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I make travel videos sometimes:

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elizabeth  ·  21 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v4.0 - March 25, 2020

Corvid-19 for ya!

Remembered i had some black acrylic stashed in a drawer - I haven't painted in years, it felt nice. My usual problem with drawing is finding a subject. I quite enjoy the process once I have an idea.

elizabeth  ·  21 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where's that bandwagon? I'm jumping!

Here's attempt #2! Didn't manage to get the strands as thin as the lady in the video, but I like the look of the loaf more even in my amateur braiding attempt. Thanks for the suggestion!

elizabeth  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bread week 1.0 now with more holes

We’ve baked an impressive amount of bread in the past 7 days!

elizabeth  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Jason's Basicbitch Bread (& Muffaletta)

My in person callout requesting more buhtan trip report didn’t really work tho...

elizabeth  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 25, 2020

Having a tough time today. I've come to terms with the fact that my summer bar tour work is not going to be happening. And I have only a couple months savings since I was planning on slowly ramping up the work right about now. The plan was to volunteer on this plastic recycling thing this summer, get it on track to be somewhat of a viable business by fall. But now that's also a bust since the makerspace shut down and all our summer proposals are not viable anymore.

So I'm in this weird state where I don't have work - or anything to do - so the quarantine is boring as hell. But combined with an urgency to find some work. Ever feel stuck, like you should be doing things and working hard but are feeling paralyzed because you don't know exactly what? It's crazy stressful because I've never actually had a real job in my life, and working for someone else or doing some shitty work feels soul crushing. And while I have many other skills, making resumés and interviewing is certainly not my forté since I never had to before.

I know my problems are not super important, since people are dying and worse case my parents will make sure I don't starve. But it still feels like crap when a month ago I was feeling optimistic about finally finding some work I want to do to now being totally lost. And having to revert to looking for meaningless gigs.

Applied for some remote tutoring gigs and created an upwork account to maybe edit some videos. Also started writing a CV. Maybe something will help. The situation is evolving fast, who know what's gonna be the situation in a couple weeks. But todays's been the lowest day of my quarantine. I hope I can bounce back and regain some optimism about the future.

elizabeth  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Breadwatch XI: the breadening

I can totally tell you've done this before - looks like you've winged it, without measuring and instructions and it still turned out delicious! Good job.

elizabeth  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm back

I was wondering if you made it to your vacation! Glad you still managed to have an enjoyable time despite the Apocalypse.

elizabeth  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where's that bandwagon? I'm jumping!

oh nice! I'll try to do that next time for sure.

elizabeth  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bread + Cheese (too much?)

Looks motherfucking tasty!

Is cheese the next grubski trend?

Too bad it's still winter around here, otherwise i'd push for a pickling movement.

elizabeth  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend

What a dumpster fire of a relationship! My poly friend just informed me there is drama brewing in the poly community about closing the polycules, only seeing your nesting partners and ditching the comets and new partners while we are social distancing. Apparently "Cuddle bonded" is the new "fluid bonded"

elizabeth  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What it’s like to isolate with your girlfriend and her other boyfriend

I've been hanging around a bunch of poly people in the recent years, and I would say most are V-shaped. Or W or something. I'd say everyone is friends, and date around but once a relationship becomes more serious they usually like to meet with the new partners. And sometimes do become good friends.

What I find tough with polyamory is the constant negotiating of boundaries and expectations. In a traditional relation, of course that's important too. But you already have a base framework that you can adapt to, and the situation is not shifting as constantly with the coming and going of new interests. Poly is like playing the relationships game on hard mode. My friend when on a date with a poly person recently, and was just overwhelmed by the amount of disclaimers and current relationship structure explaining that was necessary before even starting anything. It's like the communication part becomes a full time job.

Maybe it's just my personal bias, but the almost therapy-like language poly people use to discuss their relations would put me in a perpetual state of eye-rolling if it was my life. I'm super happy for all my friends that seem to be doing poly right and loving it, but from the outside it seems like more trouble than it's worth.

elizabeth  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v3.75 - March 19, 2020

will do!

elizabeth  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v3.75 - March 19, 2020

I was tired of being quarantines yesterday so i did a little cleanup of our raspberry bushes. The garden looks a lot less like an ugly mess now!

I had planted some type of lavander, late in the season last year, I hope they survived the winter. They barely grew from their original size, but I'm hoping it's because they were adapting to the soil. If would be cool to see them get big - i've been huge bushes of this variety in the Netherlands (but admitedly the climate is way different).

The tulips I planted 2 years ago also made a mass appearance! I was super disappointed when nothing came out of it last year, but this year there is a ton! I think tulips are amongst my favorite flowers, reminds me of my childhood.

That's our front yard - it gets a reasonable amount of sun. So i was really hoping to plant something edible. Maybe some salads? Radishes? But I seriously have absolutely no experience in any gardening, and researching on the internet seems tedious. Maybe I'll try to rope in some friends to help me. But I need to hurry, I think prime planting season is soon.

I'll probably have to cut the vine, it's quite invasive and a pain to manage.

For 30 canadian dollars, our art film festival released most of the program online: https://www.facebook.com/events/1072331239817665/permalink/1074706419580147/

It's a good deal, since I was meaning to go see the one movie about Burning Man with my boyfriend before it was cancelled, and a ticket would have been 15$. Now we can watch all the things! But with 140 movies, I'll need to research which ones are actually worthwhile.

elizabeth  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 18, 2020

Turns out for us, it was fake news - liquor stores will remain open. But I appreciated the sentiment!

elizabeth  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 18, 2020

My dad’s friend called me today to inquire about his status, and mentioned in a panicky voice the liquor stores might be closing down for the pandemic. He wisely advised I go stock up. Russian solidarity at its best!

elizabeth  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 18, 2020

I’ve “quarantined” myself for the past 2 days and I’m already feeling crappy. I’ve noticed when I don’t have external obligations and things to do outside the house I fall pretty quickly into a lazy cycle of internet consumption. I’ve been a bit better this time (tried a new recipe, drew, crafted, read and watched a “good” movie). But I’m still a bit stuck because I’m not actually doing anything you might call productive. And wasting a shit load of time. Still, I’m happy I’m getting better at preventing the cycle.

My parents are in Cuba until the 24th and seemed generally unbothered by the pandemic until my sister started giving my mom shit for going to the pool with Italians. My dad is over 70 and relies on blood pressure meds so my only worry is Cuba closing the border (or the airline canceling their flight back). They finally caved and tried moving their tickets to come back sooner, but it looks like all earlier flights are full.