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Hey how’s it going? This morning I put muffin batter in the oven without realizing that I’d somehow turned the preheated oven off, so they just sat there in a warm-but-cooling oven for 25 minutes, not cooking. It was a monumental disappointment when the timer dinged. So sad.

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  1. I decided to text my siblings about going to the Pride Day Cubs game in June.

    Brother: Nah, that’s way too much money! I can get us tickets for $7 and we can sit wherever we want.
    Me: …how is that possible
    Brother: If somebody says you’re in their seat, look at your ticket and say’oh I’m sorry’ and move to a better seat. Every few innings, grab a beer and grab a better seat.
    Me: *eyeroll emoji* you know I’d never do that.
    Brother: you have no balls dude

    THIS is how you know that my brother is in his early twenties and I am in my late twenties. The conversation alone made me anxious.

  2. Fuck Iowa Republicans. Fuck the GOP for not ratifying Puerto Rico as a state (it’s my understanding statehood was voted for and that it was basically ignored by the House). Fuck Texas school boards. Fuck bigoted assholes in general. Fuck the screaming carrot demon.

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