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The time I spend in the wobbling house of cards formerly known as the bird app is more muscle memory and inside jokes than anything else nowadays. I would mourn more fervently, but I'm comfortable watching my screen time decrease despite my terminal case of poster's disease and comforted by the friendships that live on as group chats. The upside of staying logged on as the infrastructure crumbles around me is watching the inane hypotheticals and widely circulated phishing attempts of "Prompt Twitter" fade from my consciousness.
Occasionally the format yields an intriguing question, like "5 drinks to know me" which appears to have started about a month ago with an English prompt answered in Russian.
5 drinks to know me:— организатрикс (@eniquua) February 16, 2020
1. перезаваренный зелёный чай (стадия крепости, где от терпкости сводит лицо)
2. сок/гозе/берлинер со вкусом самой кислой кислятины, которая приходит вам в голову
3. грушевый сок
4. южноафриканский пинотаж из той самой бабушкиной кружки
5. виски. на камнях. https://t.co/lRqI3p94cn
I tried to answer a few times, but the character limit always defeated me. So I was forced to bring the prompt here, where I can provide the necessary context.
5 Drinks To Know Me (Extended)
Do you feel like you know me five times better? Do you feel like you are five times more excited for another assortment of unsnackables?
The inspiration for my birthday cake last year was pulled from the movie theater concession stand, with cola and popcorn taking prominent positions. Sounds zanier than it tasted, with the spiced molasses notes of cola adding a necessary warmth against the saltiness of popcorn. I wouldn't expect the same subtlety from this Chupa Chups exercise in brand licensing, but the name is so good that I'm inclined to give it a chance.
I've been spending too many hours in bed because the slow transition into the brightness of spring is ruining my life. I should take a tip from these chips and celebrate the bounty of this endless winter. Pumpkins cant thrive in the dark days of winter. Maybe I can do the same.
Apple, orange, and lemon coming together to celebrate a non-copyrightable Pinocchio character? The only thing dreamier is the end of the mouse's undue influence on US copyright law.
The algorithmic signals fed into the content machines that I stare at on my handheld glowing box (consuming a lot of soju, looking at swatches of Korean lip stains) have led me to a constant supply of videos of young women popping this onto bottles of soju. I'm so jealous because it looks SO satisfying, like the apple beet and carrot flavor paired with the smooth neutrality of soju.
I’m still figuring this out, but hopefully, you enjoyed v.65 of unsnackable.
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