baking question—substitute-ish 

@alex @platypus @alpine_thistle how low are you? Brown sugar would be better sub if you have it. Powdered sugar usually has corn starch in it so I think you’d run into some issues with the right thickening/sweetness balance if it was the majority.

Unsolicited suggestion about fabric designs 

@Louisa I’m compromising my need to make everything 10,000 times harder by using procion dyes instead of growing plants to turn to natural dyes, so a stamp would feel like really cheating 😂

Stiffer brushes would help a lot though.

Help I just offered to put on “construction music” and I have no idea what that even is

you can lead a toddler to a toilet, but you can't make them pee (or stop whining)

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turns out painting small trucks on small underwear is actually incredibly time consuming

I am the person you call when you need an improvised guided meditation about excavators.

I mowed the lawn yesterday for the first time in my life and Alex described my technique as "swoopy" and I will be taking that as a compliment

@touk I will admit the desire to rearrange everything strikes often and usually at less than ideal moments, like 10 minutes into watching a movie.

Happy Father’s Day to the person who knows how to work our TV.

Happy Father’s Day to the person who occasionally will do a little dance like a crab.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person who is wants to be stronger than my dad was for my mom.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person who will always give you the entire tissue box even if you specifically ask for only one tissue.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person who says yes to pretty much all of my ideas, unless they involve rearranging furniture.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person who owns an illegal amount of Steely Dan shirts and hats.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person who gets weird before you want them to.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person who takes out our trash.

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Happy Father’s Day to the person I’ve spent the most nights sleeping next to.

Can’t sleep? Try shredding cardboard while listening to This American Life in your underwear while using a Pilates reformer as a chair.

In Hanks world of only being exposed to children's animation through branded food package while grocery shopping, minions are owls, mickey is a dog, and spongebob is "that yellow thing with the eyes"

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