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Account (now) locked to prevent spam follows. Will allow anyone to follow as long as they're obviously not a spambot. :)

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will admit that saying "I'm not bent on destroying the planet" feels odd in light of the 20 KILOWATT LASER I apparently am now responsible for setup of.

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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.


Washing fucking everything because I finally found where the cat pees when his litterbox is not to his liking (the laundry basket where I put dirty kitchen towels...?????)


approving follow requests like, "idk why you wanna but sure I guess?"

This super-cute stubby tailed squirrel was super curious. Pretty sure they're used to being fed. They got so close that I had to start walking, and they followed me down the trail for a while.

cool, the dude I blocked for being weird at me over Facebook/Twitter/Steam found my Epic handle and tried to add me there. yay.

This is a constant inspiration to me. (image via Wikimedia commons)

A semi-annual reminder about Amazon Prime, boosts appreciated. 

reeling from reading the question “what key does carly rae simon sing in”

physical health, brief COVID mention 

physical health, brief COVID mention 

physical health, brief COVID mention 


Switching to something a little more lighthearted -- question of the day:

What's the last thing you did that you're proud of?

(Boosts, etc, are welcome -- if you reply you'll guaranteed to get a reply from me telling you I think it's cool, too. <3 )

We are prioritizing folks who are sick, unhoused, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, refugees and immigrants, Black, Indigenous, People of Color, trans, and queer, including those displaced from Portland to the nearby areas.

You can request assistance here:

I really appreciate Lindsay Ellis's observation that The Addams Family is basically the only sitcom representation of a married couple that is deeply, passionately in love with each other and not remotely dysfunctional, in spite of how outwardly strange they look.

MONEY TIP: If you simply forego one cup of coffee per day, at the end of the year you'll have enough money to buy a bunch of coffee

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.