Small joys and random good things

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For some odd reason, I've never had much fear of public speaking. But if you want to hone your public speaking skills beyond whatever you could ever get out of Toastmaster, etc., I recommend stand-up comedy.
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Not me personally, but something I saw on Twitter: this man has a form of red/green colorblindness which can be fixed nowadays with special glasses. So his friends chipped in to buy him the glasses for his birthday, and these two videos, each under a minute, show his reaction when this 22-year-old sees the world in color for the first time.



The moment in the second video where he picks up and marvels at a dead leaf really got to me for some reason.

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You can order Girl Scout Cookies online from Troop 6000, a special troop for homeless girls in NYC.

https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/sc ... op6000-161
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I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
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Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:42 I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
Parachute deployed. Heat sheild separated. 9.5 km to mars surface
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Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:54
Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:42 I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
Parachute deployed. Heat sheild separated. 9.5 km to mars surface
Touchdown!
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Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:57
Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:54
Aresen wrote: 18 Feb 2021, 15:42 I'm listening to the podcast of the landing of the Perservence lander on Mars.

6 minutes to mars.
Parachute deployed. Heat sheild separated. 9.5 km to mars surface
Touchdown!
Let me know when it finds the obelisk.
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Jeff went to the Krispy Kreme doughnut shop today, for the first time in his life, because they put out special one-day "Mars donuts" to commemorate the event, so he felt obligated as a nerd to support this.



The crumbled Oreo bits are apparently supposed to represent the shadow of the lander, on the red surface of Mars.
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We sold one of the extra Singer Featherweight sewing machines we had! Almost $400, and it sold in less than 48 hours after we put it up. Not too bad for a well-loved 1955 machine with a busted-up case.

(We have another 1955 for sale too. My grandmother's 1939 is staying with us, though.)
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