And The Universe Laughed

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Twelve]

Not immediately after I wrote yesterday’s ZOMG Everyone is BETTER post Girl Twin super puked and it sucked but as I was falling asleep I literally laughed ALOUD remembering some of the details of the experience.

But first the news:

Just to be clear – those riots that are happening in the rest of the country are not happening here in Groningen province. And definitely not here in Haren.

I’ll let you know if that changes.

But let’s talk about puke cause that’s more fun.

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Is That Light At The End Of The Tunnel?!?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eleven]

Photo by Josh Hild on Unsplash

It seems there’s light at the end of the tunnel as neither twin has thrown up or burst into flame or otherwise indicated agitation beyond wanting to watch Elsa AGAIN.

Or Morphle.

Frakin’ Morphle.

But first the news:

There’s a superstitious part of me that doesn’t want to mention that we’ve got an entire twenty four hours free of any symptoms whatsoever – INCLUDING me – and I’m sort of hopeful that this stomach flu has passed.

Pun intended.

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Fuck. And Now The Twins Are Sick.

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ten]

Remember how I was sick last week?

The twins have been dealing with Something Similar(tm) THIS week.

As in, one will get a temperature, come home from daycare, and be fine by the next morning. Then the other will throw up, come home from daycare, and be fine by next morning.


Every. Single. Day.

But first the news:

Yesterday was no exception.

Literally, I finish my talk for SheSharp Community Day, and the daycare calls to say Girl Twin threw up.

Awesome timing.

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Inauguration Day Highlights

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Nine]

Two days later….



The twins have been sick.

And I had a talk today.

And there was SO! MUCH! Awesomeness!

But first the news:

There’s a stunning video highlighting how different Biden’s inauguration was from past inaugurations due to COVID and the insurrection two weeks ago, but my absolute favourite was Amanda Gorman.

I cried.

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Outreachy Internships Available

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eight]

Grant for Humanitarian Open Source Communities

Deadline: 01 March 2021 at 1600 UTC

Outreachy is a paid, remote internship program. Internships last three months. Interns and mentors work completely remotely.

Outreachy’s goal is to improve diversity in open source. Past interns are 92% women, 64% people of color, and 12% from a historically disadvantaged caste or tribe. Interns come from around the world, with many interns located in India, Nigeria, and Uganda.

But first the news:

Outreachy is providing a grant to fund interns working with humanitarian open source communities. The Outreachy grant will pay for the internship stipend. This is an ideal chance to get a diverse set of people working with your humanitarian open source community.

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