The Not Happy Thread

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  1. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Recently, as I was traipsing through life's cosmos, I acquired a Cold. It has settled into my head and is eagerly causing runny nose, frequent sneezing, a sore throat, lack of sleep, and Irritability on a Grand Scale. I hate colds. They make me operate at about 20% usual capacity. Easy tasks suddenly seem as impossible as swimming up Mount Everest when I have a cold. I want it to go away, and I also want to refuse to deal with the world until it does. But I have a couple of responsibilities that must be dealt with before I can burrow into my bedclothes and hibernate.

    Argh. That Argh is more than my usual Argh of simple frustration; it's also the noise I make when I try to breathe with a cold.

    Fuck this cold.
     
  2. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll What do you mean, 'no more abductions'? :P Contributor

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    Why Suess your stories have gotten a tad too real. :p

    I hope you feel better soon. :)
     
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    People keep talking about Geno being in Ultimate, but he's been in only one game! (VS Duck Hunt counts as a separate game, so yeet)
     
  4. D.Clarke

    D.Clarke Active Member

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    This world is hell on earth. And in hell, you don't strive to be the angel. You deal with the demons, as a demon would, and let god sort it out in the end. I'm sure he'll understand. After all, he put us here.
     
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    I think he'll understand! After all, he didn't have to live with them
     
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    I have a doctor appointment tomorrow at an out of network hospital. In general, my insurance doesn't cover out of network visits. But when there isn't anyone in network suitable, they have an appeals process to get the visit covered. I just spent most of the day on the phone trying to find out if the appointment was approved or not. I was transferred 9 times, spent a grand total of 2 hours 6 minutes on hold, and ran my phone battery down to 48%. I'm a little cranky now, so insert the hostile sarcastic tone of your choice here.
     
  8. Malisky

    Malisky Sirocco Contributor

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    At least, did you find out if it gets covered? I hope the calls were free... Reminds me of the time I didn't have internet for 2 months, nor telephone and I had to make calls to my telecommunications company. Oh, the irony. Let's say it wasn't cheap and I hate being on hold. Detest it!

    Crankiness is understandableu.
     
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    The approval did go through. Tomorrow is a go. Judging by the accents of the people I spoke to and of the people speaking in the background I was transferred between New England, the west coast and possibly Florida. No wonder no one could find anything.
     
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  10. Dogberry's Watch

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    So, the car thing happened, and then yesterday while I was driving the rental car, I spun out on the highway, almost getting hit driver's side by an oncoming pick up. Spent most of the day trying to recover from that. Then last night when I got ready for bed, my glasses broke. Got my car back today, but now I have an aggressive cold on top of everything I've already been through this week.

    I want the universe to be done with me so I can take a deep breath. I'm looking forward to this weekend so I can do as little as possible while still maintaining my prior commitments.

    EDIT: My car insurance didn't cover the repair, so I'm out 425 smackers for that, which isn't bad and it could have been worse, but I'm still irritated that I had to pay out of pocket for it when I already pay them a shit ton for full coverage. The rental car was covered, though, and the tow. So small things matter I guess.
     
  11. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll What do you mean, 'no more abductions'? :P Contributor

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    You lived to tell the tale, so there is that. :)

    Hope you feel better. :)
     
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    Pinched nerve in my back is acting up again. It's nothing serious, somewhere in the trapezius near my left shoulderblade, but for twenty years or so it gets bored every so often and decides to act up sending pain all the way up the left side of my neck. Unfortunately, it's morning and Mrs A. has a party tonight, so it's just me and the drugs until midnight or so.

    Anybody know what the LD50 for ibuprofen is?
     
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  13. big soft moose

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    Sounds like a good night out :D

    incidentally ibuprofen is an anti inflammatory - it'll do both halves of jack for nerve pain - you want one of the pain receptor blocking types like paracetamol or codeine
     
  14. Iain Aschendale

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    It helps a bit, but I'll see if I can find some paracetamol. Basically I've got a bit of muscle that cramps up around a nerve, causing pain, which tenses the muscle further, which goes into a nice little feedback loop.
     
  15. Malisky

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    LD50 is the best part! :p Just take it. It' ll loosen you up for a while. Mesulid though works better for me.
     
  16. Homer Potvin

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    My restaurant manager quit today. With no notice. Right in the middle of the holiday season. Sure he was a dickless fuckwad, but he did what he was told. Looks like I'm working every day for the rest of my life.
     
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  18. Iain Aschendale

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    Beat me to it.
     
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    Play my cards right and I'll be the highest paid GM in the city! Sweet, sweet leverage.
     
  20. Lemie

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    12 hour shift today at work.

    I'm already tired and grumpy and my leg's been hurting for a few days so I don't even know if I'll be able to stand all day.

    The things we do for people who order shit from internet the last few days before Christmas!
    :supercry:
     
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    SHIT! That reminds me - I haven't ordered my brother's present, and we go to stay with my grandmother in two days...
     
  22. Link the Writer

    Link the Writer Flipping Out For A Good Story. Contributor

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    I feel kind of shitty from a nerd perspective. :[

    -> JK Rowling ousted herself as a transphobe due to her recent tweet.

    -> Bethesda continues to be its greedy self being deaf to all its faithful consumers that stuck with them for decades.

    -> 'Rise of Skywalker' is out and from what I've seen, the fanbase is now even more divided with both sides insulting each other for daring to either like or dislike the movies/Sequel Trilogy.

    I mean, I know I can enjoy the work as they are without caring about the creators or feuds between fans but it's kind of hard right now.
     
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  23. Malisky

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    Still unpaid... He said he's gonna put the money in, on Monday. We made it clear that he was talking about this Monday. I owe everywhere now. Haven't paid anything and time is running out. I'm furious!
     
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    Positive update to my last post: got to go home one and a half hour early... Still paid for full shift!
     
  25. Iain Aschendale

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    Woke up at... held out til 0410 before making my way through the freezing apt to the toilet, then stayed in bed after until just after 5. Which is roughly now.

    Happy thread: it's the last day of my day job before the holiday break.
     

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