TIP #20: Introduction (Jan 2019)

Are you new to my podcast? Have you missed quite a few episodes and you need to be caught up with the major stuff? Listen to this. If you don’t need any catching up, just skip this one.

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TIP #19: Holidaze

Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

I give you updates about my mental health and getting back into the swing of things out of necessity. My partner isn’t around and I miss him—and I get a little jealous sometimes of his family. I also talk a little bit about getting him to stay here with me. I talk about why my holiday spirit is in the toilet and some lady picked me up at the grocery store… and I went home with her.

It took a few times to record this, but finally got it down. I actually recorded this today. Wow.

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TIP #18: Birthday and Healing

This episode is a bit interesting because one part was recorded before I went to the doctor and the other was recorded after I took medication for my issues. I talk about my last year of my 30s, my doctor visits after recording my last podcast episode, my mental health, and how important it is to get mental issues checked on before things get much worse (though it is quite hard to make the first step).

A few weeks and I’m feeling much better. It’s only the very start, but I’m pretty confident that things will get better from here on.

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TIP #17: Therapeutic

This was supposed to be my “Happy Thanksgiving” episode, but I’ve been in a bit of a rough spot lately. I talk about a few of the problems I’m having, how I’m struggling to deal with those problems mentally and emotionally, how I’m planning to deal with these problems, and also, to say a few thanks. I get a little bit emotional during this.

As of this posting, I’m doing okay. Not incredibly great, but talking over things helped a bit. I just want to say a big thank you to those of you who have been listening. Really, I thank you.

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A Few Guide Updates

Just letting you know that I’ve made a few updates to the podcast episode guide. This may be a nice way to tell you that some things might not work correctly.

Here is the list of things that have changed:

  • New menu added to guide with links to the weblog, preferences, login, and support.
  • Guide/Player Preferences link is now located at the top of the page. (Right now, if you change a preference, the page reloads with the new preference applied. I will be changing this later.)
  • You can set preference to show button labels on the grid. It simply makes the label under the icons appear or disappear.
  • Log in link added, but it’s not ready just yet. I’m testing it locally to make sure it works correctly. It will basically give you early access to upcoming episodes (if available), give you more feedback options on the player, and for supporters, access to unreleased podcast episodes, access to more images and video, and possibly handwritten mail from wherever I am at the moment. I’m hoping to have it done by early next year.
  • In-post web media player and any links to listen to the latest episode will start using the new web player. It still defaults to the built-in browser media player since it doesn’t have proper audio seeking and reliable volume controls.

I’ll keep updating when I have some time. If stuff doesn’t work, kindly let me know.

TIP #16: Restarting

It took me a few tries to record this… sorry if it’s disjointed and random. In this episode, I talk about:

– I’ve started a new job 
– Campin’ in the Grampians, a mountain range in Victoria, Australia. 
– My hatred towards the ‘bad’ air and my need for some more immunotherapy (or I’ll have to move back to the city as soon as I can). 
– The guilt of calling in sick in the USA. (I’ve already taken a sick day because I can’t breathe.) 
– I’ll be cutting down the number of episodes I do until I get some indication of who’s listening.

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TIP #15: Ghostly Encounters

I talk about some of the scary stuff (shadows, Ouija boards, etc) that’s happened to me since I was really young up until now. I also talk about how seeing people who have passed away in my dreams is not a sad occasion (most of the time), and my fascination for cemeteries.

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TIP #14: The Past: Depression and Sadness

I know talking about sad things isn’t really something everybody wants to hear. It’s not all sad though. I talk about my need to make everybody happy and what that feeling probably stems from. I came across all my idioPod episodes from 2007 and 2010 (when I was probably feeling the worst) and why my relationship to who I was with wasn’t that great, but it did have some great moments.

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Hi, October!

Welcome to October!

You know what that means, right? It means it is creepy and spooky month! This month, I’m planning to tell you about the spooky things that have happened to me. I’m also going to talk a little bit about my childhood and Halloween in particular.

This month, I’m also hoping to show you a new (and marginally improved) podcast episode guide and, later this year, implement a little system to reward those people who have helped my podcast and website improve and thrive. This means that people who have passed around my website’s URL, talked about my podcast, have a link on their website, or left regular comments will be able to access the podcast episodes that I don’t post. That’s just the beginning though. I’m adding options that people can contribute to my website (if they want to) and being rewarded for it. 

I’ll say more about that after I get some new and slightly rejected podcast material. I’m also thinking about releasing my very old idioPod episodes (from 2006 to about 2008) as well to those who support me in one way or another.

We’ll see how it goes!

TIP #12: Slip and Slide

I talk about my little (and embarrassing) accident I had in early September, how important it is to check on your elderly loved ones every so often, and how I don’t like my real estate agent right now. I also talk about my upcoming changes and goals with my podcast episode guide.

Also: Please donate to Kerala’s Flooding Relief (if you can). A little confused about what I’m talking about? Have you listened to the end of TIP #9: Thank U India?