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Shower Thoughts: Does $2 billion from Bezos satisfy you?

Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

I forgot to think in the shower yesterday, so let’s do it today. These are the random things that go through my head while fogging up the mirror. I call it Shower Thoughts.

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Congratulations to the Seattle Storm for winning their third championship. They swept the Washington Mystic last night in the WNBA Finals. I find it ironic that Seattle’s most decorated team is also its least popular.

As I hit my snooze button today I wondered why a second is the length that it is, and why there are 60 seconds in a minute. I initially thought it had something to do with the speed of light and how far it travels over a given time, but Wikipedia says that’s wrong. It’s thought to be a division of the Earth’s rotation cycle. So I guess there could have been 100 seconds in a minute if we wanted it that way. It’s also interesting to think about things during the sundial era. I guess you just kind of showed up and waited around a lot.

I’m sending positive vibes to all the Americans in the path of Hurricane Florence. There’s nothing quite like the impeding anxiety and doom of waiting for a hurricane to make landfall. Having all your possessions flooded is the worst. Did you know that the Waffle House is used to gauge how bad a storm is? Officials use how many Waffle Houses close and how quickly the re-open as a metric. It’s a thing, look it up.

We’ve all been following the story of rescue efforts but NOAA to save the orca, J-50. There’s a different government entity that is actively killing wolves right now because the wolves are hunting livestock. The state wants to protect the livestock so humans can then kill the livestock and eat them. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.

Today, I weighed in at 206 pounds. At my heaviest, I was up over 265. For whatever reason I want the scale to read 199. Why does 199 feel so much different than 206 psychologically?

A thought for all the critics of Jeff Bezos and how much he should be giving back. He just dropped $2 billion into a foundation to help homelessness and child education. Does that satisfy everyone, or will you say, “Yeah, that’s cool and all, but Bill Gates has given $50 billion?”

And finally, will the first person that gets a new iPhone XS Max let me know if it’s worth the $1100 price tag?

That’s it, the mirror is sufficiently fogged. Shower Thoughts are over.

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