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  1. Comment on What's your proposing/marriage story? in ~talk

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    I’m not crying, you’re crying! Seriously though, what a cute story. I have zero desire to get married, but I love stories like this.

    I’m not crying, you’re crying!

    Seriously though, what a cute story. I have zero desire to get married, but I love stories like this.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    For reference, I'm a bisexual cis woman. Very into it, unless it's used as an insult. I agree with Gaywallet's answer completely. :) That could be considered bisexuality, since one definition (and...

    For reference, I'm a bisexual cis woman.

    For LGBTQ+ folks, what are your personal thoughts on the term "queer"?

    Very into it, unless it's used as an insult.

    If a nonbinary person is exclusively attracted to men or exclusively attracted to women, is there a word for that sexuality?

    I agree with Gaywallet's answer completely. :)

    If I, a man, am attracted to women and nonbinary people, but not men, is there a word for that sexuality?

    That could be considered bisexuality, since one definition (and the one I use) is being attracted to more than one gender.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    Civilization. I'm usually a fan of world building, resource management games, but I just can't with this one. I bought it and immediately regretted the decision, whoops!

    Civilization. I'm usually a fan of world building, resource management games, but I just can't with this one. I bought it and immediately regretted the decision, whoops!

    6 votes
  4. Comment on What's a question you want to ask, but you're worried about how it might come across? in ~talk

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    They/them works well for this, and I use it when I don’t know a person’s preferred pronouns.

    completely eliminate he/she/her/him and just switch over entirely to xe/xir (or whatever we settle on).

    They/them works well for this, and I use it when I don’t know a person’s preferred pronouns.

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

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    Biked to a coffee shop with a friend. Puppy rode in the trailer, did great, and didn't even flinch when somebody knocked down a chair a few feet away while we were drinking our coffee outside....
    • Biked to a coffee shop with a friend. Puppy rode in the trailer, did great, and didn't even flinch when somebody knocked down a chair a few feet away while we were drinking our coffee outside.
    • This was last week, but we planted eight trees aligned with the cardinal and semi-cardinal directions. I mulched them over the weekend, and we planted four more in the front yard.
    • Bought and planted tomatoes and some creeping rosemary.
    • Made a plan for my Animal Crossing island. :P
    3 votes
  6. Comment on ‘Indiana Jones 5’: Phoebe Waller-Bridge lands female lead in next installment opposite Harrison Ford in ~tv

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    PWB is such an amazing person. I’m so happy good things are coming to her! If you haven’t already, go watch Fleabag. It’s a short two seasons, but it packs a punch.

    PWB is such an amazing person. I’m so happy good things are coming to her! If you haven’t already, go watch Fleabag. It’s a short two seasons, but it packs a punch.

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

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    Sure! In order of most to least used. The Scoop is definitely my go-to. A standard French press that makes a little over two servings for my partner and I on the weekends. A 3-cup Bialetti moka...

    Sure! In order of most to least used. The Scoop is definitely my go-to.

    • A standard French press that makes a little over two servings for my partner and I on the weekends.
    • A 3-cup Bialetti moka pot that I use when I want to make two shots of espresso. Also good for camping.
    • Nanopresso, for single-serve espresso. Occasionally used while camping solo.
    • A silicone drip brewer for when I'm camping by bike.
    2 votes
  8. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I have an embarrassing number of brewing methods, but I tend to use The Scoop on the bold setting most mornings. I add an aeropress paper filter between the metal filter and cup since the built-in...

    I have an embarrassing number of brewing methods, but I tend to use The Scoop on the bold setting most mornings. I add an aeropress paper filter between the metal filter and cup since the built-in one doesn’t catch the finer grounds.

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

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    I do decaf during the week and occasionally caffeine on the weekends. I was getting regular high heart rate notifications (via my Apple Watch) when I was drinking caffeine daily, not to mention I...

    I do decaf during the week and occasionally caffeine on the weekends. I was getting regular high heart rate notifications (via my Apple Watch) when I was drinking caffeine daily, not to mention I get pretty jittery and anxious when I drink it that often. When I really need to finish a project at work, I’ll have a cup of caffeinated coffee for extra focus, but that’s maybe once every couple of months.

    When I have caffeine, it’s only ever 8-12 ounces of coffee or 1-2 shots of espresso in a latte.

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

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    Found an excellent decaf bean from a local coffee roaster, and I’m in love. No more store brand coffee for this gal!

    Found an excellent decaf bean from a local coffee roaster, and I’m in love. No more store brand coffee for this gal!

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

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    I took off Thursday and Friday to go camping and hiking with a friend in the Virginia mountains with two of my dogs. (The third dog went with my partner to his parent's house to celebrate Easter.)...

    I took off Thursday and Friday to go camping and hiking with a friend in the Virginia mountains with two of my dogs. (The third dog went with my partner to his parent's house to celebrate Easter.) It was chilly at night—just below freezing—but everything went pretty well! We didn't get to do the hike we planned because the water crossings were too high, so we did an uphill hike instead that was just as fun and challenging.

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

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    I did some shopping! Puppy got a backpack carrier and rain jacket for our upcoming camping trip. Not sure if she’ll take to the former, but the hike we’re doing is pretty intense, so I want to...

    I did some shopping! Puppy got a backpack carrier and rain jacket for our upcoming camping trip. Not sure if she’ll take to the former, but the hike we’re doing is pretty intense, so I want to have the option to carry her.

    I also picked up a snake plant for the home office.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Jean (puppy) got to play on her very first agility equipment! Low jumps, modified weaves, modified teeter, and tire jump. She did really well, and I'm very proud of her! Loki (much older dog) went...

    Jean (puppy) got to play on her very first agility equipment! Low jumps, modified weaves, modified teeter, and tire jump. She did really well, and I'm very proud of her!

    Loki (much older dog) went to his evaluation at a new facility. We were late (misjudged traffic), so I was nervous, which made Loki perform worse than usual. The evaluator hardly spoke at all, which is weird coming from so many trainers who are very verbal and upbeat, especially around dogs. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong, oof. In any case, she suggested we do the novice class (main objectives are better handling and focus), so we'll sign up for that once it opens up. I may try to avoid that instructor, since I don't think we click well, but I'm not sure if that's possible.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Organisations that do important/meaningful work? in ~life

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    I work for a small web dev company that focuses a lot of their work on progressive political campaigns, nonprofits, and higher education. I absolutely love my job, and it's the perfect balance of...

    I work for a small web dev company that focuses a lot of their work on progressive political campaigns, nonprofits, and higher education. I absolutely love my job, and it's the perfect balance of feeling good about what I'm doing and getting paid well for it. This is the second web dev company I've worked for with this focus. I specifically request to work on projects that I have a passion for (recent example being an organization that promotes sexual education for teens in my state). I'm always a more engaged employee when I care about the client and their mission. :)

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Looking for recommendations for half-hour shows in ~tv

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    We’ve been (re)watching King of the Hill. It’s pretty dang wholesome and good.

    We’ve been (re)watching King of the Hill. It’s pretty dang wholesome and good.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on New groups and site mechanics - 2021 edition in ~tildes

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    I love the ~spirituality idea! I’ve been studying druidry the past couple of months, but from a secular/psychological perspective. Nowhere else seems like a good place to bring it up.

    I love the ~spirituality idea! I’ve been studying druidry the past couple of months, but from a secular/psychological perspective. Nowhere else seems like a good place to bring it up.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I started over with my Animal Crossing: New Horizons game on the 19th. I'm taking it a much chiller pace this go around. Trying not to over-saturate like I did when it was first released, hahaha....

    I started over with my Animal Crossing: New Horizons game on the 19th. I'm taking it a much chiller pace this go around. Trying not to over-saturate like I did when it was first released, hahaha. Definitely enjoying it.

    My partner and I are still playing through Stardew Valley (couch co-op). We love a good co-op, and it does that really well. I think we're about halfway through fall of our first year. The only very mildly annoying part is my partner keeps asking where to find things, but since I haven't played in 2-3 years, I don't remember! Like ACNH, I'm playing it pretty chill, not trying to blast through everything as quickly as possible.

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

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    Planet Oat, Extra Creamy! I can drink it straight out of the glass. I don’t love the taste of regular milk, so that’s not really what I look for in a dairy alternative. :)

    Planet Oat, Extra Creamy! I can drink it straight out of the glass. I don’t love the taste of regular milk, so that’s not really what I look for in a dairy alternative. :)

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

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    Alban Eiler / Ostara / Spring Equinox celebrations! Inoculated logs with shiitake mushrooms (volunteer work at the community garden) Filled up two trash bags worth of litter near our grocery store...

    Alban Eiler / Ostara / Spring Equinox celebrations!

    • Inoculated logs with shiitake mushrooms (volunteer work at the community garden)
    • Filled up two trash bags worth of litter near our grocery store (also removed what looked like a piece of a tailgate)
    • Attended an online gathering with my Druid grove (my first time attending one of these wheel of the year rituals)
    4 votes
  20. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    We made hot cocoa with oat milk and bourbon the other day after being out in the cold. It was super sweet but also delicious and exactly what I needed!

    We made hot cocoa with oat milk and bourbon the other day after being out in the cold. It was super sweet but also delicious and exactly what I needed!

    5 votes