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terrapin

@terrapin@petrous.vislae.town

nerd of many fandoms, mistress of none. bureaucromancer. ex-linguist. wordsmith. pedant in recovery.

follows screened, but I'll probably let you in.

(profile pic of iridescent jewel turtle by pikaole. header reads "fail better", calligraphed by https://mastodon.art/@welshpixie)

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low confidence situation: in a Teams training held via Zoom

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TIL (thanks to NPR) that the German and Japanese governments still largely run on faxes. Which makes me feel a little better about my employer's homegrown web-based workflow system that my privately employed gaming group laughed at me for last week.

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Wait is this what not being behind at work is like?

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I know I harnessed the power of anger to help me finish painting this room, but I can't figure out what the anger was about

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Apropos of nothing, my day 1.75 hair looks really awesome.

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Inbox = 28, bitches.

Yes there are also 226 left in a neglected "to pdf and file" folder, to be tackled tomorrow.

But inbox = 28.

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This fucking room has more edges than can possibly exist in a room this size, and the blue paint gets on the white gets on the blue, and I hate painting it so fucking much.

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What is the word for intense relief following an episode of acute, outsized dread -- like finding out that Tom Lehrer stopped teaching at UCSC in 2001, so I couldn't have missed him teaching when I was there 2002-2004?

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The Vlad Taltos books are really great to listen to except for the ones that fucking suck to experience more viscerally than on the page. Looking at you, Teckla.

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can we please stop letting boorish misogynist athletic savants live rent free in our heads

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Today sucked on multiple levels but we have a shiny new fridge, my nauseous headache eventually went away, and I'm in bed before 9:30 by choice, so I'm calling it a win.

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I ate a bowl of cornflakes this morning and now I have "I Like Hubcaps" from "Brak Presents The Brak Show Starring Brak" spinning circles in my head.

And I am extremely disappointed that Google Image Search turns up zero results for [brak all kinds of corn meme].

ALL KINDS OF CORN!

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Birthday presents, combobulated.

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I'm doing a project at work that's kinda like a puzzle hunt, except it's conducted by email, and the tasks are things like

--"identifying funding sources you should have told me when I asked you two months ago",

--"locating wayward offer letters you never signed, despite that being a condition of us continuing to pay you", and

--"discovering which accountants can match which account numbers with nicknames that contain no words in the titles of the associated grants".

Fml: it's kind of fun.

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Today I saw in print a most beautiful phrase:

"Drop Dead Gorgeous musical"

(it's previewing at Edinburgh Fringe, so no idea if it's any good, but hey.)

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"You know where you're going, right?"

"Fifth floor on the creepy side, right?"

"Yep!"

How Chemistry rolls.

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Is there a special social media deja vu for realizing you're about to post lyrics you've posted before?

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Oh good. They're replacing Skype for Business with Teams later this year.

All the words in that sentence are true except "good".

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God help me, but I love me some Met Gala.

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I've decided that my night will be better if I decide that the worst thing about it is that the Hamilton Mixtape vol. 2 isn't on Amazon Music.

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Unfortunately deciding things doesn't make them true.

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A wildly incomplete list of things the FB algorithm is wrong about my giving two shits about: Taylor Swift, the British royal family, Weight Watchers, keto diets, women's basketball other than what a shitshow Kim Mulkey is, current pro wrestling, canning (especially rebel canning, which I now know is a thing).

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Sligo, bitches. We'll always miss you, George.

https://youtu.be/ZMqdDBrDZlI?si=RiFA4Ef60FceU8Iq

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I finally have one night where I don't feel like I'm asleep on my feet, and what do I do with it? Stay up late doing work for work.

Witness my mad self-care skillz. /s

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Today i learned that I can be happy for all that's come to Tracy Chapman because of Luke Combs' cover of "Fast Car", and still think the cover is the most worthless nothingburger reductive karaoke version possible.

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