Flush It Friday: Everybody’s Free (to Feel Good)


Ah, Friday, the best of all possible days. Come 5:00 today, you’ll have the most free time ahead of you that you’ll have all week! Your boss is already gone, so your work after lunch is completely dickable! Maybe you’ll catch a movie or go out to a nice dinner after topping off your 40 hours. Get in here and tell us about the hell you’ve lived and the paradise you’re anticipating. This is Flush It Friday!

The Good

Aside from working really long hours this month to conclude some research, travel for work, find a new employee, and teach a class, work has been going really well. My boss emailed me to let me know he was giving me a raise, and my publications, the big metric by which you are judged in academia, have really taken off this year. I’m extremely grateful for a lot of interesting opportunities that have paid off to make those papers come together, and I couldn’t have done it alone. I’ve been fortunate to have a great support system here, so I remain grateful and hope for future success.

Offering 1

FFO: Whitehorse, old High on Fire, Keeper

The Bad

With all the work I’ve been doing, I haven’t had as much time as desired to look for and apply to a new position. Match day for residency is in March, so my wife will soon be interviewing at hospitals all across the country. Although she’s a hyper-competitive candidate and will therefore have a good chance of landing one of her top picks, it’s going to be a bit of a sticky wicket for me to find a job where she may or may not be matched. We just have to do the best we can and trust it will all work out.

Offering 2

FFO: Portal, Chemical Cascades, Grave Upheaval

The Ugly

As many of you know, I am currently training for a half-marathon in November. The training is progressing well, and we’ll be at 10-mile runs by the end of the month. Unfortunately, all that mileage is putting wear and tear on my feet, and I have a plethora of new blisters and calluses to show for it. I’d post a picture for you, but feet are shameful and not meant to be seen in public. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Offering 3

FFO: Exceptionally ugly things (like feet)

The Freedom

It is the weekend, my friends. Go, frolic, be free. Do good. be good. Feel good.

Offering 4

FFO: Being free to feel good

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