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food 

Made joconde and Swiss meringue for the first time for this opera cake.

In 2019 I read 100,032 pages across 352 books.

My favourite non-rereads were:

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames (The Band #2)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1 by by Jordie Bellaire, Dan Mora, and Raul Angulo

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers (Wayfarers #3)

Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire (Wayward Children #1)

... 

i have concluded that, in aggregate, the straights are not okay

Moshe is being extra cuddly now that it got cold again.

homophobia, birds, lewdish, funny 

expectation for running a zoo social media: look at our cute lion cubs!!!

reality: the male birds are fucking, Lorie. by choice.

Disney: "We expect Star Wars will make about $165 million in its opening weekend."

Pundits: "You're wrong, it's going to make at least $200 million."

Star Wars: *makes $175 million*

Pundits: "Star Wars box office fails to meet expectations."

In less depressing news, pastitsio is delicious and I now own a baking dish that is deep enough to make it properly.

holidays, family drama, us politics 

My mother insists that she is morally obligated to invite my sister's asshole husband to her house for Christmas, even though the presence of a gun-carrying Trump supporter makes 9/10 of her actual children feel unsafe and unwelcome at the gathering.

Christmas Adam, tumblr post 

Merry Christmas Adam, everyone ♥

Ukpol, disability 

This is largely from something I posted elsewhere but it's been on my mind a lot lately and I'd like more people to read and consider it.

If you're using all the terrified disabled people as a stick to beat whichever opposing faction you take issue with, left included, stop.

I'm sick of being used as a cudgel against opponents when to most people we're an afterthought. It's how we were used repeatedly throughout this election and we've barely been considered outside of it.

Referring to a small, narrowly-focused company with fewer than thirty employees as a "megacorporation" is not helping your argument, my dude.

thanks bro, now I know that linux t-shirts are cultural appropriation and oppression I will go back to windows I GUESS °

Q: "How does the system know what salt to use for the password?"

A: "It's stored with the password."

Q: "But how does it know to use the salt?"

A: "It's stored with the password."

Q: "But why does it know what salt to use?"

A: "Because it's stored as part of the password."

(this went on for four more rounds before they achieved enlightenment.)

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