The Not Happy Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cogito, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Shenanigator

    Shenanigator Active Member

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    PM me, and I can tell you some places where you can get less expensive groceries. I was broke and had no backup when I moved to L.A. . Meanwhile, hang in there. The first nine months in are the hardest.

    If your car is decent and you have a good driving record, Lyft is a flexible option for extra cash. (A lot of actors I know like driving for them better than Uber). Also, sign yourself up for TaskRabbit.

    Also, if you are in LA., it's pilot season. That means a lot of actors need temporary places to live, so check into getting a temporary roommate. I know one guy who literally rents his couch. If your place has a detached garage, it's also not uncommon in L.A. to rent it out as a storage space...which can obviously run afoul of the landlord, but people do it all the time.

    Good idea. Helps is the chimp is pretty, though. A lot of places in L.A. want photos (one face, one full body) as part of the application process. I wish I was kidding.
     
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  2. NobodySpecial

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    Among other issues, I have bad knees( product of a failed motocross obsession when I was young and immortal), the wife got me a couple of those Tommy Copper sleeves to help with the more painful days. They aren't helping. Big surprise there, eh?
     
  3. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I dress myself! Contributor

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    That doesn't surprise me. I'd run circles around all of them and then steal their auditions. The camera loves Homer.
     
  4. ChickenFreak

    ChickenFreak Contributor Contributor

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    Ocular migraine.

    Annoying.

    I would type more IF I COULD BLEEPING SEE!

    That is all.
     
  5. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Science are fun! :P Contributor

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  6. Iain Aschendale

    Iain Aschendale Unworthy in the eyes of the LORD Contributor

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  7. Homer Potvin

    Homer Potvin I dress myself! Contributor

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    Great episode. "Light is not your friend," is one of my favorite lines ever.
     
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  8. LostThePlot

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    It is technically possible for people not to be able to get high on opiates but have them still work on you as pain killers. Rare as hell though.

    I'd guess you just have a higher natural tolerance than most, or that you just took medicinal quantities. Codeine is a funny drug; going through your liver turns it into morphine (just about every opiate is just morphine in disguise) and that means that it's dependent on your enzymes how quickly and how completely you process it. Taking medicinal amounts (ie, enough that the paracetamol won't kill you) then it's hard to get really high. And if you're in a good mood then you might just not notice mild euphoria.

    Codeine is the baby bear of narcotics though.
     
  9. EstherMayRose

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    My brother had a headache at school once, so he asked his friend, who has a bad leg, if he had any paracetamol. Friend hands him a couple of tablets, he takes them, all fine. Only then, he began to feel a bit less alert. His friend checks the tablets. "Err... I might have given you codeine, mate." School lunch tasted great for once... Then the bell goes. On the way to his lesson, he starts giggling really hard. Everyone's staring at him, because my brother's the weird goody-goody nerdy type (runs in the family) and so anything weird he does gets a lot of attention. So he just sat through Science really high, and slowly came down in that fifty-minute period. Then he told me the story when i came home for the holidays and I accidentally told Mum thinking she already knew. Oops...
     
  10. LostThePlot

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    A friend an asshole I used to know once took his sister's methadone for a migraine. It ended really badly. That's one one kind of pain that opiates don't work on. For migraines you want LSD.
     
  11. Lemie

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    I was going to have my housewarming tonight - but I had to postpone it since some of the guest felt like they didn't afford coming here (I live a fifteen/twenty minute train ride away from them). Turns out they're going to the opening of a new nightclub instead. I'd ask if I could tag along if it didn't feel so awkward...
     
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  12. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Instead of saying they already have plans for the weekend, they decided to lie?? Is that some kind of weird over-politeness thing or... huh?
     
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    Oh wow that's really... I don't even know what to say to that man. That's really uncool.

    *hugs*
     
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  14. Adenosine Triphosphate

    Adenosine Triphosphate Old Scratch Contributor

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    I wish the flu shot worked as well as other vaccines. Everyone in my house received it this season, and we all caught the flu this week anyway. My symptoms have been mild, as influenza goes, which equates to a heavy, persistent cold that drains your energy more. I also mistook it for a cold, until the doctor tested my mucus; accordingly, I may have exposed several other students this week. Oh, did I mention it's the first week of the semester at college? :meh:

    Of course, I'm relatively fortunate, because my mother did not experience a mild form. She ran a high fever for several days, along with coughing, congestion, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue... the usual influenza shit. Two of those symptoms are rare in adult patients, but there you go.
     
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  15. EstherMayRose

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    It's the back-to-school illness. I'm at boarding school, and we all either get ill on the last week of term, just in time to pass it around all our families, or (more commonly) on the last week of the holidays, just in time to pass it around our boarding house.
     
  16. Lemie

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    I'm not sure. I mean - if they go out and decide not to drink I guess it would be cheaper than going here, but it still feels a bit... I don't know. I'd just rather they told me the truth.

    I thought Swedes were supposed to be cold and distant - not overly polite!
     
  17. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Sounds just silly and childish, tbh. I wouldn't invite them again...
     
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    @LostThePlot Sci-fi drug that takes you there...:)
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    @Lemie I agree with with Katrian, that is pretty messed up.
     
  19. Lemie

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    Not to sound sad and pathetic in any way - but that small group that was coming here are my last friends and they are somewhat a package deal.

    I lost my old friends in the break up with my ex. Because when you don't have kids the custody battles revolves around friends. Not that there was much of a battle. They were his friends first and their beloved game master. It's hard to thump the game master card!

    So, long story short. I suck at having and keeping friends. Now, who wants to look at my pretty, pretty apartment while drinking alcohol?
     
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  20. The Dapper Hooligan

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    I'd love to, but prior obligations and all, but you are officially invited to my Get out of Jail Free party when I get acquitted this April.
     
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    Declining to come to your housewarming party and then secretly going to a club instead sounds pretty cold and distant to me.
     
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  22. big soft moose

    big soft moose All killer, no filler. Contributor Community Volunteer

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    People who care more about a club night than going to your housewarming aren't worthy of the term friends - time to meet some new people.

    shame Sweden is so far away as I'm sure there are people on here who'd look at your apartment while getting drunk, lewd, and embarrassing
     
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    Oh, come on...

    Rules of decency don’t apply when you’re 19-26ish. All set for boring Friday round Steve the mute’s new flat studio - When suddenly Charlie Bob & the swinging naked ladies offer you one percent chance admittance to the Ball of fame, bye bye sad Steve, see you when it all fux up/3am egc....

    (Mobile)
     
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    Ah. Just another Tuesday then...;)
     
  25. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Hmm Helsinki isn’t that far from the Sverige land... When was the party again? :-D
     

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