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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5980 on: September 09, 2009, 10:23:24 AM »

aye, i guess i can't complain too much. but in my defence, it was my first day of school and i'm not in any sort of waking early rythm. luckily i can leave a little later today, need to catch the train at 12:00. just woke up, and feel like i've slept for ages. i'm free the rest of the week, so i've got plenty of time to recover from those two horrible mornings... classes are good though
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5981 on: September 10, 2009, 04:24:21 AM »

Managing to find a legal way to get an audiobook for free at the one and only time I have ever wanted one. This makes me very happy and I can smile and smile as I listen to it. Also, picking up Warren Ellis' Crooked Little Vein while I was at it.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5982 on: September 11, 2009, 05:03:26 PM »

Listening to the new Muse album. This is a cause of happiness.

Other than that, just washed the dogs, and then washed myself. They were filthy. Been only a couple of weeks since I last washed them, but they've been in the vegetable patch, digging things up, and getting very mucky...so it was needed. Little shits.

Hopefully going out again this weekend. Pre-birthday celebrations? :D


Edit: And one of my friends ruins it immediately, by telling me one of my old favourite teachers has throat cancer. f**k sake.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5983 on: September 13, 2009, 01:29:17 AM »

haven't been out at all this weekend, and i don't even mind. don't know what's wrong with me. now i'm in bed, girlfriend next to me, and feeling ok. beer on the nightstand helps.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5984 on: September 13, 2009, 02:04:23 AM »

Would that be considered domesticated or institutionalized?   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Seriously though, there's nothing wrong with that scenario at all bro.    ;)
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5985 on: September 13, 2009, 02:15:02 AM »

Beer on the nightstand completes it, yeah. I've been thinking about getting a beer tonight - was even out earlier, yet declined - but I think I drank more than enough yesterday for two days. :elf_gloop:
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5986 on: September 15, 2009, 01:40:15 AM »

Hm, happy stuff first. Been married just over a week now, which is nice. Had a really good day etc etc...

Unhappy stuff will be a bit more. For instance, the fact that my sister did not go to my wedding, because she does not talk to my mother, who was there. She did not send a card through any of my family either, and only sent a message through facebook the next day after I assume my father talked to her...
The fact that the UK Government just likes to complicate things, doing twice as much paperwork as you would think is possible. To make this shorter, basically I have no job and they are not giving me any help with money at the moment. My wife should have been able to bring her Finnish unemployment over with no problem, and it should be good for three months from when we moved. Those three months are up now, and still nothing on that either. It should be just a couple of days, but I have heard that at least a dozen times, before they find some other piece of paper they need signed, with the same information they originally got over three months ago.
Then there is the housing situation. When we moved here, my friend said he should be able to keep us in his rented house for 2-3 months with no bills, to give us a chance to get a job. Now he is moving in with his Fiance, and we are out of a place to stay. Nobody in my family has room apart from my mother, but her husband will for sure say we are not allowed to stay.
If we do get some money soon, it should be the whole three months worth for my wife, with which we could buy a caravan and stay there for a month or two maybe. But right now I am looking into homeless shelters. So far, most are for single people. It just keeps getting better. We have until the end of the month to sort something out. So far everything is against us, but I keep buying lotto tickets.
The only way we have survived so far is because my grandmother and mother have been giving us a bit of money for food and petrol, but even that is problematic. Friends of my grandmother, and my step dad seem to think we just do not want to work. Yeah, sure...We love surviving on 10-20 pounds a week, who wouldnt?  Even if we find jobs, we would need money from somebody just for petrol to get us there until the first payday.
Sorry, I have not been online in a long time, and all that just came out. And I did leave a bit out too. Guh. I am just so close to snapping.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5987 on: September 15, 2009, 03:11:39 AM »

I am just so close to snapping.

Congratulations on your marriage.  If you two weather this storm, you'll be together a long time. 

Rock bottom sucks.  No way around how bad it does.  Without boring you with my drama, I've been on the edge of that precipice for a while now.  Unemployed?  yep.  Destitute?  yep.  I had a bitter attitude about everything in the world up until about 4 months ago. 

Then I started getting urges....being lead.  I've been a Christian my whole life, albeit a half-baked, fair-weathered one.  Picked up the Bible one day and passages I've known my whole life, but I didn't really understand, became crystal clear.  Such seemingly sudden clarity was frightening, but at the same time, comforting.  Point of all this is two basic things I now live by:

1)  Turn your problems over to Him.  Completely.  To do this is hard and I still struggle from time to time with it, and the concept of it.  If you do, and then still worry to the point of distraction, or end up looking for a solution the next day, then you have taken the responsibilty back.  Takes real determination, through prayer, to get over that hurdle.

2)  Christ's commandment:  Love others as He loves us.  Understanding and practicing this has allowed me to heal completely.  The bitterness and resentment I felt has long withered away.  Like all things, prayer and determination keep this at the forefront.  Anger is not of Him and learning to deal with it has been one of the more trying hurdles, but understanding and putting into practice these things has given me a peace that I've not known in more years than I can put a finger on.

  It's not for everyone, and is not meant to be.  I just wanted to pass on to you what has worked for me and hope it helps in some small way.  Good luck and I'll keep you in my prayers.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5988 on: September 15, 2009, 03:34:10 AM »

Not for me Duke, but thanks anyway. I have looked at a few religions in my time, and I guess I am more Pagan than anything else. I have been on this brink a few times before, but there is always something that pulls me back.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5989 on: September 15, 2009, 02:50:05 PM »

I was right. Jay Lake linked to my review of his recent novel Green not once, but twice. Which is great and makes me happy, but I get so much traffic on my crappy little blog that it turns me into a nervous mess.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5990 on: September 15, 2009, 04:49:04 PM »

that's some serious stuff Stu, for one of your first posts as well. but heay, better than members going on for years without sharing anything about themselves. i'm also known for sharing too much... as far as your problems are concerned, i wouldn't have an answer for you. religion might be the thing for some, but i feel that if you want to get stuff done, you'll have to do it yourself, and no god is going to help you. but i wish you all the best...


me, i'm a bit sick-ish. had a long day. attended a wedding, but had to leave for home pretty fast cause i was feeling so shitty. think i don't even go to work today, and skipping work is not something i easily do
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5991 on: September 15, 2009, 07:16:51 PM »

My dog Fionn is sick. He's laying, shivering in my arms, at the moment. Hopefully will come around soon. The silly pup has probably been eating something he shouldn't have.  :undecided:

Otherwise, all good!
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5992 on: September 16, 2009, 10:46:47 PM »

sucks joey. my parent's neighbours dog (a dog i know well too) they suddenly had to put to sleep. neighbour was in tears. poor thing...

anyway, still feeling sick. have to wake early tomorrow too, cause i've got an appointment to get my hair cut. some say it's needed
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5993 on: September 16, 2009, 10:54:17 PM »

He shout be okay. Took him to the vets and got told he has a chest infection, gave him an injection..hopefully it'll get better with time. Trying to keep him as comfortable as possible, but neither of my dogs are the sleepy type. Like their master. :P

But yeah...if he's not better tomorrow, he'll need another shot. After that...I don't know.

Birthday tomorrow!

I'm thinking: hike>lunch(beer)>cinema>pub(even-more-beer)! :D

The weather here has been great the last few days, so here's hoping it'll stay, for at least one day longer. *fingers crossed*
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5994 on: September 19, 2009, 01:57:27 PM »

still sick. don't feel any improvement either. think i'll go to work nevertheless. being in bed all day whining about being sick is not going to improve things either. plus i need the cash
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5995 on: September 21, 2009, 01:45:58 PM »

Tired. Really quite tired. Only got a few hours sleep last night, and little sleep at night is becoming a trend that has been existing for a while now. Need an early night tonight.
Alcohol may be needed. :P

Need to take care of a couple things like the library, opticians and dentist, but bah - it's p**sing down outside and I'm not in a good mood at all.
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5996 on: September 22, 2009, 12:55:42 PM »

not got a good night sleep either. the girlfriend turned out to be sick, so she kept me awake with her coughin and constantly runing to the toilet. will get some sleep now before i head to work
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5997 on: September 24, 2009, 07:52:03 PM »

A cause for happiness: got my book and magazine that I ordered, yesterday.

A cause for unhappiness: went to the dentist today. All well, baring one problem, which is pretty good, considering it had been ages since I last went.

A minor niggle: missing my glasses, as they need repaired and I need my new lenses installed. Quite used to wearing them, as well, but I don't really need to. It's just nice having perfect sight. Thankfully, though, my vision has not really change, since the last eye test I got. :)

That's all, really. Have a friend's birthday coming up, this weekend, which should be fun.
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« Reply #5998 on: September 25, 2009, 07:50:38 PM »

had to cover for someone at work today. wasn't even supposed to be working, and had planned to fill my day differently. could've said no, but i also need the money... gonna spend it on beers tonight, cause the town my parents life are celebrating the fact they're the brandy capital of the world. so will be heading there and getting wasted
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Re: The (un)happy thread
« Reply #5999 on: September 25, 2009, 08:04:38 PM »

Ack, to go out tonight or not. Probably best I don't. Willpower, yes, I'll use that. Whatever that is. :elf_dead:

I'll be hitting the pubs tomorrow night, though, definitely. Think I'll just stay in tonight, have a few beers, chat and do a bit of gaming.
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