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    [–] What's your favourite accent from around the world? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    Girls with an Eastern European accent always get me.

    [–] Wow. This sub is half full of sober people. Vyzantinist 2 points ago in cripplingalcoholism

    The idiotic newcomers to this life do that, they're not CA, they're r/drunk for shows. CAs know we've done our shitshows, we have failed, we have lied and we know we're dying. Those pseudo drunks don't kow the last stage of alcoholism is pure depression and despair, so they keep performing their silly karaoke parties like they're the shit.

    This is too relevant.

    [–] MISERABLE MONDAY Vyzantinist 3 points ago in cripplingalcoholism

    4th beer of the morning! Shitty keystone light. Been attempting to taper, with sobriety in mind. But also been dealing with a bad breakup where my alcoholism may or may not have contributed. Couldn't stop thinking about her last night, broke the taper and had a couple more, sooner than I should have, and text her. Definitely over. Woke up at 0400 in that weird state where you're not hungover, but you don't have withdrawals. I daresay I felt sober. Thoughts of she started to creep back in, tried to keep them out and go back to sleep. Caved and had to open a can of delicious emotional numbness.

    [–] How do you go about finding a mentor? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskMenOver30

    Definitely! On paper we shouldn't get along, but if you saw us in person you'd think we were old friends.

    [–] What's ONE U.S. state you would NEVER want to live in and why? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    I'm not sure about other areas of the state, but where I lived in ND (near Bismarck), summers were non-existent; the terrain is so flat that wind-chill is a constant.

    [–] Tips for a homeless guy? Vyzantinist 2 points ago in homeless

    That I can't answer. Hopefully someone else can pop along to help.

    [–] Tips for a homeless guy? Vyzantinist 2 points ago in homeless

    You can apply for benefits online here. Or pop down to your local DES office and do it in person. I would advise in-person is probably better, to verify your homeless status, as the online site sometimes asks people to stupidly mail things in.

    [–] What are fitness mistakes you wish you knew when you started working out? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskMen

    Form and TuT; I used to think just blasting out the reps, however sloppily they were performed would do it. Not so.

    [–] Tips for a homeless guy? Vyzantinist 2 points ago in homeless

    Do you have food stamps and medicare? I'd prioritize those. If you have a wife and kids I'd report to housing services asap, your circumstances would bump you to the top of the list!

    [–] I almost orgasmed at the gym doing the ab-wheel rollout workout. Vyzantinist 3 points ago in sex

    I wouldn't say I'm a beginner core exerciser. Regular sessions consistent of bicycle crunches, classic and reverse crunches, and planks. It's pretty solid and somewhat defined. I bought the ab-wheeler to branch out.

    [–] Tips for a homeless guy? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in homeless

    Priorities: get yourself off the streets. What's your living situation? Alone in a tent, slum city, etc? Any mental health or substance abuse issues? Age? Location?

    [–] What is a quintessentially American dish? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    You mean the US version? I hated baked beans in the UK because they were so sweet.

    [–] What is a quintessentially American dish? Vyzantinist 2 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    Me too! Unfortunately even SPAM lite is too unhealthy for me. It's a once or twice a year thing. I think part of why it's so popular in the aforementioned areas is because of how calorifically dense it is.

    [–] I almost orgasmed at the gym doing the ab-wheel rollout workout. Vyzantinist 7 points ago in sex

    Apparently not! My back was fucked up for weeks after that. I read that improper form could cause back pain, but from what I saw of the instructional videos I seemed to be observing correct form.

    [–] How many of your close friends are Black; and how many of your close friends are transgender? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskAnAmerican

    Zero and zero. I had a friend who identified as black, but he's mixed, and that doesn't count for me since I'm mixed as well. Would love more friends from diverse backgrounds though; I grew up with a very white, working class circle of friends, and as the only minority among them I definitely felt like the odd one out.

    [–] I almost orgasmed at the gym doing the ab-wheel rollout workout. Vyzantinist 36 points ago in sex

    I must have got a shittier kind of ab-wheel; when I used the damn thing I felt like I threw my back out!

    [–] How did they let you know your relationship was over. How did they break up with you? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in BreakUps

    "Friendships" between exes, in my experience rarely work out. It's kinda just being friends with someone while they're with other people. Some people can make it work though. Maybe they were just confused about why they ever went out. I asked your age because it sounded like she was really young, and you by extension. I'm not dismissing your relationship as young love, just that she seemed very inexperienced with the "friends" thing, not really giving you an explanation for why she didn't want to see you any more, and then blocking you. I know you're hurting right now, and I know it sounds trite, and you see it around here a lot, but you have plenty of time to find the one you're looking for. My first relationship was from age 18-21. I thought we were going to get married. She wasn't a terrible girl, but I met so many better ones afterwards. Not to trivialize your hurt, I know, I'm there too. Let's try and keep our chins up. Feel free to PM me if you want a like-minded soul to talk to in these dark days :)

    [–] What are your life goals? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in AskMenOver30

    I'll let you know when I find out.

    [–] How did they let you know your relationship was over. How did they break up with you? Vyzantinist 1 points ago in BreakUps

    Not to judge, but it seems a little petty of her to get upset over you asking "why". We already have ghosting, which is shitty enough; if you're going to dump someone I think they're entitled to know the reasoning behind that. I totally understand why you messaged her friend, you were just reaching out for something, anything, to do with your ex, and that mutual friendship was it. It wasn't inappropriate unless you trash-talked your ex in the same breath as the message. I think your ex's offer of friendship was disingenuous. It seems like she misinterpreted your offer to be friends as parting amicably. I completely get where you're coming from about feeling...special...to feeling suddenly and utterly insignificant. It's crushing. My ex is like yours in that she's a very kind person, but I don't think that kindness extends to forgiveness. It's kinda shitty of her to abruptly block you like that (mine too), but you and I both crossed that point of "no discussion". I don't mind at all that you're splurging, it's good to get it out. I certainly feel infinitesimally better for being able to talk with someone who's going through something similar and understands. You sound on the younger side; how old are you and her?

    [–] How do you go about finding a mentor? Vyzantinist 6 points ago in AskMenOver30

    You would be surprised. Obviously this is purely anecdotal, but: I very quickly became homeless after moving (back) to the States in 2015. I was eventually taken in by a co-workers family who I got on really well with. The matriarch's live-in boyfriend is this crotchety old Vietnam veteran, who has no time for the frequent parties my (mostly female) co-workers throw in the house. I have bad social anxiety, so if I wasn't on the prowl I didn't want to be anywhere near the scene. We would both end up hiding out in the garage, or his "man cave" (yes, I know it's a thing, but I put it in inverted commas because he believes he invented the phrase). We get talking, about life, love, the universe. We don't see eye-to-eye on everything (he's an Obama-hater type Republican, I'm not) but we have a deep and mutual respect for each other. He tells me old war stories and life lessons he's learned, I give him philosophical observations on modern life. It's never whiny though. We keep the small, petty, shit out it. We just talk, share thoughts, and dotes on me in an almost fatherly way (he calls me "brother").

    Even after I left the state he flew me in last year to housesit for the family while they went on vacation, and insisted I spend extra time there for us to reconnect. He has his own biological sons, but they seem distanced, almost estranged. I had a great time, and it was long overdue reconnecting.

    Keep your eyes peeled, you'll never know where you can find a wise older friend!

    [–] Shared on Facebook... Vyzantinist 15 points ago in insanepeoplefacebook

    I resent that, I legally stopped being a teenager 15 years ago.

    [–] Guys, is it wise to rub one out before going on a date? Vyzantinist 3 points ago in dating_advice

    I think it depends on the individual guy and their refractory period and overall libido. When I was younger I would occasionally crank out the odd tactical wank before a date to calm the nerves, and lead to a better performance if I was anticipating we'd have sex.