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Tyburn
01-18-2010, 11:18 PM
:blink: Its an old thread that Mik The Hick started...must have been before the last forum jump...because I cant find it.

Sooo...ive started it again :laugh:

Today I am feeling generally hopeful, because now that the snow has gone and I feel better, I am looking forward to putting some plans in action for this year. But I am also feeling increadibly sad and a more then a little bit angry at the recent news I heard about Saint Paul's Cathedral...

But I am trying to hold to the fact that I have moved on from that time down there. Really, I am in a completely different Season now....and this song which I would like to post, is really what this new season that ive been in for the last four years is about. It reminds me of all of you guys who post on here, and it reminds me of my trips to the US...because thats where I am now...I am no longer constrained by the damage and the hurt of that old season....I just need to remind myself of that...because today has been a very painful ride...for a while there I was lost in a lot of pain and a lot of grief, I was remembering things I thought were long forgotten, and things that I thought held no power over me anymore....but because I got a real shock everything came rushing back in...a lot of hatred, and a lot of anger, and a lot of negative and demonic style whispering in my mind

Everything is but for a season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTif4koVr7M

Blade
01-18-2010, 11:24 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o6/Oblivilot/feelingmachine.jpg

Play The Man
01-18-2010, 11:29 PM
This is a very timely thread. According to news reports, today is "Blue Monday", the most depressing day of the year.


Welcome to the most depressing day of the year. Yup, it’s official: the third Monday is January, dubbed "Blue Monday," marks the occasion when post-Christmas gloom is at its highest point, according to The Guardian. (Compared to most years, this one’s probably not as bad mood-inducing as most, since it coincides with a federal holiday and a lot of lucky people got the day off.)

The name "Blue Monday" came about after British psychologist Cliff Arnall devised a formula five years ago for just why people feel so dispirited every year on this day. He came up with a complicated equation that contains seven variables such as weather, debt, monthly salary, time since Christmas, and low motivational levels, reports The Guardian. Arnall, working at a PR firm, used his calculations to lend credence to a press release issued by Sky Travel to prompt people into putting themselves into a better frame of mind with a vacation.

No one needs an equation like the one devised by the former Cardiff University lecturer to tell them that horrible weather, no holidays in sight and a bad economy are the perfect storm for feeling generally bad on this day.

And there certainly wasn’t any scientific thought behind Arnall’s match. But since he came up with his formula back in 2005, Blue Monday has become for some an annual day to reflect upon one’s general level of unhappiness. At the very least, since misery loves company, it’s nice to know that everyone around you is experiencing the blues, too.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2010/01/18/2010-01-18_blue_monday_said_to_be_the_years_most_depressin g_day_is_a_good_occasion_to_do_no.html#ixzz0d0ejkT 5c

TexasRN
01-18-2010, 11:32 PM
I feel....

Grateful. I am very grateful for my friends and loved ones. There have been some things happening in my life, things that have been hard to deal with. But people have stepped up and really pitched in with encouraging words and prayers and at times other things that have helped me more than they can know. I try to help my friends and family when I can and it was nice to have it come my way when I needed it. So here's my youtube to go along with my post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU97n-HuAJA


~Amy

Play The Man
01-18-2010, 11:41 PM
:blink: Its an old thread that Mik The Hick started...must have been before the last forum jump...because I cant find it.

Sooo...ive started it again :laugh:

Today I am feeling generally hopeful, because now that the snow has gone and I feel better, I am looking forward to putting some plans in action for this year. But I am also feeling increadibly sad and a more then a little bit angry at the recent news I heard about Saint Paul's Cathedral...

But I am trying to hold to the fact that I have moved on from that time down there. Really, I am in a completely different Season now....and this song which I would like to post, is really what this new season that ive been in for the last four years is about. It reminds me of all of you guys who post on here, and it reminds me of my trips to the US...because thats where I am now...I am no longer constrained by the damage and the hurt of that old season....I just need to remind myself of that...because today has been a very painful ride...for a while there I was lost in a lot of pain and a lot of grief, I was remembering things I thought were long forgotten, and things that I thought held no power over me anymore....but because I got a real shock everything came rushing back in...a lot of hatred, and a lot of anger, and a lot of negative and demonic style whispering in my mind

Everything is but for a season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTif4koVr7M

Another gift of George Herbert for Tyburn:

from The Temple (1633), by George Herbert:



¶ The Pulley.

VVHen God at first made man,
Having a glasse of blessings standing by;
Let us (said he) poure on him all we can:
Let the worlds riches, which dispersed lie,
Contract into a span.

So strength first made a way;
Then beautie flow’d, then wisdome, honour, pleasure:
When almost all was out, God made a stay,
Perceiving that alone of all his treasure
Rest in the bottome lay.

For if I should (said he)
Bestow this jewell also on my creature,
He would adore my gifts in stead of me,
And rest in Nature, not the God of Nature:
So both should losers be.

Yet let him keep the rest,
But keep them with repining restlesnesse:
Let him be rich and wearie, that at least,
If goodnesse leade him not, yet wearinesse
May tosse him to my breast.

Tyburn
01-18-2010, 11:47 PM
Another gift of George Herbert for Tyburn:



ohh...okay...so I understand that one :ashamed:

GOD doesnt need to elivate my enemies to make me turn to him though I'm weary enough as it is...without having to go through any more pain...sometimes he is just mean...because now I know EXACTLY why he's stopped me from going to York Minster Twice :laugh: there could be a lot worse then just dealing with the fact they are going to consecrate a most dissagreeable man...and that..ohh..I dont know...having to serve for him, or work under him in his elivated position...I suppose I should be grateful that I am spared that :rolleyes::laugh:

Maldonado136
01-19-2010, 02:41 AM
i dont really know how I feel. My moods have been changing all the time lately. Ive been sick for awhile with throat problems but now my stomach is feeling terrible to the point where my digestive system is messed up. A couple days ago a lump appeared on my neck outta nowhere and a few hours ago I felt another one form on the back of my head (right where the head and neck meet). My eyes have been incredibly blood shot for the last couple of days. I went to the doctor today and I got blood work done. Ill be going back Friday to get more tests done if need be. I feel like this is probably serious but I hope it isn't. I have school to worry about so during the week I have to throw these problems aside and focus on that.

Neezar
01-19-2010, 03:31 AM
:blink: Its an old thread that Mik The Hick started...must have been before the last forum jump...because I cant find it.

Sooo...ive started it again :laugh:

Today I am feeling generally hopeful, because now that the snow has gone and I feel better, I am looking forward to putting some plans in action for this year. But I am also feeling increadibly sad and a more then a little bit angry at the recent news I heard about Saint Paul's Cathedral...

But I am trying to hold to the fact that I have moved on from that time down there. Really, I am in a completely different Season now....and this song which I would like to post, is really what this new season that ive been in for the last four years is about. It reminds me of all of you guys who post on here, and it reminds me of my trips to the US...because thats where I am now...I am no longer constrained by the damage and the hurt of that old season....I just need to remind myself of that...because today has been a very painful ride...for a while there I was lost in a lot of pain and a lot of grief, I was remembering things I thought were long forgotten, and things that I thought held no power over me anymore....but because I got a real shock everything came rushing back in...a lot of hatred, and a lot of anger, and a lot of negative and demonic style whispering in my mind

Everything is but for a season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTif4koVr7M


Better them than me. :mellow:



:laugh:

KENTUCKYREDBONE
01-19-2010, 08:34 AM
This is a very timely thread. According to news reports, today is "Blue Monday", the most depressing day of the year.




Does that explain why my Truck broke down on me causing me to miss work? The power steering went out of it and it don't steer to good without it. I used to have a Ford Maverick that I drove without power steering but this Ford F150 want to turn at all without it!

Tyburn
01-20-2010, 09:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQI-Lnx_7-Q

I feel GREAT today. :happydancing:

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
And lighten with celestial fire;
Thou the anointing Spirit art,
Who dost Thy sev’nfold gifts impart.

Thy blessèd unction from above
Is comfort, life, and fire of love;
Enable with perpetual light
The dullness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soilèd face
With the abundance of Thy grace;
Keep far our foes, give peace at home;
Where Thou art Guide, no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
And Thee, of both, to be but One;
That through the ages all along
This, this may be our endless song.

Praise to Thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

hughesfan4life
01-20-2010, 09:44 PM
i am grand!!.i have just recovered from a very bad back injury(i slipped in the snow a la bambi and hurt my coxyx....i think that's how it's spelt...lol!!!).have been really grumpy and tired cos of the pain and lack of sleep but the multiple tablets my doc prescribed have finally done the job and i am slowly becoming tickety-boo!!.:frantics:

Buzzard
01-21-2010, 12:57 AM
I feel................................with my hands usually.

A bit sore after surgery last week and the physical therapy that I just got home from. I hope I can get to the point where I can regain my job, but still have more surgery possibly to come. Won't know that until I see the specialist and what he deems necessary. Physical therapy and shots didn't do the trick for my shoulder, whats next is up in the air.

TexasRN
01-21-2010, 01:07 AM
I feel.............................................. worn out.

We can't find a nursing home that will accept my dad. Work has been very busy and hectic. I go to a different office in a different city tomorrow to train. I'm just tired right now.


~Amy

flo
01-21-2010, 09:21 PM
{{Amy}}

I'm so sorry to hear that about your dad. My dad slowly declined for ~ 10 years but mom was able to keep him at home with help from us kids.

There is nothing more discouraging and heart-rending. You probably know better than most that the caregiver's health often suffers an insurmountable decline as well. Hang in there.

CAMPO
01-21-2010, 09:35 PM
today I feel GOOD :rolleyes:
yesterday I felt IGNORED :cry:
the day before I felt a little bummed, but then HAPPY :happydancing:

......tomorrow I know I will feel AWESOME! Yup.

:)

TexasRN
01-21-2010, 09:44 PM
today I feel GOOD :rolleyes:
yesterday I felt IGNORED :cry:
the day before I felt a little bummed, but then HAPPY :happydancing:

......tomorrow I know I will feel AWESOME! Yup.

:)


:laugh:


~Amy

Primadawn
01-22-2010, 03:59 AM
I feel frustrated and in-between and unsettled. I feel like punching something...or kicking something...:punch:

I feel like I am SO ready for a new beginning....and it's not coming soon enough! :unsure-1:

Silverback
01-22-2010, 04:04 AM
I feel frustrated and in-between and unsettled. I feel like punching something...or kicking something...:punch:

I feel like I am SO ready for a new beginning....and it's not coming soon enough! :unsure-1:

Sorry you feel like that, I read somewhere that you would like to move back to Mo. hows that going. Hope things turn around for you sooner then later.:):):)

Primadawn
01-22-2010, 04:20 AM
Sorry you feel like that, I read somewhere that you would like to move back to Mo. hows that going. Hope things turn around for you sooner then later.:):):)

I'm moving back to MO in March with my oldest daughter--the younger 2 are staying with their dad until the schoolyear's over. In the middle of a divorce...while job and house hunting long-distance...argh...just too much for me right now!

flo
01-22-2010, 05:51 AM
I'm moving back to MO in March with my oldest daughter--the younger 2 are staying with their dad until the schoolyear's over. In the middle of a divorce...while job and house hunting long-distance...argh...just too much for me right now!

Oh no. Hang in there! Right now there seem to be lots of challenges for many forum members, it makes me remember to be grateful.

You all are a great bunch of people, my best wishes to those going through tough times...

County Mike
01-22-2010, 11:57 AM
I feel ..... mostly tired, but it's a good tired from working out and having fun. This tired feeling means that I have an active life and I'm OK with that.

Bonnie
01-22-2010, 02:44 PM
I've always liked that quote:

"Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts."

Hang in there Amy and Dawn.

MattHughesRocks
01-22-2010, 05:12 PM
Ho hum
(into my third week of being sick and it hasnt stopped raining in two)

Tyburn
01-22-2010, 08:27 PM
Ho hum
(into my third week of being sick and it hasnt stopped raining in two)

I love you Michelle :ashamed:

I feel happy. Its not often, especially at this time of year that I feel happy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fyMWNIZ_Tk

TexasRN
01-22-2010, 09:30 PM
I started the day feeling optimistic. Then I got to work and felt bogged down and then angry. This afternoon was better and now I'm feeling sleepy and ready to curl up on my couch with the dog and watch a movie.


~Amy

CAMPO
01-26-2010, 05:50 PM
Feeling FANTASTIC today!!! :)

talked to a good friend of mine & she always makes me smile!

Tyburn
01-29-2010, 07:52 PM
:happydancing: I feel GREAT :happydancing:

CAMPO
02-01-2010, 01:22 PM
actually...a little heavyhearted today

Llamafighter
02-01-2010, 01:27 PM
actually...a little heavyhearted today

Sorry to hear that

Tyburn
02-01-2010, 01:33 PM
actually...a little heavyhearted today

:unsure-1: oh no! what is wrong :huh:

MattHughesRocks
02-01-2010, 03:32 PM
It's 7:30 am. I feel like I wanna marry my coffee :frantics:

VCURamFan
02-01-2010, 05:18 PM
Still a little groggy, but looking forward to a cozy day of reading while looking out my window at all he snow.

Miss Foxy
02-01-2010, 06:59 PM
I feel great.. I had my quad Mocha from Starbucks...Nick & Robbie won!! Yaaay..My birthday is Friday and I just love my birthday week!! I am going to Vegas this weekend!! My Saints hopefully will win the Superbowl on Sunday..:happydancing:

Tyburn
02-01-2010, 07:35 PM
I feel good today also :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDJ5X-hdWEM

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

:)

Miss Foxy
02-04-2010, 05:06 PM
I feel very sad. I am sick of people judging me and not knowing who I am. Tapping out :sad:

CAMPO
02-04-2010, 05:11 PM
I feel great.. I had my quad Mocha from Starbucks...Nick & Robbie won!! Yaaay..My birthday is Friday and I just love my birthday week!! I am going to Vegas this weekend!! My Saints hopefully will win the Superbowl on Sunday..:happydancing:

I thought I posted this already - but...I do not see it...hmm

Hope you have a VERY HAPPY BDAY!!! I love my bday weeks too...love dragging out the celebration!! Have fun, be silly & party like a rock star - or whatever makes you SMILE!!!! :laugh: :happydancing: :)

CAMPO
02-04-2010, 05:13 PM
I feel very sad. I am sick of people judging me and not knowing who I am. Tapping out :sad:

Oh no....some people are just JERKS. Plain & Simple. "Surround yourself with people most like the person you want to become. Stay away from anyone who can or will bring you down." -- Tom Hopkins

Breathe~Relax~Smile <3

Silverback
02-04-2010, 05:24 PM
I feel very sad. I am sick of people judging me and not knowing who I am. Tapping out :sad:

Breathe~Relax~Smile <3
__________________
~H

And if that dont work SLAP them, HARD.:punch::punch::punch:

CAMPO
02-04-2010, 05:30 PM
btw...............I feel fabulous today :):tongue0011::wink:

Miss Foxy
02-04-2010, 06:07 PM
Oh no....some people are just JERKS. Plain & Simple. "Surround yourself with people most like the person you want to become. Stay away from anyone who can or will bring you down." -- Tom Hopkins

Breathe~Relax~Smile <3
gThanks suga...I really appreciate your kind words... Lovely quote!! xoxo

Miss Foxy
02-04-2010, 06:08 PM
Breathe~Relax~Smile <3
__________________
~H

And if that dont work SLAP them, HARD.:punch::punch::punch::wink:

Tyburn
02-04-2010, 08:35 PM
I feel very sad. I am sick of people judging me and not knowing who I am. Tapping out :sad:

:unsure-1: So...I offer you a gift of a beautiful peace of music to cheer you up :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhNWLJLls9c

TexasRN
02-04-2010, 09:21 PM
I feel very sleepy. I can't wait to get home, take a long, hot bath and curl up in my bed.



~Amy

Twinsmama
02-04-2010, 09:43 PM
I feel very sad. I am sick of people judging me and not knowing who I am. Tapping out :sad:

Some people suck! Usually if they are judging they are jealous (especially if they don't know you well). SCREAMING >>>>"DON'T YOU TAP, DON'T YOU TAP"!!!!! Really is some one like that worth it?? What kinda ass is ruining your bd week???:punch:

You got it going on don't let anyone make you think any different. :cool:

Miss Foxy
02-05-2010, 12:13 AM
:unsure-1: So...I offer you a gift of a beautiful peace of music to cheer you up :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhNWLJLls9c

When I get off work I will listen to this music you posted I'm sure its lovely. Thanks Dave!! :)

Miss Foxy
02-05-2010, 12:15 AM
Some people suck! Usually if they are judging they are jealous (especially if they don't know you well). SCREAMING >>>>"DON'T YOU TAP, DON'T YOU TAP"!!!!! Really is some one like that worth it?? What kinda ass is ruining your bd week???:punch:

You got it going on don't let anyone make you think any different. :cool:

Thanks Trace, you are right. It's just people that know my BF's family always perceive me as a golddigger, and basically a *lute. :sad: Anyways your advice rocks honey and thanks.. God Bless you mama..

Miss Foxy
03-07-2010, 05:56 PM
I feel very shocked and numb...:sad:..After almost 2years my boyfriend has been going out to bars and doesnt tell me so when I find out from other people and confront him he ignores me. Finally yesterday I had it and blew up on him. I told him what kind of f*ckery is this that he can't be a grown man and just tell me it's not like I am trying to control him, but when he lies that makes me mad :angry: Anyhoots he told me he's confused!?! He said he wants to be single, but he don't want to let me go. I told him I am gonna do us both a favor and end it..Oh prior to him saying he's confused he compared me to his cheating ex wife. I am sorry I am not a cheater. I give this man everything. My unconditional love, friendship, and the domestic stuff (cooking)....I just feel how can I try to work something out with a man that basically lies he wants to be single but keep me? Am I wrong? What do you guys and gals think? I know it's personal, but I don't know what else to do..

Tyburn
03-07-2010, 06:19 PM
I feel sad :unsure-1: I feel lonely :sad: I feel insignificant :cry:

Blade
03-07-2010, 07:10 PM
I feel very shocked and numb...:sad:..After almost 2years my boyfriend has been going out to bars and doesnt tell me so when I find out from other people and confront him he ignores me. Finally yesterday I had it and blew up on him. I told him what kind of f*ckery is this that he can't be a grown man and just tell me it's not like I am trying to control him, but when he lies that makes me mad :angry: Anyhoots he told me he's confused!?! He said he wants to be single, but he don't want to let me go. I told him I am gonna do us both a favor and end it..Oh prior to him saying he's confused he compared me to his cheating ex wife. I am sorry I am not a cheater. I give this man everything. My unconditional love, friendship, and the domestic stuff (cooking)....I just feel how can I try to work something out with a man that basically lies he wants to be single but keep me? Am I wrong? What do you guys and gals think? I know it's personal, but I don't know what else to do..

Sounds like he wants to have his cake and eat it. Tell him to go take a long walk off a short pier.

And Tyburn it's just a fight, a sporting event, get over it.

Tyburn
03-07-2010, 07:22 PM
And Tyburn it's just a fight, a sporting event, get over it.

:laugh:

Miss Foxy
03-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Sounds like he wants to have his cake and eat it. Tell him to go take a long walk off a short pier.

And Tyburn it's just a fight, a sporting event, get over it.
Thanks and that's what I feel like telling him. I feel so betrayed right now :punch:

TexasRN
03-08-2010, 01:43 AM
I feel very shocked and numb...:sad:..After almost 2years my boyfriend has been going out to bars and doesnt tell me so when I find out from other people and confront him he ignores me. Finally yesterday I had it and blew up on him. I told him what kind of f*ckery is this that he can't be a grown man and just tell me it's not like I am trying to control him, but when he lies that makes me mad :angry: Anyhoots he told me he's confused!?! He said he wants to be single, but he don't want to let me go. I told him I am gonna do us both a favor and end it..Oh prior to him saying he's confused he compared me to his cheating ex wife. I am sorry I am not a cheater. I give this man everything. My unconditional love, friendship, and the domestic stuff (cooking)....I just feel how can I try to work something out with a man that basically lies he wants to be single but keep me? Am I wrong? What do you guys and gals think? I know it's personal, but I don't know what else to do..


Nope. You deserve to be treated like you are the best thing in the world by someone. Do not ever accept less than that. If he really loves you, he'll make the choice to be with you 100%. If he doesn't love you, you need to be free to find someone who will love you like that. Don't accept less than you deserve EVER. That tells your kids that you don't think enough of yourself to insist on being treated properly. I know it hurts and I know it's hard. I've been there. But in the end you will be so much happier whether it's with him after he's gotten his head back on right or with someone else who loves you. Stay strong.


~Amy

TexasRN
03-08-2010, 01:45 AM
I'm feeling like I finally had a weekend that was stress free. It's been since before Christmas that I've been able to relax for a full weekend. Maybe the bad luck is over for a while.


~Amy

Primadawn
03-08-2010, 02:14 PM
Foxy--feel for ya sista! Men are pigs-all of 'em--I say move on. Wants to be single, but doesn't want to give you up? Yeah, that's a pretty sweet deal if you can get it you jerk! lol. WTF?

Primadawn
03-08-2010, 02:18 PM
I am feeling stronger and more in control. On Friday, I bought a car ALL BY MYSELF for the first time EVER. My parents helped when I was young, and then the rest were while I was married.
I picked it out myself, I did all the credit stuff, and it was so empowering! I know it's such a small stupid thing, but it had me singing "Independent Woman" all the way home! :laugh: (:happydancing: The shoes on my feet..I bought 'em...Car I'm driving...I bought it!)

Also, while I was married, it always used to drive me crazy when we bought a vehicle because my ex husband would never haggle. Whatever prices they told him, he would be like "Ok"...NOT ME! I grew up with a father who tried to talk down prices in Wal-Mart! lol...I haggled like a pro and got a really great deal! And the best part? NO MORE SOCCER MOM VAN! :happydancing:

VCURamFan
03-08-2010, 04:10 PM
I'm feeling a sudden emptiness & sense of loss ever since my Rams blew it in overtime yesterday. It was an amazing season for a brand new head coach & our first year with Eric Maynor, but I'm just so used to us dominating the CAA & going to the big dance that I almost don't know what to do with myself...

I'll get over it in a few days, I guess, but right now, I just feel like pummelling any ODU fan I can get my hands on.

Garandshooter
03-08-2010, 06:38 PM
I think I converted to islam in my sleep, because I woke up feeling like a shiite.:wink:

Tyburn
03-08-2010, 07:07 PM
I think I converted to islam in my sleep, because I woke up feeling like a shiite.:wink:

:laugh: forget "how do you feel" this one should be in the Joke thread. :laugh:

VCURamFan
03-08-2010, 07:15 PM
I think I converted to islam in my sleep, because I woke up feeling like a shiite.:wink:

Ahhhh-hahahaha, the man's got jokes!!! :laugh:

CAMPO
03-08-2010, 09:58 PM
*~Marvelous!!!!!!~*

Black Mamba
03-08-2010, 10:12 PM
Ball of emotions. :laugh:

Anxious: Have an O-Chem exam in less than 3 hours

Nervous/Giddy/Happy: I get to chill with a buddy of mine tomorrow for a few minutes.

Excited: Have American Indian Studies tomorrow.

Garandshooter
03-14-2010, 10:24 PM
I just ate a big mac, and it feels as if I swallowed a softball. Not a Mcdonalds fan.

Tyburn
03-14-2010, 10:27 PM
A real Mixture :ninja:

Some of me is happy, happy that I had a good Birthday and happy that my holiday was good

some of me is sad, because my holiday is nearly over

some of me is tiered because ive done a lot of thinking and have a lot of ideas on my future to explore

some of me is nervous and even a little frightened...for a number of reasons

Some of me is bored and just wants to get back to work, and some level of order

Some of me is annoyed that Jens and Wyman still have a long way to go before they actually act in a friendly manner towards one another

some of me is enthralled by my new finches

some of me feels unwell coz I mess up with my pills this week...it happens when I go on holiday and dont pay attention...its better to either be on, or off the pills, or on and off at regular intervals...two days off, a day on, a day off pretty much makes me feel like shyte....ooooops :rolleyes:

Tyburn
03-14-2010, 10:27 PM
I just ate a big mac, and it feels as if I swallowed a softball. Not a Mcdonalds fan.

:laugh: whats wrong with a soft ball :laugh:

TexasRN
03-14-2010, 11:05 PM
I feel good because I got to have an early dinner with the bf at The Cheesecake Factory before he had to go to work. I won't get to see him tomorrow. I have cheesecake waiting for me now in the fridge and the leftover spicy, crispy beef dish I ordered. It's yummy.


~Amy

Black Mamba
03-15-2010, 12:56 AM
*Drools* Cheesecake....yummy. The first time I went to the Cheesecake Factory I got a turkey burger, apple cider, avacado rolls, and white chocolate caramel macademia nut cheesecake. I got to visit that place again. I want to try their red velvet cheesecake.

Black Mamba
03-15-2010, 01:01 AM
Current mood: feel like I got an unlubed mind screw

Why:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/SN1_reaction-tert-butylbromide_water_overall.svg/506px-SN1_reaction-tert-butylbromide_water_overall.svg.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/SN1_reaction_part1_dissociation_to_carbocation.svg/431px-SN1_reaction_part1_dissociation_to_carbocation.svg .png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/NS1_reaction_part2_recombination_carbocation_nucle ophile.svg/366px-NS1_reaction_part2_recombination_carbocation_nucle ophile.svg.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b7/NS1_reaction_part3_proton_transfer_forming_alcohol .svg/443px-NS1_reaction_part3_proton_transfer_forming_alcohol .svg.png

In English: Lovely Mechanisms! :mellow:

mscomc
03-15-2010, 02:24 AM
Current mood: feel like I got an unlubed mind screw

Why:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/SN1_reaction-tert-butylbromide_water_overall.svg/506px-SN1_reaction-tert-butylbromide_water_overall.svg.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/SN1_reaction_part1_dissociation_to_carbocation.svg/431px-SN1_reaction_part1_dissociation_to_carbocation.svg .png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d4/NS1_reaction_part2_recombination_carbocation_nucle ophile.svg/366px-NS1_reaction_part2_recombination_carbocation_nucle ophile.svg.png

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b7/NS1_reaction_part3_proton_transfer_forming_alcohol .svg/443px-NS1_reaction_part3_proton_transfer_forming_alcohol .svg.png

In English: Lovely Mechanisms! :mellow:

Was this done under Sn1 or SN2 reaction conditions? what kind of solvent did you use? I only mention because you created a carbo-cation in your early steps, verrrry unstable !!!! :laugh:

Black Mamba
03-15-2010, 03:51 AM
This was done under SN1. I was trying to find some examples of stereochem of a SN1 reaction and came across this instead. The solvent for this was water, better known as hydrolysis. According to my textbook, "solvolysis reactions are SN1 reactions."

Just beginning to learn about solvolysis and factors influencing the reaction rates of SN1/SN2/E1/E2. That should be fun too. :cool:

MattHughesRocks
03-15-2010, 04:18 AM
Disappointed :sad:

VCURamFan
03-15-2010, 04:31 AM
Jipped. VCU got shafted outta the NIT.

Black Mamba
03-20-2010, 09:09 PM
At peace. :cool:

Able to study for my American Indian quiz with no clogged mind, added a few plants to my garden, and the sun is shining.

TexasRN
03-21-2010, 12:49 AM
Warm. We finally had a nice spring day today and I got to spend most of it outside.


~Amy

Garandshooter
03-21-2010, 01:36 AM
tired, been working 12+ hour days for 6 of the last seven. One more to do.

Primadawn
03-21-2010, 01:58 AM
Beat! Painted all day--trying to make this shack look like a home! Going to dinner/drinks with an old friend now though, so things are looking up! :laugh:

DonnaMaria
03-21-2010, 07:06 PM
confused......restless.....hostile.......

lol......pretty normal state for me!:laugh:


envious! Especially at Dawn for her night out!


But Dawn I hope you had a nice time! Really! I will just live vicariously through you! :)

Tyburn
03-21-2010, 08:43 PM
a bit uneasy. I'm wondering how responsible my actions in another season are for the negativity surrounding a close friend of mine right now :unsure-1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb3XAP0c8WU

Garandshooter
03-22-2010, 12:08 AM
exhausted from efforts that produced no fruit:wacko:

bradwright
03-22-2010, 12:36 AM
I am feeling stronger and more in control. On Friday, I bought a car ALL BY MYSELF for the first time EVER. My parents helped when I was young, and then the rest were while I was married.
I picked it out myself, I did all the credit stuff, and it was so empowering! I know it's such a small stupid thing, but it had me singing "Independent Woman" all the way home! :laugh: (:happydancing: The shoes on my feet..I bought 'em...Car I'm driving...I bought it!)

Also, while I was married, it always used to drive me crazy when we bought a vehicle because my ex husband would never haggle. Whatever prices they told him, he would be like "Ok"...NOT ME! I grew up with a father who tried to talk down prices in Wal-Mart! lol...I haggled like a pro and got a really great deal! And the best part? NO MORE SOCCER MOM VAN! :happydancing:

hey thats great !...what kind of car did you buy ?

MattHughesRocks
03-22-2010, 03:06 AM
I feel excited about GSP fighting next weekend :w00t:

(I just saw him on tv)

Primadawn
03-22-2010, 04:29 AM
hey thats great !...what kind of car did you buy ?

A Pontiac G6--I know, nothing that great to get THAT excited over...but it's just MINE!!! :happydancing:

Tyburn
03-22-2010, 09:34 PM
:) im okay today...it was Hell at work, but that was to be expected...im off tommorow...ive caught my birds...finally...Pettis kept giving me the slip, he's only three-five cm in length :wacko:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxQORmdxcI4

CAMPO
03-23-2010, 01:30 PM
I feel great!
Generous, loved & cared for...accomplished - basically amazing. Life is good.

Do have a lot of friends that seem to be going thru a rough time lately - I only hope I can help them thru it, even if it just means listening to what they have on their minds or giving them a shoulder to cry on.

So....help me with the positive/happy thoughts for them, if ya'll don't mind! :)

*~Ciao!

Tyburn
04-07-2010, 08:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as_C9P2wmSc

I feel like im making some progress. I've deliberately chosen this version of the track because its beautiful but not quite as poignent as the proper version...I dont feel sad you see :laugh:

bradwright
04-07-2010, 09:48 PM
A Pontiac G6--I know, nothing that great to get THAT excited over...but it's just MINE!!! :happydancing:

nothing wrong with a G6...i rented one once when my Son smashed my car up(darn Kids:angry:) and i really kinda liked it...nice to drive and very good on gas.:)

oh yeah just so i stay on topic here i would like to let everyone know i feel great today and i look forward to tomorrow...how much better then that could life be.:)

Black Mamba
04-08-2010, 12:18 AM
I feel fantastic! :D

Yesterday, I got to hang out with a buddy of mine. *sigh* He smelt good.

Today, I'm working on my last lab, synthesis of n-butonol. I'll be finishing up the last part next week, and then just a lab final (thank goodness no pratical final). Overall, O-Chem lecture is intriguing too. I'm getting the current stuff (addition reactions) but the previous stuff I'm still alittle shakey on (SN1/2, E1/2) reactions. I'm practicing them a lot, so I'm slowly starting to love 'em.

Also, I'm having a blast in my American Indian studies class. My professor and I bonded over a sharpshooting conversation. He's a no holds bar type of dude and you either love him or hate. I adore him, he's my adopted grandpa.

Bonnie
04-08-2010, 12:46 AM
I feel fantastic! :D

Yesterday, I got to hang out with a buddy of mine. *sigh* He smelt good.

Today, I'm working on my last lab, synthesis of n-butonol. I'll be finishing up the last part next week, and then just a lab final (thank goodness no pratical final). Overall, O-Chem lecture is intriguing too. I'm getting the current stuff (addition reactions) but the previous stuff I'm still alittle shakey on (SN1/2, E1/2) reactions. I'm practicing them a lot, so I'm slowly starting to love 'em.

Also, I'm having a blast in my American Indian studies class. My professor and I bonded over a sharpshooting conversation. He's a no holds bar type of dude and you either love him or hate. I adore him, he's my adopted grandpa.

:laugh:

Glad things are going well, Danelle.

Black Mamba
04-08-2010, 02:50 AM
:laugh:

Glad things are going well, Danelle.

Thanks Bonnie. :)

Sadly I can't count the number of times I've seen or met some good looking dudes but they STUNK. :sick: If you can't put the effort to at least smell good, then I don't have much hope for you. I suffer from migraines and have a real sensitive nose, so I can smell my friends for example, before I see them. :laugh:

Tyburn
04-08-2010, 12:35 PM
Its April 8th :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uztMY-mAyg4

Bonnie
04-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Its April 8th :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uztMY-mAyg4

Explain please. What is the significance of April 8 and this "Dead Boy's poem" and it making you sad. :unsure-1:

Tyburn
04-08-2010, 12:53 PM
Explain please. What is the significance of April 8 and this "Dead Boy's poem" and it making you sad. :unsure-1:

April 8th 2003 was the worst day of my entire life.

Before that point it had already been a major spiritual celebration, but it was a celebration of progress culminating in a set of spiritual statues on April 8th 2002.

But on April 8th 2003 I had a moments indescretion that a life time of prudance can never erase :unsure-1:

Worse still April 8th 2005 my Step-Grandfather died.

Its a Horrible, Horrible date...I wish I could go through an April that doesnt have a day marked 8th.

Bonnie
04-08-2010, 01:48 PM
April 8th 2003 was the worst day of my entire life.

Before that point it had already been a major spiritual celebration, but it was a celebration of progress culminating in a set of spiritual statues on April 8th 2002.

But on April 8th 2003 I had a moments indescretion that a life time of prudance can never erase :unsure-1:

Worse still April 8th 2005 my Step-Grandfather died.

Its a Horrible, Horrible date...I wish I could go through an April that doesnt have a day marked 8th.

Well it is natural to forever mark a date to specific events in our lives and to dread those which remind us of sad and painful memories. Maybe what we should do is make a happy memory on that dreaded date. Do something positive today, something good in loving memory of your step-grandfather. As to the other, I'm sure you've asked for forgiveness and it's been given. Sometimes I think it's harder to forgive ourselves, but thankfully GOD has provided a way.... :)

May you have a blessed day today, Dave. :)

Tyburn
04-08-2010, 05:45 PM
Well it is natural to forever mark a date to specific events in our lives and to dread those which remind us of sad and painful memories. Maybe what we should do is make a happy memory on that dreaded date. Do something positive today, something good in loving memory of your step-grandfather. As to the other, I'm sure you've asked for forgiveness and it's been given. Sometimes I think it's harder to forgive ourselves, but thankfully GOD has provided a way.... :)

May you have a blessed day today, Dave. :)

I dont forgive people easily...its a terrific fault in my personality...and of course I judge no one more harshly then myself...so...:unsure-1:

I also have a yearly callendar with about 235 commemorative events throughout the year :laugh: of all the dates...this is the second most important...the top date is August 8th...and thats a Happy Day :w00t:

DonnaMaria
04-08-2010, 10:22 PM
Sad, confused, mad, sad, mad........

today about 12 staff members in my school district were given their walking papers.

And I can say that ALL of them are fantastic people who really care for our students. They give their love, time, money and energy to help all of the children in my district. Many children come from broken/dysfunctional homes and have parents who are substance abusers. ( Our district has one of the low income housing developments for the county)

not a happy day...........:cry: for the staff or for the children.

County Mike
04-08-2010, 11:20 PM
The educational budget cuts in NJ really suck. The country can give billions to businesses that overpaid their executives but hard-working teachers in NJ are losing jobs because there's not enough money.

DonnaMaria
04-08-2010, 11:45 PM
I know so many who have already lost jobs.....

And if the school budgets don't pass come April 20th, there will be more cuts.


NJ is in bad, bad shape...............

Bonnie
04-09-2010, 02:10 AM
We just had a news story last week about a laid-off teacher who's been off for several months because the school district "isn't hiring". The kicker is as she was looking on-line for job postings she noticed this same school district advertising for "foreign" teachers for teaching jobs. She contacted the local news and they investigated. The school district came out with a written statement saying "...of course any job openings would be offered to local area teachers first....." blah, blah, blah.... :rolleyes:

I tell ya, maybe Americans ought to move to a foreign country and then apply for jobs here. They just might get hired. :wink:

It's all crazy insane....you call a customer service# and get some guy from India who then directs you to a call center in Illinois. I called FedEx to get directions to my local office and got some chick in Colorado.

Me: Can you please give me the phone number to my local FedEx office?

CS: We're not allowed to give out that information.

Me: Well could you give me directions then?

CS: There is one on Research Forrest Drive in The Woodlands.

Me: Yes, but where on Research Forrest?

CS: I don't know. It just gives the street name.

Me: Research Forrest goes from one end of The Woodlands to the other end; it's a very long street. You don't know where it's at? :huh:

CS: No.

Me: No? Wait....where are YOU at....located? Are you in Texas?

CS: No, I'm in Colorado.

Me: :rolleyes: So you're in Colorado and can't give me directions and aren't allowed to give me the local phone # so I can call and get directions? Can you call and get directions for me then? :jumping0042:

(silent air, then...)

CS: Here is the phone #-------.

Me: Thank you very much. :arrowthruhead:

Insane I tell ya.....insane!!! :frantics:

Garandshooter
04-09-2010, 04:15 AM
Like a 1000lbs off my back, because I was able to demote myself and let some one else take charge of the crew at work. Much less stress!

Miss Foxy
04-09-2010, 04:42 PM
I know so many who have already lost jobs.....

And if the school budgets don't pass come April 20th, there will be more cuts.


NJ is in bad, bad shape...............

Girl California is bad!! We have had so many educational cuts. They are even considering a 4day school week for my childrens school district..:cry: It's sad for all the educators, children, and our nation.

flo
04-09-2010, 06:46 PM
Sad, confused, mad, sad, mad........

today about 12 staff members in my school district were given their walking papers.

And I can say that ALL of them are fantastic people who really care for our students. They give their love, time, money and energy to help all of the children in my district. Many children come from broken/dysfunctional homes and have parents who are substance abusers. ( Our district has one of the low income housing developments for the county)

not a happy day...........:cry: for the staff or for the children.

I'm so sorry to hear that, DonnaMaria. I hope more cuts are not needed :-(

BamaGrits84
04-09-2010, 06:49 PM
I feel like my husband :greedy: is a selfish jerk that spends money like a teenager with his rich parents' credit card!

I felt the need to include all emotioncons that visualize how I feel.
:frantics: :punch: :angry: :muttering: :mad: :mad0233: :fiery: :fryingpan: :timebomb: :censored: :fighting0092: :hissyfit:

And i feel like my 2nd graded is going to be on bootcamp style punishment until he has all As in school. Wish there was a smiley getting spanked for this one.

But regardless of all the rest Jesus loves me :applause: and I get to watch Matt fight in a little more than 24 hours!!!:jumping0045:

flo
04-09-2010, 06:52 PM
Bonnie, that's crazy. WTH? Why can't they tell you the address? Must be a security risk...

I've had to talk to India every time there's a problem with our HP printer. It started going haywire immediately after we bought it. We are now on our second "reworked" printer as HP wouldn't replace ours with a new one (even though ours was within the warranty period). On about the 8th call to India, I get Vikram with undecipherable English and an attitude to go with it.

We are NEVER getting another HP product.

BamaGrits84
04-09-2010, 07:03 PM
I know so many who have already lost jobs.....

And if the school budgets don't pass come April 20th, there will be more cuts.


NJ is in bad, bad shape...............

I'm the ways & means chair for my son's PTA. His school is blessed to have a wonderful PTA and we raise about $45,000 a year for the school. For the past 3 years we have had to provide ALL the start up money for teachers because it has been cut off. Also parents buy pre-packaged school supplies from anywhere between $35-$90 depending on what the grade level is. This year we will have the supply packs again put will be asked to provide or donate for the purchase of TOILET PAPAER! No I'm not joking. This is what the state super actually said on the news regarding cuts and the budget cut effects! Now that's the norm in a lot of places now I know. But here's my biggest problem. Over the past 5 years Alabama has seen a major boom in tax revenues from Hyundai and it's suppliers. I work for the top tier supplier. About 3 years ago without notice we were annexed into the city limits. This added city taxes to us. That's over a million dollars in just sales tax. Plus sales for Hyundai's have shot up with means more jobs, more money going into the state economy yet school budgets keep getting cut. It makes me sick. Then we had this huge illegal bingo bit that just adds fuel to the fire.

TexasRN
04-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Bonnie, that's crazy. WTH? Why can't they tell you the address? Must be a security risk...

I've had to talk to India every time there's a problem with our HP printer. It started going haywire immediately after we bought it. We are now on our second "reworked" printer as HP wouldn't replace ours with a new one (even though ours was within the warranty period). On about the 8th call to India, I get Vikram with undecipherable English and an attitude to go with it.

We are NEVER getting another HP product.


My Dell laptop has caused the same kind of problems for me. The Indian man I talked to was so rude! Luckily the guys at Best Buy are sweet and took pity on me. I now love the Geek Squad. :laugh:


~Amy

bradwright
04-09-2010, 08:16 PM
Bonnie, that's crazy. WTH? Why can't they tell you the address? Must be a security risk...

I've had to talk to India every time there's a problem with our HP printer. It started going haywire immediately after we bought it. We are now on our second "reworked" printer as HP wouldn't replace ours with a new one (even though ours was within the warranty period). On about the 8th call to India, I get Vikram with undecipherable English and an attitude to go with it.

We are NEVER getting another HP product.

pay attention very carefully while i tell you whats wrong with your HP printer...


OK..here go's.....ITS A ****EN hp PRINTER...THATS WHAT ! ! !

i threw mine out about 2 months after i bought it.

Bonnie
04-10-2010, 02:01 AM
Bonnie, that's crazy. WTH? Why can't they tell you the address? Must be a security risk...

I've had to talk to India every time there's a problem with our HP printer. It started going haywire immediately after we bought it. We are now on our second "reworked" printer as HP wouldn't replace ours with a new one (even though ours was within the warranty period). On about the 8th call to India, I get Vikram with undecipherable English and an attitude to go with it.

We are NEVER getting another HP product.

I don't know if she didn't have the physical # address; she just gave me the street (but no cross street). As I told her that street goes from one end to the other so that wasn't helping me. When I asked why she couldn't give me the phone#, she said 'cause they didn't want a lot of people calling. It's a Fedex/Kinkos combo, what if some business had a large printing job and needed information? :blink:

We can see what's happened to our country with all this outsourcing of our jobs? I called about a medical bill and got some guy in India who I could barely understand. After going through what my problem was, he then has to transfer me to Illinois where I go thru the whole shebang again. If you're not on highblood pressure meds before, you will be after. :laugh:

We got a Samsung Color Laser printer; it's been pretty good.

DonnaMaria
04-11-2010, 05:23 AM
I'm the ways & means chair for my son's PTA. His school is blessed to have a wonderful PTA and we raise about $45,000 a year for the school. For the past 3 years we have had to provide ALL the start up money for teachers because it has been cut off. Also parents buy pre-packaged school supplies from anywhere between $35-$90 depending on what the grade level is. This year we will have the supply packs again put will be asked to provide or donate for the purchase of TOILET PAPAER! No I'm not joking. This is what the state super actually said on the news regarding cuts and the budget cut effects! Now that's the norm in a lot of places now I know. But here's my biggest problem. Over the past 5 years Alabama has seen a major boom in tax revenues from Hyundai and it's suppliers. I work for the top tier supplier. About 3 years ago without notice we were annexed into the city limits. This added city taxes to us. That's over a million dollars in just sales tax. Plus sales for Hyundai's have shot up with means more jobs, more money going into the state economy yet school budgets keep getting cut. It makes me sick. Then we had this huge illegal bingo bit that just adds fuel to the fire.


Well first let me say THANK YOU for being on your school PTA! :) I am sure that the teachers in your district appreciate you!! The PTA in my district raised money to get the preschool students a playground with equipment to play on when the state didn’t come through with money for it. ( After they promised that they would.) About 50% of the children in my school live in a low income housing development with no yards to play in and no central playground.

Our PTA gives us books for our classrooms, supplies, and they help teachers with classroom expenses. Most teachers spend about 1000.00 out of pocket each year buying supplies for their students when there is no money in the budget to pay for them. And the PTA ladies help us out whenever possible by purchasing items that we can use. They also volunteer time in the classroom.

And unfortunately we are going to need them more than ever. Four more staff members were let go on Friday……….:sad:

DonnaMaria
04-11-2010, 05:29 AM
So........I'm still sad because many dear friends have lost their jobs this past week because of budget cuts........:cry:

However I am joyful and I feel blessed because a dear friend, Maria, who was also a student teacher in my classroom a few years ago, married today and I have just returned from her beautiful and touching wedding ceremony and reception. I felt honored to attend and the ceremony really touched my heart and reaffirmed my belief in love.:ashamed:

So..........this week we had the bitter with the sweet. A mix of life, to be sure.:ashamed:

Black Mamba
04-12-2010, 02:40 AM
Your post got me thinking about love Donna Marie. :laugh: And for once, I really don't know how to feel about it. Sometimes I feel totally and complete numb to the whole idea of loving someone. I guess I'm getting sick of seeing all my friends end up with someone, and here I am, the lone ranger stuck watching them make out. Or hearing about them doing the bedroom mambo. :rolleyes:

But then other times, I wish for that one guy to come and open my flood gates. I've got a lot to give to someone, but it has to be the right one. If I never meet the right one, then it doesn't bother me. I'll be content with Leroy, my future French Mastiff. :cool:

Blade
04-12-2010, 02:01 PM
So........I'm still sad because many dear friends have lost their jobs this past week because of budget cuts........:cry:

However I am joyful and I feel blessed because a dear friend, Maria, who was also a student teacher in my classroom a few years ago, married today and I have just returned from her beautiful and touching wedding ceremony and reception. I felt honored to attend and the ceremony really touched my heart and reaffirmed my belief in love.:ashamed:

So..........this week we had the bitter with the sweet. A mix of life, to be sure.:ashamed:

At least someone is still joyful and has belief in something huh...

How do I feel today...well I'm miles away from home and I have 3 different tears in my groin and a small one in my hamstring and several mosquito bites that are pissing me off, so yeah not feeling a happy bunny right now. Nice weather though.

DonnaMaria
04-12-2010, 05:05 PM
[QUOTE=Blade;110639]At least someone is still joyful and has belief in something huh...

I feel joyful for her........I know that even if there isn't love for me, that it is possible for others. That is where I find my joy..........

Garandshooter
04-13-2010, 12:39 AM
I feel like going to bed early, and waking up late:)

Miss Foxy
04-13-2010, 12:51 AM
I feel very blah!! Kinda melancholy:unsure:

Tyburn
04-13-2010, 07:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSb1-9i-fDA

Outstanding :w00t:

Blade
04-15-2010, 12:21 AM
Bereaved.

MattHughesRocks
04-15-2010, 12:22 AM
:sad:

Bereaved.

philips4
04-15-2010, 12:24 AM
Tired...jet lag kills

Tyburn
04-15-2010, 12:43 AM
Bereaved.

:sad::sad:

VCURamFan
04-15-2010, 12:48 AM
Tired...jet lag kills

Ahhhh, boo-hoo, you poor baby! :frantics:



















FYI, I'm suddenly feeling envious! :muttering:

Miss Foxy
04-15-2010, 12:59 AM
[QUOTE=Blade;110639]At least someone is still joyful and has belief in something huh...

I feel joyful for her........I know that even if there isn't love for me, that it is possible for others. That is where I find my joy..........

I am so with you on that.. I feel the same way.. :wink:

Play The Man
04-15-2010, 08:33 PM
I feel very blah!! Kinda melancholy:unsure:

A gift for you - Melancolia by Albrecht Durer

http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/shadowtime/images/Durer_Melancolia.jpg

CAMPO
04-15-2010, 09:58 PM
EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :w00t:

Going to Vegas to see my family, drive to Death Valley for one night - so a little sight seeing...then back home Monday morning! Can't wait :)

THEN.........my cousin comes in from England next week & the following weekend we're flying to NYC!! Wow...I can hardly contain myself yippeeee!!

Tyburn
04-15-2010, 10:06 PM
:sad: not so good. Its the 9th years mind of my Grandmothers death...and to make it doubly poignient...I heard one of my flock at work (by that I mean regular customers that you get to know and like) has died...she was in her late 90s. She used to come out one day a week on a Saturday Morning...exceptionally dry sense of humour, that many of the women on this forum would have appreciated...but last year she had a fall, outside the store infact due to bad weather...she never came back after that. I think she was frightened she would fall again...she was only tiny...you know a gust of wind might have felled her. She went down hill after that, ended up in a home...and then died during that bad weather we had sometime around Christmas/new year.

Tiz so sad :cry: I just knew her as "flo" I think her name was Florance...but I dont really know :sad: I have no idea if she is Saved....but at her age, I suspect so...She was Pre-War era...when this Country knew what Christianity was. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mch1d7VVUvA

Tyburn
04-18-2010, 07:27 PM
Pickled, I feel pickled, like the first half of the track below :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Fjur0SpG4

Tyburn
04-20-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u20j-a-9zGI

Peaceful :)

County Mike
04-20-2010, 09:38 PM
EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :w00t:

Going to Vegas to see my family, drive to Death Valley for one night - so a little sight seeing...then back home Monday morning! Can't wait :)

THEN.........my cousin comes in from England next week & the following weekend we're flying to NYC!! Wow...I can hardly contain myself yippeeee!!

Sounds like good times. Enjoy!

DonnaMaria
04-22-2010, 08:36 AM
Tired..........can't sleep.

Total of 17 staff members were let go from my district so far. Yesterday our school budget was voted down, so now there will be more cuts. Friday night the Board will cut more positions and Monday we will find out who gets the ax.

Our preschool program might be eliminated...........

These kids really need the support and help and they are going to be getting less and less of it next year. They are cutting all the aides, the basic skills teachers, the guidance department, the early childhood programs. All the things that help struggling kids are going to be eliminated.

And that means that the kids who don't struggle will feel the loss of support too. It means that children who are normally given the extra help that they need will just fall farther and farther behind and eventually become behavior problems in the classroom because of their frustration. The teachers will spend more time correcting unwanted behavior and less time teaching.

Everyone suffers. It's really sad. Just really really sad..................

DonnaMaria
04-22-2010, 08:39 AM
A gift for you - Melancolia by Albrecht Durer

http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernstein/shadowtime/images/Durer_Melancolia.jpg


That picture is really cool.............

flo
04-22-2010, 08:44 AM
I'm so sorry, DonnaMaria. I really hope that you don't have bad news on Monday, I'm sending all postitive thoughts and vibes your way.

Stay strong!

TexasRN
04-22-2010, 12:01 PM
Tired..........can't sleep.

Total of 17 staff members were let go from my district so far. Yesterday our school budget was voted down, so now there will be more cuts. Friday night the Board will cut more positions and Monday we will find out who gets the ax.

Our preschool program might be eliminated...........

These kids really need the support and help and they are going to be getting less and less of it next year. They are cutting all the aides, the basic skills teachers, the guidance department, the early childhood programs. All the things that help struggling kids are going to be eliminated.

And that means that the kids who don't struggle will feel the loss of support too. It means that children who are normally given the extra help that they need will just fall farther and farther behind and eventually become behavior problems in the classroom because of their frustration. The teachers will spend more time correcting unwanted behavior and less time teaching.

Everyone suffers. It's really sad. Just really really sad..................


I don't understand why education is something we can take money away from. I have always believed that education and defense should always be funded well. Those are the 2 things that will save us in the future.


~Amy

Neezar
04-22-2010, 02:09 PM
I don't understand why education is something we can take money away from. I have always believed that education and defense should always be funded well. Those are the 2 things that will save us in the future.


~Amy

Yet people refuse to believe that the gov't will do this with our health care.

Miss Foxy
04-22-2010, 04:52 PM
I don't understand why education is something we can take money away from. I have always believed that education and defense should always be funded well. Those are the 2 things that will save us in the future.


~Amy

Exactly!! I swear what the heck is up with people and the idiots that vote for these people? Ignorance!!:angry:

rearnakedchoke
04-22-2010, 04:57 PM
Tired..........can't sleep.

Total of 17 staff members were let go from my district so far. Yesterday our school budget was voted down, so now there will be more cuts. Friday night the Board will cut more positions and Monday we will find out who gets the ax.

Our preschool program might be eliminated...........

These kids really need the support and help and they are going to be getting less and less of it next year. They are cutting all the aides, the basic skills teachers, the guidance department, the early childhood programs. All the things that help struggling kids are going to be eliminated.

And that means that the kids who don't struggle will feel the loss of support too. It means that children who are normally given the extra help that they need will just fall farther and farther behind and eventually become behavior problems in the classroom because of their frustration. The teachers will spend more time correcting unwanted behavior and less time teaching.

Everyone suffers. It's really sad. Just really really sad..................

sorry to hear that ... definitely sucks ... hope all ends up well with ya ...

Miss Foxy
04-22-2010, 06:34 PM
Angry!!!!!!!! 35 people at my job got laid off!! I swear this economy sucks, our president sucks, and my company sucks!!!:muttering::weightlifter::timebomb::talkto thehand::fighting0023::grumpy::fighting0008::fight ing0028::fiery:

Tyburn
04-22-2010, 07:15 PM
:sad: a bit low. :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeo86iOS0QU

VCURamFan
04-22-2010, 09:00 PM
Sore. Tough workouts the last 2 days. Other than that, really happy.

Neezar
04-22-2010, 09:19 PM
I am still mourning my dog, Nitro.

Miss Foxy
04-22-2010, 09:19 PM
I am still mourning my dog, Nitro.

Sorry for your loss..:sad:

Neezar
04-22-2010, 09:27 PM
Thank you.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/boys/Nov08049-2.jpg

Black Mamba
04-22-2010, 10:00 PM
Emotionally drained.
:) cause I think I did awesome on my O-Chem exam. I've never felt like super woman after a test.
:angry: cause a guy is pissing me off. After I smack him, I'll feel better.
:frantics: cause I have a lab final next week and a 2 hour writing test Sat
:tired: from all the gossip from these 2 chicks.
:wacko: cause finals are in 3 weeks.

flo
04-22-2010, 11:09 PM
I am still mourning my dog, Nitro.

I wondered at your new avatar, I'm sorry to hear that. I know how precious pets are and it really hurts to lose them. :sad:

Tyburn
04-22-2010, 11:14 PM
I am still mourning my dog, Nitro.

:cry: Oh no! Denise, that is so sad...I know you did everything you could to help Nitro get better, and I know how much long living pets become actual members of the family. I'm really so very sorry :sad: I hope you start to feel better soon...but dont think that your silly for mourning a beloved pet...you'll go through the natural grieving process...its natural, and its nothing to be ashamed or embarissed about. :)

DonnaMaria
04-23-2010, 11:34 AM
Thank you.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/boys/Nov08049-2.jpg



Awwww Denise.:sad::cry: What a cutie.........Im so sorry.

I know how badly it hurts. I swear I heard my Rottie Jager walking around the house for weeks after he passed.

VCURamFan
04-23-2010, 06:33 PM
Nauseous. :sick:

No clue why, just haven't been able to shake it since I got up his morning. I've just been laying in bed feeling sorry for myself all day. Doesn't help that I'm still sore as balls from my last workout.

TexasRN
04-23-2010, 06:35 PM
Nauseous. :sick:

No clue why, just haven't been able to shake it since I got up his morning. I've just been laying in bed feeling sorry for myself all day. Doesn't help that I'm still sore as balls from my last workout.

Are you pregnant? :unsure-1:


~Amy

VCURamFan
04-23-2010, 06:37 PM
Are you pregnant? :unsure-1:


~Amy
I dunno, I just pissed on the stick & still gotta wait a few minutes before it tells me whether or not I'll be able to fulfill my dream of being a career woman. :ashamed:

TexasRN
04-23-2010, 06:39 PM
I dunno, I just pissed on the stick & still gotta wait a few minutes before it tells me whether or not I'll be able to fulfill my dream of being a career woman. :ashamed:



:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:


~Amy

Miss Foxy
04-23-2010, 06:54 PM
I feel anxious!! My gals and I are heading to San Diego this weekend for girls weekend!! I am kinda dreading it. Since I was in a relationship for a few years I feel like I don't got it anymore!! :laugh: I am nervous to go on the scene. I forgot how to party hearty!! .. :unsure-1: I am probably gonna end up conversing with some old divorced man and have to hear his sad love stories.. Dang it or maybe I will be a Cougar? lol...

Miss Foxy
04-23-2010, 06:57 PM
I dunno, I just pissed on the stick & still gotta wait a few minutes before it tells me whether or not I'll be able to fulfill my dream of being a career woman. :ashamed:

lol!!! That was hilarious.. See what us gals had or have to go thru!??!!! :cool:

MattHughesRocks
04-24-2010, 12:52 AM
I'm car lagged...is there such a thing? :blink:

Black Mamba
04-24-2010, 01:52 AM
Beat up. :knockout: :sad:

I got a D on my O-Chem exam. I studied more for this one, and I did worse than my other two. So I got a C- in the class right now. Going into the final, not good. But if I have to take it over, then that's alright. I have the summer to do it.

MattHughesRocks
04-24-2010, 02:11 AM
Well that bites :yell:

Beat up. :knockout: :sad:

I got a D on my O-Chem exam. I studied more for this one, and I did worse than my other two. So I got a C- in the class right now. Going into the final, not good. But if I have to take it over, then that's alright. I have the summer to do it.

cubsfan47
04-24-2010, 03:37 PM
After 63 years I have had my share of disappointments. Probably no more than most men my age. He didn't promise us a rose garden did He?

Anyway, I offer this Youtube; for the downtrodden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYIjFtPQEk)

Peace.

Black Mamba
04-25-2010, 02:38 AM
Well that bites :yell:

I got the final, so I'm going to kick some booty with that. Hopefully.

After 63 years I have had my share of disappointments. Probably no more than most men my age. He didn't promise us a rose garden did He?

Anyway, I offer this Youtube; for the downtrodden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvYIjFtPQEk)

Peace.

That is beautiful. :cry:

I'm taking an American Indians Studies course, and my professor would love this. Thanks for digging it up. And he's your age too. :laugh:

cubsfan47
04-25-2010, 06:11 AM
:tongue0011:
:wink:

Buzzard
04-25-2010, 08:50 AM
Sleepy with a side of happy.

Have had a visitor come back for the 3rd year in a row, an Eastern King Snake. Saw him/her again today for the first sighting this year. King has doubled in size easily since the first year. Was a newborn then and is growing up nicely. We always see King under a mat in front of the stairs to the front door. Had to put a sign on the mat saying "Do Not Step." About 12 inches away was a Skink under the same mat. It was cool out today so he didn't move much.

Tyburn
04-26-2010, 11:19 AM
Fantastic :happydancing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyRIVbdsi4c

VCURamFan
04-26-2010, 12:09 PM
Groggy. http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/swoon.gif

My new job starts a week from today, so I'm trying to force myself into a sleep schedule which matches what I'll be doing for the next ___ years. My plan is to go to bed at 11pm, get up at 7am, thus giving me 8hrs of sleep & a full hour in the mornings to eat/shower/shave/dress/etc. before having to leave. Normally I go to bed around 1-2am & get up around 10am, so being up this early (even with going to bed early) is messing with me. It's gonna be a struggle not to take a nap this afternoon. :punch:

flo
04-26-2010, 05:33 PM
Groggy. http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/swoon.gif

My new job starts a week from today, so I'm trying to force myself into a sleep schedule which matches what I'll be doing for the next ___ years. My plan is to go to bed at 11pm, get up at 7am, thus giving me 8hrs of sleep & a full hour in the mornings to eat/shower/shave/dress/etc. before having to leave. Normally I go to bed around 1-2am & get up around 10am, so being up this early (even with going to bed early) is messing with me. It's gonna be a struggle not to take a nap this afternoon. :punch:
Hang in there! As a rule, it usually takes a couple weeks to completely adjust to a new sleep routine so you should be well on your way. Good luck with the new job...

VCURamFan
04-26-2010, 06:10 PM
Hang in there! As a rule, it usually takes a couple weeks to completely adjust to a new sleep routine so you should be well on your way. Good luck with the new job...
Thanks! It's tough for me to find enough stuff to keep me occupied so I don't fall asleep watching TV. I'm afraid I might be reduced to *gasp* CLEANING MY ROOM!!! :scared0011:

Tyburn
04-28-2010, 10:37 PM
:unsure-1: strange...very, very strange indeed...extremely emotional...a tad exhausted, a tad liberated, far too nostalgic....

:ninja: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II_QgNkG5jg :ninja:

I truely do resemble a tavener work at present

Tyburn
05-02-2010, 07:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOe2ubqeHec

I'm Hungry

:laugh:

TexasRN
05-02-2010, 10:41 PM
I feel romantic. The bf and I went to SC for a wedding of a friend of his over the weekend and then we drove to Myrtle Beach and played there together for a few hours today before driving back home. It was a lot of fun and the wedding was beautiful.


~Amy

MattHughesRocks
05-03-2010, 03:53 AM
I feel like I'm going to puke :laugh:

Matts#1Fan...Dr.Tonya
05-03-2010, 04:12 AM
:laugh:

Miss Foxy
05-03-2010, 04:50 PM
I feel romantic. The bf and I went to SC for a wedding of a friend of his over the weekend and then we drove to Myrtle Beach and played there together for a few hours today before driving back home. It was a lot of fun and the wedding was beautiful.


~Amy

IOooh lala!! Sounds like you had a good time!!! Sweeeeet!!:wink:

VCURamFan
05-04-2010, 03:43 AM
Like the cows from the Chik-Fil-A commercials abducted me from a Burger King parking lot & exacted some revenge.

Just got back from my first BJJ class in 2 years & I can already tell I'm not going to be chipper in the morning.

Tyburn
05-04-2010, 12:48 PM
Like the cows from the Chik-Fil-A commercials abducted me from a Burger King parking lot & exacted some revenge.

Just got back from my first BJJ class in 2 years & I can already tell I'm not going to be chipper in the morning.

I'm glad you can finally go back and train :)

TexasRN
05-04-2010, 09:11 PM
I feel exhausted. We had a big inspection at work, which of course we passed with flying colors, but it's always so tiring to get ready for and then to go through.


~Amy

Tyburn
05-04-2010, 09:23 PM
I feel Great :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRfbK7XI7ZA

Miss Foxy
05-04-2010, 09:31 PM
I am feeling fan*freakin' tastic!! :Whistle:

Shoots like a girl
05-05-2010, 07:40 PM
I feel very stressed today.........*sigh*

Miss Foxy
05-05-2010, 07:45 PM
:wink:I feel very stressed today.........*sigh*

Hope it gets better!! I am sending positive thoughts your way.. Remember..Your too blessed to be stressed...

Shoots like a girl
05-05-2010, 07:57 PM
:wink:

Hope it gets better!! I am sending positive thoughts your way.. Remember..Your too blessed to be stressed...

Awww, thanks! Im gotta release some of this stress today. Think Im gonna go out and shoot my bow tonight....... at a target, I promise to stay away from people today! LOL, thanks for the good vibes!

Tyburn
05-05-2010, 08:16 PM
:sad: I feel sad for the person who died in the Majestic Hotel fire this morning, and I feel bad that a bit of the towns historic beauty has been badly damaged :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVV2KD1GqU

:cry:

Blade
05-05-2010, 08:32 PM
Wondering why people I don't know keep coming up to me on the street talking sh*t and wanting to fight :fighting0028:

Tyburn
05-05-2010, 08:33 PM
Wondering why people I don't know keep coming up to me on the street talking sh*t and wanting to fight :fighting0028:

:laugh:

MattHughesRocks
05-05-2010, 08:53 PM
Kick their asses. You'll get a reputation and they'll quit. That's what I had to do!

Wondering why people I don't know keep coming up to me on the street talking sh*t and wanting to fight :fighting0028:

Shoots like a girl
05-05-2010, 08:54 PM
Kick their asses. You'll get a reputation and they'll quit. That's what I had to do!

Sounds like a plan to me!

VCURamFan
05-05-2010, 09:42 PM
Excited & nervous

Tomorrow afternoon, I actually get a chance to run off a batch of checks! I'm gonna have about 5 people looking over my shoulder to make sure I don't screw anything up (lady training me, my manager, her manager, the IT guy, etc., etc.) :laugh:

I honestly think that my boss (Teresa) is underestimating me. After my trainer went home (she comes in at 7 & leaves at 4), Teresa sat me down & wanted to make sure that I wasn't being overwhelmed with how quickly things are going. I wanted to say that I had suggested me pushing buttons today but my trainer had told me to wait! :frantics:

Miss Foxy
05-05-2010, 10:05 PM
Excited & nervous

Tomorrow afternoon, I actually get a chance to run off a batch of checks! I'm gonna have about 5 people looking over my shoulder to make sure I don't screw anything up (lady training me, my manager, her manager, the IT guy, etc., etc.) :laugh:

I honestly think that my boss (Teresa) is underestimating me. After my trainer went home (she comes in at 7 & leaves at 4), Teresa sat me down & wanted to make sure that I wasn't being overwhelmed with how quickly things are going. I wanted to say that I had suggested me pushing buttons today but my trainer had told me to wait! :frantics:

What do you work in AP? or a bank??

VCURamFan
05-06-2010, 04:30 AM
What do you work in AP? or a bank??
I work for an international insurance corporation.

Tyburn
05-07-2010, 08:28 PM
:unsure-1: I feel frustrated at not being able to find another job because it feels like im getting old, wasting my life, not able to do the things I want to do, not having enough money, living in a shytehole...and I cant seem to get out :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ujCwMA3w1k

TexasRN
05-07-2010, 08:33 PM
:unsure-1: I feel frustrated at not being able to find another job because it feels like im getting old, wasting my life, not able to do the things I want to do, not having enough money, living in a shytehole...and I cant seem to get out :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ujCwMA3w1k

Can you take some classes to get a degree in something you're interested in? That's my goal for next year, to go back to college and get my masters in health care administration.


~Amy

Bonnie
05-07-2010, 08:40 PM
:unsure-1: I feel frustrated at not being able to find another job because it feels like im getting old, wasting my life, not able to do the things I want to do, not having enough money, living in a shytehole...and I cant seem to get out :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ujCwMA3w1k

One of the messages we heard at this retreat I recently went to was:

"In God's time, not our own"

I know it's hard "waiting" for things to change for the better in our lives (believe me I know :rolleyes:), but it will happen for you. Keep the faith. :)

Tyburn
05-07-2010, 08:42 PM
Can you take some classes to get a degree in something you're interested in? That's my goal for next year, to go back to college and get my masters in health care administration.


~Amy

Going back to University would be extremely expensive, i'd have to do a strictly vocational course of which I wouldnt know which to do, and then there would be no guarentee of a job at the end

I've thought of doing night classes and the likes, because they cost less, take longer, and you can still work...but I wouldnt know what I wanted to do...it kinda needs to be a profession coz ive already been through this academic process once...I'm a Graduate...not though you'd know from my Eight years since :cry:

Bonnie
05-07-2010, 08:48 PM
I woke up in a bear of a mood this morning. I'm not exactly a morning person anyway so when this happens, yeah, I'm not exactly miss sunshine to be around. :laugh: Still trying to shake it off and it's afternoon. :wacko: I had to take some Benadryl last night and I think this is the culprit. Yeah, I'm going with that. It's the drugs. :laugh:

Tyburn
05-07-2010, 08:53 PM
One of the messages we heard at this retreat I recently went to was:

"In God's time, not our own"

I know it's hard "waiting" for things to change for the better in our lives (believe me I know :rolleyes:), but it will happen for you. Keep the faith. :)

:hissyfit: I just hate having to live like this, and feel like I serve zero purpose and will be trapped in this position for decades...its happened to a lot of people I know and work with.:bawling:

Secondly...I fear that GOD might not want to move me anywhere...perhaps he wants me to do nothing particularly worthwhile, or worse, he's trying to tell me I cant do anything more worthwhile :sad:

I feel like a dissapointment in so many ways, to so many people, and I sware I am actively trying to change things, I'm not just complaining, or feeling sad, or whatever, I am now putting in the hours to change things on a whole bunch of levels, its why i'm only on here about half the time I was a few months ago...but when you've had a long week, and you get not good results...its quite difficult not to be a bit distressed...people always tell me that it will be alright, that things will eventually look up...but for millions of people this never happens, why should I at the end of the day be in the small minority who make something of themselves? Why should I be blessed with that sort of thing...there is no reason why, and plenty of reasons against...but it is hard when it pervades far more then just the job situation.:no:..its a great many things, involving family, money, job, personal issues...:yell:

I'm sure I'll cheer up after ive had a rest, and begin again tomorrow...but at this very moment...I feel on the down and out :sorry:

Bonnie
05-07-2010, 08:55 PM
Going back to University would be extremely expensive, i'd have to do a strictly vocational course of which I wouldnt know which to do, and then there would be no guarentee of a job at the end

I've thought of doing night classes and the likes, because they cost less, take longer, and you can still work...but I wouldnt know what I wanted to do...it kinda needs to be a profession coz ive already been through this academic process once...I'm a Graduate...not though you'd know from my Eight years since :cry:

You're not alone, Dave. A lot of people are faced with that ?. They want to change jobs/careers, but don't know exactly "what" they would/should choose that would be satisfying for them. I envy those who know exactly what they want to be/do careerwise.

KevinD
05-07-2010, 08:59 PM
feeling very excited...a new baby girl came on the 4th of May. Ashley Elizabeth was 8 pounds 13 ounces.

Bonnie
05-07-2010, 09:01 PM
:hissyfit: I just hate having to live like this, and feel like I serve zero purpose and will be trapped in this position for decades...its happened to a lot of people I know and work with.:bawling:

Secondly...I fear that GOD might not want to move me anywhere...perhaps he wants me to do nothing particularly worthwhile, or worse, he's trying to tell me I cant do anything more worthwhile :sad:

I'm sure I'll cheer up after ive had a rest, and begin again tomorrow...but at this very moment...I feel on the down and out :sorry:

I don't believe that for a minute. God wants us to succeed.

Like you said, tomorrow is a new day. Every day that we get is a new opportunity for something wonderful to happen. :)

Bonnie
05-07-2010, 09:05 PM
feeling very excited...a new baby girl came on the 4th of May. Ashley Elizabeth was 8 pounds 13 ounces.

Congratulations, Kevin! That's a beautiful name. :)

Girls, girls, girls.....everybody's having a girl! Girls rule!!! :laugh:

KevinD
05-07-2010, 09:07 PM
thanks Bonnie.

Tyburn
05-07-2010, 09:15 PM
You're not alone, Dave. A lot of people are faced with that ?. They want to change jobs/careers, but don't know exactly "what" they would/should choose that would be satisfying for them. I envy those who know exactly what they want to be/do careerwise.

Its a real issue...I've never known what ive wanted to do.

I have various dreams but they are a bit scattered and not related...I went to University and I did a course that sounded interesting which I thought I could do....some would say a fluffybunny subject because it gave me a degree...but not much else...I cant use my degree for anything...except to say I'm a Graduate which is fast losing its merit the more people become Graduates, and the longer ago I actually Graduated.

The other thing is...its like a gamble, part of me didnt want to be tied down to a specific thing because then if their are no jobs in that area, or I fail that course...its all for nothing...

You know, when I was coming to the end of my time at University I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do. I applied for the Ministry of Defence, a Civil Service position...and they rejected me...then someone gave me a leaflet and laughed at the possibility of going to work at Saint Paul's. I emailed out of curiosity...I never expected to actually go...and it just worked out. When it did...people, all my friends, were quite against it.....the idea of the community was specifically to provide a protected space and environment under which students could decide what to do with the rest of their lives...my best friend, called Jon...who was a mature Student, in his forties, an Ex-Wife, several pre-teenaged children, told me I was "Blinding the gypse" I've never forgotten that...he said that I was avoiding just working, I was just putting off the inevitable. He said he felt Saint Paul's wouldnt be the right place for me spiritually either...but then he was a pentecostalist...so he wouldnt approve...but in a manner of speaking, whilst I dont regret my choice and believe it was correct...I should have taken his warning more seriously.

The only beneficial thing for me is the economy right now as an excuse to future employers as to why I wasted so much time at a Store I never had plans to work in long term....I wanted to serve three years to prove that I could hold down a job independant of support, and I had built up a possible future on a different path, my links with Cage Gladiators, my published works online and in magazines, and my videos...but in 2009 that all came to an abrupt end...in one way it was good, because I was ready to take the plunge and commit and that would have been a mistake...but in another way, it feels now, like it was all for nothing...even though I enjoyed and dont reget a single moment...I'm just bummed it didnt lead anywhere I guess...and I'm far more upset then i've made out about the industries lack of response to ADT2. I had a lot linned up...and it was reduced to simple self hosting because, for want of a better way of saying it...they didnt want to publish, or know about any of my experiences, even though they had said they would before I went out...I'm sure they would say one of two things, firstly, perhaps they didnt actually like what I gave them, and secondly, key figures were missing...but I had never promised them key figures, and I was more interested in the simple aspects and portrayal of fighters and athletes....they didnt want sports ethnography about a visit to MFS...they just wanted a word with Patrick Miletich. Evidently Jens Pulver was not good enough :mellow: but my whole point was that it was more the experience and trying to relay that to the normal fan...then some sort of sickly suck up to the rich and famous in the industry.

Some might say im ahead of my time :laugh:

VCURamFan
05-07-2010, 09:36 PM
feeling very excited...a new baby girl came on the 4th of May. Ashley Elizabeth was 8 pounds 13 ounces.
:happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: CONGRATULATIONS!!! :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing:



That's really awesome, Kevin, I'm stoked for you & your wife!

KevinD
05-08-2010, 03:36 AM
thanks bro much appreciated!

flo
05-08-2010, 04:20 AM
feeling very excited...a new baby girl came on the 4th of May. Ashley Elizabeth was 8 pounds 13 ounces.

That's wonderful news, congratulations! Nothing like a beautiful baby to remind us what life is all about.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1437/cakebaby.jpg

DonnaMaria
05-09-2010, 04:10 AM
feeling very excited...a new baby girl came on the 4th of May. Ashley Elizabeth was 8 pounds 13 ounces.

wow!!! Congratulations!!! That is really wonderful news!

TexasRN
05-09-2010, 12:53 PM
I have mixed feelings today. My grandmother is expected to pass away any day now. She's lived a very long life and has suffered from dementia the last several years so it would be a blessing for her to to pass on since I know she is a Christian and will be reunited with her husband in Heaven. But it still makes me sad too. :unsure:


~Amy

Miss Foxy
05-10-2010, 06:48 PM
I feel so happy!! I met a gentleman a few weeks ago, and it's going good!! I am not trying to jump in a relationship, but oh goodness he's awesome.. So far.... lol.. We have a 2hr distance and he is very busy due to his job, but I can deal with it. So far our days have been texting..pictures of each other..long convo's!! Awww.. Pray for me buddies!! He's so dang hot too!!:wink:

Shoots like a girl
05-10-2010, 07:05 PM
I feel so happy!! I met a gentleman a few weeks ago, and it's going good!! I am not trying to jump in a relationship, but oh goodness he's awesome.. So far.... lol.. We have a 2hr distance and he is very busy due to his job, but I can deal with it. So far our days have been texting..pictures of each other..long convo's!! Awww.. Pray for me buddies!! He's so dang hot too!!:wink:

Praying and have my fingers crossed too!!!! :)

Miss Foxy
05-10-2010, 07:13 PM
Praying and have my fingers crossed too!!!! :)

Ahh thanks honey!! Im gonna post a pic for you gals to see real shortly!!

Shoots like a girl
05-10-2010, 07:17 PM
Ahh thanks honey!! Im gonna post a pic for you gals to see real shortly!!

Cant wait!!! BTW, how ya like my new Avi???? Pretty cool huh?

Miss Foxy
05-10-2010, 07:24 PM
http://imageplay.net/m7Gbd62680/logan_thumb.jpg (http://imageplay.net/view/m7Gbd62680/logan)

Shoots like a girl
05-10-2010, 07:32 PM
http://imageplay.net/m7Gbd62680/logan_thumb.jpg (http://imageplay.net/view/m7Gbd62680/logan)

Ohhh La La! He's a hottie, just somethin about a man in uniform *grins*

Miss Foxy
05-10-2010, 07:34 PM
Ohhh La La! He's a hottie, just somethin about a man in uniform *grins*

I know thats my weakness!! He's so sweet too he's from North Carolina.

Tyburn
05-10-2010, 08:03 PM
Drained...very drained, I have a headache and need sugar I think :laugh:

This weekend I implimented a new drive for job seeking because all the lists from all the different markets have been collated...and now i've just added the main bulk to the little bulk I was working through and its...just very tiresome indeed :unsure-1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQGLGQShU9g

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 03:48 AM
I know thats my weakness!! He's so sweet too he's from North Carolina.
Southern men are the best.

Hey wait a sec! Isn't that a pic of Amy's bf????



:stirthepot: :ninja: :stirthepot:

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

TexasRN
05-11-2010, 11:49 AM
Southern men are the best.

Hey wait a sec! Isn't that a pic of Amy's bf????



:stirthepot: :ninja: :stirthepot:

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


:scared0011:


Nope. And my bf has a GPS implanted just under the skin so I always know where he is. :laugh:


~Amy

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 12:31 PM
:scared0011:


Nope. And my bf has a GPS implanted just under the skin so I always know where he is. :laugh:


~Amy
Aw man! Here I was hoping for a cat-fight...:cry:

DonnaMaria
05-11-2010, 04:18 PM
EXCITED!!!!!!!

I tutored 3 students after school all year long and saved my money and I had enough to FINALLY buy a 52 inch flatscreen TV yesterday!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!! :happydancing::happydancing::happydancing:

I am soooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!! :happydancing::happydancing:

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 04:43 PM
EXCITED!!!!!!!

I tutored 3 students after school all year long and saved my money and I had enough to FINALLY buy a 52 inch flatscreen TV yesterday!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!! :happydancing::happydancing::happydancing:

I am soooooooooooooooooooooo excited!!!!! :happydancing::happydancing:
:w00t:




:happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: UFC 114 PPV PARTY AT DONNA'S PLACE!!!! :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing:

DonnaMaria
05-11-2010, 04:50 PM
:w00t:




:happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing: UFC 114 PPV PARTY AT DONNA'S PLACE!!!! :happydancing: :happydancing: :happydancing:

WOOHOO!!!!!! yes!!!!!! COME ON OVER!!!:happydancing::happydancing:

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 04:58 PM
WOOHOO!!!!!! yes!!!!!! COME ON OVER!!!:happydancing::happydancing:
Sweet! Now just post your home address & phone number here on the public internet & I'll show up with a few friends! :w00t:

County Mike
05-11-2010, 05:10 PM
I'm feeling anxious. At the hospital with Kelli, waiting for Hailey to be born. She was induced last night but so far, nothing. At leat they have free wireless internet here.

Twinsmama
05-11-2010, 05:16 PM
I almost emailed you this morning to see if she popped yet! Woo hoo so excited for you guys!! You are about to see the cutest little girl you have ever seen! If nothing has happened since last night they will probably turn up the juice on her and it will start happening fast. Let us know as soon as you are a daddy!!! I hope Kelli is feeling okay! Good luck to you two!!!:happydancing::happydancing:

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 05:26 PM
I'm feeling anxious. At the hospital with Kelli, waiting for Hailey to be born. She was induced last night but so far, nothing. At leat they have free wireless internet here.
We're all praying for you, Mike. Let us know when your little angel joins us! :happydancing:

TexasRN
05-11-2010, 05:35 PM
I'm feeling anxious. At the hospital with Kelli, waiting for Hailey to be born. She was induced last night but so far, nothing. At leat they have free wireless internet here.

A slow and steady induction is the way to go. I know it makes you and Kelli crazy to wait though. Make sure you both get as much rest as you can and make sure YOU eat!! I'm praying for you both and for that little Hailey girl who will soon be nestled in your arms while your beautiful wife sleeps.....


~Amy

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 08:10 PM
Sore & tired.

My body still isn't used to getting this kind of abuse (BJJ/MT) 3-4 times a week & it's letting me know it's none too pleased with me right now.

Twinsmama
05-11-2010, 09:31 PM
I'm sorry but I am laughing, hopefully with you.... You follow up Mike's wife about to give birth with a sore body from BJJ/MT?? she's squeezing a human out.....:laugh::laugh: I hope you see the irony!:laugh::laugh:

seriously though hope you feel better. you need to rest!

Sore & tired.

My body still isn't used to getting this kind of abuse (BJJ/MT) 3-4 times a week & it's letting me know it's none too pleased with me right now.

VCURamFan
05-11-2010, 09:33 PM
I'm sorry but I am laughing, hopefully with you.... You follow up Mike's wife about to give birth with a sore body from BJJ/MT?? she's squeezing a human out.....:laugh::laugh: I hope you see the irony!:laugh::laugh:

seriously though hope you feel better. you need to rest!
I do feel kinda bad about one-upping her like that...:Whistle: :laugh:

Twinsmama
05-11-2010, 09:34 PM
:laugh::laugh:

I do feel kinda bad about one-upping her like that...:Whistle: :laugh:

Black Mamba
05-11-2010, 10:51 PM
Ben that's my laugh of the day right there. :laugh: Mike's wife having labor pains and about to push something the size of watermelon through, and you having body pain, lmao.

But I do feel your pain too, my booty is sore from yoga class yesterday. So it makes sitting a real pain in the arse.

Great news.... I don't have to take my history final! :happydancing: My last quiz pushed me from a 91% to a 92%, so I have an A in the class. I just got one more final to push out, and it's a big one: Organic Chemistry. I'm praying like I've never prayed before. And afterwards...shopping! And then summer school. :mellow:

Garandshooter
05-11-2010, 11:23 PM
guilty for wasting the day while playing hookie from work.

DonnaMaria
05-11-2010, 11:26 PM
I'm feeling curious!!!!!!:w00t:

When I dropped off my youngest at her dance studio, I saw Mike and Kelli's midwife getting some files at her office. ( the studio and the midwife's office are in the same shopping complex.........small world.)

So..............

I'm thinking that Kelli must have delivered!!!!!! otherwise Karen ( the midwife ) would still be at the hospital!!!!!!:w00t:

I'm curious to see if I'm right!!!!!!! :w00t:

County Mike
05-12-2010, 12:09 AM
Sorry Donna, not yet. Hailey is being very stubborn. Karen was here, checked some things out, then left again. I think she's coming back tonight to try more inducing.

flo
05-12-2010, 12:11 AM
I almost emailed you this morning to see if she popped yet! Woo hoo so excited for you guys!! You are about to see the cutest little girl you have ever seen! If nothing has happened since last night they will probably turn up the juice on her and it will start happening fast. Let us know as soon as you are a daddy!!! I hope Kelli is feeling okay! Good luck to you two!!!:happydancing::happydancing:

Yes, good luck and I'm praying too!

Blade
05-12-2010, 12:24 AM
All the best Country Mike.

DonnaMaria
05-12-2010, 01:39 AM
Sorry Donna, not yet. Hailey is being very stubborn. Karen was here, checked some things out, then left again. I think she's coming back tonight to try more inducing.

aw man!!! I was hoping I was right! lol! :laugh:

well it will all happen when it's supposed too! And I hear the rooms at the hospital are really nice.......so at least you are probably comfortable.......as comfortable as you can be!

Kelli probably isn't comfortable........but it's part of the package, unfortunately. :laugh:

County Mike
05-12-2010, 01:30 PM
The rooms are really nice. The beds aren't very comfortable but at least we have room to spread out. We have a big bathroom with a tub and shower. We have a table and free wireless internet.

Thanks for all the well wishes. She's had contractions all night but still no actual labor yet. Hailey must be very comfortable where she is.

Twinsmama
05-12-2010, 02:16 PM
What is going on? Is she having bad contractions or just mild that don't hurt bad? I hope she isn't in much pain. What are they doing to induce her? I'm excited for you!!!! come on out Hailey!!!!

County Mike
05-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Monday night they gave her something called Cervidil. That may have helped a little but not enough to force labor. Last night they gave her more Cervidil but still no labor. She was checked and apparently it will still be a while. They're going to give her low-dose Pitocin to help encourage and maintain contractions.

TexasRN
05-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Monday night they gave her something called Cervidil. That may have helped a little but not enough to force labor. Last night they gave her more Cervidil but still no labor. She was checked and apparently it will still be a while. They're going to give her low-dose Pitocin to help encourage and maintain contractions.

Cervidil is awesome but it just ripens the cervix. It only causes someone to go into real labor if they were right on the brink of doing it on their own in the first place, like they would have done it in a few hours anyway with no meds. So they are "ripening" her cervix with the cervidil. Then they'll start pit (pitocin through the IV) and that will cause labor to start. It is a synthetic version of what mom's body produces to cause labor contractions. Generally we start at 2 milliunits an hour and go up by 2 every hour until we reach a certain number predetermined by the doc or midwife OR until contractions are adequate in strength, length, and spacing. She should contract every 2-5 minutes so hard that her abdomen feels as hard as your forehead. The contractions should last 60 to 90 seconds long. The pit will do it. Then when she starts to dilate they may or may not break her water and then Hailey has her eviction papers.....


~Amy

Miss Foxy
05-12-2010, 04:44 PM
I am very sad. Yesterday I got a call that my neighbor was killed Monday night. I read in the paper about a teen being shot in a nearby city, and did not think anything of it other than what a tragedy... Well that was him. He was 19yrs old and was NOT a gang member, however the reports say it was gang-related. Clarification should be made that the shooter was a gang member not this kid. I know his family very well. His father came from Mexico after his wife abandoned him and his 3 children. Ramon Jr, Elizabeth, and Bianca. This man worked as a dishwasher at a restaurant and barely made ends meet. He did not take handouts nor was on any government assistance. I seen how devoted this man was to his children and they went to church every Sunday on bicycles. This man had no car, very old furniture, and clothing. He always had a smile and never complained he was grateful for what he did have.
I went to see him yesterday after work and I seen him so sad and he was crying in my arms telling me he told his son don't go to your friends just stay home. He told me he had a bad feeling..:sad: He told me the only comfort he can find is that God needed his son..
I am so sad. His only son dead. A senseless cowardly act of some hoodlum...

Bonnie
05-12-2010, 06:29 PM
Sorry Donna, not yet. Hailey is being very stubborn. Karen was here, checked some things out, then left again. I think she's coming back tonight to try more inducing.

I'm positive that comes from the "male" gene. :tongue0011:

County Mike
05-12-2010, 06:38 PM
Up to 6 milliunits on the pitocin.

Bonnie
05-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Up to 6 milliunits on the pitocin.

Have the hard contractions started yet?

Poor Kelli! :sad: But, it will be worth it when she's holding Hailey in her arms. :)

TexasRN
05-12-2010, 06:47 PM
Up to 6 milliunits on the pitocin.

Ahhh, "cranking the pit"..... I wish I could watch the strip from here! Dang, I'm nosey. :laugh:


~Amy

Miss Foxy
05-12-2010, 07:00 PM
Up to 6 milliunits on the pitocin.

My prayers are with you and your family Mike.. Your little girl is gonna be shy.. She don't want to come out..:wink: Good luck!!

VCURamFan
05-12-2010, 09:10 PM
My prayers are with you and your family Mike.. Your little girl is gonna be shy.. She don't want to come out..:wink: Good luck!!
Doubtful. With a Pops like Mike, it's more likely that she's a drama queen waiting to make a grand entrance! :happydancing:

Miss Foxy
05-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Doubtful. With a Pops like Mike, it's more likely that she's a drama queen waiting to make a grand entrance! :happydancing:

Nothing wrong with us drama queens! lol..:ashamed:

VCURamFan
05-12-2010, 09:48 PM
Nothing wrong with us drama queens! lol..:ashamed:
Never said there was! :cool:

County Mike
05-12-2010, 11:10 PM
14 milliunits and 2cm dilated. She's definitely taking her time.

DonnaMaria
05-13-2010, 01:27 AM
14 milliunits and 2cm dilated. She's definitely taking her time.

That is unbelieveable!!!!! :huh: I am in awe!!!!

Well I hope that Kelli is staying strong. This must be so frustrating for her!

County Mike
05-13-2010, 01:32 AM
Yeah, she's in a lot of pain and can't find a position to get comfortable. We tried walking a couple laps around the maternity ward. So far, not helping. Karen is coming back at 10pm to check her again.

Neezar
05-13-2010, 04:38 AM
Yeah, she's in a lot of pain and can't find a position to get comfortable. We tried walking a couple laps around the maternity ward. So far, not helping. Karen is coming back at 10pm to check her again.

:sad:

Sorry about the rough time.

TexasRN
05-13-2010, 12:07 PM
Yeah, she's in a lot of pain and can't find a position to get comfortable. We tried walking a couple laps around the maternity ward. So far, not helping. Karen is coming back at 10pm to check her again.


At least you went with the midwives. Most docs would have done a c/section for a "failed induction" and called it a night last night. I hope ya'll got some sleep at least.


~Amy

VCURamFan
05-13-2010, 12:21 PM
Well, I was going to say that my back's feeling sore, but I guess that Kelli's still hogging the spotlight! :laugh:

We're all praying for y'all, Mike. Just let us know when Michelle can start a "hApPy BiRtHdAy HaIlEy" thread!:happydancing:

Bonnie
05-13-2010, 01:13 PM
At least you went with the midwives. Most docs would have done a c/section for a "failed induction" and called it a night last night. I hope ya'll got some sleep at least.


~Amy

I've heard some of what the mother goes thru when induced, Amy, but what about the baby? I know they monitor the baby during all this, but is there a certain amount of time even with a mid-wife where they feel they have to take the baby? :unsure-1:

DonnaMaria
05-13-2010, 03:56 PM
I've heard some of what the mother goes thru when induced, Amy, but what about the baby? I know they monitor the baby during all this, but is there a certain amount of time even with a mid-wife where they feel they have to take the baby? :unsure-1:

I'm curious about that too......:huh:

I understand your concern Bonnie but Kelli is in the best hands! Their midwife Karen delivered my two girls and she is awesome! Everyone goes to her! She is knowledgeable, experienced and professional and I KNOW she is keeping an eye on the baby! If anything starts to go wrong she will make the right decision for the baby and Kelli! :)

But, I do wonder if there is a "time limit" to all this.........maybe Amy knows.........