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Welshy, I miss chopping wood. There is something immensely satisfying in lining up a chunk of wood, determining where it will split so you can whack it in the right spot, breathing that axe right through it (mental exercise) & have it fall at your feet. I always wore my steel capped gum boots. I miss those too :( Best way I have found to relieve tension & get warm twice. :P

 

Kemaru, good plan. As adults most of us move many times. The thought of moving fill me with dread & horror but I know that we will have to do it one more time. 

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My mother took my sister to a Justin Bieber concert tonight.  She left me at home with no food.  I'm starving and I have nothing to eat.  We have some stuff - some fritos, some little snacks - but I don't have anything to eat as a meal.  I'm starving.  Heck, I don't ever eat breakfast, and today I had to skimp out on lunch to get homework done before the 7th period.  And now I have nothing to eat.

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@AGJM: We have a saying in our family, "He who is on a hungry stomach cooks the best meal." Do you have eggs, potatoes, bread, butter, tomatoes, lettuce, anything? You can fry some eggs with diced onion and make a salad. Very filling and delicious. In a large family, we all learned how to cook quickly. ;)

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Reminds me of the book I'm reading: http://www.brucecameron.com/books/how-to-remodel-a-man

 

There's a chapter on teaching a man to feed himself.

 

This is a really wild cold/flu/plague we have. Hubby stayed home from work for three days, and I haven't gotten dressed for two. But I am feeling a lot better than I was. I really just want to sleep. Hope it doesn't become a habit. :P

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Gimme a minute to make up an excuse, I'll get back to you all on that later.

 

Anyways, I'm exhausted.  I turned on my alarm last night, and it had reset somehow, so it woke me up at 12:00.  A.M.  As in midnight.  As in I probably failed a test - a first for me - today. A biology test.  Also, I woke up at 2:00 (A.M.) feeling sick, too, then my other alarm went off at 5:30.  Then I finally got up and stayed up at 6:30-ish.

 

Edit: I got a 70 (a fail) on the test today.  Not happy.  

 

Edit 2: My current event (for history) got points off because I wrote the dates as "January 8 2013" and "January 21 2013" instead of "8 January 2013" and "21 January 2013".  And I got an 80% on it, because of that...  Can we admit that is a little bit over the top?   That's the only thing wrong, and I get 20% subtracted from the grade? 

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Hey! I can open cans like a pro!

 

So I can expect a dinner invitation :P Cool!

 

You know when I asked "somebody" to send rain? I didn't mean allayas! (all of you) 102mm, 28mm in the last hour...or 4 inches, 1.5 inches. It is hammering down. Backyard & front yard are under water. 

 

Worst of all, hubby slipped down the back stairs, cut his elbow & cracked his head. Off to the doctors if we can get out of the house that is. Hammering down, just hammering!

 

Silver lining- not hot today & I gets a day off :D

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So I can expect a dinner invitation :P Cool!

 

You know when I asked "somebody" to send rain? I didn't mean allayas! (all of you) 102mm, 28mm in the last hour...or 4 inches, 1.5 inches. It is hammering down. Backyard & front yard are under water. 

 

Worst of all, hubby slipped down the back stairs, cut his elbow & cracked his head. Off to the doctors if we can get out of the house that is. Hammering down, just hammering!

 

Silver lining- not hot today & I gets a day off :D

Put a bucket out to catch the rain, then mail it with a "return to sender" label.  

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Hubby is feeling a lot better. Guess that just adds to my case of not living in a high-set house. If we could find one with a massive shed at a sane price, we'd be moving.

 

The rain is lashing at the windows & has been for about 20 hours. Wind gust equal to a category 1 cyclone. We are once again cut off from the rest of the world. Power down, no water (cruel) trees down. It's going to get worse before it gets better. A whole week of heavy rain according to the weather bureau. 

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Well, my parents just told me that we'll probably have to put down our dogs (my dog, too, that I adopted) that are getting to be around 13 years old now.  I've had them since I was about two.  My dog is having trouble with her back legs, and can barely get down our stairs to the back yard when she needs out.  I really wish this didn't have to happen... 

 

I'm getting tired of life.  Of myself.  But it's because I'm selfish.

The world moves way too fast.  As anyone over the age of 29 would say.  Just stop it where it is, or rewind it to where it was, until I'm ready for change.

 

Maybe I could write a good poem about it, though.  

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So sad about your dogs AGJM. I have a cat about 14 now and I know it will be real hard to let her go.

 

Life is selfish.

 

 

Last year my water heater went out...fixed. And after a very hot summer the air conditioning unit also kaput. Over worked.

Heating/cooling guy says he won't replace it 'cause the furnace is over forty years old. Decrepit.

 

A new law taking place (Illinois) May 1st requires an 90% energy efficient, more expensive replacement.

So, I need to replace an old still working furnace to have an air conditioning unit installed...soon. Bah.

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My wife's cat is 18 and a half and she's had her since she was a kitten. Health wise she's still doing OK. I hear that indoor cats can last for about 20 years if everything goes well.

I don't think my wife's going to deal with it very well when the time comes.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your dogs, AGJM. We had our dog put down at the end of summer, she was 17, and it was very hard but we knew it was time. I miss the little twerp so much.

 

We were told it's time to replace our water heater a couple of years ago. Still haven't done it, but it hasn't fallen apart. Yet.

 

I haven't been this thoroughly beaten up by a virus since I was in high school. Maybe today I'll be able to go more than half an hour before I feel like lying down again.

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Having trouble with java and Firefox. Firefox and the java website say I don't have java installed, but I tried telling it to automatically update java for me and it failed and said to manually install it. So I did, and the installer said I have the same version of java installed. I told it to reinstall anyways, but Firefox still says the same thing as before.

Of course, I can't just stop there...I hopped on to Google Chrome and tried it there with exactly the same results....

...

Until I started ranting ಠ_ಠ

EDIT: and now that I posted my rant, firefox finally tells me what's going on. Java has some sort of security vulnerability, so it is disabled...thanks, Chrome, for risking my computer without telling me.

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Pdnnoob - that's not playing nicely is it? 

 

Queensland got flogged again. One seaside town has been thoroughly beaten up & spat out on Australia Day. http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ 

 

My family & I are safe & we are grateful. A little bit of damage but nothing that cannot be repaired. Other have not been so lucky & our thoughts are with those families.

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Queensland got flogged again. One seaside town has been thoroughly beaten up & spat out on Australia Day. http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ 

 

My family & I are safe & we are grateful. A little bit of damage but nothing that cannot be repaired. Other have not been so lucky & our thoughts are with those families.

I'm sorry to hear that, seems the weather has been very extreme in the last decade and only getting worse. :(

bighugj.gif to all

 

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My dogs are dying - my pets that have been a sort of "constant" since I was 2.  My new church is an extreme downgrade from the old one - and the only times I'm there anymore are Sundays (unlike my old church) and on those Sundays, I'm either in the tech booth or in my dad's office - the sermons rarely have a point or make me feel better about my faith, and the Sunday school for Highschool is unreasonably childish (singing "Father Abraham had Many Sons" [or whatever the proper title is] and "Deep and Wide" is not my idea of praise music) and lacks in any sort of constructive discussion.  My school work is unreasonable - I have geometry homework tonight on things that weren't taught that my sister - who is in Pre- Calculus - cannot help me with, and I had a dissection to do in biology that I had virtually no instructions on (as I was absent yesterday, when he gave instructions, and my partner, who is from South Korea, didn't understand what was being said, as he only came here over Christmas break) and my teacher, when I asked for further explanation, said that his little re-cap ("Do what I told you to do yesterday, get the pieces off the external body and put them on a sheet of paper and label them, then do the rest of the dissection and the report") should have been enough.  It's not, when I wasn't even aware we were doing a dissection. I can't sleep at night, even when I take Melatonin - it's why I had to stay home on Monday. My parents are always telling me that I need to do "fun" stuff that I don't want to do, such as Boy Scouts (I've tried it twice before and hated it both times) or random adventurous whims they have - probably because there's nothing in my free time to do that doesn't involve a computer.  I have a TV, a laptop, and an Xbox 360 - then there is outside, which isn't exactly great with no friends around, then there's the fact that no one else my age, that I know of, seems to live in my neighborhood, and the fact that there is no beach, no pond, no woods to go in... The only variety in my life is what sort of inconveniences I'll experience throughout a given day.  And, when I come home, I either won't have time to unwind doing anything (all of the homework that I have to go and figure out on my own, or my mom trying to get me to do something stupid) or I'll try to unwind on a video game, and be too wound up to get past all of the glitches or stupid people or whatever and end up angrier than before.


I'm getting tired of life.  And now I have to go spend a few hours trying to figure out what I need to do for my dissection report.  I literally, seriously, in all fairness, didn't get a single word of instruction for what I needed to do other than being told that I should have listened to him (while I wasn't at school).  I really want to punch something - even a pillow - but someone will hear, and I'll be in trouble for being human and having emotions. 


Screw this.  

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I mean this in the nicest way, AGJM, but sometimes I find that reading your posts is, for me, like looking into a twisted mirror, and peering into a world in which the grass is always duller. I think perhaps you just need to step through that looking-glass, as it were - perform a cognitive shift. Don't lament the presence of the bad things in your life; increase the presence of the good things. If you don't have enought variety, it is your job to create some. The only thing you're ever going to have true control over in your life is your own actions, so start taking advantage of them.

I wish I could help with the lack of sleep, though, I honestly do; it is another manner in which I find myself to be similar to you. If you find something that helps, please do let me know.

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I could go on and on about how unfair life is. But instead of ranting about how bad somethings, many things, in my life are, I accept them and focus on the good. Like right now I'm very glad that I have motivation and inspiration to draw. And I feel like I can draw anything, which in turn makes me brighter and happier. At least for now. I suppose that's a downside of being prone to mood swings.

 

This is however the Rants section, so here goes, a minor rant: My exercise regimen isn't going as well as I'd hoped. It's so cold outside. :( Fortunately, our apartment is getting a couple of exercise machines - a treadmill and a cross-trainer basically - in an old room in the basement floor. However, it's taking far too long to get the machines there. :(

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The state of Victoria is burning while Queenslanders again are drowning (literally). Perhaps those of you who pray can do so for those who have lost loved ones & every single darned thing they own. 

 

Husband cannot go to work. Some folk have no place left to work at, some have no home, some have neither. I would cry if it didn't add to the water & I would cry if it could put the fires out. 

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Barbieq25, if it makes you feel a bit better, I got a good soaking tonight when I left work.  We got a good gully washing going on right now.  Then it is supposed to snow this Friday, marking the third weekend in a row that we have received snow on the eastern seaboard of the US.  I cannot wait for spring!

 

I guess that is a semi-rant.

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