Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

Episode · 4 years ago

So Happy It's Thursday ... Updates on new stuff

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John Emotions provides updates on upcoming guests, podcast intros and how things are going on this fine autumn evening. If you're feeling down, please use the support resources on our site.

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You don't understand. I had class. I could have been a Contamina, I could have been somebody. Dude, if it's going to be that kind of part, I'm on thing mythiging about Whoa. Welcome to buy polar style. Hey, how you doing? This is I am John Emotions and I'm really glad to have you here. So you know I'm not actually going to use that intro. It's prettyoverthetop, isn't it? I like it. I like to listen to it nowand then I might share it once in a while, but I'm I'mgetting the voiceover person to do an intro so it'll it'll start to even outand you'll get a little more consistent introduction...

...to the podcast here shortly, likeafter this weekend, I'm getting some more parts. I need to do thephone interviews and then I could interview a couple of cool people I've met onthe twitter. Yeah, so today's Thursday in California USA. It's been along week. Man, working as hard I know. Everybody that works knowsworking is hard, but man, it seems extra hard when anything set youoff, like if you're a bipolar man. Working is ridiculous. Sometimes. Youwhen you. Sometimes getting out of bed is ridiculous, but you've gotto eat, you got to pay rent, you got to do stuff. Likestuff has to happen in life where you will like literally end up inthe street. So what do you do? You just gotta fucking work it out, man. And what really sucks here's one of the things I wasnoticing in some of the online kind of groups. Is there the one ofthe main differences between bipolar and just regular...

...depression is that when you have bipolar, the doctors will rarely give you anything for the depressive aspect of bipolar first. In other words, they don't really treat your depression first, they gofor your mania. They're like, Oh, let's work on your sleep first,but let's give you these drugs to slow you down, and then those, I mean, obviously you can't work with too many of those in yoursystem either. So it becomes a whole kind of dog and pony show withtrying to figure out what drugs work for you, what ones mellow you outenough so that you can handle a job without knocking you out, meaning thatyou're not able to perform the job. So it's pretty tricky and I'm notsure about other bipolar folks, but I've noticed this kind of pattern that happensover course of, you know, many, many months or even years, andthat will get a good job. Basically I'll be, you know,moderately to me, kind of hypomatic.

Get a good job, the latchonto my skills, take advantage of all the great things I have to offer. Offer me medical insurance, and then I'll go to the doctor. Theydon't get some meds, and then I'll get therapy. However, in everycase so far, the meds and the therapy aren't quite enough of a combinationto prevent every occurrence. So then I end up screwing up at work somehow, when, ways that haven't really been explained to me, but I youknow, long and short of it, I end up losing jobs. Youlose your jobs, you lose your medical insurance, then you lose your meds. No job, no medical insurance, no meads. Move from town totown, try to hook up with the local kind of public health system.They're always chasing around your records to try to figure out what the last doctorprescribe for you. They can't always match the same meds that you took before. So now you're taking different meds and going through different mood swings. Sothe whole thing is this crazy circus of...

...trial and error really. So tryingto do all of that while maintaining a job to feed yourself and how's yourselfis a challenge, to say the least. So I like to say Shi,so happy. It's Thursday now. Actually, I'm getting I don't liketo say that, but my grandma did used to say it and I thinkit was funny. So Shi t to you. She it. It's Thursday. Can't wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow. Anyway, back to tomorrow. Tomorrow'spaid at work. Yeah, so I can get the parts I need toget my podcast guests on here. We'll start sharing podcast in finding cool peoplethat want to share their stories. I think the NEAT thing about having apodcasts is I can reach out to people and help each other share stories withone another in a way that's a little more meaningful than the written word.I mean, God bless people who write blogs and text and tweet and facebookposts, but actually, when you hear...

...people's stories come out in their ownwords into your ears, man, sometimes it's really moving and it's nice toknow that other people actually feel and really resonate the same way you do,especially if you're in a bad place. I don't know if you found thispodcast in a bad place like how you're feeling right now, and if youare, by all means reach out. We've got some good resources. Thatbipolar stylecom support. There's some warm lines where you can call people and justchat. Doesn't have to be urgent, like you're not. Don't have tobe ready to jump off a building or anything. You can just call awarm line and share and share with them anonymously. So try to do thatif you're, if you found this podcast, looking for hope of some sort.You know, just check out bipolarcom I'm sorry, by polar stylecom support. Check out those links. Go do that real quick. Okay, holdon, did you do it? No, seriously, go do it. Godo it right now. Get you...

...sit here and listen passively. Ifyou're feeling bad, we have to engage you just a little bit to makesure you're still with us. You know, everything's not going to fall apart inthe next ten minutes. So go to bipolar stylecom support. Take noteof those. Some warm lines, suicide hot lines, if it's really badand get on twitter and follow us. We've got a pretty strong twitter following. People are there to help. So if you feeling low, let usknow. So today was kind of a day, you know what I mean. I don't know what it was. I got up on the wrong sideof the bed. Everything that came at me I just filed into the Johnis an idiot, John is an Asshole, John is a loser. I filedthem all into that cabinet in my head and by lunch I was miserable, just miserable. And you know what, do you do? So if youif you have a job, at least I had some structure, youknow, I can kind of plow through...

...my emails and make sure things happen. Personally, like I ride a bike, roade by bike home from work.Got A little exercise and that's always good. Release some actual energy fromyour from your system. Just get it out. That helps relax a littlebit. HMM. Beyond that, though, man, it's got to breathe.So I'm really happy it's Thursday. I'd like to share more. Reallylook for to these interviews we're going to do on the weekend. So that'sall cool. When to get onto twitter, train and figure out and how tobetter promote. That's such a challenge to me. I'm like, howI follow people I like and I share as much as I could think isreasonable. And like, how do I how? Any how do you dothat? Anyway? So if you have some good ideas on how twitter worksbetter, let me know. Yah, hit me up, follow me ontwitter. I'll follow you back. Cool Man. That's about it. Oh, here, that's the sound. You probably don't hear that sound because Iedit it out, but I make this...

...it's annoying as we progress through thesepodcasts. I'm going to stop that noise. I think I've done a better jobof not saying so on this particular podcast. All, straighten up theINTRO. No more craziness on the intro. And Tomorrow I've got a cool storyto tell you about my sister Katie, so stay tuned for that. Imight post it later in the night, maybe even Sunday morning, but away. I'm sorry, getting way ahead of myself. It's only Thursdaynow. I will post another podcast on Saturday with the cool story. Idid it again, the cool story about my sister Katie. Hope you haveawesome Friday. Take it easy this weekend. Be Kind to yourself. Go findus at bipolar stylecom. Join us. Sign up for the email list.That way I can you know we can stay in touch, regardless ofwhat social media platform is the flavor of...

...the year. I love to stayin touch with you that way. So sign up to the email list.Check out the MERCH store for some emo Joe Schwag and what else we gotover there? Hmm? Oh, the leaderboard. Go See who's on topof the leaderboard. Pretty sure Diane's kicked all your butts this month and I'llbe sending her out in Emo Joe tank top so when she goes and doesher workouts she can rock it. Thank you so much for that. Ireally appreciate all the help. Yeah, I think that's about it. We'redoing another podcast, do a podcast with some friends on heavy metal of allthings. So we're doing an interview and I'm going to do some research rightnow. Going to go downstairs and watch a heavy metal documentary about La MetalMetallica, great white quiet riot. You feel me now? All right,all right, then, you guys, have a great day of an awesomeFriday. If it's your paid a, don't spend all your money in oneplace. If you're feeling low, go...

...check out by polar stylecom support thanksa bunch. Hi Guys,.

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