New Instance, newly-edited #introductions post:
Hi, I'm Pamela! I live by a great lake (well, it's alright). I really love animals and have a pet turtle and cats. I like to learn new things and work with my hands. I like ecology, #STEM, #gameing, #openbsd, books and nature, and I enjoy painting but don't spend enough time doing it.
I have #agoraphobia and write about that pretty regularly, now, as well as my experiences with microwork.
the perfect bland face and body cleanser?, contains one lecture about pH
I bought this body and face cleanser for my angry skin (with FSA funds!), and it's great. No fragrance, no frills, washes clean away without irritation.
I'm super glad low-pH cleansers are finally becoming mainstream. Soaps and things like shower gel are alkaline. Your skin's pH is about 5 and protected by an acid mantle, which you're roughing up using body products which are just detergents mixed into a lot of moisturizing ingredients. Use those to remove buildup from your hair, or hair dye mistakes.
Your skin wants stuff like this, and it's a really good innovation.
I do recommend a specific facial cleanser, and yes if you're heard people raving about Cerave's hydrating facial cleanser, this is why. Other good low-pH facial cleansers are the Hada Labo Tokyo cleanser line (I use the hyaluronic acid foaming one) and Glossier's milky jelly cleanser.
someone who shall remain nameless and for once I do not live with decorated our Minecraft hangout with an enderman skin rug and it was hilarious
the one I do live with appears to have singlehandedly invented the industrial revolution
And I'm stuck in planet zoo on this level where the power keeps going out and then the electric fences and vending machines and everything go down and I got distracted trying to help all the mandrills make a break for it and then decorating the whole property with tamarind trees
First semi- regular reminder that if your skin feels dry or scaly, ammonium lactate solution is one of the simplest, best ways to hydrate it and start to remove any scaly areas and buildup over time if your skin won't tolerate scrubbing. It's really nice for things like dry elbow patches and eczema, and usually FSA/HSA eligible. Unless you're a loofah addict, you can just use it as a daily body lotion.
Yay, was flipping through tiktok and someone was showing off her store that was like all pink cute things and plushies and glittery jewellery and cute skirts and stuff and I was like "huh, that kinda looks like Village Gate" and it is *totally* Village Gate and hopefully I can go check it out this summer :D
I have been playing roller coaster tycoon like putting on a comfy old sweater and of course what I *really* want is planet zoo and it's on sale right now but not enough.
There is also planet coaster, which is more dramatically on sale, but not a zoo game! And the associated DLC are a lesser discount. I hate this model. I'm from the era where I really do keep expecting to be able to go to the mall and just buy someone's used Planet Zoo megapack when they're done, you know? I'll never get used to this forever-licensed model.
So I am instead playing through the safari-themed zoo expansion to RT3 and currently on the level where you're rehabilitating someone's poor taste in designing an insect- themed park with spider statues everywhere.
re: food, sad, Pokemon
He got me a happy meal and it has this cute pikachu box with little ears you punch out and the cutest little fries and a little unsweetened apple juice box and four trading cards and you fold a little box to put them in and there's a coloring page (not pictured)
And also I have a fish sandwich because this is meant to be adult dinner
But this helps so cute
I've never had collectible card game cards before 🤔 I wonder how many we'd need to play
I've been crying all day and food didn't help and medicine didn't help and goofing off didn't help but the raw power to summon someone to collect truffles from a shelf and send my partner off to get them has helped a teeny tiny bit
Not fancy truffles but they're at least the interesting lindt ones with the lava cake and the strawberry or whatever
Whenever Kurt can get a sheep as a pet in a game he gets one and calls it Skippy.
And so I just assumed this incarnation of Skippy was a sheep because there are minecraft sheep. But no, "if you see Skippy, don't look him in the eyes. And don't kill him."
yeah kurt has a pet enderman, I wonder if it will stay if I make it a cute little house
Finally, proper public health messaging from the top!
Wear your mask because you love your dogs. 👍
Tuffy 🦒 takes up gardening
It's hard to provide the proper giraffe diet in the home! A fully grown giraffe likes to eat umbrella thorn acacia leaves at nearly any occasion, but even if we had one, Tuffy wouldn't be able to reach.
Luckily, Etsy had him covered, and Tuffy is going to try to grow a tree his own size! Tonight we're scarifying the super hard outer seed casing with a nail file, and then we're going to pour boiling water into a jar and soak to see if any will swell.
OK to be fair I would drink the heck out of this, but...
this is potentially the most "white person" recipe I've ever seen 😆