Weeknotes 29 - That’s how my brain works
- One of the birthday presents I got this year was a one-off driving lesson. The instructor told me a story of a student who had done really well on their test. I immediately decided to do the full course just so I can beat that student. That’s how my brain works.
- When you look as queer as I do, you’d think that you could waltz into a place where they make bespoke men’s shirts, ask for one, and get one. Unfortunately, visual cues and direct verbal communication of your needs might not be enough when someone has already decided what your needs ought to be, based on some category they filed you under in their own head.
- I choose not to live with my partner, which has the unfortunate side effect of me not being able to add them to my private health insurance. Living together is often used as a proxy for determining whether we are in a serious relationship. We are, but states and companies tend to come up with rules that sound like they get to judge whether that’s true or not. At some point this is gonna have to change, because although living together is likely to bring in financial incentives, it’s not actually required for a relationship to work.
- LEON launched a vegan burger, under the embarrassing name LOVe burger. It’s absolutely mind-blowing. It has the perfect balance of creamy, crunchy, acidic, sweet, and fatty, and I just can’t get enough of it. It’s astonishing that fast food invented ways to democratise such a sophisticated flavour profile. I’m a good cook, but I’ve never made anything like that at home.