Good morning! Here is a photo I took of an Amsterdam canal with a pinhole camera.

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Good morning, I hope that Keith Haring would endorse my fridge magnet placement.

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Good morning, my talk yesterday went well. Photo from

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There's just two spider plants so far, but you'll see there's already three more places in that photo for plants to hang, so I'm Planning For More Houseplants.

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(in case you're wondering who John K Samson is and why he's important to me, check out the following link about his band, The Weakerthans)

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good morning, I found someone else with a lens diagram tattoo last week

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Good morning, here is a wood stove-top hotdog cooker that my grandfather made [lewd]

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good morning, this was attached to my new tv – it will never cease to delight me how america hedges its bets that quebec might be its own country someday

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it will also never cease to amaze me how the same concepts expressed in english take twice as much text to express in french. it's a beautiful language but it's quite verbose and complicated don't @ me :dont_at_me:

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I took french immersion in school so I ostensibly can speak french, but only canadian french, and not even the good canadian french (je viens de l'acadie, look it up, d'ac) plus the school never focused on proper pronunciation, so I sound awful. I've tried conversing in french in four french-speaking countries and in most cases, people just switch to english :\ it feels awful so I don't really bother trying anymore

but at least I can read french toots, so it's not all bad 🤗

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if you're into languages, check out chiac, which is like english syntax with french linguistic structures:

actually this reminds me a lot of the french I see on mastodon...

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the wikipedia page for chiac is pretty horny – now this *really* sounds like the french I see on mastodon

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Good morning! We unpacked our final box from the move, containing this card from my wife. Good memories.

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@ashfurrow which one is using ash account , the guy with glasses or the cat?🙃

@whonix haha yeah I know right? Cats are like catnip to the fediverse.

@ashfurrow I never knew cats had a "before coffee" look, but there it is.

@ashfurrow It looks like you've got some babies that you can pot from the existing spider plants. You'll have them filled in no time.

@ashfurrow I keep killing plants. I want to have plants but I’m so bad at it.

@LeftCoast sometimes when I play the cat songs on guitar too much my wife tells me to stop because they make her too sad.

@ashfurrow JKS really needs to get in the studio more often. I think he's only released one album since The Weakerthans broke up. That kind of talent needs to be shared with the world!

@LeftCoast he’s got two solo albums, Provincial and Winter Wheat. Both are great, but I would like another more often than every five years :wink:

@adelheid not _super_ rare, I’ve only met one other person though!

@sirshannon it’s 100% true, he makes all kinds of things. Picnic tables, lawn furniture, drink holders that look like birds...

@ashfurrow German does this a lot as well, to the point where translating software often breaks layouts because the labels get so long

@elomatreb haha yeah, I was building iOS apps back when the phone screen sizes were really small and German would _always_ cause problems. There's no where for the lines to break!

@ashfurrow hey, a lot of times I'm sure they were switching to english to practice with a native speaker!

And I'm also sure that many of them were appreciative of you making an effort to speak their language! 👍

@ashfurrow Yeah, my little Canadian-French osmosis as a child and a year in school means I can suss out most short posts, recognize most insults, or talk to a dog, but French-speakers think I'm an idiot. I mean, more than usual.

@ashfurrow Oh, jeez.

Grew up in an area where raccoons regularly broke into our house. Hate the little cute buggers.

@ashfurrow Pourquoi je me trouve dans cette cage ‽ Il faut que j'en échappe tout de suite ! 😓

@ashfurrow Are you poking around or is my internet being slow?

@ashfurrow good morning, NY people, you still have half of the weekend before you! Here's my advice: stay at home if you feel like it, it may be awesome

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