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@Flamingsword It doesn't look like they have an account here. Back in August a user "ot_atma" joined, but it looks like the account was deleted as it's not listed as an account currently on this instance. Neither is "otatma".

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This afternoon, J took the kids over to a friend’s house to play after school. I stayed home after our errands earlier (to take a nap). Tonight at dinner, 7yo tells me, “You would’ve had a blast, Daddy.”

Me: Who says I didn’t have a blast here by myself?

J: Yeah, 7yo, do you think he would’ve had a blast sitting around talking with mommies?

Me: What’s wrong with sitting around talking with mommies?

7yo: It’s all blah blah blah blah blah! (Mockingly as she tilts her head from side to side)

@jeffnik they asked Alexa about baby sharks. Alexa tried to kill us.

I used to love making mix tapes. So, the other day I decided to put one together using only the music currently residing my phone. One song per artist. No limit on genre. I created a playlist and then later, I put them together in this.

I’m not a DJ; that requires skill. I did try not to train-wreck.

It’s also been a while since I’ve played around with audio, so it’s a bit of a mess.


First doctor appt since leaving hospital coming up. Family doctor, first visit. Probably a physical and Rx refills. 2 weeks till meeting with the surgeon.

I don’t know how my kids have avoided Baby Shark. I’m thinking of changing that.

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I hope I'll be able to take my ADHD Rx in the future. 😅

@Flamingsword As of right now, no surgery necessary. Would like to keep it that way.

Yeah, because I'm on a work permit and live here, I'm on the provincial health care plan. *whew* ;-)

Thank you!!

@Flamingsword I had (have) and aortic dissection, type b. I’m told it is minor, but I won’t have more detail until I visit a vascular surgeon. For now, I am not allowed to do much, but keep my blood pressure low. I can only guess that over the past 8 months it took a fairly steep upwards curve. Before we left the States, it had been creeping up, but wasn’t out of the normal range.

I am going to try to finally get around to upgrading this instance this weekend. We have lots going on, but I think I can get it done.

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🦑 ☕️ Squid Cafe


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

This is Squid Café, a special (to me) Mastodon instance.

It is not focused on any particular niche interest, however, I am a fountain pen user/collector, hence the semi-related "squid" name. (Squid. Ink. Get it?) Also... Cephalopods. Analog/digital photography, science. It’s all good. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow the code of conduct.

Bow to your cephalopod overloards!