Trying to make more of an effort to be present on Mastodon. 😀 What are your top tips for establishing your Mastodon habits?

In other news, I forgot to share my Hufflepuff nails with y’all. With badger thumbs!

Still not over Bourdain, but finally got the courage to start watching S9 of Parts Unknown. Love how each episode has prompted great convos, but will soon miss these prompts. Vowing to become more intentional and diligent about having these conversations about culture and race though.

:blobpats: Self-soothing this week with:
• Donut County
• Stardew Valley
• Animal videos
• Meditation
• Catching brief moments of sun in the backyard
• Cat brushing

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wao, after getting back from the big week-long work event on Saturday, I’m still not fully recovered. It feels like I peopled enough for a whole month! 😅 Spouse had to convince me to leave the house today – I’m glad I did though, ‘cause we had some stellar Thai food. Now back to our regularly scheduled couch.

Turned leftover Chinese takeout of stuffed eggplant into a sort of Tortang Talong with Giniling (a Filipino eggplant and pork omelet) for breakfast this morning. It wasn’t picture-worthy but it was tasty enough that I had to tell y’all. 😋

Also today, we watched 2+ hours
of music videos from 1983 at our favorite movie theater. I had a good day. 💖

While getting my blood drawn today, the lab tech noticed my watch with the Pip-Boy face (thanks @neven) and we talked about video games the entire time. ✨

I got so out of the habit of checking birdsite multiple times a day that it’s hard for me to even check Masto more than every other day.

Just felt like I had to explain why I’m responding to and faving your toots from days ago. Hi.

Not even sure why I felt like I had to do that. Old habits die hard, I guess.

Happy Otter Friday (yes, it's a thing, at least in my universe)! Please enjoy my sparkly Otter Space nails.

Fell asleep on the couch before 10, decided to just get up and go to bed. I am an adult.

Spending the last moments of our wedding anniversary day looking over our guestbook, hilarity ensues while trying to decipher handwriting. “I’m very happy for your bottle!” and “Have the best life with love even lacking!”

But I also had an old fashioned with Toki whiskey and plum bitters, so that makes up for it.

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Wings for dinner. I couldn’t wait to get home to floss my teeth.

Speaking of blogs, I finally just got up to date on my food blog (courtney.food.blog/), but I'm a little sad that I haven't been doing a lot of blog-worthy cooking lately.

Giving Mastodon another shot, plus working on my blog(s) again. It feels pretty good, as I've been struggling lately to find my place on the internet again.

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