This February’s challenge was to not read social media first thing in the morning. The first couple weeks were hard, but after that less so. I did reset my going to work to before 8am rather than to around 9am (for the days I didn’t have to be at work until 9:30), which was good because the building is lovely and quiet in the morning and it’s easier to get work done. I also slept a bit more, but if I’m waking up at 5 after getting to sleep at 9, that is 8 hours of sleep– I probably don’t need that extra hour (especially since some of that time with the ipad in bed had been spent checking my email). Unfortunately, I started doing more social media checking on my desktop at home instead of just the ipad, which means I started associating my desktop with wasting time rather than just working (and uh, blog stuff). I also spent longer in the bathroom with my phone… Overall I do not think I actually saved much time during the day, just changed when I did things. And I’m behind on my email again. But I didn’t time track so I don’t know for sure. Was this worth keeping up with? Probably not. I do like the break of the addiction and have been occasionally keeping the ipad out of reach so I have to get up to use it. So, I dunno.
Reduction in firearm injuries during NRA annual conventions
In England, parents can tell their kids that these school mass shootings only happen in America. Meanwhile my DC2 (and the rest of hir class) is scared because the lock-down drills they’re doing are legitimately terrifying. And I can tell hir nothing to protect hir.
Do not engage with Nazis. Just don’t.
Feminist analysis of 1990’s A little princess movie
Crumbs from the tax scam for lower income folks
Hey high income readers: are you wondering what to do with the surplus in your paycheck this month? Here are schools that need copies of “The Hate U Give” (Or find another project you’d like to support– I donated to two classrooms in the low income town next to ours so they could get literally the same books that my kids already have in their classrooms).
I would totally watch this if I had it all subbed.