She switches to the backstroke after ten laps. Ten more and she rolls over again; breaststroke. She has waterproof headphones and an audiobook going.
"I'm the nerd kind of green!"
"There are many kinds of nerd!"
"I don't know that you want to read the seven hundred comment thread on water carriers, to be clear."
"I am staying well clear of the comments."
"But then you won't know all the sociological implications," she notes. "I only cover the aspects of the argument that aren't totally stupid, I rely on my commenters to fill in the rest."
"'Here be a detailed explanation of the arguments that are not totally stupid, but also let's not forget that some people are stupid in new and inventive ways all the time,' I think I don't need to read the second part of that."
"I suppose. And sometimes I do have to comment on the nonstupid possible reactions to the stupid, since the sports world has to react to public opinion, which never fails to deliver some stupid."
"How often are the stupid opinions you comment on actually steelmen of the even more stupid ones people actually hold?"
"Frequently. It's just easier to hold them in my brain that way."
"Maybe I should start reading the comments. For entertainment."
"I believe some people find it entertaining!"
"I think I had my fill of entertaining forum comments when I was three."
"To each their own, if I ever really want you to read some of my comments I'll quote them in a toplevel."
"Thank you kindly, saves me the trouble."
"You're welcome. Oh, before I forget let me send you the details of the Oddball Blogs panel event, Ohan -" She grabs her everything and forwards him the email.