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Pinned ping

"Did it hurt?"

"Did what hurt?"

"When you fell from heaven."

"…It was the single most painful experience of my life. Tossed away like chaff, my wings… oh my beautiful wings! Burned away… gone in an instant! Hurtling toward this rock, we made mountains where we struck, my siblings and I.
Never to fly again, never to rise and soar, but left to walk and climb this rock forever. Every moment here is an agonizing reminder of what I've lost. Yes, it hurt, more than you can possibly imagine."

Pinned ping

"Val- how do you do it? What is your secret?"
Me: *looks left, looks right*
Me: *motions to come closer*
Me: *leans over and whispers in ear*
"But- you just… made whispering noises?”
Me: *smiles, winks and gives finger guns*

Pinned ping

I don't know who you are. Or whether you're a man or a woman. I may never see you or cry with you or get drunk with you. But I love you. I hope that you escape this place. I hope that the world turns and that things get better, and that one day people have roses again. I wish I could kiss you.


A morning coffee
is my favorite way
of starting the day,
settling the nerves
so that they don't later fray.

β€” Marcia Carrington

Val relayed

if they wear sheeps clothing are they woolves

Val relayed

"No, in my many years of observing, studying and attempting to understand foxes, I cannot recall one instance in which one said, 'Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow'. Next question?"
– Probably a very tired Mammalogist

For a hot minute there, it seemed like Abraham Lincoln's beard style has a sharp uptick in popularity.

What's something you're looking forward to this month?

Career Counselor: Valerie, I'm not sure that healthcare is the right path for you.

Me: Why not?

Counselor: You burst out into giggles whenever anyone says 'analgesic'

Me: *giggling and nodding agreement*

Remember, those people who have been 'your rock' in life, need help too.

Val relayed

New (to me) scam.

"Power company" calls. Power will be cut off in 30 minutes unless I pay right now. Had my name, address, and phone number, probably from one of the data leaks. Rep was a human, sounded like the real thing.

Hung up, called phone # on bill, verified we're good.

Val relayed

*sees link touting review of software/service*

Me: "Oh, this sounds interesting, let's check it out."

*page is just an embedded youtube video*


You say pomodoro, I say tomato
You say patata, I say potato

On weekday mornings, I play a game called, "Do I have everything I need from the bedroom so I don't have to keep going back in and end up waking my SO up?"
I don't usually win this game, but today? Maaaaybe…

Val relayed

Once, without bothering to read the back of a movie box, I picked up a movie callee "28 days" as I'd heard it was a pretty good survival/horror movie - my SO loves a good zombie flick. And I was impressed to see Sandra Bullock staring in it.
After about 30 minutes we began to wonder that perhaps this rehab story was going a bit deeper than a side story to a zombie virus thing.
Still, it was a good movie.

I don't believe we have ever seen "28 days *later*", the film I thought I was picking up.

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