Love to explain to white ladies posting chain letters on fb how human trafficking actually *doesn't* usually involve intricate kidnapping schemes to snatch white girls out of nice neighborhoods but in reality is deeply tied to the way we push poor and immigrant communities to the margins of society

(No, actually I really love doing this)

Open to see a happy little jumping spider 

(so happy!)

Lifting 💪🏻 (+/-) 

@bethskw And my bench! I'm super proud of my bench! How dare they!!

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Lifting 💪🏻 (+/-) 

This should make me feel good about my pull ups but also I'm sad about my squat :(

[image desc: screenshot from symmetric strength. Compared to other intermediate lifters my pull ups are amazing and everything else sucks]

@klara I have only read the first half and put it down for a while because it's so rich I can't handle it, like a damn cheesecake or something. Guess I need to go meet these monster girls!!

Athletic accomplishments 

@bethskw I haven't done anything special with my squat or deadlift recently but whatever, I got 2019 for that :)

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Athletic accomplishments 

Wish I took videos in the gym or something because I'm super proud of what I've done in the past month or so. Benched 100lbs, cut 30 seconds off my mile time (now 8:05), and I can now do FIVE pull ups. Two of those are all-time PRs and I can't wait to become a total fucking beast in 2019.

For the holidays, you could say thank you to some of the people who write free software you use, especially software that isn't hugely popular.

Those of us who write little-known software may go for months without hearing from a user, and it can be a little de-motivating.

Hearing from someone who actually uses one's software gives an energising jolt that can carry one through several weeks of darkness and cold and wet.

For when you do a thing with such skill that it's brilliant.

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