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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:13 pm UTC

Around which axis?

--edit-- *grumblegrumble* it would be a pagetopper...

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:42 pm UTC

Whichever is less right for you, of course.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:10 pm UTC

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Yeah, I guess it's a bit awkward to type this way...

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby pseudoidiot » Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:39 pm UTC

Especially if you hold your camera like you do your laptop.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby trpmb6 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:28 pm UTC

I try to be respectful for randall. But my rant today centers around the fact that what-if's have slowly been moving from "released every tuesday" to "released every friday?"

So sad without my weekly what-if.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby roband » Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:33 pm UTC

Every Friday is still weekly. There was just once where you had to wait 3 extra days.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:48 pm UTC

Yey!
You are back OnLine.
Or; I am back OnLine.

Something is Better!
xkcd is accessible to me and my machine.

That has not always been true.
It was gone, to me.

Nothing about the xkcd forum would become interactive.
Gee. I Missed all the quiet voices.

I could Rant about Security.
How fucked up Humans are that we need security to protect us from one another.

Or; I could simply Breath a Sigh of Relief.
No silly, nor any snarky comments will go unexamined.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:41 pm UTC

I have a Rant.
Like all other Rants it will be lost in the Thread of Rants.

Osprey! Hey! Osprey!
You CherP!.

Why, oh, Why do you Chirp!?
You are a large, powerful Bird of Prey.

You are as large as an eagle and more powerful.
You are strong and a deadly proficient hunter.

You Chirp. Why do you Chirp?
You could Scream like an Eagle.

You could Whistle like a Hawk.
Or; Howl like a Wolf. Something!

But; No.
You Chirp.

You land majestically in a tree, with your friend circling and you Chirp.
You are an impressive bird, until you open your mouth.

Maybe you can work on a Roar of some kind after you haul a 30 pound fish upriver.

What do You think?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA3LtXnNIto

That animal should Not Chirp.
It should make a majestic if not frightening sound.

But; No.
It Chirps.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:14 am UTC

Yea! My insurance premiums are tripling! And my coverage is staying the same! Fuck everything about this bullshit!
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:31 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:Yea! My insurance premiums are tripling! And my coverage is staying the same! Fuck everything about this bullshit!

That is Fucked Up.
I am so sorry.

You can get basic medical if you need it.
Thank our lucky stars.

Some of our people can't.
Some will not spend the money.

People are fucking cheep.
Not to buy and sell....Well...Maybe to buy and sell.

I have spoken directly to people that can not afford to seek medical care.
People that are Sick and could get well. But, can't go to a Doctor.

I am sorry you are paying into a system that seems to have a big fucking leak.
If we knew one another in person we could go out to the Beach and Chant, "National Health Care" over and over.

It's ok.
I'll chant.

You can look for Agates.
Or; Watch surfers.

They need medical care available to them, too.
They look fine, now.

They get hurt, get old, some have gotten sick, once.
I heard about it.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby SurgicalSteel » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:40 am UTC

The ACA is actually why my insurance is going up. I no longer get a discount for being healthy, and I'm required to have pediatric vision and dental coverage, even though I don't have any kids.
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There's blood stains on his shirt (mayday)
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:51 am UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:The ACA is actually why my insurance is going up. I no longer get a discount for being healthy, and I'm required to have pediatric vision and dental coverage, even though I don't have any kids.

umm.
ACA stands for Affordable Care Act?
umm.

I can not believe That is what our representatives were aiming at.
edit:
Excuse me.
This is a friendly Blow Off a Little Steam Thread.
There is a Thread laying around somewhere that is dedicated to The ACA.

If we want to become enraged about things we can not change,
We can meet in the ACA Thread, until the feeling blows over.

I left a Rant, because it's a rant.
Spoiler:
It seems there is Big Money in those insurance payments.
Big Money has a loud and persuasive voice.


I do believe people have been asked,
"Do you want to live? Sir?"

Yes. I am That Cynical about the US Public Health and Political Systems.

If our poor are ill.
The Rich are at Risk.

Money can protect some.
Money will not protect all.

"A sick servant will find its way in, Sir."
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:53 pm UTC

I am having a Hell of a time writing a Document.
I have written This document, before.

Why is it Sooo Hard?
I can't rewrite that one.

This one is Different.
Why?

I don't like this one.
I liked that one.

It is the same information.
So? Why is it hard?

My complaint reminds me of Victor Frankle.
In 'Man's Search for Meaning' he wrote about a document he was working on.

That document was taken from him.
He wrote and rewrote it in his mind.

When he was able to re-write it, he didn't.
He wrote something else.
edit:
No. I have not written it.
I will walk in with a hand full of handwritten notes.

That will Suck!
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:58 pm UTC

so heres whats been happening.

two months ago: some fuckwit steals my pickup truck

month ago: police recover truck, with every single tool i own cleared out of the back.

3 days after that: moron in a minivan backs into me (on camera of course) rear ending my vehicle, in broad daylight. smashed the bed, and rear left taillight, but it appears ok.

the following day: driving to work, transmission fails and gears no longer work properly.

that night: after limping it to work in second gear only, i limp it home in second gear. burn out clutch.

(some time passes, parts are ordered, parts arrive, search through several scrapyards for obscure hard to find transmission)

last weekend: through much swearing, grunting, and shoving, transmission finally installed. clutch fixed, it appears to be smooth sailing. engine test..... engine won't run correctly. lopes along until it dies.

(cue much troubleshooting, and changing parts here and there)

Last night: after testing, and consulting my father, we have come to the conclusion my engines timing components are shot, and i need to tear apart most of the engine to get to them. I break the news to my GF that i will not be able to visit her this weekend, due to this problem. she has a sad.

Today: Unnamed accounting client of ours (we do IT support) has the corporate tax deadline on monday, so of COURSE, everything decides to break today. whiny, bitchy users who can't tell their ass from a hole in the ground chew me out, most of the problems being either user caused, or software bugs. ( i did NOT write the software)

I am about at the end of my rope here.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:37 am UTC

You?
You?

I rememeber someone that had a Truck a lot like your Truck.
He pulled the Emergency Brake too hard on that Truck, once.

You had What??
Some Stranger Had Your Truck!

I am so sorry that happened to you.
People really do stuff like that.

Those Jerks have Keys?
Poor You.

Why are you angry at people at your Work?
Did they have anything to do with it?

That was much more interesting than a Rant about the World War.
Yes. I think it is a World War. I might be Wrong.

While flipping through Threads,
I found the following quote.
“We are moving toward a Europe that is a combination of the unable and the unwilling,” said Camille Grand, a French military expert who directs the Foundation for Strategic Research.

I think the Man has an answer for George W.
That shit is fifteen years Late. And; Funny.


It came from the following article.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/23/world ... =all&_r=1&
They yammer on and on.
I sometimes get a sinking feeling.
George Owell's 1984.....

It has come true 30 years Late.
That is a condition where Never would have been better than Late.


It is a good Phrase to get into the Mouths and Computer Screens.
When the US calls. "We are the UnWilling to go to War."
"Besides, Look at our stupid Tanks. So twentieth century."
"We are UnderEquiped for War."


"Therefore Europe is the UnWilling and the UnAble to go to War."


You know how those Europeans are.
They have Got to be Doing Something.

Tons of them are Willing to do Peace.
They are Equiped to do Peace.

Maybe if we called and asked for Help in Peace,
After an apology, they might be Willing and Able to do Peace.

Peace is an engaging activity.
It's a lot harder than it looks.
EDIT:
To be fair; The article cracks me up on some levels.
“If NATO isn’t outward looking, it’s got nothing to do,” he said. “It can’t go back to managing a threat from Russia, because it’s not a real threat.”


Darn.
What shall NATO do?

A Full Frontal Attack on American Poverty and Ignorance!

"hey. hey." They will say.
"We want to Win."

Then everyone will look back to the Middle East for Peace.
I think they might be looking in the Wrong Spot.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Sytri » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:31 am UTC

What is irkng me about the Scotland independence vote is that whenever you hear a "yes" voter carry on about why they're voting yes, it is largely involving Westminster and in this regard they actually mean London. "Westminster has all the power" "Life is so much better in Westminster" etc and it almost implies that all of England is like that when it's clearly not. The north and West of England are being screwed all the time. Wales and Ireland's voice will diminish now because our one celtic ally with a strong voice; instead of wanting to stay, force change and actually create a better Britain has said, "Actually we can afford to be on our own so fuck you London!" Whilst not realising that they're also giving the finger to everywhere else that isn't London.

And it's making me bitter about the scots. I always considered Britain to be unified, it was crap and yes the rich stay rich but it's true for pretty much all places. Fight for that change for everywhere instead of just your country. I always thought we at least we had each others backs. Now our long term drinking buddy has found a wad of cash and is trying to leave.

(Yes not all of it makes sense but it's a rant that's been running round in my head and I needed it put somewhere.)
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:54 am UTC

The thing about London is that since it's made out of urban constituencies, it has fewer MPs per head of population than rural ones and especially Scottish rural ones do.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby eSOANEM » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:34 pm UTC

Even London isn't really an accurate characterisation. There are a few bits of central London which do fit the rich londoners stereotype, but a lot of that is more true of the home counties than London itself.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Sytri » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:41 pm UTC

Sort of my point. The yes campaign has turned rich Tory types to mean all of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. And now they're complaining that devo max was never really on the table but now it is because they might go independent. But from my view it was never there because it was never fought for as hard as the independence vote is being. Austerity and the tories suck, but they suck for almost everyone Scotland isn't an exception sadly but they seem to make out that they are. I don't know, I'd just rather see Scotland stay and fight for a more equal and devolved governance of the UK than leave the UK and then we all have to deal with different problems.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:46 pm UTC

You know who is going to make a lot of money? Business consultancy and law firms. A lot of London-based people will be able to buy ski chalets if Scotland goes independent.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby freezeblade » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:58 pm UTC

A pant of a different color:

Goddamnit flash drive!
My flash drive this morning (which I use for work) decided it is in "read only mode" at least, that's every error code gives me.

"Hm. Well let me eject it, plug it into another USB port, and see" -Error, write protected or in use, can not eject.
"Wait, what? Ok. I'll just unplug it, plug it back in then run a scandisk on it" -Error, write protected or in use, can not scan
"Ok, well that sucks, let me check the tags in the registry, see if it's set for read only" -Nope
"Virus perhaps?" -scan comes out perfectly clean
"Alright...let me save the important stuff then format the drive" -Error, write protected or in use, can not format

So currently I'm running a low-level format through DOS (which is taking ages, it is still verifying the volume). If this does not fix it, then I might have to buy a new one, which is annoying, because I can't think what is wrong with this one! (happens on my laptop and work computer) Great waste of work time as well, because I'm being pretty non-productive as it's scanning.

Update: It's alive! Whatever was wrong with it got fixed with the low-level format through DOS. Who knows what was the actual problem...
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Jave D » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:20 pm UTC

Actual panting. Already in the mid 90's. My bedroom faces the PM sun. Blinds, but no curtains or anything that really keeps out the light, and so greenhouse effect. No AC, just a tiny little personal fan. Weeks it's been like this. Weeks to come it will be like this. FML.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:14 am UTC

It's been over 100F every day this week so far here.

I'm still doing my nightly hikes. Not tackling that steep new trail I discovered last week though. Shame, wanted to reach the top of that before it got too late in the year to reach it before dark. (Not risking that goat trail in the dark alone).
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:54 am UTC

oh, The Fall will come.
With it will come The Wind.

This year, I am afraid of The Wind.
I am staying in a place that is built in a gully that channels The Wind.

I put something Big in the yard.
oh, dear.

If the wind hits that thing the way it sits now, It will Roll.
If it Rolls, it will break. (darn.)

I'm sorry it is Hot for you.
I am not in a hurry to see the weather shift.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby eran_rathan » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:52 pm UTC

Hm. Somewhat jealous. I've been freezing all today & yesterday due to it being in the mid-60s F outside (and into the 30s F at night), yet the AC is still running in my office.

Granted this is because of poor design - the controls are in the room that receives the most sunlight, as well as has very large windows, while I am in the back office which gets about an hour of sun each day just before it sets. So it warms up in my room about 45 minutes before I go home.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:24 am UTC

eran_rathan wrote:Hm. Somewhat jealous. I've been freezing all today & yesterday due to it being in the mid-60s F outside (and into the 30s F at night), yet the AC is still running in my office.

Granted this is because of poor design - the controls are in the room that receives the most sunlight, as well as has very large windows, while I am in the back office which gets about an hour of sun each day just before it sets. So it warms up in my room about 45 minutes before I go home.

You, My Darling need a space heater.
I attended a meeting one season that was Cold.

The room was too large to heat for the two hours or so we were there.
I took an extension cord and electric heating pad.

I dialed in warm and sat on the pad.
It was comfy, like heated car seats.
EDIT:
No heated car seats needed, today.
It's Hot.

I know it is Hotter for you.
It's not that hot, here.

It's still Hot in the sun.
Don't go in the sun?

What I have to do is out there!

Frequent Breaks.
To replace the Water lost to Steam.
And; To bother the Internet People.
EDIT:
The Morning Rant.

The fucking deer are eating Deer Resitant Plants.
Fuck.

Deer Resitant and Water Resitant may be similar.
The deer seem So Hungry.

They are not always like this.
Almost Tame.

What the Hell?
Sented Geranium.
What Deer eats That?

Chrysanthemum....
Good Greif!
(Without the internet....That word would be spelled, 'Differently'.)
(Growing a batch of 'Differently'.)

It seems Myrtle, PepperWood, and Glass Flowers are the only Deer Proof Plants.
I would not be willing to bet on the First Two.

I put a large old bird cage over the sweet peas to protect them.
The fucking deer Removed It! (*sniff-sniff*) My Sweet Peas!! (WAAAA!)

I'm going to replant.
I wonder. Do they like Sweet Peas enough to Climb Stairs?

If they climb stairs, they will have earned a meal of Sweet Peas.
I have never known a deer to like stairs. Goats do. Deer don't.

.....Do they?
I'm sure glad those things don't eat People.
EDIT:
They Are Hungary.
The Deer are Hungry.

They will let me get very close to them.
I think that is Nice.

I am careful about the way I act around them. (usually)
I was standing about five feet from a Doe. Watching.

She swallowed.
I watched the bolus of food travel down her Throat.

That's kind of Weird.
Interesting. And; Weird.

She was eating My FiddleHeads!
I stood there, Stunned.

"Oh, Doe! A fucking Deer;
Why the Hell are you eating MY Ferns??
You have Ferns of your own, In The Forest!"


I Was Conflicted!
I like them to be at ease around me.
I wanted her to Stop Eating My Fern.

I did The Human thing.
I steped toward her quickly, waving my arm.

That's no way to make friends.
But! She was eating My Fern!

Why?? She has Ferns of her Own!
oops. I was Wrong. She doesn't.

I looked.
It's dry.

That animal feeds on RainForest Plants.
God as not been watering the Deer's Plants.

Her Fern have No FiddleHeads.
Her Shamrock have died back.

...The forest floor is so dry, it would burn....

The deer don't Act like they are hungry, like human actors do.
They Act hungry, because they are hungry.

The plants are exhausted.
The deer are hungry.

The water still pours from the spring and cascades down the gully.
I use that water to water the plants I want to look at.

I like to look at FiddleHeads.
She needs to Eat them.

After looking in her pantry.
I'll not bother her about My FiddleHeads.

She needs them.
For me, they are a luxury.
EDIT:
To finish killing the Thread.
The part of the Spring that gives me water has problems.
I have no idea what.

People and animals will make breaks in the line.

I can hear the water. So near and so far.
The water refuses to come from a faucet.

Stupid Stubborn Water.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:55 pm UTC

parent fueled rant under the spoiler:

(warning for teenaged whining)

Spoiler:
things between my mom and i have been really strained lately? i feel like she's been more controlling (making me change clothes she thinks don't look right, restricting my food choices ((even if i buy my own food)), keeping me from socializing with friends, ect.) and it's starting to frustrate me. i talked to my therapist about this, and she told me to try and bring up the fact that i'm leaving home soon, how her nest-leaving/senior year was, and i did! but my mom shut down and wouldn't talk to me about it outside of nonspecific answers. i'm trying to make an effort in repairing our relationship, but we're constantly arguing about things, and it makes it feel like we're not making any progress.

example of something that happened the other day - i'll try to be as non-biased as possible @_@

i'm planning on buying my own xbox from a friend, so when i go to college i can still game and not worry about my siblings deleting save data and stuff. i was explaining this to my brother, and my mom interjected with "that's a stupid idea", and i tried to explain my reasoning for buying it to her. she said "i understand, but i still think it's stupid," so i apologized for bringing it up to her (which, in hindsight, was a terrible idea - i came off as "talking back"). she sent me to bed, and grounded me from seeing any friends for the time being - she hasn't given me a defined time period yet. she does this a lot, dismissing my opinions and telling me my actions are stupid and wrong. my friends have noticed this, so i'm pretty sure it's not just me.

anyway TL;DR - my mom and i are disagreeing on most everything and it's wearing me out

any tips or ideas to try and, i dunno, make this better?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby bluebambue » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:08 pm UTC

RE: William

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From the description you just gave, that sounds like it might be abusive behavior. At least in relationships, common signs are trying to control behavior and isolate you from everyone else. It could be that it is not up to that magnitude, and things are different in parent/child relationships, but it might be useful to think about things in that light for a bit?

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby freezeblade » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:10 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:parent fueled rant


I had a very similar thing happen before I moved out of the house, things got very tense and strained, and remained that way for a few months after I left, but then cleared right up. I can't tell you what will help fix it now, because I couldnt' get that to work either, but I can tell you this: The best thing that happened to my relationship with my parents was to move out of the house.

They are now happy to see me when I visit, always grateful to get a call, and we (nearly) never fight about anything.

Hang in there.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Yakk » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:27 pm UTC

William wrote:
Spoiler:
i'm planning on buying my own xbox from a friend, so when i go to college i can still game and not worry about my siblings deleting save data and stuff. i was explaining this to my brother, and my mom interjected with "that's a stupid idea", and i tried to explain my reasoning for buying it to her. she said "i understand, but i still think it's stupid," so i apologized for bringing it up to her (which, in hindsight, was a terrible idea - i came off as "talking back"). she sent me to bed, and grounded me from seeing any friends for the time being - she hasn't given me a defined time period yet. she does this a lot, dismissing my opinions and telling me my actions are stupid and wrong. my friends have noticed this, so i'm pretty sure it's not just me.

So as a note, you are not probably not a rich person. You are living on the largess of your parents (room, board, maybe college).

Your mother could be concerned about your bad spending habits. Despite being poor, you are spending money on junk food/expensive food, and buying a second xbox despite having access to one already (just so your "game progress" won't be overwritten by your siblings: "game progress" rarely is something of significant value).

You being ill-advised with your money could be stressing her out in few ways.

1) It is possible that you going to college and paying for your room and board is economically stressful for her. You spending money as if it is going out of style (many-100$ redundant game console, junk food) on ill-conceived things while she is supporting you could make her sacrifices seem unappreciated.

2) It is possible at this point, she has discovered she did not instill good money values into you, even if supporting your room & board & college is not an economic stressor. Perhaps she thinks you should be using your relative economic freedom (low costs) to save up for important things at your age (a down payment on a house, enough money to visit your family on your off-term, maybe a car, saving up for the period when you will need to pay rent), instead of toys and junk food. This may make her feel like a failure as a parent.

3) It is possible that she is in general full of angst about you leaving the house. This can amplify other sources of stress.

If you leave the house, and become self-supporting (paying your bills, not going into debt, saving for the future), even if you then spend money on relatively worthless (in her eyes) toys, you at least are first spending money on the important things. So the stress might go way down. Plus, even if you are throwing away your money, she won't be intimately aware of how you are doing it, also making the stress go way down.

An approach you can take is to start prioritizing savings and other "grown up" things over junk food and games. Or even save up for fun things like travel.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby speising » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:47 pm UTC

WilliamTheConqueror wrote:
(warning for teenaged whining)


i'd at least try to ask in a reasonable tone about her reasons for calling it stupid. just "stupid" alone isn't very educational.

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby WilliamTheConqueror » Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:07 pm UTC

@bluebambue - i'll bring that up to my therapist and see if my mom and i can have like, a joint therapy meeting. i need someone to mediate to keep either of us from getting mean.

@freezeblade - i'm really hoping that once i'm out of the house, things will be less stressful. it doesn't help that my grandmother just moved in, increasing our house size to 9 people (in a 3 1/2 bedroom house, no less), so i understand some of the strain she might be feeling. i just don't want her to take it out on me :(
thanks, though.

@Yakk - these things are true (not the college bit, though - i'm on my own for that once i head). my spending at this moment, however meager it is, is generally for things that i've wanted for a while but haven't been able to afford (a wacom tablet, various instruments, my own xbox, ect.) that i know that i won't be able to buy once i have to be self sufficient. i generally pay for my own food, to keep the cost down for my parents (feeding 5 other kids is expensive. i don't want them to have to worry about me in that regard.) yet i understand where you're coming from - it might seem like i'm spending frivolously. (also, in my defense, the other xbox we have is considered the "family console", so i wouldn't be able to take it with me.) i think i just need to communicate my reasoning to her and try and get some consensus as to what she's feeling about all of this - provided she is willing to talk to me. :|

@speising - my parents generally consider any questioning of motives (whether it be responsibly worded or not) disrespect. if i ask what my mom means by "stupid" i have a feeling i'll just get in more trouble D:
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:08 am UTC

@bluebambue - i'll bring that up to my therapist and see if my mom and i can have like, a joint therapy meeting. i need someone to mediate to keep either of us from getting mean.

That is such a great idea!
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I swear.
The Therapist is there for stories.
I think they should be There, There.

I think I am a Minority of One.
The Therapists will think it is a Terrible Idea.

There are entire books written about (high falooten' voices says) The Therapeutic Environment.

Sure, Big Boy;
They act perfectly fine in The Office.

Why do They think there has been no progress?
Because, They don't live in Your Office, dip shit.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:03 am UTC

I have a little Rant.
I do not want to read an Old Paper.

If a paper is two years old,
It is an Old Paper.

Old Papers are fun.
I am not looking for Old News.

http://www.clingendael.nl/sites/default ... _homan.pdf
Are you able to tell, Quickly. What date was that paper published?

Is it Right There and I can't see it?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Enuja » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:17 pm UTC

addams, that .pdf is from 2006. (On the first page, the .pdf quotes a 2006 speech it describes as being from "earlier this year.")

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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:33 am UTC

Enuja wrote:addams, that .pdf is from 2006. (On the first page, the .pdf quotes a 2006 speech it describes as being from "earlier this year.")

Thank you.
I saw the footnote.
Some footnotes go back to the Crimean Wars.

I did not want to wade though it.
Thank you.

oops.
I stuttered.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:16 pm UTC

I can Not be the only person in the world that reads Case Studies and Laughs.

A woman lived in San Francisco during a strong EarthQuake.
She went to LA. Just in time for L.A. to be hit with a Quake.

She was injured, both times.
She went to Hawaii to heal.

Hawaii was hit with a deviating Hurricane while she was there.
The woman was seeking Professional Psychological Help.

As the therapist, Do you wear a Helmet?
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:48 pm UTC

enraged right now. bloody enraged.

just got done performign service on my trucks motor. head gasket changed, bolts torqued, timing components swapped, its PERFECT.

but while i was doing this, the ye oldy vacuum system got a few lines taken loose and i don't know where they go (i had planned to keep them in but they slipped)

figured oh, what the hell, go to google, get a diagram, fix it. 2 weeks of searching later, not a diagram in sight anywhere. posted in the yotatech forums, and of course they just gave me 1980 and newer pickup diagrams for a completely different motor, which is not helpful.

it seems noone has this stupid diagram, even though these trucks are running about all over the damn place. I heard a rumor my uncle owned one, hand drawn but he is impossible to reach for months at a time.

I swear, by all that is holy, when i do find this damn thing i will proliferate it across the internet so noone has to go through this.

oh and to top it off the engine won't start and i don't know why. electrical issue i think. time to break out the digital multimeter and an oscilloscope.

AND i have this mystery line sitting on the engine that apparently was never plugged into anything, but its creating a vacuum leak at the moment. no idea what it does, either. thats prolly ALSO on the diagram i dont have.
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:34 am UTC

Older than 1980?
It'a an antique!

After 25 years, they are so much trouble,
they have a special deal on registration.

That is the way it used to work.
A 1929 Ford was a Truck that was applauded for running.

What exactly is this Truck of yours?
Have you talked to Click and Clack?

I think they are Real.
I talked to them on the phone.

They know stuff.
They will make fun of you.

Your Truck is making fun of you.
They are only voices on the telephone.

The truck is a Ton of inert metal, plastic and glass.
What kind of inert hunk of junk do you have?
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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Postby addams » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:54 pm UTC

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For the MainLand US
!!Flashing Amber Alert!!

The likelihood of Spider Contact is Dangerously High.
This condition exists from Biloxi to Seattle.

(fuck Florida. It Always has unnaturally Large and Numerous Spiders.)

Things to Know.
Indoors activity have a significantly lower Contact rate.
Indoor activity remains the second largest point of Contact.

If your hair feels funny;
During an Amber Alert, It might be a Spider.
That's not funny.

reCap:
Outdoor activity has a 1/1 rate of Spider Contact.
Indoor activity has a 1/2 rate of Spider Contact.

Data comes from people that work OutDoors.
What are you going to do? Hide?

Wait in Bed with the covers pulled up for your One Chance in One to have a Spider Visit.

!!Amber Alert!!
Just like the Bad Old Days.

Life is Risky everyday.
Today is notably Worse.

Today, There are Spiders!
Big ones, too.

I don't like Spiders large enough to name in my Hair!
My hair has enough problems!

Don't let this happen to you.
Shave your head; Before a Spider gets you.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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