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quixoticgeek

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Geek, Dyke, Brewer, Rider of Bikes, Archer, Quixotic, Generally Curious, Mostly Harmless, she/her

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Welp, writing yesterday was cancelled by the dishwasher emergency, but today I accidently farted out two days' word count. A win, I guess?

quixoticgeek,
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@cstross is your target word count the same for every day? May I ask what your target is ?

quixoticgeek, to random
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My friend took me into a second hand book shop.

Amazingly I only bought 2 books.

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Opened up a group chat to find my two oldest friends discussion my tea drinking.

"She doesn’t drink tea. She drinks burnt leaf stock."

Tempted to point out. That's burnt leaf stock, with a splash of milk please.

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Add a comma...

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#BritsOfMastodon if you wanted to set up a “British restaurant” abroad, to which people would go to, much like they go to an Indian or Chinese restaurant, what dishes would you include on the menu as quintessential British gastronomy?

#AskMastodon

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@moof @bencc coffee and walnut cake, bangers and mash...

Basically the menu of a country pub that does food...

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@bencc @moof all day breakfast.

On the occasions I do return to the UK, the foods I go for first are a proper breakfast, fish and chips, and a curry.

Supplemented with a coffee and walnut cake, and chocolate cake.

They are the foods I miss most, and are hardest to replicate well where I am.

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@bencc @moof if including roasts, roast pork with crackling. But doing that outside the UK is hard, as most countries skin pigs, where as the UK keeps the skin on. Expats refer to what you get without skin as crapling...

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@bencc @moof also the cuts differ by country, which makes purchasing more complicated. Somewhere I have a conversation chart I made for what a cut is in the UK to German, as the Dutch butcher their meat the same as their neighbour to the east.

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@bencc @moof at least with a good UK butchers, they get the meat in as a carcase and then butcher it down, so you can at least order something specific. Dutch butchers get most of it all pre butchered down. And basically put it out on the counter.

The old guy who used to work in the butchers I use, was almost in tears about how much the job had changed over the time he'd been working it.

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@bencc @moof the way round it I'm thinking of trying in the Autumn is ordering half of an animal. If I order that size, I can get it whole. But then I'll have to make very good use of my big freezer

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@moof @bencc excellent!

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All four pieces of the Van returned to hire company... Deposit refunded. Now for some lunch.

quixoticgeek, to random
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Fucking anti social moron parking their wank panzer across the entrance to the van hire place. And then being pissed off when the fucking huge van behind uses their horn to suggest you're in the way...

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When I'm in a 3.5t Luton van complete with tail lift, and you're in a hatchback, on a narrow road with parked cars, suggesting I'm the one that has to reverse is utter dick behaviour. I'm over 5m long, and over 2m wide. Arsehole.

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!

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quixoticgeek, to random
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That's a much higher regret rate than for gender affirming surgery...

https://nltimes.nl/2024/04/11/young-men-getting-sterilized-dont-want-children

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Finally cancelled my curiosity stream subscription. I only got it for Nebula. Now am skipping the middleman and just have a nebula subscription. Never once watched anything in curiosity stream.

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Boo. My plan for curry tonight is thwarted by one place being full, and one place closed... :(

quixoticgeek,
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@SallyStrange I'll try again another night.

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Having left my housemate in charge of the triffids while I'm away they have also been helpful in being home to accept packages. They just sent me photos of three of the two packages I was expecting...

The 3rd package contains a book I had forgotten I had ordered...

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@hector erm. Why do you have photos of my plant?

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Netherlands represent

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@cibomahto wafer scale...

cstross, to random
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(Via reddit): "Q: what gives away that someone is not a good person?"

Me: it's always a red flag if they start showing you pictures of their secret base inside an extinct volcano on a tropical island, and there are missile launchers and boiler-suited minions in mirrorshades in the background.

Especially if their selfies all feature a fluffy white cat and a control room with a map of the world labelled TARGET.

quixoticgeek,
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@A_C_McGregor @cstross @foone how many agents, or how many governments... Or both ?

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