A lot of good answers, but I think this wins the Pettiness Prize.
@mishellbaker A mid 90s point and click adventure on CD. I couldn't be bothered to swap disks.
recently I heard a science fiction story on a podcast in which the narrator, early on, says that, just like in the ocean, if you're stranded in space in a suit you'll die from the cold before you die of hypoxia
I would very much like this incredibly wrong idea to die a death
Baize was one of the few people I always felt safe approaching at conventions and knew I'd be welcome. I'm devastated and can't imagine what his family is going through. No money is enough, but any comfort I can provide, I must.
If you could have the original of any painting hanging in your home to look at every day, which would you choose? #MBDailyQ
Me: Alex Janvier's "Alberta Rose"
@mishellbaker I read somewhere “What other people think of you is none of your business.” It reminds me to stop reflecting on and trying to figure out other people beliefs of my worth, accomplishments, etc.
How did I not remember this?? 😍Nabokov 😍
@mishellbaker Do you know Nabokov's reversal of this? The beginning of ADA (in the first of many reversals on his antiterra) he 'quotes' a famous Russian novel: "Unhappy families are all alike, every happy families are happy in their own way". I think Nabokov was right.
'In real life, war doesn't have a happy ending' is true and fair, but I think real life is a strange thing to evoke at readers of a series in which people turn into, like, hamsters and shit.
What is a small bit of wisdom life has taught you that has been helpful when shared with others? Pass it on. #MBDailyQ
Me: happiness != absence of failure states, and therefore happy families are NOT all alike. Sorry, Tolstoy.
So true of every type of neurodivergence!
The main thing I've learned about ADHD is this: *accept* the symptoms, *manage* how they impact your life.
Example: I'm impulsive.
Given that I'm impulsive...
--In what areas is that an asset? Use it!
--In what areas is it a liability? Put safeguards in place
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