I’m surprised this hasn’t happened to me sooner, but I had a pretty vivid dream that I tested positive for COVID. I was so frustrated about it in the dream because I had been really careful about masking in public, but hardly anyone else was. Sounds familiar. It was such a relief when I woke up.

I’m probably attending Homebrew Website Club - Pacific tonight at 6PM Pacific.

In reply to: https://tracydurnell.com/2023/01/03/gifting-art/

I have a friend who is big into the gift economy and it is interesting. I have not read Sacred Economics, though he has recommended it. This is not related to that book, but unfortunately I did get turned off on the author recently when I read some of his COVID minimizing and citing people who have spread misinformation. :/ The book may still be great, though!

Want to read: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (ISBN 9780593321201)

I don’t think I’ve ever listened to Chumbawamba beyond “Tubthumping” so I’m giving the rest of the album a listen. It’s pretty good and I dig the social commentary. I will need to dig into their older anarcho-punk stuff.

In reply to: https://social.coop/@hollie/109626947270006140

Technically it is day 9 of 12 for Christmas, so I say send 'em!

And of course with puns. XD

Tonight I learned that my mom has, on at least a few occasions, suggested a single woman check out my website and contact me if interested. I found it quite funny (and sweet, of course) as a modern twist on “you should meet my son.” I think it caught me off guard too because she does not often bring up my dating life when we talk.

In reply to: https://tilde.zone/@joeld/109564700196728832

Love it! Reminds me that I should do something with my name-domain.

I just watched a news report of a 2,000-attendee conference for “health and wellness advocates” that took place in the San Diego Convention Center. From the clips, I would say at most 10% of people were masked indoors. I searched the event page for “covid” or “mask” but only found info on a sub-page. It said they were providing masks (good) and hoping that as community leaders, everyone would model the precautions they’re asking of the public by volunteering to wear masks indoors (WTF). To top it all off, their slogan was “Building an equitable future.” Infuriating. Not wearing a mask at a crowded indoor event is definitely not contributing to an equitable future.

In reply to: https://social.coop/@hollie/109537341724166736

I feel this so hard. When I’m masked in a public indoor space and see unmasked people, I wonder: do they not know because they’ve been misled, or do they not care? I do feel it’s more of the former, but it’s just mentally exhausting. I don’t regret my choice to mask at all, but it feels very othering.

Man, tonight’s livestream of Sherri performing Eisley’s Room Noises brought back a lot of memories. Hard to believe that album came out 17 years ago! Time needs to stop moving so quickly, please.

If you aggregated some RSS feeds and piped the result into a Mastodon account, would that be the United Federation of Planets?

Woohoo, tickets acquired for Death Cab for Cutie / The Postal Service next October! It will be my first time at the Hollywood Bowl, too.


In reply to: https://colinwalker.blog/blog/?date=2022-12-15#p1

It was the microformats2 feed on your homepage. It still showed content, but it's formatted a bit weird, showing multiple notes in one "post". Try it in the Monocle preview: https://monocle.p3k.io/preview?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcolinwalker.blog%2F

Currently the authorship on my notes points to the homepage, so the h-card there should have the info. It's not as common a setup, but see steps 5 and 7 in https://indieweb.org/authorship-spec#Algorithm

In reply to: https://colinwalker.blog/blog/?date=2022-12-15#p1

Hello again! I recently saw some oddities in my feed reader subscription for your homepage. I visited and figured out it's at /blog now. I updated the subscription and am seeing your posts in Monocle again.

In reply to: https://social.coop/@hollie/109502561266497438

I learned via a podcast that The Pentaverate is in the same cinematic universe since that’s a conspiracy theory mentioned in So I Married an Axe Murderer!

“He’ll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.”