Declaring forum / chat bankruptcy. If you want to be sure I've read it, you should @ or DM me.

(People locked at home type a lot. Who knew?)

This thought inspired by a friend playing it, and leaving me a perfect opening to play again in response.

Shared games might just be a love language of mine.

I picked a game up from w00tstock, where you grab an odd turn of phrase from conversation and quickly reply "Coincidentally, Grab An Odd Tern is my Flock Of Seagulls cover band" or the like.

I'm rarely quick enough to pull it off in analog conversation, so when I can it's a joy.

Life tip: if the restaurant is weird and worn, eat there. Applebees might make it on ads, these places have to serve good food instead.

This message brought to you by the curry-with-mysterious-pepper-oil from the local laundromat / restaurant.

(My face is on fire. Tasty fire.)

#327: "Not allowed to Summon Monster IV just to have extras for the Monster Mash."
-- Rules Our CN Bard Will Ignore

What's your latest symptom of Covidiod cabin fever?

I've been inventing a kobold religion the hard way, via (evil) PC ascension. Already got a triune, holy books, an earth mother and *everything*.

Apprentices beware. Little rat-pangolin-men are coming for your spellbooks.

I'm now a homeowner. 49 days from start to close.

I've rented for half my life. Tuesday I decided to look for a house. Today I have financing arranged, and am making a formal offer.

It's not often I get the outside perspective on my own behavior. But I'm kinda beside myself, going "well, that was . . . quick".

"Nothing is ever always so."
-- Theodore Sturgeon

File under "sentences that would surprise a younger me":

I'm really looking forward to Microsoft's newest open source effort.

microsoft.com/security/blog/20

"Nooooo you can't just orchestrate petabytes of storage with software that's not even a year old."
"haha kubectl apply go brrr"
github.com/cybozu-go/topolvm

I just finished Gabriel's Trumpet, by Jon Black. Set during the Harlem Renaissance, it's a supernatural murder mystery full of voodoo, jazz, bootlegging, squamous things in the night, and odd historical figures.

Very enjoyable quarantine reading; I highly recommend it.

People in food service jobs are often underpaid, living hand-to-mouth, and on the front lines of this. There's never been a better time to become an outrageous tipper.

Things to remember today:

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Ian Maclaren

"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses. [...] There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal."
-- C.S. Lewis

I think I just told the buyer's agent "you're repping for the Addams Family" in not quite those words.

I've rented for half my life. Tuesday I decided to look for a house. Today I have financing arranged, and am making a formal offer.

It's not often I get the outside perspective on my own behavior. But I'm kinda beside myself, going "well, that was . . . quick".

I'm trying really hard not to shitpost on Interintellect. I should get a gold star, that's how hard.

Taking :didnt_shitpost: emoji suggestions here. 🚫💩📬?

Not sure I fit in, but they let me in, and that's been the story of every subculture to date.

Cheers, y'all!

ok zoomer

is a surprisingly fun response to one's own adult child.

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