Your intentions don’t matter. My focus is on your words, and the message they create.
This has been zero opinion and all information. I acknowleded that weight loss is not a simple thing for most people. A post like yours is off-putting, and the above reaction to my having made such an acknowledgment is flippant.
Congratulations on managing your weight, but my point all along, and once more, is that despite your emphasis on what a “simple” thing weight loss is, it in fact is not how it works for the majority of human beings. Your post implies an offensive bootstrapping attitude of “I accomplished this thing, and anyone who can’t is just lazy.”
- Marisa: I'm not interested. Don't care. What's it about?
- Jason: Children fighting to the death in a post-apocalyptic society.
- Marisa: Oh, that sounds interesting.
- George Stroumboulopoulos: There's one thing that's interesting about your books. I noticed that you write women really well and really different. Where does that come from?
- George R.R. Martin: You know, I've always considered women to be people.
This is when and where you can bring him whiskey:
April 3: Knoxville, TN at Longbranch Saloon
April 4: Springfield,MO at Lindbergs Bar.
April 5: OKC, At the HiLo with Garret from Red City Radio. Also, drunken heckling provided by the other members of Red City Radio.
April 9: Arlington, TX at Center House
April 10: San Antonio, TX, at El Ten Eleven with Menzingers, Cheap Girls, Sidekicks, and Captain We’re Sinking. My poor liver.
April 11: Austin, TX, Chris’s house
April 12: Pensacola Beach, FL The Break, 10pm, FREE!
April 13: Birmingham, AL at The Dan
April 14: Durham, NC at Almost People HQ
This too, is amazing. Brett is one of my favorite human beings and I’ve talked a lot about his old band, The Riot Before. I caught what wound up being their last (or if I’m wrong, their last big) show, at Gainesville Fest in October and I’m happy to see that he is
- A: already touring solo post-band breakup, and
- B: hitting Austin.
April 11th! I will be there and so should you.
Best idea. Great life. Bye.
On my new job:
Wooow. Neat! I bet you learned a lot by watching your mother sell things on eBay. No, really. She is so good at the computer. I bet that’s where you got it!
On my new job being based in Manhattan:
Oh, that is great. It’s so convenient! I used to just hop on the train from Brooklyn into the city. 10 minutes! So convenient. Where do you live?
On being reminded that I live in Texas:
Oh. Texas! WOW. That’s nowhere near New York! What are you doing in Texas?!
On one of her sisters’ recent moves into the same assisted living facility:
Well, it’s going fine. We were never cozy. Not the same generation growing up. But now we are. We’re both old. Same generation, now.
I forgot what it looked like before. :(
Nothing I was ever happy with; especially the most recent one, which was two columns and stretched the chats out into nearly-unreadable things.
This layout makes my brain feel much better. It’s my first paid one, but it was worth the $9.
Sit down, Ned. The only think that’s spoooooky is how daft you are.
This isn’t about a shooting. If Zimmerman hadn’t shot Trayvon, he would have attacked him without a gun. He would have killed him with his own hands.
I love how every white guy who comes into this debate a month fucking late has to pull out his logic card because we can’t haz have logic, right? Logic is the white man’s, amirite?
Actually, this is about a shooting. This racist guy shot an unarmed black kid. Shot. You know, with a gun. I’ve put in bold the thesis of your “argument”, which is hypothesis, by the way. Back up your work. Didn’t you learn that at school? Probably not. But that’s OK.
There’s only one way to shoot someone with a gun and that is… (drum roll please) with a gun. America has a serious gun control problem. End of story. If Florida didn’t have such insane gun laws, this wouldn’t have happened. If George Zimmerman wasn’t a crazy racist, this wouldn’t have happened. But racism didn’t kill this kid. A gun did.
If you want to play with the fire you’re gonna get burned, kiddo. Come back when you’ve got something good for me. Until then we’re just going to be playing asshole-tennis over here.
Ned Hepburn, this is making my blood boil! I’ll acknowledge that yes, guns are bad. This is something most people recognize and acknowledge. However, a gun did not make this happen. Loopholes in gun laws did not make this happen.
What most people (especially those blind to their privilege in society) either don’t recognize or will painstakingly deny is this: we live in a society that enables and perpetuates both sneaky and blatant institutionalized racism, sexism, classism and xenophobia. If we didn’t, there would be zero tolerance for the assailant’s actions and zero of these dancing debates.
the soul is simple —
contriving to be less satisfied.
every fiber stay put.
but those cells kinetic
an orange blossoming
all at once
and face first.
how did you
come up with that?
derivations on chance
the resolution comes
inevitably it comes for you.
- Me: I got a mini trampoline.
- Marcie: What?! Amazing.
- Me: Yeah. I figured... my shins hate running. Jump roping is no better. Biking is ok but I wanted something more. And then I thought, 'I really like bouncing around.' And then it hit me. I don't know why it took this long to consider such a genius idea.
- Marcie: Oh and you can probably look up different trampoline workouts on YouTube!
- Me: No way. I'm just gonna put some wrist weights on and jump around like this [use your imagination] all day every day in the privacy of my own home.