Previously: Goodbye, Jerusalem.
Esther C. Werdiger lives in New York, and has a podcast.
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A podcast and a comic in one week! Oh, Esther. <3
@Cat named Virtute <3!
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I thought the top crossed-out item on that list was "makeouts" for a second.
@frigwiggin I did too! And I just put my face three inches from my screen to read "Mailouts." (But in my heart, it's makeouts forever.)
@frigwiggin The makeouts are on the list, but certainly not crossed off.
@Esther C. Werdiger (P.S. I am listening to your podcast for the first time so now I can imagine the comic in your voice!)
@frigwiggin It it... better now?
@Esther C. Werdiger Oh, yes. Especially the word "fishwife."
@frigwiggin As of 35 minutes in I'd say it's now my third-favorite podcast behind Midwest Teen Sex Show and Escape Pod...and MTSS hasn't had an episode since 2009 so I guess actually it's second. (And it's only second because of my deep love of science fiction.)
@frigwiggin I thought that's what it said until I read your comment, ha. I was like, "damn right makeouts is at the top of the list, girl has her priorities in order".
Welcome to New York.
@meredithmo Thank you!
I would totally date someone who had this on their profile. Good luck, Esther!
I too have the serene country life fantasy whenever I read one of those aspirational magazines. Or the distressed-warehouse aesthetic fantasy whenever I read an interior design magaine, or the it's-totally-normal-and-okay to wear six-inch heels with nubbly gray socks fantasy whenever I read a fashion magazine... I'm easily led.
@iceberg I used to have a subscription to Bon Appetit, and I have an entire binder full of aspirational B.A. recipes that I'll never cook, because they require crazy gourmet artisanal bean curd or 8 hours of my time, or both.
If you've ever lived in the country it would probably cure you right quick.
@Megano! Heh, yeah, that is definitely a truth for some.
I grew up in a town of less than 1,000 people. I took a partner home for a visit for the first time. One night, my mom, my partner, and my best friend growing up were all sitting around a fire my mom had built outside. Since it was late in the year, it was dark even though it was only about 6:30.
My friend from small times stretched, yawned, looked at her watch and gave a start. "Shoot, it's almost 7 o'clock! I'd better get home to feed the horses and then get to bed!".
My partner just looked at her. "Seriously? You're actually going to bed at 7:00? What are you going to do when you turn 40: die?".
And that, my friends, sums up country livin' pretty nicely.
@wee_ramekin My experience has been, "OK, we need to go pick up our buddy one town over. Wanna go?" When answered in the affirmative, I was ushered into a large truck with a rack of beer that was consumed on the hour drive over, and another picked up and consumed on the way back. When I informed them about the dangers of drunk driving, they looked at me and said, "What are we going to hit out here, other than deer?"
@Megano! I've often found myself one town over wishing for one more beer and thinking "If there was just some kind of a train, or a bus, or a massive, comprehensive subway system I could really stand living here" and then I run back to my city where I can get irresponsibly drunk and count on a (not) friendly person in a uniform to shuttle me home for the bargain price of $2.25.
I do wear rubber boots though.
9 times out of 10, I'd rather be in bed, or swimming in the sea, but I am no stranger to hard work! Or a challenge! Not that I want a challenge. I do not! I like easy things! But am also rooted in rationale and realism and a mild sort of cynicism.
Based on this, I'll marry the shit out of you right now, so you don't even have to bother with the OK Cupid profile.
@katiemcgillicuddy I'm in!
I am returning to OKCupid soon and this inspired me. Good luck! I hope you meet a nice fish husband.
Welcome, Esther! I can't wait to run into you at some party and try and play it cool and then slip and start gushing about how much I love your comics and that I totally subscribe to your podcast.
@FromTheFuture Can't w8!
I just want to say that you are amazing. And I hope you have feet that are perfectly suited to rain boots.
@ellbeejay Thank you! I actually suspect my feet are perfectly suited to no shoes, ever.
Oh my gosh, you're British! How did I not realize that until I clicked on your podcast? I hope for totally selfish reasons that you keep your resolution to make more stuff.
@supernintendochalmers Just enjoying a listen to the podcast now - I hear an Australian accent with a bit of American creeping in. I gather from previous LoOLs that Esther is from my hometown originally, Melbourne!
@plumb-bob Ah, my bad! I'm horrible at telling apart British and Aussie accents.
@plumb-bob Yes! Caulfield 4 life.
The photos are broken for me and I want to reeeead! :(
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