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My coworkers are chatting about smartphones again, and I’m like :eyeroll: *yawn*

It seems that not all the toots I post from this instance are federating to other ones. I wonder if it's a Masto.host thing, or a compatibility issue between different versions of Mastodon. If you see this toot, feel free to let me know :blobhalo:

This is the second time I have to decline an invitation to a social event because it conflicts with one of the nights. There’s no way I’m going to miss us livetooting the event :blobpopcorn:

It’s funny that when I’m visibly in a grumpy mood, the people whose presence is more likely to distract me and cheer me up a bit stay silent and mind their own business, while the most annoying people keep pestering me with questions and unwelcome observations

My swimming instructor: I’ve been to NYC during the holidays. Have you ever been there?
Me: Yes, it was 10 years ago.
Her: Oh, so you were a kid back then.
Me: Well, it was my 1st year of uni.
Her: Wait, how old are you?
Me: I’m 29.
Her: I thought you were, like, 22 or 23!
Me: :blobouin:

I am putting my shoes on, and I just noticed that both of the socks I’m wearing have the letter ‘L’ sewn onto them. I am wearing two identical left socks.

Notre Dame on fire, personal sorrows 

On a personal note, my mother has been saying for years that she wanted to visit Paris. Now I feel guilty for not arranging a trip with her earlier.

(Also, Notre Dame was the very first place I visited in Paris when I was there last December. I took the RER from the airport, got to the street level, turned a corner, and there was Notre Dame in all its splendor.)

I was adding a domain to my personal instance's blocklist and I thought that I should write down in a document all the reasons why I silenced or suspended all the instances in my blocklist.

This required a bit of research, and I ended up suspending 12 more instances :blobnotlike:

housework (+) 

I have so much housework to do that even though I have been tidying up my room for three hours, there is still too much stuff to do.

But the good news is that I actually found the strength and the energy to do what I have done this morning – I have been procrastinating for months. This week ended in a (relatively) positive note and it helped me get in the right mood to get stuff done.

I just suspended a small instance from which I received three follow requests, despite the fact that I wrote in my bio and pinned toot that I would only accept them from mutuals.

Look, it's okay and even human to get distracted and forget to check a person's account, and I can tolerate that. But three requests of this kind in a row are not a coincidence and are enough of a nuisance for me to take action.

The joy of having a personal instance :blobcatcoffee:

*writes a deeply personal thread in a txt file*

I am ready to post it.

*copies and pastes first toot in the Mastodon composition field, hovers mouse over the “toot” button*

I am not ready to post it.

*saves txt file, deletes toot, goes back to browsing*

Me in the Fediverse: “Look at all these nice people from all over the world, and it’s amazing that we are able to communicate in English flawlessly” :blobaww:

Me at work: “Is this email supposed to be in English? I understand every single word of it, but all those words together don’t make any sense” :blobglare:

Today I learned that the Toyota Production System (the basis of lean manufacturing) was developed by Japanese engineer Taiichi Ohno.

All I could think of was :ohno: :oh_no_bubble:

:miramarcoffee: What’s the value I need to write here? Let’s look up the other table.

🧠 All right.

:miramarcoffee: Oh, it’s just the letter ‘T’.

🧠 Oh, okay. Here, I copied it.

:miramarcoffee: Did… Did I select, copy and paste just the letter ‘T’ in plaintext? Instead of only pressing the ‘T’ key?

🧠 Feed me coffee please.

I just realized that, since I have a one-day training at work this Thursday and I‘m having the next day off, this week should be relatively easy :blobsmile:

food 

Two of my coworkers brought Carnival treats to our office on Shrove Tuesday, and long story short, this is the third consecutive day that someone in the office brings something to eat for everybody

psychotherapy (+) 

I just had my first session with a psychotherapist. Yeah, it took me this long, but I’ve finally bitten the bullet.

It’s difficult for me to comment on it because it was just the first introductory meeting – but it went pretty good (almost liberating, I should say) and I can’t wait for the next session. I hope the whole thing will bring more clarity to my mind.

Thanks to all of you who encouraged me to do this :blobhug:

techbros 

Oh no, I ended up in a “Not All Men” thread with a techbro on my other account, and I don’t have time to have fun replying to him :blobscream:

This is a public reminder that I will not accept follow requests to this account from people I have not interacted with before.

If you want to follow me, my main account is @miramarco and is not locked. Thank you.

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a private corner

A personal instance for a relaxing time.