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There are many johannabs, johannabees, johannab33s and more than that johannas out there. I am a few of them.

wanting to remind everyone since the seasons are changing about the discourse from like a couple years ago where we figured out that saying "spooky" is racist. there's searchable articles written on this with detailed history if you need the reciepts or whatever. just say "scary season" or "halloween" instead of a word that harms our friends on here.

Fall weather and temps have landed abruptly and right on time today. Love it.

Here's hoping for several weeks of cool sunshine and the smell of leaves.

Oakville Trafalgar High School is gonna have to explain this shit storm some how or another and IDEK know what to make of it.

JFGI if you want to know. It's a disaster any way about it for a huge school and any gender diverse students and staff and I have no idea what is to blame for this.

Oh, I am SO looking forward to Lumen being back in full this year.


Found this lurking by the Clay and Glass on my walk tonight:

Chat group with friends:
Friend 1: So... the Queen's funeral is on International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Friend2: Nothing about this will go wrong.

workin' from home, spouse out of house... I can play music OUT LOUD woo!

I want to hear what my community knows about people.

If you can't or aren't comfortable commenting - fire a DM, a link or a subtweet. I'm listening.

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Shared from my twit feed, in case I have locals here too:

I want to hear from any queer, trans, racialized and marginalized tweeps and friends about my local municipal and school board candidates. I'm reading what I can find but that's usually only what they put out themselves, and I have the privilege of interacting from within the limits of my middle-aged, cis, white skin. I do not doubt I miss things that others are so much more attuned to.

Condo AGM 2022 done and dusted.

Unfortunately I continue to be seen as adequate by my fellow homeowners, no one has mutinied against my Board chairship yet. Dammit.

A sincere tip for longtime fediverse people who would like their friends to stick around here longer than a week:

If you're on Mastodon or Hometown, you can click the "bell" icon in the profile of someone you follow. This will make it so that every time they post, it will appear in your notifications like an "@". I am enabling this temporarily for friends so that I remember to interact with them. This is important for making this place feel more lively and helps people stick around!

I bet this is absolutely mindblowing live. It's a bit tinny over Sirius.

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In recent months, I kinda rediscovered I like music.

In particular, Pearl Jam, whose latest album I kinda missed (because pandemic).

Now listening to a livestreamed concert from the Apollo in New York and dayyum... I have had a strictly no-big-concerts policy since I almost got trampled at age 17, but I would make an exception for this.

well that did not work well at all.

'Shop citizens, we're still working on getting a funding *link* put up in some sort of nice way.

If anyone who was willing to support via Patreon previously would like to continue to do so - reach out. I have Stripe set up, I'm just having trouble embedding it nicely.

(This is almost certainly a me problem, not a stripe problem, so I can sent you to the donation or subscription page directly, I think).

Noticing this year that there's a late summer surge of bees/wasps/ants around the property.

There's not really much to pollinate at this point, and in the case of the ants and carpenter bees, they're kindof a mess (for a property framed in lots of old wood).

Really don't know what to think of it... climate/weather weirdness? (it's way too hot) Just happenstance around the property? We've also developed a bat problem seemingly out of nowhere.

I have misplaced a spindle full of plied yarn from a bit I've been working on for years....

I've now got the 2nd two spindles of singles done and need to ply, but I need to find the plied one so I know which end I worked from (it's a gradient) or what exactly I was trying to do at all.

bad part is in the queen's second phase, she can summon dragons and throw the moon at you

wah. just walked off all my blood sugar and now several areas of my face AND BODY (usually it's only facial and hand skin) feel like there are prickly cold little bugs crawling on me.

diabetes is weird.

Do I know any humans looking for technical support work in the area of Melbourne, AUS?

My extended global team has a spot. Lemme know if you want deets.

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