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hubskier for: 3903 days

I live in denver

currently I love you all

yes I love hubski

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steve  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: WTF? Turns out there are active freakshow racist homophobes in my town.

I hope that their efforts to "out" teachers as being supportive of DEI&B initiatives backfires on them and they are outed as the fear-mongering bigots that they seem to be. I genuinely believe that there are more kind and supportive people than hateful people in the world... but it sucks how emboldened people have become in their lack of basic human decency, and how freely they spread hate.

great... now I'm sad. THANKS CLARKSTON

steve  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight

echoes of challenger

steve  ·  16 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 1, 2021

today I learned that the crash test dummies covered XTC's "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" and for some reason it made me very sad. I love that song, and to hear it covered just didn't work for me.

but I also learned that I've been wrong about a lyric for 29 years. I thought the song's lyrics were "any kind of love is love alright" which I kind of like more than the real lyric which is simply "any kind of love is alright"

I'll still sing the extra words when I'm driving.

steve  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: SSL cert expired.

Same. I’m glad I’m not the only one... last time it was something wrong on my side.

steve  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 25, 2021

and I'm realizing I may be coming off preachy or like you now have some obligation...

I don't mean to sound that way at all. Just being the cool person you are and her knowing you're a person to talk to is all that matters.

You know all of this. I think I just get giddy and grateful on behalf of her future self at the prospect of having a dude like you as a neighbor.

steve  ·  21 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 25, 2021

    I'm winging it here... never had kids, and at this stage in my life I won't be having any

Good. That's why you're the perfect person. There's no playbook. Just being who you are, and being interested in her success is the only thing you need.

steve  ·  22 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 25, 2021

    she told me that her daughter has social anxiety and has a hard time chatting with people! ... except me

that is fantastic my man. there's a place in teenagers' lives that cannot be filled by parents. It will be filled by others. When you can fill in that place as a good person, it leaves little room for others who may also try to fill that place. I am so glad for her that she has you as that person.

I count myself fortunate to have had a couple of great people like you when I was a teenager. It truly saved my life and created so many opportunities. Thanks for being an awesome neighbor and person.

steve  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Virtual Meetup No. 11, featuring a concert by am_Unition!

this is inexcusable. We all ditch work when hubski calls. you cut me deep am_U.... you cut me deep.

steve  ·  28 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The True Story Of The Fake Zombies, The Strangest Con In Rock History

I must be tired, but I feel like I need an infographic to keep track of the who and the where and the when on this one...

And what the hell Michigan? Is there a scam, a sham or a boondoggle you aren’t connected to? FFS.

steve  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Mike Fanone Can't Forget

I'm gutted reading that. I'm incensed at the lies and behaviors of so many congresspeople. barf.

steve  ·  31 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for Covid-19

But he’ll get aborted baby treatments just like Padre Donald and he’ll recover just like Padre Donald, and be further emboldened in his anti-mask, anti-vax crusade (despite having been vaccinated).