January 2018

Was everyone else’s January really, really long? I sat down to make this list of neat things because it had been SO LONG, of course I had done SO MUCH. No, it has been 30 days and I’ve been reading the same two books, which means that I have finished neither.

Podcasts

Thermal Delight (Episode 291) by 99% Invisible
One of my favorite things is a design story that veers off and slaps you with the realities of climate change. That is not sarcasm.

The Prairie Chicken in Wisconsin: Highlights of a Study of Counts, Behavior, Turnover, Movement, and Habitat (Episode 120) by The Memory Palace
Another one of my favorite things is a good story about an “unladylike” trailblazing lady.

Wolf 359
I put off listening to the Wolf 359 finale for a month. I still wasn’t ready. It was such a good fiction podcast. I cried over an AI so many times. I’m bummed that it’s over, but I’m also really proud of the creators for knowing how to properly end a story instead of letting it become a shell of its original potential.

Sawbones
I don’t even have a specific Sawbones episode to recommend this month. I’ve been powering through old episodes. When I reach the end, I think I’m qualified to be a doctor. Pretty sure.

Games

Fallout 3
Yes, you heard me. Fallout 3 from a decade ago. I didn’t have an Xbox in high school and am catching up now.

Did you like the controls in Skyrim, but really want to play something in a post apocalyptic DC? Want to kill giant bugs and steal the declaration of independence? I do. Also, the bar for video games is so low that I was genuinely thrilled that I got to play as a woman. Bethesda is looking out for me. I’m forgiving that sometimes characters still call me “he”.

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