Flush It Friday: What Day Is It Again?

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You guys made it to the end of the week! And I did too, I think, maybe. What day is it again?

Sources are reporting that it is Friday. This is the day that we unload all of the worst parts of our lives (not that part, you weirdo) unto the internet, reflect on the positive, and move forward with jammin’ tunes. I’m afraid I can’t top the magnificence of a pulverized butt, creating a human, or being rammed by a pointy hell-wagon, but I can do one thing: complain loudly about very specific things that very few people can relate to.

Confession time: in the real world, I’m not actually a dead composer. Srs. I teach high school and middle school instrumental music, and this time of the school year is a non-stop assault of things that have to be done and kids that have to be yelled at. In the past 8 weeks we’ve had 3 solo and ensemble competitions, 4 state-wide band competitions, a percussion festival, two middle school festival trips, 4 rounds of auditions for next year, 4 evening concerts, and 2 events for incoming 5th graders. Many of these involve supervised bus rides and stupid amounts of planning. And, if you can maths, you’ll notice that that’s more than 8 things, so many of my weeks have ended with me drooling a lot while Lady Stockhausen attempts to revive me with beer and X-Files episodes. She’s a saint.

So if you’ve ever had to wear a tuxedo while managing dozens of kids on a stage full of 30+ percussion instruments and scrambling to track down music for the 8 kids that forgot theirs as you answer questions that you’ve already answered from 10 other kids at the same time that parents are asking even stupider questions while you try to find the 5 missing instruments for the 6th ensemble that’s performing that night in the midst of realizing that it’s only Monday, you can rejoice with me that summer is nigh. With all that in mind, I give you my Good, my Bad, and my Ugly, but not in that order.

The Ugly: The horrible personal toll from miraculously pulling off all the above, getting next year’s enrollment from the office, and seeing that your best students are dropping band class. I’ve lost collective hours from staring at rosters while my eyes and soul slowly melt.

The Bad: My concert tonight was rescheduled to next week due to potential severe weather. Next week is my state’s craft beer week; things were supposed let up, allowing me to attend some festivities to unwind from this semester. And I’m not kidding, one of my flute students has some sort of body spray that smells just like a citrusy IPA, so that sort of adds insult to injury during that class.

The Good: At the end of the day, I love my job. As stressful as it is, there’s a sincere and intangible payoff to being a music teacher. One of my 6th grade students wrote me a note today in which she told me how much she loves my class, and she can’t wait for next year because I’m an awesome teacher. I made the mistake of reading it on a quick break in class, and almost came back saying “Alright guys *SNIIIIFFFFFFF* let’s check out measure 70 *HUFF GUFF BLUBBBBB*.” Oh yeah, and we’ve got new Mamaleek on our hands! They premiered a new track over at Noisey yesterday, and if you’re familiar with this strange California duo, you’ll know to expect the unexpected. It’s definitely a different take than last years He Never Said A Mumblin’ Word, and I can’t wait to hear what they do with the new full length. Preorder physical copies here and keep tabs on their Bandcamp page for when the album arrives on May 26th.

Alright, you know the drill. Give me your good, your bad, your ugly, and share some sweet tunes if you feel obliged. Go!

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  • Maik Beninton

    I had my first guitar class today 😀

  • CyberneticOrganism

    GOOD: Taking steps toward a (possible) new career opportunity tomorrow. Having a mostly open weekend.

    BAD: Still gotta deal with the old career in the meantime. Not having a completely open weekend.

    UGLY: This Sunday’s Photo Chop picture. Stay tuned.

  • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

    Good stuff Stockhausen! I bet you’re a kick ass teacher! m/

  • Edward/Breegrodamus™

    GOOD: I got a job offer yesterday, pending a drug test (I’ll pass), physical exam, and DHS background check. Starting pay I can live with, benefits (health insurance, what’s that lol), working in the field I want to work in. Won’t start for a couple of weeks. Job shouldn’t interfere with my trip to NY early June.

    BAD:

    UGLY:

  • Tyree

    Good: MDF is 12 days away.

    Bad: Being rammed by a pointy hell-wagon.

    Ugly: This nasty video I watched of this dudes scalp being eaten my maggots all the way down to the skull. Shit is fucking disgusting.

    • sweetooth0

      that was intense. How is that guy alive? He should be an extra in a zombie movie, no makeup required!

      • Tyree

        No fucking clue dude. That had to sting.

  • Spear

    Wait… you’re not actually a dead composer? Does that mean that W’s not actually a former US president? Does Joe neither thrash nor kill? Does Tyree only drink Chardonnay and only in moderation?

    I don’t know what to believe anymore.

    • I assure you I am thrashing and killing at this very moment. In my cubicle.

      • Should I make a Disqus profile for my cat?

        • Tyree

          No.

        • The W.

          No.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Negative.

        • Sir Tapir the Based™

          Yes.

        • Dagon

          Y is dis a ?

          • because it’s such a great idea, right?

          • Dagon

            Rite

      • Spear

        Shit. Office jobs are rougher than I thought.

      • J.R.

        Afterwards are you going back to your place to Crash and Chill?
        If you were mad at a Clinton, would you Lash at Bill?
        If you couldnt open a door, on it would you Bash unTill it was?

        • Vladimir Poutine

          Oof.

        • Vladimir Poutine

          Oof.

    • I assure you I am a fictional character

      • Spear

        Yes, but are you actually the Dragon Reborn or just another poser hvkk like Mazrim Taim?

        • At least he is following my orders. Was. I don’t know what he’s doing now

          • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

            You should have killed him when you had the chance.

          • I’m only on book 10, but there were implications that the black tower wasn’t exactly ultra loyal to Rand atm

          • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

            You’re in for quite the contrast in writing styles once you get to the Sanderson books with the last three volumes

          • Ugh, I’m more sad about Jordan being dead the further in I get. I’ve heard the Sanderson books are great, and Kramer/Reading do a fantastic job on the audiobooks of bringing all of the characters to life. As long as the characters don’t change I’ll be fine

          • J.R.

            A lot of people got worked up about Mat not feeling right in Gathering Storm, but I couldnt tell. Unless that just means I am a bad WoT fan.

    • Tyree

      Chardonnay? Does not compute.

    • Lacertilian

      My blood is cold, don’t worry Spear.

    • Lacertilian

      My blood is cold, don’t worry Spear.

    • Stockhausen

      I laughed hard.

  • The ugly: I inherited a crippled app, but no one knew it was crippled when it was given to me, and now I have deadlines I made under the assumption that sad app was not completely shredded. I’m currently rearranging source code for the nightmare of a theme someone decided to use while the lead dev was out of town. Hooray.

    The bad: I’m shorter on money than I’d like to be right now, which sucks right before MDF (i like to spend 4839432 dollars on merch)

    The good: This cd exists

    THE POWER OF THE DRAGON WILL GUIDE US TO THE TWILIGHT HORIZON

    ANCIENT SPIRITS WHISPER OF TIMES, HONOR AND PRIDE

    COME STAND BY MY SIDE AND WE WILL RIDE WITH SWORDS IN OUR HAND

    LIKE THUNDER IN THE SKY OUR FLAME WILL NEVER DIE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg73qXLFTHE

    • Spear

      This track just finished up as you posted this. OH WELL LISTENING AGAIN

  • The W.

    Bad: My work computer is one of several computers on campus experiencing a weird glitch that changes profile user names in the registry.
    Good: IT fixed my computer quickly and installed a new extra hard drive to boot.
    Ugly: The weather this week. In the last half hour my phone has buzzed with both a tornado warning and a thunder storm warning. Not looking forward to walking to my car.

    • DoYouThinkHeSaurus

      You think that kind of automation is easy? Or cheap? You know anybody who can network 8 connection machines and debug 2 million lines of code for what I bid for this job? Because if he can I’d like to see him try.

    • more beer

      The weather has sucked here all week too. I understand where your parents are the got like 6 to 8 inches of golf ball sized hail yesterday. That`s pretty crazy.

      • The W.

        Yah, I saw a bunch of pictures my friends posted. It looked nuts!

        • more beer

          Yea I saw it on the news last night. I hope your folks had their cars in the garage. Storms like that wreck cars!

          • The W.

            I’m sure my mom had hers in the garage. My dad’s old truck probably got hit, though.

          • more beer

            At least the older trucks hold up better than the shit they build today. I was at work last year and this came through and then the it started to hail like that.

          • The W.

            Jeeze that’s gnarly.

          • more beer

            It scared the shit out of me I was a couple of hundred yards away. That`s the closest I`ve ever been to a tornado.

          • The W.

            You know, I’ve seen a lot of crazy weather, but I don’t think I’ve ever really looked at a tornado in person.

          • Tyree
          • more beer

            Neither had I until that day.

          • The W.

            Have you ever seen this? This happened here 4 years ago.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tauoBRoRlzU

          • more beer

            To a lesser extent in Albuquerque I have.

      • The W.

        For those interested: this is hail from the storm that hit C. Springs yesterday.

  • Good: Vacation is almost here. Got tix to see Garth FUCKIN’ Brooks.
    Bad: Frame damage to my whip from that stupid pointy hell wagon.
    Ugly: That gross-ass video Tyree shared.

    • Tyree

      He was here for 2 weeks. He played 6 shows here.

    • J.R.

      Garth Brooks is my jam.
      I think the only country show I’ve been to was a Lonestar concert a while ago.
      We do go up to the Grand Ole Opry every now and then. That is usually a fun time. Sorry about your ride bruv

      • I’ve only been to the GOO once but it was a hell of a show.

  • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

    Being a music teacher sounds like an awesome job, glad to see you’re enjoying it Stockhausen

    The Good: Made up with more people (Not the person I went full emo on, but time will tell), things seem to be getting better every week when it comes to that situation.

    The Bad: Exams start monday. Thank god its core maths but still. The English and Media exams should be pretty decent tho, seeing as I love both lessons, and I’m predicted to score highly in both.

    The Ugly: The Tories won the election, right wing plonkers. Why can’t people wise up and realize that the Green Party is the way forward. Besides, first past the post voting is bullshit anyway, its time the country moves on from that shit.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11114742_10152795346885785_8265722531078189638_n.jpg?oh=f82bc391efc4c951d7e09d511d4d06c7&oe=55D7D92E&__gda__=1440533091_dc12f9facd585cc11504a8c4536867fc

    • hehehe plonkers.

      • The W.

        hehe maths

      • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

        Seriously tho, the Tories want to get rid of the NHS, get rid of the Human Rights act, raise tuition fees triple what they were before, not tax the rich, make cuts to things which are important to the welfare of the british people, the list goes on.
        People should vote for a party that actually gives a shit about most of the population, rather than the richest 1%. Its not as terrible over here as it is in the US (At least the good parties have a small chance of getting a seat in parliament), but its in the ballpark.

        • You don’t have to tell me. I’m a dirty liberal so I’m constantly disappointed by anti-poor initiatives.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Gonna just sit here and be smug about Alberta’s newly elected left-wing party, and enjoy watching them tax the rich and throw money into the public sector.

            http://image2.8ball.co.uk/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/700x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/R/e/RedDwarfWomensTshirt_KrytenSmugMode_Black_CU_4.jpg

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            Meanwhile Finland is being run by right-wing parties.

          • Guacamole Jim

            So is Canada. But they’re terrified now, since Alberta used to be the conservative stronghold, and there’s a federal election coming up in October. There’s a lot of anti-conservative sentiment going around.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            Left-wing parties really suffered during this election. Our cabinet is most likely going to have one center party and two right wing parties (other being quite racist and homophobic).

          • Guacamole Jim

            That’s nuts. There seems to be a strong conservative (dare I say racist) movement going on in Europe as of late.

          • J.R.

            Oh man I very nearly almost revealed my powerlevel right there.
            I can think of a few reasons Europe might be freaking out over race things, but they are all founded in ill-formed ponderings and shallow observations.

          • Tyree
          • Guacamole Jim

            Ahhh, Mr Ford. How we enjoyed making fun of Toronto for electing you.

          • sweetooth0

            Crack is so fuckin awesome!

          • Guacamole Jim
          • sweetooth0

            Dr Roxo rules!

          • sweetooth0

            ‘Back on crack! Save the Ash!’ sung to the tune of Back in Black.

          • Send those people here pls.

        • Dagon

          A strong, competitive private healthcare system could be better than the NHS, but the transition is messy and complicated.

          Just saying. We’ll always have QOTSA, though.

          • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

            For once (as far as I’m counting, I’m sure there is more) I disagree with you. The problem with the NHS is that is has been drastically underfunded, if the rich are taxed fairly, then a lot of problems can be solved quite easily.

          • Actual question (not being a snarky dick), has a competitive private healthcare system worked out well anywhere? Healthcare is crazy fucked up in the US.

          • Dagon

            I honestly don’t know if there is an experience with limited government interference in healthcare, given that it’s one of the biggest issues worldwide.

            But I could argue that places where there is a lot of variety of health insurance plans or where the government work with the private sector closely have good healthcare, like Japan or Switzerland.

        • You think you’ve got it bad, looks like we are going to have Clinton vs Bush Rd 2 for our next election. Sad state of affairs around here.

    • J.R.

      All I know is some people were mad that UKIP got like a third of the total vote…but only one seat.
      And now I want a salad. Thank you Green picture.

  • Good – My son has been at his grandparents all week so it has been nice and peaceful around the house.
    Bad – My house appears to have a termite, ant,and bee problem so it’s time to declare Insect Warfare on these fuckers and call an exterminator.
    Ugly – The potential pile of bug corpses after bad has been resolved.

    http://youtu.be/MzFTvLsVlNo

  • Guacamole Jim

    GOOD: Have been hanging with friends a lot lately, and am having a blast. Things are on track for me to move in August, and I’m feeling pretty calm about the whole thing.

    BAD: Work’s been hella boring, and I’ve lost a lot of motivation to do anything this week.

    UGLY: I ate McDonald’s yesterday, and had to shit three times today, each shit getting progressively more sloppy and gross. Feels bad, man.

    http://asset-7.soup.io/asset/4033/7832_7cde.png

    • EsusMoose

      Had wendy’s last week after seeing Chance the Rapper, and I had some terrible shits that night and next day

      • Guacamole Jim

        It’s unreal how just one time can ruin your bowels for hours to come.

        • EsusMoose

          It’s really surprising how quickly it can hit sometimes

    • I have eaten Bojangles probably 10 times in the last week, and my poops have been glorious. All about eating them bananas for them smooth fiber poops

    • Dagon

      Are you making that huge move or just moving inside Alberta?

      • Guacamole Jim

        Huge move, hombre!

        • The W.
          • Guacamole Jim

            That’s so amazing

        • Dagon

          Anytime you wanna hang in da jungle holla @ your boy.

          • Guacamole Jim

            It’s going to happen. Apparently there’s a few folks that I’ll get to know in Santa Cruz who routinely head over to Brazil, and I could just hop on the wagon and go.

          • Dagon

            Cool. They probably don’t go anywhere near where I’m living right now, but I’ll be at São Paulo by the end of this year, and moving there for a good chunk of time by March 2016 if things work out.

            We’ll hang.

          • Guacamole Jim

            If all else fails, I’ll just get my ass on a plane and fly out. And isn’t there a crazy drought in Sao Paulo right now?

          • Dagon

            Yeah, the Cantareira is the major source of water for the metropolis and their levels have been down no matter how much it rains. Government fucked up years ago and are now paying the price.

            Not sure how they’ll solve it either, but they will. It’s the biggest and richest city of latin america, as soon as this problem starts REALLY hampering business a solution will emerge.

          • The W.

            That’s kind of what I expect to happen to California. It’s an exceptionally expensive problem that has had solutions all along the way, but the government isn’t going to just let California die.

          • more beer

            It is the 8th largest economy in the world. they better figure something out.

          • Burn down the lawns and golf courses.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Let’s not be hasty here. Water isn’t all that important, right?

          • more beer

            The 1% would never allow that.

          • Unfortunately true.

          • The W.

            My money is on desalination, actually.

          • more beer

            They do it on navy ships. I don`t know why they couldn`t do it on a much larger scale.

          • The W.

            A lot of cities in the Middle East do it too.

          • more beer

            But we can`t expect the powers that be, to take a common sense approach to problem solving. Can we?

          • The W.

            Unfortunately, no. They’re probably deterred by the high entry cost. Economies of scale would kick in though after a while.

          • more beer

            It would pay for itself after a while without a doubt. But there are also all of the people getting rich off of water rights. Who would fight something like that until the end.

          • Dagon

            On a very small scale, a student here developed a way to filter unclean water into potable by using açaí seeds.

            Of course, she has no funding to pursue her work in a larger scale. :/

  • EsusMoose

    Good: in 5 days my pain and suffering will be done
    Bad: I have a major pass/fail situation with a test in an hour, and with a program and 2 finals sitting between me and passing another course that expects 40-60+ hours to do the project they gave us 2 weeks ago that we need to teach ourselves how to do and after that is in and a final that’ll do pornogrind things to me, I’m done.
    Ugly: How I’ll be Wedneday, Thursday and Friday because humanity’s best friend will be keeping me comfort.

  • The Good: Hangz next week
    The Bad: Tree trimming outside my house
    The Ugly: My stupid band’s idiot album
    http://thosedarngnomes.bandcamp.com/

    • Guacamole Jim

      Dat stupid band’s idiot album <3

    • Tyree

      Nice drummer.

    • Huggy Bear OH YEAH

      that album cover, that’s Taste

    • old_man_doom

      That was a delightful listen, Monsieur Molenaar. Thank you.

  • Sir Tapir the Based™

    Good: Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät.
    Bad: Juha Sipilä’s (Finland’s new prime minister) cabinet is gonna look bad. My allergies keep getting worse day by day.
    Ugly: my yard is filled with dog poop that has been covered by snow.

    • Guacamole Jim

      What the hell was the “good”?

      • Sir Tapir the Based™

        It’s a punk band.

        • Guacamole Jim

          It seems like there’s a history to these guys…

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            They’re gonna represent Finland in the Eurovision song contest. Only reason I’ll be watching it.

          • Guacamole Jim

            There was a bunch of comments on the YouTube about them being special needs, which I thought was kinda odd.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            That’s true. Most of the members (if not all) have down’s and autism. They still make music that this Tapir digs.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Very cool! I’m not big into punk, but it wasn’t anything that I disliked.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            They’re coming to a festival that’s being held where I live this summer. Excited I am.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Pictured: the happy Sir Tapir

            http://begbie.com/images/yaypir.gif

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            Sunn O))) and Solstafir are also coming there. If I had a dick, I would jizz.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Finland gets all the good Festivals 🙁

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            Charli XCX is also gonna be there. You should come.

          • Guacamole Jim
    • DoYouThinkHeSaurus
      • Tyree
        • Lacertilian

          For a while I was convinced that you were a prime candidate for being the person behind the Dino-account.
          Now I’m not so sure..

          • Tyree

            My bet is Christian.

          • Lacertilian

            Whoever it turns out to be, I’m happy with the job they’re doing.

  • Hubert

    Good: Life has been fun lately. Looking forward to going to college in a few months.
    Bad: Exams are next week and I’m confident that I’ll make it through. Too confident.
    Ugly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoL1Dot9LBA

  • Call the Slambulance

    Good: I’m finally leaving the rut that I’ve been in the last couple months, my relationship with the Ms. is improving greatly, I’m having more fun, and things are actually going pretty well. Plus sludge finally clicked with me, so that’s exciting as hell!
    Bad: I miss tobacco <3
    Ugly: ur mom lol fukin rekt

    • Yay, new genre!

    • Dagon

      Hit me up whenever you feel like getting some sludgy goodness up in your system. I’ll be happy to supply.

  • Spear

    The Good: school is done, so I’ll finally have time to do things again (or just sit around like the lazy asshole I am).

    The Bad: I failed the second part of my CompTIA A+ certification by two questions. Two fucking questions. I’m not even sure I want to bother retaking it at this point.

    The Ugly: writer’s block. Ugh.

    • Tyree
      • Spear

        basically

      • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

        So that’s how Max Cavalera writes his lyrics!

    • My favorite thing to do is sit around like a lazy asshole.

    • J.R.

      I’m having a hard time sitting around like a lazy asshole.
      I just sit here and look at my steam library and go “nah”.
      Then I click on dumb things on the internet until it is 4am and time to sleep.
      I cannot wait for summer classes.

      • Spear

        I’ve found the best way to conquer your Steam library is to just pick one game and power straight the fuck through it.

        • J.R.

          Which is why I am now halfway through Dead Space!!

    • old_man_doom

      Re: writer’s block
      FREE WRITE Write yo mind, son! Something will come out of it.

  • Dagon

    GOOD: I already finished the embriology part of my thesis, and I am a couple paragraphs away from wrapping up the congenital callosal anomalies part, too. Got another dude working on the other section, after joining my part and his we’ll be pretty much set. The baby will be delivered.

    BAD: Haven’t been to the gym since Monday. I’ll catch up, though. In July I’ll be in beast mode, no clinic duty, just Monday classes and studying for exams so I might even resume my Muay Thai practice.

    UGLY: Yo momma

    • Vladimir Poutine

      You do Muay Thai? That’s pretty badass.

      • Dagon

        It’s been a huge while but I want to get back to it.

        Back in ’07 I lost somewhere around 60 pounds by boxing and lifting. I gained everything back in ’09 and have been gradually cutting it off, but way slower than the first time around.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        *elbows you in the face*
        *knees you in the torso*

  • Diarrhea

    The good: three roomies got kicked out, and it’s alot more chill here. I don’t have to hear the 70’s porno thing in the next room.
    The bad: nothing much, really.
    The ugly: dunno, but here’s the opposite of ugly.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/geistimsturm/shaunbeard.jpg

  • Good: maybe maybe maybe if the negotiations go well getting a new truck tomorrow
    Bad: I have not had a car payment in 10 years so it’ll be an adjustment
    Ugly: my wife when I bring home a new truck for me the day before Mothers day

  • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

    The Good: I FINALLY finished moving into my new house with my wife. The fact we are homeowners at such a young age is nerve racking but also exciting. Praying for good things in the years to come. Plus, our sex life has gotten a huge boost now that we live by ourselves and there is no crying roommates baby in the next room anymore.

    The Bad: wasn’t able to spend much time on here due to the above. Hoping that changes soon

    The ugly: you all picturing me having
    sex

    • I pictured it

      8=====D~~~

    • Guacamole Jim

      “we love by ourselves”

      How many others were involved in this love beforehand?

      • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

        Live! Refresh page 🙂 re-edited lol

        • Guacamole Jim

          HA YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE POWER OF THE SCREEN CAP

          WITNESS YOUR SHAME (refresh to witness your shame)

          • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

            Noooooooo *shakes fist angrily*

          • Guacamole Jim

            See now, if you’d stayed God ov All you’d have the power to undo such tiresome meddling.

          • TheRedman(formerly God ov All)

            I miss being God ov All. But I don’t feel like I was using the shtick to its full potential. And if I wanted to mention something actually going on in my life, I had to break character.

  • Mother Shabubu III 12 BRICKS

    Good: I just found 12 bricks on the side of the road. Wahoooo! Shoosh.

    Bad: My allergies are wrecking my shit yo. One of my eyes is all twitchy and itchy. Every morning I deal with one side of my nose being stuffed as fuck to the point where Vicks and blowing my nose’s brains out does nothing.

    Ugly: A follow up to my bad (or ugly) last week: the two harpies I work with have been busting my balls all day and week about my answer from our question asking game last week. Figures it’s been slow as fuck today too. It’s really annoying.

  • GOOD: Despite spending an insane amount on a last minute plane ride, my trip to Richmond was pretty fun. My girlfriend ended up with three different job offers, and it looks like she’s going to be accepting one here in KC, so I won’t have to move and find a new job.

    BAD: Work has been insanely slow this week, to the point where I’m running out of ways to waste time on the internet.

    UGLY: It’s supposed to storm all goddamn weekend.

    • Vladimir Poutine

      Maybe find some sort of new hobby you can learn online? I’m a huge dork so I’d suggest Codecademy or something like that.

    • Yay, congrats to miss ACFP!

  • Vladimir Poutine

    The Good: as of this past Wednesday I’m done with my undergrad work. Today at work I was given 20 pounds of smoked ham. I don’t know what I’ll do with all that, but I’ll figure out something. Oh, and the Toilet is rubbing off on me (that sounds dirty), because the other day I tried to play “tendies” in Words With Friends.

    The Bad: what looked to be a promising job opportunity and sort of the “big step up” fell through and now it’s back to square one. Oh well.

    The Ugly: the scenes today at work. Bullet points: debacles involving (respectively) a drunken belligerent homeless guy, an alleged child molester (himself mentally ill), three mentally ill clients having meltdowns on the premises, and having to call the cops three times. This place is weird.

    • The W.

      Invite supernintendo Chalmers over to help you eat those smoked hams.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      What do you do for work?

      • Vladimir Poutine

        I work at a food assistance nonprofit (food bank, soup kitchen, outreach work, etc) doing grant writing, program analysis, and a whole lot of paperwork. We get some pretty interesting clientele, as you can probably imagine; my favorite staff memo regarding said clientele was titled “The pig lady brought the false teeth back from the farm.”

  • The Beargod

    GOOD: Fucking nothing
    BAD: Lying bitch
    Ugly: Tearful me.

    • Sir Tapir the Based™

      Bad day?

      • The Beargod

        Very. Fucking. Bad.

        • Sir Tapir the Based™

          I’m sorry friend.
          *gives hugs*

    • Guacamole Jim

      Sorry m8 🙁

    • The W.

      🙁

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Sorry to hear that Bear God.

      • The Beargod

        I was sorry too. Then i was angry. Now I’m just wasted.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus™

          If it helps any I have been there plenty a time.

    • The advantage of being a beargod is that you can TEAR HER LIMB FROM FUCKING LIMB.

    • J.R.

      Take this, and be bolstered by laughter.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Serious lolz. Who knew he just shit all over the place constantly?

        • J.R.

          Good old Alfreb Einstime. Where would we be without him?

    • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

      You’re bummed now, but I’ve been burned worse than Joan of Arc on a handful of occasions too, and within six months I’m feeling like, “holy shit, I’m glad I found out how terrible that person was when I did.”

      But I habitually consume copious amounts of booze and random poon during that six months too.

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    Good: picked up my new surfboard this morning.

    Bad: Have to work this weekend

    Ugly: whatever the hell this hideous thing is…

  • Óðhinn

    GOOD: Received a residual cheque this week. That’s always nice.

    BAD: Still need to do my taxes.

    UGLY: Only 3 more month of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart left. No!

    • JWG

      And two more weeks of Letterman.

      If I’m honest, I still don’t quite know what to think of that, even though I’ve watched very little of any late night program other than TDSwJS in about a decade…

      • Óðhinn

        I miss Colbert, but can’t see him being as being entertaining without playing the character.

  • JWG

    Good stuff: Since last week that Twin Peaks-inspired shirt I ordered arrived. I greatly appreciate that Fright Rags is still printing on the same brand of shirt as my last one (2011) as they seem to have an indefinite longevity free from shrinking, fraying, or significantly discolouring.

    I saw my neuro-specialist a few days ago. He doesn’t note any physical signs that point to issues, but at the same time sent off a form to request an MRI to check the mechanism, and an X-Ray to ensure that the MRI’s magnetic field doesn’t de-calibrate the pressure regulator. Things are looking up, though the potential for that appointment to result in a missed Lab (week) keeps it from shifting wholly back to the “Good” column.

    I put a little more in to the GoFundMe campaign for Jonathan Dick’s daughter this afternoon and another round of sharing), so I figure karma owes me one.

    No real bad or ugly this week.

    If anything, it’s other good stuff. More later, maybe.

    • Dagon

      Good to know, man! Did the headache go away?

      • JWG

        No, but I think I can rule part or most of it out as just being affected by allergies – at least after that checkup.

        Side story: Dr. Cameron has literally been my neurosurgeon for life. He was present when I was born, having been the one who diagnosed my condition a few months earlier. He is in his early 80s and shows no sign of slowing down: every ten years he starts talking about his impending retirement, then changes his mind. I think his work is what keeps him going.

        • Dagon

          I think so too. When you have that kind of bond with a patient is something out of this world. Sometimes it makes me want to get into a clinical field.

          But I’ll probably go into Radiology anyway.

  • Toilet ov Hell:

    For metalheads who cannot afford Therapy.

    • more beer

      Metalhead therapy has a name it`s called Beer!

      • Vladimir Poutine

        Favorite Colorado beer?

        • more beer

          Left Hand Brewing`s Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout. But there are a shitload of local beers I like.

          • Vladimir Poutine

            Word. I’ve heard that TRVE has been steadily improving over the last year or so (they were decent but nothing special when I moved away). My buddy told me that Black Sky isn’t very good, though, which is disappointing.

          • more beer

            Trve is kind of hit or miss as to whether they are open or not. Black Sky has some beers I definitely like. Plus they make good pizza. But there are so many breweries to choose from here. There are several in Old Town Arvada which make really good beer. I go out there pretty often since I have friends who live there and we can walk to them all.

  • J.R.

    Good: took a trip to Atlanta with the Lady and A Best Bro, swung by the Chik Fil A headquarters and then ventured south to the Walking Dead store thing to get the Lady some zombie swag

    Bad: They were closed. Lady neglected to look at when they closed before we ventured east. Bro and I were fine just getting out of the house, but she was a little bummed. Consumed slammin Cracker Barrel to elevate the mood.

    Ugly: Destroyed my right calf playing some barefoot soccer. Dunno whats up with that.

    Also, I ripped my shorts from groin to knee that same day, so I got to play it up with a nice crotch breeze…and then we went out to eat. Man that was fun. Of course I was wearing the most conspicuous undergarments of all time. Trying to shield my loins with my hat and not look like a sex offender was very exciting.

  • old_man_doom

    Good: Bohren & Der Club of Gore. Cloudy, rainy night. Smoke. Drink. Noir. DoomJazz.

    Bad: Nothin’. If I ain’t dead or dyin’, then it’s a mighty fine day.

    Ugly: Hearing about the repairs to my car after being in an accident last week. Ouch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zl5vpy__dQ&list=LLaCtNkMNe_AD6E0J3MrNnqA&index=5&spfreload=10

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Doom jazz?

      • old_man_doom

        Jazz Doom?

      • old_man_doom

        Jazz Doom?

    • Bohren gives me night terrors. I have that Black Earth album but can’t listen to it anymore. Not without my pills…

  • GOOD: Semester’s over, which means I don’t have to pretend to care about a bunch of throwaway classics tangentially related to what I want to major in. Summer’s here, which means Cleveland becomes beautiful again. I’m going to Florida for about 8 days next week, and a comic book store just opened across the street from my favorite restaurant. Everything is awesome.

    BAD: I should probably get a job or something.

  • Scrimm

    Bad: smashed my phone yesterday, there went my money for the horror convention this weekend, can’t go now.
    Good: FUCK.
    Ugly: everything.

    • Tyree

      Sorry man. Fucking shit.

    • : /
      Sorry dude.

    • That sucks and all but I will never try to talk someone out of smashing their phone. Dropped mine in a toilet once and don’t regret it.

    • The Beargod

      Nonono. You go. Fuck phone.

      • Scrimm

        Too late I already replaced it.

        • The Beargod

          Noo!!

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Good: Work, stuffed pizza, it’s not cold anymore

    Bad: The stuffed pizza hurt my stomach, this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHR8NxQ-7-I

    Ugly: The death of the guy from Havok

  • Lacertilian

    Dude, you gotta find out what that Eau-de-IPA is, I need some. I stink.

  • Lacertilian

    Good: Mate bought me tickets to see King Parrot, dead set legend!
    Bad: I’m super sore on both legs, pretty sure I’ve chipped bone somewhere.
    Ugly: @tyreegearhart:disqus ‘s FB skull video

  • Lacertilian

    Good: Mate bought me tickets to see King Parrot, dead set legend!
    Bad: I’m super sore on both legs, pretty sure I’ve chipped bone somewhere.
    Ugly: @tyreegearhart:disqus ‘s FB skull video

  • ENSWOLENMENTBEARD, BASED LAWD©

    Good: no work tomorrow.

    Bad: funeral service tomorrow

    Ugly: you

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    Also good: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 was announced. I am now praying for a Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX or Mat Hoffman Pro BMX revival for the Xbox one.

  • Good: Got my fucking Associates in Arts today. Time to go for a Bachelors in Creative Writing.
    Bad: Now that I’m going to a full university, I’m going to be even more broke.
    Ugly: As I am rather rotund (quite fat), the chairs at the ceremony tonight gave me some wicked bruises.

    • Scrimm

      Nice man, good luck with the writing. I really need to get back into it. I just can’t seem to concentrate on it lately.