21 Days

We are now 21 days into 2019. Here’s how my first 21 days of 2019 have gone:

  1. My future mother-in-law had to have surgery to remove bones from her neck because the tendons in her neck are turning into bone. It’s called OPLL and it’s so rare, it doesn’t even have a WebMD page about it. Go ahead. Try to find it. The surgeon gave her a 50/50 chance of being “horribly paralyzed.” I started thinking that Nikki and I were going to have to move to Da Region to take care of her mom; Nikki started looking up states where assisted suicide is a legal option. Somehow and thankfully, Nikki’s mom makes it through the surgery just fine and is recovering.
  2. I got the head and chest cold from Hell. I did think about going to the doctor, only to get scared of a pneumonia diagnosis. I’ve had pneumonia already in my life. Once is good enough. During that cold, I also lost my voice a couple of times, which kept me from podcasting. Some of you are pleased with that, by my calculations.
  3. During a weekend of wedding arts and crafts, Nikki screwed up her back to the point where she gave herself vertigo. She also made a lovely chili. I got to spend my Sunday fixing a door she fell into (only the door that hides the washer and dryer in our home, nothing major) and sitting in a cramped, overheated urgent care room. Nikki was apparently dehydrated and told to rest and drink Gatorade.
  4. The New England Patriots continued to ride an undeserved underdog mentality (one you can buy into for $30, mind you) to their third straight Super Bowl appearance. I look forward to hearing about how Tom Brady doesn’t eat strawberries for another two weeks of my life.

That’s been the first 21 days of my 2019. It gets better, right? RIGHT??

A quick update

If you’re one of the seven consistent listeners to the podcast, I apologize for not having a new episode this year. It’s been one of those situations where family takes precedence.

Don’t worry, though. Everything’s good now. I’ll have a new episode up by this time next week. Until then, get caught up and enjoy the random crap on Twitter/FB/IG.

How to participate

With the first real episode of Jim On Things coming Monday, I wanted to let you know that I want to include as many of you as possible. You all have followed me through the best and worst of times, and I wouldn’t think about leaving you all behind now.

Of course, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are the tried and true methods to keep tabs on me. This website is also good for that. I hope to add more things as time allows to make coming here worth it.

A new way to participate is through the Anchor.fm app, which is available for Apple and Android devices. Not only is Anchor.fm hosting the podcast, but you can also listen through their app for free. Next, sign up. Among the perks of signing up, it’s 100% free and you can send voice messages to me. I want to include a segment where I check my voicemail every episode and that doesn’t happen without your help. It can be about something I talked about, something you want to talk about, a random question, or you can talk all sexy to me. I don’t care. If I like it, I’ll more than likely play it on the podcast.

Also, if you sign up, maybe you’ll start your own podcast and we can do crossover episodes and stuff like that. Or, you could use your podcast as a means to crush my soul like Thor crushes pistachios with his hammer.

You may be asking if you need the Anchor.fm app to listen. Nope. Just search for “Jim On Things” on any of the following and you can find me:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Google Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Stitcher
  • Breaker
  • Castbox
  • Pocket Casts
  • RadioPublic
  • Overcast (just added!)

That’s what’s what regarding my new project. Thanks for indulging me and for your support. See you Monday.