Irina

Reader, writer, Orthodox church music wrangler, roleplayer, baker, chaotic-good cook. Omnivorous except on fast days. Will do simple HTML/CSS for a good cause.

Irina
irina@wandering.shop

Nooooo as if the end-of-year lists aren't enough we're now getting the end-of-the-decade lists. (From the non-pedants. Next year we'll have another bout, from the pedants.)

18 minutes ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

Now the hard part of the edit is coming (one of the hard parts, at least): extract the real info from the conversation. It's not an as-you-know-Bob conversation: one partner knows very little, and the other not enough, and they work it out together. But I still want it in normal text, it's not a radio play.

23 hours ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@OldBrushNewPaper I think I said something like "that's none of your business" and fled into a changing cubicle.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@wigglytuffitout @Antanicus @AmyZenunim A Chinese woman of my acquaintance who is the BEST F***ING PROGRAMMER I KNOW dresses like that. Her parents are farmers and she's tall and not pretty but it suits her so much.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@hafnia @imani I use soap if really necessary (otherwise only a scrubber and hot water) but I do re-oil after the soap.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

Newest in unsolicited advice: a woman in the swimming pool shower telling me to relax. Felt exactly like a man telling me to smile.

1 day ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@Canageek I have nothing against the hurdy-gurdy! It's a splendid instrument!

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@PeteBleackley And yes, turkey is overrated. Goose more or less bastes itself, too.

2 days ago
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2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@PeteBleackley We have the advantage that we *are* the in-laws. (Well, of one of the guests anyway.)

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

We may very well have a goose for Christmas.

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@ak Yes. (I have it set globally to "necessary cookies only", and I find that some sites respect that and others don't)

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@ak Nobody took issue with it, not even the people using the urinals. I went to wash my hands on the ladies' side, though.

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@ak I must admit I was in some distress because I needed to go very badly and someone was pushing me because they considered me to be in their way, so I just grabbed the first available cubicle I saw without trying to orient myself.

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@ak I accidentally walked into the wrong bathroom the other day, and I've been a "lady" all my life! Only noticed when I came out and saw the urinals.

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

Is it just me, or is "by continuing this site you accept cookies" (a) fishy and (b) actually a violation of that European cookie law?

2 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@OldBrushNewPaper @ak No, that's André van Duin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%; annoying but innocuous. Youp van 't Hek en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youp_van seems to think he's higher class, André van Duin is more for "de gewone man". I like neither lowbrow droll nor nasty sarcasm (that's why many people think I have no sense of humor, but Monty Python or the Marx Brothers make me laugh!)

3 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

This Tuesday is *so* doing its best to be a Thursday. Nopety-nope.

3 days ago
Irina
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@ak Found out that the horrid song is by the horrid columnist *literally as I looked it up for you*. I can't say I'm surprised.

3 days ago
Irina
irina@wandering.shop

@ak Flappie by Youp van 't Hek. You're probably unlikely to know it well enough to mention it. (Youp van 't Hek also writes a column in our paper which I often start reading inadvertently until I run into something horrid halfway through; it's what he *does*, apparently)

3 days ago