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I don't usually let the dog upstairs or into bed with us but when I do...

We get a photo taken of us that is so lethally cute it needs a warning. It's so good even I love it and I never love photos of me.

Food, Wanderlust 

OMG my favorite restaurant in London put out a cookbook/travelogue/photo tour of Mumbai and it’s utterly delightful and I’m going to spend the rest of quarantimes savoring every page and cooking every recipe and dreaming of the day when I will go see it all in person

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It's ✨ #BandcampFriday ✨ once again, which means artists get hella more of the revenue.

I make stuff so have a listen aaaaa https://lightwave80222.bandcamp.com/album/artefacts

Soft, calming ambience for a distant world if that sounds closer tokqhat y'all'ed'st like https://lightwave80222.bandcamp.com/album/reflections-at-star-lake-2

#music #IJustWokeUp #Coffee please

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It's #bandcampfriday, and I just released an album (technically an EP? It's 13 tracks but they're short so you decide.)

It's *Probably* the only 19th century banjo album released on the fediverse today, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

Anyway, please have a free listen and follow me on bandcamp, and/or follow my "official" @magicians music alt

(boosts+++! 🪕) http://magicians.bandcamp.com/album/keedysville

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with input from @error_1202 and @stelepami and dear admin @lawremipsum , i made :help_describe: which can be used when you don't have the ability to describe an image, audio, or video, to ask for descriptions in replies! :boost_ok: to federate this friend far and wide.

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I prefer to brew my tea the proper way, using loose leaf, but I have no problem with tea bags.

My anarchist friends disagree though. They think proper tea is theft.
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Covid, general malaise 

My emotional arc while reading quality science writing about the virus:

First, a calming wave washes over me. So many smart folks are working on this! We’re learning how to fight back!

This slowly morphs back into dread as I re-realize that my government won’t read the articles, won’t follow the recommendations, absolutely does not give a shit

Another day, another Park Tools video to learn more about the brakes I was struggling with last night: youtube.com/watch?v=G_tDym0G6z

Free Bikes 4 Kids report: one of the bikes I helped fix was waiting in the “ready to go” pile today and I’m just so happy imagining the child who picks this up and shreds their whole goddamn neighborhood on it

Tattooing is complicated right now, but Abby and Jill are limiting their appointments, requiring masks, and working in as much PPE as practical. I'm impressed that they're still doing such amazing work given the circumstances

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Please enjoy this tattoo done by my friend and artist Abby Goodell of Ink Tattoo in Superior, WI

inktattoosuperior.com/

"Thunder Loon" :loon:

The name "Good Sudoku" is both a great description of the game, a Sudoku app that cuts out some of the drudgery and teaches you how to solve harder puzzles, and a goof on a previous Zach Gage game: Really Bad Chess

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I'm finding that Good Sudoku is right in my sweet spot for an iOS game: easy to pick up and put down, engaging enough that it offers a moment's distraction as an alternative to doom-scrolling

playgoodsudoku.com/

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I see memes about certain types of cishet guys being obsessed with tools, and it's clear the meme-maker doesn't understand that some people express love through their hands. Tools are amplifiers of our hands, of our physicality, which is how we communicate love. By building or fixing things for people.

So yeah, of course we're excited about that new belt sander or whatever. For us, getting a new tool is like learning a new way to say "I love you."

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I don't have access to many of the tools and equipment that would make this job easier.

I express love through my hands, and that's much harder now than it was when I had access to my regular workshop, so I feel my capacities for expressions of love diminished, which is very hard for me.

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Online Shopping 

Covid-times have really shown how bad the average e-commerce site is at handling the condition "we don't have the thing" and it's obvious follow-up question "When, roughly, do you expect to have the thing?"

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