Have you ever gone from mildly interested to obsessively obsessed in just one episode? I'm asking for a friend. It may have to do with Welcome to Night Vale.
This might as well be the story of my life. :) It happened with Mystery Science Theater 3000, Doctor Who, X-Files, The Simpsons, and You Look Nice Today just to name a few. I’m a Fangirl and I’m proud. :)
OMG DUDE WE TOTALLY GOT SECRET MARRIED TWO WEEKS AGO! WOOOOO!!!
Married life is wonderful. Kiki and Jim’s two cats, Grover and Gilly, spend their days chasing each other around the house and playing. His kids have not only accepted me, they seem to be happy that I’m here. His family is supportive and sweet. I’m a lucky, happy lady.
How did you and Jim meet? What was the best part of the day you got married?
My hubby and I met through Emergency Pants, the podcast I cohost with my bff Shane. About five years ago he got in touch with us and told us how much he enjoyed it and thanked us for making it. We kept in touch and became good friends. Over the last couple years we started talking more often, keeping each other grounded as we both dealt with depression and other issues. We started seeing each other a few months ago, and we both just knew, you know?
We got married on Monday, April 7th at the courthouse in Kokomo. He wore jeans, I wore a casual dress. My favorite part was the huge smile on his face as he said his vows.
“A quick tangent: I have a fun game/exercise that I play with my rhetoric classes. I pick a seemingly innocuous phrase that is (over-)used in mass media, then I ask the class to explain what it means. No matter what they say, I either pretend not to understand, or ask “no, but what does it mean?” The students think it’s frustrating, then funny, then, frustrating again. A favorite phrase for this game is “senseless violence.”
The point of the exercise is to examine some of the contradictions or confusion we use in everyday language. I feel this way about the phrase “faith in humanity,” and especially “restore [my/your/anyone’s] faith in humanity.” What is humanity, what does it mean to have faith in it, and why does the faith need to be restored? I assume that humanity means something close to “the goodness of human nature,” and not “the essential or unifying nature of personhood,” but I’m really not sure. At the very least the repeated recycling of this phrase should serve as a reminder of the Sisyphean task of restoring faith in humanity, whatever it may mean. Humanity is always already in doubt; our faith must endlessly be restored.”—Life Sentences: The Grammar of Clickbait! by Michael Reid Roberts (via mikerugnetta)