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Masterlist of unclaimed prompts

Edit link for my convenience

I decided to do it this way again because honestly, my ability for new things is sapped this year. I don't even drink new flavors of tea with the pandemic. You can ask my sister, she'll confirm that! So it was easier to do it this way rather than try to figure out if I could set up a Googledoc where some people could edit but all people could tag. (PM me if I can.)

I appreciate people letting me know that prompts have been claimed. The easiest way to do that is to leave a comment here with the prompt text exactly as written so I can quickly find it and delete it. Just copy and paste. You can also comment or PM me if I made an error somewhere and I'll fix it ASAP.

As a reminder, last year's post can be found here. If you fill one of those prompts and want to let me know, please be clear that it's from last year :)

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A survey on menstruation and COVID vaccines

https://redcap.healthinstitute.illinois.edu/surveys/index.php?s=LL8TKKC8DP

You do not have to be a woman or currently menstruating to answer, they are careful to provide multiple gender options in the survey. You simply need to have experienced at least one menstrual period in your life. This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3146585.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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I gotta say, the continued implosion of the modern GOP is fascinating to watch.

Now they're throwing hissy fits that sometimes corporations (they're people!) don't side with their pissy little agendas.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/05/republicans-defend-corporate-speech-unless-it-supports-voting-rights/

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/05/republicans-corporations-pay-479110

Just fascinating! (Also, Newt Gingrich is projecting again, but what else is new?) This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3145794.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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Speaking of dogs, we have a weird dog behavioral issue.

Moonpie likes to go on walks. She really does! So long as the weather is reasonably clement and there's no unexpected loud noises, she enjoys her walks. Her tail wags, she sniffs all over, she runs around, it's great.

But she doesn't like the part where she actually has to leave the house. If she thinks it's walk time she hides. She sits on people's laps and buries her head. If you leash her she refuses to move, and if you put her on the floor she just slides along until you give up and carry her to the door. Once she's out the door, she's fine - but she doesn't want to walk to the door to go outside. You cannot bribe her with treats, she will not be bribed.

I don't think she was like this before last year's bout of terrible fireworks (omg never again plz).

It's more of an amusing hassle than a real problem, because of course she doesn't weigh much, but it must be upsetting for her. This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3145485.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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Well, it sure is Easter now

We have dyed all 54 60 eggs (I found another half dozen in the fridge, already boiled) and now we're eating our way through them.

I wanted to know what all else Paas does, because it surely can't be that they get by only selling egg dye kits, and it turns out that they also have an app. Amazing. You know, if they rebranded to being "seasonal" eggs they might be able to expand their market even more. This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3144973.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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You know, it's funny.

Moonpie hates squirrels, possums, raccoons, granny carts, and turkeys. Finn, for his part, has spent several years learning not to bark at (our) cats when he's on our lap, and has only very recently started extending that shaky understanding to not barking at them if we happen to be in the same room as him.

And yet, yesterday, as I walked the dogs by the supermarket, a big old rat ran right in front of me, I nearly kicked it by mistake, and the dogs just... nothing. Nothing, nothing, nothing! A whole lot of nothing! This entry was originally posted at https://conuly.dreamwidth.org/3144797.html. If you can, please comment there using OpenID or your Dreamwidth account.
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Nobody is that interested in hard boiled eggs here

which is a pity, because I love dying eggs. So when Jenn told me she was going to add eggs to her salad more often, I ran right out to get the egg kits!

Me: Hey, sweetie, how many eggs do you want to dye?
Angel: Um, six?
Me: Wow.
Angel: Four? Wait, is that a lot?
Me: Let me put this into context. Yesterday, I purchased 54 eggs.
Angel: Oh.

Me: Sooooo, we're dying eggs!
Mommy: You must be kidding. Who's gonna look for them!?
Me: Um, Jenn?
Mommy: Makes sense. Well, just make sure you remember where you put them all. You remember that one year...
Me: I do. I do remember that one year.

SO MUCH EGG DYING

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