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My dog is snoring in a way that is distinctly musical and honestly pretty weird

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a good thing to say to a dog who’s wagging their tail very hard and clearly excited to see you is “i’ve always got time for a fan”

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Despite their best efforts, investigators in Vermont were bewildered. A candlestick, a torn-apart sandwich, and a few dusty Hitachi magic wands painted a portrait of a woman mad with power.

life in the 'burbs 

*off-leash

(Also, in case I did not make this clear, we did not actually put up the sign. It was never seen by the neighbors. What I'm saying is, THIS IS HOW DRAMATIC the new poop-bag dispenser was for everyone in the neighborhood. Everyone also commented that time I bought a chair.)

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life in the 'burbs 

I was originally going to put up a camera so I could apprehend the canine perpetrators, but now I am DEFINITELY not doing that. I'm pretty sure our poop-bag dispenser is the gossip of the entire block

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life in the 'burbs 

Our neighbors' off-lease pups always poop in our front yard. Ted and I debated, and we finally decided to buy a sign requesting that neighbors clean up after their pooches. First, though, we mounted a poop-bag dispenser -- not front and center, but just to the side, between our door & the garbage cans.

Today, two neighbors have approached me to apologize for their dogs' poop. TWO! "Ted," I breathed, "we can't put our sign up. It will be taken as an act of suburban aggression"

feeling cynical and hopeless (+) 

so I decided to fulfill an itch I've had lately and rewatch 12 Angry Men

Lord of the Flies is probably next though

health (-), food (+) 

I haven't been around lately because I've been sleeping off strep (I've only been around four people! How did I get this?!), but I've been using my few waking hours to watch the Swedish thriller Jordskott while eating blood oranges and drinking apple cider vinegar, and also getting reacquainted with my first college love: Annie's All Stars pasta-soup

Ted did the thing where you "disappear" from under a blanket with his *cat* watching—usually people do this with dogs, who are delighted and amazed—and the cat had a fantastic, doglike reaction. Her tail started *wagging* (?!), and then she very intelligently ran to the next room to search for her favorite person. Like. A. Dog.

The nicest thing about the house I live in is that the warmest room is the bathroom

Walked in to find a PinSim VR pinball controller in my house, not 12 hours after being like "I want a PinSim in this house." Sometimes the universe is magical (also, my husband is great)

Anyway, we're streaming Lamplight City at 9pm. Our stream show is called "Jenn and Ted's Excellent Adventure (Games)" and it's at twitch.tv/jennatar

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Well, it's taken five hours of fixing and setting audio back up, but I think everything works now. Don't touch anything!! I'm gonna create a Restore Point in Windows before any more disasters strike

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Ted (@esdin) and I are playing Lamplight City for the first time today at 3pm PST! (That's two hours and fifteen minutes from now!)

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@jennatar Do you have a name for it? I’d like to nominate Winchester

but seriously, the whole time I worked on this I kept googling to see "other" gaming/livestreaming carts, and I was constantly galled that I couldn't find any. In the era of Marie Kondo, how is this not already a thing? This cost so much less than "real" lighting, "real" monitors, or a "real" desk, which was all stuff I didn't want to ever have to deal with when I first decided to outfit my laptop rolling-cart

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