Send me a message if you want to be lj friends. 100% serious. I only post once every few months but would post more if I still had more active friends. I know some of you are out there. I’ll only add you if you identify yourself in your message! 

(also just realized this was my 2000th post. it somehow seems fitting that my 2000th tumblr post was about livejournal because lj is everything tumblr isn’t and I miss it)

Mikey’s learning the lap steel. Sounds so dreamy.

Philly! Room available at my friends’ house for July 1. Jump on it. 

CAT FRAT in west philly right off baltimore ave is lookin to fill a room for JULY 1ST! right by trolleys, close to clark park, short walk to hipcityveg and other good eats! washer & dryer included, new gas heater, sweet balcony for porch hangs, a fire pit in the back, a cute front lawn & a humongous DVD collection for movie nights. our basement is show/practice-ready so someone who is okay with the occasional loud music preferred. also be cool with living with 7 other people — tho with 3 floors and 3 full bathrooms it doesn’t feel like that many people.

ladies, queers, poc preferred but honestly any rad person should feel free to inquire! not trynna have more couples or pets unfortunately. rent is $430!

e-mail smergio@gmail.com if you need any more info or would like to set up a time this week to meet.

Feel free to reblog!

Q

Anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for dealing with dogs who are aggressive towards other dogs? Did you take Rover to classes? My pup is fine if she can smell other dogs, but if they're far away she barks and gets really upset.

A

I couldn’t take Rover to classes because 1. he couldn’t do group classes obviously because he was aggressive toward other dogs and 2. private training was too expensive for me at the time because I got him when I was 21 and in my senior year of college.

When I got Rover, the shelter didn’t warn me that he was aggressive toward other animals, very protective of food/toys, and showed obvious signs of anxiety and past abuse. They sort of just handed over the keys and let me go for it - which I think is a really terrible thing for a shelter to do, obviously. I got him home and was at a total loss for what to do when he tore apart the house every time I left, had accidents when I left, and pulled me down the street trying to get to another dog to attack it any time we saw one. When I was home, he was a timid but loving guy. He would listen really well but needed a lot of space of his own. I could tell he wanted to please me. But if anyone approached him too quickly, startled him, raised their voice near him, came near him with a sticklike object (like a broom), if a man/taller person cowered over him, or if he was left home alone for any length of time, he quickly turned into a frantic and unpredictable mess. Basically I had to start from scratch with him in terms of building up his self-confidence - all while working on my senior thesis in school. It was not easy.

Here’s what I did. Novel below.

I have to say - nearly every time the PA Share PA gets returned after being checked out for a show - it comes back in impeccable order. This system wouldn’t work if it was any other way and it rules that we don’t even have to ask. People just get it.

amandamello:

Just a reminder that the submission deadline for The Hand that Rocks the Cradle is on June 16th! That gives you a little more than a week to get something together. Submit to nannyzine at gmail. #nannylyfe #nannyzine #zines #nanny #babysitting

We’ve gotten some submissions but need more! Today is Sunday - a great day to work on a zine submission.

New photoblog post! Mostly from a trip to New York this past weekend to see Mikey play a solo set, to see the Ambulars, and to hang with New York buds.

More photos and commentary here:

http://everydaypants.com/photoblog/2014/06/02/grass-is-greener-52514-6114/

We met up to hop on a bus to New York and realized we were wearing the exact same thing. 👯✌️

New calendar day! Stoked about this artwork by @hurrayfor Michelle Krysztofiak! #diyphl