Brexit / EU Citizenship 


I'm very embarrassed and can't stop thinking about this.

Holy cow. The Washington Football Team is not in the Pacific Northwest. Y'all, I'm in my mid-30s and this is a revelation. 🀯

US Politics / SCOTUS (grim, yelling into the void) 

Logged into LinkedIn for the first time in over three years and... I think we've all made some mistakes in this whole Internet as Serious Business thing.

Me: *silence*

Toddler: Nobody will ever find your hat.

Alright, Fediverse, what are some good recipe websites that aren't... awful like most recipe websites? was a favorite of mine for over a decade, but the ads are finally starting to metastasize now that Elise sold it to Fexy Media.

I feel like is all I have left for . Help?

Just finished Book 5 of the Wheel of Time. Started reading the series for the first time earlier this year.

Only 9 more books to go.

Current assessment: this could've been a really tight trilogy.

I'm bad at posting on Mastodon, but I read a lot and I appreciate all y'all doing your thing, offering little windows into life in this strange time. ❀️

Y'all all stocking on up toilet paper, while I'm sat here seeing our cloth baby wipes in a whole new light...

Just finished the second book in The Wheel of Time. Enjoyed it well enough.

...but how the heck does the story maintain its momentum for another *12* novels?

Two questions:
1. Should I read the Wheel of Time series?
2. Will I be able to finish it before George R.R. Martin releases The Winds of Winter?

(Semi-related: Jeff VanderMeer's unsettling Southern Reach Trilogy was my favorite read of 2019; I would highly recommend it, along with the movie Annihilation, to anyone. Very, very disquieting. In a good way.)

UK friends: Any recommendations for travel health insurance when visiting the USA on holiday?

European friends: what American candies should I stock up on for Trick-or-Treating this year?

Is there anything you or your kids know and love that you can't get here?

One downside: despite holding an American license for over 15 years, I'm still treated as a "new driver" here, and can't go faster than 45 MPH for a full year.

So that's cool.

Didn't want no motorways anyways.

Despite stalling all over Belfast for the past week, I'm really proud of myself for learning how to drive a manual transmission since we've moved here.

It's been super cool to feel that transition from complete lack of control to early mastery. Like, suddenly I have new intuition and muscle memory that didn't exist at all a few months ago! In a real, tangible domain! It's been a long time since I've learned a genuinely new physical skill.

Y'all, this cemetery offers graveside resurrections and only scores like 4/5 stars on Google.

...Just finished submitting all (I think!) of my documents to a tax preparar for my first return as an American expat. Next up is figuring out my UK Self Assessment.

Thoughts and prayers for my wallet and sanity. 😰

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