I recently found this picture, taken in the 1930s at Le Monocle, one of the lesbian nightclubs in Paris at the time.
It's a great picture, with a lot of different people, absorbed in their own merriment, and at the center, my new reference for the concept of badass.
I don't know who she is, but she deserves a long, adventurous backstory -- maybe involving mutiny aboard an airship, spies, and broken hearts.
She's the only one looking at the camera, so the story is definitely about her.
@hopkinsdavid good tip! (I am going to have to work out what to do with the Pringles though…)
Microbiologists are larger than one might expect.
Some good hashtags to check out on the Fediverse:
#BreadPosting - Things people have baked
#DogsOfMastodon - Pictures of good bois
#Florespondence - Plants and flowers
#SFFBookClub - Discussing sci-fi and fantasy books
#MastoArt - Artists on the Fediverse
#Caturday - Pictures of cats on Saturdays
#Sporespondence - Mushrooms and other fungi
#Mosstodon - Pictures of moss
#BandcampFriday - Interesting artists on Bandcamp
#AmReading - Anything you are reading
#AmWriting - Anything you are writing
#VendrediLecture - French language discussion of books on Fridays
#MastoRadio - Italian language discussion of music
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
- I did it again)
Instead we're repeatedly infecting people with a poorly-understood biohazard, risking some of them developing a disability as a result, and expecting everyone - including those who become chronically ill - to just carry on as though this isn't happening. It's ridiculous
5 new Carmarthen-Paddington services *will* be introduced by open-access operator Grand Union (from Dec '24). Looks like the regulator has overruled Network Rail https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rival-train-operator-given-permission-25646102
@LoneLocust Well, you’ve got to have somewhere to put the washing up bowl, haven’t you?
@LoneLocust So I don’t have to put the dishes into the sink like a caveman 😉
@LoneLocust it’s a waste, that’s what it is. Because no one else can use “TootBot” 😥
@LoneLocust so you don’t have a phrase for specifically for doing the dishes? (Do you say “doing the dishes”?)
@LoneLocust Dishes. Doing the dishes is “washing up” in proper English. What is it in American English?
My Grundvattnet has broken. Best washing up bowl I ever had. Headed to the Ikea website, they don't sell them anymore 😭
The facts of the matter: The latest figures for the Universities pension scheme reveal a £5.6bn SURPLUS. A controversial valuation in 2020 claimed a £14bn deficit - which led to a range of benefit cuts for staff. No wonder university staff are angry, taken for a ride... #UCU #UCURising