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Title: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on January 23, 2009, 10:28:41 AM
We understand that members have bad days every once in a while, So in our effort to streamline the forum by avoiding multiple anything type topics a thread has been created devoted to blowing off steam. We invite you to VENT here.

Epic Vents are encouraged, but watch the language.

All the regular forum rules apply as posted here:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=10747.0 (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=10747.0)
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http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=15350.0 (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=15350.0)

Additionally for this thread these guidelines/rules will apply.


Warning this topic is not meant to be a chat thread. 

 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delmustator on January 23, 2009, 11:15:58 AM
Well.... Errrr.....OK....

*EDITED FOR CONTENT*

Now that the bad air has been purdged, please, remember to keep it in the proper context.

HAN SOLO
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on January 23, 2009, 12:12:31 PM
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Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: OBI-WAN KENOBI on January 23, 2009, 12:15:31 PM
 ::)

Yeah, what Han said.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 23, 2009, 12:15:58 PM
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HAHAHAHA! My stress has diminshed a little! (GRYS, Big George!) Now I have to figure out how to fit 30 hours into one day!:D Man, so much to do, not enough time.!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 23, 2009, 12:17:40 PM
can I complain about my bad hair day AND the fact that I have to replace the fender on my 3 month old car due to a hit and run AND the fact that I paid all this money for a new car stereo that interfaces with my iPod, yet doesn't AND medical issues that won't go away and have no reason for the sudden onset WHILE trying to figure out where the xxx one of my therapists went all DURING the anniversary of my mother's death?  

or do I have to keep it saber related, because if that's the case, then I would like to say that this whole VERO thing is really making me cranky.  i'm not a seller, but this does affect what I buy, and I'm currently having a FREAKY DEAKY SCHAWEET saber made.  If it comes to me all xxx-eyed with a pink blade and purple leather trim because my sabersmith was so spittin' mad over this whole thing that he forgot I wanted a purple blade and pink leather trim, you're gonna find out how Darth Kitties perform aggressive negotiations.  (at least I'll have the artfully torn catsuit.  Girl's gotta have some standards...)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 23, 2009, 12:23:54 PM
*Points to Off-Topic Forum*

Nope....your heart's desire as long as it is civilized.

Man, your day bites.

 :o! I am hogging up the Posts. No more from me! :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on January 23, 2009, 12:28:25 PM
Je-Rel Drood ~ rant about whatever you want as long as it's clean.

Please keep in mind that bash hyperdye threads are *ahem* not encouraged.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 23, 2009, 12:31:56 PM
Han:  Thanks for the words - they always make me smile, so post away.

Everyone else:  I thought i'd make it a bit light, (as if I'd EVER want pink leather trim) but I don't believe in bashing as it never accomplishes anything, therefore wastes energy and mojo.  Unless the bashing involves a foam sword and a prone orc, but that's a different forum...

Thanks for the clarification guys!   ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on January 23, 2009, 01:14:49 PM
Je-rel, ..don't worry, ...I was gonna put pink frillies on your saber anyway!. When u hit the power button, ...it purrs too!! Every blade hit puts out a soft "meow" sound too.

I would like to rant about the number of people who feel they can shop in Walmart while wearing fuzzy slippers, ...................really, ....................why? I'm sure they are comfy, ..but come one!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on January 23, 2009, 01:36:43 PM
Can I gripe about gas prices....they're going up again.  I drive 110 miles everyday back and forth to work and I HATE paying for gas.  At least it's not $4.00 a gallon, but I wonder if it'll hit there again this summer.

EDIT: and I hate it when people stare at me for wearing my fuzzy slippers at Wal-Mart.  They're comfy!

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Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 23, 2009, 01:46:33 PM
I absolutely hate the semester i have right now! Art 1, my teacher is weird, she's too quiet... Geometry, i hate math period! Earth and environmental science, it's gonna be so easy it's boring. And then, then there's Mr.Orr's world history class... it's the only good part about my school day besides the end. He's a genius and he's hilarious. 

I also hate it when I wake up, and realize I never took my contacts out... It hurts...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 23, 2009, 03:39:32 PM
I hate it when my sabersmith puts pink frillies on my latest commission WHEN I SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED GREEN FEATHERS.

Or when my sister comes home from vacation 2 days early, thereby cutting short my alone time.

Or when the weather won't let me wear my cute shoes.

Or when I finally find time to go to the movies and I find out that the movie I really wanted to see is no longer in the theatres.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 26, 2009, 03:20:51 PM
I hate kids who think lightsabers are stupid and are too arrogant to see past their own noses and look at the fun we have.

Simulated conversation between me and some kids at school:

Kid 1: I heard you were outside with a lightsaber?
Kid 2: You're joking right? That's really nerdy.
Me: What color was it?
Kid 1: I don't know he said it was red.
Kid 3: You have a red lightsaber? Cool.
Me: Actually I have two red ones, a blue one and I'm working on a white one. Not to mention my long sword, my bow, and my quarter staff.
Kid 1: Weirdo.
Kid 2: Creep.
Kid 3: Awesome!

So like one out of three people that come to me to talk SW, laughs and practically spits in my face. I don't really mind though now that I think about, the other ones that enjoy listening to me, make up for it. I even have teachers that are SW fans. I don't see whats so wrong about lightsabers. My brother thinks they're for little kids, and he looks at me funny when I go outside. He says I'm embarrassing him. I tell him i don't care, and that it makes me happy to left alone with my sabers. I needed to let that out.

You know what else I hate? I hate that my parents won't let my PM. It makes me looks snobbish when no one gets an answer from me. Sorry guys... :-\ :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Qui-gol Reyah on January 26, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
PM sent.  J/K!!   8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on January 26, 2009, 04:20:02 PM
Don't worry bout your PM situation DCv2.0, ....It's good to see parents setting limits on their youths net experiences, I wish more was like that, ......Good standards!

 And as far as other people making fun of your lightsabers, Mockery is all something we face sooner or later when you have a passion for ANYTHING Sci-Fi. Stand by what you think and feel and don't worry what others have to say. Look at it like this, ....if they waste their time insulting what you enjoy, ...then something must be missing from their lives, why else would they ridicule something YOU like just to make themselves feel better. It's kinda sad really.


Now onto MY rant, .....

I HAVE  A SNUGGIE!!, There, ...I said it! It's comfortable and now I can lay on my sofa, and type on the laptop without moving a blanket, ....cuz a snuggie has arm holes!

I hate it when people make fun of my snuggie!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 26, 2009, 04:24:40 PM
I hate kids who think lightsabers are stupid and are too arrogant to see past their own noses and look at the fun we have.

Simulated conversation between me and some kids at school:

Kid 1: I heard you were outside with a lightsaber?
Kid 2: You're joking right? That's really nerdy.
Me: What color was it?
Kid 1: I don't know he said it was red.
Kid 3: You have a red lightsaber? Cool.
Me: Actually I have two red ones, a blue one and I'm working on a white one. Not to mention my long sword, my bow, and my quarter staff.
Kid 1: Weirdo.
Kid 2: Creep.
Kid 3: Awesome!

So like one out of three people that come to me to talk SW, laughs and practically spits in my face. I don't really mind though now that I think about, the other ones that enjoy listening to me, make up for it. I even have teachers that are SW fans. I don't see whats so wrong about lightsabers. My brother thinks they're for little kids, and he looks at me funny when I go outside. He says I'm embarrassing him. I tell him i don't care, and that it makes me happy to left alone with my sabers. I needed to let that out.

You know what else I hate? I hate that my parents won't let my PM. It makes me looks snobbish when no one gets an answer from me. Sorry guys... :-\ :-[


Hey Caden, don't worry too much about these kids and / or what they think. It's a great hobby that involves keeping you in shape, your mind focused and helps you develope self-confidence through co-ordination and and dexterity. Look past their flaws and see where they are coming from. You don't need to lower yourself to their levels, just understand there shortcomings. It will help you look at things from their POV and you can use this to help you be more at peace.

It's hard to see at your age, in fact, some at my age still don't see it. But these are the ones who've done nothing with their lives or are suffering some type of pain. Don't lower yourself to them, but always be there if they need a hand.

Some people call this being being a good sport, some call it being a great guy. I just believe it makes you feel better. That happiness will work into anyone who's feeling down.




OK, my Gripe.......

Why the Deuce do singers at sports games butcher the Canadian National Athem with their "own" personal twist and sometimes messing up the Americacn Anthem (Which I feel is such a beautiful song. Heck, I've heard it so much, I can sing along)

Some things are NOT ment to be changed or personalized.... ::)

Lord Call, you beat me to it. You got a Snuggie?!?! I would love one, but I am just to cheap right now. I have an old, holey baby blue blanket that I won't get rid of until it dies. Old Blue was there for me during my surgery, so I am forever grateful! :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 26, 2009, 04:45:04 PM
Thanks guys. It just irratates me that's all. If it came down to it, I could best all of them in just about anything they picked, whether it be sword fighting, guerilla dueling or hand to hand.

 I also hate it when my MR doesn't work right and I have to take the stupid thing apart! like right now. I have to clean the connecting pins off. ::) :-\ Oh well, shouldn't take too long.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 26, 2009, 06:40:52 PM
DCv2.0, you mean that 33% of the people you know think what you do is cool?  Dude, I have to find people in other states and COUNTRIES TO TALK TO.

BUT......

The good news about all this is this is a very easy way of vetting people to associate with.  Please feel free to follow Han's advice of being the better person that doesn't feel the need to perpetuate the cycle of cynicism and elitism.  I personally prefer the 'well who needs you then?' philosophy.  When I was in high school, I would have given anything to be popular.  And 5'7", and blonde with blue eyes.  Now I realize that being unique (as I am anything but the All-American cheerleader in appearance - but not as bad as Captain Vero) is infinitely WAY cooler than being part of a me-too crew.

So, staying on topic, I HATE it when people call my by my first name.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 26, 2009, 06:59:21 PM
Was forced to move out of my dorm room because my financial aid was cut off (partially my fault  ::)), lost my work study job, moved into my sister's place (she doesn't have internet), but I'm still going to school. I have to find a job to pay for my school fees, art class supplies, pay for the remainder of my costumes, finally buy my flight to SDCC 09 and spending money... *sighs* Oh, and I've got a few bills to pay for  :'( grr.... I know. Some of you have far worse going on... but I guess I'm also sharing why I haven't been around as much as I used to...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 26, 2009, 07:47:57 PM
Well, to relieve some of your stress, I have your "little man" going out to you this week! ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on January 26, 2009, 08:05:29 PM
Nothing major I guess, but it frustrated me all the same. I was working on my MHS saber and I was wiring my new LED up to a quick disconnect. Because it was night I had my speaker unplugged so I wouldn't wake the family up. I tested the new LED and got a flicker but no light, so I figured the battery connection was bad, but nope it wasn't. Then I tried my prized Bin 1 Cyan and the same thing happened. That was when it dawned on me the board had been accidently switched on and I couldn't tell because the speaker was off. SO I just blew TWO LEDs in less than 5 minutes, and I don't know where I can get another BIN 1 Cyan as Jango sent that one to me. :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 27, 2009, 03:05:32 PM
Well, to relieve some of your stress, I have your "little man" going out to you this week! ;)

YAY!! And he'll go right with the Target SE Boba Fett Unleashed and 501st Clone Wars Clone figure (carded and near mint) figure I got in the mail yesterday  ;D The replacing is going along well! hehe... soon I shall have replaced all that was taken from me... *rubs hands deviously*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on January 27, 2009, 04:19:08 PM
Nothing major I guess, but it frustrated me all the same. I was working on my MHS saber and I was wiring my new LED up to a quick disconnect. Because it was night I had my speaker unplugged so I wouldn't wake the family up. I tested the new LED and got a flicker but no light, so I figured the battery connection was bad, but nope it wasn't. Then I tried my prized Bin 1 Cyan and the same thing happened. That was when it dawned on me the board had been accidently switched on and I couldn't tell because the speaker was off. SO I just blew TWO LEDs in less than 5 minutes, and I don't know where I can get another BIN 1 Cyan as Jango sent that one to me. :-\

BIN 2 looks just a s good.




Now for my turn.

I hate it when you tell people to not PM you, and then they PM 25 times asking about a custom saber they are never going to pay for....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on January 27, 2009, 09:18:26 PM
Wow DT that sucks... unfortunately it seems to be happening more.

Any idea where I can get a BIN 2?

Oh and stress #2:

I can't stand the fact that most of my teachers hold double standards. It cost me a letter grade in my Physics course and almost cost me one in my Calc course. >:( I am getting tired of the random kid who sucks up to the teacher, but doesn't do any work getting an A, while I work my butt off and get a C. I know that life isn't fair and I should get used to it, but it still makes me angry. Wow I had to censor my self for the first time in a long time...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 28, 2009, 07:46:10 PM
Well I just polished off a box of kleenex in less than 48 hours.  :'(  I hate colds.  My head is about to explode and I slept about 3 hours last night.  >:(

Needless to say I didn't go to work today.  Flying with blocked tubes = ruptured eardrums.  :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Qui-gol Reyah on January 31, 2009, 03:03:46 PM
Wanna double Han Solo's gripe about singers butchering the National Anthem (no matter which nation).


Let's get this straight:  A national anthem should inspire fealty and patriotism for the country--not be some kind of gymnasium to showcase the vocal acrobatics of some yahoo who's noodling around, whipping out scales and arpeggios until his or her neck snaps.

If you wanna take an inspirational song that means something to millions of people and slaughter it in front of a crowd, try out for "American Idol," dweebs! 

Wait for the Super Bowl tomorrow, and you'll probably see what I mean.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Senti Xamas on January 31, 2009, 03:25:18 PM
My turn to vent. First, I like working for a goverment contractor, but when teh contrect changes, we have to go through a screening process that is so ridiculous, I want to quit. We have to fill out an info packet that is so in depth, that it makes you wonder what the government doesn't already know. They even want to know how much I have at any given moment in my bank account, and what the name, address, and phone number of my landlord from 7 years ago. WHO CARRIES THAT INFO?!

For my second one, I hate dreams that you die in. I had one today that scared the xxxx out of me. I almost started crying it was that bad. Geez, what the heck causes those so it doesn't happen again?

Thanks for letting me vent. I know I will be back here, I work for the government. :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 31, 2009, 04:37:42 PM
Sorry to hear about your dreams Senti.  I can agree with the government thing.  My wife was a systems analyst for the Navy for 12 years.  Boy do I have stories.  :-\  No wonder we are in the mess we are in right now.  I'm really surprised it took so long for us to get here.

As for the national anthem I agree with the roller coaster vocals.  It is very annoying.  There are lots of great singers country and contemp that could do a very moving rendition.

There is only one NA in my mind that was insulting to us as a country check out Rosanne Barr.  >:(
What a disgrace.  I'm surprised an angry mob didn't rush the field.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrFW2aYHVR8
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 31, 2009, 04:46:10 PM
I hate people who laugh at me for listening to the They Might be Giants "The Mesopotamians" song. here's the video-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo Don't laugh cause I like it. It sound stupid, but it's actually a cool song.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 31, 2009, 05:22:26 PM
Doug Allen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY7wwtcqg6M&feature=related)

Now THAT is how The National Athems should be sung. 8)

My gripe for the day......

I love snow......but this is rediculous! :D It's like someone is shaking a snowglobe! :D Everyday is getting to be annoying! ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 31, 2009, 05:30:52 PM
Very nice rendition Han.  Man does he have a great voice.  Very patriotic sound to him.

I hope I don't get banned for my Rosanne Barr link.   :-\  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Qui-gol Reyah on January 31, 2009, 05:33:00 PM
Oh Han!

So right on both counts.

Those two renditions of the anthems actually made it "pretty dusty" in this room.  And that it was kicking off a hockey game made it actually perfect.

And yes, I'm sick of snow too.  Living in the Keewenaw Peninsula of Michigan, we see our share, too.

Check this out. (http://jane-inthemiddlelane.blogspot.com/2008/08/snowmometer-near-copper-harbor-mi.html) 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 31, 2009, 06:38:51 PM
Very nice rendition Han.  Man does he have a great voice.  Very patriotic sound to him.

I hope I don't get banned for my Rosanne Barr link.   :-\  :D

No, it's a good example of what can go WRONG with celebrities trying to bolster attendance figures in sports. Either that or losing a bet! :D

Oh Han!

So right on both counts.

Those two renditions of the anthems actually made it "pretty dusty" in this room.  And that it was kicking off a hockey game made it actually perfect.

And yes, I'm sick of snow too.  Living in the Keewenaw Peninsula of Michigan, we see our share, too.

Check this out. (http://jane-inthemiddlelane.blogspot.com/2008/08/snowmometer-near-copper-harbor-mi.html) 

Wow, that a Hoth of alot of snow! :D

Yeah, Doug Allen is really good. Ottawa has an awesome singer too. Lyndon Slewidge. Funny thing is....he's an Inspector with the Ontario Provincial Police Service. I never met him, but I've heard nothing but great about him. Plus to be a NHL Singer, well that icing on the fresh cake. :D

Another stress that hasn't occurred since the fall for me and has been bothering me for a day is my knee that was reconstructed......Is this weather.My knee stiffens it up. When I get up after sitting for a while, I need crutches to get going! :D Or at least it feels like that. ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 31, 2009, 07:01:02 PM
I hate that I'm breaking out with acne worse than I ever have in my life - including high school.

I hate that I have to be a grown up about my finances and make hard decisions about what I consider essential to my well being.

I hate that I have to wait until roughly March for something I never thought I'd ever have.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 31, 2009, 07:17:49 PM
I hate that I'm breaking out with acne worse than I ever have in my life - including high school.

I hate that I have to be a grown up about my finances and make hard decisions about what I consider essential to my well being.

I hate that I have to wait until roughly March for something I never thought I'd ever have.

1. My wife is your age and has the same issue.  Chocolate is really bad.  She has tried lots of things including practive.  She is getting so bad she is going to see a derm next month.  I feel your pain.  :'(

2. Yeah real life stinks.  I'm selling the house I spent a year building myself only to buy a cheaper house that needs work.  Trying to downsize the debt.  :'(   Hoping I don't lose my job.

3. I missed what number 3 was but I hope it's good.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 01, 2009, 01:35:19 AM
Ya know Iam actually getting a little fed up with this hobby. the current actions that are going on, morons spreading around false info left and right on youtube that if they were not stupid enought to get banned from the forums then they might of learned something.

No where just going to go on with our lives of the same useless dribble that goes on and on and on. So Iam few up with it and I dont care as much as I used to anymore.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on February 01, 2009, 03:53:48 AM
Sid, I think a lot of people feel the same way man.

The UT_Nexus debacle, mixed with those that will not be named, have caused quite a bit of unrest with a lot of people lately.

Don't let it get you down.  Just ignore the clowns, and focus on the cool stuff.  It seems as though TCSS is being overrun with jokers lately, and I mean no offense to the regulars there.  We were all newbies at one time or another.  However, it seems as though that shoutbox overthere has made a lote of changes for the worse. 

I don't mind chatting it up there, because a lot of the time, when the actual people that actually build sabers get on the shouts, the other spammers leave.

It gets kind of frustrating seeing all the crap flying around, and frankly, it got to me too.  But, sometimes we just need to pt on our waders, and jump into the stream, wade through, and come out to new horizons. 

I actually think that the dark times we have faced are actually drawing us together into a closer-knit community.  SUre there are going to be those lost sheep that feel they need to dog things.  It's just how we choose to deal with the situation, and move on, that will direct the flow of things to come.

Personally,  I have gotten to a point that I am drawing in a little more and focusing on projects that I have wanted to finish for a couple of years now.

Kind of hard to do when life keeps throwing obstacles from all sides, but we deal. 

Things will get better, you just have to keep a positive spin on the matters at hand. 

I'm sitting here ont he forums when I SHOULD be sleeping.  Why? because I am losing sleep, trying to figure out how I am going to manage my time around a hectic schedule. PLUS how I am going to work in getting all the Ultra Sabers stuff re-updated, build sabers, reapir incoming warranty work, machine some prototypes, and still stay afloat financially, because the person I had handling the bills here (no names will be mentioned) decided to just not pay the bills with the money I had set aside for them, and once again I am behind.  I mean for crying out loud, my office and home phone got disconnected.

All because of an overdraft charge on my bank account because I had EBAY fees to pay for an auction that got pulled.

Enough about that though... I might have to BAN myself for a while.

After I get the overlords all done, and get the Banes out.  I am going to do a few more repairs, and take a LONG hiatus to focus on my personal stuff, and work in some projects for Ultra.

Okay, I'm worn out now.  And I am about to fall asleep on the keyboard.

Time to shut down Illustrator, Photoshop, and PDF creator for the night, and go kill the power in the shop.

Good night.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 01, 2009, 04:30:44 AM
I know what you mean but its that nothing seems to be getting done about it, try to do something about it and it just progresses on eh path to nothingness again and your back to square one again.

I dont know, maybe I just need to do something but nothing is coming to mind as to what I should do.

I mean seriously Iam sitting in my room watching tv shows that I would never watch cause there really is nothing to do. And Iam not really watching them Iam just staring at the wall for the most part.

I just dont know anymore and Iam tired of the nothingness but I dont know what to do.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 01, 2009, 06:39:17 AM
Sorry to see you so down Alias.  DT makes a great case for you.  We can never fill the void in our lives with posessions.  Lightsabers, TV shows and other tangible things can only be a quick diversion that will eventually wear off.

Personally I enjoy helping others, whether it be working in a soup kitchen, working on the street with the homeless, sending money to aid an orphan in the Dominican Republic, sending secret money to a friend in need or hosting parties at my house for 30 or so teens.  These are all types of things I like to focus on.  If I just tried to fill my life with property, and I have gone that route many times in my life, I always feel empty.  I've been where you are or at least in a similar place and I know how depressing it can be.

Don't forget some of the richest people in the world spend all their lives trying to fill it up with "things".  From the world's view they have everything, but inside have nothing.   Look at the Hollywood crowd and how messed up their lives are with extremely short and multiple marriages, drug and alcohol abuse to DUI's, and crazy behavior in public.

IMO the people that seem to have the most actually have the least.

Now compare them to people like Princess Diana who gave a lot to the needy,  I may eat my words but Angelina Jolie at the present seems to have turned around.  If you look at the first half of her life she was insane in her behavior now "it seems" she spends a great deal of her time helping needy orphans and doing other humanitarian type work.

Now I'm not suggesting you do any of these things.  I am just saying you will never find comfort in something you can purchase or watch on tv.  Life is on the otherside of your door waiting for you.

We're always here for you when you need to chat.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 01, 2009, 07:35:59 AM
Luke, wise words my friend. I'm so sorry about your house, and I'm sorry about your wife.

DT - so sorry man.  I like your positive attitude on things.

Alias - it does seem bleak at the moment, but I like to take the view that everything is cyclical.  Times like these, when I'm upset or frustrated with something in my life I try to think about what I did before that thing came into my life, how I found happiness that way.

And as for 3. in my post, I was a bit cryptic, but I don't want to talk too much about it since I want to do a nice long post about it.  Essentially I am having a saber made, a custom, NO ONE ELSE IN THE UNIVERSE WILL EVER EVER EVER HAVE ONE JUST LIKE IT saber.  The way things are going, I won't be able to get it until March.  I was trying to end on a happy note.  I didn't think I'd ever have a custom saber made, and now I'm getting one, and I can't wait. Patience has never been my strong suit.

Now for today's vent:

I hate the cold.  I hate the wind that blows through my clothes regardless of the amount of layers.  I hate the ice that I silip on, I hate the grey skys and the fact that it's dark out by lunch time (I'm on the East Coast, but work West Coast hours) and even more importantly - I look like a marshmallow with all of my layers of clothes! 

I want spring!  I want skirts!  I want lacy tops and sandals and bright colors!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 01, 2009, 08:07:29 AM
Kind of thought that was the plan Je-Rel.  I am now more eager than ever to see your saber.  I too have a little something in the works.  Hopefully I will unveil it in the next 6 months.

I too agree about the cold.  Actually I love the cold, just not in my hotel room.  I tried to sleep for hours last night but couldn't because my heater didn't work.  I had my jeans and shirt on to stay warm in bed.  At 230 I called the desk and they said a tech would be right up.  I questioned them and they confirmed he'd be up immediately.  Otherwise I was going back to sleep.

Half hour later no tech.  I go back to sleep.  I start to nod off from either exhaustion or hypothermia and guess what?, knock knock knock.  >:(

Sometime after 3 I get back into bed.  Of course of few short hours and I 'm wide awake since I can't sleep in late.  >:(

Anyone on the east coast Je-Rel keep your eyes peeled.  My route today is Atlanta, New Jersey, Vermont.  If you see me flying upsidedown call ATC and tell them to wake me.  :D :D :D   Just kidding.  I'm fine to fly.  Nothing some DR Pepper can't cure.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 01, 2009, 08:27:11 AM
Hopefully things will get better.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Eugaltsh on February 01, 2009, 09:32:04 AM
well the other day i downloaded the jedi temple pack, i lug all my stuff back away from the router in the othe room, i try it out and it says its curropted

now i'm P***** and sad :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on February 01, 2009, 11:27:50 AM
Hopefully things will get better.

Hey Sid, do you play any instruments?  Do you draw, paint, or sculpt.

How about picking up a model kit? 

Sometimes when I get into a funk with the saber stuff, I just shut down the shop. Clean off the bench, and work on something non saber related.

I have a Colonial Viper Model kit that I am thinking of cracking into, just to break some tedium.

If you don't play an instrument, you might try picking one up.  It doesn't matter what it is; be it mouth harp, tambourine, triangle, ocarina, recorder, harmonica, drums, whatever....  My dad actually taught me that. He was into Revolutionary War Re-enacting, and built Muzzle-loading rifles, both as a hobby, AND as part of his income supplementation. He was a gunsmith.

Whenever he got stressed out, he would pick up his violin.  I remember when he first got it.  I was three years old.  That thing sounded HORRIBLE when he first got it.  You always knew when the old man was upset about something, because he would pick it up and squeak out a few notes.

Over the years, he became a VERY proficient violinist. Never took a lesson in his life.   8)  He would just pick it up when he was feeling down, or was stressed, and play, just play...

Sometimes I think we let our hobby turn to obsession.  Sometimes that is a good thing, and others it can be negative.  When you start to feel like there is not light at the end of the tunnel, then just drop it for a while and do something else.

I am personally at that point right now.  Over the last year, I think I may have picked up my guitars maybe three times.  That is really shocking, because I used to play at least 2 hours EVERY day, and I was much more relaxed back then.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 01, 2009, 06:14:06 PM
DT makes a great point about the music.  IT can be very soothing and relaxing.  It is also very challenging to learn and if you get good you can entertain people.

A huge fan of STNG I saw Jean Luc Picard play a flute he got when he lived an entire life through a probe of his brain.  I got a similar flute and through it in my crew bag.  At night in the hotel I learned to play it.  It wasn't that hard and it was a lot of fun.

But you need to find something that interests you or else you won't enjoy it.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 01, 2009, 07:18:51 PM
I hate it when the cardinals loose the super bowl to the Steelers, and that's all that needs to be said.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 01, 2009, 07:20:55 PM
ARGH! The Cardinals lost!  >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 01, 2009, 07:23:57 PM
Didn't the orangutan pic them to win.  I guess his 4 year streak is over.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Eugaltsh on February 01, 2009, 08:47:31 PM
I hate it when the cardinals loose the super bowl to the Steelers, and that's all that needs to be said.


DITTO
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 02, 2009, 01:34:00 PM
I do have my brothers bass that he never uses anymore here but when ever I go to pick it up something else comes up.

I cant hand draw to save my live or anyoens life for that matter.

I was able to get out of the house and hang out with some old friends last night but by the end of the night I was so dog tired I dont know what was going on.

But I did get to play this game called pain on the ps3, dude it is quite possably the best game I have ever played.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Plane Crazy on February 02, 2009, 04:53:17 PM
...But I did get to play this game called pain on the ps3, dude it is quite possably the best game I have ever played.

Oh Yeah!!! That one is my stress reliever game of choice! Especially with "The Hoff" character! ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on February 02, 2009, 05:12:06 PM
I do have my brothers bass that he never uses anymore here but when ever I go to pick it up something else comes up.

I cant hand draw to save my live or anyoens life for that matter.

I was able to get out of the house and hang out with some old friends last night but by the end of the night I was so dog tired I dont know what was going on.

But I did get to play this game called pain on the ps3, dude it is quite possably the best game I have ever played.

Sometimes revisiting Old friends can put a new spin on your outllook.  I know that when I see my old buddies, a lot of the time I think "Wow, my life just doesn't suck as much as theirs, because they are doing the same stuff they were doing 15 years ago."  ;D

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 02, 2009, 09:27:01 PM
Old friends bring back interesting memories. Now being only 17, my "old" friends aren't really that old, but its still interesting to see what they are doing with their life.

I just had to tear my Qui-Gon that Do-Clo constructed completely apart. >:( After trying every possible solution for the battery issue I had with it, I gave up and took it apart. Let's say that was an interesting 20 minutes. I have a new battery set-up planned, but now I can't have a recharge port, because of space limitations. I have to go with a quick disconnect on the battery pack instead. :P It really is frustrating... and I have to get a new switch since I tore that apart on accident. Oh well, good news is this saber should be up and running in the relative future, which is a huge step forward from where it was this morning.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on February 02, 2009, 10:25:50 PM
Rogue, why drop a PM to Lord Technous? He's very friendly and I would believe he would be more than willing to walk you through.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 02, 2009, 10:54:06 PM
Well it was really 2 old friends, the others I only knew of from hear and there talk, Its like when ever I went out on the carnival they were not out that year. But yeah it was fun right up until I started passing out. But atleast I got to see the last 6 min or so of  the super bowl, I did not expect them to get it on a fumble.

But yeah, I have been dealing with D2 alot, today and have worked on my lupus major barb and hopefully get that thing perfected with a couple more choice items, But I may have to sacrifice a couple things that I really dont want to give up. And I need to rework my merc cause the stupid guy went and got himself IM'd by some OK's and DIED! So I just went on my way and kept chugging along as if he wasn't even there....as usual.

So Iam going to go check somethings out and see if its worth it or not to switch to a shield and not go for max block cause with this charater if I do go max block that means Iamnot getting the hits in and could get block locked and Iam just goint to say xxx with it and go back to my other weapon.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on February 02, 2009, 11:56:28 PM
Old friends bring back interesting memories. Now being only 17, my "old" friends aren't really that old, but its still interesting to see what they are doing with their life.

I just had to tear my Qui-Gon that Do-Clo constructed completely apart. >:( After trying every possible solution for the battery issue I had with it, I gave up and took it apart. Let's say that was an interesting 20 minutes. I have a new battery set-up planned, but now I can't have a recharge port, because of space limitations. I have to go with a quick disconnect on the battery pack instead. :P It really is frustrating... and I have to get a new switch since I tore that apart on accident. Oh well, good news is this saber should be up and running in the relative future, which is a huge step forward from where it was this morning.

I gotta agree with General Solo there.  Don is a grand old sith so powerful and wise. Is it a US 2.0? why not send it in for upgrade?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 03, 2009, 08:44:34 AM
Well, I don't have any issues beyond the batteries. Don used a handmade rechargable pack that I couldn't get to charge, so I'm just going to use the two double a pack that Ultra has. I did the measurement and all of it will fit as long as I just use a quick disconnect instead of a recharge port. No big deal. Sleeping on it really helped me.
As for the upgrade, I am not sure I even have the money for an upgrade, as sad as that is.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 03, 2009, 10:25:31 AM
10$ tops for the upgrade, 6 for the upgrade it self, a coule bucks for the shipping.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on February 03, 2009, 10:33:58 AM
My Bleepin Gripe today....

WHY THE HADES DO VIDEO GAME COMPANIES SWITCH BUTTON PATTERNS TO CONTROL SET-UPS THAT WORK!!!!!!!!

Bling Blang Fubu!

RE5 HAD so much potential til they messed the Bling Blang Button pattern! >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 03, 2009, 11:11:53 AM
I know that extra 10 dollars is making me stress. I have to pay for my recharge keys and also buy two new LEDs for my MHS saber. >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on February 03, 2009, 11:34:37 AM
My turn.

Customer - The definition of which has become skewed over the years, and has pretty much become a "dirty" word in the retail business to those that deal with them all the time.

Now I am not one to complain a lot about customers, because they are what drive a business.  HOWEVER, when customers think they can start pushing people around, and setting deadlines that are nearly impossible given the typical situation, that is where I draw the line.

I want to put forth a little bit of advice to those that call themselves customer.

1. Sometimes delays happen.  This is to be expected, and those that serve you do all they can to accommodate.

2. The people that serve you are human beings too, just like you.  We do have feelings, likes, and dislikes, just like you.  Please try to remember that.

3. Whe you are waiting for a CUSTOM ORDER, let us do our job. That will get your order to you with due expedience, and DONE RIGHT.  Just because you see us online, does not mean that we are messing around, playig games, and sitting in the Santa Claus land holiday extravaganza funfest chatroom. We might actually be conferring with a supplier, or making orders for parts, tools and materials to build your item... 

4. Sending us 3 emails a day, plus jumping our case on MSN, Over and over and over again is going to do one of two things: 

     A. Make us rush the order, mess something up, and then have to pay to have it shipped back us,    so that we can fix the issue, and keep your items away from you for even longer.

     B. Drop you to the very bottom of the order queue, until we feel like dealing with you.

My customers mean a lot to me, but when they start getting really belligerent about things, that's when I come out and say things like this.

Guys, you gotta give me a chance here.  You can't keep making changes to your order every other day.  And for the love of PETE, PLEASE consider that you are not the ONLY person I am doing business with.  I will go out of my way for clients, but you have to realize that I am not some miracle worker that can have your sabers done immediately, and ready to ship in three days if you keep changing your mind.

I have at least 5 people doing this to me.  I might be able to handle it better if I wasn't having to change my scheduling around so much because people keep wanting to change their mind.

This is not directed at any one person, it's just my observation.  Yes, I am venting a bit.  Yes I am working as fast as I can on this stuff.  Yes, I am losing money for every minute that I have to come out here in the public eye to vent like this. But if gets the message across, then so be it.

Give us a chance to serve you the way we know we can.  PLEASE?

Okay,  I feel a little better.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 03, 2009, 11:47:20 AM
My turn!

1) Love y'all seriously, but please, when you find out I'm from San Diego, do NOT ask why the heck I choose to live in Jersey as if I were crazy to be living here.

(yeah, that means you.)

I live in Jersey because the things that are important to me are here.  Not that my extended family isn't important, but dang it people!  You'd think that after almost 18 years of living here on my own I'd have already moved if I didn't like it.

2) we had an earthquake. here in Jersey.  This quake was a baby, only 2.8 - 3.0 on the richter scale, which means that if you weren't right on top of it, awake, and warned before hand, you're not going to know about it.  PLEASE do not start in on the consipiracy theories about the armory that happens to be in the area.  I know people that work there, and yes, they store weapons, no they don't experiment there.  People live on base there, people and their families, and it's smack in the middle of a REALLY populated area. 

Think people.  BTW, we DO live on a major fault line.  Yes, it's been quiet.  it's a well behaved fault line, don't make it cranky.

3) Oh, and you know, I need to talk to my big brother, have him turn off the snow...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on February 03, 2009, 11:51:01 AM
Agreed 100%

DT, don't you charge a Late Change or Rush Order fee?

My policy is once parts are ordered and deposit has been paid there are no changes without a late change fee being incurred.

Any more than 2 status update requests in a two week span, and the client gets the rush order option with the fee scale listing. I drafted it after the last round and have been looking forward to sending it out.  ;D

Would you like a copy? I will send it to you when I get home tonight.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthmorbius on February 03, 2009, 12:09:46 PM
Agreed 100%

DT, don't you charge a Late Change or Rush Order fee?

My policy is once parts are ordered and deposit has been paid there are no changes without a late change fee being incurred.

Any more than 2 status update requests in a two week span, and the client gets the rush order option with the fee scale listing. I drafted it after the last round and have been looking forward to sending it out.  ;D

Would you like a copy? I will send it to you when I get home tonight.


I am going to start as of today.  I'm in a REAL foul mood today...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 03, 2009, 06:21:17 PM
I would like to say something about the local PD in this town.

Not 10 min ago another vehicle was hit on this block only it was a hit and run, a white mini van ran into this nice new ford f250 thing, fx4 model. The bumper and box will need to be replaced and Iam sure the frame is out of whack.

The cops say this is one of the worse roads in town yet they dont do anything cause they are so lazy they only bother to patrol one half of the area and its a max of 3 blocks. Sad part about it is this is a school zone!

BLARG!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Apprentice on February 06, 2009, 04:17:56 PM
I hate this time of year. Especially this year. I always fool myself that "in the new year things will be better". They never are.

How long does the grieving process take? Sometimes the pain is unbearable.

I had a few close shaves on the way home from work tonight. England has been hit hard with unusual snow-fall, my area in the south-west is no exception. Where last nights snow has partially melted, todays temperature has partially melted it so that tonights temperature has turned it to ice. I lost control of my car on a few bends. I got lucky in that no one was around to get hurt. I hate snow.

 ::)

What a whiner! I wish I could swear here.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jaden Korr on February 06, 2009, 04:22:23 PM
Its cold in South Florida. I showed up to the beach looked around and left. Probs big probs
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 06, 2009, 04:32:29 PM
The Sky is falling, The Sky is falling!  (man, I wish I could tie in something witty to DC2.1's Screaming Chickens here.)   ;D  ;D   ;D

Dark Fox, the year is what we make of it.  The day is what we make of it.  Me, I like to take the snow and throw it at stuff.  Or stomp on it in my anger.  I'd make slushies and snow cones, but there's too many dogs in my neighborhood.   :D

Honestly, the snow is something that's hitting us hard on both sides of the "pond".  My poor sister used to live roughly 1/2 hour away from the US/Mexican border and is now having to deal with more snow than the North East has seen years. 

I just keep telling myself to go slowly, think twice before I decide if I need to be on the roads, and most importantly, remember that Spring is around the corner!  I really have to keep saying that because this winter has gotten me down as well.

Keep your chin up!  When all else fails, just come here and look at all the pretty sabers!  That should lift your spirits.   8)  8)  8)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on February 06, 2009, 04:37:44 PM
The Sky is falling, The Sky is falling!  (man, I wish I could tie in something witty to DC2.1's Screaming Chickens here.)   ;D  ;D   ;D


Did someone call me? ??? ;D ;D

I hate when I start to do something, and everything comes out wrong. From inking a drawing in art today, to my saber. I didn't realize just how dim a quad wrapped Corbin blade is. but that P4 I got with it ought to brighten it up! ;D ;D Since my red lux three didn't do that great.

As for pretty sabers... well don't even get started with me. >:( >:( I just keep screwing mine up, from frying the board to not having the right size sinktube. But MJ was nice enough to donate a board, and that has me so indebted to him, I can't start. I still gotta go to lowes, so a pipe is no biggie.

well, I feel better. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Apprentice on February 06, 2009, 04:45:36 PM
Thank you Je-Rel Drood, I feel a bit brighter now. I wasn't expecting a reply to my moan so I had a pleasant surprise :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Red Five on February 06, 2009, 06:00:59 PM
I'll take a crack at this...

Today: Got a much needed check from my boss. I needed to cash it immediately so I skip lunch in order to be able to battle traffic and go to the bank. I get to the cashier and she tells me that she can't cash it because it's dated for 2008. Later I got a new check but I won't be able to cash it before Monday. I have people waiting on me and now I have to apologize and hope that their offers are still good until when I'm able to pay. So I'm a little stressed.


Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Apprentice on February 07, 2009, 11:38:32 AM
I'll take a crack at this...

Today: Got a much needed check from my boss. I needed to cash it immediately so I skip lunch in order to be able to battle traffic and go to the bank. I get to the cashier and she tells me that she can't cash it because it's dated for 2008. Later I got a new check but I won't be able to cash it before Monday. I have people waiting on me and now I have to apologize and hope that their offers are still good until when I'm able to pay. So I'm a little stressed.




Understandably so. It is very frustrating relying on other people sometimes. I hope everything goes smoothly for you from now on, Red Five.

Darth Caden - good luck with the saber, mate. I hope all is cool now  ;)

Master Syfo, I hope the weather eases up soon. In the meantime, take care on the roads!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 07, 2009, 02:38:38 PM
Well with the nice weather coming in I have decided that  as soon as my CF gets back(got ot send it first, DOH!) Iam going to sell my saber and buy an airsoft gun.

I feel that at this time it would be a better long term investment and I would have more people around that I can make use of it where as my saber would be on a stand most of its life.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Thalos on February 12, 2009, 09:43:02 AM
ranting and venting.

now why wasn't this here when....ah, nevermind.  Let me take a shot.


Everyday, every single day of my life.  People, sometimes people I don't even know.  Take shots at me because, well I am only 5'3 and weigh about 200lbs...

I mostly get joked around because of my height.  I hate it.  All my life I've been called short, shorty, mcfly, umpa lumpa, ewok, jawa, dwarf, hobbit, whatever else you could think of.  AND FOR ONCE!  I would like a day to go by, that I was not criticized for being 5'3...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 12, 2009, 11:52:44 AM
Apprentice:  Anything I can do to brighten someone's day!

Thalos:  I had this long reply for you, but I think I'll just go with this.  Baddest dude in the SW universe? Yoda.  Size matters not. 

Unfortunately it's human nature to make ourselves feel better by pointing out the shortcomings in others.  If it weren't your height, they'd pick on you about something else.  Frankly, when someone teases me about something that I've heard before, I just give them a bored stare and say, "If you're not going to be nice, couldn't you at least be original?  I've already heard that one before."

And it really isn't the size.  I have one friend that has such a presence people regularly describe him as being at least 6 feet tall after meeting him.  He's only 5'9 1/2", but has such charisma and personality, that people walk away with an impression.

MY turn:

it was over 60 degrees yesterday.  And sunny.  Why am I ranting and venting?  Because Mother Nature is being a tease!  it's going to be in the 30's tomorrow!

Oh, and the baby blanket for my girlfriend's baby shower (in 3 weeks) got ruined.  I been crocheting and cursing over that thing for about a month!  I'm not even done with it yet!  I think I invented some new swear words last night.  >:( Now instead of a lovely hand-made heirloom, she's gonna get a baby basket full of essentials.  Just like what everyone else is getting her!   :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 12, 2009, 02:45:29 PM
Got headache, been sick for nearly 2 weeks, no job to finish Femme Mando and my nearly complete Sith costume (just 3 more frigging pieces and modifying is all I need!  :-\), I had to drop one of my art classes because I've no money to buy the required supplies (paints, illustration board, etc) and I have to pay a little over $250 to the college or I can't register for next semester... And that's just a few things  ::)

Oh and I need to come up with about $1000 before July. SDCC '09.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Qui-gol Reyah on February 12, 2009, 04:28:55 PM
Hee hee,  Je Rel!   :D

But those baby essentials are ... uh ... essential.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on February 13, 2009, 10:46:54 AM
You know what i hate? guys who act like their all big and tough when the girl they like is around. Like today, in class we aren't allowed to get up before the bell rings. Well, I did. I went and sat with a female friend, one who this other guy likes. I sat down. and he saw me, and cried out, "Get back in your seat boy!" the teacher looked at me and made me get back into my seaat. Anytime a girl gets around this guy, his head seems to swell up and he gets really rude.

I also hate tattletales. He ratted me out cause he didn't want me next to her.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 13, 2009, 11:04:23 AM
Caden, I'm just curious what grade are you in? Because I'm a junior in high school and that stuff still happens. It takes people a long time to grow out of.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on February 13, 2009, 01:05:42 PM
I'm a freshman. My brother said the same thing RJ. :D But it's no big deal, I have always had issues with this guy. ::) ::) :-\

Doesn't matter cause that girl is more like a sister to me. And i don't even have a sister! :D ;)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Qui-gol Reyah on February 13, 2009, 01:28:26 PM
You didn't say she was like YOUR sister!! ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 13, 2009, 01:55:20 PM
Well you seem to be handling that better than many freshmen I know. Trust me, I keep a list of people that are ok in the classes under me and right now there are quite literally 3 freshmen, out of probably 800. Combine that with about 15 sophomores and that makes for a small showing. I think your going into my cool freshmen list Caden. ;D

Know for my #1 stress causer, back story time:
OK, like I just stated I am a Junior in high school. Many people including myself consider this the roughest year of high school. We'll me being the inetlligent person I am, went ahead and signed up for 4 AP level classes. For those who don't know, AP classes are essentially college honors courses offered at a high school level. I didn't think they would have much affect on me but boy was I wrong. My AP English class is the worst, currently we are enthralled in Huck Finn; which includes reading, analyzing, and answering specific questions about the text. Also, we are preparing for the Exam at the end of the year that determines whether or not we will receive college credit for the class. That is our immediate focus, as we call it. However, in the background we have a 15 page author study that has steps that needed to be completed.
Step 1 was 5 sources for the paper, easy.
Step 2 is 10 sources, a thesis statment, and an outline for the paper; still pretty easy.
Step 3 is the (insert swear word here), 80-100 note cards, plus 15 source cards. That may seem easy and whatnot, but after card 30 the monotony sets in.
Step 4 is the rough draft which is smooth sailing after the cards are done.
Step 5 is the final paper.

Keep in mind that this is one class out of 6 and it alone constitutes about 3 hours of homework every night. Factor in math, Physics and history and I have a good 7 hours each night. >:( But hey if I pass all the AP tests I get to pretty much skip my freshmen year of college.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on February 13, 2009, 02:01:35 PM
Thank you RJ, that's very nice of you! ;) :)

As for the notecards, we did a paper in my English class, which is an honors level class, and we had to have 50 cards max, 40 minimum. After the 30th card, monotony really does kick in. Actually it's after about the 15th card. And i did Trans Ams and Camaros!

I have another rant. i hate when peopel honk at you while you're outside with you saber or in this case your sword, and you nearlly hack off a large section of leg! :o ( Fortunately, I missed by about a millimeter, and my leg is in one piece. ::) :o

Geez!

PS, RJ, good luck with your classes.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on February 16, 2009, 04:40:11 PM
After reading your posts, I'd just like to say how nice it is to be out of high school.
10 years and counting, and I don't miss a day of it.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 16, 2009, 04:41:52 PM
After reading your posts, I'd just like to say how nice it is to be out of high school.
10 years and counting, and I don't miss a day of it.  ;D
Well besides the amazing amounts of Homework, high school kicks major tail. I am not looking forward to my senior year because I know then I have to get serious about life. :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Elandron on February 18, 2009, 09:53:06 AM
Ok... time to vent, just a little ... as I may not have the opportunity soon to do so...

In these economic "times" we've all heard of the occasional CEO (or other acronym of a company leadership) that foregoes their pay - or a large bonus - for the year in order to help the company survive/continue to compete.

We've all heard about the companies that create lavish resort retreats for their VPs, top customers, etc... all while asking the government for financial aid (in the States for our out of country friends).

But the stories that you don't see splashed on the front page...

Quote
HP CEO gets $42.5M compensation for 2008
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2009/01/19/daily34.html (http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2009/01/19/daily34.html)

Over the last several years, the UK has been hit harder than the States for the most part of the WFR (Workforce Reduction).  But, it seems that this trend has finally hit the States, with bolder actions.

About 5 years ago we learned that the company was moving "basic" customer service functions to Guadalajara, Mexico.  This started with accounts that were very well structured - ie... public sector.  While most major issues have been ironed out... they still are having issues.

Early '06 the corporate/enterprise accounts are attempted to transition to GDL (Guadalajara).  This transition was not so smooth.  Management quickly learned that corporate/enterprise could not be handled in the same way as the public sector accounts.  Sept-Oct '06... I fly down with a small group to help coach/train in GDL for corporate/enterprise accounts, in a "last-ditch" effort to save the transition.  On November 1st, we all flew home.  The transition was abandoned.

Late '07... We learned that several of the key centers would be closing on the east and west coasts - to save the company money on the property owned/leased.  These closures were not limited to the two coasts as originally presented.  Houston had a closure, and as expected, our site here in Carmel/Indianapolis was announced.

July '08... A large portion of our sales office - the server sales folks... were WFR'd, as well as several hundred accross the company.  Sept '08...We began to transition minor responsibilities (reporting - sales reports, etc) to GDL.  A new transition was beginning.  This time... there is no option for failure.  No option to pull back the accounts.  We won't be here.  It was during this time that we learned our entire office is closing as of May '09.  A few people have already been WFR'd last month.  The rest of us - about 32 will be gone by May.  Just for reference... before the reductions started we had about 190 in our office.

Oh... by the end of May, it won't just be our office effected either.  Several satellite workers (teleworkers) will be released as well.  From certain functions such as manual invoicing, etc.  My point here... while it doesn't seem like many people at one time... they have been whittling down the numbers little by little by little.  Releasing this many people - worldwide - is not that big of a deal if you do it over time.  But, if you do it all at once, it may get you on the news.  Especially when your CEO (not to mention other board members) is receiving exuberant amounts of monies in bonuses, etc.

Ok... so my rant is done  >:(

Er... maybe not... one last rant... people that drive in the rain/dusk/dawn with NO lights.  Please! TURN ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS!   ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 18, 2009, 11:54:51 AM
Caden, I'm just curious what grade are you in? Because I'm a junior in high school and that stuff still happens. It takes people a long time to grow out of.

Caden, Rogue, hate to bust your bubble, but I been outta school more years than you guys want to know about, and this still happens.  I don't have teachers, I now have bosses.School yard politics just move into the office parking lot, and the strutting is not for the affections of another, but for the brownie points in our year end reviews.   ::) 

My Rant:  Hey!  I'm an Auntie! (technically second cousin.  My little cousin got a baby for a HS graduation gift.  We're thanking the father in our own 'special' way.)  I find out my cousin is pregnant a little after she gave birth. via a pic message.  Baby's name: London Madison.  Reason for the rant:  I'M GOING TO BE CROCHETING PINK STUFF FOR THE NEXT MILLENIUM!!!

Oh, and it's snowing. Again.

Now, that being said, I can't really say I'm ranting.  I'm dang lucky by comparison.  When Li'l Sis got the call about our cousin, she thought it was our uncle calling to say that he was laid off.  I can feel for you Elan.  The other day I got woken up by a phone call from Social Security.  They wanted to go over Li'l Sis' file.  They are apparently trying to decide if my sister really is as 'sick' as she says she is.  Because years of her bouncing in and out of hospitals and clinics and therapies since she was in the 5th grade might mean that she can be a productive member of society... >:(  Now we're on pins and needles waiting to hear if she has any benefits.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on February 18, 2009, 06:31:47 PM
While I am not directly affected by the economic depression (but I feel for Elandron...it's the CEO's that should be getting the boot so the companies can free up some cash...I mean, this is what they do in the MLB, NHL, and NBA), and am enjoying nice tropical weather (sorry to rub it in, Je-Rel), I am enduring something I hope none of you ever have to.

Divorce.

I've been separated from my two beautiful children for the past six months, and if my ex- has anything to do about it, I will be estranged from them for the rest of my life as well.

I worked like a dog to support her and myself for years...I had tens of thousands saved in the bank...and now...nothing.

Well, almost nothing. I still have my lightsaber collection.  ::)

Anyways, if I learned anything from this disaster, it was this:

1. Don't assume someone has the same values as you just because you're of the same religion

2. Don't marry someone you've only known for four months

3. Don't marry young (I was 22).

Once freedom is mine, however, I will be a very happy man.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 18, 2009, 09:17:06 PM
Jash:  Feel free to rub in your nice weather, my heart sincerely goes out to you.  Divorce is something that can be a breath of fresh air and relief in a horrible situation, but sadly it's often seen as the best way to avenge hurt hearts and pride.  As bad as I feel for you, I feel even more so for your children.  Keep your chin up, you never know what the future holds.

Case in point:  My birth parents split when I was 3.  My mom soon remarried to a very not nice man (Mom was a saint, but had horrible taste in men) who moved us across the country and told my birth father, "This is my family now.  Stay away."  Long story short, growing up THE ONLY MEMORY I had of my father was him taking me to see Star Wars in the theatres.  That's it.  The day I graduated high school I tracked down my father and now we're in each others' lives.

I'll think about you and pray in my own way for your path.

But, I'll give a little rant-let of my own:  homework is making my head hurt.  I'm working on a project to better myself, and this is hard and painful.

Speaking of painful, I HATE IT when I become a lazy bum over the holidays and then go back to my hard core training only to realize that I had forgotten what it was like to train for one day and spend the next 3 days in pain because my body went on strike.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on February 18, 2009, 11:06:36 PM
Thanks for sharing, Je-Rel. Ya' know, I'm most worried about the kids too.

My daughter is my best buddy. I took care of her whenever she was sick, I took care of her during her awake hours while her mom was at work or out socializing, we watched Star Wars together, played soccer together, went shopping together, and I even bought her a Yoda lightsaber so we could duel together.

*sigh* It hurts, but in my heart I feel this is one of those learning experiences Fate forces some of us to go through. Some might say that marriage is like the Falcon's hyperdrive and things can be fixed: never perfect, but in working order. But my experience is more or less what happened to Alderaan.

While I'm 100% confident this path will make me a better person, (like your training exercises) the stretching, breaking, and rebuilding of values and identity is a long, slow, delicate, and painful process.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Kaos on February 18, 2009, 11:19:00 PM
AAAHHHH!!!!  >:(
My Iphone crashed again! Now I gotta unlock, jailbreak and install all my programs, music, video, photo etc.

This is what I get for being greedy and in turn borked my iphone into oblivion.

Oh well, guess I'll pull a late nighter again installing all my crap  :-\




*minor fix to your post. We try to refrain from mentioning the...unmentionable in public ;) Shaak Ti*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on February 19, 2009, 04:27:15 PM
AAAHHHH!!!!  >:(
My Iphone crashed again! Now I gotta unlock, jailbreak and install all my programs, music, video, photo etc.

This is what I get for being greedy and in turn borked my iphone into oblivion.

Oh well, guess I'll pull a late nighter again installing all my crap  :-\




*minor fix to your post. We try to refrain from mentioning the...unmentionable in public ;) Shaak Ti*

I feel you Kaos, I did this to my Ipod and it crashed on me. What firmware do you have, because 2.2.1 seems to be pretty stable when jailbroken.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 19, 2009, 04:54:30 PM
I was wondering how one borked an iPhone...

that's why I like being a troglodyte.  no stoopid complicated thingys to pi** me off.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 20, 2009, 12:13:02 PM
Bought new home on Feb 6. Moved in on Feb 7.  Toilet backed up at 1030am on move in day.  Monday had it pumped out.  Ten days later we had to have it pumped out again.  This is with 1 occupant flushing once per day, taking a shower every other day and sparingly running a dishwahser load.  >:(  Hardly any use.

It seems the winter we had is allowing rainwater, snow melt and runoff into the tank/cesspool.  The frost is still in the ground so we can't begin to fix it for at least a month.

$268 per pump every 10 days.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Kaos on February 20, 2009, 12:27:09 PM
thanks for the heads-up, Lady Shaak  ;)

Rogue: I'm on 2.0.2 BUT with a FW Modifier/Changer  8)
PM Incoming

Je-Rel: The Iphone's just like a PC, it slows down over time, and some programs/apps that you install CAN crash the system, which happened to mine  :-X. Also modifying system files can do the same thing.....Not recommended for troglodytes  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on February 22, 2009, 08:08:37 AM
$268 per pump every 10 days.

Hate to point out the obvious, but think of how many sabers you could've bought...

...pretty crappy.  :D (sorry, I had to say it)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Qui-gol Reyah on February 22, 2009, 09:40:28 AM
LUKE, that totally stinks.  Really!! 

This is a septic tank, I take it?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 22, 2009, 05:12:49 PM
He flys a jet.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Red Five on February 22, 2009, 06:48:30 PM
Bought new home on Feb 6. Moved in on Feb 7.  Toilet backed up at 1030am on move in day.  Monday had it pumped out.  Ten days later we had to have it pumped out again.  This is with 1 occupant flushing once per day, taking a shower every other day and sparingly running a dishwahser load.  >:(  Hardly any use.

It seems the winter we had is allowing rainwater, snow melt and runoff into the tank/cesspool.  The frost is still in the ground so we can't begin to fix it for at least a month.

$268 per pump every 10 days.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Sorry to hear of your troubles Luke.

My uncle had almost the same exact thing happen to him. His septic tank got a crack in the top.
He had to get a new tank but first he hand dug a new hole with a shovel and a pick axe.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 23, 2009, 05:12:49 AM
Well our troubles continue.  It is actually a cesspool built we think back in the 40's or 50's.  It is a 275 gal oil buried on its side with holes punched in it to drain.  We think there is a reserve tank it flows into as there was a melted patch of snow nearby.

We bought the house knowing this and planning on putting in an engineered septic system.  Soooo the money was already taken off the purchase price.  But the owner told us it was working fine and he pumped it maybe once a year.  We thought we had till spring at least.

I do fly a jet but sadly pilot's pay is "in the septic tank".  ;)  The first 14 years of my career I've made below the poverty line.  Back at the commuter level I was actually paid below minimum wage.  Many companies charge 10K or more for training and also charge you up to $400 to interview for the job.  >:(

Although I am in a good spot now I am paying off my decades of debt and now worrying the my job will soon be gone as our company has already started to lay off pilots.  >:(

Back to the dumper though.  We have rationed our water use.  All paper and plastic for eating.  No dishwasher, showers at least every other day to as long as you can go.  When we take a shower you get in turn it on get wet turn it off, lather up, turn it on, rinse off.  Toilet flush once a day before bed, hand washing is either anitbacterial handsoap or if using water it's lowest flow cold water only same rules as the shower.

Man this really stinks.  >:(

And yeh I thought about how many sabers I could have bought.  The TK armor, jedi cloak, etc etc.  Currently we are only up to 2 pumps and hoping we only have one more till the new system is in place.  It all hinges on if/when the excavator can dig through the frost.  We're hoping for an early thaw.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on February 23, 2009, 06:13:01 AM
Is there anything you can do from a legal standpoint? pumping it once or twice a year is a lot different than once every two weeks.
The former owner seems to have misled you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 23, 2009, 07:06:24 AM
Ahh, The joys of having to deal with others crap.  Somehow it would make me feel a little better knowing I was dealing with my own dookie. :-\  Seriously though, I hope everything gets resolved and you stay employed as a pilot.

By the way...

I hate sitting in the motorsports dealership I work at (50 hours a week 100% commission  :'() when its this s..l..o..w and sending my three kids to daycare. 

Oh well, at least I have a job right?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 23, 2009, 10:13:21 AM

I hate sitting in the motorsports dealership I work at (50 hours a week 100% commission  :'() when its this s..l..o..w and sending my three kids to daycare. 

Doesn't help that they just outlawed the kiddie bikes for excessive lead.   >:(  Give me a break.  Were our bikes back in the 70's lead free?  Doubt it.  Have you ever done a lead test on Christmas lights you hang on your tree.  Or any extension cord our table lamp for that matter?  They all have lead.  My mom's bedroom was painted with lead paint when she was a kid.  Most likely half her toys were too. 

Outlawing minibikes is insane IMO.  ::)


No Jango, I can't take legal recourse unless we can prove he knew it.  I have the pumping schedule and what he told us was pretty accurate.  We knew this upfront.  Just thought we'd make it till spring since they weren't having any problems. 

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 23, 2009, 10:49:42 AM
Honda is actually talking about discontinuing their 50cc bikes because there would be no profit after testing.  How sad is that?  I can see this law having a huge effect on dirtbikes in general ,i.e. no kids "learning the ropes" no raceing, no bigger bikes later in their life...  on and on.

As far as this whole mess affecting over-all sales, there isn't much profit in small stuff like youth dirtbikes but it all adds up. :)

I know that the owners of the shop I work at are deeply involved in discussions with legislation.  Heres hoping they (government) understands that your avarage child will not be gnawing on a ttr 50 for extra iron/led in their diet.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 23, 2009, 03:45:47 PM
I know that this is a double post but I just found out one of my very close customers passed away from a massive heart attack on Friday.  His son-in-law stoped by the dealership just to let me know.  Makes most of our daily troubles seem pretty trivial doesnt it? 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 23, 2009, 06:57:10 PM
Sorry to hear that sbkmike.  And I agree that we sometimes, often get ourselves wrapped up in trivial things that really don't matter.  When we see others struggling through very difficult times it often opens our eyes to reality.

It's times like those we have a choice.  Go back to our old ways or look for ways to make a difference in people's lives and help them through their struggle if we can.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 23, 2009, 11:36:51 PM
Wise words Master Skywalker. :) 

BTW, I hate it when I wake up at 1:00 AM and found I have run out of fuel-oil for my furnace in my house and I have to run to the gas station to buy 10 gallons of diesle(sp?) to keep my family from freezing. >:(

At least I have a gas station 6 blocks from my house and it's only 18 outside. :)  Gotta keep pressing on!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 24, 2009, 05:43:28 AM
Wise words Master Skywalker. :) 

BTW, I hate it when I wake up at 1:00 AM and found I have run out of fuel-oil for my furnace in my house and I have to run to the gas station to buy 10 gallons of diesle(sp?) to keep my family from freezing. >:(

At least I have a gas station 6 blocks from my house and it's only 18 outside. :)  Gotta keep pressing on!

Don't forget to ALWAYS check your fuel when filling.   We had an idiot here in CT that filled his can with 87 octane for his home.  The results weren't pretty.  Entire house turned to matchsticks in seconds.  Almost killed the neighbors too in the blast.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 24, 2009, 06:50:38 AM
Unfortunately this has happened to us before so I'm quite the expert by now. ;D  I have also heard of people melting their furnace by putting in 87.  ???

 Nope, Just trying to stretch the fuel and guessed wrong at what I had left.

Thanks for the warning though.  It can be pretty ez to mess up at 1 in the morning.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 24, 2009, 07:24:45 AM
That's why I mentioned it.  At 1am you can do anything.  Kind of like driving drunk.

You are very fortunate.  Our people in CT all died when the house blew up.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 24, 2009, 07:35:34 AM
Fuel oil guy stopped by this morning and all is well and good.  I should now have enough fuel oil to get me til' spring. :)
Hows your "crappy" situation panning out Luke?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on February 24, 2009, 07:36:00 AM
I hate waiting, especially more so when it has to do with stuff for today, Iam waiting for an important pm, I am waiting for my landlord to call so she and the plumbers can come over and fir a couple pipes and to top it off I am dead tired..

I am running on pure will at the moment, all I know is that as soon as my head hits my pillow I will be out so fast its like someone flicked an off switch.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 24, 2009, 12:20:50 PM
Fuel oil guy stopped by this morning and all is well and good.  I should now have enough fuel oil to get me til' spring. :)
Hows your "crappy" situation panning out Luke?

Glad to hear you will be roasty toasty.  Thanks for asking.  I got to take a shower today.  ;D  Woooo hoooo!!!!  I took got to take one on sunday too.  :D
Well we're just waiting for excavator man to give us the go ahead on the frost level.  It was 18 degress this morning when I woke up. :'(  I think we will need to work this for at least 3-4 weeks more.  But I am off to work soon so I forsee long hot showers in the hotel each night.  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 25, 2009, 09:39:43 AM
Good luck with your hotel showers Luke! ;)

Another rant...
I hate working on 100% commission and having the boss ask me to take two days off from sales (While I still pay day care cost mind you) to do some painting at the shop (I was a professional paint contractor for 7 years)...

AND THEN NOT PAY ME!!!! >:( >:(

Zilch, Nada, Nutton...   Not impressed.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on March 06, 2009, 07:10:19 PM
Here's a rant... I was outside about an hour ago, in the dark, sabers flared up and some of my upperclassmen (more like lowclass) schoolmates rode by and yelled... well something I wouldn't say in private, much less scream it out loud. And they think they're anonymous... Well they're not, I saw the truck and the guy leaning out the window. ;D ::) :P Real genius, real genius. :-\ :o

And we have a monster raccoon in our woods. I am terrified of coons and possums. When i was three, i stood up and looked out a window. Only to find myself staring a giant possum in the face. :o :o :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on March 06, 2009, 07:13:18 PM
 ;)

That's why I carry a gun lol :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on March 06, 2009, 07:14:40 PM
Uhhh. Ben, I'm fourteen. :) ;) ;D ;D I have a blaster... But all it shoots is silly string. ;D

Oh, I forgot to mention that my dog isn't feeling well. She's moping and her nose is warm. Poor Dolly.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on March 06, 2009, 07:18:00 PM
 :D :D


oh excuse me then.A baseball bat will do. ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarrynVarson on March 07, 2009, 09:16:12 AM
DarthCaden,
Living near a college campus I understand completely about stupidity!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on March 09, 2009, 02:47:06 PM
Heh, I AM in college LOL I even lived on campus until the second week of January lol It was a bit crazy living in the dorms. And talk about DRAMA! Oy!  ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on March 10, 2009, 10:45:30 AM
I agree with you Caden.  Possums freak me out too.  :-\  My lab got in a fight with one under our porch a few years back.  They are very ferocious.  My lab came out on top though.  No more possum.

Well we are just over one month in our new home and still on water restriction.  Showers every 1-3 days, one flush per day, dishes still paper and plastic.  >:(  It snowed yesterday so we are still many weeks away from the frost melting so we can start digging a new spetic system.  >:(

But I go back to work tomorrow to long showers for a week.  Wooohoooo!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BIGGS DARKLIGHTER on March 10, 2009, 12:08:32 PM
One of the post-docs in my lab actually has 2 adult and 3 baby possums that live near her house that she leaves food out for everynight.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Ray-Don Xero on March 17, 2009, 07:55:57 AM
The University of Kentucky has squandered away its college basketball legacy!!
God why?!
A 4 seed in the NIT tournament?! I remember the days when a 4 seed in the NCAA tournament had been worse case scenario!
*sigh*
C-A-T-S
CATS CATS CATS!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Gil Gamesh on March 17, 2009, 12:21:20 PM
This may be better suited in the vent thread, so if that's the case mods, please do your thing.

Is anybody else just seriously beyond MAD at the recent findings regarding AIG!?  I just can not believe what is being reported about these exec bonuses in this company...some of whome AREN"T EVEN CURRENT EMPLOYEES!  On top of every other place they paid off with our taxpayers money, doing this is just...just...   >:(

Contracts shmontracts.  If they have it in contract that AIG HAS to pay them bonuses then THAT"s what needs to happen.  AIG needs to pay them, and NOT WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT BAILOUT FUNDS/OUR TAXPAYER MONEY!!!!!!   That money should be SOLELY used for the purpose it was given, to help bail out the company and keep it stable.  NOT TO FATTEN THE POCKETS OF THE IDIOTS THAT SCREWED UP WITH THEIR BAD BETS AND GAMBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--Angry American Taxpayer

Merged. Agree with you 110% ~ Jango.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: RogueJedi on March 20, 2009, 12:11:33 AM
This may be better suited in the vent thread, so if that's the case mods, please do your thing.

Is anybody else just seriously beyond MAD at the recent findings regarding AIG!?  I just can not believe what is being reported about these exec bonuses in this company...some of whome AREN"T EVEN CURRENT EMPLOYEES!  On top of every other place they paid off with our taxpayers money, doing this is just...just...   >:(

Contracts shmontracts.  If they have it in contract that AIG HAS to pay them bonuses then THAT"s what needs to happen.  AIG needs to pay them, and NOT WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT BAILOUT FUNDS/OUR TAXPAYER MONEY!!!!!!   That money should be SOLELY used for the purpose it was given, to help bail out the company and keep it stable.  NOT TO FATTEN THE POCKETS OF THE IDIOTS THAT SCREWED UP WITH THEIR BAD BETS AND GAMBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--Angry American Taxpayer

Merged. Agree with you 110% ~ Jango.

HERE HERE!

I think I'll feed of this. Right now it is a very frustrating time to be a teenager. At my age I am old enough to be treated like an adult, but still young enough so people assume I am an idiot. This is a good scenario. I have been in colorado skiing for the past 5 days, while the AIG hearings have been going on. On one of the gondola rides to the top of the mountain, my cab mates were talking the AIG debacle over. I am well versed on what's going on so I decide to throw my two cents in. It seems that these two elderly gentlemen must have thought all teenagers are idiots. Immediately, they accuse me of not knowing anything about government and I should " Go back to that spacebook" (Yes that was a direct quote). Here is the best part: I was merely commenting on how the government needs to take definitive action so that something like this would be less likely to happen. This was just supplementing their argument so I am not sure what they were so indignant about. After they had cooled there heads a little I tried to explain to them that I was very interested in government, and I was not just some pig headed teenager. I mean, I was just nominated and chosen to be one of four boys that represent my school at a state level government convention. To this end, I believe that ignorance must be bliss and that the older generation in America needs to be shown the door sometimes on issues. I don't want to sound over radical, but I am extremely happy that our current president is a younger man. I believe that it is time for the changing of the guard in America.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jammel on March 20, 2009, 07:25:56 AM
I was eating lunch today and the waiter spilt Dr.Pepper all over my C902 phone! Now it's not working. =(
What do I do? It's not insured..
Can I ask the restaurant to foot the bill?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on March 20, 2009, 09:13:57 AM
Unfortunately mistakes happen to all of us... but I wouldn't feel bad about asking the resurant to foot the bill either. :-\  Someone on their staff caused your phone to malfunction, end of story.  I have found that if you approach people with a kind tone, and are polite about how you ask for things, you usually get a lot accomplished.  If it were me I would see what they are willing to do.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on March 20, 2009, 12:15:21 PM
Unfortunately mistakes happen to all of us... but I wouldn't feel bad about asking the resurant to foot the bill either. :-\  Someone on their staff caused your phone to malfunction, end of story.  I have found that if you approach people with a kind tone, and are polite about how you ask for things, you usually get a lot accomplished.  If it were me I would see what they are willing to do.

I agree compltetely and stress our tone will make the difference.  Think of the restaurant as "the cave"  what you find in there is only what you take with you.  Now there could be a jerk in there that still won't help you out but there will certainly be a jerk in there is you go in copping an attitude.

They should pay!!! Period.  If you damage someone's property regardless of it being an accident you have an obligation to make things right.  If the restaurant owner is what he should be this will not be an issue for you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on March 27, 2009, 10:29:29 PM
This may be better suited in the vent thread, so if that's the case mods, please do your thing.

Is anybody else just seriously beyond MAD at the recent findings regarding AIG!?  I just can not believe what is being reported about these exec bonuses in this company...some of whome AREN"T EVEN CURRENT EMPLOYEES!  On top of every other place they paid off with our taxpayers money, doing this is just...just...   >:(

Contracts shmontracts.  If they have it in contract that AIG HAS to pay them bonuses then THAT"s what needs to happen.  AIG needs to pay them, and NOT WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT BAILOUT FUNDS/OUR TAXPAYER MONEY!!!!!!   That money should be SOLELY used for the purpose it was given, to help bail out the company and keep it stable.  NOT TO FATTEN THE POCKETS OF THE IDIOTS THAT SCREWED UP WITH THEIR BAD BETS AND GAMBLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

--Angry American Taxpayer

Merged. Agree with you 110% ~ Jango.

Amen, and Amen.

Just an FYI:
AIG is the current sponsor of Manchester United, the world's most expensive sports team.
They have money to pay for that team, but not to keep themselves afloat?
Doesn't make much sense to me.

Oh, and did I mention they're also a sponsor in F1?

If I was Obama, I would have made them relinquish all sponsoring before I gave them a dime.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Ray-Don Xero on April 16, 2009, 08:31:54 PM
(Going to relieve my stress lyrically. Hope that's okay...)

My eyes are glistening with the ghosts of my past.
The memories that we once had.
Now that you've turned the world against me.
I'm only trying to win them back.
With my eyes sewn shut.
To shut down and bathe in these words about me.
Now you're standing alone with your eyes to the sun.
That Heaven and Earth may strike their sounds together.
Worlds are ruined this way and we've all been there time and time again.
Before the battle always seem so still.
And I will see you someday again in the clouds.
All the world's a stage.
I existed because I dreamed and, well, I dream no more.
I've given up on the entire Human Race.

*looks down and walks away*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 16, 2009, 08:57:32 PM
(Going to relieve my stress lyrically. Hope that's okay...)

Perfectly fine. Nice to have a Jedi with such talent in our midst.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on April 16, 2009, 10:08:06 PM
Stupid Utah Highway Patrol! Is 84 on a 65 interstate really just cause for a ticket?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 16, 2009, 10:18:20 PM
Stupid Utah Highway Patrol! Is 84 on a 65 interstate really just cause for a ticket?

 ;D
In New Jersey, yes. They'll nail you at 75 and double the fine.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 16, 2009, 11:49:08 PM
Yeah unfortunately. Been several years, but got one in a speed trap for 83 in a 65 so right there with yours. I haven't gotten one in a few years and hope to keep it that way lol.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Keiran Halcyon on April 17, 2009, 12:05:53 AM
Stupid Utah Highway Patrol! Is 84 on a 65 interstate really just cause for a ticket?
Wolfen do u live in Utah?
i got a ticket for improper turning. i have a ford f150 and the power steering  went out and when that happen the thing is a pain to turn. i was on to the auto shop to get it fix when i got the ticket   
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Plaguis on April 21, 2009, 01:44:54 AM
WOW, my heart goes out to all of you. I know that life can sometimes deal you some serious BS but yall keep your heads up. Most of you are going through lots of troubles from divorce to just pure slaughter out in the daily world and injustices at school. I may not know most of you but my heart goes out to all of you. Its great to just let it out so keep going all of us here are listening  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on April 21, 2009, 08:52:48 AM
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Wolfen do u live in Utah?


Yeah I do.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Keiran Halcyon on April 21, 2009, 10:27:03 AM
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Wolfen do u live in Utah?


Yeah I do.
cool so do i
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 21, 2009, 11:52:21 AM
Wanna know my current dilemma?  here I am, minding my own business when *beep* YOU HAVE MAIL, and quite possibly the sweetest saber I've seen in a month shows up in my inbox right underneath: So, what do you think?  As I'm looking for a napking to wipe the drool up with I get another *beep* with: What about this one?

So now, I'm helping out my friend with his saber dilemma, and it's just like waving a donut at a jenny craig meeting. NOW I WANT ONE.  So I contact the person that's causing my friend's dilemma, and now he's giving me my own dilemma!  Which one do I choose?!

I really want the pretty one for more money, but considering I have 2 trips to take within the next 3 months, I think I'm going to have to go with the cool one for less money.  But here I am, rationalizing (at least I'm honest with myself) and justifying... :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on April 21, 2009, 12:00:47 PM
Wanna know my current dilemma?  here I am, minding my own business when *beep* YOU HAVE MAIL, and quite possibly the sweetest saber I've seen in a month shows up in my inbox right underneath: So, what do you think?  As I'm looking for a napking to wipe the drool up with I get another *beep* with: What about this one?

So now, I'm helping out my friend with his saber dilemma, and it's just like waving a donut at a jenny craig meeting. NOW I WANT ONE.  So I contact the person that's causing my friend's dilemma, and now he's giving me my own dilemma!  Which one do I choose?!

I really want the pretty one for more money, but considering I have 2 trips to take within the next 3 months, I think I'm going to have to go with the cool one for less money.  But here I am, rationalizing (at least I'm honest with myself) and justifying... :-[
That's almost as bad as having a saber customer that cant' make up her mind!   ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 21, 2009, 12:42:32 PM
Once you begin down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Plaguis on April 21, 2009, 02:07:32 PM
Lol that is SOOOOOOOO true, I am a living witness to that  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 21, 2009, 05:37:54 PM
I really want the pretty one for more money, but considering I have 2 trips to take within the next 3 months, I think I'm going to have to go with the cool one for less money. 
Patience.  :)
Recent events in my life have taught me that patience is the way to go.  ;) That, and it all depends which saber style you prefer more: pretty or cool.
Why not start a thread posting both pics and do a poll? I'm sure you'll get some solid, sound advice from everyone here.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on April 21, 2009, 05:47:31 PM
I really want the pretty one for more money, but considering I have 2 trips to take within the next 3 months, I think I'm going to have to go with the cool one for less money. 
Patience.  :)
Recent events in my life have taught me that patience is the way to go.  ;) That, and it all depends which saber style you prefer more: pretty or cool.
Why not start a thread posting both pics and do a poll? I'm sure you'll get some solid, sound advice from everyone here.  ;)

Are we forgetting practical?  ;D ;D My Phantom fit all three of those. Cause after the blade lit up, who looks at the hilt? :D ;)

Shoot, i'll complain Whilst i'm here. My Phantom broke again. i dropped it and it bounced off a dresser, crack it goes. Needless to say I whacked off what was left of the coupler's male side, and man It handles even better now! Maybe the second half isn't a complaint, but the first half is. ::) :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 21, 2009, 06:06:08 PM
Wanna know my current dilemma?  here I am, minding my own business when *beep* YOU HAVE MAIL, and quite possibly the sweetest saber I've seen in a month shows up in my inbox right underneath: So, what do you think?  As I'm looking for a napking to wipe the drool up with I get another *beep* with: What about this one?

So now, I'm helping out my friend with his saber dilemma, and it's just like waving a donut at a jenny craig meeting. NOW I WANT ONE.  So I contact the person that's causing my friend's dilemma, and now he's giving me my own dilemma!  Which one do I choose?!

I really want the pretty one for more money, but considering I have 2 trips to take within the next 3 months, I think I'm going to have to go with the cool one for less money.  But here I am, rationalizing (at least I'm honest with myself) and justifying... :-[
That's almost as bad as having a saber customer that cant' make up her mind!   ;)

Oh, I must say, Qui Gon is one of the best sabersmiths to deal with!  Here he is taking my whimsies and notions seriously, while I dilly with the dally.  Too bad we can't canonize in the Jedi, for all they put up with!!!!

Well, I'm wanting both and will get both, but now I need to figure out which one to get first.  Now that we know that I'm trying to decide between 2 Qui Gon sabers, can I get a little sympathy on my crisis?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 21, 2009, 07:35:06 PM
Now that we know that I'm trying to decide between 2 Qui Gon sabers, can I get a little sympathy on my crisis?
How about some empathy?  ;)

I'm tight for funds now, but am trying to decide whether I should get a new hilt that I saw made by one of the members on this forum, or focus on getting the electronics and parts needed to complete the other 4 incomplete sabers I have lying around... :P Talk about choices.  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 21, 2009, 08:13:34 PM
oooh, that's a tough one Jash!  IMO, I feel that unfinished projects lead to bad karma, but I've also been one to seize the opportunity when it arises.

Wow, at least when we make our decisions, we can congratulate each other while crying over what we had to let go!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 21, 2009, 08:47:53 PM
oooh, that's a tough one Jash!  IMO, I feel that unfinished projects lead to bad karma, but I've also been one to seize the opportunity when it arises.
Wow, at least when we make our decisions, we can congratulate each other while crying over what we had to let go!
Tell me about it. :D

My Prophecy needs a blue LED and a new soundboard...everything else is ready.  :)
My 3 Heilands (2 Vader ANH, 1 Vader ESB) need new blade holders.  :-\
Maverick (my personal saber) needs a 2xCR123 holder.  :-[
Sentinel, another custom saber, needs a soundboard.  :(
Another custom (Strife) needs a blade holder and a soundboard.  :'(
My Visas Marr saber (I call her Rebirth) needs everything.  :P
And my Graflex is waiting for Master Yoda's PM.  ::)

*sigh* and I don't know what to finish first...I would do the Heilands because they're closest to completion, but I need custom blade holders.  :P
The joys of saber building... ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on April 21, 2009, 10:10:01 PM
This is more of a "my stress has been relieved" post...
At the end of last year I played KOTOR 2 for the first time and loved it. Of course I wanted to play again so one Saturday morning in early January I decided to do just that, only to discover that my wife had "misplaced" disc 1, aka the important disc. I searched everywhere for it to no avail. Sadly I resigned myself to the fact that it was gone for good.
Well today our little nephew and niece came over. Our nephew was looking at all our Wii games and came across a case that was blank white. He asked what was inside. I had no idea so opened it to see. Lo and behold there was KOTOR 2 disc 1.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D So guess what I have been doing since then...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Plaguis on April 21, 2009, 10:15:56 PM
Um....may I join in????  ;D I have a little saber dilemma myself. Well, as you all know Master Yoda is amazing and I have seen his work with the Graflex sabers. I have read about them and everything. I have been trying to resist but....I WANT ONE!!!!!!  ;D

But i am trying to decide between that or finally finishing up my costuming project as well. Yes I am also a costume enthusiast  ;D I am almost done completing my fully detailed Anakin ROTS costume. It has taken a while but I am SOOOO proud of it as well.

From what I have heard and seen, the Graflex is the saber of sabers to own and be proud of and hold to the pinnacle of saber collecting. Thats how I feel too and believe me jumping onto the graflex, I would hold it high and PROUD!!!!!!

Um....so any suggestions?  ??? This is open to anybody and I would dearly appreciate input from a great saber community  :)

PS: Wolfen, HAPPY GAMING!!!!!  ;D Glad you finally found your game give your nephew a nice birthday present for helping relieve your stress LOL  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on April 21, 2009, 11:34:58 PM
*Questions*
Luke, what company do you fly for? I'm curious, I've always had a great interest in flying ever since I was a little kid, I have studied it with enthusiasm :-).

*Vents*
Ahh life sure stacks up! First off, I really want to get into this hobby more, but lack the funds to do so. Thanks to a really awesome person on this forum who is sending me some finishing materials for free, I have some stuff to work with :-). Right now, I'm working with PVC pipe to practice my dremelling and hopefully to sell one or two to people here. I had a great job in the previous city I lived in, but had to resign when I moved. I've applied to many companies and have had no luck. And what's annoying is I have a great resume! Very high honors, lets of awards, honor roll, tons of community service, et cetera, but no luck getting a job  :-\. So that's quite annoying.

Second, school is really stacking up on me. Because of my high grades and how I've excelled, people continue to bump me up a level, which just makes it ten times harder on me!

Thirdly, I just moved, I really have no friends or coworkers to "hang out" with, so I'm quite alone, massed by school, not a pleasant thing to be in!

And advice for people to take something out, I exercise :-). I go sprint a half-mile, or go run 3 miles or take my 40 lb weights and work out with them or practice martial-art scenarios. It gets my heart racing, exhausts me so I don't have the energy to think about what I'm having a problem with and is all-in-all good for you!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on April 22, 2009, 04:48:05 PM
And I'm also venting about my stupid choice on buying a lightsaber (per opinion)  >:(. I googled, yahooed, researched, asked people, did all of this research into lightsabers, I only found two results, MR Fx's and Park Sabers. I'm very surprised I didn't find this forum or Ultra Sabers....anyways. From what I found, MR's made sound and had ignition, but weren't very duel worthy and the hilts were not that high quality. Park Sabers didn't "ignite" or have sound, but had very high quality hilts and were quite duel-worthy (which was a major thing for me). I asked some friends who owned MR's and they said, Parks all the way, probably worth the extra money. It had great reviews, it seemed to be the best, so I spent the only saber-money I had for a Parks Sabers Echelon.

Money-wise, it does even out. But, for 320 dollars, I could have gotten so much of a nicer one with sound, a very bright Luxeon blade that was duel-worthy...and it just really really frustrates me because now I can't do that, I don't have the cash and I'd rather have a one with sound and a Luxeon or a bright blade like that...very frustrating. I've been thinking about putting my Parks up for sale on Ebay...but I'm worried I won't get enough for it, I'd like to even out at 300 (mod's, I'm not selling it on this forum, just to clear that up :-)) so I could put the money into getting a "real" saber...ahh choices and dissapointments...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on April 22, 2009, 05:24:42 PM
And I'm also venting about my stupid choice on buying a lightsaber (per opinion)  >:(. I googled, yahooed, researched, asked people, did all of this research into lightsabers, I only found two results, MR Fx's and Park Sabers. I'm very surprised I didn't find this forum or Ultra Sabers....anyways. From what I found, MR's made sound and had ignition, but weren't very duel worthy and the hilts were not that high quality. Park Sabers didn't "ignite" or have sound, but had very high quality hilts and were quite duel-worthy (which was a major thing for me). I asked some friends who owned MR's and they said, Parks all the way, probably worth the extra money. It had great reviews, it seemed to be the best, so I spent the only saber-money I had for a Parks Sabers Echelon.

Money-wise, it does even out. But, for 320 dollars, I could have gotten so much of a nicer one with sound, a very bright Luxeon blade that was duel-worthy...and it just really really frustrates me because now I can't do that, I don't have the cash and I'd rather have a one with sound and a Luxeon or a bright blade like that...very frustrating. I've been thinking about putting my Parks up for sale on Ebay...but I'm worried I won't get enough for it, I'd like to even out at 300 (mod's, I'm not selling it on this forum, just to clear that up :-)) so I could put the money into getting a "real" saber...ahh choices and dissapointments...
Yeah,  for $320 or less,  I could have built you one my sabers with an FX soundboard.....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on April 22, 2009, 05:52:11 PM
*Questions*
Luke, what company do you fly for? I'm curious, I've always had a great interest in flying ever since I was a little kid, I have studied it with enthusiasm :-).


 private jets for the rich and famous.


@ Darth Plaguis-  It all depends on what is more important to you.  I own Yoda's special edition ESB with a CF and it is by far the best thing I have ever owned.  You might feel differently though.  You might be more into costuming.  It's all in what YOU want.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on April 22, 2009, 07:13:47 PM
I hate virus's, malware, spyware etc!!!

Something infected my home computer the other day and has just caused mass havoc since...mostly with my internet.  It's taking forever for sites to load (especially gmail) and nothing will get rid of the sucker.  So I'm in the process of backing up all my music and some other stuff and will  be doing a fresh wipe of the hard drive and re-installing Windows XP.  Yes I've tried all the anti-spyware programs and even AVAST can't get rid of what ever it is that got on to my computer.

Before anyone says anything, NO I don't visit any bad sites, if you know what I'm talking about.

I'm just irritated because I have to do all this backing up then wipe then reinstalling Windows...takes a long time to do.  Who ever thought it was funny to let people suffer like this aught to be shot or hanged.

Edit: Oh and other windows will pop up despite the fact I've got java disabled and a special popup blocker for Firefox installed.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on April 22, 2009, 07:59:59 PM
Fricken PAYPAL.  >:(

I signed up for their stupid Paypal plus credit card so I could be "verified" since I once needed it to purchase from a member here.  The frustration is the Paypal card ALWAYS comes up as my primary payment option.  I have changed my profile dozens of times.  I have cancelled the card.  The card expired in February.  I called and spoke to a supervisor and they promised they would take it off my account.  I just tried to buy something and it is still popping up as the primary card.  >:( >:( >:(

I just spent 20 minutes entering numbers on the phone trying to reach Paypal since their website says they are open.  I finally get a human and she tells me that that department is closed please call tomorrow.   Aaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhh!!!!!!!!!   >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 22, 2009, 09:04:31 PM
I hate virus's, malware, spyware etc!!!

Something infected my home computer the other day and has just caused mass havoc since...mostly with my internet.  It's taking forever for sites to load (especially gmail) and nothing will get rid of the sucker.  So I'm in the process of backing up all my music and some other stuff and will  be doing a fresh wipe of the hard drive and re-installing Windows XP.  Yes I've tried all the anti-spyware programs and even AVAST can't get rid of what ever it is that got on to my computer.

Before anyone says anything, NO I don't visit any bad sites, if you know what I'm talking about.

I'm just irritated because I have to do all this backing up then wipe then reinstalling Windows...takes a long time to do.  Who ever thought it was funny to let people suffer like this aught to be shot or hanged.

Edit: Oh and other windows will pop up despite the fact I've got java disabled and a special popup blocker for Firefox installed.

I had a virus a couple months ago that I couldn't get rid of for the life of me. I've worked in IT for 12 years now so thats some nasty crap. I was about to format and rebuild my PC and one of my friends recommended a program called malwarebytes. Took it off in the first scan like it was nothing. I have that running and Norton Corporate AV. Haven't had a single issue since. Good stuff for sure.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on April 22, 2009, 09:09:04 PM
I tried malwarebytes, didn't get rid of it.  I'm currently formatting my pc as I type this.  I'm on my laptop so that's how I'm able to post.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 22, 2009, 09:12:44 PM
That sucks, some pretty nasty stuff going around lately that is really hard to remove.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 22, 2009, 11:45:44 PM
Fricken PAYPAL.  >:(
I signed up for their stupid Paypal plus credit card so I could be "verified" since I once needed it to purchase from a member here.  The frustration is the Paypal card ALWAYS comes up as my primary payment option.  I have changed my profile dozens of times.  I have cancelled the card.  The card expired in February.  I called and spoke to a supervisor and they promised they would take it off my account.  I just tried to buy something and it is still popping up as the primary card.  >:( >:( >:(
I just spent 20 minutes entering numbers on the phone trying to reach Paypal since their website says they are open.  I finally get a human and she tells me that that department is closed please call tomorrow.   Aaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhh!!!!!!!!!   >:(

That's why I keep money in my PayPal balance. Then your funds will come from there first and be diverted to your secondary source (be it a bank account or credit card).  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on April 23, 2009, 12:12:27 AM
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Yeah,  for $320 or less,  I could have built you one my sabers with an FX soundboard.....

And I would have taken advantage of it! >:( Ahhh it's one of the things REALLY frustrating me because I so badly want a "real" saber but have no funds and the one I have is so limited! >:( GAHH!


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CitationShares.  We're owned by Cessna.  It's a time share for private jets for the rich and famous.

Ah okay, never heard of it, but sounds good! :-) Ah Cessna's....good, solid planes, my favorite is the 172 Skyhawk.

And Luke, man that is so annoying...I can totally relate with how those things work, you waste hours going through their darn circuit boards!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Lord Massia on April 24, 2009, 04:10:13 PM
I hate virus's, malware, spyware etc!!!

Something infected my home computer the other day and has just caused mass havoc since...mostly with my internet.  It's taking forever for sites to load (especially gmail) and nothing will get rid of the sucker.  So I'm in the process of backing up all my music and some other stuff and will  be doing a fresh wipe of the hard drive and re-installing Windows XP.  Yes I've tried all the anti-spyware programs and even AVAST can't get rid of what ever it is that got on to my computer.

Before anyone says anything, NO I don't visit any bad sites, if you know what I'm talking about.

I'm just irritated because I have to do all this backing up then wipe then reinstalling Windows...takes a long time to do.  Who ever thought it was funny to let people suffer like this aught to be shot or hanged.

Edit: Oh and other windows will pop up despite the fact I've got java disabled and a special popup blocker for Firefox installed.

I had a virus a couple months ago that I couldn't get rid of for the life of me. I've worked in IT for 12 years now so thats some nasty crap. I was about to format and rebuild my PC and one of my friends recommended a program called malwarebytes. Took it off in the first scan like it was nothing. I have that running and Norton Corporate AV. Haven't had a single issue since. Good stuff for sure.

Wow that sucks!!!!! :( I gave my bro a computer for his birthday and a month later we took it in for some maintenance and it had 17 different viruses on it!!!!! :o He's only 10 so its not like he goes on any bad websites. I bought it for him because I recently had my barmitzvah and wanted to buy something nice for him. ::) It ended up costing so much money and made me angry for buying it for him!!!! >:( After all that he doesnt even use it!!! It justs sits there!!! Now I no to NEVER buy anything nice for a 10 year old!!!! :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 26, 2009, 12:29:40 PM
that was a sweet thing to do for your brother, Massia.  Of course in a couple years, he'll REALLY need that computer for school and everything.

Then again, you might want to think that the computer's viruses are a lot smarter than a 10 year old.  Don't think that viruses, worms, etc. only hang out at the naughty sites.  My girlfriend got a worm by going on her yahoo toolbar.  I got a virus at work, and how that thing got past my IT department, considering I'm severely restricted in my internet use (not even allowed to access my personal email account due to this very type of thing) was beyond me.  You really can't blame your little brother for getting all those bugs.

But once again, I have to commend you for doing something nice for your brother.

Um, my turn!!!!

Just because you don't like your job, that's no reason to take it out on your customers.  I'm trying my hand at dressmaking considering 1) my odd body shape and 2) everything out there is either cheaply made or not in my taste, and mostly a combination of the two.

So I go to Wally World, because that's the only place within 1/2 of me that sells cloth and patterns.  I'm new to this, so I ask the lady to help me read the pattern to decide how much fabric I need.  She sneers at me to just read the back, and then when shown the back, can't find the information either.

When the holy hannah did it become optional to be polite to people?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Lord Massia on April 26, 2009, 08:07:09 PM
that was a sweet thing to do for your brother, Massia.  Of course in a couple years, he'll REALLY need that computer for school and everything.

Then again, you might want to think that the computer's viruses are a lot smarter than a 10 year old.  Don't think that viruses, worms, etc. only hang out at the naughty sites.  My girlfriend got a worm by going on her yahoo toolbar.  I got a virus at work, and how that thing got past my IT department, considering I'm severely restricted in my internet use (not even allowed to access my personal email account due to this very type of thing) was beyond me.  You really can't blame your little brother for getting all those bugs.

But once again, I have to commend you for doing something nice for your brother.

Um, my turn!!!!

Just because you don't like your job, that's no reason to take it out on your customers.  I'm trying my hand at dressmaking considering 1) my odd body shape and 2) everything out there is either cheaply made or not in my taste, and mostly a combination of the two.

So I go to Wally World, because that's the only place within 1/2 of me that sells cloth and patterns.  I'm new to this, so I ask the lady to help me read the pattern to decide how much fabric I need.  She sneers at me to just read the back, and then when shown the back, can't find the information either.

When the holy hannah did it become optional to be polite to people?


Thank you for your kind words Barriss. :)

What you say is true. When I was his age I had 3 xboxes in 1 year because I never took care of them. One I went away for a week and left it on for the whole time paused!!! ::) I wanted to get each of my family members something special so I decided on a laptop for him since he always is getting in trouble for useing my moms. The problom with alot of younger kids is they will get something they dont want or need just because they want it. I also found out today that he busted the dvd drive!! ::) Im not mad at him but from now on I am going to get him things he wants and will actually use. He is a good kid. :)

People like the one you encountered in that fabric store should find a new line of work if they dont intent to actually do there job and help people find the product they are looking for. All these employees do is drive away customers and if I was her boss she would not have been working there. I think its really cool that you are trying to make your own clothing!!! 8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 26, 2009, 08:36:23 PM
My friends and I were just talking about the lack of customer service these days. Over the last then years things have really gone down hill in that department. Just two simple visits recently leaves me wishing for another option other than either home depot or lowe's for home improvement store.

1) Went to lowe's, bought the wrong piping, went to return it. Walking in I first get hassled getting in the door with this mass of giant black drain tube. My guess they thought I was stealing it. Please could I have picked anything worse to try and steal? Then I get to the register and wait over fifteen minutes to get my return done. Was there a line? Nope. Was the phone ringing? Nope. I was the only one in line while the girl at the register chewed her gum and played with a few reciepts. I finally get some attention and I get the greatest lines of them all "what do you want?" Trying not to lose my temper and go off I just quickly return it and walk out with my money. I don't really want to ever go in there again.

2) I go to home depot, buy some sink parts for my kitchen, get home one of the new drains is severly used with water stains and tons of putty on it. I go back and once more "what do you want?" My temper was right on the edge of exploding. I tell them its used and want a new one. She didn't want to believe and thought I was full of it. I just bought the darn thing! She says to go find a new one and find her when I get it. So I go across the store find the new one and get back. Where is she? Nowhere to be found. They look at me like I'm a fool rolling their eyes and not wanting to let me take my new drain back home. She finally shows back up and gives me more attitude. Doesn't even do the switch/refund or anything in the computer and just says take it. So because someone is incompetent to put something like that back on the shelf to start with I lost about two hours of time messing around getting a new one. I never want to go back in that place either.

What happened to customer service? I work in IT and I bend over backwards to help my customers with the friendliest attitued I can give. Even when I really am in no mood to put up with their going on. Thats what I get paid for! These people have no respect for their job, customers, or likely people in general.  Peopel really need to do a better job at raising their kids and paying more attention to what they do. I'll get off my soapbox, but something to think about.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on April 26, 2009, 11:03:15 PM
These people have no respect for their job, customers, or likely people in general.  Peopel really need to do a better job at raising their kids and paying more attention to what they do.
Couldn't have said it better myself.  ;) Well said.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on April 27, 2009, 03:39:13 PM
I double what Jasher said, I agree!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on May 05, 2009, 03:01:48 PM
I hate myself for not taking care of my teeth when I was a kid. I am paying for it now, and I mean PAYING $$$$$$!!! I had a root canal and filling started today. Its my third root canal within the last year and I have at least one more that needs to be done. Its expensive! And then I had to go back to work with half of my face numb. So take care of your teeth people!!! Or I will post pics of the inside of my mouth to terrify you and your children...  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on May 09, 2009, 01:01:48 PM
eeeeewwwwwww.  Feel better Wolfen!

My rant:  Living in a basement apartment after a week of rain. soggy soggy soggy!!!  Oh, and the buggies are back.  The good part about the winter was that the buggies were gone.  Now I get to wake up to spiders on my ceiling and those little creepy crawlies knocking on the the door to the bathroom while I'm doing my hair.

Oh, and my iPod crashed.  My 160g, 2nd most important electronic possession in the world (sabers don't count.)  now I'm stuck with the shuffle that I use when I work out.  I'm back to listening to the radio for the first time in years, because who buys cds anymore, and I can't believe how many commercials there are!  I just downloaded 3 cds from this band that everyone's heard about but me, and can't bring it with me.

Oh, and my second home away from home seems to be under construction.  Gasp! I might have to interact in the Real World for a change!

There's others, but they're boring...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 10, 2009, 12:09:38 PM
CDs? :D

This is what I wear on my hip when I pump some iron! :D!!!!

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi14.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fa305%2Fjwestda%2FStuff%2520for%2520Sale%2FP8070022.jpg&hash=3506b7d9895a2d7027819fe9ca5ed44e9ac67853)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on May 10, 2009, 01:44:41 PM
eeeeewwwwwww.  Feel better Wolfen!

My rant:  Living in a basement apartment after a week of rain. soggy soggy soggy!!!  Oh, and the buggies are back.  The good part about the winter was that the buggies were gone.  Now I get to wake up to spiders on my ceiling and those little creepy crawlies knocking on the the door to the bathroom while I'm doing my hair.

Oh, and my iPod crashed.  My 160g, 2nd most important electronic possession in the world (sabers don't count.)  now I'm stuck with the shuffle that I use when I work out.  I'm back to listening to the radio for the first time in years, because who buys cds anymore, and I can't believe how many commercials there are!  I just downloaded 3 cds from this band that everyone's heard about but me, and can't bring it with me.

Oh, and my second home away from home seems to be under construction.  Gasp! I might have to interact in the Real World for a change!

There's others, but they're boring...

That's when you say "screw this" and go buy a new iPod Classic 120GB version. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on May 10, 2009, 04:39:32 PM
But, but, but....  160GB!  They don't make them anymore!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on May 10, 2009, 05:51:04 PM
I hate it when you just put a switch in a saber, and then you do a throw, it lands in your hand wrong, and crack! goes the switch. Fortunately they come in packs of two. ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Thalos on May 12, 2009, 08:03:57 AM
I hate it when you get let go from a job you have been working at for exactly 1 year and then you cant find another to save your life...grrr
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on May 12, 2009, 10:07:26 AM
Yuck...I had to resign from my job when we moved, and I've been unable to find a job as well, very annoying considering I have all these saber-related dreams >:l.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on May 12, 2009, 07:43:30 PM
I hate it when you wire everything together exactly as the schematic has it...
...and nothing works. >:(

I broke my soldering iron because I was so angry yesterday. :P :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on May 12, 2009, 07:52:12 PM
Definitely sucks on the jobs Master Durangus and Darth Thalos. I got forced out of my job between when I was in college and working at my current company due to a management change. Basically after working as a tech for three years at best buy they wanted to try to shake things up at the store and keep threatening peoples jobs by waving around if you didn't improve in two weeks they would fire you. The catch of course is they were always an empty threat. Fortunately unlike most of the guys I worked with I had a full time jobs 10x better than that and the last time they started pulling us in to threaten us I told him a rather large library of choice words and to shove his job in a not so nice place. Of course doing so doesn't go unnoticed in more ways than one. The other half of the techs employed elsewhere as well left immediately after and they put something in my file about my choice of exit so they wouldn't hire me back. Hopefully I'll never need to go back to a job like that.

Jasher - I know that feeling. Was working on a server today at work based on instructions sent to me and kept trying without getting anywhere. Then I got another email saying, "Oh those aren't the right instructions, use these...sorry" grrr >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on May 13, 2009, 01:21:25 PM
Well, I dont show up much in this topic but thats cause I repress much of the day to day bs that I deal with, but today I wish I had a punching bag......

Sadly there is no way I could put it in a pg text so I shal jus tleave it at "sid needs punching bag".
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on May 13, 2009, 08:34:25 PM
I got one for ya... The closer SDCC gets, the worse it looks...I won't make it there... And the worse my pocket lint builds up. Anyone living in Washington or Oregon (attending SDCC all 4 days) planning on driving to San Diego?  :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Thalos on May 18, 2009, 10:35:10 AM
what else makes me want steam to come out of my ears.  After a good 3 weeks of job searching, and applying for 15 jobs, not a single call back  >:(

im gonna go crawl in bed with my saber...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on May 18, 2009, 10:57:41 AM
Try calling them and see if they hav elooked at your application yet.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on May 18, 2009, 11:16:46 AM
what else makes me want steam to come out of my ears.  After a good 3 weeks of job searching, and applying for 15 jobs, not a single call back  >:(

im gonna go crawl in bed with my saber...

Sorry to hear that, job hunting sucks!

My regards, ...to you and your saber.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on May 18, 2009, 12:30:31 PM
Well kids, the summer hiatus calls... Today is my last day of school... I won't have wifi most of the time but I'll be checking in using my cell phone... I hate when this happens...  :'( I finished my math final today, I have a 6 page paper due thursday but I can email it... If anyone needs to get ahold of me, PM me - I can still read those ;)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Ray-Don Xero on May 18, 2009, 08:45:32 PM
I just got out of a concert .....
... I can't hear a thing.
Just that constant annoying high pitched sound.
*woooooooooooooooo*
If it were permenant I'd be very much displeased.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: rdstorm on May 19, 2009, 12:54:57 AM
Wow after reading all of the other posts by yall, I guess my problems seem pretty tiny...


I hate border city weather....most of the time its hot (like in the 100s), and then every now and then we get rain or cold, but when we do its excessive....like the other day I was with my brother and it was a pretty sunny day but like after a 10 min walk we were soaked cuz of a sudden rain....soooooo annoying!

Im currently confused as to whether or not to buy an UltraFX Obi Wan saber for my first saber or to look for something custom when my August September  :'( college refund comes in..

and u know what grinds my gears the most??? When those arent the droids youre looking for....  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: rdstorm on May 22, 2009, 01:30:51 PM
Sorry for  double posting but today I got like the worst news ever and I feel like I should vent................
I recently changed my major in College so I have these two classes that I NEED to take in the summer. My supposed full paid Honors Scholarship was going to cover $1000 of the $1633.33 I needed for JUST TUITION. THen this morning I look at my email and I read this:
Quote
Good morning, Scholars.

If you are taking summer school, please make your financial arrangements.  As I call it, “Plan B”.  Since the scholarship is up to $6,000 per year, it is possible that there will not be any funds to cover summer school.   I have been given the task to research for funds.  If it does happen, I will let you know right away.  I am sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, but, like I said, the semester funding has gone up. 

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Ms. L

For some it might be no biggie, but my family makes BELOW $20,000 a year so I cant ask them for money. My only option would have to be a loan but another problem is that they told us this 6 days before we need to pay our tuition...........UGH!! Some "full paid scholarship" this turned out to be......

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on May 22, 2009, 02:09:22 PM
Sorry for  double posting but today I got like the worst news ever and I feel like I should vent................
I recently changed my major in College so I have these two classes that I NEED to take in the summer. My supposed full paid Honors Scholarship was going to cover $1000 of the $1633.33 I needed for JUST TUITION. THen this morning I look at my email and I read this:
Quote
Good morning, Scholars.

If you are taking summer school, please make your financial arrangements.  As I call it, “Plan B”.  Since the scholarship is up to $6,000 per year, it is possible that there will not be any funds to cover summer school.   I have been given the task to research for funds.  If it does happen, I will let you know right away.  I am sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, but, like I said, the semester funding has gone up. 

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Ms. L

For some it might be no biggie, but my family makes BELOW $20,000 a year so I cant ask them for money. My only option would have to be a loan but another problem is that they told us this 6 days before we need to pay our tuition...........UGH!! Some "full paid scholarship" this turned out to be......



Dude that sucks. Get working on a fafsa app asap... Or check with you local banks and credit unions to see what options they have for student loans. Unlucky.  >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on May 22, 2009, 11:00:46 PM
Just got an e-mail from my mediator...
My soon to be ex- says that she doesn't have any money for mediation (where does the money I give her go?). :-\
I'll pay for it just to get this over with. :P

What sucks is that I may have to go State-side AGAIN for the 3rd time in six months. Tickets aren't cheap! ($700 a pop) >:(

Wolfen, you got time for another meeting? ::) ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on May 22, 2009, 11:07:48 PM
Wolfen, you got time for another meeting? ::) ;)

Just let me know when you are in town!  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on May 23, 2009, 01:24:29 AM
My mom still in the hospital, they aren't releasing her until they get the right kidney taken care of.  She had to have kidney stones taken out of the left one the other day, all though there was one they found they couldn't get it and will get when they do the right side.  It'll be another few weeks before she can come home since they want to make sure she's well enough for that.

My dad also went into the same hospital where my mom is at today.  He has been extremely more tired than normal the last few days, today he went to work and just was really tired.  They (fellow co-workers) noticed he was stumbling a bit and looked grayish, so that worried them.  They called an ambulance just in case and they found fluid in his left lung.  There's no indication that he has ammonia, but they are keeping him over night just to be safe and have givne him strong antibiotics.  They're going to check his pace maker tomorrow morning and if all goes well with that then he'll be allowed to come home.

I'm the only one home and I'm listening to the complete score for Star Trek The Motion Picture, even though I should be asleep but it's hard to sleep when no one is home.

Oh and on top of everything June 17th I've gotta go in for another heart surgery.  It seems I will have to have one every 10 years I have to have one and have the pulmonary and artery valves replaced.

So suffice it to say I'm a bit stressed out right now. 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on May 23, 2009, 07:22:07 PM
 :(

I hope all turns out well for you!! :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on May 23, 2009, 10:59:55 PM
Dang, Vosk! That is very rough! I remember when my dad had a stroke two years ago, we made him feel as comfortable as possible. I hope that everything does well. As for the surgery for your heart, man. I just don't know what to say. My prayers go forth for you!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on May 24, 2009, 12:17:47 AM
Sorry to hear it Vosk.  I really hope everything works out for you and your family.  Time is a precious commedity that too many of us take for granted, myself included. 

Take care of yourself and your family.
If you need something, let us know.

Casey (MJ)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on May 29, 2009, 03:21:09 PM
I was swinging my saber around the house the other day and hit the light on my ceiling fan breaking the case and showering glass everywhere! My girlfriend was sitting on the couch on the phone and was not impressed. I told her it would have been a cleaner cut if it were a real saber!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on May 29, 2009, 03:31:24 PM
I have 2 ceiling with 3 glass covers each, .....to date: I have bought 7 new decorative glasses.




Tell your girlfriend she is lucky is was only one
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on May 29, 2009, 05:07:26 PM
Men  ::) LOL :D

What is peeving me off is not being able to log into MSN and yahoo (though yahoo atleast logs in most of the time) messengers...  >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: MasterBlarg767 on May 29, 2009, 05:24:18 PM
Not being able to be with my girlfriend right now. Bummerrr x.x
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on May 30, 2009, 07:40:15 AM
Dang Darth_Call! Sounds like you have been battling with Greivous or something! We should start ording them wholesale and selling them to others with the same problems! Im sure it wont be the last one I break!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on May 30, 2009, 06:53:29 PM
Vosk, so sorry to hear that!  My thoughts go out to you.

My peeve - stressed. really stressed by stuff that's kinda boring.  So looking forward to an overnight trip to Philly in Mid June, as it will be the first chance I have to relax in years.  So I try on my Jedi Costume, and since I have recently lost the equivalent of a 1st grader in weight I take my costume in for a little nip/tuck at my local dry cleaners.

AND WALK OUT WITH AN $80 BILL.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on May 30, 2009, 07:16:08 PM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Factiverain.com%2Fimage_store%2Fuploads%2F7%2F2%2F5%2F3%2F8%2Far124172557183527.JPG&hash=0605e8f5ae3dadf8d92141ae276571cd4e353da8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on May 30, 2009, 07:34:19 PM
DC, you're too much!  Subtley is a lost art apparently.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on May 30, 2009, 07:34:55 PM
Well, this IS a vent thread, ...is it not?


What, ...wrong type?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on May 30, 2009, 10:01:47 PM
lol, thanks for the laugh DC. I needed that.

I'm up yet again late, but not quite as late as yesterday for work. They keep doing upgrades over the weekend every couple months and they never go well. Of course we get zero input on when its done and the weekends it takes three times as long to fix problems just tracking down help. Have to meet these deadlines and do it when the customer asks! Even if we put in a poorly tested version that is full of bugs! In some industries that might be at least partially acceptable, but when the bugs throw off patient results causing a doctor to make a wrong call harming the patient....can you say PROBLEM!!! I really will never understand how this happens every single time, but it does. Hopefully I can go get some sleep soon.

DG
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jai-Kinn Jaden on June 05, 2009, 08:34:33 PM
Okay, I'll vent...!

There are too many amazing sabers out there and too little of the green stuff I have to trade for 'em! :(

Right now I got myself a cyan Elder, but I need (not want, but need...mind you) a green Obi, and a SRD Luke! Sigh. Then comes the custom build. I need to hurry up and grduate from school, land a good job..or just win the lotto or something.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on June 06, 2009, 03:08:56 AM
OK, here's a VENT for you...

When I started this contract almost a year ago, we worked 5 days a week, average 6 hours a day.  Since then, it has been changed to sometimes 6 days a week, minimum 8 hours a day.  No change in pay, teaser of overtime pay dangled, but not seen.  It's not that this is all that hard, it is just ridiculous.  We spent 2.5 nights last week staring at each other, then getting bored enough to help another shop, cause we had NOTHING to do.  We're supposed to be there to assist, train, and guide the Kuwaiti's in aircraft maintenance...... can't do that when they all leave!  We had a new site mgr come in a few months ago, he decided we needed to be there regardless.  Like I said, it's not hard, it's just frustrating!

I know I shouldn't complain, but anyone who was ever in the Navy knows....
A b******' sailor is a happy sailor!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Caine on June 17, 2009, 11:33:18 AM
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!

I understood there was going to be 5-6 U.S. boards on sale today at TCSS...

I have been up since 6am, and have had the laptop out and browser opened up to the TCSS since then, checking back very periodically...

I emailed sales at the TCSS and asked when I could expect the boards to go up at the store...

They quickly responded "They're gone already."

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!! I'M A GOOD PERSON!!! I DESERVE AN U.S!!!!!!!!!!!!! I 've never owned a saber with one and I wanted to put it in Qui-Gon Jinn's BS-18 he just made for me.  :'(


OK....I'm over it now.  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on June 17, 2009, 11:38:04 AM
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!

I understood there was going to be 5-6 U.S. boards on sale today at TCSS...

I have been up since 6am, and have had the laptop out and browser opened up to the TCSS since then, checking back very periodically...

I emailed sales at the TCSS and asked when I could expect the boards to go up at the store...

They quickly responded "They're gone already."

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!! I'M A GOOD PERSON!!! I DESERVE AN U.S!!!!!!!!!!!!! I 've never owned a saber with one and I wanted to put it in Qui-Gon Jinn's BS-18 he just made for me.  :'(


OK....I'm over it now.  :D

I feel your pain. I have been refreshing my screen all day waiting for them. I want one too!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on June 17, 2009, 11:59:53 AM
got my costume in a few days ago.  (pics will wait until after the weekend. I have a convention to go to!) Sadly, I think I'm just too oddly shaped for any standard jedi tunic ensemble, as I've spent ridiculous amounts of money on a canon jedi costume, and it still doesn't look right on me, so I did something a little different and ordered a fitted dress in the LOTR type maiden style, thinking I could use jedi accessories and all would be well.

The dress looks fine.  It has a simple scoop neck, the billowing sleeves, and when paired with my sleevelss outer robe, and leather boots looks rather jedi-ish.  The problem that I have?  It's a lot harder to make these costumes look natural than it looks.

Some people look so good in their costumes!  They look like it's their natural wardrobe.  I look like I'm wearing a costume, and THOSE DANG TABARDS WON'T KEEP STILL.  I swear, I should just take a page from Harrison Ford's book and just staple them to my body.   :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Caine on June 17, 2009, 12:17:42 PM
got my costume in a few days ago.  (pics will wait until after the weekend. I have a convention to go to!) Sadly, I think I'm just too oddly shaped for any standard jedi tunic ensemble, as I've spent ridiculous amounts of money on a canon jedi costume, and it still doesn't look right on me, so I did something a little different and ordered a fitted dress in the LOTR type maiden style, thinking I could use jedi accessories and all would be well.

The dress looks fine.  It has a simple scoop neck, the billowing sleeves, and when paired with my sleevelss outer robe, and leather boots looks rather jedi-ish.  The problem that I have?  It's a lot harder to make these costumes look natural than it looks.

Some people look so good in their costumes!  They look like it's their natural wardrobe.  I look like I'm wearing a costume, and THOSE DANG TABARDS WON'T KEEP STILL.  I swear, I should just take a page from Harrison Ford's book and just staple them to my body.   :-\


What methods have you tried to keep them still? I found that velcro always works great, but I don't want to assume that you haven 't already tried that.

In any event, good luck with the quest for a perfect costume look. But before you judge yourself, the pics you mentioned being posted later may get some good responses!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on June 17, 2009, 12:30:49 PM
I need to find something temporary for my costume because I plan on using many of the components for my summer Ren Faire costumes.  (amazing, take off the tabards and obi, switch the sleeveless robe for a cloak, and I'm a Maiden, which helps in the price and versatility dept!)

The problem that I have is that I plan to wear a vest under the tabards to break up the color scheme of white on white linen - well, the vest is leather, so the linen slips on the leather.  I'm thinking some discrete safety pins through only the bottom layer of the tabards and the inner layer of the obi and at the shoulder of the dress should work somewhat. *crosses fingers*  That, and worse comes to worse, I'll just close my robe!  Heck, swoopy robe, big hood, glowy saber, i'm sure I'll get my point across!   :D

What else I have found, is that I have to grow comfortable in the outfit.  It's not just a matter of putting on some clothes, it's a matter of 'owning the look'.  Oh well, maybe my expectations are too high!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on June 17, 2009, 01:12:33 PM
Velcro's good, but it you're a good stitch, that's the way. I had my aunt do it last year and it worked out awesome. Ben and I were jumping around and they stayed in place. ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: QUI-GON JINN on June 17, 2009, 01:32:21 PM
Velcro's good, but it you're a good stitch, that's the way. I had my aunt do it last year and it worked out awesome. Ben and I were jumping around and they stayed in place. ;)
Stitching is the best wqy to go!  Mine are sewn to the tunics on both costumes.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on June 17, 2009, 04:43:13 PM
 *Screams into the thread.*

  Hey, it actually helps!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on June 19, 2009, 05:05:23 PM
*Screams into the thread.*

  Hey, it actually helps!

I do that screaming thing in the basement, or out in my yard. Between that and lightsabers, my neighbors must think i'm crazy.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 20, 2009, 12:08:32 AM
Screaming can be theraputic lol Velcro cut into strips might be a good bet. Or snaps lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on June 20, 2009, 12:23:09 AM
Screaming can be theraputic lol Velcro cut into strips might be a good bet. Or snaps lol

2 words

bubble wrap
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Orakaa on June 20, 2009, 12:37:01 AM
*Screams into the thread.*

  Hey, it actually helps!

I do that screaming thing in the basement, or out in my yard. Between that and lightsabers, my neighbors must think i'm crazy.

I actually do the same... and would defininately do it more often if I lived in a house... especially for the lightsaber part (I'm in an apartment and the basement is common to all people living in the building).
But screaming with all my strength in a pillow feels quite good as well :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Galen M. on June 20, 2009, 01:23:11 AM
Arrrrghhhhhh women,

need i say more

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 20, 2009, 03:11:10 AM
Not all of the female gender are trouble :D hehe
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 20, 2009, 06:43:35 AM
Not all of the female gender are trouble :D hehe


Yes.  Yes they are.  :-\


And yes, thank goodness for pillows.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Romulus on June 20, 2009, 08:17:10 AM
Not being able to be with my girlfriend right now. Bummerrr x.x



Same here. =(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 20, 2009, 10:14:00 AM
Dont feel bad fellas, Im sure you ladies are feeling the same way. Atleast youve  got someone to share your hearts with.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on June 20, 2009, 11:49:59 AM
Dont feel bad fellas, Im sure you ladies are feeling the same way. Atleast youve  got someone to share your hearts with.

Us Sith need no one!

As for complaints, I'm dealing with bruised knuckles, and a 8 inch welt from a lightsaber blade. can you guess what I've been doing? ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on June 20, 2009, 02:27:53 PM
 I have to work on the fourth of July, even though I asked for it off many times.... This will be the first year since my family started the tradition of having a grand display every 4th that I missed, we started the tradition 13 years ago, and none of us has ever not shown up, save for my grandpa who was recovering from surgery last year... It really hurts because my Grandpa and Dad handed the tradition of running the fireworks display down to me and my cousin 3 years ago..... So it sucks because I feel like I'm letting them down, and because I don't want to miss out on the one time of the year I can blow things up without being called crazy... But I can't skip work because I work at a hospital, and I know no one has my back (None of my co-workers would come in for me..), so calling in would mean turning my back on the nursing staff that depends on my to setup equipment and keep the linen flowing...
  Well, off to work I go. : /

  *Psyching self up.* Come on Vaughn, it's for a saber, it's for a saber, it's for a saber...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on June 20, 2009, 05:46:02 PM
 :P :P

I have to move next week!!At my age that's stress enough lol :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 20, 2009, 09:38:44 PM
I have to work on the fourth of July, even though I asked for it off many times.... This will be the first year since my family started the tradition of having a grand display every 4th that I missed, we started the tradition 13 years ago, and none of us has ever not shown up, save for my grandpa who was recovering from surgery last year... It really hurts because my Grandpa and Dad handed the tradition of running the fireworks display down to me and my cousin 3 years ago..... So it sucks because I feel like I'm letting them down, and because I don't want to miss out on the one time of the year I can blow things up without being called crazy... But I can't skip work because I work at a hospital, and I know no one has my back (None of my co-workers would come in for me..), so calling in would mean turning my back on the nursing staff that depends on my to setup equipment and keep the linen flowing...
  Well, off to work I go. : /

  *Psyching self up.* Come on Vaughn, it's for a saber, it's for a saber, it's for a saber...

I feel your pain man.  For me it's Christmas or the 4th.  I can't have both as I work 7 on 7 off.  This is a major one for me too as we live on a lake and the whole lake shoots off fireworks.  We have a huge all day tubing BBQ with about 20 or so family that ends with all the brother in laws blowing up several hundred dollars.  I also havfe an extremely loud black powder canon that rumbles down the entire lake.  It stinks to work it.  However an alternative we have recently come up with is just plain picking another day to do them that everyone can be at.  Who really cares if the rest of the world is not celebrating the day your family is.  We have just as much fun a week before or after the 4th.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on June 20, 2009, 09:45:37 PM

I feel your pain man.  For me it's Christmas or the 4th.  I can't have both as I work 7 on 7 off.  This is a major one for me too as we live on a lake and the whole lake shoots off fireworks.  We have a huge all day tubing BBQ with about 20 or so family that ends with all the brother in laws blowing up several hundred dollars.  I also havfe an extremely loud black powder canon that rumbles down the entire lake.  It stinks to work it.  However an alternative we have recently come up with is just plain picking another day to do them that everyone can be at.  Who really cares if the rest of the world is not celebrating the day your family is.  We have just as much fun a week before or after the 4th.

That's rough...I wish we did something like that, my family and I do practically nothing ::) At New Mexico Tech (or New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology to be exact) they have an entire part of their pyrotechnics school developed for fireworks so we go down and watch them, and might grill out... but that's it, no family over, no anyone else over... rather lonely :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 20, 2009, 10:09:44 PM
Dude it rocks.  Literally.

Check it out.  Mine is smaller but my eyes are on this 32" one.

http://www.cannon-mania.com/images/Brass/Swivel%20Gun%2018th%20Century%201-3%20Scale%20Steel%20Barrel.jpg
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on June 20, 2009, 10:12:44 PM
:o :o Mind if I move Connecticut to New Mexico for a week? ;D

That's awesome Luke! Do you guys fire it over the water or have a ceremony?

Edit: To get this back on topic, I am finishing a Spanish Correspondance class online, and I do not understand half of what I'm doing, the teacher teaches it poorly and I just find it very hard to learn Spanish online...but if I don't do it, I won't graduate, so I don't have much of a choice... but I have to pass as well!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 20, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
Mine is a bit smaller than that one.  Mine is equal to about 4 shotgun blasts in sound.  It echoes off the hills on the other side of the lake.  :D

This one I want to get would be like those thunderous booms you hear and feel at grand finales at professional firework shows.  The nice thing about these is they are legal in CT where anything other than ground displays are not.

We fire the canon over the lake.  The best way to load it is to pour in your powder then completely fill the barrel with flour.  Then use a paper napkin at the end, wadded up.  This helps to hold and pack the flour in place when you shovfe the ram rod down.  The great thing with the flour is the weight increases the noise level and 2 there is no mess of shredded newspaper al over your lawn.  The flour either burns or just disappears in the air.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on June 20, 2009, 10:41:36 PM
  The best way to load it is to pour in your powder then completely fill the barrel with flour.  Then use a paper napkin at the end, wadded up.  This helps to hold and pack the flour in place when you shovfe the ram rod down.  The great thing with the flour is the weight increases the noise level and 2 there is no mess of shredded newspaper al over your lawn.  The flour either burns or just disappears in the air.

I would have to imagine that being a very quick way of battering 200 lbs of chicken at one time too, ya know, ....for those really large chicken frying events.

Carry on, ....Im going call KFC.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on June 20, 2009, 10:45:20 PM
  The best way to load it is to pour in your powder then completely fill the barrel with flour.  Then use a paper napkin at the end, wadded up.  This helps to hold and pack the flour in place when you shovfe the ram rod down.  The great thing with the flour is the weight increases the noise level and 2 there is no mess of shredded newspaper al over your lawn.  The flour either burns or just disappears in the air.

I would have to imagine that being a very quick way of battering 200 lbs of chicken at one time too, ya know, ....for those really large chicken frying events.

Carry on, ....Im going call KFC.

LOL! ;D :D

Better patent it before Chewie does, Luke! You know how Wookies can't keep their paws off technology ;).

That sounds great Luke and man, I bet it still must be loud! I also bet that it must be a great experience for your son as well. Nice to see you on the forums again, how's the kitchen project going?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 20, 2009, 10:48:19 PM
Well mentioning my kitchen project brings this cannon derailment right back on topic.  :'(

Most of the cabinets are hung.  I am waiting for one countertop to finish the last few base cabinets.  Next week I get to spend 2-3 days in the dirt floor, 3' spider infested crawlspace plumbing the new kitchen as well as fixing the errors I have found like no P trap for the washing machine.  It stinks to high heaven in here.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on June 20, 2009, 10:50:49 PM
Well mentioning my kitchen project brings this cannon derailment right back on topic.  :'(
I have that gift in the Force :D

Quote
Most of the cabinets are hung.  I am waiting for one countertop to finish the last few base cabinets.  Next week I get to spend 2-3 days in the dirt floor, 3' spider infested crawlspace plumbing the new kitchen as well as fixing the errors I have found like no P trap for the washing machine.  It stinks to high heaven in here.  :P

Yuck! Definitely not fun... just make sure you're wearing long sleeves, long pants and gloves to avoid getting bitten (inset repellent helps as well)! Let me know how it goes bro! I bet your wife's excited for it though ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 20, 2009, 10:57:42 PM
That she is.  We have been without a kitchen for over a month now.

We had 21 people over thurs night.  A reunion of all my childhood buddies and their families.  No sink but the bathroom sink.  The running joke of the night was Kramer preparing his food while he bathed and installing a disposal in the shower.  :D

We ordered pizza though.  No worries.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on June 25, 2009, 06:55:58 AM
AHHHHHHHH! That's a little better!
My doctors are stupid! So, I was in a motorcycle accident and almost lost my leg.
9 surgeries so far. Then he said that things were not looking good as far as being
able walk and play with my kids and ride my motorcycle again. He said the best thing was to amputate.
That with an amputation I could do all that again. So, I got my mind around the amputation.
Talked with amputees and did lots of research. I'm good with it now. Well, now my doc has some big
wig doc joining him and the whole plan has changed. Now they want to do more surgery. So,
at this point I have decided to seek other opinions. This sucks! I just want to get back to my life!
I want to go to the beach with my wife and play with my kids and be the SW geek that I am dueling
with my kids out in the yard.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Ray-Don Xero on June 25, 2009, 08:41:50 AM
Oh man .... I was going to come in here and vent about some stupid stuff but then I read Amptrooper's post....
...Suddenly my stress seems pretty miniscule.
Amptrooper, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, man...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on June 27, 2009, 10:47:31 AM
 Oh the horror! My nephew just knocked my 360 off it's 2ft high shelft! Then in a rush to hide it from me he put it back up, upside down!... The 360 is fine, thankfully, but the game I was playing is toast... My beloved copy of Mass Effect, the one I sat infront of Game Crazy until they came to open up for... Is gone. Marked with 21 perfect circles, it is toast....

 :'(


  Off to buy a new copy. v.v
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jaden Korr on June 27, 2009, 06:04:40 PM
Oh the horror! My nephew just knocked my 360 off it's 2ft high shelft! Then in a rush to hide it from me he put it back up, upside down!... The 360 is fine, thankfully, but the game I was playing is toast... My beloved copy of Mass Effect, the one I sat infront of Game Crazy until they came to open up for... Is gone. Marked with 21 perfect circles, it is toast....

 :'(


  Off to buy a new copy. v.v

Luckily you can get it cheap now. I picked one up for 18 bucks 2 months ago
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on June 27, 2009, 08:21:13 PM
AHHHHHHHH! That's a little better!
My doctors are stupid! So, I was in a motorcycle accident and almost lost my leg.
9 surgeries so far. Then he said that things were not looking good as far as being
able walk and play with my kids and ride my motorcycle again. He said the best thing was to amputate.
That with an amputation I could do all that again. So, I got my mind around the amputation.
Talked with amputees and did lots of research. I'm good with it now. Well, now my doc has some big
wig doc joining him and the whole plan has changed. Now they want to do more surgery. So,
at this point I have decided to seek other opinions. This sucks! I just want to get back to my life!
I want to go to the beach with my wife and play with my kids and be the SW geek that I am dueling
with my kids out in the yard.

Man I think this takes the prize for 09'.  I wish you the best in your decision.  But look at the bright side.  Your kids can have fun cutting your leg off with their lightsabers in battle.  ;D  Really though I hope they can get the surgeries straightened out and fix you up.  I had a friend lose her leg recently from a fall at a Walmart.  Not good.  But it is all about how you perceive it.  You must learn to movfe on and it seems you have a great attitude about it.


As for me......half the day in the crawlspace plumbing and I still have not touched the waste lines yet.  The PEX expander is great for a couple of fittings but after several dozen in less than a 3' space.  My arms be aking.  :'(  No spiders or snakes though so I'm happy.  Every time I go in though I think of Kate Capshaw in Temple of Doom.   :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on July 14, 2009, 04:18:00 PM
 Ok, time to vent on my troubles with the post office again... This has me so burnt up that I actually had to lay down because I started filling dizzy...  Because I don't feel well, I just copy/paste my review of them on the Yellow Pages' website and changed the first sentence...


  I've had nothing but problems with the post office.... For years they would always put my mail in the neighbor's mailbox, of course that's not a big problem at all, a simple mistake. But once I discovered online shopping and started getting packages delivered it got worse. The mailman would never knock, he would simply walk up to the door and tap, then walk off.
  Several weeks ago he stopped doing that altogether, instead he simply wouldn't bring the package up, but put a slip in the mailbox. I would sit home all day waiting for my package only to be disappointed by it not coming. Then I would check my mailbox only to find a slip saying I didn't answer my door... Even though I was sitting next to it with the blinds open waiting for him to come up....

 To make matters even worse, when I called the post office to make a complaint it went on deaf ears, they said they would handle the situation. The next package I got the mailman rang the door bell, handed me the package, and went on to rudely tell me to not send out large envelopes though him, and instructed me to mail them out through a different mailman's area...
 
 Again, the next package was not delivered, but instead crammed into my small mailbox (Thankfully it wasn't damaged.) and now I am in a struggle to get my most recent package.

  The mailman never came to deliver this last package, my roomate waited all day for it, only to find another slip in the mailbox saying to pick it up at the post office the next day. Today was that next day, so I went in to pick up my package.

  As I went into the post office and took a number, I got extremely excited as I could see the package (A large white envelope as described on the slip. I get packages in these envelopes all the time.) on a shelf marked 'F' the first letter of my last name. I was excited because it was the only such package on the shelf, or any of the shelves, so I knew it was mine.
 But when my number was called I was shot down, the man dissappeared into the back for several minutes, only to come out and tell me it wasn't here, to come back tomorrow because the carrier likely had it....

  SO after trying to complain with the supervisor, who was obviously not interested when I told him what I saw, and asked him to look for himself, I decided to call the 1-800 number and make a final complaint. Hopefully this issue will soon be resolved, but from now on I'm using FedEx....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 14, 2009, 04:51:33 PM
6yr old with a kind of head ache that refuses to take meds and wont stop whinning! *put fingers in ears*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on July 14, 2009, 10:11:27 PM
Ok, time to vent on my troubles with the post office again... This has me so burnt up that I actually had to lay down because I started filling dizzy...  Because I don't feel well, I just copy/paste my review of them on the Yellow Pages' website and changed the first sentence...


  I've had nothing but problems with the post office.... For years they would always put my mail in the neighbor's mailbox, of course that's not a big problem at all, a simple mistake. But once I discovered online shopping and started getting packages delivered it got worse. The mailman would never knock, he would simply walk up to the door and tap, then walk off.
  Several weeks ago he stopped doing that altogether, instead he simply wouldn't bring the package up, but put a slip in the mailbox. I would sit home all day waiting for my package only to be disappointed by it not coming. Then I would check my mailbox only to find a slip saying I didn't answer my door... Even though I was sitting next to it with the blinds open waiting for him to come up....

 To make matters even worse, when I called the post office to make a complaint it went on deaf ears, they said they would handle the situation. The next package I got the mailman rang the door bell, handed me the package, and went on to rudely tell me to not send out large envelopes though him, and instructed me to mail them out through a different mailman's area...
 
 Again, the next package was not delivered, but instead crammed into my small mailbox (Thankfully it wasn't damaged.) and now I am in a struggle to get my most recent package.

  The mailman never came to deliver this last package, my roomate waited all day for it, only to find another slip in the mailbox saying to pick it up at the post office the next day. Today was that next day, so I went in to pick up my package.

  As I went into the post office and took a number, I got extremely excited as I could see the package (A large white envelope as described on the slip. I get packages in these envelopes all the time.) on a shelf marked 'F' the first letter of my last name. I was excited because it was the only such package on the shelf, or any of the shelves, so I knew it was mine.
 But when my number was called I was shot down, the man dissappeared into the back for several minutes, only to come out and tell me it wasn't here, to come back tomorrow because the carrier likely had it....

  SO after trying to complain with the supervisor, who was obviously not interested when I told him what I saw, and asked him to look for himself, I decided to call the 1-800 number and make a final complaint. Hopefully this issue will soon be resolved, but from now on I'm using FedEx....

It seems that the Federal Mail always believes it is in the right. I would suggest to log everything that has happened, try to remember the dates, then send a photocopy of that in with your complaint.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on July 14, 2009, 10:51:31 PM
 Thanks, I'll have to do that, I bet it'd make it alot easier to complain.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on July 17, 2009, 09:42:27 AM
Ok so I work at home and my girlfriend works away all day. Well the Princess Leia lightsaber came today from Saberforge and I called her to let her know. She has been asking me constantly! ::) ;D The first thing she said when I told her it came was, "Dont open it! I dont ever get anything and you HAVE to wait!"  :-[ :'( I just wanted to make sure it was working fine and pop in batteries and clean it up. Of course I would probably swing it around the house and break and ceiling fan light or something but geezz! I will remain patient...I will overcome my urges. :-X I did sit down for a few minutes and try to take it out the back and was about to cut the tape and reseal it again but couldnt do it. Waiting patiently... :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on July 17, 2009, 09:54:01 AM
 Be patient, seriously. The last thing you want is an angry girlfriend with a lightsaber! :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on July 17, 2009, 10:32:32 AM
Wow good point Naast! Even though I have my own saber and can defend myself, we dont want to make a mess of things in front of the...pets! :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on July 17, 2009, 11:23:51 AM
Wow good point Naast! Even though I have my own saber and can defend myself, we dont want to make a mess of things in front of the...pets! :D

Pets, you have kids? :D ;)

(I'm my dad's gopher)

Go fer this, go fer that. :D

I'm a little worried and frustrated that i have a toy show to go to tommorow, and that my legs will be so sore.... I did legs at the YMCA today, and man, I'm gonna be sore. ::) :P But If it yields another saber, I'm all for it. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 17, 2009, 01:25:17 PM
lol By Monday the 27th, Im gonna be one of the walking ComiCon dead! 14 hrs of Greyhound over night, a few hrs rest b4 working on my costumes and shopping then 4 days of SDCC.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on July 17, 2009, 05:54:07 PM
 :D

a gatorade and a milkyway will help you!!it does wonders for me lol :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 17, 2009, 06:02:55 PM
LOL I live on Coca Cola so it wont help. But thanks anyway lol oh and I will NEVER EVER have children!! *snarls*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on July 17, 2009, 06:15:59 PM
 :D :D

If you ask the peeps that i work with;they stay away from me when i have a milkyway candy bar lol :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 17, 2009, 06:28:29 PM
lol Guess you and sugar make an interesting combo then lol Me, I can go right to sleep after a soda.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on July 18, 2009, 04:31:56 AM
DMV     ugggghhhh!!!!  Need I say more.

DMV doesn't send my boat registration after I pay the renewal through the mail.  They cashed my check though.  I make several phone calls and the response I get is, it's $20 for a duplicate. We charge for duplicates after 90 days.  I ask where is that policy written down.  No answer. "IT'S NOT A DUPLICATE SINCE I NEVER GOT THE FIRST ONE!!!"

 I drive 20 miles to the center to argue my case.  They all tell me I never submitted a change of address which we did.  When I ask to speak with a manage I'm told she just left and they don't know when she'll be back so have a seat.  I see them talking and looking at me like "he's still here."  Moments later guess what? Manager.  I get nowhere with here either.  >:( I am told to call the boat division so I argue my case all ove again.  >:(  Finally this lady after putting me on hold says "I found you DID send in a change of address."  An hour later.  ::) I finally get it.

Memorable quotes I gave them.....

"IT'S NOT A DUPLICATE!!!!!"  about 10 times.

"You CAN fix things lady.  You just don't want to."

"Where can I find the 90 policy you speak of?"  :D   Dead silence.  :D Oh it's not written down it's just a courtesy we give.  Huhhhh??  "Well, I charge $50 when I have to drive 20 miles to the DMV to fix your mistake when I could have mailed in my registration.  So I show that you owe me $30."  :D :D :D



Grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on July 18, 2009, 09:46:36 AM
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"Where can I find the 90 policy you speak of?"

 That's awesome :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 18, 2009, 10:57:26 AM
Whatever happened to good customer service and the customer is always right?! They get their checks from the tax payers and look how they treat them. Sheesh!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darksaber 3 on July 18, 2009, 10:09:39 PM
Ok, my vent:
Well, since last october, I have been fighting stomach problems, that no one seems to be able to figure out. At the moment, I am being treated by adoctor at the Mayo Clinic, pretty much the best hospital in the world, and tehy still have no idea what's wrong with me. But, the whole time, my girlfriend has been there, to make me feel better and actually think everything will be ok. Then,three weeks ago ,my girlfriend, who I had been dating for 1 year and 3 months dumped me. At the same time, the Mayo started me on Prednizone, which, by the end of that week,triggered an anxiety attack, and I had to be taken off of it. My parents had to take me to the emergency room, because they were so worried about how depressed I got. Finally, this week, I started to be less depressed and stuff, then bam, today my ex calls and tells me she has a new Boyfriend. I think she was trying to be nice, so that I didn't hear it from other people first, because she wanted to stay friends with me. But, that really upset me, and when I get stressed, I get really sick. So all night, I've been feeling crappy. Then I took my evening dose of stomach medicine,and those big capsules feel caught in my throat. But I drank a bit,and it felt ok for a minute, and took my other medicine that I can't eat or drink for an hour after taking. But, then, when I lay down to go to bed, I feel like I still have pills in my throat, and I get nauseous. So now I have to wait till the hour is up before I can drink any water and take some Mylanta to feel good enough to get to sleep.

But it's ok, it will all be good when I get that Lightsaber tomorrow from a guy on craigslist...

Still, I suppose the big deal in my story is that, I am sick, and it is ruining my life. I mean, I probably won't be able to date for a while, I can't lifeguard, and I can't teach swimming lessons, therefore no extra spending money.

Still, I hope everything gets worked out in the end. I just hope they fix my stomach before school starts, since I am doing half time PSEO, which, for those of you who don'tknow, means I leave school half the day and take college classes at century. As if I'm not stressed out enough....

Still, there is a bright side to every bad week, and mine is that I passed my US history AP test, even after missing almost 40 days of school, and having to be excused from most of the class work, instead of doing it and learning it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on July 19, 2009, 12:07:15 AM
Darksaber, I'm so sorry for you man...you'll be in my prayers, I only know of one great Healer, and that's God.

Look at it this way, at least you've dated. At least you've had someone love you, someone who - at least at one point - cared about you...someone who you could dote on and treat like she's worth, raising her so high above yourself....at least you had that. My vent? I never have...no girl has ever loved me, I've never dated and I've never felt like a girl cared about me....at times I question if that will always be the case....I console myself that she's out there somewhere...but sometimes I just think it's all in my head....and tonight is one of those times.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 19, 2009, 12:28:22 AM
Dont feel bad, Durangus. Im 30 years old and never been on a date let alone had a boyfriend. It can suck and be lonely but I kick on and keep going :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on July 19, 2009, 12:32:16 AM
*cough* that wasn't encouraging.... ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darksaber 3 on July 19, 2009, 04:39:36 AM
Oh,don't worry Durangus, I felt like you feel before I met her. I'm not a religious person, but after everything I've been through, I realize that, you know what, there is someone out there for everyone, the trick is just getting out there and finding someone. Just go out, ask someone on a date. If they say yes, they say yes, and hey, maybe it will work out. If they say no, take it in your stride and try again with someone else who is a better person and would actually want to give you a chance.

In the end, everything will be made right.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hamill82 on July 19, 2009, 05:20:39 AM
Here you have a beautiful girl Shakie in front of you guys  :P, just ask her number and then it's a date  ;D. If I were a single, I know I would  8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on July 19, 2009, 05:34:43 AM
I know the feeling there almost exactly, Darksaber. I have varying degrees of stomach issues most related to stress that I've been fighitng for about three years or so now. During the highest point I could barely eat without feeling like someone beat the tar out of my stomach and very sick. I lost my fiance' after being together three and a half years about a year into it. Needless to say that didn't help any and neither did work, but in the end you just can't let it get you. After going through around 10 tests or so they didn't have a good answer for me either. My symptoms are a lot less serve now, but sometimes have flair ups. The things that help me is watching my diet to know exactly what does and doesn't bother me. Other than that just try to relax and let the world go about its daily bs. I gave up on all the different meds they tried me on because I was walking around like a zombie. There is someone out there for us all I'm sure. At least you seem to be pretty young by the schooling so you still have a long time yet ahead of you. Life is too short so just try to enjoy whats tossed at you.

DG
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darksaber 3 on July 19, 2009, 05:45:53 AM
Thanks, Gius. The thing is, I have been on all kinds of different diets so far.No gluton, no lactose, not red meat....etc. It seems like, the worse I eat,the better my stomach is. The thing is, i can't eat much junk before getting sick form just that.
And man, your relationship problems make mine seem so insignificant... I mean, I know I'm only 17, but.... it doesn't mean that I didn't love my girlfriend any less. And for me, getting over stuff is the Hardest thing in the world... 

My dad keeps telling me that I should just go ask some other girl out, and says that will make me feel better. Thing is, it's hard, when you are as sick as me. PLus the fact that I'm not in school, etc.... doesn't help much. Still, at least my friends are still there for me.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on July 19, 2009, 05:54:02 AM
Just take your time and don't rush head long into anything. Its good to have a support net to help you get by for sure. Back when her and I parted ways mine was fairly non-existant from years gone by and I've taken the last few years to change that without trying to persue another relationship. Its pretty unlikely one is just going to fall into my lap though so at some point I'll have to try. It may seem insignificant, but it still is what it is and thats not all that insignificant. Just have to take it with stride and rebuild that confidence. I know all too well how hard it can be to get passed things like that, but you really do have to change your mindset toward them. I'm not saying its easy because its not, but the more things you can let roll off you and not get hung up on the easier the rest that is on your mind becomes as well. As much as anyones advice is given to you whether it be a parent, friend, doctor, or complete stranger in the end you have to chose what is best for you. I'm not shining example, but I do my best to follow that and not let the rest of the world take me down. Best of luck to you my friend.

DG
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on July 19, 2009, 10:18:00 AM
Here you have a beautiful girl Shakie in front of you guys  :P, just ask her number and then it's a date  ;D. If I were a single, I know I would  8)

  Tempting.   ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 19, 2009, 11:00:21 AM
Palpy, Im gonna kick yer shebs (butt)! lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on July 25, 2009, 06:48:34 AM
Look at it this way, at least you've dated. At least you've had someone love you, someone who - at least at one point - cared about you...someone who you could dote on and treat like she's worth, raising her so high above yourself....at least you had that. My vent? I never have...no girl has ever loved me, I've never dated and I've never felt like a girl cared about me....at times I question if that will always be the case....I console myself that she's out there somewhere...but sometimes I just think it's all in my head....and tonight is one of those times.

I know what you mean....... :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Vane on July 25, 2009, 07:10:32 AM
Look at it this way, at least you've dated. At least you've had someone love you, someone who - at least at one point - cared about you...someone who you could dote on and treat like she's worth, raising her so high above yourself....at least you had that. My vent? I never have...no girl has ever loved me, I've never dated and I've never felt like a girl cared about me....at times I question if that will always be the case....I console myself that she's out there somewhere...but sometimes I just think it's all in my head....and tonight is one of those times.

I know what you mean....... :'(

hey guys come on dont give up hope. theres someone out there for every one. as for my vent. i think my scorpion died today. he hasent moved in three days...:'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hamill82 on July 25, 2009, 10:01:26 AM
Look at it this way, at least you've dated. At least you've had someone love you, someone who - at least at one point - cared about you...someone who you could dote on and treat like she's worth, raising her so high above yourself....at least you had that. My vent? I never have...no girl has ever loved me, I've never dated and I've never felt like a girl cared about me....at times I question if that will always be the case....I console myself that she's out there somewhere...but sometimes I just think it's all in my head....and tonight is one of those times.

I know what you mean....... :'(

hey guys come on dont give up hope. theres someone out there for every one. as for my vent. i think my scorpion died today. he hasent moved in three days...:'(

Never knew anyone who had a scorpion  :o, anyway, my vent, I crashed my new car, next...  :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on July 25, 2009, 10:11:40 AM
Look at it this way, at least you've dated. At least you've had someone love you, someone who - at least at one point - cared about you...someone who you could dote on and treat like she's worth, raising her so high above yourself....at least you had that. My vent? I never have...no girl has ever loved me, I've never dated and I've never felt like a girl cared about me....at times I question if that will always be the case....I console myself that she's out there somewhere...but sometimes I just think it's all in my head....and tonight is one of those times.

I know what you mean....... :'(

hey guys come on dont give up hope. theres someone out there for every one. as for my vent. i think my scorpion died today. he hasent moved in three days...:'(

So, why don't you poke him and find out? :D ;D With a stick of course. or is this a tame scorpion? ;) :o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Vane on July 25, 2009, 12:01:35 PM
Look at it this way, at least you've dated. At least you've had someone love you, someone who - at least at one point - cared about you...someone who you could dote on and treat like she's worth, raising her so high above yourself....at least you had that. My vent? I never have...no girl has ever loved me, I've never dated and I've never felt like a girl cared about me....at times I question if that will always be the case....I console myself that she's out there somewhere...but sometimes I just think it's all in my head....and tonight is one of those times.

I know what you mean....... :'(

hey guys come on dont give up hope. theres someone out there for every one. as for my vent. i think my scorpion died today. he hasent moved in three days...:'(

So, why don't you poke him and find out? :D ;D With a stick of course. or is this a tame scorpion? ;) :o
har har. no man no scorpion can be tamed. i just have a black emperor scorpion. the venom cant kill but it hurts like no other ( trust me on this ok) lol.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on July 25, 2009, 05:41:00 PM
Sorry to hear about your car Chancellor.  :'(  I remember how excited you were when you got it.   I hope no one was hurt.  :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on July 25, 2009, 06:30:44 PM
Ah man :-\ sorry about the car, Chancellor....that's gotta stink...I'm still on the usual vent, being jobless....I've applied for as many jobs as I could, even very small, low-down jobs and I haven't even moved to an interview stage! It's quite annoying to not be making any money ::).
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Gallius Vain on July 27, 2009, 10:34:13 PM
109 today in oregon and my power went our for 6 hours. not the best day ive ever had....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Vane on July 28, 2009, 03:07:52 PM
109 today in oregon and my power went our for 6 hours. not the best day ive ever had....

know that sucks man.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 28, 2009, 07:42:00 PM
About 110 here in NorCal. I too know about evil temps and no power. In '06 I was stuck indoors with a broken ankle, 117 degrees and no power for a month. It was nasty!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on July 29, 2009, 04:35:52 AM
Last night, shortly after 9pm a power sub station here in the Salt Lake Valley some how caught fire and knocked power out for only a few moments to the entire valley.  Well, some people were still in the dark after a while but wasn't that long.  Anyways I was on my home computer at the time and aftr that power outage it really screwed my computer up.  It ended up giving me the blue screen of death and I called my brother Russ about it and he said that it seemed like some of the boot files for Windows were corrupte.  However, since my computer won't even boot to my Windows XP CD I'm pretty pissed off at the moment.  I think all my data can still be salvagable and I hope so because I got all my music on my drive and I'm not sure where my back up CD-R discs are at the moment.

I gotta get me a new hard drive when I get paid in a few days and see if that'll allow me to access the other one so I can copy everything over.  I had planned to get me a terabyte drive but not this soon...ugh.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 29, 2009, 11:21:37 AM
Bummer dude :( Hope you can get the files rescued, hon. Ouch!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on July 29, 2009, 11:33:26 AM
Vosk, aren't youi protecting your computer on a power strip.  I have all my expensive electronics on them.  Computer, tv etc.  We have spikes all the time and this saves them.

If you don't have one I seriously suggest you invest in one.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 29, 2009, 11:40:45 AM
had a nasty little surprise the other day.  i go to pick up my friend from the hoboken train station and I get pulled over.  Thinking it was because I was circling the train station, I didn't think anything of it, until I find out I was pulled over for driving while my license was suspended.

Except i'm not.

Oh, and for some inexplicable reason, none of my credit cards worked that night.  SO my friend helpfully points out that maybe I'm the victim of a hacker that just wants to play with my identity.  Being the paranoid type that I am, as soon as I get home, I fire off emails to everyone I can think of and then grab a couple hours of sleep before I gird my loins to deal with DMV AND 3 different banks and credit card companies.

I had to take a day off of work and spend the day on the phone with DMV, who apologized profusely for the mistake, but couldn't reinstate my license for 24 hours. So, my work isn't happy with me.  Because I only told the bare details, my story doesn't sound plausible (for instance, how did I get home, instead of arrested and my car impounded? why only one day off for such huge problems?) and even though I was MISTAKENLY suspended, and was never notified I was suspended, I was still, in fact, driving while suspended. So I get to straighten out this mess in between business hours, which aren't the easiest hours to work around to begin with.

yay.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 29, 2009, 12:11:30 PM
Geeze Barriss! That's crazy! I hope everything gets straightened out and fixed, my friend.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on July 29, 2009, 12:17:17 PM
Yikes that blows my DMV story out of the water.  I'm confused.  Was the a warrant out on your plates?  How would the cop know to pull you over?  He would have no idea who was driving and that your license was expired.  ???

Hope you get it all straightened out.  :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 29, 2009, 12:24:29 PM
the cop ran my plates and pulled me over.  If a friend of mine was driving, it would not have been a problem, and if I had been driving someone else's car, they wouldn't have pulled up my licence.

I got my licence reinstated, but now I have to deal with the Hoboken court system and hopefully a letter that DMV said they'd mail me out will take care of things.  The last time this happened, the town I got pulled over in wasn't lenient, going by the letter of the law.  it cost me over $500 in lawyer fees and took 3 months in the courts to get it taken off my record.  Unlike DWI, these things add up and are never taken off your record as time goes by.  If someone gets pulled over enough times for driving while suspended, they get thrown in jail for at least 30 days. 

I'm just lucky I got pulled over in a party town where the cops had worse things to deal with, and arresting me and impounding my car would have been more paperwork than they wanted to deal with.  The fact that I was picking up a friend that was able to drive my car home helped their decision I'm sure.  I owe him some serious cheesecake!

As for my credit cards, I've had new ones issued.  Man, how am I going to survive the 3 days until I get new ones?  What did we do without plastic?  I mean, I remember back that far, but it seems like a different time!  lol   :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on July 29, 2009, 12:31:02 PM
Eeeeeesh!!  With your DMV history, /Id' sstart taking the bus.  :-\  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on July 29, 2009, 12:32:54 PM
the cop ran my plates and pulled me over.  If a friend of mine was driving, it would not have been a problem, and if I had been driving someone else's car, they wouldn't have pulled up my licence.

I got my licence reinstated, but now I have to deal with the Hoboken court system and hopefully a letter that DMV said they'd mail me out will take care of things.  The last time this happened, the town I got pulled over in wasn't lenient, going by the letter of the law.  it cost me over $500 in lawyer fees and took 3 months in the courts to get it taken off my record.  Unlike DWI, these things add up and are never taken off your record as time goes by.  If someone gets pulled over enough times for driving while suspended, they get thrown in jail for at least 30 days. 

I'm just lucky I got pulled over in a party town where the cops had worse things to deal with, and arresting me and impounding my car would have been more paperwork than they wanted to deal with.  The fact that I was picking up a friend that was able to drive my car home helped their decision I'm sure.  I owe him some serious cheesecake!

As for my credit cards, I've had new ones issued.  Man, how am I going to survive the 3 days until I get new ones?  What did we do without plastic?  I mean, I remember back that far, but it seems like a different time!  lol   :D


This sorta reminds me, ....about 2 months ago my bank sent me a new credit/debit card. Mine was no where NEAR expiring so I just tossed the new aside, (luckily I did not throw it way). A bout 2 weeks later, my credit card stopped working, ...I used it at a Walgreens, ..it worked fine, ..then just 1/2 an hour later it was declined at a restaurant.
I called the bank, they said it was compromised and I should have received a letter and new card.
Well, ...new card was received, ...but no letter, .....more so, ....no PIN info for the debit card use of it.

So I take my NEW card to the bank to make a new PIN, ...and they inadvertently demagnetize it. The teller tells me that I will need a new one, ..but for the time being, the credit card portion of the card would still work.

Well, .....while she was ordering me a new card, ...the bank somehow mistranslated her request and canceled the credit card ability of the old/new card as well.

I dont keep much cash on me, ....I like using the plastic and having it directly withdrawn from my checking account. That was the week of Babelcon too, ..which made matters worse, since 2 days before the convention, ...I had to pull out a lot of cash AND keep it on me.

Crazy banks!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on July 29, 2009, 12:54:37 PM
Try being a pilot that has breakfast in BOS, Lunch in Orlando and dinner in Canada or Mexico.  :-\  I was having my cards stopped all the time.  The banks now have my pilot profile listed so my cards don't keep getting flagged.  Barriss you talk about being inconvenienced without a CC.  Try being out of state or out of country without a card.  >:(  That stinks.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Vane on July 29, 2009, 03:04:26 PM
well i just found out today that my scorpion DID pass. ill miss him....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on July 29, 2009, 03:18:53 PM
Vosk, aren't youi protecting your computer on a power strip.  I have all my expensive electronics on them.  Computer, tv etc.  We have spikes all the time and this saves them.

If you don't have one I seriously suggest you invest in one.  ;)

Ya my computer is hooked up to a surge protector.  All though I talked to my brother Russ about it this morning and the compute won't even go past the "setup is inspecting your hardware configuration..." screen.  When it gets to that point it just freezes up and my brother thinks it maybe the motherboard.  So hence why I hope when I get a new drive I'll still be able to access the other one.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on July 29, 2009, 03:32:26 PM
I've had that same situation and error message...it was the mobo in my case...but the only good news was that was better than losing all the data on the hdd since it had last been backed it up.

Good luck.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Gallius Vain on July 30, 2009, 07:49:11 PM
I'm in ucluelet Canada doing some sea fishing. Salmon cod halibut etc. Well I have my pole sort I laying down beside with about 15 feet of line out and I'm about to hook my pinch connector from my down rigger to
To my line and this MONSTER of a fish I'd say 40 pounds at least. I saw it jump and take my hook. Well my pole is laying beside me...:. ZINGggg ka splash. bye bye pole. Good bye 200 dollars. GOOD BYE GOD FISH!!! Man I wish I coulda reeled that beast in...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on July 30, 2009, 07:51:34 PM
 Where to start, where to start....  

  Well last week I got cut at work, and had to get a tetanus shot to avoid infection, so on break they gave me one at employee health... So I happily went home at the end of the day since I didn't have to get another one for 10 years... only to have to get looked at by a doctor two nights later, also while working, and be told the shot site was infected.... Had to buy my own meds since I'm a per diem worker, and I'm still taking 2,000 mg a day...

  Just a couple days later my computer stopped working, no idea why, it just stopped turning on... So I was without a computer for several days, which led to another problem...

  I was planing on buying a custom lightsaber off of Ebay, but because of the whole infection thing I realized I wouldn't have enough money in my bank, and had to ask the seller to cancel my bid... Of course my computer stopped working the next night, and paypal finally (after several days.) completed the transaction, so now the money was in paypal, and I had no way to reach it until I got a PC, or found someone willing to let me use theirs...

 So Monday, two days before payday, Netflix took out my bill.... three days early (wtf?) and I was over-drawn by $12.... so there went a $25 penalty fee from Netflix, and another $25 penalty from my bank.... Still no internet access....

 Wednesday pay finally came, only to have a good chunk taken out because I was over-drawn... but it was enough for me to get this nifty little netbook I'm using right now, and enough to tell paypal to send my money back.... So here I sit, still waiting for my money.... And fairly hungry.. @_@

  Oh yeah, and my airsoft gun wont fire either.... That was the biggest hit.... :(

Edit: Also, I just got my hours cut to 2 days a week.... Why? Because my supervisor wanted to hire new workers to work at the new branch that opens next APRIL!... So it looks like I may be job hunting soon.. :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on July 31, 2009, 11:13:39 PM
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Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 31, 2009, 11:50:56 PM
Er? ???
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 01, 2009, 11:23:47 AM
Er? ???

Sorry, I saw that this thread was about releasing your stress?  I released  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on August 02, 2009, 06:55:29 AM
Well a recent situation with Canada Post and/or Canada Customs and Revenue Service has reminded me of something to 'vent' on:

Like many people I ordered Ultrasound 2.0 when it was first offered here, in my case 3 - 1 sent to DT for Overlord install and 2 others to be sent to my home mailing address.

It is the 2 that were to be sent to my home address that I wish to vent on.

So like most other people I paid and waited for delivery...and I have found that EVERYTHING from the USA seems to take at least 3 weeks to get to me...so as most others began to get theirs I was unconcerned...it would be along in time...

Meanwhile I ordered other things from other people.
 
In the middle of december I get a note that Canada Post tried to deliver something while I was out and to take the card to the Post Office to pick it up - normal, so far...

So when I do I give the card to the clerk and she looks for it in the back and can't find it...so puts it through their system and...no such item on record.

What does she mean not on record?

Ah well, it is explained to me, there is a pre-Christmas labour dispute at the sorting plants...wildcat strike before XMas when they've got people by their packages eh? So its still on the truck because they cant be unloaded to be reloaded on another truck that would bring them to the local post office normally...which is why it isn't there.

Well why isn't it on the system though?

Oh well it isnt scanned back in to the system until the trucks are unloaded...and since they arent being unloaded as far as the system is concerned it doesnt exist.

But it DOES exist...the card in my hand SAYS it exists because they TRIED to deliver SOMETHING so it MUST exist.

Well we don't know that. We have no record.

Well from the card do you even know who or where its from?

Nope because that would be recorded [you guessed it] when they unload the truck. Which they...aren't.

So what happens to the item?

It stays on the truck until the strike is over. Then it will get unloaded and entered in the system and another card will be sent to you to pick it up then.

Thats the 'Final Word'.

Soooo I wait...the strike ends a couple days before XMas and then there is 'Boxing Week' and New Year...knowing how glacial Canada Post moves I expect it to arrive...or at least the card for it...sometime in late January.

But I have no idea WHICH of several items I'm expecting in the mail it might be...and of course because of the strike nothing gets here for awhile...so it remains a mystery...

Meanwhile the Ultrasound 'recall' comes but I have no Ultrasound 2.0s yet to send back...and no idea when they will come except because of the strike I expect them along with everything else to take awhile longer than the already long 3 weeks things normally take.

Eventually though my other purchases come in January and February so its looking like the item 'stuck on a truck' was probably my Ultrasounds.

Which since they werent entered on the system because of the strike there was no record made of.

And perhaps after the strike ended they were never entered into the system...because they were never delivered nor was a second card sent for them.

I couldnt be certain of that at first though...its possible the 'stuck on a truck' item might have been one of the other items that did eventually show up after the strike...and so I thought well maybe the Ultrasound 2.0s are still coming...

...maybe the Ultrasounds are still coming...

...maybe the Ultrasounds are still coming...

Disappointing that I didnt get it in time to send for upgrade but still would be worthwhile to have when it arrives...

...when it arrives...

...when it arrives...

...when it...

...it isnt arriving is it?...

...because it was never entered in their system because it got 'lost in the strike' / 'fell off a truck' before it was entered and therefore 'doesnt exist'...

...lovely...

Some 'stickyfingers' Postie on the sorting plant loading docks who decided to have an 'EXTRA Merry Christmas' with a truckload of 'presents' that officially 'didnt exist' and therefore couldnt go missing ;-) ;-) because of the strike has a couple of nice Ultrasound 2.0s [as if hed know what to do with them] along with the rest of his 'haul' I'm guessing...just a guess.

 >:(

GRRRRRRR at Posties...first they apparently 'lose'/steal my Ultrasounds...now it seems they bashed up and stole parts from my Leia saber...

...but of course thered be no way to PROVE it or hold anyone ACCOUNTABLE eh? Because it was never entered into the system because the trucks werent unloaded because of the strike...and afterwards...poof! nothing there.

-sigh-
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on August 02, 2009, 07:26:35 AM
DANG, Onli-Won....sorry to hear it! 

Seems like the perfect storm of bad timing....just remember "Karma".  If something undeservingly bad happened to you, then something 10 times more wonderful is just around the corner!   :)

I'm not an "eye for an eye" kind of guy....but I do believe "what goes around, comes around". 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on August 03, 2009, 07:08:24 AM
Thanks...I do believe in Karma...soooo...maybe I'll get luckier next time in the Crystal Focus 'lottery'?

There's always hope eh?

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 03, 2009, 07:10:49 PM
Once again, I have some stress, I just had a one of the WORST days at work in years, and also some furr has just now has put the icing on the cake so forgive me while I scream digitaly  ;)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSWWWWWWRRRR
RRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :'(  :'(  :'(  >:(  >:(  >:(

Ahh, now I feel better  ;D, and I am applying to a new job as we speak, please forgive the outburst Masters, I realy like this Thread  ;).
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on August 03, 2009, 07:13:48 PM
Once again, I have some stress, I just had a one of the WORST days at work in years, and also some furr has just now has put the icing on the cake so forgive me while I scream digitaly  ;)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSWWWWWWRRRR
RRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :'(  :'(  :'(  >:(  >:(  >:(

Ahh, now I feel better  ;D, and I am applying to a new job as we speak, please forgive the outburst Masters, I realy like this Thread  ;).


That is NOT how you reply to a PM, ....a CORDIAL PM at that!

Enough
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 03, 2009, 07:27:53 PM
Once again, I have some stress, I just had a one of the WORST days at work in years, and also some furr has just now has put the icing on the cake so forgive me while I scream digitaly  ;)

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKTTTTTTTTTTIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSWWWWWWRRRR
RRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDSSSSSSSSSSCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :'(  :'(  :'(  >:(  >:(  >:(

Ahh, now I feel better  ;D, and I am applying to a new job as we speak, please forgive the outburst Masters, I realy like this Thread  ;).


That is NOT how you reply to a PM, ....a CORDIAL PM at that!

Enough

Umm, I didn't even realize you sent me a message Chewy, the "fur" that I was refering to, was my dog (Spero) who just chewed the poop (once again tying to keep it G in here  ;)) out of my Luke IV which I gave a custom paint job to which I called it the "Dark Luke" (I painted some pieces black, and it looked great until now  :-\ ).  I just finished the work yesterday, and I was looking forward to seeing the paint dry, but my puppy saw differently  :'( lol, thats life.

As for your pm chewy, I will see what it was about and give you a reply in about 5 seconds, sorry if you got the wrong idea  :).
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ArkaiHalon on August 03, 2009, 07:55:58 PM
The dog ate your saber.

Why was your saber where the dog could get to it if it was freshly painted?

That has got to be one of the most creative excuses I've ever heard.




not really.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 03, 2009, 08:51:46 PM
The dog ate your saber.

Why was your saber where the dog could get to it if it was freshly painted?

That has got to be one of the most creative excuses I've ever heard.




not really.

I know you may not believe me, but my puppy Spero, (who is a Beagle, LOVES LOVES LOVES to climb the dinner table, which is where the saber was).  Normaly this would be the perfect place for my saber, because my puppy would be in his house (kennel) and my girl friend would be at work.  Today she had the day off, and Spero was out of his house, he then proceded to take his rage against my hobby out on my newly compelted saber. 

TRUE STORY PROMISE  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 03, 2009, 09:29:03 PM
Not looking forward to another year of school and I havent  been able to register till tomorrow :'( Classes start on the 17th...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on August 04, 2009, 07:42:55 AM
I need pics of the chewed saber to believe it... ;) ::)

Shaak Ti, I understand your pain. We don't get our course schedules for high school until the first day this year. Then they cut teachers, added to the building... so I'm going to be totally lost... I need a Jedi to guide me towards the light. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 04, 2009, 01:53:12 PM
My 3rd year and I got 3 more and an Art Institute :'( I hate school, but its the only door I have for a better if not improved life.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on August 04, 2009, 03:44:30 PM
My 3rd year and I got 3 more and an Art Institute :'( I hate school, but its the only door I have for a better if not improved life.

Good things come to those who wait.  Be mindful of the "destination"....but enjoy the "journey".
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 04, 2009, 05:29:24 PM
the journey Id rather bypass, but with study and knowledge comes power...no matter how much getting there bites. Oh and doctor appointments...blah!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on August 04, 2009, 05:30:33 PM
 ;)

enjoy today!!Worry not about tomorrow!!it will work out little lady!! ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on August 04, 2009, 05:34:49 PM
the journey Id rather bypass, but with study and knowledge comes power...no matter how much getting there bites. Oh and doctor appointments...blah!

I know it's hard to see it now...but you'll look back on these days and think..."Ahhhh.....good times, good times".  (except for the doctor stuff....I remember your condition....hope you're getting better)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on August 04, 2009, 05:46:50 PM
I'm sitting here coughing my head off. My coworker last week came in sick and passed viral bronchitis all around. I had a high fever and stuff last week that I got rid of quick so thought it was gone. Well unknown to me it then settles in after about 7-10 days and starts to really tear up your respiratory system. Plus being a viral infection there isn't much you can do but ride it out. Needless to say if lightsabers were real my sith side woudl have removed my coworkers head with it  >:(  :-[ :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on August 04, 2009, 05:48:33 PM
Well, getting ready to start my senior year of my Bachelors here and I thought I was getting tired of school.

Throughout the course of this internship at the corporate office of a major bank, it has reinvigorated my desire to stay in school.  

I figure...with the economy the way it is, and the fact that it won't truly bottom out until late into 2010 due to many variables (causing this recession/depression to actually be a double dip bottom out) plus the encouragement of my two mentors to stay in school, I'm looking forward to continuing on directly into my Masters or Law School.  I haven't firmly decided yet.  There aren't many universities near me that offer a Masters in Financial Economics.  I'd have to move back east across NC towards Raleigh to attend NC State.  Not a great thing uprooting 3 children, a wife, and my little girl due in December.

So that's why I'm considering an MBA or Law School.

Only thing I can think of is find something you can do to "put things in perspective" for you.  After getting out of the military, it put into perspective that I wanted to go back and get my education.  After getting stressed after 3 years of schooling and striving to maintain as near a perfect 4.0 as I could, the internship was a good "break" for me over the summer.  I realize that the day to day grind, at least of that part of banking, is NOT what I wanted.

LOL ...  Good thing I realized that now than before I graduate in a year.  Good pay isn't the only requirement I'm looking for.

*******

As far as personal stress...I'd like to smack the VA Representatives that thought up the idea of allowing subcontracted third-party doctors the ability to do our "analysis" for our disability ratings.  Due to some guy who spent less than 30 minutes on me, didn't do anything but eye-ball the measurements and walk me through my "check-up", and the fact that he couldn't even type up the report correctly, I get a letter from the VA saying they are considering lowering my disability from 90% to 70%, a loss of $500 per month.  (Major hit for someone who has 3 children with one on the way, a wife, and a daughter from a former marriage.)

Good thing is, back in 2004 they tried doing this to me when I requested an increase from 60%.  AT that time, they sent me to a subcontractor too who failed at a proper review, it literally took her less than 7 minutes to evalute me.  Got a letter back saying we are considering reducing you from 60 to 40%.  Took me a year and a half.  Had to drive 6 hours to Winston-Salem at that time for an appeals hearing.  Went on record with my statement and my wife's.  Get a second "proper" evalution that took the doctor 55 minutes to do where he broke out measuring equipment and everything to measure angles.  Get a letter from the VA a couple months after that saying that they apologized and found that the first doctor's evalution was truly in error, and that not only were they keeping me at 60% but my injuries HAD in fact gotten worse and they were increasing me to 90%, eligible for 100% unemployability (which I never took the 100% because I wanted the motivation to get out there and attempt to work and do something.)

So ... the positive note I guess is that I've been through the bureaucratic red tape before, so I was more prepared this time.  At this evalution, I took my wife and she went in with me and witnessed everything, just in case something like this occurred again.

Funny part.  If a vet is over 30% disabled, then 10+10 doesn't equal 20 anymore.  They use a chart to determine your pay.  Each of my injuries add up to 170%, but I'm only getting paid for 90%.  LOL... this doesn't even include the PTSD and Anger issues, and Diabetes incurred due to the time in the military.

My wife keeps reminding me to take my meds and say "wu-sah" and not get stressed and angered over it.  Kind of tough some days when you know your children may suffer for it.

Ah well ... Life is full of stupid people getting paid low level government wages and just going through the motions to collect said wages.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 04, 2009, 07:19:34 PM
Life is a wonderful thing, isnt it? Heg. Yeah right ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 04, 2009, 08:47:19 PM
Life is a wonderful thing, isnt it? Heg. Yeah right ::)

To Quote Metallica's song no leaf clover:  "When it comes to being at the soothing light at the end of your tunnel, it's just a freight train comin your way"
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 05, 2009, 01:57:17 AM
I had a reply...and I just lost it! Grrr btw Jedye, I never have good times at school. Im too worried about grades, GPA to get my financial aid back, and how am I gonna pay for things when I barely havd a penny
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 05, 2009, 07:21:23 PM
I had a reply...and I just lost it! Grrr btw Jedye, I never have good times at school. Im too worried about grades, GPA to get my financial aid back, and how am I gonna pay for things when I barely havd a penny

I'm sorry Master Shaak Ti, I realy do know how that feels, if I ever win the lottery I'll look you up and share the wealth  ;D.  This rat race lifestyle that most of us live, realy isn't for everyone, worrying about GPA, Credit Score, keeping your Job; just seems like alot of un needed worry to me  :-\.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 05, 2009, 07:39:47 PM
I'm sorry Master Shaak Ti, I realy do know how that feels, if I ever win the lottery I'll look you up and share the wealth  ;D.  This rat race lifestyle that most of us live, realy isn't for everyone, worrying about GPA, Credit Score, keeping your Job; just seems like alot of un needed worry to me  :-\.
:-\ It doesn't matter if it's for "everyone" or not...reality is: we have to live it. :P

@ Shaak Ti: Remember Qui-Gon's advice to young Obi-Wan: "Keep you mind on the moment." From my experience, if you focus on each individual assignment and give everything your best, you won't need to worry about GPA and financial aid: they'll take care of themselves. The more distracted you are on things of the future, the less cognitive energy you have to attend to the matters at hand. ;)

And my complaint...
My stupid ex- overdrew from my bank account (she still refuses to get her own account) and I got hit with a $60 penalty... >:(
PLUS because there was no money in the bank, and I don't get paid until the 12th, I had no money to pay my credit cards so I got hit with one $30 and one $40 penalty... >:(
$130 out the window because of some woman's stupidity... >:( >:( >:(

Fortunately, good times are ahead. 8) My cards will be paid off and I will be in debt no more. ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 05, 2009, 08:02:48 PM
I'm sorry Master Shaak Ti, I realy do know how that feels, if I ever win the lottery I'll look you up and share the wealth  ;D.  This rat race lifestyle that most of us live, realy isn't for everyone, worrying about GPA, Credit Score, keeping your Job; just seems like alot of un needed worry to me  :-\.
:-\ It doesn't matter if it's for "everyone" or not...reality is: we have to live it. :P


Not nessicarily my Jedi friend, just last night I was watching a documentary on the National Geographic channel, about Taboo drugs used around the world, and their impacts on different societies.  During this doc, they interviewed an Indian man (From India, not Native American), who had taken up a life of poverty by choice, as a self emposed sacriment to the Hindu God Shiba.  (The reason he was in this doc, was that he smoked marijuana as part of his worship of Shiba; in Hindu Theology, Shiba consumed marijuana aswel).  I found myself finding alot to admire about this man, and his choice of lifestyle, he spoke of foraking all material posesions, as a sign of his devotion to his God, and that he spoke of how the "Wetern" life style would lead only to suffering and misery.  On the hole, I think he is exactly right.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 05, 2009, 08:11:55 PM
and that he spoke of how the "Wetern" life style would lead only to suffering and misery.  On the hole, I think he is exactly right.
I don't disagree, all I'm saying is that living in an increasingly Westernized world, to do so--realistically speaking--would be most difficult.
It is an admirable aspiration, though.

BTW, have you ever read "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau? One of my favorite books...and Mr. Thoreau gave up the rat race and lived in a house he built for himself for 2 years. A lot of profound insight in that book. ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Wraith on August 05, 2009, 08:28:11 PM
and that he spoke of how the "Wetern" life style would lead only to suffering and misery.  On the hole, I think he is exactly right.
I don't disagree, all I'm saying is that living in an increasingly Westernized world, to do so--realistically speaking--would be most difficult.
It is an admirable aspiration, though.

BTW, have you ever read "Walden" by Henry David Thoreau? One of my favorite books...and Mr. Thoreau gave up the rat race and lived in a house he built for himself for 2 years. A lot of profound insight in that book. ;)

Very True, I would be probably the hardest life style choice one could make, I don't think that I would be up to it, I am to dependant on my laptop, and X Box 360, not to mention my DVR (God bless who ever came up with DVR lol ).  I find it very very interesting that so many people see taking on that kind of lifestyle as just dropping out, or giving up on life, when in fact the person choosing to live this way, is making one of the hardest and most admirable desicions of his/or her life.

I have not read that book, however I like your description of the subject matter, I will have to go check it out, thanks for the info :).  I am always looking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, and I try to collect all the knowledge and wisdom that I can, from as many sources as possible so that I can try to get a clear and wide perspective on the great mystery that is life.  This man "Mr. Rhoreau" seems like he would be someone that could teach us all quite a bit when it comes to the over valuing of material possesions.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on August 05, 2009, 08:42:37 PM
Wraith - good luck with that! lol   :D  The more information I get about this world and how it works, the more I understand the statement that 'ignorance is bliss'!

My friend once told me, life is easy when you have no choice.  What he means is, figure out your priorities, figure out what you will not compromise on, and then base your decisions from there.  Once you decide on your priorities, your decisions should reflect that.

Case in point: I consider that I need my training classes, so I have no choice but to figure out how to keep my training in my life.  My decisions are based on the goal of keeping my training in my life - where I live, the job I take, the things I spend my money on, etc. 

Anyway, on to my venting:  just found out that I WILL have to go to court to show that there was a clerical error with DMV.  I mean geez, they're so good at communicating when I have a violation, but DMV can't communication that they were wrong.  Now I have to take a day off of work for something that wasn't my fault.  Because of this (and a potentially $2000 body shop bill for my car) I might have to miss THE COOLEST labor day party ever.  I'm serious, there's gonna be s'mores there and everything.

I'm going to see what I can do about it though.  Hopefully I'll be able to swing things the right way.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on August 05, 2009, 09:15:49 PM
Shaak,

Do you have access to the Pell, Fed Sub and Fed Unsub options in financial aid?  If you have access to all 3, or even just the last two, that should be able to assist you largely in your tuition.  Unless you're going to a school charging more than $24,000 a year for in-state tuition?  It's been quite awhile since I was in the moderator area, so I don't remember your situation exactly.

But I know that I am qualifying for all three of the above, in addition to the GI Bill/Voc Rehab.  There's a bunch of finanical aid out there actually.  I had been directed to a website that on an hourly basis sends an update email to me about any new loans/grant programs that have just been announced.  It's on FastWeb.  There's some in there that require work to become eligible for.  There's some that you just have to meet certain criteria (like the military/disabled vet ones that I was looking at).

Might be another option for you.  It was a site I found through a link at Western Carolina University.

http://www.fastweb.com/
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 05, 2009, 10:11:59 PM
Raijlin, I registes at the fasfa website. I only seem eligible for the Pell. I also get the BOG waiver. I wish I could find a grant that wont look at my gpa per semester. Ill pm you my school bs when I can get on wifi connection.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on August 05, 2009, 11:17:40 PM
Alrighty.  Do that when you can.  Maybe I can at least can check up on some things on my end.  Is the school the equivalent of a "community college" or something of that regard?  Cause I can't imagine why you wouldn't be eligible for the Federal Subsidized Loan or the Federal Unsubsidized Loan.  I know when I went to my 2 year school, I was only eligible for the Pell Grant.  But with that Pell Grant, it was more than enough to pay for the tuition.  Shoot me that school website info when you can.  Sounds like maybe your Finanical Aid office isn't working hard enough for you, or they don't know about how hard it is on you financially.  Sometimes you really need to stress to them your need because they see so many faces.

With the Fed Sub and Unsub, yeah they're loans and you have to eventually pay them back, but the cool part is the Subsidized you don't start paying back until you stop going to school.  Meaning, you could actually keep going until your Masters or Doctorates (as it was explained to me) and defer your payments until you finish school.  While you're in school, the Federal Government actually pays the interest on your loans.

The unsub loan, you have to pay at least the interest on the loan immediately every month.  It's not too bad, because I believe the rate on both my Sub and Unsubs are like 8.0% or 8.5%   Maybe less, lol.  I don't remember.

The Sub Loan you can max out to $5,500 for the year.

The UnSub Loan you can max out to various amounts depending on your year in college.  A senior is $6,194 .

The Pell should be at $5,350 for you for the year.




Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 06, 2009, 02:55:28 AM
loans *cringe* Im below poor so I stay away from loans of any kind. Yes, I go to a community college. www.shastacollege.edu, if that helps any...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on August 06, 2009, 06:36:10 AM
Yeah, I hear ya about the "loan" horror.  LOL...but since my transfer from my 2 year community college to the University, I believe that I can contribute the loans largely to my ability to focus entirely on my education and my grades.  I didn't have to focus on school, my sons and wife, and a job at the same time. 

I had to leverage the stresses and figure out if the stress of paying back the loans later with a good job would be less than the immediate stress of having to work a full-time job while trying to work AND manage a family AND go to school.   LOL ...

I hear the dilemma about the community college.  When I was attending mine, I was only eligible for the Pell Grant and another grant given to community college students that were eligible in that area.

I'll PM you also about more specific information you might not want to post on here.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on August 06, 2009, 06:51:05 AM
Well, wow.  I must say I just started perusing your school's website and was surprised by a couple of things.  One thing I thought was cool was the offering of dormitory housing for a community college.  So many don't have that.  It's an awesome program.

The horrifying part was the fact that the basic costs for the school (Tuition, Student Health, Campus Center, Books and Supplies) was $6,169!

That isn't even including the costs if you would take advantage of their meal plan or housing.  Have you gone directly into the office and spoke with any of the reps directly to see if there are any local grants you may be eligible for?  I know for a fact that there is money out there.  Heck, I don't approve of Obama, but that was one thing he did was sign into passage a bunch of legislation for college students.

I still say that the stress you may have later paying back a loan might be less than dealing with what you're going through now, so a loan might be a consideration for you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 06, 2009, 12:12:25 PM
Thanks guys. The dorms were a godsend until I lost my financial aid that was paying for it :'( Breaking the lease cost me 200$. Ouch! The BOG waiver reduces everything down to a flat fee of 37.50. All art, theater, etc fees you have to pay. Art is expensive!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Rebel on August 06, 2009, 01:05:46 PM
Thanks guys. The dorms were a godsend until I lost my financial aid that was paying for it :'( Breaking the lease cost me 200$. Ouch! The BOG waiver reduces everything down to a flat fee of 37.50. All art, theater, etc fees you have to pay. Art is expensive!

Oh yes... art is ridiculously expensive. I spent over $250 just for last semester's art supplies. Hopefully it'll all pay off in the end though.  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Elandron on August 06, 2009, 01:56:18 PM
Heck, I don't approve of Obama, but that was one thing he did was sign into passage a bunch of legislation for college students.

On a related note... I've been working with the DOL trying to get the new TAA/TRA benefits up and going for our group.  The state's unemployment office even mentioned in our meeting this morning that we were only the 2nd group to be approved under the new regulations - they themselves were still trying to get a "grasp" of the policies and procedures.  There are so many new "regulations" and programs... dig, dig, dig, then dig some more.  You will find some very beneficial!  Just because one person tells you no, or there is no such thing... ask a few more people.  And good luck!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on August 06, 2009, 04:47:02 PM
Wheres the search feature?! Ugh.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on August 06, 2009, 08:27:44 PM
Sorry, I just need to vent a bit.
I am so sick of my crutches and being a cripple. This is all just not me. I was active and on my way to my dream job. Now this.
(for those that do not know my story, I posted a few pages before)
So far we have lost our home because of this and had to move our finances as the worst they have ever been. My wife works so hard  and is now having to take a second job. We have to keep writing bad checks and putting ourselves further in the hole just to make up for the week before. I can't work so I have little to contribute. I was thinking about offering my services here to do custom work but it seems as if there are plenty doing that already. Now tomorrow I have to go to my doctors office and argue with him about what I want for my life. He tells me I want to keep my leg and keep getting surgeries. I tell him I am ready to walk without my foot and lower leg swelling up like a balloon. I am tired of the constant pain. I am sick of living with this dead tree of a leg. Let me move on with my life.
I pray and ask God for help and I know he hears me. He has already done so much for us. I just don't know his will right now. Seems to me that when I pray about all this I find myself being introduced to another amputee who is telling me that at this point they would seek an amputation. I know that is hard for some of you to understand but when you look at your kids growing up before your eyes and you can't run out to play with them or you see the frustration of your wife who is working so hard to keep us afloat only to find bigger holes in the boat every week and you know that amputation may have you back up and going with in 6 to 9 months, it starts looking pretty good. You know, before this happened we were doing fairly well. So, we decided to help a kid out and sponsored a child in India. Her family was so happy to have us and continue to write to us even tho we can't help them right now. I hate that.  I hate that a lot. It's not their fault. It's not my kids fault or my wife. It's mine. And that hurts. I am suppose to take care of my family. 
Well, I'll get off of here and stop complaining. There are certainly people with more problems than me. I just needed to let it out and my wife and kids just don't need to here it right now. They need to be focused on school, work and family time.
Anyone who prays I just ask that if you could, please say a prayer for me at the doctors tomorrow. Thanks and God bless!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delta48 on August 06, 2009, 11:30:29 PM
Sorry, I just need to vent a bit.
I am so sick of my crutches and being a cripple. This is all just not me. I was active and on my way to my dream job. Now this.
(for those that do not know my story, I posted a few pages before)
So far we have lost our home because of this and had to move our finances as the worst they have ever been. My wife works so hard  and is now having to take a second job. We have to keep writing bad checks and putting ourselves further in the hole just to make up for the week before. I can't work so I have little to contribute. I was thinking about offering my services here to do custom work but it seems as if there are plenty doing that already. Now tomorrow I have to go to my doctors office and argue with him about what I want for my life. He tells me I want to keep my leg and keep getting surgeries. I tell him I am ready to walk without my foot and lower leg swelling up like a balloon. I am tired of the constant pain. I am sick of living with this dead tree of a leg. Let me move on with my life.
I pray and ask God for help and I know he hears me. He has already done so much for us. I just don't know his will right now. Seems to me that when I pray about all this I find myself being introduced to another amputee who is telling me that at this point they would seek an amputation. I know that is hard for some of you to understand but when you look at your kids growing up before your eyes and you can't run out to play with them or you see the frustration of your wife who is working so hard to keep us afloat only to find bigger holes in the boat every week and you know that amputation may have you back up and going with in 6 to 9 months, it starts looking pretty good. You know, before this happened we were doing fairly well. So, we decided to help a kid out and sponsored a child in India. Her family was so happy to have us and continue to write to us even tho we can't help them right now. I hate that.  I hate that a lot. It's not their fault. It's not my kids fault or my wife. It's mine. And that hurts. I am suppose to take care of my family. 
Well, I'll get off of here and stop complaining. There are certainly people with more problems than me. I just needed to let it out and my wife and kids just don't need to here it right now. They need to be focused on school, work and family time.
Anyone who prays I just ask that if you could, please say a prayer for me at the doctors tomorrow. Thanks and God bless!
i see what your talking about, my mom has the same problem sort of except its rsd rsd stands for reflex sympathetic distrophy her leg really swells because if walked on alot it swells and i will pray for you and your family
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on August 07, 2009, 06:37:06 AM

Anyone who prays I just ask that if you could, please say a prayer for me at the doctors tomorrow. Thanks and God bless!

Done.  It's in His hands....just trust.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 07, 2009, 08:37:49 AM
Anyone who prays I just ask that if you could, please say a prayer for me at the doctors tomorrow. 
Done...and I'll keep doing so. You're a real trooper...and He will grant you the strength and wisdom you need. ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on August 07, 2009, 11:59:30 AM
Amp:

There is no "fault".  Your situation is what it is, don't put more pressure on yourself by feeling guilty about it.  I'm sure you're the only one that feels that you are to blame for all this.  Don't feel bad that you can't sponsor the child in India at the moment.  You helped them when you could, and that's more than other people ever do.

Things will turn around for you, I'm sure of it.  You're strong, you have your family, and your faith, and the support of this community.

As for offering your services, there's nothing to lose by offering, right?  From what I've seen of the sabersmiths here, every one has their own 'style' and/or niche.  Who's to say that we're just waiting for you to fill yours?

I'll be thinking of you.  Check in often!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on August 07, 2009, 12:05:58 PM
I recommend you offer your services. I don't know what they are in specific, but like Barriss said, it doesn't hurt to try.

I will pray for you my friend. ;) 8)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on August 11, 2009, 08:53:04 PM
I just want to thank everyone for your kind words and prayers.
I did have my Dr. appointment. He said that he would like to try to do another bone graft and clean the tissue out of my ankle in hopes to get it to move. The surgery still puts me at risk for an amputation. It's 50/50 right now. I could however, have my ankle freed up if the surgery works and I would be walking without crutches again. I would most likely have to be with a cane for the rest of my life. Hey, look at Yoda! He had a cane and could still kick some major butt! Anakin was an amputee and he was awesome with a saber! So, there is hope for me yet! ;D 
If the surgery does  not work then the only other thing we are doing is the amputation. My surgery will be in September.
I am good with keeping my leg and at this point I am good with the amputation as well. I just want to walk and get back to helping my family!
I will be offering some custom sabers and custom work soon. I have two projects that I want to get done first to use in my portfolio as examples.
I am also thankful for the Fx-Sabers Forum. The people I have met here so far are wonderful selfless people with great hearts!
God bless you all!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on August 11, 2009, 10:04:54 PM
Praying for you bro. As Casey said, it's in His hands, the hands of the healer who knows every hair on our heads and every blood cell in our bodies.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on August 13, 2009, 12:01:03 AM
Ok so I dont talk about myself much as many of the oldys know but I feel I need to get this off my chest.

Now for the past what 2 months I have been helping a freind out by watching her kid while shes at work. Now she doesent pay much but that never really bothered me. I got smokes, food and slept on teh couch.

But Her "mother" moved in and I think one of her kids is moving in as well. Nothing was discussed with me about this and what changes would be made.
Now I was going to play a video game but she told me I couldent cause she was going to clean the house up and steam clean the floors. whatever ok. So I was going to try to sleep then. nope cant do that cause she just has to move the couch. Clean around it!

So they took all night. I was susposed to be asleep hours ago so I said screw it and went got a sandwhich in a can, did my laundry and had something to eat.....she still wasent done and the seccond my friend left for work she started acting like she owned the place.

Now to open the window a bit so you can see why I am pissed her "mother" isent her mother. she jus kinda took care of my friend and her brother when her real mom wasent being a ..... well I cant say that word.

Her real mom has only been back in her life for about 2 years now bu her real mom is way nicer than this person. I have more of a stake to do what I want in that house than she does cause for the fact that she is no way leagally connected to my friend that I childsit for.

I dident want to put up with it so as soon as my clothes were done in the dryer I packed up and came to my home, when my friend gets home I will talk to her and see whats going to go on. cause if shes going to be there, not working or doing anything then she can watch the kid. I will not have someone breathing down my neck telling me whats going on when I know full well whats going on more than she does. I dont like that sort of thing and I would rather just get out and not deal with it cause I dont want to make it my problem.

The situation I was in was great somewhat till it was unanounced to me what was going on. I should be keyed in the loup. So i guess if things are not going to workout the way we had planned cause of this sharliten(sp) then I will go back to being a lazy bum and get a real job. I am more than willing to help out my friends in anyway I can but I will not put up with that kinda stuff.

Now if it was her real mother moing in then I could deal with it cause shes cool and works but I will not sit around and let someone thats not blood or leagally bonded to my friend act like she owns the place cause she dosent. xxx my friends name isent on the deed to the house, her real mother and decesed father is. she dosent have the money and such to go through thte legal things to change the names.

So untill I know whats going on wha thappens over there is not my problem. and what buggs me is I got everything but my brush!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on August 18, 2009, 05:29:48 PM
It's been a while, but I need say this or I'm going to go bonkers.  :P

Well, the school year's starting up again for me. Yay. This means I get to wake up at 6:30 every day, go see a bunch of psychopathic, perverted idiots who can't tell the difference between a Luke ANH and a Luke ESB (not what they know what Star Wars is anyway), and sit alone in a classroom without any of my friends in it.  :'(

This is going to be such a fuuuuuunnnnn year.  >:( >:(

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on August 18, 2009, 05:32:06 PM
It's been a while, but I need say this or I'm going to go bonkers.  :P

Well, the school year's starting up again for me. Yay. This means I get to wake up at 6:30 every day, go see a bunch of psychopathic, perverted idiots who can't tell the difference between a Luke ANH and a Luke ESB (not what they know what Star Wars is anyway), and sit alone in a classroom without any of my friends in it.  :'(

This is going to be such a fuuuuuunnnnn year.  >:( >:(



Your not alone. (as for the lightsaber thing, most kids don't care. Don't even bring it up. If your smart, you'll realize it's more trouble than it's worth.) ;) ::) I learned that real fast. I only discuss it with my closest friends now. Which means everyone knows, but no one cares. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on August 18, 2009, 05:36:15 PM
It's been a while, but I need say this or I'm going to go bonkers.  :P

Well, the school year's starting up again for me. Yay. This means I get to wake up at 6:30 every day, go see a bunch of psychopathic, perverted idiots who can't tell the difference between a Luke ANH and a Luke ESB (not what they know what Star Wars is anyway), and sit alone in a classroom without any of my friends in it.  :'(

This is going to be such a fuuuuuunnnnn year.  >:( >:(



Your not alone. (as for the lightsaber thing, most kids don't care. Don't even bring it up. If your smart, you'll realize it's more trouble than it's worth.) ;) ::) I learned that real fast. I only discuss it with my closest friends now. Which means everyone knows, but no one cares. :D

Excatly, Caden. I was just throwing out the Luke thing as an example.  :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on August 18, 2009, 05:42:33 PM
One of my associate thought my lightsaber was a messed up florescent light. :D Pretty sad. All my other friends call them "warp lights", "Nerd toys". or just lightsabers. :D

(But they love me, and they know it.)

I'm a little peeved at having painted both my new PVC Hilts 3 times a piece now. I'm goign to wait a week, before handling either of them, even to install electronics.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on August 19, 2009, 06:11:26 PM
Just wanted to share this. I didn't see a tread for good news and this is where I have been posting updates about my stupid leg.
Anywho, I use to play the drums at my church back up in Indiana.  After my accident I couldn't play anymore. Or so I thought. I was in vited to night to play drums with my church down here in GA where I live now. It was a small set, 3 songs but, I did it. I played the bass with my bad leg! I am paying for it now but it was well worth it. When I was born I had to be brought out by C-section (I know that's not how you spell it but it works for me) because I had drumsticks in my hand. I have played professionally for around 20 years. So, a year of not playing drums was torture!
I made it through the whole set and everyone said it sounded great. I thought it was rusty but I have always been hard on myself.
PRAISE GOD! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 19, 2009, 06:36:58 PM
That's awesome! It may hurt, but it works! That IMO is a blessing in and of itself.
And I think you're right...we really do need a "good news" thread. ;)

@ Caden: They're just jealous because they don't have the GUTS to be nerdy.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Eunice on August 19, 2009, 10:22:54 PM
Amptrooper: That's really good to hear! I also played drum for my church praise team for a few years, and I imagine how hard it must have been playing the bass part with your bad leg. It must have felt really good, though. I do see God's work in your life. :)

Ben Skywalker and Darth Caden: My school starts on August 31. I'm really unsatisfied with my schedule, which I picked up today. I have one of the hardest teachers for AP English Lit and AP Calculus and I'm not in the same AFJROTC periods with any of my friends so far! And there are 5 periods! >:(
As for the lightsaber thing: When I first showed my Anakin ROTS fx lightsaber to my friends, they thought it was pretty cool. They wanted one themselves! :D (I don't know if they meant that, though :D) I understand how you feel about those other kids, though. Ugh. I get ridiculed all the time at school- especially during uniform day for AFJROTC. However, I do have a few friends who like Star Wars- not as much as I do- but when I quote from the Star Wars, they know what I'm taking about! ;D
At least we have the wonderful members of this forum! ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on August 20, 2009, 06:54:14 AM
For those of you who have seen my pics, I'm big enough to through down on some people! :D ;) i'm too peaceable though. I'll fight if they provoke me enough, or start picking on my friends, but i ignore them when they bother me personally. standign 6'1" and weighing 184 pounds is a very nice thing... :D Specially when a lot of my weight is muscle. :o 8)

Hooah!

As for teachers, my Algebra II honors teacher hates everyone unless they're on the school's girl's softball team. the highest my bro said I'll get is a low-B. (He's at USMA, so I tend to believe him) :D  I'm also takign film Critique, in which I get to make a movie! ;) :D guess what I'm going to do... ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on August 21, 2009, 10:36:04 AM
Just wanted to share this. I didn't see a tread for good news



Sounds like a great idea to me.  ;)  Why not cut and paste your last post and make it the first post in new thread.  Start out with a brief sentence or two description that the new thread can offset the bad news vent thread.

It's all you man.  Unless you don't want to.  But I'll start it if you don't.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on August 21, 2009, 11:41:41 AM
Consider it done! ;D  Thanks!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 21, 2009, 10:25:23 PM
So after paying my credit card bill online, the credit card company took ANOTHER payment via e-check from my bank account. I didn't know they could do that WITHOUT my authorization. >:(

Because I didn't have enough in my bank account to cover the cost of the SECOND payment, my bank account processed a cash advance from my other credit card (same company as my bank) to cover the cost. I didn't know they could do THAT, either. >:(

So after calling up the credit card company AND the bank from TAIWAN on my SATURDAY morning, and spending an HOUR on the phone, they said I'll get the money put back into my account in 72 hours.

But what about the $10 cash advance fee the bank charged me for? Or the $30 over-credit-limit fee for putting a cash advance on a card that didn't have a balance low enough to cover the costs? Or my two phone calls to the U.S. from TAIWAN? Who's gonna pay for that? >:( >:( >:(

If I've ever wanted to go Sith and put a lightsaber through someone's cerebral cortex, it's today. >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on August 21, 2009, 10:57:57 PM
So after paying my credit card bill online, the credit card company took ANOTHER payment via e-check from my bank account. I didn't know they could do that WITHOUT my authorization. >:(

Because I didn't have enough in my bank account to cover the cost of the SECOND payment, my bank account processed a cash advance from my other credit card (same company as my bank) to cover the cost. I didn't know they could do THAT, either. >:(

So after calling up the credit card company AND the bank from TAIWAN on my SATURDAY morning, and spending an HOUR on the phone, they said I'll get the money put back into my account in 72 hours.

But what about the $10 cash advance fee the bank charged me for? Or the $30 over-credit-limit fee for putting a cash advance on a card that didn't have a balance low enough to cover the costs? Or my two phone calls to the U.S. from TAIWAN? Who's gonna pay for that? >:( >:( >:(

If I've ever wanted to go Sith and put a lightsaber through someone's cerebral cortex, it's today. >:(

If you gave them your account number and routing number (echeck) then you pretty much gave them permission to mess up your life forever.  >:( And your bank should only allow overdraft from a credit line if you specifically had them set it up like that. Make sure they remove that service if you no longer want it (or didnt ask for it in the first place).
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on August 22, 2009, 02:19:21 AM
If you gave them your account number and routing number (echeck) then you pretty much gave them permission to mess up your life forever.  >:( And your bank should only allow overdraft from a credit line if you specifically had them set it up like that. Make sure they remove that service if you no longer want it (or didnt ask for it in the first place).
Thanks for the pointer. I'm going to call my bank on Monday after the money has been put back in and have them cancel ALL of those "convenience" services.

And I'm cancelling that credit card that overdrew twice. I was going to keep it for emergencies, but if they're doing this crap, than they don't deserve my patronage.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on August 22, 2009, 07:29:41 AM
Sorry ot hear about the credit card issues Jasher. We have had this happen too. we just canceled the cards.

So, it's raining. Pouring like All get out, and the ditch along the property line begins to overflow. It's stopped up. I put on my rain slicker, my sandals, and get my shovel. Headign out there, i lost my sandals twice in the mud. Then it started lightning. We are putting up a carport, and right now, it's just frames. So, I'm standing in the pouring rain, under a metal frame in the lightning, trying to unclog a ditch. Got that picture in your mind? Now it gets better.

I coudln't unclog the ditch form 6 feet away. What do I do. I have to move do the embankment. In the process  My sandal escapes and goes whooshing away! It washed down the ditch about 75 feet before i finally caught it. So by that point I'm muddy and soaked. (And it's still lightning.)  I go back, stand in the water in the ditch, (At this point I didn't even care) unclog it, and trek back across the muddy ground, losing my sandal and sinking up to my ankles this time around.

My dog's tarp was also full of water. I had ot go out there, braving the soaking dog and the "landmines" ot punch holes in her tarp. all the water rushes down my arm and into my coat sleeve. More mud. Greeeeaaaat....

I get in the house, dry off a little, clean off the mud, and sit down. And it quits raining. :P :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on August 23, 2009, 06:41:01 AM
I have had the worse luck with computers lately...first my home computer's hard drive gets shot due to a brief power outage a couple of weeks ago.  Then last night something happened when I went to open up MSN Messenger, it gave me some sort of error and my laptop started to lag like a mofo.  So I initially rebooted it...well it would freeze before the Windows XP logo screen would come up.  I cursed under my breath for a few minutes and had to do a system restore to its original factory settings.  I wouldn't have mind so much normally but the fact I was working on an expanded sfx-free set for Revenge Of The Sith' score, it really irritated me.  I also had to redownload all the programs I had on here.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on August 23, 2009, 06:52:16 AM
I feel your pain, Vosk. I had to re-install Windows XP last week on my laptop due to a FATAL error (i think it had something to do with the Window Updates I installed)

Since I don't have the disk for this computer, I had to DL all it's drivers.  It's an Lenovo Thinkpad so there are literally HUNDREDS of drivers.  Each hotkey has it own.   ::)

EDIT:  Going back through this topic... we sure do have a lot of computer issues here.   :D

We should make a new topic for that... "You, your stupid computer and You" lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on September 01, 2009, 08:42:07 AM
I am highly annoyed with Garbett Homes right now. My wife and I are building a condo with them. When we began this process they told us the building would be ready by the end of July. As the time got closer it was clear that that was not true. They told us maybe 2 more weeks, August 15 at the latest. So we put in our move out date for our current apartment as August 31st. We thought that would be plenty of time. But nooooooo... Now its looking like September 15th.
I spent Saturday driving back and forth between our old place and our storage unit with an F350 full of stuff, 4 trips of about 50 miles each way. What angers me is that Im just gona have to take another weekend to move it all from storage to our new place in a week or two. Why cant builders just be honest with their dates???
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on September 03, 2009, 05:57:49 PM
Why cant builders just be honest with their dates???
Afraid that they'll anger potential buyers? ??? ::)

Tough luck...how are the in-laws? Are they worthy of another post on this thread? :D j/k
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Romulus on September 03, 2009, 06:25:49 PM
Nothing says high self-esteem like being cheated on then immediately dumped.
I think I take the stress cake.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on September 06, 2009, 05:40:49 AM
Romulus, that sucks! Sorry that happened to you.
Well today at 10:25am I was splattered all over the road in a bad motorcycle accident. The two things I was worried about was my Wife and my Motorcycle.
I thought I had just broke my leg. I didn't realize that their first mission was to save my life as I was dieing. Then it was on to saving my leg. As y'all know it is "saved" in a sense. It is useless however, to function. So, far this day is a little more emotional then I thought it would be. I think later I am going to sit on my bike and maybe start it up. No I won't dive it. Just, some therapy. My bike, God and me. The way it was that life changing day.
God bless!

Anyone wanting to help a great cause please visit here: http://www.myspace.com/tsalagicorey
And here: www.zazzle.com/coreycola*

19 days and counting to amputation
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Romulus on September 06, 2009, 08:48:08 AM
Romulus, that sucks! Sorry that happened to you.
Well today at 10:25am I was splattered all over the road in a bad motorcycle accident. The two things I was worried about was my Wife and my Motorcycle.
I thought I had just broke my leg. I didn't realize that their first mission was to save my life as I was dieing. Then it was on to saving my leg. As y'all know it is "saved" in a sense. It is useless however, to function. So, far this day is a little more emotional then I thought it would be. I think later I am going to sit on my bike and maybe start it up. No I won't dive it. Just, some therapy. My bike, God and me. The way it was that life changing day.
God bless!

Anyone wanting to help a great cause please visit here: http://www.myspace.com/tsalagicorey
And here: www.zazzle.com/coreycola*

19 days and counting to amputation

Ok, nevermind, you get the stress cake.   :P

Are you getting a prosthetic?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delta48 on September 06, 2009, 12:10:08 PM
I have had the worse luck with computers lately...first my home computer's hard drive gets shot due to a brief power outage a couple of weeks ago.  Then last night something happened when I went to open up MSN Messenger, it gave me some sort of error and my laptop started to lag like a mofo.  So I initially rebooted it...well it would freeze before the Windows XP logo screen would come up.  I cursed under my breath for a few minutes and had to do a system restore to its original factory settings.  I wouldn't have mind so much normally but the fact I was working on an expanded sfx-free set for Revenge Of The Sith' score, it really irritated me.  I also had to redownload all the programs I had on here.
sounds like my problem except my Firefox browser keeps crashing cause my brother got too many add-ons for it
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on September 09, 2009, 02:38:10 PM
Well Northern Ireland lost an important World Cup Qualifying match tonight 2-0 to Slovakia. Not a good day for the boys in emerald green... :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on September 09, 2009, 08:54:43 PM
5 fracking hours in a dentist office... AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!! I wasn't even there for me! And then I went grocery shopping... stick a fork in me... I'm done
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Vane on September 09, 2009, 11:01:32 PM
Romulus, that sucks! Sorry that happened to you.
Well today at 10:25am I was splattered all over the road in a bad motorcycle accident. The two things I was worried about was my Wife and my Motorcycle.
I thought I had just broke my leg. I didn't realize that their first mission was to save my life as I was dieing. Then it was on to saving my leg. As y'all know it is "saved" in a sense. It is useless however, to function. So, far this day is a little more emotional then I thought it would be. I think later I am going to sit on my bike and maybe start it up. No I won't dive it. Just, some therapy. My bike, God and me. The way it was that life changing day.
God bless!

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And here: www.zazzle.com/coreycola*

19 days and counting to amputation
wow dude that realy sucks. hope things get better from here on out. i am sure gods got a plan.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Caine on September 09, 2009, 11:20:56 PM
ARGH!!!!

WHY must people post SENSELESS posts on here????

For example....on a certain FOR SALE thread, as the seller tries to sell an item, someone posts:

Interested, but broke, sorry.  :'(


What does that have to do with anything? That doesn't help the seller AT ALL and adds nothing but senseless banter in the Trade Federation that shouldn't be there!

That person should have posted something here saying,"Darn it, I want this item BAD but can't afford it right now"....and it would have been OK....because this is a VENT thread.

I think people should focus more on the things they have as opposed to the things they don't have.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on September 09, 2009, 11:55:58 PM
What does that have to do with anything? That doesn't help the seller AT ALL and adds nothing but senseless banter in the Trade Federation that shouldn't be there!
A new TF rule is that if a seller doesn't want that banter, he/she must explicitly say so in the first post.
 :-\ Some like the banter, some don't.

I'm with you, Caine...I personally find it annoying. :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jaden Korr on September 10, 2009, 04:16:20 AM
What does that have to do with anything? That doesn't help the seller AT ALL and adds nothing but senseless banter in the Trade Federation that shouldn't be there!
A new TF rule is that if a seller doesn't want that banter, he/she must explicitly say so in the first post.
 :-\ Some like the banter, some don't.

I'm with you, Caine...I personally find it annoying. :P

that is correct it is per the seller. So unless its  your sale dont worry bout it, if the seller wishes it removed it will be, and if not then it is a free bump for that thread.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Koza on September 10, 2009, 01:59:39 PM
I'm not usually one to vent, but here it goes.

So, my roommate and I couldn't finish paying rent, so he went back home and so did I. So no college this fall. That's fine, gives me some time to think.

In the mean time I'm working on a mando costume, got a job as a security guard, doing some data entry for my dad on the side, and some costuming and other stuff for a film being done around here in Seattle, and I just finished up on my part of an SW prop project over at the 501st clone detachment. Cool beans, having some fun, working hard.

Well I'm losing interest fast in almost everything I'm doing. I get jazzed up when something happens or when people talk about doing something, but 9 times out of 10, it takes weeks, and I lose that adrenaline rush. What's the point?

Well, .....I don't know. I didn't used to think much about how people thought of me, but after going to college for a year, all that back talked freaked me out. As I grew up my parents kept pushing to keep up appearances whenever doing business with people, and that kinda how I felt I had to live for that whole year. I guess before I was more worried than I thought. I was overly protected as a kid. Didn't help. I don't know how I stand with my friends. Just freaked out by that back talk because EVERYONE were double faced. Talk behind someone's back but talk to there face all friendly like. I've dealt with it before, but... sheesh, what the heck?

Didn't exactly help with grades either. Got all worked up on both sides. The new degree curriculum I was going through wasn't structured that well, and I got over worked. And I'm not the only one who had a problem with that. Everyone in the new degree got shacked. I just feel inadequate now, though, regardless. I hate living up to everyone's expectations and I feel like.... I don't know... alone? When I try to talk out about all this, no one responds or gives me the same blasted answer "it'll get better". Hasn't worked in the last 10 years, don't think it's gonna start working anytime soon.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on September 10, 2009, 05:52:28 PM
@ Koza:
Regarding the "back talk"...welcome to American culture. I have met very FEW people who aren't two-faced.
Everyone pretends and acts...it's all a game. And that's our culture. :-\
My advice? Think twice before listening to ANYTHING anyone says. "Listen" to actions, body language, and facial expressions...not words. ;)

School wise, life wise...will things get better? Not immediately. And nothing will ever be perfect.
Remember: There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow because the rainbow never ends.
So it is in life: if you put happiness on the achievement of some goal, you'll never be happy. There's always something else...something more... :-\
My advice: find happiness within yourself. You'll find sometimes that an ice cold Coca-Cola, or a favorite song, or sitting down to play a favorite video game can bring you all the happiness you'll ever need. Learn to enjoy the small things in life. That's why they're there. ;)

And if you ever need support, your fellow Jedi are here. ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on September 10, 2009, 07:47:45 PM
OK, so I've got an ongoing issue I'd like to vent on!  I retired from the military almost four years ago.  We bought a house, but told the mortgage company that things might get a bit tight for a month or so during the changeover from active duty pay to retired pay.  They assured us it would be no problem, they had ways to accommodate that.  Long story short, we got behind, got caught up, then got behind again.  In the course of all this, we changed mortgage companies three times, as they kept selling it.  Come to find out later, it was all they same overall company, just different entities.  The last one decided to foreclose as they felt we were not getting caught up to their satisfaction.  We managed to scrounge up the required funds to stop the foreclosure, but they completed the sale anyway, after accepting our money.  When we went to make our next scheduled payment, they said, "Sorry, we can't take your payment, you no longer own the house!"  We had received no notification of this.  In fact, we had received a letter saying the foreclosure WAS stopped.  This was 2 years ago, now.  We started legal proceedings, and finally, this week, we were supposed to go to court.  There was our case and an illegal detainer case filed against us.  The judge that was supposed to hear our case was scheduled the day before the illegal detainer hearing, since the outcome of ours could null and void the other.  This judge opted to combine the cases, even though we were told that we could not bring up our charges in relation to this illegal detainer!  When the judge looked at the documents today, she said it was all messed up and she had to research a few things, and would make her judgement afterwards.  It sounds like we are going to be out of luck, when all we have asked the mortgage company to do is remove the derogatory comments from our credit reports.  Since they never put the deed back in our name, no payments have been made, yet they still report us past due on payments on a house we don't even own!  Normally, I would say that we should not be living in the house, but the lawyer's advice was to stay in the house, and don't send any payments until either an agreement was reached, or we were forced out.  I truly hope this company does not get away with this, but I don't have a lot of faith in the judicial system right now!  I used to say that I spent 20+ years serving my country, and had no desire to leave it.  Now, I'm seriously considering not going back, rather bringing my family overseas with me.  I could not find a decent paying job in the States, so I came over here to Kuwait.  I don't want to stay here either, but I sometimes wonder if it's worth it to go home, when things like this are able to go on.   The good thing about coming over here is that I have made enough in the last year to almost completely wipe out what debt we had, and are on our way to creating a nice savings.  Unfortunately, regardless of how much money you have in the bank, with these derogatory comments on the credit report, we won't even be able to rent a decent place, much less buy.  It's just WRONG!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Koza on September 12, 2009, 02:45:18 AM
Jasher: Oh I don't I know it. Grown up in customer service all my life. The things people do lol. But that school year was just a constant beretting of it, it was overwhelming.

Thanks Jasher, that made my day ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on September 12, 2009, 09:50:13 AM
Got home from work yesterday and my dogs eye was covered in infection and sealed closed. I cleaned her up to find a white spot protruding out from her eye. Took her to the vet this morning without an appointment and had to wait three hours to be seen. Looks like she ran into something that poked a small hole in her eye and caused it to rupture. Best case scenario she'll lose a good bit of her site and worst case she'll lose the whole eye. Take her to the doggy eye doctor on Monday. Probably going to cost a fortune I don't have if they can even do anything. Really bummed out about it. She's one of the best dogs I've ever had and my dogs are like my kids. I know that sounds stupid to some people, but their the only family I have.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on September 12, 2009, 10:19:22 AM
DG,  So sorry to hear about your buddy's misfortune!  I completely understand what you mean about being part of your family.  My dogs are just more kids to my wife and I.  Here's hoping it is somehow manageable for you!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on September 13, 2009, 05:07:37 AM
I could not find a decent paying job in the States, so I came over here to Kuwait.  I don't want to stay here either, but I sometimes wonder if it's worth it to go home, when things like this are able to go on.   The good thing about coming over here is that I have made enough in the last year to almost completely wipe out what debt we had, and are on our way to creating a nice savings.  Unfortunately, regardless of how much money you have in the bank, with these derogatory comments on the credit report, we won't even be able to rent a decent place, much less buy.  It's just WRONG!
It is wrong, and it's just plain sad that the judicial system has decided to side with large conglomerates and turn their back on the People to whom the country truly belongs. *sigh* I though good ol' Teddy Roosevelt took care of this crap a century ago.

You could always come to Taiwan. ;D

Jasher: Oh I don't I know it. Grown up in customer service all my life. The things people do lol. But that school year was just a constant beretting of it, it was overwhelming.
Thanks Jasher, that made my day ;D

Glad I could help out. I've been in similar situations more times than I'd like to recount. ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on September 13, 2009, 05:14:17 AM
Thanks for the invite Jasher!  Never been anywhere in the Far East.... who knows!

I'm not completely without hope, our lawyer seems quite confident that we have a solid case against them, it's just a matter of how long this goes on.  I just wish I could share his optimism.  IF we get the kind of settlement he is going for, who knows where we will go!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on September 24, 2009, 03:14:44 PM
So, I'm doing dumbbell press yesterday, just started my warm up set of 50's in each hand, and suddenly, I'm rolling off the bench, and I land in a push up position on the dumbbells. :-X :-[ The dumbbells had listed, and pulled me off the stupid bench... >:( >:( ::) I was furious. I know i can do 50's, in fact, I do them all the time. I started off light yesterday, for 8 reps, and almost killed myself. I figure sliding off the bench and pulling a few muscles is better than smash my face in and tearing my rotator cuff. 8) :P :P

Ow... I'm officially out of commission from lifting and saber spinning for the next few days.... :-[ :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 01, 2009, 02:02:05 PM
I just bashed my head into the computer,  :-[ was I not supposed to that?

Good thing I have a cord for the TV, I feel better. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on October 01, 2009, 04:12:48 PM
Life sucks, packing all my stuff to be stored, and basically being homeless sucks even more  >:( ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 06, 2009, 01:40:40 PM
Oh no!! My computer is starting to get really slow, >:( Ohhh :P there we go. ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on October 06, 2009, 05:50:39 PM
 :D :D

Another head butt to the computor may fix it lol :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on October 06, 2009, 06:08:26 PM
Heh. I need to reformat my comp and reset it back to factory settings...except I have nearly 120 gigs worth of stuff and no where to put it  ::) Even my 300 gig external HDD is full!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on October 06, 2009, 06:58:05 PM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi988.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf8%2Fblue_moon222%2Fimg3c9ccf432e642.jpg&hash=e94d95e9948203d8e34f37a062b8b58b7766c244)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 07, 2009, 12:07:06 PM
(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi988.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Faf8%2Fblue_moon222%2Fimg3c9ccf432e642.jpg&hash=e94d95e9948203d8e34f37a062b8b58b7766c244)

That's a really funny pic.

Hey Ben, I did bash my head, I have a headache. :P, JK I feel better.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on October 10, 2009, 06:42:09 AM
Well, I wasn't sure to post this in the good news or bad news thread, but I decided here.

Where I am, it's snowing.

For six hours.

In October.

Does that say anything to you? (I live in a crazy town......)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on October 10, 2009, 09:23:10 AM
Ben, you wouldn't be near Denver, would you?  My brother and his wife just returned to the states after living in Europe for the last several years, and said it was snowing when they arrived in Denver!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Vane on October 10, 2009, 03:37:09 PM
Well, I wasn't sure to post this in the good news or bad news thread, but I decided here.

Where I am, it's snowing.

For six hours.

In October.

Does that say anything to you? (I live in a crazy town......)
Michigan perhaps? lol we have crazy weather as well. i keep saying mother nature is high beacuse one day its snowing and the other day its hot as heck.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on October 10, 2009, 06:43:17 PM
 :D :D

You better be glad you're not in Florida lol :D :DIt's 96 degrees in october!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Xylon on October 10, 2009, 07:47:13 PM
i have to work tomorrow at 8 in the morning.....not happy at all >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on October 10, 2009, 09:40:17 PM
I dont have to work tomorrow, but starting Monday I work ever day clear into next month 12 hours minimum each day. Really dreading it and rather unhappy about the whole thing.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on October 11, 2009, 06:08:39 AM
As long as you aren't in a salary position, you should be getting mad OT!  Think of the sabers you can buy!  LOL  Sorry, not trying to make light of your situation, but it's in my nature to try and find some positive in each situation I face, lotsa luck!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on October 11, 2009, 11:34:23 AM
I dont have to work tomorrow, but starting Monday I work ever day clear into next month 12 hours minimum each day. Really dreading it and rather unhappy about the whole thing.

In this economy that is something to be thankful for.  We have several members that have been out of work for half of 09'.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on October 11, 2009, 11:56:20 AM
Yea I agree that working hard is better than no work! :'(

Im currently looking for a job in another state and cant wait to be busy and earning a paycheck! ;)

As far as venting goes...I was having a ruff day and my GF was being very loud in the house while I was on the computer. I was not angry but had a chance to say,"Hey be quiet! Its BLACK MAT TIME!"  :D

Im lucky I have such a understanding GF! ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on October 11, 2009, 12:02:24 PM
After reviewing my unicorn saber and posting it here (http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=20606.0) I happened to be duelling with it last night and dropped it. I must have dislodged the board or damaged wires or something cos now it doesnt work!  >:( Darn my butterfingers!
Vaders Vault...PM sent.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on October 11, 2009, 02:05:50 PM
Im thirty miles away from anything, bored to tears as I sit outside, with only my new cell phone to keep me from going insane... Im in an rv park up in the mountains with niehbors not even worthy of mention all over the place and I HATE IT! I have no other place to live...so I just have to deal and look forward to my trip to Reno to see my boyfriend for Thanksgiving... *sighs*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthxanthus on October 13, 2009, 12:40:46 AM
BAH the CF release date is on the date of my Halloween party!!! :'(

I will not be able to sit at my computer and try to order anything! :-[

GRRRRRRRR!!! >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on October 13, 2009, 06:45:15 AM
As long as you aren't in a salary position, you should be getting mad OT!  Think of the sabers you can buy!  LOL  Sorry, not trying to make light of your situation, but it's in my nature to try and find some positive in each situation I face, lotsa luck!

I am salaried so thats just my time given away for free. I agree that its good to have a job when some are out of work, but you can only be pushed so far until you hit the breaking point. After the last couple years of stuff like this I'm pretty sick of it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on October 13, 2009, 06:57:35 AM
Sometimes, it helps to look at it from the Manager/Owners point of view.  I, too have asked my Department Heads to work longer hours to help quell the soaring costs of payroll. 
However, before I did this, I sat them all down in a meeting and SHOWED them that our establishement has NOT made a DIME in 2009.  In fact, we're about 400K BELOW budget and have a Net Operating Income of -125K year to date... which means... we're operating in the red.  SHowing them that, let's them know that this isn't GREEDY CORPORATE AMERICA trying to increase a profit margin... I'm just trying to keep our doors open and keep as many people employeed as possible.
I also showed them that there "counterparts" in other places were getting laid off, so the alternatives could be worse.

After that meeting, I didn't have any complaints about Salaried Managers working over 50 hours a week (50 hours is what Louisiana State Labor Laws requires of from a Salaried postion).  In fact, since my Department Heads make there own schedule and provide it to me weekly for approval, most of them are scheduling themselves at 60 hours, either 12 hour work days or 6 days a week at 10 hours per day.

At the end of each month, we collectively look at our EOM Profit & Loss statement and highlight the areas of savings.  This way, it gives the individual manager some PROOF that his or her efforts did INDEED help... and usually, it's a substancial difference.

But yeah, Guis... that is a pretty long stretch.  I plan on rewarding my guys at the end of the year, before Christmas...  with some unexpected $$$ bonuses... I hope yor Manager does the same. 
All you can do is take it one day at a time.   
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Rebel on October 13, 2009, 07:12:34 AM
Last week my flash drive died... taking ALL of my work from this semester with it.

I know most of you would think, "Oh, should have backed it up!" but I couldn't. The class server that I usually back up my work on had been down for the past few days. On top of that, I had only had the flash drive for a month. It seemed that the cybergods conspired to get me. Luckily I only had one project on there that I hadn't turned in yet.

And since then, I've been trying to get a file recovery program that's actually free... unlike all of em have said so far.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on October 13, 2009, 08:06:54 AM
Well in my case its healthcare. We are a non-for-profit that acts like a greedy coporation. We haven't gotten bonuses in 4-5 years, barely anything for a raise to cover cost of living even, and the company is spending millions upon millions on new hospital, new buildings, equipment and software upgrades. While competitors around town struggle due the economy we have actually gained market share lost from them increasing our business. I work more than 40 every week of the year but when I'm on vacation, but that doesn't really bother me. Its got to the point now we are all working 80+ hours nearly every week and now they want our weekends to boot. So getting no reward at all for giving most of my life to my job just isn't very satisfying at all. If we got paid OT, got some of the time back, a good bonus, a non-crap raise...any one of those things it wouldn't bother me so bad. I probably won't even get a thank you for it. Not to mention its a 24x7x365 supported application so even when I get home I rarely get any peace even when I'm not the one on-call. I've been actively looking for something else, but there just isn't anything else around to have it seems still. Just trying to push through until I can see some light at the end of the tunnel if there is any. I don't see any end in sight for where I'm at now.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on October 13, 2009, 01:01:04 PM
Last week my flash drive died... taking ALL of my work from this semester with it.

I know most of you would think, "Oh, should have backed it up!" but I couldn't. The class server that I usually back up my work on had been down for the past few days. On top of that, I had only had the flash drive for a month. It seemed that the cybergods conspired to get me. Luckily I only had one project on there that I hadn't turned in yet.

And since then, I've been trying to get a file recovery program that's actually free... unlike all of em have said so far.

A flashdrive died? That sucks, I feel for you, I mean I've been there.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Shivilow on October 14, 2009, 09:21:33 AM
Ok i will vent my worries and will keep it PG i promise but if you feel incline to cry with me i have a box of tissues to share with you.

 I hate the fact that my family that i live with keeps getting onto me about getting a job plus disability saying that all i do is waste my life away. They think that i dont do anything at all but sit at home and watch tv what do they want me to do have a wookie stand next to me as i apply for the many jobs. Then have the wookie threaten to kill them cause they just dont have the job offerings at places like Mc Donnalds. My gosh this economy is down and ive been trying to get a job and SSI so i can have money in my pockets. Then I have the worries that I will end up in the nut house because of all the pressure they put me through because i dont have money. Then I couldn't go to school this semester cause i was late turning in my finalcial aid which was my bad but atlease i go back soon. Then I have a feeling that other people hate my style of role playing as a sith on other places. I really am sorry its just my style. I just wish everyone that i know would treat me nice cause this stress has made me depressed. Then my last vent is that i feel i will never get a saber wars community here in alabama and mite end up moving to NY just so i can have star wars saberist as friends! Gosh I really want this to happen but the cards are just not in my favore right now.

 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Caine on October 20, 2009, 10:18:19 PM
I have been noticing some disrespect by certain newer people in the saber community recently. I will not mention names as I will not publicly diss or embarrass anyone, but what I have seen and heard firsthand is...

*People repackaging other people's work such as tutorials....and giving little or no credit to the original creator.
*People claiming they have "copyright" over certain saberbuilding techniques and publicly announcing it even though there are TONS of threads and vids dedicated to this specific technique by the true original creator...
*People calling certain sabersmith's sabers unoriginal and not creative...

I know all the people firsthand that have been disrespected and two of the three I consider good friends (the third I have met once but have talked to thru email and PM's and really like the dude)...all I am saying is...

If you are new to this hobby and are going to post something...THINK about what you are going to post first...DO SOME RESEARCH before posting...GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE....I love being part of this community and I think it's just so not cool to post without thinking...(BTW, post counts don't make you a "master force user"...it's knowledge and experience on the hobby and the topics involved.

maybe I am just protective of my friends...but either way you slice it, disrespect whether unintentional or not is STILL disrespect.  >:(

Okay, Caine is done venting... :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on October 27, 2009, 07:45:27 AM
I could hang myself right now because...... timeline
September: Sign up with pay pal and buy obi with ease
Last sunday: Tried to order parts for my first custom build from tcss and the credit card is not vaild with paypal anymore ???. so after an hour of being on hold I finally get told that i need to talk to credit card coimpanny .... so i ring credit card company and i have to wait till tuesday
Today I have to verify my card with pay pal and that takes 4 days ...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on October 27, 2009, 09:27:13 AM
Paypal did the same thing to me, basically.  I voluntarily verified my credit card, before the purchase.  Unfortunately, since I split my payment up into two payments, when the saber was ready to ship a very short time after the second payment was made (just a few days), Paypal "limited" my account because their system flagged the multiple payments to the same entity as possible fraud!  Granted, this is probably a good thing, but after being on hold for at least an hour, during which time I was connected to at least 4 different people, I was told finally that there was nothing wrong with my account, or my card.  They informed me of the security settings that had "probably" been flagged, and told me to just wait several days then it should go through just fine.  So, I informed Chewbacca of this, (He has been incredibly patient through this) and waited a week to make the final payment, just the shipping, not even a large amount!  Paypal has limited my account again!  Now they want me to verify more information, but the information they want, I don't have.  It's asking for an address verification, a bank account verification, or a location verification.  I don't have any acceptable form of address ver. to send them, so that one is out.  My bank does not link to Paypal, so that is out.  When I try to do the location verification, it has been telling me for the last 4 days that the system is not available, try again later.  I guess I am going to have to CALL them again, give up another hour of my life, and HOPE this gets resolved!  I should have known this was going to happen, they've done it to almost everyone I know who has an account with them >:( :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on October 27, 2009, 09:37:56 AM
I know the whole experience is a mess, (dealing with paypal). But as u suggested, it is all for security. If they weren't so secure, I wouldn't use them. Once it is all cleared up, it'll be a distant memory and the benefits of paypal will become a realization for you.
Crazy online world.

And congrats, ..I didn't think I'd ever see the words "Chewbacca" and "patient" used in the same sentence.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on October 27, 2009, 10:11:55 AM
*Sigh of relief* I thought i was the only one ... i think i'll just buy from tcss the regular way from now on
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on October 28, 2009, 10:56:03 AM
Look on the bright side.  At least your paypal account to screw up when you were trying to purchase a CF 4.0 like mine did.  >:(  It kept defaulting on me and wouldn't let me pay until Erv was out of stock.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on October 29, 2009, 01:52:59 PM
Pay Pal is absolutely retarded ... they think $341 is too high ammount ... the noose is around my neck all I have to do is topple the chair
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on October 29, 2009, 02:00:11 PM
depending on the type of transaction it is, it may be too much.

If it is instantly verified in type, there may be a daily withdrawal limit.  (typically $300)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on October 29, 2009, 02:08:05 PM
But i was paying via credit card not my pay pal money
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on October 29, 2009, 03:14:58 PM
interesting.

May try to upgrade the acct. to premium (or whatever it is) and verify everything.

Other than that you will just have to contact. paypal and tell them they suck.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on October 29, 2009, 03:32:40 PM
I DID  >:(     LOL
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on November 03, 2009, 07:03:02 PM
Well, the toilet flooded tonight. And it wasn't just a regular toilet flood, there was like 3 inches of water in the bathroom. And just because I was the last one to use the bathroom before the incident, everyone thinks it's my fault. You wouldn't believe how many "Look what you've done", and "It's all your fault" 's I've heard in the past 10 minutes. Now, I'm not trying to sound whiny here, but I'm sick and tired of the weird sense of justice my family has. >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on November 03, 2009, 07:13:18 PM
sorry man, but S I T H happens.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on November 03, 2009, 07:15:28 PM
Yeah, *sigh*, I suppose it is my fault, but it isn't exactly moral-boosting when you have 4 people yelling at you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: hullbreach on November 03, 2009, 10:04:06 PM
Well imagine how the toilet must feel  :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on November 03, 2009, 10:09:33 PM
Well imagine how the toilet must feel  :-[

u owe me a new keyboard hulllbreach, ....this one has root beer all over it now.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: hullbreach on November 03, 2009, 10:18:09 PM
 :D

Yeah, it's all fun and games til someone clogs the john.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 03, 2009, 11:32:14 PM
LOL ...... You guys are FUNNY..... I think my favorite part tho was.....

sorry man, but S I T H happens.

HAHAHA  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on November 03, 2009, 11:32:14 PM
Rant: I woke with a sore throat 2 days ago and now I have a shabla stuffy nose and still coughing. I HATE beong sick! It drives me crazy and I drive people crazy with my complaining about it. Oy! Oh qand right this verty moment...*tries to pop ears...unsuccessfully* Im headed home...from 1000ft to 1300ft in elevation. Ouch! :-/
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on November 04, 2009, 01:33:45 AM
To ANYONE who gets sick this winter KEEP CLOSE WATCH ON YOUR TEMPERATURE...if it goes above 103 F go to Hospital IMMEDIATELY...I have a friend whose temperature 'spiked' very rapidly to 107 - which is the razors edge of certain death anything above is fatal - and it turned out to be the pandemic A H1N1 'Mexican' swine flu...he very nearly died with little warning and was very lucky he got to the ER while his temperature was still 104.

I'm not saying to be 'panicky' just take your temperature OFTEN if sick. Especially if flu-like symptoms....this pandemic flu strain is still 'mild' to many people but if it can take down a relatively young healthy athletic Wing Chun master that hard and that fast it's nothing to take lightly either.

Hope you get well SOON Shaak Ti
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jedi K-man on November 04, 2009, 07:03:27 AM
I hate that the mass production of Crystal focus boards is too expensive to make them available to everyone who wants them.  That would make the sabers that include them more affordable as well.  (Shelling out a grand for a lightsaber is not realistic for my modest budget at this point in time, neither is spending $300.00 for an extra board just because they are scarce.)  No offense intended for those who either make those fantastic sabers, or possess the  cash to buy them. 

Another rant is that I would just like to finish off my saber project of 13 years once and for all with a crystal focus board.

Yes, get well to all those who are sick... I woke up with a sore throat this morning, gargling saline will help with the swelling, and my main squeeze is sick as well.  Monitoring us both very closely, everyone who can, please get immunized, I've started seeing the public service announcements on TV.  I'm sure i will get it, there is quite a large outbreak of H1N1 in Las Vegas. 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: STARKILLER on November 04, 2009, 07:23:00 AM
I hate that the mass production of Crystal focus boards is too expensive to make them available to everyone who wants them.  That would make the sabers that include them more affordable as well.  (Shelling out a grand for a lightsaber is not realistic for my modest budget at this point in time, neither is spending $300.00 for an extra board just because they are scarce.)  No offense intended for those who either make those fantastic sabers, or possess the  cash to buy them. 

Another rant is that I would just like to finish off my saber project of 13 years once and for all with a crystal focus board.

Yes, get well to all those who are sick... I woke up with a sore throat this morning, gargling saline will help with the swelling, and my main squeeze is sick as well.  Monitoring us both very closely, everyone who can, please get immunized, I've started seeing the public service announcements on TV.  I'm sure i will get it, there is quite a large outbreak of H1N1 in Las Vegas. 

A point I'd like to make on your rant. It's not just the "board" that you are looking at when you see a CF equipped saber sell for $1k +. Its also the time, sweat and SKILL it takes to PROPERLY install and configure one. There are many of us smiths like the Gemini boys, LDM, and Master Qui Gon that could put together an FX powered saber with blinkies in under an hour. However, when you have several extra fun and cool things that the CF can do, and all the wiring that goes into it, then testing the SD card configs, taking it back out and adjusting the swing/clash sensitivities or the blade flicker/pulse, or making a new LED.text file. Not to mention building a suitable chassis/sled to house and protect the CF and all of the 5 miles of wire that go to said extra fun stuff. A lot of people who have never installed a CF always discount what actually goes into maximizing this board or even just doing a basic install of one. It's time intensive to get it all right. How much is someone's time worth?

I can understand the frustration of not being able to get one, however that's not a good enough reason to want to pressure their maker into handing over his baby to some nameless hack manufaturer to pump out mass produced and poorly made bug ridden shadows of the real thing. How well or quick do you think we would have gotten from V4 to V4.3 if a manufacturer had its greedy number minded paws on it? Not very fast, so then we're dealing with having to do upgrades and send offs..........blah blah blah......

Like a good friend said once: "Being able to get a CF is a right of passage in this hobby" (psst, thats the General ;))
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on November 04, 2009, 07:46:47 AM
Apparently I had the shortest case of Swine Flu on history.....yesterday I was running a 100 - 101 F fever, was bed-ridden for most of the day with an extremely painful headache as well as a runny nose, dry cough and chest pressure (including shortness of breath). A nurse confirmed it was the Swine Flu and told me to drink as much Gatorade as I could get in me....1/2 a gallon of Gatorade and 1 Gallon of Lemonade later, I feel fine ::).

24 Hour Swine Flu, anyone? ;D

@Onli-Wan: Good advice. When you reach 104-105 F, your brain literally begins to overheat. The Swine Flu doesn't kill by the infection, it tends to kill due to the immune response to it, it overwhelms your body. That's why keeping an eye on your temperature is so important, if you're reaching high temperatures, that's your immune system responding drastically to the Swine Flu, and that's how it kills people.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Rebel on November 04, 2009, 08:29:36 AM
Apparently I had the shortest case of Swine Flu on history.....yesterday I was running a 100 - 101 F fever, was bed-ridden for most of the day with an extremely painful headache as well as a runny nose, dry cough and chest pressure (including shortness of breath). A nurse confirmed it was the Swine Flu and told me to drink as much Gatorade as I could get in me....1/2 a gallon of Gatorade and 1 Gallon of Lemonade later, I feel fine ::).

24 Hour Swine Flu, anyone? ;D

@Onli-Wan: Good advice. When you reach 104-105 F, your brain literally begins to overheat. The Swine Flu doesn't kill by the infection, it tends to kill due to the immune response to it, it overwhelms your body. That's why keeping an eye on your temperature is so important, if you're reaching high temperatures, that's your immune system responding drastically to the Swine Flu, and that's how it kills people.

Glad you got better, brotha. Can't have our official designer out sick! High temperature fevers cause brain damage, which is why Swine is considered so dangerous. Even if it doesn't kill you, it can mess you up pretty badly.

I've had a few friends that caught Swine flu, but they didn't get over it in a day. :D But I smell donuts... Time to go breakfast hunting...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: KI-ADI-MUNDI on November 04, 2009, 09:25:08 AM
Apparently I had the shortest case of Swine Flu on history.....yesterday I was running a 100 - 101 F fever, was bed-ridden for most of the day with an extremely painful headache as well as a runny nose, dry cough and chest pressure (including shortness of breath). A nurse confirmed it was the Swine Flu and told me to drink as much Gatorade as I could get in me....1/2 a gallon of Gatorade and 1 Gallon of Lemonade later, I feel fine ::).

24 Hour Swine Flu, anyone? ;D

@Onli-Wan: Good advice. When you reach 104-105 F, your brain literally begins to overheat. The Swine Flu doesn't kill by the infection, it tends to kill due to the immune response to it, it overwhelms your body. That's why keeping an eye on your temperature is so important, if you're reaching high temperatures, that's your immune system responding drastically to the Swine Flu, and that's how it kills people.
Be careful man... That fever coming and going is one of the symptoms... You feel better think it's gone and it hits you again....   
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on November 04, 2009, 03:35:58 PM
I am very worried about my daughter. She has been running a temp since Sunday. I thought it broke and sent her to school. The nurse called me a little after 1 pm to pick her up and said she had a temp of 101. Her mother has her now, which scares me even more because I know how neglectful she can be. I made her mother call the doctor and the doctor said (no more monkies jumping on the bed pun ok?) to have her stay home, take 2 baths a day, wash hands a lot, and use child's motrin and tylanol. Now, I don't know about you all, but that seemed really odd. They didn't even want her to come in to be seen! What if it is nuemonia or something else? I am sooo mad right now I don't know if I want to cry or punch a hole in that doctor's head! They said not to worrie about anything unless the fever hit 104! Look, this fever has been coming and going (possibly cause of the fever reducers) since SUNDAY! I haven't had a problem breaking a fever, with her, since she was three; she is now eight. If there is anyone out there that will help me pray for this fever to break, it would be much appreciated. I am at my wits ends now.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on November 04, 2009, 03:42:15 PM
Don't worry. :) I remember a few weeks back, my sister had the exact same problem for a week. Even after she started going back to school, she wasn't quite 100%, but she eventually got over it completely. I don't think you need to worry TOO much; just keep an eye on her.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 04, 2009, 04:25:31 PM
I am praying for her!!!  I do agree tho that you shouldn't have to worry too much now.... 101 is much better than the 103 a few days ago.... this flu has been known to cause the fever to come back, but it seems that she is getting better and should be over it soon.  I just wish you had her right now instead of her mother.  Seriously tho...it is better that you had her for the last few days when she was at the worst of it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on November 04, 2009, 04:53:20 PM
DY, send me a PM with the symptoms and I'll see if I can help you out.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on November 05, 2009, 05:45:28 PM
Work had me get the H1N1 shot and now I feel like I got hit by something! UGH!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on November 05, 2009, 07:23:32 PM
Icky, that stinks! Ive a cold now with the whole right side from shoulder to toop of head. Its making one of my teeth hurt... :-/ Ugh. It isnt the infamous swine flu since my temp hasnt risen over 100. I probably already had it imho
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 08, 2009, 02:03:43 PM
Had a VERY bad night last night...  :(  The guy I was seeing was cheating on me!  >:(   I am VERY ANGRY!!!   >:(  It is hard when you still love someone who has hurt you so badly.  :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on November 08, 2009, 02:24:34 PM
Work had me get the H1N1 shot and now I feel like I got hit by something! UGH!

I had a bad reaction to my seasonsal shot that we are now forced to get every year by my employer as a term of employment. I always get a reaction to it so really hate getting them. This time I kept going from the chills (to the point I was shivering bad enough to look like convulsions probably) to burning up, and a splitting headache that just wouldn't go away. Felt achy all day long as well, but was gone in 24 hours after it started. Now I found out that we are in wait mode for now, but once all the clinical staff have H1N1 shots we'll be getting them next. Again under the term of employment BS. I hope I don't have as bad a reaction to that thing.

Had a VERY bad night last night...  :(  The guy I was seeing was cheating on me!  >:(   I am VERY ANGRY!!!   >:(  It is hard when you still love someone who has hurt you so badly.  :'(

Yeah it does big time. Been there before and its not fun to go through. People wonder why I've been single for the last few years and this is part of it. Love seems to be all about luck and the only luck I have is bad.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on November 08, 2009, 02:36:10 PM
Work had me get the H1N1 shot and now I feel like I got hit by something! UGH!

Man I feel for you.  The VA tried to get me to take that vaccination and I told them there was no way in heck.  Especially after I got done reading some of the stuff they put into that vaccination.

The last two years I listened to the VA and got their "flu vaccination" I ended up with a severe case of pneumonia.  I told them this year I wasn't getting that one either.  They didn't look too pleased.

So far...no sickness.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on November 08, 2009, 04:13:04 PM
Hey Aurora. I know the feeling but I was lied and led on (which hurt worse than being dumped) until the point the loser dumped me via a Dear Jane email. That guy wasnt worthy of you just as this guy wasnt of me. You just have to pick yourself up, dust off and keep trudging on. It's all one can do, and we're here for ya, hon, whenever you need it :-)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 08, 2009, 09:00:17 PM
THANKS  ;D ;D ;D  It helps to have moral support  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on November 09, 2009, 12:15:05 AM
When you join Fx-Sabers, you join a family ;-) And this family is there when you need it, for support in RL stuff, sabers or just to rant or let laugh and enjoy yourself 8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 10, 2009, 12:47:54 AM
*patpats Aurora Skywalker and Shaak Ti*

And to everyone here, I present this: http://www.the-race-movie.com/index.html
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on November 10, 2009, 01:05:22 PM
THANKS  ;D ;D ;D  It helps to have moral support  ;D

Tell me about it... ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on November 10, 2009, 05:56:27 PM
My rant is simply: I'm being a workaholic, I need to get OUT of the house and do something fun with someone, but am being denied the opportunity.

I have a bad habit of getting caught up in work and just working and working, there is always something that needs be done (as shown by my list of "To-Do" graphics work). Cleaning up the house, working on my backyard, graphics work and a dozen other things. Honestly, I'm pretty much a misfit, even at my church on Sunday mornings and at our Bible Study, I'm "pushed out" of the circle to where I chime in here and there but for the most part I become a misfit.

There's only one person who spends time with me, whether it's going out to eat or grabbing coffee before work or talking out in a parking lot. It has been a refreshing blessing to be able to do these things, it gets me out of my house, away from my computer and allows a large margin of freedom.

Unfortunately for me, she's been avoiding me lately...we're not dating, so please don't grab that connotation out of it. However, unless I'm incredibly analystically inept, its like I have been blackwalled. She doesn't answer her phone, reply to text messages or do anything similarly even more. I've been working like a whirlwind for the past 2 weeks without rest and could really use a break simply to grab a drink some place and talk, or something similar. However, I'm not the kind of guy to do it by myself (where's the fun in that? ;)) and like I said, only one person enjoys spending time with me...I feel rejected wherever I go, church, even the places I do contracting for - I get a list of what they want, send samples, discuss, work out a specific, send over, end of story.

It's rather depressing :(. But, I guess that's how life goes sometimes......doesn't make it any easier though.

So I move on to more work... ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 10, 2009, 06:43:16 PM
*patpats Aurora Skywalker and Shaak Ti*

And to everyone here, I present this: http://www.the-race-movie.com/index.html


That video was beautiful and inspiring.... THANKS!  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 10, 2009, 07:24:16 PM
You're welcome. I like to watch simpletruths.com movies at the end of a stressful day. It helps me with centering.  :D

*patpats everyone else here*

Here, people, take your pick: http://www.simpletruths.com/movies.asp
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 10, 2009, 07:51:32 PM
THANKS  ;D ;D ;D  It helps to have moral support  ;D

yep, we're here for you.  If it helps I'm going through problems myself with a man-type person.  Several different problems of a dramatic, ugly, personal type.

Oh, and I had a date over the weekend! yeah, total bust.  :-\  Not that I was upset that it was a horrible date, more along the lines of frustration at why my geekdom is such a turnoff!  :'(  (then again, it could have been the toilet paper trailing from my shoe...)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 10, 2009, 08:12:02 PM
*patpats* Apparently, Mars and Venus principles also apply to geekdom. o.o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 10, 2009, 09:00:08 PM
*patpats* Apparently, Mars and Venus principles also apply to geekdom. o.o


In what way?  I for one think that geeks are HOT!   ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 10, 2009, 09:03:22 PM
In the way that not all geeks (especially if they're from the opposite sex) are alike in the way they think and act, hotness notwithstanding.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on November 10, 2009, 09:17:28 PM
*patpats* Apparently, Mars and Venus principles also apply to geekdom. o.o


In what way?  I for one think that geeks are HOT!   ;D

Where are all the women around here that think like this?  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 10, 2009, 09:21:49 PM
yep.  Apparently female geeks are not as attractive to non-geek males, whereas non-geek females will be more accepting of geek males.

Of course this observation comes from many minutes of impartial observation of my love-life, so take it for what you will...

Hee!

(And for the record, I find geeks extremely attractive.  I've had a crush on Dilbert for YEARS!!!)   :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on November 10, 2009, 09:26:35 PM
(And for the record, I find geeks extremely attractive.  I've had a crush on Dilbert for YEARS!!!)   :D

LOL! :D

As a medical student, some people laugh at me when I go into in-depth explanations about mononucleosis or  or acute laryngitis, but what most don't realize is it is just me sharing something I find incredibly fascinating. But, I know a person that loves when I go into in-depth explanations of how the hypothalamus controls the electrical activity of the heart through the sino-atrial node, or what she terms my "medical rants."

It is the character that matters, ultimately. And as a Christian, their spiritual character as well. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 10, 2009, 09:31:14 PM
Character, you say? Good for me, then. I'm a character.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on November 10, 2009, 11:23:12 PM
Character, you say? Good for me, then. I'm a character.  ;D


Haha  ;D 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on November 14, 2009, 03:53:11 PM
(said in a spoilt childs voice while stamping feet)-----> "I HAVE NO MONEY AND I WANT TO BUY SOME SABERS & THE DIY KIT FROM JQ SABERS"  >:(  :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delta48 on November 14, 2009, 11:29:41 PM
When you join Fx-Sabers, you join a family
in russia family family joins you lol ok joke over
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 15, 2009, 03:37:26 AM
When you join Fx-Sabers, you join a family
in russia family family joins you lol ok joke over

XD

And...*patpats KelQui* I empathize. I feel that way about my dream saber sometimes. XD
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 15, 2009, 07:21:03 AM
know how I spent my Saturday? Driving from North Jersey to South Delaware AND BACK.  Li'l Sis was needed at a relative's house (one I really can't stand, but she got the heart of gold from my Mom's side of the family.) to help with a baby while the dad is really sick.  Due to my schedule, I only had enough time to drive down, throw the car in park, help unload her bags (don't know when she'll be back - don't expect to see her again in 2009) give a quick hug and kiss and drive home.

MY BUTT HURTS.  I never want to look at my car again.

And I'll be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas alone.

Poor me!  Chinese and a movie on Turkey Day!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on November 15, 2009, 09:34:22 AM
That sucks, Barriss. No fun spending the holidiays alone. I thought all the driving I did on Firday was bad, but puts that into prospective for sure. Hope the holidays end up better than that for you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on November 15, 2009, 09:40:09 AM
And I'll be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas alone.
Poor me!  Chinese and a movie on Turkey Day!
I won't be alone...simply because I have to work. ::)
The only turkey they have in Taiwan is shredded and put on rice... :P
I usually get KFC. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 15, 2009, 09:51:08 AM
And I'll be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas alone.
Poor me!  Chinese and a movie on Turkey Day!
I won't be alone...simply because I have to work. ::)
The only turkey they have in Taiwan is shredded and put on rice... :P
I usually get KFC. :D

Sounds like a plan!  :D

I'm not really upset, as much as feeling bad for my sister.  She's really close to the sick person, and really far away from anyone that can give her any emotional support.  I can use this time to set up some projects and work on some ongoing projects.

I'll be thinking of everyone here though!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on November 15, 2009, 10:00:55 AM
Im working both Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. bummer.

Interestingly, ...I make the schedules at work, ....how did THIS happen.  :D :D

Well, both days are "Day shift" so I'll be home in time for a good supper.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on November 15, 2009, 01:40:56 PM
I will be working most of the Xmas holidays myself this year where as normaly we would have a long shutdown at the factory but as I am not at the Main factory at the mo I will only be getting 2 days off well 3 if you include new years eve  :( so I feel everyones pain that has to work during this time  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on November 15, 2009, 05:12:39 PM
My gripe -

My MHS parts were ordered a last Wednesday... and they still aren't here! Arggghhhhh! lol

Now seriously, my gripe is that I'm just really tired and need some rest. I don't have any money what so ever, and I'm in need of more lightsaber building supplies. One step at a time i guess... but it gets real old real fast.

And my motor just keeps having to go back into the machine shop... :P :P :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on November 17, 2009, 01:07:26 PM
Just got back on after being sick and having pc problems. >:( Its a good thing that Windows 7 is finally here.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Romulus on November 18, 2009, 03:10:36 PM
Got diagnosed with mononucleosis today.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on November 18, 2009, 03:51:09 PM
 

   HAHAHA  "MY BUTT HURTS"  very funny BARRISS OFFEE
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 18, 2009, 04:03:36 PM
thankyouthankyouthankyouverymuch!  I'll be here all week! Try the veal.

Romulus - dang.  sorry to hear that!

Nasty flu going around the office.  Everyone's being so nice and sharing it with abandon!   :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Gil Gamesh on November 18, 2009, 06:07:13 PM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY HATE when kids still in diapers have such a MASSIVE BLOWOUT that it not only breaks free from the constraints of those meddlesome diapers, but decides to grace the legs and upper back with it's lovely aroma and texture >:(

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on November 18, 2009, 06:09:47 PM
 :D :D :D :D


Oh man I'm falling on the floor lol :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: pneumoniaprone on November 18, 2009, 06:13:36 PM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY HATE when kids still in diapers have such a MASSIVE BLOWOUT that it not only breaks free from the constraints of those meddlesome diapers, but decides to grace the legs and upper back with it's lovely aroma and texture >:(


That's still better than taking a direct hit from the mustard gun.

<-----------speaks from experience.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darksaber 3 on November 18, 2009, 09:27:49 PM
Hmmmm, lets see, I haven't vented in a while.....
So, earlier this year, I said something about my girlfriend dumping me, etc. Well, now I am extrmeley confused. She came back on a visit from college, and told me she wants me back. I dated her for a year and a half, and had extremely strong feelings for her, but I was hurt VERY badley when it ended.... So we decided to take a month and think about it, and see how we felt over thanksgiving.
So, I thought about it, and I figured, I have nothing else going for me, maybe I should give it a chance... and then one of my good friends comes up and tells me that she likes me, etc.... So now I am very confused, because I feel like i have to choose between them....
They both are very caring people, and both are very nice.
My ex, however, dumped me and started dating another guy about a week and a half later, and that really hurt me. But, I also have a ayear and a half of feelings still there for her, at least in part of me. Still, things are now not the same between us, because of that, and she now lives a few hours away at college. I'm just not sure how much I should trust her anymore after that, because i feel like I should, but I dont know...

This new girl actually really cares about me, I believe, and even if things were to end between me and her, I am pretty sure that it wouldn't end as badly. Also, I kind of think that she deserves at least a chance, since she was brave enough to admit it to me, and I have a lot of respect for her.

So I guess I don't know.... My life is a little confusing. I always wondered what it would be like to have more then one girl after me, and jokd about it, like most guys do, but I never thought I would have to choose...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 19, 2009, 01:59:32 AM
*patpats everyone*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Rebel on November 19, 2009, 10:23:22 AM
My school is really good at screwing its students over...

According to my list of required courses that I got when I changed my major from Computer Science to Multimedia Design, I should have everything I need to graduate next semester. In fact, there are only three classes on there that I'd actually have to take next semester.

For the past two and a half years, my advisor and I have been using that list. Keep in mind that my advisor is the DEAN of Communications. Somewhere in the last year, the major was switched from Multimedia Design to Interactive Media and Web Design. My advisor knows this, but still uses the previous list of courses because he says it's okay.

Today, I went to turn in my graduation application and they tell me that I have to submit a course catalog change in order to graduate with that major. So I get the change and take a look at the new requirements. Seems I'm missing a course that isn't offered until the Fall semester of 2010. In addition, they've taken some of the classes I have already done and made them into two versions, an Art version, and a Communications version. I have taken the art versions, but my new list of required courses says I need the Com versions.

Unless my advisor can straighten this bs out, looks like I'll be stuck in this place for another semester for one intro-level class and a bunch of others I've already taken.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on November 19, 2009, 02:49:54 PM
I hate being British and living in Britten as our tech is out of date and whenever we see anything new we have to wait about a month before we can get it (eg TFU USE game was ment to be out on the 20th now it's not comming out until the 27th) also if we want to ship anything in from over seas we have to pay a lot of money and even more money when it gets to customs.  >:(

There is a lot more I hate about being British but I don't want to bore anyone so I am going to end it with "we also have a MUPPET running the country"  >:(

Rant over and stress releved "I love this thread"  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on November 20, 2009, 06:57:08 PM
Kel-Qui, you can blame the Redcoats for your troubles.  :D    Everything is perfect over here. LOL  ::)   :D


Just lost our sick time.  Pilots don't have sick time?!?!?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on November 20, 2009, 09:34:01 PM
GRRRR Relationships are nothing but trouble and pain! I'm getting too old for this stuff!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 21, 2009, 08:45:22 AM
DarkSaber 3 - hate to be blunt, but I think that you should go with the new chick. Sounds to me like your ex had her eye on the new guy and broke up with you to see what would happen, and it didn't work out, so now she's going back to you.

Luke - dang. so sorry to hear that.  Everyone in my company is required to take a week unpaid vacation, and thus no holiday party (since it would have been tacky to have one anyway)

Darth Yoda, I relationships are trouble and a lot of work, but when you find the right one, the down times are so worth it for the up times.

Kel-Qui - So sorry that you're British --- no, that's not right.  So sorry that you have a muppet for a government leader.  Is he at least one of the good ones? Don't tell me your leader is elmo.  If it helps customs is just as painful over here!  (and I love my British peeps!)

Kyuubi - just think of college administration as prep work for dealing with govenrment beaurocracy.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on November 22, 2009, 04:06:52 PM
Thanks Luke and Barriss you have cheered me up aspecialy now that I have got tooth ache and a throat infection that realy BEEP hurts and I think that I am getting an ear infection it feels like I have been beaten round the side of my face with a lightsaber  >:( :'(

OH! and I wish it was elmo running our country he would proberly do a better job LOL  ;D

Kyuubi: school is always a nightmare thats why when I left school I went strait to work as a pannel beater and paint sprayer however now when I look back I do wish that I went to collage and got a proper education in somthing like electronics so that I can build sabers like the fantastic smiths here.

Luke: Sorry I don't know what to say apart from at least your not still in a ression (unless I have my info wrong)

Darksaber 3 & DarthYoda: relationships are a pain in the rear end, so Darksaber 3 I agree with Barriss go with the new girl as at least she is not trying to mess your mind up and play tennis with your emotions and DathYoda it all depends on what you are looking for  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on November 22, 2009, 09:01:57 PM
That's still better than taking a direct hit from the mustard gun.
I got one of those for my birthday one year... ::) My daughter loves me. :D

My Internet is down again...that's why you don't go with a cheap provider... :P
Back to public computers...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on November 23, 2009, 04:59:11 AM
Luke: Sorry I don't know what to say apart from at least your not still in a ression (unless I have my info wrong)

Is that what they're saying across the pond.  I wish it were true.  Sadly we're still knee deep in it.  It's all smoke and mirrors.  People are still losing jobs at record rates.  Companies all over are giving paycuts, slashing benefits and requiring free overtime.

Just wait if this healthcare passes.  Taxes will start to go up and outpace any pay rates we have.  It's a grim future IMB.

Stress over.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on November 23, 2009, 10:37:07 PM
I'm getting really mad trying to find the parts I need for this comlink prop. I found a donor for the razor part, but I can not find  the solder lugs! I went through half a dozen places around town and nobody carries them or knows where to order them from. I went the manufacturing company stated on parts of star wars and you have to buy 100 at a time and they are a dollar a piece! AND they don't have all the solder lug types that I need. There are 3-4 different types! I will probably have to make something somehow that resembles those pieces. I don't want to handcraft anything unless I absolutely have to! GRRRRR I will probably run into the same luck with every other prop I want to make!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Novastar on November 24, 2009, 12:50:06 AM
<--- is stressed because it's too tough to assemble a cast for BOP III... and it's a ton of work in general... ... *AND* I don't seem to have the enthusiasm for it all anymore.

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Ahhh.  That felt good.  lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on November 24, 2009, 01:44:27 AM
Just wait if this healthcare passes.  Taxes will start to go up and outpace any pay rates we have.  It's a grim future IMB.
Post WWI Germany anyone? Time to check the history books... :P
What's worse is that the world economy is extremely dependent on American consumerism. Didn't we kinda see that when gas prices went up? With less money to buy things, the economy will only continue to downward spiral... :-\

I think affordable nationalized health care is a good option, but not the way they're going about it...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HYVOLTIJ on November 24, 2009, 03:53:46 AM


All ended up good at end of day.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on November 26, 2009, 06:17:03 AM
A grumpy rant that will prolly get edited or some such nonsence but I just want to ramble on.

I cant get a job ged or not, All thanks to what our wounderfull leaders decisions over the last few years have caused, I got no money, I spend most of my time on my only 360 game thats not even mine.

I try to keep myself busy by hanging out with some friends and play cards(MTG) but latly they have been hard to get ahold of.

Whats even more funny is that I have thought on joining the army but it seems thats not a good route to take these days cause they are over flowing and xxx I dont even think I would pass a physical or psychological evaluation.

So I heard that this company out east(far far east) build this thing called a mass colider, so I am hoping for mass catastrophic falure and they cant hit the off switch cause the black hole they made keeps sucking all of time and existance into it and utterly destroys everything.

Well technically wouldent destroy it persay cause a black hole dosent destroy it eats and eats and eats, and the bigger it gets from eating up everything around it will eventually colaps in on itself and thus creating a newer larger solar system.

Unless the discover channel has lied to me which it has done so before, honestly I think what we need is a good disaster on a world scale level, Yes dark and evil sounding and will prilly get edited out.

But honestly I think this world needs a huge slap in the face for a major step back cause we are way way to advanced for our own good and I can smell the wrath that we will bring down on ourselves.
There is equivalent exchange and we will all pay for it with our existance, I just dont want to be around for that kinda judgment.

So yes yes yes, all sorts of dark and drearyness going on, un-becomming of me I guess but this is a side I rarly ever show outside of my own mind, but it wasent all so bad, I remember a time when things were all happy and one dident have a care in the world but when you have a dream about your own death and the what I think is the end of man you have a darker outlook on life.

We are not all going to be here for long, in teh span and the vastness of the universe we are a small speck of sand in the hourglass, So why is it that we are so conserned with everything that we call day to day living? Why must we be so conserned with jobs, money, status quo, etc ect ect ect?

I dont get it, I havent got it sence I had the dream when I was about 10-15 years old(cant remember exactly), But I dont understand why we have to be so do this so that have to do this inorder to live.

Ever look at the ants and smash the hill? thers something bigger out there thats wating to walk by and smash us too and when it comes I am not going to be so worried about it.

I have looked back at the history of humanity alot with tv shows and books and what not and ever sence we could speak a known language we have been at war with one another, we are a race of war mongers, Everytime thers a war we are involved with it,

Why? why do you care so much about this piece of dirt here when that piece of dirt is just as good? Why do we care how outher countrys run there country? Why must we constently stick our nose in places where it dosent belong? All its going to do is make our echonomey go even further down the preverbial toilet.

Why does the rich class pay numerically less in taxes than the middel class? And speaking of cash, all teh wealth that people have accumulated, you know in the billions and whatnot, do we have enough gold to back all them numbers up? Sure we do cause your us $ bill equals out to about 50 cents.

Speaking of cash again, this new federal health bill, its just going to put our country even further in dept, and thoes that cant pa into it they will be fined or imprisoned! WHO CAME UP WTH THAT IDEA! Yes lets put more people in jails to make the state taxes go up to keep them there, and then when they come out they still have to pay this fine! Did you know that the majority of lockup homes wil let you stay longer and essentually the state pays for your fine?

If you dont pay your fines they lock you up again, so your working your butt off to pay for this fine, you cant get an extention and your halfway to pay the fine off, dont ahve it int ime they lock you up, you go to jail, your job isent going to wait for you to come back and now look, your boned.

Into poverty you go, you get desperate and you start stealing, you get cought you go back to jail, you get out you got a fine to pay what do you do?

America is the greatest country to live in apparently, question though what other country is there that dosent have the economical problems that we do? did you know our national dept counter had to have the small "0" moved to make room for another ","?

How about the influx of illegals that we have in this country, all they are doing is making the nationals poorer cause the illegal will work for $6.50/hour instead of paying the one that was born here $8.50/hour.

Thats how bad our country is we will do these things so the rich can stay rich, the poor get poorer and the illegals are living it up off our state taxes.

This message has been brought to you by me, now please make sure your trays are locked and your seats are in there upright position.

So is it wrong for me to ask for a huge worldwide disaster?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on November 26, 2009, 10:16:59 AM
Sadly it takes a disaster or war to put things back on track. Was the only thing that got us out of the depression. I think the stock market should crash so a great deal of power corperates ace themselves off as did the last time. I don't blame the government because it is big business that really reigns this country. Blah anyway I see your points.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on November 27, 2009, 01:09:42 AM
I don't blame the government because it is big business that really reigns this country.
There was a book written about this: no more countries, just companies.
I forgot the name of it though...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on November 27, 2009, 02:18:45 AM
I have just got off the phone to the people that I got my Laptop from and they have told me that the laptop that I have can not be upgraded so I can't play TFU USE GRRRRRRRRRRR so now I am in the dilema of if when I have paied off all my extra bills should I get a better Laptop or should I get a PS3 or Xbox 360

why oh why do I have to work my rear end off to buy things that are not even the best model and my brother just goes to our mum and says "I wan't a Porche" (amoung other things) so she just re-morgages the house to give him the money to get one  >:( and then all he has to pay off is the intrest but he didn't even pay all that off  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:( I know that in all I am better off as I am married, I have my daughter and I have my own house etc but I still just feel that I am being shafted by my own parents
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on November 28, 2009, 04:18:06 AM
*patpats everyone again*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on November 30, 2009, 06:19:24 PM
One of my good friends told me today that, in essence, she didn't want to have anything to do with me anymore. She's one of the few people who spends a lot of time with me, and is the only one who I considered a strong friend...

Over the past year and a half, I have felt exiled in everything I have done. I changed churches many months ago, and have never been able to adjust. In our Bible Studies, I was asked not to offer my opinion because my opinion was "too complicated and too much, they don't understand what you're talking about." I barely know my pastor and he's barely around whenever for me to get to know him ::). I've never felt less part of a church..and yet, this is the only church I get anything out of, from the Sunday Sermon.

In everything I do, I feel exiled from it... I didn't expect it from someone who had just weeks ago said that she understood and accepted me for who I was... I spent my entire Thanksgiving break working on dozens of graphics design projects...

It hurts, and it stings. I'm trying to immerse myself in work as we speak to get my mind off of things... going through my anatomy texts studying the cytotrophoblast cell fusing process...

God is faithful, He has never left me or exiled me... but that doesn't make it any easier when everyone else does.

I listen to the song "Where Are You Christmas?" simply in remembrance of the lyric... Thanksgiving turned into work... Christmas has turned into pain.

Thank you all for reading.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on November 30, 2009, 06:50:57 PM
Two years ago, my best friend whom I considered sister, teacher, mother... the best friend ever...and she faded away by not talking to me. And one day... she sent me a shattering and cruel email. I had lived with her before this and had left my belongings in her care until I could pay to send for them. Over $2000 worth of Star Wars, Japenes antiques and kimonos, 100 year old Afghani tribal jewelry, acrion figures, books and art supplies... She threw away, sold or kept what what she wanted. After cruelty, I told her to...well, bugger off and never talk to me again. She was cruel, poison and Im better off without her. She'd been there when I needed her most but got rid of me when she didnt need me... You are not alone, my friend and dont forget you have people here who care for you and call you family :-)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on November 30, 2009, 07:16:16 PM
You know, the deception that goes on in everyday life never fails to amaze me. It always seems like the same thing over and over, like a cycle: truth, companionship, drifting away, lies........I could go on and on. I for one know this very well, as I don't have very many close friends. The ones I do have, however, have never let me down. They have always been there. God is one of them. God is the only one where I have ever found true solitude and understanding. Remember that along with us, your fellow lightsaber enthusiasts, God is always with you. He will not abandon any of us, no matter how much hurt and deception we have experienced. I express my deepest sympathy for you MD. I wish I could help in some way.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on November 30, 2009, 08:16:19 PM
A lot of us have been burned in this way and I agree its pretty painful. Unfortunately nothing much can usually be done and all we can do is move on from whats left. There is always something else further up the road I assure you.

As far as working through the holiday I feel you there quite a bit. I spent the entire week and weekend working with only a couple short breaks. Then worked all day to prepare for a go-live that will have me working two straight weeks of 12+ hour days. Everyone that came in today was talking about how great their holidays were and it just ticked me off that much more. Just in the last few days I keep hearing from family, couple friends, and even the waitress tonight at the chinese place I go to all the time all called me stranger. I don't like it one bit and getting pretty fed up with way to much work. Two of my friend on Wednesday both in the same hour told me my job is going to end up killing me. Was a real wake up call for me I think. Time for a change is in order I believe.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on November 30, 2009, 10:38:50 PM
Had a big long sob story to write about, but will say this:

I'm addicted and I can't seem to walk away.  It's not illegal, and I'm not physically addicted, just mentally.  My friends are tired of hearing about my struggle, so I don't talk about it anymore.

I've just about given up walking away.  I'm not posting for pity or advice or sympathy, especially since most of the time it's good for me.  Unfortunately, as with anything, too much - even of a good thing - is not good.

I am posting because I have no one else to talk to.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on November 30, 2009, 11:23:52 PM
You have no one else to talk to?? Sis, you are welcome to talk to me anytime and you know it, hon. PM me. Ill even give you my cell number just to text me. Email me. Im here...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on December 01, 2009, 02:08:37 AM
I am posting because I have no one else to talk to.
You have my skype...my e-mail...

I have found that sob stories make good story fodder. ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 01, 2009, 03:39:22 AM
I actually came on this thread today to vent about someone in my life who is VERY dear to me who keeps on getting close to me and then backing away.  I read the posts above and felt slightly comforted already.   :)  You all are very sweet people.   

I am completely in love with a man who I have been seeing off and on and every time that we get close, he runs away and leaves my heart broken..... I know that he loves me back and I just wish he would stop running away.  He tells me that he wants to be with me, loves me, and wants to be together....then the next day, he will say that he doesn't want to be with anyone.  I keep holding on because I do truly love him.....but it hurts every time that he backs away.   :'(

I had started seeing another man who really cared about me and I may have eventually come to care about him....but it wasn't the man that I was in love with....it wasn't the man that I wanted to spend my life with.... So when that man that I am in love with said he wanted to be with me and actually admitted that he loved me for the first time, I gave up the other man to go back to the one I love.... only 2 days after I gave up one possible future for the future that I desired, he backed off again.... I am tired of being hurt, but I would do anything for this man.  <3  I just wish he would stick around long enough to allow himself to be happy and to get over his fears.  :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 02, 2009, 12:29:25 AM
An hour ago two guys just hopped over the back fence, walked along the side of the duplex apartment, through the side gate, tripped over and knocked down in inflated Homer Simpson xmas decoration and a lighted Snowman... Im staying here at my sister's place and I was watching tv with the surrouind on. My sister grabbed a walking stick, hurried out the front door and followed two guys down the street, watched the two walk into another neighbor's yard, grabbed a bike and tried taking off with it. They left it in the street. They were not caught but the bike was returned. Sure it's a a full moon but why are there so many stupid people out there!? My sister's six year old son was sleeping in his room at the back of apartment...Lets just say, my sister would have bashed a few heads had she caught up with them.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Snake-Eyes on December 02, 2009, 01:47:26 AM
... why are there so many stupid people out there!? ...

Usually at the top of my list of "Infuriating Things":  Stupid People.   >:(
That song, Flag Pole Sitter, or something: "Only stupid people are breeding; the cretins cloning and feeding..." 

"Geniuses" of the I-want-it-now crowd, I'm-entitled-to-everything-without-having-to-work-hard... out-numbering the sane and responsible.  Voting spineless cowards into office, to make equally spineless and idiotic laws... usually to appease the ever-growing populace of instant-gratification-or-it's-Junk school of mentally-unarmed zombie bums.

I muster all my patience and self-control not to just unleash the hounds of fury on every MORON and self-absorbed punk I'm unlucky enough to be forced to deal with...  Even if it's just a "normal errand" to the store for groceries, especially around the holidays, the odds increase dramatically of having to share a line with or play idiot-dodging in the aisles...  From what should be "common courtesy" of picking-up your own trash or putting things back where you got them, to talking/yelling on a cellphone in the middle of the store like it's your god-given right to annoy the daylights outta everyone around you, to refusing to simply move your overly-rotund-self out of the way if you're blocking the aisle for others to pass...   

It may take a village to raise a child, but public stores are NOT "free childcare".  I don't give a rat's behind how wonderful little Johnny is at home: if you allow him to run around the store acting like he just drank two cases of JOLT, and you're too oblivious to do anything about it, then I have a few solutions that probably won't be well-received.

Yes.  I've had an over-dose of Stupid People in the past 7-days.
My hat is off to those poor souls who work retail and are forced to deal with these oxygen-wasting-sacks-of-skin on a regular basis.

As for those two worthless pink bodies who trampled through your neighborhood, Shaak Ti, I have two words: Pump Shotgun.   That beautiful "Ka-Chunk!" sound is easily identifiable to even the STUPIDEST mouth-breather.  It should snap 'em out of whatever self-induced brain-freeze they're in, faster than smelling salts and a double-espresso.  Secondary benefit: (assuming the gun is loaded, and proper precautions are followed with children in the house), IF those two social-degenerates decided to Not follow the instinct of "flight" from the Ka-Chunk, then the law-abiding mom-and-kids would be able to defend themselves...  Because right up there with "Stupid People" on my Infuriating List, is when Bad-Things-happen-to-Good-People, and the criminals get more protection than the victims...

All right.  Enough from me.  Thanks for this thread...   *inhales and exhales slowly*   "Goosfraba"....   ;)

Merry Christmas!    ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on December 02, 2009, 05:25:10 AM
Snake-Eyes...I know EXACTLY how you feel. And I loved all the descriptives you used to depict the meatbags surrounding us. :D

I agree with you 100% on the political stuff as well. What ever happened to working for a living? Somewhere, our values got lost...right along with personal responsibility. :P We live in a selfish world.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 02, 2009, 07:54:14 AM
Wow Snake-Eyes! Ditto on all that and then some!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 02, 2009, 09:00:52 AM
Very well said, Snake Eyes. I couldn't agree more on every single point. We truely are surrounded by morons 99% of the time it seems. I try to only go to the stores a little as possible and usually at off peak times to avoid the gaggle of idiots. Putting up with hundreds of healthcare workers that are making decisions on people's lives that are too stupid to use a simple application and PCs is more than enough for me day in and day out. Everything I have I worked my tail end off for and never had someone sppon feeding me off a silver plate. Seems there is fewer of us to go around more and more these days. Really doesn't leave one with high hopes of what the world will be like for the next generations.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 02, 2009, 05:55:37 PM
Today: I shut my door on my fenger got a deep cut and it hurt very bad. :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on December 02, 2009, 06:12:57 PM
Today: I shut my door on my fenger got a deep cut and it hurt very bad. :'(

What was your hand doing outside the door? :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on December 02, 2009, 06:14:37 PM
My grandmother slammed her finger in the car door and it locked.  She had to fumble in her purse with one hand to unlock the door.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 02, 2009, 06:21:21 PM
Today: I shut my door on my fenger got a deep cut and it hurt very bad. :'(

What was your hand doing outside the door? :-\
well I was going down star's to Solder and I shut the door hard (a little to hard)  got a deep cut on my fenger and my fenger was in  the door way.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on December 02, 2009, 06:25:32 PM
 :P :P

I hope you get better!!Luke I had my hand shut into a car door too!!wow that hurt!! :o :o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 02, 2009, 06:56:52 PM
My brother shut my hand in my mom's mini-van sliding door when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. He did it quick enough for the door to latch shut and luckily enough it didnt do anything more than bruise my hand up bad.  Very painful stuff though.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 02, 2009, 07:18:22 PM
My brother shut my hand in my mom's mini-van sliding door when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. He did it quick enough for the door to latch shut and luckily enough it didnt do anything more than bruise my hand up bad.  Very painful stuff though.

HAHA I shut my sister's hand in the van's sliding door, the same way  ;D All it did was bruise up. Scarry at first, hillarious after. I still threaten to do it when she gets me mad. HAHA
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 02, 2009, 07:50:20 PM
My brother shut my hand in my mom's mini-van sliding door when I was in 3rd or 4th grade. He did it quick enough for the door to latch shut and luckily enough it didnt do anything more than bruise my hand up bad.  Very painful stuff though.

HAHA I shut my sister's hand in the van's sliding door, the same way  ;D All it did was bruise up. Scarry at first, hillarious after. I still threaten to do it when she gets me mad. HAHA

Such a sweetheart you are...

Odd how many people have their hands slammed in doors and whatnot.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on December 02, 2009, 07:55:00 PM
Time to mix this sad thread up a bit.

This song goes out there to all those sad Jedi with fingers slammed in various things, broken hearted, and ailing.  This I think is our first on forum Jedi dedication song.  ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fe11OlMiz8
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 02, 2009, 08:02:49 PM
AWESOME!!!! That is going out to EVERYBODY!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 02, 2009, 08:22:04 PM
 :) Thank you to those who PMd me with kind words.... very sweet of you  ;D  ............ that youtube is GREAT!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on December 02, 2009, 08:24:09 PM
Do a google search on them.  The story on how they got together is neat.  It's "Straight No Chaser".  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 02, 2009, 09:29:47 PM
I have to say I have always really liked acappella....and they are good at it  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 03, 2009, 08:31:47 PM
For anyone that needs a laugh.... DON'T LAUGH!    ;D

There is also some nice Star Wars music at the end.   ;D ;D ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0WktdjMQKA&NR=1
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 03, 2009, 08:55:07 PM
Didn't laugh. That remix of Pac-Man made me cringe the whole time. LOL
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 03, 2009, 08:56:06 PM
ok soooooo..... you win yayyyyyyyy!  Congrats on not laughing!  ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on December 03, 2009, 08:59:24 PM
I like this alot... ever wondered what all the lyrics to the Star Wars Themes were?  lol


WWWOOOOOOOOOKIE!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk5_OSsawz4&feature=related
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 03, 2009, 09:03:39 PM
OK Now I laughed at THAT!!!  ;D ;D ;D  THAT was GREAT!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 03, 2009, 09:05:49 PM
LOL have seen that one b4 LOL I laugh at that one all the time!  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 03, 2009, 09:46:03 PM
I am starting to break down again  :'(  I am in soooo much pain right now.... I can't control it  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 04, 2009, 01:23:23 AM
I didnt laugh at any of those, but I don't think its necessarily they aren't funny. I could use a good laugh. I'm just now heading home from work after 15 hours and get to rinse and repeat again tomorrow. I haven't had a day off since the Sunday before thankgiving and won't until next Saturday. Overly tired and just fed up with it all.

I am starting to break down again  :'(  I am in soooo much pain right now.... I can't control it  :'( :'( :'(

Relationships are never easy, especially when they aren't working when you want them to more than the world. Everything heals in due time, but that varies individually. One of the easiest ways is to fill the void with things that make you happy. I know that isn't always easy to do from much experience, but make every effort you can.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 04, 2009, 01:42:33 AM
I didnt laugh at any of those, but I don't think its necessarily they aren't funny. I could use a good laugh. I'm just now heading home from work after 15 hours and get to rinse and repeat again tomorrow. I haven't had a day off since the Sunday before thankgiving and won't until next Saturday. Overly tired and just fed up with it all.

I know that you have been working with no time off and it is hard and nackering, but I wish I could swap places with you as there is not much work going on where I am and I realy need the overtime for the extra cash but it is just not happening as the orders are getting smaller every week, I'm worried that they will make me redundant
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 04, 2009, 01:54:42 AM
I really wish that all that work was considered overtime. In the long run of things when you equate out the pay to the number of hours worked its not nearly a good as it looks. Salaried jobs can really bite.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vektor on December 04, 2009, 01:56:57 AM
Oh bugger... What started as a simple periodic car maintenance and routine brake repair, now my wife's car final service bill has reached $2100 total... And I just did an expensive repair (periodic maintenance + particle filter swap) on my own car last August, which was also about $2200 at current exchange rate! :(

Now, how many cool custom sabers could I have bought with that money?!? :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 04, 2009, 02:05:20 AM
Ouch, car repairs add up in a hurry and always when your not expecting it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 04, 2009, 02:07:02 AM
I really wish that all that work was considered overtime. In the long run of things when you equate out the pay to the number of hours worked its not nearly a good as it looks. Salaried jobs can really bite.

outch! that must realy hert when you work all those hours and then get your pay slip, that's way I stopped persueing the management route well at least until the econamy is sorted out.

Oh bugger... What started as a simple periodic car maintenance and routine brake repair, now my wife's car final service bill has reached $2100 total... And I just did an expensive repair (periodic maintenance + particle filter swap) on my own car last August, which was also about $2200 at current exchange rate! :(

Now, how many cool custom sabers could I have bought with that money?!? :'(

we have a saying in the UK for this which is called SODS LAW and it happens to me a lot
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 04, 2009, 05:02:59 AM
*patpats* Hang in there, people. I'm praying for ya. :)

I used to work in a corporate setting, too. Well, until they kicked me out, that is. ^^;

Anyway, I just remembered an energy therapy technique I learned. Might as well post it here.

Whenever you feel stressed or anxious, try this: locate the middle of your collar bone, move three notches/inches down from there, then move three notches/inches again to the side (both sides).

You'll know you're hitting the right spots if they hurt a little when you depress them. Cross your arms and tap these spots until you feel better. Breathe deeply while you do so. :)

Hope that helped!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 04, 2009, 08:12:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvQW3HKFoSo&feature=related

HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHA This makes me laugh!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

My suggestion for feeling better..... watch some funny videos!  ;D ;D ;D

The one above + the one below!  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v96XJRCcTeU

P.S.  My voice atm sounds like a boy going through puberty O.o  When I cough, it sounds like Vader's helmet is on the fritz again ...can't wait to feel better and get my voice back!  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 04, 2009, 12:18:42 PM
some people consider that raspy voice sexy on a woman you know!

I'm not really venting, but my company is big into giving back to the community, and we're doing all sorts of fundraisers and toy drives and what not.  Problem is, with all the cutbacks and stuff, I can't afford to be nearly as generous as I was last year.  Last year I bought toys for 4 children, gave to the food pantry, donated supplies to the local school that we sponsor, bought TONS of hats and gloves and scarves for the coat drive, and gave out oodles of money.

This year I donated my time and gave $5.

It's a frustrating feeling not being able to give back to my community.  They were there for me and Li'l Sis when we needed it, I feel like I'm letting them down.   :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 04, 2009, 12:36:09 PM
Aaarrrgh! What the shablah is a Domain Name Server, why does my laptop say there may be a problem with the config...and why cant I log onto campus wifi?!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 04, 2009, 01:34:00 PM
Why do I work with such utter numptys!  >:( they have worked there longer than I have but I end up having to tell them what to do because they are to THICK to work out for them selves what they have to do or they are just BEEP lazy and decide that they have done enough and have the cheek to say to me "I'll leave you to it". I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK TO THE MAIN FACTORY EVEN IF THE MORAL IS ON A REAL LOW IT'S GOT TO BE BETTER THAN BEING TAKEN THE BEEP OUT OF. It's bad enough that we don't realy know where we stand with the future of our jobs without having BEEP BEEP to make you feel even worse at work  >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on December 04, 2009, 01:51:52 PM
Kel, I applaud your use of the word "numpty"! I havent heard that for a loooooong time. Sorry that work sucks for you right now but you kinda made my day with that one word. So thanks.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 04, 2009, 02:03:19 PM
Aaarrrgh! What the shablah is a Domain Name Server, why does my laptop say there may be a problem with the config...and why cant I log onto campus wifi?!

That would be DNS Shaak TI. If your configuration is static and setup incorrectly you won't be able to resolve any names to IP addresses. If you are setup dynamically it should come over when you connect to the network. If its not then that would be on the IT staff there to fix that issue for you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 04, 2009, 02:09:46 PM
Kel, I applaud your use of the word "numpty"! I havent heard that for a loooooong time. Sorry that work sucks for you right now but you kinda made my day with that one word. So thanks.

I'm glad you liked my wording, I tend to use that word a lot at work as the word that I want to use I can't due to a certain person will report anyone that uses it. There is a word that a few of us came up with for stupid people at work "TARDS" I think you can guess what it is short for, we made this word so that we wern't insulting people with that condition (well hopefuly we arn't) LOL
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 04, 2009, 02:21:26 PM
Guis, that's basically what Chewy said when I asked him. I sent an email to the college techs about the issue. Hopefully they can tell me what's up so I can use my comp next week instead of a library comp like I had to today *sighs*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: STARKILLER on December 04, 2009, 02:33:34 PM
Today, after a year of good use, my Dremel dies. Sucks. Had to buy a new one.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 04, 2009, 02:44:53 PM
Alas poor Dremel! We knew him well!   :'(

We will say nice things about him, FB...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on December 04, 2009, 03:15:27 PM
My PS3 bit the dust today with more than a bit of coincidental timing. Right after a firmware update it stops reading BlueRay discs and games and some tech guy says its due to the fact that the newer versions of firmware detect problems with components earlier, before they become 'catastrophic' and then charged me 128 of my hard earned pounds to replace it with a reconditioned PS3. Looking around forums etc for info its apparent this is widespread with firmware being the prime suspect in the case of the freaked out consoles! Don't get my replacement until Tuesday when i'm on a survival course then back offshore Wednesday. Looks like Dundee United will have to wait another 3 weeks to win the champions league!! (football.............. sorry soccer for all you pilgrims  ;))


edited for content ~ Chewbacca
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 04, 2009, 06:31:43 PM
My PS3 bit the dust today with more than a bit of coincidental timing. Right after a firmware update it stops reading BlueRay discs and games and some tech guy says its due to the fact that the newer versions of firmware detect problems with components earlier, before they become 'catastrophic' and then charged me 128 of my hard earned pounds to replace it with a reconditioned PS3. Looking around forums etc for info its apparent this is widespread with firmware being the prime suspect in the case of the messed up consoles! Don't get my replacement until Tuesday when i'm on a survival course then back offshore Wednesday. Looks like Dundee United will have to wait another 3 weeks to win the champions league!! (football.............. sorry soccer for all you pilgrims  ;))


edited for content ~ Chewbacca


OMG! Makes me not want to update! I feel your pain! I don't know what I would if that happened to me.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 04, 2009, 07:58:24 PM
*patpats jock and everyone*

I see. I thought the XBox 360 was the only one with (RROD) problems. It appears the PS3 has its own issues as well. >_<
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on December 05, 2009, 03:15:19 AM
Dismayed by people getting all serious and their head's disappearing up there own rectums because someone might have overlooked the rule about not substituting profanity with xxx's, granted not for the 1st time lol. But it is a vent thread after all. Also don't appreciate being messaged as if i was a school child for my oversight. People have to remember they are moderators of a forum not head teachers or MI6. Maybe if its a vent thread it wouldn't be crime of the millenium to rate it as 15?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 05, 2009, 05:19:00 AM
well are moving out of are hose so we can have ore ground level floor's refinished on Monday. :(
It is raining/snowing out side. :( :) :( :) :( :( :(

now it is snowing out side :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on December 05, 2009, 08:27:12 AM
Dismayed by people getting all serious and their head's disappearing up there own rectums because someone might have overlooked the rule about not substituting profanity with xxx's, granted not for the 1st time lol. But it is a vent thread after all. Also don't appreciate being messaged as if i was a school child for my oversight. People have to remember they are moderators of a forum not head teachers or MI6. Maybe if its a vent thread it wouldn't be crime of the millenium to rate it as 15?

uh-huh.
Well, ...when u have to tell the same people over and over to stop, I'm not sure what else you'd expect.
No Mod WANTS to shoot off PMs reminding members to watch their language. We promote over and over and over that this a family friendly site. The mod team has a lot of things to do, and our least favorite is enforcing the rules and sending messages reminding members that there is a set of guidelines which will be adhered too.

Cursing, symbolizing cursing, and circumventing the swear filter is prohibited. It is not debatable.
We dont want lil' 9 year old johnny telling his parents he learned such and such from FX. It's not the rep we want this site to have.

ALL THREADS share this rule, even this one.

It's not like u have thousands of posts to your name and something accidentally slips out on occasion. You have 28 dude. I'd think following the simple rule of not cursing is not that hard of an accomplishment.

Forum rule: Don't curse
member: OK, no biggie

end of story.

granted not for the 1st time lol.

nothing "lol-ish" about that. You dont want a PM from a mod reminding u of the rules, then stop breaking the same rule.

Maybe if its a vent thread it wouldn't be crime of the millenium to rate it as 15?

no, all threads on FX will adhere to the profanity rule.
Do we always catch them, ....no. But when we do, we edit and send a PM reminding the parties involved to adhere to the rules.

The PM you were sent  simply stated it appears we have had this conversation with you before and u should revisit the rules, get over it.
The only people I have to tell things over and over to are kids, ....so if u dont wanna be treated like a kid, then simply follow the simple rules that are in place.

Since it seems that this particular thread just makes people WANT to circumvent the swear filter, then the next time it happens, perhaps we should lock it down for a few days and give it a cooling off period.


I also see you have not yet signed the rules and regulations, .....as requested in the apparently offending PM, it is time you read them and post your acknowledgment.

Here's the link:

http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=10747.0




Things like little recommendations and warnings from Mods are preferred to be handle "behind the scenes". No one wants to "air their issues" openly. Posting your "stress" about our correspondence was somewhat uncalled for.

It boils down to this:
Don't get mad/stressed if you receive a PM in regards to a rule we enforce. If you dont want the PM, watch what you post.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 05, 2009, 08:43:02 AM
Dismayed by people getting all serious and their head's disappearing up there own rectums because someone might have overlooked the rule about not substituting profanity with xxx's, granted not for the 1st time lol. But it is a vent thread after all. Also don't appreciate being messaged as if i was a school child for my oversight. People have to remember they are moderators of a forum not head teachers or MI6. Maybe if its a vent thread it wouldn't be crime of the millenium to rate it as 15?

If you disagree with something anyone says to you in a PM, respond to it in a PM. If you don't feel that you can comfortably respond to the person who sent you the offending PM, bring it up to a 3rd party Moderator or an Arbitor.  Arbitors, Han Solo, Obi Won Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker, are specifically tasked with being objective 3rd parties in resolving issues among members on the boards.  Honestly, how mature is it that you'd rather complain about something someone said to you - essentially talking behind someone's back - than discussing this with the person involved directly.


While the PM was short and direct, it was not offensive.  What bothers me is that it was a private communication, and should have stayed as such.  We actually encourage communication with our members about things they disagree with us on, but it should have stayed behind closed doors. 

In the interest of maintaining transparency between the Moderators and the members of this forum, here is the offending PM that was sent to Jock109:

Quote
Sent Jock109 this:

I seem to recall you already being warned of "language" on the forums.
Using x's to represent a curse word is not allowed.

I have edited your post here:
http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=15737.msg321816;topicseen#msg321816

I suggest you go back and read the rules.

Chewbacca




Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 05, 2009, 11:07:16 AM
Well I finally got a day off, but wasn't supposed to be. Dealing yesterday and today with some complications with m IBS. Haven't been feeling well at all and would rather be feeling better and working than this.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 05, 2009, 12:30:19 PM
Dang, DG so sorry.  Good friend of mine has IBS, and it's no joke.

Hope you feel better soon!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 05, 2009, 01:41:55 PM
forgive me for maybe being thick but what is IBS  ???
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on December 05, 2009, 01:43:12 PM
forgive me for maybe being thick but what is IBS  ???

Irritated Bowel Syndrome. It's a medical condition characterized by extreme intestinal pain/discomfort in relation to bowel movements. Very uncomfortable and pretty painful, as well as incredibly annoying. DG, you have my sympathy :-\.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on December 05, 2009, 01:53:06 PM
Hello.  I'm Luke Skywalker and I too suffer from IBS.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  :D

It is a terrible disease with no cure.  In a nutshell your colon spazzes out.  There are triggers that can cause a bout.  Lack of sleep, stress, poor eating habits and trigger foods can cause an episode.  Nutrasweet, soda, ice cold drinks, dark leafy greens like spinach, fatty foods like icecream and McDonalds or other fast foods.

A bout can cause Diarrhea or constipation, severe and I mean severe abdominal cramping.  Cramps are similar to childbirth.  Some people can actually pass out from the pain.

I hate IBS.  It can be very life limiting for some of us.  :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 05, 2009, 01:54:34 PM
forgive me for maybe being thick but what is IBS  ???

Irritated Bowel Syndrome. It's a medical condition characterized by extreme intestinal pain/discomfort in relation to bowel movements. Very uncomfortable and pretty painful, as well as incredibly annoying. DG, you have my sympathy :-\.

AH! I thought that is was somthing along those lines, I hope that you feel better soon as that ain't good and you have my sympathy to, and to anyone else that suffers from this my sympathy goes to them as well
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 05, 2009, 02:38:42 PM
Well I finally got a day off, but wasn't supposed to be. Dealing yesterday and today with some complications with m IBS. Haven't been feeling well at all and would rather be feeling better and working than this.

I feel your pain. Mine set off today as well. I feel soo drained and feels like my insides where beat up. Doesn't happen often as it once did cause I changed my diet. I slipped up yesterday.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on December 05, 2009, 07:02:55 PM
 :P


ahhh Luke are you sure that's what you've got?I was told by my doctor that's what I had;untill,around three years later found out by a kidney doctor that I had a huge kidney stone!!Yes that pain that I had here and there was the stone moving. :P :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on December 05, 2009, 07:07:07 PM
:o they mistook a kidney stone for IBS? Someone did NOT do a very thorough exam ::). A simple contrast MRI would have shown it...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on December 05, 2009, 07:08:33 PM
 :D :D

That's a big ten four on that statement!! :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on December 05, 2009, 07:22:26 PM
I have been tested every which way.  Nothing wrong with me.  Which is the diagnosis of IBS.  IBS is the disease of exclusion.  :-\

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on December 05, 2009, 07:29:21 PM
I have been tested every which way.  Nothing wrong with me.  Which is the diagnosis of IBS.  IBS is the disease of exclusion.  :-\



Pretty much, unfortunately. Even the description of it is very very vague. Essentially, it's just intestinal pain that nobody can figure out, so they blame it on "IBS". Heck, the WORDS are vague "Irritable/Irritated Bowel Syndrome." Doctors can only know so much about the human body, it is more complicated than anything else on our planet, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 05, 2009, 07:52:32 PM
I've had about every test you can think of ran on me as well with no result. Thus pinned to IBS. The symptoms and causes vary for everyone that have it and even for that person the affects of each instance can vary from mild to extreme. Even the same foods can have a different reaction each time. It makes for a rough go a lot of time and you try to be as careful as you can be, but its rarely enough to keep it always in check.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on December 05, 2009, 07:56:10 PM
Have they run a test on you for an enzyme disorder? If you lack specific enzymes (such as a lactose intolerant person lacks the enzyme "lactant") than you might not be able to break down certain components of food. The amount of these components vary, even though it may be the same type of food. Thus the difference in reaction. The absence of an enzyme creates intestinal issues similar to IBS and could explain it. But they might have already tested for it...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on December 08, 2009, 08:26:21 AM
Im not venting out of frustration but pure joy!! ;D ;D

I woke up this morning feeling like I was on Hoth. Almost THREE feet of snow and the wind was blowing all the snow off the trees to make a white out! ;D

After shoveling the sidewalks I sat on the porch for a half an hour and just watched all the cars spinning out and the wonderful Colorado weather!

Here are a few pics...

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi683.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fvv194%2FHon_Rev%2FFUN%2FDSC05223.jpg&hash=fee87f4b1b411f6b562189d723e6d092b062578d)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi683.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fvv194%2FHon_Rev%2FFUN%2FDSC05222.jpg&hash=99e5556494aa7f0f8cc43877659ddc1761396366)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi683.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fvv194%2FHon_Rev%2FFUN%2FDSC05221.jpg&hash=c7c2f25ff62dcf4e7417dedb49138b1a236df195)

I need to find one of those Tauntaun sleeping bags and the look will be complete! ;) :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 08, 2009, 08:30:52 AM
all I got was slush >:( >:( and my friend live's 15min away from me and thay got 5 1/2of a inch's of snow  :o
but i live in Roanoke VA. in VA the last time we got that mouch snow sence 1996. 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on December 08, 2009, 01:02:02 PM
Yeah well I live in CA and we don't get snow. >:( Oh well, I guess the earthquakes make up for it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on December 08, 2009, 02:49:05 PM
Yeah well I live in CA and we don't get snow. >:( Oh well, I guess the earthquakes make up for it.

lol

I hate this stupid cold/windy/dry weather... I wish it would snow.. or earthquake... :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on December 08, 2009, 03:23:13 PM
Yeah well I live in CA and we don't get snow. >:( Oh well, I guess the earthquakes make up for it.

lol

I hate this stupid cold/windy/dry weather... I wish it would snow.. or earthquake... :D :D

You want snow? come to nebraska and have all the snow you want!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on December 08, 2009, 09:31:21 PM
Yeah well I live in CA and we don't get snow. >:( Oh well, I guess the earthquakes make up for it.

lol

I hate this stupid cold/windy/dry weather... I wish it would snow.. or earthquake... :D :D

You could come to my town. We've got 10 inches of snow already and we're still in a blizzard warning. I can hear the wind howl against the window as I type this.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on December 09, 2009, 04:52:12 AM
You stink Hon Rev.  :D  We got 1-3" then it started to sleet and rain on it.  Later today we are gonna get a downpour.  Totally unfair of you to flaunt your Hoth-like conditions to those of us crystally challenged.  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on December 09, 2009, 11:33:09 AM
You stink Hon Rev.  :D  We got 1-3" then it started to sleet and rain on it.  Later today we are gonna get a downpour.  Totally unfair of you to flaunt your Hoth-like conditions to those of us crystally challenged.  :D :D :D :D :D

Yea sorry Luke I should have posted that in the Relieve your joy and brag thread!! :D

It dumped out here for two days and should start back up on Friday. Thats life in Hoth! ::) ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 09, 2009, 12:20:07 PM
Went to bed at 4am cause I had been making a portfolio for my figure drawing class... AND IT WASN'T DUE TODAY!!!  >:( ::) I could have made it today or tomorrow...and got 3 hours of sleep because of it. GGRRR!! Vosk bought me a Western Digital 1TB external hdd and when I plugged it in last night... *sighs* I couldn't use it because it couldn't find the stupid drivers! My laptop saw there was a device connected, but not what, nor find any drivers. Yay... Now I have to find drivers online and see if that works or return the bugger for another. Ontop of that nearly all day yesterday I couldn't text message with my dearest one cause either or both our text services kept stealing or delivering the majority of our messages about 30 mins to an hour after hitting Send. Not a nice couple of days. Add ontop of that my father and sister. I won't go into that. Too messy.  :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on December 09, 2009, 07:27:34 PM
I'm going to follow HonRev's lead, and vent out of joy! Tomorrow is going to be our third day off from school in a row due to annoying roads and the blizzard that swept through on Monday night and Tuesday. (no offense, Luke :D)

We really should make a sort of Relieve Your Joy thread........... 8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 09, 2009, 11:28:41 PM
Isn't the Good News Thread the Joy Thread as well? o.o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 09, 2009, 11:46:37 PM
It is ;-) So, next time you've got something positive to share, post it there :-)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on December 10, 2009, 01:23:16 PM
You stink Hon Rev.  :D  We got 1-3" then it started to sleet and rain on it.  Later today we are gonna get a downpour.  Totally unfair of you to flaunt your Hoth-like conditions to those of us crystally challenged.  :D :D :D :D :D

Yea sorry Luke I should have posted that in the Relieve your joy and brag thread!! :D

It dumped out here for two days and should start back up on Friday. Thats life in Hoth! ::) ;D

Yeah, I wish I lived on Hoth. Even though the snow kinda makes me want to pull out a lightsaber and kill every last snowman. ;D :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 10, 2009, 01:25:02 PM
It is ;-) So, next time you've got something positive to share, post it there :-)

YEAH!!!  All this positivity is messing up my stress venting :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on December 10, 2009, 01:32:05 PM
Life on Hoth stinks!! :( :(

I waited too long and now have to shovel out my GF's car with a ton of snow and ICE all over it! >:( And its way colder than when it was snowing! *frozen bones*

I hope this is a little more on topic! ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on December 10, 2009, 04:03:03 PM
Just a lot going on in my life right now. My grandmother, who is well-advanced in years, may be dying... she had a massive heart attack nearly 2 decades ago that destroyed a lot of her heart and the doctors, when they last performed surgery on her heart, noted 3 arteries 99% blocked with fat. She's lived years after that diagnosis but has been having a lot of chest pain and trouble and that's worrisome... I have to make some tough decisions and am running out of time to make them and the stress has caused me to not get the sleep I should, and I actually just lashed out at a friend of mine that I shouldn't have... :-\ Just apologized for that too, I feel really bad about that. I need to spend some time in prayer and reading the Bible...

And in NM, it's gusty winds, we had some slush on Tuesday but it hasn't been bad ;D.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Nerdold on December 10, 2009, 05:30:35 PM
I don't normally post in this thread, but I'm really un-Jedi like right now. I was carrying my dinner into my house when, because I was so starving, I accidentally dropped it all over the drive way. I know it doesn't seem like a big thing to fret over, but I am STARVING right. I guess I'm like Chewbacca right now, always thinking with my stomach.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on December 10, 2009, 05:34:55 PM
I don't normally post in this thread, but I'm really un-Jedi like right now. I was carrying my dinner into my house when, because I was so starving, I accidentally dropped it all over the drive way. I know it doesn't seem like a big thing to fret over, but I am STARVING right. I guess I'm like Chewbacca right now, always thinking with my stomach.

It's our lot in life. :D :D :D

In your defense, ...I woulda been raging mad if that happened to me. Your emotion is justified.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 10, 2009, 05:52:30 PM
DN, NOTHING gets in between me and my food.  To have your goal - the dinner table - so close and to have it snatched away, well, we are jedi, not made of stone!

Oh, and I found my first grey hair today. Yup, it's all down hill from here!  AARP, where's my discount!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on December 10, 2009, 06:30:45 PM
Hmmm... stupid lightsabers... I could've hung out with some friends tonight... but I'm redoing my MHS saber... I hate me some 'lectricity... ;) :D

They just don't understand about personal weapon and all that.. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 10, 2009, 06:30:45 PM
Sithster, Ive already had a few grey hairs and Im younger than you ;-D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 10, 2009, 11:39:58 PM
*patpats everyone again* Don't worry, folks. I'm praying for all of you and your families. :)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 13, 2009, 04:48:34 AM
it is icing ranning out side and It not snowing :'( :'( :'( :'( I hate the ice! :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delta48 on December 13, 2009, 04:12:34 PM
Sithster, Ive already had a few grey hairs and Im younger than you ;-D
grey hair sort of runs in my family my mom has pretty much all grey hair
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 13, 2009, 05:21:13 PM
I got my first few grey ones about a year ago. The gal that cuts my hair found them and told me. Didn't really concern me much since they would be hidden by the highlights she puts in lol.

My dad by age 40 was completely plantinum and my mom has been dying her hair for years. Just an inevitable factor in my case.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on December 13, 2009, 05:48:14 PM
 ;)

No biggie lol :DMy hair is 80% grey!! :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 13, 2009, 09:05:21 PM
Crowns of splendor. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on December 14, 2009, 02:26:10 AM
Nothing wrong with a few grey hairs on women I actuarly think that it can make them look more attractive. Well thats what I tell my wife when she keeps spending lots of money on hair die LOL ;)

but I always say "go grey gracefuly think of it as jewelary, it my not be gold but think of it as diamonds twinkerling in the light of your beauty"

(yes corney isn't it LOL :D)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 14, 2009, 05:58:51 PM
PAIN! PAIN IN MY HEART! I can't take this stress anymore.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 14, 2009, 06:18:18 PM
um, which stress are you referring to?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on December 14, 2009, 06:26:40 PM
many, many things. It rains, it pours. I nned to be on a stress pills. Just too much to mention going on. I needed to yell before I exploded.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Elandron on December 14, 2009, 09:27:58 PM
Ok... it's been a little while so I thought I'd share some random thoughts...any clarification would be helpful to my understanding.

Customer Service (yet again)...
This rant would include everything from the doctor's office, waiters/waitresses to the receptionist/staff at the local college/university.

I've had the same family physician for the last 12+ years.  Wouldn't change them for anything.  The doctor is great.  She's typically spot on, very sensible and empathetic.  The lab techs are always friendly and usually fast and virtually pain-free :)  The girls in the front office that handle the scheduling and insurance submissions... very polite and easy to work with on schedules.  So what's the problem?  I always feel like cattle... or some other kind of livestock being moved through a sorting facility.  You spend literally 7/8 of your time in the front waiting room - sitting and waiting, then move to the back in an exam room for another round of sitting and waiting.  See the doc for about 10 mins, if that... and you're done, please pay your co-pay on the way out.

Waiters/waitresses... these experiences have gotten worse and worse over the last few years.  And I've noticed that my tolerance has been very short since being out of work.  I understand that we all have bad days, possibly a few at a time.  But good grief... if you are in the customer service industry like serving beverages/food, you suck it up the best you can.  You certainly don't have to be the person that gets all of the buttons or awards the restaurant has to offer - whatever movie that was I'm thinking of, the guy was annoying.  But, you could show a little courtesy and check in from time to time.  I think we were in California on our recent trip west and had one of the worst experiences to date.  It was a breakfast restaurant - Bob Evans, I think... and our waitress was not very happy to be there, at least that's the way it seemed.  I was so not very happy with the service, I left a nickle - the ticket was probably about $23.  On the other hand... (to even out the karma) - Recently had lunch at a small restaurant attached to a mall.  They served hamburgers, etc... the place was dressed up like an old malt shop.  Bar stools, counter-top, black and white tile, the whole package.  Wasn't really expecting anything fantastic.  But I'll tell you this... the waitress... she was the best I've had in the last couple years.  Just her whole attentive personality, and my biggest thing... drinks... don't ever let the drinks go dry :)  I ended up leaving her a $6 tip... my bill was $12.

Schools... with the recent "entitlement" I was given the opportunity to go back to school, which I'm in the process of sorting out.  I've visited several colleges over the last couple months, and each one appears to have gotten worse with regards to personal attention.  The days of being able to talk to one contact, getting the information that you need, is long gone.  Today, for example... I started out about 1:30pm - went to take my assessment test.  This was the highlight of the day, as I was directed to the room with good directions and was in taking the test in less than 10 mins.  However... once this was completed, I thought it would be a good idea to stop by the financial aid offices to see what information they needed from me/what I needed from them to get the ball rolling on my payments for courses.  This was the group that several other people in admissions had told me I would need to contact.  Sit and wait in a waiting room for nearly 35 mins, only to find out they are not the ones to help me.  So, they send me down to the Bursar's Office.  Actually did not have to wait long in their lines... but again, they could not help me.  They require some form or another that I didn't have - and at the moment, don't know what it is.  Have an email out to my "representative" that handles these sort of requests.  I'll have to be patient a little while longer and see what she can come up with.  Heh... the unemployment office... that's another rant, all on it's own  ::)  Oh, and there's really no greeting contact, you simply sign in to a computer in each area and wait for them to come up from the depths of the cubicles and call your name.

Bottom line... it just seems like the "personal touch" has gone away from a lot of the customer facing/service industry as a whole.  And the scary thing is... my perception is that it's getting worse and worse.  Once in a while you will find that rare personalized service... but shouldn't that be the norm?

I can remember 15-20 years ago it was a joke that we were all just turning into numbers.  I'm sure that saying has been around even longer, eh?

Guess what????
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on December 14, 2009, 09:38:09 PM
The guy with all the buttons (flair they called it) was in "Waiting"

I feel for ya. I am less and less inclined to leave a tip, anywhere. (especially the doctor's office)  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 14, 2009, 10:34:12 PM
Im a college student and I wanna update to Win7. So, a week or two ago, I go to the Windows page where I type in my college's email addy. It was eligible and they are supposed to send me an email to the email account I provided that had a link to buy Win7 and a code required for when I install. Well...I never received that email. I go back and try again, hoping maybe I could give a different email addy but it wont let me. Must be keep track of the ISP. So I try the next step, adding the expected email addy to my safe list. I request a resend. Nothing. I click on the "if all else above fails" link and I leave my email addy and what is going wrong. I get a reply this evening basically telling me to do the same thing all over again but via email and will take 1 to 2 weeks for my school to be verified. I have until the 3rd of January to buy and begin to download Win7. *Sighs* 1 last option left. I can send in either a scan of my college ID or a scan of my class schedule. Guess I get to figure out how to do that..
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 15, 2009, 12:12:55 AM
Here, everyone. Have a patpat. *patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on December 15, 2009, 02:02:15 AM
Also the stupid fracking texting service messed up big time on Shaak and I during a rather intimate part last night.  I get highly pissed off when that crap happens...hopefully it acts normal today.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 15, 2009, 06:46:24 PM
I am stressed out because someone VERY dear to me won't talk to me.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 15, 2009, 07:00:29 PM
I just got back from this forced work function/dinner from one of our hospitals that went live a couple months ago. They did this total bs slideshow trying to act like they know what we go through to make these things happen and support it on a daily basis. They don't have the first clue what it takes and the sacrifice for the maybe 1/3 of their salary I get. Not sure if I'd rather throw up or knock one of them out. If they want to know how if feels I could lock them up in a small box without any contact for a few months to get a quicker version of the last few years of the crap we've been through.

Sorry to hear about everyone elses problems and guess it always gives a sense of belonging to know your not the only one stressed out. Enough of my ranting and back to your regularly scheduled saber related posts.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 15, 2009, 08:47:58 PM
I am posting these to relieve some stress over the one who I am missing. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EKmRlAm-ng

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91ZmprrhPGc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M56-jyncAk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw88OcVBBCQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX2DjnAPqtk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAJfGYVKt2Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlv_g6_gnFE&feature=related




Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 15, 2009, 08:48:15 PM
Sorry to hear about everyone elses problems and guess it always gives a sense of belonging to know your not the only one stressed out. Enough of my ranting and back to your regularly scheduled saber related posts.

*patpats Aurora and Darth Gius* Hang in there, guys.

Anyway, my turn. This is probably the first rant I'll be making on this thread. Hopefully, it'll be my last.

Long story short, I just lost whatever little respect I had for one particular member of this forum. It's funny how we sometimes let people annoy us, even if we don't really know them personally. Frankly, after what I've witnessed, I'm not even sure I want to get to know this person personally.

(sigh) Nevertheless, I think I'll back off for a bit and get some perspective.  In my current state of mind, I might do something I'll regret later.

Don't worry, I'll continue to pray for you folks, but right now, I need some objective distance.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 15, 2009, 08:55:42 PM
*patpats the patpat guy*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 15, 2009, 09:15:26 PM
Aurora, dear, I know all about missing the one closest to your heart. I miss the one I love with all I am...and I talk to him every single day and we have a bond that would make ya say "huh?!" lol But as the saying goes...so close and yet so far away. I cannot wait for the day I can look him in the face and finally say Hi, my love, without it being a text message. Yes...I do get mushy, you just dont get to see it..unless you're Vosk ;-D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 15, 2009, 09:34:02 PM
I miss him sooooo much...  I miss my friend.... I miss my love.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 15, 2009, 11:11:23 PM
HUGS hon :-) You're not alone, m'dear. Imagine finding the one who has your other half but you are two states away and cannot see one another, not for several months yet. Imagine what I wouldnt give just to sit beside him and hold his hand. But despite all this, it makes me stronger and look forward to the day when I can have that. Be strong, my friend and if you can get through this, imagine what else you can get through!
Hmmm...and what the hay am I talking like this for? :-o lol Im turning...squishy...  Sith dont do squishy! Not even Jedi lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 15, 2009, 11:13:35 PM
You're a girl...girls are allowed to be squishy ;)  It's in the rules.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 15, 2009, 11:51:54 PM
*patpats the patpat guy*

Aww. Many thanks.  :)

And Shaak Ti, if it's any consolation, a female friend is in a similar situation as you are in right now. Her fiance is in the US and she's in Malaysia and she misses him every single day. Sure, they chat via IM and all that, but it's just not the same.

So...*patpats Shaak Ti and Aurora*

EDIT: My sincerest apologies to Darth Gius for the terrible oversight. I've corrected the post arrangement above. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 16, 2009, 06:36:43 AM
so my mom and dad one month ago they bought a new whirlpool stainless steel refrigerator and a stainless steel whirlpools stove whirlpools and wen they delivered it they sent a floor model refrigerator  >:( refrigerator with dents and some big deep scratches on the stainless steel >:( :'( ant the stainless steel whirlpools stove has a metal defic and it will take 2 weeks to get new ones and we will be out of town >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(   >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( >:( >:( >:( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 16, 2009, 11:32:56 PM
*patpats General Kota*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Big Boss on December 17, 2009, 06:35:24 PM
recently today my car spun out when it hit some mud on the side of the road, i nearly hit a car and cashed into a fence >:( the engine works but the front of the car is banged up good >:( :-\ >:( :-\ >:( to think today started out so good :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darthxanthus on December 17, 2009, 06:57:52 PM
Sorry to hear.  Messing up cars sucks.

Always a bummer. :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 17, 2009, 07:00:53 PM
Sorry to hear that big boss. :'( >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Big Boss on December 17, 2009, 07:06:57 PM
thanks for the comments guys at least me and me sister are okay and thats whats most important :) still got all 12 of my toes :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 17, 2009, 08:51:28 PM
I am glad that you can find the good behind the bad  ;)  I hope you can fix your car up.   :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 17, 2009, 11:08:56 PM
*patpats Big Boss*

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on December 18, 2009, 11:12:43 AM
I'm actually relieved now that school is out for the next two weeks for Christmas break.  Well it'll be three weeks for me because first week of January I'll be heading back home to Vegas.  My brother Russ is going down there primarily because his work sends him down every year for CES (Computer Entertainment Show).  My mom is going with him to see her parents and I'm going as well so I could go with my brother to CES, as I've never been there before even when I lived in Vegas.

Also one thing that's been helping me stay stress free is my sweet girl Shaak Ti.  :)  She's awesome and dunno what I'd do with out her and I love her.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 18, 2009, 12:04:39 PM
*Insert tear-eyed smiling emoticon here* Same goes for you, dearest. Id have gone looney from loneliness without you, Vosk.
And to stay on topic, Wednesday was the last day of school for me, yesterday, a girls was sexually assaulted at my school by a guy in a skimask, and Ive got boredom galor till Jan 20th, the first day of spring semester. Ugh.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 18, 2009, 12:28:41 PM
ok it is snowing out side and they say some of VA will get 5" to 18" were I live the they say that I will get 6"-13".  :) :)
:) :) :) it has been snowing and I have Like 12" inch.  :) >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( I can't leave my house  :'( :'( :'(

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 18, 2009, 12:30:57 PM
mods please delete this post


thanks
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on December 18, 2009, 12:52:00 PM
***waves hand

"this is not a duplicated thread"

***waves hand

"go about your business, move along...."
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 18, 2009, 04:13:28 PM
deliberately vague due to location -

i've been loyal, and hardworking.  I've given the expected 110%.  I'm being given an opportunity to improve myself while I fully intend to stay loyal, when congratulated and told that they would do everything in their power to help me with this, all I asked is the ability to be 5 minutes late for a period of 6 months.

I was denied.

Loyalty works both ways.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 18, 2009, 04:47:23 PM
The world is not what it once was. Some say it is moving ahead, improvement, modernization. I see it as the ignorant stupifying and degredation of a once wonderful world. There is no honor, morality, logic, compassion, selflessness, love, joy, peace... There is hate, disease, war, famine, idiocracy, greed, corruption, pain... We, as a whole, are not moving forward but backward, and until this world fully recognizes what it is becoming, we, its people, become modernized neandrathals.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 18, 2009, 05:17:38 PM
*patpats Offee and Shaak Ti*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 18, 2009, 07:32:49 PM
Sorry, Barriss  :'(  I hope it all works out.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on December 18, 2009, 07:56:18 PM
The world is not what it once was. Some say it is moving ahead, improvement, modernization. I see it as the ignorant stupifying and degredation of a once wonderful world. There is no honor, morality, logic, compassion, selflessness, love, joy, peace... There is hate, disease, war, famine, idiocracy, greed, corruption, pain... We, as a whole, are not moving forward but backward, and until this world fully recognizes what it is becoming, we, its people, become modernized neandrathals.

Hear hear!

Dead on Shaak... even at a middle school level... I hate to see what the freshman at my HS act like next year... me and some other Juniors will most likely be holding a freshman toss. :D :D ;D

Or... we could all start carrying lightsabers... I mean, I am building an arsenal. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on December 18, 2009, 08:55:11 PM
LOL Yes, I do worry what kind of people the next generation will grow up to be when they grew up with computers, wifi internet, cell phones, thong underwear made for girls, and...well... from my own pov, too much lies, deciet, brainwashing and flat out idiocy of teachers, parents, the government and schools and not enough truth, religion and freedom of speech and ideas. Oh and the lack of proper parenting doesnt help either.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 18, 2009, 10:29:26 PM
Sounds like we as a people need to go back to basics--morality, principles, good parenting and all that.

Well, I'd like to think it's not too late for the human race. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Snake-Eyes on December 21, 2009, 06:11:15 AM
...still got all 12 of my toes :D

 ???  Interesting...  Must be difficult to find shoes. 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on December 21, 2009, 06:26:37 AM
SHAAK TI, I thank the world is coming to a end to!   :'(  :'( but how knows.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 21, 2009, 06:28:36 AM
*patpats General Kota again*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 21, 2009, 12:19:57 PM

One avenue was closed to me, so I sought another.  This, of course changes the way that I think about things, and the path I intend to take in the future, but this didn't stop me from accomplishing what I set out to do.  it's my responsibility to change my life, and if I don't get the help that I ask for, I can either give up, or find another way.  And giving up is SO last season...

I'm not so hopeless towards Humanity.  I just remember that I'm hearing exactly what my grandmother has been saying since I played with tinker toys.  And I remember my uncles telling me that's what their parents said about them.  Think of how Godless and lazy WE were judged to be as teenagers (no offence to current teenagers.  you'll be saying this yourself in a few years time.)


***heavily edited as I had trouble climbing off my soapbox.***

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Elandron on December 21, 2009, 12:35:40 PM

***heavily edited as I had trouble climbing off my soapbox.***



LOL!  I've sprained my ankle a couple of times doing that!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 21, 2009, 07:23:41 PM
*patpats Offee again*

If it's any consolation, you're not alone. I've learned quite a bit about closed and open doors these past few years.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Raijlin on December 22, 2009, 10:50:21 PM
Ah, the vent thread:

Pretty bad when the VA Doctor can't decide whether you have a major sprain/tear in your back, or a ruptured disk...so just gives you pain meds and sends you on your way rather than spending the money for a Xray or MRI! 

On top of that, my wonderful tooth that was "fixed" by the amazing Navy Doctors back in 2003 has the filling come out and then breaks off at the gumline and I was told had the Navy put a crown on it, it would not have happened.  But hey, only officers and high ranking enlisted rate to have crowns put in!  Keep in mind I still have fillings in my mouth from when I was 13 and they are rock solid!

And people wonder why I am against the Obama medical Plan!?!

The VA system is the shining example of what socialized healthcare will be for Americans!

Speaking of the military...

Since when does the average Marine get to have a shirt saying, “Don’t run from a Marine, you’ll only die tired.”  I mean,  Over?!?  That used to be reserved for those of us who went through Sniper School.  I saw some female wearing a sweatshirt the other day, and her guy was in Motor T of all things?!?

What the is the world coming to???  Don’t mind me, just probably irritable due to the pain in my back and mouth, and my knees the last three day since the snow came and I feel like someone wacked me across the knees with a baseball bat.

I need to go to a warmer climate!

/end of soapbox rant

edited Jango
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 23, 2009, 12:38:27 AM
I fully agree with you on yours points there about the VA. My uncle passed on last year after having a severe reaction to untreated diabetes. Something any common idiot could have caught on, but the VA missed for who knows how many years. He started having problem with his feet and within about a month he was in the hospital with both his legs turning black. As much as it pained me to see him go I'm glad the day before the cut them both off he passed away.

I agree too on the warmer/drier climate. I just got out of my chair after watching a movie and just from having my legs proped up both of my knees are on fire and swollen. Which only happens when its cold or damp. Tonight I have both...got to love it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 23, 2009, 09:05:33 AM
I agree with the V.A. rants too.  My grandfather is a World War 2 vet.  that is still alive and still goes to the V.A.  I have seen the care there to be lacking when I have visited him there.

My biggest complaint was the 10 years he spent misdiagnosed with Parkinson's and going downhill for most of my childhood just to find out that the V.A. misdiagnosed him and the meds were causing all of his problems.  Grrrrrrrrrrrr!  >:(

On a positive note for the V.A. ... They did perform successful heart surgery on an 85 year old man last month.    :)

I too do not like the Obama healthcare plan at all.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 23, 2009, 09:08:02 PM
*patpats Raijin, Gius, Aurora and everyone else*

I'm praying for you guys. Hang in there!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 24, 2009, 12:55:07 PM
I just got a coupon for 25% off of anything  bought in the store on Christmas Day.

Now, some days are created to feed the Commercialism Sarlaac, and I firmly believe that there are 2 different holidays that just happen to have the same name, celebrated on the same day (and have nothing to do with each other), and I firmly believe in everyone's right to celebrate or not celebrate, but even for me, there are some days that I won't set foot in a store, let alone perpetuate the cycle by participating in these 'holiday sales':

Memorial Day - it is a day of Rememberence, not 50% off sales.
Thanksgiving
Christmas
9/11

That being said, I'm sure that there are those of us who do not celebrate Christmas that have felt like their dollars didn't count on December 25th, so I guess I can't complain without being insensitive to someone.

SO, in order to not waste a good rant, here's my question:  Why does every holiday have to be celebrated with AMAZNG BLOW OUT PRICES?!?!

And stop selling holiday decorations/gifts/apparel before the holiday before it has passed!  I saw Valentine's Day stuff on sale last night!  Give people a chance to celebrate their holidays in order!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 24, 2009, 04:09:11 PM
SO, in order to not waste a good rant, here's my question:  Why does every holiday have to be celebrated with AMAZNG BLOW OUT PRICES?!?!

*patpats Offee*

Blow out prices are designed to blow out all the cash from your wallet and blow up profits for entrepreneurs. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JediKnightBJ on December 26, 2009, 08:31:45 PM
Well since this is reason this thread is here, I'm going to vent quite a bit about a website we all know and love, Evil-bay.

So I sold an airsoft rifle on ebay back in November.  Gun was almost brand new, shot wonderfully and had no blemishes or flaws.  I shipped it Priority mail, and packed it extra nice in order that the new owner be pleased with it.  Here we are over a month later, and I get an email from the buyer, saying that the gun was modified and that today was the first time he had a chance to play with it, and had to have it repaired.  Said it had aftermarket parts, and the gun was a piece of junk, wants a $75 refund for a $160 gun.  I HATE EBAY and PAYPAL sometimes.  Right now, ebay is telling me, give him the partial refund or he can leave you negative feedback.  Even though my listing says, "Sold as is, no refunds, no returns", Ebay wants me to give him the refund. Paypal, as always, wants to investigate.  I told the guy if he would have contacted me, I would have gladly repaired it, even though my listing said no returns, but no he went straight to the complaint process.  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on December 27, 2009, 01:48:22 AM
I am going to vent about my computer. I hate this stupid thing, I mean I get it back from wherever it was and it DOESN'T WORK! So, I called Geek Squad and they took it for over 2 weeks, which is why I haven't been on. So, I got it back and the stupid people forgot to install my stuff back on so I had to do it myself. I am glad however, that it is working great.

OK, I'm good, no more venting. ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on December 27, 2009, 05:05:20 PM
I think i'll have a whinge about the fact that Scotland has pretty much ground to a halt after a mediocre snowfall that we knew was coming. Had to drive an hour or so today to see my brother and on one of our major roads (A9) the north bound carriageway was gridlocked for around 5 miles and all because of a miserable 2 inches of snow. I barely got back from work on the 23rd cos all helicopter flights from Aberdeen were severly affected. I think the powers that be need re-educated with regard to the fact that there are seasons throughout the year and despite weather to the contrary it isn't always October lol (coldish cloudy dull wet etc) Anyhooo..........................
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on December 27, 2009, 07:23:39 PM
Bought  4-Disc DVD of eBay, it was used and I knew that. However the lister put "As good as new" and so I bought it.

I get the DVD, it's missing a disc and all the discs are in TERRIBLE condition. I argued with the guy over and over, who continually tells me that he posted it with all four discs...BS....why would someone open a sealed packaged (which was when I got it). It's complicated but I can't get a refund...wont be using eBay anytime soon...don't trust it anyway...

Oh and Jock-I hear ya! It's a very light amount of snow and sudden panic arises! I be Scottish too, just so you know  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on December 28, 2009, 03:20:00 AM
Good to know someone else feels my pain mr doom!!

Look at America, it's had proper snowfall and ok its guaranteed that its suffered but the amount of snow its had is measured in feet not inches and well, the Scandinavians seem to manage just fine, surely it can't just be cos they all drive Volvo's lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on December 29, 2009, 11:40:23 AM
The panic is getting worse what with it now becoming ice...then it snows again...then it rains...

Big stuff for the BBC to cover..."Tonight, DISASTER....your all going to freeze! Too much snow...what can we do?"
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on December 29, 2009, 12:03:30 PM
The panic is getting worse what with it now becoming ice...then it snows again...then it rains...

Big stuff for the BBC to cover..."Tonight, DISASTER....your all going to freeze! Too much snow...what can we do?"

ROFL

I'm glad I live in the US, where all we hear about is terrorists with plastic explosives trying ot blow airplanes. ;D :P :P And failing, Thank God. :D

As for buying used DVDs... i never buy something like that used. The odds of them being damaged is too high, as discs scratch too easy for my tastes. Sorry ot hear you won't get a refund. :-\ :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on December 29, 2009, 12:34:17 PM
Oh, no worries...I gave the guy a bashing, he xxx well deserved it. Not literal of course but verbal and I was actually quite polite. I learned form that incident-stick to blockbuster on used DVDs.

The only people who actually see the snow for what it's worth is the kids  ::) Most adults go mental...SNOW? What Is this? How am I supposed to walk down the street to get my ciggies?

edited Jango
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on December 29, 2009, 01:10:43 PM
Update to thread rules in first post.


Just think before you click the POST button.
Would you say it in front of your grandmother or a child at the the dinner table?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on December 29, 2009, 10:00:28 PM
Okay I gotta rant here... the company that ported The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition did a very piss poor job at doing so.  I mean you would have thought that if they ported the game to PC it would be compatible with just about any video card out there on the market.

I mean ya it says it needs an Nvidia or Radeon and I do have an Nvidia in my computer so I thought I'd be fine.  It says, "nope sorry won't run with yours pal!" probably because it is an older model.  I even installed the game on the new Dell PC I bought for my parents for Christmas.  Same thing, "The game won't run because your video card isn't compatible".  I am very very frustrated at this.

I mean grant, I have been meaning to update my video card in my computer for a while now...but still it just sucks that most games that come out on PC these days aren't compatible worth crap unless you have a high end system.

This is probably a reason why PC gaming is mostly dead because A: when ever a game is ported to the PC it's generally a rushed job and B: the PC port is generally hardly compatible with anything, except a high end system.

If I can after my Vegas trip next week, I'm going to get me a compatible video card for the game so I can play the dang thing.

It's just very very frustrating to be a PC gamer sometimes...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on December 29, 2009, 10:17:53 PM
My video card isn't really that old and it will play, but it gets laggy more often than I'd like thats for sure. My system itself is a few years old now and its starting to show its age with this one. I'm hoping it holds out most of next year before I have to think of building a new one.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on December 30, 2009, 12:33:23 PM
Freakin K-mart's candy is old as Methuselah... I bought a box of Good and Plenty's and the stupid thing almost broke my teeth. I dropped the box and they shattered.  :o :o That's not even an exaggeration. Wait a week for some... and then they're crap... :D :-[ :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 30, 2009, 07:47:46 PM
I did the right thing and I am going to be hated for it....No details, but life sucks sometimes.   :( :'( :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on December 30, 2009, 08:18:07 PM
you ever really admire and look up to someone? you ever think to yourself that you wish, oh so hard, that you could just be a fraction of the person that they are?  You ever think that you actually found a hero?

Then find the indisputable proof of their clay feet?

I realized that the reason for my awe was due to my lack of experience and the dearth of anything in comparison.  Things have changed, I've changed, but my hero hasn't.  My lens isn't cracked, as I've been told; it's just finally in focus.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on December 31, 2009, 01:18:49 PM
you ever really admire and look up to someone? you ever think to yourself that you wish, oh so hard, that you could just be a fraction of the person that they are?  You ever think that you actually found a hero?

Then find the indisputable proof of their clay feet?

I realized that the reason for my awe was due to my lack of experience and the dearth of anything in comparison.  Things have changed, I've changed, but my hero hasn't.  My lens isn't cracked, as I've been told; it's just finally in focus.

The truth is always a GREAT ally.  Even when it makes you sad.  I am glad that you have seen truth in your life Barriss.   :)  The truth can be very hard to accept.  Don't believe falsities just because you want them to be the truth.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on December 31, 2009, 07:12:36 PM
Here, everyone. Have a New Year patpat: *patpats*

Someday, we'll be able to look back on all of this nonsense with a different perspective, but for now, just hang in there. They will eventually pass.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 01, 2010, 04:54:53 PM
Great- a new year, and new things to worry about.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 01, 2010, 05:55:06 PM
Tell me about it! I just hope, for me and the one I love, things go as we want them to.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 01, 2010, 11:23:35 PM
good luck, Shaak Ti.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 05, 2010, 03:20:38 AM
And...patpats for Sith Lord Shadow and Shaak Ti as well. *patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on January 05, 2010, 06:33:02 AM
Great- a new year, and new things to worry about.

Surely you still have some old things to worry about as well shadow? There seems to be an awful lot of worrying going on just now, what happened to New Year, fresh start? Trust me on this one even though you've probably heard this manys a time, Life is too short. Try living some of it instead of fearing what 'could' happen. If its gonna happen, its gonna happen, and all the worrying in the world aint gonna stop it so stop whinging and get on with it!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 05, 2010, 09:38:14 AM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 05, 2010, 11:53:31 AM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o

Good Luck!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on January 05, 2010, 11:58:14 AM
I have a cold . :( :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on January 05, 2010, 06:23:10 PM
Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: BEN KENOBI on January 05, 2010, 06:25:02 PM
Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

 :D

Depends if you're whacking the guy in the head for real ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 05, 2010, 06:33:44 PM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o

Good Luck!!!

Thanks!

Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I'm going to take a guess and say that someone had a go at either you or FX Lightsabers in general?

But, no they aren't violent, it's the idiots who use them to attack people who are violent.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 05, 2010, 06:35:39 PM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o

*patpats* Hang in there!

I have a cold . :( :(

*patpats too* Take plenty of fluids and Vitamin C. Hot chicken soup helps, too. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on January 05, 2010, 06:38:11 PM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o

Good Luck!!!

Thanks!

Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I'm going to take a guess and say that someone had a go at either you or FX Lightsabers in general?

But, no they aren't violent, it's the idiots who use them to attack people who are violent.

Well, sort of. Any of you remember that audition I talked about a week or so back? It was today (and I'm sure you've all figured out what me and my friend did). We did everything perfectly, and they liked it, but they said we had to take out all the "VIOLENT" stuff in it (blades clashing, occasional meleeing, etc.) >:( >:( >:( >:( :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on January 05, 2010, 06:42:57 PM
Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
nope,
on its most innocent level, it teaches the use of imagination, promotes interactivity and harbors excercise, (often lacking in kids these days).
On a higher level, it teaches eye/hand co-ordination, balance and if done correctly, can make martial arts training a little more fun.

If rules are set and adhered too, it can also help teach teamwork and safe "playing around".


People often see toys lightsabers, nerf guns, etc, etc as violent or unsafe for kids. This is a myopic view. Fact is, these toys serve to let there imaginiations run wild and escape the realities of life. It is PLAY! It is a toy!
Parents can set guidelines for their children to limit RP or ensure the "fighting/pretending doesnt get too outta hand.


Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 05, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o

Good Luck!!!

Thanks!

Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I'm going to take a guess and say that someone had a go at either you or FX Lightsabers in general?

But, no they aren't violent, it's the idiots who use them to attack people who are violent.

Well, sort of. Any of you remember that audition I talked about a week or so back? It was today (and I'm sure you've all figured out what me and my friend did). We did everything perfectly, and they liked it, but they said we had to take out all the "VIOLENT" stuff in it (blades clashing, occasional meleeing, etc.) >:( >:( >:( >:( :'(

Who is their target audience? 5 year olds? Even younger children are rough with one another! Well I know I was. What did they want you to do? Just swing them around all flashy and do nothing at all?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on January 05, 2010, 06:59:36 PM
I'm going slightly mad awaiting exam results! I really hope I pass theory,if not I have to redo my presentation in front of my three tutors.... :o

Good Luck!!!

Thanks!

Do any of you think a lightsaber duel is too "violent"? >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

I'm going to take a guess and say that someone had a go at either you or FX Lightsabers in general?

But, no they aren't violent, it's the idiots who use them to attack people who are violent.

Well, sort of. Any of you remember that audition I talked about a week or so back? It was today (and I'm sure you've all figured out what me and my friend did). We did everything perfectly, and they liked it, but they said we had to take out all the "VIOLENT" stuff in it (blades clashing, occasional meleeing, etc.) >:( >:( >:( >:( :'(

Who is their target audience? 5 year olds? Even younger children are rough with one another! Well I know I was. What did they want you to do? Just swing them around all flashy and do nothing at all?

The audience will be around 5-14 year-olds, and yes, they want us to take our pretty much all the dueling taken out and replaced with a sort of dancy, spinning act. >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Dai Bendu on January 05, 2010, 07:07:31 PM
Sorry to hear that Ben.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 05, 2010, 07:11:28 PM
Well, while I can udnerstand from a Producer's standpoint why they would tone down any physical contact, to appease parents for one. But, it returns to that age old argument of what is/isn't violent or negatively affecting the viewers.

If the kids watching whatever you auditioned for watch the clone wars or anything star wars related, they would likely expect to see some rough housing and actual saber play. To take it out would, as you said, turn it into a choreographed dance off. Censorship is being abused to protect those who don't need protecting.

I understand there are times when it is needed and I'm fine with that, but it's taken to extremes all too often.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 05, 2010, 07:13:43 PM
Any of you remember that audition I talked about a week or so back? It was today (and I'm sure you've all figured out what me and my friend did). We did everything perfectly, and they liked it, but they said we had to take out all the "VIOLENT" stuff in it (blades clashing, occasional meleeing, etc.) >:( >:( >:( >:( :'(

I remember. Sorry to hear that they didn't like the "violent stuff." Clients can be annoying like that. *patpats*

Nevertheless, I'm sure that if you were to showcase your talents here, you'd get a standing ovation. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on January 05, 2010, 07:16:03 PM
Any of you remember that audition I talked about a week or so back? It was today (and I'm sure you've all figured out what me and my friend did). We did everything perfectly, and they liked it, but they said we had to take out all the "VIOLENT" stuff in it (blades clashing, occasional meleeing, etc.) >:( >:( >:( >:( :'(

I remember. Sorry to hear that they didn't like the "violent stuff." Clients can be irritating like that. *patpats*

Nevertheless, I'm sure that if you were to showcase your talents here, you'd get a standing ovation. :)

I'm sure I would. Thanks. :)
What really irritates me is the fact that most of the other acts involve some sort of singing or dancing already. They're taking all the fun out of saberplay!!!!! :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 05, 2010, 07:21:57 PM
I'm sure I would. Thanks. :)
What really irritates me is the fact that most of the other acts involve some sort of singing or dancing already. They're taking all the fun out of saberplay!!!!! :'(

You're welcome. :)

I understand. Sometimes daring to be different unintentionally ruffles a few feathers. Fortunately, there are more open-minded folks out there. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on January 05, 2010, 07:27:50 PM
Precisely the reason I'm glad for the existence of this forum. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 05, 2010, 07:38:55 PM
Precisely the reason I'm glad for the existence of this forum. :)

Aye. :)

If it's any consolation, I've faced (and I'm still facing) my share of obstacles in some of my chosen fields as well. I tell myself that someone, somewhere, someday will say "yes." :)

Until then, I'll keep on plodding along.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 05, 2010, 08:05:08 PM
Im a geek, unorthidox and completely politically incorrect ;-D In my eyes, it's the hand that creates violence, not the inanimate object in that hand ;-) Humans are violent creatures and we are dangerous because of our intelligence. We USE tools, the tools dont use us. My 2 cents.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 06, 2010, 01:37:23 PM
Im a geek, unorthidox and completely politically incorrect ;-D In my eyes, it's the hand that creates violence, not the inanimate object in that hand ;-) Humans are violent creatures and we are dangerous because of our intelligence. We USE tools, the tools dont use us. My 2 cents.

Very wise, Shaak Ti.

And...patpats for Sith Lord Shadow and Shaak Ti as well. *patpats*

Sorry, I'm a little slow today. Thanks DB.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 06, 2010, 02:54:26 PM
I enjoy dueling Ben, but spinning is just as fun ot me. If you are capable of re-auditioning, throw in some cool spinning, or some nice tosses in place of the dueling.

Actually, If it were me in your position, I'd show them the spinning act and then perform the fight. Depending on the circumstances, all they can do is disqualify you. ;D ;D But I wouldn't listen to me if it was school thing. Schools are very picky about "weapons". They won't let me wear a lightsaber on my belt for Halloween. ::) :P It's a dangerous weapon, even with a blade set screw secured safety plug and no allen wrenches to remove it with. :o :o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on January 06, 2010, 04:10:21 PM
I understand your logic, Caden, and yes, I love spinning as well (it's progressed into something like a involuntary action), but without the dueling, it just doesn't feel RIGHT. I mean, it would feel like we're only showing half of what we're capable of.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 06, 2010, 07:38:30 PM

Sorry, I'm a little slow today. Thanks DB.


No problem. I'm slow today as well. You're most welcome. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 07, 2010, 07:06:45 PM
Well the midwest got hit last night into this morning with a little snow. So I got to work from home today since I couldn't get out since they hadn't plowed. Last year I got stuck twice trying so wasn't even going to attempt it. So after I worked for the day I went out to shovel the snow, but I should know my limits. Apparently I don't because now I'm down in the back and can't hardly sit down or stand for any length of time. I think at this point if I never saw snow again I wouldn't complain.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on January 07, 2010, 07:52:57 PM
I'm leaving. You win. You know who you are. Thanks for the memories guys! It was a blast while it lasted!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on January 07, 2010, 11:56:54 PM
I'm leaving. You win. You know who you are. Thanks for the memories guys! It was a blast while it lasted!

sounds like someone needs a *patpat*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jasher Kain on January 08, 2010, 02:01:56 AM
I think at this point if I never saw snow again I wouldn't complain.
Come to Taiwan. It only snows in the mountains and never gets below 45. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 08, 2010, 12:18:37 PM
I can deal with that!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 08, 2010, 05:40:25 PM
I'm leaving. You win. You know who you are. Thanks for the memories guys! It was a blast while it lasted!

sounds like someone needs a *patpat*

Seconded! *patpats DarthYoda and everyone else*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 08, 2010, 06:59:22 PM
I for one am loving the snow here. It means that myself and my mates can go to our local park and snowboard on the big hills. Also it's lots of fun walking home, such as jumping onto someone's front garden (fresh untouched snow) and making a big snow angel, that's a sight to wake up to the next morning!

Although, I will admit it does make it crazy to drive in...people can be dangerous enough on normal roads, but icy/thick snowy roads + crazy drivers = Nightmares and close calls.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DarthYoda on January 08, 2010, 11:48:07 PM
Not intended to be funny. So, mods, be gental since the post isn't entirely of a person, but is part of me. I am laying to rest, my heart. Not litterally, but emotionally. Time of death, December 31, 2009. The heart will live on in other areas, but will never again live to love another. Momment of silence. It was a good and gental heart. It lived full and over flowed and gave great joy to many. In it's later years it developed alzheimers, didn't know what it was or how to function properly. Soon after, it turned cold and passed on. Thank you all for coming.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 09, 2010, 12:02:22 AM
In it's later years it developed alzheimers, didn't know what it was or how to function properly. Soon after, it turned cold and passed on.

....true story  :'(   ....all attempts to revive the heart failed....   :'(  It will be missed.   :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 09, 2010, 12:12:41 AM
In it's later years it developed alzheimers, didn't know what it was or how to function properly. Soon after, it turned cold and passed on.

....true story  :'(   ....all attempts to revive the heart failed....   :'(  It will be missed.   :'(

hmm. so sad...  moving on helps. 

Maybe this should have been posted in the Venting thread?  You know, to not detract from the more serious ACTUAL deaths already listed here?

Moved this section as I felt it more appropriate here than in the other thread.  If anyone takes exception, please feel free to contact any moderator. even me.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 10, 2010, 09:19:25 PM
*patpats DarthYoda again* I pray that one day God will resurrect it as only He can. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 10, 2010, 11:28:53 PM
Computers are evil, fickle, frustrating things! You either wanna run it though with a lightsaber, smash it to pieces with a sledge hammer, run it over with a steam roller...until you realize it's the only thing keeping you sane and can be fixed...once you get your first pay check for the job you start in February, and until then, you use your dad's not as powerful laptop with your hdd with Win7 newly installed in it. I NEED MY COMPUTER...!!! :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Jaden Korr on January 11, 2010, 12:21:27 AM
Ah I hate being without my laptop for long. I rely on it for everything now, from recreation to work.

Me though. I broke my foot New Years eve, thought it wouldn't be to big a deal, just a cast and crutches, well not the case, had to have surgery, now I got a big screw running through the 5th bone on my right foot its been 4 days since the surgery and I can definitely feel it. Pain meds have got my sleep schedule crazy so here I am up at weird hours of the night.

I do get a few more days out of the office though.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 11, 2010, 01:07:46 AM
Ah the joys of cyborgdom ;-) I have 8 screws and two plates in my left ankle, broke the base of the inner shin bone and spiral broke the outer (tibia and fibula but can recal which is which). I didnt have surgery till a week or two later, had 2 surgeries and a year using crutches, walker and a wheel chair. I had one fire dept split, one ER splint, one surgical cast, one hot pink standard cast and one hellashisly heavy boot. It was...horrible and humbling. Just be thankful you got what ya got and not more ;-) :-p
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 11, 2010, 03:34:29 AM
*patpats Shaak Ti and SIFO-DYAS*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Kota on January 12, 2010, 09:40:12 AM
My brother broke his arm on Saturday :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 12, 2010, 11:54:58 AM
it's so cold outside that my entire body hurts because my skin is so dry.  Anytime I move I feel my skin cracking.  THATS. JUST. NOT. RIGHT.

due to scheduling conflicts, I'm left on my own training-wise for the time being.  (Yay for my trainer! Boo for me!)  I've been able to so some stuff, but I live in a basement apartment with REALLY low ceilings, so my spinning and swords stuff is out unless I make major modifications.  I make do with hand weights, medicine balls, escrima sticks and the couch (to hold my feet down!) but it's just not the same as an actual personal trainer - which is the purpose of getting one.  They know how to wring out the best of me, whereas I just get distainful looks from my cat.  Which is what they do best anyway.

I'm starting school on Tuesday, YAY! I now have to get up 3 1/2 hours earlier than I normally do.  WAAA!!!  :'(

OK. enough for me.  Have to find that cat now!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on January 12, 2010, 12:09:19 PM
I'm totally broke and have no money to buy this awesome lightsaber http://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/index.php?topic=22218.0. Why can't I be rich???
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 12, 2010, 12:16:42 PM
I know the feeling Wolfen, I've just enough money to survive just now and it doesn't help that I've just started my second semester at Uni, so I have to pay a levy fee of £90 as well as various other materials. Hope my loan comes through, but it doesn't look like it will!

I've also not been well lately, I can't sleep, have recurring panic attacks and just can't focus anymore...I feel like half the person I was this time last year...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 12, 2010, 12:19:50 PM
MEEP! Doc, I'm here for ya!  I'm across an ocean, and I probably won't leave my house for another 3 months with this blasted cold weather, but I'm here for ya!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 12, 2010, 12:25:32 PM
Thanks, Bariss, much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Shivilow on January 12, 2010, 01:48:49 PM
I hate the fact that my school has blocked all the fun sites and i'm in college and i also hate the fact that i'm in a pickle cause i can't figure out what i can do with my left over school money rather to buy another Do-clo or not ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh or to get more stuff for my costume
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 12, 2010, 01:52:04 PM
Hey Barriss! I hear that we are entering a 30 year mini ice age ;-D Glad I live in Cali! Well...until I move next year out of state...and east... School for me starts on the 20th, Ive no money for new clothes, food, gas money for my sis who will be driving me again... My mom and dad, who is basically as bad off as I am, paid off all my past due and BOGG waiver fees... Im glad Im an EOPS student and get a nice book voucher. Oh and no money to buy art supplies to finish 5 commissions to get more art supplies. God I love catch 22's! ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 12, 2010, 03:18:19 PM
We're all exhausted over the pregnancy and lack of sleep.  We keep having people over that want to see the baby.  My 3 yr old is not adjusting well and decides he's going to run over his cousin that has a prosthetic arm and leg.  Joke's on him.  I told him NO twice.  The third time he comes trucking in he comes to a screeching halt jsut before hitting her.  He falls face first into his little push wagon and destroys his face.  >:(  Blood everywhere.  >:(  Now we're hoping he doesn't lose the loose teeth he now has.  :P  Kids.  :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 12, 2010, 09:49:19 PM
The following people are also on my official patpat and prayer list today:

1. General Kota
2. General Kota's brother
3. Barriss Offee
4. Wolfen
5. docdoom
6. Darth Shivilow
7. Shaak Ti
8. Luke Skywalker and family
9. Aurora Skywalker
10. myself

*patpats all*

Did I miss anyone?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 12, 2010, 10:35:53 PM
Yeah... yourself! ;-) *Throws a splodie...sending glitter all over Dearth when it explodes* Mwahahahahaaaa...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 13, 2010, 01:37:53 AM
Yeah... yourself! ;-) *Throws a splodie...sending glitter all over Dearth when it explodes* Mwahahahahaaaa...

My, my, such an explosive personality.  ;D

Anyway, fix'd! *patpats self*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 13, 2010, 02:58:16 AM
 :o Wow there was a lot of bad news over the 12th of Jan  ??? ...... I also have some bad news from yesterday that I am not ready to talk about yet.  :-X  :(  :'(   For now, I will just say, "GRRRRRRRRRR!"  >:(   Thank you DB for always brightening my day with your "patpats."  They make me smile  :) and grin  ;D and sometimes giggle.  :D  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 13, 2010, 04:26:02 AM
:o Wow there was a lot of bad news over the 12th of Jan  ??? ...... I also have some bad news from yesterday that I am not ready to talk about yet.  :-X  :(  :'(   For now, I will just say, "GRRRRRRRRRR!"  >:(   Thank you DB for always brightening my day with your "patpats."  They make me smile  :) and grin  ;D and sometimes giggle.  :D  ;)

*patpats* You're most welcome. I just added you to my list above.  ;D If you want a specific prayer for a specific thingy, just PM me.  Otherwise, I'll pray a general prayer for you since I'm not privy to the details. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delta48 on January 13, 2010, 04:42:37 AM
Yeah... yourself! ;-) *Throws a splodie...sending glitter all over Dearth when it explodes* Mwahahahahaaaa...
oh no not the glitter wars again
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 13, 2010, 09:13:10 AM
ROFL at the "It's Pat....It's Pat"  :D  wow...funny stuff!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 13, 2010, 12:21:44 PM
aurora:  not being privy to the details myself, you be needing recommendations for people familiar with persuasion?   ;D

i got some people who owe me some favors you know!

And yep, looks like Shaak is feeling Sithy again.  How we hoped the Glitter wars would stay dead...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 13, 2010, 06:43:06 PM
Well, I think for right now, I am just waiting to see if kneecaps should be involved.   ;)  lol  ;D ;D  I am hoping that the problem is fixed soon just by giving it a little time.   ;)  ;D

Hmmmmm Glitter Wars sound like fun!  :o  ;D ;D  Link to previous glitter war?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 13, 2010, 06:48:56 PM
um, sadly the glitter wars is the reason why there's an Anything topic 3.0, instead of 2.0. So, we're going to pretend it didn't happen...



BAM!

*wookie outta nowhere!*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 13, 2010, 09:34:23 PM
Lol Glitter Wars infact got Anything Topic 1.0 fed to the Sarlacc...but boiy did we have fun! Made a certain pair of twins here grow up real quick :-p 2.0 was pitted because another reason. 3.0 is just friggin quiet! And to stay on topic....I WANT MY COMPUTER ALIVE AGAIN!! *picks laptop up and hugs it * :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on January 13, 2010, 09:42:48 PM
Yeah... yourself! ;-) *Throws a splodie...sending glitter all over Dearth when it explodes* Mwahahahahaaaa...
oh no not the glitter wars again

A portrait can say 1000 words.....

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi33.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fd58%2F100100111%2Fsmiley-1.jpg&hash=751ade5d1bd4c5010ef6f2ff4c12ac9ede83360c)

After Delta's comment, that Munchkin and I shared two common traits. His Smile and the Wording on his shirt. :D

Perfect Timing and hilarity is just nasty sometimes! :D :D :D :D :D!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 14, 2010, 08:46:43 AM
ROFL at the "It's Pat....It's Pat"  :D  wow...funny stuff!!!  ;D ;D ;D
   ;D  All in good fun.



OK all you MySpace lovin, Facebook sharing, Tweets, GET A LIFE!!!

I'll just say I know a person,  ::)  that just a had a baby ::) and a friend from ages past that they haven't even talked to in over a decade was asking friends if/when their baby was coming so they could make a post on their MySpace page.  Huh!?!?  Maybe said parents would like to tell their friends and relatives first.  The same person already did this to someone else and they hadn't even left the hospital with the baby yet. WTHeck!!!

MySpace is just that.  MY SPACE.  Don't bring MY SPACE into YOUR SPACE.


Why do people feel the need to share every little personal detail of their life?  And now it seems those of us that don't Tweet are getting sucked in whether we like it or not.  >:(  If your life has run out of things to TWEET, DON'T Tweet about the rest of us.  We haven't joined any of those sites for a reason.  >:( >:( >:(

"Here endeth the lesson."  -Sean Connery  Untouchables
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 14, 2010, 09:38:08 AM
Nice touch with the Untouchables quote.

I know the very same person (well not THE same person, of course) who updates their status every hour, including saying stuff like "Just got up, eatin some toast...it's got peanut butter on it! Wahey!"

I don't really care what you have for breakfast or dinner...It's probably just me but I find that stuff annoying but thankfully avoidable.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on January 14, 2010, 10:20:11 AM
Quote
OK all you MySpace lovin, Facebook sharing, Tweets, GET A LIFE!!!

And here we are talking about lightabers .. LOL

Well " each to his own"


I refresh the forums page every half hour ... it rarely turns off
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 14, 2010, 11:42:47 AM
  If people I care about need to know RIGHT NOW!!!! YES. NOW! what I'm doing, I'll get a text saying: "S'up?"

If people don't have my cell#, then they don't get to know all about the fascinating life of Barriss Offee.

I'm not tweeted, or faced, or paged, or any other 'social networking site'. I like to actually know the people I 'friend'.


*Edited because I actually got a Mod notice from myself...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JediMasterDracus on January 14, 2010, 07:42:33 PM
I can't get behind guys who mistreats their girlfriends.   I don't get the girls who will not only say with those guys, but they'll defend them... I can't get behind That. Epically when Good guys like myself get only betrayed.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 14, 2010, 07:52:41 PM
I can't get behind guys who mistreats their girlfriends.   I don't get the girls who will not only say with those guys, but they'll defend them... I can't get behind That. Epically when Good guys like myself get only betrayed.

I hear that. Been there, done that and its a load of bantha foodo. A lot of things people do will never make sense and if they even thought about it for a few moments it probably make much sense if you look at it from the outside in. Usually not much you can do though I'm afraid. Especially when they are disallusioned by what they think is love and a lot of lies.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 14, 2010, 08:09:32 PM
been there, done that, only recently realized that i'm better off alone than with someone who treats me that way.

My experience is that some women have never been treated any other way.  Some women grow up only hearing that they're not good enough or that they're stupid or whatnot, so that's what the women themselves believe. So when someone treats them nicely, they don't trust it and don't believe that a guy actually wants to be with them for them.

Not defending, or making excuses, just explaining. 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 14, 2010, 08:48:33 PM
*patpats people*

First the title, then the 'splodie and now the sig. What's next, mods? :p
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 14, 2010, 09:16:27 PM
Dearth Breather....YOU'RE FIRED! hahaha
Just kidding! :-D

Barriss, what you said above...yeah... Im one of those women... Probably why Ive been single all my teen and adult life till now. I waited for the right man....who could calm my fears and worries...and win my heart.  A little personal tid bit about Shaak Ti/LadySythe/Dawn.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JediMasterDracus on January 14, 2010, 10:15:17 PM
Its part of the things I learn about people, I'm a Libra, A Diplomat, A Negotiator, and a man of wisdom that people seek when they come to me... But in all that I can only show them the door. They have to walk through it. It seems I put alot of faith in people. Maybe more faith than should be.      If you do too much people become dependent, and if you do too little they loose faith. Its knowing that right touch...    But I just can't stand when they take your advice the wrong way and blame me for their mistakes.   Many people listen, but few hear what the speaker are actually saying. I can't get behind that.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 14, 2010, 10:52:52 PM
*patpats JM Dracus*

Dearth Breather....YOU'RE FIRED! hahaha
Just kidding! :-D

Fired? I didn't even know I had a position from which to be fired.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 15, 2010, 02:00:05 AM
HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAA   ;D  I saw that Chewy  ;)  ::) ;D :o ;D :o ;D ;D ;D :D :D ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on January 15, 2010, 05:18:44 AM
*patpats JM Dracus*

Dearth Breather....YOU'RE FIRED! hahaha
Just kidding! :-D

Fired? I didn't even know I had a position from which to be fired.  :P

All in good fun DB.  All in good fun.   ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 15, 2010, 05:28:18 AM
Its part of the things I learn about people, I'm a Libra, A Diplomat, A Negotiator, and a man of wisdom that people seek when they come to me... But in all that I can only show them the door. They have to walk through it. It seems I put alot of faith in people. Maybe more faith than should be.      If you do too much people become dependent, and if you do too little they loose faith. Its knowing that right touch...    But I just can't stand when they take your advice the wrong way and blame me for their mistakes.   Many people listen, but few hear what the speaker are actually saying. I can't get behind that.

One of the things you could remember is that just because she says it's your fault, that doesn't mean that it's true, or that she actually means it.  Some people can't face their mistakes, and some people would rather stay in pain and hurt because it's the only thing they know, and they'd rather be uncomfortable in what they know than take a chance with something they don't know.

Sadly they can only learn to be happy and healthy themselves, and sometimes, as hard as it may be to realize, some people just aren't ready for a healthy relationship.  You can either stay with these people in their misery or hope that they learn to pull themselves out of their own darkness.  Like you said, you can show them, but you can't move them until they're ready to do it themselves.

Oh, and DB, "You're Fired!" is from an American Show with Donald Trump, a multibillionaire that's famous for his bad toupe, and brash lifestyle.  He had a reality show for a few years where he held a contest to find his next CEO or something.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 15, 2010, 06:27:48 AM

Oh, and DB, "You're Fired!" is from an American Show with Donald Trump, a multibillionaire that's famous for his bad toupe, and brash lifestyle.  He had a reality show for a few years where he held a contest to find his next CEO or something.

Let me guess..."The Apprentice"?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 15, 2010, 08:59:42 AM
Was it the mentioning of Donald Trump + Bad Toupe which helped you connect the dots?  :D I'm just poking fun at Trump and such things as Trump Ice Cream and Donald Trump the Action Figure (with 5 real speaking phrases!).

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on January 15, 2010, 10:39:44 AM
This is more of a rant than a vent.  However, beginning of the week we upgraded our internet connection to 1.5mbps.  We have QWEST and we also switched our IP's (Internet Provider) from MSN to Orbit Communications as it was cheaper to do so.  Anyways, someone at QWEST royally fudged up because they never sent a work order to Orbit so we could get a user name and password for the connection.  So we were without internet all day yesterday, despite that we had gotten our new stuff from QWEST.  Earlier this morning I called Orbit and got everything straightened out.

It definitely wasn't Orbit's fault as I said...hate when someone fudges up like this.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wolfen on January 15, 2010, 11:06:59 AM
I also have QWEST and they took forever to get us set up in our new condo. It was supposed to be done by the time we moved in but they decided to do it a week later. I feel your pain.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JediMasterDracus on January 15, 2010, 01:17:12 PM
I also don't like it when funeral directors tell me "Hope to see ya soon", after a funeral...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: nartules on January 15, 2010, 01:21:11 PM
Man thats a horrible thing for a funeral director to say...like something that would be in a Stephen King book...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 15, 2010, 04:15:52 PM
I also don't like it when funeral directors tell me "Hope to see ya soon", after a funeral...

That's just a horrible thing to say, but I suppose it depends on who said it as it could've been a natural reaction. Still, not something you want to hear.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 15, 2010, 06:26:02 PM
Sometimes life just sux  ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 15, 2010, 06:34:47 PM
Sometimes life just sux  ::)

That's why I don't watch the news anymore, British TV News is just so depressing...

The only 'news' I really watch is from the Onion News Network  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JediMasterDracus on January 15, 2010, 08:00:27 PM


That's why I don't watch the news anymore, British TV News is just so depressing...
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Man American News isn't any better.  Either its something really lame wonder if there's nothing going on, of It'll be about something that seems to try really hard to scare you.  Its like their forcing a Idiotic/Fear  balance in the news.  Its funny tho how all the news corps. and broadcasting stations that supply you with any sort of news show is paid and run by the same banking corporations that are apart of the Federal Reserve System. The non-Federal central banking system that controls the countries money supply...   Sounds like something up.   I can't remember who said it but it's an accurate quote...

"Give me control of a nations money supply and I care not who makes its laws." 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 15, 2010, 08:39:35 PM
I was talking about my personal life sucking atm  :'(  bah
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 15, 2010, 09:23:53 PM
*patpats everyone today*

Was it the mentioning of Donald Trump + Bad Toupe which helped you connect the dots?  :D I'm just poking fun at Trump and such things as Trump Ice Cream and Donald Trump the Action Figure (with 5 real speaking phrases!).

It was a wild guess. I only know of one show with Donald Trump in it.  :P

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 15, 2010, 11:01:44 PM
I was talking about my personal life sucking atm  :'(  bah

I got that, obviously my part about the news didn't really connect as well. Sorry.
I hope your situation will get better soon.
------

I'm pretty darn frustrated and annoyed with two of my friends right now. I try to speak to someone about it and I get "you're a guy, why you acting like a little girl?" from a FAMILY member to! Am I wrong in saying that guys can't get annoyed over something as two of your friends ignoring you? Grrrrrrrr >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 15, 2010, 11:11:02 PM
Funny how the people who knows us best tend to hurt us most.  Maybe it's because they know all the right (and wrong) buttons to press...

Oh, well. *patpats anyway*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 15, 2010, 11:13:49 PM
I appreciate the pat-pat, but let's be realistic as my deal isn't really life altering just annoying...quite annoying. I'll bea...I mean talk to them later... :D


Still, thanks for the concern.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on January 16, 2010, 05:58:38 AM
My turn!!! >:( >:( >:(

ok gotta vent for a minute....gonna start at the beginning!

Well not the very beginning but anyway...We have this horrible single lady next door with a son that brought a dog home after x-mas to live outside...in COLORADO. She is a mean lady that hates dogs and cats and has yelled at me several times for letting my dog lay in MY yard and scaring her. Well since christmas my GF has been crying everytime we look out our kitchen window to see this old Labrador sitting out in the snow all day under a canvas tarp and a heating pad. We didnt call animal control because we thought we were the only people who could see the dog and knew she would make our lives not nice, plus Im a Rasta and RASTA DONT SNITCH! This is the moral of my story! So we went along putting up with seeing this old dog weathering 30 degree days and negitive nights...oh and the dog is tied to a leash and can only move about three feet from his bed, the kid comes out and shovels the soiled snow over the fence. So when we give our dog a cookie my GF would hope the fence and give the old dog one too, as long as no one was looking. On this day the dog was out of water too so we filled it up! Now Im finally getting to my story.

My GF's parents came into town yesterday to spent the weekend with us, oh yea now it gets juicy you know its always juicy when the inlaws are around!! So right as they pull up and park, she pulls up behind them. We both knew she would be upset that they snagged her spot so we were already to a bad start. They as my GF is walking to help them unload there stuff she says,"Hi." The lady next door spun around and her door and said, " Mind your buisness!" to put it nicely and seasoned it with plenty cuss words that I dont even want to try to say! I was inside and didnt find out til she was locked in her hole. That started off the weekend very bad with my GF crying, weird vibes, and I could not understand why she would cuss her out for just giving her dog water!

So we go about our night playing wii and going out to dinner and the brewpub. When we got home I noticed she was not home yet and went on the visual from my chair for my moment of confrontation! She came about ten minutes later. I went out on the porch before she could walk up and asked her why she thinks its alright to cuss out someone for giving water to your dog? She said I called the cops on her...wow that makes a little more since but I still didnt call the cops so now Im really vex! I told her three or four times looking her straight in the eyes that I DONT call the cops! Unless someone is hurt. She started to tell me that I was wrong for crossing the fence, witch she is right and I tryed to tell my GF not to but the dog! Then I told her its not right for a grown woman to talk that way to someone and how would she feel if her son had to live next to someone like her. She turned away and started to close the door when I called her a bad name...I know...she got me to stoop to her level. I slept on it...kinda...and still dont feel that bad about what I said. Im still going to tell her she owes my GF an apology and that we didnt call the cops! I feel like calling now though and then telling her, "You got a second complaint? Good! That time it was me who called the cops!" Still wont do it though! Such a bummer. On a positive note a saw her bring home empty boxes and think they are moving out!

Whoa what a vent! I almost came on last night at one in the morning when I was still fuming but the inlaws got up at six on the dot with the light and coffee and I had already been laying in bed since five trying to go back to sleep and not think about it so I guess I might as well be productive and vent my frustations! Ahhhhh thank you thread! And thank you to anyone reading this that has advice for me. I will post an update after the next confrontation.
*reads through post to make sure there are no cuss words*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 16, 2010, 07:27:27 AM
I'm glad your gf jumped the fence, especially with the empty water bowl, tieing a dog up all day in the back is cruel heatpad/tarp or not.

If the animal sits there all day and rarely gets any exercise then you should call an animal shelter who are within the law and can say officiallly if the dog is being treated properly.

The situation with your actual neighbour is a little more different as I personally would ignore her. We had someone like your neighbour on our street and she got ordered to move because she was a nuisance (throwing pain stripper on a car for example). Because arguing with her is going to make matters worse (even if she is totally asking for it).

So, really my advice is to watch out for that dog and really to just ignore your neighbour. I know it sounds like your fdoing nothing at all, but if your neighbour is simply running her mouth then swearing back at her will just make you as bad as her. If she verbally attacks you then just put her in her place but be cool about it.

Hopefully my advice is worth something, hope your neighbour moves to the mountains as it seems that's the only place she'll be happy.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on January 16, 2010, 07:45:03 AM
Thanks for the advice DocDoom. Your right I need to ignore her and think of the dog. I am considering calling the animal control. The poor dog this morning looks so sad and its not even 20 degrees. My German Shepard/timber wolf doesnt even want to go out! I feel like I need Obi-Wan to school me right now, but Doc your advice is great! Many thanks!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 16, 2010, 03:24:41 PM
Imho (Im living right next door to people who are absolutely horrible, have three daughters under 6 up at all hours, filthy, curse and swear...oy!) Ignore the idiot adults and be more concerned about the innocents that cant take care of themselves. Call animal control right now before that poor animal dies, voice your concerns and all you've witnessed and had to do for the animal. The woman and her son are commiting a crime and if the dog dies, they can be arrested for neglect and abuse. Sometimes you have to put aside your pride and do what you feel and know is right imho. In the end, you will feel better about it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 17, 2010, 02:46:36 AM
I agree.... that is what animal control does.... you need to call them asap because that poor dog deserves better. 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on January 17, 2010, 08:30:29 AM
Thank you all for your advice. I talked to her son who apologized for his mom cussing us out. I assured him I didnt call animal control but glad that someone did. We shook hands and made sure there were no hard feelings. Since animal control has already been called and they have changed the way they were caring for him I dont think I need to call. The dog is no longer on a leash and I have seen the boy going out and checking on him, plus I think its not a permanent solution. 

Everyone is right...ignore her in person and pray for her in private! Thanks again everyone! :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Snake-Eyes on January 17, 2010, 09:34:02 PM
Sounds like the boy needs a good mentor and role model.  This could be one of those situations that helps him more than you'll ever imagine...

Help those that you can:  the dog, and the boy.  The woman can be helped, but long term, with MUCH patience.  Your priority-of-effort should be 1-the dog, then 2-the boy.

Sounds like you're doing both, so nice job, Hon Rev.  Taking care of an animal properly... that can teach Many valuable life lessons.  Good luck with the situation!

//End jack//:  Lets the vents continue...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on January 18, 2010, 12:54:52 AM
I agree with Snake-Eyes  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 18, 2010, 07:31:56 PM
Hallo everyone. Have a break. Have a patpat. *patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sidneyious on January 21, 2010, 04:54:24 PM
Ya know this winter is really pissing me off, sofar one of my motorized deer with lights has died, all lights burnt out it seems and the head dosent move up and down anymore.

Now I just noticed on my other motorized deer that over half the lights are burnt out and tis only a matter of time till the rest stop working and the motor quits.

Granted these are 4 years or so old and are bount to stop working after time but the first deer died the night of out second snowfall but it was the first really really bad snowfall when it died.

If I had put up our inflatable frosty the snowman it most surely would be destroyed.

I put a fare amount of effert into my outdoor decorations for xmas and to have them go caput now jus tpisses me off!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 21, 2010, 07:53:06 PM
*patpats Sidneyious*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 24, 2010, 09:52:27 PM
Funny how history repeats itself at times even in our little hobby. Not going into details, but frustrating none the less. Reminds me why I like it here and not elsewhere in the community.

On another note I'm traveling for a second week in a row for work. Something I usually don't do and I really don't like much. While at the same time being hounded about another project thats top priority that I can't do remotely. Guess I get to work the weekends in town between trips out to shut them up. Just keep telling myself...I love my job...I love my job...I love my job...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 24, 2010, 11:33:40 PM
*patpats Darth Gius*

"Fake it till you make it"? :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 25, 2010, 11:46:47 AM
you love your paycheck, you love your paycheck....

you could do what I do, and think of it as job security...

So sorry for you Gius.  Sometimes Life serves us a doozy!


Now let's get on to me...  :D

I have a condition that's a pain in the patootie.  The annoying part of this condition is the inconsistency of it.  Sometimes I can do things, and sometimes I just can't do those same things.  This frustrates me, and the frustration just exacerbates the condition even further, so you can see where this can lead.  This has previously led to injury of self, pride, friendships, job opportunities, and let's not even talk about my therapist's favorite: self esteem.  I've lost much in my time because of this, and the frustrating thing, no therapies seem to work for long.  My body gets used to the medication, alternate therapies and techniques never last long, because my body gets used to things and compensates way too quickly.

Well, I had another flair up over the weekend, and if not for the patience of a long suffering friend, I'm pretty sure my venting would have gone down a different route.

but that doesn't change the fact that I still have to figure out how to live my life around this, and how to cause as little damage to those around me.

Blech...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 25, 2010, 06:38:03 PM
*patpats Barriss*

Another person to add to my prayer list today.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on January 26, 2010, 02:11:38 AM
Breather you kind hearted soul you, i don't know where you find the time to post with all the people you pray for  :P

I like to think of myself as a practising atheist but i understand the sentiment so keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 26, 2010, 04:21:40 AM
Breather you kind hearted soul you, i don't know where you find the time to post with all the people you pray for  :P

I like to think of myself as a practising atheist but i understand the sentiment so keep up the good work!

Thanks for the encouraging words. :) I try to be kind to people because others have been kind to me first, God in particular. I'm just passing the love around. :)

Actually, I do freelance work in front of my computer most of the time, so it's easy to take a "detour" through these forums. XD

Oh, and here's one for you, too. *patpat*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on January 26, 2010, 06:59:54 AM
So my day started out very crappy...so I'm practically stressed.  Not as bad as I was about 15 minutes ago.  Okay here's my story...

Last night I set my alarm for 5:30 so I could get up for school, get ready and fix something for breakfast.  I had every intent on doing that.  Well my mom comes in at 7:10 telling me to get up and get ready and that my dad was taking me.  So I quickly got up and got ready.  I went to go grab my gloves, as it's snowing here this morning...well only found one, couldn't find the other.  So I start really stressing out bad and on top of it while I was looking for it, I ended up accidentally tipping over my mug which had some Dr. Pepper in it and had to clean that up.

So I my dad said I could use his pair but his hands are bigger than mine so they were a bit too big.  My dad and I got out to the car, and seeing how stressed I was my dad said, "Come on back in the house" basically saying not to worry about going today. 

So I came in my room and sat down for a few moments, sorta broke out crying a bit from stressing and my dad came in and comforted me which helped.  Then I decided to look for that other glove and found it underneath my bed on the other fracking side of it by the wall.  How it got under there I have no clue. 

This was about 7:45, class starts at 8 and it's almost 8 here now..so I'm saying to heck with school today...so far today has just not been my day.  I hope it gets better as the day goes on.

I normally don't get stressed...but if the situation is right I will get highly stressed and with my heart condition it aint good when I get highly stressed out, because my chest will start hurting like it did but it's better now.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 26, 2010, 12:00:38 PM
:-( Guess it's one of those days... Becareful, please...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 26, 2010, 01:03:12 PM
So my day started out very crappy...so I'm practically stressed.  Not as bad as I was about 15 minutes ago.  Okay here's my story...

Last night I set my alarm for 5:30 so I could get up for school, get ready and fix something for breakfast.  I had every intent on doing that.  Well my mom comes in at 7:10 telling me to get up and get ready and that my dad was taking me.  So I quickly got up and got ready.  I went to go grab my gloves, as it's snowing here this morning...well only found one, couldn't find the other.  So I start really stressing out bad and on top of it while I was looking for it, I ended up accidentally tipping over my mug which had some Dr. Pepper in it and had to clean that up.

So I my dad said I could use his pair but his hands are bigger than mine so they were a bit too big.  My dad and I got out to the car, and seeing how stressed I was my dad said, "Come on back in the house" basically saying not to worry about going today. 

So I came in my room and sat down for a few moments, sorta broke out crying a bit from stressing and my dad came in and comforted me which helped.  Then I decided to look for that other glove and found it underneath my bed on the other fracking side of it by the wall.  How it got under there I have no clue. 

This was about 7:45, class starts at 8 and it's almost 8 here now..so I'm saying to heck with school today...so far today has just not been my day.  I hope it gets better as the day goes on.

I normally don't get stressed...but if the situation is right I will get highly stressed and with my heart condition it aint good when I get highly stressed out, because my chest will start hurting like it did but it's better now.

I hope your day gets better, I know mine hasn't
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 26, 2010, 01:27:01 PM
Seems to be going around today. I couldn't sleep last night in the hotel hardly and had to be up at 5am. Been here since 5:30 and still have two hours yet to go. Then a two hour drive after that and its been snowing off and on. Hoping I can make it home without dozing off in the process. Then take a nap and work until late and make a trip back out in the morning. Supposed to be nasty weather around and I'll be traveling so hope I don't get into any trouble without 4WD. I also found out today that we have a site go-live the same week as Celebration V. I asked off for it a couple months ago almost, but hasn't been approved officially yet. I've already put money on it so no way I'm not going. So looks as if I'm steering towards a good fight with my management and will probably get into some trouble over it. Honestly I don't really care though.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 26, 2010, 01:41:50 PM
Good luck, and don't forget the chains. ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 26, 2010, 02:16:23 PM
Not as major just annoying nonetheless...  I go to Arby's to get lunch before school. I order a 19 meal - Italian sub, curly fries, pepsi... The total was cheaper than I thought so I thought there was a special going on. I sit down at school...and open the wrapper.... and glare at what I didnt order. I ended up with a turkey sandwich on toasted bread that tasted like it was burnt. Needless to say...I had no choice but eat it... Next time Im going in ! Aaarrrgh!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on January 26, 2010, 02:21:08 PM
Not as major just annoying nonetheless...  I go to Arby's to get lunch before school. I order a 19 meal - Italian sub, curly fries, pepsi... The total was cheaper than I thought so I thought there was a special going on. I sit down at school...and open the wrapper.... and glare at what I didnt order. I ended up with a turkey sandwich on toasted bread that tasted like it was burnt. Needless to say...I had no choice but eat it... Next time Im going in ! Aaarrrgh!

That makes me feel better about the bad hospital cafeteria food, but yeah you have a right to be ticked there. Nothing worse than anything burnt and the wrong thing to boot.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 26, 2010, 07:03:54 PM
Aiee... my emotions need a break... as does my head. Maybe the next few days will provide answers and relief. This is my last log in for a while, so I hope you all enjoyed seeing me. :D

"You cannot tell the depth of the river, until you see the bottom."

-Oma Desalla, (Stargate SG-1, "Threads")
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 26, 2010, 07:54:19 PM
*patpats everyone*

Just dropping by to empathize with everyone here, and to pray with and for all of you. I woke up feeling really inspired this morning, but I ended up reading an e-mail message that mystically shooed all my inspiration out the window.

Nevertheless, there are things we need to do even if we don't feel like doing them.

So I leave you guys with this. I'm not of the lineage of Aaron, but I'll say it, nonetheless:

"May the Lord bless you and protect you.
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace."
 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 28, 2010, 01:03:06 PM
Last night, I was playing NFSU, and it just stopped working so that I can't get past a certain part of the game. Uhhhh... STRESSING ME OUT!!!!

ok, I feel better, oh wait...*smashes head into monitor*... now I feel better.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 28, 2010, 01:20:13 PM
Yeah, we need an official "Bang Head Here" picture for this thread lol

Me... I have an issue...with just getting to school. I don't drive (too scared to honestly) so I am forced to rely on others for my way to school and back. I live 30 miles north of my college. No car, no gas, no money...  ::) >:( :'( Imagine how stressful it is wondering if you're even gonna get home while sitting in one of your classes at school. Luckily though...I've a wonderful sister and her fiance, who have been letting my stay the first week of school and two days this week just so I can get to school. Nice too that my sister is also taking classes. But I'm still stressing on how I'm going to get to school and back until my first paycheck arrives...

Where's a teleporation unit when I need it?!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on January 28, 2010, 01:40:14 PM
Yeah, we need an official "Bang Head Here" picture for this thread lol

Me... I have an issue...with just getting to school. I don't drive (too scared to honestly) so I am forced to rely on others for my way to school and back. I live 30 miles north of my college. No car, no gas, no money...  ::) >:( :'( Imagine how stressful it is wondering if you're even gonna get home while sitting in one of your classes at school. Luckily though...I've a wonderful sister and her fiance, who have been letting my stay the first week of school and two days this week just so I can get to school. Nice too that my sister is also taking classes. But I'm still stressing on how I'm going to get to school and back until my first paycheck arrives...

Where's a teleporation unit when I need it?!

Sounds like you are in some kinda pickle- good luck. ( begin the smaching of the head)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 28, 2010, 06:16:20 PM
*patpats Shaak Ti and Sith Lord Shadow*

Having a bit of a tough week, myself. Nevertheless, it helps to take my mind off my own problems by praying about other people's.

That said, you guys are in my prayers. Hang in there!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 28, 2010, 08:29:51 PM
Im'a hangin! Im one of those people who get knocked down, sits there for a few mins and gets back up and keeps walking. I go with the flow and where it takes me, letting God take me where I need to go. He did happen though to bring me to a wonderful man I love more than anything. Sometimes my world can be complete... (Insert choice word here) but there are these little gifts that can make all the garbage more dealable
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on January 29, 2010, 08:21:13 AM
Im'a hangin! Im one of those people who get knocked down, sits there for a few mins and gets back up and keeps walking. I go with the flow and where it takes me, letting God take me where I need to go. He did happen though to bring me to a wonderful man I love more than anything. Sometimes my world can be complete... (Insert choice word here) but there are these little gifts that can make all the garbage more dealable

:) You're welcome babe, glad I am here for you.

Okay my turn to rant again.  Holy crap...okay so the other day our new Actiontec PK5000 modem came from QWEST, it was working just fine and I had done some port forwarding on the modem's static IP page (the 192.168 etc...).  Well, I clicked the "reboot" modem on the page so the modem would reboot and let my settings take effect....after that the modem would not come on at all properly.

Basically it woud act like it would boot up normally, the power and dsl (and ethernet light) would come on and stay green for about a minute or two.  Then the dsl light would shut off, the power light would go red, the internet and wireless lights would come on and be like that for about two minutes before reverting back to the previous state.  It would do this no matter what, I even did a hard reboot of the modem by pressing the reset button in the back. 

I had been calling QWEST (who even was able to finally fix our internet connection line to the house), and Orbit Comm, who is our Internet Provider the last several days, explaining the situation with the modem.  I was not able to get anyone to help me at all.  Well finally this morning a gal from Orbit Comm who knew what was going on called us and had determined the modem itself some how became faulty.  So she did a three way conference call with a guy from QWEST and QWEST is over-nighting us a new modem.  They don't deliver on the weekends so it'll be here on Monday.

Our old Actiontec DSL Gateway modem still works, so we're using that one as a temporary until the replacement one comes.  Still though, the fact I had to spend the last several days to get ahold of someone to tell me that the modem was faulty, is just mind boggling.

Oh and on top of that, we upgraded to 1.5mbps speed but it seems the line into our house can't handle that connection as it keeps going unstable.  So by a standard thing QWEST has to lower our connection back down to 256k..which I guess will be fine. 

All I can say is I'm glad I finally got this all straightened out now.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on January 29, 2010, 11:46:24 AM
school's hard.

school's hard when you have class from 7am - 10:45am and then work from 11am to 8pm 5 days a week.

school's hard when you have class from 7am - 10:45am and then work from 11am to 8pm 5 days a week and you have tests every Friday.

school's hard when you have class from 7am - 10:45am and then work from 11am to 8pm 5 days a week and you have tests every Friday and your teacher disappears the day you're supposed to review for the test.

school's hard when you have class from 7am - 10:45am and then work from 11am to 8pm 5 days a week and you have tests every Friday and your teacher disappears the day you're supposed to review for the test and the other students feel that they can use the free time waiting for the teacher to literally party in the classroom so loud that you can't study on your own.

Thank GAWED I live in the Land of the Diners where I can go and study without distractions to fit my schedule.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on January 29, 2010, 12:40:55 PM
Strangely enough I have never missed school since the day i left. My daughters anecdotes about her university lectures etc have bolstered that opinion and Barriss have reinforced that further still. I thank you ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on January 29, 2010, 03:22:01 PM
I get over to a female friends house, and then bam, it starts snowing. So I have ot come home, and be lonely for the rest of the evening. thank God for SG-1. :D :D And the fact that I can walk to her house tomorrow. ;D

At least it's snowing. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on January 29, 2010, 03:28:33 PM
It's cloudy, getting dark, gonna rain again...and I can see tornado making clouds just to the north of me. My dad is nearly 30 mins late picking me up from school, Ive got heartburn, hungry and I gotta use the ladies room but I cant cuz you know that when I go to use it my dad will show up. Oh and I wish I was somehwere else with someone else but ya know, life just sucks that way *shrugs* Sigh.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on January 29, 2010, 04:24:56 PM

I thought that after I had my leg for a while that the nerve pain would start to lessen.
It has not. It is as bad as if I had my old beat up mangled leg still on.
I went to my Ortho Dr. about it and he said " well, there are no guarantees that the pain would go away"
and he will not prescribe any pills. I have had Lyrica and it's big brother med. The only thing that seems to help
are the narcotics. My Ortho Dr. WILL NOT!!!! prescribe narcotics past three months of surgery no matter what the case is.
I do not have insurance so seeing a pain Dr. is out. I have used Med stop enough that I probably should not try them anymore.
Every body seems to think I am a drug seeker. I guess in a way they are right. I am seeking drugs to stop the pain.
I only take them at night as I try to keep myself busy enough throughout the day and try not to let it bother me. At night when I am not so busy...
WOW! It gets really bad. I am not the kinda man that just cries but it gets me to tears. I usually go to the bed room so that my kids don't see it so much.
Every now and then I think it is good for them to see that Daddy has feelings and can cry but not every night. I am at the end of my rope and just don't know what I can do. Dr.'s tell me that I can get addicte3d to narcotics if I use them too much. I guess I just don't see the problem then. So what if I get addicted.
If it helps with the pain then fine you warned me, your free from responsibility. See that is what happens when people sue for stupid stuff. They just end up taking your choice away and tell you what you can and can't do. I am an adult and if I want to risk it then it is my business and my fault. Sorry, just venting.
I had Oxycodone 10 mg, 2 every 4 hours for 6 months straight when they were trying to save my leg. After I was done with them I "detoxed" myself. It was not so bad. I had sweats and moody but that was about it. All I want is Hydracodone and I don't not need 10 mg and I only want them for bed time. I just don't see the problem.
I don't know what to do. I feel like I want to .... cut my leg off  :-\ . That sucks! It's already gone!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on January 29, 2010, 05:23:35 PM
Breather you kind hearted soul you, i don't know where you find the time to post with all the people you pray for  :P

I like to think of myself as a practising atheist but i understand the sentiment so keep up the good work!

Thanks for the encouraging words. :) I try to be kind to people because others have been kind to me first, God in particular. I'm just passing the love around. :)

Actually, I do freelance work in front of my computer most of the time, so it's easy to take a "detour" through these forums. XD

Oh, and here's one for you, too. *patpat*

I know all about those detours, all too often has it distracted me  :P

As for me, I'm annoyed at my exam results...failed theory by 2%...I really dislike theory but 2%...JEEZ! Karma?

I got high B's elsewhere but I put alot of hard work into my documentary and got no recognition yet the editor got heaps of kudos..I'm the one who had to work on the fly because our Director didn't have a shooting schedule (basically I did her job for her)...GRRRR
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on January 29, 2010, 06:55:14 PM
Hello, everyone. Just dropping by for morning patpat.

*patpats all*

I may not be able to completely understand everyone's struggles here, but there is One who is able to. I lift all of you guys up to Him.

So don't worry, you're all in Good Hands. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on February 14, 2010, 03:22:41 AM
I've been reading post after post of "this guy did this to me, this guy did that....."  It seems like it all comes down to this day and age of everyone expecting instant gratification!  The individuals who take on these big projects for us, they are people, too.  Perhaps they have higher expectations of what they are going to be able to accomplish, more than likely, life happens.  The best laid plans can go awry with the smallest of wrenches tossed into the mix.  I'm sure someone (or some hundred) will reiterate that all they have to do is communicate.  This is true, but think about it..... Do you want to tell your friends, spouses, employers... or ANYONE, that you cannot meet an obligation you agreed to?  I suspect (since I am not clairvoyant, cool as that would be) that those who delay in communicating keep thinking that they have things back on track, and it's only going to take a little bit longer.  One of the things I loved about this forum, when I first joined, was the atmosphere of friendship and family.  All this animosity over our "toys" is going to ruin what should be a fun place to come.  Am I telling you (if this applies to you) not to seek information, just sit back and hope.... no, I'm not. 

It's been suggested numerous times before, but those few who feel entitled insist on resorting to public posts, knowing full well they stand a chance of "inciting the masses".  This is counter-productive, childish, and just plain mean.  Send your messages to the individual.  If that does not work, and you feel the need to involve others, ask a mod to step in, via PM.  Above all, investigate who you are going to do business with, ask questions, review feedback..... Then, if you still choose to deal with someone you absolutely do not know personally, be patient and think about someone besides just yourself.  Everyone is feeling the bind from this economy.  Is ruining someones ability to augment their income, or maybe their sole source of income, worth it?

I took a job in the Middle East, Kuwait, because there was nothing worthwhile available back home.  I've spent the better part of the last two years away from all my family and friends, just to make money, so the family can eat and have a place to sleep.  Don't get me wrong, the money is good.  But let me tell you, if you need to learn patience, come over here for one year.  How long does it take you to get a driver's license back home?  It took almost 5 months here!  How long does it take to get a phone hooked up in your house?  It takes an average of a month and a half, here.  I just found out about a traffic ticket I got via camera back in October!  So, while I have not had issues with ordering things here, I can tell you ALL about being patient!

This is the place for rants, and I had to get that off my chest.  If it does not apply to you, please don't take it personally.  If it does, noone can tell you what to do, unless you live in a country without freedom.  Just think..... what if it was me on the other side?

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 14, 2010, 05:51:13 AM
I am not going to waste my time explaining my hatred for this day. I will just do this-

**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**

Ok, I feel much better.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 14, 2010, 11:28:40 AM
Ive waited all my life for someone...and now I have found him I have to wait a few (agonizing) months to see him. I personally know all about patience from several different events in my life.
Valentine's day used to make me very lonely and depressed...because I was all alone for so long. Was. The sucky part about today...is I am not with the one I love... Sigh...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on February 14, 2010, 11:39:00 AM
Ive waited all my life for someone...and now I have found him I have to wait a few (agonizing) months to see him. I personally know all about patience from several different events in my life.
Valentine's day used to make me very lonely and depressed...because I was all alone for so long. Was. The sucky part about today...is I am not with the one I love... Sigh...

I'm sure its difficult thing, Shaak Ti. Being away from loved ones is not pleasant especially at special times. At least know that your lucky enough to have someone even if distanced. Try to enjoy it the best you can. This day is a bit painful for myself for my own reasons, but don't want to go into that.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 14, 2010, 12:39:47 PM
Indeed and I am thankful every minute of every day for him - and having the ability to text and call whever we want :-)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 15, 2010, 12:11:46 AM
Patpats to all! *patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Delta48 on February 15, 2010, 12:21:42 AM
I am not going to waste my time explaining my hatred for this day. I will just do this-

**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**

Ok, I feel much better.
your still not out cold from hitting that thing :o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on February 15, 2010, 01:02:48 AM
OK the difficult day is over so I can now 'vent' this with I hope a bit more comprehensibility...

Valentine's Day is not a good day for me...many of the worst moments of my life happened on or around various Valentine's Days and while there was no specific traumatic event today the associated memories of those others makes it always a VERY difficult time for me, and the current state of my so-called 'love life' only exacerbates that.

So I feel the need to 'vent'...and since this is not a site where any of you saw the events I will describe and don't know anyone involved this is perhaps safer than to do so on another site where people might figure out from what i say things I must keep secret for the sake of someone's protection.

Eight years ago I fell in love. Online. Yes I know that is far from ideal, and I knew it then, and it was never my intention to do so, indeed it would have been my choice not to. But the Heart does not always offer us a choice in matters of Love that our Head might prefer eh...and so I fell...for/with someone extraordinary.

Just how extraordinary I was not to discover for a long time. But from our first meeting I knew this was not anyone remotely like anyone I'd ever met before. She was the first person in my then 38 years of life who EVER understood me...and the only one since who could follow my every thought with a clarity of comprehension that shocked me. Frequently she would finish my thoughts...sometimes she would anticipate them as if by telepathy...and I hers, to the point that she joked about us being "twins, but raised separately" [the irony of that didnt become known to me until later]. And there was an ease of emotional intimacy I had never before experienced; she would trust me with the deepest aspects of her life[except for something that later became tragic] and I trusted her with mine.

One of the things she told me early on was that she came online to say things she could not say publicly in her offline life...another was that when she first came online she never thought it would be possible for her to fall in love online...I didn't understand that at the time how the unfortunate collision of those two things would cause us both such pain later. -sigh-

Shortly after meeting she divulged to me a great personal tragedy...something she had done, and circumstances under which she had done it, for which she felt a great crippling guilt, and which had been a secret she had carried for a very long time that others had helped her conceal even from a parent. I was honoured and touched that she trusted me to be the first outside person she shared that with and helped her to gain the strength to tell her parent what she had done. That moment bonded the Love that I had already begun to feel for her forever into my Heart.

If it had stayed at that perhaps my life could be very different today...but after gaining the strength from our talks to tell her parent she also confessed it openly to the entire forum of the site we met on as a further expiation of her guilt. I was very proud of her moral courage...but that revelation proved later to be part of our undoing.

For several months things developed, slowly because of a bizarre series of errors of miscommunication wherein she told me she loved me but I missed it and she thought I was silent because I didnt share her feelings and then when I found out and indicated my return of those feelings she missed that and I thought her non-response meant she didnt return mine...-sigh-...eventually we spoke the Three Little Words but by then other factors had...complicated...things. :-(

Still we had a golden month wherein we made slow progress toward fixing matters...then disasters struck.

The first was in the form of a deception she felt she 'had' to tell me for the sake of honouring her 'duties'...much later when I came to realize it I also knew enough to understand why she had to do so and so it was forgivable to me.

The second disaster was in the form of a kind of online 'identity crisis'...the all-too-cliched nightmare of anyone who has ever fallen in Love online: she was not who she had claimed to be.

Who she had claimed to be was already problematic for me...her claimed identity was rather 'glamourous' and even I had thought at first glance it was 'too good to be true' and worse that IF true it placed her 'out of my league'...or as I joked with friends "so far out of my league I couldnt see the rink her league played in" [Canadian hockey humour]. So I actually almost hoped she was not as 'high' and glamourous as the identity she represented herself as online.

Unfortunately for me she turned out to be MORE so.

There were people on the site we met on who resented her glamourous claims...envy is too common for humans...and would bait me and her with claims of their own that they knew she was not who she said...we laughed those off...

...until one day when a couple of site members announced they had proof who she was and would reveal it a few days hence [which she laughed at] and that one of them had friends at a certain UK TABLOID that was investigating her.

And at that moment the TABLOID was mentioned she freaked out...privately messaged me in utter and extreme TOTAL PANIC that they were going to "DESTROY" her and she had to leave the site forever. I was devastated at the thought of losing her and went aboard her accusers but they would not budge saying they could say nothing more until a certain date, which I realized had to be the date of publication of the tabloid so as not to 'scoop' its story.

This along with her reaction told me 2 things...not only that they were telling the truth about her not being who she claimed and their knowing who she really was...but that she had to be a person of public notability if a tabloid was planning to publish a story exposing her...that she was a capital-s Somebody.

This did not entirely surprise me...I had already deduced from things she had said that she was of an...elevated...background; her ease of accepting Privilege as if it was a [birth] Right was one of the few attitude differences between us and other things also suggested she was of the Higher classes. I was not bothered by that since I am not a classist though it did concern me that her family might well consider me not good enough for her. But I had no idea just how High she/they are.

She was gone for days but eventually returned to speak with me and other close friends privately before the appointed time her accusers had set for their big reveal...and when she did she ADMITTED that they had "tracked [her] down" , knew her "real name, and things about [her] family" and begged me not to confront or antagonize them, that things were "being taken care of".

Around that time one of her accusers, an admitted drug user, passed away from an overdose...and her other accuser who had said we would all be "shocked" and "amazed" by who she really was made a stilted and canned-sounding public recantation that she was who she claimed to be...but to those who knew her closely we knew that recantation was a lie by her own admissions. Yet things had indeed been "taken care of"...somehow...I chose not to look at that too closely. Whatever the UK tabloid had intended to publish about her on the appointed date somehow never made it to press.

But I could not forget...I knew she was NOT "just a girl"...not if a major tabloid had been after her and she was so utterly PANICKED by the very thought of that...I knew she had to be somebody Famous...but her "real NAME" didnt matter to me...I had fallen in Love with the real PERSONALITY inside...not a name or a CV or a glamourous self-description.

Still it made me realize why she had made a rather contrived deception to prevent me from insisting on meeting her, which would have revealed to me her true identity...and I was content to accept that and love her 'from afar' online with the hope that 'someday' she would feel she could reveal to me the Whole Truth.

Years passed between us and Love endured even while very...strange...things happened...things that both undermined further aspects of her 'cover identity' I had met her in, and that slowly revealed what appeared increasingly likely to be her REAL identity.

Eventually it became apparent that other people were involved in interfering with communication between us and at times we had to communicate in 'coded' ways relying upon that remarkable 'sympatico' ability of comprehending one anothers true meanings to get past efforts to block us from expressing our feelings...it worked for quite a while, but bit by bit revealed more 'clues' about who she really was...especially since I no longer had to consider she could be anyone in the world but only had to look among the smaller subset of tabloid-worthy famous people.

Eventually a very SPECIFIC 'candidate' became evident...and all the puzzle pieces dropped unmistakeably into place in so many highly specific ways that could ONLY apply to one particular famous person and no one else.

And that person was someone who growing up I could never have imagined ever knowing in my life...someone so far 'out of my league' that not only could I not even see the rink her league played in as I'd joked, but that I couldnt even see the country where the rink her league played in was. -sigh-

And then, once I did a little research on that famous person and her...prominent...family I realized that there were bigger issues than just the two of us involved, that everything she did to keep our relationship intact and in contact online while also keeping us apart offline would have been things she would have had to do for...larger considerations.

And what she had meant by the tabloids having found out "things about [her] family" and why she was SO panicked they would "DESTROY" her.

Because the things that she had come online to say that she could not say publicly...specifically the terrible guilty thing that she had admitted first to me at a time when she had not realized she ever could fall in love with someone online...then eventually for everyone including her accusers to see...was a terrible secret about her and a family member that tabloids had hinted at for many years without proof...one that could indeed have destroyed not only her but her entire family's CENTURIES old 'interests' which at the time of her mistakenly NOT-so-anonymous-as-she'd-hoped admission...outside powers...were trying to get their officials into position to seize control of.

She fell in love with me and I fell in love with her...and when we finally spoke the words they were TRUE between us...but once she told me, while not thinking she could fall in love, WHAT she had done, she could NEVER let me know WHO she really IS...or I would have both parts of the terrible secret that were harmless separately...but together too dangerous.

So with all the political skill that was part of her birthright and upbringing as WHAT she is she manipulated me to keep me in her life, always loving her from afar, knowing that because that was done out of her Love for me it was what I would want and would accept IF only I knew why...but also arranged 'complications' ever so Machiavellian carefully so that because of...matters of Honour [which she knew I lived my life by RIGOUROUSLY]...I would never insist on more than that...never insist on meeting...on discovering FOR CERTAIN her true Identity.



And while she indicated in many and subtle ways that she regretted and suffered from our being parted also, the greater Tragedy for me, is that I had 'waited' ALL my life for The One...and finally found her...but could never have her...which for ME means NEVER having ANYBODY.



So every year this 'Day of Love',  this "Valentine's Day", reminds me especially pointedly that for me EVERY day is V-Day in more ways than one, and always will be, all for the sake of a TRUE Love that to Honour I must always be FAITHFUL to, albeit only 'from afar', but which for GREATER 'needs' larger than the two of us, can never be my 'first' Love...which now will NEVER be...



edited: for [hopefully] clarity, grammar, and to protect the innocent.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 15, 2010, 03:03:38 AM
Point well stated. I'd like to think that Valentine's Day is more of a commercial event set aside for chocolate and rose sales (I'm obviously biased), and that every day is the day to show love. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 15, 2010, 12:38:40 PM
I'm happy.  Why am I telling people this here?  Because it's bittersweet, tenuous, and utterly insane.

But what's that cliche? Nothing worth having is ever free or easy?  Someone Somewhere must love my reactions.  I finally have something worth fighting for, and I can only let things happen as they will.  Influencing anything in any way would just be too dishonorable, regardless of how much I wish differently.

BUT I have it now. Even if it's gone tomorrow, I had it today, and that's more than I ever thought I'd have.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 15, 2010, 07:56:55 PM
*patpats all*

A patpat a day keeps the loneliness away. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on February 15, 2010, 08:05:50 PM
LOL @ patpats.

Well I guess it's better her being...who/what she is...than being a 'Pat' [old SNL ref] though under those *impossible* 'circumstances' I might have better chances with a 'Pat' than a...what she is...-sigh-.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 15, 2010, 09:47:17 PM
Who's Pat... Took a good actress to play that character imho. lemme see... Im behind on homework (I have to read a third of a book before thursday too), I havent felt well all weekend and I dont wanna go to school tomorrow but I have to... :-/
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 15, 2010, 10:29:24 PM
Who's Pat... Took a good actress to play that character imho. lemme see... Im behind on homework (I have to read a third of a book before thursday too), I havent felt well all weekend and I dont wanna go to school tomorrow but I have to... :-/

And...an extra patpat for the lady. :)



Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on February 17, 2010, 02:24:32 AM
On...another site...we have a member who gives (((hugggs))) to everyone so has become known as the Queen of Hugs there...methinks you are become the Sith Lord of Pat Pats lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 03:25:39 AM
On...another site...we have a member who gives (((hugggs))) to everyone so has become known as the Queen of Hugs there...methinks you are become the Sith Lord of Pat Pats lol

Thanks. Sounds like she and I could get along just fine. XD
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 17, 2010, 06:03:31 AM
I am not going to waste my time explaining my hatred for this day. I will just do this-

**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**
**smashes head into monitor**

Ok, I feel much better.
your still not out cold from hitting that thing :o

Nope I wear a helmet. Thanks for the laugh though, I needed that plus this, **smashes head into monitor**.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Shivilow on February 17, 2010, 11:31:53 AM
I'm mad because on another form (not gonna say the name.) I have two saber request to be filled and the have gone un touched since i posted them back in december!I can do my own saber edit but I have one tiny problem my labtop that I did some of them on is dead and right now I cant get a new battery or charger cord!Man I would like my edits done soon but idk if anyone will do them since (i haven't rped over there since august and i've been busy since my last rp on that other form)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 04:22:28 PM
*patpats Shivilow*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 17, 2010, 05:10:16 PM
Imagine...someone threatening your, you father's and your father's girlfriend's life, your father nearly arrested when he had nothing to do with what happened...and I wasnt there nor am I involved and still be pulled into an ongoing feud where I have to live... Im too distraught to go to school and Im just glad I got to leave and stay at my sister's place for the night.I want desperately to leave the state...but cant till next year.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Big Boss on February 17, 2010, 05:56:19 PM
thats terrible shaak ti! :( I hope things turn out better for you :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 17, 2010, 06:10:19 PM
Imagine...someone threatening your, you father's and your father's girlfriend's life, your father nearly arrested when he had nothing to do with what happened...and I wasnt there nor am I involved and still be pulled into an ongoing feud where I have to live... Im too distraught to go to school and Im just glad I got to leave and stay at my sister's place for the night.I want desperately to leave the state...but cant till next year.

Its not much, but I hope this makes you feel better. **smashed head into monitor really ****ing hard**

yes I censored ot myself.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 06:13:04 PM
Imagine...someone threatening your, you father's and your father's girlfriend's life, your father nearly arrested when he had nothing to do with what happened...and I wasnt there nor am I involved and still be pulled into an ongoing feud where I have to live... Im too distraught to go to school and Im just glad I got to leave and stay at my sister's place for the night.I want desperately to leave the state...but cant till next year.

Hallo. Just sent you a PM. In the meantime...*patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 17, 2010, 06:24:00 PM
Yeah, life is a wonderful thing when youre surrounded by junky, trailor trash low-lives (if you saw what I see, you'd agree). I didnt do anything to anyone there, stay out of it and out of sight and Im still threatened with a bullet to the head, and it's not the first time aparently... I pray karma bites them back 10-fold!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 07:09:13 PM
Yeah, life is a wonderful thing when youre surrounded by junky, trailor trash low-lives (if you saw what I see, you'd agree). I didnt do anything to anyone there, stay out of it and out of sight and Im still threatened with a bullet to the head, and it's not the first time aparently... I pray karma bites them back 10-fold!

God is a Master Table Turner, Shaak Ti. Just hang in there and keep on doing the right thing. They'll get theirs in due time.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 17, 2010, 07:13:39 PM
Very wise, DB.

Its true, I had some people that were very mean to me as well. Trust me, they got what they deserved.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Asazm on February 17, 2010, 07:19:07 PM
I am supposed to be working on the most stupid, miserable horrible take home test of my life.  a TIMED take home, who gives a TIMED take home!!! The questions are horrible and unsensible, the works are yeats, faulker and elliot, some of the hardest authors ever to understand. We only have three hours to do it, the questions are fit to be disertation questions for crying out loud or at least grad students who have a background in literature!  My hands hurt, i have a headache that reaches an 8 on my pain scale.  And i JUST DON'T care, it is sooooo stupid!!!!

I am at the point of i would rather drop the class than keep trying to come up with stupid answers to these horrible questions!!!


Edited for Content ~ Chewbacca
i hate school.

and i am going to do horrible on the exam since i barely followed the direction since the questions are so stupid, so i don't have citation for half the things i said since i don't care enough to go find it all...

so i drop the class or i fail the class and have to take out thousands more in loans to make up for it just to get a stupid piece of paper that will not even help me get a job? (BA's are so nearly useless these days).

WHY AM I DOING THIS TO MYSELF!!!!???

and i am sure i could find more to rant about... but my headache is preventing my from thinking....

side note... it is kinda scary that i have spent something like 130 hours signed into this website since i joined...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on February 17, 2010, 07:24:08 PM
side note... it is kinda scary that i have spent something like 130 hours signed into this website since i joined...

phht!  ::)
Amateur

133 days, 21 hours and 6 minutes.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on February 17, 2010, 07:26:58 PM
While this is apparently some sort of therapeutic way for forum members to vent, this is STILL a family friendly site.

Keep the posts within the forum guidelines or they will get removed.




100 days 13 hrs, ...and counting.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Asazm on February 17, 2010, 07:28:28 PM
oops, sorry about that... i had actually edited that twice for profanity.... must have missed that ones, ::hangs head:::
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 17, 2010, 07:50:58 PM
*patpats Asazm*

I know some shiatsu that can help you with your headache. Just PM me for details if you want. :)

Its true, I had some people that were very mean to me as well. Trust me, they got what they deserved.

Thanks, Lord Shadow. Yup. People tend to reap what they sow.  8) Good to hear that God vindicated you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vektor on February 18, 2010, 12:07:04 AM
I've been feeling really down for almost entire 2010 so far. There's been simply too much to do and organize lately, plus I've been struggling with strange flus (five in a row), dentist appointments & neck problems. I haven't had much time or energy to tinker with sabers either, I've been only three times in my workshop this year and managed to spend only roughly 45 minutes per night there... And my lathe is also acting up a bit, if it breaks I can't afford new one. This week our refridgerator broke too, but fortunately it was solved with "mere" $200 replacement part & repair. That bought us couple of years more time, until we need to invest in new fridge.

Car troubles also seem to mark again this year. Due to my wife's commuting, our primary car's annual mileage is high and we've reached the state where the car needs lots of consumable parts replaced (brake pads, joints, etc.). Not to mention we also need two sets of new tyres (we use specific tyres for winter & summer here, winter tyres have tacks), so the total money spent for that car this year will reach $4000 (at current USD exchange rate) by the end of this year and that's just an optimistic estimate. I've just decided that our household will never ever never again buy a new car, at least at this mileage rate. I'm going to buy worthless $2000 junks from now on, so at least the decreased value and repair costs wont annoy me that much... :(

I don't know, it's just so exhausting sometimes... I wish I could sleep three days in the row without anyone calling, asking or urging to go somewhere or do something!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on February 18, 2010, 01:57:12 AM
post deleted *waves hand - these are not the droids you are looking for...move along*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 18, 2010, 03:09:34 AM
*patpats Vektor and Kanomi*

Two more people to add to my prayer list. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on February 18, 2010, 03:39:07 AM
Thanks, I truly appreciate prayers because I suspect ONLY a Higher Power could help my 'hopeless situation' .
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 18, 2010, 05:47:30 AM
You're welcome. Keep hoping in the Lord! :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 23, 2010, 04:22:44 PM
OWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!

Had my second class of the year on Sunday (due to scheduling horrors between me and my Instructor)  so, I pretty much sucked eggs.  I left the class in tears (shame and pain) because I seemed to have lost everything that was in my head and muscle memory.  I'm still in pain 2 days later, and I know I'll be in pain for at least 2 more days.

And I'm exhausted. i'm just so dang tired from school and work, and stuff.

Oh, and my favorite bookstore - the one around the corner from my house - is closing in 3 weeks.  *SOB!*   :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 23, 2010, 08:56:34 PM
*patpats galore*

Hang in there, Barriss. We're still rooting and praying for ya.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on February 23, 2010, 11:33:07 PM
This class of yours doesn't exactly sound like a bit of hedonism Barriss but as i'm sure you well know recovery periods will become less and less and to quote an old cliche, no pain n... you get the picture.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 24, 2010, 02:52:31 PM
I'm hoping.  I've been taking these classes for 2 years, but was laid up due to a REAL bad chest-bug-thingy.  I was in bed for a week, and barely ate or drank the entire time, and I think I pushed myself too soon, thus my wobbliness and other assorted candy-butt behavior.

Added to the fact that I now go to school in the morning before work, the physicality of my training seems to be more of a stressor than a de-stressor at the moment.

Sigh.

Oh well.  At least I get to look forward to a new saber in the mail!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on February 24, 2010, 03:13:12 PM
Well here's hoping you are back fighting fit soon!

Oh and when your saber does arrive we'll give you a couple of days grace (just enough time for your jaw to relocate properly) but then we want to hear all about it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on February 25, 2010, 03:24:48 PM
Just came back from the Dentist, had a tooth removed.

Not as bad as I thought it would be, actually, the worst part was the shot in the pallet.

Gonna be sore though oncce this novacaine wears off.



My days of eating corn on the cob flawlessly is over.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 25, 2010, 03:47:24 PM
Blah, that's gotta suck, Wookie man! I have to have a tooth pulled...but I've no insurance  :-\

Lemme see... What has been with this month? It's just been one bad thing after another - life threatened, sick, can't sleep, lack of sleep, cat went into heat and won't shut the heck up, I've an essay due next week,... Yesterda I was nearly in tears all day from a massive headache, a chick in math class started to chew me about about my cell phone - on vibrate, in class saying I was disrupting the teacher and other students (who in fact weren't or would have said so), Im hungry, I miss my boyfriend terribly, today I woke up with a headache on the other side of my head...and I'm beyond exhausted. Oh and add on top of that...my tooth hurts.

There.

*drops head on desk*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on February 25, 2010, 03:56:59 PM
Blah, that's gotta suck, Wookie man! I have to have a tooth pulled...but I've no insurance  :-\


Work offers insurance for dental work, but it's nearly $50.00 amonth.

My bill today was $220.00, ..(xray and PLENTY of novacaine and nitrous, ......PLEEEENTY).

Most dental plans really only are benificial if u have major surgery, braces or getting false teeth. They usually pay for 2 visits and 1 cleaning a year, ....but that averages $60.00 a visit and $90.00 for the cleaning, .....so unless u have chronic tooth issues, dental insurance isn't worth it.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on February 25, 2010, 04:05:38 PM
Yeah, I can see how. I have been on state CMPS (basic version of MediCal) but they nixed all dental, so I'm kinda stuck... Another reason why Cali stinks right now...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Luke S. on February 25, 2010, 04:20:25 PM
I just had on onlay on my back molar which is basically a fancy crown.   Almost $1000.  :o  Paid for my insurance this year.  ;D  But Chewie is correct thatif you have great teeth it's not worth it.  Of course if you have a family like I do with 2 kids its almost always worth.

Sorry to hear about that Shaakster.  My wife has had that the last two months of her pregnancy.   She went in today and she needs work done since they broke off part of her tooth will exploring. :P

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 26, 2010, 12:19:40 AM
*patpats Chewbacca, Shaak Ti and Luke Skywalker*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aurora Skywalker on February 27, 2010, 02:39:07 AM
Oh, and my favorite bookstore - the one around the corner from my house - is closing in 3 weeks.  *SOB!*   :'(

Up until 2 days ago I was working at my favorite bookstore......up until it closed down and I was laid off :'(
I get 2 weeks severance pay and need to find another job.  The only positive is that I have been working so much the last few weeks that my next paycheck should be fairly decent and the 2 weeks severance should help some.  But looking for a new job is going to be a PAIN....even though I accept that I couldn't work there forever and I need to find a job that makes use of my degree.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 27, 2010, 06:05:32 AM
Up until 2 days ago I was working at my favorite bookstore......up until it closed down and I was laid off :'(
I get 2 weeks severance pay and need to find another job.  The only positive is that I have been working so much the last few weeks that my next paycheck should be fairly decent and the 2 weeks severance should help some.  But looking for a new job is going to be a PAIN....even though I accept that I couldn't work there forever and I need to find a job that makes use of my degree.

*patpats* Sorry to hear that. If it's any consolation, I also know what it's like to lose a job. :(

Please check your PM inbox for a message. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 28, 2010, 12:22:38 AM
Well I have to relieve my stress and I think it'll give everbody a good laugh.

** smashes head into monitor **
** smashes head into monitor **
** smashes head into monitor **
** smashes head into monitor **

A little dizzy thats all. Helmets are awesome.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on February 28, 2010, 05:57:29 AM
For those of you who didn't know my wife is now 15 weeks pregnant.  This in itself is awesome... what sucks is now that she is FINALLY getting over her "morning-that-is-all-day" sickness she and 2 of my 3 kids have all picked up a sweet flu bug.  They all have a nice cough and fevers... WAY fun.  It HAS to get better soon...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on February 28, 2010, 06:39:37 AM
*patpat* all.

Btw, my jaw did roll under the couch when I got my new saber.  I'll post my opinions later, once I get pics taken.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on February 28, 2010, 10:39:38 AM
I guess DB isnt around...

I'll drop this off here ;)

** smashes head into monitor **
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on February 28, 2010, 01:07:29 PM
Congrats on the pregnancy mike but 4 kids!!! you really need a hobby or a tv  :D sounds like you've got your work cut out for you in the next few days. don't want to think too much about the things you will clean up.

Lookin forward to the pic Barriss. Sure you'll manage to take them through your permasmile? You must look like your trying to swallow a coat hanger at the moment  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on February 28, 2010, 07:03:14 PM
I guess DB isnt around...

I'll drop this off here ;)

** smashes head into monitor **

He is now.  :P

*patpats sbmike and Sith Lord Shadow*

Hang in there, folks. FX Saber forum people are on my prayer list. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on March 01, 2010, 09:37:26 AM
Well I've been home from work for almost 2 weeks now and never had the slightest inclination to turn on the PS3. But I decided earlier that I was going to tie up all the loose ends in Assassins Creed 2. Set up the big chair, put my feet up, turn the machine on, start the game, the usual routine. Get an error which i subsequently found out means that Sony in their infinite 'wisdom' have managed to make a complete pigs ear of the PSN and are trying to fix it. Even worse it is only affecting older phat models, so all the spotty teenagers who bought theirs yesterday are good to go but people like me who got theirs a few years back and have spent a few bob on games, accessories etc are left watching Blue Rays. And why today??? Eh??? Wife in Spain, kids in school, dog curled up on his bed sleeping contently and a few spare hours just for me. 1st time its happened in 12 days home and Sony go and boot it right up the khyber pass. I normally swear by Sony (phones,media players, tv's etc) but they are really starting to get right on my nipple tassles lately with their plans for world dominance, which if you remember goes way back to VHS (JVC) v's Betamax (Sony) in the 70's/80's. But anyhoo i'm getting annoyed that i'm spending what should be good gaming time on here moaning like an old woman.......................... so i'm out, toodles lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 01, 2010, 06:42:46 PM
*patpats jock109*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on March 07, 2010, 11:51:18 AM
I'm behind schedule on my film, rain and the stupid Gardens opening late means we have to film tommorrow. Which means I have to get up at 6 to get to the location for 8 ( I live an hour away) which also means I'm losing a day to study for my presentation...I also have to miss my tutorial tommorrow meaning im ill prepared for my scene prep a week on monday...

And to top it all off I'm pretty sure I'm spelling Tommorrow wrong...

 :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on March 07, 2010, 02:36:44 PM
Hey Doc, could be worse, you could be getting up at 0430, to be at work by 0630!

You're right, one "m"   ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 07, 2010, 10:26:04 PM
*patpats docdoom* Just do your best, sir. It's all we can do, really. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on March 07, 2010, 11:43:14 PM
Well I've been home from work for almost 2 weeks now and never had the slightest inclination to turn on the PS3. But I decided earlier that I was going to tie up all the loose ends in Assassins Creed 2. Set up the big chair, put my feet up, turn the machine on, start the game, the usual routine. Get an error which i subsequently found out means that Sony in their infinite 'wisdom' have managed to make a complete pigs ear of the PSN and are trying to fix it. Even worse it is only affecting older phat models, so all the spotty teenagers who bought theirs yesterday are good to go but people like me who got theirs a few years back and have spent a few bob on games, accessories etc are left watching Blue Rays. And why today??? Eh??? Wife in Spain, kids in school, dog curled up on his bed sleeping contently and a few spare hours just for me. 1st time its happened in 12 days home and Sony go and boot it right up the khyber pass. I normally swear by Sony (phones,media players, tv's etc) but they are really starting to get right on my nipple tassles lately with their plans for world dominance, which if you remember goes way back to VHS (JVC) v's Betamax (Sony) in the 70's/80's. But anyhoo i'm getting annoyed that i'm spending what should be good gaming time on here moaning like an old woman.......................... so i'm out, toodles lol

A post before I hit the sack...I have an 80GB phatty PS3 as well, and I keep getting the "Out Of Memory" error a lot as well, however, it's only when I play Modern Warfare 2.  I don't get the error when I play Killzone 2 or when I played World At War.  Plus the servers for Modern Warfare are terrible.  So many dang connection issues and host migration issues it's not even funny.  When I get paid next month I'm getting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and gonna move away from Call Of Duty.

I think even if there's another Call Of Duty game released I won't even bother buying it...too many bugs and connection issues that have really turned me off from the game.


*Just because Im his girlfriend doesn't keep me from being a mod ;) had to...rewrite a sentence - Shaak Ti*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 08, 2010, 12:49:12 AM
*patpats Vosk*

It seems the PS3 has its own share of issues as well. Though some appear to be pinned to specific games only.

By the way, how are you feeling, Vosk?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on March 08, 2010, 01:30:57 AM

I think even if there's another Call Of Duty game released I won't even bother buying it...too many bugs and connection issues that have really turned me off from the game.

Vosk, i hear you buddy. Although COD MW2 was a good game i feel its too geared towards the online gaming community of which i am not a part. The game was far too easy and far too short. Looks like i might give the Battlefield series a try also.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 12, 2010, 02:33:09 PM
My computer went on the fritz the other day. I tried to fix it and it literally started smoking and everything! It really made my day suckish.

I was able to fix it though, eventually.

However, I had to fix it again because of this,

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi576.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss209%2FSithLordShadow%2Fdm-11-01.jpg&hash=fc3f4e6fb9b39b308f203d3c549eeda8f2445a7c)

** EDIT- The pic is for a joke but what happened is real, but now I have a laptop. **
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 12, 2010, 06:06:35 PM
*patpats Sith Lord Shadow*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on March 13, 2010, 08:50:39 AM
My computer went on the fritz the other day. I tried to fix it and it literally started smoking and everything! It really made my day suckish.

I was able to fix it though, eventually.

However, I had to fix it again because of this,

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi576.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fss209%2FSithLordShadow%2Fdm-11-01.jpg&hash=fc3f4e6fb9b39b308f203d3c549eeda8f2445a7c)

** EDIT- The pic is for a joke but what happened is real, but now I have a laptop. **

I had that with an old Desktop PC. The monitor was first to go when it literally started smoking and nearly blew up...well it MAY have!

My friend did the same thing in that picture but with a laptop, it wouldn't load a program and so he punched it. Cracked the screen beyond repair and immediately regretted it after...I think he failed his course because of that.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 13, 2010, 02:52:14 PM
My brother did the same thing not too long ago.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sol Nexus on March 19, 2010, 09:16:02 PM
Well, I'd like to vent that March 19th marked the 3rd anniversary of ordering a custom saber from "this guy".
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 19, 2010, 09:17:14 PM
*patpats Sol Nexus*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sol Nexus on March 19, 2010, 09:50:59 PM
Thanks for the pats DB.  After posting things maybe looking up.  *fingers crossed*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 19, 2010, 10:14:20 PM
You're welcome. *crosses fingers as well*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 20, 2010, 04:48:51 PM
** scratches head ** did I miss something?

Oh, well, I guess I'll leave this here, Im tired today, just look at my sig.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: djobitwan7 on March 20, 2010, 04:59:37 PM
I have the old PS3 and luckily I was working when it happened, so after hearing it was just the date, I simply unplugged the Ethernet cable from behind, set the PS3 time and date manually and turned everything back on. Not a problem so far. I think Sony had to do something with their server not checking it right too, but whatever they did worked on their end too.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 20, 2010, 07:39:00 PM
** scratches head ** did I miss something?

Oh, well, I guess I'll leave this here, Im tired today, just look at my sig.

*patpats*

I have the old PS3 and luckily I was working when it happened, so after hearing it was just the date, I simply unplugged the Ethernet cable from behind, set the PS3 time and date manually and turned everything back on. Not a problem so far. I think Sony had to do something with their server not checking it right too, but whatever they did worked on their end too.

Good to hear you got it working again. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: General Veers on March 20, 2010, 08:01:16 PM
It is snowing cats and dogs.

In March..... On the 20th   >:(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 20, 2010, 08:55:20 PM
*patpats General Veers*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on March 20, 2010, 09:56:57 PM
Tension headaches = EVIL!!! OMG Im so tired of getting them!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on March 20, 2010, 10:29:37 PM
Awww sorry to hear that Shaak...hope you get relief soon...I get bad sinus headaches so I agree headaches = EVIL and are TOO tiring esp when they hurt too much to sleep...its awful to be too tired to keep your eyes open and too paining to keep the closed...frustration on top of pain ugh!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 20, 2010, 10:53:36 PM
*patpats Shaak Ti and Kanomi* Shiatsu, anyone? :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 25, 2010, 01:12:45 PM
*patpats Shaak Ti and Kanomi* Shiatsu, anyone? :)

No, thanks DB.

The reason of my post: I have been seeing a friend for a long time now, and she has recently given me some really strong words, and just when I was starting to feel good too. So, I am kinda streesed, but at the same time I feel as though I let her down...

Anyone got some advice?  :( ???

I am so lost...and probably never be found...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 25, 2010, 01:19:34 PM
hrm...

depends on the words she gave you luv...


Of course you can't forget the possibility that if this was just one instance of 'strong words' that it might have been her taking something out on you...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 25, 2010, 01:27:06 PM
Lets see if I can remember...

" Why are you always following me?!?"

Which, I am not.

" Why were you following me around the tables?!?"

Ah, maybe cause I like you, maybe I should ask her some questions...

Why dont you notice that I like hanging out with you, you did at first

or

Why didnt you just talk to me about this instead of yelling at me?

Am I really that hard to talk to?
hrm...

depends on the words she gave you luv...


Of course you can't forget the possibility that if this was just one instance of 'strong words' that it might have been her taking something out on you...


I highly doubt that, but it could be that she is having an "off day"...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on March 25, 2010, 01:32:35 PM

Lets see if I can remember...

" Why are you always following me?!?"

Which, I am not.

" Why were you following me around the tables?!?"



I would say stop following her.

and more importantly, stop following her around the tables.

Ah, maybe cause I like you, maybe I should ask her some questions...

Why dont you notice that I like hanging out with you, you did at first

or

Why didnt you just talk to me about this instead of yelling at me?


Yeaaah.... no.  You should probably just leave her alone. 

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 25, 2010, 01:34:46 PM
take the advice of 1) a married man (MJ) and 2) a woman (me)

give her time.  leave her alone.  she'll eventually get pissed at you that you're ignoring her, she'll yell at you for it, and then things will be back to normal.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on March 25, 2010, 01:37:00 PM
Thank you, BO. Encouraging words.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on March 25, 2010, 01:39:27 PM
Is it prudent to call one of the spunkies women here...BO?  ;D :D

Just teasing  ;)

Time is a wonderful thing. It can heal wounds both physical and emotional...etc...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LANDO CALRISSIAN on March 25, 2010, 01:50:44 PM

Lets see if I can remember...

" Why are you always following me?!?"

Which, I am not.

" Why were you following me around the tables?!?"



And just for the record, they don't like catching you looking in their windows at night either. :o

I would say stop following her.

and more importantly, stop following her around the tables.

Ah, maybe cause I like you, maybe I should ask her some questions...

Why dont you notice that I like hanging out with you, you did at first

or

Why didnt you just talk to me about this instead of yelling at me?


Yeaaah.... no.  You should probably just leave her alone. 


Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 25, 2010, 02:02:36 PM
as one of the spunkiest women here (come to think of it, I can't think of a non-spunky women here but I digress) I will freely admit that we - women - can be nuts, act irrationally, expect you to read our minds - AND NO, WE'RE NOT GIVING YOU A HINT - and feel perfectly justified in being mad when you get it wrong.
 
of course, i'll also offer some words of advice to combat all this foolishness that we put you men through - we're worth it.  lol    :D ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Frodo on March 25, 2010, 02:05:56 PM
So what happened in school today Jack?

Well.......

We are putting on this musical which is mamma mia. So i'm Bill the travelling father. As those of you who have seen mamma mia you will know that Bill "gets off" with Rosie at the end. So I have to lift my close aquantince Nicola(whos playing Rosie) off a bench into my arms. Now I have NOOO upper body strength at all. So when I tried to lift her (BTW shes of average weight) I almost drop her. After LAUGHING for about 20 mins we try and fail again. She stormed off. Now when I tried to to her she wouldn't have it. She took offence from my weakness. I now face a moral dilemma Apologise to her for NOTHING or Dont Apologise.

Advice?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Rion Ozryel on March 25, 2010, 02:27:28 PM
So what happened in school today Jack?

Well.......

We are putting on this musical which is mamma mia. So i'm Bill the travelling father. As those of you who have seen mamma mia you will know that Bill "gets off" with Rosie at the end. So I have to lift my close aquantince Nicola(whos playing Rosie) off a bench into my arms. Now I have NOOO upper body strength at all. So when I tried to lift her (BTW shes of average weight) I almost drop her. After LAUGHING for about 20 mins we try and fail again. She stormed off. Now when I tried to to her she wouldn't have it. She took offence from my weakness. I now face a moral dilemma Apologise to her for NOTHING or Dont Apologise.

Advice?

Time to invest in some 24 inch pythons (https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi496.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Frr326%2FRi-on%2Fgifs%2Fhulkster.gif&hash=4d5133a3cef98af1d5f64a95255f693d81fefa8c)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on March 25, 2010, 02:31:33 PM
frankly, either way you're screwed.  She probably now thinks she's a cow...

I keep telling y'all: we're nuts.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: erv on March 25, 2010, 02:33:05 PM
liftups ?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Caine on March 25, 2010, 03:26:56 PM
Yeah, laughing at the situation didn't help...although you were probably laughing at yourself and your weakness, obviously she didn't take it as such.

If I were you, I would send a nice gift of maybe roses or a card....just to show that you aren't a bad guy who is calling her "fat"...and grovel a bit as well. She was obviously mortified..
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on March 25, 2010, 03:37:58 PM
as one of the spunkiest women here (come to think of it, I can't think of a non-spunky women here but I digress) I will freely admit that we - women - can be nuts, act irrationally, expect you to read our minds - AND NO, WE'RE NOT GIVING YOU A HINT - and feel perfectly justified in being mad when you get it wrong.
 
of course, i'll also offer some words of advice to combat all this foolishness that we put you men through - we're worth it.  lol    :D ;)
frankly, either way you're screwed.  She probably now thinks she's a cow...

I keep telling y'all: we're nuts.

Truer words little be spoken. lol

You all are nuts one way or another in my book, but your right women are usually worth it anyways. We keep our mouths shut when we shouldn't have to, we take fault when we need not, get blamed for everything even when nothing was done sometimes, and are endlessly insulting when we aren't. Just face up to those facts are always true, your always wrong no matter what, and you'll make a good pet for any woman lol. You can agrue back, but choose carefully.

I agree ignore the one and see if she comes back around. If not she's a looney toon for sure lol.

For Frodo I would say your answer to the dilemma is in how you want the outcome to be. You can admit to be weak and take the hit so she feels better. Or you can stay silent and let her think she's a cow. Either way Barriss is right your on the losing end of the argument. Time to hit the weights laddie.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 25, 2010, 09:20:41 PM
*patpats Sith Lord Shadow, Darth Frodo, and everyone else*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on March 26, 2010, 12:53:20 AM
Young Frodo if you are to apologise to this girl for your lack of upper body strength then she should reply with an apology for her average weight. Neither are things that need be apologised for. You should suggest that the two of you get together of a few nights and practice. The more you work the muscles required to lift her the stronger they will become and the 2 of you together will get past this and see thats its really not that big a deal. She might not go for it immediately but give her a wee bit of time. Maybe a peace offering as Caine suggested as an ice breaker would go down well. Something you know she likes .................... as long as it isn't edible lol
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on March 27, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
Bitter sweet this, wasn't sure whether to put it here of the good news cafe.

My wife works as a psychiatric nurse in an acute ward. Whilst helping restrain a patient yesterday an unfortunate turn of events led to the patient managing to bite my wifes hand rather severely and break the skin. Now i don't know the details (patient confidentiality) but i gather this woman originally comes from what would be considered a 'high risk' country for certain transmittable infectious diseases. To cut a long story short due to the time of day it happened (late afternoon) we had to wait 24hrs to get the results back from the blood tests. Turns out they were negative on all counts but to say it was a quiet, tense, stressful and torturous 24hrs is understating. Kids knew something was up but we kept it from them. Thankfully all my wife is left with is a minor cut and some bruising (very distinctly teeth!)

Phew!!!! too close.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on March 27, 2010, 06:27:58 PM
Wow!  :o
To think I'd come to this thread for the first time since I joined about half a year ago to vent about a failed attempt to buy a vintage 3-cell Graflex flash! I'd come here to curse evilBay and the dark soul who won the flash I was after & is also winning the second more expensive flash that's out of my price range. (Curse you eBay & mystery eBayer!!! Seemed a shame to waste it completely.)
But at a glance I can see my own woes pale in comparison to some.

Jock109 - Can't tell you how glad I am to hear your lady is in the clear my friend. Closest I came to a scare like that was when my sister had a cancer scare some years ago. I think it's safe to say I have a vague idea how worried you must have been & the level of relief the good news must have brought with it, I do stress though only a vague idea.

Darth Frodo - Can't hurt to try and make her laugh. It's a great healer. To that end I'd suggest a nice bunch of flowers delivered to her door with a card that reads something like "I'd have brought them myself but it turns out I lack the upper body strength to carry even a medium bouquet for two blocks! - Jack"
If it makes her laugh it'll take her mind off any thoughts of insecurity about her weight she might be having which should be enough to get her talking to you again. Just make sure you explain that the laughter was a nervous reaction because you couldn't believe you failed to lift someone as slender as her twice.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on March 27, 2010, 06:34:26 PM
Bitter sweet this, wasn't sure whether to put it here of the good news cafe.

My wife works as a psychiatric nurse in an acute ward. Whilst helping restrain a patient yesterday an unfortunate turn of events led to the patient managing to bite my wifes hand rather severely and break the skin. Now i don't know the details (patient confidentiality) but i gather this woman originally comes from what would be considered a 'high risk' country for certain transmittable infectious diseases. To cut a long story short due to the time of day it happened (late afternoon) we had to wait 24hrs to get the results back from the blood tests. Turns out they were negative on all counts but to say it was a quiet, tense, stressful and torturous 24hrs is understating. Kids knew something was up but we kept it from them. Thankfully all my wife is left with is a minor cut and some bruising (very distinctly teeth!)

Phew!!!! too close.

Glad to hear she's fine and only with a minor injury. I've spent a number of hours in psych wards at the hospitals working in healthcare IT and its rarely ever a dull situation. I have more stories than I can count with fingers and toes with most being funny at least. Though I have seen the aftermath of a couple patients going crazy breaking things that I could only imagine being there to be part of.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on March 27, 2010, 07:20:26 PM
*patpats jock109 and everyone else*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on March 27, 2010, 07:25:07 PM
Also Frodo, she may not know what it takes to BE lifted thatrically. Ask anyone from actors or wrestlers to ice skaters or cheer leaders, anyone who has to be lifted during a performance, they'll tell you the person being lifted has to help a bit by pushing off with their feet as they're being lifted. Even if the lifter is particularly strong and the liftee is particularly slim the liftee has to help. Case in point, a few years ago a friend of mine asked me to be in a photo & film shoot to advertise her costume making company. As part of the filming I had to do a brief cheerleading sequence dressed as a male cheerleader from the movie 'Bring It On!'. At the time I was in my late 20's, slimmer than I am now, had bags of upper body strength from months of heavy lifting at work, and my partner in the scene was my friend Liz' who is very slim & as her costume revealed nicely toned too.
 But I digress.
 We ran through a brief routine but on the first take I failed to lift her. Like you I thought I must be a lot weaker than I'd realised. Thankfully the photographer/writer/director/owner of the company/friend spotted the mistake & stepped forward. She pointed out that Liz' hadn't pushed off with her feet when I lifted & explained that even someone twice my size would have had trouble lifting her because she was effectively dead weight. Luckily she knew what she was talking about as she had studied dance. In the several takes that followed I lifted Liz' & held her in place perfectly every time purely because she helped. It's the same principle with babies in those elastic, door mounted baby bouncer harnesses & wrestlers performing a choke slam.
 When you get a chance to talk to her about it, and I'm sure you will, just explain that to her & I'm sure she'll understand.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on March 31, 2010, 03:44:51 PM
frankly, either way you're screwed.  She probably now thinks she's a cow...

I keep telling y'all: we're nuts.

Oh I already knew that. and...often very VERY scary....


Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on April 06, 2010, 07:57:55 AM
Rode into work yesterday (Monday) only to find out I have been laid off...  sucks.  My supervisor told me to "hang in there" because I am one of his better employees and he would do his best to get me back soon.  How soon is soon...?  #4 child is on the way and daddy is jobless.  I know it will get better... still sucks. :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on April 06, 2010, 09:08:53 AM
Lots of luck SBK.  I'd love to come home and work there, but I can't justify giving up the job I have, even if it is on the other side of the world!  I just keep telling myself things have got to get better eventually!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 06, 2010, 12:10:00 PM
Rode into work yesterday (Monday) only to find out I have been laid off...  sucks.  My supervisor told me to "hang in there" because I am one of his better employees and he would do his best to get me back soon.  How soon is soon...?  #4 child is on the way and daddy is jobless.  I know it will get better... still sucks. :(

That really sucks, Mike. Hopefully soon isn't very long and your back to it. I've been pretty fortunate to keep mine and hestitant to leave it even though I really want a change of pace.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 06, 2010, 12:29:39 PM
I got the plague. again.

Back in January, I had an upper resp. infection so bad i thought was dying.  When I found out I wasn't dying, I wished I was.  Now I got it again, BUT this time I get to look out at the beautiful spring weather that probably caused it.  Stoopid pollen and dampness....  *grumble*

Mike:  I am so sorry to hear about your situation.  I'm sure things will turn around for you.  If your boss recognizes your value, I'm sure other employers will too... *crosses fingers, toes, and places call to local diety.*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 06, 2010, 12:33:10 PM
Suck your sick again, Barriss. Hope your feeling well real soon! I never had any kind of allergy until a couple years ago. Always happens right about now for a few weeks with a real nasty cold/sinus infection/red and itchy eyes. I'm just waiting for it to kick me in the pants, but hasn't yet.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on April 06, 2010, 08:06:16 PM
Hugs to all with problems

I am ill aswell but I don't know what is wrong with me as I have blood in my urine and the other stuff that comes out of the same area *blushes with embarrisment* and I think that my kidney on my right side is aching, but it could be back ache I went to the Doc's yesterday for the second time and they are now referring me to the hospital for tests. I am proberly panaking over nothing but I am realy worried  :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 06, 2010, 08:14:35 PM
*patpats everyone* Just said a prayer for all of you. Hang in there!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on April 06, 2010, 11:40:46 PM
Simply put, I have no time. I'm wearing myself out and working myself to death, but I can't hit a stop button on anything right now. I barely get adequate sleep and my "free time" is spent doing other forms of work. I was actually in a ton of pain at work today, it hurt to walk, or stand and then added with a headache. I was told I probably had either an electrolyte or vitamin deficiency, which is probable since my diet is sketchy at best (I eat when I have time ::)). I need strength, I need time and I need endurance. A lot of it should clear up in the next couple of months.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 07, 2010, 12:18:03 AM
*patpats Master Durangus*

Sounds like what I went through several years ago...

You're now part of my prayer list, MD. Hang in there!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 07, 2010, 11:43:55 AM
Simply put, I have no time. I'm wearing myself out and working myself to death, but I can't hit a stop button on anything right now. I barely get adequate sleep and my "free time" is spent doing other forms of work. I was actually in a ton of pain at work today, it hurt to walk, or stand and then added with a headache. I was told I probably had either an electrolyte or vitamin deficiency, which is probable since my diet is sketchy at best (I eat when I have time ::)). I need strength, I need time and I need endurance. A lot of it should clear up in the next couple of months.

Good luck to you, MD. If I had any words of wisdom, they would be, hang in there and all things happen for a reason.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: sbkmike1974 on April 07, 2010, 06:12:20 PM
Thank you all for your kind words of encouragment.  Means a lot...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 07, 2010, 07:37:14 PM
*patpats sbkmike again* If God can help me bounce back from the lay-offs I've experienced, then He can help you as well.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on April 07, 2010, 08:24:59 PM
Well I found out from a friend who apparently has been sending me messages on facebook, emails, and personal messages on a site we go to and thought I wasn't responding because I was ignoring them.

The fact is I simply didn't receive them.

Having now checked it seems I havent been receiving messages from any online friends lately. I thought them just busy. Apparently not.

Nothing was caught in spam filters or such, and while a glitch might occur to an email acct OR facebook OR a sites message system it is not believable that they could ALL have 'innocently' glitched simultaneously and none been fixed in over two months now.

Unfortunately this fits an all too familiar pattern.

Several years ago I got to know someone online who turned out to be a VIP from a political family background as powerful as it gets. For years our online communication was interfered with in very bizarre ways by person(s) unknown to me who apparently disapproved of me interacting with said VIP. Even though I no longer am in daily communication with thst person and there is therefore no longer any logical reason to interfere with my online communications with other people it appears it has begun again. The person(s) responsible have 'heavyweight' technical capabilities well beyond any mere 'consumer' grade security programs to stop or even slow down...they have already proven able to do things that normal computer security experts consider impossible...I have no chance against them if they come against me again. I just don't understand why they would do so now that I no longer talk to their principal. :-(

I am humbled and humiliated...I cannot communicate with people I care about as OUR free choice but only so far as unknown person(s) ALLOW at their 'whim', and again they show me an 'object lesson' of their dominance/control.

I HATE THAT state of affairs.

And have no power to affect it.

 ??? :( :( >:( >:( >:(

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on April 07, 2010, 08:38:01 PM
Before the pat-pat guy shows up, have you tried contacting the authorities on the matter? If so, run around or absolute stone wall?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on April 07, 2010, 09:05:57 PM
That family ARE "the authorities", at the highest level, where they live. They would have complete immunity under their own law and international law and their operatives would have diplomatic immunity even if I could prove they are behind it. And for or the sake of the family member I care greatly about I would not wish to cause them any trouble anyway. So I must just 'suck up my courage and suffer in silence' it seems.

Well almost silence...I can 'vent' where it is safe here since no one knows the parties involved...and I suffer too much not to vent it somewhere.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: JANGO FETT on April 07, 2010, 09:11:32 PM
sorry man.
Well, Dearth Breather is offline currently so no pat-pat for you.

Would a Jango shoulder punch do?

*punch*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on April 07, 2010, 09:51:23 PM
Thanks [I think...*rubs shoulder*]

It is appreciated.



Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 07, 2010, 10:25:52 PM
I am doing this for you and me, ** smashes head into monitor **.

I did it for me because I found the perfect job, and have an interview, and now I have no way of getting up to where I need to go!

** smashes head into monitor **
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 07, 2010, 10:28:56 PM
Gotta love Mando's ;-) Ok...I kinda have something to stay on topic but will be vague for...reasons. Waiting. I waited nearly 20 years to feel the happiness I feel now. I am waiting still but for other things. It's frustrating, depressing, sometimes infuriating. I dont want to wait anymore for anything cuz Ive been doing that more than half my life. When will it finally end...?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 08, 2010, 04:43:52 AM
Well, Dearth Breather is offline currently so no pat-pat for you.

He's online now.  :)

*patpats Kanomi, Shadow and Shaak Ti*

@Kanomi
The people who are giving you trouble will have to answer to God someday. For now, I've added you to my prayer list as well. Just prayed for more grace and protection for you. Hang in there!

@Shadow
Don't worry. If that job is really meant for you, God will make a way.

You know, I ran into my dream job (or what I thought was it) a couple of months ago and came this close to getting it, only to have a door suddenly get slammed in my face. God thankfully provided something else.

So don't worry: you'll either get that, or something even better. Plus, you're on my prayer list, too.

@Shaak Ti
Waiting is always hard. I'm waiting for my very own saber(staff), among other things. Sometimes it feels agonizingly slow and unbearable, yet I will wait. When I run out of patience, I just ask God for His. His never runs out, even if mine does.

I'll add you to my prayer list, too. And I'm happy that you've found your soulmate already. I haven't found mine yet--still waiting and searching and working on being the man who will attract her to me in the first place.  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 08, 2010, 11:05:11 AM
Well thank you DB, I hadnt thought about it like that. I feel much better.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 08, 2010, 12:30:59 PM
Gotta love Mando's ;-) Ok...I kinda have something to stay on topic but will be vague for...reasons. Waiting. I waited nearly 20 years to feel the happiness I feel now. I am waiting still but for other things. It's frustrating, depressing, sometimes infuriating. I dont want to wait anymore for anything cuz Ive been doing that more than half my life. When will it finally end...?

Sweetie, I waited 36 year. I might have to wait longer, only to find out it was never to be. Or only to find out that it was worth something worth waiting another 36 years for.  Thing is, it will end when the time is right, and things are ready.

Wishing and waiting, these are things I've learned to do in my spare time, because it gets SAD if there's nothing to do but wish and wait.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 08, 2010, 12:46:00 PM
LOL I know, hon. Itll be worth all the wait when everything is right in the end. But...wasnt exactly all I meant :-p
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 08, 2010, 03:08:51 PM
so sorry Sis!

I know I hate it when I vent and people around me totally miss what I'm trying to talk about!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 08, 2010, 06:59:53 PM
No worries, m'dear :-) Happens. Ill reply to your pm when I can.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on April 08, 2010, 07:04:43 PM
Alright, I need to vent a bit! So, my leg is starting to do great now. Less pain and walking good!
But, now I may loose my hearing in my left ear. You see, as I said before I had no insurance when I got into the motorcycle accident. So, I use Med stops for my care right now. I had what I thought was a tooth infection. I went to Med Stop to get help. They did not check my records (they had thm in their hand) and put me on Amoxicillin. Well, I had a ton of that after my surgeries. So the antibiotics were doing nothing. They gave me nothing for the pain becasue they have me listed as an addict because of all the pain killers I have had over the past year. They don't look at why! Try losing your leg and not have a pain killer!! Don't think so. Well, my ear was getting worse so I went back a week later.. They told me that all I have is simmers ear and that I have been swimming a lot!  :o What!!!!!! I said " Um, I am an amputee! Swimming is pointless! It would be called circling not swimming! No I have not been swimming"! You know what she said?! "Oh, yes. You have been swimming. Stay out of the water for a while." Shocked I was!!!  :o  >:(
So a few days later and no sleep. I went to the ER. They looked at my ear and said I have one of the worst inner ear infection this ER doctor had ever seen. So, that is an infection behind my ear drum. He said that they are affiliated with the Med Stop and they he has the same records they have. That is how I found out that they have me listed as an addict. He said this could have been avoided if they would have read my file. He gave me good antibiotics and .....pain killers. He said if this does not change in a few days then I need to come back as I may have to have surgery to relieve the pressure and  have IV antibiotics.  He said that I may have some damage already and "may" not get all the hearing back!
NOT COOL!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on April 08, 2010, 08:00:36 PM
Alright, I need to vent a bit! So, my leg is starting to do great now. Less pain and walking good!
But, now I may loose my hearing in my left ear. You see, as I said before I had no insurance when I got into the motorcycle accident. So, I use Med stops for my care right now. I had what I thought was a tooth infection. I went to Med Stop to get help. They did not check my records (they had thm in their hand) and put me on Amoxicillin. Well, I had a ton of that after my surgeries. So the antibiotics were doing nothing. They gave me nothing for the pain becasue they have me listed as an addict because of all the pain killers I have had over the past year. They don't look at why! Try losing your leg and not have a pain killer!! Don't think so. Well, my ear was getting worse so I went back a week later.. They told me that all I have is simmers ear and that I have been swimming a lot!  :o What!!!!!! I said " Um, I am an amputee! Swimming is pointless! It would be called circling not swimming! No I have not been swimming"! You know what she said?! "Oh, yes. You have been swimming. Stay out of the water for a while." Shocked I was!!!  :o  >:(
So a few days later and no sleep. I went to the ER. They looked at my ear and said I have one of the worst inner ear infection this ER doctor had ever seen. So, that is an infection behind my ear drum. He said that they are affiliated with the Med Stop and they he has the same records they have. That is how I found out that they have me listed as an addict. He said this could have been avoided if they would have read my file. He gave me good antibiotics and .....pain killers. He said if this does not change in a few days then I need to come back as I may have to have surgery to relieve the pressure and  have IV antibiotics.  He said that I may have some damage already and "may" not get all the hearing back!
NOT COOL!

loosing hearing is not good trust me I know I was born with hearing difficulties so I do understand and ear infections are a common thing for me, Doctors have told me (Female doctors as well) that the pian you can get from ear infection can be worse than child birth, but I wouldn't like to challang a woman to that LOL  ;) hope you get better soon and I am glad to hear (no pun intended) that your getting better apart from your ear since your operation
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 08, 2010, 11:26:45 PM
Well thank you DB, I hadnt thought about it like that. I feel much better.

You're welcome. :)

Alright, I need to vent a bit! So, my leg is starting to do great now. Less pain and walking good!
But, now I may loose my hearing in my left ear. You see, as I said before I had no insurance when I got into the motorcycle accident. So, I use Med stops for my care right now. I had what I thought was a tooth infection. I went to Med Stop to get help. They did not check my records (they had thm in their hand) and put me on Amoxicillin. Well, I had a ton of that after my surgeries. So the antibiotics were doing nothing. They gave me nothing for the pain becasue they have me listed as an addict because of all the pain killers I have had over the past year. They don't look at why! Try losing your leg and not have a pain killer!! Don't think so. Well, my ear was getting worse so I went back a week later.. They told me that all I have is simmers ear and that I have been swimming a lot!  :o What!!!!!! I said " Um, I am an amputee! Swimming is pointless! It would be called circling not swimming! No I have not been swimming"! You know what she said?! "Oh, yes. You have been swimming. Stay out of the water for a while." Shocked I was!!!  :o  >:(
So a few days later and no sleep. I went to the ER. They looked at my ear and said I have one of the worst inner ear infection this ER doctor had ever seen. So, that is an infection behind my ear drum. He said that they are affiliated with the Med Stop and they he has the same records they have. That is how I found out that they have me listed as an addict. He said this could have been avoided if they would have read my file. He gave me good antibiotics and .....pain killers. He said if this does not change in a few days then I need to come back as I may have to have surgery to relieve the pressure and  have IV antibiotics.  He said that I may have some damage already and "may" not get all the hearing back!
NOT COOL!

*patpats Amptrooper*

If it's any consolation, sir, I have a relative who can empathize with you as far as hearing is concerned. My prayers go with you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 10, 2010, 10:20:49 AM
I feel bad for posting my current problem because it doesn't actually seem like a problem, in comparison to those who are ill and etc.

But I need to VENT.

I'm fuming, I'm really angry and it's all down to bad partner picking. I'm talking about University. Two weeks until the final deadlines, which I will meet, but there is one module where we had to partner with someone. We were to Co-Direct a short scene as well as do Director notes.

The Co-Directing exercise was a nightmare as the guy I teamed with is a control freak.

But my problem comes in today. I ask the guy what he wants to do with the additional work ( small scene breakdown booklett) but he suggests I do it because he thinks he has enough to do. This coupled with the fact he owes me money from our film shoot and that he decided to wipe my entire lighting design from our film in favour of using after effects in the edit. This just made me snap. I'm really angry with the guy and my gut instict is to rip the guy  new one. But I wont. Because it wont help my situation nd may make things worse.

Sorry, just needed to vent, badly.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 10, 2010, 05:29:08 PM
*patpats docdoom* That guy reminds me of some college project groupmates I had. Hang in there, doc.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on April 10, 2010, 09:28:10 PM
Good grief DD, doesn't this guy understand that a decent lighting setup at least reduces or at best negates the need for fiddling around with A:AE? Who does the guy think he is Jim Cameron?  ???
I know CG is the way of the future but there are budget constraints to think about. What's the point in giving yourself unnecessary work to do on a computer when you can nip it in the bud during filming? Look on the bright side amigo, with the project out of the way you need never work with the guy again. Ever!!  ;)
Oh & in case you were wondering I'm a qualified video editor but my training touched on all the bases of film production. I even have my own industry standard editing suite at home. It'd be great to work with you some time.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vosk on April 11, 2010, 12:03:32 AM
I swear I seem to have the worst luck with the Yun saber that General Grievous and his team built.  Don't get me wrong it's an excellent craftsmanship and the General is awesome at putting things together.  I absolutely LOVE my converted RLSA saber the General did for me.  It works beautiful and went together beyond my expectations and his as well.

For the Yun on the other hand...dunno what is up with this saber.  I get it from him after they were completed.  Worked fine for a bit then went to charge it, something went wrong during charging and just completely went haywire.  So I sent it to the General for repairs, found out it was a defective Lighthound RBG.  So he  replaced it for me and made the recharge port even longer for me to have easier access.  I get it back in the mail on Thursday and absolutely thrilled with it.  Activating it, hearing the soundboard, seeing the bright Soul P4 white with Yellow Lee filter, with new nylon blade that the General made for me.  I was happy as a boy on Christmas seeing his Christmas toys.

So I sat the saber down for a few minutes on my bed, then picked up again to play with it more.  I hit the turn on button and nadda...nothing would power on.  I felt my heart sunk.  I couldn't believe I was having problems again.

So I fugred it was the batteries again, I gave it a charge and once the charger gave me a green light, I unplugged it and hit the button to turn it on and .......nope.  No activation, nothing.  *sigh* 

The General and I are very frustrated about this saber, particularly the General, I can't blame him either.  He believes that the activation switch took a dump which seems very likely.  At least we know this time it wasn't the batteries.

This saber is driving us both batty.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Reaver on April 11, 2010, 12:29:12 AM
Got A LOT, to vent about. Recently at college I've been getting a lot of BS from people about being gay. Been pushed around and even gotten some threats! I mean it's ridiculous, I thought our day and age was better than this. I mean I really don't know what to do, I'm definitely not strong enough to fight back, and it makes me really really mad to think about how if it gets much worse I might have to switch schools. Sad to see that at least where I go to school, people still think it makes them "cool" to gay bash. :(

Venting over, for now.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: enaswede on April 11, 2010, 01:30:26 AM
Prejudice in whatever form is a terrible thing. It comes in many forms. Whether it be due to race, weight or sexual orientation, I have seen it effect people I care about in my life. You cannot let others ignorance influence your decisions and change your dreams. In time, I know gay people will continue to get the respect and legal changes they deserve. But, I would suggest to continue to fight (not violently) for your rights as a human being and as you get older and look back on your college experience it should give you strength and pride how you learned to handle your situation. DO NOT RUN AWAY!! I know that is easy for me to say, but you could end up in the same or worst situation and you might regret your decision later in life. I wish you all the best and hope you find happiness in your life. I know you will. The... force is with you. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 11, 2010, 03:44:35 AM
*patpats Reaver, Shadow Vosk and General G.*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 11, 2010, 10:13:08 AM
Reaver: Wish I could say I'm surpised at the gay bashing.  Wish I could say that prejudice of any kind is so passe, and last decade, but the reality is as long as there are people, there will be a need to feel better than someone else, as well as the gut reaction to fear and hate what they don't understand.

Keep strong, we all have our own particular trials in life, and how you handle these situations will help develop your character.  While no on likes being shunned, for any reason, at least you know that you are not in the wrong (the only person's opinion that counts in this case).  Prejudice entirely on your orientation is as silly as prejudice entirely on your hair color.  Just know that College isn't forever, and you just might surprise yourself with hidden reserves of strength.


Doc, I'm definitely not qualified to state what would be the best course of action, but maybe you could turn this into an example of how you dealt with a control freak - something that you'll run into again.


As for my venting, school is so intense.  I'm used to intense.  I don't know how to not do intense, but THIS kind of intense is just nuts.  Studying what I'm being taught in school is one thing, but if I want to get the most out of my education, I have to get the Continuing Education Units before I graduate so that I can at least be competitive with other people in my future industry.  Oh, and there's the optional National Certification - which will equal and additional $10k-$15k per year upon graduation.

Now, I don't HAVE to do any of the CEUs or the Certifications after I graduate.  I can work up to them, and eventually get the higher salary, but the thing is, if I JUST graduate, and try to get a job with JUST my diploma, I'll be limited to a salary range that's currently way below what I make now. SO, in essence, I have to do WAY more than just schoolwork if I'm going to be able to justify my tuition expenses - which will drain my life savings by the way.

So, I'm burning the candle at both ends, finding out just what endurance and perseverance means first hand, but there is a goal. There is a reason.  It's just really hard to see the summit at the moment, I'm still bogged down in the foothills.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 11, 2010, 10:47:11 AM

As for my venting, school is so intense.  I'm used to intense.  I don't know how to not do intense, but THIS kind of intense is just nuts.  Studying what I'm being taught in school is one thing, but if I want to get the most out of my education, I have to get the Continuing Education Units before I graduate so that I can at least be competitive with other people in my future industry.  Oh, and there's the optional National Certification - which will equal and additional $10k-$15k per year upon graduation.

Now, I don't HAVE to do any of the CEUs or the Certifications after I graduate.  I can work up to them, and eventually get the higher salary, but the thing is, if I JUST graduate, and try to get a job with JUST my diploma, I'll be limited to a salary range that's currently way below what I make now. SO, in essence, I have to do WAY more than just schoolwork if I'm going to be able to justify my tuition expenses - which will drain my life savings by the way.

So, I'm burning the candle at both ends, finding out just what endurance and perseverance means first hand, but there is a goal. There is a reason.  It's just really hard to see the summit at the moment, I'm still bogged down in the foothills.

I feel for you B, but you need to keep that goal in mind. That's the only way you're going to get through busting your hump everyday.

I've been in higher education since I left high school, but I'll say it was worth it as I learnt things which can help me get me to my goal faster.

---
With my situation, I killed the guy. I wish. No, I'm just going to slaughter him in the Crit come Tuesday. People will know how much of a nightmare he is to work with and how stupid he is for wasting my time and recreating MY design in after effects. I'm using a lot more foul language right now, but I understand not to express those words here...save them for facebook.

The editor and sound designer both agree with me, so I know I'm not just holding a grudge.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 11, 2010, 07:38:45 PM
*patpats Barriss and docdoom*

At least you guys are hanging in there and moving forward. My own graduate education is in limbo right now. Still praying about it and thinking about what to do next.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 12, 2010, 01:22:02 PM
Had a bad day, got over it, thanks to my friends here and at school.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 12, 2010, 02:17:40 PM
*patpats Barriss and docdoom*

At least you guys are hanging in there and moving forward. My own graduate education is in limbo right now. Still praying about it and thinking about what to do next.

As long as you keep it in mind it never goes away, meaning as long as you don't give up then you will get through this unfortunate limbo.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 12, 2010, 06:47:44 PM
More like a loud whimper... my whole right arm - fingertips to shoulder ACHES! Have never really painted before and certainly not worked on anything 30"x40"... :-s
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 12, 2010, 07:33:03 PM
*patpats Barriss and docdoom*

At least you guys are hanging in there and moving forward. My own graduate education is in limbo right now. Still praying about it and thinking about what to do next.

As long as you keep it in mind it never goes away, meaning as long as you don't give up then you will get through this unfortunate limbo.

Many thanks, good sir. Much appreciated. ^_^v

More like a loud whimper... my whole right arm - fingertips to shoulder ACHES! Have never really painted before and certainly not worked on anything 30"x40"... :-s

*patpats* Hang in there, Shaak Ti. The growing pains will pass. Pace yourself. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 12, 2010, 08:14:45 PM
More like a loud whimper... my whole right arm - fingertips to shoulder ACHES! Have never really painted before and certainly not worked on anything 30"x40"... :-s

I know what you mean. I just got done buying 19 boxes of high grade flooring and moved it three times to get it into the house (store to cart, cart to car, car to inside). I have bad knees, bad hip and a bad back. If I wake up with my back thrown out I wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 12, 2010, 08:27:55 PM
*patpats Darth Gius*

Muscles tend to protest whenever we suddenly call on them to work. I remember the first time I had to haul big water jugs around...

EDIT: I think this will explain what Filipinos are fuming about right now:
http://www.gannsdeen.com/2010/04/12/meralco-raises-rates-filipinos-aghast/
http://chuvaness.livejournal.com/851923.html

I still thank God that the increase in my electric bill is still manageable by His grace--if downright annoying and unreasonable. Nevertheless, that DIY solar panel setup is looking awfully tempting right now...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on April 12, 2010, 11:52:16 PM
I mentioned that I was bleeding and that I think that my Kidneys were aching, well I have got to go to hospital today and to have a camera put down my ***** to take a look at my bladder and kidneys so hopefuly they will find out what is wrong. I am realy panaking as to what they will find as I have the thought's that both my parents lost their Dad's when their Dad's were my age, not to mention having a camera shoved down there

(if you want to know what the ***** is then look up Flexible Cystoscopy)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 13, 2010, 01:07:06 AM
*patpats Kel-Qui* My friend and I just offered a prayer for you. You're on our prayer support list.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth_Dadderall on April 13, 2010, 07:32:23 AM
My gripe right now? A certain circuit board engineer (who shall remain nameless but really makes me want to go Nova) sold me a US2.5 on evilbay and A: Hasn't shipped and B: Won't answer contacts. Small wonder they developed a neg rep here. I guess I should have known better. I think it's because I won the bid at less than his Buy-it-now price. :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Centorus on April 13, 2010, 12:01:23 PM
Thanks Dearth Breather, I got back from the hospital a few hours ago and OMG :o I feel like I have been in the ring with Mike Tyson whilst being tied up but they didn't find anything wrong with my bladder thank goodness however I have got to go back again for more tests on my bladder and kidneys. I managed to get some sleep after getting back but I still feel like muck and it doesn't help that I have now got to go and do a night shift
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on April 13, 2010, 01:17:14 PM
I Absoultely HATE brussel sprouts, just thinking about them makes me gag...Yuck ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 13, 2010, 01:48:00 PM
Thanks Dearth Breather, I got back from the hospital a few hours ago and OMG :o I feel like I have been in the ring with Mike Tyson whilst being tied up but they didn't find anything wrong with my bladder thank goodness however I have got to go back again for more tests on my bladder and kidneys. I managed to get some sleep after getting back but I still feel like muck and it doesn't help that I have now got to go and do a night shift

I feel for you, Kel-Qui. I went through countless tests for my stomach including multiple scopes so I know how much that can suck.

On a brighter note I didn't throw my back out like I thought, but still pretty sore from moving all that stuff around.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 13, 2010, 03:39:02 PM
I'm banging my head against the wall because I don't understand what to do for my Director's notes. My tutor decided that describing everything in the most detailled manner possible was the right decision....

"You should also include a comprehensive breakdown of your visual treatment of the script, which gives a sense of your shooting plan for each scene in the script and a storyboard"

I undertsand what a shooting plan is.

I understand what a storyboard is.

Am I being asked to give a shooting plan of each scene with an accompanying storyboard?

I'm frazzled to be honest. My head is filled with the effects of non linear structure in film and if it truly exists if it works towards a linear conclusion....

This is why co-directing does not work...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 13, 2010, 08:02:03 PM
*patpats Dadderall, Kel-Qui, Adegan, Gius and docdoom*

Please continue to keep us updated. The prayers shall continue! :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 14, 2010, 11:08:03 AM
I appreciate the concern, DB! But I also understand that my situation is miniscule, compared to what others may be going through. Still, venting helps.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Lord Fovos on April 14, 2010, 02:02:33 PM
I'm stuck with fools in my class, I can't do one thing without one really annoying girl butting in, and when I reply, she just starts randomly saying she'll be better than me as an adult. My reply, I told her about sabers, and that making them can earn plenty of money(or I think it would make quite ab bit+ a job), but of course from there, I had to explain what I meant by lightsabers(fx-sabers, of course), but they just don't get it. And then they all started making stupid comments about how they were stupid, and that this forum is stupid(I mentioned it when talking about making sabers for life), and on and on until the teacher gave them all demerits( except me, since I'm good and behave at school. Tommorow, I really hope to whack some of them upside their small, no-brained skulls with my converted darth maul(single).(But of course I won't, I'm just saying it would be nice to, I know better, being one of the teacher favorites)

( I need to bring my maul anyway for a descriptive writing-like paper for english)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 14, 2010, 03:41:57 PM
Oh I have a girl like that in my class, just has to have the final word in every single situation, even if she does come of as a bit idiotic.

I think Gemini Concepts is a good example of making sabers for money works. Heck not just GC but all of those independent folk out there that make custom sabers for people and do fine.

Your school mates don't understand because lightsabers clearly don't appeal to them in the same way it does for you.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on April 14, 2010, 04:12:08 PM
Though I do understand the temptation to go 'upside their head' when dealing with ignorant people please don't do that with your Maul tomorrow, that won't make you, or sabers, look any better to them or your teachers...only Sithy.

The simple answer to such people is that no one should criticize another person's legal hobbies because by their nature hobbies are highly personal and therefore never as interesting from the 'outsider' as the 'insider' viewpoint, but all hobbies require learning and thus are educational.

In the case of the saber hobby imo this hobby is highly educational in a variety of ways:

In learning to use sabers; spinning or dueling, we learn or improve hand eye coordination, dexterity, balance, timing and other physical skills.

In learning to build/convert sabers we learn about electronics, optics, precise tool use, machining, metal finishing and other widely useful skills.

And often we learn patience waiting for 'rare' parts to become available/in stock. Which may be something particularly useful to learn in life.

So if anyone criticizes the saber hobby to you just remember they are being ignorant but you are learning and that is always good for you eh?


Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 14, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
Doc:  your problems are your problems, so don't think they're too minicule to mention.  we all have them, and they're ours, so they deserve our attention.


Fovos, the problem with talking to children is that they're, well... children.

Saying that someone will be better than you when she's an adult doesn't address the situation of today.  

Sadly, some people don't get more accepting and understanding as they get older.  I don't tell people about my hobby because they just don't get it.  Then again, I'm sure you would have the same reaction should someone talk about their passion, such as stamp collecting, or collecting civil war memorabilia.

Just resign yourself to the fact that there will always be someone out there who doesn't get you, but that's ok.  You know an entire message board full of people who do.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 14, 2010, 07:15:18 PM
*patpats docdoom and Fovos*

I appreciate the concern, DB! But I also understand that my situation is miniscule, compared to what others may be going through. Still, venting helps.

Barriss is right. Pain is pain, and must be dealt with accordingly, regardless of how we think it measures up against someone else's pain.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 14, 2010, 08:52:44 PM
Ditto, Barriss. I would say ignore them but it doesnt help - I know from experience. Prove them wrong. I remember the day I brought my MR dual Maul into the commons the night it arrived at the dorms. Everyone who say it was in awe and wanted to see it and hold it. People are rude and immature no matter how old they are imho.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 14, 2010, 08:56:56 PM

*patpats docdoom and Fovos*

I appreciate the concern, DB! But I also understand that my situation is miniscule, compared to what others may be going through. Still, venting helps.

Barriss is right. Pain is pain, and must be dealt with accordingly, regardless of how we think it measures up against someone else's pain.

I agree, DB. I know that pain is pain from first hand experience.

I hope this helps you in some way,

** smashed head into monitor **
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 14, 2010, 09:33:27 PM
I agree, DB. I know that pain is pain from first hand experience.

I hope this helps you in some way,

** smashed head into monitor **

Thanks. I hope this helps you, too. *patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 12:39:16 AM
lol. I have to say, if it werent for this thread, id be a lot more stressed and probably wouldnt be talking to anyone.

Just joined Twitter.
Updated facebook
Updated myspace
Need to update maverickz.darkbb.com

Thank you FX- Sabers, I have found my favorite forum.

Add me on:

Myspace>myspace.com/givemeatallfrosty
Facebook>http://www.facebook.com/zach.hilgert
Twitter>http://twitter.com/RazorX18
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 15, 2010, 11:21:35 AM
Oh I had a wonderful night of- not sleep at all! Yayyyy! Stressing out and trying to figure when I can do work. I stepped outside for the first time in a WEEK! I know it's bad but I've had no justification for doing anything personal because of these ridiculous deadlines. (All clumped together, seriously within days of each other).

I worked out that because of this additional workload I have exactly 4 days to study for an essay due next friday (not counting the day before as I should be writing it that day).

-Saturday to do my cinematography notes (the easy part) plus the B$ "How do you think you did" essay which nobody reads.

-Sunday to finish my Director notes plus the lovely addition of the extra workbook.

In between that I have to research and do my film theory essay, which I struggle with so much. But it gets better

I got the character bios from my 'partner'. Ever had the urge to hit someone, I mean really? He's done a few pages on each...a few pages roughly 3 per character with a total of 4 characters. And says to me that I need to do my share (ok fine) PLUS the workbook which should be ten pages, of which I have no idea what to do for. Plus there is no academic support because it's still easter holidays, the hand in being monday.

Tell me, how does that help students at all?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 15, 2010, 12:08:36 PM
Apparently I whine too much.  Apparently I'm not overwhelmed, and don't have too much on my plate.  I just have to suck it up and remember and be grateful that I have such 'patient' friends.

Because when the rest of my class is asking how I get through my day, and my doctor is pushing muscle relaxers on me, I must be just a big baby.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 01:15:02 PM
For Doc: I know what its like not to get any sleep, you sould try some vitamins, those should help.

For Barriss: Just because some people think you whine too much shouldnt affect you, its all about do you think you whine a lot. I think that you are a very smart person, and our friends here, ( at least me), dont think you whine at all. Sucking it up is one of the hardest things to do, if you need something, you can PM me, as I am a conselor to friends, and family.

Anyway, this is for both of you,

** smashed my head into monitor **

Hey, DB, where are ya?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 15, 2010, 01:38:24 PM
You know what is incredibly ironic? I'm the one my friends come to for advice and help. I apparently listen and advise well. Its funny when you need help, and it's pretty obvious, some people just aren't around.

I take some pills called 'Kalms' but I have an overactive mind, I suppose you could say I can't switch off. Well not properly anyway.

I wish I could say something helpful for you Barriss, but I can't think of anything helpful. Here's an analogy, you open a wallet and a moth pops out...yup...Well I'm here for you my friend, anyway.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 01:54:26 PM
Yeah, I have a hyperactive mind myself, so I understand. Yeah, it is ironic how I help my friends and give them advice, but I cant seem to help myself.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 15, 2010, 02:08:04 PM
If only that hyper active mind gave me psychic powers, then we'd be in business.

"You dare question my essay, tutor?" *crushes them with mind powers*

"Mwhahahahaha!"

I can dream  :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 02:13:35 PM
Oh yeah, thats what Im talking about. That would be sick.

To get back on topic... I just had a moment of great saddness, but I turned the tables on the guy, and my life is on track.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 15, 2010, 02:41:06 PM
A great moment of sadness you say? Care to share any more details? :) No pressure, of course.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 02:47:56 PM
Well, for the family reasons, I cannot say exactly what the guy was saying to me, but it was something like this:

" You are a worthless piece of *****. You are never going to get what you want in life, cause all you do, is sit on your *** and play those ******* video games and stay on the ******* internet for hours on end!"

and I replied:

"Have a nice day, *******, oh and by the way, when was the last time you did anything with your life?" " Good day."
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 15, 2010, 02:55:06 PM
Oh I've had similar "discussions" shall we say? With many a folk. Honestly it was an addiction in some cases but who are they to say your time isn't productive playing games or browsing the net?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 15, 2010, 04:14:41 PM
No matter what everyone does there is almost always going to be someone critical of it that doesn't look at it the same way. Been through the same thing many times before. I turned all that time playing with PCs and games into my career in IT. I make more money than most people I know at my age and more than anyone in my family. So just ignore the bs and move along its not worth the effort.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth_Dadderall on April 15, 2010, 05:49:44 PM
*patpats Dadderall, Kel-Qui, Adegan, Gius and docdoom*

Please continue to keep us updated. The prayers shall continue! :)

Update! He shipped it today, two days before I would have opened a case to Ebay on him.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 07:35:28 PM
No matter what everyone does there is almost always going to be someone critical of it that doesn't look at it the same way. Been through the same thing many times before. I turned all that time playing with PCs and games into my career in IT. I make more money than most people I know at my age and more than anyone in my family. So just ignore the bs and move along its not worth the effort.

See thats what im talking about, I want to turn my experience with pc's and gaming into a chance of getting into DeVry.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 15, 2010, 10:47:27 PM
*patpats Dadderall, Kel-Qui, Adegan, Gius and docdoom*

Please continue to keep us updated. The prayers shall continue! :)

Update! He shipped it today, two days before I would have opened a case to Ebay on him.

Congratulations! =D

Hey, DB, where are ya?

Yesssss? *patpats everyone*

Hang in there docdoom, Barriss and Co.!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 15, 2010, 10:49:13 PM
Team, whoo!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 16, 2010, 12:07:43 PM
I just received a picture of a baby wookie.  As much as this pains me to say, they do not look like Ewoks, they just look furry.

And warn a sistah when you do that stuff!!!  Then again, I should know better than to eat anything when opening up an email from this particular friend...

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on April 16, 2010, 12:18:49 PM
That wasn't a  baby wookie, that's an unrobed Jawa
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 16, 2010, 12:30:29 PM
LOL!!! I always wondered what they looked like without their robes!!   ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on April 16, 2010, 01:42:11 PM
Was that the "tookie-monster" I sent you? 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 16, 2010, 02:19:45 PM
I believe so, I'm still trying to get my eyes to stop bleeding.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 16, 2010, 04:02:09 PM
Bleeding eyes, lovely. Take pictures! There's a market for that stuff!  :P

I got a bit of good news today, my deadline got pushed back thanks to monday being a bank holiday! Never have I loved a bank holiday so much! So I have time to do some stuff for my essy and not film miserably...hopefully.

I'm also quite sore right now as I fell out of a tree when the branch snapped...fun times!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 16, 2010, 10:15:58 PM
*patpats*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on April 19, 2010, 12:39:56 AM
*Bangs head on wall several times* First, lets start with the list of what is due at school this week.
Monday: Make up test for Math, online MLA exam before midnight, work on painting for art class. Oh and library book due. Begin research for essay 2 for English Comp.
Tuesday: online assignments for english class due before midnight. Graded homework due for Math class.
Wednesday: work on and hopefully finish painting,  finish research and write essay.
Thursday: essay due - printed and at turnitin.com. Online assignments due by midnight.
Friday: funeral.
Next week: ???
Why post this? Im screwed! I live 30 mins away from school and I have no way of getting to it. car has water in the oil and no one can drive me cuz of lack of gas and money to buy it. Life is wonderful... :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 19, 2010, 12:56:09 AM
*patpats Shaak Ti*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 19, 2010, 09:32:56 PM
*Bangs head on wall several times*

First I'm sorry to here that you are so busy with school, I know, it sucks.

Second, I believe that's my job^^ :D

*smashes head into monitor (several times) for Shaakk- Ti*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on April 19, 2010, 10:53:10 PM
I'm overly frustrated right now with work. Even more so than I am normally at that.

This time of the year is when we all get our performance reviews and our yearly raises at the same time.

Despite 9 years in a row of great reviews yet again my rate increase has dropped. In that last two years its been 1% each which hurts badly. I get the same BS story every time that "thats the best we can do". Despite that healthcare has done pretty well overall even in the poor economy with my company doing the best of all the ones in the region.

Another kick in the pants is the promotion announcements. Two people who I'm happy to see got it came in after me and yet again I'm passed over for another year. One used to work for my new group manager just over a year ago and left because she wouldn't promote him. Now I'm stuck in the same boat go figure. The one before her hated me with a passion, but I'm to valuable to do anything to get rid of me. So improvement there, but career wise the same boat of crap.

To make it better yet they adjust the salary ranges we have. It doesn't really help anyone unless your capped at the top of the range. Which now makes me at .7% of the overall range because the only people making good money are hired off the street the last few years not people who have been there almost a decade.

Just can't win for losing and I'm afraid to jump out into the market right now. We have an opening for a new person that we literally have gotten 100+ people apply for it. Some with some really good resumes fitting the position or not. Knowing so many people are out there looking with good credentials makes me even more apprehensious.

So right now I just feel angry and screwed over with little to do about it. Life has a great way of bringing you down and then kicking you a few times for good measure.

PS. Also can't forget my persistent allergies that have turned into what might be bronchitis so I need to go to the doctor. I'm coughing non-stop almost even with cough syrup, allergy meds, and anti-biotics. Having trouble breathing off/on all day as well. yay me.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 20, 2010, 12:15:15 AM
Sorry to here about that DG. I hate my allergies, they drive me nuts if I forget to take my Loritadine.

Anyway, this is for you,

*smashes head into monitor*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 20, 2010, 03:40:36 AM
*patpats Darth Gius and adds him to prayer list*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 21, 2010, 09:23:46 AM
So, we had a screening of all this years films yesterday, I came out in such a foul mood.

Remember the guy I mentioned who was supposed to be equally sharing work with me? Well he was the Director on one of my films and I was Cinematographer, it gets showed and HE CHANGED EVERYTHING! Without telling me, too. Not to mention he was congratulated for having gotten his vision properly on film and to top it off he didn't correct anyone when they said his 'vision' was brilliant.

Well let me tell you all a little story that he had NO vision, he didn't even tell me what he wanted interms of lighting so I had to make it up the DAY of filming. All of my hard work, gone...I'm raging...Not to mention this extra piece of work HE should have done but is "too frustrated and busy" to do it ,after I confronted him, is chewing into my essay time which I need to pass or fail the module.

I'll get some credit but I'll also make sure to discuss this all with my tutor and in my critical essay!

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on April 21, 2010, 10:28:26 AM
DD, even though it's no help right now, you can take some small bit of comfort that those who take credit for others efforts eventually get caught up.  If there is a shred of murphy involved, it will be in some spectacular way!  By all means, call it out, perhaps the instructor will ask for information he can't possibly provide, but you can!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 21, 2010, 11:58:22 AM
Cousin's wedding is in September-ish.  Growing up me, Li'l Sis and Michelle were the 3 Musketeers, mainly due to age and stuff.  SO, I'm going to be a bridesmaid for the first time in my life.  Girlfriend wants to do it on the beach at sunset with violins...   ::)

Reason why I'm posting here instead of the Good News Cafe?  I'm dreading her choice in the bridemaids gowns...  Oh, and when I'm going to be able to fit in a wedding of my second closest relative when its going to be across the country.  of course I'm not even thinking about the bachelorette party in Las Vegas.  You know the movie, well our version is gonna be done right.  (my poor credit card.  how it weeps!)

Of course this WILL be the ideal way of celebrating my graduation - which is right around then.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 21, 2010, 07:23:07 PM
*patpats docdoom and Barriss*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on April 22, 2010, 10:13:13 AM
Here's hoping the rest of this weekend goes MUCH better than it started!  At work this morning, we had to go retrieve one of our mobile power carts back to the shop.  After towing it back to the shop, opening all the access panels, doing the daily inspection, we had to start it up to verify proper operation.  When we started it, I heard this clatter from the engine, very abnormal.  The other fellow shut it off, checked a couple of things, then restarted the engine.  This time everything seemed normal.  A few minutes later, when we came back outside, we saw the two kittens lying under the machine, the source of the clatter.  Fortunately, they were not torn up, unfortunately, they weren't among the living, either.  Now, I don't HATE cats, but I've come to the conclusion that these two must have either been drugged, or too stupid to live.
Just before I left for the day, I was informed I have the dubious honor of coming in to work at 0530 on Sunday (our Monday).
On the way home, the dust storm started blowing in, for the second weekend in a row!

I really hope Murphy is done with me for a few days, I've had my fill.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 22, 2010, 11:54:46 AM
OMG!!!!   :o  but they were kittens! Babies!  they were probably snuggling to keep warm!

Um, for me, I just found out that I've been misinformed about my graduation date.  Turns out I'm graduating in August, not September.  Oh, and that's the time that my cousin's wedding is set for.  SO, I have one month less to lose my caboose (and the rest of me) AND study for national certification.

Man, I don't drink (much), don't smoke, and don't even take aspirin when I'm sick.  I feel like that guy in Airplane that chose the WRONG day to quit his vices....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 22, 2010, 12:34:41 PM
Sorry to here about that, Barriss.

If its any help, if just to make you laugh,

**smashes head into monitor**.

(That also goes for everybody)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on April 22, 2010, 02:15:12 PM
Barriss, normally I would agree with you, but the low temp over here is about 85 right now, and it was probably pushing 100 at the time!  To make matters worse, for me, one of my workmates just told me that he had seen the mother carrying them the day before.  They looked big enough to get around on their own, but who knows.  Didn't mean to sound callous about it, just coping.....
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 22, 2010, 02:21:25 PM
oh, I don't think you're cruel.  I forgot that your weather might not be the same as over here.

I can only imagine what you're going through, especially since you heard the sounds twice...

So sorry for you!!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on April 22, 2010, 02:34:47 PM
I've been feeling really down lately.  Every area I seem to have skill in, I'm surpassed by either my brother or one of my friends. I can't think of my purpose in life and I really don't know why I'm here. Everything I can do, someone does it better than me. I've done speech for three years, and I haven't done good enough. I've played the piano for four years, and my brother does better than me. I try to build sabers, and I can't even do that good enough. The only thing I feel I truly excel in is worshiping God, so I feel that that is the only thing I should do. *stares sadly at saber* Even that tried-and-true snap-hiss can't cheer me up anymore. :(
 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on April 22, 2010, 02:53:23 PM
I'm guessing you're pretty young Ben. It's really not about being better than other people it's about being the best that you can be. If you've given your all to something then you cannot give any more. Don't go wishing your life away to be better than everyone else. You sound like an allrounder. The people you say are 'better' than you at 1 particular thing probably don't have your range of talents and would like to be good at all the things you are good at instead of just one. Betterment comes through time and effort even for those who are blessed with outstanding natural talent or affinity for something and any Jedi worth his salt will tell you that. Chin up lad  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on April 22, 2010, 03:05:59 PM
Ben:  chiming in here.  What Jock says is true.  You should never base your self worth and your direction in life based on being better than someone.  It should be about being better than yourself.  Are you better at these things than you were 6 months ago? That's the only question that should matter.

Also, who says they're better than you?  If they are telling you how much better they are than you, then they're not very good at humility.  If YOU are saying you're not better than they are, maybe you're being too hard on yourself.  Um, and even if they are better than you, so what?  We all have our place in life, we all have our path, or our purpose. 

But you know, I want to thank you about this.  My close friends and fellow mods will no doubt remember me wondering why I was offered Mod-ship.  I haven't been here the longest, I have no talent or skill or desire to learn saber smithing.  I'm not an expert in any field that's discussed here.  Everyone told me the same thing: Sweetie (they may have called me something different) you are valuable. you bring YOURSELF and your own special blend of skills and talents to the table.  So shut up and do your thang.

Now I'm not telling you to shut up, but I'm asking you to rethink what's in your 'toolbox' and maybe you'll see that you're really not as unspecial as you think you are.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on April 22, 2010, 04:18:59 PM
Thanks guys. It's refreshing to hear from a new opinion.  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 22, 2010, 05:05:26 PM
Anyone think this forum is a lot like "Cheers"?

Also, Ben, I whole heartedly agree with Barriss and Jock. In order to find what your good at you need to focus on yourself and not be discouraged by anyone elses achievements. I have a similar situation where a classmate 4 years younger than me is a better Director than I but she doesn't have my artistic 'eye' in framing/angling shots, so we compliment each other well. You'll find you niche, trust me.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 22, 2010, 08:00:49 PM
*patpats everyone who needs it*

I've been feeling really down lately.  Every area I seem to have skill in, I'm surpassed by either my brother or one of my friends. I can't think of my purpose in life and I really don't know why I'm here. Everything I can do, someone does it better than me. I've done speech for three years, and I haven't done good enough. I've played the piano for four years, and my brother does better than me. I try to build sabers, and I can't even do that good enough. The only thing I feel I truly excel in is worshiping God, so I feel that that is the only thing I should do. *stares sadly at saber* Even that tried-and-true snap-hiss can't cheer me up anymore. :(
 

Ah, here's something I can definitely relate to. Friend, if we want to be miserable in life, one of the best things we can do is to compare ourselves with others. There's always someone out there who seems to be better than us at something--even the things we're good at. For a while, the idea that there were better writers, better gamers, better staff spinners out there really bothered me.

That is, until a wise elder told me that God has a custom path for me to tread.  He has that for all His children. Our job is to find that path and walk it, and not go off on someone else's path.

On a related note, you may want to open your Bible and check out the parable of the three servants in Matthew 25:14-23. Remember the servant who only received two talents? The master commended him just as he commended the one with five.

You also mentioned something about serving the Lord. Excellent! Instead of focusing on who's better than whom, be kind to yourself and live your life for an audience of One. Ultimately, it is God you will answer to, not your brother or your friends. God won't ask you how good you were at speech, piano-playing, saber building, or whatever compared to them. He'll ask you how you used your speech, piano-playing and saber building to love and serve others and Him, regardless of your level of skill.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on April 22, 2010, 11:34:47 PM
This board is so Full of Wisdom & kindeness towards each other.  I can understand where he is coming from, never having a feeling of belonging, or being good enough, life can be tough at times.  I have faith that God put us exactly where we are supposed to be.  It may not always be the way we like, or how we want.  I think it's those times he tests us, to see how we are growing, maturing, & learning to become a much better person than we were the day before.  In all honesty, I don't feel like I have anything to offer.  Sometimes I get depressed :(  There are places I would love to be in my life right now.  But, I have to remember I am where I am meant to be in that moment.  Never stop dreaming, or hoping...it's one of God's most wondrous gifts.  God Bless you All & MTFBWYA  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 23, 2010, 04:01:41 AM
This board is so Full of Wisdom & kindeness towards each other.  I can understand where he is coming from, never having a feeling of belonging, or being good enough, life can be tough at times.  I have faith that God put us exactly where we are supposed to be.  It may not always be the way we like, or how we want.  I think it's those times he tests us, to see how we are growing, maturing, & learning to become a much better person than we were the day before.  In all honesty, I don't feel like I have anything to offer.  Sometimes I get depressed :(  There are places I would love to be in my life right now.  But, I have to remember I am where I am meant to be in that moment.  Never stop dreaming, or hoping...it's one of God's most wondrous gifts.  God Bless you All & MTFBWYA  :)

*patpats* You are your own offering, as well as your presence and encouragement. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on April 25, 2010, 02:21:05 PM
I see what you all mean, and thanks. Every one of you. I feel a lot better now. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Adegan4Antonio on April 26, 2010, 12:01:05 AM
This board is so Full of Wisdom & kindeness towards each other.  I can understand where he is coming from, never having a feeling of belonging, or being good enough, life can be tough at times.  I have faith that God put us exactly where we are supposed to be.  It may not always be the way we like, or how we want.  I think it's those times he tests us, to see how we are growing, maturing, & learning to become a much better person than we were the day before.  In all honesty, I don't feel like I have anything to offer.  Sometimes I get depressed :(  There are places I would love to be in my life right now.  But, I have to remember I am where I am meant to be in that moment.  Never stop dreaming, or hoping...it's one of God's most wondrous gifts.  God Bless you All & MTFBWYA  :)

*patpats* You are your own offering, as well as your presence and encouragement. :)
Thank You...Everyone here has something good to offer, we all need encouragement sometimes :)God Bless!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 26, 2010, 12:21:08 AM
Thank You...Everyone here has something good to offer, we all need encouragement sometimes :)God Bless!!!

God bless you, too. It's nice to have the forums back up. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on April 26, 2010, 02:23:27 PM
I have not slept in two days and nights!!!! Sometimes being an amputee just sucks! I had to come home early from work as I was messing up a lot due to being very sleepy.  It is very dangerous for me to mess up at work as I could get hurt very bad or mess up in making someones prosthetic and hurt them. Not good. I really need sleep.  See, the problem is I have MASSIVE nerve damage due to the accident not necessarily the amputation. The amputation actually fixed a lot of the damaged nerves. Well, the doctors (not being amputees themselves) are clueless about a good many things about being an amputee. Anywho, they have cut me off form pain medication. They think I am a druggie!
Here is what I do. I like Lortab (because it works). I usually take 5 or 7.5 mg. Now a druggie takes a good amount to get high.  I take one maybe one and a half one hour before bed so that the pain at night does not wake me. I take none during the day as I try to keep busy and that takes my mind off the pain.  So, I guess I am some big time druggie and need rehab or something! Stupid Dr.'s! >:( 
I would like to see them have their leg cut off and then have some two legged freak tell them they don't need any help with pain!
I bet their tone would change big time!
Okay, got that off my chest!  Just really gets me upset. I just don't know how to make them understand.
I will pray. That is a great place to start!  ;) 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 26, 2010, 07:04:23 PM
I have not slept in two days and nights!!!! Sometimes being an amputee just sucks! I had to come home early from work as I was messing up a lot due to being very sleepy.  It is very dangerous for me to mess up at work as I could get hurt very bad or mess up in making someones prosthetic and hurt them. Not good. I really need sleep.  See, the problem is I have MASSIVE nerve damage due to the accident not necessarily the amputation. The amputation actually fixed a lot of the damaged nerves. Well, the doctors (not being amputees themselves) are clueless about a good many things about being an amputee. Anywho, they have cut me off form pain medication. They think I am a druggie!
Here is what I do. I like Lortab (because it works). I usually take 5 or 7.5 mg. Now a druggie takes a good amount to get high.  I take one maybe one and a half one hour before bed so that the pain at night does not wake me. I take none during the day as I try to keep busy and that takes my mind off the pain.  So, I guess I am some big time druggie and need rehab or something! Stupid Dr.'s! >:( 
I would like to see them have their leg cut off and then have some two legged freak tell them they don't need any help with pain!
I bet their tone would change big time!
Okay, got that off my chest!  Just really gets me upset. I just don't know how to make them understand.
I will pray. That is a great place to start!  ;) 

*patpats Amptrooper* And I shall pray along with you. :D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on April 26, 2010, 11:35:55 PM
Thanks Dearth Breather.
Guess what? It is 2:33 and yes I am still awake  :'(   I slept for 2 hours. 2 hours  :-\
Something has got to change. I don't' need sleeping pills as all they do is make me very tired and awake.
Just something to ease the pain when I am at rest.Oh well I guess.  :-[
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 27, 2010, 04:37:04 AM
Thanks Dearth Breather.
Guess what? It is 2:33 and yes I am still awake  :'(   I slept for 2 hours. 2 hours  :-\
Something has got to change. I don't' need sleeping pills as all they do is make me very tired and awake.
Just something to ease the pain when I am at rest.Oh well I guess.  :-[

You're welcome, Amptrooper. :)

Sorry to hear you're unable to sleep. Perhaps you'd like to try some meditation, energy therapy or NLP? I have a couple of suggestions for you if you're willing to try them:

Suggestion 1: Meditate upon Psalm 4:8, or any other passage that feels reassuring to you.

Suggestion 2: Assume a comfortable position, close your eyes, and try to relax in spite of the pain. Slow and deepen your breathing (Make sure to breathe from the diaphragm.).  Every time you exhale, count a number starting from one, then two, and so on for as long as you need.

If your mind starts to wander, gently bring your focus back to the exercise. Just let the thoughts pass without clinging to them.

Suggestion 3: Locate the middle of your collarbone with your finger. Count three inches or notches down then three to the side (on both sides). Cross your arms and tap the spots where your finger stopped earlier. You'll know you're hitting the right spots if they hurt a little when you depress them. Tap until you feel calmer. Take a few deep breaths.

Suggestion 4: Think of something that bothers you (E.g. your pain). Hold your index finger in front of your eyes and trace a Z pattern in the air with it back and forth, and then follow the movement of that finger with your eyes. Try not to blink when you do so. Keep on repeating the tracing until you can't hold back from not blinking any longer.

Take a few deep breaths and then think about the thing that bothered you again. How do you feel now?

Anyway, I hope those helped. Those are only some basic techniques that may help. Are there an licensed energy therapists or NLP therapists near your area? They may be able to offer you more advanced pain management techniques.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 27, 2010, 08:29:12 AM
I feel like a terrible friend.

I'm in a horrible situation, my friend and his gf split not too long ago. I was friends with Stuart (male,doy lol) first but I was friendly with Lindsey (his ex) too. I have them both on Facebook and I talk to them both regularly, but lately Stuart has been getting moody with me and all because I talk to his ex. I wont lie, I do think she is very pretty and incredibly sweet, but she is my friend's ex and it was never my intention to 'woo' her, just be her friend as I always had.

So the situation got really bad yesterday when Stuart snapped and went nuts at us both. Accusing me of dissrespecting him and all manners of nasty things to her. To save my friendship with Stuart I agreed to not speak with her again. But I did it for Lindsey too as he was giving her serious grief. But I wasn't totally honest with Stuart as I still talk to her but just not through Facebook. So that is why I feel so terrible, for lying to a friend. Lindsey is fine with me talking to her and since I agreed to 'not speak to her' Stuart has been a bit more douchey towards her but not interested in her socially. I think he did this to keep me away from her, a jealous reaction.

But, on the other hand I feel it's my prerogative to be friends with who I choose. Coupled with the fact that when another friend dumped his then gf, Stuart jumped at the chance to bed her (so him saying I disrespect him is hypocritical), a situation which I found myself a part of which was horrible (in that I knew the dirty truth but couldn't tell anyone).

I really like Lindsey but Stuart doesn't like the idea of me and her as friends. He doesn't care about her and she has no more interest in him.

Am I doing the right thing?
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on April 27, 2010, 08:38:25 AM
Episode I of LOVE LETTERS TO JEDYE

Am I doing the right thing?

I won't tell you if you're doing the right thing or not, since... if you have to ask the question, you probably already know the answer.   ;)

But here's what's happening.  Stuart seems a bit immature and doesn't want Lindsey to be happy.  The old "If I can't be happy, then no can be happy".

And you should really be questioning Stuart's friendship... not yours. 

Here's what I would have done.  "Stuart... sorry you and Lindsey didn't work out... but she's a friend of mine.  I'll give you both the courtesy of being "Switzerland"  and I won't pick a side.  So please don't ask me too.  Thanks... bro hug"

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: jock109 on April 27, 2010, 08:45:04 AM
Listen to MJ doc cos he's making a lot of sense. If this Stuart fella is any kind of friend at all he will listen to what you say realise he's been a total jerk (maybe not immediately) and realise it's better to have an honest friend he can trust than no friend at all in you. I can totally understand why you have went down the road you have as its not easy for everyone to make that snap decision when put on the spot. Now you have had time to think about it all its' done is confirm what your gut told you initially. Both Stuart and Lindsey are lucky to have a friend like you, but its time to look after #1.

You know the word you used is not family friendly. ~ Jango

Apologies, not that much of an insult where I am. I suppose i'm just over familiar with it. lol that makes it sound like I get called it a lot!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 27, 2010, 09:04:32 AM
First -'Love Letters to Jedye' funny on so many levels! That pepped me up a bit  :P

So I guess yes I do think I have done the right thing.

And MJ, you are totally right about Stuart, he's very immature but also very selfish. But the thing is what you put as your reaction, he would see that as an attack and just come out with an immature reaction and then we would start arguing for ages. The only person he really listens to is his older Brother but he's not much better than Stuart. He needs a boot up the backside.

Fortunately Stuart is the only one of my friends who is that selfish.

I suppose my first post was more of a vent than a 'I need help'.

Oh I should mention Stuart got so angry that he deleted me and Lindsey from his FaceBook profile only to re-ad us later. See- Immature.
Thanks guys
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on April 27, 2010, 10:34:20 AM
But the thing is what you put as your reaction, he would see that as an attack and just come out with an immature reaction and then we would start arguing for ages.

So?  Control only what YOU can control.  If he flies off the handle at every disagreement you guys have, than that's a personality trait you are NOT going to be able to change. 

Something tells me Stuart likes being the "Alpha-Male" in EVERY relationship.  It's his way or the highway, right? 
But you know what?  Sometimes, the Highway is a great place to be.   ;) (Especially if that highway has a Stuckey's.... Mmmmmm.... Stuckey's!)  8)

(https://www.fx-sabers.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.confusereviews.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F08%2FStuckeys1.jpg&hash=52f1ba34008972d37ea6a498d16e601425604946)

Oh I should mention Stuart got so angry that he deleted me and Lindsey from his FaceBook profile only to re-ad us later. See- Immature.
Thanks guys

Yeah... I probably would not have accepted his friend request (again).  But that's just me.  Perception is reality and if he thinks he's in the "right"... then no amount of arguing will change that fact.  I would have let him cool off for a while before opening up any dialog with him ...and letting him know that I will OPENLY be friends with Lindsey.  (Unless it's Lidsey Lohan... she's too crazy.  She threw a drink at one of her friends.  When most people throw a drink, they usually hold on to the glass... but not LL!!!  CRA-RAZAH!!!!)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on April 27, 2010, 11:27:35 AM
True, MJ, very true. I should handle the situation a whole lot better. I regret re-adding him, clear sign of weakness on my part. Your analysis of him is spot on. I don't bother getting involved in any of his relationships, not just advice just I don't bother asking because he thinks with his pistol instead of his head.
 
First I'm going to let him cool down, he's been trolling Facebook the past few days for hours on end and I think it's obvious why.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on April 27, 2010, 12:41:21 PM
Sorry I havent been here, internet problems. This is for everyone to have a laugh

** smashes head into monitor **
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on April 27, 2010, 07:26:00 PM
*patpats docdoom*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Rebel on May 08, 2010, 11:40:35 AM
Well, here's how my day got trashed:

Today, my sister and I were doing some running around... basically looking for jobs and picking up various supplies as well as presents for our mom for Mother's Day. We hit the first place and applied for jobs and then were on our way down New Halls Ferry road, which is usually relatively busy during the day. Today, it was a typical busy Saturday.

We were passing a truck that was using up the right lane to fix a power line, sewer, or something. I slowed down a bit to pass it, going about a couple miles under the speed limit. A huge Chevy Suburban pulls out of a sidestreet right in front of me, trying to turn left across my lane. I was honestly shocked that this guy even attempted to pull out in front of me. I hit my brakes to slow down as fast as I could and even swerved to get behind him, but he slowed down so it was impossible to miss him. There was a large crunching sound and a spray of debris that was obviously my driver's side headlight.

After surveying the damage, I find that not only is my driver's side headlight almost completely destroyed... the impact pushed the side panel of the front of my car back into my door. My driver's side door is now only able to open about an inch. The Suburban had a dent on the back of it... maybe three inches wide. Absolutely NO other damage.

Now, I really would have been mad at this guy if it wasn't for him being elderly. Where I live, it's very common for people to just not care and pull out whenever they feel like it... It was obvious that this guy should have seen me, but it was also obvious that he just hesitated when pulling out into the street. My sister was crying because it was the first time either of us had been in an accident and I could tell she was really shaken by it. I wasn't bothered much by the accident itself, but I am a bit frustrated with how much more difficult my day's gotten when I still have final projects for school to get done and have to get my car fixed.

So, none of the other errands I have to do today can get done until I get the use of one of my parent's cars unless I want to risk getting pulled over for the lack of a headlight and have to climb in through the window... Which isn't very easy since it's an Explorer.

I know that I should be thankful that no one got hurt, but no one got hurt because I'm a good driver and was paying attention. If I wasn't, I would have t-boned the old man and probably sent a couple of us to the hospital.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on May 08, 2010, 11:52:29 AM
That sucks man. Most people in the STL area can't drive worth anything and I almost get hit I can't even count how many times a day driving around. Dealing with getting a car fixed is always a big bummer no matter the situation. Especially when you get the bill. I hope the old guy admits to being at fault and is going to pay for it. Hope that is the only bad part of the rest of your weekend.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Rebel on May 08, 2010, 12:24:49 PM
That sucks man. Most people in the STL area can't drive worth anything and I almost get hit I can't even count how many times a day driving around. Dealing with getting a car fixed is always a big bummer no matter the situation. Especially when you get the bill. I hope the old guy admits to being at fault and is going to pay for it. Hope that is the only bad part of the rest of your weekend.

Well, luckily... the guy that was behind my sister and I stopped and gave me his info as a witness to it and said that I wasn't at fault. His name happens to be James Cameron. Not the James Cameron, but I still found it funny since I have been trying to see Avatar since it came out and have yet to do so.

And even though I have to get it fixed because of the door issue and the lack of a light... I think it's cool that the Falcon got some battle damage.  She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts.  ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on May 09, 2010, 07:44:43 AM
*patpats Kyuubi*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on May 16, 2010, 01:31:22 AM
Whoo! FX is back. **smashes head into monitor for me and everyone** ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on June 01, 2010, 01:00:14 AM
 I chipped my tooth!  :'(

   Not one of my front teeth, but a molar... The tooth itself doesn't hurt, but the chip made it really sharp and it's dicing up my tongue! :o
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: darth_call on June 01, 2010, 01:18:26 AM
I chipped my tooth!  :'(

   Not one of my front teeth, but a molar... The tooth itself doesn't hurt, but the chip made it really sharp and it's dicing up my tongue! :o

Go get that checked when possible by a dentist. If it isn't too bad, they can file it, smooth it, or build it back up.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Naast on June 01, 2010, 01:29:07 AM
 I will, I couldn't stand to leave it like this. x.x

  Thankfully this thread is here, cause it hurts when I talk, so I can't vent verbally. xP
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 01, 2010, 02:12:41 AM
*patpats Naast* Hang in there.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on June 07, 2010, 03:39:46 PM
Gaaah! It's just been one of those days! I've been working on a Luke ANH conversion for about a week now & it's been fighting me at every turn. First I got the blade holder stuck in the hilt. Normally not a problem but I had the LED mount, wiring harness & clash sensor connected at the time (I know, talk about a rookie mistake ::)). I got it out but in doing so I damaged the clash sensor wiring & had to remove the heat sink & wire it all up again. The blade holder itself was too big for the hilt & it's taken days with 3 different files to hone it down enough to fit comfortably. I had to put the brass pins back in without the little metal plates because the nozzel of my superglue tube broke off in the top. Now I have to replace that because the tube is ruined. Also when I removed my thin walled blade from the blade holder it pulled the film out & it wont go back in properly so my blade is ruined. Finally I had the hilt fully reassembled & the heavy dueling blade fitted & went to put it back in the box. That's when I realised the blade wasn't 24" as I'd requested but 27" so it won't fit in the box. Now I have no choice but to shorten the blade myself because I can't afford to send it back for professional adjustment. I was really depending on getting the money for this conversion because my last JSA payment, which was reduced by £30 thanks to my banks new overdraught fees, was used to pay for my mothers car tax. Since then we've been living hand to mouth maxing our bank cards out just to keep us in food. If it wasn't for my girlfriend lending me some money the electricity would have run out last week & we'd have had no way to put more money in the meter. it's reached the point where I just want to cry, swear profusely then cry some more.  :'(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 07, 2010, 07:54:55 PM
*patpats Darth Inferis* Just prayed for you. Hang in there, friend. All will be well.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on June 08, 2010, 04:14:55 AM
Thanks DB, your support is as ever greatly appreciated my friend.  :)
 I've shortened the blade now but predictably I wound up with poly' shavings caught between the blade & the film. I'm not completely happy with it, perfectionist that I am, but it'll just have to do. :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 08, 2010, 05:10:53 AM
*patpats again* Perfectionists usually aren't happy. I've been there. =/

The important thing is that you did your best, and that you're doing your best at that point. There's always a time for improving upon previous work. =D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on June 08, 2010, 10:00:26 AM
Very true, at any rate I got the saber finished & returned to The Jedi Robe this afternoon giving me some much needed funds. I also managed to fix my thin walled blade by removing the tip & pulling the film back into the blade from that end. It's a lovely feeling when things start going right again after a bad spell.  ;D
 I've got one more Luke ANH to convert now & I'm off to a great start. I got a vicious papercut opening the box. The saber isn't even out of the cellophane yet & I'm already injured! I blame Hasbro, I never had any problems with Master Replicas conversions it's only since Hasbro took over making Force FX sabers that they've started going wrong.
 Hasbro = touch of doom!  :P
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 08, 2010, 07:31:45 PM
*patpats* Hazards of the hobby. ^^;
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 11, 2010, 01:49:36 AM
I gotta rant somewhere my sister doesnt visit... Sometime today (friday), several of us ladies are headed to Tahoe. Thing is...Im not going in the nice Scion...but in a crummy BRAT. Im not...a small woman. I can barely get out of the thing cuz of its sardine can size as it is... On top of that we are driving from Redding, which means sunlight nearly the entire trip there. Im fair skinned. Im gonna be a friggin lobster by the time they peel me out of the car. Im about to say Im not going just because Im being forced to ride in the piece of junk! OH! Ontop that, my sister picked the WRONG person as her bride's maid!! A snobby, mouthy, do whatever she wants, ges whatever she wants, doesnt care for her baby, rude, obnoxious, immature witch over her own sister who will actually call her back ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 11, 2010, 01:52:37 AM
Yes, double post, sue me and my lack of edit abilities... not Bride's maid but Maid of Honor. Im a bit...peeved, if ya can guess.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 11, 2010, 02:00:38 AM
*patpats Shaak Ti*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on June 13, 2010, 07:59:26 AM
Just wanted to let y'all know that I just got out of the hospital. I have been having problems with my leg this past week. It has been swelling and hurting an I have not been able to get my prosthetic on with any sort of ease. There has been strange drainage when I am able to get my leg on and walk. So, we went to the hospital and low and behold I had an infection. Well, at this point you may say "Oh, well send him home with some antibiotics and maybe some pain pills and he's good to go". Unfortunately that is not the case.This infection is in my residual limb. There is LOTS of trauma and lots of healing that still needs to be done there. If this gets to my bone (hardly likely due to the amount of drugs they had in my IV) I will be in serious trouble. It is close! First off they would try to get ride of it with more antibiotics but, that is a problem because of the amount I have had over the past 2 years from the accident and from the amputation. If it gets to my bone they will most likely just amputate right off of the bat.  How can you amputate an amputation? Well, with me they start by going above the knee. Not good! So, keep that in your prayers please.

The things that bother me most about this set back is that we have an event to troop on the 22 (hope I can do it) for the Atlanta Cancer Center of Children. I really need and want to be there.

I have 4 lightsabers that need finished and people who have already waited long enough for them to be done because of my ups and downs. I don't know what to do about that.  I may be down for a while. I am sorry to those here that I am doing sabers for. I know y'all want them done.
I don't think I should be doing commission sabers and should just build a saber and sell it when I am done. That way if I hit a set back it does not effect those who have sabers being worked on by me. At this point if I had money I would probably just send the work out to be done.

I can't work and help my wife out who has been working so hard since all this happened. I have been working almost 8 hours a day for the past 2 weeks! That is good because for the longest time I was only able to do 4 hours. Well, I guess that is part of the problem. I have been pushing my self so hard that I have caused internal damage and that is how the infection got started.
I do need to keep reminding my self that the amputation was only this past September and I am still healing. I keep trying to live my life as I did before and have been trying to do things like I use to. With the type of amputation that I have I was not suppose to start even walking on it until 6 months. As many of you know I was working at Boland Prosthetic and Orthotic Center within 2 months on crutches and then on a prosthetic leg in 3 months. By 5 months the Amptrooper was in full action. I have finished two 5K run/walks. Been to 8 events trooping as the AmpTrooper. Been all kinds of places. Worked a full time job. Rebuilt my motorcycle. Maybe I did over do it just a little bit! ;)  ;D
I just can't sit around doing nothing. Have leg will travel!  :D
Anywho, for those of you that pray please keep this in your prayers. I really do not want this to get to my bones but they are not sure how well the antibiotics will work. But, I know one Dr. who is the best in the world! He has been noted with curing the most incurable. He has restored the eye sight of blind people! He has fixed limbs so that people can walk or use their arms or hands. He has fixed mental problems (demons). He has even made body parts regenerate ( healing leprosy) and most amazingly he has woke the dead! That is the Dr. I am in need of right now. I like his track record too!  ;)   

I also would like to say thank you to all y'all who have been with me since the beginning of this thing. I am very proud to call myself part of the FX family.
GOD BLESS!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Hon_Rev on June 13, 2010, 09:20:17 AM
Just wanted to let y'all know that I just got out of the hospital. I have been having problems with my leg this past week. It has been swelling and hurting an I have not been able to get my prosthetic on with any sort of ease. There has been strange drainage when I am able to get my leg on and walk. So, we went to the hospital and low and behold I had an infection. Well, at this point you may say "Oh, well send him home with some antibiotics and maybe some pain pills and he's good to go". Unfortunately that is not the case.This infection is in my residual limb. There is LOTS of trauma and lots of healing that still needs to be done there. If this gets to my bone (hardly likely due to the amount of drugs they had in my IV) I will be in serious trouble. It is close! First off they would try to get ride of it with more antibiotics but, that is a problem because of the amount I have had over the past 2 years from the accident and from the amputation. If it gets to my bone they will most likely just amputate right off of the bat.  How can you amputate an amputation? Well, with me they start by going above the knee. Not good! So, keep that in your prayers please.

The things that bother me most about this set back is that we have an event to troop on the 22 (hope I can do it) for the Atlanta Cancer Center of Children. I really need and want to be there.

I have 4 lightsabers that need finished and people who have already waited long enough for them to be done because of my ups and downs. I don't know what to do about that.  I may be down for a while. I am sorry to those here that I am doing sabers for. I know y'all want them done.
I don't think I should be doing commission sabers and should just build a saber and sell it when I am done. That way if I hit a set back it does not effect those who have sabers being worked on by me. At this point if I had money I would probably just send the work out to be done.

I can't work and help my wife out who has been working so hard since all this happened. I have been working almost 8 hours a day for the past 2 weeks! That is good because for the longest time I was only able to do 4 hours. Well, I guess that is part of the problem. I have been pushing my self so hard that I have caused internal damage and that is how the infection got started.
I do need to keep reminding my self that the amputation was only this past September and I am still healing. I keep trying to live my life as I did before and have been trying to do things like I use to. With the type of amputation that I have I was not suppose to start even walking on it until 6 months. As many of you know I was working at Boland Prosthetic and Orthotic Center within 2 months on crutches and then on a prosthetic leg in 3 months. By 5 months the Amptrooper was in full action. I have finished two 5K run/walks. Been to 8 events trooping as the AmpTrooper. Been all kinds of places. Worked a full time job. Rebuilt my motorcycle. Maybe I did over do it just a little bit! ;)  ;D
I just can't sit around doing nothing. Have leg will travel!  :D
Anywho, for those of you that pray please keep this in your prayers. I really do not want this to get to my bones but they are not sure how well the antibiotics will work. But, I know one Dr. who is the best in the world! He has been noted with curing the most incurable. He has restored the eye sight of blind people! He has fixed limbs so that people can walk or use their arms or hands. He has fixed mental problems (demons). He has even made body parts regenerate ( healing leprosy) and most amazingly he has woke the dead! That is the Dr. I am in need of right now. I like his track record too!  ;)   

I also would like to say thank you to all y'all who have been with me since the beginning of this thing. I am very proud to call myself part of the FX family.
GOD BLESS!

Oh Amp.......Still in my prayers brother!

I should have felt the disturbance in the force and not just blamed our broken commlinks when I couldn't reach you. I just robbed the bacta storage facility and am on my way with enough to heal a AmpTrooper the size of a Rancor!!  ;)

But in all seriousness, I was thinking about you on this morning while I caught a few minutes of Joel Osteen and sending out serious prayers.

Email incoming...as long as this commlink will work with me!  :D
Blessings bro  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Obi Wanabe Skel on June 13, 2010, 09:23:00 AM
Hi Amp. I haven't been on FX for all that long but from your posts I have seen you seem like a very positive person and I think that is something that's going to help you get through your current situation along with a great Dr. and the love and support of your family and friends. I wish you and your family all the best and pray that you have a speedy recovery. Take care and get better real soon.  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on June 13, 2010, 09:29:34 AM
Real sorry to hear that, Amp. I hope you can whip that infection fast and not have to go through more drastic changes like that. Life has a way sometimes of really taking us down a notch when things are starting to look up. Keep your spirits high and I think you can weather just about anything. Good luck with the recovery and a speedy one at that we hope!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Inferis on June 13, 2010, 12:37:18 PM
You know what they say Amp', things always seem darkest before the dawn my friend. I think between your current track record, your strength of character & your ability to set yourself goals only to surpass them, the infection doesn't have a snowballs chance. In fact if I was a gambling man I'd put money on you beating the infection in record time. You can never get too much help from on high though so I'll keep you in my prayers just to be on the safe side amigo.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on June 13, 2010, 05:40:58 PM
I gotta rant somewhere my sister doesnt visit... Sometime today (friday), several of us ladies are headed to Tahoe. Thing is...Im not going in the nice Scion...but in a crummy BRAT. Im not...a small woman. I can barely get out of the thing cuz of its sardine can size as it is... On top of that we are driving from Redding, which means sunlight nearly the entire trip there. Im fair skinned. Im gonna be a friggin lobster by the time they peel me out of the car. Im about to say Im not going just because Im being forced to ride in the piece of junk! OH! Ontop that, my sister picked the WRONG person as her bride's maid!! A snobby, mouthy, do whatever she wants, ges whatever she wants, doesnt care for her baby, rude, obnoxious, immature witch over her own sister who will actually call her back ::)

Good luck to you, Shaak Ti. ** smashes head into monitor **
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Thalos on June 13, 2010, 07:46:00 PM
so call me a jarjar, but this morning, before I had my monster energy drink, I grabbed the wrong end of the soddering iron...  oww?  Yes, stupid?  definitely yes... :o this was my face after noticing, ouch, that burns
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 13, 2010, 08:05:37 PM
*patpats Amptrooper and Thalos*

Prayers go with you folks. Don't worry about it. You're in Good Hands. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on June 20, 2010, 01:31:48 AM
Yep^.^ *smashes head into monitor*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on June 20, 2010, 09:50:48 PM
I suppose it's tough when anyone can't be with their first Love, their Other, the One they 'waited' a quarter century for.  :(

Tougher when they tell you dark family secrets before they realize they love you and even once they do they can only say they love you but can't let you into their life because you 'know too much'.

But its really just Impossible when, once you realize who they are, you realize that even if they hadnt told too much too soon their 'high' family could never accept you because you simply arent good enough to have any place in their elite social strata because you are 'poor' and 'common' and didn't spend your life pursuing the materialistic 'success' to be of 'worthy' status to 'fit in' to their highly Public life.  :( :'( 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 21, 2010, 12:04:18 AM
I suppose it's tough when anyone can't be with their first Love, their Other, the One they 'waited' a quarter century for.  :(

Tougher when they tell you dark family secrets before they realize they love you and even once they do they can only say they love you but can't let you into their life because you 'know too much'.

But its really just Impossible when, once you realize who they are, you realize that even if they hadnt told too much too soon their 'high' family could never accept you because you simply arent good enough to have any place in their elite social strata because you are 'poor' and 'common' and didn't spend your life pursuing the materialistic 'success' to be of 'worthy' status to 'fit in' to their highly Public life.  :( :'(  

*patpats* Sorry to hear that friend. :(

Don't worry about it--we here respect you for who you are, rather than what you have or what you've accomplished. More importantly, God does. He doesn't care about your social status. You are of great worth in His sight--worth the death of His Son, in fact.

We'll all stand before God one day--all of us equal, and when we do, "elite social strata" won't be so important in the light of eternity.

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: The Highwayman on June 21, 2010, 08:19:43 AM
I love it when my freaking best friend starts dating some chick, and then she answers his phone and won't let ANYONE speak to him. I wanted to go lift weights, but no. Can't even get hold of him.

God, I love being single.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Darth Thalos on June 21, 2010, 08:48:48 AM
I love it when you drive 3 hours to play a show, come to find out, oh we thought we told you we filled your spot, because we never received an e-mail from you for the show.

THEY DIDN'T CHECK THEIR SPAM  >:(

luckily we still got to play, for like 15 minutes :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on June 21, 2010, 01:06:14 PM
I suppose it's tough when anyone can't be with their first Love, their Other, the One they 'waited' a quarter century for.  :(

Tougher when they tell you dark family secrets before they realize they love you and even once they do they can only say they love you but can't let you into their life because you 'know too much'.

But its really just Impossible when, once you realize who they are, you realize that even if they hadnt told too much too soon their 'high' family could never accept you because you simply arent good enough to have any place in their elite social strata because you are 'poor' and 'common' and didn't spend your life pursuing the materialistic 'success' to be of 'worthy' status to 'fit in' to their highly Public life.  :( :'(  

*patpats* Sorry to hear that friend. :(

Don't worry about it--we here respect you for who you are, rather than what you have or what you've accomplished. More importantly, God does. He doesn't care about your social status. You are of great worth in His sight--worth the death of His Son, in fact.

We'll all stand before God one day--all of us equal, and when we do, "elite social strata" won't be so important in the light of eternity.



Thank You very much Dearth Breather, that was truly helpful, and Inspirational...it's hard sometimes to face thinking about a future without any soulmate or children in it, but it is good to be reminded I will not be completely alone through it all 'The Force'  ;) finds me 'worthy' to be with as It is with all of us eh?  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on June 21, 2010, 07:21:37 PM
I wish I could say, "You are with your mate, not your mate's family" but I learned the hard way what happens when Family doesn't approve (in my case it was because of something I wasn't).  I have also thought that I lost my soul mate, only to find that I found him again. Interestingly enough, the souls belonged to two different people.

I'm not saying that your special person isn't special, but you really don't know what's on the other side of the hill until you get there.  I finally found someone special literally not even a month after I said that I was just too dang busy for someone new in my life.

That doesn't mean I don't mourn the fact the ending of my relationships with them - even the one that was harmful to me in many ways.  But your One will be the one who is able to give you what you give her in return, in the full light of day, with the approval of those most important to you.

And I waited a lot longer than 25 years to find a man who just might be my Other.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Romulus on June 21, 2010, 07:34:52 PM
I suppose it's tough when anyone can't be with their first Love, their Other, the One they 'waited' a quarter century for.  :(

Tougher when they tell you dark family secrets before they realize they love you and even once they do they can only say they love you but can't let you into their life because you 'know too much'.

But its really just Impossible when, once you realize who they are, you realize that even if they hadnt told too much too soon their 'high' family could never accept you because you simply arent good enough to have any place in their elite social strata because you are 'poor' and 'common' and didn't spend your life pursuing the materialistic 'success' to be of 'worthy' status to 'fit in' to their highly Public life.  :( :'( 

You're going to be fine, just keep your head up. You've got your life ahead of you, and if your head is down you won't see what is going on around you. Who knows, you could run into someone in a day, month, year, that will make you completely forget this situation and even glad it happened.

Remember, only the right ones say yes.  ;)

I love it when my freaking best friend starts dating some chick, and then she answers his phone and won't let ANYONE speak to him. I wanted to go lift weights, but no. Can't even get hold of him.

God, I love being single.

It'll pass shortly. Unless they've been dating for a long while, give it a little time before you get your friend back.  :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 21, 2010, 08:20:31 PM
*patpats Thalos, Caden and Barriss*

Thank You very much Dearth Breather, that was truly helpful, and Inspirational...it's hard sometimes to face thinking about a future without any soulmate or children in it, but it is good to be reminded I will not be completely alone through it all 'The Force'  ;) finds me 'worthy' to be with as It is with all of us eh?  :)

You're welcome. Never alone, yes. :)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on June 23, 2010, 12:47:23 AM
I suppose it's tough when anyone can't be with their first Love, their Other, the One they 'waited' a quarter century for.  :(

Tougher when they tell you dark family secrets before they realize they love you and even once they do they can only say they love you but can't let you into their life because you 'know too much'.

But its really just Impossible when, once you realize who they are, you realize that even if they hadnt told too much too soon their 'high' family could never accept you because you simply arent good enough to have any place in their elite social strata because you are 'poor' and 'common' and didn't spend your life pursuing the materialistic 'success' to be of 'worthy' status to 'fit in' to their highly Public life.  :( :'( 

I know how you feel, I lost my first love cause she thought I was poor, common. Don't worry about a thing, you will find "The One" and when you do, that " one" will love you, for who you are. I speak from experience.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 23, 2010, 01:58:15 AM
The world isn't worthy of you guys. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on June 24, 2010, 11:49:36 PM
I used to think so, but then again, what would a lot of us do without you? The world doesnt deserve someone as awesome as you either. 8)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Orin_Dar on June 28, 2010, 10:20:39 AM
What a grand day this is. My house hold good from germany have finally come in. Not I can have the comforts and things I enjoy at my new duty station in fort Hood TX. Wait...no....I can't. Because someone stole the 1300 dollar MHS 4 I had and some xbox and ps3 games. 1300 dollars down the drain. Oh how I love being me.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 28, 2010, 12:48:27 PM
Was 110 here in NorCal yesterday. Woke up at 9 am sweating. I dont have a cooler nor any sort of fan. xxx has returned to Cali! ugh...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: DARTH MAUL on June 28, 2010, 01:28:41 PM
So yesterday was my birthday and the plan for the day sounded pretty good. A trip to Kansas City to see the Cardinals play the Royals. I live just outside of St Louis and never seen the Cardinals play anywhere other than here before. So we take the 4 1/2 hour drive out there to the stadium. Didn't even get in the seat my mother that paid for the trip is already having issues with the heat. I got to sit in my seat just a few rows up from the Cardinals dugout for about 1/2 inning before she was ready to go home and was looking for someone air conditioned. Granted on the field was probably 110F and I was miserable from the heat myself. Spent the rest of the game moving from spots where the wind was blowing in and air conditioned areas. Left in the 8th when they were losing 3 to 10 which was the final score. Then went to a really high rated place for dinner for bbq that KC is known for. Well I've had better out of microwave container than that place bleh. Then drove straight back the 4 1/2 hour trip. So really had no fun whatsoever, I'm sore from the trip, and I'm sunburnt bad too. Think I'll stick with going to the games here from now on.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on June 28, 2010, 07:55:15 PM
The following are on my patpat and prayer list for today:

1. Orin_Dar
2. Shaak Ti
3. Darth Gius

*patpats all* Hang in there, people. May you find peace of mind and joy in the midst of your trying circumstances.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on June 28, 2010, 09:44:34 PM
There is something else I could add...but I wont elaborate except  that things are not going as planned nor hoped. And time is growing so short...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Wookiee Man on June 28, 2010, 09:49:04 PM
So yesterday was my birthday and the plan for the day sounded pretty good. A trip to Kansas City to see the Cardinals play the Royals. I live just outside of St Louis and never seen the Cardinals play anywhere other than here before. So we take the 4 1/2 hour drive out there to the stadium. Didn't even get in the seat my mother that paid for the trip is already having issues with the heat. I got to sit in my seat just a few rows up from the Cardinals dugout for about 1/2 inning before she was ready to go home and was looking for someone air conditioned. Granted on the field was probably 110F and I was miserable from the heat myself. Spent the rest of the game moving from spots where the wind was blowing in and air conditioned areas. Left in the 8th when they were losing 3 to 10 which was the final score. Then went to a really high rated place for dinner for bbq that KC is known for. Well I've had better out of microwave container than that place bleh. Then drove straight back the 4 1/2 hour trip. So really had no fun whatsoever, I'm sore from the trip, and I'm sunburnt bad too. Think I'll stick with going to the games here from now on.

Next time in KC go to  Haywards BBQ http://haywardsbbq.com/
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on July 01, 2010, 11:51:03 AM
Eight years ago today, for the first time in my 46 years of life [then 38] I told someone the Three Little Words...and 8 years ago for the first last and only time in my life someone I loved told the same to me. The Best moment of my life. And the one truly happy one. I should be grateful for that, and I am, afterall some people might go through life and never be loved...I'd expected to be one. So I commemorate that day with great Joy.

  :D  ;D

Alas the one brief Shining moment was also the last.

You see I fell in love on the internet. Yes I know...the last place I'd have chosen to fall in love with someone...but then we don't choose the circumstances of Love eh? At least it doesnt work that way for me. So I 'fell'...and for six months got to know [I thought] and love someone very deeply based on what we talked about, all 'sight unseen' [since umm 'biology' has never much mattered to me that was of little consequence] before telling her how I felt about her.

And so when I finally told her and she told me the same I thought perhaps it might be possible I could *in Shatner voice* "get a life!" afterall. Alas it was not to be. You see she wasn't who she had pretended to be. Eventually [after 3 years of painstaking effort] I was able to figure out who she really was...that she was famous [you would recognize her name...you would find it unbelievable...but you would recognize it] and a VIP from an extremely Elite highest-society family [and I am..not]...plus...other things...that stood in the way of us having a future 'together', or her even being allowed to admit to me who she really is. Some of which I have mentioned previously. Some of which, out of respect for her Privacy and the needs of her family, I cannot mention. But though we are kept by others far apart these 8 years and may always be so I remain Faithful, even though that means I must always be alone...because I Love Her...and only One can know me.

I AM EIGHT YEARS OLD...
...still singing...

And now I'm all alone again
Nowhere to turn, no one to go to.
Without a home, without a friend
Without a face to say hello to
But now the night is near
And I can make-believe she's here

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of her and then I'm happy
With the company I'm keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head

On my own
Pretending she's beside me
All alone
I walk with her 'til morning
Without her, I feel her arms around me
And when I lose my way, I close my eyes and she has found me

In the rain
The pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is her and me forever and forever

And I know it's only in my mind
That I'm talking to myself and not to her
And although I know that she is blind
Still I say there's a way for us

I love her
But when the night is over
She is gone
The river's just a river
Without her, the world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere the streets are full of strangers

I love her
But every day I'm learning
All my life I've only been pretending
Without me, her world will go on turning
A world that's full of happiness that I have never known

I love her
I Love Her
I LOVE HER...

But only on my own...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 01, 2010, 12:28:34 PM
I'm wondering if this Faithfulness, as romantic and honorable as it may seem, is entirely healthy.  Is she being Virtually Faithful to you as well? Is she moving on, and that's why you're alone, or is she not able to be in the same room as you, and that's why you're alone?

I've actually had a number of internet relationships (almost married one of them) in varying degrees of normalcy, sanity, and honesty.  So I will never say that what you had wasn't/isn't valid.  What I will say is that it isn't fair.  You deserve someone you can walk in the sun with.  I'm not saying she's a bad person, but this is not a fair situation for you, and you're not giving yourself the credit or the chance you deserve to find someone who is right for you. Yes you may be in love, but you should be allowed to grow, to move forward, to fully live your life. 

I'll also say that whenever I said I would never do something, ESPECIALLY fall in love, I always ended up eating my words.  There is no reason why she can't continue to be a part of your life, but if she truly loved you, would she want you to pine away for something that you can't have? Or would she want your happiness above all else?  This is one of those situations where it is no one's fault, it just wasn't meant to be.  I'm friends with several of my exes, and one of them I consider to be my bestest friend.  We actually became better friends once we made a slight adjustment in our relationship, and are truly happy for each other now that we each have a special someone to call our own.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that you really don't know what Life has in store for you, but you'll never find out if you sit and wish for what you can't have.,
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 01, 2010, 02:05:34 PM
Life is hard, unforgiving, cruel...and it laughs at you when you suffer. Life is be wonderful, full of love, joy and happiness.

July is the worst month ever, starting today. No, Trent and I didnt break up. That would probably kill us both. No, something happened and we have to wait even longer to meet.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: gchu149 on July 01, 2010, 02:30:37 PM
I know the feeling or life having a sense of humor, the condition my skin is in right now, I can barely walk without pain, which is much better than yesterday when I couldn't turn my head, and the day before which was even worse. Hopefully this new medication will help.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 01, 2010, 08:34:51 PM
On the Patpat and Prayer List today:

1. Onlii-Won Kanomi

2. Barriss

3. Shaak Ti

4. gchu149

5. Sith Lord Shadow

*patpats* I pray that God will grant you peace in the midst of your trials. Hang in there, friends.

SIDE NOTE: Interesting. Suddenly Lea Salonga's rendition of that famous song is ringing in my head.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 01, 2010, 09:26:34 PM
God may grant...but boy can he take his time! Nearly 15 years of loneliness and he sends the love of my life. We plan to meet up and just short a month away...a herd of monkies with their wrenches decide to commit suicide, completely ruining what would have been one of the best days of my life! Frigging DRL and his hordes of wrench weilding monkies!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Romulus on July 01, 2010, 09:32:03 PM
God may grant...but boy can he take his time! Nearly 15 years of loneliness and he sends the love of my life. We plan to meet up and just short a month away...a herd of monkies with their wrenches decide to commit suicide, completely ruining what would have been one of the best days of my life! Frigging DRL and his hordes of wrench weilding monkies!


I'm sorry that monkeys with wrenches have destroyed your meeting with your lover.


Could have been worse, they could have thrown poo everywhere.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Sith_Lord_Shadow on July 01, 2010, 10:11:21 PM
Or, they could've thrown the wrenches :o

Why is it, every time I start to feel good about something, someone, or thing goes and ruins it? huh :-\
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 02, 2010, 12:12:35 AM
God may grant...but boy can he take his time! Nearly 15 years of loneliness and he sends the love of my life. We plan to meet up and just short a month away...a herd of monkies with their wrenches decide to commit suicide, completely ruining what would have been one of the best days of my life! Frigging DRL and his hordes of wrench weilding monkies!

"The problem is that I am in a hurry, but God is not." Classic case, friend. The fact that His timetable is different drives me nuts sometimes, too. Thing is, if we've exhausted all possibilities, there's not much else we can do except accept what we cannot change, trust His timing and wait.

If it's any consolation, I'm also going through a similar waiting period at the moment, though not with respect to a sweetheart. Tell you what, though: I'll continue to pray for both of you and cheer you on. God willing, you two will meet in person someday, and nothing will stop that from happening when its time has come! Until then (and even after that), keep the fires burning between you and him. :)

Why is it, every time I start to feel good about something, someone, or thing goes and ruins it? huh :-\

Just added you to the list, sir.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Vincent on July 07, 2010, 02:02:16 AM
I had a argument  with a co-worker yesterday, I had several problems with her in the past and had to talk to our superior in order to get rid of them because that woman is so xxx irrational. It seems he critized her because of her behaviour yesterday and now she treathensto vent her wrath on me  :-\ I hope she was just angry but I fear this could escalate into an open and all-out war  :(
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 07, 2010, 03:59:47 AM
*patpats Vincent*

Don't worry. You have our support. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 08, 2010, 11:58:26 AM
Me: I'm gonna get me a new job skill: building lightsabers.
co-worker: yeah, but how much can you make doing that?
Me: well, the low end of the purchasing spectrum is roughly $250, average is about $400-600, nice ones are more
co-worker: I just don't see a market in this.  Who's gonna buy them? Who would want to buy them?
Me: Who would want to spend thousands of dollars on a stamp?
co-worker: that's different. No one is gonna spend hundreds of dollars on a toy.
Me: look, I've been in this hobby for over 3 years, most of my closest friends make a pretty decent chunk in their spare time.  The market is out there.
co-worker: you're wrong.  no one buys these things.

of course what do I know? 
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Jedye on July 08, 2010, 12:01:27 PM
Send her the ebay link to Master Yoda's saber that just sold for over $4K.   ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on July 08, 2010, 12:03:32 PM
Send her the ebay link to Master Yoda's saber that just sold for over $4K.   ;)

QFT ;). You can also mention that this Forum has 4,000 members.... ::)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Big Boss on July 08, 2010, 12:05:39 PM
Me: I'm gonna get me a new job skill: building lightsabers.
co-worker: yeah, but how much can you make doing that?
Me: well, the low end of the purchasing spectrum is roughly $250, average is about $400-600, nice ones are more
co-worker: I just don't see a market in this.  Who's gonna buy them? Who would want to buy them?
Me: Who would want to spend thousands of dollars on a stamp?
co-worker: that's different. No one is gonna spend hundreds of dollars on a toy.
Me: look, I've been in this hobby for over 3 years, most of my closest friends make a pretty decent chunk in their spare time.  The market is out there.
co-worker: you're wrong.  no one buys these things.

of course what do I know? 

lol i agree with master jedi and heck i have a hard time buying stamps for letters their just ugly stickers
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Torinn Zoler on July 08, 2010, 12:15:17 PM
We all have to endure our share of persecution for being in this hobby. :-\ That's why we're all gathered in one place to help share the burden. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 08, 2010, 12:35:11 PM
1) told the schmu-- person the member count, AND the fact that there are multiple websites, chat rooms, etc.

2) said schmu-- thought Yoda's auction was on an actual movie prop, and wouldn't believe me.

3) said schmu-- still tells stories of his glory days 15 years ago and complains that things just aren't the same.

4) feel sorry more than hurt by said schmu--.  When the best time of your life was when you were working in a warehouse making fun of the 'nerds' and 'geeks', it puts things into perspective.


But you would think that if I showed him proof, he'd believe it....

That and he just doesn't understand me.  "but that means you would need a soldering iron and stuff.  Girls don't play with power tools..."

Me: this one does.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Aelde Renn on July 08, 2010, 12:47:26 PM
3) said schmu-- still tells stories of his glory days 15 years ago and complains that things just aren't the same.

4) feel sorry more than hurt by said schmu--.  When the best time of your life was when you were working in a warehouse making fun of the 'nerds' and 'geeks', it puts things into perspective.




Some folks will never see the truth, regardless what slaps them in the face, feeling sorry for them is the only appropriate response, IMHO!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on July 08, 2010, 02:36:32 PM
3) said schmu-- still tells stories of his glory days 15 years ago and complains that things just aren't the same.

4) feel sorry more than hurt by said schmu--.  When the best time of your life was when you were working in a warehouse making fun of the 'nerds' and 'geeks', it puts things into perspective.



Some folks will never see the truth, regardless what slaps them in the face, feeling sorry for them is the only appropriate response, IMHO!
I hear that! I think we have all met a person like that from time to time. 


So, I had that infection and was told not to wear my leg until it was clear. Since I do not have insurance I am with Vocational Rehab.
They set me to a DR that said it was most likely cleared up. So, I started to wear my leg again. I called my boss to tell him that I could return to work. He told me that he (my boss) still does not want me to use the leg and if I returned to work then he would want me to hand it over to him. For those that do not know I work for a Prosthetic clinic and we made my leg there. So, I told him that I can't do that right now and that I will get somethign from the Dr. saying that I can use the leg. He then told me that he was not going to wait for a Dr's note and that if I do not give him the leg in 90 minutes that I was fired. Well, I had to help my wife with the moving this weekend. She could not do it on her own. I told him that I know he is just concerned for me but that i was taking care of myself and not overdoing it. He responded today with ..... "it was your choice". WHAT!!! I didn't put ultimatums on my employment! I was ready to get to work! I loved my job! I live to help others! That is what the whole AmpTrooper thing is about in the first place! My life outside the clinic is my business. I even told him that I would be willing to give it to him while I was there. There was just no reasoning with him. So, needless to say, I will be spending much more time sabersmithing.  ;)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 08, 2010, 03:22:27 PM
Amp: if this is the leg that you designed and improved upon the standard design for, it sounds to me that your (ex?) boss is concerned for his invention more than your health.  Firing you if you don't hand over the leg in 90 minutes?  That doesn't sound like a very caring boss to me.

On the up side, you do have more time for sabersmithing...
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Amptrooper on July 08, 2010, 05:17:48 PM
Yep, it is the leg I helped to invent. Nothing keeping me from taking this idea to other prosthetic clinics either!  ;)
I agree! Does not sound like he is REALLY worried about my health. If he was so concerned how about letting me come back to work so that I can make some money!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on July 08, 2010, 06:20:15 PM
@ Barriss Any guy who says "girls don't play with power tools" is a...guy who's backward-minded opinion is not worth worrying over.

@ Amp I'm really sorry that boss seems more interesting in getting your leg than having you work for him...somehow I have the feeling he is trying to get 'control' of your invention probably so HE can make a profit on them...if there is no reason you cant take it elsewhere then maybe you should...why should you show any employee loyaltee to him when he shows so little concern with your health and welfare. Just watch out he might say the 'rights' to your design belong to him if you built it at work...you might want to see an intellectual property lawyer to protect yourself.

Good Luck and know you are a true Inspiration to us and I think its safe to say we are all rooting for your success and well being.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 08, 2010, 09:40:39 PM
*patpats Amptrooper*

You're still on my prayer list, sir. :)

@Barriss

"He who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the one who is doing it."

"Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds."

I'm not sure who said the first line, but I think Albert Einstein spoke the second one. :)
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: LadySythe on July 08, 2010, 11:39:33 PM
Uhm... wuldnt that be grounds for wrongful termination? And imho...keep the leg! If they are going to fire you, you might as well keep what is in all respects yours!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: HAN SOLO on July 12, 2010, 10:53:44 PM
Just reading through this hard luck time now.....Man, I wish y'all the very best!

Amp, did you get the DR.'s Note? If so, I would if something can be done. I know myself, I was on the verge of getting booted off my earning for a certain bad dud making an impossible decision that would set me to fail. I was fortunate at the time as I ponied up my last chance cash and got a lawyer who kicked the bantha poodoo out of his arrogant batoody! Now I have things is my direction and I call the shots.

My point, perhaps look around for verbal assistance, perhap your doctor may have an idea on who to contact. (This is were I got my Lawyer's name)

My stress right now is my lack of forsight! :D You know those hard orange hockey balls, well I have a bad addiction of blocking those little things coming in at 70 MPH or more with nothing but muscle and bone to protect me. (Call me old school :D) I think I should lighten-up on blocking them for a while. I like like a white cheetah and feel like someone who has been thrusted one time too many with a heavy grade Ultra! :D (I may have my person own camoflauge for skin by C5! ;D
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Dearth Breather on July 13, 2010, 12:24:35 AM
*patpats Han Solo*
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on July 13, 2010, 12:27:46 AM
Yeah I remember those orange balls and no padding in the ol days...OUCH...

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Master Durangus on July 13, 2010, 12:30:47 AM
Yeah I remember those orange balls and no padding in the ol days...OUCH...



Had that happen once with a baseball. Talk about pain :o . Walking afterwards was the greatest challenge.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on July 13, 2010, 12:25:40 PM
CONFUSION

I have a presentation on Monday about a paper called 'Narrative Time' but the sentence structure alone makes my head spin.

'Within-time-ness' a term I'm trying to understand but getting confused, then angry, then frustrated and then I give up (for like an hour).

If only I could just talk about Back to the Future....make it soooo much easier...

Also, my stupid bank wont let me transfer money to my paypal so I can't get my Tags of Hon-Rev!

Furthermore someone keeps parking right in front of my gate so I have to jump the fence to leave the property. Sometimes I wish I had super strength so I could just crush it into a ball and then dump it somewhere...

Vent now ends and I return to the 'Temporal implications of plot"................
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: ASAJJ VENTRESS on July 13, 2010, 12:32:37 PM
Frankly I'd write a nice note, and leave it on the car.  And by nice, I mean the way I would be nice, not the way you would be nice.  Because my way of being nice isn't being nice at all.  And yours is.

Now if you can understand the above sentence, you really should have no problems with within-time-ness.

Oh and if the nice-that-isn't note doesn't work, do what my favorite philosopher and politician would do: Boot to the Head!!!
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: Onli-Won Kanomi on July 13, 2010, 02:07:38 PM
You wish for super strength to crush it? Have you forgotten which forum you are on? You should be wishing for a real lightsaber so you can slice it up like sushi...SNAP! HISSS!!! SWOOSH, SLICE, DICE, DESTROY... ...buh bye space-hogger-mobile lol

Seriously though sorry to hear it docdoom...I had my fill of inconsiderate people today too; went to see Predators and about a dozen young people filed in behind me and wouldnt stop talking when the movie started. Hey folks if I wanted Commentary I'd wait for the DVD release eh?

Left and got my money back but still annoying...as with your car a little courtesy towards other people would have enlightened them not to behave that way, but some people are just inconsiderate louts.  ::)

I hope your situation resolves itself to your benefit and soon, and that you master that confusing assignment too.
Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: docdoom on July 13, 2010, 03:12:58 PM
*GASP*

How on Earth could I forget to wish for the Lightsaber when it says in the address bar SABERS....I have disgraced myself!  :D

I think seeing your car sliced up into pieces is a lot more effective I suppose!

As per your situation with Predators, I hate it when people talk during films. It's led me to tell people to shut up in Cinemas...kindof ironic if you think about it...

Barriss- The ironic thing is, the car owner is a nurse who is helping a neighbour because he can't walk, so you think she would know better and park properly.

Unfortunately, I still don't get 'within-time-ness'...But I appreciate your help  ;)

Title: Re: Relieve your stress and VENT thread
Post by: V2StarKiller on July 13, 2010, 07:04:28 PM
I am losing a lot of m