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Friday confession: I still love the shit out of this song and will probably listen to it all day at work.

Remember when Incubus was a funk band? Just had a weird blast from the past— high school edition— moment.

woah.

just some silly composer puns for Valentine’s Day

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Look what finally arrived!

Look what finally arrived!

Mild case of PTSD here post-Texas trip.
Texas was full of guns everywhere I went. Christmas presents, AK-47’s on the couch at home, my uncle has become a federal arms dealer since I saw him last, and I nearly shot myself while digging through the center console of my mom’s car looking for her phone charger and found my hand gripped around a small handgun trigger with the barrel aimed straight at me. Responsible gun ownership FTW.
I handled it as well as possible for the most part.
I started breaking about 5 days into the trip when the Maury show was on the tv in a podunk burger diner my family and I were eating at, and my parents started riffing off of each other that we don’t need gun control in this country, we need Obama to take trash like the Maury Show off of TV because it incites more violent thoughts  than any gun availability to consumers ever could.
The conversation got heated, but there’s just no point in trying to argue against a ridiculous point like that. Apparently I am just very naive as to the power Obama has to come into their house, break the lock on their 4’x4’x6’ gun safe, and take all their weapons away.
On a different note, my mom was telling my aunt at Christmas dinner that the company that checks my grandmother’s pacemaker remotely over the phone semi-regularly had gone out of business last summer because of the new Obamacare laws being in place. This absence of the company was a huge stress on my mom’s life apparently. I verified that the company she uses is the same company that I use (I have a pacemaker as well that I get checked over the phone), and then I got really confused because I just had a phone-checkup with them less than a month ago. My mom told me that was impossible and I had no idea what I was talking about because Obama put them out of business.
Oh, ok.
Thankfully I escaped in one piece. And zoomed up to week 4 in C25K in the process as getting out of the house and running around was the only escape I had from the insanity some days. So one positive came from this trip I suppose.

Mild case of PTSD here post-Texas trip.

Texas was full of guns everywhere I went. Christmas presents, AK-47’s on the couch at home, my uncle has become a federal arms dealer since I saw him last, and I nearly shot myself while digging through the center console of my mom’s car looking for her phone charger and found my hand gripped around a small handgun trigger with the barrel aimed straight at me. Responsible gun ownership FTW.

I handled it as well as possible for the most part.

I started breaking about 5 days into the trip when the Maury show was on the tv in a podunk burger diner my family and I were eating at, and my parents started riffing off of each other that we don’t need gun control in this country, we need Obama to take trash like the Maury Show off of TV because it incites more violent thoughts  than any gun availability to consumers ever could.

The conversation got heated, but there’s just no point in trying to argue against a ridiculous point like that. Apparently I am just very naive as to the power Obama has to come into their house, break the lock on their 4’x4’x6’ gun safe, and take all their weapons away.

On a different note, my mom was telling my aunt at Christmas dinner that the company that checks my grandmother’s pacemaker remotely over the phone semi-regularly had gone out of business last summer because of the new Obamacare laws being in place. This absence of the company was a huge stress on my mom’s life apparently. I verified that the company she uses is the same company that I use (I have a pacemaker as well that I get checked over the phone), and then I got really confused because I just had a phone-checkup with them less than a month ago. My mom told me that was impossible and I had no idea what I was talking about because Obama put them out of business.

Oh, ok.

Thankfully I escaped in one piece. And zoomed up to week 4 in C25K in the process as getting out of the house and running around was the only escape I had from the insanity some days. So one positive came from this trip I suppose.

This features 2 of my favorite people and my future car. Therefore it’s fantastic.

There’s been some overall delays in the production process on Subaru’s end, but I got word today that my new ride is scheduled to finish production and ship next week, and got an ETA of 12-17!!

I AM SO EXCITED.

Also, found pictures of *almost* the exact car I ordered, colors and features wise.
HERE
There’s minor differences in the trunk area (no retractable shield cover thing, more rubberized protection on the bumper and backseats for throwing bikes and shit in and out of there when needed), but otherwise, the leather, nav, moonroof, spoiler, all there. I cannot WAIT.

There’s been some overall delays in the production process on Subaru’s end, but I got word today that my new ride is scheduled to finish production and ship next week, and got an ETA of 12-17!!

I AM SO EXCITED.

Also, found pictures of *almost* the exact car I ordered, colors and features wise.

HERE

There’s minor differences in the trunk area (no retractable shield cover thing, more rubberized protection on the bumper and backseats for throwing bikes and shit in and out of there when needed), but otherwise, the leather, nav, moonroof, spoiler, all there. I cannot WAIT.

imathers:

ealperin:

closetextrovert:

elcomfortador:

There is a German word, Kummerspeck, that means “the excess weight gained from emotional eating” and that translated literally means “grief bacon.” And this, friends, is the perfect stock photo to illustrate that.

The polar opposite of “women laughing alone with salad”


I literally cannot wait to be able to use “grief bacon” in a conversation. “Oh hey, you’ve put on a little weight.” “Yeah, I’ve had a lot of grief bacon recently.”

This phrase makes me so happy. I will still probably go home and eat some of the cherrywood smoked maple bacon currently residing in my fridge today regardless.

imathers:

ealperin:

closetextrovert:

elcomfortador:

There is a German word, Kummerspeck, that means “the excess weight gained from emotional eating” and that translated literally means “grief bacon.” And this, friends, is the perfect stock photo to illustrate that.

The polar opposite of “women laughing alone with salad”

I literally cannot wait to be able to use “grief bacon” in a conversation. “Oh hey, you’ve put on a little weight.” “Yeah, I’ve had a lot of grief bacon recently.”

This phrase makes me so happy. I will still probably go home and eat some of the cherrywood smoked maple bacon currently residing in my fridge today regardless.

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BFF recently suddenly fell enamored with Jamie Lidell, one of my all time fav loves. Guy is so insanely talented I can’t even believe he actually exists in real life some times.

This prompted me to remember the existence of this video. Best way to start a Monday.

karnythia:

freeze-frame42:

alexandraerin:

gryffin-dyke:

great way to make sure that all the people who work for you continue voting democratic! (psst, john: fyi, they outnumber you at the polls by A LOT!)
“i have an idea… let’s keep them all barely scraping by paycheck to paycheck — wait, no, let’s make their lives even TIGHTER — that’ll teach them that republicans really do have their best interests at heart!” *facepalm*

This man famously said that complying with the ACA would raise the average cost of his pizzas by 29 cents. Not that it would make him go broke. Not that it would put him out of business. That it would raise the cost of producing a pizza by less than half a dollar.
If he were only concerned with his profits, he would have simply raised the price of pizza by a buck, fully absorbed the cost and raising his profit margin, and he’d still have a stick to beat the Affordable Care Act with (“it’s the reason your pizza costs more”).
This? This is just mean-spirited. He’s covering his costs in a way that hurts everyone. This is a step beyond the robber baronism of earlier decades or the corporate autocracy of recent ones. It’s a toddler-worthy tantrum being played out by a captain of industry at the expense of a nation-wide workforce. It’s cutting off other people’s noses to spite one’s face.

See, I don’t get this thought train. Now he’s going to get a bunch of people (like me) who won’t buy his pizzas any more because he took out political anger on employees. The smart thing would have been to raise prices, then run an ad campaign saying “Yes, our prices are going up, but the extra money you’re paying is giving our employees health insurance.” Do you know how many more people would flock to them then?

Yep, my husband & I were just talking about how he could have turned this into a blockbuster for his business (which is struggling in our area & now the local store will probably go under since this is Chicago and Papa John’s is already trying to box with the Pizza Gods), instead of generating so much bad publicity.

karnythia:

freeze-frame42:

alexandraerin:

gryffin-dyke:

great way to make sure that all the people who work for you continue voting democratic! (psst, john: fyi, they outnumber you at the polls by A LOT!)

“i have an idea… let’s keep them all barely scraping by paycheck to paycheck — wait, no, let’s make their lives even TIGHTER — that’ll teach them that republicans really do have their best interests at heart!” *facepalm*

This man famously said that complying with the ACA would raise the average cost of his pizzas by 29 cents. Not that it would make him go broke. Not that it would put him out of business. That it would raise the cost of producing a pizza by less than half a dollar.

If he were only concerned with his profits, he would have simply raised the price of pizza by a buck, fully absorbed the cost and raising his profit margin, and he’d still have a stick to beat the Affordable Care Act with (“it’s the reason your pizza costs more”).

This? This is just mean-spirited. He’s covering his costs in a way that hurts everyone. This is a step beyond the robber baronism of earlier decades or the corporate autocracy of recent ones. It’s a toddler-worthy tantrum being played out by a captain of industry at the expense of a nation-wide workforce. It’s cutting off other people’s noses to spite one’s face.

See, I don’t get this thought train. Now he’s going to get a bunch of people (like me) who won’t buy his pizzas any more because he took out political anger on employees. The smart thing would have been to raise prices, then run an ad campaign saying “Yes, our prices are going up, but the extra money you’re paying is giving our employees health insurance.” Do you know how many more people would flock to them then?

Yep, my husband & I were just talking about how he could have turned this into a blockbuster for his business (which is struggling in our area & now the local store will probably go under since this is Chicago and Papa John’s is already trying to box with the Pizza Gods), instead of generating so much bad publicity.

(via rubyvroom)