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diaries for 2018 - a book reading

tcr! · May 16, 2019 at 7:33 pm

20180505 You can't dump that there

20180505 You can’t dump that there - MP4

I read one of the entries in my new diaries for 2018 book, affectionately titled You can’t dump that there. It was one of my more popular podcasts from last year so I thought it’d be a good fit for a reading. The video clocks in a little over 9 minutes so pull up a chair and pretend like you’re at my dining room table.

If you’re new here, this is the current tagline for the book:

The ebbs and flows of this alcoholic, it’s all true. A year’s worth of words on my recover journey. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m talking about.

You may be asking yourself where you could buy this book. That would be a very good question. Below are links for your clicking pleasure.

• amazon.com: Paperback → Kindle →

• tcrbang.com: diaries for 2018 book →

Books purchased on tcrbang.com come signed with a personalized inscription. Because that’s what you do when you’re me.

Questions, comments? Ask away in the comments.

#diariesbook #videos #forsale

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JJ · May 17, 2019 at 7:48 am

Thanks for stepping outside of your comfort zone & recording this. I love the eyebrows comment & I can only assume by your own comments that it’s not your most natural position to have your mug right up on the screen ( or is it? ), either way, kudos to you!!!

I remember very clearly reading this entry sometime in the springish of last year & it was chocked full of so much incredible insight that I’ve carried snippets of it around in my inner spiritual library since then. You are so incredibly real & compassionate & honest to your own self… it keeps me hopeful. Thank you.

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2019 at 10:42 am

That will be literally the best thing I read all day! ❤️

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tism tism · May 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm

I really enjoyed that. :-)

tcr! tcr! · May 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Thanks for watching it! 🎸

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Photograph by Def Leppard

tcr! · May 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

On Tuesday Maggie and I went over to her mom’s apartment so Maggie could run in and grab her dress shoes for her choir concert. On the way we were rocking out in the truck as we do, listening to Photograph by Def Leppard.

As we pulled into the parking lot Joe Elliot was singing “you got some kinda hold on me, you’re all wrapped up in mystery” and Phil Collen hammered out his barred chords.

It was early evening, sunny outside, we had the windows down. It was perfect.

After I pulled up to the front of the building, Maggie hopped out, walked about three feet, and then stopped.

Then she turned around, came back to the truck, and said through the open window, “dad, you may want to turn the music down.”

🎙 🎸 #musicvideos #defleppard #maggie

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jdeja · May 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm

He was on PBS last night, great interview!

tcr! tcr! · May 16, 2019 at 2:40 pm

I’ll have to look it up

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Lily of the Valley for Wednesday

tcr! · May 15, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Lily of the Valley for Wednesday

Lily of the Valley are sweetest smelling little fuckers you’ll ever meet.

Happy Wednesday, peeps!

#photos #flowers

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fiatlux423 · May 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

I still have my photo you sent me

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2019 at 5:08 pm

As you should!

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Meicher · May 16, 2019 at 9:37 am

My favorite flower 💚

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May 14th, 2019 at 10:33:19 pm

tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Laceration hazard via metal rod

Guys, laceration hazard at the Starbucks on Randall Road. Personally, I’ve never seen a broken plunger knob but apparently it’s a real thing if you work the rod too hard or something. 🤕

#photos #starbucks #hazardous

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Tater tots on a Tombstone

tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Tater tots on a Tombstone

For those of you who are culinarily risqué, feastishly bold, for those who live on the literal edge of le chef’s knife, I have a daring cookery question for you.

Are golden tater tots allowed on a zesty pizza?

🤯🍕

I know this very well may have blown your taste budding mind, but seriously, could one great, lone master chef (me) even pull this off? At this hour?

⏰ 🤔

#photos #culinaryhero

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Hater McGhray Hater McGhray · May 14, 2019 at 5:03 pm

Flavor town

Flavor town pizza

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Raes · May 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm

Go for it

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tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm

In related dinner news, the Albanese gummies are ready 💪

Albanese gummies

keamoose keamoose · May 14, 2019 at 5:57 pm

cat wearing a top hat and moustache

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tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 5:44 pm

Me: A TRIUMPH.

Tater tot pizza

Tater tot pizza bite on fork

thewattsolak · May 15, 2019 at 7:28 am

See, my only real question was, is it hand food or utensil food?

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2019 at 7:49 am

It was a goddamn free for all! Golden taters and red sauce drops and the other edible carnages resisting. Next time I’ll use mini tots and arrange more strategically. So I can use my fork since my mom makes me.

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Momma J Momma J · May 14, 2019 at 11:17 pm

No

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2019 at 9:45 am

WHA???

Momma J Momma J · May 15, 2019 at 11:25 am

More veggies instead of potatoes!

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Maggie’s backpack with keychain

tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 9:18 am

Maggies backpack

Maggie’s had my keychain on her backpack since at least Fall of 2017.

It’s the little things that people do that mean the most… ❤️

#photos #maggie

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Momma J Momma J · May 14, 2019 at 10:38 am

She loves you! Her back pack is very eye catching

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 4:44 pm

It’s my favorite backpack of hers for sure!

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Roger Waters wrote the good word

tcr! · May 13, 2019 at 8:23 pm

The Dark Side of Pink Floyd

“There wasn’t any room for anyone else to be writing,” Waters told Rolling Stone in 1987. “There was no point in Gilmour, Mason or Wright trying to write lyrics. Because they’ll never be as good as mine. Gilmour’s lyrics are very third-rate. They always will be. And in comparison with what I do, I’m sure he’d agree.”

Sounds about right to me.

#pinkfloyd #wordsmith

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May 13th, 2019 at 8:00:24 pm

tcr! · May 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

When you guys pluck your eyebrows after each one do you say, “that’s what I thought!”

#eyebrows

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 13, 2019 at 8:09 pm

Mine are multi-hued brows and I only terminate the ones that have gone full out white. Which is pretty much eyebrow suicide nowadays.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · May 13, 2019 at 8:10 pm

This guy is a quick fix: 😎

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Coops · May 14, 2019 at 6:21 am

Just lay back in the chair and let your hairdresser handle it….it isn’t quite as malicious 🤣

tcr! tcr! · May 14, 2019 at 8:40 am

I don’t have a hairdresser, nor any hair 😢

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The only dandelion I haven’t killed

tcr! · May 13, 2019 at 6:17 pm

The only dandelion I havent killed 1 The only dandelion I havent killed 2 The only dandelion I havent killed 3

#photos #flowers

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Susan VK · May 13, 2019 at 9:32 pm

What are you waiting for?

tcr! tcr! · May 15, 2019 at 8:22 am

He was too pretty 🌼

Susan VK · May 15, 2019 at 1:01 pm

🤣

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The horror of the fitted sheet

tcr! · May 12, 2019 at 5:16 pm

The horror of the fitted sheet

These pillows and their corresponding cases and this sheet for fitting have all been resting comfortably on my bed in a laundry cocoon for the better part of the day.

Whenever I walk into the bedroom my heart plummets. And then I walk right back out of the bedroom.

Because I never know which corner to start with the fitted sheet. And it really doesn’t matter anyway. Whichever corner I choose is wrong. Then I spend the next half day twisting round and round what feels like a linen Rubik’s cube. But there are no colored squares to guide you. No YouTube master patterns to follow.

I don’t even bother with the top sheet anymore either. That’d be one more key tumbler for me to fumble with in a lock of woven madness.

All the while both cats are sitting in feline bemusement, or quite possibly in feline judgment. They have no thumbs to help, only fur to shed on a clothesline fresh comforter.

And then the pillow stuffing. I feel like Real Trump must have when he had to stuff all those jumbo, pinto quesadillos into that supersize Taco Bell sack on Cinco de Mayo of 2018.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my pillow forts as much as Abed and Troy but when will this laundress lunacy ever end? And there’s two more pillows off camera. Because five pillows is the minimum requirement for entry.

So I guess this is what’s really been happening in my Geneva house, this Sunday, this Twelfth of May.

How are you guys?

#photos #thestruggleisreal #pillows

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frantz · May 12, 2019 at 6:59 pm

I have learned that bed linen laundry day is nothing short of a full cardio workout…for I am the lover of the duvet… It’s a wonderful concept that is deceiving…a simplistic idea that is nothing short of madness. The stuffing of SIX decorative pillow shams…pure torture.

tcr! tcr! · May 12, 2019 at 7:55 pm

Decorative pillow shams! The horror!

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asquared01 · May 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm

I feel you on the fitted sheet. I always get it wrong too. 😂

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bsd schwarz · May 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm

I hate making my bed but it is always worth it at the end of the day. Nevertheless……

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bsd schwarz · May 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

Also-I pulled a crap load of dandelions yesterday. That was what was happening in my neck of the woods.

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bsd schwarz · May 12, 2019 at 7:36 pm

I like the color on your wall.

tcr! tcr! · May 12, 2019 at 7:53 pm

Thank you! It’s my favorite bedroom color thus far

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A1 Hansen · May 12, 2019 at 8:09 pm

While you have the fitted sheet on the bed correctly, take a vibrant thread and needle. And stitch a little something on the corner or the elastic area. Pick one corner and do it to all the fitted sheets. Maybe pick a corner you will remember? It helps the sheets get done much faster, because I too have the same issue! Same with the USB things! I always pick the wrong end first

Patti66 · May 12, 2019 at 8:27 pm

I’m for quick- I use a permanent marker and put a “T” in the two top corners when the new sheets are on the bed.

Momma J Momma J · May 12, 2019 at 11:34 pm

Good idea! I get so frustrated!

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Mick MLG · May 12, 2019 at 8:55 pm

This is why I moved …..

tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2019 at 9:27 am

You got tired of making ya bed? I feel ya.. 😞

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Borders on C · May 12, 2019 at 10:10 pm

Pretty photo though. =)

tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2019 at 9:26 am

Thank you! Arranging pillows for a photoshoot is far more appealing that reverse engineering the Houdini escape straitjacket pillow case riddle.

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Loizzo · May 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm

If it helps, locate the tag on the fitted sheet (assuming there is one). Once you find out which orientation is correct, burn into your memory where the corner with the tag is, then always start with that corner.

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tcr! tcr! · May 13, 2019 at 9:23 am

I had never thought of marking the corner(s) of the fitted sheet but it is a brilliant plan!

I’m envisioning a pirate map of sorts with dashes leading to a treasure chest X. Ye map noting where there be sharks, and where there be safe havens, and where there be death.

And of where be ye fastest route to sailing the seas of fitted comfort.

I’ve attached a quick mockup that’s neither my bed nor my map, but you’ll get the idea. I’m a man not a cartographer.

treasure map for fitted sheet

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