so @Budget at first ripped me off with the car rental, but have to say, customer service has since been excellent; all the extras refunded!
marathoned GoT S5 on the plane (fast-forwarding the icky Sansa scenes); it’s lost direction just like the books did (oh well)
pre-empting jet lag by staying out all day, and it’s great to be back at @paramountcoffee (the original!) (@ The Paramount Coffee Project)
this is brilliant; I really want to see Straight White Men now, but more, I want to see theatre programming change twitter.com/noplain/status…
anybody pretending Abbott “achieved more” in his term than the Labor government doesn’t actually understand how our government works
Huh RT @MattFnWallace white authors writing the other get passive-aggressive racist reviews. Authors who ARE the other just get ignored.
any dude asking for an old-fashioned is basically identifying as an MRA, right?
wow! RT @overingtonc: One good reason for @JesintaCampbell to get married, and 13 reasons she can happily ignore: facebook.com/permalink.php?…
too hot and too exhausted to do anything this afternoon, so double parked Ruinart rosé behind an Allagash tripel while I type up / edit the latest of the novel (which is less progressed than I’d hoped, but some 28k words and a decent direction and process for finishing it, so I’m happy with that!) #homesoon (@ Mama Shelter Los Angeles)
a little taste of home; I was lucky enough to get to @paramountcoffee on their first day a couple years ago, and now it’s @pcpfairfax’s first (@ The Paramount Coffee Project: Los Angeles)
I don’t entirely agree with this article, but this point is the (inescapable) kicker speedbird.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/ube… http://t.co/NlX2NUi0Ly
took a cab from LAX this evening because I don’t want to support Uber if I can help it, but that whole UX is just broken :/
so this evening I flew from Vancouver all the way to Los Angeles, back where I started this trip; looking down at the land and ocean and cities I’d driven up through hit me right in the feels (pictured is around the Bay Area just after sunset; impossibly to capture the sheer magnitude of all that sprawl!)
nope nope nope; more than can fit in a tweet, but come on, this is lazy rhetoric! infertility? & just “friendship”? twitter.com/AnthonyFisherO…
nothing’s really changed :( RT @joshgnosis: That's your take on what it all means. abc.net.au/7.30/content/2… http://t.co/lmq4LVXxc6
regram @adrinkingproject (since that’s a thing I’m doing now) (@ CRAFT Beer Market Vancouver)
trekked out to @49th for a bit more coffee, and a @luckysdoughnuts lemon and poppyseed (@ 49th Parallel Coffee)
so today in Vancouver I was poisoned (just bleach, I’m okay), walked an 18km round-trip to the northern-most point of my trip (pictured), poisoned myself with alcohol (I’m ok), finally learnt how baseball works (!), learnt a little bit about how ‘French’ Canadians coexist here, continued to misunderstand NFL (they fight even nowhere near the ball?), heard accents from all around the world (including Aussie!), got a little bit burnt even with no serious sun and yep, it’s time to come home (just after a bit more coffee and the wallabies game and an attempt to figure out what west Hollywood is all about)
LRT because the repub’d pics of @kanyewest’s show only had the white folks (beige-on-beige) ignoring (kinda importantly!) his black-on-black
accidentally caught some of #cnndebate; I thought these guys were just drawing bad conclusions, but they’re not remotely engaged w/ reality!
maybe I’m more attuned to his tulpa because I’m in Vancouver, but I swear I saw @GreatDismal amongst the homeless and junkies on Hastings St
my novel POV story lines got so complicated I had to stop and map out where they were going before I can write again #sneakpeek
dat spectrum tho; after a white flight and a red I’m doing some Washington rosés (@ The Tasting Room - Seattle)
LRT because we see this repeatedly; it’s awesome we can care about one person, but what about the system that caused this? #IStandWithAhmed
I’m going to have to come back to Washington state because I’ve just discovered the best Syrah I’ve ever had (@ Purple Cafe & Wine Bar)
this wine bar is totally for suits, but it’s quiet at the counter, and they’ve a big selection of tasting flights, so I’m discovering Washington wine (@ Purple Cafe & Wine Bar)
pit stop in Olympia WA and having the best espresso I’ve yet had this side of the Pacific! cool local roastery with a smooth blend and a great selection of single origins (@ Olympia Coffee Roasting Co.)
depressing (and has it really only been two years?) RT @GrogsGamut: http://t.co/oo5WX7Adx6
election after election; what else is politics for? #governance twitter.com/eleanorbloom/s…
I like the picture of Malcolm and co standing around just wondering if Abbott’s actually going to show up and resign
fascinating portrait of a man eaten by a machine theguardian.com/australia-news…
so this took only a little longer than I thought it might twitter.com/PeterMHoward/s…
no kidding; I’ve struggled to describe him here in the US; no-one believes anyone this stupid could run a country twitter.com/MikeCarlton01/…