one time i saw a new account #onhere and she said "wow fun week on fedi! i've learned so much about free software i'm installing linux on my computer tonight!" and like, damn, you found a way to get the bad ending to social media
One thing I feel is pretty important in living happier is to stop optimizing. Stop trying to get the best deal out of everything, stop trying to find the best place for everything. In NYC I know of... maybe 5 cheesecake places. I found one I liked well and I went with that one. I’m sure it’s not THE BEST and probably not the cheapest in all of NYC but it’s good and I like it. I don’t give a fuck, I don’t want to optimize.
I see Americans doing these kinds of optimizations a lot & it feels weird
u can get a cockroach named after ur ex and fed to a bird or reptile on livestream at a zoo https://sazoo.org/valentine/
love it when i’m cooking, hit a rare ingredient, have to stop & poll my friends for substitutes
"help! wtf is red star anise?"
"my mom has some but she refuses to discuss it or acknowledge its presence in any way"
"it shows up in your spice drawer when you're ready. i guess you're not ready yet"
"you can use black star anise & Red #-2… yes, _minus_ two"
"you can’t buy it, it has to be wrenched from the grasp of a mortal foe"
"a metaphor, like the elusive blue rose"
"i saw it in a dream once"