(Rule)iad (midwest.social)
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[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

Greebles. They’re often on the ceiling at our house.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

“She had six strong legs and it frightened me. She had insect eyes but I could still see that the look she gave him you give to me.”

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 months ago

Why would he want to? The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.

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[-] [email protected] 37 points 4 months ago

I had a cat that was maybe 6 or 7 years old when she suddenly started having seizures. After a seizure, she’d be wobbly for a few days, then eventually back to normal… until it happened again. Vet couldn’t figure out what was going on. We decided to try to track when she had the seizures—was it when she ate something out of the ordinary, got exposed to something unusual, on a recurring schedule? That sort of thing. We quickly found out that within a day or two of giving her a dose of Frontline flea treatment (the kind you drip on the back of their neck) she’d have a seizure. We stopped giving her Frontline and she never had another seizure.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 4 months ago

Just want to say that (a) I love the pattern and colors, and (b) it doesn’t look horribly wonky to me. Blocking might improve it, but I don’t think it needs “saving.”

42 muscles to rule (midwest.social)
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[-] [email protected] 13 points 5 months ago* (last edited 5 months ago)

—Oh, we use only the finest baby frogs, dew-picked and flown from Iraq, cleansed in the finest quality spring water, lightly killed, and sealed in a succulent, Swiss, quintuple-smooth, treble-milk chocolate envelope, and lovingly frosted with glucose.

—That's as may be, but it's still a frog!

—What else?

—Well, don't you even take the bones out?

—If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago

American here, but I agree with a traditionally Polish or German gift. I’ve always thought Polish pottery is lovely.

Bleptembers past (midwest.social)
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A law abolishing cash bail will take effect in Illinois on Sept. 18. The change makes Illinois the first state to eliminate the practice and a nationally watched testing ground for whether such a change can work.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 8 months ago

A kidney donated from a living donor often lasts longer and performs better than a kidney from a deceased donor. Donating a kidney to a stranger can begin a paired donation chain that can result in several people getting kidneys. If you are seriously thinking about donating, I strongly encourage you to do some research with reputable sources, talk to some people who’ve donated themselves, talk it over with your loved ones, and maybe talk to some transplant coordinators at the nearest transplant center. It’s not something to be undertaken lightly, but living donors are saints.

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[-] [email protected] 13 points 8 months ago

A feed full of cats.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 9 months ago

American here, and I’ve never heard anyone seriously answer the phone this way. I did have a co-worker who would answer “Go for Mike” as a joke when he knew the caller. I had the impression it was from silly comedy or sit-com or meme that went around for a while.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 9 months ago

School shooter drills

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[-] [email protected] 18 points 10 months ago

How fun that they were going to wait for the IPO before leaking the data but decided now was a better opportunity, and that they’ve added rolling back the API pricing change to their ransom demands.

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For those who’d like a little more schadenfreude.

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First of all, I want to say I’m happy to see this crochet community on Lemmy, and to get the ball rolling, here’s one of my many WIPs. It uses the Draco Shawl pattern on Ravelry. It’s one of my older WIPs since the beading takes forever.

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I’m using LibraryThing, after fleeing GoodReads a few years back, and I just learned about BookWyrm. I’m interested in what others apps and sites are out there for keeping track of your books and/or to-read list, and/or reviewing and/or discussing them, and what folks think about them.

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