Really bad cat.
What I'm about (reposted from old account, but still relevant!):
I adore my #cat Lola, parlez un peu de #français , and am looking to have a kid eventually. #PokemonGo was my first Pokemon game, and I love it still. I type with #Colemak and recently overcame chronic pain in my foot with a combination of PT and #MMJ . I love #JapaneseFood and sobbed through the whole last episode of #Evangelion because I needed to hear its message that it's okay to like yourself. My favorite music is college radio, #KXLU or #KXUA , and I am a #Maximizer AMA.
Things you'd rather not hear a phlebotomist say "My, they've really worked this vein over"
How can you tell
"I can feel the scar tissue"
She was wearing gloves, too!
I don't get faint when they draw blood anymore, at least, but I can't stand feeling the needle jiggling around when they release the tourniquet on my arm.
Somebody recommended me this resource on dismantling white supremacy and I was surprised to see just how much of it resonated with me. I knew just how awful perfectionism and defensiveness could be, but wasn't aware of just how interconnected they were with the culture of white supremacy.
This excerpt points out what these characteristics look like and offers antidotes for them. It is a must read for any white person trying to deconstruct the hierarchy that their own whiteness perpetuates.
Here are some photos from this weekend, taken at the farm from which I get most of my vegetables. It's really impressive how much they're able to bring to the farmer's market every weekend, even though it's now December, and the temperatures have fluctuated a lot these past few months.
The hardest part of growing in winter? Cleaning and washing the vegetables to sell! That's why they're raising money to insulate their barn.
Learn more: https://www.transplantingtraditions.org/
In other first world privilege news, this morning I'm riding along a training flight in a #Cirrus. The backseat is roomier than a #Cessna 182, but it's surprisingly difficult to get into the cabin one handed.
Will report on the front seat once my bf gets checked out in it and can solo xD
Got a Fitbit Inspire HR during their black Friday sale, and I'm was excited for it to be an upgrade to my Alta HR.
Turns out, it's proving to be a poor choice. It has worse battery life than the Alta, can't be synced with a Mac (phones and Windows 10 only), doesn't have support for the fun clocks and apps that their smart watch lines have (although the app makes it appear they do)
The final straw is the low energy Bluetooth, which makes it worthless for Android's smart unlock.
Thanks to @mcmoots being all "woot, you go!" earlier, I can now say that I will be presenting on growing saffron at this event.
Details to follow.
Here's the non-Fb link to the event,
Bodies and clothes, body image ~
This is only tangential to Mads' thread about bodies, but we lost something specific when clothing became mass produced instead of made to order, you can really internalize the idea that you're too short/fat/etc for "normal" clothes
It's a shame to hear people say they just need to lose 10 pounds to make things fit, when the shapes you can cut fabric into are easily changeable, but the idea that you are wrong and the clothes are right is pervasive
Really bad cat.
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