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32. Do You Break the Rules When the Rules are Stupid?
Monica confesses that she is a rule breaker. So many rules are just stupid (in Monica's opinion).
How about you guys? Do you break the rules when the rules are ridiculous.
Monica and Amanda talk about the idea that we all are so careful with everything that we say, what happened to just saying what we feel without constantly monitoring yourself that you are PC enough
31. Who is Stealing My Underwear?
Monica talks about leaving Social Media for a few weeks. She found she didn't miss anything. Monica and Amanda both agree that too much scrolling and social media is really not that important, and is a waste of time.
Amanda asks Monica how she feels about those little white lies that people tell to get out of seeing friends. Monica prefers the straight up approach, she has no issue with someone changing their mind if they don't want to go out or see her. Some people have huge issues with you canceling plans, and in those cases to avoid the over dramatics a little white lie is necessary. Amanda talks about a friend of hers who decided to not go to a family function and made up a covid lie. We both agree that it's better to be straight up.
AITA for not wanting my wife’s nephew with us anymore after finding out he’s been taking my underwear?
I’m (29M) in this bizarre situation at the moment and need others input. My wife’s nephew (18) was having problems with my SIL - his mom- for a while. We don’t know the full details but considering how awful she is as a person we didn’t blame him for wanting out of that house. His dad’s not in the picture, rest of the family lives too far from where he’s going to school and his job. He asked if he could come live with us and we were more than happy to help him out.
Don’t know when exactly the situation started only that I began noticing over the last couple of months that my boxer briefs were going missing whenever it was time for me to do laundry. As in I’d only find a couple in my hamper when I’d try doing laundry. I thought it was weird but didn’t think anything of it. I keep it in the closet so figured maybe they fell out when I toss all my dirty clothes in there. But it started to get even more noticeable when I actually had to buy more because I had no idea why they were disappearing. My wife just thought I was losing them by not paying attention.
Then I went into the storage room/guest room where her nephew is staying. I was looking for some supplies we keep there in the closet and then I found a laundry bag in one of the drawers. All of my underwear were in there. A whole big pile were stuffed in there and I couldn’t believe it. I asked my wife first if she had any idea about this and she was just as surprised as I was. We had a sit down with him, didn’t bring up what I found but asked him directly if he knew why my dirty underwear was disappearing from my hamper. He tried playing dumb at first, he’s a horrible liar and then we told him what we found.
It was an awkward conversation. He kept refusing it was him who took them then when he did confess he didn’t wanna say why. Honestly I just felt grossly violated. He was looking through my hamper and taking out my underwear for god knows how long, keeping them hidden in his room for I don’t know what reasons an it was an uncomfortable thought. My wife fully supported when I told her I’m not comfortable with him staying with us anymore and we sent him back to his moms. Ofc her whole family is upset about it. My wife confided in her other sister what happened and she decided to inform the whole family.
They admit that’s kind of gross but it’s not like he was stealing money and we shouldn’t have thrown him out for only that reason. My wife is getting it the hardest because they’re her family and I feel bad for her being caught in this. However I’m just no longer comfortable having him here knowing what he was doing. AITA?
30. Should Criminals Have Basic Human Rights?
Monica talks about the American Prisons in Texas. Did you know that most prisons do not have air-conditioning?
Nearly 75% of Texas' more than 100 prison facilities do not have air conditioning in inmate housing areas, and the department has reported nearly two dozen heat-related deaths since 1998.
It seems like Texas Governors feel like if they don't want to die of heat, then they shouldn't have committed a crime. People really are a******s.
Amanda brings up the Alberta Covid Lottery. The Government of Alberta is giving away 3 million dollars in prizes to bring up Alberta's vaccination rate.
Today's Wine: Gato Negro. Not bad for a cheap wine, but if you have more then $15 you probably could get something better!
Me and my wife have been together for 11 years, married for 4, and have 2 children. We have the usual fight now and then, but overall we try and maintain a healthy relationship. Her sister has been married for about 12 years, with 2 children. She lives in a different town, and we all get along fine.
About a month ago, I noticed my wife taking pictures and videos now and then of us in our private time. I didn't pay much attention to this as she says she likes looking at these pictures and videos when I travel for work, which is in IT.
Yesterday I was setting up backups for our photos, videos, etc of our phones and PCs when I noticed there were duplications of the pictures and videos she took. After checking out why I realized this the pictures and videos were shared. On WhatsApp, when sending media, the original picture/video will stay in your Gallery, and WhatsApp makes a copy of the picture/video and stores it in WhatsApp Images/Sent. Tracking this back I found out these were all shared with her sister.
My wife and her sister are very close, and looking at the messages it seems her sisters' sex life had become very stale, and she reached out to my wife for support and how to 'spice' up their sex life. After back and forth communication over a few days, her sister wanted to see how my wife does these sexual actions. My wife initially declined, but after a lot of begging, she relented. Her sister now uses the pictures and videos as masturbation material.
I have never ever been in a situation like this, and have no idea what to do. Should I even bring this up? Or sweep it under the rug. Me and my wife do communicate pretty well, but I don't even know how to start this conversation. My wife hasn't sent anything to her sister for about 2 weeks, and she messaged her sister to say she will not send more.
29. Marshmallows in the Bathtub and Should You Sit Naked on the Couch?
Monica tells Amanda about how she finds her own habits annoying. Monica decided to take a bath for the first time in years and took out one of the hundreds of bath bombs that she got from Greg. The bathtub immediately filled with marshmallows. Monica wondered what kind of bath bomb has marshmallows? Turns out it was a hot chocolate bomb. Monica sat in the bathtub laughing hysterically. There's nothing like coating yourself in sugar while in the bath.
Monica and Amanda decided that being naked on the couch is pretty gross. Words of Wisdom for the day are "just put on underwear!"
Amanda and Monica talk about whether people need to be pushed into talking. Do people appreciate the Monica and Amanda's of this world? Amanda is evaluating whether her no-filter attitude is causes issues for other people. Monica feels that "screw those people that don't like you". Amanda is trying to be a better person and wants to be more sensitive to how other people may perceive her.
AITA for asking my MIL to not be in my wedding pictures when she was wearing white and looked like a hot mess?
I got married the other day to the absolute love of my life. We aren't the type for a big wedding, so we had a lovely private ceremony in the living room. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are homeless and living with his parents. Since my parents couldn't make it we didn't really invite his parents, but it is their house.
MIL was doing some pole dance exercise thing and fell off the pole, and injured her back. She slept on the couch the other night because she couldn't get comfortable in her bed. We had the ceremony in the living room and just kind of hoped it wouldn't wake her up. MIL woke up right as we began and was like "what the fuck?" which embarrassed me in front of the preacher.
My cousin is a professional photographer and was taking pictures. MIL sat up, and obviously, she kind of looked like a mess, because she had been sleeping, and she was wearing white pajamas, and there was a little floral pattern, which looked almost bridal. I asked her to get out of the way of the camera because she wasn't going to look great in the pictures.
I don't know why that upset her, but she called us fucking stupid and left. I thought she was just being respectful and giving us privacy, but FIL came down and started yelling that how dare we use his house without his permission, and he didn't want those people in his house, and then he said I should not have asked MIL to move when it is her house.
My husband and I were blindsided. We just wanted our wedding to look good, and we get that it is their house, but we thought they could understand that it was our day.
So my much older sister recently lost her daughter who is around my age. She also does not like my husband. In reading her daughters tribute(obituary) it goes on to list the remaining family including her aunt's(me being one of them). Everyone is listed family member (spouse) family member's last name. Example: Julie (John) Smith. Except me. I have been married for over 10 YEARS to the same person and my husband was not only left out but she used my maiden name as well (i.e Julie Richards) I'm highly offended by this and feel like it's so disrespectful to not only me and my husband but also the children we share. My husband doesn't care if it's changed but feels I should say something to present a united front. I very much want it changed but am well aware that she will play victim and make it out like I'm so awful for wanting it changed. What would you do? Should I just let it go? ******Let me offer some background: My sister and I are not on good terms. No contact. It's a long story but tldr she offered me a house that was very dilapidated and I spent thousands of dollars and my own time to fix it and she kicked me out when I wanted to use an actual lawyer to make the deal legal and not use her landlord friends illegal con
28. How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys with Corbie Mitleid
Monica and Amanda talk to Corbie Mitleid today about her psychic abilities and how to avoid fakes.
Corbie's book the Physic Yellow Brick Road: How to Find the Real Wizards and Avoid the Flying Monkeys discusses all the ways that you can find the real deal.
As she tells us there is no Better Business Bureau for psychics.
Corbie Mitleid has been on the mystic’s path for over 40 years -- meeting challenges, always
questioning, leading the “Examined Life.” This road has illuminated an essential Cosmic
Truth: God gives all of us what we need for a life filled with miracles and joy, and as long as
our hearts are open, whole, and aligned with our Source Energy, anything is possible. (And
it never hurts to bring laughter on the path with you!) If she can share that blessing with
you, she feels she's doing things right.
Corbie is a psychic, channel and medium, reading since 1973. She travels coast to coast and
into Canada as a full time intuitive counselor, appeared frequently on radio and television
and is an inspirational teacher and facilitator. She is a featured channel in Robert
Schwartz’s breakthrough series, YOUR SOUL’S PLAN and YOUR SOUL’S GIFT and is herself
the author of CLEAN OUT YOUR LIFECLOSET, THE PSYCHIC YELLOW BRICK ROAD and
YOU’VE GOT THE MAGIC, WHO NEEDS A GENIE?.
Corbie’s certifications and affiliations include being a Certified Professional Tarot Reader
(through the Tarot Certification Board of America), a member of the American Tarot
Association and an ordained minister of the Sanctuary of the Beloved (Order of
Melchizedek). Her specific skills include Tarot and Oracle/Divination deck readings,
spiritual/intuitive counseling, past life retrieval and analysis, mediumship, and spirit guide
conferences (including speaking with one’s Soul or Higher Self.
You can find Corbie at:
27. No Where to Go But Up, Life after Jail and Meth Addiction with Sean Dustin
Today we talk with Sean Dustin from the Nowhere To Go But Up Podcast. Sean lived a troubled life and spent the majority of his youth and early adulthood in trouble and on drugs.
Sean was a latch-key kid and felt that his abundance of freedom and lack of consequences pushed him into crime and drugs.
He discovered "Crank" or Meth when he was 14. His stepmother was the first one to introduce him to drugs. Sean talks about funding his life by selling drugs, stealing, and forgery.
He felt that it was easier to live like this than to get a job. Eventually, things caught up with him and he went to prison. Sean talks about being beaten up by gang members and his own tough-guy attitude.
After being released from jail, he continued to live his life like an a$$hole and didn't seem to learn his lesson or change his ways.
He was once again arrested for forgery but ended up going to rehab instead of jail. What finally changed Sean's ways? It was his little girl. He realized that he was role modeling angry behavior. The last thing he wanted was for his daughter to date someone like him. If he continued to show her his aggressive behavior, what would this do to her?
He has since started a podcast - Nowhere To Go But Up, quit taking drugs, and is on the path to self-growth. You can find Sean Dustin at all the pod places.
Podcast Page: http://nowheretogobutupnow.libsyn.com/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpit4jnGTbhgLt2UFs0efyA