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General / Re: just post
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:41:36 PM »
Non-podcast stuff:

My life has been in a weird, constant state of upheaval this year and it's really stressing me out/making my anxiety and depression real bad because my relative stability was a large part of what was helping me keep it together. So far this year I lost my health insurance in a string of dumb shit that were half my fault/half getting fucked by the company, got semi-secretly married in order to get on Rob's insurance, the building I've lived in for over ten years sold and our rent went up $250 a month as a result, the company I've worked at for almost 8 years got sold and now they've slashed hours, laid people off, done a bunch of really petty and infuriating shit, and I'm basically going to get bumped back down into the call center since their salaried data analysis team is scooping my job out from under me.

So now I'm going to be 31 in less than two weeks and I'm just clueless about what I'm doing and what I want to be doing and how to move forward.

General / Re: just post
« on: June 15, 2018, 08:15:25 PM »
Here are some podcasts I like a whole lot:
The Boogie Monster with Kyle Kinane and Dave Stone
My Favorite Murder
The Adventure Zone
Cocaine & Rhinestones: The History of Country Music
My Brother, My Brother, and Me
Lady to Lady
Alice Isn't Dead
Within the Wires
Mother May I Sleep with Podcast
Small Town Murder
Crime in Sports
The Thrilling Adventure Hour
The JV Club
Buffering the Vampire Slayer

I liked most of The Black Tapes and Rabbits. I really liked the first couple seasons of TANIS, but now I think I might kind of be hate listening.

I like Welcome to Night Vale quite a bit, but am super behind and am unsure exactly where I left off so I keep thinking about starting again at the beginning, but haven't done it yet.

General / Re: just post
« on: May 27, 2018, 03:25:12 PM »
i think dogs should vote

I know I voted for the boy mayor of Second Life and his vice president/best friend Totinos.

General / Re: RIP Krystal Yamaga
« on: March 16, 2018, 05:03:50 PM »
I saw this the other day. I met her irl a few times at The Lawrence Arms War on Xmas and she was super sweet.

I'm so bummed about this.

General / Re: Finally...
« on: March 01, 2018, 01:57:29 PM »
Not anymore

General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:24:00 PM »
Sincere Engineer's Rhombithian is a fucking jam.

General / Re: Harvey Weinstein
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:45:21 PM »
Apparently Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are two of Weinstein’s enablers. www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ben-affleck-matt-damon-become-guest-stars-harvey-weinstein-scandal-171213233.html?exp=vv

I’d also like to second the motion that people stop throwing out the “but we have daughters!” defense any time something like this happens. We all know daughters are special little princesses which just goes to show that we think of them differently than others and it’s silly to try and pretend that because a man has a daughter that he doesn’t treat other women like crap. Hopefully they don’t treat other women like crap but there are obviously different standards.

The craziest thing is that literally every single woman is someone's daughter. So if we're going to treat daughters as some sacred fucking entity that deserve to be respected and treasured, we're going to have to treat all women that way.

General / Re: Watcha readin?
« on: October 03, 2017, 06:07:22 PM »
I just finished Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: September 30, 2017, 09:27:18 PM »

General / Re: What's everyone listening to?
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:50:48 PM »
That new Worriers album is fucking amazing.

General / Re: General Movie Thread
« on: September 03, 2017, 06:08:59 PM »
I watched The Girl with All the Gifts a couple weeks ago and it was very enjoyable.

General / Re: WTF
« on: September 03, 2017, 04:17:48 PM »
Didn't Paul also try to accuse Eric Ayotte of abusing his partner and that wound up being a totally unfounded accusation?

General / Re: I wrote a song
« on: August 28, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »
This is great and you are adorable.

General / Re: Happy Birthday to Becca!
« on: July 30, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
Happy birthday, Becca!

General / Re: shits a little slow around here
« on: July 23, 2017, 08:36:55 PM »
It's not super uncommon for people used to being the youngest or only child for a number of years to act out. I was about to turn 5 when my brother was born and I definitely acted like a right little shit for a couple months. Combining that with impending teenhood sounds like a nightmare.

General / Re: General Movie Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:39:10 PM »
I watched Get Out and Moana last week and immensely enjoyed both.

General / Re: let's talk about Cayetana
« on: April 13, 2017, 01:00:02 PM »
This band is very, very good.

General / Re: Words and phrases I'm sick of hearing
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:30:27 PM »
it's basically the new version of YOU GO GIRL!

just like everything good, black girls created it, gay men stole it, and then pop culture caught on and ruined it

I thought YASSS QUEEN started in the black drag queen scene. But yes, this sentiment is very, very correct.

Frank Turner and his dumb half assed Billy Bragg impression.

"Hey, what if Billy Bragg was really shitty and also had the horseshit right-libertarian views of a 13 year old? I think it'd go a little something like this..."

Yes. This. Exactly this. This is exactly how I feel about Frank Turner.

Here are my nominations:
Frank Turner and his dumb half assed Billy Bragg impression.

General / Re: Watcha readin?
« on: March 10, 2017, 10:02:08 PM »
I'm working on Tana French's In the Woods right now. I haven't been reading as much since I took up cross stitch and have been doing stitch work on my commute to work pretty regularly instead of reading. I've still read a decent chunk of books this year, though.

My favorites so far have been Jillian Tamaki's Supermutant Magic Academy, M.R. Carey's The Girl with All the Gifts, Lisa Hanawalt's Hot Dog Taste Test, and Isabel Quintero's Gabi, A Girl in Pieces. I also read American Gods and really liked it. It's the first Neil Gaiman book I've read, but I'll definitely be reading more of them.

General / Re: Band that we can all agree are great
« on: February 02, 2017, 03:53:19 PM »
I thought this thread was going to be about FRNTRNNR

General / Re: Apple Music...
« on: January 17, 2017, 04:49:01 AM »
I am on a friend's Spotify family plan and that covers me pretty well.

The paid Spotify plans let you download music so you can listen to it offline and stuff.

General / Re: Top 10 of 2016
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:23:24 PM »
The stuff I've listened to so far and really liked:
The Falcon- Gather Up the Chaps
Against Me!- Shape Shift with Me
Cold Wrecks- Breaking
John K. Sampson- Winter Wheat
Modern Baseball- Holy Ghost
Direct Hit!- Wasted Mind

My absolute favorite album of 2016 was definitely Buffering the Vampire Slayer: Songs from Season One from Jenny Owen Youngs. Which are recap songs about every episode from the first season of Buffy from the podcast Jenny does with her wife, Kristin Russo.

General / Re: 2016 in review
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:12:22 PM »
It was fucking terrible.

I had a couple real good things, but with all the real bad things, they're all just sort of tainted:
- Civil unioned my partner. We had originally planned to do it just for insurance reasons (joke was on us though, the company decided that this was the year they'd stop covering domestic partners/common-law spouses/civil union partners), but it also made my mom very, very happy.
- Saw my favorite bands with my favorite people.
- Took Rob to St. Louis for the first time. We partook of very cheap alcohol and the Courtesy Diner.
- Settled all the tension with my mom/stopped letting my father's abuse of us all ruin my relationship with her. We actual even became friends.
- I got awesome free boots from my grandpa and step-grandma's feed and tack/cowboy gear store.
- Saw some family I actually like and had not seen in like at least a decade.

Now for the bad:
- My mom got sick and died. She probably would have lived had her doctor followed up on the multiple requests to order further imaging on a nodule found in a chest x-ray my mom had done while in the hospital with pneumonia in January of 2015. In the spring of 2016, she got sick. She kept going to the doctor and her doctor never once ordered a basic chest x-ray, but told my mom it was pneumonia. That went on for months. Then my mom started growing a tumor on her scalp. The doctor referred her to a general surgeon and then a medical oncologist once the general surgeon said the tumor was definitely malignant. My mom finally got to be in so much pain that she went to the ER and they like immediately found very advanced lung cancer. Since she lived in Arizona and all of our family is in Illinois, she ended up having to take help from my abusive shit pile of a dad and we're all pretty sure he hurried her death along, but no one bothered investigating it until after she'd been cremated.
- The stress of that whole ordeal basically broke my ability to absorb serotonin so I had bad, bad panic attacks for a couple months before I got on medication. I am also now experiencing depression for the first time in my life and it's miserable.
- I was not able to get on Rob's insurance after all and my insurance premium went up $100 a month, even after my subsidy basically tripled. It's an ACA plan, so I guess I won't have to worry about that high premium for long, right?
- I tripped over a curb in June and bashed up one of my knees really bad/skinned that knee from mid-shin to lower thigh. Then, three days after Christmas, I took a nasty spill on some black ice and bashed up the other knee equally as bad. I now feel like I am about 70 years old when I walk down stairs.

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