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My sister and nephew both have full time jobs. They do nothing to help my mom pay the bills so they can waste all of their money on lottery tickets, a motorcycle, etc. They just asked me for money to fix their car(and used the fact that they need it to take my mom to chemo). I've been their bank since I was 18.
Corinne L
A friend's hometown burned down today in the Boles fire. I am so damn sick of heat and drought here.
Ugh. I'm so sorry. - Jennifer Dittrich
:( - Janet
vicster: full-bodied
If that guy doesn't stop blasting his horn, I'm gonna shove it so far up his arse that he'll wake himself up, every time he farts in his sleep!
Corinne L
Unsubscribing from a mailing list with a nasty comment about having never received what you requested, when I have NO RECORD of you ever following up with me, is really on you, jerk.
He would have been getting something for free, too! Mailed to Canada on my dime! So he can bite me. - Corinne L
Corinne L
100° forecasted for Friday. I fear this summer is never going to end.
that sux - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Tamara J. B.
You know what's shitty? When a friend is 2hrs late for a play date with your baby. She texted 30 minutes after she was supposed to be here saying she was on her way. Still not here. Sure, she's notorious for always being late but it's Sunday, I came home early so we'd be there to meet her and my baby has a schedule to keep, yo.
Oh, hells no. That is just rude. - Jennifer Dittrich
Truth, Jenn. She just messaged me saying she's about 15 minutes away. Grrr - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
That's horrendous! - Katy S
I'm going to guess that this friend doesn't have kids? - Corinne L
@Tamara: you're far more patient than my wife and i are. after 45 minutes we declare a no-call/no-show and move on to the next item in our itinerary. - Big Joe Silence
Wow. That's really uncool. After an hour I move on. Babies keep their schedule. If baby is asleep when they get there... Too bad. Sorry your and Marina's time wasn't respected. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
"I wanted to wait for you, but my baby was pi$$ed." - YvonneM
Corinne L
When will CBS realize it's the 21st century and begin streaming their shows so that they are accessible to everyone?
In related news, I am going through "The Good Wife" withdrawals as I watched everything on HuluPlus & S5 won't be uploaded until the new season starts in a couple weeks. - Corinne L
We have the same issue with NCIS. My wife wants to catch up so she can watch the new season live, but they aren't available. We are waiting for the DVDs from the library. - Alan
When Les Moonves is removed from the company. - Me
^^I think you're right. I went to the CBS website and signed up for their free viewing thingy to see if that would get me access to S5. Nope. I do not understand their logic at all. - Corinne L
Sitting in the M.S.parking lot watching daughter's track practice and it kills me how many parents pull in and just lean on their horn to call their child. Park your car, get your lazy asses up and walk the 20 feet to get them!
Chances are better you'll actually get the kid's attention if you go over. Otherwise you just have 50 kids looking over to see if they are being called. - Elena from FFHound!
Oh, man, I hate that. You think they'd get that they're causing confusion, but no - somehow it is the kid's fault for not magically knowing it was /their/ car horn. - Jennifer Dittrich
I know, right? I head one mom screeching at her kid "didn't you hear me? I've been honking for you!" Lady, everyone heard you. We just didn't know who you were honking for! - Elena from FFHound!
I just had a flashback to when parents would stand around at their cars yelling for their kids, which was just as bad (since kids never have the same first name, right?) - Jennifer Dittrich
I'm annoyed any time someone uses their car horn as a way to call someone (for a date, carpool pickup, etc.). Use your cellphone or park and go to their door or just wait patiently. Sheesh. - Corinne L
Unless there's another kid in the car, get out of the car. Your kid is an athlete. Get some exercise! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
The guys who come pick up my neighbors for work at 5:30 or 6 am. I've gone outside & cussed them out but people don't care. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Laura Norvig
I understand you are trying to help. I get that. But you are making more work for me.
Hey, it would be great if we could... Laura can do that, can't you Laura? *hugs* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Corinne L
The love: my blood work came back much, much better than I anticipated. The bitch: I had to get blood drawn again today because they didn't do TSH and T4 on the original draw, which I thought had been ordered.
Blood sugar was normal (I was most concerned about this), LDL needs a little work, blood pressure needs a little work. But NO MEDS. The thyroid may be the big issue, which wouldn't be surprising considering my family history. - Corinne L
If you think your thyroid is an issue, I'd recommend that you insist on a full thyroid panel .. TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, and Thyroid Antibodies. TSH & T4 alone may not give you an accurate picture. I hope everything comes out well! - Kristin
Thanks for the tip, Kristin! - Corinne L
Yes, Dad, I want to hear how I've messed up in moving to California and in my job search. While you're at it, yes, please tell me how awesome one of my older brothers is doing in his job and his promotion, the same brother who was a thieving fuck-up until a couple years ago. Grand.
:( - Anne Bouey
C'mon dad, he's in California. He's already won, geographically. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Also, {big hug} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you. :) Just frustrated. Thanks for letting me vent. - Jed
I am mad at your dad. :( - Lisa L. Seifert from iPhone
I'm not super happy with him right now either. :) - Jed
April Russo
Dear Ebay, Just because I bought one low profile wireless card way back in 2008, does not mean I want to know about every wireless card that gets listed on your site, forevermore. Stop that!
Big Joe Silence
why yes, you self-centred fuckhead, it IS inconvenient for me that you backed out of our plans for this evening at the last minute. i had scheduled around it and my wife and kids even made other plans without me that they cannot now back out of.
inconsiderate jackass. - Big Joe Silence
Ugh. Maybe you find a way to enjoy the unexpected free time? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Maybe you can use the newly found free time to write a song called Inconsiderate Jackass. :-D - vicster: full-bodied
i ended up fiddling with a 30+ year old analogue polysynth i own instead of working on this new song i have started in my head. just as well, my head's not in a constructive place this evening. - Big Joe Silence
:( - LB sad. from Android
oh, i'm sure i'll scribble some things down in a composition (composting?) notebook before i pass out later tonight. - Big Joe Silence
How do you work with someone for 6 years and not know how to say their name correctly? Also, why is Yvonne (EE-von) so hard for some people to say? ::grumble::
*fist bump* - Corinne L
Wow, rude. Like how hard is it to just listen and learn? I'll never understand that. - Jennifer Dittrich
On the other hand...why aren't I more assertive??? - YvonneM
A guy I worked with for 15 years still doesn't know my last name. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
There are a LOT of people where I work whose names I do not know. Some who have told me their names, I can't remember. It takes a while to sink in for me. Non-English sounding names are the ones I have the most difficulty with. - Ian May
Ian, that helps. I work in a small-ish library and most of us interact pretty regularly, but hey. - YvonneM
My sister-in-law is from New Jersey and her name is Yvonne. Everyone there pronounces her name "Ya-von." It might have to do with their accent. Yet when I ask her and say "ee-VON," she says I'm saying it correctly. LOL. - Trish R
My mom had a childhood friend called (phonetically) Wy-vo-na. The girl's mother had read the name in a book and that's how she thought it was pronounced. Spelled "Yvonne" of course. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
I had a friend tell me, after 2 years, that I'd been mispronouncing her name. Talk about awkward. - YvonneM
I got an invitation to my SIL's bridal shower yesterday and my name is spelled incorrectly... - Melly - #TeamMarina
The cherry on this non-sundae of a week is a headache that won't go away.
Fuck you cherry! - Eric - Poppa Large
Exactly! - Jed from iPhone
*kicks the cherry in the nuts* - Melly - #TeamMarina
Someone shut that damn dog up! Can't even put my own dog outside without worrying the barker is going to come through the fence!
Nothing like already feeling bad in the morning and then getting guilt heaped on you. Fabulous. Happy fucking Friday.
Laura Norvig
The CEO of our org just used gratuitous quote marks in an email. Are you eff-ing kidding me?
complete with spaces around each quote mark - Laura Norvig
You guys " Rock " Can always depend on all of you to " Bring It " when needed. Thanks - Laura Norvig
Oh dear. I musta logged off before that went out. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
lol. Reply all: Are you being "facetious"? - YvonneM
April Russo
If it's made of glass, my husband will eventually find a way to break it. No exceptions. And he will usually be in his bare feet and need rescuing. CRASH...AHHHH!! is just his way of saying "Good Morning!"
So, now I need to find a 10 1/8" lid. - April Russo
Corinne L
Coming home from having a delicious vegetarian dinner & seeing a great movie (Boyhood) with my dad to the smell of cat poop & the discovery that the fluffy cat has managed to get poop smeared in her fur AND has left little pooplets all over the apartment.
Oh no! A terrible way to end a nice evening. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
In our house we yell, "turd alert". Geriatric animal house allows for more of these type moments. :( - Janet
Oh dear. :-( I have that issue with Simon and his "fluffy pants", every so often. - vicster: full-bodied
People who are bluntly outspoken AND sensitive to criticism......ergh.
Big Joe Silence
i love when ppl misread shit to suit their own emotional needs...and then point to something that says the opposite of their assertions as evidence that they're correct! "LOOK, THE MOON IS MADE OF CHEESE. THESE ROCKS PROVE IT!"
fargin' iceholes. - Big Joe Silence
Jenny H.
Helen is making me work on my research.
She is all about the tough love ;) - Pete : Team Marina
No doubt, Pete. She told me to get off my duff! - Jenny H. from Android
What's your working title/hypothesis, if it's ok to ask? - Halil
Two separate pieces: 1) Effects of human disturbance on prairie dog colony persistence 2) Efficacy of using remote imaging to survey prairie dog colonies. - Jenny H.
You have prairie dogs in Norway??? - Uli
By remote imaging, do you mean motion triggered cameras or something? - Halil
I think it means satellite photos of opportunity, Halil. Or maybe I'm confusing it with something else :) - Eivind
We have lemmings, Uli. That's basically the same thing :) - Eivind
But no prairie dog has ever jumped off a cliff. Tsk. - Uli
Ja. Remote imaging is using satellite photos of a chosen resolution to investigate some phenomenon from a larger scale. Uli, I am pretty sure no lemmings willingly jumped off a cliff- that was a Disney-enhanced fabrication. This is my ongoing personal research that I was given a grant to complete (back in 2010). I am finally getting around to finishing my report. Helen is a tough cookie. She won't let me sit on my arse anymore. :D - Jenny H.
*tries not to picture Jenny's BadAss's arse ... because that would be "improper"* - MoTO: Team Marina
I think it's okay if you picture it just as it is- covered in unflattering sweat pants and planted on the couch. ;) - Jenny H.
Way to bring the room down, Jenny BadAss. - MoTO: Team Marina
LOL! - Jenny H. from Android
I'm glad Helen has been encouraging you. That's a perfect project while you're waiting until you can work in Norway. (And good on its own merits.) - Spidra Webster
Always finding out via Facebook about my brother & sister in law coming to Oakland to take my mom & her dog on hikes but neither me nor Jayden being invited.
ouch. sorry Mandy. personally I'd love to go hiking with you and your son. though I'd have to watch the potty mouth while cursing my smoking habit for the most of the way. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
that sounds like a fun hike ^ - Steve C Team Marina
Lame :( - Tamara J. B.
You & me both, T Ra. And cussing is fine. Jayden's heard it all and uses none, lol. <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
rooooooooooooooooooooooood! - YvonneM
I'm the kid who takes her to the grocery store, picks up her prescriptions; cleans her house & walks her dog when she's in the hospital. etc. He's the kid who takes her to lunch & on fun outings. So I get this ugly, ugly resentment that I'm not comfortable bringing up because I get shit because I'm "always so negative". - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Would asking to go next time backfire on you? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Had a really good convo today with my therapist about being a 'good daughter'. She reminded me that whatever I do, I am a good daughter and the dysfunction of my family is that no one may ever know but me. So do it for myself and be right with it. It was a helpful reminder for me so I offer it here only as that. And yes it sucks. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I don't find out until they check in on Facebook, or post pics the next day. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
T, that is pretty much how I've been dealing with this kind of thing, and the resentment, for a long time. Also because of therapists' help :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And, of course, venting here. When unwelcome thoughts start repeating in my head, I can get them out here without feeling judged or creating unnecessary conflict or discomfort. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry, Starmama. :( - Jenny H. from Android
I assume you find out after the fact (which sucks), but sometimes commenting on the photos or checkin with a "looks like fun. I'd love to come with you next time" can make a difference. Or could you plan a hike and invite them? Family can be hard but I'm a bit of a Pollyanna sometimes. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I've thought about that but feel kinda weird putting it on a public Facebook post. Like, I might sound whiny or something. I'd rather stay at home than hike, most days, and going out to eat feels funny because I'm never able to contribute to the check. But maybe I'll say "Jayden would love to go" because he definitely would. & being the only kid in the family, he oughta be getting way more family time & attention than he does. He's lucky if he gets a birthday phone call. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Your pollyannaness is absolutely appreciated :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Thank you, disgusting neighbors, for leaving your garbage bags out today when garbage pickup is Thursday. I'm sure that after two days in 90+ degree weather they will smell just delightful.
Feral animal bait? - Janet from FFHound!
Possibly. After two days they will probably smell much like the skunks they will inevitably attract. - Jessie
What is the response of management? - Anne Bouey
I don't think there's much they can do since there aren't any surveillance cameras outside. They emailed everyone previously to remind them of the garbage policy and they've said they will start fining residents $50/bag if they're caught, but I don't think they have a method for catching them. - Jessie
Trash digging should find the source. Mask, gloves, and Hazmat suit---priceless. - Janet from FFHound!
Critters will probably expose their identity. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
Garbage is it's own evidence. =) - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Ick! - Jenny H. from Android
Corinne L
Another item to file under "So Unhelpful We Need a New Word for Unhelpful:" telling the social media manager for an event that you didn't see any promotion for it on social media.
vicster: full-bodied
Wow. You have created a world where, not only can no one win with you, it is impossible for anyone to not lose. Having the ability to find offense with just about everything is not an enviable trait.
Corinne L
Reply all with "sorry, not my department" when the person you're responding to has already contacted the original sender is so unhelpful that we need a new word for "unhelpful."
Fomentor of strife, or really, fomenting strife. Spreading the seeds of anti-helpfulness in their wake. - Jennifer Dittrich
Yeah, this offender is already on my boss' shit list. I cannot wait to hear his response later to this recent development. - Corinne L
Stephen Mack
This is selective perception in action, but Microsoft crap is crashing and failing on me like crazy this week.
The above is from my laptop at work, running Win 7 Enterprise, and it's generally pretty stable. But I just lost network connection, which caused PowerPoint to freak out so bad it crashed. - Stephen Mack
Much more serious is that my home PC running Windows 8 just fell apart, and I had to refresh it. Mad that it deleted all app data, including all my son's Minecraft worlds. Which weren't part of the backups somehow. - Stephen Mack
(And this follows on from to complete the self-perceived rule of three.) - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Once again, Microsoft FUckign Outlook is the worse fucking piece of bullshit crap in the fucking universe. FUCK I hate that crap. FUCK.
Exec meeting at 2pm. Last minute request to cancel. I open up the meeting to cancel it, and explain why it's canceled. It errors out (complains I'm not connected to Outlook). It then deletes the meeting from my calendar without putting it in trash or any way to undo, but doesn't cancel it for anyone else. So now there's zero way to cancel the meeting. - Stephen Mack
If you go to the "Recover Deleted Items" folder (usually from the 'folder' tab, or right clicking the deleted items) it might be there. If you can recover it, you should be able to give it another go. Sorry I'm seeing this so late. - Jennifer Dittrich
Thanks, Jennifer. I'll check. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Well, in mail view, under the Folder toolbar, there's a Recover Deleted Items button, which brings up a crapload of ancient crap, and it did have my meeting at the bottom, so I selected it and clicked the "Recover Selected Items" button, at which point... nothing happened. The item did not come back to the Deleted Items Folder, and the meeting did not reappear on Calendar view. - Stephen Mack
I stand by my assertion: Outlook is the absolute worst piece of shit software in general use in the world. As terrible as iTunes is, Outlook is twenty times worse. - Stephen Mack
Ugh, I am so sorry. And, agreed. - Jennifer Dittrich
Can your IT dept recover it? - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Zu, nope, they tried. And too late now. - Stephen Mack
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