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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #160 on: June 03, 2018, 04:36:37 PM »
Could also just be someone with a lousy taste in crooked friends.

Do you have a separate room where you could lock up your possessions?

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #161 on: June 03, 2018, 04:58:06 PM »
Could also just be someone with a lousy taste in crooked friends.

Do you have a separate room where you could lock up your possessions?

Kind of.  I have a separate room, but the door doesn't have a lock on it.  Nearby hardware stores don't have one in stock that matches the rest of the doors in the house, so I ordered one online.  Should be here by Tuesday (assuming that package doesn't go mysteriously missing as well @.@)

The reason I'm suspicious of the reality of the friend is because of the missing package, actually.  According to the tracking information it was delivered at noon on Friday, and he claims his friends all went home Thursday night. 
Plus the whole way he acted about the package is kind of off.  I had ordered a hard drive off newegg, and was willing to believe that someone had just grabbed it off the porch - Newegg is notorious for putting their name all over their boxes, and people know newegg = computer parts = valuable.  But he insisted on "looking in to it" to "make it up to me" for bringing a thief in to the house.  I sent him a link to the product, and he said he'd talk to a different friend who "knows about computers" who might have something similar he'd be willing to part with.  And wouldn't you know it, his friend has the exact model number that I lost, new in box. 

I can't decide if I want to press the issue with him, or play along that it's his friend doing it and just be glad that at least some of my stuff is back.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #162 on: June 03, 2018, 06:36:03 PM »
Things like that are why I don't live with people that I don't fully trust.  (Luckily I can afford to stick with that.)

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #163 on: June 03, 2018, 06:58:43 PM »
Boss is supposedly mocking me for being a disabled worker now.  She invited her uncouth redneck friend to take a job on post, and said 'friend' is spilling all her secrets including that she "thinks with her pussy instead of her brain".  I have the feeling this will end in fire.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #164 on: June 03, 2018, 07:45:12 PM »
My new minimum wage job has a company policy that prevents sitting at ANY point during a shift, via a loophole that goes as follows:

"In addition to normal duties, all employees are to actively search for areas that can be cleaned whenever they would otherwise be idle"

Half of the goddamn staff walks with canes. They took away the folding chair yesterday.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #165 on: June 06, 2018, 10:03:43 AM »
IANAL, but I am pretty sure that violates ADA/OSHA if you have anything in writing from a doctor about your inability to stand for too long. There is an ADA info-line that might be helpful to find out: https://www.ada.gov/infoline.htm

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #166 on: June 06, 2018, 01:49:19 PM »
So back am i

With my grip on depression waning away...

So from the time i was gone until now i tried and failed to kill myself, again, by missing the braquial artery

So there was a lot of blood not enough blood to make me keel over

then i got better

i got better and i got a girlfriend

and i thought yeay


yeah

but no

Shit completely out of my control keeps fucking my relationship

so i noped out of every social media

but still shit happens

and i can't deal

so now i am on 20mg Zolpidem (snorted), With some happy fun times prepared for when the effects really kick in full force
maybe mix it in with some Trazodone
And even some amazing Desvenflaxacine

Yeah i'm going to abuse every prescription drug currently available in the house
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #167 on: June 08, 2018, 08:58:58 AM »
just for the record... that is a terrible plan..

if your gonna be unstable, do it at a hospital.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #168 on: June 08, 2018, 03:32:04 PM »
Brujon I hope you're alive.

Get Help.
Please !

You have a daughter right?
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #169 on: June 09, 2018, 11:19:55 PM »
Yeah i'm alive... I ended up doing almost 40mg, i blacked out and i was conscious for about 40 minutes - barely - sending all sorts of messed up messages to my girlfriend and friends. Apparently i was seeing spiders on the floor and crawling up on me. Seems fun...

In fact, i don't even remember posting this.

I'm actually glad i don't remember, from what everyone seems to say on the interwebz, hypnotics don't give out some of the best trips, they're almost always nightmarish and fucked up in nature.


Anyway... I ended up patching things up with girlfriend... I am currently seeing a therapist, but i'm still not really 100%. I am taking meds as well. They don't help as much as they should... I'm not doing drugs all the time, but i'm doing them often enough that it seems to be becoming a bit of an issue, sometimes...

From my end of things

What it seems like is... Everything i do ends up being sabotaged by something i have absolutely no control over. It's like i can't be happy, because there's this constant stream of shit being shot at random and at high velocities in my path, and i have to keep dodging all the shit but invariably some of the shit will hit me, and sometimes it's just so much shit that i can't seem to be able to see anything but shit in my path.

Having a girlfriend and being in good terms with her is something that helps a lot... But i feel like i'm leaning way too much into this relationship. I keep having this recurring thought that if it doesn't work now then it won't work ever, with anyone, and that's way too much to take on.

I just feel so fucked up right now...
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2018, 05:32:12 PM »
the sabotage bit is not completely of mark, but its probably not intentional... just everyone else surviving
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #171 on: June 11, 2018, 10:53:34 PM »
hugs for brujon  :hug

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #172 on: June 12, 2018, 04:42:45 PM »
Right ... hugs for brujon   :hug


And you survived your bender = always a good sign.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #173 on: June 12, 2018, 07:55:48 PM »
Hang in there, things will get better. :hug

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #174 on: July 21, 2018, 07:24:47 PM »
parts of my feet are now black.  apparently i've injured them without realizing it.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #175 on: July 21, 2018, 08:51:07 PM »
parts of my feet are now black.  apparently i've injured them without realizing it.

... That could be very bad. 
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #176 on: July 21, 2018, 09:15:59 PM »
so far as they can tell its just bruising.  they did bloodwork, chest and feet x-rays and an ekg and al came back ok

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #177 on: July 21, 2018, 10:57:26 PM »
Good to hear it just seems nastier than it is.

My father once stepped in a nail deep enough go through his shoe and inside his foot.
He didn't notice anything and kept playing in the basketaball game he was in.
Only realized he had a nail stuck to his foot when he arrived home and went to take off the shoe and saw all the blood.

So yeah it's quite possible to get a nasty foot injury and don't notice anything for quite a while.

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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #178 on: July 22, 2018, 11:20:37 AM »
I was barred from participating in a public medieval-themed event because of that shit where I got kicked out of a LARP a year ago.

In a public Facebook post, I was called out for "agressive behavior during swordplay" and "behaving inappropriately towards women".

Someone is SO getting sued.
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Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« Reply #179 on: July 23, 2018, 04:37:24 PM »
so far as they can tell its just bruising.  they did bloodwork, chest and feet x-rays and an ekg and al came back ok

Ouch. Hope it passes.

... or ... could be an omen for your next batch of homebrew (Blackfeet are a thing).
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