Here's where I post life updates and reblog fun things!
@jraetimms on Twitter is where I share dumb thoughts and stalk comedians
@gl0ckenp0p on Instagram is essentially becoming a clothing diary
gifintcgstumblr.com is where I post gifs from The Chris Gethard Show as well as other posts about those involved. Sometimes I vaguely liveblog the show and for that I apologise.
you do not speak french.
My favourite people always seem to have a horrible experience in Australia and it’s so embarrassing. Although I love Sydney and my family and friends are super great and normal, I’m sad that many of the people that overseas visitors are introduced to - who to them represent the rest of the country - are often racist, or sexist, or prejudiced in other ways. Our own Prime Minister is mildly famous in America for basically being an asshole. Weezer came here in the very early years of their career and then didn’t return until 2013 because it was so terrible.
ANYWAY THIS SET IS HILARIOUS
Eric and I were watching Lizzie McGuire the other day and Gordo was reading a book about how to be a better bowler. “The Dude Strikes Out” and Miranda mentions that it was written by Jeffrey Lebowski. I was totally geeking out while we were watching this. Love me some Big Lebowski.
Lately I’ve been hearing a lot from a close friend of mine about someone who is constantly causing her stress. This person doesn’t deserve any of her time and attention, yet she talks to him every day and almost always their discussion will turn into an argument. She will obsess over winning these arguments with him. I get it. He’s really stubborn, and never seems to believe that the things he says are hurtful and immature, and come from ignorance, and I know how it feels to want to get back at someone like that. Make them feel remorse for their actions. Replace their arrogance with shame. You want them to see that they’re wrong, and admit it. But sometimes it just isn’t worth it.
I feel like I wouldn’t easily get myself into a situation like this, only because I’m good at distancing myself from people - which can be a terrible quality, sometimes I do it by accident with people that I care about. But it also means that I can escape from a person that I identify as a toxic presence in my life. If someone continuously says things that are hurtful to me, instead of plotting some kind of petty revenge I will simply write them off, because I just don’t care anymore. I know now that it’s just not worth keeping people in your life that only cause you stress.
But it’s not just letting go of people like this that’s important. I think it’s also a valuable thing to be able to let go of other small things that cause you stress, frustration, regret. That’s not to say that you should never allow yourself to be angry or sad, or that you should run away from your problems. I’m talking about the tiny things that seem to matter in the moment but really aren’t long term problems. If someone makes a negative comment on your Facebook or Twitter, and you can instantly tell that they’re just an idiot, maybe don’t engage them. If you did something embarrassing in the 10th grade and you’re still thinking about it every few months and cringing - I wanna remind you who’s still talking about it. Fucking NOBODY.
Whatever little problem is eating away at your brain right now, think about how important it’s going to be a week from now. A month from now. A year from now. Negativity will destroy you. Let. It. Go.
You can kinda do it sassy.
Blocked the tag ‘hannibal’ on Tumblr back when I had vague plans to watch the show (still might!) and wanted to avoid spoilers. Then unblocked it when I realised that, because I mainly follow comedy enthusiasts, 90% of the posts tagged Hannibal were of Hannibal Buress. Also had a similar problem with Game of Thrones when I just blocked ‘GoT’ without it immediately occurring to me that it would then block every post where someone used the word ‘got’ in a caption. I’m pretty bad at the internet.
The Great Gonzo.
Jeremy Neale - Lone Tiger (Official Music Video)
One of my favourites has a new video out and it is all kinds of awesome. This is always one of the best songs live.
My anxiety over the fact that I’m young and ignorant with a voice that can potentially reach a hell of a lot of people and that I demonstrate this on a daily basis by sending out my silly remarks over various platforms of social media is regularly eclipsed by my LOVE OF THE INTERNET.
I might post something kinda dumb on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, Facebook, whatever that I’ll remember or see later and think “ughh”. But that lasts a second, and ultimately doesn’t really take anything out of anybody else’s day. When I think about the things I get to watch and read on a daily basis, the link that these sites provide to the rest of the world, I’m so glad that I use so many forms of social media. I love that somebody on the other side of the globe can get together with some friends and make a video and I can see it the next day. I see my dad’s cousin’s garden in Holland on Facebook. I listen to Moshe Kasher talk about his childhood on the YMIW podcast. I hear about a guy drinking piss at a New York improv show on Twitter. Sometimes I like just hearing about the weather in other countries. Today I was reading a recipe for Halloween themed pancakes where the author mentioned that her grandparents lived next door to the guy who owned the original Ghostbusters car. How cool is that!
So yeah, the world wide web is pretty rad. Shoutout to everyone on here - those who follow me, those I follow who will never see this. You are all fascinating, funny, friendly people and I love being able to communicate with you all from my lil shoebox apartment on another continent. PEACE N LOVE <3
Top of the Golden Gate Bridge
Here’s a sketch I wrote for Bellevue’s show last month, starring Noah Forman and myself and directed by Brandon Gulya.
Oh I saw this live! First and only Maude Night I’ve been to. It was. SO great. Dru and Noah are a dream team.