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Changed jobs, a couple months ago. Working with a startup now. Working on what I guess you could call 'Business Development'. Good times. Loving the shift from a massive corporate setup to a small startup environment. On the personal front, I just got done with an album. So yeah, keeping nice and busy all round.

Ah. See this is exactly what I am talking about. Maybe healthy can equal tasty. I just don't know. There's a way we eat now. And there's tons of healthy food advocacy. The concept of data noise is really overwhelming. I don't know if someone who doesn't have 'legitimate' body issues understands. I'm overweight. Very much so. Not a day goes by without me worrying about everything I eat. You have those who tell you a certain thing is good. And those who tell you it is bad. It is no longer a question of maybes. I have to lose weight now. Right now. It can't be postponed. I need an answer now. Every meal is a calculation. I don't know if I'm able to communicate the urgency people like me feel. In between the horror of seeing the person you have become and the fear of being ridiculed, written off there is a genuine desire to know. What am I doing wrong? How is that guy thinner. How can he eat as much as I do and not have to grapple with this? Why can't I just enjoy a beer like anyone else without being judged? I don't know. I will try out the combos you suggest. They sound like fun.

Edit: This comment is showing up twice. I don't know why.

This is just the thread I need. I've just had my routine test at the hospital and I'm shaking in my boots awaiting the results as I try and focus on work. I guess I'm going to have to pay for my endless snacking, questionable drinking habits, and my on/off smoking habit. The trouble is, in my mind healthy = not tasty. I know this isn't true, but that's how my mind works. I'd love to be proved wrong by this thread.

I've been listening to the new album by Actress. Also the new Mogwai and The New Mendicants

Love the new Actress album. Solid, solid stuff.

I used to feel so much more comfortable labelling myself politically/spiritually when I was younger. As I've left college, worked, quit a job, and almost joined a new one, I've found myself beaten progressively towards the centre politically. I look back at the days I used to identify myself as an anarcho-marxist/neo-marxist/whatever-else-ist with the same amount of scepticism as I applied to 'the system' then. I do define myself as politically very liberal, though. The only trouble is that there is no Indian liberal party that I feel truly represents the kind of 'liberal' that I am. Middle class problems, I guess, but for me it isn't theoretical. Our elections are coming up, and I'm not even certain where I stand on the issue of participation.

I've been a hopeful atheist for as long as I can remember. I believe in a customised version of the philosophy of Theravada Buddhism, though, and the books I've read on the subject gave me peace of mind when I needed it most. Personally, I find it hard to reconcile my adolescent interest in existentialism with a belief in Buddhist philosophy, which is why I use the word customised, I guess.

Who knows? (Which is also probably the best way to sum up my personal philosophy at this point.)

jayfixkleenit  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Chapter one of my novel

Hey ooli, thanks for the feedback. Not quite sure I agree a hundred percent, though. I mean, I do get where you're coming from, but is it that much of a put-off? I'm trying to stay true to the way a certain demographic speaks, the way they behave, the way they live. Yes, I know that's the excuse most of the guys in the demographic you describe give, but isn't there some truth in it? Once again, thanks for your feedback and I'd love to hear what you have to say about this.

jayfixkleenit  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Chapter one of my novel

Thanks for your feedback. I get what you mean with both of your observations. I'll take a good hard look at my manuscript and see if I can combine what I had intended to do with the bits that you highlighted with your suggestions. Thanks for the link. I'll have a look.

Edit: I also seemed to have messed up a few double enters here and there.

jayfixkleenit  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Newsletter #013

Is there anything we can do to help? I don't like the look of this.

Ooh I love hammock. And God do I love this album. Looks like I have to get back to Mr Beast soon. Amazing stuff. Have you checked out Julia Holter's latest?

Hey, maybe we are talking about weekly dj. I'm curious about that too, but I'm more curious about music swap. Probably because I submitted a playlist there that I thought of as quite cool. It would be great to get weekly dj back on track too.

Haha. I understand where you're coming from. I wouldn't have felt as bad as I do had I not committed to sharing chapter one of my novel with hubski. Or if I didn't enjoy the community as much as I do. Plus the guilt over having drunk myself useless in the interim kind of added up I guess. Work got to me too. Well I'm going on a much needed break and working on my novel and some peace of mind. I hope to share the draft I promised soon. Cheers.

Edit: any idea what's up with #musicswap? Was kinda hoping to get my hands on some good playlists.

#musicswap has made me realise how much I enjoy making playlists. After I submitted my playlist to delta I made another playlist of songs from my favourite albums produced/engineered by Steve Albini. This is what I am listening to right now.

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