i'd like to make a #boston fediverse meetup happen for local fedifolks.
please boost for visibility, and reply or dm to let me know if you'd be interested in attending such a thing
4th of July
One step closer to car-free! I actually got it together to take the car to the shop before work, then walked in to the lab. Kind of cool to just do it rather than fret about what day I should go. (I'm lucky that this mechanic will take walk-ins if you're ok to leave it. He's amazing and very cheap because he works with college students mostly.) I asked him to see if there's anything bad looming and also to, um, switch out the snow tires. We agreed that we're probably past snow now.
Bunch of wet flowers from a rainy dog walk #florespondence
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4th of July
Looks like the 4th of July is going to be Independence Day From Car Ownership! I am so excited with how this is working out My brother's ex, who I still feel like family with, needs a car and I need to be free of mine. I'm psyched because I can give it to her cheap and not feel like I'm getting ripped off and not have to deal with haggling or gross weird stuff. I'm going to take it to my mechanic this week to make sure there's no big bill in her future. 💚
It was a lovely day, very intense. I forgot how much listening we do with these - as much intense listening as talking. And how this group of a dozen basically strangers ended up finding so much connection in our stories. I'm tired but not too drained. I got to some surprising insights and I imagine a lot of this will be percolating in me awhile.
Will spend the day in a memoir-writing workshop with our county poet laureate. She's amazingly gifted at creating a safe space and making you feel heard. I thought it might help me grieve my dad's death.
But now that the day is here I'm a bundle of nerves. I know whatever emerges will be good and necessary. I also suspect it will be unpredictable and deep and hard.
seeking job hunting advice
Say you were moving X-country in 2 months & you had very specific skills for a rare-ish job (You've watched the market and there have only been about 3 there so far in 2019.)
And there's a job open now.
But say, you know your odds are good that if you apply, you'll get it.
And you don't actually want to move yet.
Do you go for it because security!
because now is not a good time and it'll be fine (probably) something will turn up?
Had a super grumpy morning, felt like all the trucks in the world were on my ass and everyone was working power tools and blowing grass at me and I just want to be done with all of humanity.
But then I get a text from my buddy:
"Good morning my friend Can I use u for a reference and if so what is your title besides sexy chic thank u"
So maybe people are all right after all. Some people.
The ones who think I'm sexy.
Tulip poplar #florespendence
(It was so windy I'm amazed I managed to get a photo)
US, hate groups, liberals being disappointing
There is one catch though: even though I do accept that SPLC has been exaggerating the threat as a fundraising tool, the past couple of years have it made it abundantly clear that there is a real problem with hate groups in the US. Can anyone recommend better orgs working on this problem at a national level?
snuggles dogs, climbs things, cooks plants and such
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