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Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:27 pm UTC
by Whizbang
Protip: Place your underwear in the freezer. Swap out as often as necessary.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:31 pm UTC
by pseudoidiot
Just make sure to label them or their bound to go missing from the freezer in the break room.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:32 pm UTC
by roband
*they're

but lol.. :D

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:45 pm UTC
by Izawwlgood
pseudoidiot wrote:I'm pretty sure none of the Kindles (not counting the Fire) are backlit. Kind of defeats the purpose of the e-paper or whatever they call it.
Baroo?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:47 pm UTC
by roband
e-ink

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:43 pm UTC
by pseudoidiot
Izawwlgood wrote:
pseudoidiot wrote:I'm pretty sure none of the Kindles (not counting the Fire) are backlit. Kind of defeats the purpose of the e-paper or whatever they call it.
Baroo?
Huh. Interesting. Wouldn't have guessed they did ever did that.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 1:27 am UTC
by Adacore
I've found that the Kindle Paperwhite backlight actually works surprisingly well. If you set it close to minimum it uses very little battery and is just right for reading in the dark - much less bright than a normal tablet/phone screen.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 1:38 am UTC
by Suzaku
I absolutely love my Kindle Paperwhite.

But (correct me if I'm wrong) isn't it front lit, not back lit?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:23 am UTC
by Adacore
You are correct, I hadn't really realised the distinction.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:14 am UTC
by Wonderbolt
My parents just sent me an email again a la "Oh gee we really want to be there for you as you deal with all sorts of emotional struggles" after I decided that I don't really want them in my life anymore. Now I don't really know what to do.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:27 pm UTC
by Xeio
Samsung, why the hell is the wireless charging back still not out for the Galaxy S5? WHY?

It's been out for a month! What are you doing?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:32 pm UTC
by roband
Standard move. Official brand accessories are ALWAYS delayed to create hunger like yours.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:06 pm UTC
by Xeio
I'm just annoyed, because all the unofficial adapters compromise the IP67 rating.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:12 pm UTC
by roband
Yeah, I heard the same thing. Buying phones so quickly after release always results in these problems, though.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:11 pm UTC
by addams
Jave D wrote:This week has been very hot where I live. Me no likey. It's barely tolerable if I'm at home, doing nothing (which is my present state). But if I have to go anywhere or do anything... my car's AC does not work, nor does the driver's side window, so even in short drives it's like an oven. And at work, well, I don't even want to talk about that. Not looking forward to tomorrow.

Is it the whole West Coast?

The intensity of the sun;
Blows my mind.

Spoiler:
I like North Coast weather.
I know it's too cold for most.

It's too fucking cold for me,
in the winter.

People would come to the North Coast and complain.
They would be ok, during the winter.

When Summer came those people bitched, a lot.
"Sun. I need Sun." They would say.

I'd give then my usual stupid look and tell them,
"The Fog will burn off at 11. It won't come back till 4."

I thought that was a lot of Sun.
They wanted More from summer.

I liked summer, just, the way it was.
The Fog did the same trick at night.

At night it burnt off at 11-->1.
I rolled back in about 4.

I am not in that exact spot.
I am currently in a place that was Famous in local weather watcher circles.
This place gets more Sun. I should go look at my old Home. It's not far.

The intensity of the Sun has made me uncomfortable, the last few days.
I am at Sea Level or darned near. Standing on a cliff overlooking the Ocean is darned near.

The Sun feels like Mountain Sun.
I know it's all in my mind. Still!

The next time you stand in the sun,
Feel It. Let it soak in and feel it.

Doesn;t that feel like Mountain Sun?
In my experience, up high in the Mountains,
The Sun Warms in a way that feels like it warms my bones.

In my experience it gets colder than shit up there at night.
When the sun hits the ground, it feels Good!
The Light and Warmth pierce clothing and flesh and warm my bones.

The Light and Warmth were doing that to me at Sea Level, yesterday.
It looks like another Beautiful Day on the North American Pacific Coast.

We share weather more today, than we did a hundred years ago.
How do I know? We have letters and a few weather records.

We have Journals and Childrens Report Cards from Back in The Day.
Santa Barbara was Far North and Santa Barbara was Dry.

Where I am was difficult for those people to imagine.
"Somewhere up by Alaska." was a common guess.

So wet around here, we gave Ketcham a run for her money in the competition for Wettest Place in the US.
What happened to The Weather? I may be inside a Micro Climate that Freaks Me Out.

The numbers don't seem so bad.
I think it is all in our heads.
I'd hold your hand and dicuss it.

Some of this shit Sucks and some is Scary.
No AC? On the Coast, we don't need AC.

No Driver's side window?
Why, The Fuck, not?

Did someone break your window.
I hate that.

What is wrong with your window Jave?
What about the other three windows.

AC?? You have AC, in the car?
Well; Luck You! How Modern.

We rolled down the windows when we went to California.
Even Californian's did it.

I knew some Californians that carried water.
When it was hot, they threw water on them selves and each other.

West Coast American White People and West Coast American Indian People were sort of One People for a while there.
A person never knew what any of them would do. I like Boring weather.

Sun or Moon from 11-4, day and night in the Summer.
In the winter, if it's cold, put on more clothes.

Or; Go Home! (if you are not Lost.)
Loads of people get lost here.

That does not seem possible, but it is.
If you can see the Ocean, you really Can eliminate a lot of guess work.

People get lost, anyway.
In two hours almost any idiot can walk away from the Ocean and be as lost as an inland person.
It's true. I know. I've done it.

Other people have, too.
They, sometimes, tell me.

When Locals Get Lost.
It would make a good title for a collection of Short Stories.

I have heard a few When Locals Get Lost Stories.
Have you?


Never mind.
The Old Rules are being bent not broken.
Three days of sun would drag the fog in.
Now; Fourteen days of sun drags the fog in.

Today the world is wrapped in a cool soothing blanket of fog.
I like fog.

Some people complain because It is depressing.
For some of us, the sun is depressing, too.

Humans are so hard to please.
I know. I am one.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:19 pm UTC
by NecklaceOfShadow
Wonderbolt wrote:My parents just sent me an email again a la "Oh gee we really want to be there for you as you deal with all sorts of emotional struggles" after I decided that I don't really want them in my life anymore. Now I don't really know what to do.


Unsolicited advice:

Spoiler:
Has this letter significantly changed the reasons you don't want them in your life? Do you trust that they're sincere? Or that they've learned from whatever thing(s) they did in the past to make you want to cut them out?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 8:03 pm UTC
by Jave D
addams wrote:
Jave D wrote:This week has been very hot where I live. Me no likey. It's barely tolerable if I'm at home, doing nothing (which is my present state). But if I have to go anywhere or do anything... my car's AC does not work, nor does the driver's side window, so even in short drives it's like an oven. And at work, well, I don't even want to talk about that. Not looking forward to tomorrow.

Is it the whole West Coast?

The intensity of the sun;
Blows my mind.

Spoiler:
I like North Coast weather.
I know it's too cold for most.

It's too fucking cold for me,
in the winter.

People would come to the North Coast and complain.
They would be ok, during the winter.

When Summer came those people bitched, a lot.
"Sun. I need Sun." They would say.

I'd give then my usual stupid look and tell them,
"The Fog will burn off at 11. It won't come back till 4."

I thought that was a lot of Sun.
They wanted More from summer.

I liked summer, just, the way it was.
The Fog did the same trick at night.

At night it burnt off at 11-->1.
I rolled back in about 4.

I am not in that exact spot.
I am currently in a place that was Famous in local weather watcher circles.
This place gets more Sun. I should go look at my old Home. It's not far.

The intensity of the Sun has made me uncomfortable, the last few days.
I am at Sea Level or darned near. Standing on a cliff overlooking the Ocean is darned near.

The Sun feels like Mountain Sun.
I know it's all in my mind. Still!

The next time you stand in the sun,
Feel It. Let it soak in and feel it.

Doesn;t that feel like Mountain Sun?
In my experience, up high in the Mountains,
The Sun Warms in a way that feels like it warms my bones.

In my experience it gets colder than shit up there at night.
When the sun hits the ground, it feels Good!
The Light and Warmth pierce clothing and flesh and warm my bones.

The Light and Warmth were doing that to me at Sea Level, yesterday.
It looks like another Beautiful Day on the North American Pacific Coast.

We share weather more today, than we did a hundred years ago.
How do I know? We have letters and a few weather records.

We have Journals and Childrens Report Cards from Back in The Day.
Santa Barbara was Far North and Santa Barbara was Dry.

Where I am was difficult for those people to imagine.
"Somewhere up by Alaska." was a common guess.

So wet around here, we gave Ketcham a run for her money in the competition for Wettest Place in the US.
What happened to The Weather? I may be inside a Micro Climate that Freaks Me Out.

The numbers don't seem so bad.
I think it is all in our heads.
I'd hold your hand and dicuss it.

Some of this shit Sucks and some is Scary.
No AC? On the Coast, we don't need AC.

No Driver's side window?
Why, The Fuck, not?

Did someone break your window.
I hate that.

What is wrong with your window Jave?
What about the other three windows.

AC?? You have AC, in the car?
Well; Luck You! How Modern.

We rolled down the windows when we went to California.
Even Californian's did it.

I knew some Californians that carried water.
When it was hot, they threw water on them selves and each other.

West Coast American White People and West Coast American Indian People were sort of One People for a while there.
A person never knew what any of them would do. I like Boring weather.

Sun or Moon from 11-4, day and night in the Summer.
In the winter, if it's cold, put on more clothes.

Or; Go Home! (if you are not Lost.)
Loads of people get lost here.

That does not seem possible, but it is.
If you can see the Ocean, you really Can eliminate a lot of guess work.

People get lost, anyway.
In two hours almost any idiot can walk away from the Ocean and be as lost as an inland person.
It's true. I know. I've done it.

Other people have, too.
They, sometimes, tell me.

When Locals Get Lost.
It would make a good title for a collection of Short Stories.

I have heard a few When Locals Get Lost Stories.
Have you?


Never mind.
The Old Rules are being bent not broken.
Three days of sun would drag the fog in.
Now; Fourteen days of sun drags the fog in.

Today the world is wrapped in a cool soothing blanket of fog.
I like fog.

Some people complain because It is depressing.
For some of us, the sun is depressing, too.

Humans are so hard to please.
I know. I am one.


It seems to be all of southern California at least, though I don't really pay attention to the news. There's wildfires again, of course. I do not envy firefighters right about now. It's oven-like outside, even when not in proximity to a raging fire and dressed in heaps of firefighting gear. 97 F atm.

I have my dinky little fan on full speed, and it's really only moving the stifling hot air around a bit. Luckily my room does not get exposed to much sunlight, so it stays cooler than the rest of the place and definitely cooler than outside... until about sunset onward, when convection has caught up.

I do not fare well in the heat and the sun. I burn.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:23 pm UTC
by Wonderbolt
NecklaceOfShadow wrote:Unsolicited advice:

Spoiler:
Has this letter significantly changed the reasons you don't want them in your life? Do you trust that they're sincere? Or that they've learned from whatever thing(s) they did in the past to make you want to cut them out?

I trust that they're sincere. They're not trying to be asshats, per se. However, I'm 100% sure that the many reasons I don't want them in my life anymore will still be and stay there. I do feel very guilty about this, though, and I mainly have trouble blowing them off without feeling like I'm just some whiny kid who should just get over herself. (There's some serious issues, but lots of people are like "Well they're your *parents* so you should put up with their crap.")

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:08 pm UTC
by Pfhorrest
I have troubles with my dad that make it very difficult for me to interact with him at all, but despite those things I know that he genuinely cares about me, at least to the extent that he really wants to feel like he is being a good father, and consequently wants me to think of him as a good father, wants me to feel loved and wants me to love him back.

But despite all those good intentions he just doesn't seem to actually care much, as manifests in his behavior. Many many years ago when I was an intermittently-broke college student, he told me that if I ever needed anything from him to just ask. He still tells me that to this day, but when I had unexpected expenses and things that threatened my financial stability, he was never there. Over time I tried to maybe interpret that as "if you need emotional support, I'm here for you", but if I ever called to talk about things that were stressing me, he would try to argue why they weren't things I needed to worry about -- which I can see the good intentions behind, trying to assuage my concerns, but what I'm looking for is sympathy, not dismissal of my problems. And if I called in the midsts of severe emotional distress and just needing to talk to someone and couldn't think of anyone else, he would yell at me to calm down first and call back later, then hang up (I'd never bother calling back because WTF), and later berate me for disrupting the tranquility of his life with my "emotional outbursts".

So over time I just stopped ever reaching out to him for anything. But if he reached out to me just to say "hi I love you don't be a stranger", I'd humor him, because there's nothing wrong with that and it's actually kinda nice. I just didn't really want to talk about anything, any of the troubles in my life or anything like that, lest he dismiss them all in a misguided attempt to be helpful. So I'd be terse and just say that everything was fine, and it never amounted to much. I'd stop by to see him briefly on big holidays too, on my way home from other festivities on Christmas Eve, or on his birthday or Father's Day or something.

Then it started getting to the point that every time I talked to him, all he wanted to talk about was aliens, which YouTube has convinced him exist and have been visiting earth for dozens of millennia, awaiting our spiritual reawakening after the downfall of out Atlantean ancestors and their advanced spiritual technology at the end of the Pleistocene era; a secret which was spilled at a conference in 2001, which prompted the government's planned demolition on 9/11 to distract from it. Well, it was either all that, or the same rant about how his entire family (parents and siblings, not me and mom) abandoned and betrayed him, or the closely-related vast conspiracy against him throughout his hometown to slander his good name to everyone and ruin him socially and financially. Or the beauty of the Arab Spring and how it's a beacon against the corruption of Western society (we're white Irish-Italian Americans, btw), which is poised to collapse entirely so stock up on peanut butter and coconut oil and gold and guns and get out of any kind of investment especially real estate and find some way to go hide in the wilderness until it all blows over.

Then it got even worse as he was taken in by some kind of online dating scam sending thousands and thousands of dollars that he doesn't have to "rescue" some woman from a third world country and bring her to America to be his new wife... and every time he reached out to me, it was no longer just "hi I love you don't be a stranger", it was also "and I'm completely broke and if I don't send her more money she's going to die, no for real this time not like every other time over the past two years, can I borrow some from you please I promise I can pay it back".

I started this post intending to offer some kind of alternative to either cutting your family off entirely or accepting them with open arms, namely just detaching yourself from any dependence on them but allowing them to make contact with you on your terms if it suits you well. But now after writing this I'm not really sure I have any idea what the hell my status with my own father is, so I'm probably not the best source of advice there.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:34 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
The moral of the story is to take as much money from your parents as you can, before they stop being able to give it to you.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 1:43 am UTC
by Jave D
Quarter til seven in the evening and it's still hot enough that I am literally panting.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 2:14 am UTC
by addams
I'm sorry, it is still hot down there.
The fog rolled in here.

I have a completely unrelated Rant.
I think I went to school.
I think I took some classes.

In 2007-8 I pulled my transcripts.
Pulled means I made a formal request for a set of Official Transcripts.

My GPA had changed.
I was looking for One Class in particular.
I was blowing through the pages.

Someone asked me what I was doing.
As I answered the question I looked up in the corner of the page where the GPA used to be stored.

It was different.
I was not an A student.

I liked my GPA.
It meant something to me.

It had Changed!
How?

I was too busy to question it at the Time.
I was in an extension office of Oregon State University a few weeks ago.

It was a slow time of a slow day.
The Office Manager and I were chatting.

I told her about my GPA.
I asked what she thought of On Line Transcripts.

I told her, "I am mildly curious about what my transcripts say."

She gave me her card and assured me,
"If you send your transcripts here, I will hold them for you to look at."

I asked her again, before I traveled to the University and ordered Transcripts.
It was all going along swimingly. I was mildly interested in looking at the document.

On the prearranged day, she was out of the office.
A temp was filling in.

The next time I saw her, she said she lost my transcripts and would find them.
The next time I saw her, she said she had mistakenly sent them on to CoosBay.
She said they would be returned on the next interagency document transfer.

The next time I saw her, she said my transcripts can not be returned. They have a Rule.
I was surprised. I want to look at that document. More now than when I ordered them.

No. They will not make an appointment to allow me to look at my transcripts.

They received my transcripts by mistake.
I would like them to return to where they were authorized to be.

I would like them returned to me.
I would like to take a quick peak at them.

They tell me, I must go back to the drawing board.
Go back to the University and ask for my transcripts, again.

I ordered three copies.
I got zero copies.

I am not a Bagger.
Yet; Some days I don't have as much faith in the system as a Bagger does.

I am going to write a letter requesting an appointment to look at my transcripts.
I wonder what they say, now. They were not an impressive document, ever.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:23 am UTC
by speising
Jave D wrote:Quarter til seven in the evening and it's still hot enough that I am literally panting.

i envy you. i still need to heat my home. and it's raining.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:57 am UTC
by Diadem
I recently moved, and so I needed to sign up for internet at my new place. So yesterday a mechanic came over to hook me up, and he installed everything, but couldn't get a signal. So today another mechanic came over to look into that, and turns out there's most likely an underground break in the wires. Great. Now another group of mechanics will come over on Monday to take a look at that.

I've heard much worse stories from people trying to sign up to internet, and this is hardly something that can be blamed on the ISP, so far their service has been great, but it just sucks. I want my internet!

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:59 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
speising wrote:
Jave D wrote:Quarter til seven in the evening and it's still hot enough that I am literally panting.

i envy you. i still need to heat my home. and it's raining.

I've done both in the past week.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:01 pm UTC
by freezeblade
It's cooling down now, thank fuck. Back to the usual, 75F in my town as a max today. Way better than the 105 the other day, and mid 90s yesterday.

Fuck all that noise. I moved to norcal to get away from that socal heat.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:52 pm UTC
by Xeio
SecondTalon wrote:
speising wrote:i envy you. i still need to heat my home. and it's raining.
I've done both in the past week.
I've been resisting turning back on the heat instead of the AC. IF I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S COLD AGAIN IT WILL BE WARM OUTSIDE.

Also, it has rained pretty much all this week, though I do kind of like the rain this could be... a bit much.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:48 pm UTC
by rath358
When did I get to have so much crap? And where did I put all of the boxes that I moved here with? And WHY DEAR GOD did I wait till the last day to begin packing it all up?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:35 am UTC
by Jave D
Upstairs got a window AC other day. It is loud, and it's been on day and night since then (he isn't around in the nights). Also it drips water right outside my window, just a slow drip drip drip, water torture style. Nothing to be done, just one more annoying, constant, irritating thing to stress me out. The siege against my having any peace or any silence, anywhere, is taking its toll, and will soon achieve ultimate victory.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:44 am UTC
by addams
rath358 wrote:When did I get to have so much crap? And where did I put all of the boxes that I moved here with? And WHY DEAR GOD did I wait till the last day to begin packing it all up?

That's funny.

Seriously.
Is that true?

You waited until the last day?
You like Excitement.

I Don't!
We all must live with the possibility of the two week or the two hour notice.

Still.
Who likes that shit?

You do!
So funny.

Spoiler:
I like people like you.
I can not live contentedly under those conditions.

I have lived under those conditions.
It takes a fuck of a lot of concentration move house in one day.

If I prep for two weeks, I can do it in one day.
Did you not prep?

You need a lot of friends on a day like that.
I have helped other people move in One Day.

It is, sort of, fun.
A strange and wonderful way to meet new and interesting people.


STUFF!
Spoiler:
It is amazing how much Stuff people have.
I loved my Stuff. I had some Good Stuff.

Everyone thinks their stuff is Grand, I suppose.
I have almost nothing. And; I have Stuff!

I know where every item came from.
Most of it passes the Test.

The Test:
Is it useful?
Does it Work?
Can I use it?
Is it Accessible?

If it is not Useful,
It better be pretty.

Or; Interesting- With a Label- Damn it!-


Jave D wrote:Upstairs got a window AC other day. It is loud, and it's been on day and night since then (he isn't around in the nights). Also it drips water right outside my window, just a slow drip drip drip, water torture style. Nothing to be done, just one more annoying, constant, irritating thing to stress me out. The siege against my having any peace or any silence, anywhere, is taking its toll, and will soon achieve ultimate victory.

Jave;
That's not funny, if it is true.
You must have a Right to Peace and Quiet.

I was told that 10pm to 10am are Quiet Hours.
A motor running is not Quiet!

Long, as usual.
And; Full of unsolicited advice.
Spoiler:
I recently had a noise issue.
That shit will make a person CraZy.

That kind of CraZy is not fun.
Who the Hell lives up there?

It does not matter who it is.
Attack that Noise!

That thing can not be on from 10 to 10.
How you are going to get That in Writing and Enforce it is beyond me.

If you can not rest in Peace, then be actively discontent.
Write a letter and make three copies.

If you expect the first letter to fall on deaf ears,
Write the second one at the same time.

Americans have so few Rights.
Do we not have the Right to Quiet Enjoyment, anymore?!

We Suck!
Tell them you need Quiet for Prayer.

When they turn off that fucking Noise you will be sighing a prayer of gratitude.
Noise is a kind of assault. Make them Stop!

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 3:28 am UTC
by rath358
addams: Yes, waiting was a poor choice, but I also had to study for final exams and such. Now I am cramming my entire room into the car. I keep telling myself that I will spend some good, quality time deciding what I need to keep and what to pass on, but university keeps eating any big blocks of time I have. Some day...

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 4:03 am UTC
by addams
rath358 wrote:addams: Yes, waiting was a poor choice, but I also had to study for final exams and such. Now I am cramming my entire room into the car. I keep telling myself that I will spend some good, quality time deciding what I need to keep and what to pass on, but university keeps eating any big blocks of time I have. Some day...

poor you.
Do you have others helping you?

Everyone has moving stories.
Nearly everyone has moving stories.

The disasters stay in long term memory long after their usefulness has expired.

Spoiler:
Some people can not handle moving.

I moved one person out of a university room.
It was a funny situation.

He could not do it.
Just couldn't.

It took all of his self control to let me do it.
What a lot of work.

I was Not emotionally involved.
Some people get all emotional about EveryThing!

I understand the depth of meaning a physical item can hold.
It was a situation of move it or lose it. He wanted it moved.

It was part of the Final.
It might be for you, too.

Can you perform like a professional and move your shit?
It's a test. I took the test for that guy. He would have failed.

To be able to perform well under pressure is a nice thing.
To stop a person's education because they fail at Life?

(shrug) He passed. He will never be tested, again.
I used to do other people's work, for fun. (stupid, i guess)

I hope you have fun unpacking stuff.
It is a fun party activity.

That is a good way to strengthen a relationship.
Or; Kill a friendship.

What do your friends think of the stuff you have in your car?
It is funny?

I have one car load of my stuff.
I have six car loads of plants.
That's funny.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:13 pm UTC
by Jave D
My lower back has much pain, yesterday and today. Hurts to sit down, to get up, to lie down, and especially any kind of bending over, even just a little bit. I could go to a doctor, but all they would have is a pamphlet of back exercises and possibly pain pills, the latter which I definitely don't want and the former is not needed to see a doctor to get. I'm hoping it'll just go away. This is my strategy for all life problems too.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:18 pm UTC
by speising
with problems like these, pain pills are actually helpful, though. the pain makes you cramp your muscles, which perpetuates the pain. the painkillers help to break that viscious circle.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:19 pm UTC
by Whizbang
I've noticed walking for 30 minutes a day helps with my back pain.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 6:44 pm UTC
by Jave D
speising wrote:with problems like these, pain pills are actually helpful, though. the pain makes you cramp your muscles, which perpetuates the pain. the painkillers help to break that viscious circle.


I'll take some ibuprofen. But since I'm a drug addict, and my drug of choice was pain pills, it is very very much not a good idea to take opiates.

As for walking 30 minutes a day, I walk plenty more than that at work.

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:26 am UTC
by 3rdtry
I don't understand this whole "package delivery" thing. I buy something on Amazon, and next Tuesday they ring my door at 10 AM, and if I'm not there I have to go pick it up somewhere. Who's at home at 10AM on Tuesdays? I thought the vast majority of people were at work then? It's 2014, can't they give me a web interface to at least give me the option to pick it up directly, and preferably choose (or at least get notified of) a day and time frame for delivery?

I know some companies and places do have this, but the whole system is so poorly organized it seems stuck in the 90s. Why the hell are self-service lockers or something equivalent not available for every delivery company in every city?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:26 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Does your workplace allow you to accept personal deliveries?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:04 pm UTC
by freezeblade
3rdtry wrote:I don't understand this whole "package delivery" thing. I buy something on Amazon, and next Tuesday they ring my door at 10 AM, and if I'm not there I have to go pick it up somewhere. Who's at home at 10AM on Tuesdays? I thought the vast majority of people were at work then?


That's if the bother to ring the doorbell at all. Time for a new rant!

In my current location (Apartment complex), I have a small mailbox built into the side of the building near the enterance. On said mailbox I have a big note which reads "For package deleveries, please ring doorbell on side gate" With a big fucking arrow pointed to the side gate (My apartment was the "manager unit" so has it's own enterence). The gate is about 20 feet from the main building entry, next to the garage, it's very visible. I have a big label on the doorbell (located on the gate) that has my unit number on it.

For a while when I moved in, my job had odd hours, so I was home during the daytime mid-week. I would watch the online "package tracker" tool like a hawk, so I knew right when to be home, near the door. 75% percent of the time, the worker was so incompetent or lazy that they wouldn't bother going to the gate at all, leaving a "sorry you were out" note on the mailbox, covering my note, claiming they would try again tomorrow (if they bothered to leave the note at all). They would do the same thing the next two days and I would have to drive to the city center, wait in line for 30 mins at the Downtown post office (Oakland's main post office is really busy) to pick up my package.

Of the 25% of the time where they would go to the gate, only half would ring the bell, the other half would just throw(!) the package over the gate and leave. This resulted in broken product on multiple occasions.

I don't understand it, how hard is it to ring a fucking doorbell?

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:07 pm UTC
by Whizbang
freezeblade wrote:Of the 25% of the time where they would go to the gate, only half would ring the bell, the other half would just throw(!) the package over the gate and leave. This resulted in broken product on multiple occasions.

I don't understand it, how hard is it to ring a fucking doorbell?


At least twice as hard as it is to throw a package over the gate.