goodbye athens goodbye jittery joes ;_;
omg people on the athens mike brown rally page are so quick to call mike brown a criminal jesus fucking christ
“I would suggest that a rally for social justice or police restraint is more appropriate than a rally for justice for a criminal. Michael Brown and his ilk are the reason we need police and jails. I suggest there are many people in that town who are relieved that he can’t continue his thuggish behavior. Of course no one speaks or rallies for them. ”
what the fuck is wrong with you
before that bbq place lost its liquor license they had a great happy hour and me and olivia would go after class on fridays (after her class, i didn’t have class on fridays ha ha ha) and get margaritas, memoriessss
!!! also in ~regional foodways~ news david’s brother has a barbecue restaurant that makes CAROLINA BOYS which is a po boy with pulled pork and collards and pimento cheese, it’s my new favorite food i wanna marry it
I MOVED TO THE WRONG STATE IM SO MAD
the bbq place that was literally next door to my old place (like. literally. across the train tracks. next door.) had something called a “redneck reuben” that was pimento cheese, collards, and bacon, grilled together
i just saw some dude who works in one of the hip bars (ok also one of my favorite bars, tbh) in athens making fun of sorority girls who came in and tried to order a buttery nipple, so i googled what that is and it sounds delicious?? whatever dude.
flashback to the time when katy told me to write an email with my love woes to captain awkward and he replied “this guy sounds like an emotional vampire”
she!! captain awkward is a lady!! but OMFG you never told me you got a response and that there is a record now of captain awkward referring to a certain local dude as an emotional vampire
SORRY! I thought I did. Her exact response was, “This guy sounds like an emotional vampire and a nightmare and I think you can decide if you want to be free of him. 5 years from now you’ll be glad you are free, I think. People don’t need to work that hard at deciding how much they like you. They just don’t. He likes you obviously, he likes your attention even more, but if he can’t give you what you need and treat you well, then cut him loose for several months of no contact and get him out of your system.”
Nothing like creating a child to snap your life back into reality. I miss Athens but I was also a little nuts back then.
this is super satisfying
me and jean were gonna go downtown then we ran into some friends doing some witchy shit, did some witchy shit instead
early show this sunday!
POC to tha front
i wanna help downtown boys get a show in athens but i don’t even know who is booking shows now, somebody help!
ugh what the fuck some irritating radfem “notcisjustwoman” stole local athens artist thelandofmonsterscomics comic THAT’S JUST FUCKING RUDE credit your fucking art and don’t hate trans women i swear to god
!!!! i forgot about my favorite local okcupid user SALMON_HANDS almost his photos are of him holding fish or fishing, he’s studying fisheries management.
the dude i wish the most happiness to on okcupid is salmon_hands. i hope u find your dream girl someday, and that she is a reverse mermaid.
i would really really really love to read a piece or a zine of women’s stories of being in bands with awful dudes
i feel like athens could do this alone
I’m circulating this like wild fire because the mayoral election is fast approaching and I want everybody to know who they’re casting their vote for.
ugh my entire experience in athens
what really sucks is that while i have no idea who this is about i already thought “maybe it’s ____” about 3 or 4 different bands
to be totally honest i was always too scared of no one ever believing me about shitty stuff to say anything cause i was afraid of getting essentially kicked out of the scene/demonized myself which i feel like is/was a very real possibility
yeah i can attest to that not really working outthe only thing now is if people behave that way i just don’t really care anymore
v important discussion
there’s an awesome americorps position available in athens but i… want to… leave athens??? athens you’re making things difficult for me.
i guess i could have just made her look at the notes on this post
everyone i know in town that’s not…This thread is makin me feel awful
:( Don’t feel awful! You came here out of choice, right? I mean, it’s still a great place, just, you have to choose it, not get stuck here. Also, you are an artist/creator, not just a kid bumming around without a purpose!
I mean, I have literally lived two places in my entire life, that’s it. I wish I had traveled more.
edit2: don’t listen to me, I’m having a bad week and questioning life decisions.
yeah, i moved here almost 4 years ago after i finished undergrad because i liked it here. i still like it a lot in many ways but i am often upset/depressed about not traveling more or experiencing other cities, especially now that i am single because dating in athens is terrible..
and it’s like, i feel like i have so much self doubt about my life choices, what i have done, living in this place where i do on my own! so when other people/friends talk so much about how athens is terrible/shitty/and about how living here is foolish it literally makes me feel like complete garbage and hate my life? maybe i should just stop following people who post about it so much. it’s not healthy for me, honestly.
honestly the point i was trying to make was “athens is difficult to leave” rather than “athens is a horrible place to live” but it’s difficult to talk about inability to leave without also sounding like you’re complaining about it i guess. (clarification: i’m personally not complaining, i loved living in athens but now i definitely feel ready to move on) i feel like your story about moving here is about like claiming your independence rather than staying when you want to leave and you shouldn’t feel bad about that!!