Unf*ck Your Brain

It is 8:40. I have not gotten up yet. I resent that I have to do things, as predicted.

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@BiblioFeroz shared elsewhere and I am stealing it for here for safekeeping.

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That is really good. Thank you for posting it here.

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I get the spring sads! I didn’t even realize it until I started keeping a “line a day” journal for several years and literally stayed home from work the same date three years in a row. Weirdly, I think allergies are part of the issue for me? Records show it gets better once I start meds!

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Yeah allergies fuck me up mightily. I get lethargic and give up on life.

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https://forum.ohmydollar.com/t/bus-rides-indefinitely-postponed-by-galliver/773/1457?u=galliver

Realized this belongs.

Unrelated:

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Cross posting:

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I have seen conversations shift from “self care” to “community care” over the last couple of years (starting before COVID, I think). Which includes people caring about the community, but also the community caring for people.

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Very much in the same vein.

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Is there a jaw drop emoji? Because this explains so succinctly what has been in my head recently. I’m not actually supposed to feed, clean, care in my current setup. I’m a social creature but I live with only 1 other adult trying to raise kids, which when I look at how I grew up seems normal but if I look back at How Humans Live seems really fucking weird. Even making food at home - cheap takeaway has been around for centuries.

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This makes me so mad when I think about it too much. Like literally everyone ate bread and cheese or food that a professional cooked from like… 1000 BCE to 1700 (dates approximate I know biology not anthropology) and I’m supposed to figure out how to make dinner 6-7 nights a week?

ETA: and usually someone else cooked the bread! Or made it from scratch!
2nd ETA: my assumption about basic food is Eurocentric. But I bet other places also had easy grain + fat and protein options that were portable in a similar way.

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Or stew. Sometimes with… questionable ingredients.

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I mean progressional just means you’re paid for your labor, not that you’re good at it, right? :joy:

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Pretty sure that in cities it was more than Europe only. Noodles, tiffins. But I can’t remember my sources from years ago.

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