Matt Marshall

November 2019

Is there a word to describe the feeling you get when someone buys you an enormous box of tea but it's a brand you don't like and you're incredibly grateful because it's such a lovely gesture but then you try to make a cup of tea and try your best to like it but it tastes manky but then you feel guilty for feeling that way and then you feel bad for being so choosy about tea but tea's important to you and now you have around 250 manky brews to look forward to but you love the person who brought you the tea and don't want to not drink them and you wish you were less choosy and really the person was just trying to help and it's been one of the nicest gestures someone's made for you in a long time and then you're overwhelmed with gratitude and then you take another sip of tea but it tastes manky and then it starts over again.

Is there a word for that?

tea gratitude

Continuing on the theme of dark mode everywhere, I have installed a Dark Reader for Firefox and learned two things:

  • You get used to it scarily quickly. The CSS is really nice, and most websites are compatible. It feels really natural.
  • Brimstone's CSS is so simple it looks really good in Dark Mode. That's kinda neat.

brimstone life health web dark mode eyesight

Me at 16: Uses dark mode on everything because am an edgy boi
Me at 19: Doesn't use dark mode because slightly less edgy
Me at 28: Dark mode on everything because I'm old and my eyes hurt

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