@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.

@brennen red rocks? Where holds that many people normally?

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Family trip, camping 

First night of spring break. We made it to a KOA near Palm Springs.

The boys loved the heated pool. But it was so windy that getting out was COLD!

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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.

Happy Easter!

@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.

@skyfaller follow on both but rarely use Twitter yourself. That's what I do.

@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).

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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?

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"But how?" the evil overlord said. "Neither man nor woman can slay me."
"Dude," the hero said, wiping the blood off their sword, "that's your problem right there. Oversimplifying everything."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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.

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i wrote up a pitch to marvel for a guardians of the galaxy movie where they get turned into muppets, but i'm not confident and might just trash it without sending 

felt groot, might delete later

@eloquence footnotes on every page, and I rarely see it!

@VickyRampin and I immediately saw someone on the sub reddit selling a $35 pdf calendar. :)

I'm am excited though.

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A spaceship landed, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings, Earthlings, we come in peace. Take us to-"
"Do you have a tractor beam?"
"-your... Pardon?"
"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

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