It’s been a while since I posted on Incognito Transit, and there’s a lot to update you folks on. Just prior to my postgraduate application interview at University of Minnesota, I posted a video detailing the ridiculousness of Microsoft’s new account creation anti-spam ‘game.’ The ‘game’ was so f***ing difficult, I wasted at least three hours trying to create a Skype account. To beat the ‘game,’ I had to look at a series of six different dice rolls and choose the set of dice that add up to 14. If I made an error throughout the series or wasted too much time on a single dice roll, I had to start over from the beginning. It was so frustrating, I ended up sending my video to all the tech magazines that I knew of. Then, I decided that leaving the raw video of my rampage on Facebook was going to eventually come back and bite me in the *****. I decided to take a break from Facebook so I can concentrate on what really mattered at the time: finishing my postgraduate application interview, and making sure kids at the high school I volunteer at don’t see the hell I rained down on Microsoft.
With that said, I am really enjoying my social media vacation. In addition to spending 4 evenings a week with the Indigenous Research Families at UW, I began a few personal projects to tackle the practical and emotional demands of working and living on my own. Shortly after vacating Facebook, I took on the increasingly audacious task of replacing a slow hard drive with a fast solid state drive (SSD). It was such a satisfying project, knowing my computer will last for as long as remote learning demands. I also began my waterbending training once again, which was interrupted early last year due to the emergence of coronavirus. The resumption of my training proved to be well-timed because one night earlier this February, several non-corporeal dark spirits visited me in my sleep. I didn’t what to do at the time. I just managed to perform spiritbending to pacify the dark spirits and continue my sleep. How that happened and why is beyond me. Later that same week though, I received a final decision on my University of Minnesota postgraduate application. More on that decision to follow in the next blog post.
If my newly discovered ability to spiritbend has your jaws wide open, that’s a good thing. The stressors of coronavirus has everyone clenching their jaws at their own personal demise. All that aside though, I’m letting you know I’m planning to be back on Facebook soon. The video I posted about the dice game will be gone by then, but I’m planning to edit out the parts that serve nothing more than my own embarassment. There’s definitely a lot of exciting things come this Spring, which include an analysis of the 2021 Husky 100, some new poems, and of course the outcomes of my postgraduate applications. Stay tuned for more updates. That’s it. See you.