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Why "stelepami"? 

Star Wars name algorithm:
1st 3 letters of your last name
+ 1st 2 letters of your first name
+ 1st 3 letters of your mother's maiden* name
+ 1st 2 letters of the closest city/town to where you were born
You may remove up to one letter.

*This is how I learned it in 7th grade/1998. Use the last name of a parent, relative, or chosen family. Can be the same or different from your own last name.

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Procraftination: Engaging in hobby crafts as a form of procrastination.

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Oh no I sat down and now I might never get up again. :doggoblob: + 🛋 = :oh_no: :oh_no_bubble:

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Laundry is in the dryer. Bread is doing its second rising.

Time for a nap!

Me, every time I hit the "burn" button on Duck Duck Go mobile browser: "burn, baby, burn!" *cackles*

🔥 🔥 🔥

I let my tabs pile up so I can burn a whole bunch of them at once. It's very satisfying to from e.g., 28 to 0!

Abbreviating "polyamorous pansexual" as "polypan" from now on. No questions at this time.

Baking 

Choosing to bake bread on one of the hotter days this month was perhaps not wise but here I am during first rising, after 15+ minutes of kneading. 🤷‍♀️

It'll be nice to have sandwich bread I made myself. I am doing this batch with only white flour to see how it works with ⅔ amount of yeast the recipe calls for (and all the sourdough starter). It's for 9"x5" pans and I have 8x5s, and it always gets Very Large.

Next time I might try with all the yeast but lots and lots of whole wheat.

For real, tho, my relationship with my sexuality has deepened since breaking up with Ex. I'd only has serious relationships with cishet men before I moved back from MI three and a half years ago. I loved each of those guys but definitely felt like a large part of myself was swept into the shadows.

Now I'm dating a cisbi :heart_bi: woman, an acebi :heart_ace: :heart_bi: enby :heart_nb: , and a (het?bi?) agender person :heart_agender: . It feels good. A :polyamory: :heart_bi: life for me, yo ho!

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Obligatory post about being visible today. <insert some joke about being invisible the rest of the time> :heart_bi: :bi: :knife_bi:

Being privileged and disadvantaged at the same time 

It's really not that hard to understand that you can be disadvantaged and privileged at the same time.

I am disadvantaged by a disabling chronic illness that's taken much of my life away from me. But privileged by my partner and I being in a comfortable financial position, something many disabled people don't have.

I'm disadvantaged by being a woman, but privileged by being a white cis woman. I still experience oppression (sexism, patriarchy), but the oppression isn't as bad as that which a black trans woman will experience (sexism, patriarchy, transphobia and racism).

You don't lose anything by understanding your privilege. With some reflection and honesty, you can gain a better understanding of the intersections of different privileges and disadvantages, and how you can work harder, and be a better ally with others.

FOSS boys: phew I finally got my emails working on my phone, it took me a week, involved a soldering iron, and I had to write a patch for a library

Also FOSS boys: people choose the convenience of Apple/Google/Microsoft because they're lazy and stupid, anybody can switch to Arch and PostmarketOS and self-host everything

I Second That Emotion by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles is a glorious Motown gem.

The Grateful Dead covered it, taking it from a smooth, silky song to a slow, mellow jam evoking the soul of a summer afternoon concert sitting on a blanket in a park (probably high af).

OG and cover are both marvelous.

:boost_requested:
Without going to change anything:
-Do you currently have in your bio or pinned toots in which country (not state or region, *country*) you reside?
-Do you live in the USA?

Updated to 12.1 and I'm loving the new way that media descriptions can be pulled up to expand them!

The gender of the day is a phalanx of hidden vipers.

Another genderless insult you can use at your neighbor 

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Musical evolution today 

• Graceland album by Paul Simon
• Simon & Garfunkel
• Peter, Paul & Mary (including "If I Had a Hammer" and an audience sing-along of "Oh, Rock My Soul")
• The Weavers (including "If I Had a Hammer" — which they wrote — and an audience sing-along of "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore")

On deck:
• Joan Baez
• Brewer & Shipley

Which will likely send me to The Grateful Dead and thus to Jefferson Airplane.

Swinging back and forth between:

• I'm so slow at getting things done these days, how on earth will I manage with full-time employment?

and

• I and going to enjoy this leisurely pace while I can still indulge it! I don't need to go any faster right now simply because I will need to do so later.

Covid and bike shares 

I've not done any :niceride: rides this season because of covid and I'm really tempted to use some this afternoon to do errands around Uptown and they would be super convenient but I am still leery of virus potential.

I know that it doesn't live that long on surfaces, so I would probably be safe if I bring my own cleaner and hand sanitizer but I *know* I will touch my face (sweaty!) and… blergh.

Fucking pandemic.

Exercise + 

I took Izzy to walk in the park where I did some of my long marathon training runs ten years ago. There are some formidable hills in there! I do them first when I'm fresh these days; I suppose a future challenge would be to put them into the later part of my visit to do them with fatigued muscles.

Just now realizing that fitbit doesn't track elevation changes, which I think Runkeeper does (but they don't sync directly with my fitbit heart monitor watch…)

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