The Front Bottoms are playing at Lollapalooza this year so clearly we need a skull site road trip.

Are scotcheroos a Midwestern thing? How does no one know what I’m talking about when I bring them up?

I applied for 16 jobs yesterday. Almost all of them entry level clerical positions that pay me as much as I made when I had a full teaching schedule.

It hurt so. Fucking. Bad.

My daughter starts t-ball today and I was worried my dad was being extra getting her cleats.

Almost all of these girls showed up not only in cleats but with travel bags with their own helmets and everything.

There is a stack of magazines called “Midwest Living” in this house.

I may need to investigate.

Thinking about getting this quail fabric and making a dress out of it.

I personally don’t think you should be allowed to profit on people borrowing things.

Today I learned there’s a bird called a cowbird.

Excuse me,

Why is Aaron Rodgers hosting Jeopardy???

This is the proper way to wear baseball pants.

Just saying.

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I can’t express how much I love it when a baseball player wears his pants up around his knees and you get to see some socks.

I just came to tell everyone that there is a mourning dove couple hanging on the ground underneath the bird feeder today.

And a very bright red cardinal keeps popping by too.

On the plus side,

Remember back in 2020 how people kept wanting to rewrite “We Didn’t Start the Fire”?

Well if we continue into 2021 we can keep the line about “trouble in the Suez”

Maybe I’ll just open an Etsy store and sell dumb T-shirts I make with my moms cricut and finally write the novel I keep saying I’m gonna wanna write.

People would buy a pink shirt with the Mendl’s logo on it from Grand Budapest Hotel on it, right?

I also don't know where I am going with this... other than to shout my frustrations into the void.

And maybe, if other people out there are feeling the same way or have been in the same spot.... just to learn/hear that it *can* be ok.

Just...

Fuck academia. It could be such a good and beautiful thing. But right now I feel like its just a toxic cesspool that only takes.

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Basically,

I just want someone to give me a hug and tell me that its all gonna be ok.

Even though I know its not.

Because I need things like...money to pay bills. And buy food. And insurance to pay for things like my anti-depressants that keep me from falling further in to a pit of despair.

I just....

I don't know.

And I don't like it.

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And that scares the shit out of me... Because I have spent my life being an academic. And if I am not an academic, what else do I have?

No one is gonna look at someone with an English PhD and think I'm qualified for anything.

Like.... What the fuck do I do?

Academia has broken me and I am scared of what comes next....

But what I do know is I am *deeply* unhappy and know this is unsustainable and I have to do *something*

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Hi,

I've worked really hard to get a phD. I've had it for a whole.... 3.5 years (I graduated Dec. '17)

For the past 3 academic years I have been blessed to teach full time.

And somehow, after 3 years. I am fucking burnt out and already am contemplating just walking away from the profession I have spent 12 years of schooling to get to. The profession I took on a mountain of debt to get to.
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I’ve asked it before and I’ll ask it again-

Would you work for Hank Scorpio?

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Please remember that the original iteration of International Women’s Day was of socialist origins.

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