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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by bomaye on Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:48 pm

Dear -12 degrees Celsius weather (or colder):

If I wanted to live in a godless winter hell, I'd move to Alberta. Go back to rain, Please and Thank You.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by eselle28 on Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:31 am

Lena Dunham is so fucking frustrating. Apparently she interprets "no longer seeing not having had an abortion as a point of pride" as something that needs to be expressed as "I wish I had had an abortion." No you don't, idiot. I have had an abortion. By all accounts, I had a very easy one. I had no trouble coming up with the funds for it, I was able to find a comfortable office in a high rise a few blocks from where I lived, I didn't have to deal with protestors, I didn't find the procedure all that painful, I was able to schedule it on a Saturday. The worst of the fallout was a nasty and possibly hormonal argument with my sister and a truly disgusting incident involving a blood clot and a new dress. I still fucking wish I hadn't been pregnant in the first place, and the fact that my experience was only mildly shitty doesn't mean I'm glad to have had it.

Apparently she's apologized now. "My words were spoken from a sort of 'delusional girl; persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance," is the explanation. At 30 fucking years old, I think that's a persona a person might want to consider abandoning.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by reboot on Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:25 am

eselle28 wrote:......

Apparently she's apologized now.  "My words were spoken from a sort of 'delusional girl; persona I often inhabit, a girl who careens between wisdom and ignorance," is the explanation. At 30 fucking years old, I think that's a persona a person might want to consider abandoning.

Does she have any other persona she inhabits? Grin

How fucking tone deaf? No one wants to have an unwanted pregnancy, much less an abortion.

Bomeye: That sounds miserable and now I am embarrassed to have been whining about it being 40°
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by eselle28 on Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:47 pm

Kids helping wrap presents is adorable.

Furkids helping wrap presents is a disaster. I need a new roll of tape, and Jasper needs a new haircut.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by eselle28 on Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:50 pm

Oh fuck. Carrie Fisher. Her poor family.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Enail on Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:55 pm

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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by HSavinien on Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:40 pm

So, this seems far too commonto me.

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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by HSavinien on Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:50 pm

And in other news, my partner's frickin' employers...

So, they work as a youth counselor at a home for troubled teens (and actually love the kids for the most part, when not dodging another concussion), but the assholes who run the place!  THAT is another matter.  Partner's part time and yet worked 40+ hours/week for six months last year because the agency's too frickin' incompetent to hire enough staff.  This ended in mid-December, just before they would've had to start giving my partner benefits as a fulltime employee...just as partner was trying to re-up their state health insurance.  Because they'd worked so much in the last six months, my partner is no longer eligible for state health insurance.  SO THAT'S FUN.  

So my partner's poking desperately at other insurance options while having a frickin' mental health breakdown because they've been worked longer hours than is sustainable for six months.  And skipped out of work the past week because re: mental health breakdown, sooo, we don't know if they still even have a job but at least they're not crying and considering driving to the ER to avoid self-harm (see: last Wednesday, all day).  Which is good because we can't afford the ER, because they don't have health insurance, and may not have a job any more.

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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Enail on Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:13 pm

Oh, jeez, that's awful. I hope things turn out okay with the job, and that they can sort something out about insurance soon.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by eselle28 on Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:35 am

I am so sorry, HSavinien. I'm going to cross my fingers that things are looking up for you and your partner very soon.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by waxingjaney on Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:58 am

Do we really need to use Archie comics as a vehicle to remake Twin Peaks? How about no.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by caliseivy on Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:16 pm

For the third time in a row, my plans to go with my sisters to buy a car has been pushed back against my wishes. First time was sudden snow, second time was a sister's emergency, now it's fears of what kind of people will be around for the inauguration. This isn't something I want to do alone (especially since I'd need transportation to get there) and she still wants to go, but I don't particularly want to wait another week, assuming something else doesn't come up.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:10 pm

Got a letter from the IRS telling me to buy health insurance this year -- I filed my taxes with a health care exemption last year -- or else.

Yeah, that letter doesn't really make me want to buy your insurance, or any insurance for that matter. Shrug

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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by eselle28 on Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:46 pm

Oh, old friend who decided to cut off a substantial percentage of the people in your life last year, I don't know what to tell you. I mean that literally. I have no idea how to respond to your messages. It is so very you to send a lengthy combination of abject apologies and emotionally-charged, fairly worrisome explanations for your behavior. It's even more you to do it at 2:00 AM, then follow up with an apology for the apologies after sunrise. Our underlying disagreement was silly and petty and I have no problem getting back in touch, since being out of touch was always your decision, but something a little more low key might have been a bit easier to deal with.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Wondering on Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:12 pm

My parents think they know everything about caring for a diabetic child because they took care of me.

They know jack-shit about contemporary T1 diabetes management, carb-counting, and how precise it has to be and how fine-tuned. Increase that precision exponentially when dealing with a 25 pound 2.5 year old whose body is so small even a whisper of insulin drops her blood sugar 100 points.

But they think they know. They insist they know. And that's what makes them dangerous.

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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Pagliacci on Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:47 am

I called a crisis hotline a couple of nights ago. It wasn't the same one that had told me that the life I described wasn't worth living and that it was probably too late to change it, but after the awful experiences I've had reaching out for help during crises in the past, calling any crisis hotline is something I'll do only out of true desperation. To be clear, I wasn't suicidal, but I was in an enormous amount of emotional pain that was affecting my ability to even function.

To be honest, I didn't find the experience helpful at all, and to make matters worse, I was reminded once again that people really do have extreme difficulty getting their head around the idea that someone could literally have zero social support. Despite the fact that I clearly told her that I have no friends, that things aren't good with my family, that I have nobody to spend time with or even call or text, she kept digging for specifics as if she was trying to prove me wrong. It seemed as far as she was concerned, everyone has friends, everyone has social support.

Everyone except me.

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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by eselle28 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:17 am

eselle28 wrote:Oh, old friend who decided to cut off a substantial percentage of the people in your life last year, I don't know what to tell you. I mean that literally. I have no idea how to respond to your messages. It is so very you to send a lengthy combination of abject apologies and emotionally-charged, fairly worrisome explanations for your behavior. It's even more you to do it at 2:00 AM, then follow up with an apology for the apologies after sunrise. Our underlying disagreement was silly and petty and I have no problem getting back in touch, since being out of touch was always your decision, but something a little more low key might have been a bit easier to deal with.

Ah, the phone call that was supposed to be about TV shows, politics, and other historically uncontroversial topics ended up being a two-hour feelings extravaganza. I did miss you, but you're also lucky that you've been an exceptionally good friend in the past, because you're trying my patience a little bit. And I hope to physics that the fact that I'm one of the first people to learn about your decision to open up your marriage is either coincidental or due to my history of being a good listener who gives sound advice.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by caliseivy on Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:32 pm

I like to come over and hang with my sister, but every time I do, I spend at least one late night/early morning listening to sections of her housemate and his girlfriend having sex and I'm involuntarily reminded how many years it's been and how frustrated it makes me feel -_-

Excuse me while I go sit in the kitchen and try not to think about things...
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by bomaye on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:47 am

IT'S BEEN SNOWING FOR TWO DAYS STRAIGHT, SEND HELP
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Enail on Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:49 pm

What's happening to the world, they keep saying we're getting snow fronts from you guys?!
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by caliseivy on Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:05 pm

Dear Mother:

I really don't care that you and my grandfather are "really concerned" about the dog jumping up on me, as your concern doesn't fix anything and makes it sound like I'm some helpless child being overpowered by this large dog who will hurt her and she can't do anything about it. Quit telling me that I "need to be firmer" with the dog when you've watched me be firm and correct him. I'm not going to yell and shout at the dog because I don't agree with that. What else do you want me to do?

If his behaviors bother you so much, instead of always telling me that I need to be firm or complaining to me about how he's acting, why don't you use all that time you have at home with the dog to try and train him? There's plenty of YouTube videos available -I know, I've seen some - and you're always talking about how he listens to you and doesn't try anything.

And fussing that his owner needs to train him, when said owner is not currently around to do so, doesn't do shit.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by bomaye on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:18 pm

IT'S.

STILL.

SNOWING.
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by bomaye on Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:48 pm



I'M LIKE 6'3" THIS IS GETTING STUPID

(Hi everyone, that's my cranky face)
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Werel on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:31 pm

That is a LOT of snow. I see why your face is so cranky if you're the one shoveling. Shocked
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Re: Return of the Rants

Post by Enail on Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:34 pm

Werel wrote:That is a LOT of snow for BC.

FTFY Grin
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