House of Jules II

My House away from the House (away from the house).

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I’ve been at my current job two years today. According to Hallmark, the traditional gift for a two year wedding anniversary is cotton, so I said I was expecting an "I’ve been working here for two years and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!" from the company.
We don’t get gifts for work anniversaries, but nobody laughed at my joke anyway. Rough crowd.

I’ve been at my current job two years today. According to Hallmark, the traditional gift for a two year wedding anniversary is cotton, so I said I was expecting an "I’ve been working here for two years and all I got was this stupid t-shirt!" from the company.

We don’t get gifts for work anniversaries, but nobody laughed at my joke anyway. Rough crowd.

Filed under Is this thing on? Mic check Sibilance coping with humor This is how we do it

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We are always in a hurry to be happy; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

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Shane Wikens.
That’s who I think of every time I approach a windowless door like this (which happens multiple times daily at work).
In 7th grade, I couldn’t see Shane on the other side of the classroom door, pissed off after getting his math grade. He angrily shoved it open on his way out, just as I reached to grab the knob on my way in, and the force of the door broke my finger.
I have no idea what he’s doing now, but I’ve never forgotten him.

Shane Wikens.

That’s who I think of every time I approach a windowless door like this (which happens multiple times daily at work).

In 7th grade, I couldn’t see Shane on the other side of the classroom door, pissed off after getting his math grade. He angrily shoved it open on his way out, just as I reached to grab the knob on my way in, and the force of the door broke my finger.

I have no idea what he’s doing now, but I’ve never forgotten him.

Filed under You've never seen someone approach windowless doors with more caution than me SHANE YOU SCARRED ME FOR LIFE But I've had zero door-related injuries since then so that's good

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You can’t find intimacy—you can’t find home—when you’re always hiding behind masks. Intimacy requires a certain level of vulnerability. It requires a certain level of you exposing your fragmented, contradictory self to someone else. You’re running the risk of having your core self rejected and hurt and misunderstood.
Junot Diaz

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Filed under TRUTH I am so much better at this than I used to be Being vulnerable is pretty intense but also liberating Real intimacy is everything Substance over surface