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Please submit follow request if you think I'm worth the bother - I'm "locked" only to block nonsense, not Fedizens.

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

Election Day in Canada. Really really struggled with this one (but voted, of course). Status-quo party legit had the best platform, but I'm struggling a lot with some of the people including my MP. OTOH - no other party was doing better and many worse.

Best tactic I could take on it: resist voting "against" just because I'm pissed off. This was definitely a board-the-bus-that's-going-closest election, and I fear there's still a long hike at the end.

My replacement fridge, ordered in March to replace the 22 year old one that has intermittently broken down since 2019, was originally supposed to be here first week of July.

Then I got a call in May to pay up the balance as they said it was on the truck for first week of June! Yay!

Then I got an automated message saying we were back to July. fuckers.

"First week of July" come and gone... no fridge. Chased them down. NOW IT'S BLOODY OCTOBER.

Not a hint of giving me my money back either.

Tooting friends who might be drop-some-spare-change inclined ...

I nominally participate in Neighbourhood Association, and we have a fundraiser going to help settle a refugee family in Southern Ontario, Canada.

This is our second formal refugee sponsorship and the 4th family we have helped to find their way here formally or informally.

Spare change, a boost, or your best wishes are all welcome!

Hmm … been off again for a while. It’s interesting, and a bit spooky, to come back here after a few weeks and sense a changed vibe. The world is getting to us (as we even are getting to the world, it seems.)

Plus-size linen pants. Can buy in/ship to Canada. Anyone?

How can I feel so tired and still feel like “nothing got done”?

Bought and planted two (small) trees, repositioned the umbrella and weights, threw out some deteriorated planters I won’t use again, helped the kid set up a strawberry stack, tidied more of patio, portioned out some flax seeds to share for planting…. Now so, so sore but feel like I have everything left to do.

Heh. Of course spouse had an old convo archived . My original icq UIN was 7231217. I wonder if I can get back in? 😹

Attempting to consolidate some social and email accounts, and to delete others. After - yikes - over 30 years of online life, this is a stinking trash heap to sort out. And I kinda miss ICQ and may still have an account but no idea of the password or even what email address I would have had back then. Goes back to at least 1997.

Any Fedizens have an apple-ecosystem food&exercise tracker app they like? MFP has become an assault of advertising either for their own enhancements or promoted partners and it's too cumbersome. Don't mind paying for the app, but I also don't want a $60/month "service" either.

48 hrs post-vax, have the very slightest of slight sore spots on my left delt. Like, only noticeable if I put my fingertip on the exact fingertip-sized sore spot. It'll be gone by morning! And Yay, antibodies!

Ontario: very very slightly less fucked up than the worst jurisdictions.

"Who sent you?"
The intruder froze.
"You haven't come to seek gold or glory for yourself," the dragon said.
It was a short, sad, familiar story.
"Do you want to stay," the dragon asked, "with the others?"
The dragon called for his adopted children.
"I hoard family."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

It's been a painful journey of discovery and exacting measurements, but I may, finally, have found a new fridge that'll fit my stupid kitchen.

It'll be here in late July, so we'll have to keep pouring boiling water through the fan every few weeks until then.

Lunch today is fridge surprise.
Heap of leftover greens and shredded veggies.
The last of the week's lunchmeat chopped and tossed in.
An interesting-seeming condiment from some meal subscription leftover - have forgotten which, cannot identify.

Tasty, hopefully I'm just fine here tomorrow.

I'm struggling to see how cryptocurrencies are the answer to anything. NFTs. Whatever.

I can't see anything but a transference of hoarded - and hence, unproductive - wealth from the current "top" 1% to a different 1% who are mostly already 10-12%-ers.

You're just shuffling the same royal flush.

I'm alternating paying a bit into my pension with making sub-$100 charity donations for people who otherwise can't buy food. WTF. AND I AM DOING WELL.

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