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Imagine throwing away a stack of your old kid drawings and someone finds them 700 or so years later, and they're able to identify them as all belonging to you because you signed it and because of your specific drawing style, I'm never getting over this

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low tech tips for cold weather survival 

..There was a reason people used four poster beds. It creates a small microclimate you heat with your body. This really works! In some tipi using cultures a bed tent was called an ozan.

-Buddy system. Two or more bodies in a bed will keep hypothermia away and allow for a good nights sleep.

- Dress in layers! Wool is great! Layer your bedding, too, this traps more air, which is insulating. Don't forget your sleeping cap!

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Sounds like it's recorder season at the elementary school

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Hi, yes, in case anyone still needs the warning, if you're new to defrosting a windshield, please resist the urge to pour boiling water on it. It will only work once.

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I love how searching for "mockingbird" on Flickr turns up photos of both mockingbirds and cosplayers dressed as Mockingbird among the results from people I follow.

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Age poll pt. 2! Again, this may not apply to you (refer to previous toot if it doesn't).

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RT @Lord_Arse@twitter.com

Happy 30th birthday to Lemmings! Dundee based DMA Design's classic puzzle game was released for the Commodore Amiga on February 14th 1991.

But did you know that there's a Lemmings statue in Dundee?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Lord_Arse/status/1

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Hello all! In the interest of finding out how the Fedi skews, I want to run another age poll. Please pick the decade that you fall in (there are two polls; if you don't belong in the first, you may belong in the second).

Boosts welcome and encouraged!

Got the car home around 4:30, promptly ran over the first aid kit I'd taken out and left in a precarious spot where it apparently fell into the path of the tire. Had to clean up shards of plastic all over the garage before actually parking the car. 🤦‍♂️

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Reminder to self: car repairs ALWAYS take longer than expected. Always.

Back to covid-adjacent 

I guess it would be different if I'd had a chance to grab some key items and/or clear out the clutter on my desk (at least now I know I don't need those hand written notes after all), which I would have done if I hadn't been sick when the work-from-home order came down. But as it was, I just had my work laptop at home and that was it.

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Back to covid-adjacent 

Anyway, it's weird to think that even though I still have the same job, I'll never go back to that office again. The lease expired last month and they decided to move to a new location once onsite office work is actually a thing again, and the new building isn't ready yet, so they packed everything into storage.

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Now just covid 

At least, I thought it was the flu. The symptoms I used to determine it wasn't Covid have since been found to be associated with Covid too, and I had a long, lingering cough after I'd otherwise recovered. And while my wife didn't get the full on flu symptoms, she got the lingering cough too.

Whatever it was, I isolated right away and we didn't give it to anyone else.

I guess at this point there isn't any good way to tell. And it probably doesn't matter anymore either.

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Food, covid-adjacent 

I think the last time I ate at a restaurant was when I went out to lunch with some co workers the first week of March, and we were talking about whether we wanted to switch to working remotely early, before the order came down. Cause we all knew it was coming sooner or later.

And as it turned out, all of us who were there ended up doing just one more day onsite. Two of us switched early voluntarily, and I got the flu & didn't recover until the office closed.

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Food, covid-adjacent 

I mean, I haven't eaten at a restaurant in nearly a year. Not even outside on a patio. This is the second time since last March that I've eaten anything away from home except the occasional travel mug of coffee in the car, when I'm actually going somewhere farther than the grocery store.

I'm not used to it anymore!

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Food, covid-adjacent 

Grabbed a coffee and muffin while out walking, and found an out of the way outdoor place where I could unmask and eat without being near anyone else.

It was WEIRD.

It felt like I was getting away with something.

Yeah, I've definitely had similar thoughts over the past year.

From LA Times: "What I learned about the pandemic and civil unrest from reading ‘Les Miserables’"

latimes.com/opinion/story/2021

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What does anxiety have in common with guitar repair 

A whole lot of fretting

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