I haven’t listened to thrash or other “extreme” metal genres on the regular in over 20 years. In fact I’ve complained that much of the current, I just couldn’t get into. That changed yesterday. Saw a video on YouTube about the thrash genre & Nervosa was mentioned. Hooked.

I have to have a “cheat sheet”. Some days I don’t need it (and am proud like a little kid grasping a concept for the first time) and others, I wonder how I even got this far in life.

Halloween & Christmas arrived early!

I ordered several things over the past few months and they’re all arriving at the same time.

Listening to this reminds me of Alabaster (Missing you! 🖤), who introduced it to me. I gave away my copy to a mutual friend. It went out of print. My MP3s of it were total garbage—unlistenable. I finally found a copy.

I think it’s more sentimental than good, but I still like it.

6yo thought it would be funny to use play doh patterns on our faces.

Off to the dentist for
Root Canal part 2: 🦷💀

*sings* sugar in my teeth, demons in my dreams

Concrete / Poppy
I Disagree

@chigh This winter has been significantly mild compared to the last two. I rather liked themThe

Holy Mountain / Poppy

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We got a turntable for Christmas. I am no DJ, but I have more 12” singles than I remembered.

Me: *groans*

J: What’s the matter?

Me: *shows her*

J: Why do these upset you?

Me: because they make me feel so old.

J: But you ARE old.


I guess I’ve lived here long enough to be a Torontonian. 🤣

The subject of Reuben sandwiches came up in conversation. Reading the history of “Russian” dressing, and it is not surprising it’s not known in traditional Russian cuisine. But I just learned the best word ever…


Scarjo’s shitty response to criticism re: trans role 

As if her miscasting in Ghost in the Shell wasn’t bad enough, Scarlett Johansson’s response to criticism of her casting in the Dante Gill biopic… 💩

Inky fingers and hands. I managed to escape Wonder Pens ink-free skin, but not ink-free.

I found this photo today while cleaning up folders in Dropbox. Running across pics of my kid from this age make me very happy.

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Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous and secret cell
Unnumber'd and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the lumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
— "The Kraken" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1830