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

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    I adopted a puppy from a local rescue! She’s a four month old, 6.5 lb Chihuahua mix of some kind. Absolutely cute as a button, very outgoing, and super smart. All her basic skills are coming along...

    I adopted a puppy from a local rescue! She’s a four month old, 6.5 lb Chihuahua mix of some kind. Absolutely cute as a button, very outgoing, and super smart. All her basic skills are coming along (crate, potty, leash, etc.). My other dogs are doing well with her, too.

    Here’s the whole crew: https://i.postimg.cc/BvVBd3wY/120-A8-C82-E9-C9-443-E-9439-F0-FE9-E09-E0-A1.jpg

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I ran my first 5k virtual race on Sunday! Not under 30 minutes, but it was a solid effort, and I’m happy with my running progress. I now need to figure out how to fit exercise into my schedule now...

    I ran my first 5k virtual race on Sunday! Not under 30 minutes, but it was a solid effort, and I’m happy with my running progress. I now need to figure out how to fit exercise into my schedule now that I’ve taken on a puppy. She requires a lot of time and watching. I may have to sucker my partner into watching her when he’s done working out.

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

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    We celebrated my partner’s birthday by having our COVID pod over for dinner. I got pre-approved to adopt a puppy (4 month old chihuahua mix), so I’m going to meet her tonight. I think I’ll be able...

    We celebrated my partner’s birthday by having our COVID pod over for dinner. I got pre-approved to adopt a puppy (4 month old chihuahua mix), so I’m going to meet her tonight. I think I’ll be able to take her home tomorrow if we mesh well. :)

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

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    I’ve been searching for the right rescue puppy for my next agility project, and I think I’ve found her! She’s quite a drive away, but she’s young (5 months or so), active, has toy drive, and she’s...

    I’ve been searching for the right rescue puppy for my next agility project, and I think I’ve found her! She’s quite a drive away, but she’s young (5 months or so), active, has toy drive, and she’s expected to get no bigger than 10-12 pounds. The only box she didn’t check was that she’s got long hair, but I’ve already got a full sized Aussie, so it’s not a huge change for me.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on What’s something you have an unusually strong fondness for? in ~talk

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    Dogs. I mean, a lot of people like dogs. Some people love their dogs, but I really, really love all dogs. Even the “bad” ones. My partner teases me because I squeal “puppy!” every time I see a dog...

    Dogs.

    I mean, a lot of people like dogs. Some people love their dogs, but I really, really love all dogs. Even the “bad” ones. My partner teases me because I squeal “puppy!” every time I see a dog of any age, even on TV. I spend hours training my dogs to do stupid tricks just to spend more time with them. If anybody asks me to hold their dog (honestly, I usually offer), I try to train them stupid tricks while their owner is gone. They’re just such lovely animals.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Your favorite vegetarian recipes in ~food

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    Beans (black is my preferred variety) and rice are a good place to start. I like to add pan-fried sweet potatoes, avocado, and some salsa for a full meal. Maybe even some Greek yogurt. I call...

    Beans (black is my preferred variety) and rice are a good place to start. I like to add pan-fried sweet potatoes, avocado, and some salsa for a full meal. Maybe even some Greek yogurt. I call these “garbage bowls.”

    6 votes
  7. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    I wrote as part of an online play by post RPG I’ve been a part of for over 10 years. It was definitely a non-traditional “novel,” as there was no beginning/middle/end.

    I wrote as part of an online play by post RPG I’ve been a part of for over 10 years. It was definitely a non-traditional “novel,” as there was no beginning/middle/end.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What are your best memories from 2020? in ~talk

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    I did a ton of camping in my little trailer that I bought in the spring of 2019. Maybe 8-10 trips total in 2020. I completed NaNoWriMo in November. I spent a lot of time with my two dogs. I even...
    • I did a ton of camping in my little trailer that I bought in the spring of 2019. Maybe 8-10 trips total in 2020.
    • I completed NaNoWriMo in November.
    • I spent a lot of time with my two dogs. I even started trail running with the Aussie, which he seems to enjoy!
    • I got a spin bike in September and got super addicted to riding it often. I’ve been an outdoor cyclist for years, but I really enjoy that more when there’s the social aspect to it.
    • I spent a few nights in a remote cabin with my partner and the dogs, which was a great way to end the year.
    7 votes
  9. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    My partner and I spent three nights in a cabin near Asheville, NC. I was hoping we’d be able to do some decent hikes, but everything we looked at was either blocked because the Blue Ridge Highway...

    My partner and I spent three nights in a cabin near Asheville, NC. I was hoping we’d be able to do some decent hikes, but everything we looked at was either blocked because the Blue Ridge Highway is closed or the trail heads appeared to be on private property, and we didn’t want to risk that. We did do some hiking, and it was nice to be away from the city for a little while. We went to a couple of outdoor seated breweries our second day, and that was really nice, too.

    Once we got back, I’ve been doing a lot of walking/running/indoor biking. Headed out to do some outdoor biking later today since the weather isn’t terrible.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

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    You could always look into a Corgi rescue. That’s what I plan to do (but with Russel Terriers).

    You could always look into a Corgi rescue. That’s what I plan to do (but with Russel Terriers).

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

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    1-3 years old is definitely a lot less work, depending on the dog! Are you looking for anything in particular?

    1-3 years old is definitely a lot less work, depending on the dog! Are you looking for anything in particular?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

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    Per the video @gco posted, I'm going with two themes: Puppy. I get to start my search for a puppy in the next few months, and this will be a big project! I'm primarily looking into rescue puppies...

    Per the video @gco posted, I'm going with two themes:

    1. Puppy. I get to start my search for a puppy in the next few months, and this will be a big project! I'm primarily looking into rescue puppies unless I manage to find a breeder who lives up to my ridiculously high standards of what a responsible breeder should be. Assuming I find said puppy, the rest of the year will be spent training him/her, which will essentially be a part-time job in terms of time commitment.
    2. Moderation. I did really well moderating my drinking in September and October, but once my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas hit, everything went off the rails, and I went back to my old habits of drinking more alcohol than I should on any given night. I've been using the Less app with some success, so hopefully I can continue to improve in that department now that the holidays are through. I need to come up with a solid plan for the 2021 holiday season, but I've got plenty of time to do that.
    6 votes
  13. Comment on Do you carry a knife with with you? If so, what type/company? in ~hobbies

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    Ah, I’m not really a knife enthusiast in that regard. I just have the one knife that’s super useful, especially for opening packages and camping.

    Ah, I’m not really a knife enthusiast in that regard. I just have the one knife that’s super useful, especially for opening packages and camping.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Do you carry a knife with with you? If so, what type/company? in ~hobbies

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    I can’t imagine anybody giving me strange looks for carrying a useful tool. I also carry a bottle opener on my keyring, and that has saved me so many times. Not sure what you mean by the knife...

    I can’t imagine anybody giving me strange looks for carrying a useful tool. I also carry a bottle opener on my keyring, and that has saved me so many times. Not sure what you mean by the knife community. I wouldn’t think me being a woman has much to do with any of that. Certainly doesn’t in the circles I associate with (cyclists and camping types).

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Do you carry a knife with with you? If so, what type/company? in ~hobbies

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    I am! The lil’ knife also has the advantage of fitting perfectly in the small pockets all women’s jeans have.

    I am! The lil’ knife also has the advantage of fitting perfectly in the small pockets all women’s jeans have.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Do you carry a knife with with you? If so, what type/company? in ~hobbies

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    I have a Gerber Paraframe Mini that I picked up for a camping trip a few years ago. I didn’t realize how often I needed a knife until I started carrying it everywhere! I accidentally left it in my...

    I have a Gerber Paraframe Mini that I picked up for a camping trip a few years ago. I didn’t realize how often I needed a knife until I started carrying it everywhere! I accidentally left it in my purse once on my way to the airport, so I buried it in one of the lobby potted plants, hahaha. It was still there when I got back.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What cultural touchstone movies have totally passed you by? in ~movies

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    Yes! I loved The Lighthouse, and The Northman is already on my to-watch list.

    Yes! I loved The Lighthouse, and The Northman is already on my to-watch list.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What cultural touchstone movies have totally passed you by? in ~movies

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    Rear Window continues to be one of my favorites, and it stands the test of time. Highly recommended if you’re looking for one Hitchcock movie to watch. Psycho is good, but I still think it starts...

    as well as any number of Hitchcock movies

    Rear Window continues to be one of my favorites, and it stands the test of time. Highly recommended if you’re looking for one Hitchcock movie to watch. Psycho is good, but I still think it starts too slow and has too many things going on.

    5 votes
  19. Comment on What cultural touchstone movies have totally passed you by? in ~movies

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    The Witch is one of my absolute favorite movies. I can’t even explain why. I just love the desperation. Horror is my favorite genre, so that probably has something to do with it. Horror can...

    The Witch is one of my absolute favorite movies. I can’t even explain why. I just love the desperation. Horror is my favorite genre, so that probably has something to do with it. Horror can present itself in so many ways!

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What do you use for email? in ~tech

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    For work: Gmail (custom domain) and Mimestream. I don’t get a choice on provider at work, and Mimestream is really well done. For personal use: Fastmail (custom domain) and the web client on...

    For work: Gmail (custom domain) and Mimestream. I don’t get a choice on provider at work, and Mimestream is really well done.

    For personal use: Fastmail (custom domain) and the web client on desktop, their iOS app on mobile. I’ve been really really happy with Fastmail since switching away from Gmail in late 2019. I love the aliases feature that lets me use semi-anonymous addresses.

    3 votes