Digital zoom does it no justice, but I was pleased by the view from my north-facing office window this morning just after sunrise:
Mount Baker, visible from 80+ miles away bathed in sunlight and peeking above the rooftops and below the clouds.
But not my coworkers. Them, I’m fine with.
I go to work early to avoid my coworkers. I leave early for the same reason.— Vodka Time (@VodkaTiem) September 3, 2015
Although I don’t use work to avoid non-work peeps. I use antisocial behaviour, which works just as well.
Celebrating a work milestone (release going well) with a scoop of chocolate mousse ice cream and accompaniments.
And, well, why not have ice cream for lunch anyway?
Beautiful writing from the majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy:
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.
The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed.
It is so ordered.
Brunch at Skillet Diner in Capitol Hill today, a send-off of sorts for a friend who’s leaving Seattle for Florida to take a job offer and move closer to his family.
I ordered Serious Toast, which from the menu description sounded delicious:
Molasses custard soaked thick cut brioche, raspberry jam, local pit ham, powdered sugar, two eggs your way
About 15 minutes later our brunch items arrived and I’m not sure I’ll ever recover from my first time seeing the reality of Serious Toast:
(CNN)—If you were mourning the loss of a loved one in China, at least the entertainment might have cheered you up. Until now.
In rural China, hiring exotic dancers to perform at wakes is an increasingly common practice, but is now the latest focus of the country’s crackdown on vice.
Strippers are invited to perform at funerals, often at great expense, to attract more mourners, China’s official Xinhua news agency said.
Another report suggested another motivation: that the performances “add to the fun.”
Photos obtained by CNN from an attendee at a village funeral in Cheng’an County in Hebei Province show mourners of all ages, including children, watching the performance.