@sanspoint Was there some kind of security thing? Because my Android phone and (iOS, obvs) iPad both had an OS patch at the same time and I wasn't sure it was coincidence or what.

@whami Zebra haworthia. It actually likes fairly bright light but it can get sunburned in direct light. But really the usual way of killing them is overwatering. I water my smaller succulents with a tablespoon once a week, and I cut back to a little more than half a tablespoon in winter. They need to dry out in between or they'll rot.

My extended family: "What would you like for Christmas?"

Me: "Eh, nothing really, got too much stuff as it is."

Me: *sees one.bidpal.net/viva20/browse/a *

Me: "OKAY FAM I FOUND SOMETHING"

Not gonna lie, I have contemplated recreating it in Minecraft on Pickaxe.club.

spiders and bugs 

But sure, your jump-scare crickets are just as terrifying. 🙄

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spiders and bugs, body horror 

Seriously, a co-worker got bit when he reached into his (physical) inbox and for weeks every time he came into the office all the sales guys wanted to check the progress of the gross necrosis ulcer on his finger and tell him he should see a doctor.

The area around a bite becomes black and literally gangrenous. If somebody tells you they were once bitten by a recluse, ask them if they're sure. A real bitee's "Oh, I'm *sure*" comes from their SOUL.

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spiders and bugs 

I am boggled by people's reaction to camel crickets/spider crickets/sprickets around here. They freak out about them like Kansas people do about brown recluses.

Thing is, sprickets will jump when they're threatened. Sometimes they jump toward you.

When brown recluse spiders are threatened, they BITE YOU WITH NECROTIC VENOM.

It's not even close, people.

From birdsite (HRCzarPHL): "Philly: there have been several reported overdoses this week resulting from powder cocaine contaminated with fentanyl in the Philly restaurant industry. If you need naloxone/Narcan &/or fentanyl test strips or training for either, don’t hesitate to reach out. Keep each other safe"

This is the first and I hope only time I used "rudy giuliani" as a keyword on an Etsy listing. etsy.com/listing/904166419/fou

@GoatsLive I'm still wearing T-shirts and sandals although, yeah, that's not that unusual for me either.

2020 weather 

We're up to Tropical Storm Iota? And it's expected to develop into a major hurricane? In mid-November? Cool cool cool.

(That's the 9th of 24 Greek letters, in case you are like me and have only a vague memory of what order that goes in. January resets the naming even though it's considered a continuation of the 2020 season, so we aren't gonna make it to Omega. Probably.)

coronavirus 

@GoatsLive Ours is every six months, and they refunded us monthly. IIRC it was all of $22, or... 1% of our annual bill. 😩

(NJ insurance is *stupid* high. In part because uninsured-motorist coverage is high because there are so many uninsured motorists because insurance is high because uninsured-motorist coverage is high beca...)

coronavirus 

@GoatsLive Ours gave us hilariously tiny refunds too. And we weren't driving at alllllll.

coronavirus 

I'm sorry AAA but if your newsletter isn't just nonstop "STOP IT PEOPLE WE ARE IN UNCONTROLLED SPREAD NATIONWIDE YOU DO NOT NEED TO TRAVEL" then you're just helping kill people.

"Americans Planning Year-End Travel with Cautious Optimism

"According to a recent AAA Travel survey, American travelers are making vacation plans through the end of the year, but remain cautiously optimistic."

Both my grandparents on that side died before my parents met, so I never knew him. I thiiiink I remember that he lied about his age to get in, but I'd have to dig through all the to-be-digitized papers from Mom to be sure.

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