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The More You Know Fall 2016 – Let’s try this again…

by Marines August 20, 2016 Sentiments
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Hello friends!

The last time I wrote one of these posts it was this same time last year to announce this very same thing. Where this might usually be the place where I lament the slower pace of things around here, I’m actually really proud of how much we were able to do over the last year. Considering all the personal things I went through, plus the fact that we’ve changed the roster a bit around here, we did good. We do things as best we can and as quickly as we can. We pour all our love and snark into each post.

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The More You Know Fall 2015 – Probably shouldn’t but will.

by Marines September 4, 2015 Sentiments
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Things around here continue to be as crazy as I say they are every time I write an update. We’re basically behind on every series that we are covering, but it’s difficult when you have so many different contributors to coordinate schedules and busy life times, especially when we are all working other jobs that actually pay us.

Point is that even though we know there is a ton of stuff we owe you, there are a couple of projects in the works and one that will bring in some new faces to help out around here.

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The More You Know June 2015 – And beyond.

by Marines June 26, 2015 Sentiments
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Hey! So, I stopped doing these recaps of our recaps because our recapping had been a little bit spotty. Plus, with so much more on my plate, I just always figured the time I put into one of these could go to catching up on one of the million things I’m behind on.

Anyway, TMYK is also where we communicate and site-announcements, and I’ve got a quite a few of them! So more than anything else, this is a mid-year catch-up kind of thing. We had a lot of plans at the beginning of this year that didn’t really happen, so it seems right to take a moment and kind of redirect things, put a few things out of their misery and even announce some new things we can hopefully produce with more consistency.

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The More You Know February 2015 – And January too!

by Marines March 5, 2015 Sentiments
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When we started posting much more frequently around here, we decided that we’d use these TMYK posts to help gather all of the material we’d produced in that month and to have them serve as markers for our future selves and future readers: here’s where we were at any given month, dating back to August 2012.

When we look back at January 2015, then, we’re going to think, “OMG. WE DIED.” Probably not, but if we did think that we wouldn’t be too far from the truth.

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The More You Know 2014 – All the posts.

by Marines January 12, 2015 Sentiments
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Hahahahaha. Spoiler alert: that was not a thing we learned in 2014.

Our continued knack for ignoring the constraints of time meant a lot of things for this previous year, but mostly it meant a hell of a lot of blogging. 2012 was the year of figuring out what we wanted this space to be, 2013 was the year of all of the ideas and 2014? 2014 will always be remembered as the year we wrote all the things.

Sweeney: That’s also an accurate summary of our emails across the years. We had a lot of, “DID YOU SEE HOW MUCH STUFF WE PUBLISHED?” / “I KNOW, WEIRD.” / “NO BUT REALLY, LOOK AT ALL THE POSTS!” exchanges in 2014. We (and it helped that “WE” got bigger this year) wrote all the things.

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The More You Know November 2014 – Made for holidays.

by Marines November 27, 2014 Sentiments
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Happy Thanksgiving!

First thing’s first, you should know that the blog will be on Thanksgiving break from November 27-30th. I think that even those on the team who don’t celebrate this American holiday are looking forward to some downtime. The rest of us are really excited about family time and food. Mmmm, food. We’ll be back in full force, and probably a couple pounds heavier, on December 1st.

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The More You Know October 2014 – Much busy.

by Marines November 4, 2014 Sentiments
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This is our 900th post.

It’s very apt that it came during this time because holy crap we’re posting a lot which explains a little of why we fell off schedule this month. I write this having just landed in Florida after spending a weekend in New York with Sweeney and Lion, hence the silence on the blog. And even with that, we still managed to post more times this month than in September. To put it in perspective in July we posted 36 times, 34 in August, 52 in September and 61 in October.

tl;dr MANY POSTS. MUCH BUSY.

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The More You Know September 2014 – Life Expectancy

by Sweeney September 30, 2014 Sentiments
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In TMYK tradition, here is the part where I explain why this month was crazy. This month was a boring kind of crazy, which is one of the worst kinds of crazy months – being beaten out for that title only by sad crazy. After a summer of adventures, my workload increased considerably and so did Lorraine’s who not only got more work stuff, but also started school.

Lorraine: BOOOO. I mean, fine, yay education or whatever, but boo. My return to school has lined up with Sweeney’s finally being done with it, which is strange for both of us, I think. If we keep trading off this way, though, you can just always assume that some of the time used putting together this blog should’ve been spent on schoolwork. Forever and ever.

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The More You Know August 2014 – Not vacation

by Marines August 31, 2014 Sentiments
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August was a crazy month (we tend to only have crazy months). After writing our TYMK post from Paris (!!!) we continued to drink lots of wine and have lots of fun for another 10 days. Then, sadly, we had to make our way back home and can we just say that neither of us are big fans? Leaving Paris, Sweeney and Harley was the saddest and I can honestly say that I’ve spent the last three weeks very frequently wishing it was vacation time again. Vacation all the days, all the time, always.

Sweeney: HOW ARE WE ALREADY SO FAR FROM VACATION? On the plus side, I can watch all the videos of us and, you know, cry into some chocolate or something.

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The More You Know July 2014 – Life faces of the Internet

by Marines August 1, 2014 Sentiments
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Dearest Traumateers, I am writing this recap from Paris! And sure, I like announcing that I’m in Paris as much as possible, but also, it’s kind of relevant because this is where we tell you what we’ve been up to.

Sweeney was traveling a ton in July (check out her videos about it here and here) and I met her a week ago in Paris. Since then, we’ve been waking up late, eating lots of bread and pastries, discussing the merits of goat cheese, almost dying on the Eiffel Tower (me), working some (Sweeney),  talking a lot about Snark Squad (we can’t help it) and meeting a group of wonderfulamazing Traumateers!

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The More You Know June 2014 – Telling You Things O’ Clock

by Sweeney June 30, 2014 Sentiments
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Last month’s TMYK was called “Plan and Flail” because we had a lot of big things coming up, but they were just far enough down the road that we weren’t sure what to do about those big plans. We’ve discovered that in our quest to blog everything ever, we actually do have to plan things; we’re losing a little room for our standard practice of making shit up as we go. There’s still a lot of that, of course, but some time management is maybe sort of coming into play. We’re still really, really bad at that, but we’re trying!

In other words: this TMYK is kind of a big one. Lots of things ended. Lots of new things are coming up in July. I started working on this post weeks ago because I’m little-kid-on-Christmas excited to share/start all of this.

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The More You Know May 2014 – Plan and flail.

by Marines May 31, 2014 Sentiments
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In some offline news, I joined a local book club this past month! If I’m honest, I had a big worry about the people I would encounter there. I mean, I knew pretty quickly that they were lovely girls, very smart and well spoken with great taste in beer and good conversation. Still, there was that niggling fear in the back of my mind. I waited for my moment, and as soon as I saw it, I went for it: So, what did you guys think of Fifty Shades of Grey?

Lucky for me, the two girls who’d actually read the book hated it and everything was safe. I exhaled loudly and rushed through an explanation about how I spent almost two years recapping that book chapter by chapter.

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The More You Know April 2014 – Napcation

by Sweeney May 2, 2014 Sentiments
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April is the best month of the year due to it being the month of my birthday and Coachella and hanging out with Lorraine and the blog’s birthday and also my birthday. (L: Did she mention her birthday? HAPPY BIRTHDAY.) Of course, all that excitement was a lot to take in and meant that we got a little more off-schedule than usual. Like, “Post the bloggy equivalent of a vacation auto-responder” levels of off schedule. But good times were had and we hope the, “CHECK OUT OLD POSTS!” stuff kept you all occupied. Hopefully we didn’t lose too many of you in our absence because we’re back and rushing to play catch up.

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The More You Know March 2014 – Ambition

by Marines April 2, 2014 Sentiments
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I had a cryfest at some point in the middle of this month, and I’m blaming it mostly on exhaustion. I’m only a little bit ashamed to admit the cryfest happened while watch The Voice. I always tear up during that show, though, because people’s dreams coming true makes me emotional.

What was I saying? Oh yes, exhaustion. I’ve been working a crazy schedule for the past couple of months, and it’s a safe bet that any lapse in posting you saw this month were either courtesy of my extended work hours or Sweeney’s multiple trips.

Sweeney: There was a small possibility of leaving town this weekend and for the first time probably in forever my response was, “PLEASE NO DON’T MAKE ME.”

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The More You Know February 2014 – We can be both.

by Sweeney March 2, 2014 Sentiments
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ANOTHER MONTH HAPPENED! That’s how we begin each of these recaps of recaps (#recapception) because that’s about how it feels. Sitting down to work on a TMYK leaves me with all sorts of big, dramatic feelings of concern for the rapid disappearance of time. This post is especially like that, having recently finished a big, enormous project that has been such an essential piece of this blog.

We’ve both been busy with work and life and planning all the things. These first two months were my two stationary months before a long string in which I will be in a new time zone at least once a month until August at the earliest. This should mean I can do some awkward blogging from airplanes in the near future! Snark Squad: bringing additional passenger discomfort to a flight near you.

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