Wondering Wanderer

Week Notes Vol 124

September 19, 2021

At Streem every other week engineering gets to present updates to the rest of the company, part of the intro on this demo day is what I call slideshow karaoke. You get assigned a topic and then are given 10 autoadvancing slides. Engineering managers then take turns every time trying to make the best (or worst) presentations. I got assigned the topic of healthy habits recently which went sideways into goat yoga, weird Estonian traditions, what to do when there’s lack of toilet paper or how to maintain sanity. I believe I said something along the lines of “go outside and look at the grass; in case there’s no grass look at the weeds growing between rocks. They have the will to keep growing so touch them and try to find a different perspective”. Yup, turned into very hippie/in touch with the living world kind of karaoke that day.

I keep on looking at my house plants (I have quite a collection now thanks to COVID) and even on days when I feel down they still keep growing. So must I.


Katrin Valdre

Written by Katrin Valdre who has a permanent address in Portland, OR but does not believe in one physical location. You should follow her on Twitter