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I thought a weekend of hiding would get me back into the saddle but I'm not feeling it. I keep replaying all the ugly details of last week's fuck up and I don't want to go back there. Ever. I want to skip town under the cover of darkness and send a postcard in a week or two just so folks know I wasn't abducted or murdered.
Needless to say if this is how the gig plays out I aint cut out for it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm sorry you are going through this. Have you had a session with your therapist since the event? Or is one coming up? - Corinne L
I'm sorry you're still struggling with it. We're here, if you need to vent. I agree with Corinne, a counseling session might be really useful. *big hugs* - Tamara J. B.
RT @joaohwang: Gem quote in @AlexHortonTX's op-ed refd by @dongomezjr: "People <40 no longer ask what war is like; they ask if it’s like Call of Duty"
tonight may very well be one of the all time worst professional moments of my life. the event was a train wreck of things gone wrong. boss was pissed. I was just deer in headlights useless. locked myself in the office halfway through and bawled. it was ugly.
upsides: no one died nor got arrested. my volunteers were champions of rolling with the punches. and I didn't screw things up with the mayor. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
hang in there. - Mike Nencetti
hold the phone... bossman just texted to thank me for my hard work. ok so then I have no fucking idea what happened. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
It's rarely as bad as we think, doll. - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
Ouch. I'm sorry it was rough. Glad bossman saw it differently than you did. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Just because the windshield is covered in bird crap doesn't mean the whole car is. Wait a bit till you hop out to evaluate :) - Johnny
Self evaluation suck! Be well and tell that little voice in your head to go to hell... - WarLord
*hugs* Maybe you can debrief with boss and volunteers over the next couple of days. But I'm sorry that tonight was so rough on you, my dear. *more hugs* - vicster
I like Johnny's analogy, strange as it is. Courage, sister. *passes out shot glasses* - Corinne L
*hug* ++for Johnny's analogy. - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
**hugs** I'm sorry things were so awful in the thick of it. - Jennifer Dittrich
(((Tamara))) - Jenny H. from Android
**hugs** - Kirsten
thanks so much everyone. it truly was an ordeal and I'm glad it's over. I'm not sure how much longer I'm in for this new gig. I'm waiting for the "wtf" message about all the SNAFUs. I think the text last night was a brief moment of courtesy that isn't going to last long. Also: for the record, I'm not an event planner, nor do I want to be an event planner, and how the hell am I now an event planner? That's MY wtf message. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
and ditto ++ for Johnny windshield analogy... that's a good one. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Yikes. I hate all the anxiety that it must have caused. Hugs! - Yolanda
Event planning would be near the bottom of my list of unfavorite careers so I hear ya. Networking and maybe informal "event" planning is one thing. High expectation events? NOOOOOooooooooo - Laura Norvig
Tamara, I've done my share of event planning/support for nonprofits, so if you need to vent about specifics or brainstorm ways to address any wtf's they throw at you, give me a holler. - Corinne L
Don't talk to me about missing @FiveEightAthens play HiLo tonight. It's a long story that doesn't end well. #athensga #localmusic #fail
Remember when we were young and could get away with wearing ridiculous shit that was really kinda ugly but we still looked fine? Good times.
The bonus about aging is that you can start doing it again. - Anika
^^yep. I can't wait until I finally morph into the Punk-Harajuku version of Estelle Getty. :) - AHnix (Anna Haro)
Errybody love my new do by Chala from @ModelCitizenATH. Of course. #athensga #citizenhair
Gotdambit! "@FlagpoleMusic: Local rockers @thepowderroomga suffer van fire, equipment loss in Chapel Hill:"
Gotdambit! "@FlagpoleMusic: Local rockers @thepowderroomga suffer van fire, equipment loss in Chapel Hill:"
so it's gonna be one of those "if it can go wrong it will go wrong" kinda times? good thing I'm too tired to get upset about it. Ima be over here stoically watching weeks of event prep fall apart. cheers.
Oh, no. **hugs** - Kirsten
It may sound crazy, but I really believe this oregano oil has made a big difference in managing this yuck I came down with. Normally these things progress quickly from my sinuses to my chest and take at least a week to taper off. Four days later and I feel tired and a bit stuffy, but not nearly as death warmed over as usual.
Still going to take it easy and baby myself for another day or two, but I am feeling hopeful I may be back to normalish after that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
did you make the oregano oil or buy it? might have to try it out - Sir Shuping is just sir
A guy gave me six capsules. I've taken 2 a day with food and have one left for tonight. I have heard of its antiviral properties, that it's suggested to folks with herpes, HIV, and other persistent viral issues, but I've never used it till now. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
in Italy there's a special kind of salami with oregano, it's suggested to cure sadness :-) - Heart Attack
I'm not sure you need a special kind of salami to cure sadness, that just seems like an inherent property of salami. - Deborah Fitchett
got my new tablet set up. so far I like. anyone have an opinion on the google music feature? I havent used it before but feel tempted if I can get my playlists on here.
i like it. i use it to access my home collection while i'm at work. - holly #ravingfangirl
I second holly on that. I really like it. I find myself using it more than I do iTunes. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I use the Amazon music...mostly because it was the one that I found first and they offered a cheap option of uploading all of my music there, but I can play it on my tablet, on my amazon tv, etc. freaking love it. but i like google music too :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
Maybe I need one of y'all to give me a primer on Google Music because I found it to be a royal pain. - Corinne L
i remember you had trouble, Corinne. - holly #ravingfangirl
I think part of it has to do with my mutant status. Technology is not always my friend. #sadtrombone - Corinne L
wait how do you get mutant status? I want that. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Mine is due to the fact that whenever I am under emotional duress, I render electronic devices useless. I have yet to use my mutant powers for good. With great power comes great frustration. - Corinne L
RT @spencerfrye: Have questions about @HealthCareGov? Get them answered and find the plan you need at my ACA Enrollment Event!
RT @spencerfrye: Have questions about @HealthCareGov? Get them answered and find the plan you need at my ACA Enrollment Event!
Wait, so it's good how the game turned out? The internet is sending mixed messages.
Yes. Seahawks won and that's awesome! - Kristin from iPhone
Got it. Thanks. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
nothing quite says "I've been sick" like a half moon shaped patch of irritated and peeling skin around your nostrils. lovely.
was going through my DMs looking for a thread from awhile back, and now I have all the feels... y'all are so dang awesome. so grateful for you, ffriends... but now I need to quit with the weepy bc it's making my nose run again and I like just got it to stop...
RT @pbr: Retweet to congratulate Eduardo Aparecido on winning the 15/15 Bucking Battle! #PBRNYC
RT @pbr: Retweet to congratulate Eduardo Aparecido on winning the 15/15 Bucking Battle! #PBRNYC
RT @pbr: And the streak continues - Silvano Alves rides Ranga for 87.5 points to bring the record streak to 22. #PBRNYC
World Champion and record holder and keeps beating his own record. This dude is incredible. And Brazilian I might add. A lot of folks don't realize how many of the top riders aren't white guys. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
RT @pbr: A standing ovation at @TheGarden is nothing new, the latest was for @MikeLeePBR as he took his victory lap around the arena! #PBRNYC
Mike Lee. *swoon* I'd stand anytime for that man. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Adventures in pet sitting... I believe I may be in danger.
Adventures in pet sitting... I believe I may be in danger.
do not use Amazin Cat Laser to kill the President. - RepoRat
There is no danger of me being able to harness laser kitty for good or evil. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
By the end of my visit she was back in my lap purring away just like the old days when we lived together. Of course, that was after she ghost stalked me from behind the curtains. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
RT @pbr: .@ryandirteater covers Little Big Man for 84.25 points in Round 2 of #PBRNYC.
Feeling almost normal, but I know it's a trick to lure me into a false sense of wellness. I won't fall for it. Gonna go feeed my friend's dog like I promised to then back to bed.
And watching PBRNYC online of course. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
RT @il0vethe80s: Taping the Charts on Sunday.......
RT @il0vethe80s: Taping the Charts on Sunday.......
RT @athenslove: Submissions being accepted for bands to perform at AthFest, June 26-28. #athensga #music
RT @athenslove: Submissions being accepted for bands to perform at AthFest, June 26-28. #athensga #music
RT @pbr: RECAP: With 88 points on Electric Prune @JBMauney takes Round 1 at #PBRNYC. MORE:
RT @pbr: RECAP: With 88 points on Electric Prune @JBMauney takes Round 1 at #PBRNYC. MORE:
Does your mini mart guy give you oregano oil and dark chocolate when you're sick? Bc mine does. #chasestreetbreadbasket4life #athensga
I hope the karma that made me too sick to see @lazerwulves and Bit Brigade at @caledonialounge tonight is paid by how bummed I am right now.
Young man at the bar suggested I be less condescending and rude. I suggested he take responsibility for his own insecurities. #makingfriends
He's young. And it sounds distinctly like an old playa move to break you down #butyouprobablyknewthat - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
ok FFolks! I need your creative hive mind. my challenge should you choose to accept it: tech-themed small-scale centerpieces (at least four, possibly six) I can make myself for no money (and don't involve electricity b/c idk how to do electrical stuff). needed for work event next Thursday with 200 people expected. tables are high-tops, no seating.
internet searches have produced either crap or excessive fancy I don't need/want. tie-in decor possibilities would be a plus if I can pull them off in time to stash around the office. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
my initial thought: destroy my old laptop and put the pieces into mason jars, wrap with wire, tea candle on top, and done. that seems a little TOO diy? sigh, I dunno. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
We once floated CDs (shiny side up; back in the day when you constantly got them from AOL) in fishbowls with tea lights on them for a music event. We had strings of plastic beads in the water underneath for color. Cheap and festive! - Larua Boats
(sorry) *cheap and festive* ======> - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I like that, LB. I bet it looked lovely. No apology necessary, B. ;) - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
If you have any old USB sticks, make a little USB stick tree :) - Pete
WAIT! I think one of our tech companies has boot-shaped koozies. that could be a base on which something is built...? - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
You could make models of different eras of computers, tablets, and phones out of some small boxes, card stock, wire, and some pipecleaners. you could make the basic shapes and then have crayons/markers out and invite people to decorate them, make them look however they'd like to add an interactive component to it - Sir Shuping is just sir
(milk carton or similar as base) California shape with crank on the side; Oklahoma with a pan handle; Nevada with slot handle, Florida with Gloria Estefan & band, and so on — STATE MACHINES! - Micah from FFHound!
(I love Barry.) - Larua Boats from Android
You can get battery powered mini-lights somewhat cheap. They look cute in a Mason jar. Dangle little pieces of computer boards. - Janet
I want whatever Micah is smoking. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Miller? - MoTO: #TeamMarina
I think we're gonna stick to some variation of my original idea (I enlisted one of our Hackyard regulars and he's on board to help) and do the computer guts in a glass container with an LED illumination. I'll let y'all know how it goes. In other news, found out the awards we're presenting will be 3-D printed floppy disk shapes, so those at least will look cool. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Oooooh, B just 'missy'ed LB! *scoots closer to screen*
not like it will have any effect. she ignored me like she always does. - MoTO: #TeamMarina
Hey, I'm a librarian. We look stuff up. :P - Larua Boats from Android
If redhead grey beard keeps staring at me from the other end of the bar and doesn't say nothin to me, that is everything that is wrong about my 'dating' life right now.
He is mad you didn't take him up on "kiss a ginger" day? - Janet from FFHound!
Young male acquaintance unfamiliar w twitter asked me 'can you post whatever you want? Even porn?' Oh doll, hell yes. Here, lemme show you.
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