When’s the last time we had a Saturday chat? Too long….
This… this was our recent weekend jaunt to to Glacier National Park. Ummm… how lucky are we?? We had the most beautiful sunny bluebird day, a spring picnic by the lake, a refreshing hike without the crowds, and spent the day with two little lovebirds enjoying the view.
So, I’m going to warn you now, if you wanted a lighthearted Saturday Coffee break, this isn’t it. Things are about to take a serious turn around here. So, buckle up and let’s talk about life.
Uh. What can I even say? THIS TALK by Tim Urban (whose blog Wait But Why is seriously awesome, by the way, especially his article on the Fermi paradox) is probably the scariest thing I have ever watched. Ever. Why isn’t everyone talking about this??? This seems so much scarier, more imminent, more man-made, more likely, and more completely devastating than global warming, nuclear war, asteroids hitting the earth, God’s wrath, or any other Armageddon theory out there. I don’t want to be a downer, but seriously this is a must watch video if you don’t know much about the future of AI. Plus, I’m a nerd, so this science/technology/metaphysical/philosophical/existential kind of thing fascinates me. It’s a long video, but worth it….
Speaking of nerdy, science-y, and meaning-of-life-type-things, have you heard of SpaceX? My dreaming, exploring, I-want-to-see-the-entire-world-and-now-the-universe mind has been soaring off planet earth as of late to imagine the possibilities and SpaceX is taking real steps to make this happen (ever since NASA went from being a beacon of human accomplishment and national pride to, ummm… well, whatever it is today). I’ve become fascinated by the idea that space exploration and humans living off planet earth is likely to become reality in the near future. It seems like the natural next step in human progression and survival. Would I volunteer to be the medical provider on a one-way trip to inhabit Mars?? Maybe, just maybe…. As long as my techie husband can join me. That kind of opportunity would be an incredible way to fulfill the next item on today’s discussion board:
Life purpose. This is a great read on how to figure out your own life purpose, a question which usually leaves me feeling totally overwhelmed and pitifully unsuccessful. Rather than asking “What is my life purpose?” we should be asking, “What can I do with my time that is important?”, and 6 other enlightening questions to help you figure out what you are really meant to do with your life.
Okay. Now, let’s move on to some rather mundane things since we have had some serious contemplation about the future of human existence and the meaning of life….
Crumpets! Oh, my British loving heart. I must try these!
These S’mores Hershey Kiss Blossom Cookies. A perfect twist on a classic.
Soup for dessert? If it’s like this Mint Chocolate Dessert Soup, I’ll take it!
Are you kidding me? These homemade mini marshmallows look amazing.
Gorgeous watercolors. I want to cover my whole life in these. And my future home, someday….
This oatmeal latte had to be made for me! It’s so strange, yet so absolutely perfect. I can’t even….
Do you watch Outlander? If you don’t, you really should. And if you haven’t read it you should do that even more. I discovered these books by Diana Gabaldon purely by chance about 15 years ago, before anyone had even heard of it, and eagerly awaited each new book. It was then, and still is, my favorite series ever… because some like it Scot. oh, yes.
Until next time, my friends!