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Skepticism extends beyond used cars, religion, and diet fads. It is, essentially, having an active BS meter armed with accurate-as-we-can-manage knowledge about the world we live in, and giving a second look at everything, including our own cultural assumptions.

The Skepchicks just posted an article about several of the things that make me not want to ever be pregnant. I think they only left out the likelihood of episiotomy and other post-pregnancy sexual changes, the risk of permanent but generally low-level incontinence (urinary or fecal), and that one also pisses oneself during delivery.

http://skepchick.org/blog/2010/02/what-pregnant-women-wont-tell-you-ever/

Please, forward their link around. It may educate someone who “never saw that bit on TV.” Arm your BS meters, people. Then make your choices.

Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out.

New rounds of medicine have not helped the chronic fatigue, and I’m out of energy for so many things after 3 years fighting this.  While it’s no surprise, really, at this point, I am podfading.  75 episodes, not a bad run.  Thanks to all of you for listening, especially those who have become my friends and whom I would never have met if not for podcasting. 

I do owe apologies to Laura Scott for her great interview.  My recorder’s SD card died right as I was uploading the file to my PC.  Her new book, Two is Enough, has a Facebook page and website, and the rather fascinating research-based book can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Enough-Couples-Living-Childless/dp/1580052630

The recorder has since had its card replaced and gone to another podcaster that will give it more use.  I have other, less robust-sounding mikes for recording clips for other folks, but I don’t anticipate resurrecting this project any time soon.  If you would like to take over the show or this feed for a similar show, etc. please email me at podcast at gettingby.net and we can figure out something.

I have updated my hub page http://gettingby.net/ with contact info, Twitterage and other projects, and costume gallery.  Check there to see what I do with my waking hours these days.

Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out.

The 2010 No Kidding Convention info can be found at http://www.austenchildfree.org and is slated for April.

A long, kinda rambling Happy Things segment. Jasper Fforde wrote The Big Over Easy. Lassen Volcanic and Humboldt parks rocked. So did the G.I. Joe movie, as far as my expectations went.

    Original show notes for ep 46:

My heartfelt thanks to LT and Vinny (No Kidding spokespeople for http://www.nokidding.net/ ) for the news and issues this week.
You can find more info from them at:
http://childfreenews.blogspot.com/ and http://www.child-free.com/info.htm

Happy Things: Help from friends like Laura and Vinny. A miscellany of nice things I’ve noticed around here recently.

Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out with many thanks for the help.

 
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Rumors of my podfading are greatly exaggerated. The loss of Perry hit me pretty hard, and then the new kitten wore me out, and me worn out (as usual) shortly led to my getting sick for a few days. I was too aware of missing DragonCon this year, Mr. Fixed Kitty and I are getting a new D&D campaign and world rolling that takes up way more time than I thought it would, and I just didn’t have any Happy Things in me for a bit there. The Happy is coming back slowly.

I am picking myself back up, I have a file mostly ready to go, and I’m about to go for some vacation time with Mr. Fixed Kitty. The podcast will go up afterwards, as I’m now frantically getting ready and trying to pre-emptively rest at the same time. I really need the Bust Outta Dodge time.

Catch you on the flipside,
CF

Been tired, sick, etc. All explained in Ye Olde mp3 file.

 
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Well, not simultaneously. I am currently in sinus hell at home, because I couldn’t handle them both at the same time. However, the part-time job is 6 hours daily with a 4 hour round-trip commute. I am not handling this very well at all. Kickin’ mah tuchis, it is. There is talk of extending the job with work-from-home options. We’ll see if anything materializes from that.

Podcast should be back in action next week. Sorry, folks. You don’t want to hear my current voice.
Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out.

Yes, the final Year One entry on the Best of List. Ian Horner of the tiltyhouse.com website and podcasting glory talks snippage with me. We compare our experiences, and there is lots of swearing.

Big happy: JOB!!! ok, for three weeks. Still, I’m excited. Hope to keep up with the weekly cast, but I may miss next week. All encouraging or nagging messages can be sent by any of the contact means in the show notes. Email or Twitter are preferred, as I can reply to those on my phone on the train.

Segment of original show notes, showing how much things stay the same over the years:

NOW REPOSTED DUE TO CRAPPY FEED PROBLEMS. Thanks go to Stephen Eley for helping me diagnose my initial blunder. He does a sci fi and fantasy short fiction podcast called The Escape Pod over at http://www.EscapePod.org and is just generally a really nice guy.

As always, this is copyright 2007, Chris Fisher, all rights reserved. In this episode, Ian and I get very personal and talk about our experiences getting fixed. So, as always, if you want to use any clips from this podcast, you have to get permission first. You can ask at podcast at gettingby.net…

I would call this “the cursed episode” if I were superstitious. This interview was initially recorded and abandoned due to special editing difficulties with that recording, re-recorded (thank you, Ian for your patience), edited, about to have the intro tacked on, and then a power outage and router reconfiguration took over 3 evenings of my computer time last week. If I haven’t responded to an email from you, I’m still catching up. Then I spent another evening backing up machines and installing new sound software. Today I check over the file, and there are sound gaps in it where I see waveforms on the screen but no sound comes out. So what you are hearing is the 2nd complete re-edit of the 2nd recording. The irony that this is episode 39, 13 times 3, does not escape me. Now, onto the show, whose 2nd re-edit was originally going to go out on Wednesday Feb 21st. *sigh*

Show notes:
Ian Horner of the Dai-cast can be found at http://www.tiltyhouse.com .

 
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Reposting so iTunes will pick up the fullsize file.

Sorry about the repeat of intro segment last time and missing last week. The holiday snuck up on me. Here is the link to the YouTube video of Cheyenne Wright’s performance at Origens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lNLL0qENDE

Here are the relevant links to the original show notes: This episode includes a great interview with Laura Ciaccio, one of the national spokesmen of No Kidding! Reach her at Laura atsymbol childfreenews.com about any of the things we discussed.
http://www.nokidding.net/
http://childfreenews.blogspot.com/index.html
http://childfreeissues.blogspot.com/
http://www.childfreeissues.com/main.htm
and even
http://www.nokiddingstl.com/conventions/vegas2.htm

CF out.
NOTE: Not sure why only first 15 seconds play on the site player. I’ll fix that later this afternoon/evening if I can, but any advice most welcome!!

 
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Sorry about the repeat of intro segment last time and missing last week. The holiday snuck up on me. Here is the link to the YouTube video of Cheyenne Wright’s performance at Origens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lNLL0qENDE

Here are the relevant links to the original show notes: This episode includes a great interview with Laura Ciaccio, one of the national spokesmen of No Kidding! Reach her at Laura atsymbol childfreenews.com about any of the things we discussed.
http://www.nokidding.net/
http://childfreenews.blogspot.com/index.html
http://childfreeissues.blogspot.com/
http://www.childfreeissues.com/main.htm
and even
http://www.nokiddingstl.com/conventions/vegas2.htm

CF out.
NOTE: Not sure why only first 15 seconds play on the site player. I’ll fix that later this afternoon/evening if I can, but any advice most welcome!!

 
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#3 from year 1- here are the original show notes:
In this interruption of the News Landslide, I interviewed Dr. Wendy Casper about her article “Beyond Family-Friendly: Singles-friendly work cultures and employee attachment” and talk about Sex in the City, non-genetic social supports, and non-family-related benefits that are on the rise.

I’ll talk to you guys again after Christmas with more of the news landslide.
Chris the Fixed Kitty, signing out for a long winter’s nap.

 
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