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Title: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 26, 2009, 02:18:23 PM
doing ok. went out yesterday. didn't drink too much, but also didn't drink too little. just enough to get my stomach upset. think i'll go for a coffee now...

anyway, doing homework at the moment. will have to get to work in a few hours, and i'm not really looking forward to that. think i'll go out after that. i deserved it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 27, 2009, 04:05:46 AM
Edited.

Don't drink, kids.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 29, 2009, 01:23:06 PM
or when you do, don't be lightweight like joey
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on September 30, 2009, 12:44:40 AM
automobile on a university campus = NOT WORTH IT!

I missed my bus today and had a quiz first class and needed to get to school, so I took the car. I was still late, 'cause it took about two minutes to feed the meter full of coins (that's the problem with only having low denomination coins: a quarter-dollar is the largest common coin, instead of the pound or 2 pound, or euro/2euro) for an hour and a half. Then I had to go find somewhere else to park it after my class, so I finally managed to find a place about 15 min walk from my next classroom (had an hour off). I go, and find that my class is cancelled (someone spilled the mercury or something, there was a firetruck, several police cars, and three guys in haz-mat suits). Well, okay. I eat lunch, go back to my car, have to move it agaaaiiin, then walk around town, then bus up to class, then walk for twenty minutes from class back to car.
So about an hour's worth of driving for NO ADDED BENEFIT.
*snarks*
*goes and fills her rescued bike's tires*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on October 02, 2009, 02:47:50 AM
I really really want this book (http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=Perez-Reverte01&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=25), but I know that I could never bring myself to pay that much for it. Not now anyway, perhaps if I were to win the lottery... or knock over a bank.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 02, 2009, 02:50:37 AM
sexy?
It's like a high-end prostitute.
Except, you know, psychological instead of physical.

Don't hit me..!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 06, 2009, 12:25:34 PM
yesterday i literally spend half the day in the library. pretty tired from that, plus from the fact i had to get out at 6:30 this morning. think i'll go to bed before i have to work. allmost have no homework planned this week, so i can relax
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on October 08, 2009, 06:27:07 PM
Two hours and fifteen minutes into a virus scan... my gods, it is never ending.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 09, 2009, 12:20:44 AM
I'm happy -- and this is unusual.
Generally, at first snow every year, I get very, very sad. Today I was.. well, twirling and laughing in the falling flakes. I feel peaceful/joyful.
My hypotheses commonly circle around my access to black chai. Ohhhh yummy. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 09, 2009, 09:35:55 AM
having a great time with friends i havent seen in years. loving the night life...and loving the single life! its fantastic!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 09, 2009, 11:53:34 AM
Go Aury, get busy!!

I'm top billin' at present. Drinkin' some smash and ready to make some tunes with the boys!!

GET ON IT!!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 09, 2009, 02:26:05 PM
It was my sister's birthday yesterday, so I spent pretty much all my waking hours with them. Thankfully, I didn't have that much to drink, otherwise I'd now be saying - hungover and hungry, rawr. Instead I'm just hungry...might need to sort that out, soon.

I fancy a night out tonight, but I might just have a few drinks at home with the lads instead.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 09, 2009, 03:44:01 PM
had a pretty rough day today. well, having a pretty rough day today... received my Bachelor degree this morning, for which i had to be out of bed at 6:20. none too happy about that. had lunch with my parents and my girlfriends parents, which was actually quite nice. just came back from a meeting with one of my teachers and will be eating out with my girlfriend tonight. should be good. i'm already pretty hungry. i'm still at uni now and crave a beer
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on October 11, 2009, 05:31:26 PM
I am good, just finishing packing for my holiday. Off to the pub for dinner in an hour and after that going to see the stand up comedian Michael McIntyre which should be fun :)
Early start tomorrow as I am getting the coach up to Heathrow.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 15, 2009, 07:57:13 PM
ok. im officially bored with the night life and about broke. now i need to stop partying and actually put forth and effort to find a job.


OH! yay me! forgot! i quit smoking 3 weeks ago! and i wasnt even mean!


... well... i wasnt that mean
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 17, 2009, 12:13:07 PM
my birthday bash is today. you guys are obviously all invited. have a few mates coming over. should be good. actually looking forward to it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 19, 2009, 12:52:04 PM
still jobless... which is a good thing because my car decided it need a break and died... waiting to hear from my old company because i did have a transfer being processed... who know what happened with that. I miss my G1 phone... it was such a nice phone, im thinking i might get a new one. my brothers friend is fixing my car so thats good..... i have to be up in 3 hours for a career development class... hate those.....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 19, 2009, 06:12:11 PM
Quite happy. Received a belated birthday package from someone. :P And I'm enjoying a nice wild berry zinger hot drink, and considering playing some more of the Football Manager 2010 demo. Or I may write. Been in a writing kind of mood lately.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 19, 2009, 07:06:10 PM
not from me. i ain't buying you shit
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 23, 2009, 04:00:05 PM
But of course, baz. Of course. Convince the good people that you don't love me...yup.


Anyway, I'm f**king restless. Aggghhh. Might go for a walk or go for a cold shower.

Beers tonight!!



Edit: Scratch that. I may have one or two, but I can't be going all out, 'cause I have a job interview early tomorrow. Bugger.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 23, 2009, 11:14:58 PM
love you man...

anyway, welcome to the real world. job interviews are always fun. the real world too. i'm going out! adieu!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 24, 2009, 12:25:39 PM
Typically, I ended up having a fantastic night yesterday, which is infuriating because I had to leave the party, rather than enjoy. But oh well. There'll be other nights.

Today...slightly hungover (mostly lack of sleep) and a bit annoyed. Will go to my interview, then I'm off to Belfast! Today's going to own...y'know, once I come around.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 24, 2009, 12:42:48 PM
never drinking again... hungover

doesn't look like today is going to be a good day for me. started with rain. hate working in the rain
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 24, 2009, 03:06:00 PM
Yeah...shit day. I feel horrible. Alcohol and lack of sleep are never a good combination, especially when you plan on doing stuff the next day. I've been through this several times before...'bout time I stopped, but I doubt I wil. Too much fun. :P

Tea time!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 25, 2009, 12:29:10 AM
today wasn't my day. didn't enjoy it at all. better go to bed and see what tomorrow brings
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 25, 2009, 05:47:22 AM
Went out tonight, and continued my illustrious dancing career. Seriously, I'm attracting attention even from the gay-guys. It's great. Looking forward to more, next time. Perhaps I have a future career in dancing? :P

Anyway, enjoyed a few beers, along with that, came home and watched Peep Show with a friend and then played a few rounds of Fifa. Pretty fun.

Life doesn't get much better...thought it sure as hell p**ses me off when they play songs by the likes of Oasis or Kings of Leon. What the f**k am I supposed to do to that? There are some songs just for dancing, and those bands sure as hell don't make 'em.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 26, 2009, 06:52:43 AM
got offered a job from a family friend but i dont like the woman id be working for so i turned it down and gave to job to my best friend. now im supposed to babysit her 2 year old in the morning, but just found out tonight my mom and brother both have swine flu.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on October 26, 2009, 10:11:31 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Aurian.  Will they be able to get treatment?  I certainly hope all is well and they get better/over it.  I'll be praying for you/them.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 27, 2009, 03:14:24 PM
thanks scoob.
im sure theyll be fine. my family has a very strong immune system.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 27, 2009, 03:35:02 PM
I am sick...horrible time to become so. I better shrug this off, before tomorrow, or I'll be p**sed off.

Definitely will be better for the weekend, though, I'd say! :) Though I really should have gotten a new costume by now...

Also, the new WoT book came out today. Anyone fancy popping out to get it, for the sick fan-boy here? *looks appealing* :P Might pull it together to go out and pick it up.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 27, 2009, 04:39:04 PM
didn't know the new WoT was due this year. don't know when it'll be released here, but i will buy it as soon as possible
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 28, 2009, 03:37:33 PM
Bit sick still today...won't really go into it. Excited about tonight, though. [Playing some Biffy and getting in the mood. Not sure if I'll be doing any drinking later...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 31, 2009, 10:21:22 AM
had two pretty good days in Belgium, but i got home feeling a bit sick. unfortunately i've got a lot to do today. got to pick up my new couch, which i have to carry upstairs for several stairs... also have to work today. blah. this day is not going to agree with me
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 31, 2009, 05:23:43 PM
I'm pretty good. Colorado's weather showed up in force, by which I mean that it snowed about two feet in two days here in town, then was nearly entirely melted in bright sunshine by the end of the third.

Ehm... I've been wanting to be crafty. wanna design and sew things. :D
And I've got blue dye in my forelock/bangs/fringe/whatever-you-wanna-call-it right now :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 02, 2009, 12:28:45 AM
13 users online today and 1 post in the last day. This place saddens me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 02, 2009, 10:46:03 AM
poor you... feeling a bit sick at the moment. even decided to stay home from school. got a shitload of homework to do, so i can't go back to bed and sleep all day... bah
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 02, 2009, 03:15:03 PM
I'm listening to my little sister scurry around because she woke up about an hour late, has absolutely no chance of catching a bus in time, and I'm feeling a little guilty (because I didn't wake her up, though her alarm clock shoulda dealt with it) and a little amused (because I'm a bad sister?).

Eh, I've got an.. okay day ahead. Heading into the second round of midterms this week, with an exam and a quiz tomorrow, and an exam on Thursday. Fun fun fun, eh?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 03, 2009, 04:27:48 PM
still feeling a bit sick, and i think it's getting worse. i have this cough from hell and a endless supply of phlem... still need to go to work today, even though it is raining. not looking forward to that at all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 03, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
got out of babysitting today! yay! my friend decided that it was better to keep the sick baby with the sick mommy and so i just found myself with a completely empty schedule today and absolutely nothing to do... im considering going to the beach. thats always fun.....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 03, 2009, 10:32:56 PM
the 'l' key of my laptop was malfunctioning. the plastic thingy underneeth it all was torn off... i made a small repair with some superglue, but i need to get some sort of permanent fix. none too happy about this all. it will cost me money to begin with, which is something i don't like at all. perhaps i should invest some more for a new laptop... bah... day sucked. still feeling sick
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on November 04, 2009, 06:41:42 PM
I have had flu for the last few days so have been off work, not a nice experience but at least I have had some time to catch up on the TV shows I missed when I was in Egypt.
Still got a cough but should be well enough to work from home for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 10, 2009, 08:20:06 PM
had to work in the rain today again. seems like every day i have to work is rainy. anyway, still got a bit of a cough, but i'm not as sick as last week. feel tired. probably will head to bed soon. first i have to drink a beer
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on November 21, 2009, 04:07:03 PM
Not too happy. Went out with the wife last night for dinner and got a frantic call form the kid(s) that a toilet is overflowing all over the floor and they can't get it to stop. Long story short, wet carpets, broken toilet, water coming from upstairs through the ceiling to our bedroom downstairs....

suck


 :depressed:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 21, 2009, 04:33:15 PM
Don't know why, but I decided to try basically every beer I had last night. So I'm predictably drunk, and... just ugh.

Edit: Alright now, pretty much.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 21, 2009, 06:12:03 PM
I'm on my fall vacation. So far -- which is to say, for the last hour, or so -- it's proven to be awesome.
There's something very, very calming about knowing there's nothing you have to do, and all things you should do are small and spread over the next week.

So, today, relax.

The only thing I'm wondering is "How many goddamn turkeys is my mum gonna roast this year?" (she's on the second. She roasts, cuts, and freezes them. weird.)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 24, 2009, 12:48:00 PM
had a presentation at school today. was a bit nervous for it, since i had to do it in english. doesn't sound too difficult you'd say, but i wonder how many of you ever don a indepth presentation in a foreign language. luckily it went okay for. now i'm heading back to bed to get an hour of sleep before heading to work. it will probably stay dry, so i don't have to work in the rain... yay!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on November 24, 2009, 01:53:08 PM
For the last month I've been house sitting with my girlfriend in this awesome apartment right on the beach. It's pretty amazing. When I started uni, and didn't really know anyone, there was only one person from my major, Creative Writing, who was in my elective, an introductory English Language and Linguistics subject, a thirty-six year old English woman. We got to talking and it turned out she lived in the same area as me - so she started giving me lifts home from uni. Spending a couple of hours a week in the car together soon led us to be great friends, which has had its benefits - namely, this. She and her husband are quite rich so their apartment is great. They sort of just go all around the world doing stuff. They came to Australia so she could do the Creative Writing degree at my uni 'cause she didn't want to do one in America or England and with those two knocked out, my uni's course was the best in the world according to her haha. She's coming back in a couple of days, so I'll miss playing at being grown ups with my girlfriend in her house haha. They have a wall projector for a TV and a billion blu-rays which has been awesome. Ah well. back o being a pleb for me!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 24, 2009, 04:18:32 PM
for a minute there i thought your girlfriend was a 36 year old english woman
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 24, 2009, 04:19:44 PM
Yeah, he totally nailed her.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 24, 2009, 04:25:56 PM
most definitely... pretty kinky
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on November 24, 2009, 04:38:17 PM
geez squirrel I was this close to being impressed.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 26, 2009, 01:00:22 AM
Bit weird going through all these old topics, as I trim the back.

I'm going to be at this for a while. Gah. :neutral:

Give me gold buttons to cheer me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on November 26, 2009, 01:17:10 AM
Haha crap it really sounded that way.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Poper on November 26, 2009, 02:18:55 AM
Surprise! It's a Poper.

Wish I was coming here under happier circumstances.

I like reading my dodgy junk mail scams cos they are funny, however this one caught my eye:
Code: [Select]
From:      Miss Ameena Mohammad (pamela_mike004@yahoo.co.jp)
Medium riskYou may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Thursday, 26 November 2009 5:43:50 AM
To: Pamela_mike004@yahoo.co.jp
From Miss Ameena Mohammad.
Country: Cote D'Ivoire.
City: Abidjan Ivoire Coast.
 
Hello dear,
 
 Dear with profound respect and humble submission,I got your contact in http://www.hallofworlds.net and I beg

I kinda stopped reading after that line and came here. I don't know what is going on here, but that's pretty unacceptable. Just letting y'all know, and perhaps I'll try to stick around ;) busy busy though...


other than that, and the ulcer under my tongue, I'm a happy Poper.


edit: seems I'm not alone in receiving this crap. I was sure there used to be protection against this sort of ****.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 26, 2009, 02:21:00 AM
Hmm...that's a bit f**ked up. Messaged Syrion immediately, though he went to sleep about an hour ago. :neutral: Sorry to see you come back due to that, Poper.


Edit: I find it strange, though, that the email used was the same one 'RalanBek' registered under and used today. And then changed, after I checked his profile. What's with that? I wonder...

Not making much sense of the 'from' or 'to' bit in your copied message, Poper. From one person, Pamela, to the same person?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 26, 2009, 02:24:34 AM
So your e-mail handle is "pamela_mike004", Poper?

Nah, I agree that is really.. not good. Though, as GO's pointing out to me, that e-mail belongs to a certain new user here: RalanBek (http://www.hallofworlds.net/honestjohns/index.php?action=profile;u=1623) ... so maybe it's less malicious than that e-mail makes it look? Do we have anti-bot measures in place, anyway?

Still.

Hi Poper!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Poper on November 26, 2009, 02:34:04 AM
not sure about that from/to mystery either, but thats how it displayed in hotfail. Anyways I gtg out for to see mah doctor about my mouth, so back laters I guess.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: zeratulcraft on November 26, 2009, 02:45:34 AM
Means Poper/Myself/Others were listed as BCC from the person who sent the email. We can't see who else got the email, but they're still sent to others in a much less spam looking way than throwing all the names in the "to" section.

Also, this is a good way to send emails to lots of people, take em out of the "to", put em in BCC, makes it neater and shit.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 26, 2009, 06:40:39 AM
Syr's mean for making me do that. I feel dirty.

Off to bed!!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 26, 2009, 07:36:47 AM
Surprise! It's a Poper.





edit: seems I'm not alone in receiving this crap. I was sure there used to be protection against this sort of ****.





i recieved it too, i recognize the name on it, though i never opened it. it got filtered to my junk box and i sort thru all that crap once a week and it didnt seem important to i trashed it. .


hi pops! *huggles*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on November 26, 2009, 09:44:53 AM
Goddamn f**king spammers... I have no idea how they do it, since profiles are shielded. Simple Machines (the forum software) is developing a new version, so I'll switch to it as soon as it's released as stable.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 26, 2009, 03:29:47 PM
i recieved it too, i recognize the name on it, though i never opened it. it got filtered to my junk box and i sort thru all that crap once a week and it didnt seem important to i trashed it. .

You never opened it, yet you know you received it through the Hall? Huh? *raises an eyebrow*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on November 26, 2009, 06:10:57 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

 :soldier: :smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 26, 2009, 08:37:03 PM
i recieved it too, i recognize the name on it, though i never opened it. it got filtered to my junk box and i sort thru all that crap once a week and it didnt seem important to i trashed it. .

You never opened it, yet you know you received it through the Hall? Huh? *raises an eyebrow*

i recognize the name Miss Ameena Mohammad as one i looked at thinking 'huh... dont know that person...' and didnt open.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 27, 2009, 07:28:59 AM
eurgh, I just stayed up way later than I meant to...

Been a good day though. Got a lot done -- by damn, this house is cleaner than it's been since we moved in, I think. Dinner good. Mum decided we'd do Mexican for Thanksgiving (non-trad, but whatever): zucchini enchiladas, bison tacos, steak fajitas, and tortilla chips w/ guac and salsa. Yum. (Of course, Mum decided and I followed through... >.<)

anyway.
tired edh.
To bed to bed.
:)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 27, 2009, 01:21:16 PM
Just got home, after doing some errands. It was a little hellish when I first stepped out of the house, this morning; utterly cold and I tried to keep as quick a tempo as I could. However, by the time I was walking home, the day had brightened up significantly. It's actually turned out to be a lovely winter day. :neutral:

Not sure what I'm going to be doing with the rest of my day. I do know I want to finish a book or two (Kearney's Ten Thousand and O Guillin's the Inferior) because I'm due another library drop and collect.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 28, 2009, 12:12:21 AM
had day like many others. not a great one by any means. got a haircut, and watch my team loose... also, going to spend the weekend at my girl's place. rather spend it at home, but i have to show my face around there every now and then
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 28, 2009, 05:35:37 AM
Wow, I'm incredibly drunk. Please ignore threads about Lethal Weapons, Die Hard and the such. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 28, 2009, 05:37:48 AM
On webcam with PBM, reporting:
He typed the above while utterly cracking up, simultaneously facepalming and laughing.
and followed it with "One sec. I'm gonna go get some vodka."

This is intriguing. I think it'd be a lot more interesting/amusing if I were drunk too, but... it's funny to watch him. :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 28, 2009, 10:19:29 AM
so, i went to this irish pub in the gaslamp district in san diego, and there was this irish band and this irish guy playung some kinda funny blowy keyboard thingy and he was REALLLLLY hot. i mean wow! and  yeah. that was a lotta fun. then i went to another bar a bit closer to home and danced and there was this woman there who passed out and the ambulance came and collected her and... thats all... good start to my weekend. i think im gonna get my friend and make another trip back to that pub...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Poper on November 28, 2009, 01:22:40 PM
It's hot.

30 degrees Celsius and 70% humidity at 10pm hot.

And I'm only exaggerating a little bit.

I also indeed have an ulcer right under my tongue though it hurts less now.

And a tooth ache that mysteriously only hurts when I lay down.

On top of my regular every day insomnia, this makes life less fun.

I have all manner of awesome games on pc and 360 and it seems I want to play none of them.

The same goes for watching dvds.

And now I don't even know why I'm posting this.

Go figure.

Oh and hi to any new folk since I started hiding.

I don't like people. Don't take it personally.


Unless you are one.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on November 28, 2009, 02:09:14 PM
Yeah it's twelve at night here and thirty degrees - no exaggeration. And I have to getup for work in the morning. None too happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 28, 2009, 05:37:40 PM
Happy I'm not hungover today. Happy that there weren't many people online when I get home from the pub, too. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on November 28, 2009, 10:36:20 PM
Ended up freezing a shirt to sleep in last night, haha.

In other news, work just called and cancelled my shift for today. Don't really know what to feel - I'm happy to unexpectedly have a whole free day, but I'm sorry to miss the two hundred bucks I was gonna make ... Very sorry, considering I'd already spent more money than I should've expecting that pay. :S
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 02, 2009, 11:18:07 AM
got a good night sleep for a change last night. the previous 2 nights where horrible, and i actually feel slightly rested. anyway, have to get to school. after that i might run into the zoo, cause i've heard a new zebra has been born, and my girlfriend just loves the baby animals. it's definitely the coolest zoo i've ever been, and it's pretty close to me. plus, i've got a subscription for my birthday this year, so i can go whenever i feel like it. should be good
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 02, 2009, 12:40:27 PM
Opposite of Baz, I slept a grand total of an hour.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 02, 2009, 03:55:57 PM
plus, i've got a subscription for my birthday this year, so i can go whenever i feel like it.

That's awesome! I want one of those.

Except, there's not a Zoo near me, so the travel costs would get me, anyway. Urgh.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 05, 2009, 03:45:13 PM
Ugh...last night was something, alright. Need to sober up. Got a couple of things I need to do, as well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 08, 2009, 10:13:12 PM
seems i've got a large gass bill this year. need to pay another 400 euro's. not happy about that at all.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 12, 2009, 02:08:03 PM
went out yesterday, and got a bit drunk-ish... not good. was supposed to be studying before going to work today, but can't seem to focus
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 20, 2009, 12:01:32 AM
was supposed to go to a paty tonight in Antwerp. was really looking forward to it. unfortunately it got cancelled because the artists got stuck in Dover because of the bad weather. sucks monkey balls
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 21, 2009, 06:41:13 PM
I smell bacon. That is always a cause for happiness. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 22, 2009, 04:14:44 AM
it's 4:15 in the morning, it's -4 degrees celcius outside and there's a thick layer of snow. i'm awake and have to get to work. why did i sign up for this. can honestly say i want to crawl into my bed, where my girlfriend is
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on December 26, 2009, 08:26:41 AM
got a call for an interview yesterday. that made me really appy. we got a puppy.. named it gooby.. died my hair redish brown.. real different from my blonde... havent read anything because i have been super addicted to video games...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 26, 2009, 08:34:17 PM
A call for an interview...on Christmas day? *blinks*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on December 27, 2009, 04:14:05 AM
the call came on christmas eve
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2009, 12:37:31 AM
had a pretty good couple of days. hristmas was good for me. now i'm going stop eating for a few days
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on December 29, 2009, 01:01:06 AM
went to my interview. i think it went well. now, i just have to go to another interview with my friend that mangages the place and wait for my background check to clear and ill be working again. yay! *happy dance*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on December 29, 2009, 04:49:14 PM
I found out on the 23rd Dec I got a job in Singapore with my current company :soldier:
They want me to move out on the 5th Feb, its all very exciting and quite scary.
I have been to Singapore before and have enjoyed it but its going to be a big step, should be a great opportunity to experience a different way of life and see a new corner of the world.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on December 30, 2009, 05:01:57 PM
wow congrats joe
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 30, 2009, 09:37:03 PM
Interesting move, Coe. Good luck with everything in Singapore.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 01, 2010, 08:35:53 PM
Didn't even drink that much last night, but I feel a bit rotten. Sucks.

The lack of a free car (repairs) is even more bothersome, though, as we're looking to head downtown for lunch. Can't cycle and/or walk, either, as Ave is barely able to walk (sprained knee: skiing injury).

The Playstation is calling me, currently. I'm not sure what else to do - all is quiet here today. Being restricted to how far one can go is not helpful, either.

I did feel the first calling to write of the new year, though, when I was sitting in one of Ave's wooden carved chairs, while contemplating the wider-world and it's people. That urge may be heeded, but perhaps later, rather than now.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 08, 2010, 09:35:27 AM
3rd day stranded in my village with out a bus service to work.

*Sigh*

I think cabin fever is starting to kick in. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 08, 2010, 07:26:46 PM
Heh, get cosy, Myd. Check out this (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8447023.stm) satellite picture. Better pray the sun comes out to play. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 08, 2010, 09:37:03 PM
heh... a mate of mine is going to London on monday, for he's going to study there for 3 months. the fool decided to take the plan. he's probably going to be delayed
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 09, 2010, 08:27:40 AM
Heh, get cosy, Myd. Check out this (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8447023.stm) satellite picture. Better pray the sun comes out to play. :lol:

Cool photo isn't it. Reminds me of "The Day After Tomorrow" :).

And we're due for more snow Sunday and Monday too.  :elf_gloop:

I have to go to Southampton hospital on the 14th for a pre-operation consultation. That 14 miles away.
That may as well be 140 miles if I can't even get out of the damn village.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 09, 2010, 11:04:06 AM
yeah, we've got a photo like that of our country as well... guess the whole of europe is covered in snow
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 10, 2010, 06:41:04 PM
i like the weather here. its been nice and warm, and sunny since like mid december. makes me feel good. almost good enough weather to go to the beach. but im too lazy lately for that. havent heard back from the lady who interviewed me so im waiting around my house for the phone to ring.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 11, 2010, 04:32:22 PM
Ave's back at Uni today...and I'll be going home on Wednesday. Not looking forward to that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: tillyjayne82 on January 12, 2010, 10:59:33 PM
Wrote the car off on Friday on the way to the cinema - not good - we shouldn't have gone out on the ice,  skidded into a sign post and had to stand in the freezing cold(around -9 at the time) for 45 minutes...car is smashed to bits, plus I didn't get to see Avatar  :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on January 14, 2010, 12:17:12 AM
Dislocated my knee briefly the other day. That's a pain. Been hobbling around ever since.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 14, 2010, 06:12:01 AM
(un)happy, here.

Said g'bye at the airport today, and feeling rather lonely now. Having spent several (not sure number-wise) hours on the net (so far) didn't help, I seem to be doing an endless circle of five sites now. Maybe watch something....

*sigh*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 14, 2010, 10:16:04 PM
finished two large essays that are due tomorrow. pretty happy with that. been working on them all week and quite pleased with the result. going to hand them in tomorrow and then i'll have some free time again. yay
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 15, 2010, 09:26:56 PM
Going to the pub in half an hour, or so. Always a cause for happiness, I figure. Had a drinking session with family last night, after I returned from the US, and winded up being a late one. On the back of a long time travelling, so I was more than drunk enough by the time I hit the hay. Had an amusing conversation, though, concerning Sci-Fi and Battlestar Galactica, in particular. Not going to go into it, as it was just your typical anti-Sci-Fi kind of discussion. And I, as always, am a Champion of the Genre.

But anyway, going out for a session tonight with friends. Should be fun. I'll be trying not to drink as much as last night, though - ugh.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 16, 2010, 04:03:44 PM
my sleeping rhytm is all messed up. woke up today at 3. not good. also, i have to work, and there's rain coming. not good either. bah. it's not going to be a great day for me
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 17, 2010, 07:16:01 PM
Spent Thursday and Friday all miserable, but things have perked up. Deciding to actually eat food helped quite a bit (misery -> low appetite -> low energy -> more misery -> angst-angst-angst ... is not a fun cycle). And I've got my class schedule worked out, though I got kicked out of the two classes I was most looking forward to -- one because my (usually pretty understanding) mother primly refused to believe that a class titled Social Constructions of Sexuality could be anything other than an orgy (the SIN, the SIN!!) ... and my Arts class was too full and I couldn't get in. Gah. So now I have all afternoons free ... need to find a job. Gah.

It's all cloudy here though...  and it's supposed to remain "mostly cloudy" for the next week, with a little bit of snow, possibly. Yuck.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 18, 2010, 09:07:36 PM
So I'm of to hospital tomorrow for my 4th operation on a wonky eyelid. I'm having an "Anterior lamellar repositioning and grey line split". It's my 4th operation to try and get it fixed and I'm not looking forward to it.  :irritated:
 
I have to be at the hospital for 7.30 am, then there's the hanging around dieing of thirst because I'll be "Nill by Mouth" from midnight. :elf_gloop: The the recovery from the general anaethestic.... that has to be the worse, instant hang over without the booze the night before.  :elf_dead:

Not looking forward.  :neutral:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 21, 2010, 08:55:17 PM
Going out tonight for a few rounds with the lads. Not looking forward to it, as the weather is shit. May just taxi it and save myself a soaking. Having a nice cup of tea at the moment and listening to 'the Foggy Dew'. Hard to beat. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 22, 2010, 11:00:07 AM
got some stuff to do before leaving for London later today, so that's what i'll be doing. need to take plenty of rest though, cause the busride is going to take some time
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 22, 2010, 01:55:43 PM
Feeling a little hungover. Ugh. Was not fun waking up this morning, and I had to hurry, so I didn't get my ritual cup of tea. Finally getting round to that now, though, and while I still feel a little raw, I'm improving. Last night was damn good, though; may do it again. I'm tempted to buy a game instead, but my Xbox died so f**k it. I'll mourn it in style.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 23, 2010, 03:13:51 AM
Highly irritating. One of my friends complained tonight, while I was out, that I'm too negative. This is no revelation to myself, but the incident did bother me. If anyone has felt the same, before or recently, I apologise. It's called high standards. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 23, 2010, 12:18:27 PM
Not looking forward.  :neutral:

It was worse. It was done by local anesthetic. 45 mins of laying awake with a surgeon pulling at your eye lid  :elf_gloop:

Never again!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on January 23, 2010, 04:07:03 PM
Quote
One of my friends complained tonight, while I was out, that I'm too negative.

Actually, you seem to me to be less negative/cynical than some others here if that makes you feel better... of course, that's probably like being the wildest guy in an accounting firm if you know what I mean. :neutral:

I'm happy because its Saturday and I'm not at work... of course I also find myself counting the hours until I have to go back to work and worrying about work stuff. I hate that about myself.  :ashamed:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 23, 2010, 04:37:40 PM
Thanks Vega. I do try, most of the time.

Having a slow afternoon, drinking tea and chatting about Stephen King's Dark Tower series with Ave. Fun times. Glancing at the Drawing of the Three and remembering how smashing the book is - love it. Couple scenes in there, in particular, that would be gold if/when brought to the Silver Screen. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on January 24, 2010, 10:19:25 AM
Its less than 2 week now until I move permanently to Singapore  :elf_dead: (scary), there is so much to organise and sort out. I had my leaving drinks on Friday which was a nice evening with quite a few people from work coming along.

Plus on Monday last week I had key hole surgery on my knee, so I am hobbling about with a swollen knee at the moment. They ended up shaving some cartilage and removing some bone fragments, I hope this sorts out my knee as I have been unable to play football for the last 6 months which is highly frustrating. I thought it was best to have the Op in the UK while I know the specialists and physio (plus covered on my works medical plan  :smile:)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 24, 2010, 10:23:22 AM
People in a town here were stupid enough to build the town in a dry portion of the san diego river... and the act suprised when they get flooded after a heavy rain.... *facepalm*

anyways, been really wet and now the little boy i watch has a cold and is very moody.  a friend of mine disappeared off the face of the earth on tuesday and nobody has heard from him... so i am a bit worried.... other than that i spend all my time out with my friends and havent been on the computer too much lately
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Macros The Black on January 24, 2010, 12:14:49 PM
It's summer here right now and we've had some insufferably hot days but it's been cool for the past few days so, yay.

A friend of mine is coming from Canada in May to stay with me for three months and do overseas work experience (she's studying horticulture, she's absolutely crazy about plants). That alone has been ridiculously excited. The fact that we're probably going to be travelling to a few places I've never been to while she's here has me still more excited.

Travelling means....I need to get a real job. I need to send an email to my recruitment agent right now and I don't want toooo. But I have to. :neutral:

It was my nephew's 1st birthday yesterday. It was lots of fun. He's an angel. I'm the only childless person in my immediate family now (I have a 2 and a half year old niece as well). I sometimes wonder if my extended family wonder about my childlessness but ultimately find myself not caring.  :elf_smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 24, 2010, 06:49:50 PM
Went out again last night (making up for time lost), and had a fairly decent night. It was a bit iffy at some points, but also had some great moments that made up for the lame parts. Think I'll be holding back from any further nights out for a week or two, though.

Will be knuckling down to a busy day tomorrow. Sort of looking forward to, but mostly not.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 26, 2010, 03:02:20 PM
love how you refer to the time you spend with the girlfriend as 'time lost'... heh

anyway, returned from London this morning. had a really good time, spend a lot of time on my feet and i'm really tired. when i came home this morning it was -10 degrees celcius, so that was a surprise as well, getting out of the bus in the freezing cold. need to get to work later today, and after that i'll crash right into my bed again
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 26, 2010, 03:46:15 PM
love how you refer to the time you spend with the girlfriend as 'time lost'... heh
Uh huh, because that is how it reads. Precisely.


Currently feeling okay, bit meh. Doing alright I suppose, but am finding it a little hard to think and get my thoughts out. May as well have stayed in bed this morning.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 26, 2010, 04:02:08 PM
haha... just messing with you joey. there's dutch expression for that, which is called 'getting someone on the closet'. i got you on the closet, now i just need to get you out...

RIMSHOT!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 26, 2010, 04:11:37 PM
Oh, I know you'd love to have me come out, baz. You'd be dropping that girlfriend of yours in a matter of seconds and would be knocking at my door. Of this, I have no doubt. But sadly, in this reality, the chances of it being announced seem quite slim. Sorry dude.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 26, 2010, 04:13:44 PM
Stop being in denial Joey.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on January 26, 2010, 11:53:19 PM
I'm hating Ken (Neth (http://www.nethspace.blogspot.com/)) right now. I want my copy of Crack'd Pot Trail, damnit! It better arrive soon or I just might eat someone...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on January 27, 2010, 12:10:53 AM
I'm hating Ken (Neth (http://www.nethspace.blogspot.com/)) right now. I want my copy of Crack'd Pot Trail, damnit! It better arrive soon or I just might eat someone...

Speaking of which, I have the collection of the earlier novellas sitting on my nightstand waiting to be read. Should probably get to that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 27, 2010, 03:17:36 AM
there's dutch expression for that, which is called 'getting someone on the closet'.

Out of curiousity, is that for sure on the closet? I'm totally imagining you trying to push Joe into sitting on top of a wardrobe or armoire, and think you'd be the one huddled up there :P

I'm.. doing okay. Kind of tired, because a friend who's in Cambodia called me this morning, 5 AM my time, and needed to talk. Not that I'm regretting talking, but gah, I do regret the lost sleep.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 27, 2010, 01:08:22 PM
there's dutch expression for that, which is called 'getting someone on the closet'.

Out of curiousity, is that for sure on the closet? I'm totally imagining you trying to push Joe into sitting on top of a wardrobe or armoire, and think you'd be the one huddled up there :P


Joey is all skin and bones. i could easily get him up there
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 28, 2010, 08:36:18 PM
I'm hating Ken (Neth (http://www.nethspace.blogspot.com/)) right now. I want my copy of Crack'd Pot Trail, damnit! It better arrive soon or I just might eat someone...

From Ken's description of what the novella is like, it really seems Steven is boiling over, concerning how his works are being reacted to. I hope once he's done with the Crippled God he takes a very long break from the world.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on January 31, 2010, 07:58:34 PM
5 days to go until the move to Singapore, the reality is finally setting in now I am starting to pack  :o
Cleared out a load of stuff, most of which is going to the charity shop and some to my Dad's garage  :smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 01, 2010, 03:20:43 AM
How many books on "Conversational [Whatever You Call Singaporean (?) Language]" have you bought?
(Seriously, I think that's a good measure of a person's locus of control, how many conversational [other language] books they get when expecting to go somewhere else. You 'gree?)



I'm really really kind of scary hyped-up and talkative right now. My da finally made the point that he was reading obviously enough that I stopped lecturing him on career possibilities for a poet-philosopher who could translate her own work (not me!) and/or why punishment is/isn't a viable course of reaction to offense.
Not to mention that I hate business majors.

erm.
um.
Yes. Shutting up now.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on February 01, 2010, 03:39:54 AM
How many books on "Conversational [Whatever You Call Singaporean (?) Language]" have you bought?
(Seriously, I think that's a good measure of a person's locus of control, how many conversational [other language] books they get when expecting to go somewhere else. You 'gree?)

None as they speak English as the first language in Singapore (luckily as I am crap with languages), though I might try and learn a little mandarin while I am there.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 01, 2010, 09:34:48 AM
will be spending the entire day in the theater watching 5 films because of the movie festival in town. should be good. long day, but looking forward to it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on February 01, 2010, 10:55:17 PM
I feel awfulllllll! I went swimming with Til the other day and my ears have been blocked ever since. Not only that but last night they really hurt whenever I lay down. I just stayed up as long as I could hoping it would get better before I fell asleep, but that didn't work. Around three thirty I went down to the lounge and tried to sleep sitting up, and woke up about four hours later. I just want to diiiiiie.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: coeshaw on February 02, 2010, 05:18:56 PM
I am busy preparing for my move, boxing up things I want to ship out to Singapore.
2 Days left at work, bringing in cakes tomorrow for the team.

Looking forward to flying business class on Friday, never flown business before so expecting quite a lot especially a good sleep on the flat beds  :elf_smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 03, 2010, 02:24:03 AM
Can't stand it when a game dies when you're in the middle of making progress. It's hard to remember to save the game when you're on a roll, you always put it off. Bah. I can deal with most other things well, but this bites differently.

Oh well, in other news, I've found a good book. Always something to be happy about.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 03, 2010, 02:29:28 AM
there are occasions where i tend to save too often though. when you die in a game like GTA, you loose all your weapons. saving is just as annoying as going to buy new guns
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 03, 2010, 05:30:10 AM
Mostly fine, though I have a wish that may or may not be fulfilled in my lifetime: that my family somehow acquires a tendency to actually keep the damn kitchen clean. (Hopefully, I won't be living here my entire life -- that's a horrifying thought -- but for their own sake, after I move out). I go through cooking-and-cleaning times where I will, fairly happily, cook dinner every night and clean up after myself. This leads to a disenchantment, after about a week, and I leave the whole house up to their own devices. And after a week of that, you can't see or use any of the workspace counters, nor put any more dishes in the sink, or even find anything you might have left there.
And so I grumpily clean up. And maybe resume cooking. It's a perpetual irritation.


However, I must say, other than that, I'm doing fine. Especially on days when I can see the sun. There's something about February where sunshine or the lack of it can make a huge difference.... February is a dead month, here, when all the grass is dry and yellow, there are no leaves, nor budding stems. But with a little bit of sunshine comes a little bit of hope, and life is bearable in a grudging sort of way.

Oh. And it's my birthday in four days. Yay? Don't have anything planned, but then I never really do.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on February 03, 2010, 12:04:37 PM
I feel awfulllllll! I went swimming with Til the other day and my ears have been blocked ever since. Not only that but last night they really hurt whenever I lay down. I just stayed up as long as I could hoping it would get better before I fell asleep, but that didn't work. Around three thirty I went down to the lounge and tried to sleep sitting up, and woke up about four hours later. I just want to diiiiiie.
Get one of those candles that you stick in your ear to draw the wax out.

I'm serious, that shit exists. My mate and his wife were telling me about it the other day, and insisting it works. I told them they were batshit crazy if they thought for one second I was going to stick a lit candle in my ear. I mean, seriously now...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on February 03, 2010, 03:36:34 PM
Haha! Yeah they do, I know. Thankfully I woke up this morning with them unblocked. But this happens a lot when I go swimming a couple times a day for a few days plus showers and stuff. The first time it happened was in Thailand a couple years back on our family holiday. It was fricken ruining the whole trip so we went to the chemist. They tried to sell us some of those but Nan was like "Uhhhhh. No." Haha. I wouldn't buy one here let alone in Thailand. The chemist also tried to give me these little red pills with something about 'coronary' on the pack which I also didn't really trust to take.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 04, 2010, 12:40:36 PM
going to see 2 films today on the movie festival. will be the last one of the festival for me; a festival i once again really enjoyed. i'm in bed, but should be getting out really. i promised to make dinner. going to prepare an ovendish that i can warm up inbetween films. better get to it!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Macros The Black on February 05, 2010, 04:15:17 AM
/thread unkill
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 09, 2010, 05:11:46 AM
*huggles Matty* I read it...I didn't know how to respond, other than that, and I had nothing really to add on a personal level.

I'm feeling quite...blank.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 09, 2010, 04:55:00 PM
i could always discuss my poo her if someone is interested
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 09, 2010, 10:32:18 PM
No, thank you, baz.

*hugs Matty* I, too, didn't have anyway to respond... my condolences, though, and *hugs* are yours.


I'm.. doing okay. Not great, but definitely okay.  I have one question though: How on earth did my first midterm exam come up so quickly? (It's on Thursday, I only learned about it today). I mean, what the hell, man.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 13, 2010, 01:54:31 AM
will be celebrating carnival tomorrow. can't say i really look forward to it, but i promised to go. a mate booked a hotelroom for two people, where the 4 of us are going to sleep. that means i bring a sleepingbag. got my outfit ready. got to pack my bag tomorrow though, and get ready for some serious cold. not looking forward to the cold part at all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 14, 2010, 01:20:42 PM
just got back from celebrating carnival. had a pretty good time. drank too much, slept too little. i'm really feeling wrecked. guess i will relax tonight
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 14, 2010, 05:33:22 PM
Feeling pretty sick, myself. I thought I'd weathered the storm of germs circulating through the house, but just as my little sis started getting better, my nose felt like mutiny. DAMMIT
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 14, 2010, 09:11:33 PM
I am very happy. Going to be a great Valentine's Day. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 15, 2010, 01:32:11 PM
i thought you despised valentine's days jamesy
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on February 16, 2010, 03:50:48 PM
He's hoping for a massacre :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 16, 2010, 09:03:39 PM
If I remember correctly, james (formerly) couldn't care less about valentine's day.
 (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/glorfindel789/206307804v7_225x225_Front.jpg)
(You'll be glad to know you can get that printed on men's and women's tee shirts & vests, organic and non-organic cotton, as well as baby onesies and near any kind of mug you want. Ugh)


Feel a bit crap-ish myself. Sinuses ache. ow.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 16, 2010, 11:06:43 PM
Umm. Formerly, yes, I could not care any less for Valentine's Day. It helps having someone when the day rolls around. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 16, 2010, 11:33:30 PM
i'm dissapointed in you james
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 17, 2010, 05:35:16 AM
what, bazzy, you mean you didn't get out and buy into the whole mess your giirrrlfriend some flowers?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 17, 2010, 01:30:31 PM
indeed i didn't. valentines day is retarded. i was away with mates that day
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 17, 2010, 10:59:32 PM
Had my baby sister (10) tell me off for having a girlfriend. Apparently, I'm nuts. :lol: Should be amusing to see how quickly her feelings change concerning relationships, as she grows up!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 18, 2010, 01:04:39 AM
aye, cause she was sending me naughty emails just the other day
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 18, 2010, 01:56:46 AM
Can't get any lower, eh baz? Unclassy does not begin to describe it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 18, 2010, 02:46:03 AM
pot and the kettle my friend. can't even remember the times you mentioned my lil sis in such a fashion
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 18, 2010, 03:15:06 AM
Your sister is an adult. My youngest sister is 10 years old. Bit of a difference, paedophile.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 18, 2010, 03:24:24 AM
it hurts my feelings just as much man
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on February 18, 2010, 07:13:47 AM
My traycased edition of Crack'd Pot Trail arrived today (just left sitting at my front door for any f**ker to pick up. Bastards) and it's absolutely gorgeous. Comes with two interior colour pieces and the traycase itself is stunning. Quality work. It's now my fifth title signed by Steve (Gardens..., Healthy Dead, Lees..., and Night of Knives). Oh, and it's copy #136.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 20, 2010, 03:37:37 AM
drunk. goign to slep now!.... zzzzzzzz
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 20, 2010, 03:40:59 AM
Save us all some peace, thank you! ;)

Got home about half an hour ago or so. Was out for the night. Fairly decent time of it, as well. May watch a movie or two, now. Don't think I'll be drinking more.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 20, 2010, 03:41:26 PM
had the worst hangover ever this morning. woke up at around 9 with the sun in my face. i thought i was going to die. now i'm feeling much better. going to have breakfast now



Edit: Stop talking about your bowel movements.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on February 21, 2010, 11:24:59 AM
haha,

im in agony today - i had to wear a fullsize mascot for work. I was dancing up + down the road for quite some time, the head was so heavy, i cant move today
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 21, 2010, 06:42:41 PM
I always wonder what the pay rate is for the sign-swingers/dancers places here hire -- you know, "You can listen to music, just go hold this sign (and wear this costume / dance a little) out there by the road, make sure it points back here!"
actually, once I saw a woman holding a sign for an electronics company, dancing as though she definitely knew what she was doing with a long pole, if you get my drift.


anyway, erm... I'm good. I'm looking for jobs. yay! -- top choices would be tutor/teacher, but hell, I'll apply as a goddamn grocery bagger if I need to!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 22, 2010, 02:37:31 AM
my bowel movements are of huge interest for basically everyone...

Edit: Stop censoring me, you communist.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 22, 2010, 05:50:38 AM
People don't understand. They shouldn't be looking to the future for answers. They should be looking to the past, to Communism!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Althalus on February 27, 2010, 02:25:17 PM
“Communism is like Prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work”
Will Rogers

Viva La Bowel talk!

Long weekend whats not to be happy about
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 27, 2010, 02:40:27 PM
thank you. nothing wrong with bowel talk...

anyway, went out yesterday and had a few beers to many. doing ok-ish now, but really not looking forward to working tonight. now i'm sitting on bed playing mass effect. think i'm going out tonight again. should be good
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 27, 2010, 06:50:33 PM
Had a family-night of sorts last night. I made curry rice-and-chicken, and some dal, and heated some store bought naan (of which I'm slightly ashamed, but not too much), and mother--father--sister1--sister2--sister2's-boyfriend--and I all sat around and talked, passed around family pictures (sister1 yelped and tried to hide some of them, like the one from the Halloween she and a friend decided to be 11 year old 'sexy devils'....), and argued about captive whales and capitalism. Then sister1 and myself watched Kiki's Delivery Service, and giggled a lot...
Yea, it was fun.

Feel quite good today. Might go for a good walk soon. :)

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 28, 2010, 12:35:18 AM
although the prospect of playing Mass Effect all night appeals to me, i decided to go out tonight. i always liked to call myself outgoing, but it's been a while since i've been out on a friday AND saturday. where did those times go
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 04, 2010, 09:59:10 PM
Hell f**king Yes! Streetlight Manifesto's 99 Songs of the Revolution is out on the 16th!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 04, 2010, 11:30:21 PM
Been (gradually) making it through Midterm Madness here. Except that I'm not taking enough classes to make it very Maddening. *sighs*
Got short papers due next Monday and.. er, either Tues. or Thurs. Should probably check that, but I'm already done with extensive outlines, so ... not much problem either way.

Took a nice long walk yesterday with my three dogs -- after the first mile or so, they sorted themselves out and stopped crossing leashes (yay).

Overall quite happy. :) or at least content.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 05, 2010, 05:10:14 PM
Ah...gah, something or other. Can't remember the last time I had this kind of hangover. Oh...my.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on March 05, 2010, 05:53:07 PM
Happy-
It's Friday
It's Payday
I went to the range before the gym
I went to the gym before work
I am having lunch w/ a friend in 5 minutes
...and I have no commitments for the weekend.
aaaaaahhhhhhhhh!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 05, 2010, 07:01:26 PM
...and I have no commitments for the weekend.
aaaaaahhhhhhhhh!

Ah, that's a wonderful feeling. :)

Unfortunately, I've got two papers to 'write' this weekend. 'Write' meaning that I am expecting no trouble from them at all, so ... they'll just take up time and keep me from having aforementioned wonderful feeling.
Plus I got to read a lovely hundred pages of Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools (http://www.amazon.com/Savage-Inequalities-Children-Americas-Schools/dp/0060974990/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267811895&sr=1-1) ... and it was very depressing. Damn this liberal/socialist ((somewhat) loud and (quite) proud, baby! -- also confused as to how it's considered an insult, which might explain my pride...) bent of mine. Makes me wanna go whack that girl from a rich suburban school who straight up said, "What benefit will it give me [to help pay for underprivileged underfunded undereducated inner-city schools]?"

ah well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 10, 2010, 05:49:10 PM
It seems like Winter is finally leaving here. A cause to rejoice!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on March 11, 2010, 03:36:47 AM
Good for you, and Ireland, Joey. Autumn is upon those of us in Aus. I hate Autumn, almost as much as I hate winter.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 11, 2010, 07:59:17 AM
it's still winter here. it's 8 in the morning, and it is still below zero. i'm getting pretty sick of it...

this morning, i've got an appointment with the professor who's going to help me write my master-thesis. not really looking forward to that. have to do it though, and wouldn't mind finally getting started. but still. slept pretty bad, and it's cold outside
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 11, 2010, 07:22:06 PM
It is raining, I am listening to some wonderful, atmospheric music from a band I have never heard before, and I have Erikson's Dust of Dreams at hand. Happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on March 11, 2010, 07:51:06 PM
Not happy at all today. We went through a RIF at work. Not in any way pleasant. :depressed:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 12, 2010, 09:35:29 PM
An open book and an open beer make for a nice match. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 12, 2010, 11:20:37 PM
I just spent [unknown amount of time] doing what I do best: annoying animals by dragging them in circles.
Which is to say, trying to train my dogs to run alongside a bike (not in front, not behind, and not jerking the leash). With a little more work, it should be feasible to go riding with them -- one at a time, of course, and on unpopulated bike paths. This is good, because the littler one (~45 lb), at least, is quite high energy and while it would be good if I could either run her ten miles every other day or walk them every day, I really can't. So bike (higher speed and more enjoyable for me) is good...

I remember the days of doing this with my goats (but not with bikes). It's fun. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 13, 2010, 04:30:59 PM
have to get to work in a few minutes. not exactly looking forward to that. apart from that, i'm doing ok. started working on my Master thesis yesterday, and must admit i'm pretty glad to be finally getting started. pretty excited about the whole thing too. now, i'm just looking forward to an easy weekend with the lady
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 13, 2010, 04:32:47 PM
Watching rugby. Half-time at the minute. Ireland are beating Wales 16-6. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 14, 2010, 02:30:17 AM
started working on my Master thesis yesterday, and must admit i'm pretty glad to be finally getting started. pretty excited about the whole thing too.
What's your thesis topic? *just curious*


I'm doing pretty well. The sun was out today, and I walked the dogs, had fun with that.
I've been thinking about doing some sewing.... I want to make myself a corset, to be honest, but one point against it is that I'd really have nowhere to wear it. Admittedly, I've been known to wear some rather odd outfits to school, but.... :P
Maybe short of corsetry, I'll just dye my hair. Think I could get hired with green a nd turquoise streaks?

:P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 14, 2010, 12:10:28 PM
What's your thesis topic? *just curious*

My thesis is on painted depictions of scenes of the Last Supper in Antwerp during 1500- 1530. it's pretty specific, as you can see. i don't have an exact question of research yet, but i've got a good idea what direction i'll take...

yesterday i went out. had a pretty good time actually. today i'm going to the zoo. haven't been there in a while, so i'm looking forward to it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 15, 2010, 07:49:32 PM
What's your thesis topic? *just curious*

My thesis is on painted depictions of scenes of the Last Supper in Antwerp during 1500- 1530. it's pretty specific, as you can see. i don't have an exact question of research yet, but i've got a good idea what direction i'll take...

hahaha, it's best that it's so specific, especially time wise. Modern depictions range from the, er, strange (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/2183650383_3cbd44b3f7.jpg) (probably nsfw), to the overly analyzable (http://www.thestranger.com/images/blogimages/2009/11/09/1257796495-raoef_mamedov-the_last_supper_down_syndrome_full_large.jpg), to the just plain odd (http://pdx.cementhorizon.com/archives/butter.jpg).
:D


As for me, my school's site has opened up information about next year's classes, so we can figure out schedules before registration in a couple weeks. Gonna trot off and do that now. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 16, 2010, 03:42:08 AM
Bit 'down in the dumps' (why do people say that?). Solution: watch Conan, the Barbarian.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 17, 2010, 01:14:11 AM
Spring is getting bold, since Winter responded to her little flirtations. She's brightening the grass and even, ah, prodding his leaves open.
Why is this sounding particularly sexual?

Anyway, I spent an hour today baking myself in the sun. Feel really really good. :)
Gods, Spring and Summer are wonderful, amazing, lovely times. :elfgirl_grin:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 17, 2010, 04:00:23 PM
I feel awful and I haven't even started drinking yet, gah. Maybe that's the reason why?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 19, 2010, 11:08:14 AM
Received a package in the post today from Avy! :) Among the things she sent me are a pair of cool tan-brown slippers! I've been without a pair for a while now, so it was a nice gift. And they fit perfectly, too, which helps. :P

Great start to the day.

Feeling quite well. I stayed up pretty late last night, 6am, only to belatedly remember I had an interview at 9am this morning, which went well. But considering I only had 2 hours of sleep, I'm doing super.

I'll most definitely be staying in tonight. St Patrick's Day may be my last day of drinking until the World Cup begins. Quite like the idea of staying off it until then. It would save me a lot of money. For example, prior to my drinking I had £100 in my wallet. By the end of it I only had a twenty! No idea what I did with the rest. :elf_gloop:

Sad my library isn't open today. I am craving book places.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 19, 2010, 03:45:04 PM
the headset of my mobile decided to call it a day. not happy with that at all. i need my music on the road
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on March 19, 2010, 06:58:43 PM
Received a package in the post today from Avy! :) Among the things she sent me are a pair of cool tan-brown slippers! I've been without a pair for a while now, so it was a nice gift. And they fit perfectly, too, which helps. :P
Where did she find giant slippers?

It's Friday and it's payday AND my wife is in Boston today so we are going to dinner in town, all in all I nice little Friday.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 19, 2010, 07:06:01 PM
Received a package in the post today from Avy! :) Among the things she sent me are a pair of cool tan-brown slippers! I've been without a pair for a while now, so it was a nice gift. And they fit perfectly, too, which helps. :P
Where did she find giant slippers?

Not so giant they're beyond the range of conventional shoe-makers. Though I did have to ask the clerk to ship 'em to me, because they didn't stock 13s in store. *is glad they fit*

I'm on Spring Break!!!

There's a half-foot of snow outside!!!

uh. yes. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 19, 2010, 11:26:23 PM
Was already in bed when a mate called to go out. actually a pretty good idea, so i'm heading outside.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 19, 2010, 11:58:57 PM
Got a workout even Sarge'd be proud of -- 1.5 hours (or a little more) of lifting heavy wet slush and tossing it.....
Gonna make stew for dinner, but gotta wait until my hands are steadier.... don't want to slip any knives anywhere they shouldn't go.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 22, 2010, 02:10:04 AM
Chose the wise/boring decision, and while out tonight, decided to call it an early night and not 'sally on' with the boys to the next town/boozer. I stared peer pressure in the face and said no. Ha! But I don't honestly know if I'm glad or not. Oh well, life, books and things to be paid for.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 22, 2010, 11:11:26 PM
worked on my Master essay from 10 till 8 today at the library at uni. pretty tired at the moment. think i'll get to sleep now
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 26, 2010, 08:33:33 PM
Quiet/noisy one in tonight. Enjoying a few beers and rediscovering Streetlight Manifesto. Good stuff. May fire-up the Xbox later. Finishing Mass Effect earlier in the week has sparked my interest in finishing other video games I have. Most notably, Fallout 3. Never did finish that one...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 29, 2010, 05:21:16 AM
Called it a quiet evening in, although I really don't have any other kind of evening with any regularity at all, and finished Battlestar Galactica. It was interesting. In a good way. And I reassured myself about my skill with make-up, which I thought had gotten rusty, but I'm still pretty good at it, it seems. Though mascara always has and always will look fake with my giveaway blonde eyebrows... oh well, it's a pain anyway. And my sister denies stealing my favorite eyeliner, but it has disappeared. But overall a success (not that the males here give much of a damn, anyway.)


Have to go back to school tomorrow, but my (younger!) sister doesn't until Thursday. what the f**k, man, what the f**k. *sighs*
((I'm looking forward to it. Did I fool you?))
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on March 29, 2010, 11:56:11 AM
Had a pet rat dying in my arms about half an hour ago. Even if you made the decision and you're fully aware it's the best for her, it's hard once the anesthetic gets to work.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 29, 2010, 12:59:31 PM
that's never easy. you can get atatched to those small little creatures...

anyway, will be spending the day at uni, cause i've got shit to do. bah
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 30, 2010, 10:32:31 PM
Drinking a box of beers has never been easier. They only put 15 bottles now, in the type of beers I get. I drink two in the time it usually takes others to drink one, so a box lasts me two nights. Bah.

May need to create a beer thread to receive some recs.

Other than that, all is well. Watching some European football and will be reading after. Feeling very introspective, so you may see some posting of my thoughts.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 03, 2010, 02:06:30 PM
here crates of beer come in 24 or 12 beers. actually bought a new crate yesterday. i hate buying beers, cause they're so damn heavy. i like drinking them though

and speaking of wich, i am hungover and feel like shit. not good, cause i've got stuff to do. bah
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on April 03, 2010, 06:09:31 PM
And the other rat got an overdose of anesthetic today: cancer, just like her sister. *sigh*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 04, 2010, 03:54:11 AM
Ahw, damn, syr. That really sucks....
*is pretty okay, herself*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 04, 2010, 04:39:25 AM
*initiates a Hall group hug for Syr*

Sorry to hear you lost another pet. :( My pets are very dear to me, as well. I'd hate to lose them.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 04, 2010, 11:37:17 PM
my pup (the big white wolfy one) hurt his paw, so I got the lovely task of cleaning it out with a (new, clean) toothbrush, cutting away all the hair, smearing on antibiotic, wrapping with gauze, then a sock, then a lot of clear packing tape, then an oven mitt, then more tape.
My sister saw it and said, "That's my sock!"
I hung them on her door a month ago, and she said they weren't hers.

ah, f**k it.

Spent Easter breakfast with family.
My goat -- the one I watched born, and took care of until his sister died and broke my heart -- is getting old. He's ten now, which is quite old for a goat. I remember when he was just a kid. Saw him today ... I want to see baby goats, far less depressing than old ones you once loved.

f**k it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 07, 2010, 02:59:36 PM
yesterday i came back from work vomiting and with diarrea. last night, as well as this morning, have been roughly the same... bah. not happy with that at all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 09, 2010, 03:50:16 AM
I woke up to an email from Headline Publishing in the UK, asking if I would like review copies of their highlights of the coming year... :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on April 12, 2010, 05:13:21 PM
I miss Ang and The Wolf.....any sightings???
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 14, 2010, 04:37:27 AM
It's nearly summer. I've been biking for nearly every trip (save to the grocery, because I don't think I could pack half of my family's weekly groceries in backpack + side panniers).... and my legs and butt are sore, but in a good exercisey way. :)
I also planted our backyard garden -- turned over the soil with shovel and rake, then sifted through (quite literally) with my fingers and pulled out all the embedded weed roots before they can get settled in and grow up. (Yes, I am 'like, five', and love playing in the dirt. :D) I got the lettuce seeds cast in a couple days ago, and am going to put in arugula (aka rocket/roquette), swiss chard (a variety called Bright Lights (http://gardendom.com/images/plants/source/Swiss-Chard-Bright-Lights.jpg) for the colours), and snow peas.
Yay.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 14, 2010, 08:47:09 AM
Grumpy. Bad night. My 14 month old daughter has a temperature and not feeling very well. it was 101.3 last time we checked. We're closer to moving house but still no date date.

And now I have to go to work.  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on April 16, 2010, 02:38:56 AM
Work has been shit all week. Thank Jeebus it's Friday.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 16, 2010, 03:03:21 AM
My legs have gotten successively more and more tired from biking through this week. Need some rest-ish time this weekend (as Kikori says, Thank Jeebus it's (almost) Friday).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 18, 2010, 07:35:41 PM
Heard a good bit of advice today. 'Use your wit to amuse, not abuse'. Wish more people would do so.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 28, 2010, 03:08:46 AM
debating whether or not to take an optional test in one of my classes, composed of test questions taken exactly from previous tests, which would drop my lowest exam grade (an 86%).
Should I bother?


Nah, what I definitely should be bothering with is the paper due tomorrow. >.< And the one due the next day, and the one due the day after that.
Gah.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 24, 2010, 04:42:31 PM
I'm feeling hungover...

What a theme to base my return to this thread on. I could go on, but I'm too tired. Find me in chat.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 26, 2010, 08:54:31 AM
I'm not supposed to be at work today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I feel your pain Dante!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 26, 2010, 08:49:21 PM
I begin my vacation today. Mal's flight will be here Wednesday afternoon and she'll be staying through next Wednesday. Very happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 28, 2010, 12:55:00 PM
Had an unusually (for me) vivid dream last night, involving a nuclear war. Cliche, you might say, but I sure as hell don't have realistic dreams often (if at all) and nightmares even less so. In fact, this must be the second in a week. Urgh. :(


Edit: What the f**k...just dawned on me that I changed my user message thingy under my avatar to 'Dream-Prophet' before going to bed last night....uhhh...if this continues, I'm holding you all responsible.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 28, 2010, 01:01:32 PM
you got some issues man, you've got way to much weird dreams. i hardly dream at all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ashen Shugar on July 28, 2010, 01:07:38 PM
read some of the older threads and got all nostalgic, kinda depressing... had a good laugh though. :)

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 28, 2010, 02:00:08 PM
i'm spending the day at the uni library again. is probably going to be a long day. but if all goes well, and the weather stays the same, i'm going inline-skating with some mates tonight. should be good
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 31, 2010, 03:34:02 PM
4th dream sequence in a row. Thankfully not all nightmares. Some interesting stuff. Where's a psycho when I need one?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 02, 2010, 03:10:32 PM
The dreams keep on coming (without fault). Yep, I'm holding you all responsible. Feed me ice-cream.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 04, 2010, 10:16:13 AM
last night i was watching movies and being in chat, and i might have stayed there a bit too long. i'm pretty tired after waking up and only sleeping a few hours. need to get to uni again to study, so i'll be doing that for the better part of the day. not looking forward to that one bit. and it looks like it is going to rain as well
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ashen Shugar on August 05, 2010, 07:15:26 AM
smoke weed joe it gets rid of dreams... I quit recently and have been dreaming all sorts of weird shyte
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 05, 2010, 04:58:21 PM
I've been dreaming without fault (ha; sounds like a misdemeanour) since I first mentioned it. Thankfully none have came close to being quite as vivid or as memorable as the first one. I say this now, in the knowledge that, no doubt, as soon as my head hits the pillow next time, I'll be waking up in some dystopia Terminator-like world. f**k it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 11, 2010, 04:29:42 PM
today i'll finally finish the first draft of my masters thesis. hope to hand it in tomorrow. if all goes well, it will need very little correction, meaning i'm done with being a student... pretty pleased with this all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 11, 2010, 04:33:39 PM
Sounds good, bazzy!

I'm just about to commence with a semester of working (>20 hours a week) and studying (five or six classes). Been feeling like I ought to invest in some metaphorical armour to 'gird (my) loins' before jumping in. And maybe get a recording of some dramatic, deep voiced, move-trailer-sound-byte mutter, "This is gonna be fun" to play when I'm on biking or bussing around...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on August 12, 2010, 01:38:29 AM
I'm hungover  :depressed:, Tired  :sleep:, and in severe need of some macci dees, so yeah, I'm pretty good today! Par for the ocourse, as they say.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 12, 2010, 01:55:15 PM
My God is named Tea.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 12, 2010, 03:50:03 PM
I'm hungover  :depressed:, Tired  :sleep:, and in severe need of some macci dees, so yeah, I'm pretty good today! Par for the ocourse, as they say.

You know, one of my bosses comes in like that -- hungover, sleepy, and looking like crap with liberal application of hair gel.
I recently found out that his last name is Brewer.

It suddenly makes sense.


Also, I have work today, a friend leaving for her school in seven days, another friend's 21st birthday three days past that (it is extremely unlikely to involve liquor, more like zoo and ice cream, but she's adorable for that anyway), and my classes starting two days after that. Not to mention that work is crazy crazy busy this time of year, apparently (according to one boss: "You're gonna hate all students by November"), and I'm taking an extra class to make up for last semester's lack of busy.
Need to e-mail the Admissions facility and say, "Dude, where's my credit from high school exams!" too. and sort out which classes I'm actually keeping. Political Sci Stats or Sociology Stats? hmmm...

anyway.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 12, 2010, 09:47:40 PM
Argh...not one, but two wires (for my e-reader and digital camera) can't be found...argh. *mutters*

Come inspire me, Beer.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on August 13, 2010, 01:51:57 AM

You know, one of my bosses comes in like that -- hungover, sleepy, and looking like crap with liberal application of hair gel.
I recently found out that his last name is Brewer.

HEY! I never said i looked like crap!  :depressed:

Although, I feel about the same today. Had poker night yesterday, and am feeling the after affects.

And yeah, I don't look the best!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 13, 2010, 11:44:37 PM
went to Amsterdam today to visit some museums. was a fun day. finally could for a few days with literally nothing to do. girlfriend and me booked some days in Brussels as well, so we'll be going there this sunday
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on August 16, 2010, 03:21:43 PM
Pretty happy. Copies of Kadrey's Sandman Slim, Kearney's Ten Thousand and Stover's Heroes Die (to replace my poor battered copy) arrived today. Not to mention Lipona's Pigoenhold + Atlas.

Now if only I had more beer...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 17, 2010, 01:41:28 AM
Had an incredibly late birthday thing yesterday and a night out the day before, too. My body hurts.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 17, 2010, 05:20:10 PM
Looking forward to going back to classes next week, and work, and I'm only about .. ah, 60% sarcastic there. Going to be taking five classes (3-4 hours per week each), and working (+20 hours) and trying not to go insane.
Sounds fun, don't it?

Anyway, hanging out with a friend today before she heads off to another university (cookies are in the cards)...

I feel like I've said all this already. Huh?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on August 18, 2010, 10:34:55 AM
Yesterday I had my 5th or perhaps 6th operation on my left eye lid to correct an on going problem with it and it's eye lashes. Yesterday's operation was a "reformation of the eyelid crease" performed under local anesthetic. It's not a pleasant experience when the surgeon is asking you to look up and down while she's fiddling with your eye lid muscles that's for sure.

Feel like I've been punched in the face again as well. Still it might work this time..... maybe.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 22, 2010, 08:46:24 PM
Had an absolutely crap night yesterday and today isn't shaping up to be much better. Even took a large chunk of myself out while shaving today with a new razor. Ah well.

I'm thinking tea>book>bed would be the perfect remedy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 22, 2010, 11:39:50 PM
what happened joey?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 23, 2010, 06:03:39 PM
I think the following comic sums it up aptly:

(http://cdn.leasticoulddo.com/comics/20030213.gif)

Although, in the girl's defence it wasn't her weight that was the problem, and it wasn't a setup.

Anyway, f**ked off with a friend for screwing my night.

But hey, I was with him again last night, so not like I'm the type to let one bad night get in my way.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 23, 2010, 06:51:52 PM
heh... you where ripping on someones girlfriend then?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 24, 2010, 08:58:14 PM
No, I got stuck with a particularly repulsive woman, while my friend was off with another lass, etc.


Unrelated. Ever wear an item of clothing that you're unsure of, have a shit day, and then wear it again to remove the possibility of the item being responsible for the lameness?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 24, 2010, 10:14:01 PM
i thought you weren't shallow like that on womens looks joey...

anyway, something fell on my foot at work today. something heavy and of metall... foot is swollen and blue. can't even walk. not happy with it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on August 25, 2010, 01:10:32 AM
Sinus infection. Flu. First touch of asthma I've had in ages. That was my last four days!  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on August 27, 2010, 07:23:01 PM
Angry...

f**k you, Bill Schaefer.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 29, 2010, 02:52:49 AM
UFC is on tonight. I'm crazy eager. Isn't even a particularly exciting fight card. Guess it's cause I've had to watch delayed action of the past two events. Not tonight!

Beer is going...going...gone. Time for another.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 29, 2010, 10:08:07 AM
Going to visit an open-air festival tonight, and if yesterdays weather is any judge, its going to be wet. The sun is shining now though. we'll see how it goes. should be fun either way. too bad my foot is still various shades of blue
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on August 29, 2010, 10:22:42 PM
Angry...

f**k you, Bill Schaefer.

My sincere apologies.

I love you, Bill Schaefer.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 29, 2010, 11:45:56 PM
I'll ask it, who's he?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on August 30, 2010, 12:01:20 AM
Head honcho of SubPress.

I was all p**sy because I missed out on Perdido Street Station due to being at the football for a day. I'd been checking the site daily since it was first announced and then the f**king thing sold out in less than the 15 hours I was away from my computer (yes, one of the first things I checked upon getting home, drunk at 3am, was the SubPress site). But today he announced an additional 100 copies and I managed to snag one. All is right with the world again.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 31, 2010, 03:38:54 AM
"Perdido Street Station" is a fantastic book, not sure I'd part with $100 for the limited (let alone $500 for the lettered), but I'd love to see it. :smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 31, 2010, 03:49:49 AM
Ya, no way would I ever pay so much for a book. To each their own. Enjoy, Al.


I'm sick. 'nuff said.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 31, 2010, 11:53:22 AM
Today is my official last day as a student. Tomorrow i'll no longer be a student, but officially unemployed. don't know if i'm happy with this turn of events
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 02, 2010, 05:57:42 PM
Been out the back garden, playing with my dogs and cleaning up. Weather is so good, we're going to have dinner outside for a change.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 06, 2010, 11:54:51 AM
starting today i'm going to hunt for jobs, cause i need to find work ASAP. at the moment i'm writing my, none too impressive, Curriculum vitae, and after that i'll send some applications out. bah. not happy
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 06, 2010, 04:31:49 PM
Hasn't stopped raining here for nigh on 48 hours. Quite impressive, really. I'd enjoy it better if I was in some decent company, ie. strong alcohol. But...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 16, 2010, 11:48:09 PM
been sending out job applications daily. need a gig asap. some of these need to yield results. i'm not getting really happy this way
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 18, 2010, 05:25:22 PM
So hungover today. Almost had a threesome last night with my best mate. What the f**k?

Thanks for the birthday wishes, peeps.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on September 18, 2010, 10:21:01 PM
Why didn't you?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on September 19, 2010, 05:50:15 AM
Because he lurrrves me, and all that. Speaking of which, I called his aforementioned best mate looking for him, and a girl answered the phone giggling until he grabbed it -- I have my suspicions, but what the hell ever.
Hey, in-fix!

nah, today the weather got cold for the first time, kinda made me gloomy.. :(
but getting better, wrapped up, warm.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 19, 2010, 11:13:15 AM
So hungover today. Almost had a threesome last night with my best mate. What the f**k?

i thought having a threesome with 2 guys is all you ever dreamed about
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 25, 2010, 06:22:27 AM
Alcohol does not help sleep deprivation...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 25, 2010, 01:00:39 PM
but perhaps going to bed and waking up at normal hours will...

went out yesterday. fell off my bicycle going home last night. must be the third time in three months. this has to stop
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 26, 2010, 05:21:03 PM
Tried and failed to avoid going out last night. Why can I not keep a little money and remain sober? That'd be a puzzle. So hungover.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on September 26, 2010, 09:54:43 PM
Alcoholics Anonymous?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 26, 2010, 11:46:51 PM
anonymous? alchoholics pride!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 27, 2010, 12:24:39 AM
Yeah, that's more like it!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 01, 2010, 02:58:05 PM
This (http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/01/bskyb-sky-atlantic-mad-men?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter), along with it being a Friday, FIFA '11 being released and something else (don't want to jinx) - long overdue - coming along, means this is a fairly happy day. Now if only other people around me would get a move on.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 02, 2010, 02:00:44 AM
Grand Final Day. At work. Not happy!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on October 02, 2010, 02:41:32 AM
I have my own grand final to play. Kickoff at 2pm. We're looking to take out F division (My C division team got knocked out of the semis on Thursday night. Now it's down to the ladies team to salvage the season).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 02, 2010, 05:19:05 AM
Al, what're you playing at? Leaving it up to ladies...tsk tsk.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on October 02, 2010, 01:34:13 PM
In addition to my Men's Division side I also play in a Mixed team. While my men's side failed to reach the Grand Final, my mixed side made the cut. And we won, 13-6. The lass in our team (we usually have three ladies, but one is OS and one was at work) scored a hat-trick. I copped a raised shoulder to the jaw and bled profusely. I then attempted a body check that would've seen me red carded had I managed to connect (I missed, and probably for the best since the dude was a unit). All in all it was a fun Final.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 02, 2010, 02:25:56 PM
feeling a bit sick at the moment. not pleased with that at all, knowing how i got to attend work later today. got a killer cough, but if it stays like this i'll manage. got a busy week ahead, so can't afford to be getting sick
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 04, 2010, 04:01:23 PM
People here really need to start thinking outside the box in terms of naming places. It's really a pain in the ass identifying where you're supposed to be, when every damn location is called 'Bally'somethingorother.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 04, 2010, 05:47:48 PM
The night belongs to the poets and the madmen.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 04, 2010, 11:51:59 PM
Need to work at 4:30 in the morning cause i need all the money i can get... bah. not happy
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 09, 2010, 11:34:42 AM
got my diploma from uni yesterday, and celebrated my birthday after that. had a pretty epic day, went out afterwards and got wasted. it was good. hungover though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 09, 2010, 04:49:23 PM
Very, very hungover. Need to quit drinking...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 11, 2010, 02:46:03 AM
and celebrated my birthday after that.

Hall calendar believes your birthday is still days away. Why not celebrate it this coming weekend or some such?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 11, 2010, 10:38:12 AM
well, its on the 13th, so not that far away. and this way i could combine it with my graduation. i don't like throwing too many parties
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 11, 2010, 02:36:25 PM
i don't like throwing too many parties
Guess you're in the Unhappy camp?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 12, 2010, 02:31:55 PM
i'm not a unhappy man, and i love attending parties as much as the next person. its just that i'm not that big a fan of being the center of attention. that, plus there's a lot of celebrations usually in october. other birthday, like my dads, are among these. so i was glad i could do it all in one day.

anyway, i am still job-less, so i decided to work more days on my part-time job. yesterday i woke at 5:30 and was home at 19:30. this morning i woke at 4, came back at 9, slept for 3 hours and will be back around 5 and will be done at 9. i need to money, otherwise i wouldn't be doing this shit. i'm already a wreck and my whole body aches. after tonight though, the worst part of the week will be over
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 13, 2010, 08:39:40 PM
I've been doing some writing for the first time in a while. Had a fairly productive (creatively) time of it, as well. Few things please me as much.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 14, 2010, 12:12:59 AM
Found out today that a friend of mine had an inoperable braintumor. not a close friend by any means, but its still a shock... had a good birthday, but hearing this near the end was a bit of a downer
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 21, 2010, 07:01:34 PM
My leg is nearly better...I'd say it'll be back to near-perfect condition by tomorrow. It's only taken two weeks to heal up. :neutral:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on October 21, 2010, 08:09:12 PM
Just booked flights for an upcoming business trip to Israel. never been before. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 23, 2010, 04:32:24 PM
received my brand new bicycle in the mail today. just finished putting it together. new beachcruiser looks pretty great. too bad it does not have any gears and is pretty heavy, but basic is the new hip
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 24, 2010, 04:21:08 PM
Can we have a world ban on alcohol?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 24, 2010, 08:36:59 PM
no... stop being gay
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 25, 2010, 02:32:47 PM
Worked from 5:00 till 13:00. went home, showered and got breakfast, and now i'm heading back to work from 15:00 till 19:00...

Needless to say i'm having a crap day
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 17, 2010, 06:23:37 PM
Going to a gig tonight. Should be cool. I don't get to see too many.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on November 18, 2010, 05:30:10 PM
I'm happy.

I have booked my flight to Kansas for the second week in December. What makes me more happy? That if I can find a job in the week I'll be staying, I won't be coming back.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 18, 2010, 06:15:25 PM
sounds good Jamesy. hope it works out
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 22, 2010, 05:40:35 AM
i hate waking up early to get to work. and for my early is around 4, and that in 3 successive days of which today is the first... bah. not happy
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 23, 2010, 12:26:16 PM
What the hell are you doing, baz, that has you getting up at 4 in the morning?

Doing work-like stuff. Tis boring. Wish I was at home, reading and/or listening to music. AH, music...

Want to go to more gigs. Really enjoyed the last one. Fight Like Apes are playing a few gigs in the North, next month... :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 23, 2010, 12:52:54 PM
what kind of work are you doing Joey?

I'm doing the same i've always been doing. Building the market-stands for the market, which has to be done before the sales-people get in. i'm pretty tired of it, and hopefully i'll have something else soon
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 23, 2010, 12:55:48 PM
I'll tell you about it later. Off in a couple hours. Got to scaddazzle now and quit wasting resources! :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 29, 2010, 05:08:45 AM
got one of those great mornings of work ahead of me, only now its -4 degrees Celcius. not happy
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 30, 2010, 10:18:07 AM
Baz, why're you never in chat? Tsk tsk. And where the hell has Kikori been lately? Someone drug him and take him hostage? I will stage a rescue mission, if needs be. Return him ASAP.

Anyway, my Force sense tipped me off a couple hours ago that something bad was going on. I actually thought of this place, and got online not long after 7. Whatever it was you were doing at that time, don't do it again!

And I'm ill, still, for a second week. Life is lethargic enough without me being so, too. Gah.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 01, 2010, 08:37:02 AM
Bah, got an email that Streetlight Manifesto have a new tour, but they'll be only visiting Australia and NZ. >> Bastards need to come over here sometime. They're even doing a venue in Australia at somewhere called 'Surrey Hulls, Aus – The Gaelic Club'. Come on, we have hundreds of gaelic clubs. Play one!


Ah well, I remain sick, but it's dropped by about 35%. Woke up at 4, though, so I'm figuring this day is going to be a grind.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 01, 2010, 01:26:58 PM
i'm actually in chat quite frequent. in fact, i was in chat yesterday from 20:00 till 02:00 or something, and nobody entered...

anyway, just woke up and feel like shit as well. its -5 degrees outside, and i need to go grocery shopping today which i have no desire to do. i need a coffee
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 01, 2010, 01:56:34 PM
Feeling a helluva lot better than this morning. Might grab a beer later. Have only had a couple of drinks this month, so I don't know. The temptation to avoid it is one borne out of expense and health awareness. Is that really important? As we say here, I'd love a good swalley. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 02, 2010, 01:52:30 AM
Mm, hitting crunch time in my classes here. Staying abreast of the waves (i.e. papers/presentations/exams), but it's not terribly easy. Each one past, though, is one less until it's all over and I can go be with my boyo. Just six short and one mid-length literature analyses, one mid-length literature review of political sci (something about religiousity affecting conservatism), two presentations (one on Special Education and the other on Brave New World), one short paper about the movie City of God, one mid-length paper about early hominins, then six exams.
I think that's it. :)
And I had yesterday, today, and tomorrow off of work. Whoot!

Plus I have a really good idea for a sewing project, kind of based off of this dress (http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Licorice+Dish+Dress). Although, seeing that it's back in stock... grr. It'd probably be easier to buy that one and modify it to what I want. f**king shipping! I could have put it with my other order.

Anyway, weather is pretty, I'm doing fairly well, and all is pretty good.

ETA: only four short essays for literature class due! But I forgot to mention four or five outlines I failed to do throughout the semester for History of Western Civilization....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 02, 2010, 05:03:25 PM
f**k FIFA. England (or Spain) should've received the 2018 World Cup and the US or Australia the 2022 hosting.

p**ses me right off.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 02, 2010, 08:43:59 PM
yeah, its a travesty. Netherlands/Belgium and England where definitely the best bid. the FIFA is a corrupt nest of crooks

Edit: I think its just the Netherlands who should've gotten the tournament. The EU is still paying for the Greek Olympics, and with the Economy the way things are, the EU probably will end up paying for the England bid as well. The Dutch have got their economics straight and the stadiums practically ready. I think we should've gotten it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on December 03, 2010, 05:43:55 PM
Meh, we sure as shit don't deserve to host a World Cup. We can barely qualify for one.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 03, 2010, 06:00:33 PM
How you play on the field has nothing to do with it. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 04, 2010, 03:36:20 PM
Its been snowing for the past 2 days, there's a thick pack of snow and i have to get outside to work. not happy
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 06, 2010, 04:59:16 AM
I wish we'd get some snow. The lack of it is making me nervous. I shouldn't be getting this upper-cheek (sun from above only) sunburn in December.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 07, 2010, 03:16:11 PM
its cold outside, i'm feeling slightly sick, and i've got to work tonight (which i've already done this morning). got a job interview this Thursday though, so i hope that works out. it would beat the crap out of doing physical work outside at the moment anyway
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 07, 2010, 04:26:21 PM
I wish we'd get some snow. The lack of it is making me nervous. I shouldn't be getting this upper-cheek (sun from above only) sunburn in December.

I'd offer you some of ours but it mostly melted now and probbly wouldn't survive transport. :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 12, 2010, 02:23:51 AM
With windchill, it has hit subzero temps and it is snowing out. I f**king love it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 12, 2010, 10:42:18 AM
can always appreciate the snow. believe we're due for some this week as well
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on December 13, 2010, 03:49:16 PM
Home sick today......blah
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ellia on December 13, 2010, 07:29:17 PM
I'm back in LA and a bit unhappy  :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 14, 2010, 12:02:33 AM
I;m back at work, and man does it suck f**king balls!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 16, 2010, 09:20:14 PM
got the Christmas tree setup. looking pretty good, so i'm happy with that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Sgt.Brody of Ironpass on December 17, 2010, 02:07:14 AM
I'm p**sed, I just found out that FOX has continued the tradition of cancelling TV shows I like......
First there was Briscoe County jr, then there was Firefly *sob* and now these fecking idiots of cancelled The Good Guys!
I can only assume Human Target will be next.....bunch of jackasses
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 18, 2010, 09:49:54 AM
Went to the zoo yesterday. Was pretty enjoying, mostly because of all the snow. Really had quite a thick pack of it. The snow is still there, but not enjoying it that much anymore, for i have to work today. It's going to be a pain
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 18, 2010, 12:39:43 PM
Spent near 10 hours in an airport yesterday. Man, I hate those places. Stupid weather.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 18, 2010, 12:48:47 PM
Yeah. must suck to try to travel by plane this time of the year. Believe our whole country came to a halt as well the past few days
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 21, 2010, 08:59:12 PM
[

I'd offer you some of ours but it mostly melted now and probbly wouldn't survive transport. :P
[/quote]


werent you just asking me to send you some?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 22, 2010, 11:20:40 AM
[I'd offer you some of ours but it mostly melted now and probbly wouldn't survive transport. :P
werent you just asking me to send you some?
[/quote]

\We got some more but it's nearly all gone again :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on December 22, 2010, 06:27:15 PM
We had about 6 inches of snow last season, for the first time in 20 years.  Usually, we only get flurries that never accumulate.  The Southeastern US seems to be getting a lot here lately, but we're just below that cut-off line so we still only get the rain.  Dreary...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 23, 2010, 11:26:30 AM
im having a baby :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 23, 2010, 11:30:09 AM
Congrats! Can we name it?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2010, 11:57:15 AM
I believe that when my girlfriend will have my baby, i'm not even allowed to name that one.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on December 23, 2010, 02:21:00 PM
Congratulations!!!  When are you due and are you going to wait to find out the sex?

Bazz, I think Bacchus Jr would be a fine, strong name, bro.  ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 23, 2010, 03:46:33 PM
im having a baby :)

I was wondering when you were going to tell us here.... ;)
Congratulation again..... :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2010, 04:09:26 PM
Congratulations!!!  When are you due and are you going to wait to find out the sex?

well, the sex is probably where this whole deal started
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on December 23, 2010, 04:15:22 PM
Bazz...you never disappoint, bro...never.  L O L
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 23, 2010, 07:41:21 PM
I will allow you to make suggestions Go.

Myd, I was looking for a suitable pause in converstion ;)


I am 3months gone and due 27th June - I can't wait, but I don't want to find out the sex, I'd really like a girl to dress up in pink sparkly stuff. If it's a boy I might just do he same anyway and one day Baz can get his dragqueen lapdance afterall.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 24, 2010, 02:26:07 AM
Congrats on the kid, Class. If your last name is Class (which I assume it isn't, but who knows), I'd call it First.

Baz with children? Perish the thought.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 24, 2010, 04:00:11 AM
haha, i like it!

As long as Baz is never my child's moral compass I should be fine.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on December 24, 2010, 07:55:52 AM
Congratulations Claire!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 24, 2010, 02:48:16 PM
I've done a lot of questionable things in my days, but lapdances where not one of them. i've got nothing against lapdances or dragqueens, but i've just not dabbled in them. weird that James, of all people, has... i'd like to learn more of this
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 24, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
Me, of all people? I am quite open-minded.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 24, 2010, 05:58:00 PM
so you say... but hardly outgoing. i wouldn't figure you for a guy who would visit places with dragqueen strippers
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on December 24, 2010, 09:52:42 PM
I don't recall you being that outgoing either, James.  But hey, times change and what not.  Most fellows go through that phase or at least experience it at one time or another. 
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 25, 2010, 12:42:29 AM
Lapdances? Dragqueens? Jimbob? Did I miss something here?

And I agree, Jimbob usually frowns on things like that.

Slaving it out at work on Christmas day! Ah well, has to be done!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 27, 2010, 02:24:11 PM
my house looks so messy, the bad thing about xmas is all the tidying up - i now have a house with more crap to put away and I hate cleaning.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 27, 2010, 10:07:42 PM
tidying up... i'm glad i'm the man in the relationship, so i don't have to worry about that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 27, 2010, 11:49:16 PM
YAY!

I got an interview set up for tomorrow morning. It may just be a job at McDonald's, but a job is a job and I am hoping that this brief stint of unemployment comes to a sudden halt.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 27, 2010, 11:51:58 PM
good luck james.

Baz - my man does most of the cooking and cleaning.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on December 28, 2010, 12:10:24 AM
good luck James.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2010, 07:53:23 AM
Baz - my man does most of the cooking and cleaning.

can see who wears the pants
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 28, 2010, 11:11:56 AM
I do ALL of the cooking and cleaning.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2010, 12:11:10 PM
what's wrong with men these days?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on December 28, 2010, 12:29:07 PM
Can't call it, Baz, I do those things too.   :lol:

Good luck James!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 28, 2010, 03:37:09 PM
i thought you were a new age man Baz

I went from blonde to brunette today - not sure how I feel about it yet :0
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2010, 03:57:02 PM
what happened to real men. like me...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 28, 2010, 11:48:16 PM
I've done a lot of questionable things in my days, but lapdances where not one of them.

Real men get lapdances, Baz.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 29, 2010, 12:37:28 AM
Its one of those rite of passage things i assume, but already feel uncomfortable being in strip-clubs. i try to act like i belong there, but the opposite is true and i never know where to look
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 29, 2010, 01:09:33 AM
Perhaps keep your eyes on the breasts?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 29, 2010, 02:14:29 AM
Its one of those rite of passage things i assume, but already feel uncomfortable being in strip-clubs. i try to act like i belong there, but the opposite is true and i never know where to look

Hey, you paid to get in. You look wherever you like.

I don't condone going to just ANY stripclub. But there are some absolute fantastic ones to visit, where the women look unbelievable. I'm talking mad honeys! Mmmmm mmmmm.

Having said that. There is one stripclub where I live and I will never visit it. Never have. Never will.
I've seen what goes in there and I'll have no part of it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on December 29, 2010, 02:22:32 AM
Love and Rockets in the Valley is my favourite strip club. It's ridiculously expensive but an amazing venue. It used to be the old Bad Girls but was bought out and the new owners pumped several million dollars into renovating it. The place is pretty immaculate these days.

That said, it's not somewhere I go just for the hell of it. I've never really been that comfortable in strip clubs (with the sole exception being Universals, but that's a different story altogether) and if I'm going to head in then it has to be a special occasion.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 29, 2010, 12:27:38 PM
Hey, you paid to get in. You look wherever you like.

That's true, but i've got the same feeling when i walk through the Amsterdam Red Light District. it makes me uncomfortable. i know the women in the windows are being there scarcely clad for us, and its not like i'm walking around looking shy and all, nor am i a prude by any means. the whole experience is, even though there are naked women, not always a pleasant one
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 29, 2010, 10:23:16 PM
i love the red light district. I like to have a good old look - me and my dude then chat about which chicks are hot or not. I got him to go knock the window and ask one how much it was and what his money would get him.
When we go we spend hours every day going around them again and again.


We went to a sex cinema when we were there to just to see what goes on. I wouldn't do that again though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 30, 2010, 12:11:43 AM
I don't know about that. I don't think i'd like to visit the red light district with my girlfriend. Its like watching porno, you need to feel dirty and guilty for the experience to be complete
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 08, 2011, 09:43:29 AM
got a new haircut the other day. decided to go for short again. in the past week some guy in a pub was convinced i was Justin Bieber, and a little child wanting to ask me a question in the street thought i was a lady, so sounded like a good moment for a haircut to me
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 09, 2011, 01:52:48 AM
some guy in a pub was convinced i was Justin Bieber, and a little child wanting to ask me a question in the street thought i was a lady


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 09, 2011, 01:21:00 PM
truth be told, i've been rocking the Bieber haircut even before he was somewhat relevant; it was a Beatles hairdo which evolved into a Liam Gallagher hairdo when it got longer. Its this damn Bieber-fever though. When i was a whole lot younger i had long hair as well, probably even longer than it was now, and that was just before the band Hanson became popular, who happened to have the exact same hair as me. needless to say, i was not pleased and had to get it cut as well, for everyone kept calling me Hanson...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 09, 2011, 11:19:30 PM
truth be told, i've been rocking the Bieber haircut even before he was somewhat relevant; it was a Beatles hairdo which evolved into a Liam Gallagher hairdo when it got longer. Its this damn Bieber-fever though. When i was a whole lot younger i had long hair as well, probably even longer than it was now, and that was just before the band Hanson became popular, who happened to have the exact same hair as me. needless to say, i was not pleased and had to get it cut as well, for everyone kept calling me Hanson...


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Wow! Bieber, Beetles, Gallagher and Hanson. All wonderful examples! I have a mate who has pretty much had the same history of hair. I laughed at him too.  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 10, 2011, 10:33:33 AM
hey man, the Beetles and Gallagher hairdo are epic. its kids like Bieber who give them a bad name
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 10, 2011, 04:14:39 PM
then there was the short red hair......
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 10, 2011, 05:12:52 PM
all epic hairdo's i might add
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 10, 2011, 06:28:11 PM
Nothing heroic or impressive about long hair. Keep it short, man. You're just f**king with yourself otherwise.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 10, 2011, 09:05:39 PM
short spiky hairs are for teens.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 10, 2011, 11:44:57 PM
I have short hair and it's nothing like that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 11, 2011, 01:03:35 AM
i have a question for you, what do you gents prefer, blondes or brunette?

im naturally a brunette but Ive been blonde for a few years now - and it was nice, but i changed it back to brunette recently.
I think it suits me better darker, my man preffered it blonde - though he wont come out and say it lol
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 11, 2011, 01:18:10 AM
Brunette. Having said that, the majority of girls I've dated are blonde. Weird.  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 11, 2011, 01:29:31 AM
Blondes, all the way.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 11, 2011, 01:01:44 PM
i have a question for you, what do you gents prefer, blondes or brunette?

Neither... my wife is a red head :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on January 11, 2011, 01:03:38 PM
Redheads. Brunettes. Blondes. In that order.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 11, 2011, 01:18:38 PM
i've always preferred blondes, for that often is the most tacky. my girl is a redhead, and not tacky, so i might have never known what i really liked
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 11, 2011, 01:45:21 PM
Myrd - nicely done

Al - it appears you just like them all.

well - i still like my dark hair, but i havent had any photos taken of it yet. Maybe thats what i need.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 12, 2011, 12:14:42 AM
Redheads. Brunettes. Blondes. In that order.

Been very much digging the red hair recently!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 12, 2011, 02:49:17 PM
Well, its not only the red hair that i like, but also the accompanying freckles and light skin, which i find cute... plus the fact that they have no soul
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 12, 2011, 08:40:46 PM
Myrd - nicely done

Of course! It's not the only reason why I married her but it was a contributing factor. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 12, 2011, 11:48:47 PM
... plus the fact that they have no soul

I do believe that is for "Ginger" kids, in which case they must have freckles and an extremely low tolerence of the sun, as well as red hair.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on January 13, 2011, 02:47:33 AM
Quote
i have a question for you, what do you gents prefer, blondes or brunette?

Blond first, then Brunette. I very much like Auburn too, but not that bright red some refer to as ginger.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 13, 2011, 04:25:39 AM
I very much like Auburn too, but not that bright red some refer to as ginger.

Those are exactly my sanctimonies, Moe!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 14, 2011, 04:18:19 AM
I very much like Auburn too, but not that bright red some refer to as ginger.

Those are exactly my sanctimonies, Moe!

(săngk'tə-mō'nē)
n.
Feigned piety or righteousness; hypocritical devoutness or high-mindedness.


Okay, I had to. :P

My (blonde) hair keeps getting odd comments: a friend who hadn't seen me in a while said "It's so looonnng... O.O"... a schoolmate from a while ago, "I didn't recognize you!" ... Joey: "Pretty."
:P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 14, 2011, 10:36:38 AM
Not good!

My wife tripped down the last few steps at home yesterday, so we spent the whole morning at the hospital. Thankfully all she did was stretch some ligaments in her right ankle, no breaks or fractures.

Problem though is that she's disabled and has left sided weakness caused by her cerebral palsy. So she's almost confined to the sofa, can't use the walking frame we were given by the hospital because of her left arm (the palsy again) and last night the power transformer in the stair lift blew and she can't get up stairs without shuffling up on her backside wich takes 10 mins.

*sigh*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 14, 2011, 12:54:13 PM
Lift her, Myd!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 14, 2011, 12:58:13 PM
That is the romantic thing to do... But yeah, good luck with that Myd!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 14, 2011, 01:19:36 PM
Lift her, Myd!

She wont let me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 15, 2011, 01:47:31 AM
You've obviously not dealt with a stubborn and willful child that doesn't like being lifted, or a woman not given to traditional romantic customs. :P

In short, do it anyway.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on January 15, 2011, 04:30:43 AM
You have obviously not dealt with others who do not like having to depend on others. I think I understand why she doesn't let him and it is because I am the same way. I have been in a position where I had to depend on others to even get out of bed and stumble and shuffle my way to the bathroom. It is a f**king horrible experience being forced to depend on others, to not be able to do things for yourself. It made me feel weak even though it was not a matter of that--these were things I could not do for myself, having just had surgery--and it is never an enjoyable position being made to feel weak. It made me feel like I was less of a person.

So yeah, I can kind of understand it all. She is weakened by the Palsy, but that doesn't mean she is too weak to do things for herself. Of course, I can also understand being frustrated about the situation--about wanting to help and not being allowed to. It is not about being akin to a stubborn, willful child or about romantic customs. More likely, it is about her proving that she is strong enough to get up the stairs on her own--and likely only proving it to herself, but if that is what she needs to do, then that is what she needs to do.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 15, 2011, 10:27:38 AM
James is spot on.

She moved out of her parents when she was 13 to go to boarding school (not private just the local school) and never went back. She moved in with the grandparents after school, who were obviously elderly so she's fended for herself from then on. Her own cooking, laundry, cleaning etc from 16. She always thinks she has a point to prove and is stubborn as mule with an attitude problem.

Also she's big enough to fight back even if I do try and picker her up.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on January 15, 2011, 05:36:09 PM
I'm glad she wasn't hurt worse that you've described and hope she recovers soon.  If she won't let you take her upstairs, then join her downstairs.  Move in down there until she's better.  Speaking of romantic......
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 16, 2011, 01:45:09 PM
hugs Myd.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 17, 2011, 12:13:34 PM
My wife is improving. And she's been hobbling around more. She can make it upstairs by crawling although I only know what that feels like when drunk of course. Stair lift guy wont be here until tomorrow unfortunately.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 17, 2011, 02:42:46 PM
Stair lift...that's just asking for the Gremlin's to come pay a visit to your home, Myd. :P


I'm okay...pretty much brain-dead. Low on energy. If only the weather would change...things might be a bit nicer.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 17, 2011, 10:16:46 PM
Pretty good on my end. I signed up for five classes this semester, whereas I took six last semester -- five is considered a normal-to-heavy class load -- and I'm still working as a bottom of the chain but "most valuable employee" at a grocery store. Weird thing about it is, my classes start at 9:00 and 11:00 (M/W/F and T/Th, respectively), and I keep waking up at 6:30 or 7:00 at the latest, and being quite confused as to what I'm supposed to do with this 'extra' time. O.o

Quote
If only the weather would change
It's cold and sunny here... quite like it. Plus, the roads are clear -- one of the reasons I love this place is that snow usually melts within three or four days, so it doesn't have time to get all grimy and icky and annoying, just pretty and white.

... my older sister's boyfriend moved out. They've spent the last six years together, and she's taking it hard... giving lots and lots of hugs. And spending some evenings talking about yeasty balls. "He used to scratch!" Right, sis.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on January 18, 2011, 06:51:57 AM
Glad to hear she's improving, Myd.  Why is it taking so long for the repairmen to come for the lift?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 18, 2011, 03:45:24 PM
Tuesday is always a crap day. first 4 hours of work in the rain, then some sleep, then back for 4 more hours of work in the rain. it sucks. its always good to have the evening to myself though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 18, 2011, 09:20:44 PM
Glad to hear she's improving, Myd.  Why is it taking so long for the repairmen to come for the lift?

That would because it's a council house and it's a council installed stairlift. Still not fixed either. The battery in the chair needed replacing and the service guy found another fault with something else.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 19, 2011, 12:37:09 AM
I figure using this children's song, if you're feeling down:

Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye,
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine coming my way,
Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye.

Mister blue bird's on my shoulder,
it's the truth,
it's actual,
everything's satisfactual!
Zippity doo dah,
zippity aye,
zippity doo dah,
zippity aye!


And repeat. Toss in a little whistling if you're not up to singing.


Me, I'm writing. 'Everything's satisfactual!', indeed.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 19, 2011, 03:11:21 AM
Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye,
My oh my what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine coming my way,
Zippity doo dah, Zippity aye.

Mister blue bird's on my shoulder,
it's the truth,
it's actual,
everything's satisfactual!
Zippity doo dah,
zippity aye,
zippity doo dah,
zippity aye!


And repeat. Toss in a little whistling if you're not up to singing.

I watched Song of the South probably once every two days when I was a kid. Would love to see the actual "full version", which apparently has heaps of racism.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 19, 2011, 03:36:19 AM
I watched it frequently as a youth, as well, Kiks. Loved it. I (or my Mum, rather) read the Brer Rabbit stories through-out my childhood. They were highly memorable. Incomparable, really.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 20, 2011, 09:29:11 PM
Just spent the last few days rebuilding my web site after some foolish SQL and PHP editing mistakes as well as forgetting to take a recent back up of stuff.  :iamwithstupid:

It was a "pain in the nadgers" if you pardon the expression.....

Still I actually learned some new stuff too so I'm please with the result. If you want to check it out and let me know what you think please do. (Link in the profile)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 23, 2011, 05:14:40 PM
Obligatory hungover post decrying friends and family.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on February 01, 2011, 06:34:53 AM
Your site looks good.  I've never been involved in an RP site before.  Not sure I'd understand what to do. 
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 01, 2011, 07:15:43 AM
Role play?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 01, 2011, 10:56:59 AM
Cheers Scoob :)

Baz, Roleplaying. Dungeons and Dragons and the like. Pen, Paper & Dice, Table Top Gaming. (not to be confused things Warhammer battle system).

The site is for a development of a system so there wont be any role playing.  Just discusions and the writing of the rules.

Nothing like the "game" we had running here when Thant and Darkon were active. There is still the archives floating around here in the Community bits. Just look for something called the Dethaal archives or what ever it's called.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 01, 2011, 01:08:41 PM
Probably got a job at the Chamber of Commerce. don't know whether i'm happy with that or not. glad to be working and earning cash, but not exactly the direction i planned on taking in my carreer
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 01, 2011, 01:31:24 PM
I know that feeling Baz. I did an Enviromental Biology course at uni. Ended up working for a goverment department processing Social Security Claims, and I haven't left the department yet. That was nearly 10 years ago!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 01, 2011, 01:35:51 PM
damn. guess its to change when you make good money and you've got a family and mortgage to maintain. i only plan on doing this gig for 6 - 12 months or anything, unless its fun or the money is good. its not what i went to school for though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 03, 2011, 01:28:04 PM
Ave's birthday is coming up. Few days away. Therefore, I've decided to write her something that means something, but I'm frustrated and feel like I could run all the way to High Hell. I decided I'd take a philosophical bent, however, my tendency is to drop into perspectives on community, etc. She's a sociology (soon-to-be) honours student, so this shit ain't gonna fly much.

Change of idea required. *scraps*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 04, 2011, 12:19:03 PM
quite hungover after a night of partying. had to attend a movie at 9 in the morning but failed. will see what tonight brings
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 04, 2011, 01:01:43 PM
Might get lashed tonight. We'll see. I've a serious case of the couldntgiveaf**ks
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 05, 2011, 01:41:05 PM
decided to go out last night. made it to 5 in the morning, and get pretty intoxicated. luckily the film festival is going into its last weekend, cause i don't think i can make it much longer
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 06, 2011, 06:44:21 AM
It's my birthday two timezones east of me right now. Well, almost to the Central Time Zone.

I actually got a birthday present! happy! (A letter opener with a blown glass handle and a pretty journal).

yay
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on February 08, 2011, 12:37:13 AM
Presents!!! The best part of a birthday. Some say it's the love and respect you get from your family or the growing sense of maturity, but they are just bullshitting themselves. This world is all about material possesions.

As for me, I'm sneezing a lot at the moment. Might need to up the dose on my hayfever meds. But nasal issues or not, I will make my triumphant return to the basketball court tonight!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 08, 2011, 02:34:57 AM
Presents!!! The best part of a birthday. Some say it's the love and respect you get from your family or the growing sense of maturity, but they are just bullshitting themselves. This world is all about material possesions.

Ai, ai. What's this? Not true, I say! Not true, sir! Take it back!

Going off this gross assumption, what then would I think about all the things we humans get up to? We're what this world is about; all our actions make this damn place interesting. Material possessions just fill the gaps. The holes of our inadequacies.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 08, 2011, 10:51:22 PM
(http://lovelypackage.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/kraken1.jpg)

Just found out that stores in my area actually stock this, so I will be enjoying it over the weekend.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ellia on February 08, 2011, 11:22:55 PM
Flying back to Melbourne today. Feeling bittersweet...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 08, 2011, 11:41:58 PM
damn James, how a woman can change a man
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 08, 2011, 11:43:27 PM
damn James, how a woman can change a man

:lol:

Not always for the better, apparently!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 09, 2011, 02:58:09 AM
damn James, how a woman can change a man


How have I changed...?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 09, 2011, 03:00:40 AM
Your previous post.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 09, 2011, 08:57:50 AM
yeah, going out, drinking, being social... who are you and what have you done to our james?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 10, 2011, 05:29:06 AM
(http://images.yuku.com/image/jpg/9ce25606a5d168a8d7ce868fd9b2bdd1ca80898_r.jpg)

I has booze... and a hat!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on February 10, 2011, 05:40:32 AM
Hahahaha. Jimbob finally finds some alcohol he likes....and it's bloody spiced rum!!!

I haven't ried Kraken before, but it sounds like it's made from squid ink.  :elf_gloop:

I actually quite like a bit of spiced rum, so all well done to you Jimbob.

Go easy on the stuff, don't wont you turning into a wino!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 10, 2011, 05:52:15 AM
Actually, haven't tried it yet. Not going to combine it with the hydrocodone I had to take earlier. Saving it for the weekend, when we should be having a guest come around.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 20, 2011, 01:39:58 PM
Feeling fairly refreshed after a night out. Not bad. Going to enjoy some tea and watch the Old Firm derby, now. Come on Celtic!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 20, 2011, 03:41:24 PM
Just can't enough, just can't get enough!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dim0tCgilKI&feature=related

:D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 23, 2011, 04:46:28 AM
I had a day partially off. :D Only had to go to school, and it was one of my short days (two classes, from 11 - 1:45 total).

So I f**ked around for about six hours, then filed two financial forms -- the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and my very first 1040EZ. I owe Uncle Sam $4.00, ha.
Now on to internship and job applications....

f**k it, I have a paper due tomorrow. Yeek.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on February 24, 2011, 12:40:14 AM
Just got Austar, so I can now watch the NBA every day of the week, and pretty much every EPL game!!!!

Very happy!  :jester:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 27, 2011, 12:44:32 PM
I love how dark this board is. Very easy on my tired eyes. Few enough like it around.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 27, 2011, 01:12:36 PM
the HoW-look has alway been decent. although there have been better stages in the past
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 10, 2011, 01:41:57 AM
Have an interview with Half Price Books tomorrow. Quite nervous and highly doubtful that I, out of however many hundreds of applicants, will get the job.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 10, 2011, 12:10:36 PM
well, if you're already in the interview stage, there won't be a lot of other people left.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 10, 2011, 07:47:24 PM
The interview went well, I think, but the manager was out sick, so it was a preliminary interview and I will be called back in early next week for an interview with the manager. I discovered just how awesome the job at Half Price Books is and now I really want it.

- Full time, eight dollars an hour (which is about on par for around here) with yearly merit raises and profit-sharing bonuses for all full time employees.
- Free insurance, including full dental and vision.
- One day of vacation and sick day given per month, which rolls over indefinitely, so you can save them up or use them as you like.
- Paid hour lunch, which means the shift is only seven hours.
- Employee discount: 1/2 off books, 20% off dvds and cds.
- Borrowing system. Can borrow stock for up to a month.
- Laid back atmosphere. The dress code is pretty lax, employees wearing jeans and t-shirts. Interviewer had a full sleeve of tattoos on one arm and a smattering on the other, plus piercings (eyebrow and other). So did most of the other employees for that matter.

The interviewer was pretty enthusiastic about the place and I can imagine why. It sounds like a great place to work and I would love to work there. The benefits alone are worth the job.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 11, 2011, 12:51:34 AM
I am frustrated about this whole potential employers situation.

Three months without a peep back from anyone, and then I get two job interviews in one week, both for jobs I would like to work. It was okay at first, because I sort of disregarded the book store job. I figured it would be minimum wage and part time, with no benefits. Meanwhile, the other one offered full time, overtime, and benefits. So, I figured, if I had to go for one of the jobs, it would be the lab job. Then I go to my interview this morning and find out that the book store job is full time, the pay is about on par with everything else that I have been applying for, and that the benefits are excellent. So yeah, I really want that job.

Now, getting an interview for the lab job has been a hassle. The person who called to set it up was out of the office for the week and the other HR Rep was always unavailable, my call going straight to her voice mail box. I left a message, never heard back. This was annoying until I learned just how good the book store job is... then I didn't really care if I got an interview or not. Then they called Mallory this afternoon and she called me and then I called them back, left a message with my phone's number, and got a call from them a few minutes later. The interview is set up for Tuesday at 9am.

This is a problem. My interview with HPB was a preliminary interview because the manager was out sick. I am supposed to hear back from them early next week to get a second interview. If there was only one interview needed, I would feel a lot better at the moment because it ups my chance of being offered a job before I have to interview for the lab job. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen. It is a sort of race, I guess. The lab interview is on Tuesday and I don't know when the interview for HPB will be. That means there is a greater chance that the lab will offer me a job first. I have to take the first job offered to me, if only because the other job might not come through.

I really want the job at the book store. The lab job pays 8.66, just 66 cents more than the book store, but it is fifteen minutes away (compared to the book store, which is five) and the benefits aren't as good. HPB only pays $8 an hour, but the benefits are awesome and the quarterly bonus checks range anywhere between a few hundred dollars and over a thousand. With gas hitting $3.50 here and Mal's car being a gas hog, I would much rather have the job that pays less and is five minutes away, with great benefits.

But again... I don't know what is going to happen and I don't know if either will offer me a job at all. All I know is that if they offer me a job... I have to go with the one that does it first. Unfortunately, it might be the lab job and not the one that I actually want.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 11, 2011, 02:26:43 AM
I'd suggest you take the job where you like to see yourself work the most, even if that is a lesser paid job. Doing a job you don't like is only going to make you unhappy. You probably have some experience in that regard already...

I'm job hunting as well. I write about 10 applications a week, all function where i can see myself work. I like some more than other, but the first i get offered i take. I'm not going to risk a potential job over another one i might not get anyway.

Also, you being a US citizen i feel you have no right to complain about gas prices, or fuel inefficient cars...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 12, 2011, 04:29:03 AM
Also, you being a US citizen i feel you have no right to complain about gas prices, or fuel inefficient cars...

Being born somewhere doesn't mean you forsake rights to protest, even if the somewhere you were born is notorious regarding the issue you want to protest. That being said, bicycles are an easy upfront cost, as are boots, and $3.50 per gallon is comparatively inexpensive to $5+ per litre in other parts of the (developed) world.


As for me, I've got a killer paper due Monday that I need to get started on (done some thinking and basic research, but need to read a lot more -- it's a literature review, so while I'm reading fascinating stuff.. it's still a lot of reading). Blargh.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 12, 2011, 12:36:14 PM
People from the US protesting gas prices is unreasonable. I think that everyone has a right to protest, whether it be against world hunger or globalization or whatnot. If you live in the US and protest gas prices you're just being unreasonable... It might even teach Americans not to drive gas-gobbling Hummers and SUV.
In the same category: the people of France recently went on strike because they feel they have a right to retire from work at the age of 60 instead of 62. In our country, and plenty of other European countries, you retire (since 2 years ago) at the age of 67. The French going on strike here where, in my view, being unreasonable as well. Less unreasonable than the US citizens protesting gas prices, but still unreasonable
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 12, 2011, 07:46:04 PM
Err... you are aware that a great many of us cannot afford to buy, let alone drive, those gas-gobbling Hummers and SUVs?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 12, 2011, 10:55:32 PM
Okay, Baz... Your line of reasoning, to extrapolate, is roughly the same as the free-market-capitalist rhetoric surrounding the Wisconsin public union bargaining rights debate. Translated, "Well, we're suffering/waiting/working longer at lower wages, so you should have to do so too!" There are, of course, problems with that translation, but it's more or less accurate. I think their case is more acute, of course... Plus, I kind of agree with you in some cases, that retirement ages should be somewhat higher rather than lower; there should (theoretically) also be more vacation time factored in to the regular year (two weeks per year is fairly decent for one of us). Additionally, we should be soshulistikal. :P
And it doesn't apply to the gas/humvee problems.
And hybrids and high mpg unleaded vehicles (very few passenger vehicles run on diesel any more) cost quite a bit. Buying a lightly used super-giant car is comparatively cheap to a new or even used hybrid, and a bit below comparison for a run-of-the-mill 25 mpg sedan. So if you sell your SUV, you probably won't make enough to buy a smaller car. (All of which is horribly incomparable between our car designs and yours, but the issue of affordability still stands).

Also, people in the U.S. can pull out of their tax-free retirement accounts at 59 1/2, get a docked pension if you retire at 62, or full pension if you work until 67.



I'm procrastinating, can you tell?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 13, 2011, 12:32:32 AM
There are cars out there that are more fuel efficient than hybrid cars and cost a small percentage of a Toyota Prius. Sure they're not big or attractive, but cheap and low maintenance. Sure, not every American drives a SUV, but i think very few Americans drive Daihatsu Cuore's, one of the cheapest and most fuel efficient cars out there. Saying that when you don't have a lot of money you can only buy fuel inefficient cars is just untrue.

In economic bad times we all have to add water to the wine, to use a dutch expression. That means your raise wont be as big and perhaps you'll have to work a few years longer, and maby your gas prices will go up. Low gas prices isn't a right.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 13, 2011, 02:11:15 AM
So, after putting job applications in for the last three months and answering ads and such, I have noticed that a great many of those jobs are either minimum wage or just above minimum wage. That is 7.25 here, which matches the federal minimum wage. I know my old company, fortune 500 corporation with a large number of stores scattered across the southern US, started shouting about being broke when the economic trouble hit. They mandated that new hires cannot be hired on for anything other than minimum wage and that they must be part time only to avoid having to provide benefits. They also froze giving raises and those that were allowed were little more than pennies. I can assure you, they are not alone.

The reason we can bitch about prices is because we aren't paid shit. The prices keep going up, the wages stay the same.

What's your country's minimum wage, baz? Are companies more likely to give a wage above it or sit there at minimum wage, not budging because the ailing economy allows them to sit on their cash and shout about being broke?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 13, 2011, 04:21:51 AM
According to Google/Wiki, it's 1400 euros per month, so assuming a 40 hour work week = 160 hours a month, that's still 8.75 euro, or about 12.25 US dollars. I don't know what taxes take out of that, and I know living expenses are somewhat higher, but that's 169% of ours. And you don't have to pay health insurance, and can expect at least a bit of sympathy/support even unemployed.
My wage is $7.36/hr before tax, but that's just equal to the state minimum wage. I got a really good laugh out of my $20 Christmas bonus gift card notice: "Unfortunately, due to economic circumstances, this is the last holiday bonus our company will be able to disburse" (or something to that effect). Just so y'all know, Kroger has been recovering quite handily since 2009 (stock increased by ~18% since a 22% drop at that point (don't know what triggered that)).

So.
Ha.
Ha.
Ha.

(Note that I'm not saying "Our economic system sucks, therefore yours should too." Just plain up ours sucks.)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 13, 2011, 12:56:26 PM
Well, we're one of those commie European countries. I think 8.75 sounds about right when it comes to minimum wage, and that is after the taxes are done with them. I have to pay health insurance, but the state pays most of it and pretty much everything is covered (they're cutting into that as well, being economic bad times, but still). But you do get money being unemployed, which is roughly 75 percent of minimum wage 32 hour week, provided you're actively hunting for jobs. You even get the legally obliged 10 percent holiday money, or the 13th month. There're more benefits at that. Don't know if the living expenses are higher or not, but i assume it is. Although when i went to NY i found the city quite expensive, but that was in a time when the dollar was better.

Anyway, by beef is not with the US economics. I'm aware of the fact that we've got it pretty good here, and that parts of the US are like third world countries. My problem is with the gas consumption and the irresponsible way the US has approached this, especially in regard to the environment and the knowledge that all oil might be gone soon.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on March 15, 2011, 01:15:57 AM
We are champions, say we are champions!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 18, 2011, 06:19:18 PM
The interview went really well, today. It was more a conversation with the occasional question thrown in and we talked for about an hour about books, the job, and our work experiences--the interviewer's experience at Half Price Books and my own with the gas station. In the end, I got her card and was told to call her back at the end of next week to see where she stood with the other applicants she needs to interview. A good thing, I think. At least I wasn't stuttering and useless like I was for the other job interview I had this week, the one with the lab. I won't hear back from them for another two weeks, but I hope to have a job before then.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 18, 2011, 08:07:57 PM
Dear St. Patrick and Mr. Jack,

I hate you. Our business is done. I'm taking my money elsewhere.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 20, 2011, 05:41:42 AM
I'm now a member of the Amazon Vine reviewer program. Yays!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 25, 2011, 10:10:57 AM
Have the day off, need sleep...can't sleep...f**king sore stuffed head. Argh.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 26, 2011, 05:40:53 PM
Working on comic scripts... I suck at these.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 26, 2011, 08:56:38 PM
why're you doing that jamesy?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 26, 2011, 09:01:30 PM
Because many of my ideas are better suited toward comics.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 26, 2011, 09:04:29 PM
and you're going to draw these yourself?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 26, 2011, 11:49:07 PM
I can't draw.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 27, 2011, 04:02:32 PM
f**k Sundays.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 02, 2011, 01:46:28 AM
There's another job I didn't get. I've been unemployed since December and have sent out countless applications, but apparently I am too worthless a candidate to hire--or even reply to. This one was nice enough to tell me that two people had already been hired and that a third position was still open... I might even hear back by the end of the month if they want to hire me! So that will make it two months of being strung along since I went in for my first interview. Much easier to tell me that I'm not going to get the job, that there are just far too many people better than me, than to string me along week after week and get my f**king hopes up.

But it was a job I'd actually like, so I should have known I wouldn't get it. I'm not allowed to have a job that doesn't make me miserable.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 02, 2011, 12:06:02 PM
know exactly how you feel james
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 02, 2011, 02:25:46 PM
This day must be conquered!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 13, 2011, 01:45:09 AM
i'm thoroughly wasted... need sleep
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on April 13, 2011, 02:52:57 AM
Pulled my back. Was 25 minutes late for work. It's raining like buggery, and I'm doped out on pain killers! Shit day. Shit, shit day.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 13, 2011, 07:03:20 PM
was supposed to have a free day, but my shower broke and spend the better part of the day repairing that. will never get my day back
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 13, 2011, 07:11:29 PM
man, this is definitely becoming the (un)happy thread.
Just got turned down for a job I really wanted. I mean, I have one now, but it doesn't pay enough to pick up rent. The other one probably wouldn't have paid as much per week, but would have taken less time (so I could have either kept this one or gotten another to make up).
And classes are sucking..

Ah well. Comedy show, here I come! *sips tea and tries to relax*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 14, 2011, 10:14:28 PM
Been oh holiday from work. Didn't go any where.... it's the away from that counts :)

Back to work tomorrow. Friday strange day to go back I know but I had to plan holiday around other people. Still. Decent few days with good weather. Happy.

Oh I lost my glasses last weekend and my new ones arrived yesterday too. Bonus.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 15, 2011, 06:45:45 PM
On the way home from work today, a bunch of kids pointed, and shouted, "You're boring!" at me. I am wearing an all-black colour of clothing more often than not, of late. Perhaps I need to jazz my appearance up a bit.

Tips? :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 15, 2011, 09:28:48 PM
Wear a dress and a clown-fro.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 15, 2011, 10:26:33 PM
knowing how you used to wear jeans and t-shirts with prints a lot, i think all black might be an improvement
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 17, 2011, 12:22:33 AM
A little mental conversation I had with myself earlier about my writing:

--"Quit thinking too much and just write. Don't worry so much about quality."
"Well, they do say write for yourself."
--"Exactly. Write something that you would want to read."
"I have been doing that though. Surely no one else would enjoy most of this crap."
--"So what's the problem?"
"My taste is greater than my skill."
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 17, 2011, 01:19:00 PM
Had a long night of stripper bars, awful clubs and alcohol. got a hangover to match. feel horrible
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 23, 2011, 04:04:24 PM
Nice weather again today. I had a few drinks last night, so I'm feeling a little light-headed. Just got my hair-cut and am looking good. Like baz, I could use some more summer-like clothes, but don't think I'll be journeying into town today. It'll be busy as hell.

Off until Wednesday...pleased.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 24, 2011, 12:59:57 PM
Know your enemy!

(Alcohol)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 25, 2011, 11:40:28 AM
Hangovers and heavy sun do not mix...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 26, 2011, 04:07:52 PM
I have one week left of school. Well, one week and 14 hours until my very last final lets out.
This is creepy.

It's also exhausting. *snores*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 26, 2011, 04:25:17 PM
-1 for Averie, for misuse of the word 'creepy'. Let's see how many you can rack up by the end of the week.

As for me, it's sunny (in Philadelphia)!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 28, 2011, 07:49:22 PM
f**ked off. Think I'll have a beer or ten for dinner.

Sounds like a plan.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 01, 2011, 05:10:40 PM
Weekend and no posts. You guys not do anything exciting?


My efforts to save money up for the Big Move remain in tatters, as my social life takes temporary precedence. I am filing this under 'insanity'. I tell myself that it's months off yet, but it'd be good to have a few extra in the bank ready and waiting. However, I feel so discontent of late, that staying in on my own is really unattractive. *sigh*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 01, 2011, 08:35:34 PM
get your priorities straight man
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 01, 2011, 11:08:13 PM
You stay inside all weekend then?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 01, 2011, 11:39:42 PM
not at all, it was Queensday in the Netherlands, which is a national holiday involving alcohol. had a pretty rough weekend myself, but enjoyable nevertheless... i was referring to your money saving habits. you should spend it on the missus
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 02, 2011, 11:24:59 AM
I know, I know.

But yes. Very f**king happy. I have the day unexpectedly off!

And less importantly, Bin Laden is dead!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 02, 2011, 04:33:04 PM
He is... ten years later, probably at the cost of terrorist reprisals, and with nothing to really show for it. Woo, Bin Laden is dead... the wars go on.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 02, 2011, 06:32:40 PM
wasn't too impressed with the news either...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 02, 2011, 11:20:35 PM
Wars never end, fool.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 03, 2011, 01:17:35 AM
What the hell kind of bullshit are you spouting? I suppose WWI is still raging on, then... it started way back when and includes every war ever fought.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on May 03, 2011, 07:55:56 AM
Maybe it's more appropriate to say that we have periods of peace interrupting continual war, eh? Naming any one assumes the inverse, which is, honestly, less depressing.

That being said, I'm personally about to yield this battle against articles assigned for my three finals tomorrow. Well, only two are worrying me in any way, and only one of those is even possibly a swing grade. Even if I bomb Sociology of Religion I'll have an A... and bombing it is unlikely. Hence the decision to make a cup of herb tea and retreat to my bed. Yes. That sounds good. mmmmmm....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 03, 2011, 03:45:51 PM
I'm with James on this one. I can appreciate any attempt to be deep, but we all have to agree that this was a swing and miss...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on May 03, 2011, 05:38:15 PM
"this" = bin Laden's killing? or "this" = the so-called War on Terror?

I'm personally being quite cynical and wondering just how planned the "Four More Years" rallies were ... that is, who's doing the genetic testing, and who can say if it is or isn't some tall Arab guy of appropriate age and beardedness?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 03, 2011, 06:36:51 PM
Supposed to be 'war' not 'wars' and 'ends' not 'end. Anyone who doesn't view the news of the world's most wanted man being apprehended as a good thing is misguided at best. The timing issue, again, another lapse...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 05, 2011, 10:13:18 PM
Voted this evening for the first time. I always seem to be out of the country when this is going on.

Voted 'yes' for the referendum and went with Sinn Féin all the way: both locally and for the assembly.

Happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 09, 2011, 11:56:47 AM
The lack of people posting is appalling.

Anyway, had a decent weekend. Tomorrow and next weekend i've got a volunteer gig at an art fair in Amsterdam. should be good. nice to have a change of scenery
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on May 09, 2011, 01:34:48 PM
dealing with a serious virus on my home computer, really screwed it up. I'm likely going to have to wipe it and rebuild. really not happy about that. :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 14, 2011, 11:40:14 AM
WTF?! As I post this, I sit in agony. God-damn back is killing me. I'd love to know who got their hands on my body while I was sleeping last night. I've had small twinges in my lower back all week, but this is ridiculous. Woke up this morning, thinking it was Sunday and that I couldn't sleep in...final league game of the season is tomorrow, a cruncher. I'll be in bits. I'll blame this on Rangers. >>
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on May 15, 2011, 05:27:28 AM
Got a 2 week business trip coming up, which sucks cause its so long. Hard to be away from the family for so long. I'll be going to the UK (Manchester, and somewhere else), France (Paris, Marseilles), Germany (Munich), and Italy (Milan and Rome). Never been to Italy so that will be cool. I'll be in Rome for the weekend and have a free day in Munich so I'll have to find some stuff to do.

So yeah, fun? Not the job part, that's stressful and hard. But the free time part will hopefully be cool. I'm looking forward to seeing Rome.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 16, 2011, 12:06:07 AM
sounds great vega... i'll be in Milan this weekend. really looking forward to that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 21, 2011, 06:45:11 PM
Celtic won the Scottish cup today, so the drinks are flowing here. Wolfe Tonnes on the go on the stereo and a few Harp's sitting next to me. Happy times! :D

Will be out tonight!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 24, 2011, 11:25:51 AM
My iTunes account was hacked and two unauthorized transactions totaling $40 were charged to my empty bank account. I found this out just before bed and have spent nearly two hours changing passwords, sending emails, and starting dispute claims.

This is after spending half the day sick as hell.

Oh, and I have to get up early to go to a funeral.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 24, 2011, 02:19:32 PM
wow. sucks james. did they at least buy some good music?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 25, 2011, 01:15:33 AM
They bought poker chips for some f**king phone-app game.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 25, 2011, 01:24:21 AM
Haha, iTunes sucks cock. I was playing around with one of those Iphones earlier this evening and they look neat, but I won't be touching a phone again anytime soon. I'm tempted, but I've stuck without one long enough now (6 years?) that I'm not about to do a U-Turn. Crappy anti-social software.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 27, 2011, 07:47:52 PM
First beer of the evening. Will be going to my local GAA club to watch a boxing event. Should be fun. Good crowd going. GAA championship starts for my county this weekend, as well. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on May 29, 2011, 08:14:19 AM
i had a surprise babyshower yesterday - it was awesome!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 29, 2011, 03:49:29 PM
My dreams consisted of dangling outside a big humvee-like vehicle, while it went at astounding speeds around typically narrow Irish roads. I was exhilarated, but at the same time, felt like I should've been admonishing the driver for going so fast. Fail?

Anyway, slow day, so far. Nothing really going on. I've only had a cup of tea and don't really feel like eating. *sigh*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 30, 2011, 04:37:36 PM
was in Belgium for the weekend. had a decent time, glad to be back
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 31, 2011, 02:51:20 AM
I am ill. Guess I feel off.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 03, 2011, 08:05:15 PM
I am still a little ill, but not bad. I'm appreciating the good weather more today than yesterday. As I was feeling crap after celebrating good news and my Mother's 50th birthday.

Not sure what my plans will be for the weekend. Probably nothing. My gaelic county team won our first game of the championship, last weekend. We were up against last year's finalists, so proved a great deal by emerging victorious. I expected no less from our boys -- as the local media are saying, there's a quiet confidence in Armagh. I'll be going to watch them next weekend with my old man. Victory is a must.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on June 04, 2011, 05:29:26 AM
working. Working. Working. f**k. blargh.

Also reading towers of midnight.
and sewing a new corset pattern (drafting it is a bitch).
and generally allround good. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 04, 2011, 09:54:50 AM
Went to Antwerp yesterday, which was good. today i'm going to spend writing job applications and going to work later on. sucks. the weather is awesome and i don't want to be inside
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 08, 2011, 08:57:40 PM
Spam! Spam! Spam! lots and lots and lots of Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!


Anyway, I am happy. Watching 'Babylon 5', which I've never watched properly before. It was on tv back when I was a kid! But, for lack of many quality sci-fi shows, I am watching this. Even a snippet of BSG last night got me hankering for more and I am not going to rewatch all of BSG!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on June 09, 2011, 01:00:15 AM
My computer died a horrible, flickering death.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 12, 2011, 04:18:00 AM
Mine is suffering, as well. I had to reboot it and just realised I no longer have the dictionary feature added on my browser. I was considering amending this, but had a rethink. I should not need to rely on a machine to tell me how to spell.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 12, 2011, 04:51:12 AM
i'm drunk! need sleep!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 12, 2011, 02:09:52 PM
I am having some very strong black tea. Yes, it's one of those days.

Weird dreams last night, involving treachery, old friends and witty prostitutes. Quite strange.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ellia on June 13, 2011, 02:12:58 PM
I finished my final exams today! That had me psyched for hours. But then I found out my flight back to LA has been cancelled (probably due to volanic ash from Chilean volcano...) so yeah, I feel a bit down :depressed: I was looking forward to seeing family and friends again. Plus it'll be my sister's wedding at the end of the week.... Don't want to miss that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on June 13, 2011, 11:27:17 PM
my teeth hurt
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 17, 2011, 11:14:16 AM
Found a new apartment and guess i'll be moving soon. having mixed feelings about this. i'd love to finally officially live together with my girlfriend, but that means i'll have to leave the house i'm in now, and even the city in which i was born. but then again, my current apartment might get demolished within half a year, or thoroughly renovated, so i wouldn't be living here for too long anyway. nevertheless, mixed feelings but overall pretty excited
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on June 17, 2011, 02:03:28 PM
then a baby baz!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 17, 2011, 02:08:44 PM
i think that's what this world needs
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 17, 2011, 09:32:20 PM
Uh huh. Anyway, I'm off out.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 18, 2011, 09:16:23 PM
I drank too much, in the end. Poor impulse control. It was an interesting night, though. One of the better ones in recent times. I enjoyed it. It's taken me nearly all day to come around, including a spell of near-sickness, but ah well.

Almost tempted to go for another round. Hmm. I'm inclined to say 'no', at the minute. Some good music may tempt me out, though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 26, 2011, 03:59:30 PM
Huh, it's Sunday and I'm not hungover. Woo!

Pleasant afternoon here. Weather is nice, for a change.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on June 27, 2011, 09:47:35 AM
While not exactly hungover, enough cider was consummed last night to make it a rather enjoyable evening.

And thank god for air conditioning and iced coffee this morning is all I can say!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on June 27, 2011, 09:19:02 PM
The last few weeks have been like one massive hangover for me. Had 2 of my best mates move away, so we've been gettin wrecked. Thankfully, now they're gone there's no need to relive my alcoholic youth and less of the boys to drink with.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 28, 2011, 02:59:32 PM
sucks kiks...

got work today and apparently there's a heavy storm coming up. not looking forward to that at all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on June 30, 2011, 02:28:54 AM
While not exactly hungover, enough cider was consummed last night to make it a rather enjoyable evening.

And thank god for air conditioning and iced coffee this morning is all I can say!

You are in ENGLAND. You have no right to complain about heat, much less celebrate iced coffee. Heathen. :P


As for me, I got one of my coworkers to take a shift today, so I'm getting a much much needed three-day "weekend" (Tues/Wed/Thurs off, instead of my usual Tues/Thurs, so it's two one-day breaks). It feels so damn good. :D

Also, I've got a guide to this super-giant fabric store in Denver, to be "kidnapped" probably next week, as I've got some sewing to do.... :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on June 30, 2011, 03:20:03 PM
You are in ENGLAND. You have no right to complain about heat, much less celebrate iced coffee. Heathen. :P

Hey.... Anything above 20 celsius here is a heatwave by our standards :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on June 30, 2011, 03:45:09 PM
Yeah, its going to be 101 degrees where i live today... so, whatever.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 01, 2011, 08:58:58 AM
had to attend a wedding yesterday. wasn't the greatest of weddings. also came home at 4 in the morning because the train took ages to get here. alarm went of a few hours later because i have a job interview later today. i'm le tired
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 01, 2011, 05:18:55 PM
I have a second interview at Wal-Mart in less than an hour. Hopefully it won't take as long as yesterday's, which saw me getting there at ten, waiting forty minutes to get into the interview because my interviewer was at lunch, and then not getting out until after eleven.

Have shopping to do this morning, too, but I don't think we will be able to get much of it done.

I suck at this interview. The questions are all "Give an example of when you...", most of which do not apply to my previous job because they are largely team-based and you don't have much teamwork when the company only allows one person on per shift. Still, I am hoping that I get lucky, that they find my terrible answers satisfactory, and that I get offered a job. I mean, it is not like this is the best job in the world, but it is better than nothing and I really need a job.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on July 01, 2011, 07:11:47 PM
shit like that makes me glad that there are no Walmarts in my city-town-thing.

Which is not to say we don't have minimum wage giant-big-box-corporation entities, but at least mine don't require morning "team huddles", and I can earn $9.13 (still below min. wage in any part of Eur, I believe) for at least a few hours a week. Not to bash people who don't have jobs and need to seek employment at Walmart, but *abhors*.

Speaking of which, I am going to work now. Grumpily, after three days off. Bleh.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 01, 2011, 07:29:49 PM
Might wanna try being 'creative' with your answers, James. I recall for my first ever job interview, I really went in without preparation and being a teenager didn't really have a clue what to say, so I said things like helping my little sister (doesn't apply to team question). Honesty stays the course.

The team ones are funny. You could bring up how you were chosen as a team leader (weren't you?) and how you managed affairs between your colleges, organised shifts, etc.


I'm happy 'cause I just got some more government paper work out of the way, posted and rewarded myself by buying a few drinks. :D Didn't plan on going out tonight, but I blew off meeting one of my best bud's new friend recently and want to meet the guy. Reckon I should connect and play a quiet game.

New soccer (pre-)season starts tomorrow. Celtic are playing Central Coast Mariners. 10:30am...ouchies.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 01, 2011, 09:37:55 PM
Well, once my drug test and background check results come through, I will be a cashier at Wal-Mart. I am getting paid 8.50 an hour, which is about normal around here for just about anywhere... actually, it is on the higher end since most places I have interviewed for hire offered $8.00 an hour. Minimum wage here is 7.25, so I am getting above that, at least. That, and the assistant manager who hired me said that I have a good chance of making a quick promotion because of my past experience.

Hey, it is a lot better than nothing at all and only about a dollar less than what I was making at my old job after five years.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on July 01, 2011, 09:47:25 PM
'Grats on the job, bud. It's been a long time coming. I'm sure it's a huge relief.

That said, f**k your shitty country and its horrific minimum wage. Grab the missus and jump the first flight to Aus. I make $20/hr in customer service. $28/hr on weekends. I don't know how you yanks even manage to live off $8/hr. *shudders*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on July 01, 2011, 09:56:30 PM
is stuff cheaper there?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 01, 2011, 10:01:53 PM
it is in all third world countries...

grats james
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 01, 2011, 10:10:18 PM
'Grats on the job, bud. It's been a long time coming. I'm sure it's a huge relief.

That said, f**k your shitty country and its horrific minimum wage. Grab the missus and jump the first flight to Aus. I make $20/hr in customer service. $28/hr on weekends. I don't know how you yanks even manage to live off $8/hr. *shudders*

You work for BP, right? I believe we had the same job. I was an assistant manager, making $9.60 an hour after five years and working overnights and weekends for no higher rate.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 01, 2011, 10:13:08 PM
is stuff cheaper there?

The only prices I have to compare between the US and Australia is in regards to book pricing and in that case, prices are cheaper here... I believe.

That said, given the long distance relationships on this board, there are a few members who are more apt to answer that question.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 01, 2011, 10:13:26 PM
it is in all third world countries...

grats james

Thanks, baz.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on July 02, 2011, 07:13:35 AM
Yeah, I don't know man. You're spot on about book prices and I know a lot of US bands/musicians are appalled at the costs of CD's here (I know CD's are a dead format now, but it's just another example of the disparity). But they're luxuries. I can't speak to the cost of actual day-to-day living. I mean, I pay $1300/month for a four bedroom home with a yard and shit. Fuel costs me $1.50 litre. I'd toss in some grocery prices but my spending there varies greatly in any given week. I really don't know how that compares to you. Maybe you get by on $9/hr because a Happy Meal is 0.99c compared to the $5 or something it costs here (I don't actually buy Happy Meals and have no idea what they cost).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ellia on July 02, 2011, 09:29:28 AM
is stuff cheaper there?

The only prices I have to compare between the US and Australia is in regards to book pricing and in that case, prices are cheaper here... I believe.

That said, given the long distance relationships on this board, there are a few members who are more apt to answer that question.

Pretty much everything is cheaper in the states, especially food, clothes (because we get most of them from Third World Countries), electronics and books.

Yeah, I don't know man. You're spot on about book prices and I know a lot of US bands/musicians are appalled at the costs of CD's here (I know CD's are a dead format now, but it's just another example of the disparity). But they're luxuries. I can't speak to the cost of actual day-to-day living. I mean, I pay $1300/month for a four bedroom home with a yard and shit. Fuel costs me $1.50 litre. I'd toss in some grocery prices but my spending there varies greatly in any given week. I really don't know how that compares to you. Maybe you get by on $9/hr because a Happy Meal is 0.99c compared to the $5 or something it costs here (I don't actually buy Happy Meals and have no idea what they cost).

I'm not too sure about living off minimum wage since I'm still a student and get a lot of money from the government, but when I lived in LA I paid up to $2500/month rent, which reduced to about $625/month when living with three other roommates. That didn't include cost of gas/electricity/cable/internet, which probably adds up to another $50/month. Food is another matter that I'd rather not delve into (my diet varied from week to week, depending on whether or not I felt like cooking). I did work part-time while studying in school and I got paid about $10.60/hour, but that's because I got pretty lucky.

I'm planning to look for part-time work in Australia soon, though. Should be pretty good since the wages are much higher :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 02, 2011, 09:34:22 AM
I have no clue how much a happy meal costs, but the last time I heard, which would be years ago when my nieces were living with us, it was over $3. Gas here just went down to around 3.50 a gallon. Housing depends on where you live. We pay $550 a month for a one bedroom, rather small, apartment. When I lived in Florida, we paid $450 a month for a two bedroom house with a large yard and canal/private lake access, but that was in the middle of nowhere.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 02, 2011, 03:17:53 PM
Stuff is cheaper in the US, but of a poorer quality, I discovered.

'Grats on the new-found source of income, James.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 04, 2011, 02:56:09 PM
Amazon is buying The Book Depository (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Amazon-to-Acquire-The-Book-prnews-4104318836.html?x=0&.v=1). This does not make me happy. Not at all.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 06, 2011, 02:47:05 AM
I interviewed at another store a month ago and was told that I was overqualified for the position and that a higher position was not open, nor likely to open. Fast forward to today, after just getting confirmation that I was hired on at Wal-Mart, and they call me back and ask if I am interested in a position.

Figures.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Etora on July 06, 2011, 12:32:22 PM
Wow.. this brings back some memories..
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 06, 2011, 06:45:09 PM
Hopefully good ones. ;) Stick around.

I'm just back from walking my dogs. The weather is glorious. It's approaching time to eat...hungry, very hungry.

All well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on July 07, 2011, 12:43:21 PM
Wow.. this brings back some memories..

After being away for over a year I'm not suprised :) Nice to see you back!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 10, 2011, 09:24:42 AM
It's 1 degree. I'm hungover. I'm at work. This makes me part of the (un) category of this thread.

On a brighter note: I have KFC, a KitKat and some Dew! hangover recipe of the Gods.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 10, 2011, 11:07:23 AM
hungover. got thoroughly smashed yesterday. this day is not starting well
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 10, 2011, 03:34:14 PM
I played a decent game last night. Didn't pitch too much. Not sure if I'm ready for round three, though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 11, 2011, 01:58:10 PM
What the f**k, Monday? You never gave me this much shit before.

First real day of work just has to be a Monday. I wake up with a pounding headache after four hours of sleep, have to go pick up some aspirin for Mallory's headache at three in the morning, try to go back to sleep, give up around five in the morning. Start getting ready around six in the morning. I shave, cut my mole, which is like an endless f**king font that still hasn't stopped bleeding. I have a bandaid on my face because I was tired of it. I go to put on my pants, which I just bought and have worn for a total of four hours, to discover that the button was missing. I can put on my other pair of pants I bought for work, but they are two sizes too big for me and I don't have a belt (bad enough that these are one size too big, which makes the button thing odd and infuriating). So, tired and frustrated, I break out the needle and thread to replace the button. My thumb is now bleeding along with the mole on my lip. My work day has not yet started and, quite frankly, after this morning, I am terrified at what might happen.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 11, 2011, 02:30:12 PM
that's monday in a nutshell
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on July 12, 2011, 12:07:51 PM
So quiet in the office today I can almost hear the tumbleweeds rolling by.

*yawns*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on July 13, 2011, 01:37:19 PM
No I didn't win £166 million on the Euro lotto. Just £6.40.

Shame :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 13, 2011, 08:32:30 PM
competing is more important than winning
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on July 15, 2011, 05:08:25 AM
im sure the winners dont say that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 17, 2011, 09:29:58 AM
Miserable times. Weather sucks. Can't drink. Can't smoke. All my mates have buggered off. The one that remains is having chronic girl troubles, making him unavailable to properly engage in Kiks' Fantastic Fun Adventure Time Happy Hour (which is pretty muck pointless, seeing as though i can't drink). Meanwhile, I'm having enough female-problem time of my own. I've decided to revert back to my 8-year-old opinion of girls, ie: They are icky and annoying. Shit week.

Come on Monday. Reset my pessimism.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 17, 2011, 01:17:59 PM
who says you can't drink Kiks?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 17, 2011, 03:13:45 PM
who says you can't drink Kiks?

Some crazy dentist who put me on anti-biotics, Baz. He doesn't seemed to have taken into account the fact that I'm reliant on beer for making function stuff speak talk action write things happen well proper and yeah.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 17, 2011, 07:05:24 PM
i think you can drink beer. those claims are more often just guidelines...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 18, 2011, 09:37:32 AM
I agree. That's why I drank a couple of beers on Saturday night. Then, I had the mother of all hangovers the next day! Felt like I'd sunk a carton into my liver! I thin k I'll wait 'til I'm off the anti-biotics before returning to my regular beer intake! :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 18, 2011, 07:58:57 PM
Agh, I'd love a good pint of beer or two. Didn't go out over the weekend, as I'm saving my bloody money and have a medical on Wednesday. In London, no less. Getting in as much study time in before then.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on July 19, 2011, 02:13:26 PM
I agree. That's why I drank a couple of beers on Saturday night. Then, I had the mother of all hangovers the next day! Felt like I'd sunk a carton into my liver! I thin k I'll wait 'til I'm off the anti-biotics before returning to my regular beer intake! :elf_gloop:

Yup antibios and alcohol are both metabolised by the liver so it takes longer to get rid of each. I dont think it reduces the antibio's potency but you get more of the unwanted side effects for both. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 19, 2011, 02:20:50 PM
Some pretty potent shit, I might add Myd! But I am off them now. And will take the next couple of days off from the sauce, before I return with avengence this weekend. Actually, I dunno if I'll go out this weekend, but I am keen to spy a few senoritas, so it's a likely scenrio. And nothing like a bit of dutch courage (wink wink Baz!) to help lubricate the wheels of seduction!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 19, 2011, 03:18:36 PM
dutch courage is a great expression, and historical relevant as well
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 23, 2011, 03:21:46 AM
dutch courage is a great expression, and historical relevant as well

Aye, but it wasn't the Dutch that coined it...

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In 1650 Franciscus Sylvius, a Dutch doctor, created Dutch gin in an attempt create a diuretic medicine. This was then used by soldiers in the Thirty Years' War by English troops and was an instant success for its warming properties on the body in cold weather and its calming effects before battle. Because of the effects of Dutch gin English soldiers fighting in the Dutch Republic in the 17th century apparently called the drink "Dutch Courage".

Fail.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 23, 2011, 08:49:56 AM
you dislike the dutch. i get it
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 24, 2011, 09:27:00 AM
you dislike the dutch. i get it

 :elf_smile:

We all get it.

I'm feeling rather proud of myself, having avoided drinking last night. I even passed up an opportunity to see a chick who has been cold-shouldering me for the past week. Booty call denied, bitch! Hahaha.

I must be growing up... PLEASE...SOMEBODY HELP ME!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 24, 2011, 11:10:07 AM
hungover, headache... aarch
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 30, 2011, 01:31:21 AM
signed the contract for my new appartment yesterday, so today i spent de entire day painting walls and shit like that. pretty pumped to start moving
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on August 01, 2011, 03:02:44 PM
Resetting the body clock. Going back onto days. Elf Gloop. Haha.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 01, 2011, 09:52:25 PM
Next month, I'll be in a new land, married and a year older.

f**k!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 02, 2011, 04:40:00 AM
Next month, I'll be in a new land, married and a year older.

f**k!

I laughed. A lot. Sorry.

Welcome to the US!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 02, 2011, 06:59:08 AM
only one unwanted pregnancy away from living the American Dream.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on August 02, 2011, 09:51:08 AM
Next month, I'll be in a new land, married and a year older.

f**k!

I laughed. A lot. Sorry.

Welcome to the US!

I'm with James.... That made me chuckle. You make it sound like another Irish Diaspora! :D
Come on GO, that's not the spirit!


Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 02, 2011, 01:44:53 PM
Married?? No kidding? What did I miss? Is there a "Guess what, I'm getting married thread" or something?

Congratulations.


I have discovered just lately that it is getting harder and harder to read books. No problems with computers or anything else at this point, but I think I need reading glasses. God, getting old sucks. I've always had great eyesight, never needed glasses before. Quite sad about this. Need to get to the eye doctor.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 02, 2011, 06:56:35 PM
It's okay, gents. I like to see the funny side of the misery of my own future. Just kiddin', it's going to be all kinds of great. Tough, but immeasurably worth it. Here's hoping I don't get sick, or I'll be on the first plane home!

And aye, no joking, I'll be married within days of going there, allowing me to work legally. Woo. My birthday just happens to be squished in the middle. I'll have a good one, at least. Ave and I are planning on making it a double celebration and getting away somewhere to enjoy it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 04, 2011, 07:48:16 AM
you actually getting married?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 04, 2011, 06:28:47 PM
Aye, I am.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on August 05, 2011, 04:26:08 AM
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. What? Joey and Ave are getting, or got, married? I should start paying more attenzionne! Congratulizzles dudes!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 06, 2011, 09:27:44 PM
This'll be my 5th consecutive weekend I've not been out at the pub or somewhere. Staying strong!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 07, 2011, 09:08:55 AM
good practice for married life joey
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 07, 2011, 10:47:42 AM
so is his 5th consecutive weekend of not having sex
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 07, 2011, 03:10:15 PM
When I learned my mates plans had changed and were based a little closer to home, I gave in and decided to have a few drinks and a dance.

I'm getting there, though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 07, 2011, 11:25:49 PM
i'm currently going through the process of cleaning out my appartment. going to move to my new appartment the upcoming weekend. at the moment i'm only sad to be moving. i'm too melancholic like that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 08, 2011, 03:34:35 AM
I'm super super excited for next month and the aforementioned reception of and marriage to Joe, and hopefully moving out of my parents' house in October or so...
Big changes you know?
Feels scary. And good. And f**king awesomescarygood.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 08, 2011, 08:48:01 AM
so married in september but still living at parents til october.
Baz you were right on the no sex bit
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 08, 2011, 02:13:13 PM
I've set a more ambitious target than Ave, we'll see. Not that any person will put me off having sex. I could have sex in a zoo.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on August 08, 2011, 04:24:48 PM
I could have sex in a zoo.

There are probably laws against that sort of thing GO!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 08, 2011, 04:35:50 PM
I'd like to add in following with my last post that I uphold a great many virtues and not disturbing elder folk is one of them. I'm the more refrained of the pair of us (Avy and I), if anything!


Also, I'm loving this nice, blustery afternoon. Quite nice in a very Irish way. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 08, 2011, 04:55:32 PM
More refrained, dear? You're probably looking for 'restrained' -- which you are, yes.
Also, you guys don't know my parents. The sis will be the bigger problem. *ducks and runs*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on August 12, 2011, 05:20:36 PM
40 minutes to go at work and I'm on holiday for 2 whole weeks.

Please hurry up I need a strong drink!  :elf_drow:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 12, 2011, 05:27:01 PM
Hang in there, Myd! Any plans for your holidays?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 13, 2011, 04:34:20 PM
Having some tea and biscuits, while I watch the footie. Happy camper. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 13, 2011, 05:52:59 PM
Local Borders super-store is closing due to lack of interest from the local populace. Too bad, I like going in there to make lists of stuff I will buy on amazon. Big sign on window says "Going out of business - All books 25%-50% off!". So I go in. Yeah, they want $29 for a hardcover of "Way of Kings", - minus 25% its $22... plus tax. Lets just say I wanted the hc, its $18 on amazon, no tax and free shipping. As I walk around all the books I would buy are like that, $19 for a trade paperback here, $11 for a mass market there.

I was actually getting p**sed off. I mean seriously, I like going into an actual book store. What nimrod corporate douche sells books for insane prices like that, and then has the stones to act surprised by bankruptcy. unbelievable.

that is all. :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 13, 2011, 07:02:37 PM
Well, there are reasons book stores cannot discount their books like Amazon and other online retailers, but I honestly don't care enough to go into why. As far as I am concerned, the only thing a big chain book store is good for is browsing their selection so you can order the books you want from the comfort of your home for half the price.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 13, 2011, 07:35:40 PM
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Well, there are reasons book stores cannot discount their books like Amazon and other online retailers, but I honestly don't care enough to go into why.

believe me, I understand the overhead associated with a brick and mortar vs an online business, I'm a product manager at a software company. I should have been clearer about my point. Its clear to me that their business model completely ignores this aspect of their competitive position. They have no clue how to run a competitive business, and maybe that's because they simply can't in the environment they play in. What was making me mad is that even in their death throes, the insane 'going out of business' prices just reinforce this cluelessness.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 13, 2011, 08:36:56 PM
Even if they made deals on books. Like, buy all of the Wheel of Time books for $50. That'd be pretty sweet for 12 books. Or simpler, buy one get one free, which is so popular here.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 13, 2011, 09:42:38 PM
Quote
Well, there are reasons book stores cannot discount their books like Amazon and other online retailers, but I honestly don't care enough to go into why.

believe me, I understand the overhead associated with a brick and mortar vs an online business, I'm a product manager at a software company. I should have been clearer about my point. Its clear to me that their business model completely ignores this aspect of their competitive position. They have no clue how to run a competitive business, and maybe that's because they simply can't in the environment they play in. What was making me mad is that even in their death throes, the insane 'going out of business' prices just reinforce this cluelessness.

Border's downfall stems directly from incompetent management. For the longest time, their online store was through Amazon (though the prices were not as low as on Amazon) and they underestimated e-books and their profit-turning potential to the point that they adopted them far later than their competitors.

It is because they sell books at the cover price that the sale prices are still ridiculously high and because they still have to pay for those books and pay their bills, they can't really afford to drop the prices lower. To those of us who walk into a book store and balk at the prices because we are used to getting books far cheaper online, these sales are just a bunch of bullshit. These aren't sale prices, they aren't saving the shopper any money, they are just paying what we'd usually pay. However, there are still plenty of people who don't shop online or just prefer shopping in brick and mortars and these sales are truly sales to them.

Pretty much, these sales are not for us. Borders can't drop the prices anymore or else they'll be leaving publishers and distributors high and dry with unpaid bills. :/
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ellia on August 14, 2011, 06:38:26 AM
I've been to two closing sales at the Borders in Victoria and the sales have gone down to as much as 90% so the publishers/distributors do get screwed over... Of course, by that time the best, even decent books are already gone...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 15, 2011, 03:16:11 PM
Made the big move to the new appartment this weekend. Glad all the heavy lifting is now behind me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 15, 2011, 04:33:59 PM
Drank too much ale last night. Feeling heavy. Urgh. It's a lovely day, though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 16, 2011, 03:37:07 AM
had a long long day. And then a wonderful pizza. And now a peach. And life is good.

(bought 40 pounds of peaches -- that would be around 18kg -- and am trying to figure out what the heck to do with them now... hmmm)..
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on August 16, 2011, 07:42:26 AM
Volunteered myslef for a double shift. Money time. But I'm tired as buggerey and I'll have like 8 more hours to go. Shit.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 18, 2011, 12:46:14 AM
Was my brother's birthday yesterday. Celebrated...been slow today. So, not the best, but worked out alright.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 20, 2011, 03:29:28 AM
Just back from a good night-out. Smashing.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 20, 2011, 05:37:28 AM
Just found out that Frank Turner will be having a show in Kansas City this October. It is a cheap show, only $12, and not much more than a half hour's drive. Will definitely be going there. Don't know about the other bands playing before him though... never heard of them (never heard of Frank Turner before Al though, so that doesn't mean much) so I am going to have to see what they're all about.

I'll list them here in case you've heard of them:

Into It, Over It
Andrew Jackson Jihad

Woohoo, can't wait until October.

Edit -

Dear f**king lord, Into It, Over It isn't bad, from what little I have heard, but the other makes me want to bang my head against something hard in the hope that it will end. I think I'd prefer nails on a chalkboard or a screeching cat.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on August 20, 2011, 05:49:41 AM
Over It are a pop-punk band in the vein of early Blink and New Found Glory. I've had their Ready Series album for a decade or so. They're okay.

This is them as I remember them (http://youtu.be/sJWg7u0UF-0). I'm fairly certain they're not playing this style any more though.

Edit: Heck, I don't even think it's the same band. Those guys split and now go by Runner Runner. So it's probably some completely different band called Over It. Whatever.

Edit II: So I just read Bob's edit above. Seems the support is a band called "Into It, Over It". So disregard everything I said in this post. I be retard.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 20, 2011, 06:07:08 AM
I am playing their latest record because it came out this year and I assume most of their songs will be from it. So far, there is really nothing to write home about. Their music is the sort you can sit and listen to and not remember much about after it stops, which... I don't know... is preferable to wishing someone would perform an act of mercy because you can't take it anymore. Their last album has 52 f**king tracks, which I think is slightly ridiculous and doubt I will listen through.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 20, 2011, 03:16:11 PM
What a crummy feeling.  :elf_dead:


ETA: Lovely what a nice shower and a bit of food will do for ones mood and general well-being. Yum.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 20, 2011, 11:37:37 PM
i love being a mummy - defo happy today
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 21, 2011, 12:03:47 AM
the best part of being a mummy would be wandering around in ancient tombs. And eating brains.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 21, 2011, 06:18:44 AM
So after all that bitching i did about the going out of business sale prices at Borders, I went back there to see if the prices were better now since my son just read Card's "Ender's Game" and "Ender's Shadow" and wanted "Speaker for the Dead". Everything was pretty picked over, but i still got Card's "Speaker for the Dead" for about $4, the first of Abraham's long price quartet "A Shadow in Summer" for about the same, and the HC of Scholes "Antiphon" for about $14. Turns out i could have gotten the last for a few bucks cheaper on amazon, but still.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 21, 2011, 01:23:52 PM
the best part of being a mummy would be wandering around in ancient tombs. And eating brains.

you have me thinking about gold and treasure and being a rich mummy. now if i can just pin the dna on a rich guy the best part of being a mummy will be the child maintenance payments
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 21, 2011, 07:17:09 PM
Football p**ses me off so much, sometimes. Need to give it up.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 22, 2011, 05:48:19 PM
my son is teething - im so sad for him because he is hurting
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 22, 2011, 09:43:16 PM
The bad news: Mal is having troubles with her gall bladder and will likely need to have it removed.
The good news: Her mom guessed she was pregnant. Thank the heavens she's not.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 23, 2011, 01:30:12 PM
Having problems with my internet provider, at the minute, who also happen to be my phone provider. f**k. Somehow my net is working, though I had a scare earlier.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 29, 2011, 10:00:15 AM
was called in for work today. have the 12:00- 21:00 shift, which i hate. what's going to suck even more is the fact that i'm sick. i need the money, but i have no idea how i'm going to survive
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 29, 2011, 06:08:27 PM
Finding a decent couple picture is a pain in my royal arse. Ave wants me submit one as part of her newspaper 'engagement' section thingy. Bah.

On the bright-side, the radio is playing some decent old tunes. Pleasant.

"Hey! Got to hide yer love away..."
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on September 03, 2011, 05:46:03 AM
and so it begins; just turned in my first paper after roughly three and a half hours of reading and writing. After an eight hour shift. Ugh. (Well, it was a good paper. I think/hope!).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 04, 2011, 01:39:06 AM
Had a lovely night-out tonight. If only I could take my friends with me...

Ah well. Countdown has begun.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on September 04, 2011, 05:37:18 AM
Football p**ses me off so much, sometimes. Need to give it up.

And thus the transformation into an Imiriken has begun. :elf_gloop:

Sunday work time. Woop.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 08, 2011, 02:06:22 AM
It's September. The weather is pish. Sooner I'm away from here the better...

But apparently it's raining in CO, as well. So no sun for me this year.

Still be glad to be there next week, though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 11, 2011, 03:11:15 AM
It occurs to me that you can never be 'ready' to leave home, you just have to go. I'm not sure what to take and what to leave. I'm not worried about missing anything, either, as my family are planning on spending Christmas in CO. with my new in-laws! That should be an intriguing affair.

Looking forward to having a nice family meal-out tomorrow. Monday will be one of action and I've had a quiet weekend, so far, so I'll try and make the best of Sunday. I leave Tuesday.

Tempted to stay awake to watch the rugby. Our boys go up against the USA. Only one outcome, of course, but I think I'll simply watch it later on record.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on September 11, 2011, 06:05:43 AM
I was quite 'ready' to leave, but I absolutely hated my town and state.

Just think, pretty soon your boys will be the USA. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on September 13, 2011, 04:14:17 AM
*danceydanceydancey*
I have nothing more to add.
*danceyhappyhappydancey*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 15, 2011, 07:05:29 PM
Just rushed back from time-out with Avy, assuming the football was kicking off at 6pm BST. It's two hours later...bah!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 21, 2011, 03:56:13 PM
going to see Brian Wilson live again tonight. looking forward to that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on September 23, 2011, 10:48:27 PM
i won an ipad2
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 24, 2011, 09:50:14 AM
You shouldn't believe all the banners you see on the internet claire, and should definitely not click them
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 05, 2011, 01:23:29 PM
went on an interview for an internship yesterday and i got the gig. its an unpaid job but its relevant work experience so i'm pretty pleased with it. should start the 20th of this month
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 07, 2011, 01:08:05 AM
went on an interview for an internship yesterday and i got the gig. its an unpaid job but its relevant work experience so i'm pretty pleased with it. should start the 20th of this month

Gallery time Baz?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 08, 2011, 03:12:50 PM
Party time is nigh.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 08, 2011, 03:18:05 PM
went on an interview for an internship yesterday and i got the gig. its an unpaid job but its relevant work experience so i'm pretty pleased with it. should start the 20th of this month

Gallery time Baz?

not yet. its at the national centre for art-historical documentation, and i'll take part in documenting a section of pieces of art/ images
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 15, 2011, 03:19:26 PM
threw a housewarming/ birthday-bash yesterday. you guys where obviously all invited, but none of you showed up... anyway, had a good time. got thoroughly wasted
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 15, 2011, 08:56:31 PM
Happy belated birthday, baz. You get anything nice?


I've had a mixed couple of days. Pretty good, in reflection, but it was a little hellish at the time.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on October 17, 2011, 04:55:32 PM
Pffft. I notice Baz get's birthday greetings.

*walks off in a sulk*

 ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 17, 2011, 05:31:16 PM
I left you one on Facebook -- even better!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 18, 2011, 01:34:24 AM
How is FB better? The obvious reminder devalues the act, as far as I'm concerned.

Happy Birthday, Baz, Myd!!
Also, Happy 24th+1month, Joey!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 18, 2011, 12:45:28 PM
The board provides reminders, as well. It's down next to the 'who's online' information.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 30, 2011, 11:42:05 AM
i'm not going to drink for a while. fell of my bycicle while drunk yesterday, and messed up my face pretty bad. not good, not good
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 31, 2011, 04:16:52 PM
Have the flu. Thus, my day will consist of Scot whiskey and other fun accoutrements I am carrying.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on November 02, 2011, 02:40:19 PM
Have the flu. Thus, my day will consist of Scot whiskey and other fun accoutrements I am carrying.
If you have the energy to get out of bed to drink whiskey, you don't have the flu. :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 02, 2011, 03:48:30 PM
I'm young, I'm never entirely drained of energy. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 03, 2011, 02:05:58 AM
that and you're irish :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 12, 2011, 02:05:01 PM
working 40-48 hours a week is a bitch, especially since 24 hours of those are an unpaid internship. you really learn to value free days and the weekend. oh yeah, and sleeping late
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on November 12, 2011, 02:34:54 PM
Working 40-45 hours is just what we do, Baz. It's when you start pushing 60-70 hours a week that you really start to feel it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 12, 2011, 05:45:12 PM
it sucks balls man. i believe the average here anyway is 32 hours. four days, sounds about right to me
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 13, 2011, 03:25:09 PM
Had a few whiskies and watched Deadwood last night with Ave. Feel like shite today. This higher altitude gives me the worse hangovers. So glad I didn't drink more. Urgh.

Need to get back to my 'we are not drinking anymore' mantra.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 19, 2011, 10:44:21 AM
always to wake up at night with a cat vomiting on your bed. now i'm getting a haircut, attempt 2
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 20, 2011, 04:46:11 AM
always to wake up at night with a cat vomiting on your bed. now i'm getting a haircut, attempt 2
Gotta keep that cat well away from your bed, baz! How're you going to get your groove on with that pussy cat cock-blocking you?

Also, got a haircut myself, after letting it grow out longer than it has in memory. Ave did an OK job...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 29, 2011, 04:24:05 PM
Got a truly awful phone-bill in the regions of $350 to pay off...just as I was beginning to get a little ahead, ah well. Would've much preferred to put that money towards something useful...like say a new xbox and Skyrim. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 30, 2011, 12:25:25 AM
'Useful'. Uh huh.

I've got two weeks left of my semester. This is somewhat terrifying. Then one more semester.. and I'm done with my bachelor's degree. Holy Crap.

Now, to get decent grades -- and to top off this posting spree -- to work, to work!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 01, 2011, 02:36:26 PM
What a rubbish day.

People have said barely a word to me all day just because I couldn't aford to lose a days pay yesterday.

Offensive word alert
Spoiler: show
Wankers

Yes I swore, I don't do that very often. That should show how I feel.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 09, 2011, 03:14:14 PM
Woken up with a headache, aided by one of my neighbors prancing around outside our apartment at half 6 in the morning. Asshole.

Ah well, revenge will be mine. Celtic play tomorrow. I'll have the rebel tunes blaring out at 6 in the morning. See how he likes them apples!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 16, 2011, 06:49:22 PM
Sad to see Christopher Hitchens pass away. Truly brilliant mind.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 17, 2011, 12:28:57 PM
like i do every year, this christmas i'll be contributing a course to the meal again. today i'm going to test-drive it, so i'm pretty looking forward to that. going to start off by making lard.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 18, 2011, 07:46:04 PM
Birthday party last night, so nursing a bit of a sore one this morning. Feel worse for Ave who was on the rum last night and had to be at work for 8!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 21, 2011, 12:46:45 PM
This time of year at work really sucks. It's so boring.

I'm in customer service for our government's "Employment Service dept", & we cover the county of Hampshire. 3,700 square kilometres (1,400 sq miles) with a population of 1.5 million+.

It's christmas, very few companies are recruiting now. All of the temp jobs have been filled and they wont start again until the new year.

There's 5 of us sitting around doing nothing because the phones haven't rung for nearly 90 mins. There is nothing else to do.  :irritated:

Don't get me wrong, when it's busy, it's hell; the phones never stop and we never have enough staff to take every call. But this time of year it's dead.

Damn it I have better things to be doing.  :threaten:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 21, 2011, 09:19:53 PM
so what you're saying mydd, is that no matter what happends, your work sucks?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 22, 2011, 08:31:40 AM
so what you're saying mydd, is that no matter what happends, your work sucks?

Haha.  :smile:

No it may sound like it but to be fair the truely boring days and the truely hellish days are thankfully few.  Some days are more quiet than others sure but it's usually tolerable.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 23, 2011, 11:45:51 AM
Was awake at "stupid o'clock" (3:30 am) this morning. Was still awake at midnight last night.

The wife thought it would be a good idea to do the last of the grocery shopping at that time to avoid the "rush" for christmas. I didn't go but I couldn't get back to sleep, dagnamit!  :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2011, 01:45:24 PM
if you want to avoid the rush, you should go in november
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 24, 2011, 11:15:49 PM
Happy holidays everyone. Hope you have a peaceful time of it.

The good times will be commencing here in under an hour (as soon as Avy gets home).  :smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 26, 2011, 12:40:17 AM
Merry Merryness Merrypeeps. And Happy Hew Hear. Do it all Kiks' style.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on December 26, 2011, 12:44:30 AM
I've been doing it Kiks style for years. Just yesterday I was at work for 9 hours.

Wait... what?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 26, 2011, 04:27:18 AM
 :elf_dead:

What indeed.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 26, 2011, 04:43:01 PM
I've stopped doing it Kiks style. Does this mean the Necro Lord will not love me?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 26, 2011, 10:07:29 PM
I've stopped doing it Kiks style. Does this mean the Necro Lord will not love me?

The Necro Lord loves everyone. Your corpse can't say no.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2011, 10:33:30 AM
i pretty much do everything Kiks style. been doing it for years...

anyway, had a pretty decent Christmas. ate too much slept too little. was a pain to get back to work on tuesday, and the busy weeks been taking a toll on my physique. felt like absolute shit yesterday evening, but doing better now. i'm on my internship now, and that's not that taxing for my body. plus i can work on a computer and be on the HoW
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 01, 2012, 08:42:08 AM
Happy new year, you crazy animals.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 01, 2012, 10:16:54 PM
copy that...

new years eve took its toll. i'm a wrecked man. been doing it kiks style
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 06, 2012, 02:43:03 AM
Few days late, but Happy 2012. Love yas all.  :elf_drow:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 07, 2012, 08:14:38 PM
just read in the news there's some sort of hostage situation going on just around the corner. better check it out
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 11, 2012, 01:11:18 AM
What a great day!







Well, if no one else is gonna...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 11, 2012, 11:50:22 AM
stayed at home yesterday evening, but had a few beers too many. can certainly feel that today. going to be a long day at work. won't be all bad though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 11, 2012, 04:56:16 PM
Be sure to take your vitamins!


It's snowing here, again. Not exactly desired.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 26, 2012, 10:10:04 AM
So.

Last week I applied for a promotion spent hours on the application form and submitted it. Now I'm a moderate to severe Dyslexic so I ticked the box for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and asked what adjustment could be made the in selection stages. There's an online exam that needed to be taken you see and this was the first I had comleted one. With our disabilies discimination act they have to make some  reasonable adjustments.

I got a call one morning asking how they could help so I said that in the past I had on occations been given extra time. So 25% (MY IDEA) (of the original 75 mins) and specialist software for visual imparements wer offered o by our Employment Services Team BUT NOTHING ELSE. I declined software as I've never needed it in the past as I'm not visually disabled. That should be ok I thought.

Then the test came. F*** it was a poor test. 6 Scenarios with 6 questions per. 94 mins in total.

1) Text too small to read.
2) Text all squashed in to the left half the window with the right side almost blank for 1 multi choice question per page.
3)Couldn't increase the size of the font as the text wouldn't word wrap and the sentences would be cut in half.
4)Couldn't increase the size of the window to show more of the scenario.
5)Questions included things like "How would you rate the effectivness of x as a course of action on a scale of -3 to +3" - Highly subjective and impossible to explain your line of reasoning.

More than possible that someone could just guess (as I know in one case actually happened) or use poor reasoning to come to a correct answer and pass while someone who used logical and methodical reasoning could disagree and fail.

I failed. No interview, no appeal. So I voice my opinions to the powers above quite bluntly.

Turns out that I should have been given the option right at the start to apply to use my educational qualifiactions as evidence instead of the test. Given that I hold a Higher National Certificate in Business Information and Technology (equivalent to about 1 year at university), have actually been to uni, have several IT related qualification at higher education level, A levels (taken at 17-18 years old) and more than enough from 16 years school age.  I'm really p*ssed off.

Still waiting for a reply.  :threaten:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 26, 2012, 10:48:10 AM
the joys of job hunting mydd. i know all about it.

strained a muscle in my back last weekend. been walking in an angle ever since. today is the first day it actually feels like its getting better. it was pretty rough. i usually take pain pretty well, but this hurted like a mofo
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 27, 2012, 04:30:16 AM
Think I'm a little drunk. Good times!

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 27, 2012, 08:21:58 AM
Think I'm a little drunk. Good times!

If you have to think about it, you haven't been trying hard enough.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 27, 2012, 06:49:14 PM
Not 100%, but I've been worse. Moved onto the wine and whiskey after beers...not a bright idea.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 28, 2012, 02:18:36 AM
So.

Last week I applied for a promotion spent hours on the application form and submitted it. Now I'm a moderate to severe Dyslexic so I ticked the box for the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and asked what adjustment could be made the in selection stages. There's an online exam that needed to be taken you see and this was the first I had comleted one. With our disabilies discimination act they have to make some  reasonable adjustments.

I got a call one morning asking how they could help so I said that in the past I had on occations been given extra time. So 25% (MY IDEA) (of the original 75 mins) and specialist software for visual imparements wer offered o by our Employment Services Team BUT NOTHING ELSE. I declined software as I've never needed it in the past as I'm not visually disabled. That should be ok I thought.

Then the test came. F*** it was a poor test. 6 Scenarios with 6 questions per. 94 mins in total.

1) Text too small to read.
2) Text all squashed in to the left half the window with the right side almost blank for 1 multi choice question per page.
3)Couldn't increase the size of the font as the text wouldn't word wrap and the sentences would be cut in half.
4)Couldn't increase the size of the window to show more of the scenario.
5)Questions included things like "How would you rate the effectivness of x as a course of action on a scale of -3 to +3" - Highly subjective and impossible to explain your line of reasoning.

More than possible that someone could just guess (as I know in one case actually happened) or use poor reasoning to come to a correct answer and pass while someone who used logical and methodical reasoning could disagree and fail.

I failed. No interview, no appeal. So I voice my opinions to the powers above quite bluntly.

Turns out that I should have been given the option right at the start to apply to use my educational qualifiactions as evidence instead of the test. Given that I hold a Higher National Certificate in Business Information and Technology (equivalent to about 1 year at university), have actually been to uni, have several IT related qualification at higher education level, A levels (taken at 17-18 years old) and more than enough from 16 years school age.  I'm really p*ssed off.

Still waiting for a reply.  :threaten:

BASH SOMEBODY UNTIL THE MESSAGE SINKS IN, MYD! "WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT! NO! WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT!"
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 30, 2012, 01:26:11 PM
Still no reply.   :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 02, 2012, 10:00:12 AM
winter decided to kick in this week. its -7 degrees outside, will be -11 by the end of the week. its cold...

also, came home from work yesterday. bicycle was at the train station, so i had to paddle home for about 10 minutes. stick the key in the lock, which was obviously frozen stiff, turn the key and it broke, leaving one end in the lock and the other on my keychain. meaning i have no bicycle today, cause its still locked at the train station. will have to cut it loose in the coming days. it sucked monkey balls though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 03, 2012, 09:44:30 AM
-8.5 degrees on the walk to work this morning. "Brass monkeys" springs to mind.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 04, 2012, 11:13:28 AM
it's -13 here now. was even colder last night. it sucked. the snow didn't help either
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 06, 2012, 09:48:15 AM
it's -13 here now. was even colder last night. it sucked. the snow didn't help either

Now we're back to to that damp, gray & "just-cold-enough-to-be-miserable" weather Britain is famous for.

And it's monday.  :elf_dead:

But I have a day off on thursday for my daughter's 3rd birthday, so something to look forward too.  :queen:

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on February 08, 2012, 05:28:32 AM
So, im tired. all the time. and im hungry all the time. and im back in school and working and no time for homework and i dont wanna be working because im tired and would rather be sleeping and eating and not working and its only tuesday and theres like a million days ledt till the weekend when i can finally sleep like i want to. I WANT sleep!!! and food. oh and im extremely unhappy that no one is logged on right now. so, i think im going to bed now.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 08, 2012, 06:15:17 AM
I'm on!

But don't have much to say beyond: today was very good.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 11, 2012, 02:53:08 PM
Didn't sleep that well last night. Wish I was still in bed...been up an hour, now, but my body still isn't reacting well.

And it's only beginning to brighten up a little...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on February 11, 2012, 11:30:12 PM
no school and no work today and all I've done so far is sleep. I'm so tired of being so tired.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 22, 2012, 08:42:44 PM
OK so this 5 day holiday from work sucks..

Temperature of 102, aches, pains, & wracking cough. So much for taking a break.... Just wish I wasn't bloody ill!  :elf_dead:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 26, 2012, 01:51:46 PM
hungover. haven't been clubbing in a while, so was pleased to go yesterday. twas a long night
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 27, 2012, 10:42:15 PM
f**king wrecked today.

Can't wait for bed...shitty week overall.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 01, 2012, 03:48:07 AM
I managed to get over my sleepiness finally. Lost my job though. :threaten: however, now I have time for dr appointments and homework... At least till I find a new job... I need a job...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 01, 2012, 09:12:55 PM
Stupid bronchitis wont go away.  :threaten:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 06, 2012, 07:45:31 PM
Had 3 days in a row now of great summer-esque weather. Hope winter is finally at an end. It'd be cool if the seasons deferred to the calendar, for a change.

Also, got my bike tuned up and I'm flying now! So effortless, it's fantastic. Before, I was actually put off using it, which annoyed me on two levels: a bike is hugely efficient when you don't have a car, and I simply enjoy cycling.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 07, 2012, 02:00:00 PM
Stupid bronchitis wont go away.  :threaten:
Stupid Bronchitis DID go away eventually :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 12, 2012, 09:03:51 AM
Major major downer.

My mum is in hospital and they have abosutely no idea what's happening. In essence she leaking fluid from the space between her lungs and the sack they are contained in, but so far no diagnosis fits. And it's not a small amount of fluid either. It's like 3-4 litres a day which quite frankly has never been see before in that quantity. Remove the drain and bad things start happening.

She does have a whole list of strange conditions any way but no one has seen them interact like this before and every one if baffled.


Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 14, 2012, 06:02:19 AM
sorry to hear that myd. Hope the doctors figure out something to help her.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on March 14, 2012, 10:10:53 AM
Seriously, guys and girls, could you all go and vote for Caine in his Suvudu Cage Match (http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2012/03/cage-match-2012-round-2-caine-versus-zaphod-beeblebrox.html). The voting is extremely close and just you guys getting in and voting a few times from here until the 15th could be enough to sway it in Stover's favour. And that will mean another amazing write up for the next round.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 14, 2012, 06:01:21 PM
f**king Hitchhikers. That's ridiculous that he's even in there, let alone winning. Bah!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 14, 2012, 07:39:46 PM
Apparently, today is 'steak and bj day'. It's a good thing I'm online, otherwise I would've missed out on this important piece of information! :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 15, 2012, 03:16:00 AM
Seriously, guys and girls, could you all go and vote for Caine in his Suvudu Cage Match (http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2012/03/cage-match-2012-round-2-caine-versus-zaphod-beeblebrox.html). The voting is extremely close and just you guys getting in and voting a few times from here until the 15th could be enough to sway it in Stover's favour. And that will mean another amazing write up for the next round.

I whole-heartedly endorse this message. Also, vote for Anomander, because I want to see the two duke it out, as written by Stover.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 15, 2012, 09:32:47 AM
sorry to hear that myd. Hope the doctors figure out something to help her.

Thanks Aurian. In fact they have made some progress in the last 24 hours with a drug called Sandostatin. That seems to have stopped the leaking from her lungs for now.

They still need to find the underlying problem though which could be tricky, considering.

But on the whole things are looking up :)

Apparently, today is 'steak and bj day'.

Damn it! Did I miss out on a steak dinner then?!  :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 17, 2012, 11:13:53 AM
sorry to hear about all that Mydd. hang in there...

anyway, got a free day where i'm not obliged to do anything. haven't had one of those in weeks. too bad i started the day hungover... ugh
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 17, 2012, 04:48:07 PM
Wont be around for a bit.

Mum passed away last night after an unexpected complication. Dad was by her side though and it was peaceful.

Can't ask for much more other than the obvious I suppose.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 17, 2012, 05:31:47 PM
Sorry to hear that, Myd. :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 17, 2012, 07:04:19 PM
sorry to hear that mydd. don't know what to say in situations like this, but hang in there
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 18, 2012, 09:45:17 AM
sorry to hear that mydd. don't know what to say in situations like this, but hang in there

That's as good as anything Baz. Honestly.....

Ok may be I will be around. I'm at a loss what to do. Today is Mothers day. Tomorrow would be Mums birthday.

Tough couple of days.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Ellia on March 18, 2012, 10:22:33 AM
Sorry to hear that, Myd. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 19, 2012, 05:28:35 PM
Seriously, guys and girls, could you all go and vote for Caine in his Suvudu Cage Match (http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2012/03/cage-match-2012-round-2-caine-versus-zaphod-beeblebrox.html). The voting is extremely close and just you guys getting in and voting a few times from here until the 15th could be enough to sway it in Stover's favour. And that will mean another amazing write up for the next round.

I whole-heartedly endorse this message. Also, vote for Anomander, because I want to see the two duke it out, as written by Stover.

Doesn't look like happening, at the minute. Some chick called Rachel Morgan is beating his ass. WTF? Surprised he got past Jean Tannen, though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 19, 2012, 08:19:24 PM
Caine was taken out in the last round by Zaphod Beeblebrox, which was f**king bullshit. Zaphod should have gone down in the first round, but the popularity of H2G2 means he keeps ploughing through contestants.

The character you are referring to is Erevis Cale and he is now leading that match, though not by much.

If Anomander loses to Bast because of some f**kwit "but we don't know his full powers" excuse, I am going to be p**sed.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 20, 2012, 03:05:25 AM
Whoops! Aye...was referring to him. Actually have that trilogy of Kemp's sitting on my shelf, as well, with little progress made in it. Will need to give it a real go.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on April 06, 2012, 09:24:46 PM
Just found out. I'm having a girl  :queen:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 06, 2012, 09:31:56 PM
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :smile:  :smile:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 06, 2012, 09:47:56 PM
sorry to hear that mydd. don't know what to say in situations like this, but hang in there

That's as good as anything Baz. Honestly.....

Ok may be I will be around. I'm at a loss what to do. Today is Mothers day. Tomorrow would be Mums birthday.

Tough couple of days.



Very sorry for your loss, Mydd.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers and hope you and your dad are doing okay.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 06, 2012, 10:01:33 PM
Caine was taken out in the last round by Zaphod Beeblebrox, which was f**king bullshit. Zaphod should have gone down in the first round, but the popularity of H2G2 means he keeps ploughing through contestants.

The character you are referring to is Erevis Cale and he is now leading that match, though not by much.

If Anomander loses to Bast because of some f**kwit "but we don't know his full powers" excuse, I am going to be p**sed.

i don't know what competition you are talking about, but i feel that Zaphod should win anything he competes in
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 06, 2012, 10:30:27 PM
Just found out. I'm having a girl  :queen:

Congratulations, Aur.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 07, 2012, 05:31:07 AM
Caine was taken out in the last round by Zaphod Beeblebrox, which was f**king bullshit. Zaphod should have gone down in the first round, but the popularity of H2G2 means he keeps ploughing through contestants.

The character you are referring to is Erevis Cale and he is now leading that match, though not by much.

If Anomander loses to Bast because of some f**kwit "but we don't know his full powers" excuse, I am going to be p**sed.

i don't know what competition you are talking about, but i feel that Zaphod should win anything he competes in

f**k that shit, Zaphod's like the worst character of the bunch from that trilogy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 07, 2012, 10:59:29 AM
he should've ran against Humma Kavula
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 07, 2012, 01:00:02 PM
Hate being awake before 5am. Stupid soccer.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on April 07, 2012, 04:58:33 PM
nothing stupid about getting to watch The Bhoys thrashing the backsides off Killie for the title! Thats called winning in style!  :soldier:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 07, 2012, 08:53:05 PM
Glad you know what I'm talking about. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on April 10, 2012, 07:56:49 PM
pfft - Im awake for 5am every morning,  its when my little boy wants to watch cartoons.
Aur - congrats hon - a wee girl, lots of pink!
Myd - how are you feeling mate?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on April 10, 2012, 09:21:27 PM
I am so angry right now!! Grrrrrrr! My roommates stabbed me in the back  a few months ago when we were all working together. I got over it, forgave the :dragon_red:m. Stupid me.  We all started back again at the same job, a temporary job for a science manufacturer just to find out they withheld my mail until one of them got a newly opened supervisory position and give me my mail until i learned at orientation that my roommate is my immediate supervisor after trying to get me tired last time. So, i quit and am moving out while they are at work.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 11, 2012, 01:44:21 AM
I am so angry right now!! Grrrrrrr! My roommates stabbed me in the back  a few months ago when we were all working together. I got over it, forgave the :dragon_red:m. Stupid me.  We all started back again at the same job, a temporary job for a science manufacturer just to find out they withheld my mail until one of them got a newly opened supervisory position and give me my mail until i learned at orientation that my roommate is my immediate supervisor after trying to get me tired last time. So, i quit and am moving out while they are at work.

Bad stuff, Aur.  Sorry to hear it and hope you come out on top!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on April 11, 2012, 07:49:28 AM
My copy of Deadhouse Gates arrived from SubPress. While this makes me happy, I was totally hoping it was either my copy of Caine's Law or my new shoes. Oh well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on April 11, 2012, 01:06:58 PM
I am so angry right now!! Grrrrrrr! My roommates stabbed me in the back  a few months ago when we were all working together. I got over it, forgave the :dragon_red:m. Stupid me.  We all started back again at the same job, a temporary job for a science manufacturer just to find out they withheld my mail until one of them got a newly opened supervisory position and give me my mail until i learned at orientation that my roommate is my immediate supervisor after trying to get me tired last time. So, i quit and am moving out while they are at work.

That's a completely dog act, Aury. Let me know when you assemble a lynch mob to destroy these foul creatures!!!!
I want in.

:elf_drow:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 11, 2012, 01:31:27 PM
Myd - how are you feeling mate?

Just about OK, I suppose. Mum's funeral is next week. It's the delay that's made it worse. They had to do an autopsy and we have relatives in America and Oz that have had to arrange flight over. Once I have some closure things will get better I'm sure.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 11, 2012, 01:41:45 PM
Dreadful.  It's hard to start the healing process with such delays, no matter how necessary they may be.  So sorry for you, Mydd. 
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on April 11, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
Myd - how are you feeling mate?

Just about OK, I suppose. Mum's funeral is next week. It's the delay that's made it worse. They had to do an autopsy and we have relatives in America and Oz that have had to arrange flight over. Once I have some closure things will get better I'm sure.

Deepest sympathies, Myd. So sorry to hear about your loss. My best to you and your family. Hope you turn that corner soon, mate.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on April 11, 2012, 10:41:51 PM
Myd - how are you feeling mate?

Just about OK, I suppose. Mum's funeral is next week. It's the delay that's made it worse. They had to do an autopsy and we have relatives in America and Oz that have had to arrange flight over. Once I have some closure things will get better I'm sure.
I'm sorry about your loss Myd
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 12, 2012, 09:24:33 AM
Just found out. I'm having a girl  :queen:

Hehe. Just noticed. Give me a prize for least observant.  :iamwithstupid:

Congrats Auri. Baby girls are the best! My daughter turned 3 in Feb so I'm biased I admit. :)

and thanks to all for the sympathies too, we're getting there slowly.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on April 12, 2012, 02:23:08 PM
Just found out. I'm having a girl  :queen:

Hehe. Just noticed. Give me a prize for least observant.  :iamwithstupid:


Likewise. Congrats, Aury.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 12, 2012, 05:23:31 PM
sorry to hear such horrid news mydd. i was going to post about me getting fired but my problems seem insignificant
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 12, 2012, 11:38:25 PM
sorry to hear such horrid news mydd. i was going to post about me getting fired but my problems seem insignificant

Sorry to hear about your termination, Baz.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 13, 2012, 09:53:17 AM
yeah, that sucks. i worked via a job agency, but the agency is being replaced by another agency, one that is cheaper because it hires only polish people. it sucked, for i finally worked my way up from the manual labour to a desk job. have one and a half month of work left, so i think i've got time to search for something new. plus, i hated my job
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on April 13, 2012, 10:36:33 AM
The Bruins won game one and, more importantly, CAINE'S LAW arrived! Don't expect to hear from me again. Ever. My mind is about to be shattered by the awesomeness.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 13, 2012, 03:17:57 PM
i doubt it is going to take you forever to finish one book Al...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on April 13, 2012, 04:46:05 PM
akjhdshatterednlal
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 13, 2012, 05:27:31 PM
May need to replace the AC adapter for this laptop. Battery is plugged in, but not charging. Power meter status is 'idle', as well. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, but to no avail. Frustrating.

Apparently, when this starts happening, it'll eventual cease working altogether. Gah! Damn Dell's.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 13, 2012, 05:29:19 PM
it happends to all laptops dude. my girlfriends laptop won't charge either, but that thing is a good 4,5 year. mine is having issues as well after a good 4 years. i go a good 5 minutes with one charge still
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 13, 2012, 05:33:20 PM
May need to replace the AC adapter for this laptop. Battery is plugged in, but not charging. Power meter status is 'idle', as well. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, but to no avail. Frustrating.

Apparently, when this starts happening, it'll eventual cease working altogether. Gah! Damn Dell's.

Could be a number of things. Cable, adapter, battery itself, dry joint in laptop's power socket etc.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 14, 2012, 12:44:17 AM
We don't have a "like" button?!?!?!?!?!  I've needed to use it at least 3 times tonight!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 14, 2012, 06:50:17 PM
Can't express yourself properly without a Facebook button? :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 14, 2012, 07:02:26 PM
there's nothing to like here, move along
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 15, 2012, 05:46:19 AM
Can't express yourself properly without a Facebook button? :P

I read a few posts that I liked and would go to click the "like" button before realizing we didn't have one.  That struck me as very funny. 
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 15, 2012, 05:48:43 AM
there's nothing to like here, move along

See, that in itself is funny and deserves a "like"  :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 15, 2012, 07:42:54 AM
Can't express yourself properly without a Facebook button? :P

I read a few posts that I liked and would go to click the "like" button before realizing we didn't have one.  That struck me as very funny. 

Facebook has you programmed, dude.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Duke Scoob on April 15, 2012, 07:44:15 PM
True, and in a short time too.  I've only recently started being a regular on there as well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 17, 2012, 05:42:19 PM
ugh... turns out i'll be fired by my job agency and re-hired by another working the exact same job as i do now. i was looking foward to the unemployed life
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 20, 2012, 09:02:17 PM
Happy marijuana day, good people!

Wyclife Jean is doing a free concert on the University hill here to celebrate. I'd love to go, but other commitments are preventing me from doing so. But will be going on a pub crawl/fundraiser tomorrow for my Gaelic football team, so I'll have my fun this weekend. :)

Obama will apparently be visiting on Tuesday, as well. Hope he avoids the fish ferteliser they've been spraining everywhere!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 22, 2012, 04:01:11 PM
Still feel drunk-ish...want to go back to bed. f**k sake.

Training later...ugh!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 24, 2012, 05:45:02 PM
caught a fever monday, so called into work sick. went to work today still feeling a bit sick. don't know why i did that. even if i didn't attend i stil would've gotten paid. next time i'm sick i'm in for the long haul
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 25, 2012, 07:42:21 PM
Godamn. Can it get any more depressing for our team at work?!  :depressed:

Just found out a colleague passed away over the weekend. He transferred out to another office but had been on the team for about 3 years before he left and always popped if he visited. Bit of an aging rocker and a truly nice guy.

So that makes 2 family deaths (both funerals last friday) and a colleague passing away too in about a month.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 28, 2012, 05:47:37 PM
Ave and I are going to our first MLS game tonight: Rapids (our local team) vs. Chivas. Excited. :)

Won't assuage my pain for not getting to a Celtic game this season, but oh well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 28, 2012, 06:21:47 PM
hah. major league soccer. and you call yourself european
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 28, 2012, 09:28:08 PM
Better than some European leagues!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on April 28, 2012, 10:33:57 PM
hah. major league soccer. and you call yourself european

I thought people from the UK and Ireland hated being identified as European... no? I don't blame anyone for not wanting to be lumped in with the French.  :smile:

I still remember the Colorado Caribous from the 70's, I think they were only around for 2 seasons or something. They're unis had fringe on them.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 29, 2012, 01:48:55 PM
yeah. better than the polish league, to name one
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 30, 2012, 09:37:06 AM
it's queensday today, one of many fine dutch traditions. yesterday it was followed by queensnight, which is basically a crazy booze filled party. had a lot of fun yesterday. ran in to a group of middle-aged irish women, and drank with them for the night. joey would've been proud
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 01, 2012, 09:31:16 PM
Got a new job. Only taken a month for them to clear it. :lol: Ridiculous people. Would've imagined the long drawn-out process getting my green card, in the first place, might've helped me avoiding international delays...darn nonsense. But oh well, start next week.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 01, 2012, 09:33:31 PM
hah. major league soccer. and you call yourself european

I thought people from the UK and Ireland hated being identified as European... no? I don't blame anyone for not wanting to be lumped in with the French.  :smile:

I still remember the Colorado Caribous from the 70's, I think they were only around for 2 seasons or something. They're unis had fringe on them.
Better to be called European, than British, say I.

f**king hate being from the North and having the UK as my presumed governing body, orchestrating where I go, what I do, etc. despite having an Irish passport.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on May 02, 2012, 10:20:14 AM
Some moron kneed me in the chest last week at ball, so I've  been getting around with bruised ribs. f**king annoying, and painful when I cough, sneeze, laugh, or move slightly. PLayed ball again last night and tried to avoid any contact to the ribulas. Didn't happen. Even took a massive tumble and took all the brunt to my knees and arms to avoid slamming my ribs into the court. Feeling like the walking wounded today.

So hurry up and feel sorry for me!  :elf_dead:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 02, 2012, 04:05:05 PM
Go for a check at the Docs? Wouldn't want a proper chest injury.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 02, 2012, 07:55:03 PM
Got a package from home today, with my gaelic football gear. Long overdue, as I've been back in action for over a month, now. But can't wait to properly get into it with my boots, which are still relatively new, and the league is starting soon...plus tournaments across the country to follow, so excited.

This is also backed up by the fact that I just watched highlights of my team's derby game last weekend (a 3-0 win, thank you very much) and I am remain overjoyed by this as I was when I watched the match live..

Ah, sport.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 05, 2012, 11:24:06 PM
BBQ later for my club...beer will be on the go, and hopefully spirits will be high. Trying to get myself up as much as possible. Been a little low again of late..irritating.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on May 08, 2012, 04:24:54 AM
Been a pretty good week. I received my slipcased edition of Esslemont's latest from PS. I got Frank Turner tickets for the Sydney show (in addition to the tickets I already had for his Brisbane show). Then yesterday I started holidays (17 days off, baby!) AND got a new tattoo. Pretty happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on May 17, 2012, 03:59:07 AM
I graduated from Uni! Holy Shit I Graduated from Uni! :D (Plus, I was on the Dean's List for the last two semesters. If not for my horrendous first semester -- biochemistry, what the hell was I thinking? -- I would be graduating "With Distinction"). Oh well.

Free hugs, free hugs all around!

And my hair is short and tri-colored (bleach blonde, orange, and dark red). And ... um, I'm all excited and chatty. :D

We're going to Albaquirky this weekend, too. Joe's playing in the Gaelic Football matches at the Rio Grande Celtic Festival, and I'm spectating. Should be enjoyable. Not particularly looking forward to the 6-7 hr drive... >.< Damn US, all long distances.

I'm gonna go eat something. mmm.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on May 17, 2012, 02:16:37 PM
I graduated from Uni! Holy Shit I Graduated from Uni! :D

Biiiiig Congrats, Edhe. Nice one. *hugs*  :queen:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 17, 2012, 04:13:08 PM
First road-trip this weekend! Going to be fun. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on May 17, 2012, 04:49:03 PM
First road-trip this weekend! Going to be fun. :)

Don't get lost!  :jester:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on May 18, 2012, 05:33:51 AM
I graduated from Uni! Holy Shit I Graduated from Uni! :D (Plus, I was on the Dean's List for the last two semesters. If not for my horrendous first semester -- biochemistry, what the hell was I thinking? -- I would be graduating "With Distinction"). Oh well.

Free hugs, free hugs all around!

And my hair is short and tri-colored (bleach blonde, orange, and dark red). And ... um, I'm all excited and chatty. :D

We're going to Albaquirky this weekend, too. Joe's playing in the Gaelic Football matches at the Rio Grande Celtic Festival, and I'm spectating. Should be enjoyable. Not particularly looking forward to the 6-7 hr drive... >.< Damn US, all long distances.

I'm gonna go eat something. mmm.

CONGRATS, Ave.  :elf_smile: Sounds like you totally killed it.  :elf_drow: Mad respect.


Enjoy your road trips, guys. I hear the great American road trip is a lot *cough* fun. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 18, 2012, 11:08:57 AM
the day i graduated university was the saddest day in my life
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on May 18, 2012, 11:38:01 PM
I graduated from Uni! Holy Shit I Graduated from Uni! :D (Plus, I was on the Dean's List for the last two semesters. If not for my horrendous first semester -- biochemistry, what the hell was I thinking? -- I would be graduating "With Distinction"). Oh well.

Free hugs, free hugs all around!

And my hair is short and tri-colored (bleach blonde, orange, and dark red). And ... um, I'm all excited and chatty. :D

We're going to Albaquirky this weekend, too. Joe's playing in the Gaelic Football matches at the Rio Grande Celtic Festival, and I'm spectating. Should be enjoyable. Not particularly looking forward to the 6-7 hr drive... >.< Damn US, all long distances.

Pretty awesome, congratulations!

Bah! 6-7 hours isn't a bad road trip at all. You could leave at 10am and be there by dinner. Its those multi-day trips that kill you. have fun!  :soldier:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on May 19, 2012, 04:47:22 AM
The lads and I annually do the 11½ hour trip to Sydney and we recently decided it was one-way only. These days we hire a van for the road trip down (because it's the trip down that's the fun part) and then fly back up (because after partying all weekend, that drive back up is beyond brutal).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on May 21, 2012, 11:04:32 AM
Edit Double post.
Damn network timeouts. Thought it didn't post.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on May 21, 2012, 11:05:52 AM
Not particularly looking forward to the 6-7 hr drive... >.< Damn US, all long distances.

That's about the same from my home town (Winchester) to my Grandma's place in Newcastle in the north, about 350 miles depending on the route and traffic.

Walk in the park. :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 21, 2012, 07:30:24 PM
I graduated from Uni! Holy Shit I Graduated from Uni! :D (Plus, I was on the Dean's List for the last two semesters. If not for my horrendous first semester -- biochemistry, what the hell was I thinking? -- I would be graduating "With Distinction"). Oh well.

Free hugs, free hugs all around!

And my hair is short and tri-colored (bleach blonde, orange, and dark red). And ... um, I'm all excited and chatty. :D

We're going to Albaquirky this weekend, too. Joe's playing in the Gaelic Football matches at the Rio Grande Celtic Festival, and I'm spectating. Should be enjoyable. Not particularly looking forward to the 6-7 hr drive... >.< Damn US, all long distances.

Pretty awesome, congratulations!

Bah! 6-7 hours isn't a bad road trip at all. You could leave at 10am and be there by dinner. Its those multi-day trips that kill you. have fun!  :soldier:
No way could we do it in 6 hours! :lol: Took us about 8 and a half hours getting down there. A little better on the way back, but my body was in much worse condition, by that point, heh.

Looking forward to the next tournament in Kansas City. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 21, 2012, 10:07:41 PM
Looking forward to the next tournament in Kansas City. :)

Why? It is terrible here.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 21, 2012, 10:26:36 PM
Kansas City is in Missouri, mate.

Bloody repetitive names.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 22, 2012, 12:40:35 AM
Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri is basically the same city. There is a river and probably less than four miles separating them.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 22, 2012, 12:49:28 AM
Ah, fecking U.S. Anyway, I'm going to the one in Missouri. And I'd imagine there are a lot of Irishmen and women there, so that'd be why. Or at least, people that know Gaelic games.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 22, 2012, 12:51:28 AM
Can't say whether there is one way or another. The only people I know from KCMO are a wonderful group of Drag Kings/Queens.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 27, 2012, 12:53:54 AM
Finding a new place to move to is a bitch. Most places don't want pets...or they don't want dogs, in particular. f**k you, cat lovers.

I'm almost tempted to call them up for a debate. Love to hear their justifications for cats, but not dogs.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 27, 2012, 05:43:22 PM
finally had a chance to work on my tan. or on my burn.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 11, 2012, 01:41:36 AM
Depressed.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on June 11, 2012, 05:01:28 AM
I can't see my feet anymore. Unless i have them elevated.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 11, 2012, 05:54:29 AM
I can't see my feet anymore. Unless i have them elevated.

Well, I was just feeling down due to sporting reasons that I feel most heartedly, but this sounds much more serious. Tell more.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on June 11, 2012, 06:35:32 AM
Commiserations, Joey, but you guys were always gonna do it tough in your pool. The goals either side of half time really deflated you guys. Sorry to say I don't think you're a chance against either Italy or Spain (who both looked formidable in their own match).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 11, 2012, 07:04:18 AM
Flukes! We'll crush the Italians and Spaniards!

FYI, beer, wine, and Irish cream, are a nice combo.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 22, 2012, 01:12:24 PM
thank god its weekend. going to get a haircut tomorrow and will probably spend the days reclining...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on June 26, 2012, 09:28:36 PM
Got a call back for a job as a teller with a credit union, which would be beyond awesome. The screening interviewer said she'd 'recommend' me, so I hope that's a good thing.
Positives: 1) They're across the street from the new (dog-friendly) place we'll be moving to in august. 2) Including the hour difference, I'd be making at least half again as much as I do now ($11/hr x 40-44 hr/wk minus taxes = ~$375, current income ~$250 in a good week). 3) No more f**king midnight shifts! Their shifts are 9-5, and 9-12 on Saturday. 4) Actual career opportunities (retail is not exactly a dream come true).
Negatives.. er, people could tease me about being in banking? It's not what I was necessarily expecting to do with my degree? Not too bad if you ask me.

Keep your fingers crossed, you guys.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on June 27, 2012, 01:56:45 PM
Keep your fingers crossed, you guys.

Good luck! :soldier:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on June 27, 2012, 11:20:06 PM
I can't see my feet anymore. Unless i have them elevated.

Well, I was just feeling down due to sporting reasons that I feel most heartedly, but this sounds much more serious. Tell more.

I ran over my big toe with the door walking into 7-11 for coffee, tripped on my other toes, apparently have a really dark flip flop tan. Burst into tears cuz it was hot and my hair was heavy and i missed my exit on the freeway... being pregnant sucks...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on June 28, 2012, 04:55:59 PM
I'm sick. Can't talk or breathe. And my belly keeps cramping.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 28, 2012, 05:37:02 PM
being sick sucks... fell of my bicycle today. sucked too
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 30, 2012, 01:37:39 AM
Really hate work dicking me around with my hours. And I f**king hate missing football training/matches...grrr. Would be a lot easier if I just decided to live in Denver. Oh well, maybe next year.


Wish Ave would get another job with better hours, as well.


I want beer.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 15, 2012, 11:27:02 PM
f**ked my ankle up yesterday during a game. Think it's sprained. Sucks.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 20, 2012, 04:39:57 PM
the weather seems to turn around finally. wouldn't mind some sun after all the rain we've been getting. might also be going out tonight, so that should be good too
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 04, 2012, 07:27:34 AM
Life is good. Just had a nice dinner, steak, et al.

Now enjoying a few drinks. Switching between Avery's Karma ale and Rascal's Wild Red raspberry lager. Mhm. Not bad for a Friday night, after football.

Think I'll watch a film.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 04, 2012, 02:20:22 PM
had a rough night. woke up still drunk at 13:00 hour. long story short, never drinking again
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 05, 2012, 04:52:41 AM
Got home from work feeling like crap, but discovered a couple of bright lights! Yay!

I'll actually be able to attend soccer this fall, meaning I'll be back to playing two sports, woo.

And I've been invited to a party next weekend.

And hell, don't have work until Tuesday! f**k yeah!



ETA: And I'm now going shooting in the morning before practice, so yeah, good stuff. Now, if only this friggin' download for the game I missed earlier would download quicker...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: ButtSlappingPirate on August 07, 2012, 11:59:53 PM
Thinking about ditching my writing group.

It's nice to get feedback on my work, but the problem is that I think I've outgrown these people, and I've never seen people with such an intense grasp of the art (and terminology) of writing....and not have any actual talent. The 'experts' in our group are constantly making silly mistakes, over and over, and their work is....My God, it's bad.

Going to continue for a couple more weeks. If it doesn't improve...I'm outta there. The whole idea is to improve my work, by comparing it with other examples, and if the examples I'm supposed to be comparing it with are heavily flawed, then I might as well seek other advice.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 08, 2012, 07:30:26 AM
If you can find another, better group, then by all means go for it, BSP. New opinions and ideas are always precious, as well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 10, 2012, 10:04:20 AM
counting the minutes till i can go on vacation at the moment. will be flying this sunday. another day of packing tomorrow and i'm done
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 10, 2012, 06:12:46 PM
Where is it you're off to?
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Post by: Bacchus on August 10, 2012, 10:54:04 PM
fly to Rome, stay there five days, train to Florence and stay there five days, fly home from Florence
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Post by: Great One on August 11, 2012, 05:00:23 AM
fly to Rome, stay there five days, train to Florence and stay there five days, fly home from Florence
Lovely.

Furthest I am going this year is Philadelphia for a few days. I may get home for Christmas, but that won't be too much.

In other news, I hate my job. Feel incompetent. Kill me.

Or beer me. That's nice.
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Post by: James on August 11, 2012, 05:44:58 AM
What do you do?
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Post by: Great One on August 11, 2012, 06:23:22 AM
Working for Dish/Blockbuster. I wish it was simpler than you can imagine. But they're way too geared towards sales, and it's a bloody nightmare.
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Post by: Great One on August 14, 2012, 07:50:18 PM
Still feeling a little hungover from partying Saturday night. What the f**k?!
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Post by: Aurian on August 17, 2012, 07:22:16 PM
Help. I need rain. And not the monsoon humid heat kind either. 106 outside. 90 inside with the ac.   :elf_dead:. I also can't think, don't remember anything, can't drive cuz the clouds distract me, can't get out of breed because it hurts so bad and when i do get up nothing i do cab convince this baby she wants to pop. Please pop.
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Post by: Great One on August 18, 2012, 07:58:43 PM
Had a rough night, kept waking up every couple of hours. Not sure when I got to sleep, but it was after midnight and my alarm went off at 5am.

Must be football season again. Urgh, feel hungover.
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Post by: Edhelur on August 20, 2012, 04:09:11 AM
haven't been here in ages. weird. *waves and browses other threads*
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Post by: Bacchus on August 22, 2012, 11:43:17 PM
it is always weird to be back home again and in your own bed after a vacation
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Post by: Edhelur on August 23, 2012, 04:34:23 AM
Speaking of being gone, my little sis is in Japan for ten months. There was a great big hullabaloo due to being eight minutes late to check in, buying another ticket, being late for that one, and having to get on the next flight, which necessitated another flight for the second leg.
Eight minutes.
Bah.
Poor little one.
She just sent a text picture of this face:     ;P
Yes, wink and tongue.

Miss her. Joe's at work. Miss him. bah.

Wine.
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Post by: Great One on September 04, 2012, 04:15:50 PM
Not ENOUGH oxygen!

We were chanting, 'too much oxygen', this weekend, as Colorado, and Boulder in particular, is a so high above sea-level it's almost difficult to breath at times. Especially if you're attempting to do some sort of exercise. I'm also feeling more aches and pains than I thought I had.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 07, 2012, 02:00:27 PM
apparently i have a wedding to attend next week. not looking forward to that at all. its the fifth one in 2 years and i do not perform well at weddings
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Post by: Edhelur on September 09, 2012, 03:08:51 AM
What, low stamina, or some other dysfunction? :P

Ought to be putting away laundry, am instead browsing and stuff. Happy anyway. Bought a present, *grin*...

Really really nervous over a job I want, which I'll hear back on soon, but I don't think I did my best interview on, which sucks, because it'd be a big step up and in a better direction, am f**king tired of groceries. f**king groceries! I want a job where I have to choose clothes in the morning and maybe wear makeup and need a gym membership to make up for not spending the entire day developing retailers' flat-feet.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2012, 12:49:28 PM
well, if there's one thing that decreases a male's stamina, it is weddings

last day of summer here, might go for the beach. the weather will stay decent for a couple of days but, you know, i have to work
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Post by: Aurian on September 10, 2012, 10:43:33 AM
I'm happy. I finally popped!
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Post by: Myddrun on September 10, 2012, 01:18:20 PM
I'm happy. I finally popped!

Congrats..  :smile:.. Well are we going to get stats?

(Unless you're refering to the "Glutony" scene from Monty Python's "Meaning of Life", in which case... ugh)
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Post by: James on September 11, 2012, 09:45:34 PM
After three years, I have quit review blogging. Don't know if that falls under happy or unhappy.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 11, 2012, 09:59:16 PM
why's that jamesy?
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Post by: James on September 11, 2012, 10:07:29 PM
From the blog post:

There is no list of accomplishments for me to go on about or haters to condemn. Greener pastures do not await me and there is nothing in my life that requires I take a step back. I'm done because the only thing I see in the future for this blog is a gradual fading away. It is not that I have lost interesting or that I don't care or that I have stopped reading. I just don't feel like reviewing anymore.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 11, 2012, 10:24:57 PM
no more free books for you man. too bad though, thought you always enjoyed doing it
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Post by: Great One on September 15, 2012, 02:21:28 AM
Had a bit of a crash, bang, wallop while cycling home from work today. Kind of amazed I didn't break anything. Drink your milk, kids!

But I am in pain. Beer me.
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Post by: Aurian on September 18, 2012, 05:18:25 AM
Birthday 9/7/12, 7lbs9 oz, 20 inches long. Little princess named Aurora Skye Minick.
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Post by: Aurian on September 18, 2012, 05:19:20 AM
Wow, that was bigger than expected...
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Post by: Ellia on September 18, 2012, 05:50:32 AM
Congrats, Brit! She's adorable! especially in her cute little dress! Btw, I wanted to name my daughter Aurora :P
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Post by: Aurian on September 18, 2012, 06:03:47 AM
You still can. I'm not a name hog.  :king:
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Post by: Kikori on September 18, 2012, 02:52:38 PM
NIce one, Aur! Congrats! Cute kid!
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Post by: Alrin on September 18, 2012, 11:22:39 PM
Go go Team Aur.
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Post by: Edhelur on September 19, 2012, 01:05:25 AM
Good job, Aur.

Is that an adequate laudation?
Firefox thinks laudation isn't a word.

Back on track: Congratulations; she's beautiful.
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Post by: Great One on September 19, 2012, 06:44:46 PM
Conragts, Aur. :)


I'm happy, too! Got a new tat yesterday. Thinking of adding another, but uncertain what to get. I was considering a Soyombo symbol on the top of my arm, but the ying-yang part of it wouldn't really work (long-term-wise).
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Post by: Bacchus on September 19, 2012, 10:36:25 PM
pics or it didn't happen
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Post by: Aurian on September 20, 2012, 09:00:43 PM
I'm jealous, i want a new tat.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 21, 2012, 10:43:14 AM
you just had a baby. you can't have everything
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Post by: Aurian on September 21, 2012, 06:10:50 PM
Why not? I like having everything... well only the stuff i want. Everything else is up for grabs. I'm happy because she put herself to sleep.
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Post by: Bacchus on September 22, 2012, 01:29:43 PM
i think it's pretty safe to say that i'm never going to drink again
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Post by: Bacchus on September 23, 2012, 09:00:42 PM
hungover. starting tomorrow i'm going to stop drinking
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Post by: Edhelur on September 24, 2012, 01:14:57 AM
Riiiiight, baz. Riiight.

Just bought tickets last night for a trip to Ireland for Joe and me.  :elfgirl_grin:

Gonna go drink some sugar. Because it's really necessary. Really. :D
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Post by: Edhelur on September 26, 2012, 01:31:30 AM
Got my leave of absence denied by the store manager. No explanation, just "no, I can't do that." Cunt. Thought he was cool. But no.

Kind of p**sed, because I'm second in the list of part-time seniority in my department. The other guy was hired literally a day before me, and the single full-timer has been there for 35 years, so he doesn't count. I understand Mr. Manager's reasoning, I suppose. No, I don't have any vacation time left (I get 1 week of 'average hours' per year), but it's not like I'd be getting paid, and this way they just have to train a new employee. Not difficult, but it takes at least three weeks (the length of my trip) to train someone new... so they just lost themselves an experienced and -- dare I say it -- really good employee. Today I got at least four "You made my day"s (or variations thereof) and one "Your smile is like some light shining through from above, and I'm an ordained minister, so I think you know who I mean, and by the way I'm 72 so I'm allowed to say shit like this."

But it gives me a deadline to find something else, which is good. Like hell am I cancelling $1500 worth of tickets for a job that I very strongly dislike (after all, "hate is a strong word"). That is quite literally a month and a half of income, and I'm not sacrificing that to keep my crappy job. I'll keep it 'til the beginning of December, sure.

Gah. I'm grateful in a way, but still. p**sed.

Don't know what I'm going to do after that, though. Still want to teach, or maybe get a master's, maybe go to law school.... Peace Corps is appealing, but Joe (as a non-citizen) isn't eligible, and like f**k are we doing two years apart again. We could both go dual, I suppose.


Edited to add:
I just got a letter from a real estate agency asking for $500 for an apartment we decided not to live in. Disorganized bastards. We paid what needed to be paid!
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Post by: vega1 on September 29, 2012, 10:59:51 PM
Good for you, find something that suits you better.

Things are absolutely insane at work, work for a software company that's owned by a much bigger company. Our president was canned about a month ago, and the new one has been all but invisible to those in the trenches, however it is clear our entire strategy is changing since we are being merged with another company. No one knows whats going on, and its pretty hard to work on implementing old strategy (my job) when you know its all (or at least a good part of it is) going out the window. Add to that depending on the new strategy my own job may become unnecessary depending on the new strategy, and the fact that we've had numerous layoffs in small spurts over the last two weeks and this has been an extremely stressful time.

You just try to stay present, do your job, and hope for the best I guess... while trying to prepare for the worst of course as best you can. Not fun.
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Post by: Edhelur on October 02, 2012, 01:44:40 AM
Best of luck, Vega... *offers hug*


Today was a crazy day at work. Usually the first days of the month are busy.. but this was insane. Many tech failures, too, like the stupid f**king computer locking us out and registers needing to be restarted and money order paper needing to be reloaded (more of a hassle than it sounds, I promise you) and bah bah bah. There was a (very small) gas spill at the fuel station, plus an old lady tried to drive off with the pump handle still in her car, and a man and a woman trying to pick a physical fight over a spot at the pump (literally shoving each other). I mean, f**king cool it! agh!


I'm going to go read.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 05, 2012, 10:21:17 AM
glad the weekend is finally here. need to find a new job too. this one is really starting to annoy me
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Post by: Great One on October 05, 2012, 05:47:50 PM
Yup, there's the first snow of the year.

Hmm...
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Post by: Bacchus on October 05, 2012, 06:42:53 PM
nice
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Post by: Edhelur on October 07, 2012, 12:27:07 AM
Listening to Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor... good memories. It's a live radio show, the kind with sound effects guys on stage, choirs, voice actors, and the like. (There was a movie made out of it, for some reason, a few years ago). It makes me feel warm even though my fingers are frozen.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 18, 2012, 09:44:22 PM
my girl gave me a Fender Ukulele for my birthday. pretty damn happy with that; the uke's one mean instrument
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Post by: Great One on October 19, 2012, 08:41:54 AM
Not getting home from work until 12:40am is not what I'd call a nice night.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 19, 2012, 09:39:22 AM
wouldn't call it that either, nope
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Post by: Great One on October 20, 2012, 08:39:08 AM
2 days off. Who wants to party?!
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Post by: Bacchus on October 20, 2012, 02:51:50 PM
got sick yesterday. weekend will be about recovering. it sucks
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Post by: Great One on October 20, 2012, 06:21:47 PM
Hot whiskies, all around!
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Post by: Aurian on October 21, 2012, 12:56:51 PM
Yay! Wiskey!
I have an interview tomorrow for a job. I really hope i get it. I need non baby time. Oh, and the jerks somewhere around here had a party at 2 am and woke up my dog and the baby and when i finally got her back to sleep i went out to kick some drunk ass, the party disappeared and i didn't see a soul in sight. Grrr. I have nothing against them partying, just don't wake up the baby
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Post by: Great One on October 24, 2012, 07:42:16 PM
Didn't get home from work til 3:30am last night. Ugh, feel like crap. Work again in a few hours, too. Blegh.
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Post by: James on October 25, 2012, 02:09:58 AM
So is there a reason why the small issues thread is closed?
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Post by: Great One on October 25, 2012, 08:30:18 AM
Beats me. I didn't do it! Blame Ave...

Fixed now, besides.
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Post by: Aurian on October 25, 2012, 08:04:39 PM
Ave! Why are you closing threads!?  :P
Anyways, i think my interview went well, just waiting to hear back from them. Also had a different interview with a job i really don't want but will take it i can't get anything else. Ugh, please let me get something else...
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Post by: Edhelur on October 26, 2012, 06:40:37 AM
I didn't doooo iiiiit!

Fingers crossed on your interview, aury.


I'm quitting my job. It's kind of annoying, because I honestly like some of my coworkers, but the overall atmosphere is just... ugh. Our really awesome manager left about a year ago -- he was the kind of guy who not only made things run smoothly, but made most of us fairly happy about helping things run smoothly. Corporate doesn't give a f**k, of course, but I was sharing stories about our old manager with one of the other gals who's been there a while. She was talking about how he'd actually bother to make out a card for people's anniversaries and birthdays, and sometimes treat folks to a cup of coffee or a cupcake on those occasions. The guy we've had for the last year or so just doesn't do the same job. His smile looks more like a grimace or a smirk than an honest smile, his "Thank you for all your hard work"s don't actually convince me that he even knows my name (I'm pretty sure he does, but still). He's not bad, but he's not Bill either.
We've had so many accidents and injuries on the job -- I process the faxes for appointments and medical reports -- it's just ridiculous.

*sighs*

I graduated with two semesters on the dean's list, and three just one grade off of it, from a relatively well accorded university. Why do I put up with this shit? Where can I find some different shit to put up with?


On the other hand, I'm very excited about going 'home' this winter. omg omg omg. :D
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Post by: Aurian on October 26, 2012, 08:25:53 PM
Aurora just puked all over me. It was so gross. Eeeewwww
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Post by: Great One on October 26, 2012, 11:04:58 PM
Went out for lunch today, and held myself to just one drink. Very tempting, but I'll hold off, as I have work later.

Tomorrow, I'm free all day, though, so all bets are off!
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Post by: Myddrun on October 29, 2012, 02:24:33 PM
Aurora just puked all over me. It was so gross. Eeeewwww

Well there you go, you see, Disney Princess' have never been able to hold their drink after a party. :D
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Post by: Bacchus on October 29, 2012, 05:29:48 PM
you can't have kids and complain that they puke and poop. you knew this when you got them. that is why i will never have kids
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Post by: Aurian on October 31, 2012, 08:03:19 AM
Just because i knew this would happen does not mean i have to like it.
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Post by: Bacchus on October 31, 2012, 08:31:38 AM
yes you have. it is all part of the package
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Post by: Aurian on November 01, 2012, 12:19:55 AM
I'm so angry right now i could cry. My so called best friend who has never really been much of a friend and i could never rely on her, posted really inappropriate things against her grandma on Facebook. I massaged her where she's in the wrong and defended her grandma who has been talking care of my friends and her treo kids. So, she has decided in not a good friend, I'm a negative in her life, so she needs to cut ties with me. Shes throwing away a 23 year friendship because she doesn't want to face the truth.
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Post by: Great One on November 01, 2012, 12:50:35 AM
f**k her, then. Her loss.
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Post by: Aurian on November 06, 2012, 01:33:36 AM
I'm over it. Who needs friends.

Anyway, I'm sick and it sucks. Another cold.  Blah. Upside, i made my first homemade chicken noodle soup and it turned out amazing. Haven't made the pumpkin one yet cuz i don't feel like cutting onto my pumpkin right now.
 
Ps, another person is printing a thread. I've decided, if i were going to print a thread, out would definitely be the och bin thread
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Post by: Myddrun on November 07, 2012, 07:23:24 PM
Had toe surgery this morning.  :elf_gloop:

Toe hurts. Hopefully no more ingrowing nail. That's all
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Post by: Great One on November 08, 2012, 03:17:45 PM
I am in the midst of a deadly man-flu that is kicking my arse.
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Post by: Edhelur on November 09, 2012, 05:52:43 AM
I love my job...'s influence on my immune system. Either Joe's man-flu is actually gender-oriented, or I'm just not getting sick regardless of close contact with an ill person.
Btw, he's not as sick as he'd have you all believe.


I am well. Netflix is really annoying me, though. Dad and I were watching BSG and we were in the middle of a battle with the Cylons and some poor newbie fighter just crashed and then... "Loading...."
f**k you, netflix. :(
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Post by: Aurian on November 09, 2012, 10:11:57 PM
My cold isn't gender biased, it's age biased. This cold is kicking my butt. And yet the baby has no symptoms at all. Just aced her check up.

On the bright side i got a job. Whoo hoo back in fast food
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Post by: vega1 on November 09, 2012, 10:59:07 PM
Netflix is really annoying me, though. Dad and I were watching BSG and we were in the middle of a battle with the Cylons and some poor newbie fighter just crashed and then... "Loading...."
f**k you, netflix. :(

Good to know its not just me. I hate that. :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on November 13, 2012, 10:41:22 AM
I love my job...'s influence on my immune system. Either Joe's man-flu is actually gender-oriented, or I'm just not getting sick regardless of close contact with an ill person.
Btw, he's not as sick as he'd have you all believe.

There is evidence to sugest that males do in fact suffer more than females due to the beneficial effects of female reproductive hormones.

That was in mice though.

So Man or Mouse? :D
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Post by: Edhelur on November 14, 2012, 06:21:47 AM
feeling pretty good...

I, possibly foolishly, suggested that I might draw or paint or do something artistic for Xmas presents for family. I.. well. Haven't started. It's been a long time since I painted much, or drew hardly at all. :( I know, I need to just do it. But. *BitchMoan*

Hehehe, capitals.
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Post by: Myddrun on November 18, 2012, 09:42:29 PM
Pretty down at the moment. My wife is in hospital.

She had some sudden headache yesterday and when down pretty quickly. Sounds like a fever to me but she had a lot of photo-sensitivity. Might just be flu/migraines or something but they've taken lumbar fluids for meningitis and CAT scans for bleeds.

Last thing I need is another loved one in hospital. :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 18, 2012, 10:27:08 PM
sorry to hear that myd, best wishes for your wife.

im happy, i was in chat, and someone else was there too! AT THE SAME TIME!!!!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 18, 2012, 10:39:34 PM
Hope she pulls through, Myd!
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Post by: Edhelur on November 19, 2012, 06:23:49 AM
*sends strength and hugs to Myd + family*
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Post by: Myddrun on November 19, 2012, 08:21:02 PM
*sends strength and hugs to Myd + family*

Must have worked! All she has is a nasty case of tonsillitis. She didn't get the swollen throat until this morning.
That confused them for a bit. But now she's home which I'm grateful for.

Thanks folks. :smile:   
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 20, 2012, 01:18:25 AM
Very glad. Hospital is not a nice place to be, whether patient or visitor.

I have two days off in a row, which is really, really strange to me. I don't really know what to do with myself (at least while Joe's off at work). Drink rum and coke and watch movies, I guess. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on November 26, 2012, 11:07:28 AM
Right so It was my turn to get tonsillitis this time. and Something called "Quinsy" to boot (big mother of an abscess behind the tonsil that shuts off half your throat.)

Dodged a bullet there I think as I didn't actually see a Doc on Thursday but had a phone consultation with him instead.

Did I have any difficulty in swallowing? he asks. Well of course I said it's tonsillitis, it hurts, it's swollen and icky looking.... What he didn't ask was if I had a golf ball* sized lumps back there.

Anyway Thurs to Sun has been a bit of blur of pain fighting to swallow pills and fluids. (probably got way to close to dehydration!)

Then I coughed, it burst. It was gross. Know better for next time. :elf_gloop:

Feeling better now. Had Raspberry Sorbet for breakfast  :smile:

* over exaggeration there
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 27, 2012, 08:04:10 AM
Computer network's being offline at work is just terrible. Glad I am home. System came online long enough for the tech to leave...

Death to machines!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 27, 2012, 09:37:13 AM
going to start my driving lessons this saturday for i need to get my license. is going to cost me 100 euro's per 2 hours of lessons, and the average driver needs 30 hours. do the math. not pleased and not looking forward to it at all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 28, 2012, 07:36:11 PM
Have today and tomorrow off. First time I've had 2 days in a row free in months. Fan-f**king-tastic!

New Peep Show and the Celtic game in an hour make this a glorious morning.

Beer me!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 29, 2012, 09:23:19 AM
had to work this week from 12:00 til 9:00. it's a serious pain. glad my weekend starts tonight
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 30, 2012, 05:06:57 AM
So, I use my phone for everything, including my time uh chat and on here. The Monday before Thanksgiving I was looking for a20+ lb turkey. The biggest one I could find was only 13 lbs. I got frustrated and long story short my phone was shattered. So for my birthday my boyfriend replaced my phone. And we went bowling. It was fun. And I start work tomorrow. This job send to think I can survive on 6 hours a week. :goblin: I'm happy though cuz I got an interview at one of the local casinos
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Post by: Great One on December 01, 2012, 09:57:46 PM
Can't wait for this weekend to be over.


No, can't wait for my Christmas break in Ireland...just over 2 weeks...


(http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs5/2633865_o.gif)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 09, 2012, 03:17:49 PM
had my first driving lesson yesterday. didn't went all bad. was even more fun than i imagined it to be
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Post by: Edhelur on December 10, 2012, 05:07:00 AM
it amuses? confuses? me how big a deal learning to drive is in Europe (from what I've heard anyway).
As far as I can tell, we Americans don't bother with the 'learning' part and just fake it 'til we make it. :P


... I'm really really sleepy... in a good way, mostly...
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Post by: Myddrun on December 10, 2012, 12:28:08 PM
Gutted that Sir Patrick Moore passed away yesterday.

No more Mr Night Sky.

:(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 10, 2012, 10:25:12 PM
I'd be a lot happier if I had a hangover cure.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 11, 2012, 07:22:05 AM
I'd be a lot happier if I had a hangover cure.

Fanta and Mi Goreng noodles.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 12, 2012, 03:33:22 AM
cold.
freshly haircutted.

I wish hairdressers would tell you any changes to the price up front (they gave me $19.95 the last two times, and $35 this time, explaining how too many women were taking advantage of the underpriced cut, although the sign out front still says $19.95.) It's good enough that I really don't care a lot, but it seems polite to give the price before, not after, providing services.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 13, 2012, 12:54:49 PM
it amuses? confuses? me how big a deal learning to drive is in Europe (from what I've heard anyway).
As far as I can tell, we Americans don't bother with the 'learning' part and just fake it 'til we make it. :P


... I'm really really sleepy... in a good way, mostly...

us Europeans have this weird idea of public safety where we learn people how to drive cars before letting them drive and don't give them guns
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on December 13, 2012, 03:47:35 PM
it amuses? confuses? me how big a deal learning to drive is in Europe (from what I've heard anyway).
As far as I can tell, we Americans don't bother with the 'learning' part and just fake it 'til we make it. :P


... I'm really really sleepy... in a good way, mostly...

us Europeans have this weird idea of public safety where we learn people how to drive cars before letting them drive and don't give them guns


Wait... there are countries that give their citizens guns? I'd go there, but I could just buy a gun for the money I'd spend on the tickets.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on December 13, 2012, 03:50:21 PM
In Texas they give you guns *while* your learning to drive.  :dunce:

Seriously, if my math is right your paying ~1500 euros to learn to drive. Thats insane. Its not that hard. My 16 yo kid took driving lessons and it cost about $400 for classroom and in-car lessons and his state permit.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 13, 2012, 04:51:19 PM
yeah, it is crazy expensive. and the tests (a practical and theoretical) are quite strict too. plus you have to pay about 200-300 euro's for either one of them to just take them. and to be honest, it didn't struck me as quite that hard. and being american you probably drive automatic transmission and that's just like driving a go-cart
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 14, 2012, 05:55:15 AM
My mum got me around the block about four times in our manual pick up truck from '96 or so. It was a very, very, lurchy ride. Not quite comfortable with my left foot having to do anything.
Of course, that's the way she taught me to drive the automatic, also. We were getting in the car to go to the grocery store and she said, "You know what, here's the keys, why don't you try?" So the total expense for my license was.. mm, $20 for the written test from a free study booklet and $30 for the practical test and license? something like that. Less than $50-75 total, anyway.

And! best of all! I've not killed a single person yet! (never been in an accident of my own fault at all, really. Once a guy in a very large van wandered over into our lane and tried to merge vehicles, that was scary). I'm even a decent driver! *puts a gag on Joey*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 14, 2012, 12:32:54 PM
never been in an accident of my own fault at all, really.

:jester:

But how many have you caused?

(Don't mean it honestly. Just couldn't resist!)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 14, 2012, 02:39:31 PM
apart from the financial side, i really don't mind the fact that you're not allowed to drive till you're 18 and that it is a strict test. it is for your safety anyway. also, i live in the area where all the embassies are, and Americans are known to be horrible drivers. they're up there with the Italian people

also, in the first 5-7 years of having a license you can commit 2 traffic violations (speeding, crossing a red light). at the 3d you loose your license
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 15, 2012, 06:31:57 AM
Wow. You nutty Dutchmen. That's just insane... well, except that driving really isn't very necessary with the way your cities are planned and transit is developed. The reason we're so lenient is because we can be -- we've literally got lots of room for giant lanes -- and because we need to be, given that hardly anyone lives within easy walking distance of school/work, and bicycling and public transit infrastructure are underdeveloped and frankly dangerous in most places. It doesn't need to be this way, and it might change, but inertia (or lack thereof) is a bitch.


On a different note: Today was my last day working for Kroger. I'm scared and excited and happy. It's a very strange feeling.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 21, 2012, 10:57:28 PM
Off to Scotland in the morning. Enjoy your weekend, folks.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 23, 2012, 08:33:56 PM
need to start work at 6 in the morning. not pleased with that at all. christmas should be good though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 31, 2012, 10:41:23 AM
Back at work for a day then New Years Day off. I've only taken 1 phone call in the last hour so it should be quiet day I hope!

Just finished a 10 day course of antibiotics for tonsilitis again so christmas could have been betters.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 02, 2013, 07:47:54 AM
yeah, it is crazy expensive. and the tests (a practical and theoretical) are quite strict too. plus you have to pay about 200-300 euro's for either one of them to just take them. and to be honest, it didn't struck me as quite that hard. and being american you probably drive automatic transmission and that's just like driving a go-cart
Guilty as charged. I do drive an automatic. But in my defense, when my cousin was teaching me to drive a manual transmission he chose to do so in his brand new mustang covetable and yelled at me everyone I made a mistake and had a panic attack about me burning out his transmission. So now every time I shift gears I close my eyes and scream. So it's for public safety that I drive an automatic.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 04, 2013, 11:15:19 AM
yeah, so it probably is good for everyone's safety too that people are being taught the proper way to drive. and like ave pointed out, the way european streets where laid out is probablty not as convenient as they are in the US. especially in the city centers of the older cities. but i feel that i've got the driving part under control now, so its now just getting some experience on the road and do the tricks such as parking. feel like i'm going in the right direction but i'm not even halfway there
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 06, 2013, 09:45:18 AM
Heading back to the States. Pretty content with leaving this gloomy place behind.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 06, 2013, 11:13:13 AM
Heading back to the States. Pretty content with leaving this gloomy place behind.

Well done, yank.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on January 06, 2013, 04:53:49 PM
Parenting teenagers suuuuuuuuuuuucks.  :irritated:

edited:

That is all
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 07, 2013, 01:48:04 PM
Parenting teenagers suuuuuuuuuuuucks.  :irritated:

Want to swap for my 11 year old? :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 13, 2013, 06:16:47 AM
Kind of have a little too much free time here. It's been good especially for the last week -- trying to kick a minor cold, which would be much more irritating if I was working -- but, but, I can foresee myself quickly getting kind of dissatisfied with unemployment.

 :elf_dead:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 13, 2013, 04:44:57 PM
yeah, having some work related issues as well. long story short. need work fast. it sucks
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 15, 2013, 09:00:08 PM
Kind of have a little too much free time here. It's been good especially for the last week -- trying to kick a minor cold, which would be much more irritating if I was working -- but, but, I can foresee myself quickly getting kind of dissatisfied with unemployment.

 :elf_dead:
... I know a lot of places hiring out here  ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 15, 2013, 09:11:56 PM
how about places hiring here?... got an interview this friday though. hope that works out
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 17, 2013, 11:01:06 PM
Kind of have a little too much free time here. It's been good especially for the last week -- trying to kick a minor cold, which would be much more irritating if I was working -- but, but, I can foresee myself quickly getting kind of dissatisfied with unemployment.

 :elf_dead:
... I know a lot of places hiring out here  ;)

There's a lot of places hiring here, too. Unfortunately, they all pay worth crap and have nothing to do with my degree or (vague as of yet, admittedly) ambitions* (edit: apparently originally wrote 'degree of admissions')

Why can't the minimum wage be raised? Please? $7.50 an hour is, like, half what it takes to live off the edge. When you can have two incomes of near full-time labor and housing still costs more than half the total, there's something wrong.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 18, 2013, 10:54:03 AM
Well the kids are happy. First decent snow of the season and the schools are closed for the day. I on the other hand can walk to work so I'm stuck in the office watching snow flakes since my phone isn't rining.  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 18, 2013, 01:49:33 PM
It's becoming more and more apparent that I néed to leave this place we call "Holebart". So get you couches ready, people. I'll be missioning your way in the near future.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on January 19, 2013, 05:14:48 AM
It's becoming more and more apparent that I néed to leave this place we call "Holebart". So get you couches ready, people. I'll be missioning your way in the near future.

Crazy lezzy friends went to a Xena Convention in Cali. Met some really crazy Xena-fan who actually came from 'Holebart' (??) to this convention. Made me think of you, Kiki.

P.S.: Now, that is dedication.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 30, 2013, 01:49:07 AM
2nd time at the gym this week - go me! This is the year for some serious improvement.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 30, 2013, 06:32:20 AM
It's becoming more and more apparent that I néed to leave this place we call "Holebart". So get you couches ready, people. I'll be missioning your way in the near future.

Crazy lezzy friends went to a Xena Convention in Cali. Met some really crazy Xena-fan who actually came from 'Holebart' (??) to this convention. Made me think of you, Kiki.

P.S.: Now, that is dedication.

Really. A Xena fan from Hobart?? Was she hot? Hahaha. It wasn't a cosplay girl was it? Because a couple of Cosplay girls from here won best costume at the Cosplay World Champs last year and are always at conventions these days.

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2011/08/22/255221_tasmania-news.html
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 01, 2013, 01:21:03 AM
It's becoming more and more apparent that I néed to leave this place we call "Holebart". So get you couches ready, people. I'll be missioning your way in the near future.

Crazy lezzy friends went to a Xena Convention in Cali. Met some really crazy Xena-fan who actually came from 'Holebart' (??) to this convention. Made me think of you, Kiki.

P.S.: Now, that is dedication.

Really. A Xena fan from Hobart?? Was she hot? Hahaha. It wasn't a cosplay girl was it? Because a couple of Cosplay girls from here won best costume at the Cosplay World Champs last year and are always at conventions these days.

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2011/08/22/255221_tasmania-news.html

Holy shit, those are awesome costumes. Serious kudos. And... As far as hotness, I haven't the faintest. :P

We just got the first part of our shipment of hurling gear. Now I'm sitting at the computer wearing a hurling helmet. I amuse myself sometimes. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 21, 2013, 05:17:24 PM
One of my managers asked me last night how I felt about (seemingly) being overlooked for a promotion. We hired a new guy that has been installed a notch higher than I, which royally cheeses me off. Gave him a piece of my mind...turned into a bit of a rant, in fact, which I am partially regretful about, and kinda not.

Yay. Didn't really sleep last night, either. Had a couple of drinks, which put me straight out (I don't drink anymore/zero tolerance), but woke up early this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. Just thinking constantly about stupid work.

Got work later, too, which should be interesting as I'll probably see my boss. Hmm....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 24, 2013, 01:58:43 AM
Scratch that. Had a conversation with my boss last night, and plans are now afoot to train me up as a manager. Yay?

Anyway, just back from the gym. Feel good!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 24, 2013, 08:12:53 PM
you go girl
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 25, 2013, 12:45:26 AM
There are things that I know, which he doesn't want you to know, which would further support that suggestion. (He's more concerned with everyday fashion than I am, for instance. :D)

Also, feeling pretty good. It snowed today. Went out and played, snowballs and snow turtle building and snow angel creating, and it was really fun. :elf_girl:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/glorfindel789/P1010248_zps3a1f8128.jpg)

and then I had way too much fun coloring it.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/glorfindel789/turtlewithtoomuchcolor_zps47a4305f.jpg)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 26, 2013, 09:15:34 AM
yellow snow
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 02, 2013, 04:12:11 AM
f**king hell, living here really winds me up sometimes. Boulder is renowned for having pretty relaxed, intelligent people, but I tend to find a large percentage are anything but.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 07, 2013, 02:26:40 PM
finished my first week at the new job. it was ok-ish. think i can keep it up for the next 6 months, being the duration of my contract
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on March 08, 2013, 06:38:35 AM
finished my first week at the new job. it was ok-ish. think i can keep it up for the next 6 months, being the duration of my contract

Is this the call centre shit?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 08, 2013, 09:49:31 AM
yeah, sort of. wasn't exactly that. mostly just number-crunching behind the computer. i've done worse
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 09, 2013, 04:57:32 AM
I got a job I got a job I got a job.
*happy dance*
It's even kind of sort of similar to something I want to do in the future.
*happy happy dance*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 09, 2013, 07:02:40 PM
I got a job I got a job I got a job.
*happy dance*
It's even kind of sort of similar to something I want to do in the future.
*happy happy dance*

Nice one. Well done Edhe.  :king:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 12, 2013, 04:04:27 AM
So how long do you think it will be before all the message board besides these few forums is devoured by spam?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 12, 2013, 04:08:24 AM
Not too long, unless Syr decides to read my message and swing by.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on March 12, 2013, 10:51:54 PM
So how long do you think it will be before all the message board besides these few forums is devoured by spam?
(http://bayintegratedmarketing.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/spam3.png?w=645)

+

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mxGBb5I_B68/USV50ZDmYoI/AAAAAAAAAKw/HmoOgywuvKQ/s640/9781476744087.jpgDevoured.jpg)

=

(http://img.ctrlv.in/4f16b908ca057.jpg)

mmmmm... I'm procrastinating.
Also, this (http://dearauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/MistletoeMadnessLG.jpg) is probably the most amusing non sequitur on a google search for "devoured by spam". Also a video of "humans devoured by WHALE MAMMALS".

yes.
um.
bye? (for now)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 16, 2013, 07:01:56 PM
last weekend my girlfriend and i shared our 5 year anniversary, so for that we decided to grab a hotel this weekend. so at the very moment, i'm in a hotel-room on my laptop. going out for dinner in a few minutes. should be good
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 24, 2013, 12:30:26 PM
just did my taxes. discovered i could write off my work related travel expenses. they're going to give me a fair sum of money back for a change
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 28, 2013, 03:15:09 AM
Nice Wi-Fi is nice. Not that I want to be content with that...I'd rather be home, but f**k it. Wolf gotta hunt!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on April 05, 2013, 07:38:36 PM
Not good times for vega1. Was informed last week my employer of 18 years will no longer be needing my services. So after may I will be on the market for some lucky company. My skills however are not exactly widely needed (software product manager) so finding new employment is sure to be a slog. Oh well, what can you do? Gird your loins and move forward I guess.  :knight:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 05, 2013, 07:41:13 PM
Sorry to hear that, Vega. Hopefully you'll find something quickly...job situation in the States is beginning to pick up handsomely.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 08, 2013, 07:36:17 PM
Thatcher's dead - yipee! Should keep the stakes prepared just in case. :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on April 09, 2013, 08:37:22 PM
Thatcher's dead - yipee! Should keep the stakes prepared just in case. :D

Nope. Don't think I'd shed a tear either.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 09, 2013, 10:54:46 PM
Always had a soft spot for Thatcher.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 13, 2013, 07:18:42 PM
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6851/p1010280u.jpg)

Hi guys.  :goblin:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 19, 2013, 09:47:20 AM
went to see Eddie Izzard yesterday. was pretty great. had good seats as well. could allmost touch the man
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 24, 2013, 12:11:04 AM
Keep telling myself, it's only a month.... have a two part time jobs, 9-12 and 5:30 - 10:30, the latter with a 30-45 minute commute, which are adding up to some sleepiness and minor illness. Unhappy. :(

On the other hand, last Sunday was our regional teams' first scrimmages and practices for hurling and Gaelic football. I got myself a nice little sunburn and handsome bruise. Quite proud. I've never really had bruises from sports before, unless you include falling off my bike as a kid. So.. yea. Happy about that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 24, 2013, 04:31:58 AM
Gaining my promotion at work means I'm stuck here more and miss the finer things in life, such as sports in the sun, as Ave was mentioning before. But it also grants me the right to be an unrepentant slacker, which is a role I carry well.

This is the real world, I guess, and that would be why it's broken.

Also, those crazy ice-cream people next door need to stop having so many parties. They're making me jealous.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 09, 2013, 08:34:39 PM
Think I'll be quitting alcohol.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 10, 2013, 05:24:25 PM
Woke up this morning, day two (it seems) into my hangover, with a sore back (day three of that), and a dodgy knee. f**k this!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on May 15, 2013, 07:28:50 PM
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6851/p1010280u.jpg)

Hi guys.  :goblin:

love the dogs.

looking for a new job... sucks
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 31, 2013, 11:09:47 AM
started doind some exercise and took up running. went for the quick 5 km on the beach 2 days ago, and my knees are still hurting from that. i must be in worse shape than i remember
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on June 07, 2013, 07:44:28 PM
Going through a serious transition right now after losing my job of 18 years. Its hard (maybe only for me) to not define yourself by what you do, not who you are. In any case I'm looking for a new job and in the meantime taking a CE course on Project Management. Plan to go after a PMP if all goes well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on June 10, 2013, 06:32:56 AM
My temporary job is ending this coming Thursday-- admin have said they'll re-hire me in August, but I'm not sure what I'll do until then. Eerrgh.

Quote from: Vega1
Its hard (maybe only for me) to not define yourself by what you do, not who you are.

It's not only you, I think most people feel like that... but maybe not young 'uns like me. I'm only just starting on a career (teaching) that I can see lasting for a foreseeable future. It's strange to feel myself slipping into the "I am a ___" mindset.

It's good that you're keeping busy, though. Best of luck to you, Vega!


(Also, I've been exercising lots lately, and it feels gooooood. :D You know leg presses (http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/detail/view/name/leg-press), right? Normally, I do 2 sets of 30 repetitions at 220 pounds, and today, just for shits and giggles, decided to see how heavy I could do at least ten. Turns out I can do 30 rep at 320 pounds. I feel very very strong. Saying that, a 5km run takes 30 minutes, so that can be improved....)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 30, 2013, 10:32:12 PM
been doing a lot of cycling this week. got my hands on a pretty decent bike, and i've been putting it to the test. the addition of the endomuno app is great as well
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 12, 2013, 07:52:47 PM
I have the weekend off, holy shit Batman! I was planning on volunteering today, but I don't really feel like kicking around Denver in my precious free-time. I will be participating in the lunacy tomorrow and the next day, though.

Then working flat-out again next week, yay! Not very much money, but hey. That's 'Merica.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 14, 2013, 06:18:53 PM
did a good 65 km of cycling today. pretty wrecked but rewarding.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 14, 2013, 07:59:34 PM
No way can you do 40 miles, fatso!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 15, 2013, 10:26:51 AM
And averaging 30 km per hour. It is honestly not as hard as you think
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 15, 2013, 11:25:57 PM
I suppose it was a pretty flat trail with little to no traffic, in addition to having a nice bike?

I'm pretty decent shape but I'd struggle to do that much, I think.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 16, 2013, 06:53:47 PM
well, it is a pretty decent racing bike. it's a ten year old thing but in excellent shape, since the previous owner was a professional bycicle repair guy. nevertheless, i was pleased with myself for keeping such a pace. the routes i took was through the dunes, so it was uphill and downhill, and for a good 20 km's of the route i was headfirst in the wind. but there wasn't a whole lot to hold to stop me; there's always some traffic lights and such, but i plotted my route to avoid them

but it helps that i'm dutch and cycle everywhere. also, i've been doing some serious cycling for about a month now
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 19, 2013, 10:14:17 AM
went out yesterday and had a beer too many. now i'm at work and i feel like hell. its hot outside and i just want to be at the beach. good chance i'll call it a day a few hours early
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 20, 2013, 01:43:00 AM
I'm off! I'm off scot-free...

For a day, but at least it's something! Going out for drinks tomorrow night with friends, so will probably just relax indoors tonight and catch up on movies.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on July 20, 2013, 12:41:55 PM
I'm off! I'm off scot-free...

Wouldn't you be off "Irish-free"? Bahahahahaha. Hmmm.

As usual, I'm stuck at work, trying to decide if I will engage in drinking shenanigans tonight. Got 3 weeks off as of Monday, so I may just save my debauchery for holiday time.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 20, 2013, 08:45:59 PM
Anything planned for the 3 weeks off, kiks? I wish I got time off like that!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 20, 2013, 09:42:51 PM
went out on another bycicle run yesterday. 10 km in it my bicycle broke down. had to walk back. took me close to 2 hours. it sucked
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 21, 2013, 07:35:45 PM
Friend and I emptied a bottle of SoCo last night. Shots. Last thing I remember, she was running to the porch to throw up and I sat down in the living room. I have a vague recollection of being helped over to the couch at some point. There was apparently a game of What the f**k? played and I may or may not have said I would f**k Mal's mother. I can't remember saying this or playing the game, but they were more than amused to tell me this when I came to. Had to call in to work, which is going to earn me a coaching.

What is that thing you people always say?

Never drinking again...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on July 22, 2013, 02:20:11 PM
went out on another bycicle run yesterday. 10 km in it my bicycle broke down. had to walk back. took me close to 2 hours. it sucked

What is it they say about a waste of a good walk.....

Or is that Golf. I forget :P

Anyway, I know the feeling. Last time that happened to me I came of my bike and bent the front wheel as well. Hope it's not to expensive.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on July 23, 2013, 01:29:15 AM
Speaking of long bike rides, I decided to bike from my (new/future) school campus in a city I'm kind of familiar with ... but apparently not well enough. I made a wrong turn, erring off of my printed directions, and a planned 20 mile bike ride turned into a 30 mile ADVENTURE! featuring getting lost multiple times (in an annoying rather than frightening way)! a ride with a nice stranger (who actually was nice)! a flat tire (which I had to fix with a patch kit borrowed from another cyclist, who humblebragged about his bike the whole time I was fixing mine)! a surprise run in with a very large herd of people moving towards a sports game (god, baseball fans move slow)! and a broken chain (less than a kilometer from my final return destination)!

it was fun though.

I am now officially in the Teacher Education School (which is an amusing string of words). Gonna teach English and/or Social Studies. Pretty cool, huh?
And, no, I don't know why I'm parenthesizing everything.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 23, 2013, 07:31:40 AM
With mobile phones nowadays it is close to impossible to get lost. Also, here bicycle lanes are fitted with direction signs...

anyway, the part of my bicycle that broke down was the chain. A link got loose and while doing high speeds it got stuck behind my front shifter, bending it firmly around the frame. Fortunately I was able to repair it back home and put a new chain on, and now I'm good to go. Still a bit wary to do high speeds when parts of precise engineering are hammered into place by me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on July 24, 2013, 09:27:01 PM
I'm still resistant to the kind of mobile phone that keeps you from getting lost. I've got a call-and-text-and-not-much-more relic of the past.
And the paths here have signs of a sort -- I'd just never been where I was supposed to be going, so finding out I was somewhere between "Graveyard Park" (real name) and "South River Park" (not real name) didn't really help. I did know I needed to be going east, so the good old fashioned follow-your-shadow method got me most of the way there.
Gonna go franken-chain my bike. Or splice, minus the Adrien Brody. Wonder if he knows how to fix bikes? [ /irrelevant]
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 26, 2013, 01:42:50 PM
i always resisted as well. i was probably the latest to get a mobile phone. although i have the same mobile nr. for close to 12 years now i guess. i also think i've got good phone etiquette and can keep my hands off the thing without trying too hard. but going where you're supposed to be going is easy with a mobile since navigation software and gps is quite good nowadays. when i first moved to the city i live in now, i used to go everywhere with my navigation screaming in my ear
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on August 02, 2013, 09:36:38 AM
although i have the same mobile nr. for close to 12 years now i guess.

Same mobile for 12 years? really?  :P

received my new mobile phone in the mail today. went for the Samsung Galaxy S2. been playing around with it all day, instead of doing other things i'm supposed to be doing

Sorry couldn't resist  :jester:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 02, 2013, 01:35:28 PM
a regular Sherlock... but i was obviously referring to my mobile phone number, which the nr. implied
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on August 03, 2013, 10:23:31 AM
 :smile:

We use "no."  for number here. It must have confused me :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 04, 2013, 02:04:29 PM
why would an abbreviation for number have an 'o' in it? makes no sense

anyway, got my languages mixed up there. in my language the abbreviation for the word with the same meaning is nr. makes more sense if you ask me, so thought it was used worldwide
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 04, 2013, 08:56:23 PM
It's 'no.', baz.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 05, 2013, 06:38:40 AM
Silly
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 05, 2013, 11:40:22 AM
 I thought it was pretty clear what he meant.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 05, 2013, 10:35:43 PM
Thanks Jamestown... Also, no as abbreviation for the Latin numero, that's just being pretentious.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 27, 2013, 01:37:40 AM
Convinced someone to hire me, so I start a new job on Tuesday, which is exciting. Taking a pretty big pay cut. They are getting me for peanuts because I'm desperate and don't have much in the way of bargaining position. But what i will make is 100% more than I am making right now.

Anyway, it will be good to be employed again.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on August 27, 2013, 09:15:35 AM
I hate night feeds
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 27, 2013, 04:23:57 PM
Currently waiting for my plane. Will probably be able to find WiFi somewhere, so you guys won't even notice I'm away.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 27, 2013, 05:37:27 PM
Convinced someone to hire me, so I start a new job on Tuesday, which is exciting. Taking a pretty big pay cut. They are getting me for peanuts because I'm desperate and don't have much in the way of bargaining position. But what i will make is 100% more than I am making right now.

Anyway, it will be good to be employed again.
Nice one, Vega! :)

Currently waiting for my plane. Will probably be able to find WiFi somewhere, so you guys won't even notice I'm away.
Where you at?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 27, 2013, 08:27:52 PM
math, math, math, vega. 100% of 0 is still 0.
that aside, congratulations!

Schools started. Work (90% sure of it) starts soon. Yeerch.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on August 28, 2013, 04:35:48 AM
math, math, math, vega. 100% of 0 is still 0.
that aside, congratulations!

Details... OK, 1000% then.  :smile:

Thanks for the congrats.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 05, 2013, 03:12:15 PM
Sad to be back from nine days in Madrid. But when I came home this morning I could go straight to the beach in my own quiet little city. And that is where I'm currently residing. Life is not too bad..
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on September 07, 2013, 10:57:58 AM
Visiting my daughters family for the weekend. Not feeling very well though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 07, 2013, 05:57:02 PM
not doing too great either. got a bit sick, and i'm now spending my last free days chillin at home
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on September 08, 2013, 04:15:42 AM
Why won't my baby sleep?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 08, 2013, 09:42:04 AM
Give it alcohol. Always worked miracles for me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on September 09, 2013, 01:22:01 PM
And that drink problem you have now is totally unrelated eh?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2013, 02:46:49 PM
Totally unrelated. And not a problem.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on September 09, 2013, 03:51:38 PM
Hello denial
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2013, 04:39:49 PM
I told my girlfriend that she could easily drink during pregnancy, if that is ever going to happen. If the kid is mine, good chance it'll be fond of alcohol anyway.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on September 09, 2013, 06:10:17 PM
That makes your girlfriend sound like a bit of a questionable lady...... If the kid was mine
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 09, 2013, 10:25:46 PM
A good thing I'm not planning on having kids then...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 03, 2013, 12:35:29 PM
Gutted, I'm not allowed to drive for a year
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 03, 2013, 02:32:08 PM
I told my girlfriend that she could easily drink during pregnancy, if that is ever going to happen. If the kid is mine, good chance it'll be fond of alcohol anyway.

I don't think anybody is questining the difficulty in drinking while pregnant, Baz. Just whether or not it's sensible to do so.  :elf_gloop:

A good thing I'm not planning on having kids then...

That noise you can hear is the world's collective sigh of relief. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 03, 2013, 02:33:03 PM
Gutted, I'm not allowed to drive for a year

Is this because the cops found out you know Baz, Classy?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 03, 2013, 05:14:41 PM
No,  the doc told me, though he was wearing a white coat, hmmm.....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 04, 2013, 10:01:57 AM
never trust men in white coats
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 04, 2013, 11:35:32 AM
never trust men in white coats

Sounds like you're endorsing sex without condoms.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 04, 2013, 11:37:47 AM
not at this particular moment, but yes
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on October 05, 2013, 07:13:20 AM
Shiiiiiiiiiiiit. Tom Clancy died.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 07, 2013, 09:29:17 PM
Who is he? Do I need a suit?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 15, 2013, 07:46:30 AM
My girlfriend bought me a tablet For My birthday last weekend, so now im in the train to work writing job applications. Actually pretty pleased with that. Have ti figuren out How to switch autocorrect to a different Language though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 15, 2013, 09:07:22 AM
What type of tablet, baz? I am in the position of looking for jobs myself, but the only time I feel comfortable to do so is on my desktop, which I am usually only on on days off.

Like today, when I relax and do sweet f**k all.

I can say that Boulder Beer's 'Flashback' brown IPA is an extremely good drink, though, and 'Still Game' is a funny show if you like Scottish humour. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 15, 2013, 09:10:57 AM
Got an Asus Vivotab, running a full version of Windows 8. I plan on doing some actual work on the thing, so I didn't want an Android and didn't care for an IPad. It seems to work jus how I like, and even typing is pretty fluent.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 20, 2013, 02:57:46 PM
Safe to say i am never drinking again.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 21, 2013, 08:44:16 AM
Safe to say that's a lie
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 21, 2013, 11:29:36 AM
You know I would not lie like that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on October 22, 2013, 03:18:14 AM
As those of you on facebook saw, I took my exam for PMP certification today, and passed on my first try (something not everyone does as I am led to believe). I am really happy about this, it was not easy, studied my butt off for weeks, up to 16 hours a day for the last 3 days. Glad I did too because it was hard. I took all 4 of the allowed hours. Anyway, when I got laid off in June, this was a goal I set for myself. I had to pay $$, take classes to fulfill the edu requirements, prove my work experience to apply for the exam, and sacrifice some serious time to studying to get it done. Will it ever result in anything professionally? Don't know, but it was a goal that I set for myself, and it feels pretty damn good to have achieved it.... aaaaaaaand my brain is now mush...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 22, 2013, 08:48:59 AM
Good for you, well done
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 22, 2013, 09:37:28 AM
Heh. PIMP certification

congrats though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 22, 2013, 02:18:57 PM
Hey so I'm happy with myself, I've dropped a dress size. My life is totally boring though without lots of really tasty food.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 22, 2013, 03:43:51 PM
Pics?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 22, 2013, 04:27:45 PM
Of smaller clothes, whatever does it for you....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 22, 2013, 04:42:32 PM
I just want pics... Nobody ever gives me pics when I ask for it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 26, 2013, 08:50:14 AM
It is safe to say I am never drinking again.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on October 28, 2013, 01:24:50 PM
It is safe to say I am never drinking again.

Translation :

"It is safe to say I am never drinking again...... (Again)"
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 29, 2013, 03:15:12 AM
Baz, have I ever seen a pic of you?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 29, 2013, 09:38:38 AM
I used to share all sorts of pics all the time, including some of myself. I'm pretty sure you've seen some.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 29, 2013, 09:56:53 AM
Wait a minute, bright dyed red hair?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 29, 2013, 10:55:54 AM
Among others. Although that pic was taken a long time ago.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 29, 2013, 01:25:36 PM
Never did see you in yellow speedos though, that I believe would have been the money shot
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 29, 2013, 01:53:40 PM
I knew you'd remember the yellow Speedo pic...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 30, 2013, 05:25:52 PM
On Monday, I finished my job. Today, I begin a new one. :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 31, 2013, 07:27:04 AM
Nice. What're you going to do?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 06, 2013, 09:04:58 PM
After much delay, I finally got my drivers license. Still pleased with that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 17, 2013, 06:01:13 PM
managed to borrow a car for the weekend, so i've been driving around that. had dinner in Antwerp Friday, for instance. good times
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on November 17, 2013, 06:26:59 PM
And I've learned to more-or-less drive a manual pick up truck. Whoot whoot. (The little sis has monopolized the automatic transmission vehicle -- I mean, really, there's a stash of mascara in the glovebox now -- so I kind of had to figure out the other one.) Starting up hills is still a bit, um, iffy. Just avoiding inclines for now.

actually kind of feeling the work vibe today. yupyupyup, paper(s) ahoy!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on November 17, 2013, 10:26:59 PM
Men are lying pieces of shit
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Alrin on November 18, 2013, 04:28:19 AM
Whoa there! I might be a piece of shit, but I don't lie about it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 18, 2013, 07:41:59 AM
Have to agree with Claire there... we are
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on November 18, 2013, 05:17:33 PM
Thank you, at least I can rely on you guys and Ben and jerrys. Though the 4 large tubs I have eaten in 24hrs have somewhat blown my diet
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 06, 2013, 02:02:16 AM
I don't like things. Like homework, or my mother, or children.

[grumpy face]

Tuna is good though. So are dogs, and husbands, and, I hope, the future.

Now back to homework. Shit.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 06, 2013, 08:28:49 AM
Did you get a husband?
I'm not even going to start on the things I don't like.

My children are what I like though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 06, 2013, 10:20:04 AM
the weather has been brutal here. luckily I was able to borrow a car this week, otherwise I would've been practically immobile.

on the plus side, Christmas is coming
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 06, 2013, 10:51:27 AM
Whoa there! I might be a piece of shit, but I don't lie about it.

 :iamwithstupid:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on December 06, 2013, 10:47:43 PM
Been absent lately, working on a huge project (managing every aspect of a trade show for my company from the booth, to the marketing, to the travel). It was this week from Monday-Thursday in Orlando. The show couldn't have gone better for me. I was trying to prove myself for my new job, and frankly, I kicked ass and took names if I do say so myself. So much so that I asked for a *significant* raise from my boss on the final day and he gave me more than I asked for. Felt really good.

Unfortunately I went to the airport to fly back home to DFW this morning and all flights were cancelled... so I'm stuck in Orlando right now.  :irritated:

Going to try tomorrow to get home on a 7am flight. ugh.

So... what did I miss?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 07, 2013, 02:25:32 AM
Did you get a husband?

Married our very own Great One two years ago. And happily so. :)


What counts as "brutal," baz? I raise you: -17*C, as of this evening. It got all the way up to -15*C just after noon. f**kING FREEZING, in other words. and it's supposed to be like this for at least the rest of the weekend.

Is this weather system why your flight got cancelled, Vega?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 07, 2013, 10:32:30 AM
Aww, congrats. Not sure if I missed it or just have lost the memory. But that is so sweet. Where do you both live then?
I don't see myself ever getting married, everytime I think I might have found a happy ever after they just break my wee heart and then try to destroy my life.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on December 07, 2013, 10:00:49 PM
What counts as "brutal," baz? I raise you: -17*C, as of this evening. It got all the way up to -15*C just after noon. f**kING FREEZING, in other words. and it's supposed to be like this for at least the rest of the weekend.

Is this weather system why your flight got cancelled, Vega?

Exactly right. It was 80 degrees on Thursday, then dropped to 29 the next day and it started raining/sleeting/icing. Hasnt been over freezing since. My flight this morning was cancelled too. Still stuck in Orlando. :-(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 09, 2013, 08:52:59 AM
It wasn't really the cold here, but rather the wind. Going outside was advised against, and due to trees falling on the train tracks public transportation was pretty much dead. It was all over th UK as well apparently.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 09, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
oh, that sucks too.

Power and gas went out in one of the smaller subdivisions here. Residents were advised to go to warming centers. Kind of scary.

On the other hand, I get to present a book for which i have nearly evangelical zeal this afternoon. WHOOO! (and went to the gym for almost two hours, am sore and tired and hyped up at the same time. Perfect state of mind for doing homework, right? :elfgirl_grin: )
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 13, 2013, 12:21:17 PM
been a tad sick this week, and since the best thing to do against sickness is refusing to be sick altogether I've been to work all week. weekend is coming up and i feel a bit better, so that is good.

also, was able to borrow a car for the past 2 weeks but had to hand it in yesterday, meaning i'll have to take that damnable train to work again come Monday. bah.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 13, 2013, 01:31:22 PM
I'm not allowed to drive for a year. Sucks getting about without a car
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 28, 2013, 09:49:09 PM
Christmas has been pretty good to me. Had to make Christmas dinner for the second year on a row, and once again it was a success. Now I get to enjoy the weekend before heading back to work. Only 3 days to work the next week, so that is good too
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 29, 2013, 01:00:28 PM
I will be so glad when this year is over. It has been the worst one of my life. Roll on 2014
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 29, 2013, 02:13:43 PM
yeah, i've seen better myself. overall, 2013 was not a great year
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 24, 2014, 03:43:47 AM
Arrrrrgh!!!!!!! I am so angry right now! I got to my friends who was babysitting so I could go out. Got my daughter upstairs, showered and changed out if my school clothes Band by the time I got back to the car it was towed because someone complained I was in there spot. The thing that gets me, it was less than an hour and nobody asked me to move. And no one was parked there! Really!!!???
And the worst part, all my smokes were in the car because I wasn't staying!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 24, 2014, 11:56:52 AM
I can see where you're coming from Aury, but try to see it from the perspective of the people who own the spot. My parents got a driveway next to their house; its their driveway and my dad occasionally uses that spot to park his car. If anything, it is an easy passage to the backyard and the kitchen entrance. The entrance to that driveway looks like any other parking space in the street, and is always empty for it is not a parking space. Often people feel the need to park their car there. Always to the annoyance of my family (myself included), I might add. Even though the wrongdoer might stay there for a couple of minutes only, to us it feels like the violation of our personal space. And apart from that, staying there renders the use of the driveway, our driveway, useless.

And sure, we could ask the owner of the car to move it and he might move it straight away once we ask. But the car parked there could belong to anyone. The owner could be visiting our neighbours, but he could also be in the adjacent street. When addressing these people, they always respond by saying that they, indeed, only used the spot for a couple of minutes and that they would move the car if asked. Like it is their right to obstruct the entrance to our property if they only do it for a short period.

And apart from that, I really don't feel I should address people who do this. To me, that feels like asking people to use our own stuff. And since we hardly ever go as far as to call the cops (apart from the single time where we could not get the car off our driveway because it was being blocked), who  hardly ever show up on time anyway, i feel we would have a right to do so. Its really an annoyance
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 24, 2014, 05:50:41 PM
I get your point baz. But no one Ever parks there. It's an actual spot in a parking lot and not an assigned unit space, it's unmarked, and no one ever parks there
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 25, 2014, 06:00:56 PM
If that was the case, you where in your right to be angry. Why did they even tow you then?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 26, 2014, 08:39:38 AM
I was towed because someone pays extra rent each month to reserve that space for their imaginary car. They saw me parked there and made the manager tow it. I parked at 4:45. I was towed at 5:40. I tried to leave at 5:45. Got my car back but that took most my check :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on January 30, 2014, 08:20:15 AM
I understand your frustration, and the owners of the spot could be a bit more forgiving. On the other hand, it is their spot and it is not up to others to decide when to use it. So don't be that guy.

me, I was in Ghent for the weekend. It was cold but enjoyable, and a surprisingly fun city. This weekend I'll just be chillin, hopefully.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on January 31, 2014, 04:02:57 PM
I understand your frustration, and the owners of the spot could be a bit more forgiving. On the other hand, it is their spot and it is not up to others to decide when to use it. So don't be that guy.

Tough love, but brother speaks the truth.  :iamwithstupid:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 13, 2014, 06:07:48 PM
I just wish it would stop bloody raining! It's getting stupid. I'm down on the south coast where we've recently had more than 225% than average rainfall and I'm begining to envy those who have been getting too much snow.... Seriously!

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/72619000/gif/_72619995_uk_rainfall_2014_464_v2.gif)

The orange in this one are amber flood warnings.

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/11/28/1354111105693/EA-alert-map-001.jpg)

And it's going to get worse!

 :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 14, 2014, 10:11:04 AM
aye, winter has been a disappointment here too
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 14, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
I like the fact that out of all the words you could have used, the harshest you found is "disappointment"  :lol:

In hindsight I shouldn't complain. It's not as if we have a volcano on our door step. (re Java)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 14, 2014, 02:48:31 PM
could be worse. could be snowing
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 19, 2014, 10:53:57 AM
could be worse. could be snowing

Some snow would be welcome. I haven't seen any this winter!
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Post by: Edhelur on February 28, 2014, 03:41:22 AM
Whereas we've had crazy weather; it flips from single digits Fahrenheit to 50-60 and back in a single day (like -12 --> +10 and back). Snow, wind, sun, fog .... in one day. Argh, dressing for this is hard! (My backpack is full of extra layers all the time, it seems).

Been crazy busy; my classes this semester are HARD. Tons of work. And each piece seemingly takes forever. But I think I'm almost at the end for the evening, and then it's the weekend until Sunday afternoon. *sigh* tea and tv sound really really good right now.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on February 28, 2014, 11:06:19 AM
seems like spring is already coming here. and can't say I quite mind, for I have not forgotten the horror that was last years winter
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on February 28, 2014, 11:46:49 AM
could be worse. could be snowing

Some snow would be welcome. I haven't seen any this winter!

Have you been hit by the floods?
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Post by: Myddrun on March 03, 2014, 05:58:10 PM
Not especially. Our part of the county is hilly (albeit not very high hills) so all the floods end up being really localised. The local river has burst it's banks and is still overflowing after 2-3 weeks of reduced rain but it can't do any thing but flow faster really. The worst is the in the west of England, The Somerset Levels... Says it all.
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Post by: vega1 on March 03, 2014, 11:27:40 PM
Whereas we've had crazy weather; it flips from single digits Fahrenheit to 50-60 and back in a single day (like -12 --> +10 and back). Snow, wind, sun, fog .... in one day. Argh, dressing for this is hard! (My backpack is full of extra layers all the time, it seems).

You know its funny you say that, everyone has stories about where they live, I can't think of a city where I have not heard some say "If you don't like the weather in <insert city name here> just give it a minute and it will change"

But I always think to myself, "you got nothing on Colorado". I distinctly remember blizzards, in the truest sense of the word one day and the next 68 degrees. I also remember summer storms where it would be hot, and sudden clouds would roll in and the air temp would drop literally 20 degrees in a few minutes. Crazy.
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Post by: Great One on March 04, 2014, 07:34:08 PM
The Dark One's influence.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Post by: Aurian on March 07, 2014, 10:07:24 AM
You know its funny you say that, everyone has stories about where they live, I can't think of a city where I have not heard some say "If you don't like the weather in <insert city name here> just give it a minute and it will change"
Nobody says that here. This is a weird weather year. We are usually in a constant drought. I've watched lakes dry up and become mini forests. But in a 3 day freak storm last week and upcoming weather, they are predicting by the end of this year we may be out of our draught finally. I don't believe it of course because where we normally get snow here we only got like an inch of snow all winter. We don't get weather, ever. We get sunny days and more sunny days and more sunny days and complain we are cold when it's 65 degrees f. We say if you don't like the weather, leave. On that note, I hope we really do get more rain.

Also, update on the towed car. When the woman whose spot it is found out it was my car towed she was telling me how sorry she was and she didn't realize it was me and told me I could park there. I'm not stupid enough to do that again regardless of what she says
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Post by: James on March 20, 2014, 11:03:42 PM
My dad joined Facebook and I accepted his request before the question of why I hadn't inevitably surfaced via email or phone. Now he tries to chat with me daily and it is horrible because there is absolutely nothing to talk about. There is a reason I send an email maybe everyone week or so... my life is boring. Nothing happens. What I did today is exactly what I did yesterday.
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Post by: vega1 on March 21, 2014, 04:58:42 PM
My dad joined Facebook and I accepted his request before the question of why I hadn't inevitably surfaced via email or phone. Now he tries to chat with me daily and it is horrible because there is absolutely nothing to talk about. There is a reason I send an email maybe everyone week or so... my life is boring. Nothing happens. What I did today is exactly what I did yesterday.

Just be thankful he's doing it via private messages and not on your wall. This seems to be a concept many older people do not understand. "But I wrote on your wall, what do you mean everyone can see it?"  :elf_gloop:
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Post by: Bacchus on April 26, 2014, 01:37:43 PM
got hammered yesterday, and am now hungover. never drinking again
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on April 27, 2014, 06:23:03 AM

If only I had a penny for every time someone posted that in this thread
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Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on April 27, 2014, 04:19:01 PM
My dad joined Facebook and I accepted his request before the question of why I hadn't inevitably surfaced via email or phone. Now he tries to chat with me daily and it is horrible because there is absolutely nothing to talk about. There is a reason I send an email maybe everyone week or so... my life is boring. Nothing happens. What I did today is exactly what I did yesterday.

Can't you just appear offline to him or something? I never have my Facebook chat turned on for that reason haha. Then later you just come back and say 'Oh sorry I was out', by which time they're hopefully offline. I have some weird British great uncle who I've never met who used to message me every time I was online. Pretty sure he thought I was my dad or something ...
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Post by: Edhelur on April 30, 2014, 12:24:35 AM

If only I had a penny for every time someone posted that in this thread

you'd probably have about a dollar.... now, give me a $20 for every time someone posts that... or, better, a nickel for every time a student who lives in the Uni area in this town says that.... be rich quick.


Super excited about flying far far far away in a month.

Procrastinating (need to buckle down and finish the work that's due tomorrow, eep).
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 04, 2014, 02:18:56 PM
i decided to make an effort to get back in shape an pick up cycling again. it has been pretty rough on me, and i'm nowhere near the speeds i was doing last year. also, i'm exhausted
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Post by: Edhelur on May 13, 2014, 02:20:23 AM
almostdonealmostdonealmostdone with the semester. Then one more year. Then I will be officially professionally trained as a teacher. Whoot!

The presidential office and federal department of education recently suggested a review of the efficacy of different teacher preparation programs. The one I'm in has a really good reputation in this state and especially in the city where they're located, but I'm curious, if that review ever happens, how rigorous/efficacious/reputable the school will be scored. The denigration of teachers could be greatly alleviated if it became better known how goddamn tough some of this shit is!

It's sort of funny, because the school as a whole is still considered sort of working-class, not that great in terms of academics, it's urban and pricing is not inflated. There's a high proportion of first-generation students, low-income, and a fairly high percentage of Black and Latina/o students compared to White. But it is so much more intense (in most classes) than my first school, which was more research focused.

also, 16 days.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 28, 2014, 06:43:35 AM
Happy:

(http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2012-06-12-AprihopDogfishHead.jpg)

(http://beerpulse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/aprihop-ipa-label.png)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 12, 2014, 04:31:01 PM
Caught a night train from Krakow to Prague last night. Having a bit of a struggle figuring out some things (such as bus/tram/train schedules), but otherwise Ave and I are alive and quite well.

World Cup tonight! I am predicting Argentina for victory.
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Post by: Great One on June 24, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
There's a Hungarian brandy called Palenka (sp?) that is highly regarded. I would not recommend it. The bottle is 50% and it tastes like diesel.

I do like my strong liqueurs but it wasn't to be with this one. Thankfully I made it safely out of Hungary and am now residing in Croatia.

Also, I miss Bazs random daily posts in here. I'll be sad to see the place go...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 25, 2014, 08:36:07 AM
Same. But at a certain point people are going to have to reply to my daily updates, and I do not see that happening unfortunately.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: vega1 on June 26, 2014, 03:09:36 PM
Happy:

(http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2012-06-12-AprihopDogfishHead.jpg)

I just tried this stuff on draft in a local bar and it was glorious! I usually hate beers with fruit in them, and I tried this thinking the 'apri' was for April not apricot. Ended up loving it. And after my 3rd it tasted even better!
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Post by: Great One on June 26, 2014, 10:27:01 PM
f**k yeah! I miss American small brews! Hey guys, considering our love of fine ales, hops, spirits,  herbs, and what not, we should at least keep this pub flowing in some sort of FB group or something.

I am drinking wine, atm. Don't like Czech/Croatian beers that much. Gave it a good try though! Merica!
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Post by: Great One on June 26, 2014, 10:30:02 PM
Also Ave and I bought tickets for Barcelona, which coincides with a concert by the Cat Empire (who I've still never seen!), and I can't wait! First heard of the band on here via the mighty Aussie NickAl, too.
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Post by: Alrin on June 27, 2014, 07:34:04 AM
Haven't seen them in years. They are so amazing live though.
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Post by: Corwyn on July 11, 2014, 09:36:43 PM
Happy!
to see this place is still here when it randomly crosses my mind in the middle of a work day.  :elf_smile:

UNHappy!
to see the place so derelict and plagued by spambots  :elf_gloop:

~waves to anyone left~
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 11, 2014, 09:49:31 PM
Good to see you around, Corwyn. Barkeep is free if you want to order one last drink!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on July 11, 2014, 09:56:29 PM
Good to see you too, Great One!

Been scanning a few of the posts, and from what I can gather you are the highest ranking member left active?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 12, 2014, 05:42:28 AM
Yeah, for whatever reasons, all the admins bailed over the last few years. That's life, I guess.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on July 15, 2014, 08:40:41 PM
Unfortunately so... My online presence changed massively thanks to a new job in early 08, then the birth of my daughter in Jan 09... time and priorities completely shifted and no matter how I try, up to now I have rarely found time for some of the things I used to spend most of my time on. Just found out my own forum and website are still there, exactly as I left them, mid upgrade, in early 08. previous login on my forum was some time in 2010 I think. I would gladly help out with this place, but unfortunately it seems a task beyond my limited time... tho for old times sake, I would certainly try.... a lot of fantastic memories surround this place for me and I hate the idea of it going away.  :depressed:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on July 17, 2014, 03:12:18 PM
~waves to anyone left~

*Tips his hat*

Hallo. :) I still lurk occationally.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on July 21, 2014, 08:54:18 PM
Hey Mydd, good to see you!
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Post by: Myddrun on July 28, 2014, 05:50:24 PM
Just noticed you said your daughter was born in Jan 09. My little girl was born Feb that year too :)
Don't they grow quickly!
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Post by: Corwyn on July 28, 2014, 10:03:49 PM
FAR too quickly!!! lol... She wasnt due till Feb, but was just all kinds of impatient (just like her moma... hehe)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on July 30, 2014, 02:20:09 PM
Leave Ireland in a week, move to Denver a couple days later, then return to school on the 18th. Gah!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on July 30, 2014, 05:04:18 PM
Wow! busy time for you GO! good luck with that!
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Post by: Great One on August 06, 2014, 10:29:08 PM
And we are back in the US of A. Felt very bittersweet and all kinds of sentimental leaving home again for Thor knows how long...we'll see. Shit is expensive.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on August 06, 2014, 11:50:01 PM
Welcome 'home'
Try not to get /too/ high....   :elf_dead:   :dragon_red:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on August 12, 2014, 03:32:34 PM
Deeply saddened at the passing of a great man. RIP Robin Williams  :depressed:
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Post by: Darkon on August 12, 2014, 08:12:24 PM
Yeah, it's a real pity.

At least he left a positive impact on the world. For whatever comfort that may offer.
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Post by: Edhelur on August 15, 2014, 06:08:58 PM
Watched Good Morning Vietnam last night. Very bittersweet.

Trying to settle into our new apartment (update for Corwyn: GO and I are together in a married sort of way, so I refer to 'we' on here, 'cause, well, we're both on here. I love that we met in the Hall rather than Match.com or some intentional website like that). Need to find some goddamn 5mm book case pegs so I can set up the shelves and unpack the boxes of books we brought! Have a new couch and a desk and a TV stand. Whoo!

School is starting in a few days. meep/AAAGHHHH! (Three more semesters. Three more semesters and I'll get my second major certification. Just three more.)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on August 21, 2014, 11:55:57 PM
Wow, congrats guys! I met my wife in the same way, only on a David Eddings forum.... tell people we met online and everyone thinks dating site.... heck, those things were barely starting when we met back in 2000...lol
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Post by: Edhelur on August 22, 2014, 11:54:35 PM
thanks Corwyn! Dating sites interest me as a social phenomenon, but I can't really imagine a lasting relationship, somehow. It just seems odd. Of course, that's what most folks say about anyone who meets online. An aside: have you heard of FarmersOnly.com? "'Cause city folk just don't get it."

So first week of school down. Next week Job #1 kicks in; a practicum class the next week; 2 weeks after that begins Job #2. It's weird working at Monday-Friday only places during school. Long, long days but you still have weekends free (other than homework).
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Post by: Corwyn on August 25, 2014, 07:23:01 PM
Ah yes, farmersonly.com...
living in a very rural area as I do, I have certainly seen the commercials for it on the local stations... not sure I have very much in the way of comment on that...  ;)

I know plenty of people who have met online in a similar fashion to our own, with mixed success. Of the group of us at The Mallorean Tavern that got together in a similar timeframe, my wife and I are the only couple still together. Several other couple I know are still going strong, so it seems to me to have about the success rate of "regular" relationships. I dont know anyone who has used (or is willing to admit to) a dating site though...

I thought my life was busy.... sounds like you need a few extra hours in the day!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on August 25, 2014, 07:41:48 PM
I was under the impression online dating became socially acceptable in the last decade. At least over here.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on August 25, 2014, 09:49:51 PM
In general it has, although to some it still carries a certain stigma.
Its just statistically odd to me that amongst the millions of alleged members of hundreds of sites, I know absolutely no one who has met through one of them.
I am in no way saying it doesnt happen, or that its still considered weird. Maybe its just because I live in small town USA....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 28, 2014, 07:20:12 PM
thanks Corwyn! Dating sites interest me as a social phenomenon, but I can't really imagine a lasting relationship, somehow. It just seems odd. Of course, that's what most folks say about anyone who meets online. An aside: have you heard of FarmersOnly.com? "'Cause city folk just don't get it."

i must say that online dating as a social phenomenon always fascinated me as well. i always opposed it as a matter of principle, claiming i wouldn't need it. but if i where single at the moment and looking for a relationship, i might've given it a go. although the idea if meeting someone you've never seen in real life (and perhaps one that's also a supposed loved one) scares the shit out of me

but still; don't really need it cause i still have my looks.

also eddy, it is a pretty rich statement coming from you
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on September 05, 2014, 10:22:50 PM
Fell off my bike yesterday and got beat up pretty bad. Lacerations all over my arms, hand, knee, shoulder...ugh. Showering is the worst.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on September 05, 2014, 11:31:08 PM
Fell off my bike yesterday and got beat up pretty bad. Lacerations all over my arms, hand, knee, shoulder...ugh. Showering is the worst.

Any head injuries or wounds that needed stitching?
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Post by: Great One on September 06, 2014, 03:29:57 PM
Nah, I was wearing a helmet, thankfully. I did a decent roll, I think, so avoided anything too serious.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on September 08, 2014, 10:20:58 PM
I never cycle with helmet, it's so undutch. But yeah, I've heard a couple of stories where people were quite happy about having on on their head.

I'm guessing you don't have decent, separate bikelanes over there?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on September 10, 2014, 02:11:31 PM
I dont know anyone who has used (or is willing to admit to) a dating site though...

My dad has, admittedly it was a very specifc Golf related matching site (no I didn't ask what it was called!). So he's getting married at the end of the month and they only met in May or there abouts.

My brother and I have been in a bit of a head spin over it to be honest, what with mum passing away only a couple of years ago.

Still, Dad's in his early 70's and the lady in question is in her late 60's so they aren't exactly run away teenagers. (No I haven't met her yet). Her 1st husband died at about the same time Mum did, so they have both been through the same phases of emotions. May be that was a trigger.

Who am I to argue if they've found a connection.
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Post by: Darkon on September 11, 2014, 06:20:50 PM
That and he's not going to live forever. Doesn't mean he'll ever forget your mother though just because he now is married to someone else.  :)

There are golf dating sites? As in the sport or the car?
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Post by: Edhelur on September 19, 2014, 04:40:45 AM
I never cycle with helmet, it's so undutch. But yeah, I've heard a couple of stories where people were quite happy about having on on their head.

I'm guessing you don't have decent, separate bikelanes over there?

There are a few. Our city actually brags about how many there are (1 that is semi-separated by a space with flags, but interrupted by left turn lanes; 3 in busy areas that are at least delineated as separate lanes; and quite a few signs instructing drivers to respect cyclists by passing with a 3 foot margin, plus paintings on the road itself instructing where in the car lane bicyclists are supposed to ride). One of the marketing slogans they were running was "Wonder where all the kids on bikes went? They grew up" with a picture of the city skyline.


I'm procrastinating right now.

so much work to do & I have mental constipation. It's like writer's block except for non-writing creative work. Ugh. I keep feeling like my co-workers and classmates are bloody geniuses -- even though I know I'm as intelligent as they are -- because I just can't seem to say what I want to say, writing or speaking.
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Post by: Myddrun on October 02, 2014, 08:48:50 PM
That and he's not going to live forever. Doesn't mean he'll ever forget your mother though just because he now is married to someone else.  :)

There are golf dating sites? As in the sport or the car?

Yes there apparently are. And it's the sport, not the car, D. :D

Any hoo. Been to the wedding which was a nice service in South Wales. I'm feeling a little better about the whole thing and meeting Marlene certainly helped. Not that it matters but even though she's technically retired, she's a part time teacher of autistic children and had a week holiday to get used to the idea. Now I'm back to psudo-lurking.  :jester:
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Post by: Great One on October 09, 2014, 12:55:47 AM
Got 94% in my first mid-term (Poly-Sci), and all A's in the rest of my classes. So far, so good.

Also just happy in general. Not excited about Winter oncoming as I get seasonal depression, but we'll see how it goes. Still a couple months before the worst hits.
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Post by: The Queen OF Class on November 16, 2014, 02:53:23 PM
I am no longer a fan of dating websites but that is how I met the father of my little girl.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 17, 2014, 09:54:21 PM
Funding for the house came through just last friday. Getting the key this friday an will be moving this weekend. It's been a hectic week, working long hours and packing boxes on the side, cause i'm moving in this weekend.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on December 21, 2014, 12:01:40 PM
My dad has, admittedly it was a very specifc Golf related matching site (no I didn't ask what it was called!).

I feel like I need to throw up a few suggestions for golf dating site names. The obvious name is "Hole in one"... ... ... hahahahahahahahaha. Ahhhhhhhhh. Now that we've established how mature I am, let's proceed, "Matched to a tee", "Swingers", "Date Club", "Love the fair way".
Okay. I'm done.

As to the topic of online dating, I think we've reached a point where it's not only socially acceptable, but a social norm. Tinder, Zoosk and the like have taken over. But instead of actually having to have a conversation and developing a rapport, all you need to do is swipe right. And bang. No pun intended. Okay. Pun intended. And the dating sites are getting more and more specific. I got a pop up just today for "Asian-Australian Hot Nerds with Glasses" dating. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, as I didn't have a proper look, but you get the point. I'm cool with it. But it's not my thing. My cousin tried to get me on Tinder. I semi-tried it for a week and deleted it. I work better in person. Actually, considering I haven't had a steady girlfriend in years, I may not work better in person at all.  :elf_gloop: Anywho, I've seen a fair few relationships that started online work out. Mind you, all the successful ones I am aware of were of people from forums like this rather than actual dating sites. My thing is, if it works for the couple in question, it really doesn't matter how it was initiated.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 30, 2014, 06:12:21 AM
Nice job baz
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Post by: Myddrun on December 30, 2014, 12:17:49 PM
I feel like I need to throw up a few suggestions for golf dating site names. The obvious name is "Hole in one"... ... ... hahahahahahahahaha. Ahhhhhhhhh. Now that we've established how mature I am, let's proceed, "Matched to a tee", "Swingers", "Date Club", "Love the fair way".
Okay. I'm done.
Actually they were pretty good., I must admit!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 30, 2014, 10:13:47 PM
Just ordered a big ass pizza as I am terribly hungover. God is good.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on December 31, 2014, 07:53:25 AM
I think I might try online dating again
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on December 31, 2014, 04:05:39 PM
I think I might try online dating again

I happily volunteer as screenings tool to weed out the idiots if you like.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 31, 2014, 04:56:35 PM
I think I might try online dating again

I happily volunteer as screenings tool to weed out the idiots if you like.

And people thought chivalry was dead.  :knight:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on December 31, 2014, 05:33:51 PM
I think I might try online dating again

I happily volunteer as screenings tool to weed out the idiots if you like.

And people thought chivalry was dead.  :knight:

*claps coconut halves together*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on January 02, 2015, 12:18:51 PM
Thank you but my sisters are doing that
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 02, 2015, 01:05:48 PM
Thank you but my sisters are doing that

Fair enough, but if they screw up it's my turn!  :P
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Val on January 12, 2015, 03:49:47 AM
I have a cellar to hide the bad ones in, if you need. Alive or dead, doesn't matter, but I charge more for the dead ones. :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 12, 2015, 07:14:19 AM
I have a cellar to hide the bad ones in, if you need.

What's up with Austrians and cellars? :p
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Val on January 12, 2015, 08:42:47 AM
Lower Austria uses cellars, Upper Austria uses attics (that's what the distinction is all about). The rest of us just get to pick what we favour. :lol:

Morbid jokes aside, there was the high profile case of some Spanish born woman who had this ice cream shop. Over the years, she killed two of her boyfriends, hacked them to pieces, put them in a freezer resp. into concrete and kept on selling ice cream to kids and families like nothing happened. She even wrote a book about things and it became a bestseller. This was, drum roll, in Vienna.

I really don't know what gets into people's minds, but at the end of the day, I think this happens everywhere, we just have better police work done, or more media-friendly constables.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 12, 2015, 12:40:05 PM
Or you have cellars for storage. What's the difference between lower and higher Austria?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Val on January 12, 2015, 01:08:25 PM
Austria has nine states: Vorarlberg, The Tyrol, Salzburg, Carinthia, Styria, Burgenland, Upper Austria, Lower Austria, Vienna. What separates Upper from Lower is of course the Enns river, hence why it was called 'Österreich ob/unter der Enns'.

In essence, it is "Austria proper". Styria used to be march duchy governed from Steyr in Upper Austria (hence its German name Steiermark and the identical coat of arms. The same goes for Carinthia. Salzburg was an Archbishopric until about 1815. Vorarlberg  (as it was all that remained from Further Austria after the Swiss kicked out the Habsburgs) was governed from Tyrol until 1918 and 1938-45, which in turn was gifted to the Habsburgs  in 1363 and for a while governed by a side line. Burgenland was created in the Treaty of Trianon ~1919/20 as this was originally the German speaking and indeed somewhat more Protestant part of Western Hungary.

The original Ostarrîchi gifted to an unimportant distant relative of the then Emperor in 996 was of course a tiny stretch near Neuhofen/Ybbs but sometimes people conquer for a couple of hundred years, and then carefully marry their kids around Europe, and that's what happens. Compare perhaps to Holland, just a province, but for the rest of us a pars pro toto for the Netherlands.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 16, 2015, 07:04:39 AM
Thanks for the information Val.

Commuting is a bitch. Doubly so if there is train trouble. This is the fourth time out of five days. Well, at least I am sitting warm and dry. Which can not be said for the poor bastards on the platform outside.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Kikori on January 16, 2015, 07:37:52 AM
Aren't Austria and Australia the same place? Arnie seems to think they are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAXxnvLmtdc
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 25, 2015, 10:18:07 PM
Just got back from a nice walk. It's 60/16 here today, and it'll be hotter still tomorrow. Amazingly typical Colorado weather...just makes no sense.  :jester:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on January 26, 2015, 11:56:27 PM
Unhappy as I Just had to beat our work web filter to a pulp after it blocked this site, due to Barracuda classifying it as "Game Playing/Game Media".  :threaten:
Needless to say, I won the fight with the filter, hence my posting..... now to bitch at Barracuda for miss-classifying this site!  :dragon_blue:

Also unhappy because I can no longer read the 'Facebook' thread, due to the same damned filter seeing the word 'Facebook' in the URL and blocking it under the Facebook rule...  :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 27, 2015, 12:26:25 AM
How about now?  :scout:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 27, 2015, 06:54:25 AM
Long live proxies and remote access liberating our members from Web filters.  :lol:

16 in winter? That's pretty warm for over here. (Sounds good) We had some snow and ice last week. Mostly gone now.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 27, 2015, 03:05:12 PM
It got up to 23 yesterday...still supposed to snow on Saturday, though.  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Corwyn on January 27, 2015, 03:17:31 PM
How about now?  :scout:

Nice try GO, but the umlaut only appears in the forum text... gets parsed out of the url :(
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 27, 2015, 08:55:15 PM
Nice try GO, but the umlaut only appears in the forum text... gets parsed out of the url :(

Tunnel to a pc that has no such filters?

GO: are such servere drops in temperature in such a short time, normal for the area you currently reside?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on January 29, 2015, 04:32:45 AM
Been without internet for several days. Now I have internet, but the water has been shut off. Got to love living with people who don't pay their bills on time. Will hopefully be moved within a month though. Looking forward to not having to worry about utilities getting shut off. Also look forward to having a kitchen that isn't shared with people who leave it a disaster area.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 30, 2015, 11:03:54 PM
Also look forward to having a kitchen that is shared with people who leave it a disaster area.

Had to smile when I read this, although I know a "not" probably fell out there. Just imagine the housemate screening, "Disaster you say? How big?" :lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on January 31, 2015, 12:07:06 AM
I can't imagine anyone leaving the kitchen in a greater state of disaster than the people I live with unless they actually start demolishing things. I gave up trying to do anything in there after the first week and have since lived off of whatever I can cook with a microwave. It is utterly depressing.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on February 02, 2015, 04:33:01 PM
Not haveing a fun time. I've been dragged away from my processing role and in to a customer facing one for 6 weeks.

How do you tell someone they smell so bad you can taste it in the air?  :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on February 02, 2015, 06:11:58 PM
How do you tell someone they smell so bad you can taste it in the air?  :elf_gloop:

Try: have you ever heard of anosmia? (The inability to smell)

James: in the case of contamination, on the bright side, the microwave temperature is high enough to decrease the chance of infection. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on February 05, 2015, 08:31:03 AM
Trying to settle into our new apartment (update for Corwyn: GO and I are together in a married sort of way, so I refer to 'we' on here, 'cause, well, we're both on here. I love that we met in the Hall rather than Match.com or some intentional website like that).

Are you two actually married? Last year I was one of the witnesses (I guess "groomsman" is the closest English term) for the wedding of Magician and Jester. Exactly 10 years after they met each other on the 2004 meet.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on February 05, 2015, 10:33:41 PM
I'm so happy that things worked out so well for mags and jester.  :elfgirl_grin:

And ash and Ellia... and GO and "not-ed"

The hall was a great couple site apparently.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on February 06, 2015, 03:00:27 AM
I'm seeing them this weekend, maybe I'm able to drag them back.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 06, 2015, 08:24:28 PM
Trying to settle into our new apartment (update for Corwyn: GO and I are together in a married sort of way, so I refer to 'we' on here, 'cause, well, we're both on here. I love that we met in the Hall rather than Match.com or some intentional website like that).

Are you two actually married? Last year I was one of the witnesses (I guess "groomsman" is the closest English term) for the wedding of Magician and Jester. Exactly 10 years after they met each other on the 2004 meet.

Aye, we are. Been married since November 2011. She's just an English teacher so enjoys being vague, haha.

Also, that is really cool! Grats to those two!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 21, 2015, 09:10:53 PM
The last couple of weeks have been crazy-weird. Still sorting things out in my mind. This gif sums things up nicely:

(http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/BriskEnviousGraywolf.gif)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on February 21, 2015, 10:22:08 PM
Crazy weird in a bad way? Or you felt like a bamboo-eating ex-carnivore under fire and on the verge of extinction?  :jester:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 23, 2015, 07:21:33 PM
Nah, all pretty harmless. Taking a day off today. :jester:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on March 02, 2015, 03:16:30 PM
Feeling a bit hazy. Got home early to work on some graphic design stuff.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 02, 2015, 07:41:59 PM
Delays. Chaos. No trains. Suicides.  Ordinary communiting day.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 04, 2015, 05:54:33 PM
I'm still here but I did have a bit of a mental "aberation". Not back on the mood stabalizers yet but I did get close.
Too many ghosts and echos regarding that. :elf_dead:

But an Occupational Health and Risk Assessment at work have recomend some changes that are needed so I'm bouncing back. :soldier:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 05, 2015, 05:48:39 PM
I'm in misery. I had oral surgery and being pregnant they only give local anesthesia...   :depressed:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 07, 2015, 05:08:55 AM
I signed the papers on a new apartment a few days ago. In the process of moving things over, which is not going as fast as I would like thanks to hindrances everywhere I turn. Trying to get the keys for the storage unit from the people I live with and that just isn't happening. Always an excuse.

Ended up buying a new bed because the bed room at the new place is too small for our King. Also managed to pick up a love seat and chair for $25. Got rid of our couch when we moved the time before last, so we're happy to not have to sit on the floor when we get over.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on March 11, 2015, 02:05:23 PM
Can sympathise directly with both of your woes, Aury and James!

I'm in misery. I had oral surgery and being pregnant they only give local anesthesia...   :depressed:

I'm halfway through getting my wisdom teeth out and it SUCKS. I'm just hoping a few weeks of a liquid diet will help me shed a few excess kilos.

I signed the papers on a new apartment a few days ago. In the process of moving things over, which is not going as fast as I would like thanks to hindrances everywhere I turn. Trying to get the keys for the storage unit from the people I live with and that just isn't happening. Always an excuse.

I also moved recently, and just as all the attendant issues were settling down we got a VERY disgruntled anonymous letter under our door complaining in utter hyperbole about the noise we've been generating. Fair enough, we probably do have the TV up a little loud (I have hearing issues sometimes) and I have done the dishes late at night a few times, but nothing can justify the hysteria of that letter. All they would've had to have done was ask us and we would've made sure we were quieter. When you first move in somewhere new you don't necessarily have any idea of the acoustics of the area. In our old apartment we were much more careless about noise and never got a complaint out of anyone (probably 'cause it was a solid 1920s building as opposed to this cheap '70s/'80s one).

They also accused us of many things we have nothing to do with. Here are some choice phrases:

'It is shocking that you cannot see for yourself that the noise you produce INCESSANTLY is UNFAIR and is INFURIATING ...'

'Tell the woman who yells in Spanish (?) RELENTLESSLY to talk at normal volumes at all times.'

'... know for sure that if you don't start to be reasonable we will be passing the headache you have been creating for us back to you in spades.'

The thing about the Spanish speaker is the funniest. It's just me and my girlfriend here, and neither of us speak any other language, and my girlfriend is working like 16-hour days at the moment, so she basically just comes home to sleep – no relentless yelling at all. Makes me wonder how many of their other accusations have been erroneously placed on us, just because we are the newest people to move in.

Yikes! People are so touchy with their neighbours.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 11, 2015, 02:33:33 PM
Perhaps not directed to you but the previous occupant?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Poper on March 13, 2015, 01:51:42 PM
Perhaps you scream out in high pitched spanish while you sleep, and your girlfriend is too polite to bring it up.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 18, 2015, 07:04:23 PM
Another fine explanation there, poper.

So the other day I was commuting and spotted two geezers that are regulars on the same trajectory. I always suspected they were SFF nerds to some degree. (Note: nothing wrong with that in my books) Most likely magic, warhammer, dnd or whatever. And lo and behold this time they sat down next to me and spend the entire trip chatting about dnd. That brought back nice memories.  :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Squire Of Forest Deep on March 20, 2015, 02:54:20 AM
Nah, it was definitely us. They referenced 'since you moved in'. I like Poper's explanation, though haha.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Dodyn Olynfyw on March 22, 2015, 02:32:06 PM
It's interesting how we can have more in common with people we see everyday but don't know about it.

I am very happy because I was talking to a friend from work who like me, enjoys photography..... sharing a passion can leave you feeling so full of life :-D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on March 22, 2015, 03:22:37 PM
just when i thought i was going to invest more time in the HoW, i got side-tracked. will try to be back on a daily basis from now on.

Other than that, i'm doing fine. can't wait for the summer to start.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 22, 2015, 04:54:40 PM
Caramba, Ardilla del Bosque Profundo!

Dodyn: damn right! And now that you've revealed your pasion for photography perhaps I can convince you to start a thread about it here? :king:

Good to hear Bacchus. As for summer, at least spring has finally arrived.  :elfgirl_grin:



Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on March 26, 2015, 01:49:59 PM
Well it would appear a new job is on the cards, due to re-structuring my team is being disbanded. Don't know exactly what I'll be doing yet, but it will be similar to what I was doing when I joined the department 14 years ago. All I do know is that I'll be based in Southampton.

That's the thing above working in a lot of goverment departments like ours, they tend to do everything by pay grade not skill set. In most cases a given pay grade is expected to be able to do any job in that pay grade as they will be very similar (excluding specific knowledge of course which training is given). As things develop, offices and teams change and people get moved around on the goverments whim almost. I'm an Admin Officer so we do the bulk of the main processing/paper work. The grade above is typically more Team Leader / Technical Decision Making.

I'll be moving offices too, unfortunately, which means I'll have to start traveling by train again instead of my lesiurely 25 min walk to work but on the upside, as it's a forced moved, they refund the transport costs for 3 - 5 years.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 29, 2015, 01:32:19 AM
My computer's hard drive failed not long after moving. Can't afford a new one, but hey... what about that old laptop of mine that I converted to linux a few years back? Set that up. A few years out of date with an obsolete version of Ubuntu? No problem. I'll just update. Wait no, they've removed all support for it. Oh, there's a mirror! Wait, for some reason I can't connect to it. Why is one part of my system saying it is this version and another saying it is a different version?

*screws around too much for someone who doesn't know linux*

And now it isn't booting. Guess we're going for a fresh install. I do have that old netbook that runs about as fast as a slug in a salt-maze, I'll download to that, make a USB boot.

Oh... it will only download around 300MB before failing the download file. How big is this one I'm trying? 1.5GB. Huh. Let's try a lightweight OS. How big is this? 1.4GB. Dear lord.

Hey, how about Porteus? That is a little under 300MB and I don't have to use it long. Just long enough to download a different OS and create a new USB boot. This will work!

This did not work. Oh, Porteus works just... fine? I don't know any of the commands for this OS, I guess. The only program that can create a USB installer is outdated in the software manager and it doesn't seem to let me install it. I could probably do this if I knew how to use cli in this... but no, the internet and my ignorance has failed me once again.

*days go by, trying to install an OS from a USB boot disk created on the outdated program*

Screw it! Just screw it! I am tired of this. I'm going to copy this iso to my USB, port it over to my craptastic netbook, and create an installer on it. That one seemed to work.

Hurrah! Finally. Something worked well for once.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Syrion on March 29, 2015, 09:30:51 PM
Ehr... *sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade* didn't do anything?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 30, 2015, 01:37:16 AM
It would have worked if my version of Ubuntu wasn't obsolete. They take away the old updates when they remove support. For some reason, I couldn't even connect to the mirrors and update from them.

As for Proteus, it didn't recognize sudo.

All sorted now though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 02, 2015, 05:02:06 PM
finding out that you now own both the soundtrack to the Titanic movie and Bridget Jones' Diary makes you wonder whether buying a house together was that great an idea.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 02, 2015, 10:02:36 PM
Yeah, but she can't back out now just because of your CD collection.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 03, 2015, 11:57:20 AM
i've mad some bad decisions in the past, but nothing this bad.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on June 09, 2015, 03:31:18 PM
Finally I have a start date- 06/06/15. It's only taken them a few months! They had originally said some time in the summer. So 2 weeks holiday from the 22nd then off I go!!!!

Whoooop!!!!  Whoooop!!!  :king: :smile: :queen: :soldier: :holyhandgrenade:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 09, 2015, 05:47:51 PM
Southampton seems like a nice place to work. Good luck there, Myd!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on June 12, 2015, 05:45:55 PM
Southampton seems like a nice place to work. Good luck there, Myd!

Yeah. It's not a bad city. Not as nice as Bath in Somerset. Winchester is pretty small in comparison, but Southampton has more variety. The office is pretty close to the docks too so we'll get to see all the fancy boats coming in and out (when the Boss isn't looking :D )
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on July 31, 2015, 07:21:27 PM
Dammit, I am quite poor and currently staring down a 16 week long, extra-full-time internship that will prohibit substantial gainful employment. This is scary and stressful. I'm moving back to my parents' (again, ugh) because there's no way to pay rent in an expensive f**king city like this one (I'm lucky to have found a place that costs $850; average 1bd apartments in this area are around $1100-1200). Hey peeps, stop moving here and taking up all the apartments and encouraging "luxury developments" just because you want to legally smoke pot in an economic boomtown with -- some, not a lot -- tech jobs!!

Also, major&dramatic life changes and shit (which I'm currently not really willing to share here, sorry y'all).

On the upside, my trip to Morocco was f**king amazing and beautiful and wonderful and I have determined that I will be back next year, somehow or other ($800-1000 each-way airfare is balanced, somewhat, by average teacher base salary in the $1000-1200/mo range and average ~$500-1000 living expenses (incl. food and stuff)). I just need to finish this internship and an additional certification to teach English as a Language (grammar and linguistics), rather than as Language Arts (poetry and literature). And get a good f**king job for January-May. Or at least a f**king job. And learn French and/or Arabic. Easy, right?

</rant> *opens "living expenses Maroc" searches and new Google Sheet for some calculations*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on August 03, 2015, 06:43:15 PM
What did you like about Morocco?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 05, 2015, 03:54:37 AM
What did you like about Morocco?

The sound and the feel of the place, mostly, which were intriguingly but not uncomfortably different. The call to prayer, for instance, is not something I hear at home, but I recorded it and listen now and then. The multilingual nature of conversations conducted in Spanish, French, Arabic, and/or English. The flexible mix of modern and traditional and the ways people negotiate back and forth across that boundary (without being explicitly policed or pushed one way or the other). The sincerity I felt in (non-touristic) interactions; if you say "inshallah," you mean it. The personalities of many of the people we met. The music. The tea.

The food was pretty good but not exactly a culinary destination. The weather was pretty nice for the time we were there and the beaches were not bad at all either. I liked the fact that it's hard to obtain alcohol and definitely frowned on to drink in public, but it might get tiresome.

Yes, street harassment was a thing, and it was annoying but not threatening. Yes, I had to cover up my body in a way I'm not accustomed to doing. Yes, I was painfully aware of my tourist status and privilege as a visiting American (for instance, I can take my US passport, hop on a plane, and go most places in the world without applying for a visa, whereas a Moroccan really can't go very many places that way). Yes, I'd hate to have a mobility-related disability or be queer there, because cities aren't exactly wheelchair-friendly and being gay is illegal.

I've travelled before, but never felt quite as enchanted by a place. Croatia was a beautiful vacation spot. Krakow was definitely nice, too, and I could've stayed there for a while easily. I would like to have bussed or backpacked through the Czech Republic, especially the eastern/bohemian regions. But never before a serious "I want to live here" feeling.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on August 05, 2015, 02:46:30 PM
Doing pretty ok here.

After buying a house half a year ago, we decided we wouldn't do a long vacation this summer. We decided on a weekend abroad, which quickly became a mid-week and ended in 10 days. So basically, we did go on vacation. Just got back from Berlin. Had a great time, but really tired. Saw some cool stuff and visited a lot of really cool clubs. Drank a lot of beer as well.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on September 17, 2015, 10:23:46 PM
I'm alive. Not sure where that places. My life is pretty routine these days. Start work at 4am, sleep through lunch, go home, take a nap, stare at the computer/tablet/psp/book/window/wall, go to bed around midnight. Rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on September 18, 2015, 08:19:39 AM
Out of curiousity, does that make you happy? Beyond the comforts stability can give.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on October 20, 2015, 07:57:21 AM
I have never been much of a happy person. Stable is good enough.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 20, 2015, 01:05:41 PM
I'd settle for stable.
Happy is great, unhappy or down is very dark and hard to get out of.
So equilibrium works for me, of course the kids make me happy all the time, but apart from that I'd happily have rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 22, 2015, 08:51:04 PM
Feeling exceptionally tired. The man flu I thought I had has become a perma-flu thing. Chest has been sore and heavy, which has been sapping my energy. Working full-time, too, and I'm stressing out something unreal to make that work, so I'm damn tired. Trying to get out every weekend as well which is draining, as well. Really glad tomorrow is Friday. Switching to 11:30-8 shifts next week, which is nice as I'll be able to get stuff done during the morning time.

Happy to be busy, though. Celtic game tonight, play football and work drinks tomorrow, and a charity event on Saturday night. Woo.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on October 22, 2015, 10:13:34 PM
A rest would help against your cold, GO. The reason it gets worse is your lack of it due to work and going out in the weekend. If you can spare yourself one, get an early rest, a peaceful weekend and plenty of fruit. Will do you good.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on October 23, 2015, 11:57:15 AM
Trying to get fit, bloody hell never realised just how unfit I am.

Just started an exercise DVD, only got a little way through it but aiming to do little further each time. I used to be proper fit when I was in my twenties.

I figured it was good for my overall health to aim for fitness plus it might combat any weight gain from the steroids. Now I just have to watch my mindset. I find it hard to think, 'we'll I did lots of activity today, so lets just put good stuff into your body'
Instead I'm more a 'I burned off calories today so now I can have a second bowl of ice cream or maybe a third'

So far so good today. Though evenings is where I usually fall down.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 27, 2015, 06:45:09 PM
Everyone says student teaching is stressful. I'll say it again: student teaching is stressful. 16 weeks in which I pay $4000 to work 60 hour weeks and never ever feel prepared for anything.

Right now I'm kind of in nod-and-smile mode with my co-operating teacher because some of the stuff she does is just plain stupid. (For example: bitching about certain students not studying when it seems obvious to me, anyway, that maybe they're just bad at quizzes and what is the point of teaching them only how to take quizzes rather than the material??? ... or giving me three weeks to cover a 200 page Romantic novel -- I'll be lucky to get them to read, let alone get at any of the themes and structural tricks and genre types that I could get at with five weeks).

But, overall, life is okay.

Personal update because it's relevant to this forum: GO and I have separated, hence my rare presence on the forum and him being at home.  :neutral:
I kind of expect him to use mod powers to delete this. That's okay. I don't want to say too much, but I also don't want to simply disappear.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on October 27, 2015, 07:30:32 PM
Personal update because it's relevant to this forum: GO and I have separated, hence my rare presence on the forum and him being at home.  :neutral:
I kind of expect him to use mod powers to delete this. That's okay. I don't want to say too much, but I also don't want to simply disappear.

We heard of the breakup and all think it's a pity it didn't work out. That said, I consider this a private thing between the two of you. It was your marriage after all, not yours and the rest of the Hall. I don't want to know what happened. I also think it is best if it is kept off the Hall. Although I can see it has not been easy. The additional benefit to this approach is also that I can treat the both of you without further judgement/take a side. Which I prefer because you have been both been part of the Hall family for a long time.

We can't forbid either to go or stay. We don't want that. However,  being present here probably also feeds pain. So is my assumption. So do what you think is best. We understand if sometimes you need to stay away for a while. You wouldn't be the first one to take a break.

That said, time heals all wounds. And never forget you're both welcome here.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 27, 2015, 07:35:12 PM
Thanks, Darkon. I have no intention of involving the forum or asking for judgment or anything of that sort, I just thought public acknowledgment could perhaps dissipate tension or at least explain why I'm gone.

I think I'll be taking a sabbatical. I'll miss you guys though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on October 27, 2015, 07:39:39 PM
No problem, no worries. We will do our best to keep this place alive and make it thrive. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on October 31, 2015, 11:11:41 PM
Went to the forest and walked around enjoying the good weather and pretty forest colours. Even went home with a bag of edible nuts. All in all a good day and even got the newsletter finished on time. :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: The Queen OF Class on November 01, 2015, 01:16:18 PM
Tomorrow is the end of midterm break, back to school for the kids! It's been a long hard week
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on November 01, 2015, 08:30:52 PM
I'm happily switching back to 8-4:30 this week. I didn't quite get into my stride until halfway through the week last week, so I'm hoping I hit the ground running better this time around. Still, already one of the best in my team so my pretty relaxed about the whole thing. :)

Hallowe'en was a bit of a bummer, much like in recent years. This one was self inflicted in part, though, as I just didn't feel up to going out. Next weekend should be better though, as I have family coming over from England. Yay.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on November 02, 2015, 08:46:33 PM
actually had a good Halloween. due to all the irish chicks hitting on me probably
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on December 08, 2015, 01:01:04 PM
Still here. Still lurking. Too busy at work so I can't slack off most of the time.  ;)

:lol:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 05, 2016, 01:31:11 AM
I absolutely hate San diego. The climate, the scenery, false people... I am so over it. I want trees. That are taller than me. And natural. That said. I do enjoy the beach.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on January 05, 2016, 08:09:15 AM
I'm sick.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 06, 2016, 10:23:01 AM
I'm sick.

Get well soon then!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 10, 2016, 11:59:15 PM
I'm really nervous about going to work tomorrow. We failed a corporate inspection on Friday and I get blamed for everything
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 11, 2016, 03:38:34 AM
In a damn strange mood...feeling kind of down that my brain isn't firing quite as strongly as I had grown accustomed to. Sleep, or lack thereof, is of course partly the reason I'm suffering but its more my general funk that I'm carrying around with me.

But, could be worse. Work is going as well as it can be...I'm over-achieving if anything, which is a bit sad/laughable. And I have moneys in the bank, so that means I have the power to go places. Now I just need to figure out where and when. *sighs* Planning for the future is taxing, especially when one is feeling especially nihilistic.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 11, 2016, 09:29:50 AM
I'm really nervous about going to work tomorrow. We failed a corporate inspection on Friday and I get blamed for everything
How did that go?

Where are you going GO? Europe or beyond?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 11, 2016, 11:43:02 PM
Staying up to 4am did not help my day any...I can't sleep in even if I try anymore :elf_gloop:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on January 12, 2016, 07:38:00 AM
It went much better than expected, I personally. Passed the inspection. It was the managers that failed because their paperwork is off. I have absolutely nothing to do with that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 14, 2016, 02:23:12 PM
2016 can just go and do one.

First Lemmy, then Bowie, now Alan Rickman has passed away. (Die Hard, Harry Potter, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood:Prince of thieves, Voice of Marvin the paranoid android in Hitchhikers Guide, Metatron in Dogma and more).  :depressed:

Stuff you 2016!  :irritated:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 14, 2016, 02:57:16 PM
2016 can just go and do one.

First Lemmy

That was end of 2015 actually. It's a pity Alan Rickman died. He was one of my favourite actors. But at least we will always have his movies.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on January 15, 2016, 02:15:14 PM
That was end of 2015 actually.

Please don't spoil my overly melodramatic exageration. Thank you. :P  ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 15, 2016, 03:41:05 PM
Please don't spoil my overly melodramatic exageration. Thank you. :P  ;)

I can make it up to you: the guy who voiced Robin Hood in Disney's Robin Hood animated film,  also died.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Angua on January 15, 2016, 09:46:52 PM
Sunday we start a new business venture.  Wish us luck!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on January 16, 2016, 11:05:58 AM
Good luck, Ang.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on January 18, 2016, 01:27:47 AM
Brutal, hectic...what a weekend. Lots of positives so good to finish on. Now I just have two more days to get through.

Then drinks Tuesday night!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on January 23, 2016, 05:19:49 AM
I forgot that I had to go to a wedding early tomorrow and in forgetting, also forgot to ask for the day off. My manager has been on vacation all week and was back for the first time this morning. He's pretty chill and said it was ok if I missed the day, but he was also supposed to get with me before I left so we could fix it in the system.

That never happened. Busy day and all that. So now I get to wonder if I'll get a no call no show tomorrow because it wasn't put in the system like it was supposed to be. I'm sure it can be fixed, of course, I just don't like the idea of it going in as that at all.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 07, 2016, 07:45:11 PM
Happy to have time off work and I'm making plans to travel to Madrid in a few weeks. Pretty f**king happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 11, 2016, 09:28:35 PM
It's the weekend! :D aaaaah
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 11, 2016, 11:04:26 PM
Hallelujah!

Shortest/most effective poster since Winston Churchill.

I hear he was good on forums and all.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 12, 2016, 06:00:17 PM
I love saturdays. Not a fan of Sundays though. Sundays are too close to Mondays.

I was told a joke the other day in an attempt to clear me up. It was a simple joke. But it made me laugh so hard I cried. I have been having a rough week at work and I was at lunch with my fiancé.  I was complaining that I felt so stressed because no matter what I did I just couldn't catch up. So he looked at me and . Then just mustard.

Get it catch up, ketchup. 

Anyways. It was what I needed to get through the day.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 12, 2016, 06:34:17 PM
I am not happy! So not happy that this deserves a post of its own. Somebody left their laptop charging on a low table. There was a mouse attached to this laptop with its cord apparently on the floor. I walked by, stopped in the cord, foot got tangled tried to untangle my foot, cord pulled on the laptop and just tightened causing me to trip and hop trying to avoid a coffee table that slammed against my leg as I went down, and somewhere in there the skin was yanked off my toe in a smallish scrape that hurts much worse than it should and is bleeding all over my foot.  :elf_dead: :threaten:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 12, 2016, 06:36:24 PM
I am not happy! So not happy that this deserves a post of its own. Somebody left their laptop charging on a low table. There was a mouse attached to this laptop with its cord apparently on the floor. I walked by, stopped in the cord, foot got tangled tried to untangle my foot, cord pulled on the laptop and just tightened causing me to trip and hop trying to avoid a coffee table that slammed against my leg as I went down, and somewhere in there the skin was yanked off my toe in a smallish scrape that hurts much worse than it should and is bleeding all over my foot.  :elf_dead: :threaten:

Just mustard? >_>

Hope you're doing fine again soon. ;)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 12, 2016, 06:39:58 PM
Probably will be as soon as my toe stops stinging and bleeding
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on March 20, 2016, 12:01:50 PM
Went to a birthday and a friends theatre performance yesterday. Had the last subway halfway home and then had to wait 45 minutes for the night bus. Came home after 2 am and slept like a log for the next 8 to 9 hours. Feeling better now after brunch. And I saw inside out was on Dutch Netflix so this should be a nice afternoon despite being less productive as originally planned.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on March 29, 2016, 10:38:39 PM
I didn't get to sleep until five this morning, which isn't a bad thing. The unhappy comes in around eleven this morning, when I was woken up and told that the internet isn't working. 'Cause, you know, I'm a magician and this is way more important that letting me sleep in on my day off. It was an outage. There is nothing I can do about an outage. Unfortunately, there have been more since and are likely to be more until around eight this evening. Looking forward to having to hear, 'The internet is out!' over and over again until then.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on March 31, 2016, 10:21:52 PM
Finished off another strong month at work with a bit of good news. Wage is going up, lots of praise for my performance, and my manager (who just so happens to be the stand-in Ops manager, too) is promoting me, so I'll be shadowing her and learning all the in's and out's of the business and her duties.

This will begin after I get back from Madrid next weekend (woot!).

Should be fun. Something different, if nothing else. Also more money. Who said mo' money, mo' problems?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on April 09, 2016, 09:37:00 PM
took a road trip to Germany today. mostly to do some grocery shopping, but also visited the old castle of the city of Kleve. was fun
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 12, 2016, 02:36:54 AM
Madrid was awesome. Had one of the best weekends of my life. Wouldn't mind living there....
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 13, 2016, 08:29:04 AM
I now qualify for credit cards, which means my credit is now not as non-existent as it used to be. Responsible use means that I can now start building my credit, which is nice. Yay for adulting?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Gorath on April 13, 2016, 08:29:36 AM
I just got back from a family reunion near Sydney on Monday. My extended family is absolutely amazing and I always love spending time with them. A few new faces at this one too, one new spouse, one new boyfriend and 6 new children.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on April 13, 2016, 09:06:18 PM
Had a good weekend filled with friends and family visits. Good weather too btw.

Gorath: all related to your grandparents?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 15, 2016, 11:07:30 PM
I've been soda-free for seven days. I know that isn't a long time, but I think it is important to celebrate every milestone when you are making an effort to quit something. I have not done so well with exercising, but I'm not particularly worried about that yet. One step at a time. We'll get there.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on April 15, 2016, 11:59:25 PM
I've been soda-free for seven days. I know that isn't a long time, but I think it is important to celebrate every milestone when you are making an effort to quit something. I have not done so well with exercising, but I'm not particularly worried about that yet. One step at a time. We'll get there.

Hey man, keep it up! You're doing a great job. As for exercises,  I'm sure Gorath has plenty of tips to help you out!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on April 16, 2016, 05:48:52 AM
I now qualify for credit cards, which means my credit is now not as non-existent as it used to be. Responsible use means that I can now start building my credit, which is nice. Yay for adulting?
I was trying to sign up for Dish network and got told I had no deposit due to my good credit. I laughed real hard and accepted the deal. My credit sucks, identity was stolen 3 years ago.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Gorath on April 16, 2016, 08:50:40 AM
Gorath: all related to your grandparents?
Yep, 5 of their six kids (plus spouses) with all of their kids (with spouses, and minus 2 of my brothers) and all of their kids.

Still not much luck on the job front. I've seen many that I'm sure I could do and look like something I'd like to do, but it's hard to know how many other applicants there would be, or if I'm even just getting looked over because my qualifications don't quite match.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on April 16, 2016, 09:21:27 AM
Quote from: Gorath
Yep, 5 of their six kids (plus spouses) with all of their kids (with spouses, and minus 2 of my brothers) and all of their kids.

Still not much luck on the job front. I've seen many that I'm sure I could do and look like something I'd like to do, but it's hard to know how many other applicants there would be, or if I'm even just getting looked over because my qualifications don't quite match.

That's awesome.  :)

Do you ever call them back for feedback when you find out you weren't picked? Or are these just thoughts before applying?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 30, 2016, 06:26:42 AM
I noticed that Mountain Dew re-released Pitch Black when I was getting off work. It is sour grape and it is the best. Not just the best of the myriad flavors Mountain Dew comes in, but the best Mountain Dew. Unlike most limited-run flavors, which tend to get a yearly release, Pitch Black limited-runs come only every few years and seem to only ever last a couple weeks before the stock is gone and you don't see it on shelves anywhere. AND it is April! They usually release it closer to Halloween. What kind of BS timing is that?

Let me tell you, the temptation to pick some up was strong. Unfortunately, I did not give up on the whole soda thing. I should probably be happy that I stuck with it, but I am just cursing up a storm.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on April 30, 2016, 07:07:39 AM
Both my sister/roommate and I are sick/not well (she has some fever/respiratory shit, I had a minor surgery on my abdomen). This sucks. Both bad enough that helping the other isn't a very feasible option beyond getting each other water. And I'm on painkillers. I seem to do free-association of polysyllabic words under the influence. Very helpful.

Also, the doctor only prescribed enough hardcore painkillers for four to five days post-op (five days if I split pills and space them out to 6 hrs instead of 4) and I'm not looking forward to running out tomorrow or the next day, as I'm in notable/significant pain even with them. Not doing too much walking around. Probably ask for a few more.

*unhappy*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on April 30, 2016, 02:01:39 PM
Unhappy with work, broke up with someone, we've got Sleat and hailstones despite it almost being May, and I've no clue what else is going on...yeah, life is grand.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on May 01, 2016, 04:29:28 PM
For the first time in weeks it seems that the weathergods are smiling upon us. It's a nice and sunny with not too much wind. Ideal painting weather, so I'm making the most of it while it lasts. B)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 03, 2016, 05:00:31 PM
I noticed that Mountain Dew re-released Pitch Black when I was getting off work. It is sour grape and it is the best. Not just the best of the myriad flavors Mountain Dew comes in, but the best Mountain Dew. Unlike most limited-run flavors, which tend to get a yearly release, Pitch Black limited-runs come only every few years and seem to only ever last a couple weeks before the stock is gone and you don't see it on shelves anywhere. AND it is April! They usually release it closer to Halloween. What kind of BS timing is that?
mountain dew released the pitch black and the baja blast for a contest. you get to vote on which becomes a more (semi)permanent flavor
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 04, 2016, 03:26:13 AM
mountain dew released the pitch black and the baja blast for a contest. you get to vote on which becomes a more (semi)permanent flavor

Yeah, I found out after that post. That's just an excuse to put it out again just as I'm in the middle of giving up soda.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on May 04, 2016, 08:26:13 AM
May as well be now and be done with it. If you ignore this favourite soda then you've not only been victorious but you also know you faced this, the ultimate temptation. Which would have come sooner or later.

Won't be easy, but we have faith in you.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 04, 2016, 06:31:57 PM
Day off today was much needed. Looking forward to wrapping up the week and enjoying the weekend! Going down to Dublin for a bit of shenanigans, woo.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 07, 2016, 03:58:54 PM
It's the weekend. Yay!
So... I had a clumsy week. Started with falling down the stairs and ended with shipping over a baby step at work.  Happy the week is over. Also, got a list of lakes in the area for water fun. So hopefully we can check those places out soon.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on May 07, 2016, 05:18:30 PM
It's the weekend. Yay!
So... I had a clumsy week. Started with falling down the stairs and ended with shipping over a baby step at work.  Happy the week is over. Also, got a list of lakes in the area for water fun. So hopefully we can check those places out soon.

Screen your lakes on news reports on man-eating amoebas or bacterial disease.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Gorath on May 08, 2016, 04:07:12 AM
I've managed to get back into some Dungeons and Dragons recently. Had 1 session with people from my old group, we'll have more but it's gonna be infrequent, plus 2 sessions with another group which will hopefully end up being a bit more regular. Also been playing squash regularly, and I finally managed to win against all 3 people I regularly play against in this past week, which is possibly the first time I've ever beaten any of them, so I'm really stoked at that. I've also got a little short course on Wednesday that will hopefully help me with getting a job. All in all, things are looking great for me.

One last thing, I saw Iron Maiden this past Wednesday, which was just an incredible experience, they're an amazing band even after all the years they've been active.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 08, 2016, 12:16:08 PM
The weather finally took a turn for the better. Time to get my tan on.

Also, trying to figure out where to go this summer. Was thinking westcoast of Italy, but not quite sure where exactly.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 09, 2016, 12:38:40 AM
Weather was good here, too. Dublin plans fell through but I had a good night's craic anyway and soaked up some sun today when I finally emerged.

On the early shift this week and next, so of course I'm p**sing away my time which would be better spent asleep. Alas...you can't change who you are.

Mostly just trying to not worry about work and the rest of the mess which is my life.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on May 09, 2016, 08:44:51 PM
I am mostly healed and mostly myself again! Whooooo! The sun has been somewhat reliable lately, and ... well, I'm stuck inside, grading papers, working on paperwork, and working on class (getting a TEFL certification now, because teaching in US public schools is.. not a thing I want to do). Dammit. Oh well.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 11, 2016, 09:30:37 AM
As of last Friday, I've been a month without soda and mostly without chips. This is a good thing, a happy thing, and though I have complained a lot about it in this thread, it really hasn't been as difficult as I make it out to be. Well, actually, the chips thing has been annoying. Avoiding chips and snacking better comes with the downside of often having to pay more for less. At least I'm not snacking as much since I can't afford it.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 12, 2016, 05:54:45 AM
Congrats James, good job.  Staying away from soda can be quite difficult. What are you drinking in its place?

I went grocery shopping yesterday and stocked our kitchen. That makes me very happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on May 12, 2016, 07:12:00 AM
I'm drinking water.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on May 13, 2016, 02:07:00 AM
I was reading an exercise forum, and one dude was all like "you should drink at least eight litres of water, a day" and I was like, "Uhm, that's a lot of water." I'm really not sure how body builders or serious athletes manage to eat and drink enough to sustain their bodies. Like. How? How do you drink eight litres of water? How do you eat 160g of protein??

Anyway, I'm really really really missing my body being healthy and able and willing to do the things I want it to do. Hence reading exercise forums.



And.... congrats, James! Even if it's not hard, a month is still a decent period of time to maintain a lifestyle change.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on May 13, 2016, 08:29:02 AM
Congratulations James! A house is build  with one brick at the time, so you have done well!

The weather and amount of daylight is ideal for gardening. So that is what I've been doing.  :king:
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 14, 2016, 03:34:43 PM
Boss scheduled me a 4 day weekend. Yay
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 17, 2016, 07:32:04 PM
Off tomorrow, yay! Feeling a bit run down, so glad to have the time off. Also have the weekend free too. Going to try and be on my best behaviour to prepare myself for the new week, as I'm off down south to headquarters for a week to observe, etc. Should be sweet as my expenses will be covered. About time I started seeing some return on this madness I subject myself to - Christ!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 17, 2016, 08:29:21 PM
Spend the weekend in Rouen, France. Visited the local museum to admire a Caravaggio and visited some bice churches. Also had some wine, cause France
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 21, 2016, 05:36:20 PM
My boss is stepping down so I'm hoping for a promotion,  it shouldn't be difficult because everyone else need the summer off for personal activities
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 24, 2016, 06:52:52 AM
Left my phone on top of my car, drove off to go fishing. Couldn't find my phone. Eventually found it half buried I.
On a dirt road, obviously ran over. And, thank you otterbox,no damage to my screen at all! I feel relieved. And a bit stupid...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 26, 2016, 05:58:36 PM
Interesting times. Going home for the weekend, but I'm going to be back in the south for the next two weeks as things have went so well here. Excited.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on May 26, 2016, 10:12:24 PM
Good news for the both of you. It can eventually swing your way, even when things appear bad.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on May 27, 2016, 04:27:25 PM
Back on normal food after a week post-wisdomteethextraction. Yay for healing! B)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 27, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
Yay for food
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on May 28, 2016, 07:38:46 PM
Champions League final tonight. I'm going around to a friend's house for the game and then out for pints after. Should be fun - much needed after a long week, anyway!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on May 31, 2016, 07:07:47 PM
Yay Column: Sunshine, healthy body, amusing French phrasebook, have a job, doing well in my class, and my family are all doing pretty well. My mother cut back on a few medications (she takes a cocktail) and has been doing a LOT better -- issues with balance and palsy went away.

Meh Column: Job being weird (I'm grading papers again, Joe, hah). Spent the week with my folks, which always makes me a little tetchy after a few days. Not sure where a particular friendship is going.

Mrmph :( Column: Anniversary of my brother's death.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 31, 2016, 10:15:30 PM
It is really weird being the old person at work. I work with a bunch of high school kids who care about nothing, a few  in early 20s just figuring out their life course. Then there's me. Parent of 2 of my own, step kids graduating, life pretty figured out. And I realized that while I usually don't think I have it together, I guess I'm a lot more together then I thought I was.
I do have "old" people at work, but I never actually eork with them. And manager is my mom's age, but she's running off doing manager stuff. So it's just me and the "kids".
Point being, I'm happy to have discovered my life isn't a total mess
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on June 01, 2016, 05:41:48 AM
I'm three days without caffeine. It wasn't intentional, but I think I'm going to roll with it and see how things go. My mornings start early and my nights are long, so I don't have the highest of expectations.

I'm just a few more days away from vacation, which I'm good and excited for. My only plans are to not go to work.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Gorath on June 01, 2016, 06:28:28 AM
Put my car in today to get tires done, but I had assumed my family would be more available than they were so I ended up having to walk first to the gym and then home. 1hr 10 minutes to the gym, then 20 minutes from there to home, not a terrible walk, but walking is just so boring. Between home and gym they're doing roadworks, and it looks like they might be closing that road for 2 weeks from next week, which could actually make the walk worth it assuming I can walk through the roadworks. It would still be quicker to drive around, but by a lot less and the extra workout would be good.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on June 05, 2016, 03:09:48 AM
Killed it this week at work, played Friday, coached this Saturday, and had an exceptional night out as well. Beautiful baby.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on June 06, 2016, 04:28:37 AM
Well, today was horrible as my unreliable coworker continued to be unreliable. Hoping she turns up for work tomorrow, but I really don't care because I'm on vacation and I let my phone run out of time so no one can call me.

As for other things:
-- I don't actually remember how long I've been without soda as I stopped counting a while ago, but I remain soda free so add that to the last tally.
-- I also remain caffeine free, though I really could have used it today.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on June 06, 2016, 09:07:07 AM
I was sick my days off. Got better in time to return to work. Did a coworkers hair though, and now everybody in town is excited for me to open a salon.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Gorath on June 07, 2016, 10:48:30 AM
I had a job interview today! As far as I can tell, it'll essentially just be temporary work until I can (hopefully) get something in Quality Assurance. I'm doing a course for that in July so after that I should be able to really get something good.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on June 07, 2016, 06:56:31 PM
Yay Gorath for job interviews.
Yay Aur for having shit together.
Yay James for vacation (hell yes).
Yay GO for killing it at work.


...

*is grumpy, but really is glad you guys are doing well*
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on June 11, 2016, 05:46:36 AM
Messaged an old friend/flame congratulating them on the recent positivity their art has received and in return got a reply about it, their life, and their friends that was so negative that it makes me look like an optimist. This happens every time I reach out. They don't want my help and I'm f**ked up enough that I can't offer much anyway. It has been liked this for years now.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on June 12, 2016, 07:08:15 AM
Try being more positive.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on June 15, 2016, 10:45:12 AM
Apparently I'm the creator of this actual thread. That can't be right. Doesn't sound like me at all.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on June 15, 2016, 10:56:18 AM
Apparently I'm the creator of this actual thread. That can't be right. Doesn't sound like me at all.

That's because I combined all (un)happy threads and spliced off the other 300 pages. Once this one reaches 101 pages, the first 100 pages will join the other 300 in the archive. And so on, and so on.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 12, 2016, 05:59:32 AM
I'm up and down a lot recently. My mood is just swinging away. Pretty sure most of you know the story and are now tired of listening to me complain. The shortest version of the events that I can come up for those not in the know or ignoring me:

My relationship has been awful for a few years now, but I don't have much confidence in myself and my already low self-esteem started burrowing so it could reach new lows. I've decided to break things off with her several times and always talked myself out of it because...

1) I'm afraid.
- I'm afraid of what she might do. I don't see her being happy with the situation and I can see her being violent.
- I'm afraid of what comes next. I don't like being alone. I feel lonely enough as it is and it is a miserable feeling... it only gets worse from here.
- I'm afraid that this is it for me as far as relationships go. I don't know why anyone would want to be with me. And given that I have failed every single time I've somehow gathered the courage to ask someone out, I'm pretty sure no one would. I mean, unless they are looking to take advantage of me.

2) It is convenient. I am unhappy and I hate myself and things are only getting worse and worse, but it is easier than being alone and lonely and slowly turning further inward and bitter.

3) I often feel as though I deserve this situation.

I've decided to stop talking myself out of it and pull the trigger. My original plan was to do it this coming Spring, when I would have the funds to buy a car and wouldn't be forced to walk to work. It is an awful reason, I know, but look how long I've already lasted. A few months seems like a long time, but it really isn't.

Except when it is. The above is both a high and a low. I am eager to get this over with. I want to be happy. Yes, I'm still afraid, but this has been a long time coming and I just can't do this anymore. I am angry all the time. I'm perpetually broke. And I've found myself falling for someone else.

She's a coworker, someone who I have known for just about five years and whom I have always had a very high opinion of. I haven't always had a romantic interest in her, but that has developed slowly over the past year or so and rapidly over the past few months. I don't know if she is interested. I doubt that she is. I know many of the guys she has been interested in over the years and I am the exact opposite of them. She knows of my situation now though and has been encouraging me to get on with it and try to be happy.

So... I am. The months I had planned to wait have shrunk to a matter of weeks. Yes, I am still afraid. I am not keen on being stranded without a car, but at least I will be getting exercise. I'm hoping that when the time comes and I ask my coworker if she'd like to go on a date, she'll say yes, even if my life will be kind of a mess for a while to come. I have my doubts and those doubts really slam me into a low mood, but I can't turn back now.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on July 12, 2016, 08:57:17 AM
Once at the bottom, the only way out is up. Cut yourself some slack, if you can lay off the juice for so long then you can do this as well.  :)
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 12, 2016, 09:26:25 AM
Quitting soda was surprisingly easy. I doubt what's coming will follow suit.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on July 12, 2016, 10:50:16 AM
Woman aye...

I'm sure you'll do the right thing James.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on July 12, 2016, 09:15:43 PM
It will be freeing and liberating and imagine how much you'll save on cigs.

And when you're feeling down we will always be around to talk you up again.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on July 16, 2016, 08:05:25 AM
Jamesy, I know I haven't been participating in chat, but I have been occasionally re-reading some. It sounds like an awful situation, and one you'll be well rid of. You can f**king do it! Youuuu caaannnn dooo iiit! (Alternately, just imagine me silently nodding behind Aur).



....


I'm currently a bit stressed, but pretty good overall. The other night, at a friend's "I Broke Up With My Girlfriend" Party, I managed to get drunk enough to eat a raw hamburger => minor food poisoning and simultaneous hangover => lots and lots of puking. It was very unpleasant. But I am healthy now. Yay.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on July 18, 2016, 08:16:33 PM
 I hate my job. Pay is good, management isn't. I spend hours face down on the counter because there is absolutely nothing left to do/clean. And no customers...
Someone really needs to consider restructuring the schedule just for that purpose.
On another note, even though our local elections have already happened, I am apparently joining town council and possibly running for mayor next term. Our mayor comes into my store every night and I'm constantly nagging at him and throwing ideas at him for what could be done to help revive our town a bit and he told me I had to do all the work and bring the info to the current council and if I don't run for anything next term he's gonna pencil me in.
Brittany the politician... but I hate politics...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on July 19, 2016, 03:21:19 PM
My six year relationship has come to an end.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on July 20, 2016, 05:02:55 PM
Tough call James,  but you made it. Well done.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on August 04, 2016, 08:31:14 AM
Tomorrow is Friday.

And breathe.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on August 04, 2016, 10:57:35 PM
I have the weekend off. Yay. But I have a cold and cut back on coffee. So I'm actually sick and tired.

Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on August 23, 2016, 06:26:59 AM
I feel like I am getting sick. It is too early in the season for this crap.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on August 23, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
I have decided that my coffee is a necessity in my life. But I am now using appropriately sized cups. That's a win for me. Yay me.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on August 26, 2016, 06:22:10 PM
Coffee makes me sick. Like, serious anxiety and depression AND, er, gastrointestinal distress. It's really unfortunate that I like the taste of it, so I allow myself about a half cup a week.

....

Guys. Guys. Guys! (And gals!) I'm moving seven time zones east, to a place where I hardly speak the languages, on my own, in less than a month. I'm crazy excited and a little anxious. Just a little. I'm packing some of my stuff that I'm not going to use in the next few weeks, and donating pretty much all my other stuff. My closet and my bedroom are getting pretty empty.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on September 24, 2016, 12:33:38 AM
I'm on vacation, which is a really nice thing that I am happy about. I'm sad because there are only five days left.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on September 24, 2016, 06:25:30 AM
I may be getting a new job on Monday, higher pay, better benefits. Kinda excited
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on September 26, 2016, 02:14:46 PM
awesome. what will you be doing?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 01, 2016, 12:14:52 PM
No visitors today? Just me, myself and I, then!

Anyway, life is great. Can't complain. A lot of difficult things going on in work and with my new house but that's ok.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 03, 2016, 10:48:30 AM
find it hard to take time in the weekends to engage on the HoW and in chat. but i'm always around when i'm at work
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 03, 2016, 08:23:38 PM
Life is good. I'm going to be seriously working at the job I love in about a week, for the first time in ten months (been unseriously working on other shit in the mean time). I found an apartment I adore - it even negates the need for a gym membership by being on the fourth floor of a building with no elevator. I have purple velvet couches.

My French is kind of shaping up, vocabulary-wise, but my accent still makes me unintelligible and verb conjugation is escaping me. Like, I can maybe barely hear the difference between tenses. Arabic vocab is still in survival stages.

And I have had hardly any traveller's gut, and am now mostly drinking tap water! It tastes better than a lot of US cities.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 04, 2016, 09:25:10 AM
now you know how we feel when we have to interact in a language other than our own
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on October 06, 2016, 12:06:22 PM
Oui monsieur. C'est ne pas facile!

You do have the advantage of using the same letters between English and your (and other Western European) language(s). Transliteration and translation are a bitch. Also, Arabic has a f**k tonne of pronouns (I, you-singular, you-2fem, you-2men, you-2+plural, he, she, we-fem, we-masc, we-mix, they-fem, they-masc.... I think that's it...)

O.O
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 06, 2016, 01:59:40 PM
aye, i imagine learning arabic is a bitch. french isn't that hard though
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 18, 2016, 10:26:48 PM
My job isn't great, it makes me unhappy. The people kinda suck too. And I'm having a hard time finding people with similar interests, and motivation is lacking. But i still love where I live. I just wish it had a higher nerd population
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 19, 2016, 09:03:22 AM
you need a higher hipster population!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on October 21, 2016, 06:46:34 PM
Nah Baz, you and GO are all the hipster that I can handle.

On a different note, GO would be pleased to know my phone keeps autocorrecting him to god.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 27, 2016, 03:23:33 PM
Is Joey a hipster? Not sure how he feels about that.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on October 27, 2016, 06:00:09 PM
Probably very craic.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on October 29, 2016, 06:07:34 PM
Is Joey a hipster? Not sure how he feels about that.

I'm more of a hipster than most, but I'm too Jedi for that shit.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on October 31, 2016, 09:44:55 AM
Part of being a hipster is denying you are a hipster though.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on November 06, 2016, 07:15:36 PM
I'm tired. Was out late and up doing mom stuff all night, got to sleep and kids wake up. Uggg... on the Brite side. Aurora now makes my coffee for me...
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Bacchus on December 07, 2016, 11:13:48 AM
haven't quite yet gotten used to winter, i'm mostly tired lately
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 12, 2016, 02:41:09 PM
Put my name forward for a new position at work. It'd mean an increase in pay, more flexible hours, etc. Hoping to get it...been more or less promised it, but these things are never certain.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on December 20, 2016, 02:10:41 PM
I've got an annoying cold, but would like to vouch that Moroccan over-the-counter medications are not joking around. Paracetamol (500mg) + psuedoephedrine (60mg), with 3/day recommended, is a fantastic way to feel decongested and slightly panicky, AND improve chances of liver failure!!

Also, going to Brussels/Bruxelles & Bruges on the 24-29th. Anyone of the Continental Contingent want to meet up for hot chocolate or a beer while I'm in the neighborhood?
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on December 21, 2016, 09:05:06 PM
Got the promotion I went for and a few other good things worked out this week...Prepping up to be the best Christmas ever.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Darkon on December 23, 2016, 03:10:47 PM
I've got an annoying cold, but would like to vouch that Moroccan over-the-counter medications are not joking around. Paracetamol (500mg) + psuedoephedrine (60mg), with 3/day recommended, is a fantastic way to feel decongested and slightly panicky, AND improve chances of liver failure!!

Also, going to Brussels/Bruxelles & Bruges on the 24-29th. Anyone of the Continental Contingent want to meet up for hot chocolate or a beer while I'm in the neighborhood?

Yeah, RS-virus is circulating. You're not the only one. Myself included.

I got a pile of work this Christmas vacation, which means I will be working instead of really free. Does your schedule allow a side-trip to Rotterdam 27-29th? It's 60-90 minutes by train from Brussel, going north. Both Belgium and The Netherlands are part of Schengen, so you can cross borders easily.

If so, I'll find an excuse to procastrinate and be social. And I can ask around if anyone else has time to hang out.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Great One on February 04, 2017, 01:34:13 AM
Going through a shit storm of a period at the minute. Usually I have no problem bouncing back from whatever nonsense comes my way, but I'm finding myself at the end of my wit.

If you look for me, you'll probably find me hiding under a rock.  :D
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Edhelur on February 17, 2017, 03:37:37 PM
Rocks are good hiding places.

This semester is a little nutty. I'm teaching at a private school where we do 3 hour classes, once a week. I teach the same goddamn class on Monday night and Friday night. And three times on Saturday. And once more on Sunday.

Only 4 weeks left until my dad visits!
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 06, 2017, 06:51:40 PM
I haven't been feeling well. I'm always tired sore and achy these days, and it makes it difficult to stay happy and positive. I have to see a surgeon Friday and see what the options are for the other thing....
It's not so cold here anymore. 50s today and yesterday, and down in the 20s the rest of the week. But it is way better that the -20s and -30s we were getting.
Got yelled at by a guy at work trying to get to Canada. Apparently it is my fault that we are about 2 hours drive from the border crossing he needed.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on March 31, 2017, 05:15:27 AM
Weather has warmed up! It's been an enjoyable 60° here. Got a promotion, looking at trying for another. Life is Good. I am happy.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Liallan on April 07, 2017, 12:55:59 AM
That's nice! Being happy is good.

Weather's been all over the place here. 22 C one week, then 12 the next. It's a pain. I'm trying to make the 10-page essay on biological rhythms in plants magically write itself. It's not working.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on April 07, 2017, 04:56:37 AM
You just aren't focusing hard enough, it'll happen.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: James on April 22, 2017, 07:57:34 AM
I got a promotion... then got a promotion on my first day of that new job. Went from 10.90 an hour to $15, which is going to be quite nice. I have no experience with the job I am going to, but everyone seems to think I'll do great, so whatevs.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Gorath on April 22, 2017, 05:09:27 PM
I've been living out of home for the past 2 months, and it's been great. I live much closer to work, I have a fair bit of space to myself with one housemate who owns the house, and having to be responsible for myself is a nice change.

I'm only casual at work, but I've worked practically everyday for the last 10 or 11 weeks, which is fine, nothing out of the ordinary for full time work, but when I only hear about my shifts one day or week in advance, and it could change on a whim, might be afternoon one week, mornings the next week, changing throughout the week or some weird between times that I've done, it's been kinda draining, and I'm ready to just have a few days off in a row at some point. Hopefully in 2 weeks time I'll get my wish.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Aurian on May 01, 2017, 05:33:24 PM
My schedule would be like that except I have the excuse of no sitter to say I can only work after a certain time. I lose that when my babysitter, who is a high school student, gets out for summer break. Otherwise I know a week in advance if I'm lucky what days I will be working and what I will be doing. I am having a really difficult time at work with a co-worker, who used to be above me as my manager. She refused to accept I am in the same level as her now and keeps acting like she doesn't have to do things because she can delegate to me. Which to be honest she can because it is always something that needs to be done and I'm responsible enough to make sure it gets done. Even my boss wants to get rid of her but we don't have any candidates to replace her so we just have to keep dealing with her. That is the biggest downside to living in an area where there are more jobs available then employable people.
Title: Re: The (un)happy thread v4.0
Post by: Myddrun on June 08, 2017, 05:55:03 PM
Flat out at work.
Kid unit 1 (my lad with Apspergers) went past breaking point with exam/revision stress months ago.
Kid unit 2 (my pretty ginger weirdo) is oblivious..... To EVERY Thing.

Life is..... "Fun and Entertaining"

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