My #introductions post is coated in dust, so hi! I'm Pamela, I'm in my 30s, I have a pet turtle who is almost old enough to vote, some kitties and a sysadmin sweetie. I like trying to master obsolete skills, and I paint.
I've started trying to open up about #mentalhealth, most notably #agoraphobia, and I would love to meet new friends! I like #openbsd and #gameing and ecology and books and I left my STEM career behind but still enjoy learning about it.
proposed: a custom Mastodon instance where you're issued a bot as a friend when you join
The livejournal crush meme taught me everything I know about taking strange quizzes on the internet.
Which I guess is not much, since some days I basically make my living from it. 🤔
"Because of gerrymandering, Wauconda has no clear shape but rather it resembles a hammerhead shark spliced to the remains of a partly devoured deer." (Chicago Tribune)
I have no idea what Fallout 4 is actually about because I did random things for ages and then ran off to Nuka-World (which is the most fun I've had in a game in a long time, which says a lot because gaming has been great this year!)
I've been picking things at random from the quest log to try to get back to the storyline and attempting to make a mid-century modern warehouse, because why not?
abandoned child Show more
Someone found a tiny kid wandering in the (rural) parking lot at our gym and over two hours later they still hadn't found his family or identified him. Presumably hadn't wandered there, as we saw cops looking for snowprints when we arrived and nothing came of it.
Kid was just young enough not to be able to provide his name. They were trying to find his ID picture, hoping the parents are actually members.
At least he had a coat. :(
After a hard day of not doing anything productive, I took a nap in the sunbeams from the setting sun, resting my head on one cat and the other by my feet, and forgot the world for awhile.
about 4 days ago i had this incredibly stupid musical idea and it keep hearing it in my head. it won't go away
so i've had to actually create it
i present to you: the
ELEANOR RIGBY BATTLE THEME
food-tracker rec (not just weight control) Show more
I've just been trying out Cronometer and wow, it's so good!
Whatever food goal you're trying to meet can be specified (dealing with a deficiency, minimizing intake of something, etc.)
But... it's also tracking (and can be set to display):
water intake (from your food entries, not entered by hand!)
and can be set to lots of specific diet plans and even seems to change the display to suit \o/
Friends in NYC, along the Hudson, Erie Canal or Finger Lakes:
This year, the Corning Glass Barge is starting in Brooklyn and hitting all the fanciest waterways on its trip to Corning, including as far out as Buffalo and Lockport. You should check it out! I know we will. :D
school shootings Show more
I was in high school during Columbine, and never felt unsafe.
Apparently my school now uses an intercom system to screen visitors and has guards? I can't even picture that. It had a huge glass wall with doors and glass walkways. Open. Inviting.
Yeah, things got a little weird for awhile. We had tons of external doors and a courtyard that were suddenly always locked. But it was like a tornado had touched down in just that one spot, one school. We moved on, but they kept coming.
I want an unusual banana of the month club. Just send me the weird ones that look like baseballs filled with seeds and the funny pink ones and all the ones grown in quantities too small to export normally.
Subtooting a subtoot:
If someone says "<subject> makes me uncomfortable" and your first response is "how dare you try to silence me about <subject>" rather than "oh, I'll put <subject> under a CW", I don't really think you /get/ Mastodon.
I love that feeling when you worked out all your muscles juuuuust right the day before so all your big muscle groups are evenly sore.
From an Elle article:
"Avocado hair masks, avocado toast, and now avocado eye creams. Just another obstacle standing between millennials and home ownership."
Good morning! 🌻 ☀️
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I like picturing the admins of Mastodon instances as goofy, larger-than-life video game faction leaders, exemplifying their instance's values to the extreme
Well, I just saw a picture of Olivia de Havilland at 101. I immediately went to read every beauty tip she's ever shared.
I don't think I can do her "sleep" and "relax" things? I'll just stick with moisturizer.