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.

🌱🌱🌱🌻 🌱🌱🌱🌱☘

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:

@bgcarlisle There’s something I haven’t thought about in ... decades.

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

@JordiGH Somehow I missed that was happening *tomorrow*. Though, honestly, I’m in BC. Probably won’t be much different than any other day.

Selfie - makin' stuff (/reproductive health mention) 

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

Pretty much the only thing I sew these days is little toy dragons I've named 'scrapdragons' because they're made of ill-advised charity shop purchases and wool garments that I've accidentally shrunk in the wash #sewing #plushies

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 😛

@Aggy_C Good luck on the avoidance of a full-on cold, and with the job search.

@queenswords Looks like you won in the end though if I’m interpreting that picture right 🙂

@jocelynk No longer Friday, but after this week a focus on good news is in order! Finished the blanket I was knitting. It made it through the postal system safely and the recipients were touched by the gesture and love it, so there is that 🙂

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