Part of me is shaking my head that it's taken me this long to discover German rock that isn't Rammstein. Blutengel and Oomph! are exactly what I need right now.
But this wouldn't have been possible without Duolingo rekindling my interest in learning German, and the amazing amount of foreign-language music and films that are now so readily available. It's never been so easy or fun to learn another language.
UK pol, GE, register to vote! (no negative replies plz)
A GE is on the horizon, tens of thousands of young people are registering to vote, and the tories could be finally kicked out!! (and maybe even lose power for a generation~ :3c).
If you haven't registered to vote, doing so in the next couple of weeks will ensure you are able to vote in time for whenever the next GE comes, it's easy and it only takes a few minutes:
This is the best headline I've seen today:
Quiet village in stand-off with emu
This week I'm going to try making porridge with various milk substitutes. Today, Alpro hazelnut milk (sweetened). It's come out with a good consistency. The flavour is mildly nutty, but it's way too sweet for my taste - I'm used to unsweetened milky porridge without anything in it. So, that's a bust. I wonder if they do an unsweetened version?
Here's Black and Blue covering Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm9Cc1Ez-ZA
I rather enjoyed Survivors by G. X. Todd:
The post-apocalyptic genre can be a bit samey, so it's good to read something that changes the setup as well as featuring interesting characters.
I'm reading Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home, which is on offer at the moment at £1.99. I don't consider myself new to trying to cut down on waste and plastic, but Bea is astonishingly thorough and I'm picking up tips that will help me reduce waste even further. She's tried many things, from making shampoo to her own glue, and figured out what is practical and what is too extreme for most people to be able to keep doing.
Is this Silicon Valley inventing the union?
Lincolnshire Police have released an update of properties affected by the flooding. https://www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/news/2019/update-on-wainfleet-new-risk/
East Lindsey District Council also have a page of advice and contacts for those affected: https://www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/Flood2019
I live in quite a cute part of the world. This SSSI is only 7 miles out of Louth: http://www.loutheye.co.uk/red-hill-nature-reserve.php
An incredibly detailed lifesize octopus cut from one sheet of paper by artist Masayo Fukuda - "At first glance, the beautiful artwork looks as though it was rendered using fine-tipped pens, but Fukuda carefully cut every detail from one sheet of paper."
Cri du coeur (bad mental health wobble)
@OldBrushNewPaper yes, sending good thoughts in your direction
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