I have been working-from-coffee-shops-and-restaurants more and I realize I say "I'll have $COMESTIBLE_ITEM if that's cool," and places fall into two categories: those where they proceed normally, and those where they make a joke about me hedging a statement where I order something quite literally on the menu.

Family had to borrow a car from the dealership while the car was in the shop. The radio station was set by the dealer to Christian contemporary music, until I got there, when I set everything to hip hop, MPR, and KFAI.

Martha Stewart is featuring Saudi cuisine this week on TPT and if that wasn’t intentionally timed, wow.

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TPT is showing a Neil Diamond concert recording right now and I would kind of like to bleach my eyes of the split second I saw before changing it to literally anything else.

personal stuff, semipositive? Show more

Idea: :dont_at_me: as a permissions level for a post.

Can still be boosted and favorited, but servers should prevent replying, and a server implementing this will reject any incoming replies.

the passage of time, vaguely personal Show more

goals for this weekend Show more

30 Rock; sad nostalgia about the aughts Show more

30 Rock; sad nostalgia about the aughts Show more

office music Show more

microprocessors are domesticated sand

I ran essentially the full length of Summit (a beautiful tree-lined parkway) in St. Paul today, then followed that up with a 30ish mile ride from NE Mpls to the southwestern burbs. I h*ckin love the greenways and trails in Minnesota.

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