Genuinely Quirky Things

Genuinely Quirky Things

Relatable, touching, and oddly poignant, John-Michael shares stories from his every day life that will either leave you crying, laughing, or just crying. Either way, work through life’s sometimes-funny-sometimes-sucky lessons along with John-Michael as he does what we all should do a little more of: live. Thanks for stopping by :) Visit me at


October 11, 2022 19 mins

Hey stranger!

This episode sat and marinated for a couple of months before making it's way to here. Now it is happy! I moved, again, and live JUST outside of Atlanta. There is a NEW garden with mostly NEW plants and NEW soil which I am excited about. NEW soil means NEW things. I turned a bunch of basil into pesto, yum.

Not only is this episode happy, I am happy. I hope you are happy :)

Topics start at 6:35!

  • To when I built a lunar...
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    Good things take time. I can't believe the last episode was basically a month ago. Yawn. Time to sleep! No wonder it took so long!

    Some of this gets weighty. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's phone number is 800-273-8255 if you are having suicidal thoughts. Please do not try to live this life alone. You are worth it and are very much loved!

    I made a foam model of my bedroom. Here is "A Mourning Detec...

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    January 18, 2022 19 mins




    How have you been?

    Welcome back to Genuinely Quirky Things.

    This beautiful episode may have some abnormally rough edges, but please give me some grace. It’s been a while since we talked about life.

    Sex is briefly described at 11:30.

    Topics start at 13:54!

  • To when I want to buy a house
  • To when I made that gingerbread house

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    April 6, 2021 19 mins

    Dearest listener,

    A humble thank you :)

    At the airing of this episode I am amazed and give God all the glory for the 26 countries this podcast has reached so far:

    Australia! Austria! Bangladesh! Bhutan! Brazil! Canada! France! Germany! Hong Kong! Hungary! India! Indonesia! Italy! Maldives! Nepal! Netherlands! Norway! Pakistan! Philippines! Singapore! Spain! Sri Lanka! Sweden! Taiwan! United Kingdom! United States.

    It is like we are a ...

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    It has been an honor and great adventure to spend time with this vocal diary and post it vulnerably for the world to hear. It feels like it is time for me though to process through other creative outlets. This outlet has been a huge blessing and I hope it was somewhat inspirational to you as it was to me. The next episode will include three more topics and some more heartfelt thoughts. I will not say it is the final as I am unsu...

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    My friend had his truck stolen today :( The police found it though! Somewhere on a dirt road maybe 45 miles from its home. This hurt my heart. The thieves stole a lot of other things which belonged to the owner. This too hurt my heart. God knows where everything and everyone is!! Yawn, it's only after midnight here, WHOOPS. I will try not to do that again. Hope you are doing ok :)

    Romans 8:28 is read.

    Topics start at 13:21!

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    March 16, 2021 19 mins


    It is finished. I moved across town and it feels like it was more stressful than moving across the country. It's cold today. My room has been an organized mess for the first week but I am still here which is what matters :) I have two roommates and one of them has a dog named Aspen :)

    Topics start at 9:25!

  • To when your eyes get tired
  • To when it's so warm it's uncomfortable

  • The Vaseline like moisturizer for your eyes is c...

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    IT FEELS LIKE THERE'S NO TIME TO COMPLETE THIS EPISODE'S DESCRIPTION! You know when all of the sudden it gets chaotic and crazy busy? That's today. I moved across town from southwest Atlanta to northeast Atlanta! I read verses from the Bible such as 1 Timothy 6: 10, 1 Kings 10:14.

    Topics start at 8:18!

  • To when the love of money is the root of all evil
  • To when you question buying gold

  • 666 pounds of gold is worth 17.3 mil...

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    I am sorry if you feel down and suppressed, seriously. Thanks for being here. Thanks for being who you are! I hope this makes you smile :) You are worth more than you know any more than anyone tells you.

    Topics start at 7:10!

  • To when I hung out in New York
  • To when India became my number one listener

  • (India, you all are 64.8% of my listener population at the time of this episode's release, WOW AND THANK YOU!)

    Here's a link t...

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    February 23, 2021 19 mins

    How YOU doin?

    The weather has been either nice and spring-like or ICE COLD. BRRRRRRR. I am moving across town soon. I just deleted all my social media accounts (TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Linkedin) and talk about why. Talk includes the season of lent and my previous porn addiction. 5:09 to 9:26. By the way, if you delete social media they give you 30 days to change your mind. (This shocked my therapist too!)


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    February 16, 2021 19 mins

    HElloooooo :)

    This week I am deleting social media so it is going to be a weird adventure. Stay tuned for more information next week! This episode I think is harmless, some of the things inside can be dangerous but they wont hurt your ears. I reference the breakfast story with Jesus and his disciples John 21: 1-14.

    Topics start at 8:07!

  • To when there is the speed of light
  • To when I went hunting
  • To when I shot a gun

  • I also mention my Go...

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    February 9, 2021 19 mins

    Hey pal,

    Fun fact: Someone in high school introduced me to the word "pal" and every time I say it I think of her :')

    As we speak, the right half of my face (including my teeth) are numb :p The numbness made it's way to my ear even. Uhhhhhhhhh. Why my dentist wanted me triple numbed, I do not know. Here we are though! (what else can I tell you right now?)


    There is a simple interactive prayer within topic one and ...

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    Well hello there friend,

    I made another batch of cookie dough and cannot figure out which ingredient I forgot to add :( Does anybody know? Or maybe I put too much butter in it. Bleh! I think all of these topics are somewhat dangerous so please either do not try them at home or be very very careful when doing them.

    Topics start at 6:51!

  • To when I made a giant snapper bomb
  • To when you smell too many chemicals
  • To when I dug that snow tunne...
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    January 26, 2021 19 mins

    Well, wow. Haha hi :p


    We are nearing a full year of Genuinely Quirky episodes and if you have been with me since the start or you are just now joining, thank you :) (Or if you are somewhere in between!) It's been a journey and thanks for coming along.

    Here I express some frustration but it is just an observation. I also confess my impatience with not getting what I want. Yikes! The polar vortex I think has passed. It wa...

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    January 19, 2021 19 mins


    Hi :)

    All of the sudden it feels like there's a lot of stuff to get done. (Deep breaths.) Church and God and Jesus are sprinkled throughout this. Along, with a few philosophical thoughts. It feels like one solid topic though, but it's three. Like the Trinity!

    Topics start at 6:44!

  • To when you play computer games
  • Genesis 3: 8-9
  • To when you feel slowed down
  • Romans 8: 28
  • To when it's hard to get moving again

  • Her...

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    January 12, 2021 19 mins

    Wow this year is FLYING by!


    If you are sensitive to current events in the United States, I share my Georgia senate runoff story which runs from 1:26 to 4:43. Other than political vortexes, I guess there is a polar vortex coming to Georgia soon so standby for how it goes. New things with me... I have an inhaler now, but hopefully won't need to use it ever. I have a desk job where I joyfully utilize my computer and communi...

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    January 5, 2021 19 mins

    Hiya and Happy 2021!

    Thank you so so so so much for being here. Pre-roll includes my thoughts on fate versus the plan of God. This is a journal remember ;) Well, I need to go vote before the polls close. I hope you enjoy the side chatter I chose to include too.

    Topics start at 9:58!

  • To when I first memorized cars
  • To when traffic stinks
  • To when I learned about viscosity

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    December 29, 2020 19 mins


    Goodbye 2020. Coffee is good. I am doing a sleep study and utilizing lists on my wall. Routines are hard. Do every self-care thing you can 😊 I need a road map of some type, thank You Jesus! Speaking of… From 9:36 to 10:17 I talk a good amount about God and wrap it with a prayer. Topics start at 8:54.

    Thank you all for trusting me.

    ·        To when I get sad and lonely

    ·        To when I was skiing really fast!

    ·        To ...

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    December 22, 2020 19 mins


    Are you ready for 2020 to be over?!!? I sure am :p Welcome Spain to the family of listeners. Riley is hanging in there, some mushrooms started growing in her soil. I am considering going back to school. Like I told my therapist and grandma… there is not much to report on right now, haha.

    Thanks for stopping by! Topics start at 7:26.

    "To when I shaved my head"

    "To when I magnified sunlight"

    "To when I shocked my...

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    December 15, 2020 19 mins

    10 days baby!! Until, you know, Christmas??

    I bought myself the Billy Boys Cologne Roller from to celebrate. Make sure to use coupon code GQT15%

    Stay tuned for an update :p

    There are deep levels of vulnerability in here which include tears and the Lord. Just a reminder of how a journal or diary is an unfiltered log of your thoughts, this podcast is for the most part similar (I do not plan when to go deep, it just ...

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