Hello friendos!!!

Please remember today that your value is not determined by your successes, academic or otherwise

And catrinas themselves are a political parody from around the time of the Mexican revolution designed to mock rich Mexicans who would imitate European fashion. Which we now dress up as unironically because a fictional English spy made it cool.

The whole of the #DayOfTheDead celebration is a broken line of pastiche upon parody upon misunderstanding.

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🌱🌱🌱🌻 🌱🌱🌱🌱☘

Hi Shop and Friends. I’ve been quiet but around. We’re deep into marking season so my life these days involves trying desperately to read my students’ thought process through the scribblings they leave me to decipher. So my free time tends to focus on less language based pursuits. Getting a lot of knitting done at least. ​:knitting:

Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.

There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.

Get back up, learn something new, and try again.

when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

Me: ahhh, that’s better, I have my wool sweater and wool blanket and now I have achieved cozy warmth
Also me: now I can’t go pour more tea because I’m too cozy to get up

take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

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Don't you just love it when you wish you had some masala chai and BUT WAIT you suddenly remember that you did buy some a few weeks ago, so you go and make yourself one and everything is right with the world?

It's been that kind of day for me.

In other news, I have decided, suddenly, to teach myself to play Go. Am still losing pretty soundly against the computer with a handicap on a 9x9 board, but I’ve dropped from a 6 stone handicap to a 4 stone one so there’s been some progress 😛

Hi Shop and Friends. Well, that was a week, wasn’t it. I kind of hid from the world, finished the blanket (7+ hours of weaving in ends). It was sent and received and made two people’s day which was a definite win. Did I miss any good news?

sexism in science 

I submitted my name to be a signatory of this open letter:


It'd be a real shame if a bunch of people went to this shitty article, hit the "Quick Poll" button in the upper right and voted for inclusion.

Sure hope nobody does that. You little rascals.


valid. valid. valid. youre all valid. not one of you is free of validity.

Finished the (and one seam) of the Hue Shift blanket. Only two more seams, a small boarder, and 100+ ends to weave in to go...

@jennemmer And I finally got my first no-tech-issues-involved physics class on Thursday! I am over a lecture behind where I need to be as a result though and need to figure out how to pick up the pace without losing everyone.

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Good morning Shop and friends. Some how it is Saturday again already, and even crazier it’s the 22nd of September and we are officially into fall here. I thought that the summer moved quickly, but every year I forget that it had nothing on the speed that September goes when I am teaching.

@Johannab I'm sorry your mentions have been suffering from a certain infestation, though, even if you do have the perspective to deal with it well.

Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?
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