I'll have to say the Malariathon.
Last year, around May, I got a girlfriend. What would probably be the love of my life.
Problem was, she lived 500km away, and with work getting in the way, it was hard commute to endure every now and then. She would take the bus to my place, I would take the bus to her place, and so forth.
The bus trip up there was 8 hours; the trip home again was 10.
Back when I was 17, I used to take these long bust trips on a bi-weekly basis, so I don't mind it, but as I've gotten older, and more reliant on internet, music, podcasts and whatnots, it's a bit of a stretch to endure 18 hours of bus to be with the girlfriend for a week.
In any case, what I did, was pre-load the Malariathon, which helped keep me sane. It's a crazy 24 hour show, with awesome hosts and guests, and I love it to bits.
Last year, the day before Black Friday(which is actually a thing in Norway too, and I work in consumer electronics retail), she broke up with me. I had quit my job, and told the landlord I was moving, because that was the plan. Ditch this place, and move to the same city as her, so that we wouldn't have to be in a long-distance relationship, because the truth is; that shit sucks, and I hate it. But when she broke up with me, I was left with nothing. I had to ask the landlord not to get anyone else for the apt, but my job was a tad tougher. We had already hired my replacement, which I was training, and in february, I had my last day there.
I had about 3 months worth of sleepless nights and depression, and I only managed to truly rid myself of that state in July.
What kept me going those bus rides, and what helped me stay on the fairly happy side of the spectrum, was you guys. Every time I listen to the malariathon, I'm taken back to a heighten state, where I remember how fucking happy I was back then, and that I won't let depression take me, because I know I can be genuinely happy, and that depression, at least for me, is a fucking temp job that I simply don't need.
I managed to clear things up with her in June, we're friends, and might end up together somewhere down the line, and I got my job back this monday.
It's been a hard year, but it's looking up again.
Thanks, guys. Now start recording again!