a pale slim ghost

is Kara Brightwell

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weeknotes #4: gaslit by apple maps

by Kara Brightwell

1.hello from the surrey hills

  • we are camping and it is raining, a lot
  • i just barbecued some smoked mackerel fillets and oh my god. then they got rained on and we ate them in the car
  • last time we came here apple maps navigated us to a dead end seven miles away and then said “you have arrived”, very clearly nowhere near the pin on the map
    • imagine being gaslit by apple maps
    • this time we got it to give directions to the pub in the village
  • we put a kettle on and almost immediately ran out of butane. and then it got rained on
  • i love it here

2. i sold a lens to a friend of a friend

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weeknotes #2: a real burger made out of cow

by Kara Brightwell

1. i went to the office, and it was normal

  • i went to the office, and it was normal?
  • i've gotten weirdly good at self-administering a lateral flow test
    • Kara Brightwell: skilled at scraping her own tonsils, and inserting things too far up her nostrils
    • imagine showing that my to myself eighteen months ago
    • she'd probably go "oh okay so, uh, 'Kara', i see, that's a thing we did, okay. wanna make out"
  • i had a desk assigned to me, and it was by a window, and it was in a building that isn't my flat, and i got to go there and not be in the same 46m² forever
  • i saw like. twenty people. in an office that has capacity for like fifteen hundred.
  • i had a burger, a real burger made out of cow, from a fast food restaurant, with cheesy fries
  • it was so normal!
  • this is genuinely the best thing i've been able to do for my mental health during the entire panettone
  • i'm going back like. twice a week now, fuck it

2. trying not to burn out

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