Out of the Blue

We're celebrating here in the BlueTower, as today is our wedding anniversary. That's actually poetic license, as MrsBlue is coming home from Pennsylvania later today, but we do have a dinner reservation tonight. It is quite a schlep home for her, though, so we're leaving open the option of switching our night out to the weekend if it suits us. Something about the occasion struck me just this week. We originally planned on getting married on the 20th, which was somewhat random, but we had to push it back a week due to a conflict with another wedding. Had our plan stayed unchanged, we would have gotten married on 4/20 before scooting off to Europe for a honeymoon that included time in Amsterdam. This was 21 years ago, so 4/20 wasn't even a thing back then, but I'm not sure anyone would have believed us that this was coincidence at this point. Probably doesn't help that our officiants were Cheech and Chong?

Annual Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: CollIDLE - Play on Crazy Games
Stories: A Solid Gold Darth Vader for the Sith Who Has Everything. Thanks Neutronbeam.
ESPN lays off about 100 employees, including Danny Kanell, Ed Werder.
Science: Experts- Headline-grabbing editorial on saturated fats “bizarre,” “misleading.”
Media: Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing. Thanks Polygon.
Honest Ads - Why Credit Cards Are A Scam.
How Nature Documentaries Are Fake.
Follow-up: United dragging report- ‘Our review shows that many things went wrong that day.’
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While I can’t disagree that credit cards can be scams, I feel like that piece was excusing people for lacking self-control. I’ve always felt there was a pretty simple concept behind keeping debt free with a credit card; if you can’t afford to buy something why would you decide to buy it anyways and then pay more for it later? You can’t afford it, how is paying more for it a reasonable solution? I understand shit happens sometimes, expenses due to accidents, medical, etc., but I feel so many people take a, ‘fuckit I want it now and will deal with the finances later’ approach. Sorry, don’t have much pity for people who get hit with the credit card ‘scam’ that way; particularly if they refuse to acknowledge it was their behaviors that caused the problem in the first place.
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