In this spooky season, let's remember how much chocolate is harvested and processed by child laborers... and it's not just the cheap stuff! Here's a handy guide to major chocolate companies: https://www.greenamerica.org/end-child-labor-cocoa/chocolate-scorecard
If any US Fediverse hams are on, so am I! Parked on 14.072 blaring out some Olivia 4/250. #hamradio
I did it. Last night I had my first performance of this Kodaly Sonata and it was good. It was an absolutely magical space, very unconventional. I began with no audience. The art gallery visitors heard me through the building and came. People came from the stairs above, came from adjoining rooms, sat & they all stayed for this 30 min modern sounding cello piece. Many were artists. One man said it made him think of carving stone. Other lady said what a wonderful moment in time. (yay) #smallstories
"Comic Con Africa breaks Western stereotypes. Superheroes took on an African flavour at the second showing of the expo in South Africa, a long weekend of comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, gaming and incredible costumes."
There's some amazing photos in this article. Check it out for the feels <3
Walked the dog up the mountain at the end of the street and it was thick with paragliders. About a dozen of them. When she saw the first one land, doggo was dumbfounded. Those flying things have people legs?
Then the woman in these photos flew low over us and called down, "hey puppy!" Which blew her mind, she just stopped and stared. When we got back to the bottom where folks were packing up, doggo lost it and started yowling. The woman who'd called to her came over and snuggled her.
The Fediverse #SFFBookClub October selection is A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar.
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@erikmay welcome to WE!
Feel free to do an intro post so we can all say hi!
What do you typically eat for breakfast?
Our first houseguest is arriving for a week late Wednesday night (and I'm starting work the next morning). We've got pretty bare cupboards since we're just settling in and are trying to avoid packaging.
I've asked her about food stuff - she's somewhat high maintenance but doesn't know it, so she'll probably say anything is fine but not really mean it.
What would you want to have on hand for breakfasts?
Went to the movies for the first time here. After all the ads and before the movie started, there was an announcement in Salish on the screen. It was translated into English but I forget exactly what it said. The affect was to remind us we're on Salish land and welcome us to the film screening. I've never seen anything like that and it made me cry before the movie even started.
Also, what a gorgeous language.
Just priced all the gyms and they're killer expensive. I can't afford the climbing gym (for what it is/where it is).
I want to meet people. One option is to join the running club & do their walk to run class though I can run their goal distance already. This way I might meet other slow runners.
Pros: my partner is willing to do this with me. Cheap.
Cons: meets at 8am on Sundays. What kind of friend would run at 8 am on a weekend?
I can do #caturday now! Look at our adorable Mochi cat! She’s four weeks old in this photo. I found her stranded and confused in the middle of a busy interaction. She got separated from her mom somehow.
snuggles dogs, climbs things, cooks plants and such
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