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real talk:
climate change is serious, and we need to take serious, large-scale action to mitigate it.
when i say :bancars: , this is shorthand. but: don't be stressing about your personal issues, *like that guardian article says*, addressing climate change is about society-wide choices. and as a society, we have chosen cars to transport us. this is not about you, or your job, or your kids.
reliance on personal automobiles needs to stop at the society level. this is not about you.

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oops i wrote and submitted the post and now it's almost midnight Q_Q

this post brought to you by Not Turning On The Radiator Very Often

lol i turned on my radiator and made some hot cocoa and sat down and later i got The Creeps because something weird was happening behind me
but well actually it was just the radiator doing its thing

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finna write a whole damn streets post about a single intersection in my posts tonight

i rolled north into the hi-lake intersection and seriously thought i'd taken a wrong turn somewhere. there's no signage anywhere. had to consult the cellular device. then the light never changed, because i didnt observe it was a beg-button interchange.

ok so like what's up with the fuckin Gap in the hiawatha lrt trail. why does the train get a bridge over hi-lake and the bike trail just evaporates into a sidewalk

now that i'm submitting 311 reports every fuckin day i want to submit a like, kudos request. want to mail a thank you card to the public works person responsible for plowing the hiawatha lrt trail. it's great. thank you, random plow operator

that fucking ride was Great and i got Kinda Lost and my feet are Pretty Cold and i had to Yell At A Car but aaaaaaaa it feels SO GOOD to have a bike i'm happy on !!!!!!

and, at some point, i'll be wanting to pawn off the bike i just upgraded. consider if anyone in your life is only not biking because they don't have a winter bike, and consider if they're about 5'5. i may be willing to part with it if so. it needs a tune-up.

image described: me at home, presiding over my bike stack. homemade trans flag poster in the background.

proud owner of the correct number of bikes (n+1) today (open for selfie)

accidentally took the bus the wrong way, ended up in st paul. again. was just now accosted by a group of night joggers with light up vests. it's 22f, feels like 14.

WELCOME TO SAINT PAUL WHEN APPROPRIATE

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I hate to be the one to tell you this friends but I think we've really done it, we've angered the sun god real bad this time and I don't think the sun is coming back

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Hey. I don’t know if anyone’s told you this recently, but you’re pretty amazing. I just thought you should know. ❤️

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urgh. bracing myself for a bill for the "you broke, mfer" state-provided health insurance i was on while I was a broke mfer, and tried to cancel once I got a job. it... does not appear to have been canceled. even though i explicitly asked my case worker to cancel it.

Why Adding The Exact Street Address Of The Unshoveled Sidewalk Matters, a super quality post by julia curran: streets.mn/2018/05/15/minneapo

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