So in the last couple weeks, I signed up to become a Project Gutenberg proofreader. I've started trying to read a newspaper article a day in French to increase my fluency. I am putting together plans for an art blog page. I started reading Rumi. I have started learning a little Scottish Gaelic.
People: So what have you been up to lately?
Me: Uh.... *draws a blank* not much.
I went to college for Art & Graphic Design. It was the first time I was completely surrounded by other creative oddballs and felt like I belonged somewhere.
A long time passed in the regular world where I didn't feel like that anymore.
Then I found out about Mastodon and this instance in particular.
Even though I don't post art as often as I post randomness, this is the first time in years I've had that feeling again.
Thank you all for being yourselves.
I was today years old when I learned that vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) are neither squid nor octopi and are the sole extant species in their own order of cephalopods: http://www.deepseanews.com/2019/01/the-lonely-existence-of-vampire-squids/
Putting my bins out in the standard #Australian configuration, with recycling and kangaroos separated from general waste.
This winter arrived early but has been surprisingly mild. Even though my carrots & potatoes are locked by frost in the ground, my beet, onion and strawberry plants are wilty but alive. Some of my onions are even growing a little. Of course, there is always that week at the end of Jan or early Feb where temperatures hit - 30C, so that's coming up. Still, it's nice to see my plants beating the odds. #gardening #veggiegarden
healthcare, pain management (~) Show more
*taps on heel*
That's weird, the freezing has worn off. But there's still this strange lack of sensation...
*suddenly realizes it's almost the only moving part of my body that isn't in some degree of pain*
So... I guess I'm a bit worse off than I'd realized.
medical treatement, feet (~) Show more
Got a cortisone shot in my left foot today, and the other foot scheduled for next week.
Should I cross my fingers that I can go hiking this year? I kind of feel like that would be premature. But at least my feet are the trouble body part that have a chance of getting better.
scent sensitivity Show more
I finally finished knitting my son's scarf over the weekend, and soaked it in fabric softener to loosen up the cheapo acrylic yarn fibers, and then made the horrific mistake of washing it with my regular laundry.
I never use scented soaps or anything like that in my laundry for a reason.
IT'S LIKE THE FABRIC SOFTENER IS IN MY MOUTH I CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT SEND HELP
Look at this little dragon curled up on its pile of gold. LOOK AT IT!
But Karen, you say, why would you buy one of @quietsnooze 's little dragons when you are making your own? BECAUSE NONE OF MINE HOLD DICE is why.
(yes it should properly be the polyhedrals but the Fudge dice were closer to hand)
Climate change, snark about marketing Show more
I have a hope and a terrible fear that humanity is waiting until 2020 to really start work against climate change, simply because it would sound great in a slogan.
"2020! Our vision for the future!"
17 hours later (or so it feels), I've done the rows that fall between my thumb and finger. #MastoArt
These are my piles of art I've finished that didn't sell so got stashed in folders. Small (A6) and medium (A5) on the left, large (20cm squares and A4) on the right. Both piles over an inch thick.
For $5 I'll send you a small, $7.50 medium, $10 large. You'll get a random one. They're all signed originals, all intricately detailed ink drawings. Price includes worldwide postage.
Today we made a nice citywalk in Utrecht https://www.komoot.com/tour/t54534423?ref=atd
Hey Mastopeople, new and old!
Just a reminder that a CW is supposed to give people a clear heads up as to what the post is about, in case they don't have the emotional energy to deal with that thing at the time.
More and more I see clever, vague, or metaphorical ways of describing it, and although I can see the appeal of thinking of these kinds of headers, it's still kind of forgetting the point.
Thanks for being awesome!
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