inauguration 

Bruce Springsteen is a testament to what 71 years of clean livin’ and probably a tasteful amount of plastic surgery can do

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There are also ads for true crime podcasts, because of course

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We don’t have normal TV service anymore but for events we can get an ABC News live stream on Roku and all the ads are, like, for the concept of watching TV. It’s basically “you’re watching ABC now, did you know we are a TV station??? with shows!!!”

Food 🥚 🍚 

If I do ever have to work in "an office" again, I think the thing I'll miss most is being able to assemble a collection of random bits and bobs from the fridge plus a few eggs to make a delicious lunch

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Tomorrow, I fight. I push and drag and smack folks that need smacking.

Today, let out the breath I've been holding for four years.

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@Pixley @ponfarr Also, @alex definitely made one of the classic blunders: confusing Minneapolis, Minnesota with Indianapolis, Indiana.

I'd chastise him further, but this mistake is also made by every musician ever to tour the Midwest

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Look, I’m not trying to start a fight, I’m just saying that if the abrahamic God exists, it’s pretty obvious that He operates in the Central Time Zone

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This fucker is Bulwer's pheasant, it just wanders around the forests of Borneo looking Like This

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Covid, Small good news 

My aunt and uncle (essential healthcare and government workers) got their first dose of the vaccine already, and my grandmother should be able to schedule her appointment soon 🤞

My summary/notes:

* The price of an "entry level" bike has crept up in the past few years
* Pretty much every bike made by a major manufacturer is a technological marvel compared to bikes of 10 years ago. It's hard to make a bad choice
* Bike fit is by far the most important factor

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This is a thoughtful discussion on what it's like to be a first-time bike buyer and some pitfalls that folks get into: youtube.com/watch?v=Zvw8IJNUrX

It's targeted toward getting into Triathlon bikes, but a lot of the same trends are happening across the industry

Covid Gripe 

Everyone gets to make their own choices, but I don't think that our best use of resources right now is to convince the already-being-quite-careful people to be extra-super-duper-even-more careful

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Covid Gripe 

We've got a deadly pandemic. There's a miracle vaccine that we give to some people. We let 19 million doses sit in a cooler last night, a few doses even go bad sometimes. 20ish percent of the population won't even wear masks. Local restaurants are inviting me back for indoor dining and vox dot com is telling me to stop going to the grocery store because of a new super strain of the deadly pandemic.

If there’s anything that will bring winter-loving and winter-hating Minnesotans together, it’s cursing this godawful slush turned to ice bullshit that we’ve got going now

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It was there the whole time 

An old sailor went sailin' out one dark and windy day
Upon a swell he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of manatees, he saw
Plowed through the ragged waves and up a foamy draw
Their whiskers still on fire and their fins were made of steel
Their eyes were black and shiny and their hot breath you could feel
A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sea
For he saw the sailors coming hard and he heard their mournful plea

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Some toots from @alex , @Louisa , and @Pixley put me in a mood this morning so if anyone else would like an hour of murder ballads, spooky folk tunes, and good ol' songs about death, well, here you go: open.spotify.com/playlist/1qGM

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