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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)

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This Mexican restaurant has the best WiFi network name.

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Kid got vaccinated the first day it was available, and will not hit full protection until a week from Monday. Actual kids are just starting to get vaccinated, and 11 and unders aren't gonna for awhile yet.

I *get* that we're trying to convince people to vaccinate so they can drop the masks but... I also feel like it was a bit premature.

Didn't think the pipeline issue impacted us much here (there's a huge Colonial tank farm near us, but there are also other suppliers) and the Costco gas station was pretty sparsely-attended, but they did have signs pasted up saying something to the effect of "limit 2 legally-approved gas containers." (No one was filling containers.)

New Jersey doesn't allow customers to pump their own gas, so if you were gonna show up with plastic bags you'd want to bring some cash to bribe the attendant. 😆

When you're a British restaurant but also you're in New Jersey.

Went to sweep the leaves out from under the fire pit (bowl type) and spooked a baby cottontail. I at first thought it was the chipmunk but it's a bit larger than that. Sorry, bunny!

Didn't see any relatives but I guess it's big enough to be on its own. I left the leaves there though; guess we won't have a fire tonight.

Honestly I think Fermi's Paradox is just that Enrico was way too optimistic about the tragedy of the commons, and failed to take into account the number of ways self-interested actors could destroy civilizations.

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So it turns out cryptocurrency isn't bad for the environment at all: it's led to less gasoline usage.

-- some cryptobro, probably.

First woodpecker-drumming-on-the-gutter of the spring! (Not sure if it was the flicker, hairy, downy, or the most common previous offender, a red-belly. Yes, we have enough dead/dying trees in our not-very-large lot to support a diverse population of woodpeckers. Alas, no pileated or red-headed or sapsuckers AFAICT. Yet.)

"Authorities are searching for a Texas man out on bond on a murder charge after he sped off with his tiger, which had terrified people by wandering around a Houston area neighborhood."

That is... a lot to pack in one headline, AP.

Carl's flight left the gate 4 minutes early and is taking off 13 minutes late which, in my experience, is *really* good for DFW.

TIL Philly has a pro frisbee team, and their name is the Phoenix. (I assume the singular is Phoenic.)

"I have to use this bridge cuz I don't have a boat" (4 stars)

"It gets you from one side of the water to the other but it is scary" (3 stars)

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"It's a bridge. Uh... you cross it to get from one state to another. Fun times." (3 starts out of 5)

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Help I fell down a rabbit hole of reading Google bridge reviews.

"This bridge did not fall, but it quickly fell from my favor. Firstly, the barriers were too tall for our Ford Fiesta, a respectable and indicative ferry of the average American family. As a result, my two children (Lucile and Friedrich) could not see the historic Delaware river of forefather fame. Finally, Mr. Bristol provided a flaccid, uninspired design which has been better utilized over lesser rivers." (2 stars out of 5)

Hanging out in the CVS parking lot while the kid gets Pfizer 2. Last over-16 in the whole extended family, I think.

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