Weekly Links for October 6th

Get spooky!

The season of spooky names is upon us! Change your display name (unless it will then show up on official documents). I was briefly Boo Skelly until officially required to revert to my typically spooky name.

Hopefully if you’re in the northern hemisphere, you’re starting to get that Nice Fall Scent™ in the air, and have a sudden desire to light candles and make hot pots of meats and veg. This is my favorite season. Let’s get hygge.

  • Over the Garden Wall is a fantastic fall show. It’s short-ish, gorgeous, and adorably spooky. My friend Laura recently turned me onto this chill loop.

  • Speaking of pals, Matt learned the joys of a freshly set up phone and recommends you do the same. In brief: new device? Don’t transfer all your stuff. Install what you need, when you need it, and enjoy the lighter cognitive load.

  • Spook everyone around you by being positive and going out of your way to compliment and care about them. The world is rough for a lot of us, and you can be kind instead.

As I sit here and write this, while listening to Phoebe Bridgers (no, not that Phoebe) a cool crow is chirping above my window. I haven’t fully befriended them yet, mostly because I think Snorri wants to eat all the birds, but I have been studying their caws. Crows remember kindness and meanness generationally, so be sure to greet your bird friends. My greeting is always, “Hello cool crow, we have no beef. Have a good day.” I assume they know our beef status, but I like to directly address it and reinforce the lack of said beef. If you ever walk around with me, you might notice I say hi to pretty much every animal I see—a habit I’ve picked up in the last 7 or 8 years. Be nice to animals because they have to put up with our shit.

Anyways, animals are cool, the fall is cool, and I hope your week is similarly chill. Enjoy~