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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.







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Every couple of months I like to share with new people or people on new instances how to add timelines into feeds:
mastodon.sdf.org/@cosullivan.a

Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom

Could be worth trying if your favourite accounts are 8-16hrs away, or if you detect spotty synchronization issues between instances.

military history (Canada, Transvaal, Orange Free States) Show more

Why do supermarket chains play dreadful pop music when they can have these glorious tracks to revive?

invidio.us/watch?v=QLM_tP1_sz0

My mother and especially my grandmother would have wept with joy to see my husband have coffee with his cabbage rolls, and to hear my son point out that everything needed for a perfect dinner was here. My insides turn to jelly when they squee about the "ethnic" food of my matrilineage.

Dinner discussion topics tonight:
- The Shmenges (I am more Shmenge, genetically, than my family,; they have no problem gushing about cabbage rolls and coffee) Video here: invidio.us/watch?v=lmSC52Npuq0
- The Band
- St. Louis Cardinals pitching legend Bob Gibson

I posted a comment to a website yesterday using the lynx browser. Aside from having to type 'Y' to accept a cookie every fourth or fifth keystroke, and maybe an overcaffeinated keystroke reporting innocuous posts in error, it was successful, as was the experiment of editing said post.

My irritation of the day (picayune, webtechy): Show more

@xmanmonk you've heard of Stan Laurel and Charles Chaplin, yes? You're a little older than me, not much, but you're near where they worked.

@xmanmonk I love my son. I tried telling him Stan Laurel was understudy to Charles Chaplin, and he said "yes! we've been through this SEVERAL TIMES already!" Love him.

I am attempting to recapture the initial mother-infant bond with my son by playing the last ten minutes of "Sons of the Desert" (1933) for him: "Everything you need to know about marriage is in the last ten minutes of this film!"

I have listened to my fine young son characterize Canadians and I am trying to apply his learning to my mother and father and brother and failing failing failing

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My brother was a member of a security team for Burton Cummings at a Vancouver gig. My brother disparaged Burton, calling him a stoner and an asshole. I was "wow, you got to meet Burton Cummings!" My brother didn't reciprocate when I met Tracy Gold and Jill Whelan, but even they would admit they're not in the same echelon as Burton Cummings.

I'm playing "Undun" in various Guess Who recordings. I love Burton Cummings' voice and I didn't appreciate him when he was playing at the International Plaza in the city I spent my teen and early adult years. But then, he was playing there when I was 13-14 years old.

i wish stored accumulation of verbal bouquets could work as mood-balancers 100% as required.

I solved, with some outside help, a very tough puzzle that plagued me for weeks because I was 50% of the way there, and convinced a keyword or two and an anagram was involved (they weren't).
I learned from the puzzle creator a few people had a pool going on who would solve/find it first, and he revealed I was the odds favourite. Swoon.

Listening to "Mozart - Requiem in D minor" for the first time. Maybe I've heard it before, but an hour of Mass music w/choir wouldn't have attracted my attention.

No one asked but I thought I'd share how my reading went last night. Bader's Marx Bros on stage bio: densely detailed, Jerry Seinfeld collected a lot of early family photos.
Midnight at Bright Ideas... enh, bordering into chicklit.
I'll Sell You a Dog... snappy-funny and most engrossing of the three.
I have the latest Flavia de Luce mystery today and that's all I need/want, now that I've had my ice cream with homemade strawberry sauce.

I feel most domestic not when I'm scrubbing at stubborn stains and grime, but when I'm making bone stock. I love bone stock when it's cooled enough to develop a gelatinous texture. Noticeable difference from commercial processed products too, when used in sauces and gravies.

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