This week, my guilty pleasure has been the Apple TV+ show Severance (spoiler alert: nah, no spoilers here!). The series explores extreme work-life balance. Severance is a voluntary surgical procedure to implant a chip which limits your access to memories based on location. When at work, you can only access work memories. Exit work and you have no clue what you do for a living. Talk about a huge blank canvas to draw viewers in! Setting aside the possibilities and plot twists available (and there are many), some elements of the show have unsettled me. Not the obvious ones, mind you! The company where the characters work is pronounced Lumen (the fourth letter in the logo is a drop, so my spelling may be a tad inaccurate). Lumen, of course, is the current name for Level 3, the former employer, who gave me a generous Severance package in 2015. Whoa! But wait, there’s more! The department where the protagonist works is called MDR (Macrodata Refinement). Coincidentally(?) Nuspire’s (my current employer’s) flagship product is Managed Detection and Response (you guessed it, MDR!). Creepy!!! While there does not appear to be a hole where my workday should be, I can’t help but wonder what it all means! Speaking of holes, there’s apparently a debate over the origin of donut holes. Another donut mystery: what the hell is a Mochi Donut? (wish me luck, I’m heading down to Dochi Donuts to find-out).