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Welp, it’s 2022 already.

Nine days into 2022. Not much has changed; the pandemic is still raging, work is still invading my personal life, and I’m gaining weight as I breathe every day.

I’ve never been one to make a resolution, and surprisingly not many people I know are keen on making one, what with the pandemic is making all matters of planning on hold. Having said that, it irks me a little bit that 2021 just passed in a blink of an eye; to be fair it felt like an eternity but suddenly it’s 2022 and I’m aghast to note that my 2021 is awful if not abysmal.

Without much ado, these are my 2021 highlights, which came a bit late to my realisation.

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#FictionFriday

#FictionFriday: Another Job Well Done.

A/N: Wow, it’s been a long time since I last wrote a short story. Must have been ages ago, when I thought my biggest problem was being alone and having to fight off a pervert boss. Now, thankfully, no more pervert boss; just one that breathes down your neck and made you feel suffocated, literally and figuratively. Hey, maybe that’s where the idea of this short story came from?


I don’t understand what’s so hard about doing a 9-5 desk job, humans are so spoiled. All they do is complain day in and day out about how horrible their jobs are, but they show up the next day and the day after that, and well you get the gist.

Look here, I have been doing this desk job for I don’t know how many millennia, and you don’t see me complaining nor do you see me needing a break or what you corporate slaves called, “annual leave”; and this is me working without a clear definition of working hours. I mean, time is just a concept if you’re a being like me. After a couple of hundred years, you’ll start to realise that time means nothing.

Oh, what do I do here? Well, it’s nothing fancy, but it keeps me busy, so I don’t go around, and I quote, wreaking havoc. I mean, you shoot a couple of arrows and made people fall in love one time, and suddenly you’re strapped on a table doing admin work and you’re not allowed to be anywhere near arrows. I thought everybody loves to love, you know?

Anyway, recently things have been busy around here. There’s so much paperwork, directives, reports, what have you that I must sort out. Luckily, I’m quick with my hands so everything is distributed well in time, and all is well in your tiny little world. You are very much welcome.

What? What kind of documents do I distribute? Now, that’s a secret. I’m afraid I cannot tell you about that.

Wait, how did you even get here? This place is limited to authorised personnel only, and you being human means you are not personnel, let alone authorised to be here. Now, off you go before I mislabel these documents and cause the end of the world. Hahaha … What? No, it’s a joke. Off you go.

Oh, humans, you would think they would have developed a sense of joke at this point.

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DNF

DNF: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake, by Steven Novella

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Title: The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Author: Steven Novella

Genre: Science, Nonfiction

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Rambling about books

Book review: A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love, by Matt McNabb

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Rating: ⭐

Title: A Secret History of Brands: The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love

Author: Matt McNabb

Genre: History, Non-fiction

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