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I'm still not talking about poop. I don't care how many bags of feces Luke puts somewhere in the name of justice, I just can't talk about it.

What I can talk about, though, is being happy of Andrew for not putting up with that "the doctor is running behind" stuff.

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I had a dentist appointment like that when I was seven months pregnant with my daughter. My appointment was at 4:30 on a Friday. I was there at 4:15. I was still there at 4:50. Since the front desk lady didn't deem it necessary to tell me anything, I waddled up to her and asked what was going on. I was greeted with a similar response as Andrew that they were running behind and it'll only be another 10 minutes. Okay. 15 more minutes go by. It is now after 5 o'clock. Once again I waddle and… you get the idea.

Here was my take away from it. I was going to be a mother soon. I needed to learn to stand up for myself and my daughter until she could do it her own self. Putting up with dentists and office staff who didn't have time for me or the courtesy to tell me what was going on? Those people weren't taking my time seriously and were being disrespectful. With the weight of all punctual people on my shoulders, I waddled out, feeling pride that I didn't let them take me for granted.

Every time a doctor's appointment begins on time, a receptionist gets her wings.

-toni hammer // whitestten@gmail.com // @realtonihammer

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Today on TBTL: Anger Edition, the dudes share their off the charts frustrations with below the charts experiences. Going to the dump? Brunch? Goodness, guys, I'm glad I'm not the only one who flies off the handle over insignificant events like removing garbage and consuming food. I've been known to have awful road rage and I don't even drive. Figure that one out.

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Luke may finally, FINALLY, be accepting the fact that he's the type of guy who's got to go above and beyond to do certain things like be healthy. I think he needs the experience. He needs the bike ride to the dank garage where I assume all CrossFIt classes are held, the rubbing of elbows with senior citizens kettle belling way more than him, and the euphoric bike ride home during which he sings a Crows song with gusto because he made it through one more class without pulling his groin muscle. It's the little things that need celebrating.

I can't talk about the poop situation the guys' discussed. I deal with enough crap from my two children under two — I'm not going to do it for this unpaid gig. You can't make me.

I've fallen off of my self-built bandwagon of getting all of you involved on the old bloggity blog, so here's my question: What trivial event or experience have you seen red over? Leave a comment, shoot me an email, or tweet the story to me and I'll see if maybe Burbank will read some good ones on the show in the next couple years.

-toni hammer // whitestten@gmail.com // @realtonihammer

TBTL Song of the Day: Oy Vey by Mac Miller
My Song of the Day: Moonlight Kiss by Bap Kennedy

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Is anyone else surprised that Walsh has never been to Vegas? I have zero desire to go. If I want cheap entertainment and large crowds I'll go to a family function at my in-laws.

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I thought Luke said something pretty insightful during Andrew's tax-related meltdown. He said that the stress comes from the not doing. Dude. Welcome to every thought I've ever had ever. Ever. I stress out about paying bills I know we have the money for. I stress out about what to eat when I know we have food. I stress out over if the sun will come out when... oh wait... I live in the Pacific Northwest. Yeah, that's worth the stress.

Ordinarily I'd dive into an inspirational "don't worry, be happy" monologue, but I'm too stressed it wouldn't live up to my unreachable standards. I should do something about that.

I'll only say this because I know he doesn't read these, but I met Luke at LiveWire this past weekend. I have to say that he is one of the most genuinely kind, selfless, warm-hearted souls I've met.

And, for my money, Former President George W. Bush listens to Ke$ha.

-toni hammer // whitestten@gmail.com // @realtonihammer

Song of the Day: Party Pit by The Hold Steady
My Song of the Day: My Love Remains by Ayron Jones & the Way

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I'm battling a sinus infection which causes me immense pain when I shift my eyes. This means I'm having to completely turn my head to see something and, consequently, appear to be doing an impression of Stevie Wonder jamming to Ebony and Ivory.

All that said, this blog post will suck, but I wanted to get the info out there.

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There's some dudes who hold a patent that in some other world means all of those who are podcasting are doing so illegally. Adam, and many other podcasters, are fighting a legal battle and it costs money. If you're interested in more information, and to donate, click here.

-toni hammer // whitestten@gmail.com // @realtonihammer

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Chris Hayes! Am I the only person who wants to give him a giant bear hug and have him regale me with stories of the Bulls? I don't even watch basketball, but if anyone can make me care I bet it'd be him. Seriously, though, I applaud any man who's willing to sacrifice time at his job to spend time with his wife and their newborn child. My husband used up his vacation time when both of our kids were born, and having him available and present during those weeks of immense adjustment made us a stronger family unit.

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I thought Chris made a great point in his defense of CNN when he noted that these 24 hour news cycle networks aren't meant to be watched all day. They're mainly designed to tell us what's going on and where it's going on so we can feel informed and then change the channel to watch Saved By the Bell reruns. Framed that way, I feel like big news stories are almost a disservice to these networks. They feel like they have to be giving us more and more information — albeit useless at times — because they don't know if the viewer has been watching for five hours, or just tuned in while making their box of mac and cheese for dinner. That was an incredibly long sentence. Moving on.

Finally, Luke straddling the fence on the work-life balance discussion seemed a bit contradictory to me. (I swear I love Luke. He knows I love him. I'll stop disagreeing with him when our ratings start dropping.) After all, he moved to PT to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle life. He's admitted that, though he's taken a drastic pay cut, he's never been happier. That's a pretty dramatic change to his quality of life. Maybe there's some French blood swimming through his Albanian veins.

-toni hammer // whitestten@gmail.com // @realtonihammer

TBTL Song of the Day: Some French Song
Tens Song of the Day: Anonymous Club by Courtney Barnett (suggested by @fettwalp via Twitter)

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