@redoak this aligns with my interests!
I saw Carolina Chocolate Drops live way back when a few times in Michigan (circa 2008?).
I love her voice.
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A little while ago, @brion asked if anyone had ever made a Biblically-Correct Angel Food Cake.
I couldn't find any, but having watched several seasons of Great British Bake-Off during the pandemic I felt that I, too, could do ridiculous things with cake.
@skyfaller shrug. I hate what comes along with that site (how it makes people act, even friends, including myself). But it's nice to check it every now and then to see what they're saying.
@cwebber and I've seen FB doing similarly lately (but not consistently, or at least, I have no idea how to make it happen on purpose).
what's your best clever trick that actually works?
i just wrote out an entire thing about this that i might post at some point, but the 3 examples of this _kind_ of thing i gave were:
- opening a beer bottle with a bic
- folding the tape measure in half to find your halfway point
- putting a # in front of a tricky shell command so you can make sure it's good before you hit enter for real
so whaddya got?
parenting, roller skating accident
Rowan (9) got some used rollerblades this weekend.
Last night he face planted onto the road. Busted up lip and slightly wiggly front (adult) teeth.
Got a hold of a pediatric dentist at 8pm; reassured us we're OK at that point.
Got into see them today and things are still OK.
That's the basics.
The emotions are: holy shit it doesn't get any easier when you see your kid get hurt and they look at you with those "oh god help me dad!" eyes.
@VickyRampin and I immediately saw someone on the sub reddit selling a $35 pdf calendar. :)
I'm am excited though.
A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings, Earthlings, we come in peace. Take us to-"
"Do you have a tractor beam?"
"A tractor beam. Or some other way of lifting something huge and heavy?"
"Of course, but-"
"Do you know where the Suez channel is?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
This online thing...
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