Web Miscellany: Compilation #23

Hello my sweet friend,

I hope this finds you well, and that your October is off to a great start. This week I celebrated my fourth anniversary with my company, happily received the call to discontinue my anti-fungal meds, and enjoyed the rainy remnants of Hurricane Rosa.

My doctors have officially ruled out disseminated valley fever and now suspect autonomic dysfunction, which is causing my body to viciously attack the now-dormant fungal infection. Though I’m still not feeling great, I’m so relieved that my doctors are finally starting to make sense of my symptoms.

This weekend, I’ll be resting in cozy clothes and meditating on what I want the final quarter of the year to feel like. I’m seeing blueberry pancakes, veggie soup, and homemade ginger snap cookies in the forecast. Once the hanger has been sated, I’m looking forward to a good book and a hot cup of tea.

Do you have any exciting plans for the weekend or the week to come? Have you discovered anything interesting on the web this week? If so, please do share in the comments!

  1. The Middle Class Retirement Nightmare:“In 1971, you could buy a new Ford F-150 for $2,500. At $4 an hour, it took 625 hours to buy the truck. Today’s model costs $30,000, and the average hourly wage is $26. So the wage earner has to work for 1,154 hours to get a standard F-150… You can do the same calculation for housing. An average man paid about $24,000 for the average house in 1971. Today, he pays $371,000. Priced in time, the house cost 6,000 hours in 1971 and 14,269 hours today.”
  2. My boyfriend studied fine art, so is very perceptive in analyzing works of art. He is particularly fond of Rembrandt, so I really enjoyed this analysis of his painting The Night Watch.
  3. Quote I’m loving: “I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” -Lisa Kleypas
  4. Amazon’s Leadership Principles should be kept in mind by all companies and managers.
  5. Bookmarks is like Rotten Tomatoes but for books.
  6. What I’m listening to: Holocene by Bon Iver

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