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hate when i labor day and night over the port bow and, after 72 hours of herculean labor as the men mill about behind me anxiously, I pull a flashing marlin from the sea as easily as a weed from the ground, from flower to root

he did use the formal "you", unlike some kids who rang my doorbell the other day back home, wanting in the bldg to play with their friend. (and I was wearing a black leather jacket, which drew some eyes from the mostly Columbia-clad beachcombers.)

but c'mon, Rolf.

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German vacationers really don't care about falling into stereotypes. I got back from a lovely long walk along the beach and a little tow-headed 7-year-old goggled at me in the hotel hallway and said, half aggressive and half fearful, "Are you NEW?"

yeah, kid, I'm new. here are my papers.

or maybe not. federated timeline is alive. maybe just nobody I follow is posting.

timezones :(

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erp, I think spanner.works is barfing like I assume Kevin Spacey does at some point in "Nine Lives"

The feeling of holding a woman's hand boost if you agree

Me, when I first heard about furries: ah, some people like to think about being a wolf. I get it

Every furry bio I see now: I'm an elk-tiger, part truck, I have wings but they only exist in the dream dimension, and sometimes I'm 5,000 feet tall

Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

f-droid.org/

running late, I took a taxi to the train station for my bday trip to Leipzig. on the way the radio played tape of the anti-mask dickhead who's all mad about the cancelled protest. it was nice to bond with the taxi driver about it --

Me: "*You* see a second wave happening, right? I do."

Him: "Oh yes."

how is it possible that "Warm Leatherette" came out in 1978?

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Expats, those who have left their home towns, travelers and freaks are especially welcome.