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This is not my first account; add 168 days to the 'hubskier for' count.

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kantos  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2023

Agreed on your first point. The GOP machine seems to have picked their favorite to back for quite some time.

Purposely deleted a few lines in my op about the 'Thai' test... I expected some fresh takes or nuance from Last Week Tonight (where I was exposed to this). I was let down when they leaned into obscure potshots at his character. Granted, it's a comedy show at heart... but I'm beyond the thinking that the public really needs to be swayed on character before they decide how they vote - or that these pieces of information have any bearing in the political realm at all. A main gripe I have with center/center-left media and reddit is the same rhetoric was/is used with Trump, and it implies tests of character have meaning in the politics today.

We still got Trump.

Not shocked about the principal... a large amount of what I have outlined is centered around the push to reform education as a means to sway the future population. There's your sneak preview.

kantos  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2023

S/O called in the 'rents (who brought their anxious dogs) to stay over for the week. While they are mostly here in an emotional support capacity, they are also helping re-paint the house. To add to it, her best friend stayed a night as well, bringing her cat, so the house has been bursting at the seams as guests come and go this past week (cousins visiting, other friends come for dinner, etc.).

In an odd spot where I'm just being 'supportive' throughout it all, but goddamn dude. I need a break.

I am thankful for the choice of job made in January, at least. It's way more flexible than I thought it would be. Though, I've had a few clarifying moments that I want to switch into project management, and stay in renewable development career-wise. Deciding to build up enough savings again, then start looking again next January.

Would like to post my DeSantis blurb over the weekend once guests are gone. Small disclaimer, a fair bit of information I'm sourcing is word-of-mouth from friends & acquaintances who (A) work in or around lobbying/ists in FL, (B) are New College alum, (C) talk around town. Also, some of this is not as topical as the bills that are cooking in FL legislature now (which has a Republican supermajority)... this all to say, some information doesn't touch on all the most recent events, and my sources to articles may be a little lazy. I'd hope to have more bandwidth by the weekend to prove otherwise.

The hope with the post is to draw a through-line in related FL news to show how we got here, and what yaboi Ronnie Ds agenda looks like at large for FL as a preview of what to expect if elected.

kantos  ·  26 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 1, 2023

S/O had a minor operation last Wednesday, then a minor car accident that Friday. She is fine, but the car is not. Been playing catch up since then, and not caught up on everything I’d like to be (including my post on FL politics here).

Mostly commenting here to say I haven’t forgot about it.

kantos  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Corgi-sized meteor as heavy as 4 baby elephants hit Texas - NASA

    Chelyabinsk meteor was the size of a ball 30-corgi wide

Ran out of credits before Dall-E gave me anything less heinous than this.

kantos  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 15, 2023

Relatively short notice guests for 2 weekends in a row. 🫠

kantos  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you Reading? Number who knows

Ya won’t regret it. I might end up slipping into Kuang’s “Poppy War” trilogy after Beasts of a Little Land.

kantos  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you Reading? Number who knows

Babel by R.F. Kuang - Nearly halfway through this gem. Was recommended to me by one of the few friends I keep up with from grade school. Read the summary in the link, since I won’t do it justice… though I did rave about it in chat lately.

Beasts of a Little Land by Juhea Kim - Next on the list, this book caught my eye in a local store. I had a rare moment of being on page 5 without remembering turning the pages due to how well written the opening chapter was. Needless to say, I got the book shortly after.

kantos  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 1, 2023

I'm drafting a post.

kantos  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski movie recommendations

Great movie for discussion with friends afterwards over food.

RRR is great for absolutely popping off mid-scene with friends and getting a noise complaint from neighbors.

kantos  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski movie recommendations

Be warned, I am no movie connoisseur. The two listed below are on top 100 listicles… but they meet your criteria of leaving an impression that spanned (more than) a week.

- Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022): This movie, I sought out before it hit theaters due to cast, producers and concept. After getting my money’s worth in theaters, I dragged two others with me, and they invited me to their viewing parties where they bought the blu-ray to show others.

- RRR (2022): It’s action sequences has so many tropes seen in American action cinema, yet follows through to a satisfying conclusion. Must see with friends. Another movie that is refreshing even as a re-watch.

kantos  ·  86 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 4, 2023

Glad you enjoyed the weather and cruise! I keep hearing pricing has never been better.

As for Miami itself, that place instills new fears into those formerly in blissful ignorance.

kantos  ·  92 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: December 28, 2022

I am grateful for Hubski.