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monkeytoes, my mom would LOVE that too. I think you're great

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Oh totally! I know some people's walks very well, but the way she said, it sounded like she thought I shouldn't be shuffling my feet?!?!


I would start stomping then just to really peeve her off!

Or tap dancing!

This is among the reasons why I really dislike working in office settings. It just seems that sooner or later, everything about a person comes up for evaluation/comment and it's ANNOYING. Just let the people walk, people. Let them put one foot in front of the other any damn way they choose!

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monkeytoes, my mom would LOVE that too. I think you're great


Yeah my mom would just die if I did something like that for her.

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Just got my biggest check since I started my current job like 6 months ago. Exciting! That's really what I need to be making on a regular basis if customers are booking appointments as frequently as they should be. A couple months ago, I made up these "grooming report cards" that include when their next appointment should be, and I feel like they're helping a bit.


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I mentioned in passing to one of the managers at my work that I have an second job on Saturdays.

She said, "that's a bit desperate, isn't it?"

Um. You do know how little I get paid, don't you? fork you.

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You know how when some people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is they just haven't been to the cash machine that day? And then other people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is that they, literally, have NO MONEY and no one seems to understand that cus they're all "just go the cash machine!" Well, what I mean when I say I have NO MONEY is that I have NO FORKING MONEY. Not in the bank, not in my purse, not in the forking piggy-bank of lost forking dreams that isn't really on the windowsill. NO. MONEY. Jebus, I can't explain this to people in any more lucid terms. I guess people don't understand what NO MONEY actually means and I am sick of it.

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I had my cholesterol tested for an insurance incentive thing. I've never had it tested before but I've been super curious about it, because I have extensive family history of high cholesterol (and cardiac issues), yet have been a vegetarian for 20 years (and a vegan for 5), so I figured it could go either way.

Guess what! My cholesterol is great bordering on maybe too low! (All my numbers look good and on the low end of normal, but for some reason, my overall cholesterol is showing as "low" at 145 total.)

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That's great! I wonder why the lab considers that low. Usually the recommendation is just under 200. But that's really good. I got mine checked recently too and my HDL finally went up, which I was happy about.

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My eyes have been driving me freaking bonkers all day. I couldn't focus properly to read anything, had a headache all day and they were really dry. I even had Fred bring me my glasses and contact case to work. But he accidentally brought the wrong case, which had my backup contacts inside. Then, about an hour before my shift was up, I got the bright idea to switch them. Turns out I put my left contact in my right eye and vice versa. I can see again! I must have been really tired last night when I took them out. Seven agonizing hours of squinting and headaches and general annoyance could have been avoided if I'd just thought, "Hey, maybe they're in the wrong eyes"!

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I really want someone to get Thai food with me. Instead I'll probably just sit here being super hungry and wishing I were eating Thai food and contemplate whether getting take-out is worth it.

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mildly related, where do you get Thai from? nowhere I've been has been bad, but I'm always down with forking turbo Thai

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I really want someone to get Thai food with me. Instead I'll probably just sit here being super hungry and wishing I were eating Thai food and contemplate whether getting take-out is worth it.

I would just show up on jdfunks' doorstep if I were you. Friend-time AND whatever curry is obviously simmering on her stove.


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Ever have a day at work and afterwards you sit down and think "I rocked today." I love days at work where I actually feel like I have achieved something. Wish I could do more along the line of what I got to do today.


I have felt that, but not yesterday. The hanging at the gallery was a complete disaster. And it wasn't anything I could really do anything about. Students showed up mega late, students didn't have their work completed, students couldn't forking measure anything even though I'd showed them how a million times. I hate leaving with work not on the walls...and artist statements unhung, and pieces not labelled. This group really did not have their shiitake together. I just walked around all day worrying. And I'm still worrying! Once I came home I potted a bunch of the herbs I bought the other day, and felt so good, and I told my cousin that after the completely useless day I had at work, I really needed that sense of accomplishment. I wish I could work in an actual gallery and didn't have to deal with lazy and disrespectful students. (Glad you had an awesome day, though!)

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I mentioned in passing to one of the managers at my work that I have an second job on Saturdays.

She said, "that's a bit desperate, isn't it?"

Um. You do know how little I get paid, don't you? fork you.


What a turd. When I tell people I have to get a third job, they just stare at me blankly. I'm like...even though I have two jobs, I only work 25 hours a week. That...doesn't pay for much. Also found out yesterday (first thing!) from my boss that they moved a show that was supposed to happen in my gallery to the other gallery, so the assistant there gets the extra month's worth of hours instead of me. So I'm going to be unemployed for a month. With NO MONEY (I get it, dude) coming in. shiitake.

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interrobang?! wrote:
You know how when some people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is they just haven't been to the cash machine that day? And then other people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is that they, literally, have NO MONEY and no one seems to understand that cus they're all "just go the cash machine!" Well, what I mean when I say I have NO MONEY is that I have NO FORKING MONEY. Not in the bank, not in my purse, not in the forking piggy-bank of lost forking dreams that isn't really on the windowsill. NO. MONEY. Jebus, I can't explain this to people in any more lucid terms. I guess people don't understand what NO MONEY actually means and I am sick of it.


What's worse than that is when someone offers to loan you money to cover whatever small-to-them thing they want to do. What's worse than no money is being in debt to your friend for $10 you didn't want to borrow in the first place.

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Forgot to say...I'm teaching the bean class today. I'm kind of nervous. Also, I need to get up off my butt and cook the beans and gather the ingredients. I really hope that enough people signed up for me to make some money. At least 5 need to be there in order to pay for the groceries, but then I'm also contributing bits from my own pantry...plus the hours I spent developing the recipes this week, cooking the beans before I get there, and the time I'm actually using to teach the class.

Yeah, there's no way I'm not losing money on this, now that I think about it. At least maybe the people who show up will be impressed enough to take my business card and schedule some private classes/catering/whatever.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:22 am 
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I had my cholesterol tested for an insurance incentive thing. I've never had it tested before but I've been super curious about it, because I have extensive family history of high cholesterol (and cardiac issues), yet have been a vegetarian for 20 years (and a vegan for 5), so I figured it could go either way.

Guess what! My cholesterol is great bordering on maybe too low! (All my numbers look good and on the low end of normal, but for some reason, my overall cholesterol is showing as "low" at 145 total.)


Is that bordering too low? I gave blood a couple years ago, and mine was 120, but all it said was that "under 200" was good.


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I am so tired of working ridiculous amounts just to pay off my student debt. I guess I'm the one who brought this upon myself, but I am going kind of crazy. But I have to hide that I'm going crazy from the owner of my company, because she is a rich person who doesn't understand what it's like to be not rich, so she would tell me to reduce my hours (even worse, she'd give me a hug).

I stay because I love the majority of the people there, what we are doing, and the natural environment; and because I do have some sort of masochistic appreciation for being overworked with a variety of different tasks, but if I ever stumble upon a better offer, I can't wait for the owner to realize what she has lost. She is never there and has no idea what we do to keep her looking good/cover all of her judgment errors.

I am not usually such a whiner, but I am TIRED.

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You know how when some people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is they just haven't been to the cash machine that day? And then other people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is that they, literally, have NO MONEY and no one seems to understand that cus they're all "just go the cash machine!" Well, what I mean when I say I have NO MONEY is that I have NO FORKING MONEY. Not in the bank, not in my purse, not in the forking piggy-bank of lost forking dreams that isn't really on the windowsill. NO. MONEY. Jebus, I can't explain this to people in any more lucid terms. I guess people don't understand what NO MONEY actually means and I am sick of it.


What's worse than that is when someone offers to loan you money to cover whatever small-to-them thing they want to do. What's worse than no money is being in debt to your friend for $10 you didn't want to borrow in the first place.

I'm ashamed to admit that I used to be that "someone". A good friend of mine had to sit me down and gently explain how uncomfortable I was making him feel, and why, before I understood.

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You know how when some people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is they just haven't been to the cash machine that day? And then other people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is that they, literally, have NO MONEY and no one seems to understand that cus they're all "just go the cash machine!" Well, what I mean when I say I have NO MONEY is that I have NO FORKING MONEY. Not in the bank, not in my purse, not in the forking piggy-bank of lost forking dreams that isn't really on the windowsill. NO. MONEY. Jebus, I can't explain this to people in any more lucid terms. I guess people don't understand what NO MONEY actually means and I am sick of it.


What's worse than that is when someone offers to loan you money to cover whatever small-to-them thing they want to do. What's worse than no money is being in debt to your friend for $10 you didn't want to borrow in the first place.


Yes. I have tried to avoid that at all costs by always making up another excuse not to be able to go out or just ordering a small appetizer at dinner because I had a really big lunch, when in fact, I ate dinner at home before i went out to dinner. Feeling like your friends pity you is the worst feeling.

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Fee wrote:
interrobang?! wrote:
You know how when some people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is they just haven't been to the cash machine that day? And then other people say they have NO MONEY and what they mean is that they, literally, have NO MONEY and no one seems to understand that cus they're all "just go the cash machine!" Well, what I mean when I say I have NO MONEY is that I have NO FORKING MONEY. Not in the bank, not in my purse, not in the forking piggy-bank of lost forking dreams that isn't really on the windowsill. NO. MONEY. Jebus, I can't explain this to people in any more lucid terms. I guess people don't understand what NO MONEY actually means and I am sick of it.


What's worse than that is when someone offers to loan you money to cover whatever small-to-them thing they want to do. What's worse than no money is being in debt to your friend for $10 you didn't want to borrow in the first place.


My friends are pretty awesome in that they never offer to loan me the money but they will occasionally just pay for stuff. When I had a job that was cool because I would eventually get paid and be able to pay for something next time and all was well. Now, I am unemployed and I have to occasionally pass up on going out. Then I feel shitty because they were being nice and offering to pay because they want my company and I'm turning them down but the alternative is going and feeling like a scrounger who gets rides everywhere and can't pay her way. I know that when I do have money I have no problem with paying for anything, my best friend is more like my sister so we both know we wouldn't take advantage, but still. And when I do go out and pay I am so aware that I have just spent money that could pay for my gas/electricity/food that I suck. I hate money (or the lack of it).

On another note, I have hangover shame. I hate waking up after being drunk.


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You all ever go to heat something up, but then when it's maybe only half heated through, you say fork it and eat it lukewarm? I do that a lot with microwaves (I cannot wait another 30 seconds! Good enough!), but just now I did it with a frozen burrito heated in my oven. I waited until I could squish it and totally did not care that that middle was still super cold. My hunger could not wait!

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It's tricky when people have different levels of disposable income. A friend of mine says if she won the lottery she'd give enough to all the freinds in our group to put us all on a level field financially!

I'm fortunate these days but I do know what it is like to live on a shoestring and be broke for periods of time. It's not long enough ago that I didn't have the money to buy food (had to live on what was in the cupboard) or put petrol in the car (had to walk to work) to have forgotten it but I do appreciate that at least I did have tins of beans in the cupboard and could afford a car (albeit a vintage run down heap) and that level of struggle was only for a few days or a week before payday. Now when I offer to pay for someone to come out with me sometimes it is as a treat for them but often it's quite selfish on my part otherwise I'll be out on my own or just not go out - and I hate that it might make them feel uncomfortable and they can't see it as them doing ME a favour.
Sometimes it's useful to put yourself in the shoes of the friend offering to treat you - if the roles were reversed and you'd love to be able to treat them sometimes you have to let yourself be treated sometimes too!


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Sometimes it's useful to put yourself in the shoes of the friend offering to treat you - if the roles were reversed and you'd love to be able to treat them sometimes you have to let yourself be treated sometimes too!


so much! i hope my friends know me well enough to recognize that if i offer to buy a round or a movie ticket or dessert or whatever, it's because i love them and want to give them things, and i'll do it any time and way i can. there's no pity in it at all. i'm not even thinking about money, mine or theirs, and it isn't a loan, because i'll probably forget that i've done it. in that moment i'm just thinking that i have a chance to do something for them and i want to make use of it.

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It's tricky when people have different levels of disposable income. A friend of mine says if she won the lottery she'd give enough to all the freinds in our group to put us all on a level field financially!

I'm fortunate these days but I do know what it is like to live on a shoestring and be broke for periods of time. It's not long enough ago that I didn't have the money to buy food (had to live on what was in the cupboard) or put petrol in the car (had to walk to work) to have forgotten it but I do appreciate that at least I did have tins of beans in the cupboard and could afford a car (albeit a vintage run down heap) and that level of struggle was only for a few days or a week before payday. Now when I offer to pay for someone to come out with me sometimes it is as a treat for them but often it's quite selfish on my part otherwise I'll be out on my own or just not go out - and I hate that it might make them feel uncomfortable and they can't see it as them doing ME a favour.
Sometimes it's useful to put yourself in the shoes of the friend offering to treat you - if the roles were reversed and you'd love to be able to treat them sometimes you have to let yourself be treated sometimes too!


Like I said, my best friend is like my sister and I know she genuinely just wants to see me so I in no way think she is being selfish. When I have more money sometimes I pay, sometimes she pays, sometimes we pay for ourselves. I just worry about people thinking I am being a scrounger or just don't want to pay my way. It's my deal, really.


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Some people are actually really good at being covertly generous, it's definitely not everyone. I have these two friends, Friend One will ask me to go to this restaurant with him and I'll say I'm broke and he'll say "I got you, boo" and it's not awkward or weird. Friend Two will ask me to go, I'll say I'm broke and she'll say "when do you get paid? I can loan you ten bucks til then" and it's just so...not what I want to do, even though both offers are generous, one makes me not want to go.

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