Good morning and happy pre-midterms. Twitter is in shambles, as the prophets foretold, but everything seems to be going fine over here on the seventh-most-popular newsletter platform I'm aware of. Let's see what the newsletter fairy dropped off for us this week.
Item 1: a link
This is from a blog written by a person who is spending the summer working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Some posts are about cool stuff like assaying cracks in sea ice. And some posts are about the zillions of quotidian problems you have to deal with when you’re spending half the year on the bottom of the planet, thousands of miles away from anything we’d generally think of as civilization. For example, how do you deal with all those two-factor codes everyone texts you, if you don’t have cell service? Not easily, is how! Here’s another fun one about credit card fraud alerts.
(Loyal readers will remember that this isn't Wolmania's first rodeo, Antarctica-wise.)
Item 2: a list
Bold (née Bold and Zesty) Chex Mix components, ranked:
- Corn Chex
- Rye chips
- Wheat Chex
- Mini breadsticks
Item 3: a media recommendation
Item 4: word of the week
Item 5: a photograph
Here's some more information about this photo and batstars and nature, red in tooth and claw.
Always good to end on a (seemingly!) melancholic note.
Bye for now and thanks for reading. Please don't forget to vote, especially if you happen to be a quarter million people in Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Nevada, Arizona, etc. See you next week.