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If you like dogs AND guinea pigs, you might like a lovely Instagram account piggiesandapitty that I am a fan of.
I used to be a proud Tarheel. I was naive in my college days about the fundamental, all-encompassing racism around me. So tonight my hat is off to the new generation of UNC students who took down this confederate statue.
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I’ve posted the latest Micro @monday Microcast. It was a fun episode for me, because @collin and I share a love for dogs and guinea pigs, but we do manage to talk about what’s happening in social media. (And how pets can make it better!)
For the Star Trek fans among us, including @davetreme whom I just discovered, we do have an official tagmoji, 🖖. I forgot to add it in our chat about Voyager. For more details on tagmoji, @Burk is curating the list and FAQs.
(In other words, skydiving is my excuse for being slow at getting this week’s Micro @monday microcast edited and posted. Please stand by…)
I have suffered few physical side effects from jumping out of an airplane on Saturday: slight bruising of the armpits, sore abs from holding up my feet and knees on landing. But my brain seems to need a LOT of extra sleep, as if it’s processing the extreme information overload.
For @martinfeld: Clockwise #245: Guinea Pig Hate Mail - Relay FM in which I complain to the founder of Emojipedia. (I said he would get hate mail when he said “are they really different from hamsters?”)
I did make a plan to go see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Hollywood Theatre with @verso today, so I was somewhat optimistic about the results of the skydiving adventure. A flying car seems appropriate.
I’ve been keeping mum about this because I didn’t want to make anyone worried, but today I took my nephew skydiving as promised for his graduation present.
A lot of folks are using the Marfa theme on their MB hosted blogs, including me. It’s a nice theme designed by @mmarfil. Check out @roelwillems’s writeup on how to change the theme color with CSS. It’s not hard. (On the web, Account > Edit Domains and Design > Edit > Edit CSS)
Kofi Annan was born on a Friday. I know that because Ghanaian names are traditionally based on the day of the week you were born. (My Ghanaian name is Ama, Saturday-born, which means I share something in common with Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first prime minister.) 🇬🇭
The Stanford Marshmallow Experiment Is Bullshit. As explained by the inimitable @songadaymann Jonathan Mann.
Today has been a podcasting marathon. Recorded two, edited one, and getting ready to edit another. I do love this medium, but it’s easy to underestimate how much time the production will take.
Back to my favorite micro subject: my micro pets! Scenes from last night’s RadicchioFest. Guinea pigs are cautious but eventually hop out and help themselves.
Getting ready to record a new episode of SestraCast with Kathy. I had to turn off 3 fans and an airconditioner. 😭 🎙🖤
I get to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the big screen again. The Hollywood Theater is doing a special screening for the 50th anniversary. You have to love Dick Van Dyke and the music. Here he is singing the theme song in a Denny’s. youtu.be/6JWKXI8nE…
Ada is more the optical illusion, @kimonostereo. She makes up in fluffiness what she lacks in bulk.
For @DazeEnd. (Oh, the indignity of having to be weighed…but it’s necessary when you are almost 2x the normal pet guinea pig size.)
We have new hay here (50% timothy, 50% orchard grass), and it is a HUGE hit with Ada and Grace. (🎵Hay, hay, what can I eat?🤘🎵)
Just saying, @Burk, we’d welcome you to the neighborhood! (But there are so many great neighborhoods here, so don’t feel obligated to very, very preliminarily choose mine…)
Last night, our usual Core Audio Karaoke group was down (weather? air quality?) to just me, @verso, and @akimotor001. We decided to turn it into a game, where each singer had to pick a song that included a word from the title of the previous song. So. Much. Fun. Try new things!