Days like this, I just want to fast forward directly to fall.
Photo by: veganLazySmurf
Good morning, RVA! It’s 74 °F and the same as it ever was–well, the weather’s the same as yesterday at least. Today brings warm temperatures, high humidity, and a chance for showers throughout the day—with a higher chance right before lunch. Try to construct an outfit entirely from fabrics that are simultaneously waterproof and breathable.
Lots of Bus Rapid Transit news today–it’s a BRTathon! BRTpalooza! BRTnanigans?
- Earlier this week I continued my quest to answer a billion questions about our impending BRT system. This week: what’s the actual bus like? There’s a even a civil and interesting conversation in the comment section! Gasp!
- GRTC, Richmond City, and Henrico County released a giant set of answers to the 45 BRT-related questions posed by RVA Smart Transit–a group that is against the current BRT plan (not to be confused with RVA Rapid Transit, a pro-BRT group that predates the other one).
- The city’s Urban Design Committee will meet today at 10:00 AM to review the “location, character, and extent” of the BRT.
Mark Robinson at Richmond Magazine reminds me that the train shed behind Main Street Station is still a thing. Not only is it still a thing, but it’s a thing undergoing renovations–some of which may help land a spot on the future (and, at this point, theoretical) DC-to-Richmond high speed rail. You need to read this!
I love, love, love this move by Washington & Lee to bar the Sons of Confederate Veterans from holding a Lee-Jackson Day event in the Lee Chapel. They cite “uncivil attacks in messages to the university, letters to the editors of local newspapers and social media postings”–looks like, sometimes, there are real-world consequence to online actions!
Final Fantasy VII now exists for iOS devices, and I now know how I will spend the majority of my time on vacation.
- Squirrels split the double header with Binghamton. That series wraps up tonight at 6:35 PM.
- Nats beat the Rockies 4-1. They’ll look for the sweep tonight at 8:40 PM.
This morning’s longread
This memory seems silly now, but it remains vividly planted in my mind because I think it’s the first time I felt ashamed over something so trivial. How could I have chosen the plastic cat bag?! What was I thinking? Little eight-year-old me couldn’t handle the poor choice I’d made only three months earlier. It was the first of many times I’d beat myself up over something that, ultimately, is meaningless. So I picked an inferior backpack! So what, who cares, right? I wish eight-year-old me could have seen it that way. But she cared. A LOT.
I’m sure that, right now, you are thinking of something trivial that happened to you decades ago that still fills you with shame and embarrassment. What is with our brains!? They need to cut it out!
This morning’s Instagram
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