Free advice to dudes and dude-presenting folks: don't follow-and-DM ladies and lady-presenting folks with yer zero-post account. You gotta make some public posts (yes, even if it feels like no one is listening to you yet) to show you're a real human being. Then you participate in a *public* conversation. Then maybe you can DM.
(j/k never DM)
One significant difference: zero Confederate flags on display en route or at the show.
(Just one Trump flag on the way; Salem County bounces back and forth between red and blue. It's Jeff Van Drew's district but it's more the Atlantic-side counties that carried him.)
deer hunting, ew
We made an expedition out to rural South Jersey (our part is an enormous suburb, albeit with occasional farms) for a craft show and were *extremely* reminded of going to the Ozarks for the same sort of thing, such that the accents were VERY jarring. You expect someone to describe a crocheted bottle holder as being for "warter bottles" and instead they're for "wooder bottles."
But the dude out at the end of his driveway on a county road power-washing a deer skull? VERY Ozarks.
food, non-veg, 🇵🇷
There's mofongo down there somewhere. 🤤
(I'm not even sure how I took an entire plate full of pernil off the top, ate more mofongo than I should have in one sitting, and then when I put the pork and the remainder of the mofongo in a to-go box it STILL completely filled it. Pilón was larger on the inside.)
Threw a piece of brown packing paper on the floor for the cats to play with.
If I stick my foot under it and wiggle my toes, Olivia will pounce on them and dig ineffectively at the paper.
If I stick my foot under it and wiggle my toes, Poppi will look at the moving paper, swish his tail... and then turn and chomp me on the shin: "There, I caught it. That was easy."
(The NJ/Delaware border is defined as the low-tide mark on the NJ side, with the result that when the bay was dredged and the Salem Point nuclear plant was built and the resulting dirt was piled up in the bay, Delaware claimed the resulting land. And won.)
Delaware is one of the adjoining states (I was going to say we're separated by Delaware Bay but actually DELAWARE OWNS A PIECE OF THE NEW JERSEY PENINSULA which is wild) but I confess I could not have told you either of their Senators until now. And a week from now I will probably only remember that one is "Oh! That guy with the extremely relatable minivan!"
("relatable" other than I think if I had a chauffeur I would get a newer vehicle for their sake)
I HAD AN EXTREMELY HARD TIME PARSING THAT NAME
Sorry Jodiann, I'm gonna yeet your vibe into the spam folder.
A spam made it to my inbox which seemed odd because it's a super-straightforward "please open the attached purchase order which is actually malware" type (maybe the fact that it's HTML and the payload is probably a click or two away). But the bumph they include to make it look legit *is* pretty great:
"I can vibe out to train as soon as the device is delivered, which usually takes about 1 week."
Not sure why I didn't see this coming.
Dear NPR: fix your dang previews, that is not an article on Cookie Consent.
(also I'm listening to it on the first day Carl is back in the office in-person, though it's just a one-time thing to get together in person with some new hires)
Inky has picked up the story, though they don't have anything really informative and just report on the birdsite reactions. https://www.inquirer.com/weather/record-wind-577-mph-gust-philadelphia-atlantic-city-national-weather-service-glitch-20210610.html
🥨 👵 🌲 🏖️ On the edge of the Pine Barrens between Philly and the Jersey Shore. Elder nerd. She/her.
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