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_refugee_  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Honestly I’m that kind of piece of shit that doesn’t want to die alone but apparently haaaaates dating (slash trying to make people like me) (slash interacting without talking about work in some way)

_refugee_  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Houseplants actually clean the air.

Still confused what random hubski user who’s chosen to exercise his right to block you has to do with article on plants but ehhh

The fact that a user had an account, deleted it, and then eventually decided they liked hubski enough to create a new account but opted to block you from it without ever interacting with you on the new account says loads more about you than them... but this post makes it sound like you wanna make it about them and how unreasonable they are for opting not to interact with you

God that lack of everyone’s internet likes clearly just burns you

Oh right PLUS that you try to publicly call the new user account out for it while you must know that this new fresh account is actively trying to avoid you without dredging up the past...else why would they create a fresh account/fresh start and pre-emptively choose to opt out of ... well ... all of you

If someone doesn’t want to interact with you, why can’t you let them

_refugee_  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Houseplants actually clean the air.

Such wow. Much shook (again! Twice now)

_refugee_  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Ok guys what’s the best dating app

Aw, thank you! There are several listings I plan to finally revamp this next weekend. I’m excited to say one of my earliest items - the book club bookmark - I have finally successfully redone and am proud of at last. It took many attempts and lots of cursing to make a $2 bookmark, ha!

The stamps actually aren’t lino - soft rubber or whatever, the pink hardball brand stuff - but I’m dying to get into Lino. I follow someone on Instagram who does a new lino every day and I love basically everything she posts. She does a lot of tesselations

Thanks! I was following your conversation in pubski with flac last week. That was a good (and valuable) back and forth. I plan on checking out that book you recommended as soon as I'm done with my current read. 2019 is my Year of the Great Etsy Experiment, aka me trying to actually try at Etsy and give it a serious go.

It's fun! We all need side projects to grow with and challenge ourselves on. I'll confess, I started the etsy shop in part because I got tired of accumulating all this Art I'd made and then trying to find people to give it all too, over and over again. You probably were there for some previous Hubski giveaway threads. It was tiresome making art and then feeling like it was work to find people who'd be interested in it. I was like, "If I'm going to make crap, I might as well make crap other people want and try to recoup some of the material cost I sunk at least!"


Seriously tho, plenty of room for misinterpretation across the internet, and that snark was probably not totally warranted.

Good for you! Maybe someday internet likes (or passive internet non-likes) will be the same for me as they are for you. (Or...maybe...hopefully not:


Hmm. For a very long time I felt I had no consistency in my life. It was self-imposed and due to driving by the seat of my desires, to mix metaphors. I got my work done week to week and so on, but could I make it to a pre-determined event on a given day at a given time? Unpredictable. Which means that basically, no, I couldn't.

My day to day and moment to moment desires were encouraging me down a less healthy path a majority of every minute. I had to learn fucking off didn't actually feel good. But when you're in a loop of funk and "hey, I'd rather do nothing[AKA I'd rather sleep/drug/drink] than leave the house or shower or change my clothes despite it being the 5th day in a row that i haven't done any of that," it's hard to realize that "actually doing things" is the better path. It was a life of resisting doing things for...what? Nothing. To feel defeated at the end of each day anyway.

Personally, I felt I needed more consistency in my life, and less 48-hour-all-nighters backed with day-and-a-half-long sleep sessions. I was really tired of living my life according to the day or hour's or moment's whim. So for me, it was an improvement to impose routine and rigor. But it's not for everyone -- from the outside, I was extremely functional before, without routine, so I can't even (and wouldn't) try to take a place of 'authority' or 'righteousness' and claim it 'saved my life' or anything, ha. It just made me feel better about myself to force myself to leave the house to go to work, to eat healthy food, to take a shower every day, and so on. I had to realize it might be a thing of forcing myself...but ultimately, in the long run, it would feel better. It was about trading the single moment in my vision for the whole week. Or month. Or year.

One day I might go back to having less routine. But for me, it wasn't healthy to give in to the desires of the moment, as half the time those desires were, let's be honest: drinking, doing drugs, or generally fucking off however I knew how and could get away with so long as I hit my deadlines and turned my work in on time.

I eat soup and salad for lunch almost every day (and definitely every day I am in the office). The soup can be any soup. I can buy from work or I can bring my own that I’ve made. Salads, being harder to keep fresh without multiple compartments to separate ingredients, I buy at work — they’re subsidized as part of our eating well program.

I find it’s a way to maintain a routine while also providing opportunity for great variety, should I want it. And most importantly, it helps ensure my poops are wonderful.

_refugee_  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

It’s very easy to change prices on listed items on Etsy. You could honestly test this live if you wanted to. I’d say start st $10 and if it’s not selling to your desires mess around with price. That being said I think a lot of success to Etsy selling is made more from people finding your stuff than having your stuff at the right price point.

_refugee_  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 6, 2019

Happy birthday!

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