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I try to CW my talk about politics, my posts about recovery from my eating disorder, and anything else heavy about mental illness, weight or body shape, or exercise. I appreciate it when other folks do the same. If you need a CW from me, please ask!

I try to do media descriptions and usually only boost posts without them if there's a reply post with a description; I'll write one if I have spoons.

My dog is named Izzy and I love her so very much. She's a black Great Dane.

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I'm Stel when I'm online. I use she/her pronouns for myself but it's cool if you use they/them for me.

St Paulite who has lived in and loved Minneapolis but is back on this side of the river.

I want to do all of the things but rarely have the energy to do any of them.

Note: I am kind of bitter about being unable to make my software dev career work so if you post a lot of techspeak, I may mute you for a bit. Nothing personal, I just don't want to see reminders of that all the time.

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Got some Izzy love last night.

(bonus: chair cover is plaid flannel, lap blanket is a different plaid flannel, my vest is a different plaid flannel)

Eye contact and a really big dog

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I don't usually approve follow requests from accounts that haven't interacted with me. Take a little time to read some of my posts and maybe drop me a note. I never approve requests from accounts without bios and/or intro posts.

I don't always follow back right away. The likelihood that I'll request to follow someone goes up over time as I get a better sense of who you are.

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

solstice sunshine
a child teaches her cat
of grape pickers

My little sister has a coworker coming into town for a conference so my sister asked me for things for them to do around town and

I don't know
I don't go anywhere
and I never did

even before lockdown

(my sister's other friend who lives here came up with a great list so it's fine, the visitor will have plenty to do)

The dog let me sleep in until almost 10 without even getting my mom to feed her and this is very confusing. I might need to have a nap to recover from this nearly-unprecedented event.

Baldur has determined that this is a multi-purpose stool.

Good thing I've got another book I can grab without getting up.

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I didn't have a bookmark within reach so I just read the whole book.

I read an entire book this afternoon.
It wasn't a happy or fun book (non-cozy mysteries rarely are). It was a good read, though. And good to just read and be in the book.
Girl Gone Missing by Marcie R. Rendon.

Remember to drink water!

Staying hydrated is an important and fairly easy way to take care of yourself.

Non-protesting in the time of covid; financial privilege 

Instead of standing outside with a crowd of sad and angry people and feeling that at least there are many other wonderful people in this world who are sad and angry with us, our household is staying away from that covid risk and instead writing a check to Planned Parenthood.

Less cathartic but definitely useful.

This brings content warnings to mind: metaphorical surface proteins that a cell can use to gauge whether something should be allowed inside.

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Many of the things that some people call "filter bubbles" are better understood as cell walls: Material must still pass in and out of them for the entity to survive and thrive while unfettered access to its contents would kill it in no time flat.

seeding on the solstice

a quiet few moments in the garden to capture the light on the longest day.

#florespondence #photography

One of the stems of the fasciated foxgloves is right below the bird feeder.

#florespondence #gardening

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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.

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