I mean... I get it. There's a lot of shitty stuff in the world. You need to vent sometimes. Everyone does.
But if all you ever do is talk about things which make you angry or depressed, and fill all the gaps with inane shitposts? Think about what you're doing to your mental health.
You don't want to be the kind of person whose head is always full of things you hate. Remember to keep some space in there for the good things too.
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Reminder to self (and anyone who might benefit from it:
Tidying or cleaning is not an all-or-nothing thing.
If your home is a disaster and far too much to tidy up in one go, that's OK, you don't have to do it in one go.
You can make more progresss than you expect in 20 minutes of concentrated work. Or 10 minutes. Or 5 minutes.
Even if you do just one thing, like collect a handful of things that belong in the trash and put it there, you will have improved things.
The outside of the former Great Maple restaurant at Del Amo Fashion Center. It opened with the new upscale wing of the mall, and closed suddenly about a year later. (Like, people showed up to work and the door was locked.) Nothing’s moved in since then, and of course nothing’s likely to move in for a while now.
The facade reminds me a little of the facade on the old medical building that used to stand near the corner. It was demolished for the parking lot that came along with the mall expansion. And I have to wonder if someone was actually trying to keep a little bit of the old building’s character alive?
Asking friends how they're doing right now, because stuff is hard, and seeing a bunch of people go, "well, I'm not doing well but I guess I can't complain" because elsewhere in the thread there's someone who's parent died recently, someone who had surgery, etc, and it's like:
it's not a contest.
No one is going to look at your troubles and go, "that's not enough, you're not ALLOWED to be sad."
All I can do is reassure people that their feelings are valid, so:
YOUR FEELINGS ARE VALID.
I mean, I’m familiar with SCSI buses, but a SCSI truck is new to me. Do they have greater capacity?
(spotted on a walk yesterday)
Sorting out Covid-19 “super-spreaders” and “super-spreading events”
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