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.
Well, I've gone from dubiously allowing them to live in my tank, to preparing food from my fridge to feed them. 🐌 #aquarium
So I have been trying to learn Scottish Gaelic, but materials like this are almost completely unintelligible to me with my Western Canadian accent. "Cat" and "rather" make exactly the same "a" sound as far as my poor tongue is concerned, "get" and "gate" are very different, and that is making progress very, very slow. It's like they don't expect some random Canadian to be interested in a language that is pretty much not spoken at all where she lives, or something. 🤔🤷♀️
Pointless partisan acting out in my neighbourhood
Someone attacked the sign for the PPC down the road from my house, and ripped it horizontally in half. Which takes effort and tools and I might say some violence, tearing across the corrugation.
Later someone pulled up the Liberal sign and chucked it on the ground.
CPC signs are all intact.
But how dare those other guys have signs, I guess.
Canada Post, rant
Canada Post package rates are ridiculous.
I looked up what shipping would be if I eBayed a DS game in original box, and it was $17.
$17?! I'd only be able to charge $20 total in most cases.
Yet I can buy used books from the UK with free shipping overseas for like $7 CAD.
It's the small drink pricing all over again. "Why send parcel mail when our premium service that's faster & tracked costs only $4 more?" aka "Our basic service only exists as an upsell springboard"
The aquarium groundcover seeds I bought from eBay, labeled "love grass", have almost completely died since I filled the aquarium with water, and are not coming back, while the slow sprouters, called "mini leaf to leaf grass" are doing great. I can't find any listing anywhere on the Internet on what either type actually are, or why the love grass died on me. Lesson to be learned here: do more research when buying seeds.
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