Amanda Holiday has had no use other than replaying the campaign, which checking on stats for the campaign which is about 0.4% of players completing the activity of the campaigns and all Amanda sells is blue and green sparrows which are useless for the fact that purple and exotic sparrows exist with perks. There needs to be a new use for Amanda possibly expanding the use and effectiveness of Sparrows speed, perks, and sturdiness because Amanda Holiday, the literal person who revolves around ships and sparrows is still outclassed by the micro transactions lady.
Edit: Thank you kind stranger for my first silver, gold too!
I thought this would be something a lot of people would agree with but when I mention it to my friends most of them disagree, so here I am. I picked columbus day because they are somewhat similar achievements, man first setting foot in north america and man first setting foot on the moon. But the thing is, Columbus didn't even go there first, as I'm sure you all know. He didn't even want to go there. And it's not like there was all that much challenge to it, he just happened to be the first person to get on a boat and sail west. The Apollo moon landing however? The very first time a human has set foot on a celestial body other than earth. That's huge, and especially will be once our species gets to a point where setting foot on another planet is commonplace, with people living on far off planets. Way bigger of an achievement than going to america. Not only that, but the apollo program and the Saturn V took thousands of people's blood, sweat, and tears poured into the project to create... keep reading on reddit ➡
I notice that a lot of commemorations of Christopher Columbus, including his holiday, came about in the late 19th century or later. What happened then to cause this new veneration of a man who was evil even by the standards of the folks who brought us the Spanish Inquisition? I also find it strange that he is commemorated so much in what is now the US, as my understanding is that he never got that far, and that the east coast of the US and Canada was instead discovered by John Cabot. If people in the US wanted to venerate an explorer, why go for Columbus and not Cabot?
Governor press release. Juneteenth has been made a state holiday effective tomorrow. It will be annual thing.
I've known my best friend since I was 15 when I transferred to his school and we were put in the same room, we became fast friends and next year will be our 30th birthday so we'll have been friends for around 15 years. He's been with his GF for 5 years and I've been with mine for 3 years, my GF does not like him at all for a variety of reasons. They argue a lot but I don't take sides because truthfully if I had to choose between one of them I couldn't.
drown our sorrows celebrate turning 30 and 15 years of friendship we decided to go on a trip together to Japan. We've spent a fair amount of money on it and are mainly going to eat, drink and relax in hot springs. Our GFs aren't coming because this trip is about us and our friendship. We'll get drunk, talk about the old times and then eat our way to a food coma. We've been planning this trips for years but it only became a solid plan about 2 years ago.
My GF is extremely upset with me because she wants to go to Japan and thinks... keep reading on reddit ➡
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My MIL's birthday was about two months ago. They live on the other side of the country, so it would typically mean a phonecall and maybe a birthday card. Well, I guess my husband forgot about it and didn't call her or send her a card.
I found this out because she called and was disappointed that she didn't hear anything from us. I told her that my husband probably should have put her birthday in his calendar and set a reminder, and that he never does.
She asked me why I didn't keep track of this stuff for him, because "he's a guy, they don't care about that stuff." She mentioned he'd skipped his sister's birthday and niece's and nephew's birthdays too, and that I should start trying to remind him. And then she said "And don't forget Mother's Day, either."
I said that she would have to talk to him about this, and it didn't sit well with her. She got annoyed and told me that like it or not, it's kind of "my job" to keep track of this stuff, because again, guys don't care. I said "Well... keep reading on reddit ➡
I live in Ireland and sometimes when bored I go onto Google Maps and just go to street view on a random part of the globe. Sometimes it can actually be quite interesting and you see some pretty cool stuff. Some people in Europe have an idea that America only consists of New York, Florida, California and then just endless nothing in the centre. So i’ve always had an interest in what the “Off the beaten track” part of the states is like. So I dropped a pin down in a random part of the USA which turned out to be Pennsylvania and I began exploring. I stayed away from the Major cities Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Man the Landscapes and countryside around Pennsylvania are stunning. Lovely winding roads and rolling hills. Saw some gorgeous Colonial style country homes also. Seriously impressed. Kinda place I just wanna rent out a car and just keep driving with no destination in mind. Needless to say next time I visit the states I’ll be road trippin around beautiful Pennsylvania.
I said I’... keep reading on reddit ➡
In a society where gifts are the expectation for most holidays and birthdays, I find myself increasingly hesitant to buy my friends and family "things." I dislike receiving things that I did not ask for or don't need, not to be ungrateful in any way, but things become such a burden over time. Buying things for others seems hypocritical. How do I give to others well in a consumerist society without giving material things?
Toothless gestures that are a long time over due aren’t enough.
The rebel-honoring holiday originated in 1973 when state lawmakers voted to merge two state holidays into one — the June 3 birthday of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Jan. 19 birthday. It is speculated that this was done to “counter” the growing movement to honor Dr. King with a holiday.
I am almost 8 months pregnant with my first baby which is due August 22nd. Although when you’re pregnant, you quickly learn that due dates are very vague. So essentially, baby could arrive any time in August.
My mum and dad are going on holiday around mid September and would like me, my boyfriend and baby to join them. Although they are staying in the same country, it will be at least a 3-4 hours drive.
We have declined to go because:
We are still in the midst of a pandemic, so who knows what the travel situation would be.
We will have a tiny new born, who will only be weeks old.
We have literally no idea what the birth or recovery will be like or how long it will take because who does?! What will be will be.
For all of the reasons above, I just feel it’s not the right thing to do and wouldn’t logistically work.
I understand that I could give birth much earlier and maybe mid September wouldn’t be so bad, but I just feel like it’s such an adjustment period for our... keep reading on reddit ➡
today being father’s day, and like any other holiday that’s got phrases to go along with it, mother’s day, birthdays, anniversary, christmas, whatever.
i have the hardest time bringing myself to say something like “happy birthday man!” “happy father’s day” “merry christmas” because it’s like...i don’t know, like i just literally don’t feel the enthusiasm within or give enough fucks about those phrases to say them and mean it?
i mean i have a great relationship with both my parents and love them immensely, but saying this formality just because of a say feels like a disengenuine expression of appreciation?
or like a birthday, it’s just like...i don’t know, i just can’t? i can text it, but i cannot gin up the fake extrovert bubbly “happy birthday ____!” it’s just...cringe cringe cringe cringe cringe.
i don’t think there’s something wrong with me because it has nothing to do with whether i love the person or not, it’s just this weird cringe factor i can’t quite describe and wish i... keep reading on reddit ➡
Due to the impending Dominic Cummings press event, we are spinning up two MTs for the afternoon/evening. This one for general and COVID discussion and another one for the actual event itself sometime shortly before Cummings gets started at 4pm.
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