Just me and my dog, out on the trail at Homer Lake.
As I’ve written before, I have very mixed feelings about the gamification of exercise. Still, the extremes that FitBit goes to are, well, extreme. Such as yesterday, when I took a couple of very long walks with the dog:
If you want to follow what I write here, but don’t want your own mastodon account, just point your RSS-feed reader at the mastodon-generated RSS feed that my mastodon instance provides.
Two of my favorite WebComics, False Knees and SORROWBACON are presenting broken RSS feeds from Tumblr. I don’t know what’s up. When I tried to look it said I needed to be logged in to Tumblr.
What’s up with that? @FalseKnees @Millie_Ho
Our first look at the lease from new owner of Country Fair Apartments made it clear that they would ruin the place—a place we’d lived happily for 20 years—so we moved out. Even so, I’m a little surprised to see this just 8 years later:
Because the heat is not working, 9 out of 42 buildings are considered unlivable…. If the property owners don’t fix the issues in a timely manner, tearing down the buildings may be the next step.https://foxillinois.com/news/local/tenants-living-without-heat-at-apartment-complex-court-steps-in
In happier times.
Water Dragon Publishing has announced the upcoming publication of a new story by me!
We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Philip Brewer to publish his story, “A Classic Beginner’s Mistake”, as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program.https://waterdragonpublishing.com/2022/11/water-dragon-publishing-welcomes-author-philip-brewer/
As I did with Twitter when it was new, on Mastodon I’m pretty much following anyone who follows me, anyone who interacts with one of my posts, and anyone whose interesting post finds its way into my timeline. When that adds up to more posts than I can keep up with, I’ll curate much more strictly.
I was looking for a tug-of-war stuffie for Ashley and saw a sloth one. She loves it. I think she may just hang on to it forever. 📷🐕
I have an orange fleece buff that I wear when it’s cold and windy. Ashley, still feisty after a walk, grabbed the back of it and started pulling tug-of-war fashion.
“Don’t do that Ashley! How would you like it if I started pulling something around your neck… Oh.”
It just occurred to me that I haven’t been tagging my dog 🐕 picture 📸 posts with the appropriate emojis, so here’s one to give people on micro.blog a heads-up that they may have missed some.