ph-, pharmaceuticals 

I set a nice reasonable to-do list for myself last night before going to bed. A couple really necessary errands, physical therapy, and some weeding the boulevard garden.

LOL, of COURSE I was going to wake up feeling like someone's chucking bricks at my spine. Blankets, Star Trek, and opioids it is, then!


My more-fashionable-than-I little enby has requested that I show people what I believe the kids are calling their "fit" for a recent wedding.

uspol, infrastructure bill, + 

Well, now. There's a spark of cunning in the Dem camp after all:

"Advocates are celebrating new legislation released by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee over the weekend that offers new details about how lawmakers would actually spend some of the transportation dollars included in the Democrats’ $3.5-trillion budget measure — including billions aimed at expanding the mobility of low-income communities without access to cars.

That was a pleasant surprise to transit proponents, who were disappointed by Biden’s promise to the GOP last month that no element of the budget measure, which is expected to pass without Republican support, would restore funding that was cut during Senate negotiations over the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill — funds which included billions for transit, equity, and more.

And indeed, the T&I committee’s bill technically honors that commitment — by establishing new, highly targeted programs for green mobility, rather than simply increasing allocations to the Federal Transit Administration and other agencies."

There's a new vaccination card app for MN? Neat!

...can I get it on f-droid, though?

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but change your passwords.

Call me crazy, but I don't understand being chummy with terrible people just because they also like to ride bikes. Like, I'm a tabletop gamer. I used to play Warhammer 40,000. If I wasn't willing to excise people from my world at the drop of a hat, I'd be knee-deep in misogynists and Nazis.

Ezri: Sorry I’m late Gul. I broke down on the way back.
Dukat: Is your ship working now?
Ezri: Ship?

localpol birdsite 

My favorite part of local politics is Very Serious Election Wonks who made a name as such by spectacularly losing elections and have learned no lessons.

Broke: only having one language enabled on your keyboard
Woke: being able to switch language layouts with a single tap
Bespoke: constantly forgetting to change back to a language, struggling with autocorrect for two minutes, and accidentally frelling up your custom dictionaries across multiple languages

I am very smart and good with technology.

MN covid and climate 

Looks like Covid is all set to spread through the fairgrounds like wildfire on the North Shore.

TFW you see announcements for two amazing looking spec fic anthologies coming out...and they're Kindle exclusives.😥

I think my ideal video game would just be Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 mashed together, but only the romance quests.


My wife knows me so well she got me a new IPCC warning for our anniversary.

One of my favorite things about this place is I don't get tempted to spend all day bullying politicians.

Police nonsense 

Saint Paul PD was NOT invited to our neighborhood party because why on Earth would one do that???

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Police nonsense 

My mother-in-law is telling my kids about how great it was that Woodbury cops handcuffed kids and put them in back of cars as a "fun" event at NNO yesterday, and I'm holding my breath hoping they don't say something awkward because we've had A LOT of talks about cops in this house.


Judging by the 10 pounds of berries in my fridge, I'd say it's c̶a̶n̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ giving myself heatstroke in the kitchen week!

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A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.