me unclogging the nozzle of my sriracha bottle:


Food, mayonnaise 

The choclate mayonnaise cake is surprisingly good. It's very moist and rich, and doesn't taste like mayonnaise at all. I recommend it!

(mayo is just eggs, oil, and vinegar, and eggs and oil are normal cake ingredients, and the vinegar just reacts with the baking soda to make the cake rise... if you think about it that way, it's not weird at all)

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Food, mayonnaise 

I decided to try making the chocolate mayonnaise cake recipe. Here goes nothin.

a very funny guy bakes weird old cake and pie recipes --

a Shoofly Pie from 1900, a 7-up Jello Salad from 1963, a chocolate mayonnaise cake from 1956

-- and yells about them

he also plays accordion ❤️

Got my second vax yesterday and I can tell it's working because right now every muscle in my body hurts


Life Update about all the stuff I did in April:

(mental health, work, music writing, game design, etc)

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@Taweret in looking up reference photos to draw this, i learned that Alf's head is really detailed but the rest of his body is a completely shapeless sack of fur 😑

This new laptop has a predictive text "feature" that suggests words it thinks you want to type next

From a blank input field, repeatedly taking the first suggestion generates this:

"I have to go to the doctor and get a hold of me and I will be there for a few minutes and I will be back to the office tomorrow morning to get the kids to the house and the kids and the girls are going to be there for a while and I am not sure what to do with the game and the game is great but the game is so fun"

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@nindokag "I remember your name, but why don't you tell me what *you* think your name is, just so I can check that you still remember"

@fribbledom although if i could have a write-in candidate, i'd pick Farscape

@fribbledom I might lose followers for this, but whatever, this is what i think:

Star Trek is an often ham-fisted but very sincere attempt to imagine a future that we'd actually want to live in, by extrapolating universal-human-rights-based liberal idealism, while also honestly confronting and grappling with the limit cases of that idealism. This is so rare in visual sci-fi media that it's worth treasuring despite its frequent failures to live up to its premise.

Star Wars is a toy commercial.

I ran into somebody on the town today who recognized me -- we worked together at $WELL_KNOWN_SOFTWARE_COMPANY ten years ago. He remembered my name but I did not remember his. I felt too awkward to ask.

So I did my clever trick and asked "what's your email address these days? so we can get back in touch". (I can ask it without admitting I forgot their name, and usually their email address is a clue.)

He just said "its my first name dot my last name at proton mail"

Noooooooo 😱

@akoshibe why is it called "Miner's Lettuce"? Is it edible?

pet peeve: when spanish-speaking characters in a TV show express complex concepts in perfectly comprehensible English whenever they need to give clues to the detective, then switch back to Spanish to say like "si, señor" or something

So let me get this straight, he knows all the hard words in English but doesn't know the word "yes"? 🙄

This is the exact opposite of how actual humans speak a language that's not their first language

New post: State of the garden, April 2021

The story of my struggles against the neighborhood wildlife who want to steal all of my garden vegetables before I can eat any

I wrote a post: "Just Do The Thing You're Doing"

sounds dumb, but Just Doing The Thing I'm Doing has already markedly improved my life since I started trying to follow it

uspol, marvel spoilers 

In Falcon and Winter Soldier, there's a scene where the replacement Captain America is stripped of rank and fired because he murdered a guy on camera.

His defense is that he's doing exactly what the system created and trained and ordered him to do, but since he did it just a little too publicly, the system is gonna throw him under the bus so it can pretend its hands are clean.

I saw this the same day as the Chauvin guilty verdict came down. The parallels are eerie.

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