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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,376
    hedonist said:
    .......aaaand, now I've got the shrinkage scene in my head.

    "I don't know how you guys walk around with those things."
    Jason Alexander retweeted this just this morning:

    https://lolpics.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/It-Shrinks-In-Water.jpg
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,671
    Btw @PJ_Soul, not that my opinion matters but I kinda dig Alli more than Allison.
    Thank you! Your opinion does matter - it makes me feel good when people like it. ;)
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,343
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm Allison, born on 4/20 in the Year of the Dragon in Vancouver, Canada. I go by Alli because that is what all my friends and family have always called me - at some point I embraced it and even officially go by Alli at work. When someone calls me Allison I think I feel the same as a Chris feels when someone calls him Christopher. It's kind of unfortunate though... Allison is much prettier IMO.

    I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky person, among other things. I laugh and smile a lot - I generally feel fairly joyous on a day to day basis. I'm not really bothered by negativity and conflict, mainly because they are two of the many things that keep life intriguing. Although bigotry and injustice gets under my skin pretty bad.

    I am interested in, well, just about everything. I'm really never bored. I am curious about and entertained by most things going on around me, from the completely hum-drum routine shit to the spectacularly amazing stuff and everything in between. I find things interesting, and I find thinking about things interesting. I think the only thing that really bores me are other people who are disinterested in or oblivious to the world around them, and people who are bad conversationalists simply because they can't think of anything to say or think, and then they resort to mindless small talk (if that).

    I can play the piano. I'm not talented - average at best - but I started when I was about 7 years old and got up to grade 9 in the Royal Conservatory, so can certainly play a song or two, talent or no talent. ;)

    I'm from a semi-dysfunctional family, but it could be worse. While my sister is a fucking sociopath (with lovely kids and a pretty good hubby who deserves better than her), my parents are both pretty great (except when it comes to them dealing with each other), so I feel relatively lucky. Especially when it comes to my mom. She is 1) hilarious and weird and wise, and 2) the person who knows me best in this world, and will likely be the only person who has or ever will understand me at that level.

    I've always been a party animal and a night owl, and even though I'm now in my early 40s, that part of me hasn't left. It's just becoming harder to find other people to party with. When I'm just getting going at 10 or 11pm, most people I know are yawning and ready for bed. It's probably not fair, but I feel really disappointed in their lack of stamina and exuberance and their ridiculous need to go to bed while there is still something to do, lol.

    I never wanted children, so I don't have any. This world doesn't need more people in it, and I feel no urge to live on through my offspring or whatever that drive to have kids is even when it makes no financial or lifestyle sense.  Given how things are going, I'm very glad that I've not subjected kids to this fucked up world. Besides, I find playing with children very tedious and not at all fun. I do it if I have to, like so that the kids don't think I hate them, lol, and the kids think it's all fun and wonderful, but I'm totally faking it for their sake (not that I hate them - I like them... I just hate playing with them!).

    My true loves are music, New York City, and just the world and people around me and what's happening, every minute. :heart: Also, brie with real french baguette. =)

    I am a particular fan of the whole apocalyptic/dystopian future genre, both with books and movies/TV. I'm not even really discriminating about it, lol. Even terrible movies with that theme are good as far as I'm concerned. I also very much appreciate the macabre when it comes to books and media, and am a horror movie junkie. Which is strange, because I'm not a grim or dark or macabre person personality wise, although I can have a pretty dark sense of humour (and FTR, everything gets a pass in comedy - nothing offends me in that context, and it is NEVER "too soon" if it's a joke :lol: ).

    I have a degree with a double major in English Lit and Communications, and I have a professional certificate in editing. I work at a university and I really love it. Public sector, the bottom line isn't the prize... perfect for a wannabe socialist, lol.

    And here is my 16 year old cat, Sid. I rescued her when she was only about 3 weeks old. She is perfect. Except that she maybe loves me TOO much. She has an unhealthy obsession with me, lol.



    One of my flaws is that I can't easily stop once I've started, like with this post. I talk too fucking much sometimes.

    And here is me with one of my best friends, Dan, way up in the rafters at a Canucks game... btw, the Canucks are heartbreaking.



    Alli is cool and I like it and and that's how I know you but one of my favorite names is Allison (thank you, Elvis Costello, plus I have another friend named Allison) so can I call you Allison?
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,671
    Lol, yes Brian, you can call me Allison. ;)
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,343
    edited March 8
    PJ_Soul said:
    Lol, yes Brian, you can call me Allison. ;)
    Cool!  :plus_one:

    Edit, I mean, cool, Allison.  :smile:
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • Nice to read about some of the people on the board. Not like the good old days but hey, everything changes.

    I am me. We enjoy allowing visitors to our country who are here to see PJ to have free housing while they are here. Nobody has taken us up on that in a while, (boy did we have fun back in the day), but the offer is always out there. Disagreements and comments aside I enjoy meeting new people as we are all more civil in real life.

    And yes Mr. Cincibearcat you do still owe me that beer! :) If you are reading this??

    The poison from the poison stream caught up to you NINE years ago and you floated out of here. Sept. 14, 08
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 40,671
    edited March 8
    I'm Rodney, Rod for short. 42, st louis, misery. progressive, liberal, whatever you want to call it. i've been politically active my entire adult life. as you can tell by my post count, most of them from 1998 on have been on amt.

    ...................

    i've never married or had kids. i am really bummed out about that because i like kids and always thought i would have been a pretty kick ass dad. i was nearly married twice. turns out i just have a knack for spending too much time with the wrong people. giving people and relationships chance after chance after chance only to have it fail in a super cataclysmic fashion. either that, or i have the gift of bad timing, because timing is everything and if timing is bad, there is no hope for a lasting relationship. i have wasted a lot of years with the wrong people and sometimes i wish i could have those years back. at this point, i don't even have the desire to start over again and invest what little time i have into getting to know someone and have it fail and end up back as square one. ya know? i have come to realize that intimacy is strange to me. when i have it with someone, everything feels normal. i don't have to question it or worry about it or think about it. when i don't have it, the entire concept seems strange to me. its like "why do i feel like i have to feel intimately connected to someone?" i may not be connected to someone, but i feel like i need to be, and that causes me stress. too much information? maybe, but who cares?

    i do know that i love music. i have an extensive record collection and even though i am older i am still discovering new music. like most of us, i am a hoarder of vinyl. i have a great guitar collection. i was hoping that if i ever have a kid that one day they would end up with a kick ass collection of vintage gear.  i would like to play more shows than i do, but at this age it is hard to find other musicians that want it as bad as i do. 

    i do know that i am a loyal person. i love my family and close friends dearly. if i love you, i'd stop a bullet for you and you aren't getting rid of me easily. i sometimes expect the same from certain people and they always fall short of expectation, and that always hurts. i have learned to stop expecting anything from anybody. 

    jesus reading this i sound pathetic, lol. catharsis is good at times i guess. 

    as long as i am being honest, i might as well say i am going to wrigley, and for the first time in my life i am not looking forward to seeing pearl jam. i have seen them over 40 times, and this whole wrigley thing to me feels like "been there, done that", because i attended the other three shows. honestly i have gotten in to other bands that tour extensively and actually put out albums. i don't know if this is a form of a midlife crisis, but i am not finding joy in the things that used to give me a lot of joy. maybe because my ex will be at wrigley. i introduced her to a lot of PJ people that i have known for years. since we split i have been unfriended one by one by all of those people, so it is going to be weird attending preparties and shit knowing those people will be there and they are not going to want to see me. a few years ago i would not have given a fuck. but the older i get, i realize deep down that i'd like it if people liked me. i make it difficult a lot of the time, but i guess that is who i am.

    i have enjoyed reading this thread. all of you are wonderful people. it is comforting to know that people that i sometimes disagree with are actually people with their own story. a lot of the time that gets lost when the person typing is behind a 1 cm by 1 cm avatar that i can't even make out what the image is supposed to be. cheers to all of you good folks and i look forward to reading more of who you are.

    Rod


    Well I like you, and I didn't think that you made it difficult at all. ;)

    (I had to cut out a bunch of your post above btw - I exceeded the character limit)

    I'm also bad with serious relationships FWIW (so far, anyway). I make terrible choices ... I basically have terrible taste in men, lol. I mean, I have GREAT taste in male friends actually. They're wonderful. But I do the exact opposite when romance comes into it, and I don't really know why - it's like a fucking chemical reaction in my brain, lol. It always seems out of my control a bit, even in hindsight. I just fall in love with men who end up being douchebags and/or jerks, lol (but at least I don't fall in love with evil people or anything like that - these are just run-of-the-mill shitty boyfriends). I don't know if the term "you can't help who you love" actually holds water scientifically, but it certainly feels true for me. I like to think that I finally learned all my lessons with the last one; I'm pretty sure I did - I'm much wiser now ... But the last one (common law marriage) went so spectacularly bad and my heart got so broken that I was turned off of the whole idea of being in a relationship at all. It finally convinced me that this whole relationship thing is something I don't need or want and suddenly being single feels absolutely amazing, like it never has before. For me, and for probably 75% of the people around me as far as I can tell, relationships are way more trouble than they're worth. Congrats to the remaining 25% though!
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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 10,817
    I like Alli and Allison equally.
    Alli sounds cute and fun and rambunctious, Allison is more like sexy, classy, and intelligent.

    I think either is probably very fitting. 
    Monkey Driven, Call this Living?
  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,172
    edited March 9
    you are who, who you are. 

    Grew up in the PNW got married at 24.  Wanted no kids and to retire early and constantly be on the move.  Lived in Hong Kong and now Taiwan.  Goal happened, retired at 42.  Permanent residents of USA, Hong Kong and soon Taiwan, options to where to call home.  Could be anywhere.

    I care about animals, my dogs, guitar, PJ, my wife, the planet.

    The in between is mine.


    Post edited by Smellyman on
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,343
    Smellyman said:
    you are who, who you are. 

    Grew up in the PNW got married at 24.  Wanted no kids and to retire early and constantly be on the move.  Lived in Hong Kong and now Taiwan.  Goal happened, retired at 42.  Permanent residents of USA, Hong Kong and soon Taiwan, options to where to call home.  Could be anywhere.

    I care about animals, my dogs, guitar, PJ, my wife, the planet.

    The in between is mine.


    Sweet dogies! 

    If you don't mind me asking, what was the draw for Hong Kong and Taiwan?
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,172
    brianlux said:
    Smellyman said:
    you are who, who you are. 

    Grew up in the PNW got married at 24.  Wanted no kids and to retire early and constantly be on the move.  Lived in Hong Kong and now Taiwan.  Goal happened, retired at 42.  Permanent residents of USA, Hong Kong and soon Taiwan, options to where to call home.  Could be anywhere.

    I care about animals, my dogs, guitar, PJ, my wife, the planet.

    The in between is mine.


    Sweet dogies! 

    If you don't mind me asking, what was the draw for Hong Kong and Taiwan?
    My wife got the job in HK.  She worked with somebody in Portland whose mom owned a company in HK, they got to know each other which led to a job offer.  It was a lucky move, but fortunate because I was sick of my job.  ;)

    lived there over 8 years and the main offices moved to Taiwan so we went there.  We have now been here 4 years.  We probably won't be moving back to the US.  National healthcare is just one of the HUGE bonuses.
  • Wma31394Wma31394 Posts: 2,938
    Paul from Winnipeg, the scrotum of Canada. it smells and looks hideous, but we make good people. 

    Husband, father, music fan. Just trying to survive. 

    I do not say aboot. 
    I do not care aboot hockey. 

    I love Tim Horton's coffee but it sometimes gives me the shakes. Depending on my mood, that can be good or bad. 
    Starbucks is horse urine, shakes or not. 

    My screen name is from the lead singer of The Headstones, a Canadian punk rock band that I love. I'm not a huge fan of Hugh's acting, although Hard Core Logo (1996) is a phenominal mockumentary about a legendary Canadian punk band that reunites for one final tour to raise money for a friend who got shot and can no longer work (the soundtrack is also awesome-original music by Swamp Baby with Hugh on lead vocals (a cover of Sonic Reducer as well!) and a track by the Ramones and Teenage Head. Oddly, 20+ years later, that's eerily similar to what happened with the Headstones in real life. They split up in 2003 because of Hugh's heroin and alcohol addictions. In 2011, with Hugh clean and sober for years, they reunited for a show to raise money for a friend with cancer. And from they they wrote a song after the show, as the story goes, released it on their website for free, the fans freaked out, so they got back together for good. 

    Favourite bands:

    Pearl Jam
    The Headstones www.headstonesband.com
    The Tragically Hip (RIP Gord) www.thehip.com
    The Watchmen (winnipeg band that I hear Jeff Ament also liked when he checked them out live) www.the-watchmen.com
    I do not say aboot. 
    I do not care aboot hockey..

    HAHA so funny..


    "Going where the water tastes like wine!"
  • tweedyfanjentweedyfanjen Posts: 866
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm Rodney, Rod for short. 42, st louis, misery. progressive, liberal, whatever you want to call it. i've been politically active my entire adult life. as you can tell by my post count, most of them from 1998 on have been on amt.

    ...................

    i've never married or had kids. i am really bummed out about that because i like kids and always thought i would have been a pretty kick ass dad. i was nearly married twice. turns out i just have a knack for spending too much time with the wrong people. giving people and relationships chance after chance after chance only to have it fail in a super cataclysmic fashion. either that, or i have the gift of bad timing, because timing is everything and if timing is bad, there is no hope for a lasting relationship. i have wasted a lot of years with the wrong people and sometimes i wish i could have those years back. at this point, i don't even have the desire to start over again and invest what little time i have into getting to know someone and have it fail and end up back as square one. ya know? i have come to realize that intimacy is strange to me. when i have it with someone, everything feels normal. i don't have to question it or worry about it or think about it. when i don't have it, the entire concept seems strange to me. its like "why do i feel like i have to feel intimately connected to someone?" i may not be connected to someone, but i feel like i need to be, and that causes me stress. too much information? maybe, but who cares?

    i do know that i love music. i have an extensive record collection and even though i am older i am still discovering new music. like most of us, i am a hoarder of vinyl. i have a great guitar collection. i was hoping that if i ever have a kid that one day they would end up with a kick ass collection of vintage gear.  i would like to play more shows than i do, but at this age it is hard to find other musicians that want it as bad as i do. 

    i do know that i am a loyal person. i love my family and close friends dearly. if i love you, i'd stop a bullet for you and you aren't getting rid of me easily. i sometimes expect the same from certain people and they always fall short of expectation, and that always hurts. i have learned to stop expecting anything from anybody. 

    jesus reading this i sound pathetic, lol. catharsis is good at times i guess. 

    as long as i am being honest, i might as well say i am going to wrigley, and for the first time in my life i am not looking forward to seeing pearl jam. i have seen them over 40 times, and this whole wrigley thing to me feels like "been there, done that", because i attended the other three shows. honestly i have gotten in to other bands that tour extensively and actually put out albums. i don't know if this is a form of a midlife crisis, but i am not finding joy in the things that used to give me a lot of joy. maybe because my ex will be at wrigley. i introduced her to a lot of PJ people that i have known for years. since we split i have been unfriended one by one by all of those people, so it is going to be weird attending preparties and shit knowing those people will be there and they are not going to want to see me. a few years ago i would not have given a fuck. but the older i get, i realize deep down that i'd like it if people liked me. i make it difficult a lot of the time, but i guess that is who i am.

    i have enjoyed reading this thread. all of you are wonderful people. it is comforting to know that people that i sometimes disagree with are actually people with their own story. a lot of the time that gets lost when the person typing is behind a 1 cm by 1 cm avatar that i can't even make out what the image is supposed to be. cheers to all of you good folks and i look forward to reading more of who you are.

    Rod


    Well I like you, and I didn't think that you made it difficult at all. ;)

    (I had to cut out a bunch of your post above btw - I exceeded the character limit)

    I'm also bad with serious relationships FWIW (so far, anyway). I make terrible choices ... I basically have terrible taste in men, lol. I mean, I have GREAT taste in male friends actually. They're wonderful. But I do the exact opposite when romance comes into it, and I don't really know why - it's like a fucking chemical reaction in my brain, lol. It always seems out of my control a bit, even in hindsight. I just fall in love with men who end up being douchebags and/or jerks, lol (but at least I don't fall in love with evil people or anything like that - these are just run-of-the-mill shitty boyfriends). I don't know if the term "you can't help who you love" actually holds water scientifically, but it certainly feels true for me. I like to think that I finally learned all my lessons with the last one; I'm pretty sure I did - I'm much wiser now ... But the last one (common law marriage) went so spectacularly bad and my heart got so broken that I was turned off of the whole idea of being in a relationship at all. It finally convinced me that this whole relationship thing is something I don't need or want and suddenly being single feels absolutely amazing, like it never has before. For me, and for probably 75% of the people around me as far as I can tell, relationships are way more trouble than they're worth. Congrats to the remaining 25% though!
    Are we the same person?? :lol:
    I'm through with screaming
  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 3,123
    This thread got weird for a minute. 

    On that note, when I moved to South Carolina, I found it quite unsettling to see people walk around with shirts on that said "go cocks!" After almost 20 years down here, nothing has changed. It's still odd. 
    will myself to find a home, a home within myself
    we will find a way, we will find our place
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,622
    This thread got weird for a minute. 

    On that note, when I moved to South Carolina, I found it quite unsettling to see people walk around with shirts on that said "go cocks!" After almost 20 years down here, nothing has changed. It's still odd. 
    It is weird for me that when I moved back east there are people that learn that I went to USC for college and say 'The Cocks?' or 'Go Cocks'. 

    No...the USC that is nicknamed as the device you put OVER your cocks
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,401
    This thread got weird for a minute. 

    On that note, when I moved to South Carolina, I found it quite unsettling to see people walk around with shirts on that said "go cocks!" After almost 20 years down here, nothing has changed. It's still odd. 
    It is weird for me that when I moved back east there are people that learn that I went to USC for college and say 'The Cocks?' or 'Go Cocks'. 

    No...the USC that is nicknamed as the device you put OVER your cocks
    The Vaginas?
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,622
    :lol:
    My name is Brett, and I am a Trojan


    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,401
    :lol:
    My name is Brett, and I am a Trojan


    Ultra Thin(ning Hair)
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 3,123
    Leave it to you two to make this thread unreadable
    will myself to find a home, a home within myself
    we will find a way, we will find our place
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,622
    :lol:

    Sorry, everyone can go back to sharing about their poor taste in men.
    The love he receives is the love that is saved
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,401

    Better?

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,376
    :lol:
    My name is Brett, and I am a Trojan


    FIRE AND ICE? WHAT THE SWEET FUCK?
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,401
    :lol:
    My name is Brett, and I am a Trojan


    FIRE AND ICE? WHAT THE SWEET FUCK?
    What the Sweet Fuck are in Trojan's flavored line (not pictured).
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,148
    Thanks for the morning laughs, fellas.

    I'm dying here =)
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 14,376
    dankind said:
    :lol:
    My name is Brett, and I am a Trojan


    FIRE AND ICE? WHAT THE SWEET FUCK?
    What the Sweet Fuck are in Trojan's flavored line (not pictured).
    LOL
  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 3,123
    Please stop encouraging him.
    will myself to find a home, a home within myself
    we will find a way, we will find our place
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 10,829
    I hate those things. All of them.

    Somehow I don't have any kids or diseases. Maybe there is a god after all.
  • lastexitlondonlastexitlondon Posts: 2,535
    The strangest tribe indeed
    brixton 93
    astoria 06
    albany 06
    hartford 06
    reading 06
    barcelona 06
    paris 06
    wembley 07
    dusseldorf 07
    nijmegen 07

    this song is meant to be called i got shit,itshould be called i got shit tickets-hartford 06 -
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,343
    This is what I have to wake up to?  I'm going back to bed!
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 23,343
    Oh, and by the way...

    :rofl:
    The reason I never give up hope is because everything is so basically hopeless.
    -Anne Lamott
    ***********
    M.I.T.S.



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