I can’t be the only one to think this. There used to be lines out the door for this place and everyone wanted to go there to eat.
Now whenever I go it feels like I’m committing a crime even being there and ordering food with how the employees act, the food is sub par, and you can easily spend $13-14 on a fucking burrito.
They give you way less meat then before, the quality of the meat has gone downhill.
It just sucks because this was my favorite restaurant back in the day.
Around a year ago I began to honestly begin to practice sight reading. I used to practice it here and there, but only maybe 15 minutes every month. Now I do about 15-20 minutes a day without fail.
I was a big memorizer. In fact, I couldn’t learn a piece any other way. It felt very “natural” to just memorize the pieces I was learning. One reason I began to practice sight reading is because I felt I was learning very inefficiently: slowly plucking out notes, memorizing a phrase, putting it into muscle memory, rinse, repeat.
My reading has improved slightly over the past year but not amazingly. I still have a lot of work to do and still can’t read many basic pieces fluently at full tempo. However, what I am noticing is that I’m starting to depend on reading during my ordinary practice. I started some 599 Czerny and later Clementi sonatinas, and even after a couple months or so I’m still mostly reading them. I can play a large fraction of each piece without the score but they definitely can’t be played start-to-finish without issues.
Now, it seems all new pieces I begin to study, it’s just easier to keep my eyes on the score and play, and it feels like months easily go by without having memorized anything of what I’m studying.
(This isn’t to say reading is easy (it’s not!), but it has definitely become more dependable during practice and performance.)
Now I can’t help but think that if I want both good memory and good reading, I have to practice both. :) I thought I’d get off “free” with one of these skills.
Has this happened to anyone else? What’s your experience?
I find my wife attractive. A few nights ago I saw her fully naked for maybe 4-5 seconds. Hot. First time in a few months. I've kept thinking about it since. Normally I try to sleep on the edge of the bed is as far away as possible because I know she hates being touched and I don't want to deal with the angry/pissed off fucking. Earlier this morning I was half-awake, I had rolled over in the night. And was spooned right up and had probably been stroking her legs, arms wrapped around etc for maybe 10-20 mins no idea. I had gotten really worked up and had taken her pants off she had moved a couple of times in that time. I need to be close to someone but I was still half outta it.
I put my hand between her legs. And hold her. I wake up a bit more. I notice she's scrolling through socials.
I'm not trying to shove my hand up there or anything that would hurt. An order gets barked out.
'Penis. Use penis'
... This is gonna be a blast.
I move my penis up to her, she's curled up faced away.
I put my penis between her legs right up against her.
5 mins. She hasn't budged. Hasn't flinched. Hasn't made a sound.
I just roll away and try to forget how sad my sex life is.
After 10 mins of self doubt and loathing for letting my guard down this early in the morning and know I'm going to have to spend the next 2-3 days feeling rejected and wanting cuddles I go get dressed and use the bathroom for 10 mins.
Try to knock myself out and sleep more.
Surprise she's receptive. Holy hell! Shes rolled over and grabbed my junk and is trying to warm it up by shaking it. Wtf. Why are you shaking it? It feels like she's grabbed the end, has stretched it out and is shaking it like those battle ropes in the gym. After about 3 mins of that she starts mashing it. And I genuinely mean like a potato. Shes somehow grabbed my foresksin and is mashing it into my crotch. All of it. I'm in a weird semi hard semi flacid state and thinking w...t...f... Is going on. It's not getting hard and she hasn't taken my pants off so it's getting to feel mighty uncomfortable. Mash mash mash it, into my balls, mash as hard as she can. This things a parboiled potato that needs to be mashed good. Ouch. Ouch. Ouch. I make a couple of noises indicating it hurts. She switches it up. Shes using her thumb and pointer to, I don't know grab the end? I don't know what she's doing. This is fucking terrible. Not moving up and down, just kind of holding it and squeezing... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I was going through her Tour highlights (because a snarker here mentioned that you can watch her burn through the money she earned from the tickets, and you definitely can lol) and I’m just...in awe of how completely different she is? Like back when she was scamming people with the tour, sure she was still A Mess and Unhinged, but her outfits were super cute! She looked (kind of) put together, exercised regularly, and did a lot of the “glamorous NYC cool girl” things. Now I know a lot has happened since then but I just can’t comprehend the change to who she is now?? Like I know she has a different social circle now too but dressing the way she does is NOT helping her fit in! So many of her Dimes Square “friends” may have a “grunge” aesthetic but still put in effort to wear cute clothes and don’t wear the same PJs for three days in a row (I.e. gutes). And I know she is dying for the approval of Dasha and Anna but like...they also have somewhat decent style and don’t dress like they just rolled out of bed? I’m honestly just so confused by all this.
I'm sure I'm not the first to post this and certainly not the first to think it either but I just don't like the direction Niantic is going with unlocking bonuses through player action for a limited time.
GO FEST 2020 - Neutral - The feature was first introduced during the 2020 Go Fest which offered a bonus for the remaining hour after completion. During a one day event where a majority of ALL players were playing constantly, these were good. They were in addition to what came with the event that we already PAID for. After that we didn't see Global Challenges again until recently.
RIVALS WEEK 2021 - Very Bad - When Rivals Week was first announced we were supposed to see the launch of skrelp and clauncher along with a mini Team Rocket Takeover. To some a TRT can be what makes an event. But due to a bad update, Team Rocket grunts and bosses were broken so they had to be scrapped for this event. That means the only part of the event left was the new releases, a limited spawn pool, and the goal of 40Million raids for a small 2x catch stardust for what ended up being under 40 hours of the 5 day event. For non raiders or people who don't constantly filter money into the game to meet expectations like this, the event was rather dry. I personally got no excitement spending every single coin I had saved to raid to complete such a monumental goal for something as small as 2x catch stardust. We all know the logistics of how much additional money people put into the game for this so we'll skip that part.
Sustainability Week Campaign 2021 - Good (So Far) - As we know the Sustainability Week Campaign starts tomorrow in which we can submit photos via social media like Instagram and Twitter to show proof out our activities to support the environment. There are many ways that Niantic describes that qualify here . The fact of the matter is that players only can submit photos from 4PM UTC on April 20 to 11:59PM on April 23, effectively less than 3 days to reach the bonus of a 5 day event. However I think that offering the incentives of free raid passes and 2x catch xp is better when helping clean up the environment. As the event stands right now the goals aren't nearly as lofty as the Rivals Week goals so our Pokemon Go community will likely knock them out pretty fast. Hopefully this event will set a good precedent for future bonus unlocks.
Why This Matters As many people know, our events have been getting shorte... keep reading on reddit ➡
I love her and have listened to All Sides pretty much as long as I can remember. I feel like she does such a great job with making complex topics interesting and approachable. She doesn’t hesitate to ask difficult, challenging or probing questions. I’ve honestly considered her a local treasure for years.
has anyone else noticed that her show has kinda sucked for the past few months? Her coverage and discussion panels have gotten more one sided, her shows are being replayed multiple times.
....I know she’s way older than she sounds, I think around mid-60s. Noticing the steep decline in her output and quality made me wonder if she’s maybe having health issues or is retiring or something? Does anyone know how she’s doing?