Selfie, eye contact? I'm looking at the screen, not the camera Show more
On the Megabus back to Philly. My fellow activists inconveniently left either yesterday or tomorrow, so I had to get my own ride.
I hurt myself today (by accident) Show more
I burned myself really badly by microwaving a mug of water and then trying to grab the handle. Some of my skin looks white and melty. A patch of skin on my thumb doesn't look bad but it's painful. Now worried my finger will fall off or something.
Suggestions for CWs for New Users Show more
Here are some everyday things you might not normally think to CW, but are encouraged to CW here:
-selfies, eye contact
-anything that's popular and taking up oxygen (like big TV show finales)
-weed, drugs, alcohol
Please also mark +,-,~ for tone! As in, "food, +" for a post about you enjoying a nice dinner.
SomeBODY once told me.. Show more
the history of helium pricing is absurd and will potentially end up affecting us for many, many decades to come. Our reliance on it as though a plentiful commodity is already having an affect on the science, med, and tech industries and has led to wasteful practices.
Quick, somebody set up a mastodon instance that
a) you can reserve a name on by putting a token/message on your tumblr -- each tumblr account gets the name, but on the new instance
c) you can transfer who you follow, etc, easily.
d) if you pay $5 a month, you get an account, but you can also invite ten other people who get it for free forever
Tumblr is banning all adult content
Highlight from their definition of adult content: "female-presenting nipples"
My favorite #restaurant in #NYC was the dear departed Angelica Kitchen. I ate quinoa for the first time there. It was inexpensive and healthy enough that I could eat there on a regular basis, and I did when I lived nearby.
What I miss the most is their communal table, with newspapers and photocopied articles on the wall next to it. I didn't feel like a loser for going to the restaurant by myself, I could sit down at that table and make new friends. Or just read. Haven't seen its like since.
mortality, environmental toxicity Show more
holy shit this article
I sweat a lot, and when I do my cotton shirts get wet, making them ineffective at keeping me warm (problematic in the winter).
But synthetic #clothes that can still keep you warm when they are wet are generally made of plastic, and apparently release microplastics into the environment when you wash them: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/9/19/17800654/clothes-plastic-pollution-polyester-washing-machine
So how does an ecologically conscious person keep warm when they get wet? Is wool the only option?
It's been entertaining seeing #Gritty claimed as a progressive mascot, maybe we need more of that. A Gritty crashing the floor of Congress, crashing your local newsroom, to fight climate change, to fight white supremacy. It's funny, it's fun, maybe it's effective?
The question is, do we just ride the Gritty wave? He is originally a corporate mascot, but maybe it's worth re-appropriating such a beloved character. Or should we try to create a new character who is not beholden to anyone?
musician, freelancer, dreamer
Welcome to the first mastodon based community for Philadelphians who ❤️Philadelphia! Think of this instance as a new neighborhood in Philly that anyone can be a part of, because it's online.