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The last item is obviously the most important.

But seriously, none of these are monumental, but I am genuinely grateful for each of them and infinitely more that I didn't list.

What are the things that you appreciate about your life today?
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🔸I was able to call out some misogyny on social media and none of my followers defended it
🔸I'm surrounded by a team at work that constantly strives to make every day better than the last
🔸The folks closest to me are hilarious and make me laugh constantly
🔸I'm able to live in a state of constant learning and it's cool that I don't know everything (out even very much)
🔸I have a tiny white dog who loves nothing more than to bite my nose to get me to fight him
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I gripe about a lot of shit because rants amuse me, but I have a ton to appreciate. So, I thought, why not share just a handful of the good stuff.
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From birdsite 

Holy shit, our ad took the top two spots on the USA Today Ad Meter! admeter.usatoday.com/2021/02/0

From birdsite 

It pains me to say this...but MS Teams did something very right compared to Slack: threads. Slack's threads are an oubliette into which conversations can be dropped to die quietly. Teams makes threads a valuable part of IM dialog.

Get it together @SlackHQ! Inline threads!

From birdsite 

Fired up D3 for the first time in...I'm going to say years?...and was reminded of the meta game I played when last I was active.

Jer Lance boosted

In this episode, we talk about a listener's anxiety over upcoming projects and workload...we can probably all relate? leadingquestionspodcast.com/20

From birdsite 

I finally decided to put together something I wished I'd had when I was starting out in leadership...a New Leader's Bookshelf...a dozen books I recommend to new leaders: jerlance.com/2021/01/the_new_l

From birdsite 

This might be too controversial...but after using it for about a week...I might like Hexclad pans better than my most seasoned cast iron... I'm curious how they hold up to long-term abuse, but the one I grabbed is pretty amazing...

From birdsite 

The smart money isn't on IF there will be blood. The smart money is on HOW MUCH blood there will be!

From birdsite 

If you, like me, are struggling with the bonus stress of last week's coup attempt, @Gaileyfrey has put together a great guide to self care during these trying times: sarahgailey.substack.com/p/cou

It's a great read (and when you're done, go unwind over "Magic for Liars"!!)

From birdsite 

I've put together a comically long-winded post about my home office setup. If you wanted to read some 2000+ words on an incredibly dry topic--I got you! jerlance.com/2021/01/my-dimini

From birdsite 

QL is doing their Super Bowl squares thing again this year! Last year one of my friends won some money, iirc. (I didn't...but...I'm not holding that against them!) If you want to play along this year (and earn me a bonus square!): rocketmortgagesquares.com/?rui

From birdsite 

I still have to do a bunch of cable management AGAIN, but my home setup is finally pretty much "done" how I want it. There's a blog post coming describing my setup...ultimately...but don't like, hold your breath or anything...

From birdsite 

Apparently MF DOOM/Zen Love X died at the end of October. I loved KMD, and DangerDoom got me back into rap after some time away. We've lost an amazing writer, not even 50 years old :(

From birdsite 

"Its not up to us to apologize for the wounds you have gleefully inflicted upon us and our friends. You poured the gasoline, you lit the match. You burned this to the ground." --villages-news.com/2020/12/27/i

That's the energy I'm feeling this weekend.

From birdsite 

If you haven't watched Death to 2020 on Netflix...it is sorta the perfect send-off for this hell year.

From birdsite 

Reviewing the notes from a meeting last week and ran across this in the middle:
"iii. Two people on a Bird scooter went by Jer's window in the snow, he was impressed"

So, if you're ever wondering what it's like to be on a team with me...this...pretty much sums it up.

From birdsite 

Given that most actual social gatherings are completely irresponsible, how are y'all planning on spending New Year's Eve?

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