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Dianepatterson

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SF and NYC. #Stanford, #USCFilmSchool, Seton Hill #SHUWPF. Writer, raconteur, mostly a liar. Likes tech, knows way too much about it. She/her

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Extreeeeeeeeemely not impressed with the weather forecasting so far on this trip.

(Fourth unexpected downpour in the past week. Do y’all not have forecasting here in Central Europe?)

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@Firlefanz all weather information (in the US, at any rate) comes from the govt weather service, no matter which service you’re using.

When it says “mini rain at 4 o’clock” and then rains most of the time btw 10 and 4…I’m not impressed.

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Looks a little different than the last time I was here. (No one’s holding a Kalashnikov. Could not get KFC then either.)

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@Firlefanz Yup. Only took me (looks at calendar, cries a little) 35 years.

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@Firlefanz 38.

I…may have had a few beers tonight.

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Yes, people really refer to “a war on cars” when any other transportation option gets the slightest bit of attention.

War on cars? Why San Francisco drivers say they feel under siege - San Francisco Chronicle https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/sf-drivers-say-war-on-cars-vs-safe-streets-19451511.php

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I’m here to say it’s okay if you don’t get the warm fuzzies about Mother’s Day. Many of us do not. ❤️

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The Hidden Cycling Injury That’s Forcing Women to Give Up Riding Bikes https://www.bicycling.com/health-nutrition/a60412469/cycling-saddle-pain-women-surgery/

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I can’t hear you over California unable to connect the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
https://mastodon.social/@randahl/112333734211335581

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Was about to make a joke I'm sure other, more talented writers have made years before me…but then I deleted it!

Please pat me on the back and tell me you're proud of me.

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In the future only 65% of all media production will have stories involving multiple universes, as opposed to today’s 80-85%.

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My son just said, “All the juices from my childhood are gone now,” and wow was that some big league nostalgia.

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NEW GENRE CATEGORY JUST DROPPED:

Necromantasy—romantasy, only with necromancers (they use adipocere as lube)

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@cstross CHARLIE.

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DH and friend telling Large Adult Son about how off the chain the 80s were (they’re describing the programming language Forth).

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@cstross Yup. (But my husband and his friend Rob didn’t use it until the 80s.)

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What is the optimal amount of water to drink before a blood draw so they can find your damn veins? One gallon? Two?

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Saw an excessive amount of people out today wearing green and it took me a while to realize what date it is.

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It really infuriates me that I've had several maladies over the past decade -- including my famous “I don't get 6 hours of sleep, I sleep 1.5 hours 4 times” -- and ALL of them seem to have been cured/lessened dramatically by starting HRT, which I initiated on my own.

ONE doctor saying, Hey, you seem to have been born before…uh...the Carter administration, how about we try this?" would have saved me days and thousands of dollars of searching for what the hell was going on.

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Today's pro-tip:

If you have to do a Google search, use “before:2023" at the beginning of your search string. You get a completely different (and IMO much more usable) set of results.

The web has died.

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(Downtown. I finally see a Cybertruck.)

Me: Wow. That is as ugly and stupid-looking as I’ve heard.

DH: That one is in better shape than most of the ones I’ve seen.

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Goddammit, I’m paying for Amazon Prime (inc the vig for no ads) and this show supposedly on Prime is really on “Freevee” SO I’M GETTING ADS???

Thanks, I hate everything about this.

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Another goddamn show where there’s a mixture of bland, good-looking people…and once again the (only) black guy dies first.

Honestly, once you see how common it is, you can’t not see it.

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Have Jack-in-the-boxes ever not been creepy? Do children like them or were they invented by horror film makers?

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“Hey, Ivanka, I need some of your $2b.”

“New phone who dis.”

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Farming areas know perfectly well they need immigrants to do this work. They just don’t want brown people to have rights or security. American capitalism is based on slavery. https://civileats.com/2024/02/07/a-florida-immigration-law-is-turning-farm-towns-into-ghost-towns/

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