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Old 01-05-2018, 02:42 PM   #81
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Congrats, tourist!

And big hugs to you, Ashley. (And Travis, natch!)
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Yikes.

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wow, there's a lot going on here these days.

much love to everyone, whether you're going through good things, bad things, or nothing at all, whether you've said it here or not
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I was really distracted when I wrote that post and said I went to my 10th UFC show. I meant to write U2. I've only been to 4 UFC events so far.

Also thank you all for the love.
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I’ll just say that Hewson’s post mirrors what we went through as well, and that things will definitely get better for you.
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Ashley I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to speak about your experiences (and I mean all of them), and it’s touching to know you consider this ragtag group of misfits part of some kind of alternate family worthy of being in the loop.

Best wishes for a less troublesome 2018.
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mrs. tourist gave birth this morning after 43 hours of labor. Thankfully it was only about 12 hours of active labor. Our daughter meeting him later in the day was fairly “d’awwwww!”-inducing.
Holy shit, 43 hours . Bless her. Congratulations .

And big ol' s to you, Ashley and Travis, for all you guys have been through as well. I second the hopes that 2018 is a significantly better year for you guys.
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Yeah, this year:

Events Attended: Probably like 20 concerts (including my 10th! UFC show), 3 UFC events, 1 David Lynch festival, and saw more movies in theaters than ever.



Celeb meetings: Met the actress who plays Laura Palmer, Jamie Foxx, and got a hug from my favorite UFC fighter, Michael Bisping.



First: Went to New York for the first time and Las Vegas as well (preferred the former to the latter by a long way). Finished a ten mile obstacle course/mud run. Also went to SLC for the first time to see friends from High School, and the three of us hadn't been together in years.



My mom also turned 50 and we were able to throw her a real surprise party, while also finally getting her and my brother out here for a visit. Travis and I were able to go home for a few days last month as well. I also did a lot of hiking at the beginning of the year and was able to go see a waterfall, thanks to all of the rain we had this year.



Unfortunately also this year:

 
I decided to follow a dream of mine and left my job for another opportunity. Almost immediately after leaving I started to really get into a bad state with my health. An eating issue that I was having towards the end of 2016 became a real problem in 2017 that I only kinda tamped down by the end of the year. I went from being able to do that ten mile course to barely being able to run three miles without wanting to die. I'm completely out of shape and I don't feel well on the regular now.



After five months I decided to go back to the job I'd had the previous two years, which was nice for the summer, but I took a second job with another sports organization as well, and ended up working six days a week from August until the end of the year. Almost immediately after coming back to my old job I had a coworker do something to me that made me suddenly a part of the #metoo crowd. It wasn't anything horribly bad, but enough that it left me emotionally fucked up for the next few weeks. Thankfully my employers sided with me and it was quickly handled.

 


The final nail in the coffin, though, that just completely ended me emotionally for the foreseeable future, and I haven't talked to anyone about this besides close family/friends, is that, while it was *incredibly* early into the time, Travis and I lost our first seemingly-successful pregnancy. It was early enough that I don't even know if I can actually call it a miscarriage, but I don't care. I've put off pregnancy for quite some time, partially out of fear of how I would handle a miscarriage, knowing how emotional I can get about nearly everything. It's been rough ever since. Christmas was hard. I just don't know what to do if it were to happen again and later into the term, at that. But I know we're going to keep trying, though I have been unable to since then from some complications. I'm terrified that there's something really wrong with me and I need to go to the doctor, but I'm too scared to go because when everything happened in October/November they kept treating me like I was crazy and was never actually pregnant. It's really hard to deal with the whole thing, so I've been keeping a lot of the stuff that's now a problem to myself. Ugh, anyways, that's too much info. Just needed to get some of it off my chest. I really hope this year is better.


I'm really sorry to hear about the rough stuff. Here's hoping that 2018 is better for you.
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Very sorry to hear about all the shitty things that are happening much love to all ❤️
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Yeeaaahhh when I said 2017 was a bad year, I wasn't hopping on a meme. For me, imagine most of the bad stuff Ashley mentioned with less of the good, fun stuff.

Thank you for all of the support, everyone. There's a lot to be optimistic about going forward and I'm trying to focus on that instead of dwelling on everything that's gone wrong.
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I’ll just say that Hewson’s post mirrors what we went through as well, and that things will definitely get better for you.
I appreciate that. It's encouraging and makes me more willing to go actually talk to someone who can hopefully help.

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Ashley I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to speak about your experiences (and I mean all of them), and it’s touching to know you consider this ragtag group of misfits part of some kind of alternate family worthy of being in the loop.

Best wishes for a less troublesome 2018.
, thank you. I just felt like it was a safe place to talk about it all because it's been weighing on me a lot, and I do miss you all a lot. Trying to make more of an effort to be around.

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Very sorry to hear about all the shitty things that are happening much love to all ❤️
Thank you both
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So, I heard that I missed out on conversation about one Bobby from Toto and his inability to sing Africa any longer.

I'm very glad this conversation happened so that I can present you all with a video I saw with my mom about ten years ago where I suspected that he was totally 100% lip-syncing, and now I am fairly confident that was indeed the case:



Enjoy. Towards the end you can even hear when he *actually* starts singing.
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I wish I had something to say that wouldn't sound unintentionally generic or insincere. But I would like to echo all the well wishes here.
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Same. Ashley I can't claim to understand the trauma of such an experience, but I have seen the influence it has on friends and family and am sorry you had to experience it.

2017 was an odd year. Successful at face value but a giant pain in the ass under the surface.
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Sending you hugs, Ashley. I have not been through that personally, but I have seen how uniquely painful it is for my friends who have. Sending good and healing vibes your way, for sure.

And like everyone else, I'm hoping we all have a 2018 where we can enjoy being around the people we care about and make some fun memories. That's more and more what it's all about for me.
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Same. Ashley I can't claim to understand the trauma of such an experience, but I have seen the influence it has on friends and family and am sorry you had to experience it.

2017 was an odd year. Successful at face value but a giant pain in the ass under the surface.
Thank you. Yeah it was strange. The whole year felt like Limbo, honestly. I don't know about everyone else, but I think since November of 2016 I've just been waiting for 2018 to get here and get over with.

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Sending you hugs, Ashley. I have not been through that personally, but I have seen how uniquely painful it is for my friends who have. Sending good and healing vibes your way, for sure.

And like everyone else, I'm hoping we all have a 2018 where we can enjoy being around the people we care about and make some fun memories. That's more and more what it's all about for me.
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Random Music Talk CXXII: 2018 It Is

Yeah, hugs from here too. For you guys in the good and bad parts of the Random Baby Talk. For Hewson and peef for their weather, for Martha for just being Martha, and IDK maybe even the rest of you for surviving another damn year or some shit.

My 2017, since we’re doing this, had a couple major life changes you could say.
 

I live in Colorado with my boyfriend and two insane cats, my ID doesn’t even have the same name or gender marker on it that it did last year. I also quit smoking, started going to the gym regularly and stuck with it, and no longer have a gallbladder. Still work as a paramedic.
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Congrats on quitting smoking.
How is the adjustment from being a Masshole to a Coloradan going?
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