About Me

You're probably following me because I toured with Paradise Fears once. They're my best friends but I'm a boring biology student now, my apologies. Stay tuned for my strange taste in movies, music and science. And yes, occasionally some PF things.

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I would marry John Green so hard right in the face.

I would marry John Green so hard right in the face.

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This eliminates like 82% of my fun time things though John.

This eliminates like 82% of my fun time things though John.

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Jordan being a dear and fixing my toilet.

Jordan being a dear and fixing my toilet.

Jade Elise.

jtotheizzoe:

Emily asks "Where My Ladies At?

Stop. Watch this.

The lack of women with STEM shows on YouTube is the nail, Emily Graslie is the hammer, and this video is the proverbial strike upon its head. There’s not much that I can say that Emily doesn’t say better, and truer, and from an emotional place of which I can only begin to imagine the outermost atoms of the outermost superficial shell.

Digging into how women are treated on YouTube taps into much larger issues, in STEM fields and society in general. But it’s also a very visible place to begin to make an impact and force change. I think I still fall into the “not knowing exactly how I fit in to this” category like she mentions. And I know there’s lots of people, male and female, who feel like that. But we’re here, we’re listening, and we have your back. That’s a start.

Head over to the video page to see a great list of female-led STEM YouTube channels in the description. Can’t wait to see that list grow.

Reblogged from It's Okay To Be Smart

Jade Elise.

mightynewshoes:

Most people live their entire lives without ever experiencing a moment of the kind of happiness this dog is feeling.

I watched this for like three minutes.

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thekickbackband:

Yesterday was maybe the weirdest day of my life.

Morning: Panic about tornadoes in November. Real. Serious. Panic.

Afternoon: Jim Eno calls because his flight to New York is canceled and he’s stranded in Chicago.

Late Afternoon: We eat dinner and decide to play two open mics as Little Tommy & The Squeakers.

Early Evening: At the practice place rehearsing “Next to You” by The Police, “Pump It Up” by Elvis Costello, and “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys.

10 p.m. Carol’s. We’re warned we’re way too loud but because we say we’re practicing for a birthday party, they’re okay with us.

11 p.m. Moe’s. It’s on. Then Eamonn gets roped into playing with the band after us.

12 A.M. Jim gets in a cab to go back to the airport hotel. 

Considering I thought I was going to die in a hail of tornado, yesterday was absolutely ridiculous. 

A picture from our second set is included. Long live Little Tommy and the Squeakers. Thank you for reading.

thekickbackband:

Yesterday was maybe the weirdest day of my life.

Morning: Panic about tornadoes in November. Real. Serious. Panic.

Afternoon: Jim Eno calls because his flight to New York is canceled and he’s stranded in Chicago.

Late Afternoon: We eat dinner and decide to play two open mics as Little Tommy & The Squeakers.

Early Evening: At the practice place rehearsing “Next to You” by The Police, “Pump It Up” by Elvis Costello, and “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys.

10 p.m. Carol’s. We’re warned we’re way too loud but because we say we’re practicing for a birthday party, they’re okay with us.

11 p.m. Moe’s. It’s on. Then Eamonn gets roped into playing with the band after us.

12 A.M. Jim gets in a cab to go back to the airport hotel.

Considering I thought I was going to die in a hail of tornado, yesterday was absolutely ridiculous.

A picture from our second set is included. Long live Little Tommy and the Squeakers. Thank you for reading.

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Anonymous asked: I wish I could think of something to type that would really, really hurt you but I'm sure you've heard it all and just let it roll of your back. I just hate you so much and want you to feel bad for being such a colossal loser. I mean narcolepsy, depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome? One fake illness wasn't eliciting enough sympathy? Ever heard of Münchausen syndrome?

thefrogman:

I have heard of Münchausen. It’s a psychological disorder in which people feign illness to get attention and sympathy. I can’t believe it has taken this long for someone to catch me in the act.

I’m just a giant scam.

It was hardest to fake the narcolepsy. It’s a neurological disorder that has a very definitive test. I needed to acquire magic brain powers to fool the monitoring equipment of an MSLT. I found myself a crossroads, buried some trinkets, and sold my soul for magic fake narcolepsy brain powers. That test was completely fooled. 

It is hard to get a prescription for narcolepsy medication unless you actually have narcolepsy, so this all worked out great. 

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Depression was harder. They can actually do these PET scans that show what a depressed brain looks like. 

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The trick to faking this one is watching that Sarah McLachlan Animal Cruelty commercial 50 times in a row. After that, they basically throw the antidepressants at you.

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As some of you may recall, I have actually had shock therapy for my fake depression. When faking stuff, you really have to commit. You can’t half-ass it. So even though I didn’t need it, I signed up to have my brain electrocuted. My favorite part was when they put the rubber in my mouth so I wouldn’t bite off my tongue. Sure it was scary, but I just kept thinking about all the sympathy I could get from that. 

My next feet of fakery was obstructive sleep apnea. Here I am before my last sleep study hooked up to a bunch of wires. 

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The polysomnograph showed that I stopped breathing quite a few times during the night. This was hard to pull off because you have to be asleep while you stop breathing. The key was to sneak a small child inside my overnight bag. Pay them $20 bucks and they will periodically strangle you throughout the night. 

The insurance company (who loves to pay for things people don’t need) bought me this cool mask I have to wear when I sleep.

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Since I was only faking that whole “not breathing” thing, I don’t even turn on the machine. I just do Bane imitations until I fall asleep. 

Of course there is my fake diabetes. Before my blood test I just drank a gallon of high fructose corn syrup. Then they gave me all these cool insulin pens. 

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I have to be careful how much I take, because if you take insulin and you aren’t diabetic, then you can go into a coma. It’s hard to fake illnesses in a coma. It’s better to just fake the coma so you can hear everyone talk about you while you are secretly listening. 

Lastly is the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I thought this one would be a bit easier to fake since there is no tried and true diagnostic test. Unfortunately, getting a firm diagnosis ended up being tricky.

I had to travel 500 miles to Detroit to see a specialist. To my surprise, she actually had a battery of tests that give strong indications you actually have CFS. They took 31 vials of blood and many of the tests came back positive for those indicators. To do this I bribed the lab technician to sprinkle a retrovirus into some of my samples. Almost none of this was covered by insurance, so I had to sell my car and most of my possessions to see this doctor. And I had to incur substantial debt to pay for the treatment I received. What is a lifetime of paying off debt for a treatment that didn’t work when compared to the oodles of sympathy I receive for spending all my money on a “failed treatment”? 

It’s nice to get that out in the open. Faking all these things that make me tired has been exhausting.

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Jade Elise.

To the people in my ask box asking if so-and-so are religious. Here’s a great video to watch. Actually, this is a great video to watch for anyone regardless.

Anonymous asked: Hey i was just wondering which tour you were on with the guys. I hadn't heard of them at the time and i'm just backtracking through their stuff.

I was on The Rise and Fall of My Pants Tour with All Time Low, The Ready Set, He Is We and PF.

Anonymous asked: I'm sorry I wasn't trying to come off mean or nosy. I just heard in an interview that some of the guys met through church and I was curious. Again I'm sorry.

Hey no worries! 

Anonymous asked: Are all the guys in paradise fears religious or only certain members?

Hmm. Speaking to someone else’s religious preferences is probably something that nobody should probably do. It’s different for everyone. But they’re not a Christian band, if that’s what you’re asking. But thanks for being the first person in my ask box in a thousand years!