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  1. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I reconnected with an old acquaintance, and we went on a very chill bike ride and had a beer together. It was really nice getting to know her better, and hopefully we can keep the momentum going!...

    I reconnected with an old acquaintance, and we went on a very chill bike ride and had a beer together. It was really nice getting to know her better, and hopefully we can keep the momentum going! Making new friends is hard, even when you have a head start like I do with her.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Dollar Tree makes it official: Items will now cost $1.25 in ~finance

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    I shopped there frequently when I was dirt poor (part time minimum wage worker). It really does fill a gap that’s much needed for low income folks. I was able to get basics without draining my...

    I shopped there frequently when I was dirt poor (part time minimum wage worker). It really does fill a gap that’s much needed for low income folks. I was able to get basics without draining my checking account. I think my whole kitchen was decked out with dollar store merchandise because I was starting from nothing (had moved across the country shortly before).

    12 votes
  3. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    Yellowjackets looks like it’s gonna be a fun time based on the first two episodes. Some incredible casting, too.

    Yellowjackets looks like it’s gonna be a fun time based on the first two episodes. Some incredible casting, too.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I volunteered at the community garden. The woman who has been running it is getting kicked out (she rents the house and land), and the owner is trying to turn it into a commercial farm. I hauled...

    I volunteered at the community garden. The woman who has been running it is getting kicked out (she rents the house and land), and the owner is trying to turn it into a commercial farm. I hauled probably 100-200 shiitake inoculated logs from one end of the garden to the other in carts. Then we had chili, brussels sprouts, and bread for lunch.

    After that, I biked to meet some friends for my penultimate coffeeneuring ride. It’s getting really cold out there. :(

    5 votes
  5. Comment on Effective carbon offset initiatives? in ~enviro

  6. Comment on Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all counts in ~news

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    I hate our gun culture. 🙃

    I hate our gun culture. 🙃

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Great, affordable downtowns that don't require a car? in ~life

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    Davis, CA is the most bike friendly city I’ve come across in the US. It’s a college town, but there’s plenty going on there. I passed through it on a road trip many years ago, and it’s one of the...

    Davis, CA is the most bike friendly city I’ve come across in the US. It’s a college town, but there’s plenty going on there. I passed through it on a road trip many years ago, and it’s one of the few places I’ve considered living in the future.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis,_California#Bicycling

    Richmond has been a great city the couple of times I’ve visited. They have very cute neighborhoods that are extremely walkable and bikeable. In fact, the last time I visited was to ride the Virginia Capital Trail which is 60 miles or so and goes al the way to Williamsburg!

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  8. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I’m currently doing the Coffeeneuring challenge, but I also do some overnight camping trips and just cruising around town and on the local greenways. All my bikes have big enough tires to do...

    I’m currently doing the Coffeeneuring challenge, but I also do some overnight camping trips and just cruising around town and on the local greenways. All my bikes have big enough tires to do gravel, so I sometimes hit up the trails in the local state park, too.

    Oh, and it’s hilly as heck here if I choose the right (wrong?) route.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I’m not sure how often you’re weighing yourself, but 5 lbs could be, at least partially, water weight.

    I’m not sure how often you’re weighing yourself, but 5 lbs could be, at least partially, water weight.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I have been going ham on the bike(s). Commuting daily (6 miles) plus a few supplementary rides (20-30 miles) here and there. I’d really like to get up to 50 miles per week and build from there. I...

    I have been going ham on the bike(s). Commuting daily (6 miles) plus a few supplementary rides (20-30 miles) here and there. I’d really like to get up to 50 miles per week and build from there. I got really close last week with a total of 47 miles.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I got a new bike! Wanted a dedicated commuter so I can keep my recreational rider free of racks. This may also be used for some multi-day tours in the future.

    I got a new bike! Wanted a dedicated commuter so I can keep my recreational rider free of racks. This may also be used for some multi-day tours in the future.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Announcing Tildes' Make Something Month (Timasomo) for 2021! in ~tildes

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    Yay! I have a project I really want to finish in November, and this will be great motivation to do so. :)

    Yay! I have a project I really want to finish in November, and this will be great motivation to do so. :)

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    The new coworking office opened last week, so I’ve been biking to work almost every day since! Sadly, my main bike had a shifter cable snap, and I’d like to get it professionally tuned, so I had...

    The new coworking office opened last week, so I’ve been biking to work almost every day since! Sadly, my main bike had a shifter cable snap, and I’d like to get it professionally tuned, so I had to switch out to my less comfortable mountain bike this week.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What is the easiest, cheapest, most low maintenance pet a person can have? in ~talk

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    Depends on how well the fourth dog gets along with other three for the "low maintenance" factor. When I got my second dog, he had to be separated from my other one at all times because it took...

    Maybe since you're already 3-deep in dogs a 4th would be relatively easy?

    Depends on how well the fourth dog gets along with other three for the "low maintenance" factor. When I got my second dog, he had to be separated from my other one at all times because it took years for them to be comfortable around one another. That meant two walks instead of one every time they needed to go out. Then I got a third, and she has to go out twice as often because she's very small (11 lbs) and has a tiny bladder. Thankfully I have a fenced in yard now and they get along fine, but it means I can't leave her at home for more than 4-5 hours.

    Dogs are also expensive to take care of. Food and vet bills make up a majority of their cost, and you'll probably want to take them to at least one basic manners class, not to mention boarding/dog sitter if you want to leave town without them.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle special in ~lgbt

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    I am not trans, but I am an ally, and whichever stand up of his I watched most recently a few years ago made me really uncomfortable. And not in the “maybe this guy is on to something” way. I...

    I am not trans, but I am an ally, and whichever stand up of his I watched most recently a few years ago made me really uncomfortable. And not in the “maybe this guy is on to something” way. I haven’t watched him since, because ick.

    16 votes
  16. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    I didn’t drink alcohol. I’m taking the next few weeks to be sober and work on a personal project (digital planner for next year that includes the moon phases and pagan holidays). I didn’t feel...

    I didn’t drink alcohol. I’m taking the next few weeks to be sober and work on a personal project (digital planner for next year that includes the moon phases and pagan holidays). I didn’t feel tempted to drink at any point, even though I was around people who were drinking.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    My partner and I tried a new easy freezer meal last night that wasn’t too bad when we’re pressed for time. It’s hard to find meatless meals like this, so I’m glad to have another option. Usually...

    My partner and I tried a new easy freezer meal last night that wasn’t too bad when we’re pressed for time. It’s hard to find meatless meals like this, so I’m glad to have another option. Usually we opt for frozen cheese pizza, haha.

    https://birdseye.com/meals/skillet-meals/voila-meatless-alfredo-chickn

    2 votes
  18. Comment on I got asked out today in ~talk

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    Text whenever. All that waiting game is silly IMO. Set up plans to meet, but I try not to chat too much over text because I’d rather get to know my date in person so I can pick up on body language...

    Text whenever. All that waiting game is silly IMO. Set up plans to meet, but I try not to chat too much over text because I’d rather get to know my date in person so I can pick up on body language as well.

    17 votes
  19. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I don't use it a ton, so I couldn't say. It's been working okay for me as far as I can tell.

    I don't use it a ton, so I couldn't say. It's been working okay for me as far as I can tell.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on How do you manage your digital notes? in ~talk

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    Notion for most of my stuff. GoodNotes on the iPad if I’m actually trying to pay attention to what I’m taking notes on, since handwritten keeps me more focused.

    Notion for most of my stuff. GoodNotes on the iPad if I’m actually trying to pay attention to what I’m taking notes on, since handwritten keeps me more focused.

    3 votes