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Mo Kargas
Never let people with dim imaginations dictate the path of your life.
yes! we must push them into a vat of dancing squirrels! or something. But yet...spent the last yearish working on that. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Same here. That's why uttered it in what I hope was a non-passive-aggressive fashion - Mo Kargas
Jaclyn aka spamgirl
Fuck this week.
Well, the family member's cancer news at least is not as bad as feared. Small sigh of relief. - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Now someone else has been discharged from hospital. Yay? - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
The volcanic stress pimples I get when things are bad make me long nostalgically for the puny lil period pimples I sometimes get.
Oh man, can I relate to this. My chin and forehead look like a jr. high school. - Anika
Mo Kargas
I don't want to tell parents what to do, especially not being one, but if your 3 year old is swearing like a sailor in front of strangers in the shop, someone has failed.
I fucking HATE thieves. My younger brother in Kentucky, one of the best people I know, had his 2000 Jeep Cherokee stolen. He went out to his Jeep before work and it was gone. He locks it religiously. He bought the Jeep off Mom & Dad and he's babied it, worked on it, painted it. I hope the thief gets his testicles chewed off by a large dog.
I am not even kidding. - Jed from iPhone
Man, that sucks. Yes, thieves are fucking shitty. Sorry this happened to your brother. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I can understand how you feel. My previous car was stolen three times (once as a joyride, and twice stripped). - imabonehead
Thanks, guys. Brother just texted. Police found Jeep on a tip. He sent me pic. Busted steering column and the Jeep is dirty as fuck. Glad they found it, but I hope the police finds whoever did this. Barring that, again, I hope the thief gets his testicles bitten off. - Jed
Big Joe Silence
when your credibility has been so systematically undermined by a nemesis that people you've been tasked to assist won't take anything you offer without a second opinion.
Yvonne Renee
I already had motivation issues packing for my trip back east, and now I've caught the stupid head cold that's been going around. All I want to do is sleeeeeeeeepppppppp...
Corinne L
Websites built with Dreamweaver. I suppose it could have been worse - it could be FrontPage.
oooh, between that and the cold meds, I just had a very nasty flashback. {{{{shudder}}}} - vicster: hon. canadian
Frontpage. Good. Grief. - Mo Kargas
But wait, there's more! I was told, "I'm very happy with my website, I don't want to change it." At least the person listened & agreed with me when I suggested one key change. - Corinne L
But... Front Page Extensions! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I used to build sites with Dreamweaver. Never with FrontPage. Is that still a thing? - Ian May
For some folks, apparently so. - Corinne L
It's hard enough trouble shooting tech for someone who isn't confident with tech without other non-tech savvy people jumping in with what they've kinda heard or how they think is should work.
Did you try turning it off and turning it back on again? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I was reading the fricken manual to the person and another person chimed in telling me to do that part we did 4 minutes ago (never mind what she told me was wrong). I had to stop, explain why that person was wrong to the person I was helping and reassure them the manual I was looking at was legitimate - Johnny from iPhone
*bigmotherfuckingheaddesk* - Melly - #TeamMarina
There are folks I follow on social media who complain on the time on here. I don't say boo. When I complain or vent, though, wow, I get chastised for it. I really need to stay off social media, etc., because I'm close to saying things I am going to regret.
For a long time on FF, I've found there is a bit of a double-standard for venting and I'm not sure why that is. Some people can vent and be seen as positive people, other people vent and are seen as "whiners". One possible explanation for a difference lately is that as FF gets to be a slower traffic place, I have observed people who now do most of their posting on other services but... more... - Spidra Webster
Personally I try to post any fb statuses (statii?) here too. But for things for which I need to get some virtually loving or support and don't feel comfortable sharing with fb friends, I'll only post here. 'here' being somewhere on ff. Sorry you've felt other than supported. That hasn't been my experience. *hugs* - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Big Joe Silence
when a buyer tries to lowball you.
I started standing up to it most of the time. If they waste their gas driving to my place only to lowball me, wasn't my gasoline. - Spidra Webster
a business in Austin (a few hundred miles from me) is offering me $200 for something that regularly sells for $450 on ebay. i'm even throwing in a case and power supply and manual. things they would attempt to resell separately! i would accept $300, but this is borderline insulting. - Big Joe Silence
perhaps i should keep the case and the manual, since their response to me only mentions the piece of gear itself... :P - Big Joe Silence
That's happened to my dad, too. They live in rural MD and people seem to drive quite a distance to lowball/insult him. Waste of time. - Yvonne Renee
emailing back offering only the programmer and power supply for the $200. if they reject this then meh. - Big Joe Silence
correction, make that $250. $300 if they want the case and manual. GRR. - Big Joe Silence
Corinne L
Wednesday evening party at the banquet hall next door with a loud, craptastic live band.
They are ruining songs I like, dammit. It may be time to engage in some sound system sabotage. - Corinne L
It's still early... Maybe I should go to the store or something. Anything to keep my ears from bleeding. - Corinne L
They have moved into classic Americana rock now, Bee Dub. Ugh ugh ugh. - Corinne L
Who told this chick she can sing? Put down the mic and step away from the Adele covers. - Corinne L
You are killing me, Bee. - Corinne L
OH HELL NO. Mustang Sally. Stupid silly talentless white people... *mutters* - Corinne L
So this happened today. No one was home at the time. Luckily it missed our house but what a mess. Throw in the freezing temps this week and this guy is staying where he is for now.
Yikes! I'm glad no one was hurt! - Spidra Webster
Wow. Glad nothing was damaged too much. - Anika
How fortunate it missed the house! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
I'm glad that it didn't hit your house! Free fire wood now? - vicster: hon. canadian
I'm so glad you're all OK and that it missed the house, but man, how scary. - Jennifer Dittrich
Mo Kargas
Way too much solider worship in my feed. I get it's a big part of white Western culture, but the whole "continuing to sacrifice for our freedom" is hogwash. Being sent to war as a salaried soldier, to kill mostly civilians via invasions and conflicts that demonstrably have nothing to do with keeping people "free" at home.
Unless it's the freedom to consume more oil products.That said, not sure why I'm surprised with war economies. Especially ones where the native populations sacrifice those hard fought rights, left right and center by not voting. - Mo Kargas
Mo Kargas
In the space of 4 months my health has gone from the best it's ever been to the worst. Gained back 3/4ths of the weight I lost at the start of the year, can't sleep, near constant injuries, constant anxiety. Burnout is a real thing.
Indeed it is. When's your last day at work again? And do you have reserve funds to live on while you give yourself time to heal? - Corinne L
Dec 1 is my last day. I have limited reserve funds - certainly not enough for the 3 months off work my doctor wants me to take. Couple of weeks tops. I'm thinking about doing something part time - Mo Kargas
Corinne L
Today I learned: you can't fight city hall when they are on some bullshit.
TIL that if you really want to know who to vote for in a local election, go to a city council meeting or other public assembly meeting. There you'll definitely find out who has the community's best interests at heart. - Corinne L
So true. Few people do attend city council meetings so few see what they really get up to. - Spidra Webster
TIL that just because you have a semi-diverse city council (women, minorities) it does not make up for the fact that these folks - most over the age of 50 - are clueless when it comes to making decisions that will impact mainly 20 and 30somethings. Case in point: restricting mobile food trucks around clubs & bars (anyplace with an entertainment license) between 11 pm and 3 am so that they can only park 1000 feet (3 blocks away). - Corinne L
TIL that one jerkoff can dominate a conversation with his lack of knowledge about the real issues related to bicycle and pedestrian safety, pushing for "more studies" instead of actually looking into changing ordinances. - Corinne L
I am so goddamned angry and sad today. It's been a year and 8 months since I had a steady job. Everything feels broken. I feel isolated and tired all the time. I honestly just want to give up today. I won't, but fuck, I feel like it.
*hugs* Very challenging time for you. - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. =( I was in the same situation back in 2002 (a sucky time to find a job) so I feel for you. hugs - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Thank you. I appreciate it. :) I have just looked back at my job life since 2002 and only being able to substitute teach with a few side jobs, despite applying everywhere. I know this sentiments makes some people on here bristle, but sometimes I wonder if I would just been better off not going to college or, at least, not pursued any of the Master degrees. Education and learning are... more... - Jed
As much as I'm a proponent of education, the cost-to-reward is just not there for so many people right now - especially with all of the debt coupled with the job market. I know so many people in a similar position to yours, and it just sucks - you're all talented, smart, hard-working people who just need a good break and it just keeps not happening. - Jennifer Dittrich
Back then, my journey was rather odd and organic. I worked as a manager in IT consulting, then nothing. After licking my wounds for a while, I decided to get a job in retail for something I was going to spend my money on anyway. This turned out to be a scrapbook store. From there I worked my way up to manager (because I'm an over-achiever) and then got a job at a much larger art supply... more... - Yvonne Renee
Jennifer: Thank you, I appreciate that. :) - Jed
Yvonne: I appreciate it. I can't even seem to land mediocre jobs, but I know what you're saying and I do appreciate what you're saying. :) - Jed
Broken washer, dryer,& dishwasher, plus a small fortune in medical bills... Hey universe, you can stop harassing me now. I get it... I suck. Thx
Oh no! That sucks! - Yvonne Renee
Yvonne got it right. That sucks; you don't. - Anne Bouey
Big Joe Silence
these next two years of horror will just fly past, right?
Yikes! - Yvonne Renee
Not for Oregon. - Eivind from Android
what happened there? oh, you were referencing the picture. :P - Big Joe Silence
Aye :) - Eivind
After months of actions all towards letting this one customer die on the vine, now that it's happening the whole world has lost it's shit... and I'm in the centre for letting it die.
Wait, what? They're all blaming you? - Melly - #TeamMarina
Big Joe Silence
to my "friends" who think it's hilarious to try to punk me by telling me they voted GOP/Tea Party: the reason i believed you is based on your behaviour in other aspects of your life.
chew on that for a bit, fuckers. - Big Joe Silence
I am always receiving 5 Facebook reminders via email. How fucking annoying.
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I swear by all that is holy that finishing Ch4 of this emmereffing dissertation will be my Christmas gift to myself.
Tamara J. B.
Tomorrow, Marina goes back in the hospital. She'll be going back on the same medication that caused all the problems with her heart and the seizure. I'm extremely nervous about it but know that I don't have any more options for treatment. Everyone keeps telling me not to worry and it'll be fine or just relax. It feels so dismissive/ insensitive.
Yes, she'll be monitored and hooked up to the machines but still, it's my 4 month old baby, and given how scary last time was and all the errors on the hospitals behalf, what kind of mom would I be if I weren't nervous? I love my kid and I want her to be okay. And if this will be what shrinks the tumor so she can properly lift her neck and head, than I'll do it but it's still scary. . - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
*hugs* - Katy S
**hugs** It sounds normal to be nervous about something that you've had that previous experience with. People prepare emotionally for scary things in different ways. - Jennifer Dittrich
ouch. so sorry about all of it. *bug hugs* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Good grief, Mama! Why WOULDN'T you be nervous and scared? Of course, we all--and you especially--hope for the best outcome, but any time your child goes to hospital is a scary time. Deeeeeep breaths, Mama. Love you, if I need to go smack someone upside the head, let me know. - vicster: hon. canadian
*hugs* - bentley
Hoping this trip is more a positive experience for all involved. Keeping you and M in my prayers. - Janet
I wish I could be there with you. Prayers & healing vibes to all of you. - Corinne L
*group hugs* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I'll be keeping her in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. (((Tam))) - Anne Bouey
(((Tam Tam))) I hope the treatment is successful! - Jenny H. from Android
Will keep you all in mind. Hopefully the hospital can use what they know from last time to make it easier on her. - Pete from FFHound(roid)!
Fingers crossed for a better experience. And you feel whatever the hell you want to feel, dammit! *hugs* - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
*hugs* - Kirsten
Oh gosh. I hope everything will be ok. I'm sorry ppl are being dismissive. Relax, my a**. - YvonneM
Eric - Regulate
Sad when you have to use your personal computer as your work computer because the desktop group can't get their shit together.
Big Joe Silence
Yahoo mail just took its early morning dump. thanks for nothing.
April Russo
I am sick & tired of radio stations that are putting on crackpot pseudoscience paid infomercials for snake oil health products at 4:30AM on a Sunday morning, disguised as "community service programming".
You ain't fooling me! That's not community service programming! - April Russo
Yvonne Renee
This is more like a 'Whinefest' than a bitchfest, but the fact that it's supposed to rain tomorrow on Halloween, along with us only having 1 car, totally bites. I don't have a car to take the kids to school if it's raining. I don't have a car to drive them home if it's raining. I'm picturing a whole lot of wet and some sad kids for tomorrow. =(
Whingefest: for when you don't think it warrants a Bitchfest post, but you still need to let it out: - Big Joe Silence
Uber it? - Ken Gidley
April Russo
Yes, lady, I fully understand that you stopped so I could cross the street. But please don't get bent out of shape and blare your horn at me, when I wave you on and refuse to cross, because the traffic in the other 3 lanes has no intention on doing the same.
I'm always happy to see your grown, neurotypical kids thriving and making their way in the world. But their success doesn't mean you get to point out everything you think I do wrong & tell me what you'd do better.
So damn true. - Steele Lawman
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