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Just Quit Already: Day by Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 18, Sat July 18: After my last day at work 19 days ago they routinely deactivated my email account (along with all kinds of other access on a long checklist) and just left an out-of-office message for people trying to reach me. Then today, a couple of weeks into retirement, it finally occurred to me to delete my dead work email account from my phone. This could possibly have been a significant symbolic milestone of separation. In theory, it would not be unlikely that I could have an emotional reaction, both from throwing off the chains of the 24-7 work email and, on the other side of the equation, from cutting the cord to that remaining lifeline of communication with my former identity. It’s natural that a big change like retirement would have a person thinking more deeply about every aspect of life and searching for meaning in the inconsequential. For me, though, that requires a little more introspection than I need to survive on. It’s one thing to lead the examined life, and another to be self-absorbed. The latter is a slippery slope with some dangerous tiger pits: narcissism and martyr complexes, to name two. . . (Read more at bartbecker.com and Facebook Bart Becker Projects.) #ageisjustanumber #babyboomer #bartbecker #blogger #blog #optimistic #optimist #optimism #over60 #old #over50 #ownyourage #retire #retired #retirehappy #retiring #retirement #retiredlife #retirementplanning #retirementgoals #retirementplan #justquitalready #earlyretirement #seattle #downshifting #nonfiction #publishers #bookdeal
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 17, Fri July 17: How To Read This Book. Everybody will have their own reasons for reading a book like this and their expectations and goals for what they get out of it. Some will simply be looking for light entertainment, or possibly great literature. Some are just in it for the sex. Others, I imagine, will hope for a How-To blueprint for retirement. Working gives a lot to your life. When you deactivate, you have to figure out ways to replace the parts of it that matter to you: paycheck, work-family relationships, and a regular routine that organizes your life. My own aim for retirement is to be healthy (very), wealthy (relatively) and happy (at all times, in all ways). If I were to give a few dicta (for retirement, but also for life in general) they would include: 1) Don’t Follow Leaders (except for me, of course). 2) Be Yourself (unless you are a real asshole). Be real. In retirement you no longer have to wear that mask and costume you wore for work all those years. (If that docile middle-of-the-roader was the real you all that time, then that would be super-weird but I have to also commend you, let’s hear it for transparency and continuity.) So, while I’m recounting the things that come up in my first year off the clock – one guy walk through . . . (Read more at bartbecker.com and Facebook Bart Becker Projects.) #optimistic #optimism #seniormoment #seniorlifestyle #seniorliving #agingredefined #aginggracefully #ageisjustanumber #aging #agingwell #blog #blogger #nonfiction #literaryagent #memoir #howto #justquitalready #bartbecker #babyboomer #retire #retired #retiring #retirement #over60 #over50 #gettingold #grandpa
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Night shift is lame...working is lame. We should all just get to spend all our time with the people we love and go on adventures we'll never forget. Thank god for Facebook video 🙌🏼🙌🏼 #comehome #leftthismorning #misshimalready #nightshift #videomessage #facetime #treeline #servicerig #love #betterhalf #safetyfirst #justquitalready #letsgoonanadventure
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 15, Wed July 15: I am barely two weeks into retirement and today I have temporarily lost track of what day it is. So that’s a good sign. It is not hard to figure it out in about 10 seconds, of course, but I did not know. Drink coffee. Read paper. Change out cat litter boxes. Pick up piles of brush around the yard and drag up to brush pile. Take photos of flowers in yard. Check Facebook (that’s what old people do, right?). Check the delivery status of a cluster-headache medication prescription I ordered (I’ve been having headache episodes since last Saturday). Delete a few emails. Eat leftover lasagna for lunch. Capture wounded mouse on the basement stairs, put in plastic bag and take up to garbage can. . . . (Read more at bartbecker.com and Facebook Bart Becker Projects.) #bartbecker #blog #blogger #justquitalready #retire #retired #retirement #retiredlife #retiredyoung #retirementplanning #retirementgoals #retirementplan #over50 #over60 #aging #agingwell #age #seattle #old #retiring #retiringsoon #nonfiction
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 14, Tue July 14: Got up, puttered around. I think about getting my chainsaw serviced, buying a new wheelbarrow tire online and replacing the rubber treads on the stairs down from the workshop to the house. Instead of any of that, I spent a few hours decluttering my computer files: moving docs from place to place, deleting copies of jpgs. I started to try to figure out how to get some music from cassette tapes to digital format; I’ve got some tapes of bands I played in 35 years ago. (It will take multiple failed efforts and a couple of years, but I will eventually get this stuff successfully transferred. I buy a cheaply-made little gizmo online called an Ezcap that is the size of an old-fashioned Walkman; it lets you load a tape and a thumb drive and make the tape into digital. It seems like such a crummy piece of equipment that it can’t possibly work. But it does. Then I videos using Windows Movie Maker, using the audio and a bunch of still pictures of the bands and posters and so forth. Then I post the videos to You Tube. You can go on You Tube and search “Bart Becker” or “Pinky Black & the Excessives” or “South Street Shakers” and get a peep at what I was up to when I was around 30 years old.) There is nothing like a productive morning when the 10am sunlight is filtering through the trees and all of the doors are thrown open to make you feel like life’s worth living. . . (Read more at bartbecker.com & Facebook Bart Becker Projects. #aarp #seniormoment #over50 #ageisjustanumber #secondact #retired #retire #retirement #retiredlife #retiredyoung #retirementplanning #retirementgoals #retirementplan #over50 #over60 #ownyourage #nonfiction #literaryagent #bartbecker #justquitalready #agingredefined #blog #blogger #seattle #aging #agingwell #aginggracefully
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 13, Mon July 13: Talking about money – like sex, religion or politics – is vulgar and private. I’ll get around to sex, religion and politics in a while. An important retirement check-mark (though not the only one, by any means) is having your finances squared away – at least to the point that short-money isn’t a constant worry in your life. You’ve got to talk about it, at least with yourself, with your partner if you’ve got one, and with anybody else who is in the game with you on your team. The whole notion of retirement finances is a stressor, right? Eek, to put it mildly. But if you don’t deal with it going in, it will be a relentless affliction. Everybody’s situation is unique, so each person has to do their own version of what I did. So let me just say this: as usual, since this is Monday, I’m paying bills and planning to run errands. In with the bills is an envelope with my last paycheck from Bellevue College, mailed to me instead of automatic deposited, for some reason. So here it is, I will not see another paycheck. I know that much of what I’ve been writing about so far in this journal – lawn-mowing and drawer-organizing and walk-taking — is in one way kind of superficial and trivial, yet in another way very important to convey the downshifting that takes place when you bow out. These are the small things that will actually take up a lot of your time. Of course, whether I organize a drawer or not has very little bearing on whether I will have a happy 30 years of retirement. Being not-broke will. That’s why it’s important to deal with the more serious category when you separate from your job: the financial plan and medical coverage, and the incomprehensible stress-making nightmare that is Social Security. . . (Read more at bartbecker.com & Facebook Bart Becker Projects. ) #oldandintheway #aarp #seattle #babyboomer #bartbecker #retire #retired #retirement #retiredlife #retiredyoung #retirementplanning #retirementgoals #retirementplan #retirementgoals #retirementlife #aging #agingwell #ageisjustanumber #over50 #over60 #justquitalready #old #secondact #seniormoment #silverdisobedience
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 11, Sat July 11. Plum juice! I know, not as exciting as Mouse In The House! from a few days ago but it is today’s project. We have a backyard plum tree that every year looks pretty from the kitchen window when it is in blossom and produces a huge crop of purple plums that mostly go unused. When they are ripe we pick a few and eat them, but they are almost too juicy to be pleasant. Most of them fall to the ground and the deer wander into the yard for their own Plumfest. We also have a couple of fruit-bearing apple trees farther down the yard near the garden. Some of the apples taste OK but they can be kind of tart and most years they are kind of pithy. Maybe they don’t get enough water down there; it’s true that we count on them to be kind of self-sufficient which is probably not the perfect fruit-orchard policy. This year, though, we’ve got a Strategic Plum Plan. We will harvest them and make juice. A lot of philosophies that I believe in and try to practice roll into this: live lightly; refuse, reuse, recycle; go off the grid; self-sufficiency; eat healthy. For decades I have enjoyed gardening (though Enid is the main gardener around here now) and eating what I grow, but another one of my philosophies is to not labor too hard at it – I want the plants to do most of the work with just a little assist from me . . . (Read more at bartbecker.com and Facebook Bart Becker Projects.) #howtoretire #oldandintheway #aarp #seattle #retire #retired #retirement #retiredlife #retiredyoung #retirementplanning #retirementplan #retirementgoals #babyboomer #bartbecker #justquitalready #oldandintheway #aarp #old #aging #aging #ageisjustanumber #over50 #over60 #over70 #gettingold #secondact #seattle #seniormoment
Just Quit Already: Day-By-Dat Through Year One of Retirement. Day 10, Fri July 10: One thing that is emphasized in all the books and blogs and advice about retirement – after the admonition to have your money lined up — is that creating a social network is important. Don’t forget to do things, they say. Preferably in groups. Personally I can’t think of anything more hideous than doing things in groups. But even I get the bigger message about not becoming isolated. That can’t be healthy, even for happy well-adjusted loners. Once that daily interaction with your work-family is gone it’s too easy to just stay in the house, pull the shades, and ignore that ringing phone. It can’t end well. I wouldn’t self-identify as anti-social or an introvert or a misanthrope (true, there are people I don’t want to be around but that’s for the factual reason that they are assholes) and I like to have fun. But, my family will readily tell you, I am also happy to skip a party, a reception, a gathering. Like anybody, I’m anxious that I not reveal my hidden motivations for this. Especially since they are also hidden from me. And, still, as Fay Wolf writes, countering my instincts, “You know who’re cool and great? Other human beings.” So, anyway, tonight we are walking up to the neighborhood Friday Night Potluck at the playfield just a few blocks from our house. . . (Read the rest of this entey, and this whole project, at bartbecker.com & on Facebook Bart Becker Projects.) #justquitalready #babyboomer #bartbecker #retiredyoung #grandpa #seniormoments #seniormoment #retire #retired #retirement #retirementplan #retiredlife #retirementgoals #retirementlife #aging #agingwell #aarp #ageisjustanumber #over50 #over60 #secondact #seattle #ownyourage #earlyretirement #silverdisobedience #oldandintheway #howtoretire
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 9, Thu July 9: Mouse in the house! You don’t have to be retired to have domestic rodentia, but this is my reality. A couple of nights ago Nadia chased, played with, and tormented a little mouse that got into the basement hallway. Elena freaked out and I wasn’t too happy with the development myself. I’m the kind of person who will trap spiders and set them loose outside but this situation calls for a less kind-and-gentle remedy. . . (Read more of this entry, and the whole project, at bartbecker.com and on Facebook at Bart Becker Projects. #justquitalready #bartbecker #babyboomer #aarp #aging #agingwell #ageisjustanumber #gettingold #seniormoment #secondact #secondact #seattle #seniorlife #seniormoments #over50 #over60 #over70 #ownyourage #retire #retired #retirementplan #retirement #retirementliving #retirementlifestyle #earlyretirement #seattle
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 8, Wed July 8: There are different ways of being well-off, right? You can have a lot of money. Or you can feel good about yourself. Not mutually exclusive, of course. For the past few years – ever since I got serious about retiring – I’ve been reading the books and articles about how to do it right. I’m not putting any pressure on myself, but I’d rather succeed than fail. A Forbes listicle on Facebook said these are the factors for a happy retirement. For the moment, we’ll assume Forbes is on top of things. I just started retirement, but let’s see how I’m doing: 1. See your children or grandchildren. I talk, text or message with my college-age daughter regularly, and see her often. Since I both like her and love her, it’s true that this gives me great joy and will continue to add meaning to my life. The bigger point here, of course, is that family connections, communication and social involvement are all healthy. My own family – my brother and sisters – gets along fine but we’re scattered and we have our own lives so we don’t get together too often. We’re not one of those families that talks every day. Or every month. . . (Read more of this entry, and the whole project, at www.bartbecker.com and like the Bart Becker Projects page on Facebook. #justquitalready #bartbecker #babyboomer #retire #retired #retirementplan #retirement #retirementgoals #retirementlife #retiredlife #aarp #old #aging #agingwell #ageisjustanumber #over50 #over60 #gettingold #seniorlife #seniormoment #ownyourage #secondact #earlyretirement #seattle
Just Quit Already! Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 7, Tue July 7: I mowed the back yard slope. It may not seem like much but it’s a workout for me; 45 minutes of dragging the mower up and down the hill and I’m sweating at the end. The yard tractor failed to start a few months ago and I haven’t had the repair guy out yet. I will have to push the tractor from my lower yard up the hill to the driveway where he can get at it, so that’s not top priority right now. I mowed the whole shebang a month ago with the electric mower (and twice on the lawn right near the house) and now it’s a nature meadow out there. Since it is super dry, the lawn itself has gone dormant, but I still feel like I should give the rest of it a trim, if only to beat down the dandelions. We live on an acre and, while a lot of it is covered with trees and native plants – salal and mahonia and ferns — there’s still a lot of lawn. Last time it took me two separate days of a few hours each to git ‘er done. I also plug together two 50-foot extension cords and get my electric weed whacker to the farthest corners of the yard to take down the rough out there. . . (Read the rest of this entry, and the whole project, at www.bartbecker.com and on Facebook, Bart Becker Projects.). #retire #secondact #retired #retirementplan #retirement #retirementplanning #retirementgoals #aging #agingwell #ageisjustanumber #aarp #old #babyboomer #bartbecker #over50 #over60 #justquitalready #secondact #secondact #seniorlife #seniormoment #seattle
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. . . . Around noonish, Elena and I went over to Lewis Creek Park. It’s a mile as the crow flies and four as we drive it. She ran a couple of miles hard and I walked two, hard, around the perimeter and through the cat tail swamps on the boardwalk. Then we drove the few blocks down the street to the Cougar Mountain Red Town Trailhead near our house and hiked four miles with plenty of elevation climb, about an hour-and-a-half all told. It was really a wonderful ramble through a beautiful forest, and a real good workout for me. It’s coolish and overcast. I’m wearing cargo shorts and a black Wailers T-shirt. We took a backpack with some nectarines and Kind Bars and trail mix and water and sat on boulders for a snack break at the point where we turned around and started back down. . . (Read the rest of this entry, and the while project, at www.bartbecker.com and like the Facebook page at Bart Becker Projects. #secondact #justquitalready #bartbecker #retire #retired #retirementplan #retiredlife #retirement #retirementgoals #retirementlife #ageisjustanumber #age #agingwell #over50 #over60 #aarp ##seniorlife #seniormoment #seattle #silverdisobedience #babyboomer
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 5, Sun July 5: Simple things, am I right? We get up and skim both Sunday papers, Seattle Times and New York Times, dawdling over breakfast I made of fried up onions and potatoes and turkey sausage and eggs. I like to read the actual paper, not the online. Remember a few years ago when everybody was getting a Kindle and “Books Are Dead” was happening? That played out pretty quick, almost faster than when I-Pods bloomed and died. I skipped Kindles the same way I avoided the whole I-Pod Era. Procrastination, mainly, I just never got around to it. I never felt any big empty space in my life because of it. And somehow, ironically, Kindles and I-Pods are now looking even more obsolete than me. . . (Read this entire entry, and the whole project, at www.bartbecker.com and like my Facebook page at Bart Becker Projects. #secondact #retire #retired #retirementplan #retirement #babyboomer #bartbecker #justquitalready #over50 #over60 #aging #agingwell #ageisjustanumber #old #seattle #silverdisobedience #retirementgoals #seniorlife #seniormoment
Just Quit Already! Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 4, Sat July 4: I put on an album (when I say “album” or “record” I mean CD; I missed the whole I-Pod era and digital and I-Tunes is way too much hassle – I have zero music on my phone, and almost none on my computer) of miscellaneous Nigerian Afro-Beat from the 70s –it was either that or John Phillip Sousa, right? — made a big breakfast fruit salad, drank a couple of cups of coffee, checked off a few little house chores, and we drove 20 minutes across town to Marymoor Park for our walk. . . (Read the rest of this entry, and the entire project, at www.bartbecker.com and also check out the Facebook page Bart Becker Projects. #justquitalready #bartbecker #retired #retire #retirement #retirementplan #aging #agingwell #ageisjustanumber #over50 #over60 #aarp #old #secondact #silverdisobedience ##seniormoment #seniormoments #retiredlife #babyboomer
Just Quit Already! Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 3, Fri July 3: Oy! It’s hot in here! “Hot in hurr,” Nelly would say. I was already sweating at 9:30 in the morning. Everybody’s talking about how un-Seattle-like it is. Crazy thing, lots of past Fourth of July parties we’ve had to pull on parkas while eating our popsicles. The three-day holiday weekend starts today, which for me kicks off a three-thousand-day permanent vacation. For now, though, it’s 4 in the afternoon so Enid and I will take a walk and I’ll try to time things out so that I’m on the couch in a couple of hours to watch a couple of games. As it will turn out: Sounders Win! Mariners Win! (Read this whole project at www.bartbecker.com and check my Bart Becker Projects page on Facebook. #secondact #retire #retired #retirementplan #retirement #retiredlife #retirementlife #old #ageisjustanumber #age #aarp #secondact #seniorlife #seniormoment #seniorlife #over50 #over60 #justquitalready #bartbecker #babyboomer #seattle
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day 2, Thu July 2: Got up, puttered around listening to David Lindley’s “El Rayo X” CD, half-organized my various passwords for my online stuff, half-organized my Favorites. Along the same lines, one of these days I intend to clean up the junk drawer and straighten out the hand tools in my toolbox. “One of These Days” would be a good retirement motto. Instead, I took a nap. . . (Read this entire entry, and the whole project, at bartbecker.com, and like Bart Becker Projects on Facebook.). #justquitalready #aarp #gettingold #old #seniormoments #over50 #over60 #ageisjustanumber #ownyourage #agingwell #babyboomer #secondact #retire #retired #retirement #retirementlife #earlyretirement #retiredlife #seniorliving #aging #aginggracefully #bartbecker #seattle
Just Quit Already! Day-by-day through Year One of retirement. July Day 1, Wed July 1: Changed out the kitty litter, tied up some sprawling tomato plants with green twine, and went swimming for a couple of hours at our neighborhood pool a few blocks from home. I am digging this retirement gig. (Read this whole project over at bartbecker.com.) #retire #retired #retirement #retiredlife #secondact #ageisjustanumber #age #seniorlife #seniormoment #seattle #justquitalready #bartbecker #retirementgoals #retirementplan
Just Quit Already: Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement. Day Minus-1, Tue June 30: I sit down to pay the bills with a cup of Borneo coffee from a Sarawak roaster, brought home as a gift by Elena in her luggage. Excepting a few things that are on automatic-withdrawal payment, I still write checks and mail them in. It works for me. As the bills arrive in the mail I stash them in the same black fabric attaché bag I toted to work for 20 years. I’ve habitually been paying the bills every Monday since forever and see no reason to stop this routine now (I know that today is Tuesday, but yesterday was special, with Elena’s homecoming). One of my retirement to-dos is to audit all of our regular bills, over time, and see where we can economize . . . (Read the rest of this post, and the whole project, at bartbecker.com) #retired #retirement #retiredlife #justquitalready #age #aarp #bartbecker #seattle #seniormoment #ageisjustanumber #secondact #retire
Just Quit Already: (Day-by-Day Through Year One of Retirement). Day Minus -2, Mon June 29: Elena is home from Borneo so we spend all day catching up on details of life in Kuching and Sarawak and everything I didn’t know about that. In other words, everything. (Read this entire project over at bartbecker.com). #retired #retirement #age #aging #agingwell #old #seniormoment #over50 #over60 #bartbecker #silverdisobedience #justquitalready #bestretirement #howtoretire #aarp #seniorliving #seattle
Just Quit Already! (Day by Day Through Year One of Retirement). Read more of today’s post, and see the entire project, at bartbecker.com. Day Minus-3, Sun June 28: A regular old Sunday morning: coffee, two Sunday papers, a sprinkling of raspberries from the garden for raspberry pancakes that we take onto the back deck to eat. Carlene Carter’s “Little Love Letters” on the box. I’m reading two bedside books simultaneously and they turn out to be basically the same book by different authors: “Your Band Stinks” and “No Hit Wonder.” The plot of both: guys form high-school or college bands, never get famous, are still touring in a van at age 40-something. In both of these cases they seem more pathetic than noble (they were always grabbing for the wrong brass ring . . . #justquitalready #aarp #gettingold #old #seniormoment #over50 #over60 #ageisjustanumber #aging #agingwell #babyboomer #boomerlife #secondacts #bartbecker #secondacts #retirement #retired #retirementlife #seniorlife #silverdisobedience
Just Quit, Already! Day-by-Day through Year One of Retirement Prologue My Retirement Goals: 1. Simplify 2. Take Control 3. Get a Deeper Connection Day Minus-4, Sat June 27, 2015: Is it too neurotic – or just healthily neurotic enough — to start keeping this retirement journal four days before I’m even really officially retired? Today I popped awake right on schedule at 6:15, as usual, as I’ve been doing for 40-some years, and then got all decadent and slept back in until 7:30. This is not even my real First Day of Retirement; I’m on the books at work through next Tuesday, June 30, then I’m lost history as of July 1. But starting today I will never step into the office again. As of five o’clock yesterday I now share something in common with President Obama and Beast Mode: He Gone. Read more of this day’s entry, and see the whole project at www.bartbecker.com. #justquitalready #bartbecker #aarp #gettingold #old #seniormoments #over50 #over60 #over70 #ageisjustanumber #ownyourage #aging #agingwell #babyboomer #boomerlife #secondacts retirement #retired #retiredlife #seniorlife #silverdisobedience
😊 it’s easier than you think.
They didn’t want to fight him because of his wrestling, so he showed his his striking, 41 sec later @whtjc aka ‘sugafoot’ walks away with that TKO victory! I have been telling @antonioxko and @xtremeknockout this kid ain’t no everyday Thundercat, he’s the Future! I’ve got the hardest working athletes in the game and they winning because of that work ethic, a lot of people come to the table to eat but only the real ones can handle the soup lol. #usvsyou #justquitalready #blameitonme #coachablefighterswin #winnerswin #winningmentality #becarefulwhatyouaskfor #xko #mma #bellator #ufc #doyouevenwrestle #sugafoot #boxing #wegrinddifferent
🚨🚨🚨Nerd alert!🚨🚨🚨😂🤣🤣💖💖💖 #nerd #nerdalert #justquit #justquitalready
Here’s to Tim, the grim reaper with the megaphone telling you that you are too slow and too weak to finish. We all look forward to your motivating speeches during tryouts. Happy birthday @segurtj @skooliesquad best line of tryouts; “Good news is we lowered our shooting standards so things are looking up for you” #bluelinefit #savage #sheepdogs #swat #loud #bluelinebeasts #marines #thinblueline #police #pewpewlife #calmbeforethestorm #veteranownedandoperated #justquitalready #tooslow #fatbody
IF YOU WIN THE RAT RACE, YOU’RE STILL A RAT 🐀 #SPOILEDBRATS #JUSTQUITALREADY
Huh? Yes. You read that right. It’s ok to quit thinking about the thing from every single angle and just DO IT! The time I used to spend thinking about my workout, stressing about my workout, driving to and from and doing my workout. Probably hours. My actual workout - not that long. The research, planning, meal prepping, stressing, failing, beating myself up, and trying again with my diet. I hate to admit that’s probably been YEARS of my life. Years I’ve wasted making it a deal. It’s ok to quit the things that aren’t good for you. Doing things to please others instead of making myself happy? That’s been a lifetime commitment. So, I quit. Done. I had to quit to make room in my life to enjoy it. And even after I quit. I’d still try to go back on a part-time basis. How lame is that!!! So...quit the stuff that’s robbing you of joy. Do the stuff that makes you a healthier, balanced, compassionate, thankful, kind human. And do that like your life depends on it. Because, guess what? It does! #tuesdaymotivation 🔥#justquitalready #behappy 🌈#choosejoy 🦋 #givejoy 🌸#makesomeoneslifebettertoday 🌞 ...
When your hooman has to work and you’re just waiting for them to play with you all day #justquitalready #JKdontquit 👀
Progress update: 50 days and not one cigarette. This is not an easy feat and I’m the first to admit that the struggle bus is a serious ride with this addiction. But, I wanted to show y’all that IT CAN BE DONE. Plus I have more money and do weird things like running for fun now so there’s that too #lifeofanonsmoker #justquitalready
This. On ☝ #justquitalready
I’m gonna say it cos I feel no one else will... this album is TERRIBLE.. abosulty terrible. The reunion shows were bad enough (I went to both London dates) so bad In fact that both dates were sold out and after the terrible performance of the first night people didn’t even show up for the second date and those who did walked out half way through... It went from close to cap to about 20/30 people by the end. AN even got all hissy and cut the set short and stormed off. Now back to this album... this is no where near AN to me.. the vocals are terrible Wes can’t scream Anymore and the structure of the songs is a LONG WAY away from the hard fast layered no fucks given of albums past. The most disappointing is the production is really bad.. it sounds like it’s been recorded in a tin shack.. and feels like a demo. The instruments (especially the drums) are pushed back in-favour of the vocals. Remember the old albums when the drums were so prominent and the dual guitars just went off!! This sounds like a Bronx album or Even a poor Nerve Agents. This album doesn’t even have a descent bridge or build up.. let alone any 2 step parts or even break downs.. it’s just a half hearted album that feels like they are just trying to capitalise again on the past legacy of the band. if you think I’m off then listen to Sore throat Theory, Hearts, Farewell, and Love American and then Liaten to this whole new album and you’ll see how bad it really is.. it’s a dying shame. They should have let sleeping dogs lay. I miss the old American Night/Give up the ghost. #americannightmare #giveuptheghost #an #hardcore #boston #am /pm #straightedge #justquitalready
Let’s see what all the kerfuffle is about #trump #loser #fireandfury #justquitalready
When you're shit so your arm hits the bar #justquitalready #getgood #ccbc
nooooooooooooooooooooo. there goes the neighborhood 🤖🤖🤖#justquitalready #robotcigs
You know you're tired when you try to swipe your badge to start your car. #goodgrief #seriously #sotired #justquitalready #friday #surgicaltechnologist
You’re talking about your impeachment right? #lol #trumpism #itsgonnabeyuge #babyinthebighouse #ewww #justquitalready #🤢😷 #impeachtrumpnow #goawayyouorange
😩😒 Let's see if she shows up for her shift today #justquitalready #moreahinderancethanahelp
Have no respect for Fakea$$ people. #justquitalready #noonewantsyouhere #satan
Best stop sign 🛑 I’ve seen in my life hahaha #stoptrump #donaldtrump #badpresident #justquitalready #stop #stopsign
Slow mo of probably the worst golf swing imaginable. This one remarkably went down the middle#shitgolfer #golfswings #justquitalready
NOT a Hillary fan AT ALL. I still stand by the fact that she is one of the most corrupt politicians in recent history and a terrible example for girls to follow or be inspired by. But I came across this book and thought I'd have a listen. Besides, after a very long day, every man deserves some comic relief and some tips on how to still attempt to remain relevant without taking any responsibility for your own failures. This "deplorable" man finds it hilarious and she's gone to great extents to prove what most of us thought to be correct: she needs prayer and she needs help. Best tip to continue failing: NEVER TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Because if you don't take responsibility, you wouldn't ever see what needs to change. Thank you, @hillaryclinton and since politics has been a disaster for you, you may have a promising career replacing #Siri but then again given your track record, I'm not too sure if giving directions would be an advisable option. • • • • • #whathappened #hillaryclinton #pray4hillary #prayforhillary #fail #majorfail #quitwhileyouareahead #justquitalready #MAGA #notrelevant #dilusional #mistaken #needshelp #books #badbooks #bookclub #badexample #politics #notafan #girlsneedrealheroes #notahero #conservative #makeamericagreatagain #crookedhillary
First week back from the summer holidays can't be easy 😂😂😂 poor miss 😂😢🤷🏿‍♂️👀#youeitherlaughorcry #backtoschool #schoolsin #teachersbelike #justquitalready
A smokin traveler this afternoon made our usual hr & a half trip double and some! Thanks to the wildfire crew that got us back up to speed #praisethefirefighters #heros #useyourashtrayasshole #justquitalready #whoreallysmokesnowadays #poorazdesert
Top Cannabis Organizations Declare War with Los Angeles City Council. #colouredcannabis #minoritiesincannabis #cannabis #itsallaboutthepatients #justquitalready #ucba
This is what you don't do with @campagnolosrl cult bearings. At least its properly fixed and cleaned now. @bikecycles your only Campagnolo Pro shop in the area. #bikecycles #swiftvelo #campagnoloproshop #campagnolo #cultbearings #capefear #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #justquitalready #910
Couldn't #agree more! With recent events that have occurred with my #children it's sad to see that SOME "EDUCATORS" expect to have all children think & be the same. Clearly they've stopped learning themselves so they're incapable of teaching others. I remember my kids being kindergartners and being so excited to go to school. Now all I hear is "school is boring" & I believe them. #schoolsystemsucks #crazyteacher #justquitalready #sad #raisingentrepreneurs #stopthismadness #parenting #followforfollow #followmyjourney #instamessage
Me when they hire someone that said they have kitchen experience but they can't cook for shit... 🔪🍔 #cooklife #roadhouse #justquitalready #damnboyithoughtyouweregood
This is what I do as I watch a constitutional crisis unfold. #omg #constitutionalcrisis #hotmess #russiagate #shizzjustgotreal #idrawtostaysane #overit #justquitalready
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier." #justquitalready @realdonaldtrump
Y'all, this is why I don't cook. Me draining tofu consists of cheesecloth, paper towels, a dish towel, a cook book, and laundry detergent. Help me. 😑😑😑#adulting #no #justquitalready #vegetarianfail #cantcook #wontcook
Gonna be marathoning some pins over the next few days! Thinking about making a cheeto orange "trump is a chump" pin 😂 #dumptrump #justquitalready #pingame #smh #notmeus #igiveup
LIES, LIES AND MORE LIES FROM TRUMP: "You know, my first major speech was at CPAC," Trump said Friday. "I loved it. I loved the people. I loved the commotion. And then they did these polls where I went through the roof and I wasn't even running." ➡Trump did not go through the roof. In fact, he did poorly in five out of the past six contests, and reached only third place last year with just 15% of the vote. Here's a look at who won in the straw polls held since Trump's first appearance at CPAC. 🔴2011: Then-Rep. Ron Paul won with 30%. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in second with 23%. New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tied for third place with 6%. Trump was not in the top 15. 🔴2012: Romney won with 38%. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum came in second with 31%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was third with 15%. 🔴2013: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul won with 25%. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio came in second with 23%. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum came in third with 8%. 🔴2014: Rand Paul won with 31%. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz came in second with 11% and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson came in third place with 9%. Trump received just one percent in a seven-way tie for 14th place. 🔴2015: Rand Paul won with 25.7%. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came in second with 21.4%, Cruz came in third place with 11.5%. Trump came in eighth place with just 3.5%.2016: Cruz won with 40% of the vote. Rubio came in second with 30%. Trump came in third place with 15% ➡HE LIES ABOUT THE MOST INSIGNIFICANT THINGS! He is a habitual #LIAR Never have I seen someone with such Low Self-Esteem @realdonaldtrump #impeachtrump #cpac #wakeupamerica #republicans #conservatives #fuckdonaldtrump #enemyofthepeople #thetruth #economics #middleclass #resist #speakout #theresistance #gop #mitchmcconnell #paulryan #justquitalready #liar #womenshealth #equality #equalrights #trumpmemes #prestrump #potus #maga #foxnews #nbcnews
I can't blame them! This is a sad, sad time in America. He hasn't been in office TWO WEEKS and we are losing LIFELONG ALLIES.....because of this...this...(give me a word). I use to be PROUD, now I am ashamed to call myself an American.😥😥🤧🤧 #stopembarassingus #justquitalready
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