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someguyfromcanada  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 352st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

Watched the Ken Burns' PBS series on country music and it mostly validated my belief that bluegrass and hillbilly were the best. Did pick up some new adds though including this song that I can't believe I hadn't heard before:

On the "other end" of the spectrum, I blasted this tune about 20 times in a row this week: (David Fincher CGI video):

someguyfromcanada  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019

I intended to write a series about my journey through the liver transplant process but gave up after bad timing resulted in my first 2 posts not going through. Short story is: i've lost 50 pounds, have had my belly tapped of infected fluids several times, feel pretty good most days, was at the main hospital this week for multiple tests including 18 blood samples and have apparently plateaued for now.

My MELD score (Model For End-Stage Liver Disease) is sitting and staying at a 14 (with a 5 month mortality rate of 6%) and thus my priority for transplantation is very low but I am advised I will get much worse very quickly at some unpredictable point.

The docs were impressed by my adherence to or surpassing the recommended dietary, exercise and medication regime. However, the head doc but gave me ridiculous amounts of shit for putting one sip of wine in my mouth, chewing it and spitting it out. He also pisses me off by framing everything I say as "my contention", instead of stated fact, so I began responding in kind to things he said but then decided just to sit there and shut up. ugh

There are also real concerns about my lack of a support network. I do not have a SO or kids, my siblings have no desire to disrupt their routines and I am not sure if I really have any real friends; just acquaintances at best. I offered to hire someone to live-in if necessary but they understandably don't consider that sufficient support. Their recommendation is that I impress upon my family/friends the need for support but they don't seem to understand that that just aint going to happen. I am good at being direct and have made it clear to people that I need help but no one has stepped up so I don't think there is much more that I can do in that regard.

someguyfromcanada  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019

Restorative justice (aka Healing Circles) is a small but increasing part of Canadian criminal law after having been inspired by our Aboriginal Communities. I believe it was a ground up movement enabled by flexible sentencing options.

Statistically it seems to improve victim satisfaction and generate positive mental health impacts for all participants, "among other benefits" ie. it is really cheap.

someguyfromcanada  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Death of a Kinkster

Kink should make life more interesting and an essential part of participating in any kink is discussion of and respect for safety, limitations and boundaries. Dysmorphia is beyond kink and is a mental illness. Chapman died as a result of his mental illness being manipulated and fostered by other(s) without regards to his safety.

As Dan Savage said in regards to Small Penis Humiliation: So long as he isn't contemplating some dangerous or stupid way to make his cock bigger (like getting liquid silicone injected into his genitals, something that led to the death of a gay man in Seattle last year), you can engage in SPH without doing him harm.

In the latest news: Daddy Hafertepen and others in his harem have been sued by Chapman's mom for wrongful death, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and civil conspiracy. She seeks punitive damages and a ruling that his will was illegally revised to make Haftertepen sole beneficiary.

someguyfromcanada  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

The Ranger was considered but not nearly as good as the Colorado or Tacoma. The Taco is more expensive, is not as powerful and the electronics package is wanting. More after market support and better resale value though.

someguyfromcanada  ·  50 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

Initially the mid-size Chevy Colorado ZR2 was my choice but it turns out I can get a ZR1 with the same build without the AEV branding for $6,000 less. All go and no show options (except stereo). Then add a Roof Top Tent, etc. etc.

someguyfromcanada  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

I've never owned a truck. So I am buying truck. I have always been a Honda and Mercedes car guy so it will be a significant change but I need a vehicle now that will be more rugged and get me wherever I want to go in any weather. More specifically, I need to able to get to a hospital in Toronto on a few hours notice no matter the depth of the snow.

I have really been tied down looking after my mother who has advanced Alzheimers so I have not had a vacation in years. Now that I have run into some serious health issues, I have had to create some space for me to work on me alone and so moved her into a long-term care home just this morning. I promised her I would do everything but wipe her ass and I failed. I have never had a goal in my life that was so important, that I worked for years on without success but here it is. Yes I know all the reasons I did not fail but that is how I feel.

I have decided to not work until I am better and thus need something to take me on adventures to the greatest extent that it can until my circumstances change.

Working really hard on changing to a low stress attitude and lifestyle. I just want to go to the desert solo and do yoga for the winter and I even have to retrain my brain to not rush that, cause it aint going to happen for a while if at all. I have a great sense of urgency that I have to tamp down.

If I have the opportunity in the spring I would like to turn the truck into a full off-road, off-grid unit (solar, thermal, kitchen, bathroom, etc.) and GTFO on a very long road trip. Fingers crossed.

someguyfromcanada  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 28, 2019

I was sprayed one night while walking down an unlit trail. Only saw him momentarily just as he sprayed. I do not generally mind the smell of skunk but it was so ridiculously strong it made me nauseous. I had someone retrieve several gallons of tomato juice to soak in and I slept on the porch but still reeked for 2 days. My clothes fluttered in the wind for a month but did not recover so I threw them out along with my wallet. Good times.

someguyfromcanada  ·  59 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 344th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Old school Rap. Some dead teenager MCs:

Big L - Put it On ft. Kid Capri- the Wu was into Kung Fu and Big L was a horrorcore pioneer: "peace to my people the children of the corn". lol

Mobb Deep - Shook Ones - A Day in the life in the QueensBridge Projects.

[Nasty Nas ft. DJ Premier- NY State of Mind. Another Day in the life in the QueensBridge.

And some old icons like:

Fatlip - What Up Fatlip, directed by Spike Jonz - A Day in the Life of a humbled star.

KRS-One - Outta Here - nice history lesson

and finally Mac Lethal's Greatest Pizza Order Ever.

someguyfromcanada  ·  217 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beto O’Rourke’s secret membership in America’s oldest hacking group

Maybe I am not like the other boys as I do not see this as negatively as you. I did not read the article as scare mongering at all. The author rightly points out that a youthful indiscretion may be used against Beto. However, they also point out that O’Rourke credits the cDc with developing his thinking in a number of ways such as his strong feelings about net neutrality as a means of democratizing power on the internet. That could be scary for old people and others who do not use the internet but I would think that "everyone who is old enough" should act accordingly.

someguyfromcanada  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: RIP Keith Flint

He went on a 5K Fun Run just 2 days ago, apparently achieving a personal best of 21.22

someguyfromcanada  ·  234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Name: sgfc

Location: Canada

Geez my first account here (sgfc) is almost 7 years old. And I have not posted or commented in a very long time.

I quit drinking and dropped 40 pounds to 155 now. My body has been my enemy since May and a medical situation gave me the kick in the ass to start changing.

Stopping booze was easy even though I admittedly am a die hard alkie. Average evening would be 15 to 20 units for 15 years. I miss booze and I miss hanging out with fun drunks. The social aspect has been the biggest hurdle for me. For example, I was invited to a 4 day trip to Nashville. Never been there and would love to go and hang out in bars listening to music all day. How does one do that without drinking? How could anyone possibly want to listen to country music for hours without drinking? I don't know.

Still the primary caregiver for my Mom with advanced Alzheimers. What a shit show that is. She is sure that she hates me. Her body is steady but her brain is lost. There is no exit strategy that will not be heart-breaking. Ugh.

My mood is also very different. In a good way. From sometimes not sleeping for a couple of days, to at least 5 solid hours every night. Sleep is good. Energy way up. Productivity way up. Down to 2 cigs a day and headed towards zero. Have been taking CBD drops twice a day and smoking THC before bed. Feels good man.