What's The Matter With Me? Podcast

I have multiple sclerosis, trigeminal neuralgia and I made this podcast to share what I’m going through.


Still under lockdown. Touching base with the podcast, stirring the pot.

  • John John broke the power button on my computer so it’s at the tech support
  • In a week it will be six months of the coronavirus shutdown
  • Shout out to Brian and Katie
  • Mom’s birthday today. Oysters and cake
  • 4th week of school
  • Backgammon
  • The comic garage 10 comics a month 21.99
  • Spanish posters, letters, numbers, colors, feelings
  • Maps of the world
  • English motivational kindness posters about being a buddy not a bully


JOHN HOPPIN: You are listening to the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast. Thanks for tuning in. This is really just to touch base because I’ve been out of touch for so long. I wanted to let you know I’m still here. In a week from now, it’ll be six months of the coronavirus shutdown. I remember March 13th was John John and Koko’s last day of school in-person instruction.

John John broke the power button on my computer. So it’s at the tech support guy. I used this guy in downtown San Jose. Hey Nami, what’s that guy’s name? Big Tech Geek or something?

NAMI: Super Tech Geek.

JOHN: Super Tech Geek! This guy supertechgeek.com. Check him out, Super Tech Geek, supertechgeek.com is his website. He’s fixing (my computer) … he’s hacking together a power button. John John broke the power button because he slammed on it in anger, when I told him to stop playing Roblox, and go take a bath. He’s like, struggling with that kind of anger management. So it’s at the tech support. It’s not a great time to have a broken computer, but I have a laptop that I can use to back it up. But, everything is all broken. And I have to do my business. It’s a significant hiccup.

I want to give shout outs to Brian and Katie, definitely be sure to email me via the contact form, and I’ll give you a shout out. Thanks for listening.

It’s my mom’s birthday today, and so we picked up some oysters and some cake at the supermarket.

It’s John John’s fourth week of school. That’s been hard, man. No lie, but it’s hard for everyone. I’ve been trying to invest in the kids. And I really feel like I’m giving John John a lot of stuff. I don’t really know what to get Koko.

I think maybe some toys or something. We have backgammon. We found it. I played that with John John. I play some Battleship sometimes. His birthday was at the end of July and I got him a subscription with a place called The Comic Garage and they send him 10 comics a month for 22 bucks. That’s pretty good.

I just ordered … I wanted it to be more like school and that educational vibe around here. So I ordered on the online a bunch of Spanish posters with like bright colors and they have the letters and the numbers and your feelings and names of colors. I also got some maps of the world. I got one for Coco and one for John John. So they can look at the world and see where people are in the world. And I got some English motivational kindness posters about being a buddy and not a bully.

So that’s kind of it. I’m scrambling. I have a broken computer. It’s still this shut down, uncomfortable thing. I’m trying to get John John through school, it’s working. He’s enjoying reading. The comics thing is really working. He got his first 10 comics on his birthday. And then now a month later, he’s got his second 10 comics. And they came through and he was still stoked and into it. And I hope that the bright colored laminated posters and maps I got will remind the kids of school and make them happy.

And that’s kind of all I have to share right now. I’m just trying to stay in touch. People are ordering hot sauce. So, that is busy. Hot sauce is no joke. If you sell a food item thata people can order on the internet, they want it, right now. So, that’s good. I’m thankful for that. A lot of good stuff is going on and the kids are learning and I hope it’s not horrible for everyone. I think it’s kind of working.

Anyway, thanks for tuning into the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast. Back episodes are at whatsthematterwithme.org. You can find the whole thing on Apple podcasts. And this is the What’s The Matter With Me? Podcast. Thank you for tuning in and I’ll be in touch next time.

My wife has been putting away the groceries this entire time. In the background, my wife is diligently putting things in the fridge. So I got to go help. All right, you guys, What’s The Matter With Me? Thanks for tuning in.


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