"Cheese is a unique choice to hoard."
The dragon snorted, "It pairs with my extensive wine collection."
"And you throw cheese & wine parties."
"Naturally! The grandeur of my hoard must be known!"
"Yet guests leave disappointed."
"It's not my fault the fools expect to sample my treasures..."
The party-planner frowned, "So, you don't feed your guests... and insult them."
The dragon pondered, "Oh... I may see where I'm going wrong."
Tour de Fleece 2022
Forgot to mention, I'm working with (reads the label) a Merino/Zwartbes (bos? blas?) mix from John Arbon Textiles. It's got a lovely feel when spun either thread-thin or more "fingering" weight, and is dyed in a color called "Thistle", a lovely purple that is ever so slightly red-tinged, and with a range of shades mixed in to keep the final result from being too "flat" or boring.
Tour de Fleece 2022
So, I promptly disappear off-air, so to speak.
But, I have been spinning. Thanks to some feedback and suggestions, I've hit on this plan:
Flat stages = spinning something easy. I'm using a very small drop spindle.
Hilly stages = spinning something a little more challenging: a larger single.
Mountain/semi-mountain stages = plying, first the larger thread with itself, & the result of that to the thinner, "binder" thread.
I honestly think the telling of pronouns is just an update on when we used to tell people if we were Mr or Mrs. It's just now we have a few extra pronouns, and people dislike the attachment to married status, but really it's the same. No clue why people get so worked up about it
So... I guess I'm going do something with the #tourdefleece this year?
Anyone have a handy list of ways they vary their spinning depending on the type of stage any particular day has? I'm just looking for some ideas to hang my hat on.
Subtoots R Us (hate-symbol annoyances)
So, having gone exploring a Discord server set up by some fans of Duolingo...
numbers of them are flashing around Pepe.
And the one response I get from an admin demonstrates zero intention to do anything about it.
I guess it's just the app, then. Still happy with that, enough that Loving Spouse and I have shelled out for a "Family Plan". No more ads, yay!
Although - different can of worms - their Gaeilge is distinctly dodgy.
Where are my disabled POTS people who can walk but can't stand? I just discovered this collapsible stool that you can carry easily!
"I don’t see the sense to your actions," cried the hero righteously to his nemesis.
"That's the difference between us," screeched Barb Lifecrusher voluptuously, "I know I'm in a story, and I WILL gain control!"
She jabbed a red clawed finger at the button; the narrative rewove her into a well-rounded character instead of a byproduct of the author’s bitter divorce.
Uh oh, thought the author
“Get therapy,” Barb suggested.
now that the last remnants of messaging privacy are seriously threatened, may i suggest: learn sign language and only send signed video messages from now on. you can be sure that no agency can automate reading them.
of course, if everyone did this, agencies for sure would try to develop methods to mass-surveil them. this would have the side effect of making all technology more accessible to deaf people, so consider that a gain.
Your daily reminder that Erdoğan is an islamist autocrat and his regime has the largest number of imprisoned journalists in the world.
(Hey, if I’m to be called “a terrorist” by these people and barred from visiting the country I was born in for speaking out against him publicly, I might as well continue to do my job diligently.)
Fuck Erdoğan. I realise Turkey’s geopolitical military value for NATO but just fuck Erdoğan.
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