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YOU know what? No. I will look for the bike lock over the weekend, but I am NOT letting this get me down. If necessary I will get another lock. One that can fit in my bag as much as I LOVED this chain lock, it was heavy as hell and the lock itself was starting to go. I'm upset at the loss, but I'm not letting it break me. I need to get my bike looked at anyway- picking up a new lock is just another thing to get me to the bike shop that much faster.
Some emotional stuff:
Just got a great supportive phone call from my boss, my ex, and the entire freaking office at the third job. They were all over me with concern, worried that they were overworking their only content editor with what's been going on. I was so very happy to hear that they were worried about me, and I was even happier to tell them that it is their work that keeps me on an even keel when I'm in the house on my own. My boss has been where I was before, and both she and my ex were all for me calling them if I need anything at all, even just to talk. I did a good job keeping the quaver out of my voice as I thanked them. It really is true that you can never have too many good friends.
My boss at the third job really, REALLY wants me to send in a picture of myself and a bio to use because I am THEIR EDITOR up at their website!!!!!! I will link here once it's up. I have never written a bio before- what do I do?!?!?!?!
Decided to do something different today and have lunch in the kitchen on the other side of the building. At first the idea works quite well, and I eat lunch away from my office for the first time in AGES- with the minor added boon of noone knowing where to find me to interrupt my lunch(which is a killer). However, I'm not done with my lunch for more than five minutes(have not cracked open my copy of Monster Musume yet!!) when the secretary for that side of the building says she's kicking me out because the drug reps are there with free lunch for their staff. I leave without saying a word(she mutters an apology), but I'm going to have the last laugh because they just paid for my dinner!!!! I'm swiping some of that food as soon as the day is over and that will be my dinner tonight at the second job. So HA!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!
It promises to be real good too...medium steak tips and other goodies people with actual budgets get to eat....Yum.
I envy your innocent confusion. When You visit New York and are hanging out with CH and I, and the glory that is bonchon invades your mouth, your innocence will evaporate in a haze of sauce and seasonings, leaving you enlightened in the way only Korean cooking can!
So. This day wasn't so incredibly awful. Doom Came To Dustpawn with friends both old(baronaremhashevaum) and new(everyone else there). A PM from even more supportive friends. And I just edited one more piece for my publisher. I have one more to go and then the anthology is complete!!!! I'm excited about something for the first time in a while. But I've got to go get some sleep so I can get ready for work tomorrow. That might be a trial as I missed Friday to deal with the obvious, but I'm actually looking forward to chopping down the very thick tree that is my caseload a bit.
Things are still strained, but with support like this, sharp pain is turning into a dull, if insistent, ache.
People can change. People HAVE to change. We're not the same people we were a few years ago. I've met people who were disgusting bigots who later changed their minds and their ways. Some got even worse, even in the face of proof that they were wrong. We all evolve over time, some for the better, some for far worse. As a result of this alone, we can't all move in lockstep, nor can we simply cut off those who aren't toeing the line. Everyone is at different places along the path. There has to be some kind of allowance for disagreement, change and evolution.
Good news, everyone!
I do miss seeing him a roundabouts. Please give him my best.
In other news, morning. It's rainy and miserable outside. But it's warmer than I thought it would be. Going to hang out with wife and friends tonight. Taxes tomorrow, then church with wife on Sunday followed by editing. Things are... Okay, for now, I think.
Why must things be separated at all?
America tried separate but equal. It didn't work, and not for the reasons most think of today. What's wrong here is wrong. Violence against women may be particularly odious, but violence against anyone is wrong. I'm all for helping the victims of violence, but I think creating a hierarchy where one type of violence is somehow worse isn't the right way to go about it.
it may just be my poor mood at the moment, but at lot of this-not just from you, but from everyone who ascribes to this line of thinking - is that violence against men or anyone perceived to be in power in any situation or particular society just doesn't matter. Statements like "Noone should experience this BUT" are the clincher for me. I want the guys who mugged me to suffer for it to maybe more than what's in accordance with the law. I want the guy who almost raped my sister in law to suffer, maybe more than what's in accordance with the law. I want the guy who attacked and gave a split lip to my boss at my second job just because he happened to be gay to suffer, maybe more than in accordance with the law. I want vengeance, but I will settle for justice. I have no problem with(sis in law and boss at second job) them getting justice before I do. But that shouldn't mean that my story gets handwaved away or that what happened to me doesn't matter. Or that there is some insane conspiracy that says because I'm a heterosexual black male I'm somehow encouraging the latter two situations and making up the former. I want justice for all, including myself. As I said, I have no problem waiting. But I still want justice if not vengeance FOR EVERYONE.
wilding gang? Seriously? Did you copy and paste this from 1992?
Still, let's go down the list...
1. No. Still, to my last professional knowledge, someone doing that can be readily sued and cost their company a lot of money. That said, I live in NY, the rules may be different here.
2. Nope. I usually get offered free shirts when going to top less actually.
3. I was mugged several times in my life, most recently a few blocks away from my house. Each time has been a major upheaval, and it has taken me time to recover, most recently causing a lot of strife in my marriage. I've been cautious on all streets as a result. Still doesn't keep me from being mugged or from living my life.
4. Happens all the time. My supervisors, all of them female, can dish it out but not take it.
5. Due to the aforementioned strife, my wife is essentially taking over the budget. I will literally be bringing the money home and have little to no say how it is spent.
6. I don't own a car.
7. I don't compare prices, no, and I have no idea how many pockets women's pants have. This is rapidly going in weirdo conspiracy theory territory, at least with that last.
8. That is monstrous, and all guilty parties should be found, harshly punished, and the victims receive all available support on healing. I pray the perpetrators suffer.
I don't buy it. Just because someone has it worse, as it were, doesn't mean it's okay that someone else experiences it less. I am for wiping things out such behavior completely, without the whys and wherefores.
yup, perfectly sane and reasonable, as all other whedon fans....
there's a patriotism aspect at play here that makes things difficult. I think America should see this movie first before anyone else, but I would feel the same about Israel getting the sabra movie before anyone else, Saudi Arabia getting the Arabian Knight movie before others did, UK getting captain Britain before anyone else, etc.
I dunno. Maybe I should see him personally myself and get a feel for the guy. I am not anti Catholic or anything like that myself, mind, just not a practitioner of the faith, and a little weirded out mom converted so readily and zealously and vocally (topic of every conversation we have it seems) after a lifetime of Protestant faith(my lifetime anyway).
Good morning everyfawtl.
Got the bulk of my stuff here back at home. Trying to work things out with wife as best a possible. Apologized for things I got wrong, and moving forward. Things still may not work out, but it won't be for lack of trying. And if they don't, well, I have an excellent support system and I'll handle that as best as possible. I love her very much and will do what I can to make her feel that love. Last post on this topic. Now returning to your normally scheduled freehold. Whedon/Facebook/Alton brown sucks, big books, giant robots and tabletop gaming rule, etc, etc...
the original movie was cute. I liked it- had more in common with the darker original comic. The sequels... Not so much. You want to hold those up over Bay just cuz, well, I'll pass you an extra large glass of haterade.
So today's the day I talk to my wife. I'm not sure what she's going to say or what I'm going to say. I'm going to listen as best as possible, but I'm going to speak up more than the last time.
I can't believe I've been living on a friends spare bed for just over a week. It still feels like a dream, that part. I did some role playing last night with my friends, who did their best to give me a worst case scenario and I was able to get some things out, even if I still don't know what to say today exactly. This morning I ran into my friend on the way to work, and confessed I didn't know what to do if things went south tonight. He said the shortest, wisest thing he could have when he told me that if I had to rebuild my life then that's what I would have to do, and he offered to help.
I don't know how to say it in the original Chinese, but it's true - one can never have too many friends.