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keifermiller  ·  911 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 14, 2017

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. GLASSES

2. KANSAS

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§1 GLASSES

Have I mentioned that I got new glasses?

It is my first time with plastic frames. I really like them so far, although I'm not sure how durable they will be.

§2 Kansas

I keep turning that over in my head.

Kansas isn't my ideal, but it's not bad. Lawrence is ok.

My big issue with living in the KC Metro was that I never felt like I belonged there. I had no sense of community.

Lawrence, though? I fit in. My issue isn't the people. They make sense to me in a way I haven't felt since I left in '08.

I've realized that when I think of "falling in love with a place", what I'm thinking of --what I'm not feeling here-- is landscape.

When I think of places that I enjoyed going to, what stands out for me is the environment.

Ours is now corn and soy.





user-inactivated  ·  911 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I grew up in California, and once planned on dying on top of a mountain in Colorado or New Mexico. I now live in the Ohio Valley.

I'd rather not live here, honestly, looking at the politics of the place. But the people on a person to person level are nice, I can afford to live here and bank a shit ton of money into 401K and savings, have lots of money left over to do fun stuff and not work myself to death in the process. Maybe the poetry thread is rubbing off on me, but home is where you are and what you make of it. A house is a building, but a home is something different. Pick a place with decent neighbors and make the place a home, or travel. or keep renting and saving so you have a stash of "fuck you" money and can do something else later.

    When I think of places that I enjoyed going to, what stands out for me is the environment.

Mine is literally bourbon and horse racing and college sports. Three things I give no shits about. but in Kansas City you get to see the August Eclipse without leaving home, so keep that in mind.

keifermiller  ·  911 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    but in Kansas City you get to see the August Eclipse without leaving home, so keep that in mind.

Oh, it's on the calendar. :)

nowaypablo  ·  911 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Are you the guy from Mr. Robot?

user-inactivated  ·  910 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sorry, don't get the reference and a google search just confused me.

ThatFanficGuy  ·  911 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's something modern and digital-ish about you in those glasses.

Those look good on you, man. Stylish.

keifermiller  ·  910 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My first thought when I opened the package was

    T-Pain would probably wear these
ThatFanficGuy  ·  910 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm thinking Moby.

dublinben  ·  910 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've never had a pair of glasses fail on me, whether they were made of plastic or metal. You're more likely to need a new prescription, or get tired of the design before they ever break.

keifermiller  ·  910 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Getting hit in the face with parcels is par for the course at work, I'm afraid.