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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.

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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.

🙏

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Well, I've gone from dubiously allowing them to live in my tank, to preparing food from my fridge to feed them. 🐌

I actually hurt my thumb today playing Mario Kart Tour on my phone. 😆

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In Canada if you haven't voted at an advance poll, it's election day and get out and vote.

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you know in the superman intro the onlookers shout "its a bird!" "its a plane" "no, its superman!"

i wanna meet that guy who just excitedly pointed to the sky to announce he just saw a bird

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"We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities."

-Winston Churchill

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"We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way." - Aldous Huxley

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Coming soon...

Free, online course from Duolingo,
for Scottish Gaelic.

#Gaelic #Gàidhlig #Duolingo

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 

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Canada Post, rant 

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I'm getting a little sad every time I see articles talking about normal things like being introvert or a late sleeper as of some sort of pathologies needing to be "fixed" or at least "worked around".

"How to wake up at 5 a.m. every day," — better ask, why?

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"If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present"

-- Lao Tzu

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The kitten was laying on my chest and she sneezed and it was so wholesome and pure I think it caused an entire field of flowers to bloom somewhere

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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.

I've been Inktobering for the past few days but I've given myself permission to not post it. Defining Myself By My Accomplishments™️ is territory I know very well and is also not a place I want to revisit.

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