my alt accounts
@mcmoots - foodie stuff. May contain un-CW'd meat & booze.
@flyingtoaster - the lewd one. Follow requests welcome from anyone (of legal age), if I reject yours it doesn't mean I don't like you.
@mcmoots - all-purpose backup account in case something happens to weirder.earth.
@mcmoots - unused, but someday I might want to toot with LaTeX?
Local/seasonal cuisine, open question and request for advice
So, realizing that there's probably gonna be a friendgiving event of some manner in a couple weeks, and knowing there's a yule one, I want to start contributing my own flair.
Trouble is, I don't know where to start.
See what I want is to see what I can pull off starting from *actual* traditional fare (for the northwest), but it's hard when most of what I know comes from a holiday that originated clear on the other coast, and/or from consumer/convenience food.
Can anyone point me at some resources that give a good breadth of information on what plants and crops and such are used at which time of year? I know I saw a site that had it broken down by month but forgot what it was ^^'
Or, equally relevant, resources that go deep into traditional northwest food *other than fish*? Because I know it's one of the staples, but I don't want to limit myself to meats here.
I provide tea & a light snack, you bring your projects. We have equipment & some supplies for fixing fabric, metal, electronics, and bikes.
In Maple Leaf near bus routes 67/73/372/522, covered secure bike parking available. Space requires a few stairs to access & there's a cat. DM for address / other info.
request for trans-friendly press contact in Seattle
Can anyone in the Seattle area recommend trans-friendly press contacts to talk to? I may have a lead on discrimination by government employees for them to look into.
Not immediate or urgent, but I want to be able to pass these contacts along if they’re needed.
My 15yo kid just came out to me tonight as trans male. In order to be more supportive, I would really like some feedback from other trans folks on how to assist or better understand this process, especially on how that works today vs 30 years ago.
Caveat- I had a parent who is trans, but this isn't the same kind of relationship. I would actually be assisting my minor child in this change, so that makes me a more active participant in the process.
Feel free to boost. #trans
subtooting someone who isn't here
Tfw someone who posts a lot of socialist memes turns around to argue that a Costco parking lot is not morally equivalent to a public space, b/c a business owns it.
When you're excited to defend the idea that people have a duty to use space in the way that is most convenient for cars, instead of stopping to chat with a friend in wherever feels most natural, it's easy to forget your other beliefs I guess.
"ok boomer" hot take
"Boomer" is obviously not a slur. But even if a particular use of "ok boomer" clearly targets a mindset rather than an actual age group, it's going to resonate with ageist stereotypes about how old people can't learn & grow with the times.
I don't think that means it should be off limits - age is a complicated mix of punching up & punching down - but I am seeing a lot of sketchy blanket defenses of it from people who should know better.
Love, a gray-haired Millennial
I got up to 6 pages before my shitty hyperfocus brain let me stop typing. Thanks, brain, I have to get up early tomorrow.
Anyway, it's world editable, so, do what you want?
My brain really wants me to write a book about how to responsibly re-home/recycle your stuff when decluttering. It's been yelling whole paragraphs at me all weekend.
It's not wrong - decluttering books don't cover this topic well at all. But, brain, we both know you're gonna get bored of the idea 3 pages in.
Maybe I should type something up on a wiki somewhere just to make the muse stop?
Sweet Meat squash review
Chopped up the only Sweet Meat squash I got out of the garden this year.
The plants resisted powdery mildew better than the zucchini, but still eventually succumbed - I got one full-size squash from the plant with the best sun, and two mini ones from the other side of the bed.
The pretty blue-green turned to pale yellow during storage, and the seeds were mostly shriveled & brown. Not sure if the problem was during growing or storage there.
Plants, mushrooms, cats, food, bikes, health care data science.
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