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the small child stood in the doorway to look at me and whispered loudly "Who's that, daddy?" and he said "That's Alex." After a pause, the child said "why??" in the most upset trembly small child voice and I am shaken

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Hire me to renovate your extremely fancy garden right before a garden party that might get you the big promotion. I am very serious about my job but everything quickly goes terribly wrong. There is a chase which ends up with someone dropping a garden pot on someone’s head. All the party attendants end up slipping around absolutely covered in mud. Your boss gets so mad his monocle pops out and his jacket is missing a whole sleeve and one side of his fancy shirt collar flies loose

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I just overheard a man telling another person “Oh remind me later, I took some pictures of some trees, they’ll freak you out,” and I have never wanted to approach a complete stranger for answers more in my life

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I saw a firefly blinking on and off in my neighbor’s backyard, first firefly of the summer

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I was in the middle of taking a photo of Jess when we... got attacked by a powerful psychic entity, apparently

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Don't know what they're doing in the machine shop but it's been sounding like the violins in the shower scene in Psycho for the last minute

I bought Shadow a flea collar and someone in their infinite wisdom decided to give it a very overwhelming tropical scent, it is extremely odd to receive affection from a massive intense cat who smells like a piña colada

NextDoor 

the lady who promised to dish on local politics in a thread and then deleted her post just commented on someone else’s post about proper flag disposal, because NextDoor, and it began with “Yes I understand your stance. My ancestors, French Huguenots,,” and then launched into a history lesson, and I want to track this lady down and have her tell me everything about everything

I am still on “if you leave for the park at 4:30 you will be walking your dog in the dark by 5:00” time I guess

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I know it’s the middle of May but it still feels very strange to be sitting on my steps at 7:30 pm and it’s regular daylight out

The unknown critter that scrambles around in the garden bed next to the back steps at night is currently singing

dreams 

My dreams usually have plots and internal coherence but I’ve been having a lot of dreams lately that are just a series of very intense images and emotions that have absolutely no relation to each other and it’s been very strange

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dreams 

After dreaming a bunch of other stuff, I dreamt I was at a church bazaar. For some reason I was looking at book covers. Someone sidled up and whispered that they’d sell me a book interior for a reasonable price. I yelled “that’s a whole damn book” and this outraged me so much that I woke up. Why did this make me so angry? I have absolutely no clue

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some #florrespondence from my dry ice mission this morning. i love this little corner near the park entrance. its a mish mash of weed and flowers and landscaping done by the city and by just random people in the neighborhood.

LOOK AT THESE IRISES!!!

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Politics of scarcity grumble 

Your periodic reminder

We already live in a post-scarcity world

It is only unjust distribution of wealth that keeps us from living that way

Anyone who tells you different is:

🍍 A billionaire who *likes* being a feudal lord,
🍍 A bootlicker,
🍍 A bigot who *likes* that poverty will kill certain kinds of people, or
🍍 A liberal who is really into the status quo for ideological reasons

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One million seconds ago, it was still the start of this month.

One billion seconds ago, it was the 1980s, and the first discussions about the World Wide Web were happening.

One trillion seconds ago, it was the palaeolithic era, around the time when the oldest known cave paintings were made.

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homemade bug spray for your plants 

boil cayenne pepper and tobacco. add some essential oils (like peppermint) and some dish soap if you like.

spray this acrid sudsy water where you have bug issues

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Sisyphus in an almost comfortable couch trying to find the narrow end of a square blanket.

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not very anxious
a single bamboo shoot
not very anxious
snail?

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