Hello again. An updated intro 😊
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how do I withdraw my attempt to follow someone? I didn't see a 'lock' icon on his account, and my attempt to reciprocate a follow has not completed.
Siamese cat taking notes on cartoon:
1. shred the drapes -- check. Pwn the dog by putting scent on her -- check.
2. why is that fish in the bowl still uneaten? Is it still early in the day?
3. those cats are silly. One's supposed to act as decoy for the dog while the other nabs the bird or fish.
4. Real cats don't stay at the scene of the crime. We run 40 km/hour to elsewhere and innocently clean ourselves.
5. we don't whisper. We make our voices strong like the Hulk.
But I do take it personally. It bugs me when people don't ask "what have you tried so far" or worse, ignore the bulleted or numbered list of my procedures, written like a QA person during a bug bash, to paste first-tier helpdesk script in the assumption I haven't done anything.
I am trying to arrive at a solution faster by telling what I've tried, the expectation I had, and what resulted or didn't result.
I need to work on not taking it personally when, in a reply to a request for help "I'm using this approach, am I on the right track?" someone mostly copypastas the hints and page I've read fifteen times this month. Especially when the page includes logs from much more experienced people admitting they reached out for help to get their solutions. Some replying uselessly might not know they come across as condescending.
#readers of #AmericanLit and #20thC #essays and #nonfiction: I am keen to introduce the writings of #HLMencken to my Fine Young Son. His youth is of age and life experience, not vocabulary or critical thinking. What #recommendations do you have for a representative assortment of Mencken's essays and opinion editorials?
When your cat treats you as a god: Show more
"It's WET out! You messed up on the WEATHER! This is YOUR fault and you need to CHANGE it NOW so I can go OUT!"
"I don't care if the male biped drove me to prison and back. YOU let me rot there in a cage with other caged cats for TWO WEEKS! GET AWAY FROM ME, you fickle, cruel Deity!"
night time is also dark night of the older cat's soul: "I need you why don't you talk to me I need you why aren't you here I need you give me an answer where are you God"
I'm a pretty "run of the mill" geek. I'm an operations engineer by trade and don't talk much about work here unless i'm having one of those days.
I'm locked down if you try to add me, but that's so I can filter out the bots. If you've got a few posts I'll accept :)
Listening to Mark Hollis is like eating potato chips, except for the waist-thickening bit. Here he is sounding like his hero Arthur Lee of Love, in 1978 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG3upOuSHWk
80s singers playlisst THEN and NOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jKGGbwOAm0
The reason Mark Hollis looks great is because the difference between photos is eight years. If he looks like his 1991 picture in 2018 I will switch to his way of eating pronto.
Part 2: 80s Pop Stars
Bitchy comment: Paul Weller ("The Jam", "Style Council") is this decade's anti-smoking PSA poster child. We're talking Bette Davis territory.
I am watching YouTube videos of 80s Pop Stars today, and so many of them look great and healthy over 30 years later, some of them hot daddies. Green Gartside of Scritti Politti was a shock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BvNUQrxNxo.
This morning I wonder about peoples who created letters for their society's alphabet then decided not to pronounce them. E.g. English and the letter 'r' in the words arse and better. English transplants to other continents decide to pronounce the letter 'r' in those words. Does this happen with other 'Empire' languages (e.g. Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish)?
Made #Mango Fool tonight!
1-2 ripe mangoes peeled, coarsely chopped, plus slices for garnish
10 mL lime zest and juice
15 mL orange juice
10 mL powdered sugar
200 mL heavy cream
Peel mangoes, cut into chunks. Puree in blender or food processor with orange and lime juices. Refrigerate overnight. Whip cream with powdered sugar until peaks form. Fold mango puree into whipped cream. Mint sprigs for garnish are optional. #dessert #recipe
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