomly being shut down at certain points throughout the day. We actually rode Rise of the Resistance 2.5 times: the first (half) time, we got halfway through the ride (before getting in the car) and it broke down and they emptied it out. The second time, we went through with the pass they’d given us for the earlier breakdown, but a cast member saw my birthday button and let us go in for free without using the pass. The third time we used the pass. Hehe. 😈
It was BOILING hot outside both days (thanks, heatwave!) but we both managed to avoid getting dehydrated or sunburned, which was great. We were, however, both very sore from walking over 9 miles two days in a row.
I did get the blue milk, and it was unsurprisingly the worst drink I had in Galaxy’s Edge. It is…weird. And it gave me a stomachache. My advice? Stick to the Phattro and Meiloorun Juice. 😎
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I haven’t been on the internet nearly as much as usual because I spent two days at Disneyland, one day in the car driving home, and the following two days playing Baldur’s Gate 3. But it is, of course, inescapable, so I’ve still got some goods for ya:
Headline of The Week
You might be reading this headline and thinking to yourself, “This has to be a calf, right? Because how could a full grown bull fit into a passenger’s seat?”
Well, my friend, the answer is right here:
This is what Bull Riding should be, really — just moos cruisin’ in a custom-made car. This bull’s name is Howdy-Doody, and he looks like he’s totally content to ride in this contraption.
Damon asks me all the time if I’d ever want to have cows again, and I always say that I would — except for how hard it is to take care of them. They need a fair amount of space, you have to have a trailer to carry them around, etc.
But this dude has found the solution. Howdy Doody can pop right in the car and go for a ride. Can you imagine taking him through the drive thru? Does Starbucks make a Cow Cup?
And look at the size of his HORNS. Another driver getting too close? HD’ll take care of ‘em.
I still can’t figure out how he got Howdy Doody in there?? Like, is there a little lift? Did he push him sideways a little bit?? He looks packed in tight.
Nebraska’s Thelma and Bullouise. I love them.
WBUR’s Endless Thread shared their research trying to find the original cover artist for this 1976 edition of A Wrinkle in Time, and it’s crazy interesting.
Apparently, back in those days, artists often weren’t credited and their work was purchased outright by the publishing companies. Then publishing companies merged (and merged, and merged), making it even harder to find out details about older works. An author posted on her blog wanting to know who painted this but only went so far in her search, and it’s worth the long read (or listen) to see all the incredible research WBUR did to find out (and confirm!) who the actual original artist was.
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We stan a self-care queen!!
If you don’t have opposable thumbs and require someone to jade roll your face for you, whining in front of the refrigerator is truly the only choice! Plus, I’m realizing now that the dog’s name is also Jade?? That’s nominative determinism, babe.
That’s it from me this week! Hope you have an excellent weekend. Today we’re going to start the process of paring down crap and packing for our move in a month. Send good vibes (and cheap boxes)!
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