Errands Day

I took the day off work today to vote and run some errands I’ve been putting off for a really long time, because I hate leaving the house. I find that almost anything that can be done out in the physical world can be done much more quickly and accurately online. But sometimes you have to go do things out there. With people. Today was one of those days.Continue reading “Errands Day”

Soylent – Day Five

Today, let’s talk about nature. One of the objections I frequently see to Soylent and any sort of processed food replacement is that it isn’t “natural.” People seem to be operating under the delusion that nature is benevolent. It is, of course, crazy to ascribe human characteristics to nature, but still, I am pretty sure that nature actively loathes us.Continue reading “Soylent – Day Five”

Soylent – Day Four

I spent all day working from bed today, because my lower back was actually really jacked up. I feel much better after a day resting it; plus, I realized the ibuprofen I’d been dosing myself with since Saturday actually expired in 2011, so that explains a lot. Anyway, because I barely moved today, I didn’t really need to drink a lot of Soylent.Continue reading “Soylent – Day Four”

Soylent – Day Three

I’m going to try really hard not to be evangelical about this, because I am all too familiar with the ludicrous claims of people who have gone on some sort of restrictive eating regimen: I had so much more energy! My skin cleared up! I was able to break through brick walls with my fists! I could suddenly understand the speech of animals! I was entirely able to forget that in the end, the best I can hope for myself is to be slightly older, leaner wormfood!Continue reading “Soylent – Day Three”

Soylent – Day Two

So, guess what, everyone?

Are you ready for this?

I did not get hungry before bedtime last night! I did get hungry an hour after bedtime when I was still fucking around on the internet, but that was my own fault. The point is, a pitcher of Soylent held me all day, for my usual day. And so I went into Day Two with good spirits.Continue reading “Soylent – Day Two”

Soylent – Day One

Today was my first day of Soylent consumption, and I think it went pretty well, actually! I am one of those people who wakes up kind of nauseous, so I generally start with coffee and then eat something after I’ve been up an hour or so. Usually that would be Cheerios or cookies or whatever, but today it was Soylent.Continue reading “Soylent – Day One”

A Week of Soylent

About a year ago, I went in on the Soylent kickstarter. If you haven’t heard of Soylent, here is an article about it. I am basically Soylent’s target customer — I’ve been dreaming of a food pill for years. It’s not that I don’t enjoy food. I do. I love eating as much as the next person, but I don’t need to do it multiple times a day every single day for my entire life. Continue reading “A Week of Soylent”

My a8c Story

As most of you know, I work as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic (a8c, for short), which means I provide support for people who use This week, a bunch of my colleagues are posting about our daily work. If you’re interested in what people who have my same job do every day, check out the posts under the a8cday tag.Continue reading “My a8c Story”