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"But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?"

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blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Juicero responds

    The value of Juicero is more than a glass of cold-pressed juice. Much more.

Jesus Christ.

The thing is, he's right. The value-added of a Juicero is the Silicon Valley elitist bullshit you get to signal to everyone around you. Look at how conspicuous my consumption is. Get bent.

Just got the NYTimes update. Holy smokes.

Good riddance. I wonder if he'll head over to Breitbart.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 19, 2017

Wow. That is downright inspiring. I hope to be as proactive a homeowner and neighbor as you.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 19, 2017

The insane hype has actually made it to Baltimore, albeit nowhere near the extent elsewhere. Even though the Census recently released data that Baltimore's population still hasn't bottomed out--it just hit the lowest it's been in 100 years--there are still neighborhoods seeing a lot of construction, primarily in the form of big apartment buildings holding hundreds of units. But that's more a point for the thesis that the hype is stupid, less that Baltimore needs new apartment buildings.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 19, 2017

There's nothing like a somber snapshot of the state of things to start the day off on the wrong foot. That's why I aspire to a morning routine with a news diet. Lord knows I fail too much in this regard, but aspirations matter.

By the way, I haven't told you this but I have copped your phrase "bad brain day." It really helps compartmentalize especially anxious self-criticism. It frames the troughs my mood passes through as temporary. Thanks for that.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 19, 2017

Today's Wednesday. Friday I close on this beautiful buxom babe.

Already have a roommate, their deposit, and their first month's rent. Monthly mortgage is about the rent I'm collecting. The neighborhood is on the up-and-up, and that's only a little bit wishful thinking. Baltimore isn't the conception of the next it thing but we're benefitting from a few promising trends. Moreover, I fucking love my city. Just didn't think I would be buying a house so soon. :) I don't have a stick of furniture yet but that's ok. Someone is moving and giving me their lightly used bed and I have three friends hovering on their neighborhoods' listservs looking for good deals. I'm giddy like a ten year old on Christmas morning. Almost there!

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: YOU DRAW IT: The Opioid Epidemic

    It's fair to say that if you're on methadone, you have beaten the system and are winning bigly.

I don't understand. Is this a Trump reference? Or is the point that it's really difficult to get access to methadone clinics? My gut tells me that it's really easy to get access what with the amount of people I see nodding off most places I look around Baltimore. Then again, they might actually be on the drugs themselves and not in treatment, but this is all my gut talking.

That said, this article by The Upshot is pretty outstanding interactive journalism. Especially the county-by-county breakdown of shares of overdose deaths. Ohio looks so rough.

blackbootz  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Seriously, the guy has a point

Add another data point to the worldview that everything is co-opted by marketing. I'm already skeptical of pretty much everything I see on reddit.

I appreciate the nuance, though.

That Phoenix is one of my most favorite pieces of music of all time. I've listened to it pretty much every time I've taken psychedelics, too.

I'm in Baltimore and, assuming this thing goes through, will be buying a house next Friday, thus slightly increasing the likelihood that I'll still be in Baltimore this summer.

I'll be in none of those places but sweet tour.

It's truly heart-wrenching to see Trump speak about the military, military targets, bombs, fuckin' anything. The cringe/bile/hostility that I feel rise in my stomach just by watching him speak seriously compromises my ability to think rationally about this or anything the White House does.

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