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What's messing with your groove?

#30001 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 23 July 2021 - 06:34 PM

Sweet, cheers amph!
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Posted 23 July 2021 - 08:11 PM

'Coast-to-coast heat dome to deliver sweltering weather next week


Early estimates indicate that most of the contiguous United States will see highs running 10 to 15 degrees above average. When combined with climbing humidity, it’ll feel like it’s well into the triple digits for millions. The pattern could also spark severe thunderstorms, perhaps packing strong winds, that could roll through the northern Great Lakes and New England during late July and August.'


https://www.washingt...-wave-lower-48/


Just ordered a cooling necklace/scarf ('nano-ice' supposedly) and decided to try putting some cooling gel packs in my backpack (along with the bulletproof plate...). NASA tech parasol should help when the sun's out. (... but even if that works... there goes my back?)
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Posted 23 July 2021 - 09:01 PM

I have just purchased a storage trolley on wheels for my kids arts and craft materials and I'm so pleased with my organisational skills. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can do some sorting. I ordered lots of extra inserts to go into it for even more thorough organising. Is this sensible adult rock bottom? It's Friday night for christ sake.
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Posted 23 July 2021 - 10:01 PM

Heck yeah. Thanks Amph, gonna try it this weekend.
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Posted 28 July 2021 - 12:20 AM

Needing to pick up some things took me outside my normal route this evening, which had me stop into a Kum & Go for petrol, and hooboy was this one a magnet for the dregs and riff-raff. I guess its location right next to the interstate makes it fertile weirdo stomping ground - drifters passing through, those looking for a handout trying to appeal to that family on vacation, what have you. Anyway, I try not to be judgey and am all about the live and let live, you do you philosophy. But damn, some folks seem like they just aren't aware of, umm, their persons, I guess is a nice way to put it. Would I be a big meanie if I supported a law that outlawed sandles/flip flops on people with ugly feet?
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Posted 28 July 2021 - 12:51 PM

After a fight/come-to-Jesus conversation with my wife, she goes out for a drive while I wash dishes and get the kids ready for bed, texts me at 2:30 am to tell me she is safe but drunk and sad and will be home later, and in the morning I help get her girls ready to be picked up by their father while she still is not home. And she says she feels like she is treated like the 5th child of the family...
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Posted 28 July 2021 - 03:14 PM

Who did she get drunk with?
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Posted 28 July 2021 - 04:00 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 23 July 2021 - 09:01 PM, said:

I have just purchased a storage trolley on wheels for my kids arts and craft materials and I'm so pleased with my organisational skills. I can't wait for it to arrive so I can do some sorting. I ordered lots of extra inserts to go into it for even more thorough organising. Is this sensible adult rock bottom? It's Friday night for christ sake.


It doubles as a bar cart and you're planning for the future.
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Posted 28 July 2021 - 05:01 PM

View Postamphibian, on 28 July 2021 - 03:14 PM, said:

Who did she get drunk with?


No clue. She has workmates she is always hanging with (they are night shift). And she feels like they are the only ones she can really truly vent to. I am aware of how that reads, and yes, I am worried. Less about an affair and more about the deterioration of spousal intimacy. And yes, couples counseling is my next step, whenever I can find one, get a job, and no longer am caring for a household and four kids mostly alone.
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Posted 31 July 2021 - 10:13 AM

Can I have some advice from dog owners please. My neighbours got a dog during the pandemic so he has never learned to be at home alone. Four adults live in the house so it is rarely empty even now restrictions have eased but on the occasions it is the dog barks and howls constantly. I guess I should tell them right? They look after him and train him really well so I assume they don't realise. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining about the noise although ultimately that's what's bothering me since I'm not one of those dog people who think they're amazing or whatever. What's the best way to say it?
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Posted 31 July 2021 - 10:22 AM

Please get your dog to shut the fuck up
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Posted 31 July 2021 - 05:58 PM

View PostMezla PigDog, on 31 July 2021 - 10:13 AM, said:

Can I have some advice from dog owners please. My neighbours got a dog during the pandemic so he has never learned to be at home alone. Four adults live in the house so it is rarely empty even now restrictions have eased but on the occasions it is the dog barks and howls constantly. I guess I should tell them right? They look after him and train him really well so I assume they don't realise. I don't want to sound like I'm complaining about the noise although ultimately that's what's bothering me since I'm not one of those dog people who think they're amazing or whatever. What's the best way to say it?



They likely have no idea.
Record it w your phone. Play it for them. Ask them to do something about it.

Also, dog owners frequently mess up the alone for the day transition. Biggest error is telling the dog to 'stay', then leaving. A well trained dog will sit, by the door, expecting the usual 'owner returns' and when they don't, for hours, all dogshit is lost.
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Posted 01 August 2021 - 05:15 AM

A dog that barks and howls for those long hours needs to learn how to be in a place and be content. They likely need to crate train it better, so it learns how to be chill where it is until they come back.

I have two dogs and would think that a dog doing this audibly next door for so long would irritate the hell out of me and my partner + our dogs.
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Posted 02 August 2021 - 03:59 AM

Still struggling with the missus. I am never sure how to handle our big fights, because as a stronger, more forceful, and more confident personality, my wife takes charge of fights and makes them a lot about her own grievances without really hearing mine. And she and I have different memories (she is confident hers are correct and will hear no different) so trying to provide specific examples of what is bothering me does not end well (not that I really expect such "examples" to go over well, but I am more of a support-my-statements-with-fact kind of person).

I think some of it has to be the stress of the past two years which have been filled with the kind of things many are struggling with: overwork in the medical field (she is a paramedic), severe chronic covid after-affects (her), child-custody fights with both our exes, job loss (me), etc. It really has been non-stop for so long now that I guess it is surprising we are doing as well as we are?

I want to relax and let things slide, and I already feel like I let a lot of things slide (our bathroom is disssssgusting), but I also feel compelled to keep pushing for order in the household. We have ants all over our kitchen, so I am nag-y about leaving food out and cleaning up after yourself (found brownie crumbs from her on the living room floor tonight). The kids, as kids do, are hard to keep on task with their chores, and I am trying to get her to help enforce with her girls (my step-daughters). Her laundry has cluttered our floor for months, and I keep asking for her to clean it up for my sanity's sake. Etc. Etc.

I know couples counseling still has to be the next step. She wants this latest argument to have cleared everything up. I am still feeling the strain and know this isn't over. I wish to the gods for a break.
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Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:15 AM

Ridiculously difficult time trying to find calcium carbonate antacids that don't have sweeteners added to them. 'Sugar free' all seem to have artificial sweeteners replacing the sugar... just don't add that shit to it.
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Posted 03 August 2021 - 08:56 AM

Apparently it helps the medicine go down.
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Posted 09 August 2021 - 05:45 AM

Jacked up my knee, which caused my frustrating in-laws to stay an extra week on top of a two week visit to “help.” There are not enough quotation marks in the world to put around the word help to adequately indicate my sarcasm.
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Posted 09 August 2021 - 12:23 PM

I've got a wedding to go to at the weekend which is looking increasingly like being a shambles. Mr Not a Blacksmith is one of the best men, and has just about managed not to melt into a puddle of stress with all the groom-chasing he's had to do because the groom is... well, something something chocolate fireguard.

I caveat this with saying I've never organised a wedding, and I understand it is a lot to juggle and can be highly stressful. However.... the website was designed by one of the bridesmaids who has mostly used it to have digs at the groom ("By the way, he's punching" etc) - it has three different times for the ceremony listed, all the information about accommodation is wrong, the food menu was available for a the first week the website was live and nobody has seen it since, nobody has been able to register dietary requirements properly (which the caterers have largely refused to accommodate anyway - one of the results of which is yours truly is making a gluten free and vegan friendly cake) and in the past two days we've all had eight different emails asking for further details from guests.... I really hope that it all just somehow comes right on the day and everything works, but given I'm not a fan of big crowded events in the first place I can't say it's filling me with joy.

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Posted 10 August 2021 - 01:17 AM

How is this your/your partner's job?

I empathize with the scramble, the frustration, and the not knowing anything. But when I got married, my partner and I took care of everything - the henna party, the menus + accomodations for everyone with dietary needs, the Knot filling out, hotel blocks, transport, explaining the ceremony, and so on.

That was for 300 people and the best part about it was that on the day of, the guests and my friends needed to do nothing beyond what they wanted to.

If advice is wanted, I say you're doing the right thing with making a cake you can eat and that stepping away to let the couple get things in shape is healthier than running yourself ragged. I'm sorry it's this way.
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Posted 10 August 2021 - 05:16 AM

Agreed. This should not be on you, nor will it be your fault if the day goes wrong. I know you want your friends to have a lovely day and supporting people to help make it happen is always appreciated but the details are not your responsibility...
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