possible negotiation tip 

@griffinkate @OviOne I... my dad posted an SD card across the country with a video of my grandma on it.

Aaaaand I've just hired the one removal firm that *didn't* ask me what size van I think I need.

It's a small local company and I think they just have one van, to be honest. Fine by me!

Boomer culture is when you want to share a funny video with friends and family, but you somehow end up emailing them an MP4 file instead of sharing a YouTube link.

"In a rare moment of legal good fortune, the Court of Appeal today ruled that Gypsies, Roma and Travellers have an “enshrined freedom” to move from one place to another, and that an injunction to prevent camping on public land would breach the rights of the communities it targeted."


Today I'm getting quotes for moving my stuff out of storage. I have quite an accurate idea of the total volume of my possessions, because I know the volume of the storage unit they're in and how full it is.

I have been unpleasantly surprised to realise that removal firms don't seem to be able to use this information to work out the size of the van(s) needed or how many people are needed for the job. 🤦‍♀️

new and untested possible productivity hack I just made up 

Ok, this is a bit of a mouthful…

Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna 'Purple Stem'

Also known as Christmas Box. It's one of those plants you barely notice through the year, until mid winter, then suddenly you’re walking along & bam, the strong, sweet, fragrance hits you. It’s an evergreen, and I have some next to both my front and back doors, so they can be regularly enjoyed as we are going about our day.

As a bonus, the Botanical Gardens hold the national collection of Sarcococca and wow, do the gardens smell good at this time of year.

Facebook, weight loss, me being an idiot 

I see mods suspending racist sexist dipshits all the time, but I hardly ever see racist sexist dipshits in my tl. I often confirm the racist-sexist-dipshittedness of these people for myself when a mod announces a suspense, and indeed, they are *always* racist sexist dipshits.

So thank you, mods, for so vigilantly suspending the racist sexist dipshits, that I barely realize they exist on here.

@griffinkate The word is only used in that sort of formulation, "des clopinettes". It means "nothing" or an insignificant amount.

It's the diminutive of "clope" or cigarette.

I've just come across a new French word: "clopinettes". It's in the context of low wages and Google Translate says that to be paid clopinettes is basically to be paid peanuts.

I understand the idiom, but what does the word actually mean?

food, shopping, disgust 

Family conflict 

It's after 4:30pm and it's still light. The days are getting longer... ☀️

work moan from a copywriter 

Just found a note on my calendar, written just over a year ago, that basically says: "Hopefully by now you will have managed X, which means you should cancel Y by date
Z. But if you haven't managed it: try not to feel bad, just let Y auto-renew for another year."

Past-Me, thank you for your compassion towards Present-Me.

heads-up for UK people with overdrafts 

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