Omg very exciting rescue dog prospect but don’t want to get too emotionally involved just yet🤞🐶

This seems like a good grant opportunity for UK groups (up to £5k for help updating ways of working, becoming “more sustainable”) thesocialchangeagency.org/what HOWEVER I strongly disagree with the premise that we are “emerging from Covid” or “post Covid” - we are reaching record levels of infection in this country

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A petition with an interesting backstory: ProtonMail shutting down activist email accounts, and not offering any information as to why:

change.org/p/demand-proton-rei

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I found this unintentionally hilarious sidebar in a book from 1971

"TEEN-AGERS, BEWARE OF THE "FRIEND" OF YOUR OWN SEX WHO

1. Is too "nice" to be true.

2. Wants to spend time with you alone.

3. Proposes that you be room mates and sleep in the same bed.

4. Writes you love notes as to a sweetheart.

5. Directs the conversation to intimate matters.

6. Wants to touch the private parts of your body.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE TRADEMARKS OF HOMOSEXUALITY."

The new MEAction Network podcast is good! Interview with Meghan O’Rourke who wrote “The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness” meaction.net/chronically-compl

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I think it may be time to remove or remake this sign 😬

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Pressing a specialist I paid £270 a couple of months ago for help over email, a little too far out of his medical comfortzone. He started the last email “Hi” and ended “Regards” which I believe is British English for “fuck right off out of my inbox” 😂

Explained our local politics to some exiles of a politically impossible country who had just found their feet here in the city.
Me: We live in an ineffective, Labour one party state and we are surrounded by areas that used to be Labour but voted for the most vile, populist Tory scumbags, the kind who hate on the poor. (Who may soon just get some comeuppance.) Not so much hope for change in the city though…
They: 😅 we are enjoying our new-found freedom here

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Hi there, “ Not having got long Covid after a prior infection in the earlier waves offers no guarantee against getting it this time."

Wear a fucking mask at all times indoors with other people. Yes, that means no indoor dining.

Long COVID will fuck you up, potentially for life.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

So the sun decided to come out at 7pm and I rallied, hopped on the e-bike to the Arboretum. Made my day, made my week. Well done, planet.

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Currently sitting in bed in my bathrobe (“dressing gown” in UK English) after having a long soak. If only I could drink a cocktail 🍸

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"shoving their lifestyle down our throats" = ”I can't hurt them like I used to"

This Office for National Statistics podcast is surprisingly good! Recommend episode on the UK’s really unique Covid Survey (recently saved from the “the pandemic is over” axe) blog.ons.gov.uk/2022/02/21/a-s

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Reading about hi-fi speaker wiring and I’ve somehow stumbled into a dark place

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Planning a blackcurrant buckwheat pancake and fake bacon breakfast for tomorrow. (Homage to my southern grandpa who would’ve made buttermilk blueberry pancakes and bacon.)

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