@constantorbit@hachyderm.io
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constantorbit

@constantorbit@hachyderm.io

The short bio (see pinned #introduction for longer)

#SoftwareDeveloper, #musician -- lifelong #choral #singer & just picked up #BassGuitar again. | wannabe #vegetarian, wannabe #buddhist, #uu | Cisgender, straight, #ally | Very #liberal / #progressive | #massachusetts right now but hope to go back to #california some day | #photography

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constantorbit, to random
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constantorbit, to jazz
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Did not know Jo Jones before tonight. Really loving this album.

https://album.link/q2bz3ss2cdqw2

(thanks for introducing me!)

constantorbit,
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@Cyrus this discovery (for me) makes me realize how little I really know about the jazz world, even just the bebop/swing era that I favor.

Which is actually a ton of fun -- to be able to discover so much "new" music this late in my life... I guess the silver lining of streaming services is that I can easily get to it.

Although more correctly, it shows the value of radio and human curation. Would I have learned about him just listening to a streaming service? Most likely not.

constantorbit, to tesla
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Yes, was completely blocking the crosswalk for no good reason and yes was I think embarrassed when I yelled at him about blocking the crosswalk but yeah I probably could have dialed down my irateness by about 50%.

But seriously, . Have a little awareness of your surroundings.

constantorbit, to random
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So the bass next to me at rehearsal last night, as we're sitting down says to me "sorry, don't listen to me tonight, I have a cold."

And proceeds to cough & hack thru the whole rehearsal.

FFS, DUDE! 😡

If you're sick, stay home! Or at the least, do what other reasonable people do (like a soprano did that night) & sit away from everyone else & mask up!

I'm mad at myself too, for neither (a) asking him to move, nor (b) masking up myself (I had one with me).

constantorbit, to random
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Everybody's probably suffering from fatigue, but just one here from me.

It was a LOOONG day but it was SO worth it.

This is during totality, from northeast of St Albans VT. Note the planets.

It was indescribable. Very emotional. I wasn't prepared for my reaction.

constantorbit, to random
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the_etrain, to random
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I just sat through 3½ hours of kids' baseball and it felt like I'd been gone a week when I walked into my house.

constantorbit,
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@LikeItOrLumpIt @the_etrain @Waitnwallflower

As I was heading out on a walk last weekend I was admiring and chatting with a crow up in a tree and it pooped on my head.

Which I have been assured is good luck.

No?

constantorbit,
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@Waitnwallflower @LikeItOrLumpIt @the_etrain

well who knows what MIGHT have happened had you not been so anointed?

constantorbit, to random
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okay, I've been sort of failing miserably at ... I did the first day of April and not since.

Until today, though!

I embarked on my bike to run errands.

("'scattered showers'? I'll be fine...")

but

  1. the library was already closed
  2. I got drenched by a full on rain-storm.

It was sort of fun, though. If I'd put in my rainpants I would have been fine.

But I was wondering. Can today's outing maybe count as more than one day, on account of all that? 📚🔐 🌧️ 😆

constantorbit, to abba
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Just in case you forgot to celebrate, happy 50th anniversary of Abba winning Eurovision 1974 with "Waterloo".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XJBNJ2wq0Y

constantorbit, to Birds
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Red-tailed hawk sitting outside my home office window this morning (400mm lens)

#bird #birds #birdsOfMastodon

constantorbit, to random
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I just made a trans-supportive post on FB. Had forgotten my cousin (who I like very much but honestly only see every 5 years, if even that) is very anti-trans and posts as such on FB.

-sigh-

Oh well.

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constantorbit, to random
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I feel like crap (nothing serious, I think just something I ate) and I think I'm just going to take the day off and do...

...nothing.

And it's amazing how HARD it is for me to feel like that's okay. Yeesh.

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skinnylatte, (edited ) to food
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I don’t know who spread the rumor in the west that rice cookers are simply ‘unnecessary single use gadgets for foodies who eat a lot of rice’, I think of them more as ‘versatile device for depressed people with no (emotional, not literal) spoons’

Put rice (don’t even need to wash it), water, place vegetables, meat, tofu, eggs. Add soy sauce. Close the lid. Walk away.

And if you get a nice one: cook rice and eat off the cooker even 3 days later.

Even the cheap ones are so handy.

constantorbit,
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@skinnylatte Dang, GREAT thread, thank you! I probably use my rice cooker pretty much 2 days out of 3. But I usually just cook the rice in it and cook something else (vegetarian) to put on top (or something premade). Definitely checking these links out.

Terimah kasih!

(yes, I grew up in Jakarta. A loooong time ago)

constantorbit, to ai
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, hell no.

constantorbit, to random
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SOME day I will learn. The 3rd cup of coffee is now NEVER a good idea for me. Even though I thought it was early enough in the day yesterday.

Did not sleep well at all last night.

constantorbit, to Birds
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An excellent along the Charles River Greenway, binoculars (and Merlin app) in hand.

Grackles, starlings, an ultra-cute black-capped chickadee wrestling with a peanut (and winning!), a merganser (I think), white-breasted nuthatch (I also think), downy woodpecker, red-winged blackbird, heron, and of course plenty of canada geese, ducks, etc.

Merlin sound ID told me one of the birds I was hearing was a golden-crowned kinglet, but I never actually found it.

constantorbit, to paganism
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Your gentle annual reminder that the "snakes" St Patrick drove out of Ireland were pagans & pagan practices.

constantorbit,
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since people are jumping on me a little bit about this, no, he probably didn't "drive" anyone out.

I just find it interesting it got turned into this story over the years.

As wikipedia says "Patrick's efforts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove "snakes", heathen practices, out of Ireland, despite the fact that actual snakes were not known to inhabit the region."

constantorbit, to random
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evacide, to random
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Someone has (accidentally, I think) sent about $1000-worth of wine to my house. I guess I'm drinking a lot of pinot noir this year.

constantorbit, (edited )
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@evacide or you could invite all of us over and we could all have a pretty nice day of it! (I'm happy to bring some snacks)

constantorbit, to bass
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I really need to buy me some time in a practice space so I can play my without headphones at least some.

-sigh-

constantorbit,
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@airwhale I've been mostly learning ska and soul.

It's funny you ask, though, because I don't actually know a lot of bass players by name! I feel sort of ashamed to realize that, and I should rectify that...

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