Me: Want some breakfast?
Kid: ...
Me: (makes coffee, waits for it to brew, puts some food together, sits down, takes one bite and starts to read)
Kid: Can you get me some breakfast?

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Online school, week 1: OMG need to get showers and be presentable before the kid's class starts just in case we show up in the background for two seconds!

Online school, week 527: Fuck it, I'm not doing anything until the coffee's kicked in.

Oh, um, spoilers for a 150-year-old book, sorry about that.

And when he finally has to actually *think* about things instead of just following this extreme by-the-book authority, he freaks out and jumps because he can't actually process anything

Death by cognitive dissonance.

Yeah, Russell Crowe was horribly miscast as a singing Inspector Javert, but he would've been incredible in a non-musical adaptation

And that visual image of him tightrope-walking on the edge of the roof during "Stars" is cinematically *perfect* as a metaphor for the way he sees the world and the way he goes about it. Narrow path, not an inch to the east, not an inch to the west, no thought, no decision, just one foot in front of the other or you're doomed and it's your own fault

Alumni association sent me an email about the upcoming "Stay@HOMEcoming" event

(not that I ever went to homecoming when I was *at* the school, so it's not going to be any different...)

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this is the opposite of radical and it falls under the "regular maintenance" heading, but goddam, it is necessary if you want to keep your spaces safe.

it's low-stakes for you! it is not low-stakes for me and other BIPOC.

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if you're white and you use the internet, you have a duty to ensure that the spaces you are in are not a safe space for white supremacists. no, "oh but I like this person and they've never done anything in MY group" -- listen to us. listen to what we have to say. report people to the mods or if it's an ongoing problem, *leave the fucking group and let people know why you're leaving*.

make mods explain their decisions. make it uncomfortable. make it weird.

it's the LEAST you can do.

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I'm still trying to find the person who was selling handmade bookmarks and made a toot about it on here on which I commented.

If it's you or if you know who it is. Please. 👋🏼🥺

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It's a bad day to be a fash, uspol, Parler hack review 

Les Mis, alcohol mention 

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Neat LEGO build.

"This thing actually does walk around. Clever gearing allows for both that and the blades to turn at the same time."

brothers-brick.com/2021/01/10/

#Lego #Models

I wish iNat & Flickr offered ways to search by camera

Discovered via iNat that one of my cameras (the compact one with the good zoom that I like using for birds) was off by exactly a month. Apparently I messed up the DST adjustment

Except that I didn't mess it up *on* the DST weekend. As I went through fixing timestamps on observations since November, I discovered that the first couple of weeks had the right date, but the wrong time.

I'd forgotten to adjust it on DST day. And then I messed it up when I noticed. 🤦‍♂️

Kid's friend just found an "Escape the Zoom Meeting" obstacle course on Roblox

Once 2 of them were stuck on top of the nether, we all agreed the sacrifice of achievements was worth it. Well, almost all of us. There was some drama over the holdout

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So, it's already 7 days into January 2021 and I'm pretty sure that 2020++ is going to be how I'll be notating it.

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