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The presence of the body pillow in some sense convinces her that even after we all get up, she’s still sitting on someone.

In the words of @pauline, “[W]e all torment ourselves with cats that are ourselves.”

Poor tormented Chibi.

Happy Valentine's Day to suffragist Annie Tinker and her "friend."

Learn more about Tinker and her other "friends" in Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women's Suffrage Movement

#GalentinesDay #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2023 #LGBTQ #LGBTHistory #womenshistory #queerhistory #histodons

selfie, eye contact, happy Lupercalia 🐐 🐕 

With extra “Barns of Iowa” content. This hallway of ours is really narrow.

check it out, i’ve been learning some cool new facts about the solar system with bing!!

Maybe I should have clarified that genus Carcharodon was the pivot point for the awful joke, sorry fediverse

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It’s not that I mind constantly mistyping VARCHAR as CARCHAR, I just wish my brain wouldn’t jump in every time with a pun around “byte.”

Gilla Band killing it in Berkeley last night. It was a pretty male crowd (because Noise Rock is Serious?) but a respectful one; once the good-sized mosh pit got started, a group of small women near me took turns going in, got bounced around for a minute, came out wobbly and giddy.

They didn’t do their breakout hit titled after my deadname but it all pleases without concepts.

Openers Pure Adult did some good work too. Haven’t had this much fun of this sort since Namba Bears in Osaka.

A self-described whistleblower who previously worked at a clinic that treated trans youth came forward today. This is going to be a bigger deal than the usual nonsense. I won't be able to get a post out until tomorrow, so for now I am going to do something I try to avoid and post a link to Fox News, which is reporting the hospital she worked at is under investigation by the attorney general.

Zoomer alert: cafe staff at the Salesforce transit center just killed "Flashdance... What a Feeling" in favor of "My Heart Will Go On" and are amusing themselves with a tuneless sing-along

I start every morning at the mirror putting on face serum while doing arpeggio lip trill exercises, at which point cartoon bluebirds fly in through the window with my brow tweezers

weird death ideation 

Epitaph came in a dream: I WAS A DIN AND I DIED

As ever, on #元宵節 #LanternFestival
—the first full moon of the lunar year, when lanterns light up the night.

A well-known 11th c. lyric attributed to statesman Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修 and also to woman poet Zhu Shujen 朱淑真

#everynightapoem #chinese #poetry #translation

Today risks being a bothersome day but a) all the magnolias are flowering; b) new shoes!

(the website called them “tan” but obviously it should have said “rust” and I love them)

The London Review of Books writeup for this went and spoiled the ending, and even if it’s not much of a surprise I’m annoyed with myself for not having known better than to read it, and to find that it actually does change the reading experience.

I guess the rationale was “why does it matter, it’s a long modernist novel where nothing happens,” but it’s not, it’s a long modernist novel where like two things happen, and dude, you can’t just yank the curtain.

Brazenly characterize a shopping trip on the e-bike as “put some paneer in my panniers”

“‘Wet leg’ is a term that inhabitants of the Isle of Wight, where Teasdale and Chambers grew up, apply to day-trippers and holiday-makers who ferry across the five miles from Southampton, on England’s southern coast. (‘D.F.L.,’ short for ‘down from London,’ and ‘overners,’ from ‘over the water,’ are others.)”

"from time import sleep" has not become any less mystical in all the years I've been typing it.

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Basic models of flocking behavior are controlled by three simple rules: 1) separation: avoid crowding neighbours (short range repulsion); 2) alignment: steer towards average heading of neighbors; 3) cohesion: steer towards average position of neighbors (long range attraction). With these three simple rules, the flock moves in an extremely realistic way.