Colleague mentioned reading Hillbilly Elegy, which reminded me I bought a copy a long time ago. Dug out my copy and am now into Chapter 3. It’s not fun reading, but it is very engaging.
Watched the first episode of Nadiya’s Time to Eat on Netflix. Nadiya is one of my very favorite bakers from GBBO, and I’m kind of interested in both the types of meals she cooks and how she works on a much more produced show. The egg tortilla wraps looked delicious and like something I can (and will) make.
I’m procrastinating. We put off doing performance reviews while shifting from fiscal year to calendar year reviews, and then did all the paperwork, followed by a glitch in the HR system tracking it all. Re-did everything, then quarantine. We delayed the face to face part thinking we’d be back at the office shortly. But it’s May now, so we have to do it by phone or video, so. Anyway, I need to prep for my reviews next week. One person asked for help with a problem (of his own making), and I need to ask another to be more transparent about his workload and bandwidth. Instead I just watched the replay of the 2010 men’s hockey gold medal game. Crosby looks like an infant…then I remember this game was pre-concussion(s), pre-broken/rebuilt jaw. o_o
Random: The (armed) protests of the stay at home orders feel like they are revealing another subset of people who are Too Stupid and Selfish to Live. On a personal level, I get it, they want life to be normal again. But do they really need that non-essential thing more than the people who do that work need their health and well-being? I mean, my roots are very visible, my self-pedicure is poor, I miss eating out, and I hate wearing a mask when I leave my home. I’ll be happy to patronize the usual local businesses, operated and/or staffed mostly by women, often women of color, when (if?) they reopen. But waving self-serving, exaggerated signs because some turnip-brain equates stay at home with prison is a crock.
ETA: I looked at the HGTV Smart Home special online. I’m kind of perplexed by some of the design. A lot of the art is…not to my taste to put it mildly. Which, whatever, it’s not like it’s my house. And if it suddenly became my house, the bulk of the art would have to go. Beyond that, I’m perplexed by some of the space/usage choices. It doesn’t look like there is a bathroom or any running water in the lower level, which is where the family room and an outside space are, which seems like poor planning. And there is no space that would be useful (as currently furnished or configured) as a home office space. The study has two chaise lounges and no desk. The game room has no desk space. The master has no desk space. I love the kitchen, dining room, and master bath (all minus art) though.