Evil Empryss
 member, 206 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Wed 31 Oct 2012
at 23:09
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Bought two bags of 350 pieces of candy because last year we were absolutely swamped with kids.

It's been dark for an hour but because it's "cold" out we've had exactly TWO groups of three and ONE single kid come to the door.

Northern Tier kids are tougher than Southern kids.  They'd go trick or treating in five feet of snow and below freezing weather.  Sure, it looked like a parade of little flashers as they came up to the door all bundled in their coats, whipped them open long enough to yell "Trick or Treat!" and then close them up again, but at least they went out.

What kid turns down free candy?!?
</vent>
ginny
 member, 67 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:13
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
My vent:  My oldest daughter is not old enough to take her little sister out trick or treating without us yet.

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ashberg
 member, 193 posts
 Beware the Groove.
 Groooooove.
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:19
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
Website developers who charge AU$18,000, including testing, who DON'T do multi-browser testing and have NO QUALITY CONTROL who hire project managers who are full of SUGAR and never take ownership of mistakes!

RAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
pitademon
 member, 673 posts
Thu 1 Nov 2012
at 01:29
Re: Reforms my hairy backside

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Evil Empryss
 member, 210 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Fri 2 Nov 2012
at 20:52
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Texting while using the bathroom, okay, at least all I hear is clickity clickity in the next stall.

Talking on the cellphone while using the bathroom?  Ick. Can't you wait five minutes and go somewhere else?  I really don't want to hear you tell your friend how bad you have to {poop} with the sound effects in the background.

But Skyping?!?!?  Really?!?!  Is there no place private anymore?  Has decency gone the way of the dodo (and the doodoo)?  Who are you so close to that you think it's okay to video chat with them while on the toilet?!?  I might have thought you were just on speaker phone, but you came out of the stall and set the phone down to wash your hands and I could see the person you were talking to!!
</vent>
facemaker329
 member, 5121 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 03:25
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
So my boss asked me to think about some ideas to 'update the look' for one of our Halloween shows, now that Halloween is over and we'll have time to sit down and work our way through stuff at a reasonable pace.  The problem?

Well, said show has become practically the centerpiece of the entertainment during our Halloween season.  What started out a decade ago as a notion for a 'curtain-warmer act' has become iconic enough that the merchandising department on the park has even had t-shirts made...marketing is using the characters from the show in advertising, and the park's Facebook page has them prominently featured.  So, 'updating' their look is kinda like being asked to redesign Frankenstein...no matter what you do or how cool you make it look, people are going to expect it to harken back to Boris Karloff's version of the Monster (I mean, they did an awesome job on Robert DeNiro's makeup...but there are very few people who think of that particular version when you say 'Frankenstein'...)

The show has, in its own way, become a classic.  Leave well enough alone, I say...I realize you want to make things look new and shiny...but sometimes that look just isn't as effective.  Let them look a like wild and weathered.  Not only is it not broke, but it's working incredibly effectively.  Don't fix it.
Queenmandikat46
 member, 299 posts
 another one who met her
 love through RPOL
Sat 3 Nov 2012
at 04:06
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>

That idiot criminals repeat the same fruitin routine in the same area again and again and again and not only seem stupid when they do it but manage to catch people with it.  I'm from Arkansas and we had an issue with a guy they called the blue light rapist cause who doesnt stop for a cop right?  they caught that guy and ever since then there have been 72 fruitin copy cats.  A new one just pooped up and of course this makes life hell.  I'm sure most of you in the states have seen the video of the cop who jerked the woman from the car for not pullin over the reason she was from Arkansas we dont stop for single blue lights because of this guy its what we are taught from a young age as females for a reason.  Now there is a new guy doing the same act (in a white crown vic of all things) I just found out about this from a friend and its really upsetting that it keeps happening.  I've seen reports in other states but it just feels like they keep hitting my state.  get a new flipping stick!!!!

</vent>

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sciencemile
 member, 1788 posts
 Sunshine, lollipops and
 rainbows, la la la, la
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 02:45
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
The movie "based" on World War Z, which was a great book that featured slow zombies + slow onset of infection......will supposedly have fast zombies and 28 days later-esque infection times.

...well, there goes my hopes to see a new, great classic-zombie movie.
Evil Empryss
 member, 216 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Mon 5 Nov 2012
at 05:32
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<vent>
Fruiting dissertation committees who tell you something has to be written one specific way and won't let the paper go for higher-up review until it's written that way.  Then, when it goes the higher reviewers, they kick it back telling you that you were wrong to have done it that way!!!

And how many fruiting times do I have to say that THERE IS NO ACADEMIC CITATION AVAILABLE FOR A PARTICULAR TOPIC?!?!  NONE.  ZIP.  ZERO.  ZILCH.  I am the first one to study this particular phenomenon from this particular angle, and no one has written anything on it before that wasn't a layman writing for profit and therefore not acceptable By The University's Standards to be used as a citation?  I said it five different times in three different chapters.  I did that on the advice of my committee members after insisting that they attempt to find something to prove me wrong.

Stop asking for the blasted citations!!!  Let me do my research and get my bloody degree already!

I'm convinced at this point they're messing with me to make me have to take (and pay for) another semester.  There's no reason a single instance of the typo "belief are" instead of "beliefs are" should delay my oral defense!
</vent>
Ramidel
 member, 1267 posts
 Err on the side
 of awesome.
Wed 7 Nov 2012
at 03:47
Re: Reforms my hairy backside
<irritating new versions of old games>

Okay, let me make this clear. The Sims was best when it was Sims 2. Sims 3 is nice and all, but I'm sticking with a game that lacks all the misfeatures of the new version.

So I want to buy Sims 2 expansion packs via Steam, Gamestop or similar places, but EA never put it up there.

There is at least one person who'll buy the old versions but not the new. That person is me. Fruit it.
</irritating new versions of old games>
facemaker329
 member, 5134 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Wed 7 Nov 2012
at 04:41
Time marches on...
Just found out my aunt is out of the hospital, back in hospice care, heavily medicated...and not expected to live to see the weekend.  She's lived to a ripe old age...and I don't doubt that it will be a relief to her when she goes.  But it still sucks to see her go.
PushBarToOpen
 member, 699 posts
Fri 9 Nov 2012
at 20:03
Re: Time marches on...
OMG why are people so ignorant. Hust had a verbal warning at work for leaving empty drinks bottles on my deak. I mean seriosly just ask me to clear them up a little more often thats not har. But going above my head to upper managemnt with a photo of 4 empty bottles complaining about rats is a little exsessive!
Mika
 member, 172 posts
Sat 10 Nov 2012
at 01:37
Re: Time marches on...
Is wondering if I am a people person or not. I wish that people would try to understand things! When I try thats nice but when they act like they know everything and treat you badly it makes me sick to my stomach!

I can see why people like animals more than humans at times. Less snarky!!!
DarkwindStriker
 member, 497 posts
 Better known in many
 places as Gatewalker.
Sat 10 Nov 2012
at 15:57
Re: Time marches on...
Stayed up late to try and talk a near suicidally depressed internet freind into being less so. Have no idea whether or not it actually helped at all, and since he's an internet freind there's nothing else I can really do besides talk to him. Trying to convince him to see a councilor, but apparently in his neck of the world that's like the ultimate sign of weakness and even thinking that he's "so bad he has to get therapy" is making him MORE depressed.

I really, really, really, would like to choke slam whoever in history got the ball rolling on that whole mindset of "men don't need help to solve thier problems".
adrasteia1
 member, 908 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Mon 12 Nov 2012
at 00:01
Re: Time marches on...
I've come down with a cold this weekend. I was feeling wretched last night and this morning but better this afternoon. I'm really hoping I can get rid of it some more by tomorrow.
facemaker329
 member, 5149 posts
 Gaming for most of
 30 years, and counting!
Tue 13 Nov 2012
at 03:14
Re: Time marches on...
I wish I knew what it was that was causing the ache on the right side of my face.  It's almost like a toothache, in that it seems to be centered on my teeth...but I can't localize it to one tooth.  I thought I had it figured out last night (I've got a wisdom tooth with a cavity in it, which is just waiting until I get my end-of-year bonus check to come out)...but when I tried treating the suspected area with an oral anesthetic, it did no good.  At various times throughout the day, I've felt like it was centered on that tooth, the tooth in front of it, the tooth in front of THAT, and the back molar in my lower jaw (which had a root canal back in March, so I KNOW I'm not getting a toothache there...)

It also kinda feels, sometimes, like I've been clenching my jaw so hard that I'm suffering TMJ...except that the pain never remains consistent there, it always drops back down to somewhere along my upper jaw.

And on top of all that, something in my sinuses is apparently dessicated, because every time I take a deep breath, I feel like someone's sticking a needle in the back of my sinus cavity.  I can take ibuprofen for the pain in my jaw, and it seems to work fairly well...not so much for the sinus thing.  This sucks...
Pyrate
 member, 151 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Tue 13 Nov 2012
at 22:22
Re: Time marches on...
I have had enough of today!
No hot water. no internet half of the day. Fought for 90 minutes with my mother on the phone. My ex found my number (meaning I'll have to change it AGAIN!). Have a writers block on my assignment. Had some drunkard try to be Don Cool and pick me up in the supermarket (only two good things I could say is that he has great taste in women and an admirable self-confidence). Just found out that the abortion my best friend had was due to my exboyfriend and another of my friends is hiding something from me.

I don't know if there is a god, but someone is definitely out to get me!
And he has a lousy sense of humour...
Utsukushi
 member, 1128 posts
 I should really stay out
 of this, I know...but...
Thu 15 Nov 2012
at 18:13
Re: Time marches on...
Blah.  Am behind in everything and still need lunch, but I spend twenty minutes on a post about GURPS.  I barely even follow GURPS!

I think I need to drop Community Chat again for a little while.

Happily, I do not have to re-title this message, because the current one is just right.  So that saves some time, right?  Except that I'm now spending longer talking about it than I would have if I had done it...hm.  Maybe I should just
Pyrate
 member, 155 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 09:48
Re: Time marches on...
I am seriously tired of my family right now.
They are fruiting papayaing me off.
It's absolutely impossible to talk with them without being emotionally blackmailed into some zero-sum game with no better potential than a standstill.
Now I have to cancel all social occations, my schedule and potentially a trip abroad in order for that elderberry emotional vampire of an applehat mother to pineapple feel important and reprioritise my Tangerine needs.
I am now put in a chilli chilli chilli position where my blackberry options are pomegranate getting extorted into doing my starfruit mothers durian will or start a lime fight and have other parts of my dragonfruit family start calling me up to watermelon reconcile and mango forgive her.

In other words: Spend time and energyfighting a battle uphill for a temporary truce or allow total and utter dominance over my spare time and priories.
Blueberry peachy.
adrasteia1
 member, 918 posts
 Time you enjoy
 wasting isn't wasted
Mon 19 Nov 2012
at 19:18
Re: Time marches on...
It's the 3rd anniversary of my dad's death in a couple of days. For mostly that reason I haven't really been in good form. I've got a cold too, which isn't really helping.

Hopefully in a few days I'll feel better, less stressed, etc.
KaiWriter
 member, 15 posts
Tue 20 Nov 2012
at 21:16
Re: Time marches on...
I really, really hate when she does this.

I'm in a decent mood, all ready to come home for Thanksgiving later tonight.  I call home to make sure that my ride is on its way.  My mom keeps hemming and hawwing about something- it turns out that she'd been allowing one of my pet cats out in the garage, among the old boxes, bins, and old bottles of chemicals that we have for some *fruiting* reason.  I kept telling her not to do it, but apparently she kept on doing it.

Two weeks ago, something happened out there to my little Spider- he got bit by something, he got poisoned, or something- I don't know what- but he apparently went downhill so rapidly that he died a week ago today.  He was acting erratically near the end, so I suspect he ended up knocking over a bottle of chemical and poisoned himself.

To say that I am unhappy with my mother right now is an understatement.  I was looking forward to seeing all three of my kitties, and now I will only see two.  I told her for months not to let my cats out into the garage, and this happens.  There will be a fight tonight, and it will not be pretty.
patamon3
 member, 39 posts
 RPG Rocks!!!!!
 Bombardment
Thu 22 Nov 2012
at 04:16
Re: Time marches on...
I have to hate it when all of a sudden people start using fruting new things that you haven't even heard about it is Grapefruit annoying

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Pyrate
 member, 157 posts
 Supercalifragialistic
 expialidocious.
Thu 22 Nov 2012
at 13:50
Re: Time marches on...
Grah!
I have a deadline for assignment tomorrow, my laptop just decided to throw all last weeks work out the window because it couldn't agree with dropbox for where to store it and has just spent my last five hours booting and rebooting, cancelling updates and wasting my time.
NOTHING I hate more than being forced to wait when I'm in a hurry.
So much for sleep tonight.
Evil Empryss
 member, 330 posts
 Silently critiquing your
 spelling and grammar.
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 02:17
Grrr... Black Friday Vouchers
Greedy fruiting bastiches who get in line early so they can grab a voucher for every single door buster... and then walk through the line offering to sell the vouchers to other people or brag about how they don't want the item and are just going to sell it on Craigslist!!!  Some of us can't afford to pay full price for this stuff, and you're being a major jack hole.

Used to be if you wanted multiple items you had to either bring people to help you or prioritize what you want. Either way, it gave other people a fair chance to get something for themselves.

I actually had someone try to sell me a voucher for an $88 tv for $50! That would make the tv full price. Jerk.
persondude
 member, 256 posts
 I collect hobbies.
Fri 23 Nov 2012
at 03:26
Re: Grrr... Black Friday Vouchers
I'm a merchandiser in Walmarts.  I'm working tomorrow.  Wtf.