Another day, another unhinged quote from The Former Guy (TFG), discussing Mark Esper’s new book in which he describes the crazy shit TFG wanted to do.

“This is a complete lie, and 10 witnesses can back it up. Mark Esper was weak and totally ineffective, and because of it, I had to run the military,” Trump said. “I took out ISIS, [Iranian commander] Qassem Soleimani, [Islamic State leader Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi, rebuilt the military with $52.5 trillion, created Space Force, and so much more.”

Via Newsweek

He had to run the military!? Right. He’s the poster child for megalomaniac narcissism. He should never, ever again be allowed any governance role in the US.

In less maddening news, I have a new watch/health monitor – a Garmin Vivoactive 4. I like it so far – it fits, feels, and looks better than the Apple watch. It’s a bit more complicated to set up and use, but that part never worries me. I think I got the 45mm version (it’s hard to know for sure, the Amazon and Garmin sites don’t make it easy to determine), so it’s a decent size on the wrist. The Apple’s display is brighter and better, but the Garmin has more features, hugely better battery life, and the aforementioned better look and feel. The watch is part of my latest “get back in shape” plan.

Aaaand…just realized that Friday this week is a Friday the 13th. Yikes. Have to be extra careful that day – I’m not generally superstitious, but something about that date freaks me out a bit. Maybe I have triskaidekaphobia.