Day 2/21: Need for Sleep

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Woke up a little late. But I managed to catch up with the day. Had this conversation with Ar about Sex and the City, and how it probably pioneered female centric movies that dealt with their friendships and relationships (which are still so few in the world), and men who are always one foot out of the frame. Both of us based our opinions on the movies, and not the TV shows, so we could be wrong. Did Carrie Bradshaw own too many things? Would you hold that against her? Let me know. Work was heavy, with little time to finish what I wanted. The day was littered with long, taxing meetings, which eventually ate up into the time I’d left for a walk. It’s during my walk that I listen to podcasts – Day 2 was harder/more tiring than day 1 (obviously)

The Dilemma about the Nighttime Routine

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Everyday I resolve to read more, outside of social media and outside of work. Outside of what Google and Facebook have decided will interest me and make me click: algorithmically curated, bite-sized pieces of information (including the occasional ‘long form’ pieces that aren’t really that long) that are meant to make me react in some form – outrage, purchase, or binge on. I like that my books don’t have an ulterior motive. They don’t measure which page I spent the most time on, which page made me leave, which page made me read longer than usual or what exact emotions I had when I flicked through the pages (Like? Love? Wow?). They neither push notifications at me, nor do they run analytics to find out how to slowly make me dependent on them. They don’t make me feel like crap when I’ve consumed a little more than I should have. And most importantly, they slowly, magically lull […]