This classic Ryan Q. North tweet should absolutely be considered a companion text to this thread.

I'm like Charlie Day in the Pepe Silvia meme, except all the scraps of paper on my bulletin board say things like "WHO IS PARSON BROWN????" with red string between tacks representing THE LANE and THE MEADOW.

No music video of this standard appears to reflect this, as far as I could find.

Based on the sheer number of activities and locations listed, I place "Later on/we'll conspire" happening around 2AM.

It's that time of year when I like to remind folks that all of the activities described in the song "Winter Wonderland" are canonically happening after dark ("we're happy tonight!"), adding a distinctly unsettling vibe to the proceedings.

Yeah I’ll boost my own picture of my own dang dog three times today; he’s a good dog.

Cat Power on Thursday night; real husky-voiced indie hours, whom up?

Ok, now Dill says it’s goodnight, already.

What’s up friends?

Humboldt Park here. Into movies, dogs, museums, cooking, good food, travel. Where are y’all at in the city?

🎄 🎧 🎄 Listen to Christmas music that's more than tolerable, it's Actually Good, Thanks!™️

Reindeer Tracks on Spotify: open.spotify.com/playlist/7mq5

...and on Apple Music:
itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/r

These are synced; what I add to one will appear on the other. I'll try to add at least double it by the end of the weekend.

I was raised by one Theravadist Buddhist parent and one fervent ex-Catholic atheist parent, but darned if we don't love red-and-green, santa-fied, nog-fueled Christmastime.

🎄 🎧 🎄 Listen to Christmas music that's more than tolerable, it's Actually Good, Thanks!™️

Reindeer Tracks on Spotify: open.spotify.com/playlist/7mq5

...and on Apple Music:
itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/r

These are synced; what I add to one will appear on the other. I'll try to add at least double it by the end of the weekend.

Mannheim Steamroller slaps and I will not hear a single word otherwise. All My Prog For Christmas.

@jimray I have *zero* fridge space, but my parents’ house is a two fridge household so I’m confident about leaving it there til we visit again. My wife and I dream of a basement chest freezer; we’re in a loft and it ain’t happening.

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My primary source of personal expression at work is in choosing the youtube videos I put on a loop to keep a computer on and see if it shuts down unexpectedly over the weekend.

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bigshoulders.city is a Mastodon instance for Chicagoans current, former, and future.1 Its name comes from Carl Sandburg, who once compared ships pulling out to “mastodons, arising from lethargic sleep.”2

Our goal for bigshoulders.city is to build a community of friends and neighbors across the Windy City. Toot your pho place recommendations, meet-up ideas (like at the mastodon exhibit at the Field!), pothole gripes, creative dibs, and cross-town baseball taunts—whatever you want, as long it abides by our short and sweet content policy.

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1. For the purpose of inclusivity, bigshoulders.city includes greater Chicagoland in its definition of "Chicago," though you personally should never do that.
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