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@chigh while I think I have learned more in this app than I did in school as far as reading and writing, I don’t have anyone to practice speaking with, and I’m *really* self conscious speaking aloud. I then get discouraged and can’t think, making learning the language even more difficult.

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It has taken me weeks to get through this lesson on German conjunctions on Duolingo. I’m really struggling. I’ll eventually get through it, but I’m afraid when I complete it, I still won’t know how they work.

Please stop with the “at the end of the day”.

I’m begging you.

When do I get to sit around and listen to music all day?

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More STIG work today. And also digging through packet captures. Good times.

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

Holy Mountain / Poppy

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Weird! It’s not quite dark outside when I get on the bus to go home.

Gotta find a better source for watching live sports. My feeds constantly buffer. The on-demand stuff works perfectly, but the live sports buffer. Dunno about regular live TV because I don’t watch it.

ok, upgraded to 3.0.1. Sorry to let it languish.

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

Well, I failed miserably at that. Maybe this weekend.

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It’s long over due, but I am going to upgrade this weekend.

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.


Today's been a

- George Michael and
- Midnight Oil

kind of day. Who knows what the rest of the day will be.

For the past couple of months, I've been listening to a lot more music than I have in several years. Just haven't had time or the energy. I have missed it. So, trying to better log what I listen to and look at various sources for "new" music. I've found a few local record shops that I wish I could spend more time in. I need to move closer to them.

Next up, more time for exercise.

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

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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