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teaching crabs how to read is forbidden knowledge

Ever since the time change, I've been waking up at 5am (my alarm goes off at 6) having an anxiety attack of some sort. Saturday morning I managed to sleep in a little -- until 7 or 8 -- and I'd hoped that had passed. This morning it hit at 4:30am and wasn't going away. I eventually got up and took my medication and played Picross S3 for a while to occupy my brain while they kicked in. It's about 8 now and I'm going to try going back to bed.

Fire department with photo sure to win photo contest withdraws in order to let another department that needs the prize money more win: cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia

On a positive note, both ISDN and Dead Cities by Future Sound of London continue to be extremely strong albums 23-25 years later.

So what do you do if you're almost 50, you live in abject terror of going to work and spend the evenings and weekends distracting yourself to keep your brain from spiraling, you have no experience or credentials to do any other kind of work, and you have too many financial obligations to take the time to retrain even if someone wanted to hire a 50-year-old n00b?

We usually get some tentative flurries before anything actually sticks, but I guess this year it's snow-blanket right out of the gate. :)

Sometimes it blows my mind how hard it can be to access mental health services. Like... hi, I'm in need of assistance coping with my ordinary daily existence, let's navigate the most byzantine bureaucracy possible to make that happen. I sure have the spoons for THAT right now.

So this article in my browser confused me for a solid minute. (It turns out that Plantronics and Polycom, both companies who make audio products for business, have merged and rebranded as just "Poly".)

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My "signature move": Carefully selecting a playlist, pausing it 47 seconds in while I watch some random cat video, then forgetting to unpause it for the rest of the evening.

A course on managing anxiety that I'm going through suggests naming it. What name should I use?

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For once I have something for #caterday! These are my parents' kitties, each about a year old. Della Street is the orange girl who likes to carry toys around. The Hemingway tabby is Perry Mason.

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@Siphonay @kiilas Reminded me of Å. There's also Ö in Sweden, but I can't seem to find it online.

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when u say "good night" online but it doesnt really mean "i will sleep now" it's more like "i am no longer available for direct interaction but i may continue fucking around online for 0 to many hours"

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