extremely unpopular automotive opinion that I deeply hold
@bhtooefr considering these vehicles are also substantially more dangerous for surrounding road users, this opinion is good actually.
"Glow in the dark ovaries"?! Gettin one of those pins too, looks like.
Oooh, how does one procure if not in Toledo? I have a cardiology PA in the family who could use a glittery heart pin.
My own two-wheeled notable to report: Friday was my first bike commute day since knee injury, and it didn't go badly! Yay!
(Saturday informed me I should not have tried to do the whole 15-mile r/t on my first day back, but at the time riding was too nice to cut myself off and transition to the bus. /shrug )
@csalzman I'll put in a plug for the Ikea "Ektorp" line. Comfy enough (I'm generally anti-couch), and with interchangable fabric covers that are launderable, cheap enough to have a spare set, and easyish to swap on/off. Super handy for when small people decide to draw on the couch.
@teacherpatti So, if you get any acceptances, does that mean you have to send 2 queries the next day to hit your annual rejection target? :)
Me too - I have to guess the twp neighborhood streets haven't been cleared yet, since the city was in pretty good shape by yesterday afternoon.
For sure - and with lots of low-income parents who may lack good child care options, snow days can be major hardships. (Esp since ypsi's major employers - UM, UMHS, EMU, and St Joe's - are all open today)
I was def surprised to not get the robocall until 445am. Things looked pretty treacherous already last night.
Ps everybody be careful out there. It's ice skating weather.
If your kid needs a midnight ER run for croupy breathing difficulty, know that they'll get good steroids and come home happy as a clam in short order.
...Know also that they'll be high as a kite the next day, and the combo of no school, 'roid rage, and too cold to go outside is bonkers.
So, movie and popcorn time it is. (OG Mary Poppins)
I KNOW. 😲🐴🤔
Are you sure? I mean, this really looks a lot like a silver bullet.
My other concern is that the end result looks the same either way to me, and the 100 corps narrative distances the solution from the humans affected.
For ex, we need to reduce driving of motor vehicles, esp single-occupant ones. If we start from asking/understanding why individuals drive so much, we're more likely to achieve the outcome in a way that supports those individuals' mobility needs, where if we start from "it's Exxon's fault, kill oil", we risk leaving people stranded w/o options.
This narrative bugs me, and I'm looking to understand why it shouldn't.
Part of my objection is that it seems most often to be presented as a balm -- don't worry, you don't have to turn out the lights / drive less / eat lower on the food chain, because climate change isn't your fault -- rather than as an actual strategy. And in that sense, it's presented in opposition primarily to people who are proposing concrete individual/aggregate actions.
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