Stuck in time

<p>It happened imperceptibly. I just started listening to old 80’s and 90’s tracks. Some Pixies here, a smattering of Depeche Mode and The Cure there. Then it was deep dives into all the old albums. Doolittle, Psychocandy, Disintegration, Bleach. On Spotify I built a playlist of hundreds of songs from the before 1996. Then I found it was all I was listening to. I started wearing baggy jeans again. No Doc Martins, but the clunkiest shoes I own. I spotted a flannel at the local consignment, bought it. Combed my hair down in my eyes. Complained about corporate rock. Bought a 3-foot metal chain for my wallet. Pierced only my ear … left ear … or right, can’t remember.</p>

Tech companies paying you to have kids … later

This kinda creeps me out a litttle: Apple and Facebook Pay for Female Employees to Freeze Eggs I’m not really sure why exactly. I suppose any “benefit” a company provides is a good thing, so I’m all for it. But it just kinda stinks of “Hey, why have kids now when you can put it off indefinitely?”. And since shareholder corporations generally act in their financial best interest, I’m curious what the angle is. Have they done the math and decided this will lead to fewer pregnancies on company time and so it’s worth the expense? Not that anyone should be having children mind you. They’re disgusting little germ traps!