Chris Thomas


Weeknote S2 E7

My cat Bev is staring at me uncomfortably as I write this. Like a cold dead stare.

This last week has been quite bland, in a good way. No intense lows or feelings of dread. I don’t know why that is but I’ll take it.

If I haven’t written or recorded anything for my weeknote during the week, I usually look back at my camera roll, calendar, emails etc. for a trace of life. And there’s pretty much nothing since last weekend.

Feels a bit like how people speculate that the Dark Ages were a period of unprecedented peace because no history was happening. Not true, like. Just chaos and suffering that no-one wrote down. What am I feeling that I’m not aware of? I’m not always very in touch with my emotions until they get bad.

It could just be that Liverpool haven’t played for a couple of weeks.

My week at work was filled with a lot of writing things up and telling people what’s going on – summaries of work we’ve recently completed, summaries of work we’re planning to do. We’re trying to be more transparent about the decisions we make in the Design System and better at communicating them to our users. Which I think is really important. But I had this moment towards the end of the week where I was like ‘holy shit we are a design bureaucracy and I am a design clerk’. That’s not inherently bad. Hopefully we’re the good kind of bureaucracy.

Dunno what else happened. A load of news I can’t comment on. Some arsehole property developer NIMBY woes that I probably shouldn’t comment on. Had a few nice walks. Made some more wedding plans. Threw out some sauerkraut I was making that went mouldy. Booked some tables at restaurants for when that’s possible again. That’s about it. I don’t know why you read this, but thank you.